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(NPR)   Canadians: drop a free postcard to anyone in Canada   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Postal system, Canada Post, Postcard, Love, Letter box, Credit card, local post office, Post, Texas  
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2021-03-05 5:31:25 PM  
9 votes:
Meanwhile, the USPS is being systematically dismantled by a Board member of several package delivery companies.
 
2021-03-05 5:31:19 PM  
9 votes:
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 6:08:43 PM  
7 votes:

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 8:32:16 PM  
6 votes:
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 6:30:59 PM  
6 votes:
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 5:30:44 PM  
4 votes:
It's a pre-paid postcard, which is good, because who the hell has any stamps any more?
 
2021-03-05 6:52:23 PM  
3 votes:

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 6:47:20 PM  
3 votes:
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 5:54:04 PM  
3 votes:
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 5:37:56 PM  
3 votes:
Do I know anybody in the Yukon Territory?

I should drop them a line if I can think of one.
 
2021-03-06 6:49:39 AM  
2 votes:
Postcards are great, just a few of the ones I've received over the years:

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2021-03-05 7:39:19 PM  
2 votes:
oh sure, go ahead and brag about your functional speed mail sorting machines
 
2021-03-05 5:38:36 PM  
2 votes:

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 9:17:39 PM  
1 vote:

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


Calgary. Quelle surprise.
 
2021-03-05 9:13:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:01:46 PM  
1 vote:
I'm sending mine to Canada Post thanking them for wasting my time and tax dollars.
 
2021-03-05 8:37:46 PM  
1 vote:
Seems some ITT have difficulty with the concept of doing nice things.
 
2021-03-05 8:16:26 PM  
1 vote:
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 6:30:16 PM  
1 vote:

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 5:48:01 PM  
1 vote:
DROP a free postcard...

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2021-03-05 5:24:48 PM  
1 vote:
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