Liz Gannes

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U.S. Mail Delivery Is Taking the Weekend Off — Permanently

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The United States Postal Service announced this morning that, in a cost-cutting measure, it will only deliver mail on weekdays.

The long-discussed plan is set to kick in Aug. 1, but it hasn’t yet been approved by Congress. It’s forecasted to save $2 billion annually.

Because of continued growth and profitability in delivery of packages, those will continue to arrive at people’s doors six times per week.

So, shall we blame Lance? It’s way bigger than that. The USPS had a $15.9 billion net loss in fiscal 2012.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik