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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    We haven't had Saturday delivery of mail here in decades - in fact, I can't remember us ever having it, but we probably did.

    I don't know about the US, but the postman here is becoming a glorified deliverer of flyers - it's a straight line from the mail box to the recycle bin for 95% of what comes in the mail.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Great move. Now to require every home to have a mailbox at the street. When I go to mom's house, I watch her mailman go up-the-steps-down-the-steps-up-the-steps-down-the-steps through the whole neighborhood of, probably, 2,000 or more homes. Ridiculous. At the very least, a mailbox should be right at the sidewalk. How inefficient can it be?
    In most new housing developments, here in Canada, the houses don't get door-to-door delivery of the mail - the post office sets up a bank of mailboxes on corners and you have to go pick up your mail.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not everyone has computers and reliable access to the internet. Less you want to subsidize computers and turn the internet into public utility, you cannot end the Post Office.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    Hope the powers that be in Canada are listening - internet, wireless or otherwise, cellphone services, cable, etc. here in Canada are atrociously expensive in comparison to the US.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not everyone has computers and reliable access to the internet. Less you want to subsidize computers and turn the internet into public utility, you cannot end the Post Office.
    I don't accept your conclusion. UPS trucks are all over the place. If they were allowed to compete with the post office, the post office would be out of business in six months. And I wouldn't be getting 95% junk mail at my house.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't accept your conclusion. UPS trucks are all over the place. If they were allowed to compete with the post office, the post office would be out of business in six months. And I wouldn't be getting 95% junk mail at my house.
    The Post Office is not a business. It is public utility which ensures everyone in this country can receive their mail. If you want to get rid of it you must do so through some other guaranteed public utility that everyone can access.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not everyone has computers and reliable access to the internet. Less you want to subsidize computers and turn the internet into public utility, you cannot end the Post Office.
    Not to mention some seniors the only visitor they ever get to their home is the Mailman.....looks like the paperman will have to keep on keeping on. Carry that Mantle thru rain sleet and snow. 7days a week. Well.....until whatever local newspapers start going with the Internet.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    They should deliver once a week same as garbage pickup. One employee can do 5 different routes a week instead of the same route 5 times a week.
    AND, no bulk mail rates. If all junk mail cost full first class rates, the amount of junk mail would drop 90%....at least.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Great move. Now to require every home to have a mailbox at the street. When I go to mom's house, I watch her mailman go up-the-steps-down-the-steps-up-the-steps-down-the-steps through the whole neighborhood of, probably, 2,000 or more homes. Ridiculous. At the very least, a mailbox should be right at the sidewalk. How inefficient can it be?
    In Chicago? Are ya kiddin..... with the way People drive around here. How many Mailboxes would be left standing in some neighborhoods.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The Post Office is not a business. It is public utility which ensures everyone in this country can receive their mail. If you want to get rid of it you must do so through some other guaranteed public utility that everyone can access.
    Why? Because that's the way we've always done it?? And why couldn't everyone access a UPS system? That's absolutely failed logic. With that philosophy, we'd still be using telegraph.
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