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Rather than simply accept junk I read on internet, I like to do a little research.

We have roughly 6,000 flat sorting machines. They operate about 17 hours per day. They handle 35,000 pieces of flat mail per hour.

But let's be conservative and assume it's:
5,000 machines
30,000 pieces per hour
8 hours a day.

To save you the math, that's 1.2 Billion pieces a day, running at less than half of average.

The Postal Service processes and delivers 472.1 million mail pieces each day. We have a lot of excess capacity.

Unfortunately, there is no one article that provides all of that. Here are a few that provide the stats above, and I have verified it with other articles over the months:




Or you can simplify a bit of the math from this statement by the American Postal Workers Union (which should know):

"According to a grievance filed by the American Postal Workers Union and obtained by The Washington Post, the USPS was poised to decommission 671 of the massive machines, roughly 10% of its inventory, and capable of sorting 21.4 million pieces of paper mail per hour. The Postal Service, by comparison, processes as much as 500 million items each day.


I'd suggest questioning a lot of stuff you read on the internet.

I think it will come down to the first shooting. Did the police wannabe, armed Prick just shoot him

for the heck of it, or was he "attacked." Depending on that, the other shootings are either people trying to stop a murderer or the Prick shooting attackers.

The guy who was shot in the arm was armed --


Whatever, we have to get armed people off the streets. Personally, I'd lock the little police wannabe, white wing militia Prick up just because he showed up at protest with a rifle, wears his cap backwards, and is clearly a POS. But the trial will be interesting.

It might be best for their optics if they put them back. But, honestly, the numbers

just donít justify putting those already removed back. We probably have twice as many sorters needed, at 6,000 remaining.

And weíve removed 240,000 Blue boxes since 1985. And just about every mailing address is their own mail drop off. Itís not new.

Iím satisfied letting GOPers take some heat. But, I think we are hurting peoplesí confidence in voting system by making too much of this. And that will ultimately hurt us relative to GOPers.

Plus, weíve let more important issues languish over the past week with USPS threads, like Senate Report, CV19, people have gone with unemployment relief for a few weeks, etc.

No. First, I'm tired of people diminishing confidence in the voting system, which causes

people who haven't voted before to just say "why should I vote, now."

Second, I don't think we have to be as gullible as GOPers, and I don't think easily disproved conspiracy theories help us.

Third, the post office has removed mail boxes, moved sorting machines, locked mailboxes at night in certain areas, tried to minimize overtime, etc., for years. Suddenly, it's all new and everything they do is some big conspiracy theory that began in 1985 when they first started removing blue mailboxes.

Fourth, trump and Putin are loving the chaos. trump is just mocking us with most of the crap he says about the Post Office.

Fifth, if the post office really did slow up the mail, it would likely hurt GOPers worse. If they haven't realized yet, they will.

Finally, I want to win big in November and I believe this ain't helping, if for no other reason there are more serious things going on and we've go more threads related to the Post Office than CV19, people needing unemployment, etc.

Here's some post office boxes locked up in 2016, it's not new:

If it makes you feel better, he lost $20+ Million in past two days. If he sells

the stock, heíll pay taxes and at much higher rates if he does it in next year or so; assuming Kodak shares remain above $5 or so, we are pretty much guaranteed to get the loan repaid; and weíll be bringing some jobs home from foreign countries.

And, if the deal broke any laws ó and thatís a big ďifĒ since this looks, at least on surface, like a common big tech arrangement that saves a struggling company lots of money if things donít work out this way ó itíll be easy to prosecute.

Don't really think that is going to happen. I do know that if a company promises to pay medical

benefits in the future, that is accounted for as a liability. State and Local Governments were required to do the same thing in the mid-2000s (Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)).

The Post Office should do the same.

In any event, I don't see it as a terrible requirement for the USPS to release pricing data to receive a $10 B loan that gets them at least through the year. That requirement seems mostly symbolic since trump could pick up the phone, call his recent Postmaster appointee and say send it to me. In fact, I bet the feds already have it.

Info on GASB rules on Local and State Government accounting for retiree benefits: https://www.cbpp.org/research/accounting-for-the-cost-of-retiree-health-and-other-benefits-gasb-45

A new song for the times -- BLM, Corona, trump.

Actually, in the afternoon session, Mueller opened up a lot, not only on Obstruction, but also

the real crime -- working, encouraging Russians. In his report, he pretty mush let trump and the campaign completely off the hook for conspiracy, collusion, cooperation, whatever you want to call it.

In afternoon, he either said, or answered, "Yes" to several questions about trump being unethical, immoral, unpatriotic, and pretty darn close to criminal.

As far as Obstruction, pretty much during both hearings, he was saying -- "Look, do I have to spell it out for you, Congress has to decide what to do with Obstruction."

He pretty much wimped out with his Report, but he was much less wimpy in the afternoon. Maybe he was just getting tired of the whole thing.

In any event, just happy I'm not hearing some ignorant media talking head using the term "Four Corners of the Report," over and over, trying to sound like an insider.

I agree, that's the real threat.

Have you read about tribunals and looked at the cases that arose under NAFTA.

No country lost their sovereignty.
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