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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    I hope you werent of the lot that was opposed to bailing out the latest bust in the capitalist economic cycle that wouldve crashed earth into the depth of a depressionist hell spiral unbeknownst to modern man...

    that may have cost some jobs too... :P
    I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. The loss of jobs will simply be inevitable. It's not a position to take. It's inevitable. Lose some or lose them all.

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    The post office isn't a business. It is vital infrastructure for delivering official communication to every citizen in the country. In order to reduce overhead due to loss of volume from competing technology, Fedex would simply cut its least profitable route. Since our legal system sends paper as the means communicating with the public, the post office has to insure that everyone gets their mail. If you can guarantee every American has access to e-mail, then you can get rid of the post office and send your legal notices electronically, but until that day we run the current system even at a loss.

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    But that technology is going to cause the loss of many jobs and people are going to fight that tooth and nail.
    No it won't.

    Because I think the U.S. Post Office should re-task itself to providing e-mail accounts to all American citizens, and possibly to running a government-based social networking sites.

    By re-tasking the USPS to doing so the government can better communicate with its citizens, especially in regards to providing important information in case of natural disasters or the like. Government-provided e-mail can also send important educational information to citizens, and from local and state governments as well as the federal government.

    That's what I think is the future of the USPS.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No it won't.

    Because I think the U.S. Post Office should re-task itself to providing e-mail accounts to all American citizens, and possibly to running a government-based social networking sites.
    O.K. but I'd still think that would require far fewer employee's.

    By re-tasking the USPS to doing so the government can better communicate with its citizens, especially in regards to providing important information in case of natural disasters or the like. Government-provided e-mail can also send important educational information to citizens, and from local and state governments as well as the federal government.

    That's what I think is the future of the USPS.
    Any government email will likely be directed to people's spam files.

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No it won't.

    Because I think the U.S. Post Office should re-task itself to providing e-mail accounts to all American citizens, and possibly to running a government-based social networking sites.
    for reals player?
    By re-tasking the USPS to doing so the government can better communicate with its citizens, especially in regards to providing important information in case of natural disasters or the like. Government-provided e-mail can also send important educational information to citizens, and from local and state governments as well as the federal government.

    That's what I think is the future of the USPS.
    Thankfully, you aren't in any position to waste tax payer dollars with such... merit-less ideas.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    O.K. but I'd still think that would require far fewer employee's.
    Maybe. It'll definitely necessitate employees with other skillsets, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Any government email will likely be directed to people's spam files.
    I'm not sure about that. I would prefer it if every bill that passed the House or passed the Senate be e-mailed to all citizens, as well as the version of a bill signed into law by the President. The same for bills and laws on the state and local levels too.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    for reals player?
    Indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Thankfully, you aren't in any position to waste tax payer dollars with such... merit-less ideas.
    You mean the government being able to communicate to its constituents is without merit? And here I thought a person such as yourself would want to create implements of more accountability with regards to government rather than less of it.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Indeed.
    Disturbing.


    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You mean the government being able to communicate to its constituents is without merit?
    It all ready can, how would the post office in anyway shape fashion or form improve the situation?
    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    And here I thought a person such as yourself would want to create implements of more accountability with regards to government rather than less of it.
    This idea of your would not equal transparency, don't kid yourself.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I'm not sure about that. I would prefer it if every bill that passed the House or passed the Senate be e-mailed to all citizens, as well as the version of a bill signed into law by the President. The same for bills and laws on the state and local levels too.
    That would be pretty cool but unless we get a slew of new leaders in office it's never going to happen and even then, I think many would spam it. Though, as I said, I'd like that to happen.

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. The loss of jobs will simply be inevitable. It's not a position to take. It's inevitable. Lose some or lose them all.
    It's weird, you go some places in the USA its like everyone speaks a different language.

    That would be pretty cool but unless we get a slew of new leaders in office it's never going to happen and even then, I think many would spam it. Though, as I said, I'd like that to happen.
    Spammers go to jail... just like people who open your mail without your permission. Im more concerned that lots of homely folks in that hypothetical and awesome idea would think the government was spying on their email. Apparently they caught the fellow in Russia responsible for the majority of earth's spam.

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