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Old 10-13-2012, 02:47 PM
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Does panhandling at the mail stations = solicitation? Politicians are bad enough, but only show up around elections & it's good to meet them before voting. The panhandlers ambush you on the way to get mail & beg for money for various causes. If there is no solicitation, what's the difference whether it's at your door or at your mailbox? Now I feel better!


Lazy or smart!?!?!?!
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:58 PM
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I don't know if they are lazy or smart,,, they don't have to walk door to door if they are at the mailboxes ,,, I have found a polite firm NO Thanks,,, does the trick,,,,most are harmless. Or just call in on them or the threat of calling seems to make them move on. But being nasty or confrontieal with them will only get you wound up.... They are used to being hassled...treat them the way u want to be treated works in most every time for alot of things this included
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:11 PM
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Now this is a new one. People asking for money at the postal stations. Report them to Community Watch.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:23 PM
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This is new to us as well!!! Where is your mail-station located?? I'd do what Bogie Shooter said! Stuff like that shouldn't be allowed here! They're all out on 441. Saw a gal the other day, clean, dressed pretty well....sign said something about "no job, very hungary, anything would help" but she was on her cellphone! Now how do you pay for service if you have no money??
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Been here 12 years, never saw one.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:52 PM
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This is new to us as well!!! Where is your mail-station located?? I'd do what Bogie Shooter said! Stuff like that shouldn't be allowed here! They're all out on 441. Saw a gal the other day, clean, dressed pretty well....sign said something about "no job, very hungary, anything would help" but she was on her cellphone! Now how do you pay for service if you have no money??
THEY now give free cell phone to people on public assistance.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:24 PM
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THEY now give free cell phone to people on public assistance.
It's not free. Your and my taxes are paying for it.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:49 PM
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Hasn't happend at my mail station.
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It's not free. Your and my taxes are paying for it.
Don't I know it, it's one of my pet peeves.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:01 PM
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Its not clear to me from the initial post, but I assume you were not complaining of people soliciting for various third party charitable causes< I assume you were referring to what I call "beggars". I have not taken the time to look up any TV regulations or local ordinances, but would not be surprised if it was "against the law". A call to security might be effective.

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