Tag Archives: USPS

USPS To Announce Harvey Milk Stamp

From the Facebook page of the Harvey Milk Foundation: Breaking! It is official! The USPS will confirm this week that my uncle, Harvey Milk will be commemorated on a 2014 US postage stamp. Another first! My deep gratitude to everyone that supported this effort! More details including the image to come via USPS soon! “Hope Will Never Be Silent” and …

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Going Postal

The above is somebody’s mailbox in New Jersey. The Daily News has the story: Roger Buchko, 49, built an oversized replica of a Smith & Wesson firearm to replace his old letter box, drawing attention from across the globe. The business end of his faux firearm points out onto the road with the mailbox installed in the muzzle. The cylinder, …

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USPS Suspends Service To Chicago Frat House After Racist & Homophobic “Prank”

The Postal Service has suspended mail service to the University of Chicago’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity after a racist and homophobic “prank” was pulled on a mailman. Postal carrier Iran Becton said about a week after Memorial Day he had an order to deliver dozens of postal supply boxes to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at 56th Street and University …

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REPORT: Harvey Milk Stamp Approved?

Citing a leaked document, the Bay Area Reporter says that the USPS may issue a commemorative Harvey Milk stamp next year. Linn’s Stamp News, a weekly publication that covers the mail service, is reporting in its May 27 issue that Milk was among the special stamps chosen for next year by the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee during its closed door …

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USPS To Suspend Saturday Mail

Starting in August, you won’t be getting mail on Saturdays. The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting Aug. 1, the agency is set to announce Wednesday. This means that for the first time Americans will receive mail only five days a week, a significant shift for the storied mail agency, which has suffered …

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USPS – Sweater

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USPS Reports $16B Loss

The Postal Service has reported a record $15.9B loss for the year, more than three times last year’s loss. Much of the red ink was due to mounting costs for future retiree health benefits, which made up $11.1 billion of the losses. Without that and other related labor expenses, the mail agency sustained an operating loss of $2.4 billion, lower …

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USPS Caves To FRC

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Emergency Alert From Tony Perkins!

Obama’s commie postal employees don’t allow righteous glory-bound Christmas carolers to screech their mythology in the faces of customers! Outrageous! Sign the petition to allow one specific religion to proselytize on government property! It’s what Jeebus wants, people.

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Afternoon View – USPS 10021

All the old ladies were atwitter at my post office over rumors that ours was on the list of those to be closed down. “They can’t expect us to schlepp down to the 22!”

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Big Service Cutbacks For USPS

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USPS Announces Massive Loss

The Postal Service today announced a massive loss for the current fiscal year. The agency reported an annual loss of $5.1 billion, as declining mail volumes and mounting benefit costs take their toll. The Postal Service said its losses would have been roughly $10.6 billion if not for the passage of legislation postponing a $5.5 billion payment required to fund …

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Bankruptcy Looms For Postal Service

Unless Congress takes some dramatic action, the long-predicted bankruptcy of the Postal Service may become a reality. The USPS may default on a $5.5B loan which is due at the end of this month. “Our situation is extremely serious,” the postmaster general, Patrick R. Donahoe, said in an interview. “If Congress doesn’t act, we will default.” In recent weeks, Mr. …

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Return To Sender

(Courtesy of JMG reader Craig)

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She Fights Her Own Battles

Post Office, East 70th Street, 2PM An elderly woman is taking a very long time at the automated postage computer and a lengthy line has formed behind her. Young Man (very loudly): There should be a muthafuckin’ age limit for these machines!Middle-Aged Man: Sir! That language is uncalled for around ladies! Unacceptable!Elderly Woman: Thank you, but I can fight my …

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Morning View – James Farley Post Office

The James Farley Post Office was built in 1912 and is the main USPS location for NYC. Right now the future of the James Farley is in question, as long-standing plans to turn it into a new entrance and concourse for Penn Station have been put on hold due to the economic downturn. The plan is/was to build a new …

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Sharpton: No More MJ Pedo Stories

Al Sharpton thinks the media is focusing too much on Michael Jackson’s legal woes, rather than his musical accomplishments. He also wants a “national day of mourning” (to be declared by whom?) and for the USPS to immediately issue a commemorative Michael Jackson stamp, something that is not usually done until five years after the death of a celebrity (with …

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USPS May Cut Schedule

The post office is considering cutting its delivery schedule. Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week. If the change happens, that doesn’t necessarily mean an end to Saturday mail …

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