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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2011, 08:32:05 AM »

The US Postal service is losing billions a yr and still has not cut out Saturday delivery.


I couldnt agree more......Fed Ex now charges up to $35 to get a letter across 2 states in 24 hours.......Yet the Post Office gets a letter from coast to coast most times in 48 hours for $.44

The cost of mailing a letter continues to be one of the biggest bargains in the World......It should cost at least 5 times what it does and regular Saturday delivery should have been suspended years ago.

I've never heard a number on this but how much money does the Government waste making pennies (I heard it costs 1.67 cents to produce a penny just in raw materials)? Why the hell wasn't the penny eliminated 10 years ago.....So the piggy bank people didn't go out of business?

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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2011, 08:44:47 AM »

Years ago all the top moneymakers provided most of the jobs.....in today's world that is anything but true.....Many of the top money earners today produce few jobs and therein lies one of the Major problems we face in US today and why the money is running to so many fewer people at the top of the heap
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« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2011, 08:53:39 AM »

The US Postal service is losing billions a yr and still has not cut out Saturday delivery.

I couldnt agree more......Fed Ex now charges up to $35 to get a letter across 2 states in 24 hours.......Yet the Post Office gets a letter from coast to coast most times in 48 hours for $.44

The cost of mailing a letter continues to be one of the biggest bargains in the World......It should cost at least 5 times what it does and regular Saturday delivery should have been suspended years ago.

Except for the government pensions and some subsidized mail for handicapped people, the Post Office is a self-sustaining business. Unfortunately for them, things like raising rates and cutting out delivery days are still overseen by Congress.

Informative story on how the Post Office and its budgets are handled:

http://www.uspsoig.gov/foia_files/ESS-WP-09-001.pdf
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2011, 08:57:46 AM »

Except for the government pensions and some subsidized mail for handicapped people, the Post Office is a self-sustaining business. Unfortunately for them, things like raising rates and cutting out delivery days are still overseen by Congress.

Informative story on how the Post Office and its budgets are handled:

http://www.uspsoig.gov/foia_files/ESS-WP-09-001.pdf
does it break even ? How much, if any, are they subsidized by the federal government ? 
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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2011, 08:57:52 AM »

Years ago all the top moneymakers provided most of the jobs.....in today's world that is anything but true.....Many of the top money earners today produce few jobs and therein lies one of the Major problems we face in US today and why the money is running to so many fewer people at the top of the heap

Good point. The robber barons did at least create jobs. That's what makes all the Republican talk today about harming "the job creators" such a load of bunk.

During all the debate about extending the tax cuts last year, when Droopy Boehner the crybaby was going on and on about it, the CBO put out some numbers that said something like bringing back the pre-Bush tax rates on the top earners would only impact job creation by something like .004%
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« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2011, 08:59:44 AM »

does it break even ? How much, if any, are they subsidized by the federal government ? 

I'd say read the story. It's pretty interesting. Especially the part about how the politicians roll Social Security and the Post Office back into the "unified budget" to make things look better than they really are!
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« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2011, 09:04:32 AM »

Legalize Pot please

thanks

problem solved
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« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2011, 09:06:19 AM »

Legalize Pot please

thanks

problem solved
Is it legal in Ca. ?  If so, how has it helped them ?
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« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2011, 09:09:41 AM »

Is it legal in Ca. ?  If so, how has it helped them ?

They are too high to care enough to whine, ***, and moan like the folks here
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« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2011, 09:11:27 AM »

Is it legal in Ca. ?  If so, how has it helped them ?

It's not legal, except for "medical" marijuana. The voters turned down full legalization.

Dope is actually far more legal in Republican conservative queen Sarah Palin's home state.  laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy

http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/marijuana-laws-and-penalties/alaska.htm

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« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2011, 09:13:53 AM »

It's not legal, except for "medical" marijuana. The voters turned down full legalization.

Dope is actually far more legal in Republican conservative queen Sarah Palin's home state.  laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy

http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/marijuana-laws-and-penalties/alaska.htm



Idiot. Anyone can get it in Cali. They keep doctors in the pot store. They ask why you need it you say anxiety and they write you a script.

It's easier to get than prozac.
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« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2011, 09:17:30 AM »

Idiot. Anyone can get it in Cali. They keep doctors in the pot store. They ask why you need it you say anxiety and they write you a script.

It's easier to get than prozac.

The question was whether or not it was "legal", idiot.

Crack cocaine, your drug of choice, is easy to get on the streets of NYC, too, but that doesn't make it legal.
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« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2011, 09:18:21 AM »

The question was whether or not it was "legal", idiot.

Yes, it's legal
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« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2011, 09:18:59 AM »

Yes, it's legal

Medical marijuana is, just like I said.
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« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2011, 09:20:49 AM »

George W Bush put us in the hole. 

George Bush pushed the knife in....Obama shoved it all the way and twisted it to make sure the wound never closes
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« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2011, 09:23:44 AM »

George Bush pushed the knife in....Obama shoved it all the way and twisted it to make sure the wound never closes

One thing Obama did was quit hiding the true costs of our wars off budget, like Bush did. When he walked in the door he was looking at a true deficit of over $1 trillion, and an economy that was shedding jobs faster than a snake shedding skin in Spring.
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« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2011, 10:06:16 AM »

I guess Plato had it right......A long time ago he had it figured out


"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors"
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« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2011, 10:11:28 AM »

I guess Plato had it right......A long time ago he had it figured out


"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors"


For sure. The whole country had to be snoozing to elect GW Bush.
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« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2011, 10:15:33 AM »

I guess Plato had it right......A long time ago he had it figured out


"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors"


An elipse uses only 3 dots
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« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2011, 10:16:04 AM »

Medical marijuana is, just like I said.

Legalize it nationwide and tax it. Problem solved
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« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2011, 10:39:54 AM »

For sure. The whole country had to be snoozing to elect GW Bush.

Yeah it's a real shame we didn't get see what Al Gore could have done...after all the guy did invent the internet  screwy
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« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2011, 10:44:43 AM »

Yeah it's a real shame we didn't get see what Al Gore could have done...after all the guy did invent the internet  screwy
can't be all bad. Loved a good stimulating massage.  nyah nyah nyah
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« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2011, 10:49:09 AM »

Yeah it's a real shame we didn't get see what Al Gore could have done...after all the guy did invent the internet  screwy

Well, at the least we wouldn't have had the irresponsible Bush tax cuts that put this country in the tank, and probably not as much of the huge expansion of government that happened under Bush, either.

And a FYI in the interest of total truth, Gore did NOT claim he invented the Internet, but was indeed one of the fathers of the Internet, having championed it and funded it when it was just DARPAnet.

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp

btw welome to the forum Total Truth. I'm a big fan of poster handles like yours (and mine). They automatically make us unimpeachable experts on all subjects.  thumbs up 
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« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2011, 10:57:41 AM »

can't be all bad. Loved a good stimulating massage.  nyah nyah nyah

Legalize and tax that too!
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« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2011, 11:00:20 AM »

The biggest ruse going is y'all think it matters... Dem or Rep

It matters not.

NWO
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