Bill to stop the National Weather from Reporting weather

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Ron

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Just read about this Bill on weather underground. ? ?
It may soon be illegal for the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue non-severe weather forecasts under the provisions of the National Weather Service Duties Act of 2005, Senate Bill S.786, introduced April 14 by Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.

Details can be found at HERE ? or at this URL: http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3&tstamp=200504
 

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Ron,

I totally disagree with that bill, BUT:

Why can't we have a similar bill to privatize the USPS ??? ???  Most businesses and private citizens use other carriers for package/parcel delivery now, and our $.37 first-class mail (I'm biting my tongue on that one) does, IMHO, little more than subsidize all the bulk (read SPAM) mailers!!! 
 

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Obviously the Junk Mailers have a lot of pollitical clout.  I agree the general public should not be charged higher prices for mail so the junk mailers can clutter our mail boxes at less cost.

I will be writing to let them know of my opposition to the bill.
 
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Ron,
Thanks for the link about the bill to privitize weather news, primarily for the benefit of Accuweather and the Weather Channel.
I will join you in opposing this bill.
 
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