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Saturday, November 22, 2014

USPS. United States Postal Service. Going Postal with the Post Office Misfeasance.

Back in January 2003, I bought a second home in the Southwest part of the USA (metropolitan Phoenix Arizona area) that is approximately 2000 miles away from my main residence in Northwest Ohio (Toledo, Ohio). Since that time, I have spent most of the winter months in my second home in a climate where the winter weather is sunny and warm as opposed to the cold, snowy weather in the climate of my primary residence.

At first, I had no problems with the United States Postal Service with the forwarding and the delivery of my mail. As a matter of fact, the Post Office did a fantastic job. Indeed, for many, many, many years, I had always proclaimed that the United States Postal Service was the greatest in the world, that the U.S. Post Office was a fine-tuned, efficient organization with excellent service.

Then, things changed! Now, for the past several years or so, I have had an annual problem with getting correct delivery of my mail from the United States Post Service. I have tried over the years to alleviate problems with the delivery of my mail by several means, such as making change of addresses with the senders of my mail, making change of addresses with the Post Office in person and by electronic means that the USPS had suggested, not making any change of address but having others check my mail at my main residence, etc. Over the past few years, both my wife and I have spoken with USPS officials by telephone and in person.

Last year, I made no change of address, but it was such a hassle to keep informed on the mail being delivered to my primary residence that I tried the temporary change of address to my secondary address with the U.S. Post Office again this year. Well, guess what!!!


I am royally UPSET to no end.
I JUST NOW (today) received an e-mail from my brother, Daryl, who has lived with my wife, Judy, and me in our primary residence since September 2009. Daryl informed me that the Post Office in Toledo, Ohio stopped forwarding my USPS mail from Toledo to my winter Mesa, Arizona home as of November 8 --- TWO WEEKS AGO!!! The Post Office was given a temporary change of address back at the end of October that was supposed to be good for 6 months. Not only did the Post Office stop forwarding my mail, but they stopped delivering it to my Toledo address, as well; Daryl wrote me in the e-mail that the Post Office now has all mail for Judy and me on hold.

Here is what Daryl wrote me:
"Mail Man Just informed me that for what ever reason the mail forwarding stop November 8th, and will have to be re-done again by you to forward what they have Now on hold - So They said you'll have to fill out on line or how ever you wish to do it but to do another mail forwarding request.So Far they have Mail on hold until you do the change again. Why This happens he's not sure."

I wish I had known about the problem two weeks ago. I have no idea why I had not been informed of any problems. Why was I not called? Why did the carrier in either of my two locations not check with my wife or me? Why does the Post Office think it has the power to hold my mail and not deliver it?? I am totally disgusted. Anger is not a strong enough word to express what I am feeling. At least I am lucky that I got the e-mail about this -- heck, I do not have internet access at my second house; all I have is internet access at the public library and at wi-fi hot spots. What am I to do if there is crucially important mail sitting at the Toledo Post Office???

Stroke, move over; heart attack, here I come!!!

Why is the United States Postal Service so inept?
Why is the United States Postal Service so incompetent?
Why is the misfeasance of the United States Postal Service allowed to continue?

I do believe that I have aptly entitled this Roland Hansen Commentary:
USPS. United States Postal Service. Going Postal with the Post Office Misfeasance.

Friday, November 14, 2014

U.S.A. Election 2014, American-style. The general American public gets the government it deserves!

I want to open with a quote from a previous Roland Hansen Commentary that I wrote on May 8, 2010:
Informed voters do not always get what they deserve; ill-informed voters do get what they deserve; and, non voters do not deserve anything!

Here's another. Back on October 5, 2011, I wrote the Roland Hansen Commentary, American Democracy Threatened, that started out with this:
Back on March 2, 2007, I wrote a Roland's Ramblings (my other blog) in which I stated: "we in the United States of America are in jeopardy of having our representative democracy form of government destroyed."

Now, let's put those two quotes and blog entries into perspective as it relates to the General Elections held across the United States in November of 2014. Open and read the following:
From the The New York Times - The Worst Voter Turnout in 72 Years, By THE EDITORIAL BOARD, NOV. 11, 2014.
From The Washington PostVoter turnout in 2014 was the lowest since WWII By Jose A. DelReal November 10.
From PBS NewsHour - 2014 midterm election turnout lowest in 70 years, BY DOMENICO MONTANARO, RACHEL WELLFORD AND SIMONE PATHE,  November 10, 2014.

Many voters proudly proclaim to be independents, not being aligned with either of the two major political parties in the United States of America. But, if you recall, back on May 18, 2009  I wrote the Roland Hansen CommentaryIndependents and Politics: An Oxymoron.

Then, there are the idiot moron anonymous trolls like mud_rake who wrote. "You, Mr. Hansen, are also a political hack ..."

Some people have an overall low opinion of elected officials and of politicians in general. Perhaps, you may remember when I wrote the Roland Hansen CommentaryPoliticians: Before And After Being Elected. What do you think?, back on March 18, 2014.

Quite a few folks do not think we need government. Back on April 23, 2010, I addressed the issue when I penned the Roland Hansen Commentary, Government: Do we need it?

So? What of this election just held earlier this month. What of the results? What of the affected American public. About half of the voting age American public is even registered to vote. And of that one-half of the voting age American public, just slightly over one-third actually voted, i.e. about 17% of the voting age populace. That means in a one-on-one election where the election result is determined by a simple majority, the winner was determined by 8.5 % plus one vote of the entire American voting age population,
AND, that is why this Roland Hansen Commentary is entitled
U.S.A. Election 2014, American-style. The general American public gets the government it deserves!

Now, I close with this Roland Hansen Commentary of August 12, 2007 (Open it to read the commentary):
Whiny Nonvoters Should Shush Up 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Twitter. Bill Lucas. Buckeye. BuckeyeCable. Buckeye CableSystem.

I really do not need to write much here on Roland Hansen Commentary regarding the CRAP of Buckeye CableSystem in Toledo, Ohio.

Really. All you need do is to go over to read the Bill Lucas Twitter feed on the subject of Buckeye CableSystem where you may also read my comments.

More over here.

Remember my 'Hello Peggy' Roland Hansen Commentary about Buckeye CableSystem?