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US Postal Service recovers from poor holiday showing in 2020

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 5 months ago

US Postal Service recovers from poor holiday showing in 2020

"The the US US postal postal service service wanted wanted to to avoid avoid a a repeat repeat of of the the twenty twenty twenty twenty holiday holiday shipping shipping disaster disaster and and it it did did ship ship a a matrix matrix which which analyze analyze the the shipping shipping package package data data says says just just under under ninety ninety seven seven percent percent of of the the postal postal service service shipments shipments arrived arrived on on time time during during a a two two week week period period in in December December it it was was a a major major improvement improvement from from last last year year when when more more than than a a third third of of first first class class mail mail was was late late by by the the time time Christmas Christmas arrived arrived postal postal service service officials officials said said they they installed installed one one hundred hundred twelve twelve new new package package sorting sorting machines machines and and hired hired forty forty thousand thousand seasonal seasonal employees employees also also there there were were fewer fewer quarantine quarantine postal postal workers workers this this year year and and shoppers shoppers ordered ordered and and shipped shipped items items earlier earlier than than last last year year I'm I'm Mike Mike Hampton Hampton

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Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 6 months ago

Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

"The US postal service is gearing up for another holiday question says this year it's ready last year's holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the US postal service we weren't prepared for that this year we know what to expect Stephen Dharti spokesman for the U. S. B. F. says they're hiring forty thousand workers and have extra mail facilities and sorting machines now there is no time for us like Christmas the holidays it's it's our season we've we've done it now for two hundred forty five years we're ready for this year UBS fed ex also say they're hiring workers overall nearly three point four billion parcels are expected to criss cross the country this holiday season according to ship matrix I'm Julie Walker

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"postal service" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

06:18 min | 7 months ago

"postal service" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"Adding a 112 new automated sorting machines and hiring 40,000 additional workers. And this is stuff that the post office didn't have last year. The annex facilities to handle the overflow are actually particularly interesting. They're just big empty warehouse spaces at this point. And they're kind of going to grow into them and figure out what to do with them. I toured one of these outside of Pittsburgh. It's an industrial park that used to house vitamin distributor. And it was just three massive rooms two of them which were empty and one which had this long sorting machine running. So they were getting ready for what was going to come in the peak season. And another existing facility that's been there for years, they had replaced the manual package sorting operation with a large about 200 foot long, small package sorting machine that sourced up to 90,000 pieces per day, which is much more efficient than having workers sort these packages, the same 200 destinations. Paul, isn't it normal to beef up resources ahead of the holiday season, it is peak shipping time after all, what's different here? So there's a lot going on in the post office last year. They were handling millions of mail in ballots for a presidential election. There was the pandemic, which meant thousands of workers were unavailable for long periods of time, and also the postmaster general joined in June. Typically a lot of the planning for peak holiday season that has done shortly after the holiday season ends in January February. So this year shortly after last year's holiday season and they kind of did their autopsy and they in January February figured out what their call they forecast shipping forecast would be and they worked year round to try to plan around that. How did the efforts that the U.S. Postal Service is making compared to what competitors are doing like FedEx and UPS here? So for all carriers, shipping companies, the name of the game is capacity, and to prepare for peak season, you kind of have to think about the Goldilocks fairytale. You could either have too much capacity, not enough capacity or just right in out capacity. And getting the exact right amount capacity is difficult and there's also pitfalls having too much or too little. The postal service it seems like they're kind of leaning toward having too much. They're really just making sure that they have a lot of space, a lot of machines and enough workers to handle what they're expecting for the holiday season. So during my tour, I actually got to sit down with the joy and he told me look they're not trying to beat the FedEx of the world. They're just trying to keep up. Well look, I don't want to conquer the world. I just want to fill my I want to fill up my carrier's bags. I get my trucks as full as we can get them. Yeah. And I want to deliver mail along with packages. And that's probably pretty realistic view. If you hear what he says he's talking about, you know, having good utilization of their trucks. So they want them full. And they want to deliver the mail and packages. And that's the vision going forward. So Paul, we've got a lot of people listening here who may be depending on packages arriving in the mail in time for the holidays. What should they know about this year? Well, as far as the postal service goes, I think the key thing to know is that this year is going to be different than last year. This year, they say with the moves they can handle 50.1 million packages a day, which is a 35% increase from last year, which is a huge increase in this world. So it's hard to imagine that things will be worse than last year, but it is still the peak holiday season. And if you are ordering packages from any merchant from any online retailer, whether they send it with FedEx UPS or the postal service or any other regional carrier, it's still prudent to order early. It's still prudent to ship out packages yourselves early. But I think the key thing to know is that this year is different than last year. And it's very hard to imagine that it's going to be worse. DeJoy made waves when he was appointed last year for suggesting major cuts to the U.S. Postal Service while people were depending on it for shipping and for absentee voting. How did this year's changes fit into his overall plan for the postal service going forward? So the joy is trying to pivot the postal service more toward the package business. His ten year plan unveiled in March, plans to support tens of billions of dollars into capital spending in order to do that. At the same time, there's other two things that are generating some concern, which is slower delivery times for some first class mail and higher rates. They need to hire rates to pay for a lot of these changes and the slower first class mail is for a small subset of mail that's going longer distance, but they're changing the service standards because they weren't meeting them before. I mean, there is concern from people who are worried that their medication, their bills and more won't arrive as fast as possible. But that's a tradeoff that the post office is making. And we'll see how that plays out of a long haul. Ultimately, he wants to convince people that the postal service is a viable option to deliver packages, especially during a peak periods. Here's what he told me. Practice too inefficiencies in the postal service. The inefficiency of us running bad operations. I want to root that out. That's going away. And as the inefficiency of mission, the fact that we have to go to every address every day. One piece, so a 5 feet whatever it is. Then we have to have a support structure to do that. So that I'm signing up for that we want to do. So when you hear about them talk the vision, he also talks about he's still very committed to delivering to 161 million addresses every day. He still is very committed to a day a week, mail delivery. 7 days, in some cases for packages, which are guardrails that other postmaster generals have suggested removing and he's really sticking to those long held beliefs for the post office. It's going to be difficult. The post office is a very old, very large, very bureaucratic organization. And there's also a lot of pushback from outside constituents from mailers from Congress. How likely he is to succeed is up in the air. But he does have a plan and he is sticking to it and we will see how likely it is to succeed and how likely it is that the post office will be here ten years from now. That's Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Zio bro, he reports on freight and transportation Paul, thanks so much for joining me today. No problem. Thanks so much..

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2 employees killed in shooting at Memphis postal facility

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 7 months ago

2 employees killed in shooting at Memphis postal facility

"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting a shooting at a postal facility in Tennessee leaves three employees dead authorities say three US postal service workers are dead after a shooting at a postal facility in Memphis Tennessee an FBI spokeswoman says two US postal service workers were fatally shot by a third employee who died from a self inflicted gunshot no motive was immediately released by authorities the shooting occurred in the east Lamar carrier annex in the historic orange mountain neighborhood it was the third high profile shooting in or near Memphis in recent weeks on September twenty third the franchise owner of a sushi counter inside a Kroger grocery store fatally shot one person and wounded fourteen others before killing himself a week later a teenage boy was shot and critically wounded at a Memphis school and police detained a second boy believed to be the shooter hi

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If You Want Victor Davis Hanson's Book 'The Dying Citizen,' It Is Available

Mark Levin

00:56 sec | 7 months ago

If You Want Victor Davis Hanson's Book 'The Dying Citizen,' It Is Available

"No it's actually unacceptable And I just want you folks to know it's a great book You should order it You really should whether you get in three days or 6 days and you know the thing is Victor Amazon has its own delivery service It doesn't use the postal service it doesn't use FedEx And depending on what type of person customer you are prime customer a lot of these books that says if you order within ten hours you get it the next day And if you have enough books that's what it should be saying So what I wanted to do is have you on and explain to the American people the people that listen to this program If you want the book go ahead and order it It's not out of stock They've got it If you say well I don't know For some reason Mark it's not there And I think the message is one that your audience would like to hear that we're not crazy that there's a concentrated attack on citizenship

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The Historical Importance of Singapore Ports

The Big Cruise Podcast

02:23 min | 9 months ago

The Historical Importance of Singapore Ports

"In modern times. Singapore wasyl is a global poll handing everything from kogo to passengers. What singapore all of his historical importance to the languages. If so when did it become so or was a focused mostly on trade slash kaga. That is a great question and it's not an easy question I mean this is relatively simple straightforward answer But it's one that requires a little bit of context as well. So singapore Was is as alex says very important port and nowadays will up until pre covert you know we kind of saw as a portrait world cruise ships would pull into There was obviously local crazy. There's been local cruising resuming in singapore with with dream cruises not something but You know historically the line. Voyages in the end the passenger ships that used to operate in this part of the world weren't just passenger ships. They were cargo carriers as well. So the the linas. This isn't an arab with thinking about the era prior to the nineteen fifties before jets before containerization of congo. The ocean liners used to be the primary mode of Of of large-scale cargo transportation. Along with things called tramp steamers which you'll see us to carry basically just goes and then i had combination line as well which was small compliments passages and large complement of cargo but the majority of the cargo travelled by ships that also traveling with passengers and in many cases the males as well because that Postal service was the the the subsidies where the backbone of the shipping lines in the early in the early days all the way up until the age of the jet so for singapore It it was an important port for multiple reasons kogo and and Mayo notwithstanding also for passengers because the singapore obviously with at that time was part of the british empire And so britain had connections into into singapore and for example would operate into singapore And also into other major asian ports from their hub in In the gulf of suez and then later when the suez canal was cut through they they obviously do the direct voyages that would go through from the mediterranean under originate in great britain.

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Questions Continue to Raise Over Potential 2020 Election Fraud

Mark Levin

01:46 min | 9 months ago

Questions Continue to Raise Over Potential 2020 Election Fraud

"Now. The report from Public Interest Legal Foundation analyses on the UN deliver herbal rejected and accounted for ballots in 2022. Report says. To put these numbers in perspective, Joe Biden carried Arizona by 10,457 votes. At the state's Maricopa County reportedly sent ballots to 110,092 outdated or wrong addresses. The group said. So they took all this data and they did analysis. The same scenario roughly happen in Nevada, where Biden carried with 5 33,096 votes, Clark County bounced 93,279 ballots. The report. Can you imagine if the sure on the other foot would they be saying about this election? Oh, the broadcast companies on their boardrooms will be very, very upset. Like the vaccine. Don't raise any questions. And yet, while the Democrats and buying we're trashing The coming and the development of the vaccines. These companies said nothing. Because they're basically run by Democrats and leftists. That's why The report adds, The lesson is clear. Increased reliance on mass mail voting must correlate with aggressive voter registration list maintenance. The report also explains unknown ballots. The US Election Assistance Commission has local officials. How many ballots were not returned as voted were unbelievable, or were otherwise unable to be tracked. And they write. The United States Postal Service inspector General most recently reported that only 13% of mail ballots in the 2018 general election used the official tracking system. This means There's a wide variety of things that can happen to a ballot in the unknown column.

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U.S. Postal Service Finalizes Plan to Slow Some Mail Deliveries Oct. 1

GardenLine with Randy Lemmon

00:16 sec | 10 months ago

U.S. Postal Service Finalizes Plan to Slow Some Mail Deliveries Oct. 1

"Down some first class mail delivery part of a cost cutting plan, effective October refers. The Post office is going to add a day or two delivery times for some periodic ALS and other male but about 60% of first class mail will remain unaffected. Tomorrow night. The

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Mary Fields' Rocky Journey to Her Perfect Job

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:38 min | 10 months ago

Mary Fields' Rocky Journey to Her Perfect Job

"It's unclear why. Mary settled on the convent to work as a groundskeeper. Some say she traveled there with a family friend or the daughter of her former enslavers. Whatever her reason. Mary didn't quite fit in among the disciplined nuns. She had quite the temper and a habit for cursing and drinking. She argued with the nuns for a higher salary and yelled at anyone who stepped on her freshly trimmed grass. Mary eventually left toledo and headed west. Most likely to care for the sacred heart. Convents mother superior. Mother amadeus done. Mother done had moved to montana for missionary work and they're fell ill. When mary caught wind that mother done was sick. Mary traveled to cascade montana to nurse her back to health and to work for a new convent nearby though. Mary was fiercely loyal. She wasn't suited for convent life. She raucously drank in bars with men and women's clothing at one point. She and one of the convents meal. Janitors got in an argument that escalated until both at them drew their guns though. No guns were fired. The conference bishop had had enough and kicked mary out out of work. Mary did odd jobs to get buy some say. She tried opening a restaurant which failed when she gave away too. Many free meals others say she opened up a laundry shop. Her love of hard liquor and gunfights quickly earned a reputation in her new home. Town in nineteen eighty-five. Mary got a job with the postal service protecting mail along. Its delivery route in the harsh conditions of northern montana. She was the second woman and first black woman to hold this position known as a star route carrier. Though mary was already in her sixties this turned out to be the perfect job for her. Mary grew famous for her fearlessness against all threats on the montana trail legends. Say she fought back a whole pack of wolves with her rifle. Bandits didn't stand a chance against her. She was a beloved figure in cascade known for her generosity and kindness towards children the locals called her stagecoach mary and honor of the vehicle she used to deliver mail. Even after mary retired from the position she maintained her legendary reputation restaurants and bars gave her free food and drinks and she even became the mascot for the town baseball

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The Whistleblowers Are Coming Out in Spades

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:07 min | 10 months ago

The Whistleblowers Are Coming Out in Spades

"Hey everybody charlie kirke with assault and brunei otherwise known as james. O'keefe you brought a couple of people in the room with you. See i need you hard time. James suzanne on each other a couple of years hard time but you are one of the few people that actually do something meaningful in the movement. I appreciate that. So you are now. In a whistle blower project tell us about that whistleblower in the room right now you can't see them but Usps whistleblower we had a to tv insiders. One came on your stage april moss. Cbs detroit just. These are people currently employed by television news. Networks postal service. A new one came out today. Hasbro big story critical race theory. They feel compelled to go public with information. That is people. try to keep hidden. And it's the heroism. Because they wanted to lose their jobs. Now charlie so we have a dozen they have come out and and it's going to be hundreds so we're going to hear from david and a couple of seconds here but i wanted to get an idea of whistle-blowing this used to be something. The media was actually interested in right and you just kind of filling the void of courageous expose style journalism. Why i think there's a relationship. The journalists have become slaves to their access. They they've become dependent on protecting the people in power. They they wanna protect the status quo. Cnn invites clapper on even though he committed perjury. They have a symbiotic relationship with the very people are supposed to be holding accountable so no one is willing to do this. Sort of aggressive watchdog journalism anymore and twentieth century. These explorers lost their mortgages their homes they got divorces but now there's life after whistleblowing because of the digital age and websites like gibson. Go facebook insider morgan. Common last month raised half a million dollars. Charlie in twenty four hours. What did he exposed. He released documents inside facebook. As a software engineer they had quote vaccine hesitancy so facebook admitted. Even if what someone is saying on facebook is true they will censor you and they don't want you to know that they're censoring you and to me. That's the part that so shocking. They want to hide what they're doing. We want transparency into baked tack. So the whistle blowers are coming out in spades.

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Who the F*** Cares What’s on Your Stamp?

The Brooklyn Boys Podcast

02:07 min | 11 months ago

Who the F*** Cares What’s on Your Stamp?

"I was in post office on vacation. And i was second in line behind an older woman and i say older i wanna say she was at least eighty something and god bless her like. I'm not hating on the lady. I like us. He's still using the. Us postal service. She never had. I had packages. I had had to have had to have something shipped. And i couldn't do it at home. I trust me. And i had to get a change of address. Form ship. Japan's there for someone shenanigans. Yeah yeah. I said. I had to be in the post office for some reason. And i'm behind this woman and she says i. Can i get some stamps law. Yeah how many would you like. I need to booklet stamps. What are you have. What had the woman. yeah well. here's the thing you can buy stamps or you could pick out the stamps of the month. So she says what do you have. How cute so the woman says. I have hearts man have those i have espresso know. How science nan. Horses i have horses stand up and she says no now. I'm i'm i already waited a line of of minutes to get to be second in line so now my leg is shaking a little bit. Because i i want to go. I don't want to be in the post office right. Well what else do you have. We have flowers. Oh no i have them already some like if you have the while you buy more stamps because this is obviously woman doesn't like set up an electronic payment system right. She pays my digitally send anything she sounds like she's collector does not sound like she's really using them at all. No no no no. No no no no. She's whatever she's doing so the woman goes. I have stalwarts stamps. Our she was our no. Don't like star wars. That's when i got really mad at us issue. So finally she settled she goes you know what just give me some forever stamps. Whatever the the regular is. I'll get the regular a regular the regular so his my question to non eighty year old woman who the fuck cares about. What's on your stamp.

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Government Report Finds 20 Different Agencies Use Facial Recognition

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

01:07 min | 11 months ago

Government Report Finds 20 Different Agencies Use Facial Recognition

"A new report from the government accountability office says at least twenty federal agencies are using facial recognition technology. But not just the obvious acronyms ones like the fbi and tsa an ice agencies like at the us fish and wildlife service. The food and drug administration and nasa are using the tech as well and more than half thirteen of the agencies using facial recognition. Don't know what systems their employees are using or how often they use them the agencies that do keep track say. They've used it for identifying people at the january six insurrection and during last summer's protests sparked by the murder of george floyd including the us postal service according to greta goodwin director of the gao's homeland security and justice team so the postal inspection service use facial recognition technology in conjunction with the civil unrest. That happened last year so what. They told us that they were looking to see whether us postal property had been damaged whether male had been stolen

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Internet Outages Briefly Disrupt Access to Dozens of Websites, Apps

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Internet Outages Briefly Disrupt Access to Dozens of Websites, Apps

"Dozens of financial institutions and lines and other companies around the globe were hit by a wave of brief internet's hostages the outage hit especially hard in Australia where many people were unable to do online banking access postal services internet monitoring website said that many disruptions took place including two U. S. based airlines even the Hong Kong stock exchange was not spent as it posted on Twitter that fight was facing technical problems about seventeen minutes later it announced it was back up and running many services were resumed after a narrow side but the affected companies said they were working overtime to prevent further problems I'm Karen Thomas

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Postal Service Looks to Raise First-Class Stamp to 58 Cents

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Postal Service Looks to Raise First-Class Stamp to 58 Cents

"You may soon be paying more for the price of a first class stamp the US postal service has filed a request to raise the price of a stamp from the current fifty five cents up to fifty eight cents at the end of August that's just one item on the list of price hikes and service changes Postmaster General Lewis to Joyce says increases laid out in his ten year overhaul plan are needed to achieve financial sustainability as the postal service spaces about a hundred sixty billion dollars in operating losses over the next decade The Washington Post reports changes include the layoffs of hundreds of management level employees some Democrats have called for the removal of postmaster did joy who is slowed it postal deliveries president Biden has just filled vacancies on the governing board that gives Democrats a five four majority I'm Jackie Quinn

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Senate OKs Biden Nominees to Postal Board Amid Mail Changes

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Senate OKs Biden Nominees to Postal Board Amid Mail Changes

"President Biden's nominees for the U. S. postal services governing board have been approved by the Senate changing the majority representation from Republican to Democrat there are now five democratic appointees on the nine member board of governors which has hiring and firing power over the Postmaster General Democrats in Congress and some unhappy mail customers have been seeking the ouster of Postmaster General Lewis to joy he was accused of deliberately slowing the mail including the delivery of ballots to help Donald Trump and the joys been criticized for a steep decline in on time postal deliveries the Senate approval of three of president Biden's appointees to the board comes as did joy pushes a ten year male overhaul plan it would further relax mail delivery standards and raise the price of a first class stamp from fifty five cents up to fifty eight I'm Jackie Quinn

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Postal Service raises stamps to 58 cents as part of restructuring plan

Lance McAlister

00:18 sec | 1 year ago

Postal Service raises stamps to 58 cents as part of restructuring plan

"Service announcing plans tonight to raise the price of first class stamps. Price is going to increase from 55 to 58 cents starting in late August, part of a 10 year plan to help recover some of the major losses that a postal service suffered during the pandemic.

Restoring Service Central to Biden's Postal Board Nominees

The Daily Beans

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Restoring Service Central to Biden's Postal Board Nominees

"Biden's three nominees to the us postal services governing board face their first big test on capitol hill where a senate panel on thursday press them to maintain service levels and rain in parts of postmaster. General louis dejoy ten year plan for the agency. Though ron stroman anton hajar an amber mcreynolds emphasized the need to improve male reliability. They largely steered clear of discussing dejoy or the turbulence that has engulfed the agency on his watch during their appearance before the homeland security and governmental affairs committee if the panel advances their nominations to the full senate vote could come within.

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Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

NEWS 88.7 Programming

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

"More than 2 to 1 is w. B H M's Steven Masson How reports The retail Wholesale Department store union says it will challenge the results. The union says Amazon has broken laws by intimidating and coercing employees to vote. No In a message directed the Workers. Pro Union Amazon worker Linda Burns says they will keep on fighting and I know you probably a little discouraged. But this think of it as a you know, just test is just a test because at the end of the day Moving forward. It's gonna get better. The union says Amazon broke the rules for the election by getting a United States Postal service mailbox installed at the warehouse for workers to drop off mail in ballots. Labor organizers say they will file multiple unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board for NPR News. I'm Stephen Masalha in Birmingham, Florida

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The Old Motto (MM #3658)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 year ago

The Old Motto (MM #3658)

"The with kevin mason. What's the old postal service motto. Neither snow or rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. I haven't thought about it long time. But i was thinking about it today because today is the official tenth anniversary of day in day. Out to mason minute podcast. I talked about a week ago where we'd started the mason minute. Podcast on the twenty second of march back in two thousand eleven but on the twenty eighth march is the day. We went seven days a week and literally every single day of the week. We've had a mason minute for you to listen to for the last ten years but of course my podcast tend to get the most reaction are the ones are about the silly things like indian corn chips. Something talked about six seven years ago because are other crazy people out there who are still searching for these mythical indian corn chips eight in the seventies. It's amazing what people want to listen to and don't want to listen to and to be honest with you day in day out every single day of the year for ten years. I still don't know what drives them to listen and why they pick one episode over the other. I'm just going to keep on going.

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"postal service" Discussed on The Discographers

The Discographers

03:39 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on The Discographers

"A great new here as a holiday season y'all and say goodbye c. next year Show long burn. Can't a talk new talk me..

"postal service" Discussed on The Discographers

The Discographers

08:28 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on The Discographers

"A whistling sound as it flew over my head. Yeah yeah 'cause 'cause. I know when i bought the album as like oh such great heights. District sleeps alone tonight and when we get to songs like this. That are not those other songs. I'd be like okay. Well i mean. I'll listen to him but i'm waiting for the next the next fun song and i never really paid attention to expected today again with like the storytelling here. Can you may case the grounds from the cascades puget sound and it was just the most poetic option to very very specifically call out the seattle scene the entire width of washington. Fuck all of us. Yeah it's such a dark song it really is but but it feels very honest again. You know it's it's impressive. it's it's again. I did not get this at all. When i was a kid. But like having spent the three years that i spent working in san francisco and living in the bay area. I lived in the bay area for a long time. The three years. I spent working in san francisco and kind of being around. The sort of big city. Thing makes me appreciate this a lot more. Because it's just like yeah. No they'll i am trapped here. I am here as a prisoner. Connect to this song way. Way way way. More than i had any capacity to do all right ready to move onto brand new colony so as a young. This was my favorite based on that ship. Tune intro alone. I would sit there and just restart. The intro and over land planned ram program plan-plan lamb. I don't know for whatever reason it was like. Wow this is the coolest thing ever. I don't know why that hit me so hard as a kid. Teenagers really. This is awesome but from for me. This one like lyrically is just like a metaphorical declaration of love. Right like you know. It's just a grand gesture turned into a song. Yeah and feel like the music supports it. Very well Yeah like for me. Another idealistic song were. Ben longs to break away and start a new life with someone that he loves and that new world will be a different and safe than than before. So i mean i. I don't have a lot to say about it. i mean i've always enjoyed this one You know like when they get to the chorus the. I wanna take you far from this nixon this town and kiss you on the mouth and we'll cut our bodies free. Yeah that it's just a good song. The very very relatable lyrics to anybody. Who has it ever ever been a young nerd with that. You know it's it's a. It's a really really fun. all right. Well then the next one is the last one natural anthem and for me. My copy of the cd like grand or jacked up a right here for this. It would start out the song and it wouldn't be able to finish it so really. The song didn't really exist for me for a very long time. And i think that's actually the same for me because it's the only one of the songs that i can't necessarily conjure the sound of in my mind and i think it's because they had ripped from dorsey d into toots probably yeah So back in it so in my listing of ranking of songs the song just didn't exist but now that i have the you know i have an a good copy of it. This is my least favorite song of the album cover. And you you really teed that up and that different way than i thought was destroyed your expectations on god. I've been subverted. So i don't know it's i probably just need to. I need to probably this song is like you know seven or eight years behind all the other songs in my how many times i've listened to them so maybe i need to kind of just do it on repeat for a couple years straight. So there's a number things about this this one that make it a little bit of a harrier beast than the rest of the songs on the record. This is some of which i i went through but like it's very discordant like the baseline is is very minor but a lot of the A lot of the higher parts kind of flirt going minor and major. But they're doing it at the same time. it's got the sort of uncomfortable overlap. It's actually when one of the reasons that i might recycled air as much is because there's an element of the beat that is going minor when the song is major is sort of like uncomfortable discordance. That makes me not like that one as much and there's a lot of it here but they lean into it way harder in this last track and again. I didn't enjoy it so much when i was younger. But there's some really cool drum texture work lately because realistically song is like a four minute intro and then two verses and over right yeah so i think that that i think for me my biggest problems. It's four minutes of instrumental. And i've kind of a. I've realized that. I got into this album because of ben gilbert and so his he's not in this for song for four minutes and then when he gets to it he just he's talking about who's going to write me a song or right someone a song and it just kind of quick over and over with kind of thing so i don't know i think that that's the things that i jumped out at me as being my problems with it too and i felt very similarly until like when when i was younger with this like again i was with you. I hadn't heard this one nearly as much as the rest the album but it's important the intervening years ahead. Heard it and she's been here. I love that it ends the album on this sort of like unhinged slightly dark note. Yes because that is one of my notes is like i. Don't i don't know if i would pick a different song to be the i wouldn't move this dishonor into different place on the album I think this is where it needs to be. Yeah sure but Yeah the there's some really cool Drum work really good drum editing. In a lot of interesting textures. There really aren't any harmonic. Decisions in the song. That i would make in a song. I was writing myself. Put a joy. It's weirder than i would like to go like i. It's a little more discordant than than i would like to be another way to look at it. Is that like they could have leaned harder into it. It rests in this weird middle place. Where like it's almost pleasant but it's almost uncomfortable. And i suppose that's part of what makes it fairly effective is an album under because you sit there and be like. How do i actually feel about this. Because the instruments are actually properly della graphing to you how you should feel about which is what happens in muslim. Pop- entered songs is like. Oh well they've dropped the minor chord here. And i feel sad here. It's like everything is very confused. it's chaotic and maybe that's what they would like us to the end. The album on is like maybe everything isn't black and white. But i love that hatch. All right well loser. The ten songs that were on the the standard version of the album that came out in two thousand three There are there was two dozen thirteen. Reissue with All the b sides and remixes and then two songs that i always tried to get a definitive answer on if the two songs turnaround headline of string were written in two thousand three in record to three songs or if they are has thirteen songs but it seems like everyone's.

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"postal service" Discussed on The Discographers

The Discographers

07:18 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on The Discographers

"Of us in western culture like we've we've all when we were kids been fed what hollywood romance looks like and many of us. Who are you know in these happy. Wonderful committed fulfilling relationships. Like you and i are in with our wives. We find that it's not that but it's cool to get something different right a song about it about that mismatch as a nerdy kid. Who liked to make movies when the first came mountain. Personal stink new. I need to try this like this is how this l. Kiss a girl. And i think that's that's the interesting thing for me because like get a. We listened to this album tons ten plus years ago. And i haven't listened to it a whole lot. In the meantime maybe to adhere song occasional but occasionally but as. I was listening in preparation for this. That's what struck me. The most is that. This was one of my favorites. When i was when i was a young. And now i see it as being a little more like cheesy and tongue-in-cheek out necessarily too bad way. It's still charming in. Its own way but like the whole like the line. I kissed you. Style clark gable would have admired called thought it classic like that. Oh that's so cool. Sixteen over here a dangerous to god. That was literally my life ago and it feels a lot different listening to that lyric now. Can you didn't know didn't know you had no idea. One of the thing. I really i really liked is like right at the beginning. It's the. I'm waiting for a Crosstown train on the london underground when it struck me and i always thought that line is really great. Because obviously he's talking about the. The idea struck him but the way the sentences setup it betrays the trend the train struck. You always thought that was a good well david and like the idea. The idea hit me like like a train or like a. Yeah like a train. It goes like three different ways. It's again very effective. Songwriting and also just like you know when you have creative writing classes as you're going through school and they talk about like you know it's really good to open up with a hook sentence. Yeah there's one there's one way what did you talking about now. Going to listen to all songs does another train show up. Yeah now i. It's one of the more subtle pardons that i've ever heard in the lyric like he gets away with it. Yes that one of those ones where you grow. And you're just like they spent and and back to the film references and stuff. He does a pretty accurate. Like rep. none. There's not a lot of times or you hear like a you people talking about. Oh yeah i. I got the lighting right. Because i had a friends do was my stand in. Yeah agrees the lens and frame the shot. And the marker snap trade lately a of the right lingo very goal again. Very immersive i. It puts you there. There were at the. I'm gonna end up saying that every song but it's true the word for this episode is immersive. Yup well you wanna a perhaps take a look at the next one. We will become silhouettes. This is the third single as cheesy as it is. I think after all this time this one is my favorite. It's definitely up there for me. Yeah it feels more relevant today than it than it ever has. That was one of my notes to of like this. The song hits a little closer to home in the year. Twenty twenty. i mean. There's some some some cooler the we we will become silhouettes winner. Bodies finally go. Because that's what happens in a nuclear blast you'd you become a silhouette on the wall. There are outside. We'll make ourselves divided an alarming rate. It it was an interesting way to like be because realistically that it is kind of the whole thing is describing being immolated in a nuclear blast. Right but yeah. It's again with the scenes that the cupboard with cans of food filtered water and pictures of you yes said. I'm not coming out until this all over and golly the seventeen years ahead but like again. This song just hits different today. Yeah there's just so many good little lines in there and everything is so the weights delivered is so happy. It's such a such a good sound again. It's it's yes. It's very dark but very happy song which count me right in right. I'll always one hundred percent of the time. Count me in for that. It's one of the things you can't help but sing along to if you know the words but this is i think one of the best lake storytelling songs on the record. I think it's the ones the most effective at that. It's him him doing what he does. And this is the best example of it really fun song though like simply a really effective all right. Let's move onto. This place is a prison so this one has like from near the bottom of my list. When i was sixteen to near the top of my list. Now okay interesting. It is at the top but it's but but it's near the top. I liked the fact that like the drumbeat for like the first half of the song is just like crappy industrial. Sounds sort of like Swing time this kind of six eight time. It's just such an interesting vibe in the when when they bring the drum kit for the backup. It's just wild. But but i think the main reason that i that i enjoy it more as an adult is probably because i was way too young to understand much of the implement the implications eric's again the storytelling here is fantastic. I think seattle is a prison. I'm stuck in this scene and it's terrible definitely ten years ago fifty seventeen years ago when when this first came out it was my least favorite song and so so it's very similar and listening to it again and i listen to or watch the live performance that just put out a few a couple of weeks ago That helped me come around on it and kind of knowing that this kind of trying to pay attention to the lyrics of its. It seems like know it's the rockstar lifestyle. There's no one you can trust. There's drug and alcohol abuse and then in the end he's asking for a drink so it's like kind of giving into it. Yeah as the drum start to pick up the they take to get a drink in this place. But i mean there are lines that i just didn't get because of such a such a sheltered child like data inhaling thrills through twenty dollar bills yeah i just didn't made.

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"postal service" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

09:25 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Colorado's secretary of state is now asking the federal government to send out new postcards to voters with the correct information about voting in the state. This comes after Secretary Jenna Griswald filed a lawsuit over the weekend against the U. S Postal Service for sending out the mailers with what she calls misleading information about Election Day. Amounting to voter suppression. Colorado Secretary of State Jenna Griswald, a Democrat, joins us now. Welcome. Thank you for having me on and secretary Griswald. A lot of people, not just folks in Colorado have gotten this postcard from the Postal Service, but many still haven't received it. What exactly did it say? And what about it concerns you. Well, there were two things that were wrong for Colorado voters. The first was the suggestion that Colorado voters need to request an absentee ballot. We send a mail ballot to every registered voter, so there's no need to take that step. And the second thing was about the time line of when voters need to send back the mail ballot by mail. And the fact is the timeline was wrong for Colorado, and it could have really disenfranchising effects have any other states joined in this lawsuit or expressed interest in joining Well, you know, we were alerted on Thursday from another state that this postcard was going out in their state and received confirmation from the United States Postal Service on Friday. And requested the Postal Service not send the postcard. They refused. And so we filed a temporary restraining order late on Friday night. When that was filed, other states asked to see the complaint. I know it's a major concern across the nation. And overall, you know, I just think there's so much misinformation in this election and my job as secretary of state is making sure that voters get correct information, so that's the goal of this lawsuit. And this is a major problem because it's also different, depending on where you live the rules around voting. The Postal Service, however, says the intent was to add clarity to the voting process. Are you questioning its motives? You said this amounts to voter suppression as I mentioned. Well, you know, this could have started out as well intentioned, but unfortunately, when we told the United States Postal Service about the mistake, they plan to just move forward. And it can amount in voter suppression. You know, I recently visited both of Colorado's tribes. One I went down to southwest Colorado to talk with tribal leaders about voting. And in that region of the state. Sometimes the male takes longer than what the Postal Service notice said. And in Colorado, we have to receive the voted ballot back on Election Day. So sending wrong information to voters can disenfranchise them. I would hate to see someone in southwest Colorado or one of the tribal members follow the USPS is advice and Not have their ballot, count it You're asking that the Postal Service send out new mailers. Why do you feel this is the best way to clear things up for voters? And and with that? I mean, the Postal Service actually needs toe at the correct details for every state. Well, we're asking the Postal Service to fund us sending a new mailer on and I do think that you know, the mailer is good for some states. But there's a lot of states at this point that have adopted vote by mail for all where they're just sending a ballot to every registered voter. And the United States Postal Service. Making this mistake of treating the entire country of the same when it comes to voting really underlines the need for a national standard for vote by mail where every registered voter receives a ballot. And like in Colorado, there's early in person voting, same day voter registration and hundreds of ballot drop boxes of voting centers across the state. I think it really highlights the need to end the era of long lines and inconvenience and expect more nationally from Elections administration. What is your next step on this effort? Well, so we filed a restraining order on Friday. We won the restraining order motion the United States Postal Service, believe it or not fought that restraining order, and they lost. Now we have a hearing on Friday. You know, it's really important as media and election officials to make sure that voters have access to good information because confusion or misinformation. Might just incentivize people not to cast a ballot or participate in Colorado. Every voter will receive a ballot. And once you get that ballot, you can mail it back vote in person or drop it off at one of hundreds of drop boxes across the state. And I believe that every American deserves the same right as Coloradans with voting, and everybody should just have access to a mail ballot. That's Jenna Griswald, secretary of state for Colorado, speaking with us about her lawsuit against the U. S Postal Service for mailing out information to voters that she says is not just confusing but wrong. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. Well. Here's one way ballot access has expanded since 2016. Nearly two million Americans convicted of felonies have had their voting rights restored since the last presidential election, most of them in the key state of Florida. Two years ago, voters approved a constitutional amendment granting the right to vote to 1.4 million felons in Florida. But a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the state would cut would hold that right from anyone who has not paid off outstanding fines and court fees. Desmond Meade is executive director of the Florida writes Restoration Coalition AA group that has raised $4 million to pay off the debts of about 4000 felons so far. And Desmond. What is your reaction to the court's ruling? You know my immediate reaction, Tiny with the fact that I think that the market she took a big blow, unfortunately, were now forced to live in the state where a person would have to be forced to choose between. Putting food on a kid's table or voting or paying their rent and mortgage or voting. And I don't think that that's what democracy is all about, You know, access to the Poles should be unencumbered and free. They shouldn't be a price tag on it. What are you hearing from people who have been able to actually pay off their debt about how they were able to do that and how much they had to pay. Well, you know that that's they vary from person to person. I can use myself as an example. You know, when I was under the impression that I have completed everything, and I registered to vote in January of 2019, and it wasn't until there was a clemency investigation. That it was unearthed that there were about three cases in which I still hold court calls which total to about $1200, and fortunately you know, I could afford that $1200. But that's not the case. For many of the 700 plus 1000 people who still have outstanding fines and fees and those people you're talking about. You actually have been working to register, folks that you're calling returning citizens to vote. How are you reaching them? And what kind of reception are you getting? Yes, I'm glad you asked that question. We're tryingto utilize influences. Whether they're celebrities, athletes. We've also been doing our own outreach to individuals. But let me tell you a great reaction. We have a young lady. She just found out from her doctor that she had six months to live. And as we will graduate during her, she just started crying. You know, she was saying how for past 24 years you've been wanting to vote, but she thought that she would never be able to because she had a felony conviction and she suffered through drug addiction. And as he was signing her name on the dotted line in the voter registration form, she looked up in the ass are canvases, so please pray that God would allow her to live long enough to cast her ballot. It's stories like this, that really, you know, it angers me to think that the state would try the direct obstacles to prevent American citizens from voting, but at the same time and also, I guess strengthens my resolve to make sure that we remain committed to ensuring that every one of the 1.4 million If they want to have an opportunity to participate in election. We're going to do everything within our power to make sure that happens well. Researchers estimate that 85,000 felons have already registered to vote and In its ruling last week, the court said Florida cannot kick people off the rolls without screening those registrations to see if they had any unpaid fines. So so far, the state has not done that. So is it your understanding that those people who already registered will actually be able to vote this year? Oh, Yesterday's on. We're going to make sure of that because I just like to stay the floor that might be screening. We're going to be screaming as well. And if we find individuals that's on the voting rolls already that they have outstanding fines of court cause We're going to do everything within our power to make sure that those are resolved..

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"postal service" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

03:13 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"And so that's a very, very aware thing. It goes against every other philosophy off. Government not driving down wages by actually requiring the Postal Service. They're full of the problem by the entire gains to these local agencies, and so there this is not actually a problem that is in the PIA. It's something that the postal records of its practice that the Postal Regulatory Commission has done. The inspector general previous inspector After general who is now a critic of the current administration of the Postal Service, asked the Postal Regulatory Commission to stop doing that, because it makes no sense it Zoe You know, it's contrary to the philosophy of government not driving down wages. But that's that's that has been why there has been this trend increasing outsourcing, especially in upstream functions, so sorting transport drugs being locations and things like that, so that that is, that is a big problem. So I mean, given that the postal Service is is such a large employer if it word actually handling Many of these functions itself rather than out, sourcing them. I mean, would it be like almost even twice the size of what it is now? If it were to be traveling all those functions on its own. It's hard to say, because it's hard to say what functions are naturally part of the Postal Service. But one thing I know is I mean off. The top of my head is that career employment has dropped by about a third just since the beginning of the new millennium, So we've seen this long term and fairly erratic and your well the population has increased. The other thing is that you know, shipping. His parcel delivery has really balloon and that's very labor intensive, so there's really no and population Increase the number of households being you know, services increased that you know people might there have been efficiency gains to some extent. But really, there's a lot of reasons you would expect. You know, the Postal Service workforce to increase and I think that the main reason has been this affect or outsource your backdoor privatization. That is not as much on the radar. As you know. There have also been full frontal attempts to privatize the Coast Postal Service, including briefly the Trump Administration floated plans to privatize Andi, I think that you know that That attracts a lot of attention, and it gets strong resistance from the Postal Union. For example, there there was also an attempt. For example, tohave a staples have postal counters in its stores before staples and its own problems and that put that brush on that. But there have been attempts to privatize, you know, through contracting. That some aspects of postal service they've been mostly beaten back. But what's happened is you had this hollowing out of the postal Service through discounts and this form of outsourcing, and it's been a long term trend. It's actually been happening since the late seventies. Well again. If you are just joining us, you are listening to the Monday August 24th 2020 edition of a public affair. My name is Patty Pel Tecos and I'm your host this hour on today's show. We are once again talking about the U. S. Postal Service. And today we're talking with Monique Morrissey, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D. C..

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"postal service" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

07:43 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"My name is Patty Pel tacos and I'll be your host this hour on today's show, We'll be talking again about the U. S. Postal Service. We'll be talking with Monique Morrissey, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D. C. First a little background today. Postmaster General Lewis to Joy is testifying before the House Oversight Committee last Friday, he appeared before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Ah committee chaired by Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. The joy is talking about how changes he has instituted have slowed mail service. Postmaster General Lewis to Joy is making changes to cut postal service costs. These changes include cost to overtime and cuts to the time for preparing mail for delivery. But these cuts are also translating to delays that are affecting everything from the delivery of medications, the delivery of live baby poultry who are arriving dead and the delivery of packages of every size. In the House of Representatives. Ah Oh, excuse me, kind of lost my place there. Um, So so ah, the Copen 19 pandemic has intensified and ongoing decline and first class mail. The drop in revenue associated with less first class mail is not helping the Postal Service is already strained Finances. Finance is strained by the requirements of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, an act of Congress. As essential workers. Postal employees are still sorting handling, transporting and delivering mail through extraordinary working conditions last week, Yusa today spoke with U. S Postal Service spokeswoman Martha Johnson, according to Johnson, as of last Wednesday. 8789 postal employees have tested positive for covert 19. That is slightly more than 1% of the U. S. P s work for first Well, the volume of first class mail has dropped. The volume of packages has shot up. And in late October and early November, the Postal Service will be sorting and transporting and delivering election ballots. Plus, the Postal Service is also dealing with all of Thesent SIS bureau mailings, including the return of U. S census forms. There are a lot of people who want to support the US Postal Service, which is, of course, still a public service tomorrow. Tuesday, August 25th, the American Postal Workers Union will be holding a day of action. Here's what the union is demanding from elected officials and post Postmaster General Lewis to joy. Provide at least 25 billion. An immediate support for the Postal Service. Stop the mill slowdown policies introduced by post match postmaster general to Joy Ensure public confidence and voting by mail by providing all necessary resources for the most timely delivery of election. Male possible. You can learn more about tomorrow's day of action at a p w dot org And now to Monique Monique Morrissey. Welcome to a public affair. Thanks so much for joining me today. Thanks for having me, Patty. Oh, great. So Monique, I was wondering if if you could start with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act and why that has created such a drain on the Postal Service's finances. Yeah, well, it was passed in 2006 right before the great recession and it had a lot of a number of provisions. It divided the Postal Service between market dominant or monopoly services, for example, for class on marketing male and what is largely package of things, which they called competitive services, where they had more leeway in setting rates. The in. It did a lot of different things, and it's one of the things I did was capped postage increases for the monopoly mail. The market dominant male. To inflation right before the volume of this mail drop precipitously during the recession, so that was problematic. But I think a bigger really bigger problem that happened is that it suddenly required the Postal Service to pay down 75 years worth. Secretary health benefits a future retiree health benefits within 10 Years on DH. These were astronomical cost, they usually amounted to something like 15% of operating costs for the Postal Service. And made the Postal Service for 10 years look like it was operating in the red when it wouldn't have if the's this extraordinary provisions had not been implement, so it really gave the postal Service of black eye and unnecessarily so I can go on in about why this was included, but really had nothing to do with the Postal Service and everything to do with Congress trying to paper over its own deficits. So so keep telling. I am because it is Congress that passed this act. What would it take, especially given conditions right now for Congress to repeal it, And has there been any discussion of Congress repealing the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. Yes, there have been various attempts both to change within the regulatory structure to, for example, lift the cap on the postage increase is the one that that limits it to inflation, So they've been formal request because they couldn't do it. Actually Postal Regulatory Committee Commission can do that without requiring an act of Congress. If it deems that there are extraordinary circumstances, and he did it one year briefly in the wake of the great recession, so it's possible to do that. But Congress would need to do to act in order to lift some other restrictions that are in a including, for example, allowing the Postal Service to engage in more business activity. So it's very very one of things that he aided was severely restrict what things the post Service could do So, for example, it allowed post offices to do Photocopying because they did it before, But it didn't. It wouldn't allow them to know other services with then the post up post offices so that we're that is problematic Aspire. There have also been attempted to legislate away the issue of pre funding the retiree health benefits, which, to some extent is a past problem because a 10 year Period during in which they were supposed to be preparing these, the retiree health benefits has lapsed now, but that still means that the Postal Service appears to be in default of these payments and shouldn't be. So there have been attempts legislative attempts that we're not taking up there. We'll take that were passed by the House and not taken up by the Senate. So they have been a lot of attempts to really roll back a lot of these really punitive and wrongheaded provisions in the P ay, but so far, you know, it's the Senate in particular the Republican controlled Senate. Particular has not made any move to do that, nor too you know, of course for by the same pandemic relief for the Postal Service, said that private companies Have benefited from greatly in the cove. It 19 Craig. And so is the Postal Service right now, then still needing to pre pay the retirement benefits or or has that aspect of The Accountability Postal Accountability Enhancement Act has has that ended..

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"postal service" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews

CRUSADE Channel Previews

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews

"The congress goes now you got to charge twenty. What does the champ cost today Maggie? No no no. No He's a forty nine cents or maybe it's sixty eight center. In any event last year, the trump administration ordered an audit of the post op. Here's what you get. I'm GonNa read you too. I'm GonNa read you the profits and losses. Are you ready twenty, nineteen, eight point a and you can see this enacting crusade to re book twenty and nineteen. Point eight billion dollar loss. There's fifty five cents per stamp. Well, there must be seventy five cents per stamp now. Whatever it is they congress has to approve the increase in his tampering I. Don't know why that sounds stupid to me but anyway. two, thousand and nineteen eight point eight, billion laws. Eighteen three, point nine, billion, lost twenty, 2017, two, point seven, billion, twenty, sixteen, five, point six, billion, twenty, fifteen, five, point one, billion, two, thousand, fourteen, five, point five, billion, twenty, thirteen, five, billion, twenty, twelve, fifteen point nine billion laws by the by who was in charge of the post office in two thousand twelve. The same guy that was in charge of curing cancer who was that creepy sleepy hair smelly Joe Biden. Fifteen point nine, billion. Oh, but trump is ruin. You. Money, every year shop came down. Not True. Two Thousand and eleven five point one, billion laws two, thousand, ten, point, five, billion, two, thousand, nine, three, point, eight, billion laws, two, thousand, and eight, two, point eight, billion, two, thousand, seven, five, point one, billion laws finally two, thousand, six, nine, hundred, million, dollar surplus, two, thousand, and five, one, point, four, billion, dollar surplus, two, thousand, four, three, point, four, billion, dollar the. Dollar surplus two, thousand, three, three, point nine, billion dollar surplus to two, thousand, and two, six, hundred, seventy, six, million, dollar loss a rounding error. And two, thousand and one, a one point seven, billion dollar loss it looks to me like the loss losing streak began. And two, thousand, and seven. Now. So I went digging I. Did this for you read all about it and he act you know. I just put the link in the chat room crusade sale dot com forward slash chat. What happened in two, thousand and six. Well, I'll tell you what happened in two, thousand and six. The Nazi Pelosi Congress in two thousand and seven pass the postal accountability and enhancement act what was that a sop and a giveaway to Bride Postal Service Workers Union to Postal Service Union workers, Endo Voting for Democrats they bribed them. With a guaranteed pension and fewer years to get to the pension that's the problem today..

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"postal service" Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on WDRC

"Tonight's question. Should the Congress bailout the US Postal Service? I would say no to that. I know a lot of letter carriers don't want to hear that. But you work for an organization, the USPS that is allowed by the Constitution, but not required by the Constitution. You work for an organization that is currently losing in round numbers. $10 billion a year, the most recent quarter that the Postal Service reported a $2.2 billion laws in 1/4 3 months of this year. They lost $2.2 billion. So you're 78 billion in the hole. You're losing $10 billion a year and you're begging the Congress for a $25 billion bailout and effectively the Postal Service is saying We can't even get the balance back to the elections headquarters on time on Think about this for just a moment as you consider this question when the post so the U. S Postal Service says we can't guarantee that if they send ballots out by mail too many, if not all, of the people in America, a system that I'm not in favor of it all. I think it is hugely front prone to fraud and manipulation. But Having said that, Let's say we decide to have a vote by mail. The Postal Service handles on an average day, 500 million pieces of mail. The total number of ballots that might be sent out to Americans would have to be returned to the elections headquarters is 150 million pieces of mail. So even if everybody returned their balance on the same two or three days right before an election, it would be a tiny fraction of the post off what the post office usually handles on a daily basis. Somebody wrote to me and said how many Christmas cards today handle during that last week before Christmas in December, and the estimate is three billion Christmas cards. So the same Postal service that says we can handle three billion Christmas cards, plus packages and regular mail on top of that is saying they can't get 150 million Ballads back to the elections headquarters and since most vote by mail schemes called for balance we sent out three weeks before election Day, and people have all of that time to return those as I said, even if they return them in the last couple of days would be a tiny fraction of the amount of mail the Postal Service handles every single day or every single week. On top of that. Since elections headquarters. The elections counting system is based on county elections headquarters. There isn't a single state that does it as an entire state. They do it based on counties. Well, In fact, I'm not aware of of any that that that go outside that rule, so You have Oh, and and ask people that you know how far is the furthest flung part Ofyour county from the county seat in most counties in America? It's 30 or 40 miles. So you're talking about the Postal Service moving a ballot. 30 or 40 miles from somebody who sends it from the farthest flung part of a particular county. Say, Ohio, which I think has 99 counties, the county's air relatively small The Postal Service says it is incapable of moving a ballot 30 or 40 miles in a day or two. That really suggests that their reasons the post office is in such trouble. But should the Congress bailed him out? I'd say absolutely not. And in Friday's pole are Republicans afraid of everybody voting, which is what the Democrats are saying Kamala Harris in particular. I said no. And so did 80% of U. Only 20% of you said Yes..

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"postal service" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Delays in the Postal Service air leading to election mail in ballot concerns here in Georgia and elsewhere. Georges among 46 states that recently received letters from the USPS General Council warning of likely mail in ballot delays that could disqualify ballots under current state law. President Trump says he's open to giving the Postal Service MOHR funding for this year's elections. That is if Democrats accept his demands on a Corona virus relief funding Bill. I'm Jamie Dupri in Washington. With the Postal Service warning about election delays for ballots. President Trump said he was open to a deal with Democrats in which he approves money for the Postal Service. If Democrats except the White House Corona virus plan, I would I would certainly do that you would do. The White House virus relief plan is $1 trillion far less than the three points $4 trillion bill passed three months ago by the House. So still, patrons already complaining about a slowdown in their postal deliveries. Right now cloudy skies 78 degrees on Peachtree Street, Atlantis. Most accurate and dependable forecast is coming up. You may have to change your plans if they include a visit to Stone Mountain Park Today, the park is closed over concerns about protests reportedly involving white supremacist and militia groups. Stone Mountain residents voicing their concerns to Channel two action news. I don't want a raise right to occur. Hundreds of counter protesters turned out to downtown Stone Mountain after group called defending Stoneman said it planned to hold a rally in the park. A group was denied a permit because past protests turned violent on Ly a handful actually showed up today. The park plans to reopen tomorrow top local news.

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"postal service" Discussed on Vote-Voiced Podcast

Vote-Voiced Podcast

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on Vote-Voiced Podcast

"There poll worker safe. They're taking great pains to make sure that the polls are safe for the people who are voting. Please yes have your own mask your gloves take your whites but being at the polls and working as a poll worker. It is safe. We need you there please if you have volunteer to be a poll worker. Please know that the secretary of state wherever you are whatever state. You're in especially here in michigan. I've taken steps to make sure that the poll workers are safe. Okay you wear your masks to buy a shield where a shield on your face if you need to okay and we need you at those polls poll workers and then let me talk again to the people who are going to the polls. Please be patient. Please be kind and just take things with a grain of salt. We are all under so much stress and it just gets worse when you have people coming out attacking a female. African american vice president as angry is like senator difficult is like how they call poor. Dear miss Our dear duchess of sussex how they call her duchess difficult angry to say mad black woman at angry black woman. That is so people. Let me tell you something. That is racist. But we're used to trump being racist people take care. I hope i've helped you think about what you're doing. Think about where you're going. Look at your options. Call your secretary of state in michigan is m. i dot gov slash folk. Okay call your local clerk's office speak to them. They're people just like us. Okay okay. there's somebody's grandmother. Somebody's brother somebody's sister and they're working hard to help us devote my name. Is donna miller. This is the vote voiced podcast. Please thank about supporting us. We need your support. Go to vote. Voice dot com make a donation. It's secure. we are five. Oh one c. three i. r. s. vetted nonprofit every time we use we use to get out the vote. We need your support. And i thank you very much and just follow us on. We're on facebook twitter. Instagram go to the vote voice. A dot com website and become a follower of vote voice. I thank you very much. We need you to donate. We need you to follow us. We need you to like our page. Awful voice and i think all of you for joining this podcast with me today. God bless you stay safe. Wear a mask..

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"postal service" Discussed on Vote-Voiced Podcast

Vote-Voiced Podcast

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on Vote-Voiced Podcast

"And we get to know our postal workers and i'll you something else. Trump is trying to do and he tried to do it in montana. He tried to remove our iconic. Blue mailboxes are blue. Drop boxes is what they call. We call him our little are blue mailboxes. Okay and where i live. There is one blue box sitting in of a bank that everybody uses at. I have to cross the street to get to the box. And when i crossed the street. I'm in another city. Something a young lady. I was speaking to brought up. If you mail your ballot. Make sure you mail your ballot within the city that you live in so that if you do not you're going to sin your ballot to another city and they'll have to send it back to your city in order for it to be processed. That's my understanding. You understand something. She she pointed out to me. So make sure that when you mail in your ballot if you cannot take it to a dropbox at your clerk's office in your city you should have dropped boxes for your mail in ballot now. Lots of people going to the polls. Okay i have family members wanna go to the polls i spoke to my granddaughter. This is her first year voting. And she's a grandma. I really wanted to go to the polls. I said go baby go. Just make sure that when you go. Okay you wear your masks. You wear your gloves. Be patient okay. i'm in a state of michigan and there were incidents at the polls where the voters in the poll workers going at it with each other bit. Listen be patient. Were all on edge. We have what this was is. Seventy day laughed wool. We are taking down to. The selection trump knows it and sad that we have a president who wants to steal our vote. But that's his mentality. okay. I usually keep everything very non-partisan but he has broken that by coming out and saying that he wants to destroy basically our postal service so that he can steal our votes. My dear friends ladies and gentlemen no matter what race you are no matter what religion you are this is so voter suppression and the man has come out and admitted on television. It's recorded that. He wants to prevent people from voting in this election. We must not let that happen. I am going to vote with my absentee ballot. Oh and something else. I've said this before. Absentee ballots and vote by. Mail are the same thing. And i'm sorry if you do not understand that. Oh i'm so sorry for you. Look mail in ballots absentee ballot. It's the same thing okay if you don't want to use it it's okay. There's lots of people going to the polls something else. They're doing now drive up voting now. That is wonderful. Everyone who's done it so far loves it drive up you go through different different different. Stop stop this description. I would give given okay and then when you get to a certain point the Deep poll worker comes out and walks you to actually turn in your ballots yourself so that you know that your ballots being turned it up. Believe that that's exactly how it works but check it out in your City to they have drive up othing. There's several places here michigan. That are doing it. They did it detroit. And when they were interviewing people on the news people loved it wonderful. This is our future. Why not drive up visiting poll voting mail in app. Slash absentee voting. Hey i think we should get a voting online. Wouldn't that be wonderful rate. Now listen we must make sure that we take every step possible to protect our ballots. I'm talking to everyone. Who's going to be fully absentee if you cannot get out of your house see. I've already planned them. I don't drive anymore. So i plan on getting over a lift or ride with someone i know somewhere. Have someone take me to the clerk's office. Please be aware because of coal bed. You need to make sure your clerk's office is open. Their drop boxes all over the state of michigan. Find out where your dropbox is dropping your dropbox. I spoke to one lady who did who took her ballot to the dropbox and she said they had a police officer. They're just to protect the dropbox. That's wonderful. I think that's wonderful. We want to protect our folks. Listen i have confidence in our secretary of state. I have now i understand. We just put a qualify with that. I understand there's some states that they're practicing voter suppression but if you are in a state where they're practicing voter suppression. Take your ballot to the clerk's office if you can if not some state. Our mailing out the ballots right away. Some states are starting his first week of september. My understanding is that in michigan. And this is this is my understanding. Okay that the last. What third and fourth wheat between the third fourth week of september. They'll be sending out our ballots. Some states are sending out the ballots. Two months ahead of time. Why because we have been told by the trump administration that they are going to try to stop our ballots from working. They've got to try to stop us from voting voter suppression disenfranchises. Oh my goodness. We never thought we never thought that something like this could happen. We must take steps in the future people to make sure that if we ever if our children are ever faced with a president administration and people in washington like the republican party like trump that we have guardrails against this No one has said anything about trump saying in a republican party about him saying he wants to stop people from voting. It's frightening it's heartbreaking. I know that there are plenty of republicans who defend trump to the death. But you you you must start speaking against what is not.

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"postal service" Discussed on Vote-Voiced Podcast

Vote-Voiced Podcast

03:55 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on Vote-Voiced Podcast

"Lot of information going out about trump's attempt to block the post office from delivering the mail on time. They've even made a statement telling people you better get ready because the post office isn't going to be able to deliver your ballots people. I have been voting by mail probably more than ten years now. I can't go back to the exact date. Have to call the clerk's office. So i'm going to be safe to say at least ten years. Okay maybe fifteen okay. Because i wasn't able to go to polls editor at that time you had to have a very good reason for voting absentee and i did. I had a very good reason..

"postal service" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

05:49 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Ordered by the postmaster general that have effectively slowed down mail service by eliminating worker hours as well as hundreds of sorting machines according to a spokeswoman for the inspector general and aide to Senator Elizabeth Warren One of the senators who requested to review the Inspector General is also reviewing potential ethics complaints against Louis Joy, an ally and donor of president trump. This news comes a day after president trump appeared to come out and confirm his critics suspicions that he was holding macron stimulus deal over money to help the postal. Service. They need that money in order to have the post office work. So it could take all of these millions and millions of ballots. Now, in the meantime, they aren't getting there by the way those two items but if they don't get those two items that means you can't have universal Mellon voting because they're not equipped to have it. Later, in a news conference at the White House, the president chose is slightly different words basically implying that it was that's who were holding up the deal, but for the point was the same. If, the post office not going to approve a bill and the post office therefore won't have the money and if they're not gonNA approve a big bill a bigger bill. And they're not going to have the three and a half billion dollars for the universal mail in votes. How can you have those votes? What would mean is the people have to go to the polls and vote? The comments come after the president has been months attacking vote by mail efforts is susceptible to fraud by there being no evidence and despite the president's own intelligence officials in charge of election security testifying two weeks ago that massive vote by mail fraud is not something they're worried about where there is evidence of is a slowdown in male less than three months before an election when that's going to be conducted primarily by mail in at least nine states in part because of concerns about the coronavirus memo sent by the postmaster, General Workers, this week. And obtained by CNN, confirms as much about the slowdown quote. Unfortunately, this transformative initiative has had unintended consequences that impacted our overall service levels said the postmaster general for the more in letters obtained by CNN and sent to at least fourteen states which Washington Post has occurred at the end of July. The Postal Service tells state election officials at these lags delivery may mean some ballots will not reach election offices in time to be counted. Perhaps the most interesting fact about all this however is just what if anything the president is telling the postmaster general. President told the press on Sunday that he hasn't spoken with postmaster general today however seen confirmed that six days before he said that the president did in fact, speak with him when asked about the discrepancy, the White House said quote it was congratulatory meeting. A congratulatory meeting. In August for job he got in May. Want to start with the latest on that inspector. General, review of the Postmaster General Kristen Holmes helped break the story joins us now so. Toes more about this investigation how broad is this? Interesting. Here's what we know. This is all based on a letter from Senator Warren as you mentioned among others that really had six bullet points and we are told by a source that the inspector general is reviewing all six of these. Now, the first five are pretty much the same bulk topic. Here they are those changes. You mentioned these changes that are sounding alarms across the country because of the delay in mail. Because of the upcoming election, the other the last one is about his finances. So let's start with the I six because it's a pretty broad go particularly about the changes they talk about specific operational changes they list of exactly what was done was there any rationale given? was there any analysis on the kind of impact that this could have what do the delays actually look like remember at this point we are hearing from Postal Service workers, we are seeing the mail piled up they want to know specifics of what these delays actually look like, and of course, the big question that all of us have which is, is this going to impact the twenty twenty election and as we have heard from numerous sources, it's hard at this point to see it not impacting the election. You're talking about millions of Americans, voting some of them for the. First Time. By Mail in ballot at a time that there is this huge change in the post office. Now that last topic is very interesting, this is all about his finances Lewis Joy who you mentioned they trump donor an ally he is not just a regular donor. He is the kind of donor that is named Finance Chair of the Charlotte Convention before there was no Charlotte Convention. So this is not small potatoes guy. She. We obtained his documents is financial documents we went through them, and this is what this review is out and we found from ethical experts. They said that there might be some concern here. He had not divested millions in stock from his former company, which is now a current contractor with the United States Postal Service, and on top of that, we know that he has stock options in Amazon, which is a huge postal service customer. The vote vote by mail begins just a few weeks in in states like North Carolina. I mean, is this a full on investigation? Is The inspector general just looking I, mean. What would one actually characterize this as just kind of looking into it to see if it warrants further investigation. Well. That's always the big question with the Inspector General. They are very cagey. They do not like to say what the investigation is. If there's an investigation I, mean the fact that we even got on the record that they were doing the body work in this is pretty extraordinary and that means that they are reaching out on behalf of all these documents they want to know if there is any sort of paper trail right now on these changes what led to these changes was there some kind of meeting? And On..

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"postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Precedent here as well. Have we ever seen a president I take aim at the postal service in the way that the trump administration has I can't think of any time when we've had the postal service be in the crosshairs an administration there has been a campaign going back for decades now to try to undermine the postal service as a government agency from Libertarians who don't like the idea of government services and they certainly haven't liked this example of successful government service that serves the American people. A uniform basis, you know a democratic government service. So that's been going on for a long time, and that's something that the post offices had to contend with for many years but we've never had a president move aggressively against the post office. In this way, it is unprecedented. I mean the president has said that mail in ballots can open the door to voter fraud this. Is a big political talking point. I don't believe that there's any proof of that Chris of you found any proof of that no I mean the state that's been doing this the longest in terms of having all ballots go through the mail as organ which has been doing it says two thousand and it's in the case of about fifty million ballots over those past twenty years. It's something like two cases of voter fraud. So that really is not an issue we have to be worried about in terms of the election the issued after he worried about is making sure the postal service is prepared and ready to get these ballots where they need to be. Rigid you said that this is also an opportunity for improvements to the postal service in how New York in particular learned what lessons New York has learned from this last election What can what have they learned are are there are there changes going? That are going to be implemented before twenty twenty. I think some of the changes can be implemented by legislatures and so in the case of New York. The. State. saw what happened during this primary saw what came out during this federal case and has started to make some policy changes in terms of you know what legitimises a ballot if you're going to say that it needs to have a postmark knowing some of the constraints that this federal agencies operating under will maybe you need to make sure that the date when that ballot is received, it makes sense. So in the case of this federal, this federal lawsuit, the judge ruled that any ballots received by June twenty fourth or twenty fifth two days after the. Primary Y, the missing postmark could still be counted and there are a piece of legislation in Albany that has already passed both the state assembly and Senate that would allow four ballots received the day after election even if they're missing a postmark to still be counted, so there are ways that extent governments can address some of these issues even if the federal government doesn't give the United States, postal. Service what it needs Chris who is most at risk of being disenfranchised If the postal service is experiencing delays, it's experiencing ahead of the election right now. Well. If you look at who were talking about, it's going to be people in rural areas. It's going to be people who are low income who are going to have a harder time getting to the polls and who are going to be more likely to experience delays in terms of getting the the mail delivered But the thing is, is the male slowing down all around the country so this could be potentially a. Much more broadly based because the postal services saying we need at least a week to deliver to live with these ballots and So this could be a broader problem than traditionally the people were concerned about who are lacking access being lower income people rural people older people So that's something definitely keep an eye out. For I'm just wondering is there anything that people can do to make sure their ballots actually make it in in November? Well as Chris said, the rules are different by state You know here in New York, you have an opportunity to still vote in person there's early voting and voting on election day, and you can also take your absentee ballot, chew the Board of Elections Office or to any of those poll sites. So there are opportunities there There's no male, there's no ballot tracking system. In New York but those are the other ways that you can ensure that you don't have to rely on a middleman to get your ballot it needs to go bridge. Bergen is a city hall and politics reporter at WNYC, brigid. How can postal workers reach you? If they want to share information with you I'm on twitter my DM's rope at brigid Bergen love to hear from you. Grand Christopher W Shaw's historian policy analyst, and author of preserving the People's post office Chris. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you for having. Name. Eight Jorgensen, and from Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan. I'm a retired letter carrier after thirty five and a half years and I feel completely safe in sending in my mail in ballot I. Don't feel there's any kind of risk in his being stolen anything like that. Hi, this is Karen in San Jose California and since the post office already handled absentee ballots, I, really don't understand the issue. Handling more male I've clued. Towns that are offering drop off location for absentee ballots for those of us who do not show up at the polls and I think that the much better idea than having. So US Postal Service be responsible for. So of talent, it's really not fair to them given all the pressure that they're facing and the situation that their financial. This is Katrina from Maplewood. New Jersey. This is Gail Turner from Richmond Virginia. As far as trusting the post for the elections. Start counting the ballot now don't wait until the last moment. This is Teresa from the brainard lakes area retired from the United States Postal Service seven months ago after a thirty year career. Lee always to ballot handling very seriously. It's an honorable responsibility. The postal workers readily accept I am personally offended by the president's unfairness that you would be mishandled. He is attacking anyone in any institution that could stand in his way or help with his defeat. Although I have a postman, the family or anything I do know my man both personally by homeless postman and my office postman and they're both incredibly continent professionals take the job incredibly seriously and I'm not worried about them interfering in any collection at all There's no way to ballot and sort of meaningful way we'll. We'll. I'll be there election than a meaningful ways to prevent and hit. Mail in balloting and reduced voter turnout. Is. Like and I live in. Florida, I finished chores. Me Is that the postal service can easily handle any mail in ballots, but he has also been very concerned that the new postmaster general is slowing down the delivery of mail. Very purposefully I, guess at the behest of our presidents so that it looks like we cannot handle mail in ballot. Eight seven, seven, eight, my take is our number. This is the takeaway..

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"postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

10:51 min | 2 years ago

"postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Tax season can be a real pain. Am I right? But it's all worth it when you open the mailbox and see that sweet sweet envelope. You've been waiting for unless it turns out that someone else already filed your return. Yeah during tax season your personal info like your name or your social security number that can get emailed around in shared a lot more than usual and criminals know this they can steal that Info from your devices and sell it on the dark web or use. It themselves to commit identity theft. Which is why you need the lifelock. Everybody the number one most recognized brand and identity theft protection lifelock monitors for uses of your personal info. Alert you to possible suspicious activities and if you become a victim of identity theft. A DEDICATED IDENTITY RESTORATION. Specialist is going to work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft or monitor all transactions at all businesses but having lifelock means one less thing distress about during tax season. Join now and save up to twenty five percent off your first year. Just go to lifelock dot com slash stuff. It's lifelock dot com slash stuff for twenty five percent off. So if you're to address a letter there are a few guidelines you know. You GotTa put your address legibly in the front got to put your little return address in the upper left corner on the front and put it on the back. Upper left corner there and don't use periods and commas like if you write Po box it's not p period period although that doesn't matter it apparently allows for greater efficiency in reading your letter. Maybe because I always put like Atlanta Comma G A PERIOD. I do too and they still get there. But don't you wonder if they get their like earlier? I don't know maybe so It is Supposedly you need to be able to read the address at arm's length so don't write tiny right and Don't right so big that they can't do other things to the envelope like scan stamp and things like that And then you know you gotta put your return address because if something happens you want it to come back to you. Although I don't do that much anymore a lot of times I'll just put like Atlanta Georgia. Really you don't put your return address now but I rarely mail things in a lot of times when I do. It's four works all just put Atlanta Georgia House forks or something. Oh Gotcha and it's not the kind of thing. If it doesn't come back to me I would care I. Gotcha had some precious thing. I would put a return address. I have a feeling that you're gonNA get some email from postal carriers that are like I hate people because whether you care if it comes back to you and I'm sure they have to get it back to you There's a lot of type of delivery surfaces. We surfaces services. We won't go over here but I did want to say that media mail is a great little Trick trick but a great tool if you're mailing things like books and short. Dvd's because it's super cheap but it takes a while but that's part of that mandate from seventeen ninety two that they want to keep the intellectual juice of America flowing through the postal service. So yeah things like that like creative stuff for books or correspondence and I think that's how if you've ever ordered a book on Amazon for like two cents you like how can they sell book not cents because they charge you like four ninety five for shipping and they probably pay like eight cents to mail it with Media Mail. That's the greatest gamma the twenty-first century. Well not really. I mean they're making their money via shipping. Instead of the book itself but publishers don't like it of course because they want to sell their books. New Yeah and that for two cents on Amazon. Yeah so I think we said that. The Postal Service has a monopoly on delivering mail but not on delivering packages. Right sure So because they're kind of in competitive business against like ups and Fedex and DHL and all those guys those guys have gone ahead and in in invested in infrastructure of say like air delivery air transportation of mail in the Postal Service has tried that before like they try to guided missile in nineteen fifty-three which they shot full of mail from submarine to a Naval Station in Florida. But it was just too expensive right. So the postal service said hey ups Fedex you guys have a bunch of Planes can we start putting our mail on it and they said sure for a few billion dollars a year and the postal service is great but at the same time they kind of They stepped forward into the twenty first century by doing so. Yeah and the postal service having access to everyone's mailbox is often tapped by ups and fedex deliver. What's called in the business the last mile? Yeah so a lot of times. Especially if you're a rural person If you get something from Amazon and it was shit by ups but eventually it made its way into your postal carrier route being delivered by the Postal Service. Yeah there's way more mixing of of package mailing than you would think It's like a swinger party or something pretty much In part of that deal in two thousand one with Fedex was hey fedex said can we put our boxes it your post offices and they said sure for one hundred and twenty six million dollars and they said you know. Can we hit your head on your plane? They said sure for six point. Three billion over seven years. Yeah but it's you know. Seems like a good agreement and they did the same with ups and We scratch our back. You Scratch Yours. Scratch your back. We'll scratch yours that works. I didn't everybody discretion on back. I don't know okay Because it's hard to reach So if you realize that the postal service needs a few billion extra dollars you say why. Don't you just up the postal rates? Well the federal government keeps its thumb on that they WanNa make sure that anybody who needs to mail a letter Can DO so without great expense? Yeah it's a big deal to change the postal rate and like it is much more than you would think there's a layman like me would just be like yeah. Just add a few cents cares. Yeah what's the problem just printed those forever stamps. Genius idea. You don't have to go back and reprinted bunch with the the amount great idea or the the one cent remember in Fargo when Wade got the one cent with the ducks. Yeah and she's like everyone needs the ones that whenever they raise the rates. Yeah he's Oh Korge didn't think about So yes there is. A very long protracted difficult process of raising the postal rates is not a very easy thing now and it involves Tony Bureaucracy. Should we get in? That are just leave it at that. It's up to you man. I think we should leave it at that. Okay so if you are going to mail something from Your House you need your little mailbox and I just installed mine in. What seemed like a sensible manner? I didn't realize that there are actual rules In fact you are supposed to contact the post office Before installing your mailbox which. I had no idea To make sure it's like the correct placement and height and so like the post office person or the male carried to get out of the truck. Oh they'll they'll burn it down if it's not the specification so you want to contact the post office. I didn't but I guess I just lucked out because They say generally forty one to forty five inches from the road surface to the inside floor of the mailbox or point of entry and then setback six to eight inches from the front face of the curb or road edge to the mailbox door. Right I guess I just got lucky then because I get my mail you know without any burning down of you know or without a post office spots Box which we talked about. They've been around for a couple of hundred years. And that's if you want to have a little key to your little own box and a post office and get your mail there. You can certainly do that. It's handy if you're starting out of business and you WanNa make people think that you're not working out of your house You can get a post office and say look. I have a po box. Which means I'm working on my bedroom right. It's like code. I think you're getting guns in the mail. Is that what people do? I'm sure there's a lot of people who try to get guns in the mail and their po boxes. Yeah sure okay or if you Tend to move around a lot in the same town and you don't want to worry about Changing your mail enforcing your mail. You could always be a box. Yeah so those are some reasons You want to talk the future of the post office if it's around after October two thousand thirteen. What is the future of the post office? Well there's a lot of stuff coming down the Pike There's the cancellation of Saturday. Mail this August. They're really going hard after package delivery services. Now what trying to with like the flat rates and stuff like that just really like courting businesses to say hey consider US instead of ups or Fedex right and especially with prescription medicines your Because we have an aging population is going to do nothing but increase in size. So you're gonNA need more prescriptions through the mail. So Hey let's get into that. Yeah and you can get stuff like that certified and insured signature delivery approved and stuff like that. It's helpful part of the post offices pledged that the letter carrier won't take your medication before delivering it my yup for some right But there's also a line of clothing coming out postal service line of clothing coming out up. I'm not kidding. Held rain heater snow. And that's how we almost didn't mention this so the postal services creed right sure neither rain nor snow nor sleet sleet or Holland. Rain nor sleet nor snow nor Neither Snow Nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. And that's actually not the post office official MODEL. They don't have one but it's been linked to them and it's actually an adaptation of something from Herodotus. The Greek historian who was making a comment about how the Persians even during their war in like five hundred BC. They were one of the first ones to establish a real postal service and even during war. The Postal Service didn't stop. There were still documents being delivered inherited. Addis was coming commenting on. That's where that came from. It should include like or loss of limb. It did originally like that's an adaptation. It wasn't loss of limb. But it was something like some sort of sicknesses befallen you right. They were putting the mail before themselves. The show must go on right So there's a a line of clothing called the rain or heater snow And then They're also talking about creating a federal email addresses that you get at birth just like you have a physical address you would also have an email.

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"postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

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"postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"I'm Steve INSKEEP good. Jerry just said let's do this old school right before she record and I have no idea what she meant. Five minutes of us back in like. Oh yeah you know. She's back shares his back. I thought she met. Let's make it crappy and five minutes long right and need like little empty. Tin Cans to speed ended vacant. Sound right how you doing jerry. That's Great Jerry. Gave us a thumbs up. I know in our new murder room. Jerry is within our eyesight again after a long lay-off where she was not within our range of viewing. I know it's kind of weird because now I'm looking at you but I can clearly see my perfect vision that she's waving. She'd brushing teeth. She's rearranging the severed human heads. That are in jars all around the place that's creepy. Yeah You Talk Post Office man. Yeah you WANNA give the disclaimer. That we're only talking about the post office in the US of a key okay We don't know how it works in your country. No and actually. It's probably not nearly as interesting is what's going on with the. Us Postal Service the USPS. 'cause I don't know if you know so not chuck but the. Usps is in a lot of trouble there via their solvency that the amount of money that they have to keep the lights on and keep everything going is expected to run out in October of two thousand thirteen. If they don't do something this year yeah I think they lost sixteen billion dollars last year. Yes in five billion the year before. So that's a three times as much money in a year. That's bad news. Here's the caveat to that sixteen billion dollar loss though. Eleven billion of that was in payments to The future benefits of postal workers. That have not yet retired but well. Yeah and the Post. The Postal Service is the only federal agency of any sort and that is required to prepay its employees benefits for the future in two thousand six a lame duck session of Congress said you know what you guys need to make sure that your workers are taking care of right so you guys have to start prepaying And over the next ten years and they have been and they've been bleeding money. I mean like a sixteen billion dollar loss. Yeah but eleven billion of it was to these future payments. I guess that would make sense then. Then if you took out that eleven they would just be about the same losses before dry. Amir five billion a year right but unless a lot of money list it is but They're figuring out ways to make up for that extra laws and one of the big ones that's on the table. Now is cutting out Saturday delivery. Yeah I I think they figure they can recoup two billion dollars a year doing that. So then they're down to three. The thing is is the post the post office. It's a part of the executive branch man. It's all over. The place is a part of the executive branch to part of the federal government but it gets zero dollars in tax revenue and it's also a thrill kill cult. Exactly that's horrible secret of the Yes. They're all right So they get no money besides what they can make off of their own revenue Operation Right So they get no but they get. But they're also under the purview of the federal the federal government. Yeah it's a weird weird thing and they can't act without asking Congress. Congress hasn't exactly been forthcoming lately. They haven't approved the Saturday thing. Have they congress? Here's the thing. Isn't that still up? They've been trying to get congress who prove that forever. The Senate passed a bill that said after two years. We'll let you cut out Saturday. Service will give you eleven billion dollars in overpayments that you guys made toward the retirement stuff all the stuff that went to the house and the House didn't do anything with it right so you know the fiscal cliff. Well the the. Us Congress passed a stopgap measure basically federal budget that says within this period. We're we're still able to operate right right and the US. Ps has ha- you didn't include our mandate from nineteen eighty one that we have to carry out Saturday service right in that stopgap so technically under current federal law. We DON'T HAVE TO CARRY OUT THIRTY SERVICE. And they're arguing illegally. So they're just saying that's the loophole. They're gonNA use to shut down Saturday service. Yes medicines just packages. They're going to deliver packages on Saturday. And here's a really good reason. Express-mail their revenues from packages of increased sixteen percent over the last ten years whereas First Class Mail in a letters have gone down thirty two percent. I believe so. They're making all almost all of their money. Because it's only forty five cents to mail a letter from Florida to Hawaii forty-six. Is it forty six now But they however much shipping in the shipping game. Which is where they make all their money. Which is ironically the one place. They don't have a monopoly as far as the mail goes. I'm glad to see medicine. Mail order medicine on that list to express mail packages in medicine because at first I was like who cares. I don't need I don't yet. I don't need my mail on a Saturday right but you'll let your medicine on a Saturday. Well that's why they included that as a you know something they would still deliver right and post offices. That are already open Saturdays. He'll still be open on Saturdays. Yeah so if you want to go to your po box ab there'll be some male. Maybe there won't be who knows. I bet you've had a po box. I've been thinking about this. Having you know really yeah. Have you know you struck me as a kind of person that would have had one point? You know that's where I get all my guns in the mail so I'm pretty worked up about this as you can see yeah It's kind of interesting. Yeah who'd have thought that the postal service whatever be interesting Sure think parts of this are very interesting And we just want to go ahead and say hello to all of our postal carriers out there. Yeah listen to our show. Who want us over during the Bush era? Because we've gotten emails from you guys and gals yet including one of our favorite people out. There is a postal worker. Who Very Nostril? Oh yeah is he. This wouldn't should really be attributed to van Nostra. I didn't. He's a carrier. I'm he's always been kind of cryptic about what he does. But I'm under the distinct impression that he's employed by the postal service all right so Bangalore's van Austrian. Yeah this is for you yeah But okay so. Let's talk about this. Let's talk about the postal service man. I'm all jazzed about the. Usps dude glad you are So for a little while even after the advent of electronic mail the postal services The amount of mail they were delivering was still increasing. As of two thousand seven. It was on an upward trajectory. Sorry two thousand six right two hundred thirteen billion one hundred and thirty seven million pieces of mail that year. Yeah missed on the one sixty seven now. Yeah and then There was this written do you? Now I think two thousand seven two thousand eight okay. So then they had seven hundred thousand employees. Now they have about five hundred. Eighty thousand been in trim the budget mode. Jank for the past few years. Well and the reason why in two thousand six they also made seventy two point eight billion dollars. I mean those stamps. Add up you know In Two Thousand and eleven they made sixty six billion. Well not bad. Yeah but they're still losing a lot of money. I mean that's what Seven billion dollars in difference in just five years. Now it's not good. That's not good So we're the where'd all this come from? Chuck it came from Becky Andrade. You know people have always need to communicate obviously from long distances and In Sixteen thirty nine They you know colonist here in the in the new I guess they were United States yet but in the new world needed to get word back to England occasionally and say things like. Hey quit bugging her. Hey send us more tea and crump. It's right and So the first official Postal Service was established in sixteen thirty nine Richard Fairbanks Tavern in Boston. Was the official mail drop for overseas Massachusetts. Yep and that was the place to go if you wanted to mail something. Yeah and I couldn't find what happened or where it went on the other side of the Atlantic. Probably I would imagine just went to that said Hayes Ernie Mail and you turn around and travel five.

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