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Even The US Postal Service Is Going Hipster [Pic]

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Even The US Postal Service Is Going Hipster [Pic]. Anything to rebound from lagging revenue, I suppose. Actually, I`d like to see mohawks mandatory on all postal workers.
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osirisascend
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2996 Posts
Friday, October 12, 2012 3:50:30 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?

DiabloStorm
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 25 Posts
Friday, October 12, 2012 11:27:52 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.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5703 Posts
Friday, October 12, 2012 6:46:41 AM
That was a direct quote from wikipedia you just gave.

Doesn't invalidate the point made.

[quote]Therefore, UPS and FedEx are better run.[/quote]
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.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:18:35 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.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:13:53 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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