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  •  Post office needs to do something about junk mail (4+ / 0-)

    That's the real issue- 90 percent of my mail is JUNK - I can't begin to imagine how this slows down the mail delivery process -  they ought to price out the junk mailers and make it too expensive to send stuff that way in bulk.

    •  Yeah, but the junk mail (16+ / 0-)

      is one of the things that keeps them afloat financially. If they cut it out entirely, they would likely go under...SSK

      "Hey Clinton, I'm bushed" - Keith Richards UID 194838

      by Santa Susanna Kid on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 11:41:30 AM PDT

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    •  I'd like for the to do something (5+ / 0-)
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      Box of Rain, Rogneid, grover, BYw, SilentBrook

      About all the damned bills. :P

      "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

      by blackhand on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 12:06:36 PM PDT

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      •  Don't complain. (6+ / 0-)

        Some of my bills always end up at a house across town with someone whose street number is the same as mine but street name is totally different.

        I get her bills. I give hers back to the mailman. She writes "return to sender" on mine.

        (We got a Christmas package of hers; drove over and left it at her door. She actually returned my Christmas package to sender).

        Yeah, I get some fascinating phone calls wondering why I'm not living at my own house.

        Getting bills isn't as bad as NOT getting them.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 02:50:07 PM PDT

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    •  Contact the Direct Mail Marketing Assoc (6+ / 0-)

      and get your name and address on the "Do not send junk mail" list. That cuts it down a lot and is good I think for 5 years before you have to re-register.

      However I've been told that the junk mailers used to subsidize first class and newspapers -- that one reason first class has gone up so much is because the volume of junk mail is way way down as advertisers have moved online instead.

      •  Time to charge for email (0+ / 0-)

        Set up graduated tiers based on number of messages sent. I can live with a flat 25-50 for the household. Businesses obviously might need more.

        Spammers would probably be chocked off after they reach 5-10k per day. Large companies can always justify their count based on customers.

        While I am on the roll; mandate that all, I mean all apps for mobile devices are installed at the device owners option. There should be a clear auto-update OFF selection.

        My Galaxy s4 is stuffed full of push apps from: Samsung, Google and ATT. Cuts into my data allowance and my battery charge.

      •  Also, go to the three credit agencies online. (3+ / 0-)
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        Munchkn, SilentBrook, JerryNA

        You can block unsolicited credit "opportunities" and applications.

        Not only does it cut down junk mail a lot, but it reduces the chance of identity theft tremendously.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 02:53:01 PM PDT

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    •  I think the junk mail helps support the rest (2+ / 0-)
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      Rogneid, BYw

      Many days if I don't receive junk mail nobody is supporting the USPS on my behalf.

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