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Federal Newscast
Postal Service agrees to provide more transparency during election season

Federal Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 7:41


In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service settles another lawsuit stemming from the 2020 presidential election.

Insight On Business the News Hour
The Business News Headlines 13 May 2022

Insight On Business the News Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 9:49


There is always hope and just maybe investors will get a break come next week.  It's the business news headlines for Friday the 13th day of May…thanks for being with us and yes, we're back in our studio after a whirlwind trip to D.C.  Here's what we've got for you today: Investors are eyeing next week; It's been a wild week for Crypto; What 40K gas powered vehicles for the USPS? Musk says the Twitter deal is on hold and why; High gas prices putting a strain on consumers; The Wall Street Report; Could it really be the Great Recalibration? Those stories PLUS you'll hear from Kevin Foley the Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport. It's one of the reasons I was in D.C. and what he has to say impacts not only Central Iowa but the entire Midwest.  To listen to that conversation, just click here. Thanks for coming by! The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.   

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 22-189 - Viable Contenders

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 38:40


In this episode, Trump is checking out of Pennsylvania Ave for a second time. Democrats are gingerly encouraging Biden to not run in 2024. DeSantis, Cruz and Paul as viable contenders for the upcoming race.

eCommerce Evolution
Episode 192 - How Direct Mail Can Deliver Higher ROI than Facebook or Email Marketing

eCommerce Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 46:16


Today we're going Old School. We're not talking email. We're not talking TikTok, Facebook or even YouTube.  We're talking Snail. Mail. The gold old USPS. Physical mailboxes.  Why?  Because this is an untapped opportunity for DTC brands. My guests today are two legends in the eCommerce space - Drew Sanocki and Michael Epstein. Drew and Michael most recently ran and successfully exited Auto Anything a multi nine figure eCommerce brand. Now they are helping DTC brands grow through direct mail marketing. And while that might not sound sexy, it's incredibly effective.  Why postcard and direct mail marketing? 20-50% of your customers don't have a good email address on file. And email open rates are only 20-30% at best. So you're missing a lot of your current and past buyers if you're just relying on email and SMS. Here's a look at what we cover in this episode: How should brands use direct mail? How to build a great postcard What postcard campaigns to start with How Ezra Firestone turned $1,400 into $4,000 using a simple postcard How to make direct mail part of your email and SMS flows

GovExec Daily
Are the New Postal Vehicles Coming Soon?

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 20:13


Members of Congress have questions about the USPS fleet as electric vehicles become more available and the Post Office's own IG suggests that the Postal Service can go nearly all-electric in the future.  GovExec Senior Correspondent Eric Katz covers USPS. He joined the podcast to discuss the fleet contract and other postal stories he has been covering. *** Join GovExec Daily on Clubhouse! https://www.clubhouse.com/club/govexec-daily-group

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

In this episode, our hosts Dale and Yasmine are joined by Lynn Heidelbaugh, Curator at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, to talk about military mail. We'll learn more about how mail became such an important part of US military history, and how it's evolved over time to meet the changing landscape of the armed forces. We'll also discuss how you and members of the armed forces can use it to send mail, and more!

Elevate Your Curiosity podcast - trend forecasting, product development and reducing anxiety for creative businesses

Today I am sharing more about my Review, Grow & Scale your Business course!   Increase your sales based on retail expertise & what is working for your home & gift business. By analysing your sales, understanding why your customer buys, what your USPs are and how to scale your business.   During this 8 week course, you'll be coached along the process with personalised feedback so you can plan ahead, build your brand awareness and grow your sales.   You'll feel focused, confident and excited to take the guesswork out of running a business so you can implement the advice straight away.   The course is designed for product-based retail businesses that sell everything from homeware, stationery, jewellery, kits to lifestyle gifts.   Learn more: www.creativeflowcollective.com/home-gift-course   Enrolment closes on Monday 9 May at 6pm GMT and we start on Tuesday 10th!   If you have any questions or want more information then send me a message @creativeflowcollective   Intro music: FLOW by tubebackr. Free Download / Stream Creative Commons — Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported — CC BY-ND 3.0

Toasty Money
Trumpism vs. Mid-Terms | Toasty 97

Toasty Money

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 18:29


Welcome back! This is a quick segment I wanted to do covering how Trump has changed the political landscape and what we might be able to expect going down the road into the mid-terms. Nothing too crazy, just my take on a few common themes I'm seeing and hearing when I talk to people. Enjoy! Transcript: Conversations about Trump are still just as common as they were in the height of his presidency. I've said this before - Trump is one of those people that I just can't see myself having a beer with but I certainly liked most of his policy, especially the way he handled himself with other world leaders.  I had a conversation with a stranger the other day about this very thing and it became increasingly apparent that Trump lovers are not lost. People that believe the election was stolen haven't changed their opinion. Unlike other presidents and leaders from our past, the reasons are different. Trump was able to cultivate a cult like following for his presidency and it isn't something new to him. It's just a different industry he applied himself to. I say industry on purpose because at this point our Government is an industry in its own right…and it shouldn't be. Trump is made for politics like Klaus Schwab is made for The World Economic Forum.  It started out when he was young. Already a business man and already making a name for himself. Whether he created a business that completely bombed or an exclusive hotel, his name was out there…and in this country, that's really what counts…especially for winning an election. Once he had the fame (good and bad) he was off to the races. He isn't necessarily new to politics, but he hadn't really engrained himself in it like a budding campaign manager would. I mean if I were as successfully renowned as Trump I'm not sure I would either. Unless I needed something to change in Government policy. Even then it's hired hands and companies that lobby on your behalf. I can't say I know Trump did that type of cheat code for sure, but if he didn't I'm sure his dad did. Keep in mind that's a legal method of getting your way in America.  Don't hate the player, hate the game. Trump was a name you heard in rap songs. A name you heard in real estate mogul conversations. A name prevalent in entrepreneur magazines and more recently podcasts. He was interviews time and time again about his bankruptcy woes only to be thrown to the wolves whenever politicians were involved. Politicians have a history with this because every relationship has strings. Politicians just pull these strings for the appropriate outcome. The more strings you have, the better your chances of succeeding and getting the outcome you desired. When it came to trump, these strings were clearly from D.C to the mainstream media. So clearly -  that they showed up to the public for the first time since…well since cigarette ads told you they were good for you.  We don't always talk about products on our show because that isn't the point for us, but when I love something, I talk about it. EveryPlate is just another meal delivery service but it's the most affordable one and it's actually super good quality. You cook it yourself, but the portioned are accurate. If you don't like meal planning and shopping for all sorts of ingredients you'll only use once, this is your answer. If you want $20 off just for listening to The Toasty Podcast, click here There have always been some similarities between a cult leader and a regular leader. The difference only lies in what they promise. They both have charisma for the job and for the most part know how to lead a crowd. They both offer solutions to common problems in order to gain your trust, but this is about where they stop. A cult will now require you to follow small, often odd rules just to maintain the idea that you're not the leader. Leading to punishment for certain small things like drinking all of the milk or whatever it is - you get the point. A normal leader will help you solve your problems while letting you know how you failed. Beyond that there's not normally a grand finale that's mentioned…right?  Generals lead to war - the grand finale is winning the war Presidents lead a county - the grand finale is dystopia (a better future) which might be the furthest one from a real cult David Korean - the grand finale was an ascent to heaven - well known cults use something like this almost every time.  You might be thinking what the heck is the difference between Trumpism and a cult then? The freedom.  The last attribute that I didn't mention separating a cult from a normal hierarchy is free-will. Trump did not keep you from going about your daily life or punish you for taking the last bit of milk out of the household. He had enough charisma and fame to bring you in and his grand finale was draining the swamp. So why did that fail?  This is speculation, but the swamp was a lot bigger than he was prepared to handle. Maybe the people he trusted couldn't handle the burden, maybe the agencies he thought were with him were lobbied, bribed or realized their own agency would really be changed forever. The only agency that I'm not questioning in my own research at this point is USPS, and even then I'm skeptical.  The strings were pulled. Trump gave into the COVID narrative and overall lost his base and hadn't even tried to gain a new one. Trump was used to business, where you're swaying people one conference room at a time. Not a melting pot of a country. In order to please a whole country, it's now more apparent than ever - that you need to be an independent or center on the political spectrum. Since that's impossible for a human because that would require no bias or predisposition, we settled for Democracy. Anyway, the point is the GOP needs Trumpism, but they may not need Trump.  What happens now?  Business as usual. Roe v Wade being turned over would mark one of the first big legal precedents in history catering to the left changing in the right's favor. So far in America's short time being a free-semi democratic country, the political spectrum just  keeps slowly moving to the left every time a New Democratic ideology or policy makes its way to the top and ultimately passes as a dumbed down version of the original proposal. This phenomenon is actually discarded by several big names, but even if it's not exactly moving, it's certainly changing in the lefts favor over time. Just look at the political spectrum from 1940, 1960, or even 1980 and compare it to now and you'll see that over time, the GOP's “tolerance” has been their downfall.  If the GOP doesn't actually seize this opportunity to regain its presence when the red wave comes, it will just be another round of the pendulum striking twelve and back to the other side we go. Controlling the House and the Senate is all fine and dandy, but if you can't find a balance between Trumpism and Conservatism mixed with independent open mindedness, we will not progress past the woke gender ideologies we find ourselves in today.  This has been the monologue for midterms and if you like what you heard, please pick one of the following; Like, Share or Subscribe. If you leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or the Toasty Podcast Facebook page, you'll get a FREE toasty tee. Good morning, good afternoon and good night - Stay Toasty!

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast
U.S. Postal Uniforms – An Iconic Look

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 31:02


In this episode, our hosts Dale and Yasmine are joined by Alison Bazylinski, Assistant Curator at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, to talk about the history of the Postal Service uniform. We'll learn more about the importance of the uniform, and how it's changed over time to reflect societal trends. We'll also discuss the impacts of integrating women into the Postal workforce and more. 

The Hustle Daily Show
Is the FAANG era over?

The Hustle Daily Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 8:05


Apparently, Big Tech stocks do not only go up. Who knew? Plus: Fidelity is in the metaverse and we're not sure why, the USPS has a hilariously bad gas problem, and Musk wants to put the cocaine back in Coke. Join our host Jacob Cohen as he takes you through our most interesting stories of the day. Thank You For Listening to The Hustle Daily Show. Don't forget to hit Subscribe or Follow us on Apple Podcasts so that you never miss an episode! If you want this news delivered to your inbox, join millions of others and sign up for The Hustle Daily newsletter, here: https://thehustle.co/?utm_source=hustle-daily-podcast&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=show-notes Plus! Your engagement matters to us. If you are a fan of the show, be sure to leave us a 5-Star Review on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hustle-daily-show/id1606449047 (and share your favorite episodes with your friends, clients, and colleagues). The Hustle Daily Show is brought to you by The Hustle in partnership with HubSpot Podcasts.

Today in PA | A PennLive daily news briefing with Julia Hatmaker

Lancaster County's Human Trafficking Task Force has made its first arrest. Some Lehigh Valley lawmakers are looking to make having someone else—such as a family member or spouse—dropping off a person's ballot easier. You could be waiting longer for that first-class USPS package to arrive. Finally, a dog managed to jump out the window of a house after a fire broke out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 4/29/2022 (Guest: International Relations Prof. Nicholas Grossman on the false choice between war and peace in Ukraine)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 58:34


NAPS Chat
Episode 161 April 29, 2022 -- "Postal Service and Ivy League Law; New Legal Challenges for the USPS"

NAPS Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 12:30


During this week's episode of NAPS Chat, Bob Levi discusses two recent Ivy League law journal articles that reference NAPS v. USPS, three lawsuits brought against the USPS by 16 states, a handful of environmental groups and a labor union against the USPS, and the new performance standard for first-class parcels.

Autoline Daily - Video
AD #3314 - GM Ties Executive Pay to EVs; Truck Drivers Mad At Speed Limiters; Russian Gas Threatens German Autos

Autoline Daily - Video

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 10:43


- Russian Gas Threatens German Autos - U.S. Post Office Sued Over New Truck - GM Ties Executive Pay to EVs - Mercedes Unleashes 10 EVs - Tata's Stunning AVINYA Concept - Truck Drivers Mad at Speed Limiters - Viewers Weigh in On Mach-E Experience

Autoline Daily
AD #3314 - GM Ties Executive Pay to EVs; Truck Drivers Mad At Speed Limiters; Russian Gas Threatens German Autos

Autoline Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 10:44


- Russian Gas Threatens German Autos- U.S. Post Office Sued Over New Truck- GM Ties Executive Pay to EVs- Mercedes Unleashes 10 EVs- Tata's Stunning AVINYA Concept- Truck Drivers Mad at Speed Limiters- Viewers Weigh in On Mach-E Experience

CNN News Briefing
6 AM ET: Steel plant evacuation plan, states suing USPS, Musk's human verification & more

CNN News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 4:10


We begin with Ukraine saying an operation to evacuate civilians from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol is planned for today. A report says some US seniors have had their access to medical care delayed or denied, despite meeting Medicare coverage rules. Dozens are injured after more violent clashes in Jerusalem. The US Postal Service is being sued by 16 states, Washington DC and a coalition of environmental groups - we'll tell you why. And, Elon Musk wants to make sure you're really a human.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The Morning Show Podcast
Friday, April 29, 2022

The Morning Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 19:13


HAPPY FRIDAY!! People are mad at the USPS and University of California's new program for Native Americans! We have two country radio hosts going head to head in a Stagecoach-themed Two-Second Tunes!!!Want to play one of our games? Sign up here: https://forms.gle/Bf6aPVTbEqmo4QoS6WHAT'S TRENDING: https://bit.ly/3F2ksJUSEATTLE GUMMY COMPANY CODE CMA: https://bit.ly/2ZicpEOCARLA MARIE AND ANTHONY SHOW + SOCIAL ⬇️Newsletter Signup: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f516ae62c60490027b9ec20Watch Live on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/CarlaMarieandAnthonyCatch up on our show on YouTube: http://youtube.com/carlamarieanthonyshowFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/carlamarieandanthonyFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMandAnthonyFollow us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/CarlaMarieandAnthony/Follow Carla Marie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecarlamarie/Follow Anthony on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worstanthony/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

KUOW Newsroom
WA and OR sue USPS concering gas-powered vs. electric mail trucks

KUOW Newsroom

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 1:00


KUOW's Paige Browning reports on the suit filed by 16 states today

The DotCom Magazine Entrepreneur Spotlight
Thomas Budinick, Co-Founder and President of All That Ship, A DotCom Magazine Interview

The DotCom Magazine Entrepreneur Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 25:04


About Thomas Budinick and All That Ship: Tom is a serial entrepreneur and has founded, built and sold a number of different companies in varying industries. Currently, he is the CEO of Budinick & Associates, LLC, which provides expert supply chain consulting services including global retained talent acquisition. Tom possesses deep domain expertise in end-to-end supply-chain management solutions. His clients have included each of the Big Four consulting firms, numerous private equity clients along with many Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, Tom helped scale a consulting firm from a startup to over $100 Million in revenue and helped position it for a recent sale. Prior, Tom served as the Managing Partner of Austin Henley and Company where he led the firm's supply chain practice and served as the Chair of the firm's supply chain management Center of Excellence. All That Ship is the multicarrier platform designed to simplify your business and Save You Money in the Process. Ship anything, anywhere, for less. All the Carriers You Know including FedEx. UPS, USPS, DHL & more! We partner with dozens of global carriers and platforms, which means you can get started immediately. No integration work necessary. Let us show you how we can streamline your shipping and save you money with our discounted rates!

GovExec Daily
The Louis DeJoy Ethos and USPS

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 19:52


  Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been a controversial public figure since his elevation to the post in June 2020. His operational changes slowed mail delivery in conjunction with staff time lost during the pandemic, coinciding with a historic increase in voting by mail during a controversial election involving Donald Trump, a close ally of Dejoy.   GovExec Senior Correspondent Eric Katz covers the Postal Service and sat down with DeJoy earlier this month. He joined the podcast to discuss the Postmaster General. *** Join GovExec Daily on Clubhouse! https://www.clubhouse.com/club/govexec-daily-group?utm_medium=ch_club&utm_campaign=vlrzJwsaX-VcmRCrWGPctA-103059  

Shoot Your Shot
Merriam-Webster vs. Grossi-Slater

Shoot Your Shot

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 66:42


ON THE SHOW: Vacay John is BACK and he's heading to New Orleans. We go through the itinerary. What's the toughest instrument to play? Should you get two weeks off work if you get a paper cut? A story about somebody saving the USPS by getting upset that mail was dropped off at his or her house. We should start buying websites and selling them to make a profit. John has to explain himself about turning down an opportunity to go Feng Shui. It's okay to be miserable. We might try to get into White Collar Crime. Merriam-Webster has a monopoly on dictionaries and it needs to be fixed. 908 Athlete of the Week: Matt Corral future NFL quarterback.

Postal Hub podcast
Ep 269: Electric delivery vehicles and the USPS

Postal Hub podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 23:11


Tristan Dreisbach, research analyst at the USPS Office of Inspector General, discusses recent USPS OIG on the suitability of electric vehicles for last mile postal delivery. We discuss: Three major benefits of adopting electric delivery vehicles, including environmental and cost benefits Total cost of ownership of electric vehicles Suitability of electric delivery vehicles for last mile postal delivery Range, climate, terrain, and the ability of current electric delivery vehicles to cover existing USPS delivery routes Stop-start and range Charging infrastructure - including different kinds of chargers, costs and impact on the local power grid Up-front costs of electric vehicles and ongoing costs, including maintenance Different modelling of total cost of ownership comparisons between electric and internal combustion engine powered delivery vehicles

Round & Round
22114 - Meaty Ogres and a Sammich with a side of skullduggery

Round & Round

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 12:49


Baseball, the mouse and the rat, USPS shenanigans and The Butchers Grill. 

Congressional Dish
CD250: Congress Saves the Postal Service

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 89:36


Congress did a good thing! In this encouraging episode, learn about a new law that saved the Postal Service from financial doom without spending one extra penny in taxpayer money. Then, listen to the highlights from a recent hearing about the electrification of the Postal Service's vehicle fleet. Louis DeJoy may not have sabotaged the 2020 election, but is he sabotaging the effort to transition the Postal Service away from fossil fuels? Executive Producer: Stephen McMahan Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD220: Postal Service Sabotage Lobbying Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Specific Issues Reports for H.R.3076 by: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 117th Congress.” Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Clients Lobbying on H.R.3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2021.” Open Secrets. Darrell Issa: Federal Congressional Candidacy Data “Contributors 1997 - 2022.” Jon Stewart Podcast “Jon Talks about the Media -- and It Talks Back.” March 24, 2022. The Problem with Jon Stewart. The Law H.R. 3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 Full Text Summary Cost Estimate House Vote Breakdown: 342-92 (All no votes GOP) Senate Vote Breakdown: 79-19 (All no votes GOP) H.R.6407 - Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Became law on December 20, 2006 Vote Breakdown Audio Sources It's Electric! Developing the Postal Service Fleet of the Future House Committee on Oversight and Reform April 5, 2022 The Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing to examine the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of electrifying the Postal Service fleet through the acquisition of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV). Witnesses: Tammy L. Whitcomb, Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Victoria K. Stephen, Executive Director, Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, USPS Kenny Stein, Director, Policy, Institute for Energy Research Jill Naamane, Acting Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, General Services Administration Joe Britton, Executive Director, Zero Emission Transportation Association Clips 10:00 Rep. James Comer (R-KY): While Republicans are not against the Postal Service acquiring electric vehicles, we're against mandates that ignore the business needs and the financial situation of the Postal Service. Republicans believe the postal service must be self funded. This means the Postal Service should pay for its own capital needs, like purchasing new vehicles. Meanwhile, Americans can't afford to fill up their gas tanks, let alone buy an electric vehicle. But that isn't stopping Democrats from demanding your mailman has one. 26:30 Tammy L. Whitcomb: Last February, the Postal Service awarded a contract to produce and deploy up to 165,000 new delivery vehicles over the next 10 years. While the contract allows for both electric and gasoline powered vehicles, the Postal Service's current plan is for most of the new vehicles to be gasoline powered. We have two recent reports related to this purchasing decision. One of our reports was a research paper that identified the opportunities and challenges for the Postal Service in adopting these electric vehicles. We found electric vehicles are well suited for most postal routes, and there are clear benefits to their adoption. For example, a large fleet of electric vehicles would help the Postal Service decrease its greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the growth of the electric vehicle market in the United States. Additionally, electric vehicles are more mechanically reliable than gas powered vehicles and require less scheduled maintenance. They would also result in the Postal Service incurring lower and more reliable and stable energy costs. However, there are challenges associated with adopting an electric vehicle fleet. The upfront costs are significantly higher than gasoline powered vehicles. The Postal Service would need to pay a higher per vehicle price and incur the cost of installing the charging infrastructure. The Postal Service has over 17,000 delivery units that may host electric vehicles and the cost and issues associated with installing charging infrastructure will vary by each depending on the parking layout, power availability and required upgrades. Good planning along with early and consistent communication with local governments and utility companies could help overcome these challenges. We found the Postal Service could save money in the long term by deploying electric vehicles on certain routes. For example on longer routes in in areas of the country where gas prices are traditionally higher. The Postal Service might also be able to lower the costs associated with electric vehicles by exploring different mixes of the type and number of chargers. Because many delivery routes are short, it is unlikely that every vehicle would need to plug into a charger every night. There are two other factors that could significantly change the cost benefit analysis of purchasing electric vehicles: federal funding and local incentives. The Postal Service has stated it could achieve full electrification of its delivery fleet if Congress provided $6.9 billion. Incentive programs by local utility companies might also help offset costs. 33:57 Victoria Stephen: Any mix of replacement vehicles will deliver significant reductions in emissions and improvements in fuel economy over our existing long-life vehicles. I would note, however, that we have 12,500 routes over 70 miles in length that are not candidates for electrification today, and another 5000 that require all wheel drive vehicles due to extreme climate conditions. Electrification also comes with the challenge of installing infrastructure at a multitude of postal facilities. 42:36 Jill Naamane: Last month, the Postal Service ordered 50,000 new delivery vehicles including about 10,000 that will be electric. To inform its decision, USPS conducted a total cost of ownership analysis of a range of types of vehicles. information in this analysis included the maintenance and fuel costs of each vehicle. It also developed a model that recommends the lowest cost vehicle for each delivery route, and a mix of vehicles to purchase each year. The model is based on a set of assumptions including information from the total cost of ownership analysis and details on individual delivery routes. 43:28 Jill Naamane: Our preliminary analysis of the model raises questions about the way in which certain assumptions estimate the costs and benefits of the gas and electric vehicles. I'll highlight a few examples. First, the model we reviewed used a 2020 gas price that is almost $2 per gallon less than the current national average. 43:57 Jill Naamane: Second, the model appears to assume maintenance would be more expensive for electric vehicles than gas. This is inconsistent with research we have identified, our interviews with private delivery companies, and Postal Service documents that show electric vehicles are expected to be less expensive to maintain. 44:16 Jill Naamane: Third, the total cost of ownership analysis does not include a reduction in emissions as a benefit of electric vehicles. A separate USPS Environmental Impact Statement found that with no tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles would have this benefit. 44:40 Jill Naamane: I'll turn now to factors that have so far affected the widespread acquisition of electric vehicles in federal fleets. We've previously reported that these factors include the higher upfront costs of electric vehicles and uncertainties around the cost and installation of charging infrastructure. Our ongoing work indicates that these factors remain relevant. For example, USPS officials said the higher upfront cost was a key factor in their decision making. They estimate that the new electric and gas delivery vehicles will not cost the same until 2031. In addition, USPS estimates a range in the cost of installing chargers depending on the site and it is uncertain whether older facilities have sufficient power capacity to support the charging infrastructure. 51:50 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY): On March 24, the Postal Service placed its first purchase order of 50,000 vehicles with Oshkosh. And although the Postal Service initially insisted it could buy only 5000 electric vehicles in this first order, it doubled that amount to 10,000 after this committee and others began to ask questions. So I'd first like to ask Miss Steven, can you briefly explain what changed the Postal Service's analysis to allow for the increase of EVs in this purchase order? Victoria Stephen: Yes, thank you for the question. The first thing that that it's important to note is that the Postal Service has committed to continuing to reassess changes in the market. And so the point that you and some of the other speakers have made today about changing fuel prices…$2.19 was the price at the time that we prepared the analysis, we have continued to do ongoing analysis on changing fuel prices and sensitivity analysis to determine if that change is our mix. It certainly does. The gas prices are higher today than they were when we prepared the initial analysis. So that's one factor. The other key factor is that through the efforts of you and your colleagues, postal reform is making a big difference for the Postal Service. It allows us the flexibility to consider our capital position differently than prior to the passage of postal reform. So between those two key variables, we were able to go back and assess our ability to increase the proportion of electric vehicles within our financial resources and within our means, and we're happy to do that. 1:44:00 Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): What would the Postal Service do right now if a postal service vehicle runs out of fuel on its route? Victoria Stephen: A conventional vehicle today? Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): Yes, yes, ma'am. Victoria Stephen: Yeah, we will call our local team and they would— Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): And you'd bring in gas pretty quick, wouldn't you? Victoria Stephen: That's right. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): What do you what are you going to do it for the electric postal service vehicle runs out of juice? Victoria Stephen: It's more challenging— Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): You're gonna have to tow it. So listen, I say to my colleagues across the aisle, maybe the time has come for this discussion, but let's have it honestly. It's not going to work. We're spending billions of dollars of the people's treasury to accomplish some dream. Not to mention what my colleague has brought up: the raw materials for these batteries being mined by child slave labor overseas. That raw product bought by China is assembled into the finished product by slave labor in China. Do we support that? For God's sakes, let's take a step back. As a committee, we owe it to the American people that we serve to take a hard look at this thing. 2:01:06 Rep. Glen Grothman (R-WI): Some of my colleagues proposed requiring 75% of the vehicles to be electric. Do you think that's a reasonable possibility? Do you think that's really something that could be handled right now? Victoria Stephen: I think it's a bit beyond what our estimates say is possible. When we were asked by some of the congressional committee members and staff throughout the last year to assess how far we could go with our electrification, the response we provided was 70% of our delivery fleet acquisitions over the course of the decade could be electrified if resources were made available. 3:16:05 Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA): And then there's the problem with the Postal Service assumptions about EV range, a 70 mile vehicle range. In your extensive work in this field, including the vehicles that companies like GM, Ford and rivian? are providing to private fleets, did USPS use the correct assumption about battery range? Joe Britton: No, it is far inconsistent with what we're seeing in the marketplace and I'll give you a couple examples. The Ford eTransit van? gets nearly two miles per kilowatt hour in the battery pack. The workhorse C Series? gets one and a half miles per kilowatt hour in the battery pack. The Arrival van that is being contracted with UPS gets 1.7 miles per kilowatt hour in the battery pack. The USPS assumption is that this vehicle gets seven tenths of a mile per kilowatt hour in the battery pack. The only other vehicle that we have seen that has that inefficient of an electric drive train would be a Class A tractor trailer or semi truck fully weighted down. It is impossible [unintelligible] -- Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA): And if the model used the correct range assumptions, wouldn't that significantly affect the total cost of ownership analysis, including the number of charging stations needed to support these vehicles? Joe Britton: That's correct. You would not need nearly as many charging stations as the Postal Service is asserting. 3:20:12 Rep. James Comer (R-KY): It's a worthy cause to try to change to try to transfer from fossil fuels to electric vehicles. But the policies in the Biden administration are making that even more difficult than the economics of it. For example, the Biden administration war on coal is making it more difficult to mine coal and to burn coal. I know that from being from a coal burning state and a coal producing state. You have to have coal to make electricity. You also have to have natural gas to make electricity. We have a lot of problems with our energy policy in America from the Biden administration. And he's gonna make electrifying vehicles even more difficult. Senate Session February 8, 2022 Highlighted PDF Clips 20:40 Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT): Because the Postal Service is required to deliver to every American even on unprofitable routes. The postal service may be charging lower than market rates in its service contracts with private companies. This may not only shortchange the Postal Service making further taxpayer bailouts likely, but it could also distort competition in the package delivery market. 22:45 Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT): Senator Scott's amendment would alleviate some of the financial burdens that this bill would impose on taxpayers and the Medicare program by forcing the Postal Service to reimburse Medicare for all of the additional costs that would be created by requiring future postal retirees to enroll in Medicare. 2:38:33 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): I would also like to note what this bill does not do because there has been some misinformation out there. One, it does not appropriate new funds to the post office, period. Two, it does not change the accounting or costing structure for packages and letters so it does not disadvantage private-sector carriers. That is very important to me. This is the status quo that we are putting in place here. It does not change the accounting or costing structure for packages and letters. Third, it does not allow the Postal Service to enter into new commercial services like postal banking. That is also very important to me. And contrary to the claims of this bill's opponents, this bill does not impact the solvency of the Medicare hospital trust fund. That is the trust fund we all talk about. It is going belly-up in 2026. It does not affect it, period. CBO has actually written us something saying that, but it just makes sense. People are already in Part A. And this bill does not increase the Medicare Part B and Part D premiums based on the CBO analysis. Why? Partly because it is such a small number of people. Only 25 percent of postal employees were not already in Part B and Part D, so additional ones make very little difference. But part of it is they are paying their premiums. House Session February 8, 2022 Highlighted PDF Clips 37:10 Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA): The fact is they haven't made a profit since 2006 as they are mandated. The truth is, the post office isn't lacking liquidity, it is bankrupt and nothing in this bill will make the post office truly solvent. It simply wipes out and wipes away debts and shifts the burden onto taxpayers. The bill forgives $46 billion in debts owed by the Postal Service, forcing the taxpayers to pay it. House Committee on Oversight and Reform Business Meeting May 13, 2021 Clip 44:45 Rep. Speier (D-CA): Believe it or not, prohibition has been over for 90 years, but somehow, we never fixed it so that the US Postal Service could be in a position to mail and process liquor and wine. So for 90 years, they have had their hands tied, while others were able to do that task. We can't have the Postal Service break even or even become profitable if we keep tying its hands. So we also have an interest in protecting small businesses, micro breweries, small retail establishments, small wineries. They cannot ship their product because they either have to have the sanctions of the wholesalers or they don't ship. Hearing: Examining the Finances and Operations of the United States Postal Service During COVID-19 and Upcoming Elections Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee August 21, 2020 Watch on YouTube Clips 12:30 Louis DeJoy: Our business model established by the Congress requires us to pay our bills through our own efforts. I view it as my personal obligation to put the organization in a position to fulfill that mandate. With action from the Congress and our regulator, and significant effort by the Postal Service, we can achieve this goal. This year, the Postal Service will likely be reported loss of more than $9 billion. Without change, our losses will only increase in the years to come. It is vital that Congress enact reform legislation that addresses our unaffordable retirement payments. Most importantly, Congress must allow the postal service to integrate our retiree health benefits program with Medicare. Hearing: Financial State of U.S. Postal Service Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee August 6, 2009 Speakers: John Potter, Former Postmaster General David Williams, Former Inspector General, USPS Clips 46:10 David Williams: The Postal accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires the postal service to make 10 annual payments of $5 billion each in addition to the $20 billion already set aside for pre funding its retiree health benefits, the size of the $5 billion payments has little foundation and the current payment method is damaging to the financial viability of the Postal Service even in profitable times. The payment amounts were not actuarially based instead, the required payments were built to ensure that the Postal Act did not affect the federal budget deficit. This seems inexplicable since the Postal Service is not part of the federal budget, does not receive an appropriation for operations and makes its money from the sale of postal services. The payment amounts are fixed through 2016 and do not reflect the funds earnings. Estimates of the Postal Service liability as a result of changing economic circumstances, declining staff size or developments in health Care and pharmaceutical industries. The payments do not take into account the Postal Service's ability to pay and are too challenging even in normal times. 1:10:10 John Potter: And when I look around the world and see what other posts are, if you're in Australia and you want to update your driver's license, renew it, you go to the post office. If you're in Italy and you go into a bank, more than likely going to the post office, if you're in Japan and you want to buy insurance, more than likely you're going to the post office. And if you're in France and you have a cell phone issue, more than likely, again, you're going to the post office. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

FreightCasts
Trucking bloodbath ‘22? EP432 WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

FreightCasts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 55:46


On today's episode Dooner and The Dude speak with FreightWaves founder and CEO Craig Fuller about the collapsing spot market and why he thinks a trucking bloodbath is imminent. Also, what will China lockdowns mean for the ports this summer?Most electric trucks are designed in Silicon Valley by engineers who haven't worked behind the wheel or under the hood. Edison Motors was started by truckers, for truckers. Chace Barber, CEO at Edison Motors, tells us all about their new electric truck.cThe Port of Boston is big-ship ready and is expanding calls. We'll hear the latest from Lauren Gleason, deputy port director, business development at Massachusetts Port Authority.Can we achieve our goals of sustainability without collaborations? Sheldon Mydat, CEO at Suppeco, doesn't think so and will tell us why.Back The Truck Up's Rooster and Justin Martin got the beat on UPS vs USPS, the British Truck Racing Association, and should drivers be able to smoke weed off duty? Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves PodcastsWatch on YouTubeElectric fleets are the future. Are you ready? Discover why ChargePoint is the right partner to take your operation electric to reduce fueling costs, eliminate emissions and help you turn e-mobility into a competitive advantage. Visit chargepoint.solutions/freightwaves

What The Truck?!?
Trucking bloodbath ‘22?

What The Truck?!?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 55:30


On today's episode Dooner and The Dude speak with FreightWaves founder and CEO Craig Fuller about the collapsing spot market and why he thinks a trucking bloodbath is imminent. Also, what will China lockdowns mean for the ports this summer?Most electric trucks are designed in Silicon Valley by engineers who haven't worked behind the wheel or under the hood. Edison Motors was started by truckers, for truckers. Chace Barber, CEO at Edison Motors, tells us all about their new electric truck.cThe Port of Boston is big-ship ready and is expanding calls. We'll hear the latest from Lauren Gleason, deputy port director, business development at Massachusetts Port Authority.Can we achieve our goals of sustainability without collaborations? Sheldon Mydat, CEO at Suppeco, doesn't think so and will tell us why.Back The Truck Up's Rooster and Justin Martin got the beat on UPS vs USPS, the British Truck Racing Association, and should drivers be able to smoke weed off duty? Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves PodcastsWatch on YouTube

NTD News Today
Russia Steps Up Attacks in Eastern Ukraine; What Mask Rule Changes Mean for You | NTD

NTD News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 46:49


NTD News Today—4/19/2022 1. Lavrov: Russian Operation Is in New Stage 2. Ukraine Completes Eu Membership Questionnaire 3. WH: U.S. Considering More Sanctions on Russia 4. Mine Removal Continues in Chernihiv Region 5. Lawyer Runs Farm as Husband Defends Country 6. Stellantis Suspends Production in Russia 7. Mariupol Residents Survive in War-torn City 8. Russia's Invasion Leads Lawmakers to Press Treasury Dept. On Rules of Passing Money Between U.S., Russia: Rep. 9. If U.S. Fears Russia, It Will Use Russia's Warning of ‘Unpredictable Consequences' as Excuse: Rep. 10. Zelenskyy's Request for U.S. to Label Russia as State Sponsor of Terrorism Unreasonable: Expert 11. Ukraine Relies on Guerrilla Warfare: Prof. 12. Russia's Shift Away From Kyiv and to the East Puts Russia in Defensive Posture: Analyst 13. What Mask Rule Changes Mean for Your Commute 14. New Yorkers React to FL Judge's Mask Ruling 15. 3 Sailors Found Dead in Less a Week 16. Fla. Gov. to Tackle Rising Property Insurance 17. Judge Allows Lawsuit Challenging Rep. Greene 18. Retiring Rep. Jim Langevin Reflects on Career 19. Jury Deadlocked in Doctor's Murder Trial 20. WV: $99M Settlement W/ Janssen Over Opioids 21. People Say Lucky Charms Cereal Made Them Sick 22. USPS to Slow First-class Package Delivery 23. 401k Reform Ahead, What You Need to Know 24. Renters More Pessimistic on Homeownership 25. Mom, Toddlers Rescued From Burning Building 26. Large Gator Crawls Through Florida Community 27. Building Collapse Kills 3, Injures 9 in China 28. Zero-COVID Policy Creating Excess Waste 29. Fishermen Struggle Amid Sri Lankan Financial Crisis 30. Dozens Still Missing in South Africa Floods 31. Woman Survives Fall Between Moving Train Cars 32. Explainer: Key Policy Differences Between Macron and Le Pen 33. Astronauts Arrivefor Spacex Crew-4 Flight 34. Rio Seahorse Population on the Rise 35. Munich Marks Olympic Anniv. With Dachshunds 36. 7 Foods That Can Help Prevent High Cholesterol

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast
The First Year of the Delivering for America Plan

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 31:59


In this episode, our hosts Dale and Yasmine are joined by Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, to talk about the impacts seen across the Postal Service one year after implementing the Delivering for America (DFA) Plan. We'll learn more about its impact on infrastructure, services offered, and opportunities for partnership growth. We'll also talk about how leadership and strategic planning will continue to help us grow. 

Service Drive Revolution with Chris Collins
The Role Of An Effective Service Advisor | SDR #189

Service Drive Revolution with Chris Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 27:46


In today's Service Drive Revolution, Chris and Coach Christian go over exactly what a Service Advisor does on a daily basis. Should you replace your Service Advisors with a kiosk? Do you need a Service Advisor? Not only do they go over the methods on what makes an effective Service Advisor, they explain the mistakes a lot of Service Advisors make which can be costly in the long run. Christian goes over the news and talks about the future of USPS trucks and a little coffee company that's making their shops a destination for electric vehicle owners. What are some common mistakes you made as a rookie Service Advisor? Let us know in the comments! Special Discount on Our OnDemand Training - https://bit.ly/Ondemand-Special-offer Got a question? Call us at 1-833-3-ASK-SDR Check out our Best-Sellers: Your 90-Day roadmap to your best Fixed-Ops month ever starts here: http://bit.ly/ISM_yt Millionaire Service Advisor also includes our 11-step Circle of Trust System: http://bit.ly/MSA_yt Strategy specialists and training available, just click the links below:  1. Get access to two free training videos by opting in on our website: http://bit.ly/Chriscollinsinc  2. Schedule a 15-minute call with our strategy specialist to accelerate your results and start seeing increased profit right away! http://bit.ly/CCIschedule Join our Facebook Groups: For Fixed Ops -- http://bit.ly/YTfixedopsgroup For Independent Shop Owners -- http://bit.ly/YTRSOSgroup

Light Treason News
(4/16/22) Recs: Rothaniel, Severance; Brooklyn shooter ID'd by Syrian immigrant; Elon tries to buy Twitter

Light Treason News

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 52:57


Ep 274: Allison (@allisonkilkenny) recs: Rothaniel, Severance, and Peacemaker.  In bad news: NYPD botched protocol in the wake of the subway shooting (why is their budget $10 million+ again?), and it was a Syrian immigrant — not the cops — who finally ID'd the shooter leading to his arrest. Also, Elon tries to buy twitter, and conservatives continue to attack abortion rights. In good news: Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson sworn in as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, Biden signs USPS reform bill into law, QAnon followers are pivoting to MLM schemes, and a former Virginia police offer who stormed the Capitol is found guilty on all charges. Light Treason News is supported by members! To sign up and keep the show going, visit lighttreason.news

Gone Postal!
011 (Breakdown)

Gone Postal!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 123:29


Today, we start anew. Pat has promised regular, new episodes many times over since he began this podcast, 7 years ago. He's never delivered. It's time to change that.  In this new era of Gone Postal, Pat will be teaming up with one of his co-workers, and great friends, Scott. He grew up in NY, moved fo Florida for some time, and made his way back to NY in 2016. The rest is history.  Our goal is one episode per week. Expect chaos. The 90's is the glue to our bond. We're bowling rivals, political enemies, and trash talkers.  Our first episode dives into politics, and how the messenger dictates our emotions and conclusions about everything, as mainstream media becomes an extension of the abscess that is social media, ie twitter and facebook. Side note: Pat ate a 100mg caffeine capsule before this episode started, and as a result, he grew more and more obnoxious and talkative. 

Lynch and Taco
8:45 Idiotology April 15, 2022

Lynch and Taco

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 11:13


USPS suspends services in neighborhood citing attacks on mail carriers, Someone wrote an angry not ON the hood of car parked across sidewalk, Time and temperature hotlines still get over a million calls a month

Discover Lafayette
John Zollinger, Director of Commercial Banking at Home Bank, Speaking on Ways to Protect Your Financial Assets From Fraudsters

Discover Lafayette

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 50:18


John Zollinger, Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking at Home Bank, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss the ways you can stay vigilant to fight fraudsters working 24/7 to get access to your financial assets. With over $5 billion in check fraud last year alone, it's an important topic to understand. Banks work diligently to protect their clients' financial holdings. It is a time and energy-intensive challenge and it behooves each of us to be more aware of the ways we can protect ourselves on the front end. Banking has changed dramatically from the days of teaching kids how to open a checking account and write checks. John spoke of the dangers of check fraud and how we should start relying less on paper checks in lieu of online banking solutions.  It has become commonplace for checks to be stolen and then 'washed' by eraser or chemical baths which remove the ink and allow an alteration to the original. While most checks have security features such as watermarks, threads, and holograms, and alterations can look like a third-grader did the task, with one million checks being deposited per month many fakes slip through the cracks. While artificial intelligence is used to forage out fakes, unless a check is made out for over $10,000, it is unlikely to be picked up on. So criminals make up for it in volume, and as John Zollinger says, "the check fraud business is an industry." "Stop writing checks when you can. Writing a check and handing it to somebody is probably still safe and secure. But writing a check and putting it in the mail with the USPS is not secure. There are people who steal mail out of the blue postal boxes. They will duplicate keys to the mailbox and take the mail out or they pick the box up and take the whole thing with them. USPS employees have also been implemented in fraud by stealing checks." John Zollinger is on a mission to educate bank customers and the public about the desirability of using Automated Clearing House ("ACH") transfers for payments to third parties. By making these electronic transfers directly from your bank account, you have a low-cost way to conduct a secure transaction. "ACH is so much cheaper. While it can cost $3 to $5 for every check a business will write (cost of the check, the printer toner, the envelope, the stamp, time involved to mail it, etc.) it costs 10 cents per ACH transfer. ACH transfers clear in a day or two. From a payment perspective and efficiency, you can't beat the ACH process." He also advocates for the "Positive Pay" app, an optional check fraud prevention service for businesses that use online banking. The customer uploads into Positive Pay all issued check data with information on the payee, date, amount, etc. Checks presented for payment against the bank account are compared to the information sent by the business to Home Bank. Any check not on the issued check list is sent back to the client as an exception for review, to either return or approve the item. This gives the business a chance to ferret out fraud or mistakes with ongoing assistance from the bank. "Our ability to serve clients through technology continues to improve. We spend more today on technology than on our facilities. Ten years ago the industry said checks were going away. We said the same thing five years ago, but checks are still here. I don't know if they'll ever go away unless banks say they won't continue to offer that service. Zelle, Venmo, and other cash-trading apps are very secure. They can be trusted. Especially Zelle which was created by Wells Fargo. But there is no practical difference between Zelle and Venmo." John recommends that you should be leery of almost anything and everything that comes into your email inbox with a link to click. Don't automatically trust emails as that is where hackers come in. You can head off almost anything insofar as a financial loss by taking your time to investigate the message.

Black and White Sports Podcast
Santa Monica California Sees USPS Delivery Suspended OVER SAFETY! Soft On Crime Joe Biden Thanks!

Black and White Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 5:47


Santa Monica California Sees USPS Delivery Suspended OVER SAFETY! Soft On Crime Joe Biden Thanks!

NorCalxPodcast
USPS stops delivering mail in California town

NorCalxPodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 21:38


Inflation.The consumer price index increased 8.5% from a year earlier following a 7.9% annual gain in February, Labor Department data showed Tuesday. The widely followed inflation gauge rose 1.2% from a month earlier, the biggest gain since 2005. Gasoline costs drove half of the monthly increase Fact or Fiction Negan from the walking dead walking around the streets of Fresno  County? On Sunday, April 10, 2022, around 2:00 P.M. MCSO Deputies were dispatched to the area of Eastside Acres in Madera County following a call from a concerned citizen regarding a suspicious male walking around the neighborhood carrying a metal baseball bat with spikes protruding from it. Manteca man kills himself wanted for atemptted murder  Bart increases security after mass shooting in New York subway… Oakland Ca Security officer killed while patrolling homeless shelter. Google sueing online puppy scammers…. Town of Los Gatos suing Santa Clara county over an unpaved road…. Oakland 35 year old Farm to table restaurant  local business shutting down April 23. Miss Mil Valley women. Body found in heavily wooded area.. Sonomas first cannabis dispensary opens up April 20 Fact or Fiction USPS will stop delivering mail in California Town……? Nor Cal's Kim K Sherri Papini, the woman who last month was charged with faking her own 2016 kidnapping, has admitted to the charges and will plead guilty, Redding Fire department gets a new more powerful weapon for cutting cars open Helicopter season for PG&E inspecting power lines 

Adam Carolla Show
Part 1: Remembering Gilbert Gottfried (ACS Apr 13)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 63:56


Adam, Gina, and Bald Bryan open today's show remembering Gilbert Gottfried after his sudden passing. Then, Adam talks about a recent interaction he had with a barber and teases his upcoming interview with Henry Winkler. After that, the gang comments on the USPS suspending service in Santa Monica due to repeated assaults on their carriers. Before the break, Adam plays a clip from Real Time with Bill Maher about comedians and cancel culture. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING TODAY'S SPONSORS: SimpliSafe.com/ADAM StartMail.com/ACS The Jordan Harbinger Show Geico.com Pluto.TV

Gary and Shannon
(04/12) GAS Hour 2 - Probation Under Gason's Policy & USPS Suspends Service In A Santa Monica Neighborhood Due To Assaults On Carriers

Gary and Shannon

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 33:12


Under Gascon's policy, a 13-yeaar-old who stabbed another girl, gets probation. UPS suspends service in a Santa Monica neighborhood due to assaults and threats on mail carriers. USC is suing a couple of Youtubers who allergy filmed disruptive pranks on campus.

Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show
4/12/22 Tuesday, Hour 2: Amazing Calls

Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 60:00


Back to Tony… Santa Monica crime is so bad that USPS suspends service. Jay from New Jersey says he has trouble sleeping. Emmanuel from Canada asks what do men need most right now. — Kevin from Brooklyn, NY says he does not know how to pray. Brandy from Hawaii asks about her autistic son.

The Patrick Madrid Show
The Patrick Madrid Show: April 12, 2022 - Hour 3

The Patrick Madrid Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 49:12


USPS has suspended mail service in parts of Santa Monica, CA because the mailmen kept getting assaulted and attacked. They say it's not safe for people to be delivering mail. Jen - Can you comment on how you would speak to your own children ages 8 and 14 how they would interact with Trans Children? Juliana - Can you recommend a book for someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? Patrick recommends “Surprised by Truth” Megan - You said we should ask a Trans person if they believe in tolerance. I have tried that approach and the person said that they don't tolerate ignorance. How would reply to that? Patrick - In the New American Bible they describe the Criminals as revolutionaries but in other translations they are 'thieves.' Why is there this discrepancy? Kathleen - I was sharing the China video with a young person yesterday and she said that they should have had a better food supply. Could you elaborate on the circumstances of the people in China? Marvin - A priest from my parish takes some of the host and puts in in the wine. Why does he do that? AND If John was right there at the cross does that mean that the Apostles lives were not in danger. So why were they afraid?

Selling on eBay
eBay for Business - Ep 186 - Bulk Editing Best Offers & USPS DYI Kiosks

Selling on eBay

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 43:24


Give us a call - 888-723-4630 Send us an email - podcast@ebay.com visit us at ebay.com/podcast    Welcome to eBay for Business! This week, Tyler returns to answer seller Todd's question about bulk editing the auto decline amounts from all his listings. Seller Greg calls with a concern about the USPS kiosks now appearing in many Post Offices. And Brian and Griff answer questions about where to find the right numbers for tax reporting, the consequences of not answering a buyer's message, and which shipping price a buyer sees when there are two or more options provided.   To have your questions answered on our eBay for Business podcast, call us at 888 723-4630 or email us at podcast@ebay.com.  To give us feedback, please take our podcast listener survey at (https://connect.ebay.com/srv/survey/a/sellerops.podcast)   00:01 - Intro 05:31 - Let's Ask Tyler  14:04 - Q&A and Outro   New links for Ep 186 An April Look Ahead - https://community.ebay.com/t5/Announcements/April-Look-Ahead/ba-p/32830546 eBay Bulk Editing Help Page - https://ebay.to/3E1bNXp eBay Transaction Reports Help Page - https://ebay.to/3uqC5iP The eBay Shipping Calculator - https://www.ebay.com/shp/Calculator Caller Gregg's eBay Store (BidMentor) - https://www.ebay.com/str/bidmentor     Recurring Links / Phone Numbers / Hashtags Mentioned: 888-723-4630 - Call in Line  eBay Seller News Announcements - ebay.com/announcements eBay Community - ebay.com/community eBay Weekly Community Chat - ebay.com/communitychat eBay Help - ebay.com/help/home eBay Meetups - ebay.com/meetups Managed Payments on eBay - ebay.com/payments eBay for Business Podcast - ebay.com/podcast eBay Seller Center - ebay.com/sellercenter eBay Seller Hub - ebay.com/sh eBay System Status - ebay.com/sts explore.ebay.com facebook.com/eBayForBusiness eBay for Business Podcast Listener Survey - https://connect.ebay.com/srv/survey/a/sellerops.podcast #ebaypodcast

High Adventure Scouting Podcast
Philmont Trek Talk Group - Shakedown Hikes & Crew Prep - Part 2

High Adventure Scouting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 23:35


This edition takes us back to the Philmont Trek Talk Group on Facebook.  The crew discusses Shakedown Hikes & Crew Prep for Philmont.  This will be split into two parts to make it easier to listen to in one session.    This is Part 2.  The panel:- Sal Porto is the Asst. scoutmaster with Troop 212 in Lutz Fl and has served in this role for the past 15 years. He is a Master Educator with LNT and teaches LNT for the Greater Tampa Bay Area council. He has been on 6 treks to Philmont since 2013, with trek 7 scheduled for 2022. Sal is a Philmont Ambassador and also the lead advisor on his council's Philmont contingents. He also owns and operates Suncoast Wilderness First Aid and is a WFA/CPR/AED instructor. Sal is also a Backpacking, Hiking and First aid merit badge counselor. He is retired after 30 years with the USPS.- Scott O'Mary is the scoutmaster at Troop 259B in Plano, Texas and has served in this role for the past 5 years. At Troop 259, he has created a 3-year program allowing scouts to attend all 4 BSA high adventure camps. In addition, Scott has served as crew advisor for 4 BSA high adventure treks - Philmont (Summer & Winter), Northern Tier and Bechtel Summit -- and is advisor to a Florida Sea Base trek in 2022. Scott is a Backpacking and Hiking merit badge counselor. His day job is with FedEx Services.- Darrel Tadsen is a veteran of 45 years in scouting. Scoutmaster for 7 years, plus many other unit, district and council leadership positions. Currently serving as District Vice Chair. Multi-year adult crew advisor and council contingent advisor. Have hiked more than a few philmont treks. Retired. Previously employed as business office manager at a local university. A person who has been bitten by the philmont bug.- Jeff Cress is the Skipper of Sea Scout Ship 4019 in Burlington, NC. He has trekked in the Philmont backcountry as a youth and adult Crew Advisor. Jeff is the Publisher at Gear-Report.com and has produced a variety of articles and videos covering gear and best-practices at Philmont Scout Ranch.- Rob Smith High Adventure Chair Troop 85 and Committee Chair for Crew 85 in Illinois. Crew advisor for 3 Philmont treks, Northern Tier & Sea Base, & ASM for 2 Troops at the Ntl Jamboree 05 & 17. Runs HighAdventureScouting.com providing info on BSA, Council, & independent high adventure opportunities. Full Facebook Live https://youtu.be/oBmu02mcBwo  

The MFCEO Project
273. Andy & DJ CTI: Trump Endorses Dr. Oz, USPS Stops Deliveries In CA & Pfizer Hires 600 Employees

The MFCEO Project

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 56:23


In today's episode, Andy & DJ discuss former President Donald Trump's endorsement of Dr. Oz, USPS stopping its deliveries to California neighborhoods after repeated attacks on mail carriers, and Pfizer hiring 600 employees due to a large increase of adverse event reports.

America's Work Force Union Podcast
Treston Shull ( Liuna Local 324) / Keith Combs President (APWU Detroit)

America's Work Force Union Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 54:40


Laborer's International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 324 Vice President and Business Representative Treston Shull joined the America's Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how renewable energy projects and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has created an exciting time for construction unions in California.    Keith Combs, President of the American Postal Workers Union Detroit District Area Local, was today's second guest. He talked about the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 and its effect on the U.S. Postal Service. He also discussed USPS employee morale under the leadership of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

High Adventure Scouting Podcast
Philmont Trek Talk Group - Shakedown Hikes & Crew Prep - Part 1

High Adventure Scouting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 28:55


This edition takes us back to the Philmont Trek Talk Group on Facebook.  The crew discusses Shakedown Hikes & Crew Prep for Philmont.  This will be split into two parts to make it easier to listen to in one session.   This is part 1.The panel:- Sal Porto is the Asst. scoutmaster with Troop 212 in Lutz Fl and has served in this role for the past 15 years. He is a Master Educator with LNT and teaches LNT for the Greater Tampa Bay Area council. He has been on 6 treks to Philmont since 2013, with trek 7 scheduled for 2022. Sal is a Philmont Ambassador and also the lead advisor on his council's Philmont contingents. He also owns and operates Suncoast Wilderness First Aid and is a WFA/CPR/AED instructor. Sal is also a Backpacking, Hiking and First aid merit badge counselor. He is retired after 30 years with the USPS.- Scott O'Mary is the scoutmaster at Troop 259B in Plano, Texas and has served in this role for the past 5 years. At Troop 259, he has created a 3-year program allowing scouts to attend all 4 BSA high adventure camps. In addition, Scott has served as crew advisor for 4 BSA high adventure treks - Philmont (Summer & Winter), Northern Tier and Bechtel Summit -- and is advisor to a Florida Sea Base trek in 2022. Scott is a Backpacking and Hiking merit badge counselor. His day job is with FedEx Services.- Darrel Tadsen is a veteran of 45 years in scouting. Scoutmaster for 7 years, plus many other unit, district and council leadership positions. Currently serving as District Vice Chair. Multi-year adult crew advisor and council contingent advisor. Have hiked more than a few philmont treks. Retired. Previously employed as business office manager at a local university. A person who has been bitten by the philmont bug.- Jeff Cress is the Skipper of Sea Scout Ship 4019 in Burlington, NC. He has trekked in the Philmont backcountry as a youth and adult Crew Advisor. Jeff is the Publisher at Gear-Report.com and has produced a variety of articles and videos covering gear and best-practices at Philmont Scout Ranch.- Rob Smith High Adventure Chair Troop 85 and Committee Chair for Crew 85 in Illinois. Crew advisor for 3 Philmont treks, Northern Tier & Sea Base, & ASM for 2 Troops at the Ntl Jamboree 05 & 17. Runs HighAdventureScouting.com providing info on BSA, Council, & independent high adventure opportunities. Full Facebook Live https://youtu.be/oBmu02mcBwo  

Rising
Hunter Biden Saga Cont's, USPS Master DeJoy Bought Thousands in COVID Testing Stock, And More: Rising 4.8.22

Rising

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 62:02


Today on Rising, USPS Master DeJoy Bought THOUSANDS in COVID testing stock before Biden's mail order test deal (00:00)Hunter Biden probe NOT GOING AWAY. Joe Biden, Hunter MUST answer questions: Emily Jashinsky (7:59)Biden BRAGS as unemployment hits post-pandemic LOW (20:18)Fox News viewers PAID to watch CNN for 'fake news' study (27:22)Amazon's RIGGED THE MARKET, Looking To CRUSH Antitrust Legislation: David Sirota (37:48)NY Dems pay their OWN employees POVERTY wages while preaching pay equity: Report (50:04)

Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters; USPS reforms signed into law

Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 51:31


Sen. Peters talks about his bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service, as well as the upcoming confirmation vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And experts continue the conversation about the Postal Service and its future.

The Biz Birthday Bash Podcast

In today's Q & Cake (our own fancy version of Q & A) Elisabeth and Holly discuss several questions from listeners about choosing client gifts, creating refund policies for commissioned work, and the ethics and pricing strategy behind liscensing custom work. They're also chatting about envelope art and how to incorporate fun techniques into your stationery while making sure it still meets USPS guidelines. These are questions from fellow artists, calligraphers, designers, stationers, etc. that will hopefully help you in your own biz journey as a creativepreneur! Let's be friends! Find us on Instagram http://instagram.com/bizbirthdaybash @bizbirthdaybash. For all show notes please visit http://www.bizbirthdaybash.com/podcast Grab your FREE Training -- 4 Essentials You Need to Turn Your Biz into a Profit Party: https://bizbirthdaybash.com/free-training

Path to Liberty
Necessary and Proper and USPS Banking

Path to Liberty

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 10:43


A totally failed USPS banking pilot program is a great opportunity to discuss the necessary and proper clause of the Constitution. Is “banking” a delegated power? And if not, is it both “necessary” and “proper” for the power to “establish post offices?” Insight from James Madison, Thomas Jefferson - and the legal doctrine of “principles and incidents.” The post Necessary and Proper and USPS Banking first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.

The Planet Today
Microplastics in human blood, we still hate yachts, & more!

The Planet Today

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 29:50


Matt and Nick talk about European waters being impacted by oil discharge from ships (Revealed: ships may dump oil up to 3,000 times a year in Europe's waters | Oil spills | The Guardian),The USPS announced it would be buying mostly traditional vans and trucks to deliver mail - would a fully electric mail service be possible? (USPS Could Serve Nearly All Its Mail Routes in Electric Vehicles, a Watchdog Says - Government Executive (govexec.com)),The Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma (Massive new wind farm goes online in Oklahoma | TheHill),Microplastics have been found in human blood and can lodge in human organs (Microplastics found in human blood for first time | Plastics | The Guardian),And a breakdown of how bad yachts and superyachts really are for the environment.(Superyachts symbolize climate breakdown | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 24.03.2022)!

The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons
Ep. 91: "I'm Still Frying Garlic"

The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 127:21


It's the 91st episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps! We talk about the great tube shortage of 2022, blue molded caps, boutique amps, parenting tips, kale chips and more.  This week's episode is sponsored by Calton Cases, Jupiter Condenser Co., Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. You can also use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your Izotope purchase. Support us on Patreon.com for added content and the occasional surprise. This month, we're giving away an amp kit to one lucky patron!  Some of the topics discussed this week: 1:48 O.W. Appleton and the APP guitar (link)  7:09 Should we be freaking out about the 2022 vacuum tube shortage? Western Electric getting into guitar tubes (survey link) 19:50 An Australian PA amp with EF86s; when did solid state rectification begin?; For The Term of His Natural Life, by Marcus Clarke; congee 26:22 Hab Spicy Sweet Soy Sauce (link) 26:46 Blue molded caps in a Tweed Deluxe clone   31:00 Changing the voltage dropping resistors in a Silverface Champ where the B+ is super high 34:27 Extending the leads of pots and a jack so that you can fit an amp inside a vintage radio cabinet 37:18 The remote controls on old Bogen PA heads 45:39 Pedal steel amplifiers, redux; Fender Tweed Pro; beer bread 48:59 A pause for others who know what they're doing: Earl Yarrow, Terry Dobbs, Jeff Bakos; a shout out to the USPS 53:44 Working with a transformer that doesn't have a filament center cap; RIP El Charritos Building a 5F2A vs. a AA764 1:03:16 Thanks to Kevin in Ohio; the TAVA Patreon Page (link) 1:03:57 Why are boutique amps so expensive, revisited; point-to-point wiring versus turret board; CW Stoneking's Gon' Boogaloo  1:12:16 Baked kale chips; Irish colcannon; skillet Brussels sprouts; carrots in garlic oil 1:17:30  What's the deal with the 1955 Les Paul Jr. amplifier; making room for filter caps 1:20:17 Taming a Fender Champ; more parenting tips; Song Exploder ("Closing Time" episode link) 1:30:46 More book recommendations? Geoff Farina of Karate 1:39:57 Skip's Music Master bass... sold; K + M Chocolate (link) 1:42:25 What happens to your guitar signal when you split it with a Y cord? Voltage amplifier or cathode follower; Donny Hathaway ("Jealous Guy" on YouTube); 6CM6 tubes 1:47:19 What to do with a 1967 Kodak Pageant movie projector? Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery's 'Dynamic Duo', The Meters; Trustee From the Toolroom; Fluke TL71 Premium Test lead set; Marcella Hazan's tomato sauce "the tweed Champ of pasta sauce" (recipe link) 1:57:57 Skip has a McIntosh MR71 tube tuner for sale; independent radio; the Heptones "I've Been Trying" (YouTube link) Haven't joined the Fretboard Journal yet? Use the discount code PODCAST and save $5 off your next Fretboard Journal order.