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Snail mail will be slower just in time for the holidays

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posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: Mantiss2021
Fine. What happens then when/if, due to some natural disaster (perhaps a Carrington-level CME?), or large-scale cyber-attack, the internet is forced offline for an extended period of time?


Do you really thing anyone will GAF about where the junk mail/bills are if that happens?

"Geee, the interwebs is down and I can't get to PornHub, wish the USPS would drop off a Victoria's Secret catalog and my utility bill..."



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Mantiss2021
Fine. What happens then when/if, due to some natural disaster (perhaps a Carrington-level CME?), or large-scale cyber-attack, the internet is forced offline for an extended period of time?


Do you really thing anyone will GAF about where the junk mail/bills are if that happens?

"Geee, the interwebs is down and I can't get to PornHub, wish the USPS would drop off a Victoria's Secret catalog and my utility bill..."


Exactly. If grid is down as he describes, I don't think people are going to be concerned they didn't get their J Crew catalogue. I'd be more concerned about grocery stores, etc running out of food.

The vast majority of mail delivered is junk mail. Anything of importance like legal documents can be delivered with premium services of which the postal service should keep, along with fedex, UPS and now Amazon.

I just don't see the point of daily mail delivery. At this point, I literally check mail once a week and nearly all of it is unsolicited junk. Think of the environment and trees we could save.

It is a fair point about what to do with all the postal workers. Shut it down and pay out their pensions. Most will retire and find other jobs. Hey, they can learn to code....



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:24 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
It is a fair point about what to do with all the postal workers.


As long as it doesn't involve an occupation that requires getting something to the address indicated on the object they will be fine.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated

The mission statement of your Postal Service is to provide American public with a trusted universal postal service.

A lot of older people still rely on the mail and check the door step every morning where i hail from.

Don't see it being much different your side of the pond.

Postal service is an integral part of society, for the time being anyroad.
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posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Edumakated

The mission statement of your Postal Service is to provide American public with a trusted universal postal service.

A lot of older people still rely on the mail and check the door step every morning where i hail from.

Don't see it being much different your side of the pond.

Postal service is an integral part of society, for the time being anyroad.


I understand the mission and it is called for in constitution. However, that does not change the fact technology and the free market has made it mostly obsolete.

It takes an act of congress to raise the price of a stamp. It is ridiculous how little they charge to deliver mail. Bump it to $1 or $2 so that the cost is being covered. It is unnecessary to delivery mail daily.

If Grandma wants to chat it up with the postal workers, they can go down to their local postal branch.

The billions we spend on the postal service could be used for other things.... like I don't know, more robust healthcare?



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated

Well take away the postal service.

Im sure every OAP that votes will appreciate the notion, and Grandma votes, same with Grandpa, that's a given.

Personally i see that one going down like a lead balloon.

Sure fire way for an administration to lose imho Edumakated.

Spend $20 trillion in Afghanistan since the turn of the millennium for all the good that seems to have done.

Quibbling over post office revenue and cost would seem to be the lest of concerns in the money department if you ask me.
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posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I can just hear it now... both sides complaining that it's the others fault that they got their Christmas cards in June of 2022.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies

As a people we should stop looking for the Elephants and Donkeys to fix things but instead, turn to “The Lamb“.

Just sayin......



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

“Victoria's Secret catalog“

How times change.
It was the Sears catalog when I was a youngin....😆



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:57 AM
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Looks like another Cloward-Piven project 😃



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 11:58 AM
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Bet they won't be slowing down the next wave of mail ballots will they 😃



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: 1947boomer

originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: JAGStorm

Anything to keep making life in the USA just a little bit s#!ttier each day.
Thanks, Joe.


Actually, this is courtesy of Donald Trump.

“The Postmaster General is selected and appointed by the Board of Governors of the Postal Service, the members of which are appointed by the president of the United States, with the advice and consent of the United States Senate. The postmaster general then also sits on the board. The PMG does not serve at the pleasure of the president, and can be dismissed by the Board of Governors. The appointment of the postmaster general does not require Senate confirmation. The governors and the postmaster general elect the deputy postmaster general.

The current officeholder is Louis DeJoy, who was appointed on June 15, 2020.”


en.wikipedia.org...

Pay attention to that part about the PMG not serving at the pleasure of the President. That means Joe can’t fire him.

Maybe you forgot that Trump was the one who arranged for DeJoy to get the job?

Maybe you forgot that DeJoy received a lot of criticism last year when he immediately announced plans to slow mail delivery—just before the election?

fortune.com...

Louis DeJoy is the Trump gift that keeps on giving.



You posted an article about something that happened during the height of covid? LMAO



Americans have come to depend on the modern iteration of the Postal Service to quickly deliver lifesaving medicines, election ballots, bills, checks, and other goods through rough weather, world wars, natural disasters, and pandemics. Nearly 6,190 USPS employees, deemed essential workers, have tested positive for COVID-19, and more than 60 have died.

The end of overtime work and other changes come as the Postal Service staff finds itself stretched thin. Nearly 40,000 workers have had to quarantine for two weeks after exposure to the virus, according to sources close to the USPS.


If you READ the article, Trump was actually trying to fix the system - because it was broke FAR BEFORE he ever got near the White House.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: marg6043

Our mail carrier since we moved is outsourced. He claims he makes a huge salary, won't repeat it but he is private. No uniform . He seems to have to work super long hours too until past dinner. So they should just start outsourcing more. I think they already partner a bit with UPS.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 01:34 PM
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"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"

'Just whenever.'
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posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: chris_stibrany
a reply to: marg6043

Our mail carrier since we moved is outsourced. He claims he makes a huge salary, won't repeat it but he is private. No uniform . He seems to have to work super long hours too until past dinner. So they should just start outsourcing more. I think they already partner a bit with UPS.


What part of the country do you live?
Never heard of them outsourcing the mail unless they changed it since I left there last year, but I would be very shocked if they did that.
UPS always dropped their sh!t off to be delivered by the PO along with Amazon, every Sunday is Amazon Sunday at the PO.
The last Sunday I worked there, which I volunteered for, we had 6000 packages for 32 routes and only 11 carriers showed up that day and only 1 clerk showed up to sort them all.
I went in at 7:30 AM and when I left at around 1PM, she still wasn’t finished sorting and there was 3 supervisors there but they wouldn’t get off their asses to help her.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: RazorV66

I am in CO. I may have misunderstood but he said he was private not government. Maybe its weird a kinda temp thing...



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: PiratesCut
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

“Victoria's Secret catalog“

How times change.
It was the Sears catalog when I was a youngin....😆



I guess you don't know what Victoria's Secret really is.....pun intended.
Victoria's Secret is not the Victoria's Secret of the 90s...........that's for sure.
It is ruined.
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posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: chris_stibrany
a reply to: marg6043

Our mail carrier since we moved is outsourced. He claims he makes a huge salary, won't repeat it but he is private. No uniform . He seems to have to work super long hours too until past dinner. So they should just start outsourcing more. I think they already partner a bit with UPS.


Im in CO too...and yes, some of our carriers where I am are private, esp in more rural areas....and YUP UPS and USPS do partner together.



posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:27 PM
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Thanks to Trump appointed DeJoy.

Talk about conflict of interest.



posted on Oct, 2 2021 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: PiratesCut
a reply to: The2Billies

As a people we should stop looking for the Elephants and Donkeys to fix things but instead, turn to “The Lamb“.

Just sayin......



That statement terrifies liberals and Democrats.

The liberal Canadian government is arresting Pastors with vigor right now.

You have a point, but at least Elephants don't hate Christians, not with the deep and abiding fear of Christianity that is driving liberals to arrest Pastors in Canada and locking down churches like Democratic Governors did before the courts forced them not to.

Christianity scares politicians. That is why the Democratic Party hates Christianity and loves Islam.



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