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merbex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:50 PM
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I just got asked to move my candidate signature drive;I was in front of
the Post Office!!!

The Post Master came out and told me to stand away from the post office - He then said I should have asked his permission(I'm outside, away from the door near the outside mailboxes)

I didn't block anyone's access- in fact people had a choice to go out of their way to walk up to me or walk by me

I said "Are you kidding me?"

Honest to God he said"Ive tried to get rid of the peace group that's here on Wednesday's and I'm sick of people using this site"



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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:51 PM
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1. Err...then he should get a job on private property
instead of working for the federal fricking government LOL!!!

:crazy:
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:51 PM
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2. People using the Post Office like it's a public building
Damn them :grr:


:eyes: What a goof!
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merbex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:53 PM
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3. I said that" Isn't this a federal building?"
He said NO
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:03 PM
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5. Gee, I wonder who he voted for? Has there been a new Executive
Order privatizing the Post Office that we just havent' heard about yet??? :shrug:
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trixie Donating Member (696 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:09 PM
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6. I thought the Post Office was changed
a few years back. They are now a seperate entity. I'll see if I can find something on this.
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trixie Donating Member (696 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:20 PM
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7. I usually don't use Wikipedia as a source but this is pretty good
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 01:26 PM by trixie
SEE USPS POSTER #7 - this prohibits this sort of thing. Sorry.

Type
Agency of United States government (government monopoly)


The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an "independent establishment of the executive branch" of the United States government (see 39 U.S.C. 201) responsible for providing postal service in the United States; it is generally referred to within the United States as "the post office."
The postal service was created under Benjamin Franklin on July 26, 1775 by decree of the Second Continental Congress. Based on a clause in the United States Constitution empowering Congress "To establish Post Offices and post Roads," it became the Post Office Department in 1792. In 1971, the department was reorganized as a quasi-independent agency of the federal government and acquired its present name.

Government monopoly
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In economics, government monopoly is a form of coercive monopoly in which a government agency is the sole provider of a particular good or service and competition is prohibited by law. It is usually distinguished from a government-granted monopoly, where the government grants a monopoly to a private individual or company.

A government monopoly may be run by any level of government - national, regional, local; for levels below the national, it is a local monopoly. The term state monopoly usually means a government monopoly run by the national government, although it may also refer to monopolies run by regional entities called "states" (notably the US states).

Examples
In many countries, the postal system is run by the government with competition forbidden by law in some or all services. Also, government monopolies on public utilities and railroads have historically been common, though recent decades have seen a strong privatization trend throughout the industrialized world.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:53 PM
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10. Thanks for the info
I knew the Post Office was independent, but still thought it was a Federal operation and open to the public. :shrug:
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timbnyc44 Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:57 PM
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4. It's just good customer service
because God knows, the USPS is all about customer service!
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:33 PM
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8. You were on a public sidewalk?
Hm, and don't Repukes usually hate "government employees" such as POSTAL WORKERS??????
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:38 PM
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9. I'm glad you came out of it unscathed.



He could have gone postal on you.


:eyes:


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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:57 PM
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11. Postmaster in my town told me I could go off the property on the access
piece between that and the highway.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:59 PM
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12. If you were on a public sidewalk and not impeding traffic,
he had no business making you leave. If you were in the right, let your candidate know.
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