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Offlinerommstein2001
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USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us!
    #436365 - 10/25/01 12:13 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

The US post office will install machines that emit radiation, it is meant to destroy anthrax, but will kill ALL spores, seeds, and plants passed through it. this will close most of the spore vendors, certainly taking business down significantly! Order while it's still possible!


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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: rommstein2001]
    #436371 - 10/25/01 12:19 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

what about UPS, fedex, etc., etc?


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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: rommstein2001]
    #436373 - 10/25/01 12:21 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

also... i am sure there will be a special protocol for things that can't be radiated, such as film, which would be ruined if transported by mail.... and hell this isn't ALL BAD.... If these machines work as well as they are supposed to, you could THEORETICALLY mail your jars to yourself to have the sterilized.... now wouldn't that be cool as shit! hahahaha.


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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: shellacct]
    #436451 - 10/25/01 02:05 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I think you're on to something, though I'd use bags. he ehehe heh, sweeeet!


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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: shellacct]
    #436635 - 10/25/01 05:27 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

good point shell,
fuck the PC! lol


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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: shellacct]
    #437043 - 10/26/01 12:00 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Shellact, that is the funniest thing I have heard yet on this subject.Leave it to you to come up with the most positive aspect of this whole thing!!


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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: isis]
    #437357 - 10/26/01 04:18 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

*lol*
That?s a good feature....
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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: rommstein2001]
    #437471 - 10/26/01 08:57 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: isis]
    #437472 - 10/26/01 08:59 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

hehe, ::bows:: thank you.... hey I work in the Information systems field... in other words, i have made a career out of making "Bugs" into FEATURES. ;) Take care!


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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: psilocyber]
    #439537 - 10/28/01 07:51 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Exactly.....there will be alternative methods of shipping living organisms. There are way to many businesses out there in the world that ship living matter that can not sterilized. It is way to early to tell how this will affect spores.
So those of you expecting shipments from the sperm bank can stop worrying, most of them should survive the radiation.


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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: Ryche Hawk]
    #439545 - 10/28/01 07:56 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Thats good to know 'cuz I'm currently all out of sperm.

blue balls suck.

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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: rommstein2001]
    #440820 - 10/29/01 05:01 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)





Ok, I"ve been doing some reading on various websites about this. There is a lot of info on
www.msnbc.com about this. The USPS did just buy 8 machines and is implementing them in
the greater Washington metropolitan area.
Now realize this, not all mail is going to be sanatized. It looks like goverment officials mail
of course and eventually ppl who request it. There will be a price you will have to pay to
have your mail irradiated.

Here a are few snips I found on this subject
"The cost of sterilizing the mail would be
as cheap as 1 cent per letter, he said. Williams
didn't speculate on the total cost of irradiating all
U.S. mail, but assuming 682 million letters a day,
that would compute to about $6.8 million a day, or
about $2.5 billion a year. "

So at that cost, there is no way the government is going to automatically irradiate all mail.
Another snip it talks about its going to be offered as a service for those who wish to have
their mail santatized.

A few more snips "Ellis estimated it would cost an additional 30
cents to irradiate a typical letter using gamma
rays.

"If you had enough facilities (for irradiating mail),
you could place them around the country," he said.

He said he believed that irradiated mail first
would be done as a limited, value-added service
such as overnight delivery.

Customers would pay a premium to have the mail
they send irradiated and guaranteed as being free
of any dangerous bacteria.

One concern that still needs to be addressed,
industry officials concede: What happens to food,
and even film, that would be irradiated by the
Postal Service?

"There's no doubt it would expose film," Williams
said.

In addition, he pointed out that there are different
standards for the amount of radiation
recommended for various types of food. The level
needed to sanitize mail might exceed U.S.
standards for some foods.

There are to many companies out there mailing products that can not have their mail
irradiated. Obviously the government and postal officials must have thought of this to avoid
billions of dollars in lawsuits just to protect the average citizen.


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Re: USPS will end all spore sales/trades in us! [Re: rommstein2001]
    #441113 - 10/29/01 09:31 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I've been doing a little homework on this and I talked to an old friend of mine who's a professional photographer. Many photographers use lead lined bags to protect their rolls of film in airport x-ray machines.

These lead lined bags are neat, but I'm not 100% sure how spore vendors could apply something like this. Especially when they start off at about $20 a bag.

Look at these bags here: http://www.simacorp.com/photo.html#filmshield

Here's some info from the USPS website:

http://www.usps.com/news/2001/press/pr01_1027titan.htm

USPS begins buying electron beam systems to sanitize the mail


The Postal Service yesterday awarded a contract to the Titan Corporation of San Diego, CA, to provide electron beam systems and services to sanitize mail. Titan will subcontract with its subsidiary SureBeam to provide the proprietary electron beam systems.

According to PMG Jack Potter, one of the first areas to receive equipment will be the greater Washington Metropolitan Area, when delivery of the systems begins next month.

The contract award, for approximately $40 million, is for the purchase of eight systems and includes an option to expand the order to purchase 12 additional systems.

In addition to providing the equipment, The Titan Corporation will operate and maintain the systems. The Postal Service also has contracted to use a Titan facility to sanitize mail using electron beam technology.

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