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How do you feel about Saturday mail?

  1. I could do without it
  2. I still want my Saturday mail
 
 
 
 
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WorriedAmerican

Jun-10-13 9:13 AM

My dogs still need to exercise! :-)

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namexxx

Jun-10-13 11:26 AM

I feel the tax payers should not subsidize this privately owned and operated newspaper.

If the MDN wants to deliver their product to people on Saturdays -- the MDN should pay for it.

Try Fed Ex or UPS -- because the American tax payer is tapped out.

NO MORE FREE STUFF.

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Longtoe

Jun-10-13 1:41 PM

Junk mail one less day of the week!

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OLDPASTOROZ

Jun-10-13 2:00 PM

I remember when the Post Office went from twice a day delivery, Monday - Friday, what an uproar businesses made, as well as homemakers.

At home we would await the Mailman's whistle blowing to let us know he put mail in our box; morning and after-noon.

When that stopped, we survived.

I suspect the stopping of Saturday delivery will bring some moaning and groaning, for a while.

But it won't take long and people will get used to it.

I would like to see the USPS eliminated as a government subsidize entity, give the right to deliver First Class Mail to UPS, FedEx and others, and make the USPS compete for business like the package delivery companies do.

The USPS loses money faster than many government agencies, raises rates, reduces services, yet hangs on to the First Class Mail monopoly.

I no longer have home delivery, as our subdivision, in Texas, has Cluster Boxes, which a motor route contractor puts our mail in.

We manage.

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minreader

Jun-10-13 2:17 PM

namexxx Jun-09-13 8:57 PM Agree

I have a free Obama phone namexxx Jun-10-13 11:26 AM

I feel the tax payers should not subsidize this privately owned and operated newspaper.

If the MDN wants to deliver their product to people on Saturdays -- the MDN should pay for it.

Try Fed Ex or UPS -- because the American tax payer is tapped out.

NO MORE FREE STUFF.

namexxx, you seem to be confused!

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TheDiogenist

Jun-10-13 3:02 PM

"If the MDN wants to deliver their product to people on Saturdays -- the MDN should pay for it."

I was under the assumption that the MDN had its own delivery system, independent of USPS.

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namexxx

Jun-10-13 4:15 PM

Well, of course you would assume that -- since this is a privately owned, for-profit business that is in no way responsible to represent the views of all taxpayers.

But, the fact is -- we are paying the MDN's cost of doing business on Saturdays. Thus, their snarky question about weekend mail delivery.

Like I said before . . . Why doesn't this newspaper pay for FED-EX delivery -- like erery other business does?

Why am I being asked to chip in to their profits?

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billldoesntgetit

Jun-10-13 5:55 PM

Wow So what are the Newspaper delivery people doing on Saturday? I could have swore I saw a women putting the paper in my box about 4 am last Saturday and she wasnt driving a USPS vehicle..

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minreader

Jun-10-13 8:22 PM

Back in the day I delivered the MDN 7 days a week plus on holidays for about 18 months. It was a from Stanley to Tioga to Powers Lake and back to Stanley. I did not see any UPS or FED-X anywhere.

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animal

Jun-10-13 10:02 PM

Typical namexxx shooting off his totally ignorant mouth, this guy knows everything, but knows nothing. WOW, who does that sound like? I think I've found a hidden identity!!!

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namexxx

Jun-11-13 12:53 PM

"They want more stuff from government . . . But don't forget nothing is really free."

-- Mitt Romney

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TheDiogenist

Jun-11-13 10:30 PM

Surely, there are better people to quote than Mitt Romney? William Shakespeare wrote that "the fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it," (Much Ado About Nothing) and even Milton Friedman's oft-said "free lunch" axiom would have made your point. If you're not careful, you'll be quoting Lars Larson next.

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locomotive

Jun-12-13 5:17 PM

And what's wrong with Lars Larson?

:-)

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minotroses

Jun-13-13 10:07 AM

Just another day to keep the snow off my sidewalks or get another YELLOW postcard from our ***** of a mailwoman!!!!

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anonym

Jun-16-13 2:43 AM

Namexx:

You do realize the newspaper pays a route carrier to deliver the newspaper, the post office does not usually deliver the newspaper, unless you do not live within the area the paper is delivered, and you have the MDN mailed to you, but the post office still charges the paper for postage. If you think, the MDN is mailed on Saturdays then who delivers the Sunday issue, surly not the post office, they do not operated on Sunday.

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