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US POSTAL OFFICE RAISES RATES AND SOME EYEBROWS

 

Raising postage rates while there is an easier, cheaper and environmentally positive alternative to all buyers seems to be a solution aimed  at the Post Office fueling their own current implosion.

Marketing 101, first day class, states never raise your price when your competitor has lower prices and e-banking and e-mail sure are cheaper.  So what’s their plan?   The only differential they have, for many people , is a safer way to do your banking vs cyberspace.  Is the Post Office planning on  putting a premium on a safer way to do your banking?

The Post Office lost me ,in part ,this christmas. I decided to send christmas cards via e-mail that had a great sax accompaniment and it was a $12.00  a year, all cards deal, so the’re  already losing people  like me at some rate, and the’re still raising rates?    For many of us it feels safer paying bills via the slo-mail but it’s the recession and economically or practicality-wise that is not looking like the better idea for another group of people including me right now.   So the question is, with the middle class disappearing, how many other people will tip-toe over to cyber-mailing with this postage increase  and what would that mean for the future of the Postal Office?  Will their solution cause further implosion?  I say yes. (what else can ya say?)  The Post Office  will continue again to lose more customers now.   I can see the Postal Office  trimming down workers while continuing to test the market with postage increases and transforming into something of a higher end service.

Is this another reflection of ‘the disappearing middle class’, just a victim of the technological revolution, or just a lack of innovative solutions?  Where else can  these guys go?   I have heard that  junk mail is their largest mailing  but already the corporate  trend  is e-advertising and  that could be considered a green trend, which would increase its popularity at some point if only by pressure.   So what am I missing here?  Anybody see something I don’t see?

Social media can be is  great way build perspective.

                                  Lorraine

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“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Taking time to find specific books on things like quotes can be more than challenging to say the least. Thanks to online search sites (like Google, Yahoo, etc), information that would take tremendous amounts of time and energy is now accessible at your fingertips. To find this actual quote from the late Dr. King would’ve indeed taken some time. With that said, lets honor the man that delivered this quote. My brain is a little puzzled though. As many people who are alive today that know this quote, why haven’t this quote gone viral yet?

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All the things online that go viral something as “honorable” as Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech one would think would’ve gone viral many times around. Even though the race issue is still a sensitive and taboo subject, we’re still far from solving this tragic disease in our society. Social media has changed the way we do business, the way we learn, and even the way we’re entertained. So much so that only in tragedy and/or black history month are the only times we are reminded of Dr. King’s words spoken about the character of a person being the primary indicator of who someone is.

Now that I’ve honored the late Dr., I must give credit where it’s due. The world of social media does have its upside. Having an easier time finding critical information or even just browsing is a byproduct of this new electronic world. If the internet world can produce one of the greatest quotes from one of the greatest speeches in this country’s history (U.S.A), then what else can be dug up?

HP!

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POLICE ARE LICENSED TO MURDER

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POLICE ARE LICENSED TO MURDER

No matter the age, race, or mental stability of an individual, police across the United States have been getting away with killing people of all sorts. Armed or unarmed, there have been numerous cases where police have killed someone and have gotten away with it. Police brutality is at an all time high and it’s going to be up to the citizens of the U.S. to put an end to it.
Above is a before and after photo of a mentally disabled homeless man who was beaten to death by police officers in Fullerton, CA. 6 police beat and sat on this unarmed man as he cried for help as he was dying from the injuries he sustained. There was a time where police brutality was directed towards certain races and groups of individuals. Now that mentally disabled people are also being the subject of police brutality, it’s quite evident that it doesn’t matter who you are when it comes to being brutalized by police. Social media can be used as a means to alert people of the latest issues with police brutality. It can be used as a tool to raise awareness and also visually show people exactly what’s happening.
Here is the full video of the bead down –>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=e6yaeD-E_MY