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    Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General...he must be turning over in his grave.

    The Second Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin the first postmaster general in 1775.  But it was an idea as old as Augustus Caesar (62 BCE-14 CE), who organized the service (cursus publicus) and his "service" workers were provided with light carriages (rhedae) pulled by fast horses.  Ancient Rome, realized that good communication, fast and free, would make a good nation a greater nation. 

    The idea of a national communication service to pull a nation together, promote commerce, and freely spread new and information was as popular to ancient Romans as it is to American citizens today.

    When I was in high school, I wanted to buy a new Mustang,  to drive to college and so I found a job working at the Post Office located in downtown Fort Worth, right on the rail line.  My job was to come in, stand on a 2 ft high platform, that had bags for mail and parcels, hung all around it. Each bag went to a different city, often on a different train or truck.  The mail would be dumped in the center of the platform and my job was to redirect each box or package to the correct postal mail bag (thus to the correct train or truck).  Although we were taught to be careful if the boxes said "Fragile" some of us became pretty adept at practicing "basketball shots" and hitting "baggers", from 10 or 15 ft away.  I was a hard worker, doing extra courses in the day time, to get ahead in school, and working until midnight getting the mail sent out on the right train. I worked hard, and by the way, I bought and drove my new Mustang to college that year.  

    It was a good job, good pay for a kid and I worked hard at it. I was proud to be one of those "Neither rain nor snow...." guys determined to keep information and commerce going.  Of course we knew that many people depended upon those boxes of mail for medicines, supplies, food, clothes, tools, all those things people need to survive.…

     

  • Jun 20, 2020 | Politics  

    Albert Pike, a Humanitarian Who Helped Millions

    It has been my pleasure to work and visit many nations around the globe. I have noticed that in Communist or Dictatorship oriented nations, that every time there is a regime change, or election of new leaders, the street names, statues, and "heroes" change...

     

  • Jun 18, 2020 | Politics  

    What is Antifa? What do scholars say that they stand for?

    A good friend, called me and started telling me about the dangers of Antifa, that they might be dangerous terrorists. So I tried to study and find out what this "Antifa" group is. One of the nation’s experts on Antifa, is Stanilav Vysotsky, a professor at University of Wisconsin, and an author of sociological books, one to be released soon on Antifa. He is a "go to" expert on Antifa...

     

  • Jan 4, 2020 | Politics  

    Nine States Sliding into Economic Downturn

    Nine states face economic contraction, the most since the 2009 crisis. A Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia forecast predicts West Virginia’s economy will shrink the most of any state in the coming months. (F...

     

  • Dec 16, 2019 | Politics  

    A BILLBOARD BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS COULD HONOR

    Someone posted this image on the internet. It was supposedly a "mock up," and said to have been created by Republicans. If so, it suggests that both Republicans and Democrats -- all American citizens -- (not radical partisans) should honor the law, the truth, the facts. Whoever created it, it makes a valid basic point. AMERICA NEEDS THE WHOLE TRUTH...

     

  • Oct 26, 2019 | Politics  

    $10.5 MILLION IN UNPAID BILLS BY GOP PRESIDENTIAL APPEARANCES IN CITIES

    THE GOP, AS LED BY THE PRESIDENT, DEFAULTS ON $10.5 MILLION IN BILLS FOR CITY EXPENSES UNPAID FOR HIS POLITICAL CAMPAIGN...

     

  • Jul 2, 2019 | Politics  

    HOSPITALS REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE PRICES (BEFORE THE SERVICE) BY D.C.

    WHITE HOUSE ORDERS THAT HOSPITALS WILL GIVE FULL DISCLOSURES OF ALL PRICES AND FEES Order aims to reveal real health care costs By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, June 24, 2019 Our thanks and credit to AP for running this article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. WE HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR FULL DISCLOSURE OF FEES BY HOSPITALS FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS...

     

  • Jun 26, 2019 | Politics  

    Kids, Poor Immigrants, Immigration, and Ethical Values of the USA

    Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, his wife Tania Vanessa and his daughter, Valeria, near her 2-year birthday, hiked from El Salvador to escape the gangs, drug wars, corruption and dangerous living conditions...

     

  • Jun 12, 2019 | Politics  

    NEW REPUBLICAN TAX LAW FAILING, GREATER DEFICITS THAN EVER

    THE NEW TAX LAW IS NOT DOING WHAT REPUBLICANS PROMISED, BUT INSTEAD IS RAISING BUDGET DEFICITS AND COSTING OUR NATION AND MOST AMERICANS MORE. In fact, the new tax law has not created a budget surplus, it has only given financial gifts to big business and cut tax deductions, penalizing Americans and causing losses for most of them...

     

  • May 4, 2019 | Politics  

    Texas Lyceum, one of the most influential organizations in Texas

    May 3, 2019, marked the 40th anniversary celebration of the founding of Texas Lyceum. It was in 1980 that Texas Business Magazine published an article about the Rising Stars of Texas. The magazine had been running articles exploring concepts of encouraging and developing enlightened leadership...

     

  • Jan 15, 2019 | Politics  

    Republican Sheriff on Texas Border says, "TO HELL WITH TRUMP WALL"

    Politics in Texas, especially in rural Texas, are conservative -- very conservative. So when people like the Republican Sheriff who has to patrol the border, speaks out it reflects a broader opinion. He is in charge of a part of the southern border of Texas where Trump's wall is routed to go. He says, "To hell with the wall right now." I for one do not ignore local area sheriffs...

     

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