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The postal service’s problems are bigger than any number of nicely wrapped packages can fix. Its unfunded liability grew 76% between 2007 and 2015, to $125.2 billion. The Tax Foundation, a think-tank, doubts it can ever repay this money. The service has done much to improve its financial state—hours have been cut at rural branches and it has reduced work hours by 420m since 2002, saving some $17 billion annually. It has shrunk its staff by nearly 300,000, but it still has staggering labour costs. About 80% of its budget goes to its workers. Under a law of 2006, the service has to pre-fund 75 years’ worth of health benefits for retired workers, something no other company, much less a government agency, is required to do. Congress would need to pass legislation for that to change.
Congress is perhaps the postal service’s biggest impediment. Though created by, and operating under the authority of, the federal government, it does not receive federal funding. It must rely on stamp sales and shipping revenue to operate. But this hybrid model, not fully private or public, is paralysing and constrains business. Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, says it “impedes innovation”. The USPS cannot, for instance, ship alcohol, a lingering ban from the temperance movement, but expanding what it may deliver would require congressional approval. There is little political will to act.
PRESENTED BY DR. STEVEN GREER
This 4 hour workshop will include:
How is secrecy maintained through the hybrid of corporate and government programs?
Which military bases and facilities and which corporations are involved?
How is black-budget and criminal activity funding these operations?
The Connection between the financial system , UFO technology, drug-running and covert military airspace and bases
Where are the key Underground Bases (UGBs) and how are they connected via subterranean tunnels ?
Who has been involved in managing this secrecy and how is that entity (MAJIC) controlled and operated?
How do Unacknowledged Special Access Projects (USAPs) operate and how are they kept secret from the people, the President and Congress?
The History of UFO secrecy since WW II and how it has devolved into its own illegal trans-national cartel.
See explosive documents on secrecy, how human military controlled “Abductions” are “stage-crafted” and what is the agenda for this Deception.
What is the future agenda for the cartel managing UFO secrecy-and how you need to prepare for this future!
The Secrets of Masonic Washington: A Guidebook to Signs, Symbols, and Ceremonies at the Origin of America’s Capital
A fully illustrated guide to the Masonic origins and present-day Masonic sites of Washington, D.C.
• Provides a walking tour of the Masonic sites and symbols of the city
• Explores the critical role of Freemasonry in the founding of the United States
• By the author of The Templars and Assassins
In this guide to the Masonic underpinnings of America’s capital, James Wasserman reveals the esoteric symbols and the spiritual and visionary ideas that lie hidden in the buildings, monuments, and physical layout of Washington, D.C. His walking tour of these Masonic sites includes both the expected and unexpected–from the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building to the Federal Reserve complex, National Academy of Sciences, and the Library of Congress. Each location includes descriptions, interpretations, and explanations of the Masonic symbols and ritualistic meanings hidden within its structure, all illustrated with contemporary color and historic black-and-white photographs.
Wasserman explains the purpose behind putting these symbols and Masonic designs into the capital and how all these monuments fit into the spiritual vision held by the founding fathers. He reveals the prominent role that Freemasonry played in the 18th-century Enlightenment movement and shows how in the New World of America, free of monarchy and aristocracy, the ideas of the Enlightenment were able to flourish. This illustrated guidebook to the Masonic secrets of Washington, D.C., provides valuable insights on the founding of America. It will be welcomed by students of esoteric art and symbolism, admirers of American history, and devotees of Dan Brown novels and National Treasure movies.
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A federal appeals court ruled in a decision unsealed on Monday that the Justice Department could continue to conceal internal documents related to targeted killings in the fight against Al Qaeda.
A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit forced the Obama administration last year to reveal a secret memo that authorized the killing of the American-born terrorist leader Anwar al-Awlaki. But the new ruling, handed down in October, makes it unlikely that the suit will yield much else in the way of public disclosures.
A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, ruled unanimously that the government could keep secret about 10 documents regarding targeted killing operations against noncitizens abroad because the details of American legal policy and standards on that issue remained classified.
“We emphasize at the outset that the lawfulness of drone strikes is not at issue,” Judge Jon O. Newman wrote for the panel. “This appeal, like the prior one, primarily concerns whether documents considering such lawfulness must be disclosed.”
Judge Newman was joined in the ruling by Judges José A. Cabranes and Rosemary S. Pooler. The litigation was a consolidation of separate Freedom of Information Act lawsuits brought by The New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union.