'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Carrier pigeons! Oh wait...
End Saturday delivery. Raise the cost of a stamp to a dollar.
Have an IPO. Let the people that run the post office be held accountable to stockholders.
She can do some sort of electronic bill pay for our credit cards... our local bill are done EOM by driving into the county seat and 'visiting' the electric company and catching up with the nice lady at the window, computer bill in a mail slot and of course the ladies at the COOP for our feed/fuel bill, always a stop at the grocery store...
I can see businesses sending SOME correspondence by snail mail, but even that can be sent as a printable attachment. I live out in the country every day but Sunday they pay a fella good money to haul ads to me and a few others out here, I'm 8.5 miles from town, and by no means the farthest away. I drive a mile round trip to get the ads. I drive down 3 times a week, I wouldn't mind him doing the same.
When we first moved out to the country the Rural Route couldn't be extended to our house- too far from the neighbors. I was not happy. These days I really don't have a real need for the USPS, most businesses I want to know are having sales send me Email alerts.
Now through broad band we have hi speed computer AND a microcell for 3G cell phones from AT&T. Throw in Direct TV, broadcast major networks and we are wireless. I know city folks can be blase about advancements but for us it is like lasers in the jungle....
People in rural areas without broadband who lose their mail service won't be able to get their netflix DVDs, magazines, newspapers, catalogs, voter information packets, packages etc. because the commercial delivery services will not find it profitable to deliver to such areas and a telephone modem is too slow. The postal service is required to deliver to everyone and that requirement makes it a tool for effective democracy. If the rest of us ever experience lengthy power outages or loss of broadband due to sabotage, war or disaster we will be glad to have a backup system.