I like Adam Kokesh but got ticked off by his show and his attitude on something last week. Adam vs. the Man is the show and you can watch it on RT or stream it. I really like the show and recommend it.
And Mr. Kokesh is a Libertarian so I do not expect to agree with him. But he did a story about possible cutbacks at the Post Office and was going on and on about how there was e-mail and blah, blah, blah.
I wanted to ask,"Young man, do you not know any elderly people? Do you not know any that live in rural communities?"
This is a very big deal for rural communities and especially for elderly people living in them.
This is from Jennifer Levitz' article for The Wall Street Journal:
The intensified campaign to close post offices is rankling small towns.
"They say we'll still keep our zip code, but what is a town without a post office? It certainly doesn't seem like much of a town," said Mayor Donald Hobbs, of Lohrville, Iowa, population 468. The Lohrville post office is set to close in September after years of being the central gathering spot for this soybean and corn farming community. "We're in shock," he said.
The postal service said in January that it would study as many as 2,000 post offices for possible closure because of issues ranging from damaged buildings to, as in Lohrville, a postmaster's retirement. Of the 1,200 ultimately selected for consideration, 300 are still being studied, 280 have been closed, and 620 are in various stages of the closing process.
If you live in D.C., I supposed it is no big thing if the post office closes. You have so much in the city. If you are in a rural area, that is not the case. And try to picture a Saturday for an elderly woman of 72 whose spouse is dead and lives alone in a rural area. That might be the only person she sees that day, the postal carrier. (I am elderly but I live in Conn. and my family lives close by. Though I can emphasize, I am not upset because it effects me. It will not have any effect on me.)
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: