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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    I don't understand why people complain so much about the postal service. I haven't had a single problem with them before. Maybe it's because I live in a suburb rather than a major city? I don't know... but the postal service works fine for me.
    Compare the post office to McDonald's or even Target. Where do you get better service?

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Compare the post office to McDonald's or even Target. Where do you get better service?
    Kind of hard to do when they provide completely different services.

    The worst thing that has happened to me while mailing things through the USPS is that an envelope was opened (intentionally or unintentionally). This could happen if I used any service. There are always bad apples working in businesses.

    And I've heard of money being stolen from birthday cards before... but I'd never send money through the mail anyways.

    A friend of mine mails packages through the USPS about 20+ times a week, and he doesn't have issues with them either.

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Lysander Spooner did and he was shut down by the government. UPS and FedEx can deliver letters, but they are prohibited from using mailboxes. They have to hand deliver the letter to you.
    Funny, *NONE* of them have ever hand-delivered it to me unless it needed my signature, it's always left on my porch. UPS could just as easily have people putting out USP-boxes for them to deliver your mail in if they wanted.
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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    The post office has some really chicken **** rules about mailboxes, especially on new buildings. You would think that they were to install a nuclear power plant and they are strictly enforced.

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    No. It is a favorable service with little public dissent.
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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Maybe if Congress kept themselves in their constitutional domain the USPS would be a fine tuned machine.
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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    No. It is a favorable service with little public dissent.
    Who DOESN'T complain about the post office? Even Ned Flanders hates the post office.

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Who DOESN'T complain about the post office? Even Ned Flanders hates the post office.
    My local post office is pretty nice and has very friendly people running the place.

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    My local post office is pretty nice and has very friendly people running the place.
    Is it also the local liquor store?

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Kind of hard to do when they provide completely different services.

    The worst thing that has happened to me while mailing things through the USPS is that an envelope was opened (intentionally or unintentionally). This could happen if I used any service. There are always bad apples working in businesses.

    And I've heard of money being stolen from birthday cards before... but I'd never send money through the mail anyways.
    A friend of mine mails packages through the USPS about 20+ times a week, and he doesn't have issues with them either.
    And the USPS specifically recommends against sending cash through the mail...
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