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USPS Says Bah Humbug to North Pole Postmark

The U.S. Postal Service has decided to cancel a program which allowed thousands of children to receive letters from Santa with North Pole postmarks. Postal Service officials said they are tightening rules nationwide because a volunteer in the Maryland Operation Santa program turned out to be a registered sex offender. Program volunteers in North Pole, [...]

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The U.S. Postal Service has decided to cancel a program which allowed thousands of children to receive letters from Santa with North Pole postmarks. Postal Service officials said they are tightening rules nationwide because a volunteer in the Maryland Operation Santa program turned out to be a registered sex offender. Program volunteers in North Pole, Alaska, are likening the Postal Service to the Grinch who stole Christmas for the decision. But one post office spokesperson said dealing with the tighter restrictions is not feasible in Alaska. “It’s always been a good program, but we’re in different times and concerned for the privacy of the information,” Pamela Moody said.
Can you imagine what would happen if every program involving kids was cancelled because there was one registered sex offender found among the ranks of workers? Why, they would even have to get rid of the schools!
This to me is a really lame excuse to cancel a program as wonderful as this. They need to get busy and do back ground checks and other precautions needed. But don't cancel it!!
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there is another thread on this subject and just to let everyone know, it is my understanding that the USPS has reversed it's decision, if I am not mistaken. Yes, I found it. The article is entitled, "Senator: USPS to resume North Pole Santa letters."
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