Homeland Security Opening Postal Mail

DoHS opening up US Postal mail from abroad

Last month Goodman, an 81-year-old retired University of Kansas history professor, received a letter from his friend in the Philippines that had been opened and resealed with a strip of dark green tape bearing the words “by Border Protection” and carrying the official Homeland Security seal.

National archives: mail censorship from World War II (via MeFi).






3 responses to “Homeland Security Opening Postal Mail”

  1. Dr Fish Avatar
    Dr Fish

    You can turn a friend at the Mall and get a Bouns card for purchases at the Mall.Many years ago a teacher run a program at a high school called the Wave. It was for the portection of the masses.With in the weeek the stuednts were marching like little Nazi. “The youth be warned we are at War and the enemy is us.”…Pogo….

  2. Scott Barker Avatar


    Yet another rate increase and some reflection

    Well effective tomorrow yet another postal rate increase. The price to mail a first class stamp goes up to 39 cents. It’s a good thing I use the internet to pay my bills, send my cards. This event has caused me to do a little reflection on the history of what we like to refer to day as The United States Postal Service.

    Postal Privacy Act of 1992

    This bill, introduced in Congress by Rep Marcus P. Simmons R-Tennessee was little known outside of postal circles and passed with little fanfair. This bill was sweeping and had an immediate effect on the employess of the day. With the signing of this bill into law it’s most immediate effect was to eliminate the jobs of some 3,500 postal employees who either were reassigned or were let go altogether.

  3. Andy Avatar

    a teacher run a program at a high school called the Wave

    I remember this because it was in the Whole Earth Catalog.

    Here’s the Wikipedia entry, an essay by the teacher involved, debunking and criticism.

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