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  • FBI investigates East Chicago post office explosion; pregnant worker hurt

    09/07/2017 12:04:03 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    http://abc7chicago.com ^ | September 7, 2017 | Cate Cauguiran
    A northwest Indiana post office reopened Thursday morning after an explosion injured Wednesday night a newly-hired postal worker, who a source said is pregnant. The explosion may have come from a pipe bomb inside a package at the East Chicago post office, fire officials said. According to the source, employees were told the explosion came from a package someone tried to mail from and authorities are aware of who the parcel was intended for.
  • Republicans dig deeper after Postal Service cited for workers' Clinton campaign aid

    08/22/2017 7:00:07 AM PDT · by ptsal · 7 replies
    Fox News-Politicts ^ | Aug 22, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Republican lawmakers are casting a wider net in their search for wrongdoing at federal agencies in past election cycles, after learning the Postal Service violated the law by allowing employees to do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign while on leave.**snip**The letters cited the OSC’s findings regarding the USPS that “only [employees] who wanted to campaign for the [union’s] endorsed candidates were given the opportunity to take several weeks of leave on short notice, over the objections of local supervisors who raised concerns about potential operational impact.” **snip** The OSC’s findings revealed that the USPS violated the Hatch Act, a...
  • USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

    07/22/2017 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 37 replies
    Foxnews ^ | July 19, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The United States Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democratic candidates while on leave from the agency, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News. The OSC determined the USPS "engaged in systemic violations" of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. While employees are allowed to do some political work on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a "bias" favoring the union's 2016 campaign operation. The investigation was launched months ago after Senate Committee on...
  • Postal Reform Bill Not Ready to Deliver

    02/19/2017 7:22:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Congress seems serious about postal reform this time around.After watching legislation die in the election-shortened Congress last year, a bipartisan group of members have introduced the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 in the first month of the new Congress.Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced the legislation along with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the committee, and Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Stephen Lynch (D-MA). Lynch is the son of a postman.“Postal reform in a bipartisan way that gets to the president’s desk is something that...
  • Postal Service Commemorates Two Most Important Muslim Festivals With New Eid Greetings Stamp

    06/22/2016 5:57:35 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    USPS ^ | June 10, 2016
    The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Eid Greetings Forever Stamp recognizing the two most important festivals — or eids — in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The ceremony was held at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
  • Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Guns on Post Office Property Case

    03/28/2016 4:04:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal from the 10th Circuit of Bonidy v. United States Post Office.  The case is one in which Tab Bonidy, a Colorado citizen with a concealed carry permit sued the Post Office for infinging the Second Amendment by declaring it a crime for him to carry on Post Office property, including Post Office parking lots.  From postalnews.com: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear a dispute over a U.S. Postal Service regulation that bans guns from post office property and adjacent parking lots.  It is easy to under stand...
  • Suggestion for a Cruz Presidency: Eliminate the Ban on Post Office Carry

    03/15/2016 6:53:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump is the current front runner in the Republican primaries.  He is also the most outspoken about Second Amendment rights, especially if you consider his surrogate, Donald Trump Jr.  Ted Cruz is the second most outspoken Second Amendment supporter, and in second place.  That is not a coincidence. The two candidates positions on  the Second Amendment are fairly close.  Trump's support is the most intense Constitutional issue that he has. Ted Cruz has a longer record of Constitutional clarity, and Cruz submitted an amicus brief on the part of 31 states in the Heller decision. President Cruz should...
  • Bernie Sanders Only Passed 3 Bills, 2 Renamed Post Offices

    02/07/2016 6:57:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 2/06/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    **SNIP** But Bernie Sanders also kept busy by co-sponsoring a bill to "designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Marble Street in Fair Haven, Vermont, as the "Matthew Lyon Post Office Building". If you guessed that Matthew Lyon was an otherwise obscure progressive hero who was mainly known for making an ass out of himself, also being sent to prison under the Alien and Sedition Act, you would be correct. The Lyon post office renaming bill happened in 2005-2006. Then Bernie Sanders rested on his laurels for 7 years, before buckling down and renaming the...
  • Have bad handwriting? The US Postal Service has your back

    12/27/2015 12:20:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 12-23-15 | Molly Bloudoff-Indelicato
    Christmas is the busiest time of the year for both Santa and the United States Postal Service. But, while Santa has elves at his side, the USPS must rrely on technology to make its deliveries.
  • Postal Service's 'Priority' Should Be Delivering Mail

    11/07/2015 5:27:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7. 2015 | Brian McNicoll
    Is the Postal Service taking its captive customers those who have no choice but to do business with it for granted? That's one of the suggestions of a recent report from the Tax Foundation. It is clear the Postal Service thinks one way about its commercial products and another about the delivery of regular mail on which it has a monopoly. For instance, the Postal Service's approach to its package delivery business has been to add seven-day-a-week delivery in 650 cities. According to a press release, "Sunday delivery serves the needs of valued customers in today's busy online world while...
  • Postal Inspectors Reported to be Collecting License Plate Info, Agents Deny Broad Surveillance

    03/14/2015 11:31:43 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 31 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/14/2015 | Ronnie Schreiber
    The Truth About Cars has followed the use of license plate recognition and storage technology by local law enforcement agencies, a practice that has raised alarms from civil liberties activists because of constitutional concerns over broad surveillance and the ability to reconstruct one’s movements from license plate data. Now it appears that United States Postal Inspection Service, the USPS’ own law enforcement agency has also, at least at one post office in Colorado, been collecting similar data from drivers. Though the device had apparently been operating for at least a few months, within an hour of Chris Halsne, of Denver’s...
  • Video: Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at Denver post offices

    03/12/2015 5:55:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    DENVER — Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ripped from the ground and disappeared.FOX31 Denver investigative reporter Chris Halsne confirmed the hidden camera and recorder is owned and operated by the United State Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service.The recording device appeared to be tripped by any vehicle leaving the property on Johnson Road, but the lens was not positioned to capture images of the front door,...
  • A chance to advance to US Postal Inspection Service, and where to move?

    02/12/2015 3:48:01 AM PST · by Crazieman · 64 replies
    Selfie | 2/12/2014 | Selfie
    I have a chance to apply internally for a position as US Postal Police Officer. I find the opportunity fascinating and exciting. Right now I have a steady schedule as a postal clerk in Wichita, Kansas, after downgrading from supervisor not long ago. Recently divorced, I have few ties other than immediate family. None of the positions available are anywhere near Wichita, and looking at the vast, truth-telling population of Free Republic, I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to change positions and move to any of the following locations that have opened up. San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA...
  • Former U.S. Postal Worker Who Says He Got ‘Lazy’ Sentenced to Probation, Fine

    01/22/2015 12:24:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Former U.S. postal worker who says he got ‘lazy’ sentenced It’s long been said that mail carriers deliver through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night. Maybe that’s because if they fail to do the job right, they could end up charged with a federal crime. A now-former U.S. Postal Service worker from ­Eugene learned that the hard way after police recovered nearly 1,000 pieces of undelivered mail from two bins on his front porch in July. The bins contained primarily merchant advertisements (or “junk” mail), but included 27 voter ballots from May’s primary election and more than 200 items...
  • Post Office Carry Before the 10th Circuit

    10/06/2014 6:21:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10 Circuit heard oral arguments last Monday on whether an unsecured, unmanned post office was a "sensitive place" where the U.S. Government could ban  people from exercising their second amendment rights, under the Heller decision. A district judge had awarded a partial victory to the 56 year old architect when it declared that the particular post office parking lot was not a "sensitive place" where weapons could be banned.   Both Bonidy and the Federal government appealed the decision.   From the AP story: Bonidy's attorney Steven Lechner of the Mountain States Legal Foundation told the judges the lobby is...
  • Postal Service Halts Deliveries to Low Mail Slots Forcing Workers to Bend Over

    09/11/2014 6:10:09 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/10/2014 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Some residents in Borough Park in New York City are irate with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) because their service has been halted due to their low-set mail slots, according to the New York Daily News. The postal service claims the slots are dangerous for their carriers and, as a result, the residents have to stand in lines an hour long at the 51st St. post office, many of them trying to pick up badly-needed medicines or their Social Security checks. The residents of 46th Street were alerted to the change in their service by a letter from a postal...
  • Latest Plan to Privatize Post Office Hits Unexpected Obstacle

    08/14/2014 3:12:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Nation of Change ^ | August 13, 2014 | David Morris
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity. Here’s the background. For a decade the USPS has been aggressively shrinking, consolidating, and outsourcing the nation’s postal system. In July 2011 management upped the ante by announcing the rapid closure of 3600 local post offices, a step toward the eventual closing of as many as 15,000, half of all post offices in the nation.
  • US Post Offices Reportedly Refusing Mail to Israel

    08/14/2014 6:01:07 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-14-14 | Ari Yashar
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has written to complain to the US Postmaster General, after receiving widespread reports that US post offices around America have been refusing to accept mail to Israel. In the last several days ADL reports that it has received complaints from Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, revealing postal customers were incorrectly told that the US Postal Service is not accepting mail for Israel due to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. "The postal employees have told these individuals that current USPS policy says that mail to Israel cannot be accepted because of the current crisis,” said Abraham H....
  • POST YOUR HOURS!!!!

    06/16/2014 10:11:26 AM PDT · by eccentric · 10 replies
    vanity | June 16, 2014 | Linda Martinez
    The next appropriation bill should include a simple LAW that all public offices that receive federal funding must post their hours open to the public at their front entrance large enough to be seen from the 3rd nearest non-restricted parking space. .
  • Feds Prosecuting Tree-Trimmer for Unintentionally Bruising Herons

    05/29/2014 7:25:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 5-29-14 | Bridget Johnson
    The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is questioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about the agency’s decision to prosecute a tree-trimmer who accidentally knocked herons out of a tree. Ernest Pulido is expected to face charges from the U.S. Attorney’s Office within a week for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. He could face a maximum fine of $15,000 and six months in jail. Pulido was hired by the U.S. Postal Service to prune trees May 3 outside an Oakland, Calif., branch, where postal officials were upset with birds pooping on mail trucks. One branch...