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What do you think of the plan to gradually replace individual residential mailboxes with so-called "cluster boxes" that serve multiple homes?

  1. Great, it saves money
  2. OK, maybe
  3. Lousy idea
  4. Unacceptable
 
 
 
 
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JustaMan

May-24-14 11:26 PM

Pretty simple answer.....

If Issa is for it, I'm against it!

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angeR69

May-24-14 11:40 AM

Or is it "unseamly"? Nope. Nope. I was right the first time. Unseemly

Let's see if our new copy editor will correct his buddy's lack of an apostrophe.

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angeR69

May-24-14 11:31 AM

"I got it now angeR69, you're not locomotives husband, you're Darrell Issa!"

Well, you know loco's tracks apparently stop at my front door, so if I'm Issa that would make things really unseemly.

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JustaMan

May-24-14 8:25 AM

angeR69 May-23-14 11:42 PM

"And you can't see why others take you for Garr. If you aren't same person, you're trying very hard to make it look the part."

I got it now angeR69, you're not locomotives husband, you're Darrell Issa!

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angeR69

May-23-14 11:42 PM

And you can't see why others take you for Garr. If you aren't same person, you're trying very hard to make it look the part.

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angeR69

May-23-14 11:36 PM

"Pretty simple answer.....

If Issa is for it, I'm against it"

I think we all saw this the first time you posted it. It wasn't worthy of comment then either.

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JustaMan

May-23-14 12:12 PM

Pretty simple answer.....

If Issa is for it, I'm against it

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JackAaah

May-23-14 9:49 AM

PreJudice7,16,and17....I justa feel great Dorgan, Conrad, and Pomoroy did have the forword-sight to bring all that welfare to ND into perpetuity...

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MattRothchild

May-23-14 9:19 AM

PJ: Try focusing on fact, not BS. You'll go a lot further.

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PoeticJustice7

May-23-14 6:43 AM

disgusted

Aug-06-12 5:31 PM

"N. D. has a small population compared with most other states. We got $1.93 back for every $1.00 we sent to DC."

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Sickworld

May-22-14 10:09 PM

Yeah, that's how I spelled it. And i am a college graduate, if that even matters. I'm a horrible speller. I have an idea for you though, bill garr...er pj...instead of editing my social media comments for spelling errors, why don't you go get yourself a job and get your annoying self off welfare. Don't worry about me, you don't fund me.

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PoeticJustice7

May-22-14 9:32 PM

"agency's"?

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Sickworld

May-22-14 6:44 PM

I see now after googling that it is indeed one of those sketch Independent agency's of the Feds! I guess I had no clue that no tax monies go to distributing mail! Rather some retirement, well deserved!

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JustaMan

May-22-14 6:43 PM

Pretty simple answer.....

If Issa is for it, I'm against it!

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PoeticJustice7

May-22-14 4:55 PM

In Minot, no one can hear you SCREAM.

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MattRothchild

May-22-14 3:47 PM

THE POST OFFICE IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED BY GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND HASN'T BEEN SINCE THE 70'S!

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PoeticJustice17

May-22-14 2:19 PM

@disgusting

"It is not danger free either. Walking to and from in the dark is a danger as is people pulling up on the wrong side of the street to get their mail."

_________________

So, you demand a smaller government and less government spending for everybody else -- except you -- because life for you should be made danger-free.

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MattRothchild

May-22-14 2:17 PM

Sickworld: the USPS is no longer funded with tax dollars, it hasn't been since the mid-70's. And for that matter, it's no longer a true government agency, either. Since the 70's, it's been one of those quasi-public/quasi-private entities, sort of like Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.

The USPS, since the 70's, has had to support its operations based on the revenue it generates.

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MattRothchild

May-22-14 2:14 PM

PJ: we can't do that. You'd be the first one to cry bloody murder over it.

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keyzgirl62

May-22-14 1:08 PM

Better a post card than a letter of intent to sue...

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minotroses

May-22-14 9:55 AM

Could be good for me, so the Nazi woman mailcarrier I have wouldn't have to take all her time writing out bright yellow postcards about the half inch of snow on my sidewalks! She does this to not me but many of the neighbors. She can walk up and put in the postcard, but NOT leave the mail!

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Sickworld

May-22-14 9:03 AM

I agree with disgusted, this idea in many aspects is far more of a danger than sole, personal mailboxes. Not a good idea folks. Post service is one area I am more than happy to see taxpayer money fund! Thank you usps workers!

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disgusted

May-22-14 8:54 AM

We had one in our general area after the flood. They stopped using them in November of 2012. Got rid of the box last year and the stand, this spring. It is not danger free either. Walking to and from in the dark is a danger as is people pulling up on the wrong side of the street to get their mail. Now with empty lots there is the an increased risk for the elderly falling on ice covered sidewalks. There are areas in Minot with large lots that have had them for years.

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JackAaah

May-22-14 8:51 AM

as long as they're lockable boxes, I'm fine with it. But no way with justa a long line of regular boxes we provide. No security there for someone going through all the boxes.

At least if you own box is in front of your house, people know when a stranger goes into the mailbox. Not of there is a cluster of unlocked boxes....

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keyzgirl62

May-22-14 8:32 AM

I'm with Landslide on this one. It is safer. I see people's mail getting stolen in the paper all the time. Lock boxes are definitely safer. I would be curious to see what the mail carriers have to say on the matter. Any feedback from them?

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