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How The Post Office Made America.

Post by Cat's Paw » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:15 pm



Notice how the post office gave US Air Travel, among so many other things.



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Re: How The Post Office Made America.

Post by Cat's Paw » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:19 pm

The post office is … perhaps the only mercantile project which has been successfully managed by, I believe, every sort of government.

ADAM SMITH, THE WEALTH OF NATIONS (1776)

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Post by Cat's Paw » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:28 pm

https://content.sciendo.com/view/journa ... cle-p1.xml

A post was a station where correspondence and packages were picked up and delivered, tired horses exchanged for fresh ones, tolls collected, and vehicles and guides hired. Either the post itself or the stretch of road between posts could be called a stage.32 As the century progressed, officials increasingly supplemented the great post roads with side routes called cross posts or cross stages. They served towns located away from the principal highways.33

Each post was overseen by a post-master or post-mistress34 who operated a post office.35 The government might employ a local postmaster/mistress directly or contract out (“farm”) the position. He or she collected tolls, operated a facility for leasing horses and carriages, and often operated an inn36 and/or published a newspaper. Evidence of the consanguinity of posts and newspapers still survives in the names of many British and American journals: the Daily Mail and Yorkshire Post in England, for example; and the Charleston (S.C.) Gazette-Mail and the Washington Post in America.

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Post by Senor Natural » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:33 pm

Post Office is great, cheapest and most reliable and most secure way to send correspondence and small goods . . . place where you can get a passport, good place for watching and meeting and talking to people, although the parking lots can be a bit dangerous, especially around handicapped parking.
You have access to your mail 24/7 and can utilize self-mailing stations 24/7.
Some, very few but some post office employees have weird attitudes, mostly republican veteran ones who suffer from PTSD, hence the origin of going postal. You can spot them fairly easily.

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Re: How The Post Office Made America.

Post by JAF » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:50 pm

Thanks for posting CP, very much appreciated. :D

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Re: How The Post Office Made America.

Post by Cat's Paw » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:52 pm

https://youtu.be/hmnkutTvQnI

All the money described... or some of it, at least, should go into public good. The Militia, The Post Office, The House of Representatives, Police and Fire, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, The Electoral College.

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