Category Archives: USPS

H.R. 5445, the “Postal Jobs Protection Act of 2014″

USPS Profit & Loss [courtesy Google Images]

USPS Profit & Loss
[courtesy Google Images] reports that the Congress has recently proposed a “Postal Jobs Protection Act of 2014”. According to ZeroHedge, the essential feature of that Act is seen in a single sentence:


“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no mail processing facility operating as of September 1, 2014, may be closed or consolidated prior to December 31, 2015.”


In other words, Congress wants to pass a law to ensure that NO US postal center can be shut down before the beginning of A.D. 2016.

Why is this important?

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Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Bankruptcy, Debt, Government as Gangsters, USPS


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Gov-co Won’t Accept Registered Mail??

RegisteredMailThe essential idea behind this post will probably turn out to be false.  Take it all with salt.

I had lunch with a friend of mine today.  He’d sent a response to the IRS last Friday by Registered Mail.  Registered Mail is more expensive than Certified Mail, but Registered Mail is automatically admissible as evidence in court.

The postman told him that it is now government policy to refuse to accept all Registered Mail.  If you send Registered Mail, the Post Office will still process and send it.  However, if that Registered Mail is delivered to, say, the IRS or the Department of Agriculture, those agencies will refuse to sign for it and cause your Registered Mail to be returned to you unopened.

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Posted by on November 4, 2013 in Income Tax, USPS


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Use of the Zip Code is Voluntary

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ZIP code promotional sign with “Mr. ZIP” on a hotel letter drop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I received an email containing the following article. I don’t know who wrote it, but it appears credible.  Unfortunately, not every claim in the article is documented with an underlying authority.  However, most of the claims can be traced to an authority.  

While I have embraced the idea that TX, OK and CA signify “administrative divisions of US territory,” this article claims that use of the Zip Code creates prima facie evidence that you are a “resident” or Washington DC.  The two hypotheses seem to deal with the same concept:  that the government presumes we are in a federal venue (where we are subjects of Congress) rather than within a venue of a State of the Union (where we are individual sovereigns).  

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Posted by on October 3, 2012 in "The State" vs. "this state", USPS, Venue, Zip Code


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International Mail Manual?


Mr. ZIP (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I received an email today that referenced the U.S. “Domestic Mail Manual” (“DMM).  I have a physical copy of that manual because a number of intelligent people believe that use of the mail–and especially things like Zip Codes–can be used as evidence that you are a “person” doing business or otherwise transacting in the territory of “this state”.  The people that I know of who’ve studied the “mail” issue rely on an astute reading of the DMM to extricate themselves from liability to the national government.

I haven’t studied that issue, but I understand that the word “domestic” probably implicates the singular “United States” and its territories and may therefore be hazardous to our health.

So, in yet another instance of Why-Didn’t-I-Think-Of-This-Sooner? (like ten or fifteen years ago), when I saw today’s reference to the “Domestic Mail Manual,”  it occurred to me that using the Domestic Mail Manual as a legal authority to escape the venue of “this state”–which I suspect may also be described as the “domestic to the United States” venue–might be self-defeating.

I.e, if “this state” is synonymous with the plane/venue of the “domestic” United States, what are the odds that the Domestic Mail Manual will help you to evade the “domestic” venue?  Not too high, I’d bet.

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Posted by on September 16, 2012 in "The State" vs. "this state", USPS


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