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Posted on 08/18/2013 12:18:21 PM PDT by Kaslin
First of all, the USPS is NOT a government organization, but a private business. (sigh). Second, the USPS does NOT photograph every piece of mail. (sigh) It does run it thru multiple scanners. One is a bio scanner - developed since the "white powder" scare - that can locate poisons, etc. Another is a zip code scanner, to electronically put zip codes on the mail so that it can be electronically sorted. This saves time and money... except when your Grammy writes so illegibly that her letter has to be kicked out and a real live human has to figure out what zip code (if any) she scrawled on the envelope. Third, Because of ridiculous government regulations - the latest of which is a Congressional math error that has required the USPS to put billions into a slush 'retirement fund' (the only private OR public company in the country that has to do so) the USPS is on the verge of bankruptcy. Congress refuses to correct its error, and is costing the USPS as well as its customer billions of dollars. This is why postal rates keep climbing - not because they are a subsidiary of the government. If you think that this makes the USPS friends of the government, you are mistaken. These facts that you don't know, and that you only hysterically screech about what you think you know, make your entire rant suspect. -Police State: USPS, DOE, IRS, FEC, GSA, DEA, FBI, NSA, DoS, DoD Spying on You
Dear Comrade Beatrice,
Then I guess the Post Office is the only private organization that has its own police force with federal policing powers, huh? Its called the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and it bills itself as the Federal law enforcement and security arm of the U.S Postal Service.
If what you are saying is true, Im starting my OWN private organization with a federal law enforcement arm and bill it as Johns Constitutional and Oath of Office law enforcement arm.
Giddy up, DC. Police acomin.
I have sympathy for your point of view, however Beatrice. Its not your fault. Its societys faultOld White Men, that is-- that youre a delusional liberal.
Being a liberal, you were probably thrown off by the fact that the Post Office is one of the few agencies of the federal government that derives its power explicitly from the Constitution of the United States of America.
In falls under Section 8, also known as the Enumerated Powers.
The Constitution is kind of a blind spot for you guys, being both liberal and delusional.
But I repeat myself.
Too, you might have missed the article from the Associated Press where the Postmaster General says that they image all the mail.
I dont know what image means to you, but to me, without even using the dictionary, its a verb that means: to take pictures of.
So, let me refresh your memory from the AP:
The Postal Service takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the United States 160 billion last year and keeps them on hand for up to a month.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the photos of the exterior of mail pieces are used primarily for the sorting process, but they are available for law enforcement, if requested.
I know, I know: Youre latching on to that primarily for sorting process phrase the AP uses and substituting scan for the word picture to convince yourself that the Loyal Democrats arent spying.
Which is more proof that amazing things happen when let your LAST best-president-of-the-United-States-ever redefine oral sex as no sex whatsoever, under any circumstances.
I want you to listen to me, he said, Im gonna say this again. I did not have sex with that woman.
Gee, from there to here in less than 20 years?
Heres the give away in the AP article that the images kept by the USPS are all about spying: The automated mail tracking program was created after the deadly anthrax attacks in 2001, writes the AP, so the Postal Service could more easily track hazardous substances and keep people safe, Donahoe said.
Glad to know that they created a system to track us and keep us safe so that they could use it mostly for other purposes.
But heres the biggest giveaway: Do you really think the Post Office is so smart that they would actually create something that automatically puts zip codes on envelopes when they could hire thousands to do it for more money?
I didnt think so either.
Its the United States Post Office come on.
They have a union. Nuff said.
Barskor wrote: Lol you are using the pathetic unionized crony capitalist stupidly produced Gump mobiles as examples privet micro companies without government enslavement funding have been producing far better vehicles greater performance ability to travel through the worst winter offers as electric has better torque and if you spent you tax return on Solar, Geothermal Sterling generators or wind power using air scoops & the bertoil effect you would be free of centralized power companies & gas companies with an ever reducing environmental foot print as three times standard energy storage can be done with Iron Sulfur batteries that cost a third the price of lithium batteries. - Liberal Democrats Propose to Outlaw Gas-Powered Cars by 2040
Dear Comrade Barskor,
I have no idea what you are talking about. But thankfully, neither do you.
Now go punch in and image all that mail.
Nathan wrote: Although I agree that any idea to mandate the use of anything is moronic, I always wonder why people take so much time to denigrate electric cars. The problem with the electric car is not so much that it is a bad idea. It is that you have companies where the best engineers are mechnical, and they are trying to deliver an electric engine. To highlight this fact, see the latest car of the year, The Tesla S. They are only going to get better, faster and with more range after this one. You too will be driving an electric car in twenty years not because somebody is making you, but because you couldn't possibly dream of using anything else. - Liberal Democrats Propose to Outlaw Gas-Powered Cars by 2040
Dear Comrade Nathan,
Well first your basic premise that people spend a lot of time denigrating electric cars is mistaken. It takes me very little time, actually, to denigrate electric cars. There is tons of data out there that makes it easy to denigrate electric cars without a lot of effort.
But there are other reasons to denigrate electric cars.
First, its fun. Second, its easy. Third, the whole family can do it.
Know how kids today play that game slug bug? They see a Volkswagen Bug and the first one to see it gets too punch their seatmate in the arm while shouting out the color of the car?
Well when I was growing up we played Volt jolt.
In those days, back in the 1970s, Cadillacs came with cigarette lighters for every passenger. On long car trips we kids spent our time trying to spy Chevy Volts on the road. The first one to spot a Chevy Volt got to take the finger of their seatmate and stick it in the electrical receptacle for the cigarette lighter, while crying out the color of the car. It was kind of a Volt test-drive if you ever got into a crash in one.
To this date, my nearsighted sister hates to take long car rides with the family.
Ha, ha, ha!
And by the way I dont really denigrate electric cars as a whole generally speaking. I denigrate the Chevy Volt.
Tesla, for example, is a case in point. I hope Tesla is very, very successful at creating electric cars for people who have way too much money and not enough brains. Were I rich, I too might take advantage of every persons prerogative to spend money on whatever it is that they want regardless of whether it makes sense or not.
Just like BMW owners do.
But my main criticism about electric cars right now is this: I dont want my tax dollars subsidizing cars that are not commercially viable without my money. I actually believe that my money is much more valuable in my pocket.
Its more valuable to me, its more valuable to the economy, and its probably more valuable even to Obama when my money is in my pocket.
Just because hes too stupid to understand that doesnt make Obama right.
I too look confidently to the day when the electric car makes sense economically.
But it wont be my children to benefit. It will probably be my childrens childrens children who will benefit from that.
In the meantime I will say about electric cars in general what I have said about the Chevy Volt specifically: alternative energy vehicles, especially electric, are amenity purchases for the metro-testicled.
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