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Video: Throwing parcels from a motorcycle in Australia

A postman in Victoria has been caught on CCTV throwing mail into the bushes.

US Postal Police at APWU StopStaples Demonstration

APWU’s Rich Shelley sends USPS’s Postal Police home!

Elmwood Park (Chicago Area) Staples Pilot Program protest.

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Video: FedEx driver has a very bad day- but the dogs love it!

One of those ubiquitous security cameras catches a FedEx driver having a very bad day- much to the amusement of the neighborhood dogs…

Sometimes Security Cameras catch a gem! – YouTube.

Video: Post Office Hour Cuts Upset A Growing North Dakota Town

It is about to get tricky for customers in Horace to mail their packages and get stamps. Their post office retail window will go from being open 8 hours a day to only being open for 6 hours a day. It’s part of a bigger trend that’s been happening in rural towns across the country.

The Horace post office serves the communities of Oxbow, Wildrice, and Hickson or about 1,400 people and some of these communities are on the grow. That is why the group "Concerned Citizens of 58047" are upset that their post office will be reducing their hours this year.

"The big slogan in town is invest in the valley, invest in your community. We believe it strongly, the post office is a big facet to what we do with our business. We need the availability to go there during business hours," says John Koerselman, a business owner in Horace.

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks

Read more: Post Office Hour Cuts Upset A Growing Town – Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks.

Video: Linns Stamp News Monday Morning Brief for March 31

Watch as Linn’s Stamp News editor Chad Snee discusses a few significant events in the stamp world last week and what to look for in the coming week.

This week’s stories for March 31, 2014, include:

• British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta receives new cert
• American Philatelic Society launches search for executive director
• Scott catalogue update
• Spider-Man swings onto computer-vended postage

Credit card skimmers on Oregon PO self-service kiosks?

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A joint investigation between the US Post Office and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is underway over the possibility skimming devices were illegally placed on self-service stamp machines at two post offices.

Three customers who all used self-service postage machines in Beaverton and Aloha over the last five days reported large fraudulent withdrawals on their ATM cards.

Access to the machines is not difficult since they are all available after regular business hours inside unlocked lobbies.

Read more: Skimmers at Washington County post offices? |

Guy that posted video of “Lazy USPS Driver” gets defensive after it goes viral

Yesterday YouTube member eDude76 posted a video showing a package being somewhat carelessly delivered to his house.

As of this writing the clip has been seen almost 700,000 times, and apparently not everyone who has seen it has been impressed- and a lot of viewers doubt it’s authenticity. eDude76 added the following to the description of the video in response:

This video is real, the van belongs to a rural mail carrier working for the USPS.

This is not the first time this has happened, there have been plenty of instances where mail was delivered like this (see links below), and I even reported it before. In this specific instance, I don’t think there was any damage caused by this drop (having trouble with the drive, but hopefully not related), but it wouldn’t be the first time something got damaged. But if you watch carefully, you can see the door being pushed in.

Yes, I understand boxes can go through rough(er) handling while in transit, but that’s not the point, not to mention being dropped on top of another box or conveyer belt is not the same thing.

I have been contacted by the USPS, so hopefully things will calm down now.

To the organizations interested in buying the rights to the video: I’m not interested in selling this video. It was just a small story to tell, and there is a lot more important stuff going on in the world. I thank you for your interest, but can’t release copyright.

Last but not least, it looks like folks are re-uploading this video already, and my only recourse is to file a DMCA notice, but YouTube says they will show the DMCA with my personal info in place of the video, exposing my personal information. How is this even right?

Since people seem to like the video, here are 2 more of previous mail ‘drops’.

Video: Vandals Target Mailboxes At A Denver Condo Complex

DENVER (CBS4) – Authorities say mailboxes at a Denver condominium complex have been targeted by vandals.

Two different cluster mailboxes were broken open at Jasmine Condominiums.

It’s happened three times in recent weeks with residents worried their checks may be stolen.

A notice warns residents about vandalism and possible theft of their outgoing mail.

Resident Sue said that four of her outgoing checks totaling $300 were stolen creating a huge hassle for her.

Read more: Vandals Target Mailboxes At A Denver Condo Complex « CBS Denver.

Letter carrier who was robbed says more protection is needed

DETROIT (WJBK) – A letter carrier robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon while on the job is calling for backup protection for postal workers.

Edward Hosendove’s cell phone, money and mail delivery truck was stolen.

“It’s starting to become too common where letter carries are being assaulted, where letter carriers are being robbed, and something has to be done about it. We are a targets. We are out there alone,” says Hosendove. Read the rest of this entry »

Video: Linns Stamp News Monday Morning Brief for March 17

Watch as Linn’s Stamp News editor Chad Snee discusses a few significant events in the stamp world last week and what to look for in the coming week.

This week’s stories March 17, 2014 include:

• Upright Jenny Invert pane census stands at 15
• Cheryl Ganz joins Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
• Scott catalogue update on Jamaica
• Scott Trepel on the ‘ultimate’ U.S. 1847 collection