Now Obama targets your FedEx, UPS packages

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BlackJack616, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    ......unbelievable !!
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    They look through my luggage when I fly too.
  4. UnloadDrone

    UnloadDrone Disgruntled...

    Mitch Hedberg said it best. "I love the FedEx driver because he is a drug dealer and he don't even know it"
  5. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Please do some research before posting garbage. This is merely a repeat of a story reported last fall, only with a political spin. Note that the directives began in 2005, when Republicans completely controlled both the White House as well as Congress. Despite what your right-wing publication wants you to think, it isn't Obama.

    Here's a more neutral POV:
    FedEx, UPS probed over online pharmacies' packages - CBS News

    Yeah and they can read your e-mails too & easily inquire with your ISP what you've been Googling. Thank you Republicans for the Patriot Act!!!
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  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    This type of criminal charges for illegal shipments were not part of the Bush administration.
    I remember being involved in the mitigation of the Bush years initiatives.

    Quoting CBS news as a neutral source says more about you than it does this issue.
    CBS is only outflanked by MSNBC for claiming the wacky, dishonest left-wing media.

    I can't argue with the Repubs and the Patriot Act.
    Chicago's mayor (Rahm Emauel) would be proud of the Repubs "not letting any crisis go by without taking advantage of it".
  7. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Sorry Hoaxster, but multiple news source report that the specific investigations being questioned by the article the OP linked to began in 2005. Nor did I say that CBS News was a neutral source, but rather provided a link to an alternative article written in a neutral POV. I'm certain that even you would agree that an organization like Fox News, which has a political agenda, occasionally reports news in a neutral POV. (And while I don't watch MSNBC, at least it admits to being a left-orientated network, unlike Fox News which hides behind a "fair and balanced" tag.)
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  8. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I'd be more worried about private companies:
  9. InsideUPS

    InsideUPS Active Member

    Why would UPS negotiate a settlement while FedEx is willing to fight this issue?

    Fitzpatrick said no other private carriers are being targeted by the Justice Department, and he has no evidence to suggest this probe is designed to boost the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service at the expense of private competitors.
    UPS is currently negotiating a settlement with the government, but FedEx is fighting this all the way.
    “Settlement is not an option for us when there’s no illegal activity on our part,” Fitzpatrick said.

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  10. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    the issue isn't explained whatsoever in the article, it's all just a whine piece from some Fedex spokesman

    also, inflammatory title, it's about the Justice Department, not Obama
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Your inclusion of the "Patriot Act" threw me off.
    This has nothing to do with the Patriot Act regulations that UPS and FedEx were impacted by after 9/11.

    As far as Fox, or MSNBC or CBS or ABC or NBC - I don't really believe anything they report unless it is about weather or an accident.
    All of these networks are filled with liars.

    When I watch news, it is usually PBS, CNN which left centered but consistent and fairly honest.
    I do watch Morning Joe for yucks.
  12. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

    and the people say "Obaaammaaa Obaaammmaa :bow:"
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Good thing I ship my illegal paraphernalia through USPS.
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The links lead to the tinfoil hat crowd. I'll pass thank you.
  15. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Don't you know this came across Obama's desk and he personally signed off on it?
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Perhaps they think it may be cheaper to cut their losses and write a check.
  17. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your last 6 posts are easily your best contributions to this forum.
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.'
  20. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    World Net Daily. That's all you needed to say. That would have ended your thread right then and there. In other news, what is Alex Jones doing tonight?