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Name: Schmengie
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Hometown: Podunk, FL
Home country: USA
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I haul the mail

I work for a US Mail contractor and haul US Mail between cities. I am physically on the loading docks and observe and regularly load and unload US Mail onto the trailers I haul.

I have seen with my own eyes, containers of live chicks, roosters, baby ducks and entire hives of honeybees get loaded onto trailers that I am hooked to and trailers of my coworkers. But I have also NOT seen the same shipments in the dead of winter or the heat of summer. IT. DOESN'T. HAPPEN.

Please tell me how that is "Anecdotal"?

Look, I get it that DeJoy is a giant horses ass, I'm with you there, OK? But not every single bad thing that happens within the utterly ENORMOUS US Mail system is his doing or happens because of a directive he actually made.

A perfect example is what happened with the mail sorting machines that were pulled out of many centers in 2020. Stories went round here on DU as well as other media that it was all DeJoy's doing and it was intentionally done to screw up or delay the delivery of ballots.

That line of thinking was absolute horseshit. NONE of it was true to the extent the stories made it appear.

Sure, many large sorting centers removed entire lines of automated machines and yes, a lot of it happened in the weeks and days leading up to the 2020 election. It absolutely was a horrible visual, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING NEFARIOUS ABOUT IT!

All of those machines, without exception, had been scheduled for removal for months, if not for over a year. And they were ALL, without ANY exception, antiquated, obsolete and the wrong type of machine for the majority of the type of mail the Postal Service handles these days.

The type and volume of mail has dramatically changed over the last two decades, moving from lots and lots of letters to lots and lots of parcels. People and businesses don't send as many letters, but people sure stepped up their internet buying BIG TIME, and those machines were to be replaced with machines designed to handle the type of mail that was coming in.

So, while I am by no means an expert on all things US Postal Service, I do have a credential that will let me onto the loading dock and in the back door of every single postal facility in the country. Unless you also have a similar badge and are privy to information currently unknown to me, please understand that I know what the fuck I am talking about.

Have a good evening.
Posted by A HERETIC I AM | Fri Jul 29, 2022, 06:41 PM (0 replies)
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