U.S. Postal to Stop Saturday Service

U.S. Postal to Stop Saturday Service

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“Yes Ma'am”

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Since: Jan 13

Lees, TX

#1 Feb 6, 2013
"The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it plans to end Saturday mail delivery, in one of the most significant steps taken to date to cut costs at the struggling agency."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/06/po...

“A *wink* and a smile!!”

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Since: Apr 10

USA

#3 Feb 6, 2013
I think thats a good thing. Who needs all that junk mail on Saturday anyways?

“I know where you are,”

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Right here under my thumb

#4 Feb 6, 2013
Whoo Hoo!!!

Bill-free weekends!!!
Hmmm

Pelican, LA

#5 Feb 6, 2013
Ohio Cowgirl wrote:
I think thats a good thing. Who needs all that junk mail on Saturday anyways?
I live in a small rural community and we do not have residential deliver of our mail. We have to pick up our mail at the Post Office from a PO Box, so it really doesn't matter to me..

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#6 Feb 6, 2013
I had a link from the Onion but Topix wouldn't let me post it. Literally had me laughing out loud.

Seriously though, mail is an anachronism. There's almost no need for it now.

“Crude, Rude, and Lewd!”

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Sayonara Falls.

#7 Feb 6, 2013
It was long overdue.

PESCreate

“Just a lil' humor there.....”

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#8 Feb 6, 2013
I agree that it is a good thing. They normally only worked half days and it will save much money. One less day of postal service will hinder nothing, infact it may encourage more to spend more on one day service.
The Male Box

Huntington, NY

#9 Feb 6, 2013
They deliver on Saturdays?

“YOU'RE STEWED BUTTWAD!!!”

Since: Oct 07

the place with Pyramid Head

#10 Feb 6, 2013
who needs mail anymore?? most if not everything is done on the internet now. bookstores and movie stores are going out of buisness cause computers took over that now too

“Mind over Matter”

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#11 Feb 6, 2013
It's about time.. They should have stopped it years ago...

“New & Improved..”

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Formerly From Kenya

#12 Feb 6, 2013
I new after the passing of Ed McMahon that Saturday was out for any good news publisher clearinghouse info...
Booth Number 5

Huntington, NY

#13 Feb 7, 2013
PRIME RIB wrote:
who needs mail anymore?? most if not everything is done on the internet now. bookstores and movie stores are going out of buisness cause computers took over that now too
.....and don't forget the local porn shop, they're going out of business now too.

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#14 Feb 7, 2013
they should have done it a long time ago.
even twice a week would be enough IMO

“I know where you are,”

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#15 Feb 7, 2013
EraserX wrote:
I had a link from the Onion but Topix wouldn't let me post it. Literally had me laughing out loud.
Seriously though, mail is an anachronism. There's almost no need for it now.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/postal-servi...

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#16 Feb 7, 2013
That's not the one I wanted to post...

"WASHINGTON—Responding to widespread dissatisfaction regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s newly announced plans to discontinue Saturday mail delivery service, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahue told reporters this afternoon that the nation had better hold onto their d*cks, because they’re going to absolutely lose their sh*t when they find out what the government agency has in store for Wednesdays.“You think limited weekend delivery is bad—you a**holes don’t even know what’s coming,” said Donahue, adding that Americans will literally sh*t their pants when the USPS reveals its upcoming f**king insane changes to midweek delivery schedules.“I hate to say it, but you motherf**kers brought this on yourselves. Time and time again we gave you the chance to send letters and parcels via the U.S. Postal Service, but you told us to shove it up our a**es, and now you’re f**ked.” Donahue added that if Americans decide to finally nut up and mail some f**king letters, they know where the mailbox is."

“Can't we all just get along?”

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#18 Feb 7, 2013
Not until August 5 th

“A *wink* and a smile!!”

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#19 Feb 7, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
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I live in a small rural community and we do not have residential deliver of our mail. We have to pick up our mail at the Post Office from a PO Box, so it really doesn't matter to me..
I'm rural also. I live on a farm but we do have mail delivered. I have to go across the road to get it but it's delivered.:)

The bad thing and what nobody is saying is that an estmated 22,500 jobs will eventually be lost. That's just another hit our economy doesn't need.

“I know where you are,”

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#20 Feb 7, 2013
Stephen J Dawson wrote:
"The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it plans to end Saturday mail delivery, in one of the most significant steps taken to date to cut costs at the struggling agency."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/06/po...
Well, considering it is a "postal" thing, there'll be a few less guns on the street for the weekends.

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#21 Feb 7, 2013
Although the world has gone internet, it still relies on shipping of merchandise. Saturday deliveries were very convenient for being home for delivery instead of knowing your package will be sitting on your door step. It also helps those who works all week and need to mail gifts, cards, etc.

Our economy needs more jobs, not employers shutting down because the profit margin is not as high. Instead of shutting down Saturday service, there are a multitude of options they could have chosen from.

It is true that people today want and need instant communication to keep up in their worlds. And that need has driven society to abandon the "snail mail" version of communication for the most part. However, until someone can invent a way to deliver product without shipping being involved, we are dependent upon "snail mail". More so than most realize.

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#22 Feb 7, 2013
Mrs-Whitewater wrote:
Although the world has gone internet, it still relies on shipping of merchandise. Saturday deliveries were very convenient for being home for delivery instead of knowing your package will be sitting on your door step. It also helps those who works all week and need to mail gifts, cards, etc.
Our economy needs more jobs, not employers shutting down because the profit margin is not as high. Instead of shutting down Saturday service, there are a multitude of options they could have chosen from.
It is true that people today want and need instant communication to keep up in their worlds. And that need has driven society to abandon the "snail mail" version of communication for the most part. However, until someone can invent a way to deliver product without shipping being involved, we are dependent upon "snail mail". More so than most realize.
USPS will still be delivering packages on Saturdays. They are just talking about ceasing regular mail items.

As for the rest, society sometimes lags behind technology. For a large percentage of citizens, there really is no value in a daily service - it can all be done online. As such, there really isn't any reason to support a relic.

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