Reminder that FedEx "SmartPost" and UPS "Mail Innovations" are private companies using the ubiquitous delivery of the United States Post Office for handling their last-mile deliveries.
In other words, it's not cost-effective enough for them to send a truck to deliver your package so their "Smart" and "Innovative" way of handling this is to make it the post office's problem.
Whenever someone says that the Post Office isn't efficient please remind them of these "Smart" "Innovations"
late stage capitalism but not much more than a shaking fist at billionaires
sometimes i think about the fact that like, pretty much any time someone has to like break down what it means to be a billionaire for a mainstream news source, they have to be like
"now it's important to keep in mind that billion is a number so large it's hard to comprehend"
but like, that's kind of the thing like
imagine being so reprehensible and selfish that the human mind cannot fully comprehend it
used to be, before gutenberg, letters were a lot more expensive. punctuation, even more so. you'd have to trade a bushel of oats for the "a," etc. if you used the comma twice in once sentence, you were judged to have spent more lavishly than you could afford, such as foolishly trading your strongest livestock, which would have sustained the farm with its work, for an optional bit of punctuation, like a dandy. that's why they call it trading the "ox fer d'comma"
Neat website with local alternative resources to calling the police.
Has anyone else out there on the fediverse ever been a member on the forum site that used to be attached to otherkin.com back in the later half of the 00s? I'm trying to find other people who were posters on that forum site, and I figure the fediverse is as good a place as any to start looking again.
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