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Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:12 AM

My local Sinclair affiliates are reporting that the USPS "fiasco" (my word, not theirs)

is nothing less than a HEROIC effort by this administration to cut expenses and stop the hemorrhaging of money caused by an inefficient company. It's making me to hear this shit on our local news.

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Reply My local Sinclair affiliates are reporting that the USPS "fiasco" (my word, not theirs) (Original post)
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2020 OP
Sherman A1 Aug 2020 #1
Thekaspervote Aug 2020 #2
beachbumbob Aug 2020 #3
Cirque du So-What Aug 2020 #4
nolabear Aug 2020 #13
Cirque du So-What Aug 2020 #14
Boomerproud Aug 2020 #18
Cirque du So-What Aug 2020 #19
roamer65 Aug 2020 #5
nuxvomica Aug 2020 #6
octoberlib Aug 2020 #7
CrispyQ Aug 2020 #8
JmAln Aug 2020 #10
CrispyQ Aug 2020 #11
JmAln Aug 2020 #23
Hekate Aug 2020 #28
CrispyQ Aug 2020 #31
ProfessorGAC Aug 2020 #12
Post removed Aug 2020 #27
Hekate Aug 2020 #29
Captain Zero Aug 2020 #34
Trueblue Texan Aug 2020 #15
DBoon Aug 2020 #17
yardwork Aug 2020 #20
Hekate Aug 2020 #26
Captain Zero Aug 2020 #33
sinkingfeeling Aug 2020 #9
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2020 #22
SiliconValley_Dem Aug 2020 #16
mnhtnbb Aug 2020 #21
Hekate Aug 2020 #24
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2020 #30
Luciferous Aug 2020 #25
Liberal In Texas Aug 2020 #32

Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:13 AM

1. Sad

but no surprise.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:16 AM

2. BOYCOTT them and their advertisers

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:27 AM

3. no surprise

 

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:35 AM

4. I'm in for a boycott of Sinclair and their advertisers

Iím unfortunate in that Sinclair owns both the local ABC and FOX affiliates.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:39 AM

13. Here too. I refuse to watch either news. Peter Doocey, ffs!!

And some woman who (yes I know itís a tad misogynistic but itís so true) has the worst resting bitch face Iíve ever seen.

Youíre not in Seattle are you?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:43 AM

14. No. Columbus, OH

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 12:38 PM

18. I want to go to WSYX and Fox 28's FB page and

rant, but I don't want to put myself in harm's way because of the crazies.

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 12:53 PM

19. Do they allow anonymous logins?

It's reprehensible that some websites require a Facebook account to make comments.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:37 AM

5. Sinclair is poison.

They need to be run out of the media business.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:40 AM

6. The USPS actually was until just recently a paradigm of efficiency

No large private corporation even came close to it.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:41 AM

7. The USPS isn't a company. It's a service.

This is the DU member formerly known as octoberlib.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:54 AM

8. Spread this far & wide in an effort to educate the right wingers you know.

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Response to JmAln (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:37 AM

11. Are they going to share their profit with us?

The USPS is a vital national service that benefits both individual citizens and business. That's why we fund it.

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Response to JmAln (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:39 PM

28. Hey, Fed Ex! Here's a letter and 42 cents! Please transport it 3,000 miles asap!

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Response to JmAln (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:58 AM

31. Labor is a cost of business, not a result of earning profit.

They had to expend the money for labor before they could earn a profit. UPS is not in business to create jobs for Americans, they are in business to return profit for their shareholders. If they create good paying jobs along the way, well that's good PR & good for the community, but that's not their agenda.

The USPS is not a business, it's an essential service for the nation. That's why we get a say in who manages it and how it's run, whereas shareholders make those decisions for UPS.

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Response to JmAln (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:39 AM

12. How So?

They obviously believed there was a business niche they could fill.
They found their niche, developed a successful company, and all while USPS existed, for 180 years.
Where's the unfairness?
Your post is not logical!

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Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:40 PM

29. I wonder if RFD aka Rural Free Delivery is still a thing? Wouldn't imagine there's much profit in it

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Response to Hekate (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:13 AM

34. Exactly and that is why UPS and FedEX do not deliver to Strawtown and Modoc and Gnaw Bone.

Thanky You

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Response to JmAln (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:50 AM

15. But Ups doesn't have to operate...

In all the service areas USPS does, increasing expenses. In fact those private services often use USPS to deliver those remote areas

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Response to JmAln (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 12:24 PM

17. and Uber and Lyft must make a profit while public transit doesn't

one is essential infrastructure. The other isn't

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Response to JmAln (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 01:02 PM

20. UPS doesn't deliver everywhere. And they don't deliver mail.

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Response to JmAln (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:36 PM

26. The USPS in not, and never was intended to be, a business. The name says SERVICE. It is in the...

...US Constitution. It was always ALWAYS self-supporting, right up until the GOPers decided it had to be destroyed, and Step 1 was forcing them to fund their retirement system upfront for the next 75 years.

That doesnít seem fair to me.

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Response to JmAln (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:06 AM

33. UPS and FEDEX cherry pick the biggest and best customers from the USPS - Is that fair?

Is that fair ?
A fair assessment/comparison would be if UPS and FEDEX delivered to every address in the US.

Just watch though, if the day ever comes where say FEDEX is the contractor for the mail service, all of it, they will come begging for a subsidy to deliver it to rural and other unprofitable areas of the service area.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:11 AM

9. IT'S NOT A COMPANY!!! It's a public service. The USPS shouldn't have

to turn a profit anymore than the US military. And if someone wants to stop hemorrhaging money, start with the Pentagon!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 09:44 PM

22. Agree 100%

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:57 AM

16. fascist need effective propagandists to consolidate power

 

i do believe this is the end. we and our kids will not see a democratic open society in the US.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 02:03 PM

21. Time for a LTTE of your local paper

Be sure to ask just how destroying letter sorting equipment that is more efficient than manual sorting contributes to increased efficiency.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:31 PM

24. I wanted to see how Tracy L was going to cover it, since she mentioned it was coming up...

Before I proceed, let me point out that Patterson Ave is a very busy place. Very.

Okay, so the intro was pretty much blahblablah, then the nice news-lady said that as a cost-saving measure, some of those blue post boxes were being removed from low traffic areas, for instance, Patterson Ave.

Sorry for whatever brief inconvenience you experience, nothing to see here, move along.

And yes, this local station is now owned by Sinclair.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:39 AM

30. Yeah, they all get the same script to read

from their corporate masters.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:35 PM

25. They aren't a company!!!

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:06 AM

32. +10000 US Postal SERVICE

If they'd stop the ridiculous 75 year advanced pension funding they'd probably be really flush.

And they should be allowed to electrify the delivery fleet.

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