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2021-03-05 5:24:48 PM  
Bitch Repeat
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2021-03-05 5:30:44 PM  
It's a pre-paid postcard, which is good, because who the hell has any stamps any more?
 
2021-03-05 5:31:19 PM  
Tempted to use the one I got to give right back to the post woman who delivered it.  "Sorry that they're making you deliver this and a bunch of junkets I immediately throw away, at 9pm in -20c /w 50kph winds, but I appreciate you do."
 
2021-03-05 5:31:25 PM  
Meanwhile, the USPS is being systematically dismantled by a Board member of several package delivery companies.
 
2021-03-05 5:37:56 PM  
Do I know anybody in the Yukon Territory?

I should drop them a line if I can think of one.
 
2021-03-05 5:38:36 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Tempted to use the one I got to give right back to the post woman who delivered it.  "Sorry that they're making you deliver this and a bunch of junkets I immediately throw away, at 9pm in -20c /w 50kph winds, but I appreciate you do."


I like the way you think, Fellow Canadian.
 
2021-03-05 5:39:19 PM  

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Another tune that awaits Donald Trump in Hell. See the thread on how expensive it is to be poor.
 
2021-03-05 5:48:01 PM  
DROP a free postcard...

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2021-03-05 5:51:52 PM  
This is one of the stupidest government programs I've ever heard of.
 
2021-03-05 5:54:04 PM  
Nice idea.
Of course, the US could only justify it if it would make money, not just be a nice thing to do.
 
2021-03-05 6:03:40 PM  

Russ1642: This is one of the stupidest government programs I've ever heard of.


I've already sent a few your way.

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2021-03-05 6:03:54 PM  
Wow, a post card costs more to mail in Canada than a first-class letter does in the US.
 
2021-03-05 6:03:55 PM  
Dear Neighbor,
By the time you read this, we still won't have met.

Sincerely yours,
Eaten by wolves on the way to the post office
 
2021-03-05 6:07:27 PM  
Prepaid? Canadians pay for postage? I thought they just attached a nice slice of bacon or dipped their outgoing mail in maple syrup for postal workers to enjoy.
 
2021-03-05 6:08:43 PM  

Russ1642: This is one of the stupidest government programs I've ever heard of.


Doesn't even make the top 10. Remember the sponsorship scandal when the government spent money to advertise the existence of the government and didn't even pay attention to where it went? A scandal so ridiculous and stupid it caused the fall of a government that had been in power for 12 years? That was pretty farking stupid.

Or how it took 30 years to replace the military's Sea King helicopters and the project was canceled costing taxpayers enough in fees to buy 9 of the helicopters they ended up buying.

Or that used submarine that caught fire

Really as far as government programs go free post cards is a nice surprise.
 
2021-03-05 6:30:16 PM  

Russ1642: This is one of the stupidest government programs I've ever heard of.


They can't all be the health authority of BC encouraging us to use glory holes for COVID safety.
 
2021-03-05 6:30:59 PM  
We got ours and we've already used it. Made us realize that there maybe were people that could use a little cheer me up after the year we've just had
 
2021-03-05 6:44:04 PM  

Enigmamf: Wow, a post card costs more to mail in Canada than a first-class letter does in the US.


Another reason the USPS is losing money. They don't charge enough.
 
2021-03-05 6:47:12 PM  
Dear Dary, dids I ever tells aboot my girlfriend's interests in my bum-hole?

Dear Dan, no you didn't. The postie & I are interested in this conversation.

Wayne here. Would you two stop abusing the mail system and stop being so f**kin' awkward!
 
2021-03-05 6:47:20 PM  
FTFA:
Earlier this week, Canada Post began distributing 13.5 million blank, prepaid postcards to every residential address in the country.

Jesus. Why does every home need 13.5 million postcards? Who has the room? That must be crazy expensive.
 
2021-03-05 6:52:23 PM  

Russ1642: This is one of the stupidest government programs I've ever heard of.


Well the F-35 comes to mind, and it ain't just Americans paying for it.
 
2021-03-05 6:59:46 PM  

brantgoose: Do I know anybody in the Yukon Territory?

I should drop them a line if I can think of one.


I do.

But that won't help you, I guess.
 
2021-03-05 7:01:46 PM  
Should oughta send them to people in other countries...
 
2021-03-05 7:02:37 PM  

Enigmamf: Wow, a post card costs more to mail in Canada than a first-class letter does in the US.


You should see our parcel mail!

USPS flat rate boxes are the bomb in comparison.
 
2021-03-05 7:03:22 PM  
BIE? er...BIP, I guess.
 
2021-03-05 7:10:38 PM  
I sent my SIL a drawing of a penis. Extra veiny, just the way she likes them.
 
2021-03-05 7:39:19 PM  
oh sure, go ahead and brag about your functional speed mail sorting machines
 
2021-03-05 8:16:26 PM  
It's cute PR stunt, but it's goddamn silly.
The last thing the government needs to do is put more volume into a postal system already at the brink. Yes, I understand mail sorting machines do a lot of the work here. But when regional postal facilities are suffering catastrophic outbreaks to the extent the on-site customs officers say "fark this" and refuse to work there, maybe adding silly unnecessary volume is a poor idea.
And sure, maybe only 1 out of every 5 households will actually use the damn thing, but it's still not something we need right now.
 
2021-03-05 8:32:16 PM  
I live in an apartment and am thankful for all those that tossed theirs.  My family will appreciate the pick me ups in the mail.
 
2021-03-05 8:37:46 PM  
Seems some ITT have difficulty with the concept of doing nice things.
 
2021-03-05 8:39:02 PM  

Satampra Zeiros: It's cute PR stunt, but it's goddamn silly.
The last thing the government needs to do is put more volume into a postal system already at the brink. Yes, I understand mail sorting machines do a lot of the work here. But when regional postal facilities are suffering catastrophic outbreaks to the extent the on-site customs officers say "fark this" and refuse to work there, maybe adding silly unnecessary volume is a poor idea.
And sure, maybe only 1 out of every 5 households will actually use the damn thing, but it's still not something we need right now.


I have not heard about these problems. Are the posties not following social distancing rules? No masks? I can kind of picture that with some of the guys I know.
 
2021-03-05 8:53:36 PM  
Canada Post, eh?

I'll send a few Christmas themed ones now... hopefully they'll arrive before Dec 25.
 
2021-03-05 9:01:46 PM  
I'm sending mine to Canada Post thanking them for wasting my time and tax dollars.
 
2021-03-05 9:09:29 PM  

bingethinker: I have not heard about these problems. Are the posties not following social distancing rules? No masks? I can kind of picture that with some of the guys I know.


https://www.google.ca/amp/s/beta.ctvn​e​ws.ca/local/toronto/2021/1/30/1_528919​9.html
 
2021-03-05 9:13:14 PM  

Satampra Zeiros: It's cute PR stunt, but it's goddamn silly.
The last thing the government needs to do is put more volume into a postal system already at the brink. Yes, I understand mail sorting machines do a lot of the work here. But when regional postal facilities are suffering catastrophic outbreaks to the extent the on-site customs officers say "fark this" and refuse to work there, maybe adding silly unnecessary volume is a poor idea.
And sure, maybe only 1 out of every 5 households will actually use the damn thing, but it's still not something we need right now.


Speak for yourself. Some of my people died last year.
 
2021-03-05 9:14:09 PM  

timnlay: I live in an apartment and am thankful for all those that tossed theirs.  My family will appreciate the pick me ups in the mail.


She gets it
 
2021-03-05 9:14:25 PM  

RTOGUY: Russ1642: This is one of the stupidest government programs I've ever heard of.

Doesn't even make the top 10. Remember the sponsorship scandal when the government spent money to advertise the existence of the government and didn't even pay attention to where it went? A scandal so ridiculous and stupid it caused the fall of a government that had been in power for 12 years? That was pretty farking stupid.

Or how it took 30 years to replace the military's Sea King helicopters and the project was canceled costing taxpayers enough in fees to buy 9 of the helicopters they ended up buying.

Or that used submarine that caught fire

Really as far as government programs go free post cards is a nice surprise.


It's better than the US's advertising campaign to use the new, slightly re-designed money.  I think they changed the numbers font on the hundred dollar bill or made the portrait bigger or something.  At least you're getting something for your money.
 
2021-03-05 9:17:39 PM  

AndoCommando: I'm sending mine to Canada Post thanking them for wasting my time and tax dollars.


Calgary. Quelle surprise.
 
2021-03-05 9:27:17 PM  

AndoCommando: I'm sending mine to Canada Post thanking them for wasting my time and tax dollars.


Don't forget to rant about the "immigrant problem".
 
2021-03-05 10:10:44 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Prepaid? Canadians pay for postage? I thought they just attached a nice slice of bacon or dipped their outgoing mail in maple syrup for postal workers to enjoy.


Well, yeah. These are pre-dipped. Duh.
 
2021-03-06 6:49:39 AM  
Postcards are great, just a few of the ones I've received over the years:

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2021-03-06 6:58:50 AM  
And also if any Canadians would like to send me their postcard, I'm at:

Spacebison
PO Box 1292
Columbus NE 68602
USA

Thanks!
http://moonworm.net/postcards/
 
2021-03-06 11:36:20 AM  

Billy Liar: RTOGUY: Russ1642: This is one of the stupidest government programs I've ever heard of.

Doesn't even make the top 10. Remember the sponsorship scandal when the government spent money to advertise the existence of the government and didn't even pay attention to where it went? A scandal so ridiculous and stupid it caused the fall of a government that had been in power for 12 years? That was pretty farking stupid.

Or how it took 30 years to replace the military's Sea King helicopters and the project was canceled costing taxpayers enough in fees to buy 9 of the helicopters they ended up buying.

Or that used submarine that caught fire

Really as far as government programs go free post cards is a nice surprise.

It's better than the US's advertising campaign to use the new, slightly re-designed money.  I think they changed the numbers font on the hundred dollar bill or made the portrait bigger or something.  At least you're getting something for your money.


You really think it's a terrible thing for the US Treasury to inform people that the design of money is changing?
 
2021-03-06 12:04:43 PM  

Enigmamf: Billy Liar: RTOGUY: Russ1642: This is one of the stupidest government programs I've ever heard of.

Doesn't even make the top 10. Remember the sponsorship scandal when the government spent money to advertise the existence of the government and didn't even pay attention to where it went? A scandal so ridiculous and stupid it caused the fall of a government that had been in power for 12 years? That was pretty farking stupid.

Or how it took 30 years to replace the military's Sea King helicopters and the project was canceled costing taxpayers enough in fees to buy 9 of the helicopters they ended up buying.

Or that used submarine that caught fire

Really as far as government programs go free post cards is a nice surprise.

It's better than the US's advertising campaign to use the new, slightly re-designed money.  I think they changed the numbers font on the hundred dollar bill or made the portrait bigger or something.  At least you're getting something for your money.

You really think it's a terrible thing for the US Treasury to inform people that the design of money is changing?


That's one thing.  But they never felt the need to before, and it wasn't like, "This is what we've changed."  It was more like, "Hey! It's the new design!  Spend it!"  People are gonna do that with money.  It'll be several years before they're papering the walls with it because it's worthless.
 
2021-03-06 12:42:03 PM  

Billy Liar: Enigmamf: Billy Liar: RTOGUY: Russ1642: This is one of the stupidest government programs I've ever heard of.

Doesn't even make the top 10. Remember the sponsorship scandal when the government spent money to advertise the existence of the government and didn't even pay attention to where it went? A scandal so ridiculous and stupid it caused the fall of a government that had been in power for 12 years? That was pretty farking stupid.

Or how it took 30 years to replace the military's Sea King helicopters and the project was canceled costing taxpayers enough in fees to buy 9 of the helicopters they ended up buying.

Or that used submarine that caught fire

Really as far as government programs go free post cards is a nice surprise.

It's better than the US's advertising campaign to use the new, slightly re-designed money.  I think they changed the numbers font on the hundred dollar bill or made the portrait bigger or something.  At least you're getting something for your money.

You really think it's a terrible thing for the US Treasury to inform people that the design of money is changing?

That's one thing.  But they never felt the need to before, and it wasn't like, "This is what we've changed."  It was more like, "Hey! It's the new design!  Spend it!"  People are gonna do that with money.  It'll be several years before they're papering the walls with it because it's worthless.


There have been publicity campaigns around every redesign of US currency. Maybe they should have been bigger so you could have complained every time about how responsible governance is wasteful of your tax dollars?
 
2021-03-06 3:59:32 PM  
Filled it out, just need to go drop it in the mail.
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