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Old 07-21-2013, 03:12 PM
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Oh, but more federal regulations will fix that. 1,000 pages should be sufficient to correct this problem. Of course, it will take two years to draw these new regulations up, so we'll just shut down the state of Texas until we finish. Don't worry about all the people it will put out of work. We have plenty of food stamps and welfare to go around. This wealth redistribution thing is really the way to go. Someone has to punish over achievers.
LOL - nice Limbaugh diatribe FYF. Good to see your propaganda memorization skills are staying sharp in your retirement years.

It's called public safety and common sense - a little more of that and the people of West Texas would not be grieving their lost loved ones.
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The Postal Service is not run by the government. They get zero tax dollars - 100% of their operating revenue comes from postage sales.

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Really now. Never heard this one. How about some verification links.
Sheesh Cb. How can you always be so wrong? The federal government OWNS the USPS and also directs it. The Congress dictates where post offices will be established according to the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 7. It makes no difference whether they fund it or not (and once upon a time, the federal government was funding it heavily), they control it directly and hire the people who run it.

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I can't believe you haven't heard about the IRS foreclosing on the Mustang Ranch for non-payment of taxes. It was a big joke for a long time after that. Here's your proof from USA Today:

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Conforte dealt mostly in cash and kept few records. By 1990, the IRS had seized the ranch, putting the federal government in the unique position of running a brothel.

The government failed and the ranch was padlocked for the first time. The IRS auctioned off beds, the bidets -- even the room numbers -- to recover some of Conforte's tax debt.
Infamous Mustang Ranch brothel revived - USATODAY.com
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LOL - nice Limbaugh diatribe FYF. Good to see your propaganda memorization skills are staying sharp in your retirement years.

It's called public safety and common sense - a little more of that and the people of West Texas would not be grieving their lost loved ones.
What a clown. You accuse everyone else of being led around by talking heads and you never have an independent thought hit your head. All you have are far left talking points, an arrogant attitude and a total lack of political acumen. You purposely distort others posts because you can't stand the truth while you run around with your fingers in your ears screaming Na Na Na Naa Na Na. What has happened to the intelligent liberal?
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Sheesh Cb. How can you always be so wrong? The federal government OWNS the USPS and also directs it. The Congress dictates where post offices will be established according to the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 7. It makes no difference whether they fund it or not (and once upon a time, the federal government was funding it heavily), they control it directly and hire the people who run it.
Wrong. The USPS decides where it puts post offices - has ever since the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970. It is a self managed organization. The "government" has no say in day to day operations.

Go have a chat with your local postmaster - he or she will educate you on the facts.

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I can't believe you haven't heard about the IRS foreclosing on the Mustang Ranch for non-payment of taxes. It was a big joke for a long time afterthat. Here's your proof from USA Today:
You really should read the complete article before making wild comments. Forcloser and shut down? Yes. Operating a brothel? Nope.

This is yet another urban legend perpetuated by teapublican chain emails.

U.S. Gov't Tried (and Failed) to Run Mustang Ranch? - Urban Legends
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Wrong. The USPS decides where it puts post offices - has ever since the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970. It is a self managed organization. The "government" has no say in day to day operations.

Go have a chat with your local postmaster - he or she will educate you on the facts.



You really should read the complete article before making wild comments. Forcloser and shut down? Yes. Operating a brothel? Nope.

This is yet another urban legend perpetuated by teapublican chain emails.

U.S. Gov't Tried (and Failed) to Run Mustang Ranch? - Urban Legends
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Wrong. The USPS decides where it puts post offices - has ever since the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970. It is a self managed organization. The "government" has no say in day to day operations.

Go have a chat with your local postmaster - he or she will educate you on the facts.



You really should read the complete article before making wild comments. Forcloser and shut down? Yes. Operating a brothel? Nope.

This is yet another urban legend perpetuated by teapublican chain emails.

U.S. Gov't Tried (and Failed) to Run Mustang Ranch? - Urban Legends
If you plan on using this idiotic crap verbage, please do not reply to my comments. I don't intend to waste my time trying to decipher your dumb ****.
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Wrong. The USPS decides where it puts post offices - has ever since the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970. It is a self managed organization. The "government" has no say in day to day operations.

Go have a chat with your local postmaster - he or she will educate you on the facts.



You really should read the complete article before making wild comments. Forcloser and shut down? Yes. Operating a brothel? Nope.

This is yet another urban legend perpetuated by teapublican chain emails.

U.S. Gov't Tried (and Failed) to Run Mustang Ranch? - Urban Legends
OK, so prove your point. Show us where in the PRA of 1970 it says the government no longer controls the Post Office. I know they were still funding the PO into the 1980's so that kind of blows your post out of the water.

You have an urban legend article and I have an article from MSM that disagrees with your article. I'll take my USA Today article over yours any time.
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Um ... the woman was obviously too big to be on a roller coaster. It is likely the safety bar couldn't hold her in. Don't mean to be harsh; just being realistic. I'm not sure how she fit into the seat in the first place. And let's face it, if the people working there had told her she couldn't ride due to her size, they'd have been sued for THAT.

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OK, so prove your point. Show us where in the PRA of 1970 it says the government no longer controls the Post Office. I know they were still funding the PO into the 1980's so that kind of blows your post out of the water.

You have an urban legend article and I have an article from MSM that disagrees with your article. I'll take my USA Today article over yours any time.
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No the whole post office debacle is something brought up by propagandists in order to create more chaos. Imagine- if some people had their way and dismantled the PO? And only through some private "market drive" org we could shop online, send a letter to aunt essy, receive medicine through the mail...THAT's a chunk O change there, Cowboy.
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OK, so prove your point. Show us where in the PRA of 1970 it says the government no longer controls the Post Office. I know they were still funding the PO into the 1980's so that kind of blows your post out of the water.
No - you don't know much of anything it appears. All the "government" does for the USPS is allow the POTUS appoint a board of governors - just like a corporate borad of directors - who have a limited function. Each governor receives $300 per day for not more than 42 days of meetings each year and travel expenses, in addition to an annual salary of $30,000.

About the Board of Governors

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The Board directs the exercise of the powers of the Postal Service, directs and controls its expenditures, reviews its practices, conducts long-range planning and sets policies on all postal matters. The Board takes up matters such as service standards, capital investments and facilities projects exceeding $25 million. It also approves officer compensation.
All this is done with postage revenue - zero tax dollars are used. It's not like the IRS or the DOD which operates on 100% taxation.

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What the Postal Service wants you to know

For more than 235 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been delivering the nation’s mail in snow, rain and the dark of night. However, tough economic and market conditions and unrealistic legislative expectations have created challenges that have never before been faced. Misconceptions about the future of the U.S. Postal Service abound — it’s time to set the record straight.

The Postal Service receives NO tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. We are required by law to cover our costs..

•The Postal Service is environmentally friendly and is a respected sustainability leader. We promoted sustainable practices long before doing so was encouraged, mandated or governed.

•The Postal Service has the world’s largest retail network — larger than McDonald’s, Walmart and Starbucks combined (in U.S.).

•Mail is a great communication tool. No monthly plans. No signal outages. No roaming charges. Regardless of geographic location, anyone can send a letter for just 46¢ anywhere in the United States and its territories.

•The Postal Service can and does compete with the private sector — and it collaborates, too. UPS and FedEx pay the Postal Service to deliver more than 400 million of their ground packages to residences and the Postal Service pays them for air transportation — taking advantage of their comprehensive air network.

•Mail is reliable, trusted and secure — federal laws protecting the sanctity of the U.S. Mail are enforced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

•The Postal Service is the only organization in the country that has the manpower, network infrastructure and logistical capability to deliver to every residence and business in the U.S. and its territories.

•The Postal Service delivers more mail to more addresses in a larger geographical area than any other post in the world.

•The Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately. The museum uses exhibits, educational programs and research to make this rich history available to scholars, philatelists, collectors and visitors from around the world. The museum, located in Washington, DC, was created by an agreement between the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Postal Service in 1990 and opened to the public in 1993.

•The phrase by Herodotus etched atop the James A. Farley Building in Manhattan — “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” — is not the Postal Service motto. The Postal Service doesn’t have one.
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You have an urban legend article and I have an article from MSM that disagrees with your article. I'll take my USA Today article over yours any time.
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