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2 employees killed in shooting at Memphis postal facility

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 6 d ago

2 employees killed in shooting at Memphis postal facility

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

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

Mark Levin

00:56 sec | Last week

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

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

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The Historical Importance of Singapore Ports

The Big Cruise Podcast

02:23 min | Last month

The Historical Importance of Singapore Ports

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

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Questions Continue to Raise Over Potential 2020 Election Fraud

Mark Levin

01:46 min | 2 months ago

Questions Continue to Raise Over Potential 2020 Election Fraud

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

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

GardenLine with Randy Lemmon

00:16 sec | 2 months ago

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

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

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Mary Fields' Rocky Journey to Her Perfect Job

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:38 min | 2 months ago

Mary Fields' Rocky Journey to Her Perfect Job

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

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The Whistleblowers Are Coming Out in Spades

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:07 min | 3 months ago

The Whistleblowers Are Coming Out in Spades

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

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

The Brooklyn Boys Podcast

02:07 min | 3 months ago

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

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

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Government Report Finds 20 Different Agencies Use Facial Recognition

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

01:07 min | 3 months ago

Government Report Finds 20 Different Agencies Use Facial Recognition

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

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Internet Outages Briefly Disrupt Access to Dozens of Websites, Apps

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 4 months ago

Internet Outages Briefly Disrupt Access to Dozens of Websites, Apps

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

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

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 5 months ago

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

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

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Senate OKs Biden Nominees to Postal Board Amid Mail Changes

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 5 months ago

Senate OKs Biden Nominees to Postal Board Amid Mail Changes

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

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

Lance McAlister

00:18 sec | 5 months ago

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

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

Restoring Service Central to Biden's Postal Board Nominees

The Daily Beans

00:33 sec | 6 months ago

Restoring Service Central to Biden's Postal Board Nominees

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

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Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

NEWS 88.7 Programming

00:51 sec | 6 months ago

Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

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

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The Old Motto (MM #3658)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 7 months ago

The Old Motto (MM #3658)

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

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The Old Motto (MM #3658)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 7 months ago

The Old Motto (MM #3658)

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

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Bicyclist killed by semi in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:21 sec | 7 months ago

Bicyclist killed by semi in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood

"Miller A bicyclist was killed by a U. S Postal Service semi truck in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood yesterday. Investigators say the driver was at a red light on South Michigan Street and was about to turn right on the course in When a bicyclist pulled in front of the truck, apparently out of view of the driver. All the truck pulled forward in the cyclist was hit. Police say drugs and alcohol were

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"us postal service" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast

Quick News Daily Podcast

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast

"Together. We have moved this country in a bold new direction showing that all of us black and white, Latino. Native, American Asian, American Gay, and straight, native, born and immigrant yearn for a nation based on the principles of just this love and compassion. Our campaign ended several months ago. But our movement continues at is getting stronger every day. Many of the ideas we fought for the just a few years ago were considered radical on now mainstream. But. Let us be clear if Donald Trump is reelected, all the progress we have made will be in jeopardy. At its most basic, this election is about preserving our democracy. During this president's term, the unthinkable has become normal. He has tried to prevent people from voting undermined. The US Postal Service deployed military and federal agents against peaceful protesters threatened to delay the election and suggested that he will not leave office if he loses. This is not normal and we must never treat it like it is. Under, this administration authoritarianism has taken root in our country. I and my family and many of yours. No. The insidious way authoritarianism destroys the mock recy-, decency and humanity. As long as I. AM he'll. I will work with progressives with moderates and yes. With conservatives to preserve this nation from a threat that. So many of our heroes fought and died to defeat..

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"us postal service" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews

CRUSADE Channel Previews

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews

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

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"us postal service" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Now mainstream. Just a few years ago, A rock called Thou Banks. Cream is spitting all over the place. The guy spits everywhere he goes, and now back number 11 is attacking. This is this. These people are crazy. This is the president wants to keep you from voting. They've made up crazy debunked conspiracy theories about mailboxes. It's like Internet that the stuff that used to come from the dark corners of the Internet Now comes from the mouths of the leaders of the Democrat Party. Here is Bernie the Bolshevik During this president's term, the unthinkable has become normal. He has tried to prevent people from voting on the mind. The US Postal Service deployed the military and federal agents against peaceful protesters threatened to delay the election. He will not leave office if he loses. His joke about a third term, so they take what you've said They change it until it's no longer what you said. And then they attack you. For what? You didn't say. Where the fact checkers today, Michael, have we found a slew of Democrat Party effect checkers checking all these lies. That the peaceful protesters they love the idea of peaceful protesters. Unfortunately, we don't get many of those peaceful. Protesters are funny, they well, I've had lots of peaceful protesters right in my neighborhood. Go right by my building many times lately just lately. And and their peaceful and everybody's fine. Peaceful. Protestors are not being tear gas and they're not being pepper sprayed, and they're not being weird with pepper balls and upping it with rubber bullets. Violent criminals attacking the police. Burning, sacking looting like medieval Visigoths, that mayor lightweight in Chicago. Laurie the lightweight, she had to raise the bridges. The Chicago River has drawbridges happened down in downtown Chicago. She had to raise the drawbridge is like it was a medieval battle..

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"us postal service" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:20 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on WTOP

"The US Postal Service and the quality of its service remain a high priority now for not only politicians, but people expecting male Democrats accused the Trump Administration and its new postmaster general, a former trump fundraiser of slowing down or stalling. Mail delivery is part of an effort to reduce mail voting this fall, which the president strongly opposes. Your CBS News White House correspondent we? Judging from his golf resort in New Jersey, president Trump defended his views on male and voting the problem with the mail in voting number when you're never going to know when the election, he repeated his done supported claim that mail and voting will lead to fraud, even though he himself requested a mill and ballot earlier this week. And there are media reports now that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering bringing her membership back from summer recess to look into it. There was late word Saturday night from President Trump of the death of his younger brother, Robert Trump. Statement for Mr Trump said his brother passed away peacefully in New York City a little more than a day after their final visit. Robert Trump was 71 years old, had worked in the Trump family business. Filing a suit earlier in the year against their niece, who had written a critical book about the Trump family Latest now on the Corona virus pandemic. Johns Hopkins University reporting close to 170,000 Americans have now died of it. And with all the worry and debate about schools re opening, there are also related worries for grandparent's millions of seniors who are especially vulnerable to the virus live with a school aged child. That means families have to rethink everything from dinner to bedtime Hugs. Studies suggest that Children are less likely to become infected with the Corona virus, but the data isn't clear on how easily they can spread the deadly illness. Experts say grand parents of color are at a higher risk than white seniors. As of 2018 the US had 51 million seniors and 6% live with at least one child between the ages of five and 18. Alison KAY CBS News in the scorching heat of Southern California. Firefighters continue to battle the massive lake fire. KCBS TV reporter Amy Johnson with the latest officials say the fire has destroyed at least 21 structures and Continues to threaten thousands More crews dealt with several spot fires yesterday, High temperatures made fire fight even more difficult, so it just really goes to show how erratic.

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"us postal service" Discussed on AP News

AP News

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on AP News

"The US Postal Service is warning states that it cannot guarantee all the ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive on time to be counted. It could mean tens of millions of Americans eligible for a mail in ballot this fall, will not be able to use it even if they follow election rules. I have recently been some cost cutting moves at the post office. President Trump is opposed to attempts to allow more people to vote by mail during the pandemic, arguing without evidence it will lead to increased voter fraud. Ed Donahue, Washington Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden responded and urged people to vote despite GOP barriers. He's going to everything in his power to suppress the vote. He's already said he's willing delay or not accept the outcome of the election. President Trump rallied with hundreds of New York City police officer saying no one will be safe in Biden's America. Trump's criticized communities that are cracking down against police violence against civilians. They're not treating you right, but we're gonna treat you right Cove in 19 is spiking. In Illinois. The State Health Department reports nearly 2300 positive cases Friday, the largest increase in several months, and 25 people have died. A private school in Fresno County, California, is welcome students back even though the district has to higher rate of virus infections for reopening Reedley resident Jessica Organ tells KS F and does not about religion. This is not about politics. This is about all of us. In one community. We were trying to protect each other and appellate court panels tossed out the California ban on high capacity ammunition magazines. The justices ruled that the law violates the right to bear arms. The northern Leeward Islands will get a soaking from Tropical Storm Josephine this weekend while another storm Kyle formed off the U. S East Coast. This is AP News. Home prices continue to climb during the pandemic is buyer seek more space family's heir looking for homes with more room, especially if Children maybe doing remote learning for the foreseeable future, according to an analysis of housing price data by the Associated Press and Corelogic. The presence of these buyers, plus a sharp drop in the number of homes on the market drove home prices to record highs in most parts of the country. The data shows that prices for cheaper homes in a typical target First time buyers grew faster than the rest of the market, up 6.7% from last year. I'm Shelly Adler, the top two officials in the U. S. Department of Homeland Security were improperly appointed to their posts. That's the finding of the Government Accountability Office acting di HS secretary Chad Wolf. And deputy Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible under the vacancy Reform Act. I'm Jackie Quinn, AP News Today I handled the remains of a covert person tomorrow I'll be handling the remains. Of code people. Next week. I'll be handling the remains of covert people. So I'll say this, that the majority of my cases that I have in refrigeration now Over 19 had nightmares. Um, have a wake up in cold sweats. Thinking about this because I'm thinking that these people are dying. They're gonna have to go someplace and they're probably going to end up in my place. So I couldn't sleep for a long period time. I think at least a month Thank you with a new iPhone for less than 100 bucks at Metro, you rule. It's the most affordable eyes bone on the number one Brandon Prepaid whether you're studying online..

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"us postal service" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on WTOP

"Warm but less you would. Monday off her seventies low eighties. I'm sorting four meteorologist Matt Ritter, and it's 74 degrees in Columbia Heights this morning, 8 41 now and what do Americans think about the way the pandemic is being handled? A new poll takes a look. New survey from Mama's University in New Jersey shows 72% of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. When it comes to handling the Corona virus, 22% believe the U. S is heading in the right direction. About 57% of those surveyed say President Trump is doing a bad job concerning the pandemic. 40% say he's doing a good job. Overall, Americans are happier with their state's response than the federal government. Wendy Gillette, CBS News Local infectious disease experts are concerned with sidewalk crowding outside Arlington bars are linked now reports sidewalk crowds have become increasingly common sight during Arlington's weekend night life due to capacity restrictions inside the bars, now specialist at Virginia Hospital Center in George Mason University, said the lack of physical distancing and mask wearing Is raising the risk of spreading the Corona virus. Earlier this month, the city passed an ordinance that prohibits people from gathering in groups of more than three and directs pedestrians to keep a distance of at least six feet. The US Postal Service has warned of Pennsylvania. That's some mailed ballots might not be delivered on time because the state's deadlines are too tight. It's prompted state election officials to ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to extended deadlines. They're asking the court to allow mailed ballots to be counted if they're received up to three days after the election as long as they're postmarked by Election Day. Current state law requires that mail ballots arrive by eight PM on Election day. Captain America actor Chris Evans is hoping his new website and APP can help voters make educated choices in the November election could do this all day. Heaven's a civic engagement site. A starting point features short videos from Republican and Democratic members of Congress and other U. S. Politicians sharing perspectives on policy issues. With regular visits to Capitol Hill. Evans built the side over the course of two years alongside of a longtime friend. Evan says he hopes the site as a broader impact of his past tweets critical of President Trump. He says he hopes to keep the ever going long after the November election. Bill Rake off CBS News Milwaukee has been accused of being the most racist city in American on this week's episode of T O. P s New Podcast Colors, a dialogue on race in America with J. J. Green and Chris Core. John Norquist, the former mayor of Milwaukee, says it's the lists that are actually racist. I rejected the Urban Institute in the University of New York, Albany and some other partners. Came up with this dissimilarity in to expect in the 19 fifties. And I don't think they intended to be racist. But I think it's one of the most racist constructions to measure racism that ever came that there's come up outside of the Ku Klux Klan, Norquist says Milwaukee is the least racist city in the state of Wisconsin. You can download colors on Friday evenings on Apple podcast podcast one Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Coming up on w T o p the fallout.

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"us postal service" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"FM Glendale Phoenix Arizona's breaking News and Traffic TR news on 92 3 FM from ABC New SIDE, Chuck Stevenson, His Democratic challenger, urges all state governors to mandate face coverings. Based on advice of virtually every public health official President Trump rejecting Joe Biden's idea for a national mask mandate requiring all Americans wear masks in public, and it's up to the governors and way want tohave. A certain freedom. We want to have a certain freedom. That's what we're about at freedom has cost lives and states where many have rejected mass and social distancing continuing the pandemic spread. Andy Field. ABC NEWS Washington Lack of a national United effort, including face coverings is preventing Kobe from going away, says Dr Anthony Fauci, the top U. S infectious disease. Official. He's attacked mail in voting, saying it would probably help Democrats but adds It's okay for people like him will be away from their state of residents on Election Day. President Trump has requested yesterday and received today. A mail in ballot from Florida. This says the president has threatened withhold funds from the US Postal Service, which would make it harder for her to handle a load of mail in ballots maybe sees Mary Bruce in Washington House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today accused Trump of putting his own political interests ahead of voters health. The president is afraid of the American people. She's been afraid for a while. He knows that on the legit it be hard for him to win, so he wants to put obstacles of participation tonight. The president's position is a bit unclear. He seemed to suggest to reporters that he would be willing to negotiate and from the Postal Service but just at a lower amount. More wildfires taking off.

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"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

05:36 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Nobody for all of our sakes. We need to avoid crowds any way we can right now. But what if you need to go to the post office? What if you need postage to send out letters and packages don't worry stamps dot com here to help as everyone knows stamps? Dot Com brings all the services of the US Postal Service right to computer in the safety and comfort of your own home. You're an office or anywhere else. Your hunkering down right now. You just use your computer to print official. Us postage twenty four seven for any letter any package any class of male anywhere you WanNa send and then once you're males ready. He's just leave it for your mail carrier schedule a free package pickup or drop it in mailbox no human contact required and it gets even better because right now listeners to stuff you should know get a special offer that includes a four week trial plus free postage and a digital scale without any long term commitment so just go to stamps com. Click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in S. Y. S. K. That STAMPS DOT COM enter S. Y. S. K. Stay safe my friends. Here's the thing saving money with. Geico is almost better than playing pickup basketball. Because there's always that guy who joins your game. He never passes the rock. He constantly bricks threes. And who completely hack you? And then put his hands up and say no foul no foul with GEICO. It's easy to switch and save on car insurance. No need to fake. An ANKLE SPRAIN. Because you're absolutely exhausted. So switch and save with GYCO. It's almost better than sports. Okay now. It's listener joshing to call this Fan who thought we were wrong and did a little research and we may not be wrong after I. We had a bunch of filmmakers right in when we talked about the Subliminal messages being inserted into movies and the nineteen fifties by James Vickery. Because we said it's one three thousand thirty second or something and a bunch of filmmakers went. There's only twenty four frames per second so if you switched out one frame would only be one twenty four. There's no way there's no way. And where'd you get this number? Which get this number? I went back and looked and I was like I mean I see this number in various places but So we got this email from Brian Henry. The disputed this and then he wrote back with this. Hey guys looks like a man spoken too soon. I was assuming that victory was just changing the film itself which resulted in the messages showing much slower in it the maximum one twenty-fourth second But it's research and apparently he used something called a Never heard this before a tetris. Storrow scope touch you still just the scope. I think you've got it okay. To project the messages on the screen. Not The movie projector. He said so this way he would have had a lot more control over the speed of the messages and So to all the filmmakers out there who wrote in and challenged US gloom. I wrote back to a few those on an-and I'm like I'm looking for it and they. You know submarine kind of snotty about Blake. She apparently put that near the Gulf and smoke. It is what I say. Yeah and that is from Brian Henry. Yeah thanks Brian. For further research in 'em being a good guy saying hey I was wrong because you were the he was. He was one of the nicer ones about well. Thank you If you want to let us know that you were wrong even though you told us that we were wrong at first to love those You can tweet that to US S. Y. S. K. PODCAST. You can join us on facebook dot com slash stuff. You should know or you can send us an email to stuff podcasts. At how stuff works. Dot Com stuff you should know is a production of iheartradio's how stuff works for more podcasts. Iheartradio visit the iheartradio APP Apple. Podcasts are ever you listen to your favorite shows. What if your favorite news? Podcast had more more good news. More real talk more pop culture more memes much. Maurier many much more so more on more on more and that's news o'clock every weekday afternoon. We've got all the news and pop culture. That reminds you that there's life outside your apartment. It's what you want to know when you need to know it. Listen to news o'clock on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts there Zach Braff Donald Phase on. We're real life best friends but we meant playing faked life. Best Friends Turk and J D on the Sitcom scrubs twenty years later. We've decided to Rewatch the series one episode at a time and put our memories into a podcast. You can listen to it home. We're going to get all our special guests friends like Sarah. Chalk Johnny McGinley. Neil Flynn Judy. Reyes show Creator Bill. Lawrence Editors Writers and even prompt masters tell us about what inspired the series and how we became a family. You can listen to the podcast. Fake doctors real friends with Zach. Donald on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. And wherever you get your podcasts..

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"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Address but your email address is attached to you. Rather than the physical location you live at and if you say need to correspond with the IRS or a Social Security Administration something like that. You would send like this very secure email through this postal services portal. Everything else you could just use like you know g mail Yahoo whatever right for everyday stuff but this is like the the big stuff the really important stuff and then the postal service would also offer like digital lock box for The like like a will or your medical records or something like that. Yeah and listen is every conspiracy Person in the country now says in a way I wanNA federal email attached to my name that I have to send things through. Yeah well that's the number of the beast obviously yeah. I don't know that I would want that either. I'm not a conspiracy. Oh it's not that you have to send it through that. It's that if you send it through that. If somebody hijacks either reads it GonNa be in a lot more trouble federally speaking than they would be if they read your g mail. Yeah 'cause illegal to to open federal to get someone and that's what this there's this guy runs a think tank for the postal service. Who's WHO's like it's not just about mailing documents. It's about protecting the connectedness of the United States. Yeah in American Sarah. How do we do that in a digital world? And He's thinking about this so if you're even the least bit interested by this episode that we just recorded There's an esquire article called peace to escort piece. Do it's called. Do we really WANNA live without the post office. And it's by Jesse Lichtenstein It is really good. It's a really good overview of what is Jesse thing We need a he or she kind of leans toward we need it. And the more you start to like read about the more this weird kind of civic affection for the post office developed right. You know where I'm like. Yeah we don't want to get rid of the post office. You want the post office. Who Doesn't want the post office kind of it kind of develops? Yeah I used to like you know. Maybe it was simpler day or maybe the people stuck with their routes longer. But I remember my post men growing up. It was the same guy for years and we lived on. We didn't live in a neighborhood. We lived on a street in the woods with like six houses. And so you know I would run out and check the mail and wave at him and we would give him mike gifts at Christmas. And that's awesome. And now I have no idea who might postal carriers which is my fault. I need to just go out there. I think you do. Yeah and also the postal services responsible for the largest food drive in the United States every year. That really. Yeah you know that food drive where like you just put like canned food in your In your mailbox picks it really. You can do that. Yeah I've never. It hasn't been very well publicized but it like a-. At least around here I guess but It's a huge food drive or at the very least postal carriers are taking an eating cans of Ravioli for dinner. This is delicious. I love this food job. Yeah so don't just put cans of food in your mailbox check into win. That is right. That's gotta be the worst day of the year for letter carriers. Gosh Yeah can you imagine? It's a lot of weight Anything else no. Respect your post postal carrier you want. Everybody got their postal Kerry. Yeah why not give them a hug? Actually don't do that. Might make you or something but give them away. Yeah if you WANNA learn more about the post office you can type that word those words into the search Bar House Dot com and be sure to check out the esquire article too. It's very cool. And before we get into that Chucky won a message from our sponsor.

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"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

10:51 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

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

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"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

09:02 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"There really? It would be like a five minute podcast. Well we'll have to figure out some other way to use agreed because it's interesting So do we cover going postal? Now's SORTA just thrown in the middle of this really was it was talking about how packages are delivered and all of a sudden says and then people started killing each other eighty six. Yeah which is actually The Post Office has the dubious distinction of kicking off the workplace. Shooting trend in the United States was at the first one as far as I could tell. Wow all right. So nineteen eighty-six Edmond Oklahoma Patrick Henry A- Cheryl killed fourteen co workers Nineteen ninety-one another one happened Including a Supervisor Getting Killed With a Samurai Sword Yeah November nineteen ninety one Thomas mcilvaine. Shot and killed. Four Co workers wounded five others then shot himself and then nineteen ninety-three and in two thousand three two more incidences of postal workers killing fellow postal workers. It was like just between eighty six ninety seven. Forty people died at Poso at post offices from postal rampage. Yeah and gave birth to the term going postal which is used as a vernacular for like just losing it And if you're interested in that at all there's a really good documentary. I think it's on Netflix. Streaming right now called murder by proxy. And it's all about the postal shootings. So we like where they came from. There's a lot of scrutiny at like the of the management techniques of people at post offices. And there's gotta be something to it. I mean if you watch that it's like it was clearly. How many other industries Had that many office shootings you know retail. You're the homicide. Rate is three times higher in retail than it is at the post office. You don't say go and retail right. That just means you're going shopping. Well it's like drinking the kool-aid they really drank flavor aid right. Kool-aid someone with that distinction Yeah Yeah I mean we had to mention it but I don't dwell on but it was weird in this article the way it went right in the middle of the came up out of nowhere Zip codes this is kind of cool. Yeah ZIP. Codes were introduced in nineteen sixty three and then officially put in place and mandatory in nineteen sixty seven because just so much mail going on you had to categorize it more specifically right. That was part of that. The Post Office being swamped. This was the first step towards automation was like a standardized cozy along. Well they did have other ones but it was like one New York City or something like that. You know yeah so zip. This is just a nice little cocktail party. Factoid stints rezone improvement. Plan I never knew that until I read this. Did you know that I had before but I I'd forgotten okay. So it's zone improvement plan in its Here in the United States at least it's a five digit number represents you know a location. Obviously where you're trying to send something. Yeah and it now they have the zip code plus four in some areas of like I guess. Major urban areas have little more specificity. Right they delivered to your like they put it on your stomach. If you visit plus four I think certain buildings even will have their own plus for if it's a big enough building right or if you get a lot of male as a person is that what you're after is a plus four for you. Well it says that some high volume mail receivers get it. I'm like you know it was cool. Mail at love to get the mail said the first digit. There represents the state here in Georgia. That's a three It increases as you move. West in there are some states. That share Each digit to yeah. It's taken up by a lot of states. There's the District of Columbia North Carolina South Carolina Maryland Virginia West. Virginia man all twos. I'd be mad if I lived in one of those states. So then you got the second third. Digits those are regions within the state The first three of those Create what's called the Seafo the Sectional Center Facility and then the fourth and fifth digits are even more specific. Basically just hones down as you go left to right until you've got Josh Clark House right like this state this section facility. Yeah this Post Office yeah this neighborhood. Yeah and then this. Maybe this building it was high volume mail. Receiver named Josh Clark. That's right So you've got this zip code that allowed automation alone. Fact is the. Us Postal Service doesn't handle a ton of the US. Mail handles forty percent of all of the male in the world are really. Yeah wow so before the ZIP code. This was really difficult. It also went from fewer mailing something from New York to San Francisco. It went through every distribution facility in the country in between New York and San Francisco before. It got there really. Yes now zip codes well. Let's talk about how what a letter does okay and this is all things to zip codes so I write a little love letter to mail it to Emily Which is weird because we live together. That's actually a great example though because you can mail something from your mailbox to be delivered back to you. I reckon I've never done it. That's the that's the The poor man's trademark right. I've heard that is to mail something yourself into this world. I think it depends on the judge. Yeah probably okay so you put it in your mailbox carriers going to pick it up. They're gonNA take it to the post office. Yeah They'RE GONNA put it on a truck and then take that from the post office to a processing plant where the we have a long-awaited machines doing some sorting. It'd shape and size. Yeah I they sort everything out. Make sure everything's facing the right way. Up Right yeah And then the the the packages will package. They're put on one one belt and then letters are putting another the letters say. Let's just stick with the letter that you're okay it's it goes into a slot so it's facing upwards and upright yet if oh front words and upright and then they put a little barcode on the back of the letter in I think ultraviolet ink yet. Well first thing it does is it gets a postmark and cancellation lines. Basically you can't use the stamp again. Yeah don't even try it cheap. We've seen the white out tricks. We've seen doctoring. Upper stamp. Was this probably a federal offence. It probably is And then so after that the bar codes printed on the back of the piece of mail. And then there's an optical scanner that reads the address which is pretty cool and if if they're really really really accurate to but if you're handwriting is terrible they have a new system now where the this Conveyor belt takes a picture of it send emails a picture to a human being at a computer who reads wakes US types it in and then it's so it stays on the line. It doesn't have to come out any longer. That's that's pretty technology yeah And then so based on this This address including zip code and it prints a barcode at the bottom if you look at a letter and he let her you get as a little barcode on it. Yeah and so. That's what's bred. That's right the the thing on the back is invisible. I think right. Yeah it's fluorescent this just showing off. We have invisible ink other processing machines. Then read those barcodes and then sort them in their little bins according to Zip code and it's just basically placing everything in what will eventually be A trade that will be delivered back to a post office right or a sorting facility or does it go straight to a post office It goes to another processing plant right so imagine each processing plant regional has a bunch of male coming in on trucks sorts and then sends out and then based on Zip code that serves It it gets a bunch of flats from other distribution facilities. That's right with that are already according to the ZIP code. So let's say it's getting a flat of mail by Zip Code. Yeah it then also sorts through those. That's right and it actually sort of into an individual carrier's route in order and that's what's delivered to the post office so it arrives at the post office ready to go on the truck. Yes okay and that doesn't mean that the postal worker doesn't have much to do. They still have like circulars magazines. Mail they have to go through and put it for every address that crap. My recycling bin basically yeah. Yeah other the coupons over remember our junk mail episode from years and Years Back. I got so much from people who are like no no. You can't get rid of junk mail. That's the only thing keeping us in business.

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"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

08:30 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

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

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"us postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

08:48 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

"We're going to end on a playful note by talking about something that's a good fit for those spending a lot of time indoors hoping to find some inner peace. We're talking about Jigsaw Puzzles. Which like toilet paper and clorox wipes have been flying off the shelves so much so that puzzle manufacturers are having a hard time keeping up with consumer demands in the last two weeks of March one of the world's largest puzzle manufacturers Ravensburger saw sales. Go Up three hundred seventy percent in. North America compared to the same time last year. Hi This is Jerry Lynn from Bedford Texas in the Dallas Fort Worth area. I've put together. A three hundred piece. Puzzle is five hundred piece puzzles and six hundred piece puzzle and we are building our so back up. Two thousand piece puzzles that are still lurking in our closet for those of us. Sheltering in place. The appeal of puzzles is and all that puzzling whether you're starting small with one hundred pieces or dreaming big with one. Thousand Puzzles are safe. Way To socially distance that doesn't involve net flicks for more on the popularity of Puzzles. Returned to someone who spends a lot more time thinking about them than the rest of us. Chris Byrne is a toy story and consultant with Toy Guy Dot Com. I asked Chris about the history of puzzles specifically when we first saw jigsaw puzzle as we know it today. The first Jigsaw Puzzles were in the eighteenth century around seventeen. Sixty six cartographer by the name of John. Salisbury cut up a map of Europe and pasted it to a board. Cut It up and used it to teach geography to his students and then what came after that. How how did the Puzzles Evolve Twentieth Century? Back in nineteen. Oh eight puzzles. Were one of the hottest things for Christmas. And that was a time when people didn't give gifts quite the same way that we do today. It was more traditional somebody a card to celebrate Christmas so there were hall at home Puzzle Making Kits so you could take those cards and cut them up and put them together as a puzzle so it was sort of like a double gift and those were quite the rage in one thousand nine hundred eight fast forward to that the thirties and the depression and we started to see the more die. Cut Puzzles like we know today during World War Two when people had to be in blackout. Puzzles were very popular and they've really stayed popular throughout the years. There was another bump in the sixties when Springbok puzzles came out with the first licensed puzzle popular characters Mickey Mouse and snoopy and all of those and then the eighties with the home game boom really touched off by trivial pursuit in eighty three. We started to see a lot more puzzles around and they've really never gone away. Video Games and the Internet didn't suppress the the popularity of puzzles at all. Not at all and I think the reason is that they were always sort of a small sector of the toy industry. But it's a very different experience sitting around a table with friends or by yourself. Doing a puzzle and being quiet is very different from you. Know trying to get Mario through the most complicated tracks the so now. What explains the current resurgence of of Puzzles in popular culture in my house because of our social isolation due to corona virus. We finally pulled a cat puzzle off our shelf from the company puzzles so hard and it is so hard by the way very rewarding. Are we seeing a resurgence in puzzle popularity because of this pandemic or did it start to creep up even before then? I think it's definitely been because of the pandemic that we've seen such a big spike in recent months and I think it's for lots of reasons. It's it's something that people can do together. It's not competitive like a board game. It's something you can do a little bit oven and walk away so I think it's kind of an ongoing activity that that people enjoy and it's very relaxing. 'cause it's slow it is slow fund right and you know when you're sitting there going. I need that corner of the barn or I need that allowed or I need this thing. You're not really thinking about anything else. So it really does make possible for you to take a little mental break from all the other things you might be worrying about at the time. I'm wondering what social media has meant for the puzzle world. I been seeing a little bit on instagram and Tick Tock people showing off puzzles. It's kind of along the lines of showing off the dinner. You made or showing off anything that says I did something. And it's a way of reaching out to other people and staying connected and I think that's one of the most important things that we've seen in this. Corona virus world has been the need for people to stay connected through their activities. And that's happening. Virtually so what makes a good puzzle? What are the ones that are quite popular? And is there a particular reason that makes them popular and good well? It starts with the image at absolutely starts with the image and the quality of the image and it has certainly be one. That appeals to you. You want to be able to spend several hours looking at this picture and having it come together I also think that because it's a tactile processes. Well a really. Nice Quality Cardboard. That feels good when you like push that piece in place. I think that's important as well. And you're holding them little pieces in your hand and turning them around. There's that tactile satisfaction as well that I think is really important. Are there strategies that you'd recommend for people who are new to puzzling? For example for me. How do you start a thousand piece puzzle? I was working on this puzzle from puzzle so hard and I think the first thing that we did was try to get the edges right in the corners. That's is that considered the appropriate strategy. Yes I think you want to sort of lay that out. I would tell anybody who is very brand new puzzling. Something's called puzzle so hard. Might not be where you want to start but you know I always say look for an image that is really well defined in kind of blocks of color or blocks of photography. So you're not trying to get you know. Eighty seven different tulips that are all identical all at once because that can be frustrating and start with a smaller puzzle. Piece start with a three hundred piece puzzle. A five hundred workup. Two thousand piece puzzle or than the forty thousand piece puzzle. That ravensburger introduced a toy fair to CEAC. Wow forty thousand. That is intense before we go. I was wondering if you think are are renewed. Interest in activities like puzzling. We'll make us rethink. Maybe how we spend our time and time moves after this pandemic over. I certainly hope so and I think that it really is a wonderful alternative to the screen because just physiologically. It's a lot more rest fall to look at a puzzle and to socialize around a puzzle than to watch that constantly moving screen. Even if we don't see as I do think that if we slow down and take the time to connect around that and we've we've learned that you know we will get through this and that time to connect and have a shared activity. I think is something that's hugely important for. Individuals and families and groups of people. Chris Byrne is a toy historian and consultant with the toy. Guide DOT COM. Chris thanks for joining us and happy. Puzzling thank you same. Do many of you told us your puzzling. Or taking up other hobbies while sheltering in place. Hello this is Barbara calling from Red Bluff California. I am just keeping with my baking habit and trying to step it up and I have been able to transfer my anxiety at that corona virus to my anxiety about flower who is buying all the flour. I've been crafting with my nine year. Old We've been catching up on all those birthday and Christmas craft kids painting sewing pottery drawing jewelry. Find Making you name it. Whatever you're doing at home during this time we're grateful that listening to the takeaway has been a part of it before we go a quick shout out to the team that makes this show with a lot of hard work and a lot of heart every week are producing team. Is Ethan Obermann? Jackie Martin Meg Dalton Patricia Geico Amber Hall Jason To rescue. And Lydia mcmullan layered. Our senior producer is Alexander Buzi. Paalea review is digital editor. Jose L. E. Virus is line producing and Katerina. Barton is our intern. David Gable is our executive assistant. Lee Hill is our executive producer. A director this week was Vince. Fairchild alongside engineer Debbie Dot tree and we had a big remote assists from director. Jake how it from all of us. We appreciate you listening every day. A mad cats lizzie. O'leary is back with you next week. Stay well this is the takeaway..

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"us postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

04:36 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

"As of today just over twenty two million people in the US have filed front employment due to the crisis spurred by the corona virus pandemic and this means an unprecedented number of people are counting on state unemployment benefits to stay afloat but the influx of traffic to unemployment benefit websites. Been too much for some state systems to handle here's one takeaway listener. Who called into Scherer experience filing for unemployment last week from North Carolina? I was furloughed two weeks ago. North Carolina due to site crashes. It was a couple of days before I could successfully get through the unemployment application process. It's impossible to get a live person on the phone however and while you can email questions about the process you're not likely to get a response given the tremendous burden. That office is experiencing keep calling us about your experience filing for unemployment at eight seven seven eight might take last Thursday. The takeaway spoke with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy who address some of the issues with his State's unemployment system including the fact that a runs on a decades old coding language calls Cobol. We've put among other calls to arms out For COBOL PROGRAMMERS WHICH. I never thought I would hurt myself. Say hear myself saying but listen. We are catching up In folks have been frustrated because the spike in unemployment in New Jersey was like it is in many places in America. Right now record levels folks rightfully WanNa have the phone picked up. They want the website to work. We are slowly but surely chopping through all that. New Jersey is far from the only state struggling with outdated software for its unemployment system McKenna Kelley policy reporter for the verge reached out to state Labor Department's for a recent investigation and found that more than a dozen have unemployment sites that run on Cobol I asked McKenna to explain. Why states are struggling to find cobol programmers to strengthen their unemployment systems during this crisis when millions are out of work couple came into fashion in the fifties and sixties and a lot of those programmers are retired so when it comes to trying to fix these systems later on. It's very difficult to get those people aid. Come out of retirement or be to have them teach a new coders how to use the language. So what are states than doing cower? They've finding people to help work. These systems given that there's such overload given the people filing for unemployment on systems that rely on cobol right so one example. I spoke to the folks at the Colorado Labor Department. They only had one person working on their unemployment systems before the pandemic hit now they are bringing one more on. There's also organizations like this group. Call Cobo Cowboys in Texas? That is a bunch of older Cobo fluent programmers and they help governments and private industry find these coders for help in times of crisis as well and why. Why have they not gone to something? More modern upgrading. A system like this takes a lot of time and money and the return on investment. Just really isn't that great. It also has to do with budget. Priorities in state budgets modernization has not been a priority. In the federal government has continued to make cuts to modernization over the past twenty five years. I mean I imagine that even more modern systems could still be overloaded by the huge influx in traffic that we've seen in recent weeks because of the unemployment numbers but what are the specific weaknesses. That you've found for the unemployment systems. That run on Cobol Cobra has been modernized to there has been an updated. Kogo language but still a lot of these systems exist on this. Very old coble free modernization language so a that language does not pair well with modern infrastructure and hardware. So when I spoke to the folks at Cobo Cowboys. One of New Jersey's problems was that they only had one processor running and it was difficult for the language to adapt to more modern or stronger processors in order to compute all of that data that they're currently receiving you mentioned New Jersey. The takeaway spoke with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Last week. And He's put out calls for COBOL engineers to volunteer and help out with his state's unemployment system. Have the volunteers been coming forward to help New Jersey and other states? I'll tell you why over the past twenty four hours since my story has been up my email in my twitter deums have been filled with either retired coble programmers who are looking to volunteer.

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"us postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

08:31 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

"The presidential primaries have taken a back seat to corona virus coverage in the media but over the past week Democratic presidential candidate. Joe Biden has been in the spotlight for sexual assault allegations by a former staffer a warning to our listeners. What you're about to hear contains a graphic description of sexual assaults which may be difficult for some. It happened all at once the gym bag. I don't know where it went. Handed to him has gone in his hands. Were on me. And underneath my clothes he went he went down my scrape up inside it and he and I traded me one of those years. That was Tara Reid. A former Senate aide on the Katie Helper show. Recently last month retold the media that Biden touched her inappropriately in one thousand nine hundred three and last month. She disclosed new details to the press. The story didn't get much attention in the mainstream media at first but when it did questions arose over whether the Biden accusation was reported differently and allegations of sexual assault of Republicans like Supreme Court justice. Brad Kavanagh for more in the story we're joined by Annan. North senior reporter at Vox Fox was one of the first outlets to report on this after Katie Helper and the intercept broke the story Anna. Thanks so much for joining us. Thanks for having me. What do we know at this point about? Tara? Reid's allegations against Senator Biden. We know that read. I came forward to talk publicly about Biden last year. This was during a time when several women were coming forward saying that Biden had touched or kissed them in ways that made them uncomfortable. Probably the most prominent that time was Lucy Flora's who was a former candidate for office in Nevada. She had written an essay about treatment by Biden. That said that she said made her uncomfortable. Read came forward and said that when she had been a staffer invite and Senate Office. He had a touch her shoulders and neck. I believe She felt that wasn't appropriate and she felt uncomfortable But later this year She began to talk about conduct. That was different. She said in fact that in addition to what she described before she'd been sexually assaulted Biden. We know that she reached out to the organization. Time's up earlier this year and she said that she had faced harassment. After coming forward last year she hoped that times up would back her. They were unable to give read. Pr Support because of their five zero one c three status so they Felt that they couldn't get involved in something that was an allegation against a likely Democratic nominee. Because it would jeopardize their nonprofit status so after that read said that she decided to write about her experience on medium journalists began contacting her and she ended up giving an interview to The Katie Helper show March and she also spoke with intercept her been corroborated by the people so the intercept spoke with two people who were in real life in nineteen ninety-three which is the year that she said that she was assaulted by Biden And they said that she did tell them about the incident. At the time one is a friend The other is wreath brother. She recently also filed a criminal complaint against them whereas that's correct so she also filed a criminal complaint in Washington. Dc The statute of limitations on sexual assault is passed. This happened many years ago. So she She told business insider that she wanted to make it clear that I would be willing to go under oath or cooperate with any law enforcement regarding it because it did happen if there was twenty six years ago. Can you put these accusations in perspective compared to other women who have spoken out against Biden? What makes this allegation? Different is that as an allegation of sexual assault. Several woman Flora's included have talked about behavior. That made them uncomfortable behavior. That they felt was inappropriate. Touching Biden has responded to those allegations in a video message where he said he has always been an affectionate person but that he understands boundaries have changed now and that he's going to change his behavior but that whole conversation really became a conversation about personal space. About how do you act with people and this allegation has gone of sexual assault? So that makes it really different. Know you had mentioned time's up the anti harassment organization and read had reached out to time's up for help with this for help with legal representation. They opted not to get involved. Can you explain what kind of precedent that might set for other victims of sexual assault? Who want to come forward against politicians and politicians who may be nominee for president. What ten up has said is read came to them and they did assist her that they did attempt to connect her with lawyers who might be able to take her case and connected with other information read says no lawyer was willing to represent her thumbs up says read it also asked for PR support. She wanted perhaps more people in her corner and the organization says it doesn't necessarily give pr support to everyone who requested us. Unable to an in this guy says I was in a bind because it is supposed to be a nonprofit and it couldn't really be seen as getting involved in the presidential race another thing Time's up has gesture toward this. And I think it's true that times up itself is really new and even the climate that we're in where in people are coming forward with these allegations regarding public figures you know more public way than many of them had for a long time thanks to the rise of the METOO movement. I don't know that our society is particularly good at navigating this yet and I don't and although there's much more support for people coming forward we are probably not where we should be. I don't know that we know how to appropriately deal with such allegations how to support people who make them what this incident shows is that especially when the subject of the allegations is. A politician is running for office. It gets even more complicated. It's also complicated for the media The intercept and Katie Helpers. Podcast broke the story. But after that you one of the first outlets to cover this and you decided to publish a piece even before the New York Times and the Washington Post. Tell me why you decided to to hit publish on this piece. People were asking why the media wasn't covering this more and so our sense was that a controversy was already very public and part of our mission is to explain the news which includes explaining such controversies. So that's essentially why we decided we wanted to write something about this and there since stories in the New York Times and the Washington Post Right. I mean they've started to cover this to some degree. Yes The Times has covered this on. There's a new story Columnist Michelle Goldberg has also written about it And I do think there was a new level of coverage after reviled police report as well. We should mention and you had mentioned this earlier. We reached out to Biden's campaign received the following statement from deputy campaign manager and communications director. Kate betting fields quote such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press. What is clear about? This claim is untrue. This absolutely did not happen and quote there have been numerous credible sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden's likely opponents president trump considering that how does all this shape the choices that voters will have to make? November? I think it's really hard. I think a really uncomfortable thing about the choice of voters will face is that they are among at least the presumptive major party nominees. They don't have a choice of someone who has not been accused of sexual misconduct now. I don't WanNa draw equivalency between The number or nature of allegations against President Trump and the nature of this allegation against For Vice President Biden. But it's true that voters are going to have to weigh. Both of these men are people who have been accused of behavior. That isn't appropriate and beaver. That's worse by women and that's something that voters are going to have to figure out. A north is senior reporter at vox on a thick so much. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me and you can read more from the statement the Biden campaign sent us at the takeaway dot org.

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"us postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

08:52 min | 1 year ago

"us postal service" Discussed on The Takeaway

"New York City's public schools have been at the center of the Corona virus crisis as the largest school district in the country in a city with the highest rate of infections and deaths from the disease. The New York City Department of Education announced this week that fifty of its employees have died of Cove Nineteen. Now many are asking whether lives could have been spared. Not just in the school system but citywide if schools have been closed earlier mayor. Bill de Blasio Governor Andrew. Cuomo have not seen either. I on many aspects of the corona virus response in New York and that was clear again on Saturday when the mayor made this announcement have very careful consideration. I announced today that the New York City public schools will remain closed for the remainder of this school year. Not much longer after. The mayor's announcement. Here's how Governor. Cuomo responded in a press conference it makes no sense for one locality to take an action that's not coordinated with the others. Is that action invalid? That's his opinion but he didn't close them and he can't open them his opinion here with us to check in on how cove in nineteen is affecting one million school children. Their families and staff is Jessica Gould Education reporter for WNYC JESSICA WELCOME. Hey Matt so clear this up for us. Our New York City public schools thing closed. Or will they open again before the end of the year? I wish I could give you a really clear answer on this. But we don't totally I could parse the legality of it for you but I think what's more important to recognize is that nobody really thinks the schools are opening this semester. It's just unfortunate that we had to get such mixed messaging from our leadership on this because things are really stressful for families and students so to sort of ping pong back and forth between these two directives from the mayor and the governor it just added to anxiety and stress. What our families in parents of schoolchildren and staff teachers saying about the fact that this consequential decision came with this political bickering that New Yorkers have come to expect between the governor mayor. Yeah I mean I think even people who have come to expect. This were pretty surprised that they couldn't get it together. On this momentous decision. I'm just hearing a lot of frustration. Parents are frustrated. Already as you know. It's so hard to home school and to work and take care of your kids and your household at the same time. And they were just looking for some clarity about what they're going to be doing for the next few months there have been at least fifty deaths within the school system that are linked to corona virus. What do we know about those who've died the breakdown with in the Education Department of WHO? We've lost its twenty two para professionals who work with teachers in classrooms twenty one teachers to administrators one facility staffer one guidance counselor and one food service worker. And that's what we know so far but getting this information was really hard you know a lot of the other agencies like NYPD an FD NY. The police department department have been giving updates on the lives lost in their agencies but getting that information out of the Department of Education was hard and they said they hadn't been collecting it in a unified way. They've started now collecting self reported cases from members of the community but there has been a push to really get this information out because there are some people feel that the mayor and the governor really drag their feet on closing the schools and that if they had acted sooner they might have been able to stop the spread in school communities and then throughout the city. These deaths in the school district will undoubtedly leave many children and adults dealing with trauma or their plans to support them. While remaining socially distance and keeping the schools closed. What I'm hearing is that the Central Office of the Department of Education is dispatching counselors out to school communities that have lost members of their communities. And the other thing. Is that the mayor and chancellor said this weekend that a main focus of next year going into school next year whenever we start again hopefully in September in the fall will be a trauma informed curriculum. There's so much uncertainty for so many families right now and there is an awareness that the schools will have to be responsive to that. I'm not clear exactly on what that's GonNa look like yet. The other big and more media challenges this virtual learning. How's that going? Our children across the system learning virtually right now. It's a range. There are some students who say they're actually doing even better with virtual learning but most of what I've heard is frustration among parents about having to Juggle homeschool with their other responsibilities and passwords. Not Working sometimes having trouble logging in and then there are students that I've talked to. For whom the virtual interface is just not as effective for them as a learning mechanism. I was talking to a junior and junior year is such a crucial year for students His name is Edward Sanchez. And he's in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and he was an honor student up until this point and right now. He's worried about his dad who's a truck driver and his mom who's at nanny and isn't working right now and his up all and then he can't get through his work during the day And so his grades have been falling. We're still trying to find out whether these grades will madder as such and how students are being evaluated. So it's unclear yet. You know if these grades are even significant but for him watching them down has been really demoralizing and he sounds like he's a little paralyzed it well and do kids have access to computers and the Internet in order to do the the sort of virtual learning that they're supposed to be doing right. I mean the Department of Education has been sending out batches of ipads and other devices by the tens of thousands every week starting with kids and homeless shelters and then kids in public housing and and so on from there but they say as of last week and they were saying that there were still two hundred forty thousand kids who needed a device who had requested one and didn't have one yet. We heard that Mayor de Blasio spoke to apple CEO. Tim Cook and the New York City had gotten in the front of the line to get more ipads by the end of this month. They are trying to get a device in the hand of every kid who's asked for one by the end of this month but that's a huge lift and I'm calling around this week to find out you know. Have kids got them? Are they working properly? Because I'm hearing things like you know. Some of them are password protected. And they're not giving the past word or they're getting a device but it's not compatible with Google classroom or whatever they need to use to get online so even if they have a device their issues and it's not clear that every student has a device or will have a device by the end of this semester. Then if they do have a device can they get online to? They have Internet access in their home. Right I mean at first. There was this concern. Because some of the companies offering Internet access weren't allowing families that had outstanding bills the to pay to get online that I think has been cleared up. Now they are letting families do that but again. A lot of families aren't connected and something that came up at the press conference at the mayor held over. The weekend is that there are kids and it doesn't sound like a small amount of them who the school system has lost contact with. And they're trying to regain contact but the idea that there are kids who have fallen out of the system and off. The radars is really troubling. Gould is an education reporter for. Wnyc Jessica thanks so much for your reporting on this thank you matt..

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