Archive for January, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Wikipedia

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.)[1] is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000

Source: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Wikipedia

There is no regular mail delivery today.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 16th, 2017 at 9:34 am

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Dead Tree Edition: The FSS: A Hopeless Case

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Behind-the-headlines insights on publishing, postal issues, print media & paper from a magazine insider of questionable sanity

Source: Dead Tree Edition: The FSS: A Hopeless Case

Sayings that come to mind include:
“you can’t get blood from a stone”
“exercise in futility”
“you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”
“beating a dead horse”

etc. etc. etc.

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January 12th, 2017 at 9:33 am

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JFK Forever Stamp to be Dedicated on Presidents Day – Postal Employee Network

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January 10th, 2017 at 10:59 am

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Trump Expresses Doubts about Security of All Computers | Military.com

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The president-elect rarely uses email or computers, despite his frequent tweeting.

Source: Trump Expresses Doubts about Security of All Computers | Military.com

Perhaps we should all go back to clay tablets and quill pens, and an abacus for calculations.  But then, how would we tweet?

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 10th, 2017 at 10:58 am

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