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DeJoy Testifies Before House Panel
"Did you get christmas. Cards in january is taking a long time to get that birthday present to your friend across the country. The mail has been delayed over the last few months and congress wants to know why postmaster general louis dejoy face lawmakers on capitol hill yesterday. Here's representative bob gibbs of ohio. I won't send payments through mail anymore. So much confidence. I've lost in the system due i apologize for the delays but said even the plan congress has to help may not be enough. I would suggest that we are on a death. Spiral we cannot even with this legislation. We cannot continue to lose money. Npr's brian naylor has been following this and joins us now. Good morning brian. Good morning rachel. So what we're lawmakers big specific concerns and did dejoy take responsibility so there was criticism from both sides of the aisle. They cited those You know late. Christmas cards and other mail delays complaints from constituents over bills arriving late leading to late payments and late fees. And you heard congressman. Gibbs say he's given up on the postal service to joy was apologetic but he also got kind of Combative at times he said the status quo was not acceptable but he also said the problems existed before he got there. You could sit here and think that i'm bringing all this damage to the postal service. But as i said earlier the place was operationally faulty because of lack of investment and lack of ability to move forward. Which is what which to do. So you heard him say before. A death spiral as quite a phrase. He said the service lost more than nine billion dollars last year and is projected to lose some one hundred and sixty billion over the next ten
Biden announces 3 nominees to U.S. Postal Service board
"President Biden is nominating three people to the USPS Board of Governors. Ah, former lawyer for the American Postal Workers Union, Ah, former deputy postmaster general and also an expert and an advocate for voting by
USPS adding up to 165K fuel efficient or electric delivery vehicles
"Look and see You're getting a new vehicle. And 2023, the U. S Postal Service announced his 200,000 vans, many three decades old. Will be retired Wisconsin company Osh Kosh defense has been tapped to build the new fleet, which will include electric vehicles and modern anti collision technology Postal service describes The deal is the first part of a multi billion dollar tenure efforts to replace the delivery fleet 7
Walmart now offering vaccines in 14 locations in metro Atlanta
"Store now offering the Corona virus vaccine at many more locations. Wal Mart, making it easier for you to get a coronavirus shot the chain expanding the number of locations. Word is offering the vaccine from 10 to 60 stores here in Georgia. 14 stores right here in metro Atlanta. In In addition addition to to to to Sam's Sam's Club Club stores, stores, which which Wal Wal Mart Mart operates operates still still USPS USPS Robin Robin Wolinsky, Wolinsky,
3 Ways To Improve Your Branding in 2021
"The branding is thrown around a lot and business and melinda people really fully comprehend it. You know what something you need to have an order but you're not really sure how it ties into your business your marketing your sales. This is common so on a simplify things and then share with you. The five things you can do this year to strengthen your brand branding simply what other people say about your business. How do people describe. Your business is your brand. For example nike is known for being motivational youthful. Go-getter all these things kind of mesh with the brand of nike. That's the message. He put out there the kind of product and business they run. It's also a very casual type of brand versus louis vitton. That's not a casual brand. That is not a motivational brand a luxury brand. It's not for everyone. In fact another luxury brand porsche had a very famous and the billboards on this magazine ads. That stated their brand in the simple sentence not something for everyone everything to someone again making it exclusive. so how can you form that message that branding. Well it's actually quite simple. There are three things you can just write down in a document right now. This is a great exercise to really solidify. What your business is. all about your branding. The first thing is what is your. Usps your unique selling proposition in one sentence. How is your business your product. Your service unique in stands out from the competition. One of the most famous ones domino's pizza. They had this For a very long time in the eighties and nineties. It's not their current one. But you could see what i mean. It was fresh delicious pizza in thirty minutes or less so in one sentence. I know exactly domino's is all about. It's about fresh pizza. The tastes good the delivered to my door quickly at the time. The competition didn't do delivery or their delivery was really slow. Quality varied that kind of stuff. So you need to write down your usb number two. How do you serve your customers. Howdy deliver your products or services. What experience do they have describe it. And then lastly and you can flip two and three if you wanted to. Who are your customers. Describe your target market people that you serve in as much detail as you can by having these three pieces of information you have a good understanding of the brand that you want to build these are the things you say about your company so in order for them to say that you have to practice what you preach. You have to put that out there. So how do we do that. Well these are the five tips. I want to give you tip number one. You're usp this has to be at the top of your homepage. This has been your headline. This has really be the first thing anybody sees so they understand why they should go with you. You don't have much time when somebody hits her website. They wanna know quickly. Why the stick around. Why should consider you. And if you can't grab them and hold their attention with your first communication. Which is the headline the headline. That's on the top of the page. Then they're just gonna leave and you're gonna lose them forever so tip number one very easy change the headline on your homepage to your usb. I know this sounds really simple. But i guarantee you many of you if you look at your website right now you don't have that remember. You wanna make your usb. Your headline is very very easy to understand. It's simple remember. We always say a confused mind. Never buys you don't want to confuse him. With a long winded sentence with commas and semi colons and hyphens. No keep it short if you have to take a breath say the sentence. It's tool
FBI Warns Of Armed Protests In Atlanta, Other State Capitals
"An extensive amount of concerning online chatter, including calls for armed protests leading up to next week's presidential inauguration. I'm double USPS. Veronica Waters, We're ready. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds is cautiously optimistic that state Capitol Security is well in hand ahead of Inauguration Day in D. C. We're hearing a little bit of chatter, but so far so good. We feel pretty good about next week in constant contact with the State patrol in Atlanta police Reynolds tells me the focus may be largely on D. C. But no one's guard is down here if you're downtown, If you have business to be there, I would tell you to go about your business. Veronica Waters, 95.5 WSB.
7-year-old struck by stray bullet in Atlanta dies, investigators searching for killer
"In in in in in Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta are are are are are now now now now now searching searching searching searching searching for for for for for the the the the the killer killer killer killer killer in in in in in the the the the the shooting shooting shooting shooting shooting of of of of a a a a seven seven seven seven year year year year old old old old girl girl girl girl from from from from Cobb Cobb Cobb Cobb County. County. County. County. The latest death drives the number of homicides in the city to record numbers. USPS. Michelle Right begins our live team coverage as city leaders are mourning the role girl's death. Yeah, Mark Christmas will never be the same for Kennedy Maxie's family. The little girl died over the weekend after being shot in the back of the head while riding in the back seat of her aunt's car by an errant bullet as they were driving in Phipps Plaza is parking lot last Monday evening. Police say the violence, the result of a fight between two groups of men. In the parking lot of sex with avenue over it. Phipps Plaza, the men getting into their cars. There's a chase in someone pulls a gun and shoots at the car, the stray bullet hitting the seven year old in the head. Police are now poring over reels of surveillance footage as they seek to identify those involved in the shoot out, especially the trigger man This as Atlanta City Council member, Howard shook, who blasted police and violence in the city days after the shooting. SWC's word on the street now is not the time to elaborate on his criticism. You know? Today's the day to grieve. Um For the little girl, City Council President Felicia Moore says she is shocked by the whole thing just shake in this city and its shaking me. Kennedy's death marks the 155th homicide in Atlanta this year, making it the deadliest year in the city since 154 154 people people were were killed killed back back in in 1998 1998
Snow, holiday shipping loads delaying 10 million packages a day
"And historic Bowman online holiday purchases and one of the biggest snow storms in the Northeast in years, combining to overwhelm the U. S shipping system. An estimated six million packages a day are piling up and retailers, warehouses or shipping centers and awaiting pickup by FedEx UPS. AMAZON the USPS And other shippers. Another 3.5 million packages are being picked up daily, but not reaching their destinations on time. That's all. According to Shit Matrix, a software company that helps retailers and others track shipments. It could soon get even worse on time. Delivery rates for the USPS have dropped to just over 86% in the third week of December, down from 93% 3 weeks ago. Matt
Tlingit art on postal stamp, and COVID surge in US
"This is national native news antonio gonzales the art work of a clinker artists from juno alaska will be featured on a new post stamp set for distribution next year henry show with cage. Ns reports rico. Lana world is the founder of trickster company a design shop based in juneau that incorporates traditional northwest coast art into everything from t-shirts and stickers to skateboard decks and basketball's he says that an art director for the us postal service called him up one day he had apparently discovered some of Tricks are companies are work at the national museum of american indians. Gift shop in dc and That's sort of where our discussion began about. Making this design happen world decided to go with the scene from the traditional story of raven setting free the sun moon and stars for his design and he says he kept a national audience in mind in other so many depictions of of raven. The box of daylight story It almost a little bit like silly to do it again. But i felt like it was an important kind of desire kind of story that that gets a gateway for people to to learn about cricket culture. His design depicts raven escaping through the chimney as he is transforming back into human form. It's an exciting and chaotic scene. There are stars stuck in his feathers and the sun is in his mouth. Orel says he believes the decision to include. His art work on a stamp is part of a wider movement for better representation of native stories. I think the usps is sort of in line with everyone else trying to figure out how to enable indigenous people to tell their own stories. And so it's it's just an honor to be able to be a part of that and to represent. According to sealaska heritage institute the postal service had planned to unveil the stamp at celebration twenty twenty but the event was cancelled because of the pandemic. shi is working with the agency to hold a release ceremony next year. In hanes. i'm henry leash across the country covid. Nineteen rates are hitting all time highs. No one knows that better than the healthcare workers fighting the pandemic on the front lines. Kale c. c.'s. Brian bull talk to his sister. Traveling nurse who's just recovered from covid. Nineteen my sister. Tracy and i are both proud members of the nez perce tribe or as we call ourselves than ame- pu we're also both essential workers during this pandemic though to be fair tracy's put herself in harm's way almost daily since nineteen came to the us still. She was surprised when she tested positive herself. I did a lot of sleeping but looking back the whole first week and a half was a blur it was an early november and thankfully tracy's case came at a later time in the pandemic one knowledge treatments. A covid nineteen or much better than on its earlier stages my sister got the same regiment as president trump. Actually but she says things got tense when the texas hospital. She does stain him. Tried to discharge her after only four doses of remdesivir contrary to cdc guidelines. I feel that they were trying to discharge me because they needed the hospital bed. And i told her no that i would not leave until i receive my sister. I insisted on it. Tracy's now out of the hospital ready to see her grandkids in montana. She says everyone needs to wear masks and appreciate healthcare workers. I'm very relieved. And of course proud of my sister be well. Keep doing great work and i love you. Happy thanksgiving thank you. I love you too. Brian and happy thanksgiving for national native news. I'm brian bowl. And tony gonzalez
As COVID-Safe Becomes Table Stakes In Hotels, Real Wellness Can Be Your USP
"A property. Covid safe is something that just about. Every hotel is focused on right now and rightly soy and a big part of that of course focuses on the cleanliness and the hygiene speaks which is great. Because it's something we should have probably been lot more focused on in the past anyway. But as i mentioned that's table stakes. That gets you into the game. It's not enough for you to be able to stand out. You need to take it a step further. And that's where. I genuinely believe in spoken about this a few times but i generally believe that real authentic wellness in a hotel is something that he's going to allow those hotels that have it to differentiate themselves it is potentially going to become a major us p. for these hotels now over the last probably five years or so there's been a number of hotels that have dabbled in this idea number of hotels that have created different wellness concepts most of them. Frankly haven't really been that great that i've seen the haven't really addressed. I guess the broader picture of wellness. They eat the bean sort of product late. And they've been a little bit gimmicky or they've been program lead and they've been fairly superficial now spoiler alert and a little bit of full disquiet not full disclosure. Actually pasha disclosure. Because i can't tell you all about it yet. Because i haven't actually launched but i have heard about a new concept that is coming online very very soon hopefully in the next few weeks or so i think they're gonna launch which i think as done a great job of marrying those two concept's partially product partially program and on a lot more comprehensive and holistic level than i think has been done before so that's a big saudi news. I'll let you know about that in a couple of weeks once these guys launch. But i do believe that there is an opportunity for hotels that do it right that do it authentically and genuinely that really capture the essence of wellness in a hotel room. And it's all the elements the air. It's the water. It's the materials it's the sound it's the light. It's the the heat all of those things in a room that make up a living spice plus the water of course in the bathroom. All of those things become become part of your wellness experience. If it's done right. And i actually think two thousand and twenty one and twenty two especially a probably going to be a bit of a boom time for these hotel. Wellness concept's if they don reid. I also think the consumer consumers now smart enough to know the ones that are doing it right and not so. I think those that have tried the gimmicky stuff in the past will probably be found out those that are genuine and authentic and comprehensive and holistic in what they put in place. I think you'll find that is going to be a massive. Us p. for pretty much every hotel not just the high end hotels but all hotels resorts city all hotel levels and brands probably more so in the higher end brand i guess the higher end bracket i mean sort of the full five star hotels but i do think it's a big opportunity. What are you reckon. A let me know in the comments below. Be really interested to hear your thoughts on what you've seen in the past way you think it's going and if you think like i do a real wellness concept inside a hotel not just in the spa but the whole hotel is actually a good idea and actually going to become a us pay. Let me
USPS finds 815 Texas mail ballots in Houston, Fort-Worth and Dallas facilities
"Found some mail in ballots in the Lone Star State, The ANA Kodiak reports A federal judge had ordered the Postal Service to search its facilities for mail in ballots that hadn't yet been delivered to county election officials. Another judge had issued a similar order on Tuesday concerning 12 districts nationwide, but the Postal Service miss the three PM deadline. Of the 815 UN delivered ballots found in Texas 232 were found in Houston, 322 and Fort Worth and 35 in Dallas, and the rest were in cities around the state. More
Over 800 Mail-In Ballots Found in USPS Processing Facilities by Texas Officials
"The USPS says more than 800 mail in ballots were found in Texas facilities and delivered to county election officials. Between Tuesday and Wednesday. A sweep of over 200 mail processing facilities was ordered by a federal judge on
Judge orders USPS to sweep facilities for mail-in ballots
"And a federal judge says the Postal Service needs to sweep its facilities for mail in ballots, and it may prove worthwhile after hundreds of ballots were found. In Texas A federal judge says the U. S Postal Service needs to sweep its facilities twice a day in states where they're accepting and counting ballots received past election Day. One of those states is Nevada aqui. A battleground in which we're still waiting for results. Attorneys in this particular lawsuit said 150,000 ballots were delivered Wednesday, the day after the election, and in Texas, where the judge had first ordered such postal service sweeps more than 800 ballots were found in 14 different facilities. This federal judge Emmet Sullivan had ordered the Postal Service ahead of Election Day to take extraordinary measures to get ballots to elections officials. Fox's Jessica Rosenthal,
Federal judge orders USPS to take 'extraordinary measures' to deliver mail-in ballots on time
"Service to take extraordinary measures to deliver ballots in time to be counted in Wisconsin and around Detroit, including using a priority mail service chief U. S. District Judge Stanley Bastion in Yakima issued the order on Friday after being presented with data. Showing on time delivery of ballots sent by voters was too slow in Michigan and Wisconsin. They're both battleground states in the November election bastion. An appointee of former President Barack Obama said that starting Sunday and continuing through November 10th, the USPS must report to his court. The prior day's all clear status for each facility in processing center in the Detroit area. And a district covering most of Wisconsin, A record number of voters in Washington have already
A Rare Conversation with Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie
"Sam hinkie welcome to USPS daily. Hi Pablo. Sam Let's be very clear about what's happening here. You don't really talk to people in this way very often you have reminded me for a long time as a mixture of like I say this with all the complementary nature to it I hope you receive, but there's a j d salinger aspect maybe Greta Garbo more your speed wizard of Oz kind of thing. So why are you breaking said silence with me right now is You're you're lifting expectations. I don't know if I can keep up but I'll I'll I'll do my best. I do talk every day I, just don't talk to you and your colleagues at ESPN. On television every day it's not everyday. You get a chance to guess up on your friend who just had something awesome happened in their life that happens to coalesce with a bunch of my life. So that's why. Yeah well, let's get into it because. Darryl Maury, your former boss colleague, your friend. Just, got higher this week to dear old job, which is president of basketball operations at the Philadelphia Seventy sixers. What was your reaction to that news? Of stoked. I'm stoked. Now it's I think it's great news I think he's a he's not a good higher. He's a great heart. It's a really big move the franchise for Franchisee Carolina. Belt. With a bunch of people that I care belt and. I just think it portends really great things for the future for the sixers which remains to this day remains meaningful to me and so So I'm stoked first of all, did you know before I knew which is to say, did you know before Woche tweeted about this on Wednesday after do all Paulo the nature of compounding trust with people over long periods of times being careful about what you say what you know? I I'll say this I like. Deporting to me. Maybe, the sounds facetious but it's me It's important to me to. Earn Trust with people and a lot of ways. One of the ways you do that as a be careful about what or when you knew anything. So I can sense the drawbridge raising a little bit slower jump car. We're one minute into timer to our conversation. Here you go with like Zingers Zingers I'm trying to scale the castle and they'll let me let me let me try something else because. I understand that completing these days tell me about a private conversations please. Wouldn't mind sharing your social security information. Well, that'd be very helpful but I WANNA get into what you mentioned earlier, which is that this coalesce around your story as well in a way that makes you a very timely person to talk to on the record at a sports publication like ESPN daily I mean the metaphor. Sam. For what has happened this week that I have set that I've landed on that I'm settling upon is that the Philadelphia? Seventy sixers I mean they kind of just hired their ex wife's older sister. So in this metaphor, I think you know that you are the X in this case and I want to ask you first about. That I mean, this must have felt in some way as much as you're excited about this stoked, and by the way, it's a godsend for sixers fans. Everywhere like I would argue that it must be kind of weird also. I mean eight hasn't begun yet. So we'll see a suspect they'll be on occasion it'll be a little. A little strange but mostly, it be great I. THAT'S A. You're. Only a mind like yours would come up with a with an analogy like that. It's I think of it as a obviously a good thing for Daryl and something he wanted to do which is awesome and I think a good thing for the sixers and. God bless them for that answer I think it's I think it's a great answer and regardless of the. Oddity of it I mean make my simple. I've been on Sixer Fan and a rock fan more than the other teams. For a while, I can continue to do that. Let's go. Yeah I want to know how much you've actually gotten to watch year old team your old franchise. How much have you gone to see the Philadelphia Seventy sixers play basketball over these last four years since you resigned from the team I watch a bunch of for sure I. Don't watch every game and I surely don't watch all of every game I live on the West Coast and so post dinner a lot of nights you can gets the fourth quarter and I'm as guilty some fans that you know games close turn it on and the game's not close in. It's not that interesting with. A minutes ago and you you know. Live to watch another day Yeah I I watch and I. I keep track a lot because I. Care about I care about how they do and I care about a bunch of people who care about. The people on the floor so yeah, I'm a I'm a fan from afar.
Coral reef taller than Empire State Building found off Australia
"Have discovered massive coral reef off the coast of Australia. It's about sixteen hundred feet tall taller than the Empire State Building and its base is nearly a mile wide. It was discovered in the great. Barrier. Reef, which is the world's largest coral reef system researchers say they were surprised and elated to stumble upon the massive underwater structure. It's the first discovery of its kind in one hundred and twenty years and scientists say it's a reminder that there's still so much. We don't know about the ocean now plan to study the re further to better understand its role within the oceans ecosystem.
Charred Mail Discovered In USPS Mailbox On Boylston Street In Boston
"A fire in a postal Service mailbox on Boylston Street in Boston. It is under investigation. Some mail was damaged. Police say they were told by a mail carrier that the mailbox emptied Saturday afternoon had no sign of damage. The U. S postal inspector has taken custody of the mailbox and damage mail.
Suspect allegedly steals USPS mail truck, leads police on chase through Washington DC
"Police chase involved a mail truck. Last night A mailman was on Quebec Place near Water Street Northwest just before 7 P.m. when they lost their keys. A woman found them and when she realized it belonged to a mail truck, she drove away with it. A police chase ensued. She was on ly able to travel a couple of blocks before authorities caught up to her. He eventually pulled over and was arrested on ninth and Kansas Avenue.
"usps" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce
"Mean, it's like that every day so. It's You're like okay. Another loss talking the confident dammit. So we'll see we'll check back. Gave me guys. Come. December. We'll do that well November I know number you know we'll check in and. See how that whole process has been. So you know the other thing about the good that you're mentioning there is. It really does feel like we don't. Know How much work it takes to get a fan or a check or for that matter bill from one place to another and he said so many hands I'm kind of curious like. WE'RE STILL IN A. you know we I don't think we still we still take for granted. Let's put it that way. The fact that you can send a piece of mail in generally within three to five days get anywhere in the united. States at least the continental United States Bozell how many? What's the real in brief? What is the process? If like I put something in a mailbox today you said how many Hans it actually touch him. Who kind of magic happens? Probably, I would say at least a half dozen heads. So you drop it in the mail box, you never L. Vox or wherever it's picked up by the carrier it goes. To. The station. And then generally onto a truck to a distribution of processing center and from there. Depending on where it's going. Basically mirrors that process and ends up at the at the destination. It's like planes are involved trains. Trucks are involved. Human hands on all sides. It's. Amazing piece of clockwork. All right. So that's the good. Now let's get to the dark side. Arms. What is the bad a working at the US Postal Service? So I am told and. It is true. that. If you've worked there. For Ten Years Thirty Years Forty years and you want to transfer. Out, of state. To another city. That you lose all of your seniority. and. You'd have to start from the ground up. What Yeah Yeah so if you if you`re you're care started as a carrier you work your way up to. I don't know. Some top tier I think you have to start over. Yeah it's it's pretty. Ridiculous. Yeah. What's the reason for that? Is Because you? Know, I don't know. But what I was told about half psychopath this is ridiculous. The change. There's some there's some. There's some things in place that are just a little. Little. Draconian. Brutal? I feel like me part of it is that the post office even though it's a national entity, it's very much a neighborhood thing. Right and the people who work there probably tend to work there for very long time and it's like you're not going to have somebody coming from another neighborhood switching over here real office and I'm like, okay. So he was like. You know King of the hill over there for twenty years but we don't know him. You know it's like, yeah. Does, it is that actually Are the. So are there any other like one of the things which I I think all of us are kind of curious about is like that notion of? Being a mail carrier right I mean even now like you still physically have to. As a carrier bring huge amounts of staff door to door. I mean you're not a carrier I know but I I mean, you probably have some visibility into what that lifestyles like I imagine it's It's rough, right? It seems. Yeah. It seems pretty I. Mean they deal with what they're out there. Getting Stung by wasps. In harassed getting bit chased her bid my dogs that the dog thing is true. I don't know what it is. Now full support for the carriers up there. I mean they're they can be the salty as people, the most you loving people and desert you. We develop these relationships with our carriers in neighborhoods. I don't think people actually know what they go through out there I mean what they have to do to bring bring bring people stuff. It's absolutely incredible and wonder how many miles an average carrier has to walk in a year and how many pounds they carry you know collectively. I wish I I've been wanting to ask the the people there. I avalanches to see what their steps are per day. I wonder about that too. Jeff Jeff, do you know the name of your carrier? I must say I do not do. You. Do you know who the looks like have you seen him or her her actually? Yeah I. DO I DO RECOGNIZE My carrier. And I've lived for two years. I should now, right But you know one of the things is this I'm until recently, I've not been at home most of the time when meals delivered and So in the past you know postal service postal delivery it was something where you know I guess 'cause the way people's days and schedules work. You'd be like their surly Saturdays I guess you'd be there and by the way Saturday mail delivery. Amazing right we don't think about it but the the male, the male actually coming on weekends is something which a lot of other countries don't have. A male going for as as expensive sounds to put a stamp on something these days. Sorry, it's nothing to how much it cost to mail stuff in other countries While we're the places, you don't get door to door service. You know there's a lot of stuff you have to pick up from local. Like convenience stores and stuff like that. So it's We just don't give enough love to the the American version of of how meals delivered but I I I feel I don't have a personal relationship with my mail carrier and now I feel kind of like Shit. WE'RE NOT going. To. Deport a finger and. Make. You feel that way I, just I was just curious. I mean I'm just curious how other people were late to their relationship with their. Their you know their individual carrier it's But you know I I feel like this time. Everything we've been talking about between Colvin and. Trump's assault on the postal service. It's been an interesting time for for PR. For for Postal Service right I mean everyone suddenly is very. You know the some of the very cognizant of of. The the pulse value in their lives, and there's been a kind of resurgence of appreciation I. Think for for you know the service on that will also individual carriers. You know I I would very much like to think that. Yeah, that it is it is something last beyond pandemic. We'll see. If we if any of us. Survive beyond this pandemic. Survive. The rest of the year. Yeah. My Gosh. That's a that's a pretty good segue. As we wonder that to the third and final round of our. Our round table segment, and that is the T. F. in this case, the WTO of working at the Postal Service and. Again. This can be just questioned. You have a very you know any weird instance you can.
"usps" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce
"Like. Before those digital spam there was. Five trillion circulars and vow packs. In the. Election season, right. So that's what I'm. Everything, I'm getting right now. Yes You can't have one without the other right I mean into A. So. You know all that. Sad I mean a your experience working in the post office are are there are there any things that it's really kind of taught new especially in relation to relatives yours who have also gotten the same experiences or something where it's like now you kind of sharing. Sharing a bit of a bond there with the with the prior generations sharing the suffering. Off. Now, I get I, get I get occasional text from one of my uncles. You've got to get into a different position. They're just. GonNa keep jerking your. arvydas he's honest I'm like damn it. What's the best? What's the best job to have at the post office? Provide. Perspective. Probably Probably A. Postal. Inspector. What a postal victories do the basically the the police, the investigative branch of the post office I mean, they predate the police in the United States they they investigate pretty much everything I've. Bannon, right. Let's get. Exactly. So when they say mail fraud I mean obviously mail fraud or something. We hear a lot about is actually US postal inspectors the. The enforcement wing of the USPS that that goes after those guys it is Mila. Something as small as people stealing, you know a gift card out of the lobby. People. It's pretty serious. They're very serious and the I guess travel nonstop though. somebody's GonNa. Make like A. Law and order or CSI type show about. The Postal Specter's. Kind of amusing I mean I could see it actually you know I feel like every other branch of of enforcement in in the US government has pretty much recovered at this point. So USPS Colon Berkeley. The postal inspectors? On that note, I think it's a good time for us to take a break But when we return, we will do our favorites segment the good the bad and the WF. So let's take a break sick around. Go but we're still here. And we're going strong. It's an exciting time in Asian American more movies TV shows books and music reflecting than ever but also represent just a small slice of Asian American culture and experiences. So. What do we do? Tell more slices. Asian Americana is a show that explores these slices of distinctly Asian American culture and history. We've talked about how Chinese Americans built California Sacramento Delta the art. SCENE TURNS GALLERY INSTITUTION GIANT ROBOT. A play that explores the loss Cambodian pop music of the Sixties and seventies, and of course, phobia just to name a few stories. You can find Asian Americana at Asian Americana Dot Com or on your podcast APP. Approved. and. We're back arrived on the second half of the calls. Bruce. Is when we do our favorite segment, our signature segment, the good the bad and the WPF Jeff Yang would you please lay down the rules of engagement? I will. I. Will is the law. So. This is our signature segments, our round table segment, the good, the bad and the F.. In which we take a single topic and look at it from three different angles. The first is the positive thing about that thing. The thing that makes us feel warm inside fuzzy. Joyful. And then the second is the bad the negative the downside of that thing and finally devotee f. and the is kind of the wild card. It doesn't have to be good or bad. It's just something that we`re Still musing over. So puzzling over still not quite sure about and. As again, our tradition, we pick a topic that has something to do with our guest in sometimes we chime in as well. I think though this time we're GonNa actually just let you carry this one Kevin because we want to hear the good the bad and the dump t.f of working for the US. Postal Service. Again we encourage you to just you know vs personal as offbeat as as candid or. As. Candidates you WANNA be with this but the. Yeah give us some insights and we'll start with the. The good. So what would you say the good about working for the postal? Service. The good. ME. Honestly having pretty pleasant experience growing up. You know just like I was saying earlier where you had certain things that you would look forward to and getting mail and. Package it is when you order something that was that was definitely a huge part of it think being a part of the process this point in my life, you know giving some people something to look forward to. Some people don't look for some of the things that we deliver but. I think that definitely. Feels good. It's it's strangely rewarding if I'm sorting through stuff and I see a record or. Somebody's new. Even a new fan. You know there was a heat wave recently. And it's like, yeah, they're going to joy this. A. I'd bet they'd been waiting for this. Crop. That makes me feel good. You know it's like. Okay. We're the invisible hand quote unquote. Corneas sounds but. It's been a part of that. That's great. That's really I mean I I think that's really special You know thinking of yourself as part of that that process of. The. Fan. I just thought about that like somebody just got it. So damn hard winds that fucking fair. Daily. Seventy horns it's crazy. I. Don't think you haven't worked through an actual Christmas yet right But I am kind of curious if you happen to know what it's like not not so much just from the workload, but from the sort of. From that angle right a feeling like you really are Santa's helpers, you're the ells. I guess now I guess you're right. Have you heard any stories from other people like you know veterans kind of leaning back and saying? Oh. Yeah. This what it's like it's you know pretty much I. I would always reference when I would ask fear just anxiousness anxiety You know the lassie in Raiders of the lost Ark where there's that lone worker walking through that archive. Is it like that. Yes. I.
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"One of our American institutions, but like it's held up by. By immigrants. And like so many American institutions. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah and and and so I always I always really like going to the post office because it feels like There's there's a real great sense of it reflects our community here. So I wanted to ask like Kevin your and your office at your your location I mean like you. I'm imagining given where you are. There's a lot of Asians who work there, right? Yeah. Oh. Yeah. It's the most diverse place. I've ever worked in in my almost forty years it's. It's crazy. And everything that that you just said is absolutely true. I mean you will hear five different languages as the morning's ramping up while everybody's getting ready to deploy. It's amazing. I don't know what it is but. It's beautiful at at the same time. It's. It's the it's a side that people don't see. Think about I. Think they know that carrier I think if more people can see this they they'd be pretty blown away by the diversity. Of, the post office I'm curious to know what what it is. That attracts many immigrants and office is very diverse. So, what does it link actually? When you`re When you're there I mean, do people get a chance to talk interact or is it like just hustle all day or you know in and out? What when everybody trickles in the other there's there's conversation joking it's like any other workplace and Come nine o'clock when everybody's ready to go, it's just focus and. People are. Gone. And this is. Where I'm. Just sorting through things. On over just side and. You know wrapping up my day. Yachts. It's like any other workplace it's just. Very, very Serious in terms of. Of what what we're handling. That you know I mean this must be probably besides dogs. Angry dogs the number one thing that postal employees hate most but. Of course there's that that terrible saying going postal right referencing. Male employees who can't take it anymore and you know go wild and. I wonder about the degree of stress that is involved in in working in a a setting where it's like just never stops right and where. People. Are always angry if things go wrong but very rarely happy and Salvatori nice to you if things are going right it's like it's something we take for granted all the time. In the mail keeps on. Common Right. So I'm just of curious like A. Especially during this time of pandemic where it's Christmas every day and that's not a happy thing for you guys per se right it means you're you're you're working your butts off with just Inexplicable loads at this point. I mean. Are. Things things pretty cooler or things you know is it is it is. Is it like super stressful particularly right now, I would say it's pretty stressful on a daily basis just because of the volume of of parcel coming in. It doesn't seem like there's an end. I. Guess at the same time you know I think as as everybody knows or most people know that the post office has always been in trouble financially because it's a it's it's a it's not for profit. So the parcel that's coming in is literally saving. But I think as as. Somebody who's there on the front lines it's hard to see that right. It's like, okay well, this pain us. Literally. Bad stamps when people have po boxes. When people? May Letters. I mean, that's that's our paychecks. So it's it's a bitter sweet thing you know. At the same time, it's like you mentioned the poster for Postal Services. If you know it's it's not there to make a profit in fact, actually it's running a loss and. Because it's a vital service, right? I mean. I, it's hard for me and even imagine what it would have been like is certainly before the era of. Digital Communications. To. Not have had the postal service. It's an even today it's it's such a vital life flood I mean you mentioned Amazon and or even just shipping in general right now they're people who are stuck at home for whom Without postal delivery. In rural areas where a ECOMMERCE doesn't necessarily delivered directly. They would die I mean there will be without. Food there'd be without you know drugs and. Insulin and who knows what else like they're just like there's so many things you can't live without that are delivered. By the mail. And I don't know that most people think about that. Image even Amazon packages are also deliver postal service employees. They cracked. Amazon won't deliver to a lot of rural areas, but USPS will. And Are you wearing a mask at work like in the air of Covy? Like what are are there like? Do you know if there's heightened? Safety restrictions and things like that. Yeah absolutely. We have to wear masks gloves not mandatory but due to the nature of Covid. I choose to wear rubber gloves because I'm handling. Parcel, that's who knows where it's been. I just WANNA I wanNA. Make sure I'm safe that my family say. Other people are safe everybody house. It's mandatory. Absolutely. Are there I mean, do you have any? Ah? Do. You have any kind of interesting stories to share about what what it's like to work. In that setting particularly like maybe things that people try to send in the mail. Expect. You know this this person keeps mailing boxes of live cockroaches. So he'll box I don't know. I. Yeah. It's. It's. It's completely bizarre I. Don't know if they Maybe. Off. Provide. Insects for reptile farm or something but. Nobody picks them up I just I get them to this Po box and I always set them on the same place in the shelf, and then they just disappear. Going on Some people, ship live insects, people, people ship. Chicks which is. Why live birds? I just heard about that by the way because like there were some stories about chicks being basically delayed because. Of. Some of the issues with the volume of mail and mail delivery stuff and they was literally lake. One of those I was yesterday old. Things when I learned that people mailed living animals through the US postal. Service, like living chicks. Hen Chicks. That's okay. It's okay to terms a really strict. They basically have to be there. It's an overnight and they have to be there at seven am to pick them up. But what do you do with them if no one picks them. With we call them. We call them at seven am and we make sure. Nobody has not picked them out are just be cruel. I'm sure there'd be some animal rights people after them. They would they would find out somehow. Picks up its Berkeley I work in. Berkeley just that's wild but it's also like amazing. It's kind of amazing. I. Don't know what extent that you can.
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"Because people have gotta know whether or not their president's Kruk. Aware of any contacts during the the election, how many times you have to answer this question? Can you just? A Ruse I. Know You have to get up and ask a question so and put Russia is a ruse. Okay time four, we've left plenty of time Andrew for the postal service, not the band though I do love that that album one of my favorites from the got into college anyway the United States Postal Service deep dive. Here we go. I. Wanted to try and take a deep dive into sort of exactly what's going on because. So much of the reports coming out about the post office are anecdotal rare. Don't let me give you an example. The Post Office for decades has been removing mailboxes right? So just seeing a picture of mailboxes strapped to a truck does not prove that Donald Trump is trying to sabotage the post office. Now, what what helps prove that is when Donald Trump says. To sabotage the. Post Office because they're gonNA otherwise allow mail in voting and I'm going to lose that that's that's better piece of evidence. So I thought, I would take a look at the structure of the postal service I. Don't know if you saw I, imagine you did the the John Oliver Special from a couple of months ago when Donald Trump announced that he was going to appoint Louis de joy to be the next postmaster general of the United States and John Oliver Mayday claim that the only reason that the postal service is bankrupt has to do with a two thousand and six law. So we're going to examine that two thousand. I see that everywhere more than just Oliver I mean people do tend to claim that because the law required them to fund retirement for seventy five years or something that's different and and spoiler their claims in that that are false. So we're going to explain exactly what the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of two thousand and six did and we're GonNa to you know Kinda work our way through all of this and you know, is it possible to to save our democracy in the answers a good solid maybe. You know that's that's as much optimism as I can bring to bear This is the the punch line is right. We've talked about this on the show a lot more. So than US rightly, the Republican playbook has been to claim that government doesn't work and then appoint people to sabotage government agents when they get in power and then point out of and go see and and Donald Trump has you know to to continue with our seventies and eighties gathered rock metaphor right has cranked up to eleven. And I have referenced. Recommend. Highly Enough if you're not scared enough already reading Michael Lewis's the fifth risk which was written in two thousand eighteen. So, parts of it seem almost quaint right now. But Donald Trump has sabotaged the way in which executive agencies work from the inside and you know we've said over and over again repairing the way government is supposed to function is is going to be a long term project and and something to remember when you are disappointed two years into a Biden presidency of well, you know he hasn't done it. Why didn't they? Instantly should be pretty simple job, Andrew. There's there's there's GonNa be a ton of work to to to rebuild what Donald Trump is broken. So So let's get into it I. I found out interesting Trivia about the postmaster general. So going to share them with you because I didn't know this. The Postmaster General is the oldest executive office in the United States. It dates back to seventeen seventy five. Means it's older than the constitution. It's older than the bill of rights. It's older than the declaration independence. The first postmaster general was Benjamin Franklin. So Yes. So that was really interesting. For a very, very long time particularly in the nineteenth century, the postmaster general was a patronage position. So had a lot of power to send out like party franked mail and stuff like that. For reasons that would be super cool. If we have the time to get into it but we don't so not GonNa do that. But in nineteen seventy one as a backlash to that right while people were thinking about good government reforms. This is still this is during Nixon's first term, but before he became Nixon right. The the post office was reorganized as an independent executive agency and what that means is that the postmaster general cannot be fired by the president. The way he can fire subordinate executive branch officials. He can only be fired for cause or she can only be fired for cause as as was the case with the past postmaster general. And so Donald Trump had to wait for the the immediately previous postmaster general to retire before he could nominate to joy and in fact, he could not nominate. Choi. So you will see this everywhere. This is kind of like the first major misconception the president does not nominate the postmaster general. Here's what happens. This is thirty nine USC. Section two. Oh, two, this is part of the nineteen seventy-one reforms involves the lady in a lake that. Distributing swords a cut close. So what happens is the the United States Postal Service is staffed by eleven governors at nine of them serve these staggered seven year terms, and we've talked about this language before, right it is of those nine five only five may be adherence to any same political party. So the idea is those were all mechanisms put in place to try and make the postal service a nonpartisan political agency right? Then those nine get together and they elect a tenth person right who? Will then be the postmaster general who was then also technically on the board and then those ten people get together and elect a deputy postmaster general. or at least. That's how it's supposed to work. It will not surprise you to learn that as of right now, there are six members of the US Goo governors of the US Postal Service all six have been appointed by Donald Trump. So I tried to figure I did a lot of researching but then Ran. Out of time to try and figure out who was the like token person who was labeled a Democrat I think it's Donald Moe ac but I can't tell only five or supposed to be the same political party Trump has appointed all six, the other three spots vacant and he does not fill those because he would have to fill them with. Democrats. So what's he? Doing with those six six is a majority and the other power that the board has is the board of governors can remove the inspector general of the postal system with the written concurrence of at least seven governors. So if all six of these people get together.
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"Support at discover dot. com. Have you ever wondered is Will Ferrell likes to wear his I voted sticker all even into the next day or what makes Stephanie Rule so passionate about voting it's about what kind of country we kind of world do you WanNa live in I'm holly fry and I'm hosting a new podcast called why I voted I realized my father had never participated in any election. How Democracy failed everyone's doing somebody else why I'm voting a new podcast from iheartradio as able on the iheartradio APP at Apple podcasts or wherever it is you listened. While the United States postmaster general has now decided to suspend all major changes to the. US. Postal Service until after the November election. Lewis Joy announced yesterday that in order to avoid even the appearance of voter suppression easy. Immediately suspending the restriction of changing the hours at the post office he vowed to keep mail processing equipment in place and blue collection boxes in place. No Word on whether the post office will bring back the blue collection boxes. That have already been removed. Dangerous already done. Yeah. Slick witted. Already, done yet you had a plan for this, but you didn't yeah the plan for Kobe nineteen had a plan for this phone. That's true. Though death. Got Enough up off now. I mean, really this was strategic, right? He s then when him appointing that guy, this is all part of it. He was a huge trump supporter. He's made a large contribution. Now of sudden, he's inspector. Torney general. US Pulse. Postmaster General. You. Know. No counterweight. Keep saying how they do this tampering with. A. Russia's to me. Taper with electric. which on right? Otis suppression either way you moving yet, but he got out of that he weasels his way out of that We'll have more of a robbery morning show and some trending news coming up at thirty three minutes after the hour you're listening. David Harvey. Morning Show. What's up everybody we're, LA, comedy group, Obama's other daughters, and on our podcast you down, we're discussing what's going on in the culture. Everything from dating to therapy be look y'all got dumb star so Together. Thank you. So Come.
"usps" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Details of this issue and simply responds in a I mean everything we talk about you guys talk last week about the economic situation and we talk that the week before it seems like trump's best path out of this would be to just like expense money on some stuff than solve people's problems, but he's gotten spun up. Both his own weird narratives in these larger policy agendas. Conservative actors who like actually do care about the future of the didn't want everybody getting this welfare mail as they say it, it's an interesting issue also, because you mentioned, you could read about privatizing the postal service in reason Kato but if you want to view trump as the populist response to free market excesses of Libertarian. Fusion ISM going against the postal post office which polls really well with Democrats and Republicans, and also is the single largest civilian employer other than the federal government and Walmart in the United States but thirty thousand locations that people really like. I think that seems like a poor way to do it because you see kind of the libertarian-leaning folks kind of cheerleading, the privatization of. The postal. Service saying like, why can't it just basically be Fedex and ups but with a different name but a lot of people really like the way it is there very much is kind of the Wells Fargo wagon approach of you don't know what's going to come today what could it be and for a lot of older people especially in rural areas? If you're fedex or UPS, there's no way you're going to go to a town of fifteen people to deliver one person, their diabetes medication, but the United States Postal Service will do so and so I think that it's There's a quote from a piece and actually the American Conservative, which is definitely more of a populist leading conservative publication that argues that no, the POLITICI- it's ironic at the politicians claiming the mantle of quote unquote forgotten Americans in rural living are the same people who are saying like rural postal laugh post offices succomb Jane. I'm extremely upset at this completely gratuitous music man reference that you slipped in there you know it could. Be something for someone who is no relation or it could be. It could be something for you. We keep Dr keeps threatening to do it. Do it do a musical America musical comedy weeds? If the new stops you know we should we should get back on it's true that you made a reference to the kind of long standing interest of the postal workers union to get Democrats interested in this, and it really has been the case that a lot of the stuff that we've been hearing like many of these policy changes have not been acknowledged by like post the post offices office of Public Affairs. A lot of these things are coming out because. Employees or the union leadership have been leaking information and like grazing the alarm about this is going to harm our operations. That's something that has been. You know I've seen this. With both unions that were frustrated with Obama's approached immigration, and now you know the asylum officers union has been very vocal in opposing trump that can be a very strong resource for public knowledge. It also indicates a certain breakdown in the internal labor management relations because once you've gone to the press and it's clear that you've gone to the president wants your filing in federal court against your management. You've made it a lot harder for management to you know it's Not Like I don't mean to blame one. I don't mean to victim blame here. But like it's that indicates that it's not as likely that Labor and management are working behind the scenes on kind of bread and butter stuff to you know to smooth easy problems. So I think it's worth being aware of this trend as informed citizens in and news consumers and also worth bearing in mind that. Public sector workers are. Authorities on their doing their jobs and what's different that They probably have some degree of expertise in this is not going to make it possible for us to function in the we're accustomed to functioning they may not always have the most insight into motivations because they may not have. They may not have any information about why things are being done. That isn't already public they may be fitting the same you know they may be fitting. Assumptions onto the same available facts that you have. Guess Right is it time? Is it time to white paper? Yeah 'cause that's why isn't this one's a doozy take break. Hey, it's mad I. WanNa tell you about a podcast called the world. The world gives you daily access to voices and stories not heard anywhere else from refugees and crisis protesters putting their lives on the line along with the diplomats decision makers and scientists working on the next big breakthrough the world's starts individuals, Korver story, and it expands from start listening right now wherever you get your podcasts.
"usps" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Then eventually, the amount of mail people said starts going down in the twenty first century right and this then raises the specter of Holy. shed. The Postal Service has these unions. They have this very high overhead thing you small town America is little rinky-dink postoffices every place. The people get like good health benefits, good retirement benefits, and Congress can foresee that at some point in the distant future. This is GonNa fall apart. So they quietly passed this two, thousand, six law. This is the postal service has prefund the retirement benefits, which is not how companies normally do things and you will often hear liberals say the only reason the postal service loses money is because of this pre-funding requirement, which until this year I think was technically true. But deport thing is that regardless of how you handle the pre-funding, the thing where the postal service is getting less revenue over. Time, that's like a real fact people are just not mailing as much as they used to, and so the question is then like what are you going to do about that and one idea is you go back to the pre nineteen, seventy dynamic and just say fuck it. We're just GONNA pay what it costs to deliver mail to House Republicans have been resisting that in part because they don't like spending money on staff but in part because something the postal service has started to do is it since they got gotta drive a truck around everybody's house, they can also put packages in trump. And those packages compete with Fedex and ups right and it's highly effective because it's costly to deliver parcels to every random rural address in America. But if you already running a truck to every address like that, then it's cheap right? So Fedex and ups don't don't like this just like the old mom and pop stores didn't want mail delivered to your house, Fedex and ups don't want mail delivered to everybody's houses. So one lobbying push has been the postal service should respond to its fall in revenue by. Degrading Service. So that's like stopped Saturday delivery, but Congress won't let them do that. So to joy has found this other stuff that isn't prohibited by statute, and it's basically like you look at that postal motto about like neither rain nor whatever, and you just throw that out and you say look everybody's going to work in eight hour work day you deliver however much mail you can, and if you can't deliver all the mail, whatever like we've got, we've got right it's not a competitive business it's not like. Delivering commodity male three days slower is going to cause people to use the other commodity mail company because there isn't one right and that's the like. Policy question that we are facing is should the quality of postal service shrink down to what supported by ongoing postal revenue or should we go back to the PRE World War Two? Idea that like this is a costly but important public service akin to. Like national parks or like some roads. Not that akin to the army really because that's not a service, but there's like you pay money to go to a national park but the national parks don't make money right and if somebody was like, oh. What are you doing Denali like it? That's just not what it's about. So that's the high minded disagreement that I think trump than blundered into. That's definitely a lot of it but I do think. There are also questions about rate and scope of change right like there have been questions about the aging of the Postal Services Infrastructure Aaron Gordon Vice had an investigation that was published earlier this summer about how you know postal service vehicles keep catching on fire much more often than you would expect trucks to do. So there are definitely and the the sorting machines question is is part of this right because. Sorting machines were something that was an important part of puzzle infrastructure when most of what the postal service was dealing with was letters. But if you're dealing with packages as a bigger percentage of your flow sorting machines are taking up a lot of space, they can't help you with the things that you really need delivered. So you know there is there is a policy question of okay. Does modernizing the postal service required decommissioning large numbers of these sorting machines? That's separate from the question of, do you need to decommission the sorting machines at? The same time as your reducing the possibility of overtime at the same time as you know, your concert, your removing physical mailboxes that are less that you know that are less common. You can see those even see some of those working in tandem like, yes. Obviously, if you're telling postal workers, you shouldn't be doing overtime to make your rounds having fewer mailboxes out there that probably aren't going to have any male in them, but they have to Schlep out there to check that makes a certain amount of sense. But doing this at the same time, it was all these other things. On the part of someone who has only recently come into the position like this is something that maybe in a more transparent administration. Or at very least, you would see some kind of counter leaks right where whenever one was freaking out about the removal of mailboxes you could've you can imagine a world where the Detroit ministration inside the USPS strategically leaks and memo that says that these mailboxes are adding tons and tons of extra time and not actually being used that you could administer the postal service more effectively. If you get rid of them. The fact that there isn't that information because there isn't that transparency and also the kind of reader change raises questions about how much is this inservice of an agenda that's been thought through postal service efficiency versus some kind of lined cost cutting that is being allowed by a bunch of political appointees because they changed the structure of the organization to. Minimize the role of the civil service right and it's also worth noting that some of these plans took place or were launched before the joy took over as postmaster general for one of the removal of sorting machines that took place that was put in place before joy and also the letter that was sent warning the ballot warning that got a lot of attention from. Thomas, J Marshall, who's the general counsel and Executive Vice President of the Postal Service because posts service is a different kind of government is organization that was planned again before the appointment of destroy..
"usps" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"A lot of government agencies operate at a loss including a lot of government agency is that conservatives really like a lot of government agencies that liberals and? Democrats seem to really like but the challenge united. States postal services faced as a result of this audit which began in October of two, thousand eighteen. There issue are related to several different areas of. There's shrinking mail volumes fewer people are sending. Let's there is employee compensation and benefits the United States postal, service workers. There are many of them and many of them are getting older, which means that a lot of those benefits that they paid into are now being paid out and increasing increasing levels of unfunded liabilities, which gets into a lot of the specifics about the things that yet states postal service has to do but earlier this year in a fiscal quarter report filed. In June, the United States Postal Service said that it had quote sufficient liquidity to continue operating through at least August twenty, twenty one and earlier this year in July we add states postal service reach an agreement with United, states treasury for ten billion dollar loan if it needed to be hat and it's interesting because so much of this, there's the conversation about what US Postal Service has said is that their financial condition is not going to impact their ability to process deliver. Election and post political mail. The postmaster told the Postal Service Board of governors that they were not slowing down election male or any other male despite all the evidence of that taking place and the postal service warning forty six states afdc of mail in ballot delays. So it's worth keeping those two things in mind as well and the United States Postal Service saying in a op Ed the day before trump decided to go on Fox business and say things saying that. The AD says post services well, preparedness ample capacity to deliver election mail because they estimated that mailed in ballots count for less than two percent of mail volume from mid-september until election day, and because the service delivers a lot of pieces of mail about four hundred, seventy, million pieces of mail on a regular day, and they assume that even if every single registered voter cast him vote by mail that'd be about one, hundred, fifty, million people they would be able to do so. But this says again, raised another issue that we've talked about before, and we can get back to talking about the postal service in the specificity of the issues facing the postal service is that there's a lot of tendency that when trump says some things it's very important. We should take it literally and when trump says things, we should ignore it and treat them as off the cuff remarks quote national review or as just kind of like. Well, he just says these things and it's really not worth talking about because you can just ignore this and he was confused he confused the two pots of money they're. Involved with funding jets postal service, and how they will work during the election and that this is confusing and that he didn't mean it essentially. So either his words matter or his words don't matter depending on whether or not you need is words matter or not, and so it's been another interesting issue in which there was this existing thing that the United States Postal Service had been responding to, and it's worth also noting that some of the criticism of joy has come in he is expected to testify before the House to believe next week he is also noted as someone who has donated to the trump campaign. which is a thing that he has done. But so there's this existing thing with the United States Postal Service dealing with a downtick and mail there has been the longstanding grudge has had. Trump has had against the united, states postal service and against male in general, specifically aimed at Amazon and whether or not how much they pay, and it's all very confusing. But there are these existing issues and then trump wandered in May end as you did made everything confusing and worse. I WanNa talk about about postal history and how the pre trump. Nature of the partisan dispute about the postal service was was going because I think it sets the context, the Amazon thing and some of that the confusions about about voting by mail. So you know one thing. That like happened on twitter was like some conservative person like the postal service loses billions of dollars a year any other business did this would be shut down and then eight million liberals were like wait until she finds out about the Pentagon ha ha ha. Obviously like government agencies don't turn a profit RUCCI. A. Handful do based on licensing rules, but it's not like the normal function of public service and trying to profit, and if you look at first hundred fifty years or so the postal service that was just how it went, it was a public service and in the nineteenth century who was a public service that was provided under an unequal base. So in urban areas where distributing the mail was relatively easy to do, you would get the mail, but in rural areas you would. If you wanted to get your mail, you had to go to town and go to the post office, and so then there was a movement by populists at Tom Watson from Georgia. Has a whole interesting career, but he had rural free delivery bill, and so this was the idea that the government would deliver the mail to your house on a daily basis regardless of where you lived and it was a huge lobbying cluster fog because on the one hand, it costs a bunch of money at a time when the government did not. There was no big welfare state than. There were civil war pensions, but this is going to be like the other thing the federal government did and then the other thing was that like mom and pop shopkeepers did not like this idea because they liked that people had to come into town to get their mail because the store was also in town and they feared that everybody was gonna just order stuff from sears. You know if they could get mail delivered their house, the postmaster general from I think it was the Harrison Administration was some department store guy you know. So there was this whole thing right? It's like the there's nothing new under the sun like postal issues are it's never just about the mail, right? But. So then twentieth century, it's government surplus. The government delivers every house every day regardless, and this loses a lot of money then starting in the mid twentieth century because of the internal combustion engine and because of like bass printers and stuff like that, it starts to get way cheaper to deliver the mail and people are mailing more and more shit. So like suddenly the Postal Service is rolling in it and postal workers want like a piece of the pie particularly in this sort of inflationary climate of the late sixties there's illegal strike of postal workers in New York City and it. Starts to spread elsewhere. So Congress does this postal reform in nineteen seventy and this is the origin of the modern postal service. So it spun off as like it's not a government agency. Anymore the workers are allowed to form like regular labor unions and bargain collectively which federal employees aren't otherwise. But the flip side is that the postal services supposed to finance itself out of its postal revenues. So the idea was the postal workers can bargain for higher pay and Bobby Blah Blah Blah, but there's a limit, right it's it's capped by the actual financial value of the postal services mail monopoly. So that's great for like twenty twenty, five, thirty years..
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"That's a reasonable warning given especially what we just signed. New York yet. No, it's very reasonable warning 'cause here's one of the problem with the last week deadlines is that you count some of the votes and you say J. Joe's down by five thousand here, and you still have time to gin up five thousand votes in a way it's easier. To do with mail ballots than it is to do you know electron so and that's the problem ain't. If we're going to have these things, we really do need to have firm deadlines and enforceable deadlines so that we can get real count not just have an open and all these disputes about votes that are later discovered or come in at the you know come in after election day it's going I think it's going to be a mess. Yeah and Just. To give some flushing out of the New York experience Remember that in New York you can request a a ballot by mail seven days before the election and as a result of this. Before the day the day before the recent primary, the city board of Elections New York City Board elections put more than thirty thousand ballots in the mail. I mean, how are those? How were those possibly going to reach voters in time All right, and then switching gears here there's some news Friday in the Journal. That Kevin Kline Smith an attorney who worked at the Carter page who was a one time advisor to president trump that Kevin Kline. Smith is now prepared to plead guilty in a John doerr investigation of that F. B. I. Pro Kim can you remind us of the details of what's going on here since it's been a while yet what happened here is that Kevin's client Smith a lawyer employed full time at the FBI. The General Counsel's office. He was charged it looking through some emails that have been sent to the department about Carter pages history of working with the US government on things This was exculpatory in that it showed that he had worked in, we believe it to be with the CIA. In the past. To to provide information and help his country rather than reporting this on he altered an email in a way that made it sound like the exact opposite. There's no question that this happened it appears that he is now agreed to plead guilty to doing this. There's going to be some sort of plea arrangement we saw. Charging documents filed in federal court today we do not know yet an I should I should stress that he is saying his his lawyers appear to still be saying that it was somehow an accident that he he deeply regrets happened. It doesn't seem like that something that could easily happen as an accident but. In any event, what we don't know yet is is what the plea agreement will be where they'll be jail time. has Mr. Client. Smith actually provided other valuable information from Durham that would result in a reduced penalty..
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"It serves its run for the people that that work there too big jobs program and so forth in the democratic answer to these things in government is always that it's a revenue problem to throw more taxpayer dollars at it and I think that's what they're doing here. But as you say what we need, it wouldn't be bad to invest some money. In the post office if we got a real reform in by reform I, think it needs a top to bottom reform. You know a lot of people pay attention to their little post office, which is very inefficient too because a lot of times it's every place has one and we don't necessarily need that. But the real inefficiencies are behind the post office in all the centers and all the staff that's used. To service them and it's never really been restructured at such an important institution and it's It's an anachronism. I. Chuckle a little bit when you call monopoly bill because it's a strange monopoly that can't seem to make money because it's so highly regulated I mean the post office. Has Lost Seventy eight billion dollars since two, thousand, seven, and part of the reason is that is really constrained on its ability to raise prices it can't raise prices on. Most products that you think of as the male it can't raise prices higher than inflation. And I mean I've looked at some of these numbers. So mail volume peaked in two thousand six and is now down by a third but the number of addresses, the number of delivery points for the post office is up nine percent. There's less mail than at any time since nineteen eighty-five half of what's left is called marketing mail. So that's the the the junk mail and whenever the US post office tries to deal with these things by for example, phasing out Saturday. Mail delivery. Congress has has a fit and you know Kim don't you dare try to close any rural post offices in any powerful senators state or powerful congressman's district. Yes as our our excellent editorial on this said today had a great line said if you WANNA watch congressman flip out suggests closing rural post office in his district. And and what you have here I mean we we also had some wonderful. Statistics in our examples and our editorial saying that you know the the USPS says, its longest route is in Sidney Montana where a carrier goes one hundred, ninety, one miles a day to hit two, hundred, seventy, two mailboxes, and there's another place in Arizona where mules actually take your mail down in eight mile paths to the base of the Grand Canyon And that's part of again you talked about the rules and regulations that we have on USPS One of those is a universal service obligation and promised to carry a letter anywhere for.
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"Kyle very happy Friday to you as well. Nearly, two hundred House Democrats this week signed a letter attacking the new postmaster general Louis to joy accusing him of quote implementing policies that accelerate the crisis at the postal service unquote President Obama suggested on a podcast that president trump is trying to quote actively kneecap the postal. Service Unquote. In order to affect voting mail voting in the November Election Kim what what do you make of these charges what's going on here? This is Democrats. Never letting a crisis. Go to waste. Because, let's be honest here the the post office is a disaster. It is an example of what happens when government attempts to run. A big outfit refuses to respond to market forces. doesn't operate in the way that private industry does and instead constantly wants bailouts for that services and what what Democrats are you doing here is taking this political environment and claiming that there is. A political nefarious political reason for this new postmaster. General. Louis. Joy, to be changing the post office, when in fact, what he is attempting to do is is clean up a post office that is is outdated outmoded and lost another two point two, billion dollars just last quarter. These are overdue reforms and Democrats are seizing on them. Both to try to gin up controversy over mail in voting but also to get their way for yet another bailout of the postal system. And so to my mind, and in fairness president trump is muddying the issue also, but I think there's two things going on here and hopefully we can separate them and provide some clarity the first being the post offices general operations So when the pandemic kit. The US, P. S.'s volume dropped and there began to be this was this was months ago at the beginning of the year, and there began to be talk of giving it some funding and the houses proposed phase five, Corona virus release bill includes two, five, billion dollars The bill explicitly says that money is for foregone revenue due to virus. And that bill passed in May a month before Louis Joy took over as the postmaster general. So I to me that seems like this is a question of a bailout more or less, and the real issue is what strings should be attached should have funding. Yeah I think there's two things as you pointed out. I think President trump contributed to the democratic attacks by making it look like you wanted to defend the post office so that we couldn't have the male in and so forth, which is not really the case but I think we're sort of dancing around the main issue. The main issue is that the United States postal services. And it's run like a monopoly not run for the people..
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"In China. Sorry you got to sell this property. And now lead, it may be happening right now as to the big as to the big the kickback for Treasury I do not know if that is legal or possible ask twitter because I'm not really sure we'll look into it but as to why this might be happening. There I mean in theory. If we had perhaps a more equitable tax structure in the United States, the back to the Treasury would be the taxes that an American company would pay for. Operating and doing business here and being profitable but. Happen. It's an idea. Idea I mean because. One could say one could let's go out on a limb here develop a system in which companies that do well because of the structure of our society and the. Roads that we build with taxpayer dollars and the mail system we have all of those other things that they would then contribute back to society through taxes. Maybe, uh-huh. Yeah. Yeah, and actually if in fact. There were any kind of precedent or. Power that let the president demand a cut of an acquisition of one private company by another I mean you know publicly traded company. Would also be, in fact, a tax. pissed. Yeah. Tha that attack wouldn't it? It'd be like for. Doing Business in America. I don't know all I know is I went on twitter right before the show and I was like, Hey, is anybody ever heard of this? Like have you? Any. Tech so far I think that's exactly what it is. Molly it's tax just literally. This. Treasury we'll get thirty percent because taxes. Taxes. All. Right maybe twitter will help make the both of us smarter about that and and provide some sort of precedent or or other way of thinking about that. Yeah I brought up the mail system because it's been on my mind because there's been so much in the conversation about. Being in the pandemic, which lots more people want to do because we're supposed to be staying away from each other. So as not to make the pandemic, which is already really bad even worse. But it's it's an infrastructure thing and it takes money and. State. And local governments who run elections are short on cash at the moment as you and Kai and lots of other folks have discussed and so you know part of these ongoing debates over what's going to be the next round of the aid package is what kind of money should be going to state and local governments should some of that be fore shoring up the election and mail and voting and boosting security infrastructure and all that stuff And the president is really just doubling down saying this is a terrible idea and this is really bad and it's vulnerable to fraud, which we know is not true I mean any more so than any other type of voting is but. It occurred to me this weekend as I was watching the Sunday morning talk shows because that's how cool of a kid I am This is what we do in Washington. We we watch limited. that. This is what we did. It's like your friends. I mean, it's not like. Literally No. Is what I mean. 'cause they might be neighbors. Yeah, no. Sorry I I know you're. Getting deeper, Molly. I'd like. It is weird because journalism is a pretty insular bubble and we sometimes see folk we know any whom? I heard a lot of different arguments about why mail and Voting Aka absentee voting, which are the same things. might be bad and and things like that, and one of the arguments was that. Will these vote these ballots might not get delivered and what if people mail in their ballots and they just never arrive or they get their late and the post office is not equipped to handle this house thinking to myself. All of my bills arrive on time. All of them. Lend your bill water. Bill. Bills just I never miss them like ever and so I mean there are definitely some real problems in the postal service and concerns about male being purposefully slow down and adjustments to overcoming some real serious issues bubbling up there that could indeed be a threat to our democracy democracy in our democratic functions but. I don't know I get all my bills. Yeah. Yup, no, there is a ton of stuff that we are in fact required to do by like the way to address any concerns that you have about the process are in fact to pump in more resources as opposed to appoint a guy who is deliberately undermined I mean. Here's what the Washington Post. said in the story that you posted in the rundown. And I'm quoting. Trump is indicated that he has no plans to back off his attacks on the integrity of the vote strategists said, some advisors acknowledged privately that the president may be laying the groundwork to claim the election was rigged if he loses in November. I'm ready for that. 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"Just jump in and hit the high notes hot notes okay. So let's go through these headlines. There was a lot of stuff that happened this weekend. First of all the Alaska primary results are in Alaska votes entirely by mail. One hundred percent of the returns are back and Biden has one Alaska fifty five to forty five Bernie Sanders with forty five As we know sanders has a suspended his campaign but he is keeping his name on the ballot and the remaining states to gather more delegates in hopes of eggs. You know being able to exert some leverage over the the Democratic Platform The for the party platform at the convention over the Summer Wisconsin Also voted as we know. We've covered the suit in the last week. It was kind of a battle going on between Governor Evers and the Republicans in the state assembly and Senate and Ever lost that battle and people were forced to vote in person amid this pandemic and The it went all the way. The Supreme Court and Supreme Court voted remotely to tell people. They weren't allowed to vote remotely But those Wisconsin results won't be out until tomorrow Or today if you're listening on Monday they'll be out Monday. How about we just say that. And from page Saint John in Los Angeles Times early cove in nineteen deaths in the bay area in California suggests that Corona virus had established itself in the community long before health official start poking around and that lag time has allowed the virus to spread unchecked before social distancing rules went into effect study out from Stanford shows a dramatic viral surge in February but data collected by the CDC and local health departments suggest. It was a lot earlier most likely back in December and it wasn't recognized because we were having a severe flu season on top of it and symptoms are very much alike as you know there. There are differences but they're very much alike. The Bay area is a natural hub for those travelling to and from China according to the La Times and Santa Clara County had its first two cases almost a week before federal approval for emergency testing on February fourth and both travelers were returning from Wuhan. Couple that with little or no community testing in January and February and you could see where Stanford draws its conclusions about the viral spike in February. I know Jordan had some How to how to sickness at the end of January that she's you know worker hunt all convinced that she had it Because of her you know the very specific symptoms that she had and hopefully soon. We'll have more access to serology tests where we can find out if we are carrying the antibody meaning we have had covert nineteen and speaking of early detection. The New York Times dropped to monster stories over the weekend about an email group called Red Dawn. And what the federal government knew and when they knew it about corona virus. We've heard a lot of stories about Trump and early warnings That he received in the White House received But this just sort of puts it all together. It's through credible Journalism and the examination reveals the president was warned about the potential for pandemic but internal divisions and lack of planning and faith in his own instinct led to this crappy response and part of the Red Dawn group which is named after the movie about the movies about a group of Americans trying to save the country from an invasion Part of this group which is comprised of public health experts from universities and agencies across the country included. Dr Carter measure from the. Va who wrote on the night of January. Twenty eight back in January. Quote any way you cut it. This is going to be bad. The projected size of the outbreak already seems hard to believe and we know that addition in addition to read Don And and these doctors WHO and FAO. She was part of this group as well There was a memo circulated by Peter. Navarro on January twenty ninth but also predicted half a million deaths and cost trillions of dollars. The current virus could could take trillions away from the economy minivan is trump limited travel from China at the end of January which were showing as has not having been effective even though he keeps touting it as wonderful genius public health had to compete with economic considerations in internal debates and basically what happened is all the public. Health officials agreed. That travel bans were useless. And Mitigation or non pharmaceutical interventions known as N. P. is where the answer and the only answer closing schools social distancing etc and in February Dr Cadillac from the Health Department of Health and Human Services had run tabletop exercise concluding pretty much the same stuff that Navarro concluded and health experts decided to meet with trump to tell him he had to impose. National P is to mitigate this outbreak close schools and ten. No no more than ten in gathering. Y'All stay six feet apart Stay at home But but on the way back from India Dr Trump was flying back on air. Force One doctor. Nancy Massani the director of national the National Center for Communication for immunization and respiratory diseases publicly issued her blunt. Warning if you remember this morning without consulting the White House she just went ahead and out with it and that tanked the stock market which pissed trump off so he cancelled his meetings with Dr Cobbler. Who was also part of the Red Dawn Group and and he did not succumb to pressure to institute social distancing guidelines until three weeks later and during those three weeks. February sixteenth Or Twenty seven to March sixteenth. The virus was allowed to sweep across the country fairly unchecked Then there's the China factor trump didn't want to upset China and a lot of people who were to him with this problem about this virus. That could be you know. Have an issue are China Hawks And so of course there was also a situation room meeting Which we've talked about before where trump asked fallacy. Why not just let this wash over the country? Just the herd immunity just let everybody get it and apparently according to New York Times here took Thoug- a minute to figure out what trump was saying because it's so unbelievable. And when he did he was very alarmed and he told the president. We can't let it wash over the country. Many will die According to the models that they had two point two to four million people If you just let it do its thing And The New York Times quote closes with this quote saying the chaotic culture of the trump White House contributed to the crisis a lack of planning and a failure to execute combined with the president's focus on the new cycle and his preference for following his gut rather than the data cost time and perhaps lives. I really recommend you check out reading the Red Dawn emails New York Times published. All of them. I believe they don't have a paywall for any corona virus news so you should check that out and now from raw story. Labor Secretary Eugene. Scalia is implementation of the Kroger Stimulus. Package is coming under fire from Democratic lawmakers who say his handling of the new law favors corporations and leaves workers working folks behind Scalia son of the late Justice Antonin. Scalia has used the department's authority to limit who qualifies for Joblessness Assistance. And to make it easier for small businesses not to pay family leave benefits. Lawmakers have voiced concerns that the Labor Department's lack of urgency makes it more difficult for gig workers to get benefits and Scalia says quote. He's not he doesn't make any. He has no qualms about being an asshole. He says unemployment is not the preferred outcome when government stay at home mortars forced temporary business shutdowns. We want workers to have to work not to become dependent on the employment system. So He's coming under a lot of fire for for his handling of this and rightfully so and the numbers today In the virus epidemic. Show over one point. Eight million infected globally with over one hundred thirteen thousand deaths in the United States. We have five hundred thirty two thousand a little more than five hundred thirty two thousand cases and twenty one thousand seven hundred deaths almost seven thousand in New York alone and if that weren't enough Other news going around the Happening around the globe right now. Krakatoa erupted And the turnover. Forest fires are burning out of Control Radioactive Fires. And if you WANNA get Biblical. There's apparently a swarm of locusts threatening millions in Africa. Which is going to be ten times worse. Projected to be ten times worse than the last swarm that's diabolical and horrible and then we're dealing with all of this on of on top of this global global pandemic and from the Associated Press. I found this really helpful. It's called a week of false news about corona virus and it's a roundup of the most popular but completely untrue stories about the corona virus pandemic. The FIRST CLAIM TONIC. Water or Quinine supplements can be used to prevent and treat corona virus. Actually medical experts say as of now. There is no proven medication or home remedy that can cure corona virus facebook posting drinking. Show Schweppes Tonic. Water will work because it contains quinine. Quinine can be used to treat malaria. Malaria drugs like hydroxy. Chloroquine are the synthetic form of Quinine. So people are saying drink tonic. Water doctors say you can make a nice gin and tonic with it. But it's not gonNA help. It's not going to do anything next. People are sharing maps showing a correlation between Cova nineteen and locations. Were Five G. has been installed There's no evidence to five. G. Is at all related to the corona virus. There's no truth to it it's stupid. Don't just ignore that Next President Obama. Here's here's the lie. Here people are saying people are spreading. This thing around saying Obama is saying he would not allow white people to kill Africans with their toxic vaccines. This fabricated claim shared across social media. Grew out of a French TV segment where to doctor suggested that to burqas vaccine be tested in Africa in trials to fight the corona virus. The doctors were accused of racism for the comments. They made on the French news channel. Lci earlier this month with celebrities like soccer star Ddr Drogba and actor. John Boyega sharing their outrage on twitter after a video with the doctors comment circulated online Dr Matt Match Match at Iseo Mody. The World Health Organization's regional director on Africa also shared a clip of the doctors on twitter calling video deeply upsetting quote all research including uncovered nineteen in this global crisis must be ethical and based on principles. She said The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research tweeted April. Second that That the edited video had been taken out of context. Shortly after the video emerged online though social media users began sharing post suggesting Obama had asked Africans not to accept vaccines from American from America and Europe and urged people to share the message widely quoted Obama falsely saying. I'll be an accomplice if I don't denounce this. Evil Act white people. Want to do to Africans I of I was born in America but I am a African blood. I'm not going to allow white people to kill Africans with their toxic vaccines and that is just completely false. Post Obama never said that Another claim a false claim going at Walmart has adopted staggered shopping. Schedules based on age Monday age sixty six and up Tuesday fifty six to sixty five Wednesday forty six to fifty five Thursday etc..