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Letters April 17, 2018 at 12:43 p.m.

Since Trump's loyal uphill gardeners are so enamored with powermonger Valdimir Vladimirovich Putin, Russia's slick modern-day tsar, maybe they'll appreciate this Russian proverb: Вертит языком, что корова хвостом. (He twirls his tongue as the cow twirls his tail.)
For those interested in hippity-hopping with Easter Bunny acolytes, one word of warning: do not mention the great schism over eating the tail or the ears first on chocolate bunnies or the ancient disagreement over real eggs versus egg substitutes. Terrible mischief and misunderstanding if you go there.

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Letters April 17, 2018 at 9:34 a.m.

OL - Pardon me if I don't agree with you. If I did so, both of us would be wrong.

(So you admit to being scared of liberals?! Wow! That's a surefire reason to quake and quiver behind a pseudonym. Truly Julie!)


Go Rob.....and sink no more.

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Letters April 17, 2018 at 7:13 a.m.

Could it be blasphemy against Easter Bunny on OL's part?? (Or were his Easter eggs particularly stagnant this year?)

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Letters April 17, 2018 at 5:56 a.m.

OL - After reading your stink bomb missive, it's obvious that you live in a chamber with little or no oxygen available.
Fortunately, I recognize the tell-tale anonymity factor that indicates you're a coward troll who hides behind a fake name. In other words - a loser.
Indeed, I must remember to ignore your posts from now on. Bye,so long, and good riddance.

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BRADLEY R. GITZ: Stream of thoughts April 16, 2018 at 11:27 a.m.

The best rule of thumb in politics is to ignore the musings and rants of pathological liars, cowardly trolls, bragging demagogues, and fear-mongering pissants.

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BRADLEY R. GITZ: Stream of thoughts April 16, 2018 at 8:58 a.m.

Sometimes you wonder if there's a hog farm upstream from Gitz's mental stream. Just saying....

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Letters April 16, 2018 at 6:56 a.m.

Lonnie Hill et al -
“God” is no more real to me than EB, the Easter Bunny. But I’m am not constantly beset by followers of the EB attempting to convert me or subvert the secular nature of the society in which I live.

Easter Bunny believers do not ask for special tax breaks for their organizations, and they do not try to make belief in the EB the basis for all law and all morality in our society. They also do not try to force belief in the EB on anyone or criticize people who do not believe in the EB as being unprincipled or immoral. They do not attempt to demand that government pay homage to the EB or give special consideration to his disciples and supporters. The Easter Bunny is never credited with being the creator of everything that exists.

Those who don’t worship the EB are never harassed at home, at school or at work, and they are not constantly pestered about why they do not believe in the Easter Bunny by those who do.

I already live quite happily without gods and religions. I’m only bothered by them when religionists bother me with them. Especially when they get tyrannical about so-called blasphemy (something which they also hypocritically do to religions other than their own).

Keep in mind, at present, followers of the Easter bunny do not start wars, mutilate children, oppress women and gays, interfere with science, and cause psychological damage to untold numbers of people because of guilt and disgust at being human. God and the Easter bunny are truly the same in the mind of an atheist, but the followers of god and the Easter bunny are not.

For a long time religion has been “in our faces” and given an unwarranted privileged position, where criticism is not allowed. Blasphemy makes the point that religion should be as open to criticism as any other idea. It’s unfortunate if that upsets you, but try to imagine it from the point of view of dealing with someone else’s religion. Or an angry Easter Bunny!

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Amazon delivers via USPS April 15, 2018 at 2:07 p.m.

doubleblind is truly blind. Some research shows the facts he ignores (like Trump ignored before opening his big fat mouth):
In fact, Amazon may be saving the post office from financial ruin.

On April 3, Trump said, "the post office is losing billions of dollars," at U.S. taxpayers' expense.

It's true that the post office is losing money. It reported a $2.7 billion net loss in 2017.

But the post office is not funded by U.S. tax dollars.

And when you look at the revenue breakdown, you can see that shipping and packages is actually one of the few categories that brought in more money than the previous year. While overall revenue fell $1.8 billion, shipping and packages saw a $2.1 billion increase in revenue. Meanwhile, first-class mail revenue was down around $1.8 billion.
And the post office was in the red long before Amazon became such an online giant. The USPS began to lose money in the early 2000s with the internet's rise. But one of the post office's biggest revenue drainers has nothing to do with shipments, or the Internet.

It's all about employee benefits.

Back in 2006, Congress enacted a law that required the USPS to prefund its employee health benefits for the next 75 years. And that has cost the post office billions. In a note to clients, Baird Equity Research said that any large customer, including Amazon, would actually help the post office subsidize its pension costs.
In October 2013, Amazon struck a five-year deal with the post office. The specific terms of the contract aren't available to the public because the post office's deals with private shippers are considered proprietary. That means there's a decent amount of information we don't know. But one thing we do know is that the post office is making a profit.

In 2006, Congress ruled that the USPS couldn't set its prices lower than its costs, otherwise it would be able to unfairly charge less than its competitors like UPS and FedEx.
Every year, an independent agency called the Postal Regulatory Commission makes sure the USPS' deals make economic sense. And year after year, the commission has approved the deal with Amazon. In its 2017 annual report, the USPS even said its shipping and packages business helped the "financial picture of the Postal Service."

Trump is right that Amazon does technically receive a discount. Amazon ships a lot of packages, so chances are it's utilizing a bulk discount. But that's not specific to Amazon; it's available to other businesses, too.
Source: Jason Urbi, CNBC Financial Analyst & Reporter
Bottom line: Trump is going after WaPO & its owner. This is a politically driven attack that is unworthy of ANY president, much less Donnie the Chump. His sycophants simply are regurgitating what Donnie vomits on them.

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Trump unleashes torrent of rage against Comey April 15, 2018 at 12:31 p.m.

Donnie just about blew every fuse in his 5-watt brain.

Trump thinks he's a lion when he roars but his jacka$$-braying voice gives him away every time.

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MIKE MASTERSON: Can divided nation heal? April 14, 2018 at 5:51 p.m.

Dishonorable discharge for PvtSchmuck. That describes his output and also what he deserves. If stupidity went for a penny a thought, he'd be rich; and, if butts were brains, he'd be a genius.
On trash day, he goes and stands by the curb waiting to be picked up. No such luck however - even the garbage folks know not to touch toxic waste.

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