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  • 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 wont 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 ones 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 Denvers...
  • 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 Its long been said that mail carriers deliver through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night. Maybe thats 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 Mays 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. Heres the background. For a decade the USPS has been aggressively shrinking, consolidating, and outsourcing the nations 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 agencys 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. Attorneys 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...
  • Socialism and Electric Cars:

    03/30/2014 5:46:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Beatrice17 wrote: 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...
  • Update: Post Office Carry Amendments

    02/16/2014 11:34:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    thebangswitch.com ^ | 10 February, 2014 | Joe
    Earlier in the week many lawful firearms owners applauded Senator Rand Paul when he introduced an amendment to the Postal Reform bill to rescinda nearly five decade old ban on the carry of firearms for self defense into Post Offices.Anyone who has been paying attention to decades following the ban know that there have been several incidents of lunatics opening fire in these gun free zones. In fact it got so bad the term Going Postal was coined. These bans never work and lead to environments where madmen know their victims will all be disarmed, making their murderous plots more...
  • Post Office Latest Federal Agency to Ask for Ammunition

    02/15/2014 8:16:23 AM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/13/2014 | Joe Wolverton
    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has posted a request to purchase assorted small arms ammunition, reports political analyst Michael Lotfi. The solicitation by the USPS was posted on FBO.gov, the federal governments federal business opportunities website. The process is now underway to arrange for the purchase of guns and ammo for some undisclosed use by the post office. As Lotfi points out, it is curious that the postal service can afford to arm itself given their precarious financial position: The USPS has been posting $1-5 billion quarterly losses for years. In fiscal year (FY) 2012 alone the USPS lost a...