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Date: 10/11/12 06:05 AM

13 Responses to Even The US Postal Service Is Going Hipster [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18933 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 3:36 am
    Link: Even The US Postal Service Is Going Hipster - Anything to rebound from lagging revenue, I suppose. Actually, I`d like to see mohawks mandatory on all postal workers.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 6:29 am
    And that, there, is a public job just waiting to be taken over by technology. Oh wait, it already has, and we`re just propping up his paycheck with taxes.

    Best get used to the phrase, "Want fries with that" in case this job falls through, Mr Expressing-Myself-Is-Most-Important.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9256 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 6:32 am
    That is so cool.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 6:44 am
    looks like he can handle a gun alright... at least when he flips out and starts shooting he`ll look the part...
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 8:24 am
    That expĺains the funky smell that comes from the packages ...
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 8:43 am
    And that, there, is a public job just waiting to be taken over by technology. Oh wait, it already has, and we`re just propping up his paycheck with taxes.
    you don`t even understand how your own postal service works. The USPS hasn`t received tax dollars since the `80s, except for subsidies for disabled and overseas voters. They are self-funded and provide delivery to *every* address in the US, at a cheaper cost than the private alternatives.
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    Misfit-Mutt Female 18-29
    349 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    I would wait like a dog for the mail man if mine looked that hot.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    @fancythat - Making the assumption that someone is uneducated ("Want fries with that?") based solely on their physical appearance is ignorance at it`s best. You need to take another look at your profile picture!

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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    Patchgrabber - That was a direct quote from wikipedia you just gave.

    The fact is that the USPS was INTENDED to be revenue neutral and be a government run business. However, now that they are obsolete, they are quickly running out of money. Their yearly deficits now run into the billions (although deficits aren`t a big deal these days).

    What will happen, then? It will default or be bailed out by the taxpayers.

    http://investorplace.com/2012/09/u-s-postal-service-is-on-brink-of-default-again/

    http://bottomline.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/01/14172202-postal-service-misses-another-5-billion-payment-bl
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    And finally, neither is cheaper. If one were cheaper than the other, the other one would be out of business. Now, if the postal service were an actual business it would be on the verge of going out of business. Therefore, UPS and FedEx are better run. But for the items that are cheaper with USPS, again not a business, those prices act as though they were subsidized and that`s why the whole USPS is completely INSOLVENT and on the verge of going under.

    You haven`t heard about the USPS` insolvency? It`s been big news.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 6:46 am
    That was a direct quote from wikipedia you just gave.
    Doesn`t invalidate the point made.

    Therefore, UPS and FedEx are better run.
    That`s a little unfair to USPS. Firstly, USPS delivers to every residence and business, something none of the others can do. Second, You are partially correct that "neither is cheaper" but it depends on what you`re sending. If you could send one standard letter by UPS and not pay at least $5 I`d be surprised. For those companies to carry all snail mail they would likely have to lower prices, which would cost them like it`s currently costing USPS. Third, USPS has specific deficiencies in order tracking and delivery, but these seem more due to them not advancing with the times, and I can only speculate as to why. Last, USPS has to deal with one thing the others don`t that sucks a buttload of money: unions. Their union is their own worst enemy at this point.
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    DiabloStorm Male 18-29
    24 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Now mohawks are "hipster"? Dafuq? That`s the line crossed and the point in which I stop taking this hipster "label" seriously, since it can just be thrown around and applied to anything at random. Seriously. it`s a motherdrating mohawk.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    DiabloStorm: I am beginning to believe that Fancy doesn`t give a fu*k anymore and dedicates his days to trolling.

    Seriously Fancy... is an intervention needed? Or have your corporate overlords discovered that trolling increases the site`s hits?

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