Going Postal

Going Postal is her ninth book. Her previous books are Rescue of the Gem
Children, a Christian allegory; Distinctly the Duck, a picture book with self-image
as the theme; Up a Tree with Mary McPhee, a mystery for children; Annie's
Journey ...

Author: Delores DeSio

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1642141771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

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This is the story of a man who, at age fifty, found his world crashing in on him. In addition to losing his job, he found that he was afflicted with a heart condition that could be fatal within five years. Rather than sitting back and awaiting the arrival of the Grim Reaper, he elected to start a new career in franchising, cofounding a retail concept that had never been tried. With the assistance of new medications and numerous groundbreaking surgeries, he continued to lead

Going Postal

Going Postal examines the phenomenon of rage murder that took America by storm in the early 1980's and has since grown yearly in body counts and symbolic value.

Author: Mark Ames



Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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"Presenting many fascinating and unexpected cases in detail, Ames shows us the true nature of these massacres - doomed, gory, sometimes even inadvertently comic, and grossly misunderstood, much like the slave rebellions were viewed in their time." "An indictment of the hypocrisy and venality of American government and business, Going Postal shows us that the real killer is the degrading and humiliating system that strips us all of our humanity."--BOOK JACKET.

Going Postal

Retreating, Smith raced outside again, toward the rear of the post office.
Josephine Gibson, the first employee Smith had faced when he entered the post
office, had made her way out the front door, and dashed up the street. She
spotted Officer ...

Author: Don Lasseter

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786037962

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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"You Get To A Point Where You Can Take Just So Much." EDMOND, OK-Postal employee Patrick Henry Sherrill fatally shoots 14 co-workers before turning the gun on himself. ESCONDIDO, CA-Postal employee John Merlin Taylor murders his wife in her sleep before executing 2 colleagues at work. RIDGEWOOD, NJ-Postal employee Joseph H. Harris breaks into his boss's house and slashes her to death with a samurai sword after losing his job. ROYAL OAK, MI-Postal employee Thomas Mellvane shoots and kills three supervisors following his dismissal, then pumps a bullet into his own head. GOING POSTAL Are they vengeful, cool-blooded killers? Or model employees driven beyond the brink of madness? Bloody massacres across America have struck like an epidemic, leaving a stunned nation in shock and mourning as growing numbers of disgruntled postal workers savagely strike out at the bosses who criticized or fired them. With this deadly violence on the rise, true crime author Don Lassester travels coast to coast probing the lives and grisly crimes of these enraged killers. Including first-hand accounts by the survivors and witnesses, GOING POSTAL asks who's to blame as it explores this horrifying, exclusively American phenomenon that is turning post offices into ticking time bombs. With 12 pages of shocking photographs!

Going Postal

So perhaps there is a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope . . . ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Going Postal is the first book in the ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407035401

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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The post was an old thing, of course, but it was so old that it had magically become new again. Moist von Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It’s a tough decision. The post is a creaking old institution, overshadowed by new technology. But there are people who still believe in it, and Moist must become one of them if he's going to see that the mail gets though, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. Perhaps there's a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope...

Going Postal

This is also a counter-archive, one that consciously amplifies some of the voices that were drowned out by dominant campaigns, including those that questioned the value of marriage as a patriarchal institution or resisted the 'we are just ...

Author: Quinn Eades


ISBN: 9781925704112



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In 2017 the queer and gender-diverse community of Australia undertook an incredible campaign of everyday activism around marriage equality. As individuals and collectives we shared our personal stories with our networks - from social media, to workplace to school playground. We purged our tears and our rage - documented as poems, articles, photos, short stories, status updates, tweets, blog posts, political cartoons, and short videos. Many of us were shocked at the vitriol directed at us, to our faces, in our letter boxes and online, even in 'secret' Facebook groups. Many of us were hurt by the unspoken tensions and the conversations we couldn't have with some of our nearest and dearest. By the end, we were truly exhausted. Yes, the vote was for equality. Yes, the legislation went through. Yes, we can get married now. But many of us have been left wondering whether it was worth it. Many of us are living with the ongoing grief of having our lives, and those of our children, be up for public debate. Whether you are 'gay, straight, black, or white'-or beyond reductive binaries-this edited collection guides the reader through the highs and lows of the marriage equality postal vote. Combining serious scholarship, humour, manifestos, and simple tales of childhood, readers are flung into the emotional melting pot that constitutes a definitive turning point in Australian queer histories. These feelings are sticky and sometimes traumatic, but there is also catharsis in this compilation. This is also a counter-archive, one that consciously amplifies some of the voices that were drowned out by dominant campaigns, including those that questioned the value of marriage as a patriarchal institution or resisted the 'we are just like you' discourses that obscured complex families and queer ways of loving.

Going Postal

Going Postal documents how an old-school method has burgeoned into another rich facet of the world's graffiti cultures.

Author: Martha Cooper

Publisher: Mark Batty Pub

ISBN: 9780979966651

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 96

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Because they are freely accessible in large quantities, postal stickers have long been a preferred substrate used by street artists to get up, without having to risk too much time executing their work in public places. With ample time to draw and tag on these stickers in the privacy of their own homes, these sticker artists achieve great feats of diverse artistry, not to mention exposure. Able to covertly apply a sticker to a lamppost in broad daylight in bustling city centers, or scale a billboard with a pocketful of already tagged stickers, the artists that use stickers minimize risk and maximize effect. Of course, because stickers from the US Postal Service, UPS, DHL and FEDEX are so readily available, so many of these stickers get lost in the fray. Thats where graffiti photography legend Martha Cooper comes in. Shooting the origins of hiphop and graffiti cultures since the late 1970s in New York City, and later all over the world, Coopers well-trained eyes know how to recognize deft sticker art. Here then is a collection of more than 200 photographs of some of Coopers favorite handmade postal stickers from her travels. Always armed with a camera when walking around a city, Cooper offers this personal collection of stickers that caught her attention, whether done by some of the scenes better-known artists or the anonymous, but no less astounding. Going Postal documents how an old-school method has burgeoned into another rich facet of the worlds graffiti cultures.

Going Postal

When Nathan Millward learns that he has just 20 days to leave Australia before his visa expires, he has a choice to make: fly home to England on the return ticket he already has, or set off on the adventure of a lifetime riding a ...

Author: Nathan Millward

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0733328067

Category: Motorcycle touring

Page: 277

View: 106

When Nathan Millward learns that he has just 20 days to leave Australia before his visa expires, he has a choice to make: fly home to England on the return ticket he already has, or set off on the adventure of a lifetime riding a decommissioned Australia Post bike across the world. Nathan hits the road. No time for planning or preparation, just go.


GOING. POSTAL. obsessives." I guess this means that the entire staff of Spin
spent the past couple months writing letters to their own magazine. Jennifer
Schwaner Chicago. Murky. Pond. Hey, Zev Borow, trying to decode and decipher
your ...





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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Going Postal

Postal Service is like any other business that employs a lot of people as it relates
to drug usage and the selling thereof. Statistics very, but most professionals
agree that 30-60 percent of the population utilizes illegal drugs of some form at
one ...

Author: Dale Duke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483624692

Category: Self-Help

Page: 149

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Have you ever wondered what your letter carrier is doing when you're not looking? What do some of them do with the mail when theyre all alone in their vehicle or working the graveyard shift at night? Did you ever have mail disappear or mail that looks tempered with? Are you comfortable with the mailman who delivers your mail? Are any of the workers criminals, peeping toms or child molesters? GOING POSTAL answers all of those questions and gives true examples of what has happened in cities around the country. What are the unions in the Postal Service really like? Are they there to help the Postal Service to become stronger and better or are they simply there to undermine the business and get employees off the hook when they commit heinous behaviors? What about higher level management at the upper levels of the organization? Do they treat their employees well or is profane abuse a common behavior by those in charge? Does the Postal Service employee dangerous individuals, especially persons that may be a hazard to your children? The book tells it all in a true, accurate format. A must read!

Suicide Voices

Chapter 3 Going Postal Going Postal The term 'going postal' denotes a state of
becoming extremely and uncontrollably angry, ... notably in several cases
employed by the US Postal Service (USPS), went on killing sprees, shooting co-
workers, ...

Author: Sarah Waters


ISBN: 1789622239

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book examines the phenomenon of work suicides in France and asks why, in the present historical juncture, conditions of work can push individuals to take their own lives. During the 2000s, France experienced what commentators have described as a 'suicide epidemic', whereby increasing numbers of workers in the face of extreme pressures of work, chose to take their own lives. This book analyses a corpus of testimonial material linked to 66 suicide cases across three large French companies during the period from 2005 to 2015. A key aim is to consider what the extreme and subjective experiences of self-killing narrated in suicide letters can tell us about the contemporary economic order and its impact on flesh and blood experiences of work. What do rising work suicides tell us about conditions of human labour in the 21st century? Does neoliberal economics condition a desire for suicide? How do suicidal individuals describe the causes and motivations of their self-killing? Combining critical perspectives from sociology, history, testimony studies, economics, cultural studies and public health, the book raises critical questions about the human costs of the shift to a finance-driven neoliberal order and its everyday effects within the localised spaces of the French workplace.

Going Postal A Texas Trailer Park Mystery

“Hell. More bureaucracy is just what we need. You can go, Walsh. Just be ready
to come down to the station to sign your statement when we get it typed up.” “Fair
enough.” “And Mr. Rolin?” The postal cop nodded. “We're not the only ones who

Author: Amy Eastlake

Publisher: BooksForABuck.com

ISBN: 1602150915

Category: Fiction


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Postal carrier Kimberly Walsh thinks her day is going bad when she gets handed a dog--one that loves to bite her. She's wrong--her day gets really bad when she discovers the dog's owner...murdered. When she finds another body the next day, the police decide they've discovered another postal worker gone bad. Kimberly has got to find a way to clear her name.

Going Postal

The American people and small mailers are being hoodwinked, bamboozled, fleeced and taken to the cleaners by a bunch of self-serving ingrates. The Forever Stamp should be free!

Author: Allen Sanford


ISBN: 9781425156770


Page: 103

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The American people and small mailers are being hoodwinked, bamboozled, fleeced and taken to the cleaners by a bunch of self-serving ingrates. The Forever Stamp should be free!

Will I Go Postal

People have asked the question several times, Will I go postal? I look at them,
and I ask a question also, “Do you expect me to go postal?” Well, that may be
answered after I tell them of my story of my personal experience while working at
the ...

Author: Sandra Heart

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450077749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 62

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Emotionally, a person could be destroyed. You have to figure out what is most important in your life. What comes first in your life? What do you love most? Who really gave you the job? You don’t have to let the job work you into an institution. Will you work the job? Is going postal an option? Are you determined to work your job regardless of circumstances? Who is your trust in? You can claim peace! You can find peace!

Going Postal

The broader goal of this study is to reconsider mail art as a new genre that cuts across early modernism as well as postwar art movements.

Author: Elizabeth Barnhart Heuer



Category: Mail art

Page: 324

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Beyond the Corporate University

rather short history, "going postal" has proven to be quite portable during its brief
life. I came across it most recently in Premiere Magazine where it serves as the ...

Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742510487

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Prominent scholars in this book move boldly beyond critique to show how and why the critical functions of a democratically informed civic education (not merely professional training) must become the core of the university's mission. They show why higher education must address what it means to relate knowledge to public life, and social responsibility to the demands of critical citizenship. Moreover, they show why democratic forms of education and various elements of a critical pedagogy are vital not only to individual students, but also to our economy and our democratic institutions and future leadership. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The American Philatelist

... Third Assistant P. M. G. " this company , whose works are on the first , eighth
and ninth floors of the New York The Washington , D. C. , post - office uses
Tribune Building . a machine for canceling out - going postal cards . Boston ,
Mass . , has ...




Category: Postage stamps


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At the same time it deserves to be expressly noted that anless the present
American ocean - going postal service shonld be donbled only half this amount
would be actually expended . But , as the Post - Office Department might , if there
were ...






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Let s Talk Turkey

The Times reports that the US Postal Service is sponsoring a symposium on
workplace violence . The article notes that the post office has seen so many
recent outbursts “ that in some circles excessive stress is known as going postal .

Author: Rosemarie Ostler



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Respected linguist Ostler demystifies more than 150 colorful homegrown figures of speech. She traces each saying from its first known appearance in print to its place in modern English, uncovering a host of cultural and historical tidbits along the way.