1996-08-09 - Going Postal (Was: Boom!)

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-08-09 05:17:34 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 9 Aug 1996 13:17:34 +0800

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 1996 13:17:34 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Going Postal (Was: Boom!)
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DCF writes:

> So, if it turns out that TWA 800 was an accidental wing tank 
> explosion, will they give us our civil liberties back?  If not, 
> why not?

The Post Office has now jumped on the terrorist bandwagon by 
announcing that it will no longer be legal to drop any package
weighing over 16 ounces into a collection box. 

Larger packages will have to be presented in person at the 
Post Office, and I wouldn't be surprised if several forms of
ID were required.

Should wreak havoc with the mail order video tape rental business,
with those handy pre-paid 4th class labels you just slap on the 
tapes before dropping in the nearest mailbox. 

I suspect one could do a lot of damage to a mailbox with under 16
ounces of the proper explosive.  Perhaps one of our resident
Cypherpunks bomb experts could expand on this subject.

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