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    Happy Post - 1.2 Trillion Doller Presidents Day..

    I think you guys call Property Valuers, Real Estate Appraisalers up there in the US..


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    Appraisers. Or Assessers.

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    Phooey. The US postal service purchased some horses back in the 1800s, it's true. But that doesn't alter its balance sheet today.* The horses all have died, and today they use modern trucks that burn petroleum. That is not what "taken out of context" means. The question sets the context. It doesn't claim that those circumstances are factual. The point is to make us realize that, having an established postal system is a good thing and we are reaping the benefits of those past investments by enjoying a very reasonable service.












    * Notice how I used an apostrope in "it's" when it was an abbreviation for "it is," But when I used the word in a possessive sense, I did not use an apostrophe. Go ye therefore and do likewise.







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    Bleh at you changing ya post after I comment..

    I concur with your amendments

    We are a fortunate society that has evolved in to what it currently is, and can thank the leaders of states, councils and countries for the infrastructure and services current residents have..

    The mere point of your original quote how ever made an attempt to justify a price that we pay for postal service is fair as a total new setup of the postal system that caters for all Americans would result in a much higher fee because of the initial outlay of new vehicles, databases and staff.

    This I believe to be a neither here nor their comment..

    US Airways started with one plane, Coca-cola started with one stall, Wal-Mart started in a tent selling imported sneakers..

    None of the current companies bare any resemblance to what they originally started of as in much the same context of the US Postal service..

    If Wal-Mart was to start from scratch, would they be so cheap, how much would one expect to pay for a can of Coke, if they just started from scratch building the plants and sorting out transport..

    And such is the same with Rivals to the US Postal service, they start locally and then expand as they gain momentum with more finances and brand name.

    We should be grateful, not because of the low fees but more because we evolved and progressed to a systemic society that allows for expansion of ideas and encouragement of new technologies..
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    51429...Come back, Arcadian!

    Howdy, Hibbert Laugh.

    I tested out of my junior and senior years of college. As a result, I got this BA in Liberal Studies, which qualifies me to do absolutely nothing in particular. Also my school doesn't actually have a campus. Perhaps there is an ivy-covered postal box somewhere in NY, labelled Excelsior College. It sufficed to get me my promotion to Staff Sergeant, which was all I was concerned aboot.
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    how young was you when you become Staff Sergeant Kes ?

    getting a BA in Liberal Studies has obviously worked out well in the end.. look at where you are now... Loving it...

    Intresting posts with Putty, good practise for my uni assignments, but he always kills me with the big american words
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    I joined the Army when I was 28....in 1979. Made SSG in '86. So, I was 51430 years old.
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    Would have been a different Army then what it is today, bit of a late decision I would have though.. what made you join at 28, would have thought you would be settled down by then with a job working for Ford or something..

    Do you sometimes wonder when you see the new recuits and think boy some of em have no idea what's ahead...
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    51433...I was 28, with no bank account, no ties, in the pizza hut rut.

    The newer soldiers know as much as I did at the time, I guess. Who knows what lies ahead, anyway?

    I've got to get some work done before the Pacers come on...50 minutes and counting.
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    Intresting how some peoples life start and where we end up, I by chance found this career in my eary twenties and am very grateful for it...

    You Joined the army and it worked out good in the end and so on...

    Who does know what lies ahead.. aslong as we smile and enjoy it.. I'm not fussed and of course I am around to see it..
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    good night from Europe

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    51436...Bellisimo counts!

    Have fun in NY, Rasko! What's your plan for the big city? (Never been there myself.)
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    most likely hook up with Hayden Pizzaranio from heroes who recently became single again..


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    (My bad!!!!!)

    Troy Murphy just better wait his turn on those rebounds, that's all I gotta say!
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    51439...BALLLLLLL!!!!! TROY WANT BALLLL!!!!!!!
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    err guys we have a NuMbErS Problem...

    Pac's up by 20, Loving it...


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    Snatchy.
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    51442...So these two atoms run into each other. The first atom says, "Are you OK?" The second atom says, "No, I think you knocked one of my electrons loose." The first atom asks, "Are you sure?" And the second atom says, "Yeah, I'm positive."


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    I'm going to use that in class tomorrow. We are studying chemistry and just talked about atoms.

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    I retire from all of this.

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    What? Are you quitting, M-co?
    And I won't be here to see the day
    It all dries up and blows away
    I'd hang around just to see
    But they never had much use for me
    In Levelland. (James McMurtry)

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    51446...Say it ain't so, Co.
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    Tacular.

    Night, all.

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    51448...Goodnight, Tambo. Goodnight, sweabs-boy.
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    I retire from counting..........................for the night

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    51450...Oh you.

    We need more dedicated counters, not fewer.

    Maybe a signing bonus....
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