Trading Posts Make a Stand

The closing of our Post Offices is more of Margaret Thatcher’s crusade to Privatize America so British and American Bankers can play roulette with our tax money.

Please join my yahoogroup and help make a statement and stand!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trade_posts

Jon Presco

Group email:
 
trade_posts@yahoogroups.com

Trading Posts were vital in the formation of the United States of America. They are now being threatened with closure due to the bad poltics and ideas of the Tea Party who are going out of their way to hurt the poor and disenfranchised who are welcomed by our Lady Liberty to this Freedom Land.

I suggest the poor and disenfranchised set up Trading Posts at the Post Office near you, and began a barter system with donated supplies of which a percentage will go the keeping our Post Offices open. Surplus food can be dropped off to be distributed to the needy, or, mailed to relatives and friends in need.

Ideas and information can be exchanged that will help Americans who are suffering economical hardships. People can be hired at these Trading Posts.

Becoming visible is paramount for the survival of the down and out. “Out of sight, out of mind.” will not do. The homeless need a place to be during the day. They need a sanctuary where they can feel they are playing a role in bettering society as a whole.

What do the billionaire Koch brothers, whose moneyfueled the war against public workers in Wisconsin, have to do with postal reform? Why does the consulting firm of McKinsey & Co—in the news recently because of its controversial study on Obama’s health care plan—play a part in the Postal Service’s plans to close post offices? How have conservative think tanks contributed to the yammer to privatize the Postal Service? Where do opponents of the post office, like the Tea Party and Congressmen Darrel Issa and Dennis Ross, get their support?

You can’t tell the players without a scorecard, so we’ve prepared a “Who’s Who in the Great Postal Service Debate” to help keep track of what’s going on.

But this is not a game being played for fun. The livelihood of postal workers is threatened, and there are hundreds of small towns and neighborhoods suffering the loss of their post offices. A legacy of brick-and-mortar post offices that took two centuries to build may be dismantled in a matter of two or three years. Historic buildings that belong to the American public are being auctioned off—in the middle of a real estate slump. And humble little post offices, which cost next to nothing to maintain or lease, are being closed down to save a few dollars.

Click hereto go the Who’s Who page. The list is just a beginning. We’ll add more names as the days and weeks go by. The debate over the future of the Postal Service has been going on for years, but with thousands of postoffices potentially on the chopping block, it’s really just getting started.

The Postal Service is considering closing more than 1 in 10 of its retail outlets.
The financially-troubled agency announced Tuesday that it will study 3,653 local offices, branches and stations for possible closing. But many of those may be replaced by Village Post Offices in which postal services are offered in local stores, libraries or government offices.

Most of the offices that face review are in rural areas and have low volumes of business. As many as 3,000 post offices have only two hours of business a day even though they are open longer, said postal vice president Dean Granholm.
The following Oregon post offices are being studied for possible closure or replacement:

OFFICE
CITY
ZIP CODE
ADEL
ADEL
97620
ANTELOPE
ANTELOPE
97001
AROCK
AROCK
97902
BROTHERS
BROTHERS
97712
CRANE
CRANE
97732
DREWSEY
DREWSEY
97904
DURKEE
DURKEE
97905
FORT KLAMATH
FORT KLAMATH
97626
FORT ROCK
FORT ROCK
97735
GRASS VALLEY
GRASS VALLEY
97029
HARPER
HARPER
97906
HELIX
HELIX
97835
HEREFORD
HEREFORD
97837
IMNAHA
IMNAHA
97842
JAMIESON
JAMIESON
97909
JUNTURA
JUNTURA
97911
KENT
KENT
97033
KIMBERLY
KIMBERLY
97848
NEW PINE CREEK
NEW PINE CREEK
97635
OXBOW
OXBOW
97840
PAULINA
PAULINA
97751
POST
POST
97752
RILEY
RILEY
97758
RUFUS
RUFUS
97050
SENECA
SENECA
97873
SHANIKO
SHANIKO
97057
SUMMER LAKE
SUMMER LAKE
97640
SUNRIVER
BEND
97707
UKIAH
UKIAH
97880
UNITY
UNITY
97884
WESTFALL
WESTFALL
97920
AGNESS
AGNESS
97406
BROADBENT
BROADBENT
97414

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1 Response to Trading Posts Make a Stand

  1. Reblogged this on rosamondpress and commented:

    The idea for a Trading Post came about when my homeless Veteran friend, Hollis Williams, was evicted from Safeway and an MX bench while listening to the World Series. I wrote a four page letter to the manage reminding his vice president wanted employees to vvolenteer at the Youth Garden, where we helped – but had not followed through. I had asked Ted if any employees had shown up. Hollis was back at Safeway. There is a report the Koch Brothers are behind the Bundyites. “Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch signaled last week that they will be enhancing their financial and organizational support for a vast coalition of right-wing activists and militia groups that are seeking to seize and sell public lands in the West, including national forests and national parks. Among the groups receiving increased backing from the Kochs is the Bundy terrorist network, whose occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in protest of federal control of Western lands just came to an end with the arrest of the movement’s leaders and the last of the occupiers. “

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