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Re: “A Small Win for Transparency

Thanks for setting it out so clearly and succinctly, Thad. And to all of you for pursuing the case. One day transparency will pay off...just not quite yet, though.

Posted by barryevans on 07/31/2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “A Fond Farewell, a Warm Welcome


He'd better get a lawyer.

Posted by James White on 07/22/2016 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Aww, Shucks

Well done and well deserved, folks. Congratulations!

Posted by Dottie1 on 05/15/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Aww, Shucks

Congratulations to all! Proud to work with you.

Posted by Lynn Kelsey Leishman on 05/14/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Aww, Shucks

Good job, Linda!

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Posted by Barry Jeffers1 on 05/13/2016 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Aww, Shucks

Good job!

Posted by Elijah1 on 05/13/2016 at 1:20 PM

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Posted by nedawoy on 05/12/2016 at 12:47 PM

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Posted by Simona Carini on 05/12/2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Going Postal

As a retired postal carrier,my take on the USPS is that the two biggest hindrances to the completion of its "Appointed Rounds"are the Republican Party, and the system of management instituted by managers that seem bent on destroying its basic function. Mismanagement is the biggest obstacle and the Republicans wanting to destroy it ,so it can be sold off to the highest bidder UPS, Fed EX etc. if you want to send a personal communication,there is no more secure way to do so,also looking at all the hacks on so called secure places to send you personal financial info I believe you put your info at risk anytime you use these so called tamper proof services it is only a matter of time until some crook gets it and cleans out your savings. Look how many people have embarrassing photos or emails being sent out on Facebook or other social media. Also compare rates for delivery with other carriers.If private companies take over delivery of our mail only places where they can turn a profit will be served. Rural delivery will be put on the back burner and service rates will skyrocket!

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Posted by Robert Ecv Godwin on 01/19/2016 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Going Postal

USPS has no value anymore. I am looking forward to it going away

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Posted by dzsipo on 01/16/2016 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Going Postal

Examining Newspapers and Standard Mail is an everyday function of USPS Business Mail Technicians and Clerks. You make it sound like this is something new. FYI, I've been doing just what you describe for 20 of my 33 years with the USPS. It is part of my job to verify that discounted mail does not contain anything that is prohibited by regulation or law.

Your statements on USPS deficits is also misleading. Why not mention that while there is a NET Loss posted in USPS financials, there is also, at the same time, an Operational PROFIT generated. As any journalist or blogger should know, if any research is actually done, is that the USPS starts each Fiscal Year around $5.5 Billion in the red. This is due exclusively to the Lame Duck Republican legislation passed in December 2006. The PAEA of 2006 requires the USPS to fully fund FUTURE RETIREE Health Benefits, determined to be around $55 Billion. This funds 75 years into the future so, why require 100% funding in only 10 years?

Since the USPS has not made these payments over the past few years, that default is shown as a loss on the balance sheet. Even former Speaker Boehner admitted that the Postal "crisis" is phony. A simple Google search will bring up the article.

It's all a paper shuffle.

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Posted by RandyF on 01/14/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Going Postal

But it's perfectly fine to run ads promoting the injection of defenseless children with mercury, aluminum, and other neurotoxins.

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Posted by Terry L. Clark on 01/14/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Going Postal


I'm a big fan of the USPS.
I don't know of any place on the planet where so much can be accomplished for so little when it comes to sorting and delivering mail/packages.

The USPS has been a target of the Republican'ts for quite some time.
They want the service (and damn near everything else) privatized so all their slimy cronies can step in, raise prices and lower quality of service....all for profits, of course.

The USPS is the only (as far as I know) business that has been forced to fully fund it's retirement program.
In forcing such actions the Republican'ts hope to finally bankrupt the service so private, greedy corporations can take over.

That said.....why in the world would the USPS take on such a Sisyphus task as going after any mail containing ads supporting all the various avenues resulting from our number one revenue creator?

Such repressive actions are ridiculous.

If said publications run ads for 'massages' does that mean because some of those ads may be for sexual gratification those publications are promoting prostitution which is also illegal?

See how quickly the 'logic' falls apart?

USPS, stop such nonsense.

Get back to just making sure I can mail damn near anything across the country or around the world for such ridiculously low costs.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 01/14/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Good Cops Aren't Afraid of Cameras

It's everyone's right to film cops, not just journalists. In case you are not paying attention I'll inform you that this is happening every day. Cops intimidate and brutalize people through the color of law, claiming that they are in the right and their tactics are justified. The phenomena of police believing they are above the law, thus acting however they want, is well entrenched in the fibers of the thin blue line. It's called a police state and it's accelerating by the minute. Why else would America have the largest prison population in the history of the world? Cops are trigger pullers for the politicians that make unjust laws. They are not here to protect your rights or serve the community. They are here to protect the state and the illusion of it's authority over the natural rights we ALL have as human beings.

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Posted by Bill Murray on 05/02/2014 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Good Cops Aren't Afraid of Cameras

is this what "Cop Watch" does?

Posted by jean doran1 on 11/24/2013 at 10:53 AM

Re: “A note from the editor

I perceive your quality, ma'am. You're doing a bang-up job as editor and we're lucky to have you here. The Journal looks fantastic!

Posted by Stewart Kirby on 09/11/2013 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Drama Trauma

Kjeld Lyth stands in my mind foremost as an educator in theater, and in life. A great guy. A true sensei. I learned from him. I got mine. Thanks, Kjeld.

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Posted by Stewart Kirby on 09/11/2013 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Good Cops Aren't Afraid of Cameras

As a street photographer I often find a good black and white shot among the officers. Is this a criminal act?
No Mr. Officer... this is my photograph.

Posted by Todd Kraemer on 08/20/2013 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Good Cops Aren't Afraid of Cameras

Why is it "journalists" feel that they can do whatever they want and hide behind the first amendment? There is a professional way to get information from the police, inserting yourself into a crime scene/investigation is not it. Mrs. Dahleburg please conduct yourself more appropriately, you cheapen journalism with these tactics.

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Posted by some old guy on 06/09/2013 at 3:31 AM

Re: “Good Cops Aren't Afraid of Cameras

Just wondering why you felt the need to get involved in the first place? Also please recognize that not everyone with a cell phone camera is a good guy. And know that they need to keep people out of their crime scene. Why you would need to get so close to take pictures of weed is beyond me.

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Posted by some old guy on 06/09/2013 at 3:14 AM

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