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launch the countries, i think the others won't have the courage to do it. all your stuff that's well today we see that despite our differences, we all have the same problem in our daily lives. that is why we are all gathered today to say no to this, to visit this country. they call them a racist, but it's not true. he's no more racist than i am. i'm of lebanese origin, and i'm here and i've integrated, well, yes. now many have also describes him more as bull intellectual, donald trump, and he has had a popular right in the polls so far. at one point, even before declaring his candidacy poles showed that he could make a 2nd cut to the round of voting, that will determine he's president not to shaken up many on the political scene, which is very traditional. hey, i've seen it still isn't quite certain as to who will be on the ballot paper next year. current president macro on still hasn't officially throat his hat in the ring, while the republicans who all that traditional party of the right of still to
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choose their candidates, the more joins names like marine, the pen, socialist, paris ne, any dell go and the left wing firebrand john nick mel as shown as he eyes the top job in france. i on the way, harrison threatened in a toxic environment. the story of us postal workers battling a said the service from being stripped and sold on. the great postal host is next. all naughty. when you allow for the bankers at the top to loot and that they've been doing and their business model is to cave $0.90 of every dollar they steal. they passed ball fine. that will trickle down trickle down, looting an area or 13 years later and has become, as you say,
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in san francisco. really a common for gangs to loot the storms. but let's be honest. they are simply mimicking the bankers like jamie diamond and others who have made that hub, glorified looting and glorified stealing and glorified money printing it in, oh no, no, no, but they did a mapping by a new knuckle. but my love bob, you didn't thought no, well, i'm happy to be a well, i mean i have to be licensed with sonya.
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hey, it's not in that. and the simple story is that the decline of the us postal service coincides with the rise of the internet and e mail. and that story is just too simplistic. first, class mail volumes have declined and that has created financial pressure. but if you look at mail volume as a whole, particularly if you look at the parcel segment they've grown substantially. looking at internet use, people with more use of the internet or more access to the internet tend to get more man. the role and influence of private corporations is tremendous. and their ability to shape the legal environment than really reflects their desire to limit competition. if the postal service lives out of the way that you think your fedex and u. p. s. could charge more for what they do. if the postal service was out of the
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way that you think the vampires in congress could sell off all the property and all the assets, the postal service has and steal that money are all across the united states. we're losing very distinguished buildings and public art that they contain major buildings that the post service own, iconic, beautiful buildings in the centers of town have been sold to real estate developers for not that much money. oh, ah. they were designed to be among the best buildings in town, architecturally distinguished, but also the craftsmanship. oh, a commission for the 1st time,
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for small towns where people had generally never seen art before, let alone public art the depicted themselves and the work that they do. and their legends and their history and their landscapes. oh, it was to a noble americans who do common work so that they would know that this is part of what constitutes a civilization of all of us working together. doing our bit, ah, the real estate portfolio which the public owns and paid for, is variously estimated to be worth $50.00 to $100000000000.00 all or so. anybody who can get their hands on that is going to make out very nicely like a bandit, perhaps in the postal service. gave an explicit contract to the world largest commercial real estate company, cd ari. to not only sell our property,
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but also to advise them on what to sell and also to meet that property which the postal service does on to it. so this is a very nice cushy deal. mm. now where it really gets interesting is that the chair of the board and largely the owner of c, b r e is none other than richard c bluhm, a billionaire private equity capitalist who just happens to be the husband of senator dianne feinstein. perhaps the most powerful senator in congress, or by any measure. this is a rather startling conflict of interest that nobody seems to have looked into in the preface. scarcely mentioned. mm oh, in my own city of santa monica,
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i was involved in reforms that transformed that city. so that the downtown of santa monica became, if not the most, one of the most vibrant retail centers and all of california. and there's a beautiful post office in that set of blocks and the post service sold it to some guy who's making it to a movie studio. whereas they could have shared that space expanded the opportunity so that they would have ongoing revenue and maintain this beautiful location in the middle of town where everybody could go to it. they've moved the post office to some place on the other side of the freeway where the bus depot is it's, it's really a crime. that's an area where the postal service has not followed my suggestions at all. and i'm quite frustration about ah
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ah, in washington dc, you can go to the old post office and pay the president of the united states $24.00 for a cheeseburger i marry burkhart. pacific branch, president of the national association of postal supervisors. every 4 years delegates gather to elect the officers who will represent them in washington. you need to be assertive, you need to be even a little aggressive, and you have to be unafraid. that was always my expectation. 3 officers that we elected and were paying almost a $150.00 pounds. so you think, wow, those are the best. they're fighting their 247. and so it was always
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a little disappointing to see that they leave right at 5 and it cherry cellphones and didn't even know a lot of the basic rules. we have not elected the right people. when i 1st ran, one of the national office was totally, why are you doing this? because it was already the election have been 4 years ago. he said, all votes were promised to other people and you don't have anything to run, but your skills are whole convention. is that correct? why and how it just dial it it and promise it in the office of national secretary treasurer john g 1200 a bar. i brian here. what about a 135
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and that's why one day i want one member, one vote because that's the ultimate way to break this up. every time i mention it, so like we can't have one member, one vote, we can't do that. and i said, why not legal? well, because they don't know what they're doing and they give it, isn't that what the elisa said, you know the england and is that why we form this nation? and isn't that what people said in the 1800s. and is that why women could vote is that white black people can vote. and so what we're doing is we're disenfranchising everybody for a few good. oh boy, power brokers, nothing happens. and this is the tired organization with a lot of travel expenses. oh, a in november
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2013. the postal service begins opening many post offices in staples, stores nationwide. a sign on the door closed. filled with is not a contract at all. like know what the contract had been so with that, if you could hardly read ah, we took an old we were hired to protect their meal. i'm a customer is i'm going to say protect our mail. after 3 years of pressure, the postal service was found in violation of its contract with employees and staples closed their postal counters about big business and money. it's not about the public and given the service that me desired and not about the quality trained
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workers. it's about money with one of the things the postal system did was to create the expectation that a job can have reasonable hours, can have a good pension. what used to be called a middle class american dream lifestyle. right? if you destroy those jobs, what you're doing is you're ratcheting down the standard of living. you're allowing all the other employers in an area to offer less and less so that the only comparison anybody has is the poor job. the 1st largest business employ, the most people is wal mart and the wages there are so low. but many of the wal mart employees have to go on welfare. that is, they are subsidized by the taxpayer. and what you end up having is the us postal service, retail clerk, subsidizing wal mart, in order to pay those workers so much lower wages. so it really changes the
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direction of co is subsidizing home and traditional 9 to 5 doesn't work in our current economy. as people are working multiple part time jobs, you may work a 4 hour day at the post office and dr. uber for 4 hours. they've tried to bring in an hourly wage people for part time, part time, hours at $15.00 an hour with no benefits, no health insurance, even though they have a ton of employment opportunities. it's hard for them to find people to come in on the spot and then the people we do get sometimes they're, they just don't get it. they think the job is easy and it's not very physically enduring in this past winter. it was the polar vortex. it was absolutely horrendous. we were working for so over time we're working 16 weeks we're working 12 and 13 hour days. feel like this all 5. 0 really
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have any more problems working with them for a plan just wants to know. you know, well with the stuff stayed here until you're oh yeah, they're not by choice. but like i said, we need the family needs me so i can tell myself my family needs with my wife 3 kids. oh, this is america's job. this is for the people. this is existed since the beginning of this country. there's no reason to stop with like they go to kelly is one of the most widely appreciated all worker in the country. apostle workers know our. 7 people on the route,
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they take pride in being able to make sure that they're okay. we stayed quite a few lives all through the years. well, i did a few more to see breathing. they opened their way up. i didn't do anything more than anybody else will. yes, it is a hero. i believe. just make sure i've been away for the right time in emergencies and national security situations. or you're gonna deliver medicine. you're going to deliver some anti dough, or you're gonna deliver some equipment. the post office is the last hope of this country because it doesn't say well, you know, that's not very profitable. i'm not going to do it. it has a civic obligation, as well as the legal obligation to perform on behalf of the american people from supporters and conservative media space. no energy dale is democrats, are going to bar there to the left. the really true. let majority of all voters say they support universal pre k free community college and low drug prices. so is
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going to far less really about the culture wars. mm. look forward to talking to you all. that technology should work for people. a robot must obey the orders given by human beings, except where such orders that conflict with the 1st law show your identification. we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. at that point, obviously is too great truck rather than fair with the area with artificial intelligence. real summoning with a robot must protect its own existence with 3 you have powers in this country that are trying to
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choke off the postal service and take everything it has that's worth any money. and then you have a group of people that are trying to fulfill the mission and to deliver to every address every day. the one philosophy flies in the face of the other. so the way to do it is not to eliminate the delivery the way to do it is not to. busy eliminate door to door services, something that we've provided to people all these years. if you want to take it like foreign to people, you want to put a box up at the corner and have your mother have to walk a while to get her mail every day. busy i don't think i want that. i would love to see us go the direction of the self directed more team self manage team, because we're capable of making the decision off so we could put rear fresh already job to perform desire commitment. that's what we want. you only get it when you make people part of the process when we run it in my face
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. employee example that come from when we ran outdated employee 3 and i'll say, you know what, your thought is every day we can do it on most of most of the oversight and the paperwork that people deal with now is just you know, didn't mail get their own time, dead, you know, did that box get there? did amazon get all scan properly? but there's a lot of people in here that are justifying their job, which is a useless job. we have one guy that comes down just to make sure the mail gets here in time. we could check that out. ridiculous, let the post office be a pioneer again in the days of the pony express in the way that it was, but now not about reaching into the far reaches of our country, but rather into the way we organized business. every post office should be a local workers, cooperative, a group of workers whose job it is to make that institution as useful as
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helpful to the local community, as it knows how to be free to do that in any way it sees fit. at one time, they are able to offer copying services in post office lobbies and kinko's got that shut down. they lobby congress. and also there's a law that you can have copy machines in your local post office. the postal service has its hands tied by congress. for example, up until 900. 68. you had postal savings system as part of the post office and the banks didn't like it. even though people used it. it was convenient. it was reliable. a banks pressured congress. they closed it down in all people who said, well, let the post office go into banking. well, you know, that's not why we created the postal service. we got plenty of private banks that'll do banking. i think it might defuse our mission. it might open us up to
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a lot of criticism. ah, yeah, the postal service didn't crash the economy and steal people's pension. the postal services there provide a service for the unless the banking community has completely abandoned a certain area and there are some areas that are under backed. there are only 30000000 and bank people in this country. and they could be the source of wonderful service. and communities all over the country because of most offices there isn't have to be built and they will produce revenue for the post usa. i think there's a lot of other adaptations that we could be leading the way and such as a high speed internet kiosk access to a secure online bill payment center. there's communities all across the country that don't even have access to high speed internet period. and there's also many
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people that can't afford to have these services in their home. the postal service doesn't have to pay tax on their building. so if we're going to do that, we've got to find a way to level the playing field. so they don't put the mom and pop internet cafe, a couple blocks down out of business. this would be the government competing with the private sector. you betcha. and that's a good thing. let the private sector have a competitor to exclude the government means the private sector can do to us the customers what it wishes. there's no one else who benefits from that, not to public, not the country as a whole, but for the private alternative profit makers. that's with post office and american paper. i want to be able to bring back pride and being
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a postal worker. i'm proud to be opposed to work. i'm proud to be able to serve the american people that mean something that me something to me. i definitely want to see a lot of graph food activism, people getting out there and protecting united states postal service. the letter is so parson, all the emails and the texting and all that is all impersonal. and you know, how much time and effort to take to sit down in pen something. so it means a lot more. my mom was calling about some files and gave me that picture. so i love it. say, i've been born to do this kind of stuff. doing his way back. been yeah, mom a sure i was ready. i guess you plan for me to be somebody and i got the envelope printing and inside is a letter for me. i want to continue to do big things for the membership. as your chief spoke person, and that's what i am a t spokesperson,
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that's what the union representatives off when that law makers. so hopefully people don't look at us like some politician. it's a different kind of election so sent out way more than a 1000 of them say one more year to go with the union. and as i said, i think i'll be able to smile asleep a little better and not have nightmares about, you know, who lost the job today or who's getting written up for silly stuff or things like that. take it personally, which i do. it stays with the very negative type away really. it wears on you get this allergic when you come here without a doubt, i say is a 30 years, hey, for my life. i time it's going to want to drink. i'm here an hour in my fondest memories. are coming here as a kid,
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and you let me sit at the counter and, you know, sell a book, a stamps, and count some change out for the customer right. i wanted, i wanted to show you that you want to treat people like you want to be treated, you treat people like you want to be treated. and i honestly, i firmly believe that even though these people are doing business with the postal service, they were doing business with me. and after a time they were not customers. they were family and friends. i was fired because i was accused of falsifying a federal document misappropriation of funds from the postal service which total $579.56 over 10 year period, $0.13 a day. the postal service was able to keep me out of work for $364.00 days without benefit of pay for hospitalization. very trying time in
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my life. i know it took a big tall on him and i was about to go to college. and so he had a mortgage and you know, i know he had all his stresses on him and, and it just didn't seem right. mm. and i was so happy that i how that, how was exonerated the day before we were supposed to go to court because management knew they did not have a case against me. any reasonable subsistence expense that you incur as a result of official travel will be approved somehow, some way for my family. my family was at the forefront, my wife, my son, and the place we live was at the forefront and they gave me all of my strength. i felt like a boxer who was on the canvas. it $102.00. and somehow, god gave me strength to swing by arms, then i hit him and i want and i should
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be a man or even if at the end of the day, management has to put that worker back to work with full back pay. they will have achieved something in terms of imposing discipline and control on the workforce. i can't make a statement cuz then they're gonna cheat me like they treat you on hold. i did my job or he please thing, right? we should get and you said, no, you keep eye contact at me when i am talking to you. but workplace change never came from the postmaster general. whether megan brennan, or ben franklin, her justice, safety respect. they only ever came in small victories by employees who know
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their rights and fight for them. i might lose this thing. i might lose everything. there's a big price to pay for fighting the system, but you have to, you have to make a decision that you're going to do it and it was my, my reputation, my, my livelihood. now i have my job back after 3 very long years of struggle. i've spent almost $20000.00 on a lawyer that something i might not even get even really. wow, because he's in the one. i got to be honest. i'm a boy. he had to keep off be honest man did to delete a witness for me. they did for them. tracy won her lawsuit. management . i'm ever how have they expect you to give up?
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they want you to give me the way things have been run has stopped people from standing up because they, they would feel that they would be standing alone. and i hope to spread the message that you're, you're not alone that so so go ahead, you stand up and let's, let's, let's, let's take this on friday with, [000:00:00;00]
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ah, oh, what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy even foundation. let it be an arms race, his on offense bearing dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful,
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