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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    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.
    Well, there's good and bad in every situation. The thing to ask is whether or not the good outweighs the bad. Considering how this would be the e-mail/Facebook version of C-Span, I think the good could outweigh the bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    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.
    LOL, that would indeed be good entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Well, there's good and bad in every situation. The thing to ask is whether or not the good outweighs the bad. Considering how this would be the e-mail/Facebook version of C-Span, I think the good could outweigh the bad.
    I'm not saying it's bad. I'm just saying that I'm not sure how many would appreciate it. NOT it that should be reason enough to not do it. More transparancy is a good arguement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I'm not saying it's bad. I'm just saying that I'm not sure how many would appreciate it.
    My email address is my name, I am the number 1 me in America. It's honestly the best.

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    commercial spammers are the largest source of revenue for the Post Office right now ... the USPS loves it some spammers. ( bulk mail, direct mail advertisements)
    just sayin'

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/05/business/in-internet-age-postal-service-struggles-to-stay-solvent-and-relevant.html?_r=1

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    he day of reckoning is at hand for the Post office. This is what happens folks, when Government runs a business.
    No, this is what happens when people think government should run LIKE a business. Which is utter foolishness. Government is government. The Post Office does not have to make any money, it merely must exist.
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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    What i cannot understand is how UPS and Fed Ex are able to stay in business when the post office is completely subsidized by the federal government?

    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, this is what happens when people think government should run LIKE a business. Which is utter foolishness. Government is government. The Post Office does not have to make any money, it merely must exist.
    That's what it has been doing, and is now about to be completely out of money. Your answer is just "Throw more money at it?"
    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 MrVicchio View Post
    That's what it has been doing, and is now about to be completely out of money. Your answer is just "Throw more money at it?"
    Wah wah bitch bitch essential governmental public service can no longer be free due to unforeseen market circumstances. There. It's not like youre not going to end up putting more money into it some other way.

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Wah wah bitch bitch essential governmental public service can no longer be free due to unforeseen market circumstances. There. It's not like youre not going to end up putting more money into it some other way.
    What are you on about? The Post Office has never been free...
    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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