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"united states postal service" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"Money and get off the gold standard and print. Whatever we wanted and it would be totally fine and for a long time. We were still a little bit reasonable and then it just went to hell in the hand basket And we have racked up such a bill that it is a biblical proportions. Now back in the nineteen sixties when this happened. We decided that we needed to fight wars and have a big military industrial complex and we were going to fight a new war and that war was the war on poverty. Okay we have fought a lot of wars since then and how we done how we done on on wars. We lost vietnam. Did well in the gulf war. Don't really know what we're doing here but nobody has really messed with us. We are the most powerful force on the on the on the planet as we speak. I don't love it. And i don't love all the spending that we've done. We've wasted a lot but we have results. What have we done since. Nineteen sixty four on the war on poverty. Well let me give you some some idea when we started this. This war on poverty has birth the federal welfare state in such a way. We have lots of kids. The size of this monolith has ballooned to four independent agencies ten cabinet level departments in total. They fund eighty nine different welfare programs. They provide cash payments food. Housing medical care social services job training development and education. Now what are the results. How is poverty. Poverty is exactly the same as it was in nineteen sixty four. Well we should've spent more money. Okay all right if you add up what we have spent since lbj on welfare and the war on poverty will have spent twenty trillion dollars on welfare. Now let me put this into perspective. If you add up all of the money spent for every war the united states has ever engaged in now. Put this into perspective when you realize how much money we're spending right now. If you total up every expense for every war we've been in from revolutionary war civil war spanish american war world war one world war two the cold war all of it today. The total cost adjusted for inflation. So we're talking. Today's dollars is seven trillion dollars on the war on poverty. We have spent twenty trillion now just as an investor in the united states of america. I would say one of those has a pretty good record. We could cut the cost there but for seven trillion dollars. We've gotten an awful lot for the war on poverty. Nothing has changed in fact now. They're saying it's worse than ever. Oh my gosh. it's just so horrible. Okay we keep saying we're gonna hot but we never cut. When obama talked about getting rid of you know the the deficit when it was absolutely immoral. He said that he was gonna cut the federal deficit in half by the end of his first term. I believe that would have cut it to four trillion dollars. I think we're almost at eight trillion dollars when when donald trump took office. We were at nine thousand nine hundred trillion dollars. Today we are at twenty eight trillion dollars and counting. We are now looking at a debt that no one can ever pay off and we are spending now at a record rate. Approximately five to seven trillion dollars will be added to our debt in the next twelve months. What are we doing are we doing. Well we gotta do infrastructure. Here's the lie. Only six percent of the infrastructure. Bill that they are pushing hard for today right now. Everything else is a distraction. The infrastructure bill only six percent goes to roads and bridges. Okay well but roads and bridges. I mean what else is infrastructure. Okay broadband internet okay. It's not traditionally infrastructure. But okay i'll give that to you well yes but also paid leave child care and caregiving are also infrastructure. Excuse me here's what they're spending replace. Ten of the most economically significant bridges repair ten thousand bridges build new railways transit lines. Five hundred thousand charging stations nationwide procure materials from my minority owned businesses. Replace one hundred percent of lead pipes and service lines build infrastructure for a one hundred percent high-speed broadband coverage hike the corporate tax rate to twenty eight percent inactive fifteen percent minimum tax on large corporations prioritize addressing longstanding and persistent racial injustice. What does that even mean. Raise wages and benefits four home giving workers. That's infrastructure eliminate the use of paper plates in public schools retrofit housing to be more green expand access to established. United states is a leader in climate science eliminate racial gender inequalities in our in d. science technology engineering and math build social infrastructure to support innovation and productivity across the country their social infrastructure plan includes a takeover of broadband to address racial injustice. It includes paid community college. It include the build the infrastructure to support innovation and productivity that one line includes retrofitting houses to be more green. What does that mean whose house. What house house am. I going to be required to do things to my house. What what does that even mean. I'm going to be taxed more on my house because it. it isn't green or isn't green. Enough doubling down on climate science and eliminating race gender inequalities in stem. I don't even know what this. I don't even know what that means do you you do if you read the green new deal. The the the green deal is here. They we laughed at it and we said that would never pass. And they have taken the infrastructure deal and they've just slid the green the new green deal into it and renamed it all infrastructure. This is what they are pushing for this week this week. Now they're talking in congress about You know dc statehood personally. That's either overwhelm the system or just a distraction because i don't see statehood passing through the senate. Maybe it will. Maybe it will.
"united states postal service" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
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"united states postal service" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"united states postal service" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"Ryan. Relation to kobe bryant. No relation on the we. No relation whatsoever you know from the beginning of the black lives matter movement they have been inventing false narratives flat out lies like anybody remember hands up. Don't shoot which wasn't the case at all. Yes and now here. We are with this latest shooting. She was a she was a child. She was a baby i. It's not like she was just doing her makeup in the house and then somebody walked into the house and shot her dead. She's a wait. Wait wait wait. Somebody with a naive. Wait wait wait. Where was that sentence in the press for the seven year old. That was killed at a mcdonald's drive through the night before that she was just a child. Right seven literal. Evan wasn't committing a crime at the time was just sitting there in the car seat. It's unbelievable question is is it possible. Is it possible for any police shooting to be anything other than race. Is it possible because not race based you don't want this answer. Considering the fact that then the officer was texting a black woman right. Like how on earth could this possibly be racial. But of course it is right. So what is the question is. Is it possible for any single shooting to not be about race because if it's if it's not possible even having these conversations yes yes it is. You're not going to like the answer to this question. But i have one that is not about race. Okay okay You remember the the seventeen. Gop baseball shooting k. A. not about race and be not about targeting. Congress see not about politics d- not not not domestic terrorism. This was suicide by cop. Hundred and thirty six rounds all aimed at congressional a of people. That's not what side by copies yet. Is this guy. Wanted to die bike by the cops so he went. That's not what he said but no need specifically looking and hunting for republicans. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah but the fbi now dhs has said that this was a domestic terror. Act but F. b. i. has has determined suicide by cop so that had nothing to do with politics but the there was your answer. I mean i hope that makes you feel better. Here's a case to does not race or related. So does that make you feel better. No i ain't gonna say it does not know you know i. I have to tell you until the police because there would you. Would you sign up to be a police officer today. Oh god no. I mean they want anyway but Good god no. I will not i mean you. Would you would not if if something was happening and it was in a black neighborhood or any african american were involved at all. I'd be like you're not sitting here on the car. Not nope nope. I'm not going to be blamed for something. I'm doing my best and no matter what i do. I'm going to be called being sitting in the car. You'd be called racist. But i i'm not going. I wouldn't go into work not going to. The police are being hunted and not with guns with twitter and facebook. Oh you earn. Lebron james instance. Yeah james who posted the guy's picture and did the caption your next. The cop who shot the girl if she was about to stab somebody else. He posted her picture on his picture on twitter and said that this is next to fifty million believable. What does that mean. Wow he deleted definitely got a call from maxine waters and she said that too was not inciting any kind of violence. So you don't have to worry about so never mind about that in the never mind about it. No account is still up. Apparently lebron gets to keep his cabinet. He his account his. Yeah yeah yeah. He's tweet has been deleted. He did delete the tweet. I assume under heavy pressure from his people. And maybe from. But that's as bad as a tweet as you could ever see. And i it's incomprehensible thing it's like if you want. I i really do think this conservatives legitimately are just looking at the facts of each one of these things If there's a shooting of of a person they look at it and say okay. Was the cop justified largely. I would say broadly people said derek chauvin bad this officer within the in this case good right right because we looked at both cases in totally different circumstances one completely justified. One not right. The left and the media are not doing that. They're saying it's true. Racism every is what social justice is. This is what social justice is. It is not about the individual and you can cry. All you want for social justice. But i'm telling you you are going to be on the chopping block if you happen to be in a situation where i'm sorry dude but it's going to help the greater good. You don't matter to them. You could be the leader of it but if chopping your head off will help the cause for the greater. Good you're toast. The individual doesn't matter. When are people going to start understanding this. This isn't about chauvin. this isn't about chauvin if it was about chauvin then we wouldn't have cries of racism because no-one presented any evidence that the guy was a racist. No did you hear any evidence. Any claims that he was a racist other than he shot that black person so he's a racist. I don't think they tried to make that claim in clo- they didn't bring not one single piece. No so how is it. That in the court of public opinion he was tried for being a racist. I know it's amazing. That's not what that's not. What was happening there. There weren't even they weren't even claiming that it's a great point. I mean brett. Farve is getting dragged over comments. He made about this and he basically said look. I don't think he tried to kill him. I think he got out of hand and it was really bad. He was wrong but i don't have. You tried to kill cancer that you can't say. Wait a minute hang. Hang on hang on. Hang on hang on hang. I believe that he didn't get up in the morning and and say i'm going to kill a black man or kill somebody today. Think he went and he wasn't trying to kill. George floyd i think it got out of hand. He made some stupid judgment calls or whatever and it was manslaughter. But he didn't intentionally kill that guy. Is that what. I'm not supposed to sega's said okay. Good you now. You have an interesting group of people that you agree with. It's called the jury who convicted him of second degree other intentional murder. The show the biggest charge against him in the title of the church says on the intentional. So how on earth could it be controversial to say he didn't mean to do it. It's literally in the name of the charge and this is why he was convicted of right. And this is why. This is so bad that it's called murder in minnesota because unintentional is manslaughter. In most places if you're not setting out to kill someone we don't call it murder. But in minnesota they do and so they're using that as well see he he was Helped up white supremacists. That just wanted to kill this guy. That's what the jury found. That's not what he was.
"united states postal service" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"So the white house Said on wednesday in a statement on the Shooting she was a child. We know that police violence disproportionately impacts black and latino people and communities and black women and girls like black men and boys experience higher rate of police violence. Her death came. Just as america was hopeful of a step forward after the traumatic and exhausting trial of derek chauvin and the verdict was reached. Oh my gosh so yeah yeah it was. it was bad valerie. jarrett Said a black teenage girl named mukisa. Brian was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight. Demand accountability fight for justice. People survived knife wounds far more often than they survive. Police shootings especially multiple times in the chest if police resolution to every conflict involving black and brown people is to shoot or kill someone. We don't need police de fund and abolish policing. Now go for it. go for it. I would like to talk to the f. o. p. I would like to join your union. I know i'm not officially a police officer. But i would pay dues gladly if you start to defend these guys and the first thing that you need to do and i know you're i know you're already doing it but i have seen a lot of people walk out of their jobs. I've seen unions say you know what we're gonna walk. We're gonna walk because they don't have transgender bathroom so we're going to walk the teachers union. Hey yea i don't know. Some of those kids got a runny nose. I can't go to work today f. o. P. pull your officers from the streets. Every single officer in ohio should be standing with this officer. Now this is with the caveat that we only know what we have so far but it appears as though this police officer is a hero a hero. He didn't he didn't go. Oh man i'll Let's go look for something like in break-up called to the scene in fifteen seconds he is required to figure out what the hell is going on. What do i do. He sees a knife. Well what do you want him to do. If he didn't shoot it would have been well. My gosh oh my gosh. She just let. This woman gets stabbed to death while watching her. What into shooter in the leg because it's a small target shooter in the hand lincoln. Drop the knife. I've seen tom cruise. Do shut up. Shut up first of all you. Don't pull a gun to warn someone you pull the gun and warn them. I have a gun. I'm going to shoot. Stop what you're doing. I'm going to shoot in this particular case. Someone's life was at stake. Stop stop stop. Stop get down bloom now. I know that you see in the movies. How a bullet will throw you through a plate glass window when you're hit no it doesn't no it doesn't and sometimes one isn't enough and i would like someone in this audience to tell me. They actually have that much control of their adrenaline. This guy oh. He just got onto the police force. He's only been a police officer. Four year you control your adrenaline as much as this guy did shot her four times. Yeah boom boom boom boom until she falls he did it without shooting anyone else. He did it without injuring anyone else. This guy was a good marksman a good shot and he had an absolute solid reason for doing it. If i were in the columbus police department. I would not go into work and i know you're all way to responsible for this. That's why i'm not a cop. I guess because. I could not take it unless the people of columbus the people of ohio and the good people of america start standing up are not going to have anything but thugs in your police force because you know when they can't find anyone to hire they gotta hire somebody she. I wonder who would want to be a police officer. Certainly very few people that are in it for the right reasons. You'll get the people who want that power trip. You'll get the bad guys you'll get the former convicts they'll be a police officer f. o. P. i this is not an empty. I'll pay dues to you. i will. I will join your union. Just stand up and protect our cops. This has got to stop scott to stop. This is the glenn beck program american financing in and ls one eight two three three four. Www dot nmlsconsumeraccess.org. So i was on stu show yesterday last night right before mine. He's like so. Tell me a little bit about. We're gonna show. I don't think i've ever seen you like deer in the headlights. Look before we're like wait wait. I don't hold it. Holy mother of everything sacred. What yeah i there's i. It's really inexplicable inexplicable. What could they want. You're talking about that could happen. I mean it could wipe us all out. Yeah we're talk in financial wipeout. It is an all of the facts. Are there watch last night's broadcast. But i will tell you. It is terrifying. It is why i keep saying to you. Get out of debt. now get out of debt. 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She had a knife held over her head as she was about to. Lunge it into the chest of someone else. So now i've set her name and i've used it in a sentence now spelled helpful now. Dan kenya m. A yes apostrophe k. h. i. a. Okay good.
Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union
"More than 2 to 1 is w. B H M's Steven Masson How reports The retail Wholesale Department store union says it will challenge the results. The union says Amazon has broken laws by intimidating and coercing employees to vote. No In a message directed the Workers. Pro Union Amazon worker Linda Burns says they will keep on fighting and I know you probably a little discouraged. But this think of it as a you know, just test is just a test because at the end of the day Moving forward. It's gonna get better. The union says Amazon broke the rules for the election by getting a United States Postal service mailbox installed at the warehouse for workers to drop off mail in ballots. Labor organizers say they will file multiple unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board for NPR News. I'm Stephen Masalha in Birmingham, Florida
Wisconsin high court won't let Trump campaign bypass lower court
"Will not hear the Trump campaign's lawsuit. Trying to overturn his election laws in the state. The court says it was for first work its way through the lower courts, the president's team, arguing there's not enough time before electors cast their ballots. December 14th this morning the president tweeting that the United States Postal Service is responsible for tampering with thousands of ballots and swing states. Despite Ng Despite citing no evidence, attorney General Josh
How Self-Driving Trucks Will Change the World with Robert Brown and Jon Panzer
"Robert say what's up to fire nation and let's explain the logistics industry to an outsider. Awesome well thanks for having me Logistics industry is incredible It's a trillion dollar industry in the us You know especially the trucking industry is saying if you bought it. A truck broaden Seventy percent of all freight is moved on trucks And then also trains and all sorts of the planes trains and automobiles in this immense amount and as everyone during covid with the increase of ecommerce and everyone expecting their stuff out hours if you order it. Rather than days An amazon really driving that through competitors senior huge announcements from walmart target an incredible amount of pressure on a already stress system You know and and getting stuff around this country is an important part of food security and you know on of course just convenience now we demand that you know our shipping rather than day shipping and Just an incredibly vital part of our economy and workforce You know just a millions and millions. America's are are employed by our transportation industry as well. It is incredible. I've actually lived down here in puerto rico for four years now so i was here during hurricane maria and it just blew me away that after hurricane maria like we still had the logistical capability to get food across this island with just like this unbelievably rural roads and mountains and all these different things but they were still able to make things happen to me. I was actually an armor officer in the army for two years and then my last two years in the army. I was a logistics officer. So i went to four uses to logistics schools. Well so i definitely have a little background in that. It's been it's been a while. Now thank you for your service though. that's cool. I appreciate that in the introduction. I shared with fire nation. Everything that you're responsible for which is a lot. Can you break down for fire. Nation your current business model so right now. We are the largest autonomous truck. Company in the entire united states with wapping forty trucks so kind of tongue-in-cheek because if anyone that knows the tracking industry that is You know it's not very much. But you know i it. Still a new industry and right now. We retrofit internationals and peterbilt trucks with our technologies with cameras and light ours and all sorts of great sensors and test the software that we're developing along with all the all the hardware as well every day Between kind of book any between phoenix arizona and dallas texas We haul cargo for folks like ups did a pile with the united states. Postal service Clean foods Arizona food bank and so we get real world testing and also what's nice about too is out there driving around trucks. you know. we're actually a purpose building. The technology with the design of what they call. Sad levels for basically for folks. that aren't familiar with this levels. Which is probably ninety. Nine point nine percent of the population that is kind of the levels think level five jetsons car can go anywhere with the robot level. Four is is really cool. It can go without a driver but it's defined route so between that. Ups facility in phoenix to the ups facility paso texas. We have the map that you can kind of think of it putting down a digital railroad and then the truck can run a thomas lee on that digital railroad where we map so it can't just on a split decision. Just take off to another location in in that kind of thing but The the technology and the business use case think repeatable routes high volume which is great for the long haul trucking industry. And that's the problem. We're trying to solve this great technology. So i'm actually one of those people who walks around saying very loudly. I cannot wait for the day. That every single moving vehicle is driverless. And whenever i come across somebody. That's like i will never get into a driver's car. I go. you are a crazy person because if you honestly believe the headlight you'll realize how horrible human beings are driving. It is so so bad. it's so so bad. I mean and smartphones with texting social media. It's only getting worse. I can't drive a car with a looking at who in passing and nine times out of ten their faces in a phone. I'm like you're literally driving a car right now. What is happening. You know we were chatting before you know the community. I live in a beach community. And you're taking your life in your own hands on the street. You your head on a swivel dodging. 'cause you have no idea someone's going to see that. Stop sign or see you. Also the as. I'm speaking to on ice bar smartphone. And do everything on my smartphone. They've created distracted driving this caused headaches and a half you know for safety for pedestrians and also you know cars and trucks on the road
"united states postal service" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"Thank you sponsored. So President John F. Kennedy formed the President's Commission on the status of women in nineteen sixty one specifically to examine the employment practices of federal offices in nine hundred, sixty, two, he ordered that federal appointments be made without regards to sex. More and more women became carriers. By one thousand nine, hundred eighty they made up about ten percent of carriers the nine hundred, sixty, three equal pay act also made room for more black women and the number employed shut up at the. Women were fighting for the rights for standard uniforms and separate but equal bathrooms in the nineteen sixties skirts were made an official uniform option in nineteen fifty five and it wasn't until Nineteen sixty-nine that women were allowed into the US postal. Inspection Service and in one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, the postal service claimed it was one of the world's largest employer of women the product of a long standing postal tradition of providing career opportunities to women. Too, long there though So women in the service looked at the lack of leadership in the agency and disagreed as I said in response the Postal Service bounded the women's program to seek out women for placement in high level jobs, and it was semi successful at the time women made up only sixteen point five percent of those positions, less than any other federal agencies and the leader of this program. Mary Valentino called it only on paper she filed a class action lawsuit for one hundred, fifty, five, thousand feet, postal service workers in nineteen, seventy seven. Letter carriers began to unionize in the eighteen sixties. So yes, going a backup pitch. Including mostly Black National Alliance of postal employees. In the nineteen seventies. Jumping, to our present spot in the airline cares on an eight straight dubbed the revolt of the good guys. This led to an act of Congress establishing the US P. S. prior had been called the post office department and funded by taxpayers. So this is our more modern iteration we're seeing right here. Now, it was expected to fund itself and by the Nineteen Ninety S. Not only was doing it was profiting that changed with a new law in two thousand and six that required that the post office pay upfront the benefits of future employees spanning seventy five years into the future and since then. Perhaps. Obviously it is not reported a profit. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five, Jackie strange was appointed as deputy postmaster general the highest rank ever held by woman in the postal office at the time her work when it came to advancing women in USPS was regarded so well that Australia's post busted general asked her for advice. In two thousand eight women made up sixty one percent of the twenty, five, thousand, eighty, nine postmaster positions and Mangan. Jay Brennan became the first female postmaster general in two thousand fifteen. So what is storied history We definitely have a ways to go still but. Just. Much Choose. A topic and I really have no idea how interesting it's going to be okay. I mean this does feels like wild wild was kind of level of history with. Civil Rights history and a two, and I think it would be a great series. Someone needs to do this ASEP. Yes yes. We shall eagerly await that. But in the meantime we would love to hear from you. We would eagerly await that as well. You can e mail us our emails stuff medium stuff at Iheartmedia, dot..
"united states postal service" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
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"united states postal service" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"Like we. Needed to go back and look, they can do that. What's happening what's happening Yep I learned. Wyatt. That day. I A. Yeah. There's a lot as we're talking again I. Love Watching hearings like this. Or at least clubs of it to see mainly, it just seems like a majority of the female. Representatives have been going after the joy pretty hard in China just kind of CV understands the basics of the postal. Service. He doesn't he knew the call stamp. Oh. Wow, I'm surprised that was That was about it in the rest of it was kind of like what is happening so it was it's been an interesting thing to watch because I will say I don't know either. But as someone who was the lead in head of the agency that is supposed to be a service, you would think would be hard. But I digress to the US Postal Service source over one hundred, fifty, four, billion pieces of mail each year and employ over six hundred, thousand people. The USPS has also long been important for communities of color both in terms of service, an stable employment twenty, one percent of their employees are black. Yeah, a lot of really amazing statistics out there in terms of how much mail they do sort if you want to find them, it's a lot. It's way more than their competitors. And just a reminder of one of the controversy is that they have unplugged the sorting machines, which is a big important part of what's happening. And it's odd because it's audit I because things feel. So partisan here right now. As. They are right. But there was a part of me that usually saw. The Post. Post Office, but there has been a history of this. This is not. By any means The first time especially Republican. Politicians have come for the USPS it's just like. Don't we have enough going on right now. I. Really. Got My limit. To hurricanes coming. happening, let's go ahead and just just mentally USPS by not. Better. President you know. Something always comes up as I like to say so. We did what we wanted to go over the history of the and specifically women and and the United States. Postal Service because. Is Fascinating it really is. So, briefly, the United States, postal service is as old as the United States is itself, and in fact, older and in many ways helped build this country. It was guaranteed in the constitution formed by George. Washington seventeen seventy five at that time. There was a single female postmaster. Mary Katherine. Goddard. And even prior. Yeah. In colonial America there were. There were these post routes and they were to female post masters on record when Goddard was removed by the postmaster general in Seventeen, eighty, nine, two, hundred people petitioned to have her reinstated. That's nice. I don't know why. Kill twos loved I don't know and there are a lot of examples of that throughout this and then I was as I was reading stories of people who work. At USPS just. The bonds they form in their community and people will know their names and that's how like if if somebody has an answering your mail in three days, but they usually come out and talk to them, and that's how they'll know like maybe I should check in on them or call call an ambulance and it's hurrying some of the. Most of these early women who held these positions did so because their husband or father couldn't fulfill their duties and it was sort of like kind of a back door entrance into getting the job, they just never officially had it perhaps, but they were performing the duties right. So the first woman appointed as postmaster under the Constitution was Sarah Crowe in North Carolina in seventeen, ninety two, the crow kept trying to resign to the low pay when rose right was appointed in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and fourteen she facing backlash and controversy over whether or not a woman could hold the position all which is weird since they have been whatever. The Postmaster General Time wrote quote. My feelings would lead me to appoint Miss Right in conformity to the witches expressing her recommendation but the post office law has been revised an altered since the appointment of Mrs. Moore Anna Doubt has been suggested to me from a source that I ought to respect us the straight legality of appointing female and on careful examination of the law I inclined to believe that the doubt may be well founded. if I'm remembering correctly, it was the we've talked about it before, but it was how the Pronoun the Default Pronoun in the Constitution is he I? Think that's the argument he was making owe freight and us so often yep, it sure has. In eighteen o to the postmaster general. Hitting black people from working for the post office law wasn't repealed until the civil war. The first record we have of a woman being appointed to deliver mail goes back to April. Third Eighteen forty five when Postmaster General Cave Johnson appointed Sarah Black. One of her relatives became the town's first female postmaster after that at first these early female male carriers transported mail. But by eighteen ninety nine, they were delivering it to primarily on rural routes, but they made it to the cities as. To the big city by nineteen seventeen during the shortage of men. From World War One. Washington's postmaster said about this. This is the first time in the record of the Post Office Department of the United States that women have been used for carrying Mail on roots in a city, it must be considered more or less in the nature of an experiment and it was viewed this way as kind of an experiment and a handful of cities across the country like a test, a trial right and though the women in question were successful on their routes most were replaced into indoor post office positions so they didn't get to keep roots. Right. So several women were hired as postmaster in the south after the civil war because taking the position require swearing an oath, they had not voluntarily provided any aide to confederate soldiers or the confederacy and a lot of men couldn't make oath. So in eighteen, sixty to the postmaster general became the first higher up official to appoint women to positions at the Washington DC's Post Department headquarters specifically in the dead letter office an employed more women than any other in the US government. So these women aren't about thirty five percent less than their male counterparts surprise. So in an eight, hundred, sixty, nine New York Times article argument for women's equal pay came with this quote about how the women were allowed to do. The mechanical work of opening letters because quote as is said, immoral things are sometimes bound in the mail obviously and to see these things would it suppose corrupt the morals of women who? At. This time a lot of post offices had separate ladies windows so My mind. Students. Come on. What if a letter magically opens and I see a dry stick figure with ankles or something I don't know what else do. Some places even had third window. So there was a ladies window men's and and then the third one was men accepting letters for.
Sorry, Cher. the USPS Doesn't Allow Volunteers
"Back again. Like a bad penny. She keeps turning up. Everywhere I share. Actress singer yesterday, trying to convince the United States Postal Service let her volunteer. She She wanted to go because the male is not being delivered because you know Trump is locking up the mailboxes. He's moving mailboxes. He's stealing the election Go, so she wanted to volunteer. Fine. Eventually Supervisor told her they didn't take volunteers and that she needed submit fingerprints and go through a background Chuck well for her. Get in line with all the other gypsies, tramps and thieves so share wanting the volunteer buying into the the manufactured crisis, false narrative and fake news. That the president was off to steal the election with the mail trucks on the flatbeds. That was Jamie Lee Curtis that said that but apparently Jamie Lee and share Well, they talk all the time.
Taylor Swift condemns Trump on USPS
"Out there mean Taylor Swift. That's right. The famous pop star To her. I don't know. 100 million Twitter followers. She's an enormous Twitter Following she tweeted out. Trump's calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly. He is well aware that we do not want him as our president. He's chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans lives at risk in an effort to hold onto power. Now, you might say, But why are you Even giving a second thought. Taylor Swift spots on election cheating and tampering and the United States Postal Service and I'll just tell you Unfortunately, there's no there's no special status. There's nothing In pop stars that doesn't allow them to influence the opinion of their enormous their legions of ignorant fans. So Taylor Swift says this and you say, Well, black obvious. What does she know? The answer is like nothing other than you know how to hit that high C and dance around and write some songs. Well that well, that's all true. The truth for the electorate is that she still carries a lot of sway. The people that will re people read them, and they'll say, Oh, my gosh, Trump is trying to still still the election. By destroying the USPS as if he's able to do this so rapidly as if this is some some
What happened to the Postal Service?
"If you had the United States postal service as a partisan political proxy on your Twenty Twenty Election Bingo card. You. Win. I guess the politics of it we will assume you're mostly familiar with speaker. Nancy Pelosi is calling the house back into session legislation likely postmaster general and CEO Louis Joy has said he will testify. But as all of that plays out a detour here if we might to the postal services business model reality yes. The digital age has brought its challenges to the USPS but as Congress tries to figure out how to repair the damage. Might do well to look in the mirror for a little bit. Here's marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer. The Postal Service is supposed to be self funded not getting any government money, but the post office is still tightly regulated by Congress and in two thousand and six Congress passed a law requiring the postal service to prepay health benefits for retirees. Jim Campbell is a lawyer and consultant on the Postal Service resorted the postal service to pay for ten years about five and. A half billion dollars a year into this prepayment fund that thinking was paid forward. Make sure the money is there when retirees need it. But Campbell, says federal agencies don't have to make these prepayments and the post office couldn't do it. Campbell says it missed more than half of the payments to make matters worse congress capped postal office price increases for letters circulars at the rate of inflation. So the postal services kind of caught in this squeeze. Cornell University public. Policy Professor, Getty's says Congress, also still requires the post office to deliver to every mailbox in the country six days a week. So this is a recipe for fiscal problems serious fiscal problems and serious debt frank disco has been tracking that he's chief actuary at the US Government Accountability Office. He says the postal services more than one hundred, sixty, billion dollars in debt over the past decade, the dead and unfunded liabilities like pensions and healthcare have outpaced the revenues the. Postal Service takes in. So it's doubled from a little more than one times annual revenue to over double annual revenue to disco says the Postal Service has been losing money for a decade, not a sustainable business model, but the post office can't change that model without Congressional
Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone to cast a ballot
"A conspiracy theory. Grow this large this quickly and be so divorced from reality. It basically goes like this. President Trump is terrified he's going to lose the election. And he's going to use the Postal Service to try to limit mail in voting as much as possible to in effect, disenfranchised Democrats and steal the race, just as he did with Russian interference in 2016. This conspiracy theory, however, has perhaps even less evidence than the Russia collusion theory. Over the next 15 to 20 minutes. We will systematically debunk this most ridiculous conspiracy theory. Way are not going to allow the president of the United States to dismantle the United States Post office and undermine the possibility that absentee votes could be used in the next election. And he also wants to do everything you can Two stirred out and the results of an election he thinks he's going to lose. So why do Republicans stand behind a Z attacks the most popular institution in the United States government? I don't understand why the president wants to block funding for the post office in order to prevent people from voting. That doesn't seem fair or right or leading. It doesn't seem like it is going to steal a lot of confidence among voters that their ballots are going to be counted right Once you start to realize that your entire states conduct elections with mail in ballots once you realize the history of the Postal Service is incredible Accomplishments, you know and how it's a backbone for the country. You know, you understand the stakes of what's going on here. You mentioned Republican leaders as well. Carl isn't this about moral bankruptcy of the Republican Party Democrats, aided by their allies in the left leaning media, been accusing President Trump of trying to rig the election by interfering with the United States Postal Service in an effort to have her mail in voting, But the simple truth is that there's no truth to this claim whatsoever. In May, a scathing report by the Government Accountability Office confirmed what's been widely known for more than a decade. The Postal Service is in deep, deep financial trouble since it's designated as an independent agency. It's not funded by tax money, but rather expected to support itself through the fees it charges for using its service. But as technology has made email and messaging communication far easier, and competitors such as FedEx, ups and Amazon have eaten into the post office's package delivery service, fewer and fewer people are paying to send mail. This has been a big and worsening problem. Since 2009 when the O designated the USPS as being at risk for fiscal insolvency, as it wrote in the report issued in May. Since Geo's 2009 high risk designation, the postal Services financial viability is progressively worsened due to declining mail volume. Increased employee compensation and benefit costs. An increased unfunded liabilities and debt. First class mail volume has declined 44% since fiscal year 2006. Additionally, employee compensation and benefits costs have been increasing, although the Postal Service's workforce declined from about 786,000 in fiscal year 2007. To about 617,000 In fiscal year 2013. The USPS is workforce increased to about 630,000 in fiscal year 2019. Finally, total unfunded liabilities and debt continue their steady upward trend. Now, this has resulted in the post office, losing roughly 78 $1,000,000 from 2007 to 2019. Senator Barack Obama recognize this way back in 2008 while he was campaigning for president, if you think about it Ups and FedEx. They're doing just fine. It's it's the post office is always a problem. When President Obama took office, his administration attempted to ease the financial crush on the post office by altering collection routes in removing mailboxes that simply weren't being used. In the past 20 years, The Washington Post reported. Back in 9 202,000 mail boxes have vanished from city streets, rural routes in suburban neighborhoods Mohr than the 175,000 that remain. Between 2011 and 2016 The Obama administration ordered an additional 14,000 mailboxes removed because they were underperforming, which the Post office defines his collecting fewer than 25 pieces of mail per day. This routine elimination of mailboxes to consolidate mail collection and keep operational costs down has continued since President Trump was inaugurated in 2017. But now President Obama and his vice president Joe Biden, are casting this as an attempt by Trump to keep people from voting. By mail as president, Obama told his former advisor David Plouffe, on a podcast this past week. What we've never seen before, is President say, I'm goingto tryto actively kneecap the Postal Service encourage voting and I will be explicit about the reason I'm doing the postmaster general said, would delay the approaching liquidity crisis. That was all the aid for the Postal Service in the cares act completely. Separately, The bill also gave $400 million to something called the Election Assistance Commission for distribution to states to prevent, prepare for and respond to Corona virus domestically or internationally for the 2020 federal election cycle. This, however, wasn't enough for Democrats and they're now demanding a $25 billion bailout for the post office in the next round of Corona virus relief funding, as well as $3.5 billion earmarked for mail and voting on Fox Business Network President Trump said. Well, that was simply too much. You know, there's nothing wrong with getting out and voting. You get out and vote. They voted during World War one and World War two. They should have voter ID because the Democrats scammed the system, but it's two of the items are the post Office and the 3.5 $1,000,000,000 The mail and voting Now, if we don't make a deal, that means you don't get the money. That means they can't have Universal mail in voting that just can't have it. So you know, crazy will be many more just nature. Now Democrats have interpreted this, says Trump, admitting he's deliberately trying to sabotage mail in voting by preventing the passage of desperately needed funding for it. But this claim to falters under the way to the fact of the post office can already handle the expected flood of mailed ballots this November. According to the Postal Service's annual report. In fiscal year 2019 USPS handled 142.5 1,000,000,000 pieces of mail on a typical day, the report notes are 633,000 employees physically process and deliver 471 male pieces to nearly 160 million delivery points. Now this year, That number is higher because the Postal Service has been delivering stimulus checks as well, A census forms now those alone added about 450 million additional pieces of mail. In 2016 roughly 136 million Americans voted in the presidential election. The number's probably going to be a little bit higher this year. If official set ballots to every single American who's registered to vote. That's about 158 million people, and then 140 million people returned ballots. The roughly 298 million pieces of mail handled over the course of several weeks would be well within the Postal Service's ability to handle them all. Now. Officials, of course, won't send a ballot to every American who's registered to vote, and not every voter will vote This too. His false. The changes were ordered to streamline mail collection and limit mail carrier overtime costs, which top $1 billion per year, as the Washington Times reported. In the past, postal delivery worked this way Ah, worker would arrive in the morning and work on various things in the office. Sorting mail handling holds on mail waiting for incoming mail to arrive. To prepare for delivery that often involved waiting around for hours and then starting an actual delivery route later in the day once started, a route has to be finished, and that involved workers going into overtime as they delivered through their route as evening approached. Did. Joyce plan, which is now being implemented in a pilot program in about 200 cities is called expedited to ST Afternoon Sort. A Shin or esa es un during a worker will arrive in the morning. Collect all the mail that was ready to go out and head out for delivery. It's known as retrieve load and go. Then, after finishing the delivery route, the carrier would return to the office and do in the afternoon. The office work that used to be done in the morning that way, when the end of his or her shift arrived, That would be the end of the workday. No overtime would be incurred. Mail that arrived to the office in the afternoon. While the carrier was doing office work would be delivered in the next morning's route. It would be ready and waiting with the carrier arrived for retrieve load and go. The effect to customers would be that mail was delivered to the office in the afternoon. It would be delivered the next morning. Instead of that evening, the effect of the Postal Service would be to save an enormous amount of money in overtime costs, streamlining operations and making the postal service more effective. However, this has been cast as mail carriers simply leaving pieces of mail, especially mailed in ballots on the floor for days. For weeks at a time. There's no evidence to support this baseless allegation. Justus. There's no evidence to support the notion that the Trump Administration has been removing mailboxes or mail sorting machines in an effort to a happier mail in voting. Mail in voting might be impacted by not but not by postal service operations but rather by individual state laws, which make mail in voting cumbersome, especially in New York, where a congressional primary conducted at the end of June still doesn't have a declared winner by the middle of August. The Postal Service, in other words, can easily handle mailed in balance. It doesn't need a $25 billion bailout, and it doesn't need $3.5 billion on top of the $400 million that has already been earmarked specifically for mail in voting. The Postal Service will remain fiscally solvent at least until the end of 2021 but efforts to change it efforts listening to the Dan O'Donnell show. For your virtual ticket to be a part of music history on the capital. One fan Wall Interactive video experience with our star light on our 2020 I heard Radio Music Festival starring BTS. Coldplay Came Brown with special Guest Khalid Keith Urban Mego, smiling Cyrus Thomas Rhett. Usher for anything can happen. 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Democrats are absolutely convinced that Trump is trying to steal this election because of his is changes to the post office. My opening monologue debunking this conspiracy theory will be up on common sense. Central very shortly, have no fear. We are working on getting it up and on my social media, By the way, if you'd like to join the program numbers to do so for 14799 11 30 that he's the accident, mortgage talk and text line 18 108 389476 That is our toll free talk and text line email. D o d Ed i heart media dot com You can find me on Social Media facebook dot com slash dan O'Donnell Show and at Dan O'Donnell Show on Twitter as well. What struck me about all of this is is not just how Democrats have have Done exactly what they're accusing Republicans of doing Have you seen the freak out over the conspiracy theorists, the cue and non believers for those who are not familiar with what Q. And on is it's ah, far right conspiracy theory that posits that President Trump is working behind the scenes to bust the secret cob. All of Pedophiles led by Hillary Clinton and John Podesta, and pretty much every celebrity that you've ever heard off. There's no actual evidence for it, of course, but because a number of Q and on believers and one Republican primaries, it's being hold. My goodness, This is the worst thing that ever happened to mainstream politics. We've got conspiracy theory believers. There's no conspiracy less founded on actual evidence than this post office nonsense. In fact, I've seen pictures on the Internet that have been circulated. Now Twitter and Facebook have done their level best to try to make sure that misinformation about elections nothing that could undermine faith in elections is allowed on their platforms, except for these pictures of mailboxes in Wisconsin. Of all places. That are piled up. They've been taken off the streets. Trump doesn't want you to be ableto Drop your piece of mail in a mailbox. Well, what these pictures Don't point out is these are piled up. Sure, at a facility that refurbishes the mail boxes to put them back on the streets. It's always got a stack of mail boxes outside because it's working on them. Refurbish them, then this idea that sorting machines and mail boxes have been ripped off of the streets in the last couple of months so that we can vote by mail is nonsensical. Unless you're willing to tell me. That Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who saw over 2011 and 2016 5 years. The removal of 14,000 mailboxes and 200,000 mailboxes removed in the years before that. Unless you're willing to tell me that they're part of the conspiracy. You're almost forced to admit that there is simply no evidence behind this, but what's remarkable to me? Is how quickly this became mainstream and it got me thinking. Well, wait a second. Wait a second. Wait a second. If Joe Biden is up by as much as the polls suggest he is 10 to 12 points. Why would Democrats suddenly be trying to cast doubt on an election? Right? Wasn't this Almost exactly four years ago. What President Trump was supposedly doing August of 2016 when the first reports on the eve of the Democratic National Convention about election hacks and Russian interference, and all of this started coming out. President Trump's first said that he was worried that the election might be rigged. You might remember President Obama rose Garden press conference said. How would you even rig the presidential election? Donald Trump is whining about losing an election that hasn't even happened yet. The idea was that Trump was going to cast doubt on the legitimate legitimacy of the election because he knew he was going to lose. Remember the pole similarly showed him down 10 15 points. He had no chance of beating Hillary Clinton. So he was preemptively whining about the fact that Clinton and her cronies we're going to use massive vote fraud to cheat. Why are Democrats doing this? When their candidate is up 10 points. Maybe it has something to do. With this. A new CNN poll finds that 50% of registered voters back the Biden Harris presidential ticket. While 46% say they support Trump and Pence right at the polls, margin of error plus or minus 4% points. There's a new CNN poll. Across 15 battleground states. Biden has the backing of 49% of registered voters while Trump lands at 48%. In other words, that massive lead doesn't actually
Trump opposes extra funds for U.S. Postal Service to aid with mail-in voting
"Congressman Ami Bera says the United States Postal Service must be funded so it could continue to operate at full capacity. Vera, advocating for the U. S. Senate to pass the Heroes Act, which includes additional Corona virus relief aid, as well as postal service, an election funding President Trump recently revealed in an interview he's blocking more Postal service funding to prevent increased voting by mail. The president has also repeatedly claimed voting by mail will lead a massive election fraud.
Ballot Drop Boxes Gain Popularity As An Alternative To In-Person And Mail-In Voting
"Worried about casting their ballots in person this November because of the pandemic. They are also worried that mail in ballots could be misplaced or delayed on alternative that is gaining popularity and also attracting controversy is drop boxes where voters can deposit their absentee ballots to be collected by election officials. NPR's Pam Fessler reports. A steady stream of voters in Detroit, Michigan last week approached a red, white and blue metal box right outside the city's main election office. The box looked a little like a high tech trash can or recycling bin. Instead, it was one of several 100 ballot drop boxes located across the state. More than a 1,000,000 Michigan voters decided to cast absentee ballots in the primary rather than go to the polls, But many like Elizabeth Dandridge didn't want account on the post office to deliver those ballots. I want to be sure that it was collected in the box. Sometimes the males delay I'm waiting on a package is what people have sent me over to weeks to go, and they haven't come. And it's a growing concern is the U. S. Prepares for a flood of absentee and mail in voting in November. Many election officials are encouraging voters to use Dropbox is instead to make sure their ballots don't arrive too late to be counted. That's already happened to tens of thousands of ballots this year. Connecticut's using 200 new drop boxes in tomorrow's primary. Secretary of State Denise Merrill admits the state was somewhat overwhelmed by a surgeon requests for mail in ballots and even a week ago, local election offices were still trying to fill those requests. There's a lot of confusion just the moment about when the ballots got mailed to whom When they're going to arrive. It's going to be very tight and the ballot boxes play an increasingly important role in all this, because you know you shave off 234 baby five days from when you mail a ballot. But the boxes are controversial. Ah, couple of Connecticut towns complained that having them outside available to voters, 24 7 isn't safe, even though many are protected with security cameras. The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign have filed suit to block Pennsylvania from using such boxes in November, arguing they could increase the chances for fraud. Tennessee Secretary of State Trey Hargett recently told a Senate committee his state doesn't allow drop boxes for fear voters might be pressured on how to vote. If someone knows you've got an absentee ballot, they can say, Hey, I'll be glad to take that for you and drop that off for you. They can ask you what you build that balance out or they can not turn it all for you. We believe it's a great security measure Tohave, someone returning their own balance by the United States Postal Service Dropbox supporters dismiss such concerns is completely unfounded. They note that drop boxes have been used in some states for decades without problems. Kristen Clarke of the Lord's Committee for Civil Rights under Law told senators the boxes are unimportant and convenient option for voters a compliment the limited postal box offices that are available in communities and are just critical to providing access this season access for whom isn't clear. Researchers have found that drop box is Khun Boost turnout overall. But there's no evidence at least so far that one party benefits more than the other. Still, Larry Olsen of Laser Fab Company in Washington state that makes the boxes, says demand's definitely on the rise. I couple orders today, and he's confident their boxes are far more secure than the average mailbox, he says. There are multiple features to prevent tampering. The boxes are also made of steel and weigh about Â£600 they're bolted to the ground, So it's not really something anybody can move easily. In fact, he notes at an SUV plowed into one of them in Washington state last year. Both the box and contents. Survived. Pam Fessler NPR news
"united states postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Precedent here as well. Have we ever seen a president I take aim at the postal service in the way that the trump administration has I can't think of any time when we've had the postal service be in the crosshairs an administration there has been a campaign going back for decades now to try to undermine the postal service as a government agency from Libertarians who don't like the idea of government services and they certainly haven't liked this example of successful government service that serves the American people. A uniform basis, you know a democratic government service. So that's been going on for a long time, and that's something that the post offices had to contend with for many years but we've never had a president move aggressively against the post office. In this way, it is unprecedented. I mean the president has said that mail in ballots can open the door to voter fraud this. Is a big political talking point. I don't believe that there's any proof of that Chris of you found any proof of that no I mean the state that's been doing this the longest in terms of having all ballots go through the mail as organ which has been doing it says two thousand and it's in the case of about fifty million ballots over those past twenty years. It's something like two cases of voter fraud. So that really is not an issue we have to be worried about in terms of the election the issued after he worried about is making sure the postal service is prepared and ready to get these ballots where they need to be. Rigid you said that this is also an opportunity for improvements to the postal service in how New York in particular learned what lessons New York has learned from this last election What can what have they learned are are there are there changes going? That are going to be implemented before twenty twenty. I think some of the changes can be implemented by legislatures and so in the case of New York. The. State. saw what happened during this primary saw what came out during this federal case and has started to make some policy changes in terms of you know what legitimises a ballot if you're going to say that it needs to have a postmark knowing some of the constraints that this federal agencies operating under will maybe you need to make sure that the date when that ballot is received, it makes sense. So in the case of this federal, this federal lawsuit, the judge ruled that any ballots received by June twenty fourth or twenty fifth two days after the. Primary Y, the missing postmark could still be counted and there are a piece of legislation in Albany that has already passed both the state assembly and Senate that would allow four ballots received the day after election even if they're missing a postmark to still be counted, so there are ways that extent governments can address some of these issues even if the federal government doesn't give the United States, postal. Service what it needs Chris who is most at risk of being disenfranchised If the postal service is experiencing delays, it's experiencing ahead of the election right now. Well. If you look at who were talking about, it's going to be people in rural areas. It's going to be people who are low income who are going to have a harder time getting to the polls and who are going to be more likely to experience delays in terms of getting the the mail delivered But the thing is, is the male slowing down all around the country so this could be potentially a. Much more broadly based because the postal services saying we need at least a week to deliver to live with these ballots and So this could be a broader problem than traditionally the people were concerned about who are lacking access being lower income people rural people older people So that's something definitely keep an eye out. For I'm just wondering is there anything that people can do to make sure their ballots actually make it in in November? Well as Chris said, the rules are different by state You know here in New York, you have an opportunity to still vote in person there's early voting and voting on election day, and you can also take your absentee ballot, chew the Board of Elections Office or to any of those poll sites. So there are opportunities there There's no male, there's no ballot tracking system. In New York but those are the other ways that you can ensure that you don't have to rely on a middleman to get your ballot it needs to go bridge. Bergen is a city hall and politics reporter at WNYC, brigid. How can postal workers reach you? If they want to share information with you I'm on twitter my DM's rope at brigid Bergen love to hear from you. Grand Christopher W Shaw's historian policy analyst, and author of preserving the People's post office Chris. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you for having. Name. Eight Jorgensen, and from Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan. I'm a retired letter carrier after thirty five and a half years and I feel completely safe in sending in my mail in ballot I. Don't feel there's any kind of risk in his being stolen anything like that. Hi, this is Karen in San Jose California and since the post office already handled absentee ballots, I, really don't understand the issue. Handling more male I've clued. Towns that are offering drop off location for absentee ballots for those of us who do not show up at the polls and I think that the much better idea than having. So US Postal Service be responsible for. So of talent, it's really not fair to them given all the pressure that they're facing and the situation that their financial. This is Katrina from Maplewood. New Jersey. This is Gail Turner from Richmond Virginia. As far as trusting the post for the elections. Start counting the ballot now don't wait until the last moment. This is Teresa from the brainard lakes area retired from the United States Postal Service seven months ago after a thirty year career. Lee always to ballot handling very seriously. It's an honorable responsibility. The postal workers readily accept I am personally offended by the president's unfairness that you would be mishandled. He is attacking anyone in any institution that could stand in his way or help with his defeat. Although I have a postman, the family or anything I do know my man both personally by homeless postman and my office postman and they're both incredibly continent professionals take the job incredibly seriously and I'm not worried about them interfering in any collection at all There's no way to ballot and sort of meaningful way we'll. We'll. I'll be there election than a meaningful ways to prevent and hit. Mail in balloting and reduced voter turnout. Is. Like and I live in. Florida, I finished chores. Me Is that the postal service can easily handle any mail in ballots, but he has also been very concerned that the new postmaster general is slowing down the delivery of mail. Very purposefully I, guess at the behest of our presidents so that it looks like we cannot handle mail in ballot. Eight seven, seven, eight, my take is our number. This is the takeaway..
Meet Stagecoach Mary
"A No! That's what I'm saying like. The Postman only rang once. What. What Oh, oh, Hey, we're on! Hello, everybody! My name is Mick Sullivan and welcome to the past and the curious. This is episode number forty six, and we've done an episode about male done episode about trains, and we're kind of talking about both of those things again, but it's two completely new stories. One of the stories you're going to hear is about owning the dog. And I need to think friend of the show Michael. Fleming for his great reading on that one. The other store you're going to hear is about a woman who was generally known s stagecoach Mary, or at least that's how the history books remember her, but her real name was Mary Field and she was a very interesting person. Helping us with that episode. Doing a bit of dialogue is my friend Molly Victor from well. She's the creator of stoop kids, stories, which is an awesome podcast. Part of kids listen highly recommend. Check it out. Be sure to stick around for some songs at the end and patriotic shoutouts and a little bit of fun hiding out there promise. Let's get started. Robbers didn't scare fields. Wolves didn't scare her either. She had held her own against many even deadly cold weather was of little concern to her. Actually for that she had developed a little trick to stay warm and not freeze during these particularly perilous nights to keep her blood pumping, and your temperature up Mary would pace around her wagon all night long to keep from falling asleep. She figured if she did fall asleep in the cold, she might not wake up. A night without any sleep was definitely better than a morning. That never comes as you can see. Mary took her job seriously she had made an oath to the United States Postal Service and had become the very first black woman to have a postal contract and a carrying route with her wagon and team of horses she was responsible for hauling mail and freight through remote areas of Montana, meeting the train and cascade and navigating to Saint Peter's mission. This is how she earned her nickname stagecoach. Mary the fact is she didn't take that horsedrawn wagon to get mail and freight until she was well into adulthood. For most of her life, she wasn't stagecoach Mary at all, but instead Mary, fields. She had been born on a plantation in Tennessee around eighteen, thirty two was never sure about when her birthday was. Like the rest of her family Mary had been enslaved. Forced hard labor in the field was the fate of many enslaved men and women at this plantation. And Mary grew up to be a powerful young woman who worked beside the powerful men. She was tall over six feet by most accounts, and she had a broad, incredibly strong. Now, eighteen sixty five brought an enforceable end to enslavement in the United States, and while many emancipated men and women stayed near their families and friends. Mary immediately left Tennessee in search of work. She I found it on the river during Poker Games and bull sessions later in her life. She liked to tell the story of her job on a riverboat. The Robert E was a steamboat named after the confederate general on which Mary worked in eighteen seventy, there was a famous steamboat race down the Mississippi River from Saint Louis to New Orleans between her boat and another steamer called the NACHOS. Nearly, everything moved at a slower pace in the eighteen hundreds. So it might be hard for us to understand the excitement of a race travelling at an average of fourteen miles an hour and stretched out over several days. Wasn't a slow as molasses, but it wasn't far off. Nonetheless, Americans paid attention. The plotting pace of the race lent itself to the. Of the day, as the steamboats paddled in pushed their way down the river, small towns with Telegraph, the time, each vote passed by two newspapers, print and several daily editions. As exciting as it might have been to track the progress in the morning and evening editions of the newspaper. It was certainly more exciting to be at Mary Shoes, which were on deck or at sometimes below deck by the boiler of the League. She were called the crew feeding the boilers with anything. It would burn to keep the steam earning the paddle wheel. They ran out of wood for the fires. They'd stoke it with other things broken up furniture old clothes, even somebody's desk. What ever it took to win the race? She said to that end. They actually through a whole side of Bacon in the fire. That greasy smoke may have been the key. The League won the three day race by six hours not long after this through the connection of a passenger. Mary went north for a different, even slower paced work. She arrived in Toledo Ohio for the job. At the Ursuline Convent of the sacred heart she served as groundskeeper Gardner, and handled any other jobs for the community of nuns who lived there. In exchange, the nuns gave her a room board and a paycheck Mary definitely stuck out amongst the backdrop of Solomon religious ladies, sharing space nothing about the holy environment could stop Mary from yelling at them or anyone else. Who messed up her meticulously kept landscaping.
"Oh, oh, Hey, we're on! Hello, everybody! My name is Mick Sullivan and welcome to the past and the curious. This is episode number forty six, and we've done an episode about male done episode about trains, and we're kind of talking about both of those things again, but it's two completely new stories. One of the stories you're going to hear is about owning the dog. And I need to think friend of the show Michael. Fleming for his great reading on that one. The other store you're going to hear is about a woman who was generally known s stagecoach Mary, or at least that's how the history books remember her, but her real name was Mary Field and she was a very interesting person. Helping us with that episode. Doing a bit of dialogue is my friend Molly Victor from well. She's the creator of stoop kids, stories, which is an awesome podcast. Part of kids listen highly recommend. Check it out. Be sure to stick around for some songs at the end and patriotic shoutouts and a little bit of fun hiding out there promise. Let's get started. Robbers didn't scare fields. Wolves didn't scare her either. She had held her own against many even deadly cold weather was of little concern to her. Actually for that she had developed a little trick to stay warm and not freeze during these particularly perilous nights to keep her blood pumping, and your temperature up Mary would pace around her wagon all night long to keep from falling asleep. She figured if she did fall asleep in the cold, she might not wake up. A night without any sleep was definitely better than a morning. That never comes as you can see. Mary took her job seriously she had made an oath to the United States Postal Service and had become the very first black woman to have a postal contract and a carrying route with her wagon and team of horses she was responsible for hauling mail and freight through remote areas of Montana, meeting the train and cascade and navigating to Saint Peter's mission. This is how she earned her nickname stagecoach. Mary the fact is she didn't take that horsedrawn wagon to get mail and freight until she was well into adulthood. For most of her life, she wasn't stagecoach Mary at all, but instead Mary, fields. She had been born on a plantation in Tennessee around eighteen, thirty two was never sure about when her birthday was. Like the rest of her family Mary had been enslaved. Forced hard labor in the field was the fate of many enslaved men and women at this plantation. And Mary grew up to be a powerful young woman who worked beside the powerful men. She was tall over six feet by most accounts, and she had a broad, incredibly strong. Now, eighteen sixty five brought an enforceable end to enslavement in the United States, and while many emancipated men and women stayed near their families and friends. Mary immediately left Tennessee in search of work. She I found it on the river during Poker Games and bull sessions later in her life. She liked to tell the story of her job on a riverboat. The Robert E was a steamboat named after the confederate general on which Mary worked in eighteen seventy, there was a famous steamboat race down the Mississippi River from Saint Louis to New Orleans between her boat and another steamer called the NACHOS. Nearly, everything moved at a slower pace in the eighteen hundreds. So it might be hard for us to understand the excitement of a race travelling at an average of fourteen miles an hour and stretched out over several days. Wasn't a slow as molasses, but it wasn't far off. Nonetheless, Americans paid attention. The plotting pace of the race lent itself to the. Of the day, as the steamboats paddled in pushed their way down the river, small towns with Telegraph, the time, each vote passed by two newspapers, print and several daily editions. As exciting as it might have been to track the progress in the morning and evening editions of the newspaper. It was certainly more exciting to be at Mary Shoes, which were on deck or at sometimes below deck by the boiler of the League. She were called the crew feeding the boilers with anything. It would burn to keep the steam earning the paddle wheel. They ran out of wood for the fires. They'd stoke it with other things broken up furniture old clothes, even somebody's desk. What ever it took to win the race? She said to that end. They actually through a whole side of
Mail ballot surge places Postal Service under spotlight
"Last year the United States postal service delivered one hundred forty three billion pieces of mail this year the postal service to deliver tens of millions of ballots due to health concerns around the crown of virus outbreak police that's the plan the states have shifted their primaries to using mail in ballots on a large scale for the first time the U. S. P. S. it's been struggling there been problems with delayed delivery of completed ballots and requested mail in ballots that never appear sometimes it's been a handful of ballots sometimes been hundreds the USPS faces a huge budget shortfall thousands of workers have tested poet positive for cover nineteen and the president has called the agency a quote joke joining me now to look at what's behind the recent problems and what they mean for the election in November is Ryan McCarthy's reporter and editor who covers elections at ProPublica Ryan welcome thanks for having me great to be here all right so I'm going to use the word unprecedented speed you seem a lot a lot but is it accurate when it comes to the number of mail in ballots that American voters will be casting this year totally accurate you know in twenty eighteen about a quarter of Americans orders castor ballots by mail this year based on estimates from election experts in some states up to fifty percent could vote by mail this year so half the state's roughly had go by mail rates last year of under ten percent did you think about that increased state and local election officials have to build these large really complicated logistics operations at a time when there's a pandemic at a time when they're under budget pressure on the state level and a time when the US postal service itself is under huge pressure and and budget pressure itself so I want to be clear about this president trump has said in a statement that has been debunked repeatedly that mail in ballots would be substantially fraudulent that's not we're rich you're reporting on it isn't about any kind of fraud real or made up what are the issues that you have the issue that you've been diving into sure so we spent several weeks looking at whether or not a cash strapped severely diminished US postal service which as you said it's become a political football on a target of president trump could rise to the challenge of delivering an unprecedented amount of mail in ballots this year tens of millions in in the picture that we got in part from the US postal service track record which was not totally promising did they think they know about the US postal service is that after years of plant closures and cutbacks it's really not living up to its own delivery goals particularly for first math class mail which is how most election ballots are sent it has not hit any of its goals for first class mail in five years and according to a recent inspector general report the US postal service delivered ninety five percent of election mail on time last year which presents actually pretty good but if you think of four to five or six percent of ballots being delayed international mail in election then you get considerable chaos and it is also worth noting that in some of the work lowest performing areas of the country for election Malin twenty eighteen including in swing states like Florida Ohio and stuff like that almost eighty four percent of election mail was delivered on time so that's a huge difference that actually could be proved pivotal and I think election officials and voters this there isn't a widespread acknowledgement that the US postal service has been struggling and may not be capable of performing to the level that most people simply because let's talk about Ohio since you mentioned Ohio specifically there were problems in Butler County during the primary on April twenty eighth what happened yes so in Butler County which it would actually have been affected by some of the plant closures I talk to you about eight two US postal service employees showed up in the office the local director elections there this was three days after the deadline to count ballots it really is a tray of three hundred and seventeen open ballots that were too late to be counted and essentially those ballots have been sitting in a U. S. postal service warehouse uncounted for two weeks in the context here is that Ohio's election was crashed some of the rules that once were set up by the state legislature went against the advice of election officials and voting rights advocates and there had been such bad delays in mail delivery that the secretary of state Republican warned voters and pushed not only for the US postal service to add staff to process balance but also to make sure that ballots all ballots from Ohio voters were processed at at Ohio mail facilities in northwestern Ohio in cities like Toledo because of this wave of plant closures mail within two to three day process and Detroit it turns out was hit by some really bad code related delays with malice like a lot of places around the country and so so the Butler County incident was reflective of what's been happening in in a handful of states if your primary where there is this sort of circle of blame between the US postal service and local election officials were kind of baffled why did their ballots are not getting to voters in in some cases it's because of poorly conceived election operations in cases it seems to be U. S. postal service there in some cases it seems to be a mixture of the two
Florida Governor Deploys National Guard To Force Residents Back Into Malls, Movie Theaters
"Lord is taking new measures to protect the state from the threat of Corona virus here, how Governor Ron Santa's plans to deploy national. Guard troops to force residents back into the states, malls, movie theater, and later amid growing budget cuts the United States Postal Service is looking to save some money by dumping all the mail in one big pile for everyone to go. We've got the latest on where that big pile of mail is. So you can start rummaging for your envelopes from the onion and onion public radio I'm leslie price and this is the topical. My bosses I'm not allowed to drink anymore seltzer while I'm recording because it makes too much, but I think he's full of Shit. Stay with us. Excuse me. As Corona virus cases continue to grow throughout the US. One state has decided to take drastic measures to overcome the pandemic earlier this week. Florida Governor Rhonda Santa's used his executive power to deploy the State's National Guard to force residents back into malls, movie theaters, and other businesses joining us now with more details as OPR's burke. Clint Remmy, what led to this decision by the Governor Well Leslie Florida officials say they're taking these measures. After millions of residents continued to avoid open restaurants and bars, and blatantly ignored government guidelines to get back out there and save the economy. I spoke to Jeff Pemberton A. A representative from Governor to Santa's his office. Who had this to say? No one wanted it to come to this, but the state's residents left us. No choice so the governor has signed an emergency measure that sense troops to our hardest hit areas to make sure people. There are getting out of their house and staying in stores until they buy something. HM, rummy! Aren't these actions a little extreme? They are in Pemberton acknowledged that this will unfortunately caused a huge blow to the state's population, but he insists that practicing social consumerism is the state's only option to stop this plague of economic downturn. Here's. Here's Jeff Pemberton again simply put irresponsible people are not taking the government advisory seriously by refusing to take the family to the cheesecake factory for dinner and pick up a few things at and barrel on the way home. We're putting all kinds of corporations endanger. We are at a breaking point where these rules must be enforced. The new measure also makes it illegal for the state's twenty one million residents to congregate in restaurants and food courts with fewer than ten people in the National Guard is authorized to question any individual who doesn't look like they've had a haircut in a while or whose roots? Roots are showing to make sure they've made an appointment at a local salon or barbershop. If they haven't those who are looking shaggy, are subject to a two hundred dollar fine, and will be taken to the nearest super cats well, even if they're trying to grow it out, that's right sounds so draconian. However Floridians responding to these new regulations for some residents, the governor's executive order is already taking a toll. Look. I realized that keeping the economy going is more important than everyone's health, but there has to be a balance I don't need any more scented body lotion from bath and body works. Eight games in a row. I don't know how much more my arm can take. They told me they shoot me with beanbag guns if I didn't pay to reserve the lane for the whole. Mural customized. You can't go to the hair to see honored. As the kind of Art God, I would that would make you laugh and cry, and his perfect for the whole family. Now if you do not buy your ticket to the four forty five screen, and then slowly make way. What are the confessions Dan to a large popcorn, drinks and candy of choice, we'll use force while some people could be incredibly selfish. Yes, and unfortunately there are some large groups of protesters trying to defy the orders. We have some audio of the National Guard, moving in and a crowd of people who were trying to leave a mall in Orlando without the required number of full shopping bags. So me. Shop Man. We could do this the easy way or the hard way, but you're going to go into that nail salon and you're going to Pat Yourself. The National Guard were finally able to control the crowd by using tear-gas to corner them a Sunglass Hut until they all bought ray bans. It's sad that this is what it takes to get some people to do. What's right for? For the economy, but remmy are officials worried that this could lead to an increase in corona virus cases. They're taking that into account, but Pemberton noted that those who will suffer the most will be the poor and people in nursing homes, and they don't have that much money to spend anyway well, that's not so bad. Then thank you ramming. That's OPR's Remmy Berkeley back in a
"united states postal service" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"A week but in order to do that you would need congress to give it a little more self determination and are some of these reforms being discussed in Congress. Now yet you know. President trump both you years ago convened a task force to kind of look at some of these now. I think that the findings of that task force were were met with a great deal of skepticism because intact they did target the the unions and some of the provisions for workers and I think in an ideal world there would be a balance of things. Because you wouldn't just be targeting worker benefits to make it profitable and you wouldn't just be targeting the drivers or the postal clerks. You would be looking at the business overall so some are more popular than others. And I think that you know look again. Understandably members of Congress who have rural districts are little more upset by the possibility of postal closer than some others. But I think that's why some more of the self-determination needs to be in the hand of the postal service to make these decisions with regard to their business prospects in not just their political prospects. We're all thinking differently. These days about who are the essential workers and we see it in in cities and towns across the country where they stop at the end of the day. Clap Hands are HAL or do whatever. They've decided to do to thank hospital employees and others who are risking their lives every day. Just going to work reading your piece and talking to. I wonder if you and your mother saying that. The pandemic could have a lasting effect on the perception of government and other workers providing these essential services to the country. Yeah I think it's a great question and to my mom's a mail carrier. My Dad for most of his working life was a grocery clerk and I think that they both love their customers and felt loved by them. What I actually hope you know. I think that's true for a lot of people that that we did. Value Nurses that did value janitors and maintenance workers. I just think there's there's kind of disconnect between our everyday experiences and gratitude for those people and the way that we compensate them and the way that the government recognizes their work so there was never a shortage of gratitude on my mom's mail route for her work. I just wish that it were shared by members of Congress. I think rightfully part of this conversation about our gratitude for service workers has asked you know why why are we not compensating them? Accordingly and why is the recognition not embedded in their wages and benefits and protections they get? I'm sure my mother and father and the the millions and millions of people who have jobs like the ones that they do welcome clapping but you know. My parents are much more grateful for the fact that they had money to educate their children and help send to college and you know healthcare that took care of their family. And I hope that that's the the enduring effect that it leads to systemic change and that the conversations were having in our households or ones you know we have with our elected officials and with the the corporations we deal with the places where we take our business. Thank you so much Casey. Thanks so much. Casey SAP is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of furious hours murder fraud and the last trial of Harper Lee. This has been the political scene. You can subscribe to this another New Yorker podcast searching for the New Yorker and your podcast APP and find more political analysis and commentary on New Yorker Dot Com. Feel free to rate and review US on Apple podcasts. Our theme music is by Russell. Gillespie this program was produced by Alex Barron and Kylie Warner For New Yorker Dot Com. I'm Dorothy Wickham..
"united states postal service" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"Of just how far back in American history the postal service goes. Could you tell us a little bit about where the US Postal Service came from? Yeah I mean it's really fascinating to me. I knew it was an early institution I knew it was in the constitution itself. But what I hadn't realized as you know. The Post Office was one of the first acts of rebellion. There was the Royal Mail in operated this country but understandably a one of the ways. The colonists felt most restricted pinched in tax was through the mail. So is actually you know. Summer of Seventeen seventy five second continental congress that they decided they wanted their own independent postal service so they could communicate with one another. And that's when Ben Franklin is named Postmaster General and it's the start of reorganizing the country independently and post offices in the articles of confederation. And then they actually they expand its power in the constitution. So it's a tremendously long history and again even in those early days a tremendously high level of satisfaction but way back out of course the US was just a collection of thirteen colonies and then the role. The Postal Service changed the country expanded geographically right. It didn't just follow American settlers into the Wilderness. Where they win. It actually helped to develop it and you know that when I mentioned the constitution tied even more authority to the Postal Service. It actually allowed for the construction of Postal Road. So it gave the government a mandate to secure the delivery of the mail. And that meant that over time. You know these postal roads and maybe some listeners have have been on the Albany Post Road or the Boston post road. Those were the postal rose. They ran from Florida to Maine all the way into Canada. And it allowed the government to reach into these places and generate more commerce and more communication and more transportation some with more success than others. You know the Pony Express while famous was apparently kind of disastrous. But you know there's still a mule train delivery service by the Post Office on one of the native American reservations in this country and you know there are people who get their mail by floatplane or by ferry boat and so just remarkable the way tracks our country's history in the way that you know the government really does follow citizens where they go to provide them services into meet their needs. The Postal Service operated profitably until two thousand six. What went wrong at that point. So the postal service right. It was running a profit in two thousand six hundred nine hundred million dollars in profit and a lame duck session of Congress on. Let's be clear it was a Republican led decided to change some of the mandates around the postal service and one of the things they did was make it harder for the postal service to raise the price of its services. Congress actually has oversight over the post office to such a degree that if they want to raise the price of stamps at takes congressional approval so the first thing Congress did was say we're going to set the rate of increase and we're going to tie it to the consumer price index and we don't care if your jet fuel is more expensive or the fuel for your delivery. Fleet is more expensive or healthcare costs or anything else. We're GONNA limit the rate of increase on your services but far more detrimental was a kind of poison pill in that mandate which required the postal service to start pre-funding. It's retirement accounts for seventy five years. And you know if that sounds crazy to you. Dorothy it is no other private or public company has has such a long pre-funding mandate this is basically pain into the retirements of employees. Who Haven't been born yet. But I don't even understand the rationale for that. I think you'd think a long time before you came up with anything other than this was an act of sabotage if we make sure. It's a lot of a lot of other public goods. If you starve them you know if you deprive them of the money they need to flourish. Then you point at them and say well they're failing and you know the long term thinking is we will eventually privatize it. The Corona Virus. Emergency spending bill a allows the US PS to borrow ten billion dollars. That sounds like a lot of money but the airline industry say which serves far fewer Americans than the post office got fifty billion in the bill. What accounts for the disparity is that to just an ideological yet? I mean that's an interesting question. So the postmaster general went and testified before Congress and she said the post office would really need need about eighty nine billion dollars to sure up for the next few years. And let's be clear you know to to make it ready to handle the national election. This fall should we all be voting by mail to continue to provide the medications that that seniors and vulnerable people need and that includes all the. Va Prescriptions so. You know to ask for eighty nine billion and to get a ten billion dollar loan you see the kind of band-aid Congress's offering and worse than that you know. President trump tried to place additional restrictions on the money. It was supposed to be an unrestricted loan of ten billion. And you know he's out there making demands about some of the collective bargaining riots in raising package rates based on his animosity towards Jeff. Bazo listen and the Amazon Corporation so like a lot of things. He's personalized this problem and tried to use it as a way to settle grievances. When you know I think finally there is starting to be a bipartisan conversation. About saving the postal service and that some of these Republican members whatever their ideology about small government. And you know restricting government spending. They realized that the postal service is essential and that again ninety one percent of Americans value this institution and may value at just as highly regardless of their party. Identification and so. I hope that that ten billion is the first not the last of the funding offers made and that frankly disparaging to call it a bailout. I think that the government ought to be investing in the postal service so the postal service does need major reforms. Nee need them right away. What are some immediate steps? That could be taken. Yeah that's a nice point. Dorothy the truth is there are a lot of things that Congress regulations that that Congress could change and allowances that Congress could made. 'cause there are some members of Congress. Who over the last? Few years have been advocating for what may sound like radical ideas but but some of them have already been in existence before in this country and they are currently functioning well around the world and probably the most interesting of those is consumer banking and this is one of the things that it sounds radical but actually from nineteen eleven until nineteen sixty seven. We had postal banking in this country and that is height in nineteen forty seven. Four million Americans had assets banking with the postal service. And what folks would like to do is return to those low cost basic financial services that you would be able to qualify for regardless of your financial standing. Because they're juniors right now. There are millions of Americans who don't have a checking account. And you know they pay these exorbitant fees to have their checks cashed and they pay high fees to send money orders to pay their bills or to give money to family members and this is one of the needs. The Postal Service could need an and could use to become profitable again. Ups for instance does have Notary Publics S. I discovered for the first time when I had to mail a package the other day important back to the other day. There's no reason the. Us Postal Service couldn't do that too and then what about things seemingly simple things such as going to five day Workweek so? I think we haven't mentioned that. Actually postal workers were six day. Workweeks right now and it fixing the retiree fond and raising prices on services. Yeah you know actually. The tooth is a lot of postal employees not the same ones but but overall they delivery days a week and I think what the post office needs is the ability to be Nimble because if ups decides that they have a retail office that's not profitable. They close it. There is not a congressional hearing and you know understandably members of Congress when they start to hear about offices closing in their district or processing centers. Were jobs might be lost in their district closing. They bring a great deal of resistance and it means that the postal service is not able insofar as it has been now mandated to run itself. Like a business. It's not allowed to and so you know where you might go to five day a week. Standard Mail delivery would still be. He would still want to provide package delivery seven days.
"united states postal service" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"I'm DOROTHY WICKHAM. Done about editor of The New Yorker the US Postal Service is a rare thing a beloved federal agency ninety one percent of Americans view it favorably compared to Congress which rates a sorry twenty two percent. Male carriers go to every household in the United States and they're the only US government employees most AC- on a regular basis. They work through hurricanes and blizzards anthrax attacks and outbreaks of infectious disease. To deliver prescriptions groceries. Unemployment checks and an occasional hula-hoop or creative live turkeys but the postal service has been in serious financial trouble for years and as the corona virus crisis has worsened. The volume of mail delivery is estimated to have dropped by thirty percent. Trump is called the postal service a joke falsely claiming that the agencies financial woes stemmed from not charging enough for delivering packages for ECOMMERCE companies. Like Amazon in a press conference this week. House Speaker Nancy. Pelosi criticized the precedence antagonistic stance toward the USPS. And the only way it'll be stopped as the American people understand what loss it is for them. I don't know people think it's because the president wants to come after Amazon. Whatever it is but I think that it's predates that I think it is privatization because anti-governments and that's who they are and that's a legitimate debate to have in our country and we will have it without a bailout or congressional intervention. The Postal Service could be forced to cease operating. By the end of the Year Casey Sep New Yorker Staff writer joins me to discuss the postal services long history and whether the pandemic could change our perceptions of some services provided by the federal government. Casey welcome to the program. Thanks so much dorothy. It'd be an honor to talk with you about anything but it but especially the male so you have an even closer relationship than the rest of us to your neighborhood mail carrier. Could you tell us about your mother? The two is. I come from a postal family. I've got two aunts. Who Work for the post office and my younger sister's Godfather works there too but my mother has been a rural letter carrier for thirty eight years. So she is not a city clerk. Lake some of the folks in New York Metropolitan area interact with or you know a clerk at the window when you go into an office to mail a package. She is one of these folks who on her route is about fifty miles. She drives every day delivering to customers along a rural route. And where is that She has delivered a most of her working life right here. In Taba tally on the eastern shore of Maryland early on and live fleet. We tend to take our parents and their occupations for granted and I wondered when and how did your view of your mother's job change as you got older you know I always knew what my mother did. And the truth is I grew up in this rural part of the country so we were for a long time at the mercy of the male and and what came that way in our grandmother would write to us and we had the telephone? Obviously but I think probably more than a lot of folks. I was enamored with the mail from a young age and I think before the regulations changed. My mom must have taken the once out on the route with her and certainly over the years we would hear about customers who you know gave her things or did her favors or inquired about us and your says five hundred and forty five people on the route. It was like a whole other family. She went to visit. And there's always fascinated by them and then I think as a teenager when I got more interested in transportation and mechanization than frankly how the government works. It seems even more incredible to me that you know. My mother was one of six hundred thousand people who got up every day and did this and was an ambassador for the government and was a conduit for news and essential goods. Just you know the world that came to our door and it's worth mentioning issue two and a piece you wrote this week for New Yorker Dot Com. How physically grueling? The job is could you talk a little bit about that and how that's affected your mother? Sure I mean that is certainly one of the things that you know. The the postal unions are quite strong and one of the things are always looking out for his the health and welfare of the employees who perform this work and I think that e commerce is a wonderful thing but of course there's a direct transfer of those things onto mail carriers and and private delivery folks too so that you know when you order the fifty pound bag of dog food or the hundred pound set of weights you know. Those are of course being delivered over and over again by postal employees. So I mentioned that is something that I that. I only became aware of later in life when I started to look at the condition of my mother's body but that's not to say my mother doesn't want to deliver those things. Of course she does but doing it in a hurry and doing it every day has consequences in. It's one of the reasons. I think we should be taking care of workers like this and making sure their wages are good and their their benefits are generous. I think it's indisputable that one reason the PS is threatened with extinction is because of his generous employee benefits. Yeah absolutely I mean. Look my my mother was in her union and I come from a union family and you know to be clear there. These these benefits and these wages are more generous than equivalent jobs in the in the totally private sector But you know I hesitate to be clear. It's not as if my mother became a millionaire by delivering mail so to to keep it all in perspective you know we're talking about vacation time and basic healthcare and a pension plan and you know. I think that they are worthwhile. Did move someone like my mother. My mother graduated from high school but does not have a college degree and she was able to have a lifelong fulfilling career and has really touched. You know there've been a lot of people me writing about their families than Danny Glover. The actor wrote kind of a similar piece you know. He's from an African American family and for his mother and father and for a lot of their friends. The Post Office was really the only vector to the middle class you know there was not discriminatory hiring there were guaranteed promotions and raises and steps. And things like that so it has really for a lot of people. Veterans people of Color just been an equal opportunity employer. But I think you're right to point to that as as one of the reasons it's being targeted that you know if if it were just about popularity as you said ninety one percent of Americans like this institution so it's not about the services they provide. I think that there is a general animosity towards the post office because it is a union shop and because it is something that is potentially lucrative. And that's why private enterprise would like to take over private businesses to or struggling with generous employee benefits and many of them have been cut back and I wonder why in the days of email video conferencing and same-day profit delivery services. Why do we still need the USPS sure? We'll a couple of things so I other is same day delivery but it's exorbitant. And you know there are private companies that could step into some of this business. Look we all have used Fedex or ups but their fees are higher and frankly some of the ways that they even keep the costs that they have is that they contract with the Postal Service. There are simply rural. Parts of this country that are not financially lucrative to reach is why the post office isn't even more profitable than once was they guarantee universal delivery. And it doesn't matter how remotely you choose to live. The Post Office will get your mail or sell you a Po box for you to use free annual delivery. Those are the reasons that it's a tremendously. You know essential service and the founders realized this about. It's not as if you couldn't convert some of your business to online or decide that you were willing to ship fewer things at a higher cost. The Post Office means you don't have to make those kinds of decisions and it means that the moment the CDC has designed Corona virus guidelines. A hundred and thirty million copies can go door to door when it comes to absentee ballots. They can be even more secure because you already have a point of contact with every citizen. No these are things beyond commerce. See you mentioned a minute ago though. the founders and listeners might not be aware.
"united states postal service" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"And services to fund its operations. It's like not funded by the government. Now even though they get it like they are like a a revenue they generate their own revenue. But I write lake. But it's a government automated. It's a government like throw them some money. It's literally I mean. I've just been reading because as you know if people don't know that the postal services like in severe financial distress because of the fact that it's only funded by retail stuff in. There's no retail right now because everything shut down and literally the Federal Government and executive office right now is like no funding for the post office. They don't get shit if you give them bail out money's not signing it and I'm like what the hell wrong about so it's my goes czar. It's bizarre and it's what else is coming in the mail fucking money money. Rebate checks are coming in the mail. I know that's all I'm getting mine and you want to shut down like it's so stupid. Yeah well there's obviously like something larger at play that will reveal itself like I'm sure but still it's just it's insane that the United States Postal Service the constitutionally granted entity that you to the head of a used to be a cabinet posing the Sean is not funded at all. I'm not even saying I'm not even shameful. I'm sharing a little bit by the government that the government will not bail out the. Us does like no. We're not bailing it out. That's so insane and I'm just like understand. I don't understand what forces are at work here yet. Because we're bailing out airlines. Yea which are libraries have revenue. They do the same same old song and dance right. It's sketch it sketch. It's not good guys. GotTa Support Your Support. Your postal sir. I mean they're tragically. Don't have enough money at like you know if you times in a in a area you that is in like low income. You know that. The post offices drastically understaffed. The facilities are are a nightmare. And it's this whole thing is nightmarish like that's just what it is. It's insane it's insane. It's because there's a lake we'll use it every day. We all use it. We all rely on it. It's a service that that is just like. I mean it's like the police or the Fire Department. It's a service that's there because it it's like a fundamental dishonesty of being an civilization. You write to like make business happen you have to have male makes me. Mad is insane. I'm like protective over the post. Office she either. I Have Not Gotten Mel for quite some time and I like get really angry and then I have to keep telling myself like. It's it's not her fault. They're they're trying nobody. Nobody is helping her right now. She is asking. She is crying for help. And nobody is held. She is standing out in the rain. Asking the government to help her. They won't and they won't and she's going to die. I want the everybody mail letter. Buy some stamps you know. Help out your post office because we need them and we certainly don't want whatever plans. The federal government has for her if she collapses got huge. You imagine they're literally alterior motive. It like there's gotta be something you know they're like okay when it collapses that we can do this and you know fuck over somebody in some way you know right like. That's there's no other reason why you just let this entity collapse. It's crazy right. It's insane you've left me round up at the end of fun facts. I know I'm sorry we should have. We should have ended with the veteran. Something new I mean. It's like Dietrich People's anyways I just can't do.
"united states postal service" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"They're like all right. I know that this broad is married and there is a letter addressed to dude and a feminine hand. Looks Kinda slutty? The curse Guilani his mom lake? I don't know movies. There's a lot of judgments. The boost office workers are having to cast. It's like if you're GONNA if you're going to sound the alarm for a letter for your husband in a feminine hand you better know you better know that it's like the. He's Cheatin dog that his mother is sick and frail right. Oh man that's so funny. Okay Yeah Wow. What a treat for us all okay. So by nineteen twelve. New customers were required to provide mail slots or receptacles and existing. Customers were encouraged to do the same but in nineteen fourteen. It was estimated that no more than half of the city's delivery addresses had mail slots or receptacles and that some carriers still spent up to one hour each day waiting at doors God because people wouldn't put in males live out to come home soon at times. Postal workers were told to purchase their own devices to let customers know they were at their door with the male. What happened to knocking? Hand too wide. I got I got to. I got to devices right here. These Feasts Bang Bang. Bang you ever heard somebody. Bang on a door. It's it's it's loud like like bashing on the head you haven't a call. I don't you can't let them into. Oh my God sir movie. Oh my God oh man I just like what are Utah Okay. No I can't deal this. A nineteen thirty five instruction manual supervision of City Delivery Service stated. That carriers are not required to carry whistles but must ring the doorbell when placing mail in a slot or receptacle for occupants of residence or apartments. Show Gay okay. Great ending its here. Great I mean. It's better right whistling three times and yet as time went on it became taboo to blow whistles loudly or loudly knock on doors and urban downtown areas a letter carrier interviewed in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight in Baltimore. Maryland stated that whistleblowing was for outlying districts he was quoted in the April second nineteen thirty. Eight edition of the Baltimore. Sun is saying quote if I have a blew a whistle in downtown district. I'm afraid that my lock me up. Well Yeah because you're you're spreading everybody's business you're you're you're doing the three whistles and everybody knows them means but boob daughter's a whore daughters..
"united states postal service" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"Okay let's do. This part was unexpected. I did not expect to come across all of this stuff in my research but I did and it was so fun and I'm really excited to talk about it and I've titled this section accoutrements Uncle Journals. A Oklahoma is a I've been doing dueling go and brushing up on my French. Great and be like so many things in this little section and I didn't know what else to call it but it's all the stuff all the stuff they got stuff they got stuff and like starfish stuff. And the post office really. I mean they were serious about developing the system and then the recordkeeping seems do have been very very good. I love that. Let's all I could do back then. They're like well. Let's just just right to it was ready to do. We have a law. Let's just write everything down the history of those topics. Yeah but the said we're GONNA talk about like letterboxes and the they. They used to have like whistle around her door. Knocker yes they had merged reminded. This is a coup chairman slash march for the Pittsburgh. They an-and like they have obviously uniforms. But there used to be like markings on the uniform segment certain things and like it was just. I found this all super interesting and I'm really excited to talk about it so we're going to start with. This is all coming from the United States. Postal Service website specifically the United States. Postal Service historian her story so litter boxes so quote small letterboxes for the deposit of US mail first appeared on the streets of American cities. In the late eighteen fifty s when they were attached to lampposts or wailing literally showed up on the border like she showed up on the streets and nanoscience literally. Light boxes started appearing versus like love that in the eighteen nineties. Larger free standing package boxes were introduced. Nationwide which evolved into today's Standard Collection. Box that we see like the balloons yeah. The first known collection boxes appeared in New York City though in eighteen. Thirty three axle in early so early. It's very very early. Like a full almost like twenty years before they were common in any in eighteen. Thirty three New York City's letter carriers placed boxes along their delivery routes. The carriers collected letters from the boxes every day except Sundays. God bless God bless and took them to the post office for a fee of two cents each. The boxes were removed. A few years later quote greatly to the annoyance and inconvenience of the citizens living at a distance of two or three miles from the post office closed quote. Yeah so they were like they had collection boxes in the city. And instead of like you're walking to our post office because that could be it is it. Is You know the annoyance. Yeah yeah or taking. It's annoying now to go to the postal. I know I don't have one night couldn't nearby. It's walk it's a walk and so I like they sure collection boxes also like it's a lot to carry around like what are you gonNa go. Dude go door to door everybody. It'd be like to have mailed today now. Great see you tomorrow like that's insane so they had these collection boxes and then the letter carriers would just go and pick up the mail like they do now and take it to the post office however at various times the postmaster general approved collection boxes along the way of certain routes so they took. They took the collection boxes away. And then kind of individually certain carriers would go to the postmaster general and be like. Hey Hey knock on your door Hey we.
"united states postal service" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"Death as one of the fossil punishments for robbing a mail delivery person or for stealing mail from post office in Eighteen. Seventy two hundred less than one hundred years later. Congress reduced the penalty to five years in prison. And I know I love. That's like ninety two. What's like a doggy dog world? They're like you know what if you if you even so much as think about robbing a mail delivery person consider yourself dead and dusty St- fully dead in like eight later. Congress is like maybe five years sir. How about no murder? Five Years Agenda at life present not fifty plus years literally five years and Moghal at square go square had six people in the goat. And so they're like. Oh we can't be killing off the only you know. The people make up United States. So able that we're counting as humans are really dwindling. We gotta keep these numbers up. Yeah and I love it like. It's just one of the possibilities. Look you can either go to prison or we can kill you and you know what? I'm just GonNa take the night to decide. I'm just going to sleep on it and we'll stately on it a Muslim. See how I feel in the morning. Yes bad parenting bad parenting bad startup nation. I love this okay. Continuing on originally the USPS was headquartered in Philadelphia but it was relocated to DC in eighteen hundreds. Well that makes sense. I mean like the capital moves. So they're like well. Let's get the post office up here too. You know for sure mail delivery and an earlier version of the service had been in place in seventeen seventy five. When stallions sheets Benjamin Franklin was named as the first postmaster and the Continental Congress paid him a salary of thousanddollars a year. Benjamin Franklin had his hand in everything. Everything he's everything. He was everywhere. General basically he was really okay. We need somebody to deal with the post office and Benjamin Franklin dress like finished a night in the sheets moves like Mel do it. I'm feeling good feeling pretty good. Oh grading electricity. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa Create electrcity later and then I'm on. I'M GONNA go pick me up a nice nice healed lady and show her a good time. What a stallion good for you know what talked about a busy body. Listen you gotta you gotta like those glasses means something zadie. Hello Yep okay. So this kind from history dot com while postmaster Franklin streamline postal delivery with properly surveyed and marked routes from Maine to Florida the origins of route one instituted overnight postal travel between critical cities of New York and Philadelphia and created a standardized rate chart based upon weight and distance. When did he sleep between sex? You're absolutely correct this. I just like he much. He's busy. I'm never here doing the SIMS. Making Bill Skarsgard. Woohoo me and breaking Benjamin Franklin Sykes Surveying routes from Maine to Florida. That's the whole east coast. The whole eastern Leeann is saying is he traveling and doing this is he. Like I'm sure he's looking at a map but still I got an APP A. P. I don't even know. Google maps is on my phone anymore. I mean what's the point? I can't leave. Leave the house now man. Good for Ben I respect. I respect them. Okay let's see. Oh Gosh okay so this is all talk so this is also geiger. History Dot Com. Benjamin Franklin was fired for opening and Publishing Massachusetts Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson's correspondence. Yeah Ben you broke your own rule. They didn't put to death. They I guess then. Free Death Penalty Yep and this is pre death penalty about any like Oh publishing. Oh my gosh right. And then how the death I know you can't I mean he's literally the only one they're like. Well he made the roots right Trysofi soon. Also we lose that stallion in the sheet. The women will revolt. My wife is crazy for you. Yeah you know gotTa Keep Ladies Happy. Yeah the ladies what they want. Oh my gosh. What is shady thing to do? What a shady little bitch been more about. I know I wanNA know more about that story like is there fighting this like a Cuomo de Blasio type are? There's a lot of hatred and anger and shade being thrown across. I'm sure video and this was about like literally Ben was like. Oh my God this one is from the Massachusetts Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson. I'm an open it. And then he reads it needs like. Oh my God. You'll never believe what this says. I'm going to publish it at like. It's literally like the mean girl. Benjamin Franklin Ganger all and we were continuing on the articles of confederation which preceded the Constitution also made it clear that the government quote shall also have an exclusive right and power of establishing or regulating post offices from one state to another throughout all the United States and exacting such postage on the papers passing through the same as may be requisite to defray the expenses of Said Office. What a bad sentence. It's very old tiny. It's exactly what we love to see from the articles of confederation and I'm sure I've read this before and I could not say the words that I couldn't say this time that time but nothing but consistent but I love it in seventeen in pre pre constitution. They're like guys we got to get the mail. We mail from point to point B. Otherwise what are we doing? What are we doing? There would be like if the telephone lines were down across the country and my Lord. We would die. We'd parish so in Article. One section eight of the Constitution. It gave Congress the ability to quote establish post offices and post roads end quote. We have that means I love it. I love it. We really were less whittled it down. There were drunk. And they were like a horseshoe post offices right. Yeah okay so it gives us the right to establish post offices and roads love it. 'cause the horses needs something to go and not have the roads have another paint. You know. That's what that was so that means not only congress had the power to create a postal system. It has the ability to acquire and control the land for the quote post roads to carry mail and the buildings needed to maintain the system. This I mean we're GonNa talk about later but like the it's in the constitution. The government created this this end Gotti so when we talk later about how it's funded. I'm just GONNA blow my brains out. Yeah because kind of blow my brains mandate it right. It's band-aid mandated. All right. You could say you know we're talking about where is it? Where's it come from? And it's the constitution like what our founding fathers intended. They intended for a government. Run Post Office granted. So but it's there it's there it's there black and white on the parchment on the parchment. They put pen department. And you know that's all we ask for. That's all we ask clear. Clear words pen to parchment. Yeah all right. How does it work? Tell me what they do. Okay this is what the USPS United States Postal Service does aside from delivering mail packages and selling postage. The United States. Postal Service does a many other things. She's a multi hyphen it. She's a multi hyphen it. She is a singer. Dancer actor loved writer Director Performer. Like how many of you. So these are all things that they say on the website. And I think I've experienced all of these. They will process your passports or like help. Get your passport application on the way so you can apply for your passport at many post offices around the country and the United States. Postal Service will forward your application to the State Department And some locations will even take your passport photo. I got mine done in a post office in New York City and they took my photo and they did.
"united states postal service" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"All you do Martha got I know. I'm okay sorry this is just me looking watching you. Watch yourself any. Oh help me. I'm so proud of George. The yeah he did he like you did it right. And it's also it's like so they're six people in the goat and George you know blesses her talking to a trees just like it's going to be able to send letters. We just need to be able to talk to. You can't talk. How can we communicate the good juries based on talking jor wear my George Boys came from? I don't know George Voice is also like a dog voice like an impersonation of good when it's true it's true that's not all. Can we get into what I love? Okay so the postal service act of seventeen ninety two to the website of Representative Aldo sires aimed at providing more civil rights and helping the country expand. I mean this is classic. George this is like the man of the people mouthful would and I am going to make sure that we have civil rights and liberties for land owning males. Yup godless God bless it continues under the legislation. Newspapers could be sent via mail for a discounted rate in order to develop a freedom of praise. Oh my God I think I'll send the new but it's also it's like it takes forty eight years for anything to get anywhere in this time because they're all doing it by horseback or whatever so like you're getting the newspaper from eight months ago being like. Oh my God. We went to war again and then three days later shoot. We won the water. We wouldn't ever hang it. It's like it's like sleeping through a storm really. Oh it rained it rains. Less personal privacy was also considered as the act gave severe punishments for opening mail. That was not intended for you as well as stealing mail from carrier. Oh my God yeah they get they get serious. They're like this letter is not for you. It's were you get your grubby paws off it. It's the modern lake trying to fight against stealing Amazon packages. Really when you think about it. Oh my God to to the death to the death. Yeah I wonder what the punishment was. Oh it's in here. Oh okay additionally. The act also gave the postal service. The responsibility for creating new postal routes the creation of new postal routes was intended to lead settlement expansion and development across the country of love that I love that. They're just like you guys go where you feel as best like I trust. I Trust Your judgment. You expand this nation your the conquistadors go I do I do now that when like because I often have to drive from New York to Ohio. The like when. I see like sometimes it from the highway you can see signs that say like Old Post Road Twenty Four. And you're like what is that like now. I kinda noticed some guy named Jim on horseback being level. Also go this way and goodness and.
Restaurant business is a labour of love
"A woman chef a New Orleans in United States has been telling you a news how the restaurant business business and cooking in particular has been a lifelong labor of love for her Roseanne Rosta. Kerr decided she wanted to be a chef at age fourteen and ultimately opened her own restaurant nine years ago she spoke to the International Labor Organization as part of a photography project to mark the the centenary of the establishment of the UN agency. The project called dignity at work. The American experience documents the working life of people across the the United States Kevin Cassidy the director of the Eiloz Office for the. US sat down with a following a busy shift at her restaurant. Red gravy in in New Orleans. We moved here in two thousand and ten my boyfriend and I and he gave up his law practice to down here and do this with me. I always wanted a restaurant some time I was ten years old. My mom had gone back to work. It was nineteen seventy two and prior to that it. It was a one income family. My father worked. My mother was home. Become you know the seventies you wanted things. It was time for the MOMS to go to work and she did. I had an older brother who was baseball. Football paper route all that that kept him out of the house younger sister that I had to come home and watch and get dinner started which I loved doing. I didn't mind at all. I used to watch Julia Child. And the galloping gourmet everybody else's watching bugs bunny and and and the other thing that's on but I learned how to make a rue when I was ten years old and I didn't even know what I was doing. I just knew that I could make Brown gravy. Maybe better than my mother. I knew that and it got to the point where I was giving my mother. The shopping list come. I'm too young too young to go to the market to give me this. Give me this this that and the other thing and they were coming home to meals that were you know they were good. I thought I was doing well and then when I wanted to go to cooking school in high school in Bergen County. They had a vocational high school. You could go to the public high school you go to a parochial high school or you go to the vocational school which was Bergen Tech and that was where I wanted to go. I knew I wanted to do when I was fourteen years old but they said No. You can't go no job for women. So I went to a parochial high school segregated from the boys which I didn't care for at all and that was the direction that I went when it came time to go to college. I asked again. Can I go to Johnson and Wales. Can I go to the culinary institute but my mom worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck and as a result we could go to college college. They're for free so blue collar family. It's either we're going to spend money on the middle child to go to cooking school. Follow some pipe dream or we're all gonna go to fairly Dickinson and I went fairleigh Dickinson and I was going to be an English teacher. What can I do that gets me out of an office because I knew I didn't want to be in an office and I went to school to college for a semester and a half before I dropped out I had gotten engaged young when I was about nineteen years old and once my future husband and I had decided that so we were going to get married and I said well you know what. I don't want to be an English teacher. I know I don't WanNa do that so I quit. And I went to work for newspaper doing classified ads. We got married. We had our children. This is the mid eighties and in the late eighties early nineties when it was time for me to go back to work because my kids. We're old enough that they didn't need round the clock care and we could do daycare. I got a job at a company. Called Dak- I think it was called full working at the corporate kitchen of ups so's my first job as a professional cook. I live I mean the entire resume I said I had a catering business I said I did pies for the holidays but I knew how to do it. I just had to get my foot in the door. Four and it just so happened that it was a female chef who maybe wanted to give me a chance but she hired me and then I'm like okay. I got to talk talk. I need to walk the walk and within six months I was her sous chef so I pulled it off and we kept going. We worked together for a year at that particular account and it was a brand new kitchen. Everything was shining and sparkling and worked. And everything you wanted did there was three and four and then we lost that account because as is with corporate dining they're always bringing in new clients and you lose the accountant and you go work someplace else. So we went from this beautiful corporate kitchen of the United States Postal Service ups to ramp college. And I think the kitchen was five hundred years old. The Grease was certainly five hundred years old. The mice were five hundred years old and I took one step into that kitchen and Chinese and there wasn't anything everything was broken. The officers were small smell bad she left for another thing and they gave me the account. I'm running this account a year and a half after I first walked into the kitchen and managing a one point two million dollar recount. I have no idea what I'm doing. When it comes to the numbers I had to be taught how to take an inventory and I just kept moving up that ladder? I never wanted to stay with. They hired they hired me to make Tuna Salad Chicken Salad and Egg Salad and then from eleven o'clock until three o'clock work the Deli line making sandwiches for people some weird combinations. I mean there are people who put onions and mayonnaise and Salami the on the tuna sandwich. I've eaten some weird shit. I mean I had two babies. I know what it's like to eat somewhere you know. I'm trying to smile Lila. I'm preparing you all sandwich. The whole New York in May is now. I left that for a little while. I don't know how now honest you want me to be on this thing but I did leave the cooking industry for a little while to become New York. City's most vicious dominatrix and I did that. For about out. Five years I worked out of a studio in New York on twenty four while but I didn't like the commute and I didn't like sitting around and waiting to get picked. I don't like authority. And they don't like somebody to look at me and say no. No no I want somebody else so I went into business for myself and I turned the family basement sment into a dungeon slash studio told my kids never come downstairs and this is no place for you. A- and I continue to do that until nine eleven and then all the disposable income in New York dried up nobody wanted to spend money back on frivolity. If we might be going to war at any minute and I got the older I wasn't I wasn't young like the regular Dominatrix matrixes who were like twenty eight and do anything. I was in my late thirties at this so I did that for awhile while decided okay. I can't keep doing this. I'm too old. I'm certainly not GonNa just do anything these guys ask and I also wanted a lot of money. I was getting almost hundred dollars an hour to do this so talk about the lottery. I went back to work in the kitchen for half half of what I had been making eight years earlier but I very quickly work myself going back up again because I wasn't going to stay at that same level and by the time time I left to move here I moved here in two thousand ten. The last cooking job I had was the executive chef at the New York Stock Exchange won't and I left that to go to the county college of Morris to be the director of the account because I wanted to learn the back of the house a little bit. I want to learn the office. I knew how to cook. I knew how to
"A worldwide audience watched and listened when American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon all for man by upper this is innovation now bringing you stories. Trump is a photograph of the Moon Taken in twenty ten by Gregory h Rivera from his home in Madison Alabama the landing site of the lunar module the date fifty years ago when Apollo Eleven entered its orbit around the moon the dedication ceremony was held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida breath customers may purchase the commemorative forever stamps online or at local post office locations nationwide for innovation. Now I'm Jen is behind the ideas that shape our future on the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing the United States Postal Service released two new stamps to sell it Eagle in the Sea of tranquility is marked on the stamp with a dot the nineteen sixty-nine first moon landing stamps were officially released on July nineteenth great the historic milestone one stamp features Armstrong's iconic photograph of Buzz Aldrin in his space suit on the surface of the moon the other states for point innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace Through Collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w HR V..
Moon Landing Stamps
"A worldwide audience watched and listened when American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon viably. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that Shave Our Future on the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing the United States Postal Service released two new stamps to celebrate great the historic milestone one stamp features Armstrong's iconic photograph of Buzz Aldrin in his space suit on the surface of the moon. The other stamp is a photograph of the Moon Taken in twenty ten by Gregory h Rivera Sarah from his home in Madison Alabama. The landing site of the Lunar Module Eagle in the Sea of tranquillity is marked on the stamp with a dot the nineteen sixty nine first moon landing stamps were officially released on July nineteenth the date fifty years ago when Apollo Eleven entered its orbit around the moon. The dedication ceremony was held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida customers may purchase the commemorative forever stamps online or at.
Postal service goes robot in Phoenix
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website. All from one powerful platform. Go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned, after the show to hear you can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners newsflash dog chases robot in Phoenix. Well, not really. But I love the imagery. Don't you Phoenix, which has been a hotbed of testing for self driving cars now has a new player, the United States, postal service? Let me tell you all about it on today's edition, and talking tech. I'm Jefferson Graham now, self-driving in the Phoenix area, go together like well, swimming pools in the desert, there were big open roads to explore in robots apparently can navigate them kinda well, add to that a governor Doug Ducey, who has welcomed firms to the area by cutting red tape in, you've got ghouls Waymo, the Kroger food store and now the postal service testing in the air. Area. Uber was there with self-driving tests until March twenty eighteen when one of its cars crashed into a pedestrian and killed her Uber shutdown operations shortly after that. But back to the postal service which began this week sending letters and packages from Phoenix to Dallas on self driving trucks. The root is one thousand miles, and it can take twenty two hours to drive it the trial at first is set to last two weeks. And from there, the postal service will decide if it wants to go forward for unit that has been traditionally bleeding losses it if they can get robots liberty to work e- could see dramatic savings, narrow Bloomberg reports that the postal service spends four billion dollars yearly on trucking services which have been hindered by shortage of drivers. Now, eliminate the driver and problem solve, but as with most of these tests, the postal service will begin with a safety driver behind the wheel, as well as an engineer at a monitor the system. Guests, they'll all be visiting plenty of truck stops the company that's operating the test for the postal service told Bloomberg to the trucks will be unmarked because it doesn't wanna bring attention to the robots. Let's put it this way. Neighbors have not welcomed the self-driving cars with open arms. Some have been pelted with rocks. Others have taken action into their own hands and tried to run the vehicles off the road. Welcome to the real world robots. What are your thoughts about all this self driving tests of, of the hear from you on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham? You've been listening to talking tech, please describe the show wherever you listen to online audio in all be back tomorrow with another quick it from the world attack. Sometimes having a great idea is the easy, part getting people to hear about your idea, not always so simple. But now there's wicks at wicks dot com. You can start and publish your website for free wicks artifice design intelligence, creates a stunning website for you in just a few minutes. You can. Choose from over five hundred stunning templates, or start from scratch just answer a few questions about your business to get started wicks provides you with an all in one business solution to grow your online presence, plus all sites include Bilton SEO tools, so you can easily get found online and inserts engines like Google and Bing, build a website of your very own with wicks today. And if you go to wigs dot com and use our code talking, you'll get ten percent off any premium plan with wicks premium plans. You'll get more storage a free domain for a year and much more. That's wicks w I x dot com promo code talking for ten percent off your premium plan.
How Do Mail Carriers Get Their Routes?
"Today's episode was brought to you by the new Capital One saver card with which you can earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment. That means four percent on checking out that new restaurant everyone's talking about and four percent on watching your team win at home. You'll also earn two percent cashback at grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. Now when you go out you cash in what's in your wallet? Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, brain, Steph, Lauryn balk here. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps your loyal mailman for making their daily rounds in their powder. Blue shirt, grey shorts and occasionally awesome safari hat. But how exactly did your trustee mail carrier get signed the specific route, and how long are they stuck with it? The US postal service was established by the constitution. And the first postmaster general was named by George Washington in seventeen eighty nine. The new country was served by seventy five post offices, delivering to four million people. According to sue Brennan at the United States postal service your mail carriers. Current route is one of more than seventy four thousand world postal routes and nearly one hundred forty five thousand city routes across the nation, the longest single root in America is magnum Oklahoma where a well traveled world carrier drives a hundred and eighty three miles. That's two hundred ninety four kilometers every day to serve two hundred and forty eight customers the shortest route is an Athens, Georgia where a city. Carrier walks nine hundred fifty feet that's two hundred eighty nine meters to make two hundred and Eighty-one deliveries. We spoke with Brian Renfro. He's a second-generation letter carrier from Hattiesburg Mississippi currently serving as the executive vice president of the national association of letter carriers, a labor union, representing America's two hundred thousand city postal workers Renfro explained to us the process by which an individual postal route is designed and assigned for starters, Redford says rural carriers and city carriers have different systems for determining the size of a route a rural carriers route is much more consistent, and they are paid for the amount of time. It takes them to complete the root for city carriers. The guiding principle of design is for carrier to complete the route in his close to eight hours as possible. As you can imagine. And it our route looks a lot different depending on your location in a dense urban center full of highrise apartments. It might take a postal worker. Eight hours to service a couple of blocks out in the suburbs. Another postal worker might walk and Dr miles delivering to single family homes. The size and dimensions of each route are calculated using a combination of computer based mapping software and old fashioned on the ground experience. Renfer said the postal service has a computer program that maps the exact location of every delivery point not just this houses here, but we're the mailbox is in this program uses a number of algorithms to try to generate the most efficient way to travel the route based on the time value that's assigned to each street the computers timing of the root is just a starting point though. After that, it's the postal manager's job to account for reality. Which includes all the variables that can impact the time. It takes to complete a route. There are seasonal fluctuations and mail volume. There's inclement weather there's road construction and new home construction and the very human differences between one carrier and the next Renfrewshire said some letter carriers are tall some are short. Some are young some are older. Some are fasters are slower. There are all sorts of variables that play into it. There's no set time to deliver mail at a particular house the post. Oh carrier has to spend a few hours sorting the mail into trays before heading out on their route the trays correspond to the order of the root. If the house is head of you on the route happened to be heavier on male than usual on any given day. The letters may get to your box later then on another day. Even if the weather is good, and there's no road construction or other delays keeping the roots as close to eight hours as possible requires regular adjustments postal managers will conduct six day route inspections to accurately time each part of the letter carriers day from the daily morning sorting to the on the street delivery to hanging up their bag at night. If carriers day is stretching closer to eight and a half hours. The postal manager will slice off a portion of that route and divvied up among nearby carriers with lighter loads that explains why you might see a new face on your route every couple of years. Otherwise, these ending roots at any given post office is done by seniority when route is vacated the carrier quits or retires. Or a new one is created all the carriers office. Get to bid on the roots the carrier with the most seniority wins. If you've had the same letter carrier for a long time that probably means you're part of a desirable route or those cookies, you gave them on national postal worker day, July first are really paying off. In addition to the long-term route adjustments that are made every few months or years. The postal service also makes short-term route fixes when letter carriers show up to work every morning. They look at the day's mail volume and make an estimate of how long it will take complete their assigned route. Maybe it's a snow day or a day after a government holiday. So the delivery volume is doubled. If they know it's going to take more than eight hours. They can either volunteer for overtime overtime sign ups are every three months or the supervisor can assign a portion of the route to other carriers for the day Renfro notes that though this may sound simple in practice. It can get complicated. Fast individual post offices in big cities, like New York, Los Angeles. Boston might have two hundred three hundred letter carriers to manage each with hundreds of changing customers to deliver to. Episode was written by Dave ruse and produced by Tyler clay, brain stuff is a production of iheart media's how stuff works the more on this. Lots of other topics that delivered. Visit our home planet has stuff works dot com. And for more podcasts for my heart radio. Visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Today's episode is brought to you by smart water twenty years ago. Smart water, reimagined, what water could be from thoughtful bottle designed to supporting smart people who are changing our world through fresh thinking. Like, you smart water has added electrolytes for taste and great tasting water helps you stay hydrated, feeling refreshed and ready to take on your day. Refresh yourself with smart water.