We can bet as FACEBOOK/TWITTER become more and more restrictive and exclusive we will no doubt see these global technology corporation products like VYPR-VPN pretending to allow those 5% global banking players access temporarily making them feel like WINNERS.
'The company’s service, called VyprVPN, is in use by business customers that need to access cloud services blocked in China, such as Google Docs and Dropbox, he added. But along with foreign students and other expatriates, Chinese citizens wanting access to an unfiltered Internet are also among its subscribers'.
When we state only global corporate campuses will have access to internet----this is the structure that will exist. Beijing must approve licenses for its 99% to access open internet---those licenses of course going to Chinese global 2% who communicate that ONE PARTY line.
CLINTON FAR-RIGHT GLOBAL BANKING NEO-LIBERALISM MEETS FAR-RIGHT WING BUSH NEO-CONSERVATISM HAVING BEEN THAT CHINESE ONE PARTY LIBERTARIAN MARXISM.
64 nations served by VYPR-VPN.....Hmmmm, wonder if that is why our organization no longer can access global media we easily accessed for several decades-----we don't subscribe to this global technology that as China is doing is blocked in MOVING FORWARD. We are sure of those 64 nations---no doubt those tied to being FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES under Trans Pacific Trade Pact----include most Western developed nations making the 99% of US WE THE PEOPLE CLOSED to global media communications.
VyprVPN review: A good non-American, American VPNVypr
VPN is not ideal for people who want ultimate anonymity, but for most users it's a fine choice.
By Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld | Nov 22, 2017 8:05 AM PT
VyprVPN in brief:
P2P allowed: Yes
Business location: Switzerland
[ Further reading: Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs ]Number of servers: 700+
Number of country locations: 64
Monthly cost: $5 billed annually
Golden Frog’s VyprVPN is a well-known and popular name among VPN aficionados. The price is affordable enough with two payment tiers, the speeds are good, and the company says it owns and manages 100 percent of its infrastructure. It’s also got something of a storied history—as far as Internet companies go—as it was founded by two co-founders of Giganews, a popular Usenet provider.
Note: This review is part of our best VPNs roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.
VyprVPN’s Windows app has a very simplistic design. It eschews the map-based approach where you can click on various locations. Instead it has its own take on the single-panel interface.
VyprVPN’s default interface.
When you first open the interface it shows your current IP address, the time connected (since you’ve just started up it will say “Not Connected”), the VPN protocol and encryption it will use, and whether the NAT firewall is enabled. At the top there’s also a bandwidth graph to show the current activity of your connection.
There’s nothing particularly unique about the interface. Lots of VPNs show your IP address, time connected, and so on. But VyprVPN’s approach is designed to make them easily readable through a combination of the font and spacing around each item.
At the very top of the window is a big blue Connect button. By default that button connects to the fastest server available, which typically means the closest server to your physical location. To change that click on the map marker to the right, which opens a dropdown menu with various options.
If you’ve already connected to a server it will show your most recent choice as an option. There’s also space here for any servers you’ve favorited, as well as the default option for connecting to the fastest server. Below that option is what we’re really looking for, which is Show All Server Locations...
Click that option and a second window opens with all the various server locations. For the most part it’s a collection of single country connections, but there are countries with multiple options such as the United States and Australia.
Both right wing and left wing 99% of US WE THE PEOPLE have been shouting against the dismantlement and privatization of our LOVED US POST OFFICE. The goal of ending our vital means of communication started during Clinton era 1990s-----and below we see what will be the DEATH of our USPS.
ACTIVIST ALLIANCE is an ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT 5% global banking media outlet selling the idea that AMAZON.COM and BEZOS are saving our USPS when in fact AMAZON.COM intends to be that global corporation that takes all assets from our USPS. These assets in infrastructure and revenue are trillions of dollars-----AMAZON expects the DRONE DELIVERY to replace package delivery and if we want to mail a letter or have a small business of MEDIA JOURNALISM that is print media needing to be MAILED------well, we will not be able to afford the rates of DRONE-DELIVERED PERSONAL AND BUSINESS MAIL.
The Activist Alliance
Yesterday at 5:25am · You don’t have to hate Donald Trump to know that he’s a liar. His latest series of tweets about Amazon swindling “the United States Post Office” is particularly deceptive. You can tell, because his latest tweet starts with the phrase, “I am right.” Trump is not right. The Postal Service is actually best buddies with Amazon, because Amazon supplies it with a buttload of business. Some might even joke that Amazon is the reason the Postal Service still exists.
This is GORILLA-IN-THE--ROOM public policy tied to our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE being able to simply communicate with personal mail-----but we are talking this week about media and academic communications of public policy------the 99% black, white, and brown citizens will have no alternate means to send their business/academic journals via USPS when we are pushed from ONE WORLD ONE TECHNOLOGY GRID INTERNET.
AMAZON is USPS best friend? Oh, really GIZMODO? We know for sure TRUMP is no defender of our public USPS either.
Amazon Is the Post Office's Best Friend, No Matter What Trump Tweets
Adam Clark Estes GIZMODO
You don’t have to hate Donald Trump to know that he’s a liar. His latest series of tweets about Amazon swindling “the United States Post Office” is particularly deceptive. You can tell, because his latest tweet starts with the phrase, “I am right.” Trump is not right. The Postal Service is actually best buddies with Amazon, because Amazon supplies it with a buttload of business. Some might even joke that Amazon is the reason the Postal Service still exists.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Trump is all orange-in-the-face over Amazon. The whole Twitter tirade really seems like an attempt at being a subversive condemnation of the Washington Post, which is owned by Trump enemy Jeff Bezos. But the effort is entirely backwards. Before we get into the truthy stuff, however, let’s have a look at some of those Trump tweets. Here’s one from Tuesday morning:
Trump did one on Monday morning, too:
Oh, and there was this little thread on Saturday:
Part two is extra salacious:
None of what’s in these tweets is true, although the Washington Post mention is telling. The part about “our money losing Post Office”is sort of true, but it has nothing to do with Amazon. In 2017, the United States Postal Service lost $2.7 billion, and it’s lost $65.1 billion since 2007. Some of these losses can be traced back to a 2006 law that mandates the Postal Service pre-fund future retirees’ health benefits, so you might not consider it all a total loss. They’re investments in the health of letter carriers’ lifespans!
You can attribute the actual losses to a lot of things, but you can’t quite attribute them to Amazon. The online retailer is actually a great friend to the Postal Service. Like a pal, Amazon gives the Postal Service many billions of dollars every year, since about 40 percent of all Amazon’s purchases go through the US postal system. Last year alone, Amazon supplied $7 billion of the Post Office’s $19.5 billion in revenue. That’s over a third.
AMAZON.COM being that ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE ONE GLOBAL RETAIL corporation partnered with global GOOGLE will control all access to internet and all ability of 99% US WE THE PEOPLE to find alternatives to internet small business access once US internet becomes CLOSED to all except those global 1% and their 2%.
It is the global monopoly of retail that has AMAZON a gorilla in package shipment volume----and this creates the power to shape our personal and small business shipping. We KNOW the goal of AMAZON and global banking 1% is to capture all ability to communicate MOVING FORWARD drone delivery models killing our US POST OFFICE. It will become that PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP to expand global AMAZON drone delivery.
REAL left social progressives have shouted these few decades for our 99% US WE THE PEOPLE to stop allowing TECHNOLOGY FORMATS be the only source of communications and business. We advocate keeping DIVERSITY in communications and shipping----and these consolidations of shipping and retail are KILLING ALL THAT DIVERSITY.
So, Citizens' Oversight Maryland REAL left social progressives are kicked off internet websites and social media---we will mail our political discussions through USPS-----only ---USPS is privatized and openly allowing only SELECTIVE SHIPPING. No voice for the 99% WE THE PEOPLE.
The 'REALIGNMENT pushed by global AMAZON doesn't affect these private global corporations---it targets all of our USPS. Keep in mind that our USPS makes the bulk of its revenue today on PACKAGE shipment.
'UPS Inc., which today handles much of Seattle-based Amazon's current deliveries, will not play a prominent role in the network realignment, Tompkins said. Nor will FedEx Corp., which manages a lesser portion of Amazon's delivery business. An Amazon spokeswoman was unavailable to comment'.
Transportation March 6, 2014
Amazon plans revamp of U.S. shipping with mix of private fleet, regional carriers, USPS
Company-controlled capacity to serve 40 largest population centers, consultant says.
By Mark B. Solomon
Amazon.com. Inc. is moving quickly to revamp its delivery network to gain more control over its fulfillment infrastructure while reining in spiraling transportation costs, according to a supply chain consultant with close ties to the e-tailing giant.
James Tompkins, who runs Tompkins International, a Raleigh, N.C.-based consultancy, said Amazon has divided the nation into three segments based on population size: The top 40 markets, which comprise about half of the U.S. population; the next 60 largest population areas that account for about 17 percent, and the remaining areas, which account for about one-third.
The top 40 markets will be served by a private fleet being built by Amazon to support an expansion of its online grocery business, called "Amazon Fresh," according to Tompkins. The next 60 will be served by an array of regional parcel delivery carriers, he said. The remainder will be served mostly by the U.S. Postal Service, he said.
UPS Inc., which today handles much of Seattle-based Amazon's current deliveries, will not play a prominent role in the network realignment, Tompkins said. Nor will FedEx Corp., which manages a lesser portion of Amazon's delivery business. An Amazon spokeswoman was unavailable to comment.
Orders will be routed through Amazon's 55 fulfillment centers, with deliveries made the same day, the next day or, at most, in two days, Tompkins said. Inventory will be positioned to exclusively support local deliveries. A national delivery network as operated by providers like FedEx and UPS will be rendered irrelevant because they will be considered too slow to suit the typical Amazon customer, he said.
Tompkins said that Amazon has a timeline for its rollout, but that he is unaware of the details. "They are moving on this very aggressively," he said.
Amazon two years ago seriously considered a bid for FedEx as a means of buying into an existing delivery operation, according to Tompkins. However, Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, backed away after determining FedEx's network structure was too national in scope to fit Amazon's strategy of local fulfillment and delivery, Tompkins said. A FedEx spokesman declined comment.
Tompkins has worked in the supply chain management field for decades and is considered one of the nation's leading authorities on its role in e-commerce. His relationship with Amazon is not clearly defined, a status seemingly more by design than coincidence. When asked to describe the nature of his involvement with Amazon, Tompkins replied that he was contractually obligated not to comment.
A "FRESH" EXPANSION
Though Amazon Fresh has been operating for five years, it is today only available in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. However, Amazon plans to expand the grocery business to between 30 and 40 U.S. markets in 2014, according to Tompkins.
Tompkins said the private fleet network would commingle groceries with general merchandise, thus building the scale needed to make ground shipping cost-effective and to offer a compelling value to customers, Tompkins said. It would also set in motion a chain of events that would result in Amazon competing with FedEx and UPS.
The online grocery business, which is plagued with high fulfillment costs, is not considered a particularly attractive enterprise on its own. However, Bezos has used Amazon Fresh as a proving ground to test a more ambitious delivery model rather than as a way to build a national grocery footprint, according to Tompkins. By using his own vehicles to deliver groceries, Bezos has been able to fine-tune his own delivery network and understand the pros and cons of leveraging his own infrastructure than those of the incumbents, Tompkins said. Now Bezos is poised to apply that knowledge on a broader scale, Tompkins said.
Transportation costs remain a thorny issue for Amazon. Its shipping expenses in 2012, the most recent period that full-year figures were publicly available as of this writing, rose to more than $5.1 billion, up from nearly $4 billion in 2011, according to the company's 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Shipping costs in 2012 exceeded shipping revenue by nearly $3 billion, according to the filing. Amazon generates much of its shipping revenue from third-party merchants who sell products through the company's site and use its fulfillment services for storing inventory, picking and packing, and shipping.
In the filing, Amazon said it expected its "net cost of shipping"—the ratio of shipping costs to revenue—to continue rising as parcel rates increase and more customers take advantage of the company's delivery offerings such as "Prime," which charges a $79 annual fee for unlimited two-day deliveries. Amazon has said it is considering a $40 annual price hike for Prime subscriptions.
Not everyone believes Amazon will migrate from FedEx and UPS so quickly. Scott Devitt, Internet analyst for investment firm Morgan Stanley & Co., said during a late February webcast that Amazon will continue to leverage the established delivery infrastructure and will not become a disruptive force in the delivery market. Amazon will continue to use its enormous buying power to extract favorable rates from its delivery partners and will see that as a more attractive alternative to building out its own network, Devitt said.
Frederick W. Smith, FedEx's founder, chairman, and CEO, told analysts recently that only FedEx and UPS have the delivery networks capable of efficiently handling the demands of Amazon and other e-commerce providers. Smith said his company, UPS, and the U.S. Postal Service would remain at the forefront of e-commerce shipping for the foreseeable future.
Tompkins said that Amazon has been planning its strategy long before the well-publicized delivery problems that occurred during the 2013 holiday season, when about five million of its shipments were not delivered in time for Christmas. Much of the fallout was laid at the feet of UPS, though some have argued that Amazon erred by understating how many packages were coming UPS' way toward Christmas day, thus overwhelming the Atlanta-based carrier's air network and triggering the backlog.
Amazon is still smarting from the fiasco, however. The company's fulfillment executives believe UPS and FedEx are not investing enough in equipment, infrastructure, and other resources to keep up with Amazon's growth, according to a person familiar with the matter.
These days, every move in the e-commerce space is significant because of its enormous potential. E-commerce has penetrated just 10 percent of the U.S. market, and between 6 and 7 percent of the global market, according to Morgan Stanley estimates. Based on projected annualized growth rates of 15 percent, e-commerce could be a $1 trillion worldwide business by 2016, according to the firm.
We are seeing in Canada the growing centralized PUBLIC POST OFFICE moving from delivery of mail from house to house to centralized LOCKERS. At the same time we are seeing here in Baltimore AMAZON LOCKERS centralizing their package delivery which of course is tied to USPS. USPS MAIL LOCKERS become AMAZON LOCKERS.
Staples et al were steps in USPS privatization going strong in Maryland deregulating who can handle and process US mail-----now this takes USPS into global corporate privatized hands----with GLOBAL AMAZON being that WINNER of all that is PUBLIC USPS.
We are led to believe all these AMAZON restructuring of mail and package delivery does not harm global private UPS----FEDEX-----but UPS/FEDEX does not care---the goal of ONE WORLD ONE PERSONAL AND SMALL BUSINESS SHIPPING is consolidation of those two corporations merging no doubt into global AMAZON drone delivery.
SAFEWAY FOOD STORES are on the way to BANKRUPTCY leaving SAFEWAY to merge into WHOLEFOODS ergo these AMAZON LOCKERS bringing bankruptcy to our USPS.
Amazon Lockers come to a Safeway near us
Amazon Lockers come to a Safeway near us
We shop at a few different Safeways, but it was so nice to see this near us! This is inside a (24-hour) Safeway grocery store.
For us, this is going to be a great thing!
What happens is that you order from Amazon, and you have the option to have your package (product dimensions smaller than 16.5 x 13.8 x 12.6 inches) delivered there.
Why would we want that?
We have had mail theft in our neighborhood…and yes, even of Amazon packages at our house. We’ve been dealing with that by having them sent to my Significant Other’s office…but that’s not always convenient. My SO usually doesn’t actually get the package until at least a day after it’s been delivered…it has to go through office receiving first.
Second, we are on the same account…so gift giving is always a bit awkward. We use a special shipping address, adding “No Peeking” to the address. It’s easy to miss that, though, and it’s more fun if you don’t even know a package came (I sometimes give gifts “just because”, with no special occasion involved).
This way, we’ll be able to have our gift packages sent to the locker location, and the recipient won’t even know it happened.
It’s not open yet, but coming soon.
I suspect it may be a bit odd for the Safeway employees when people something up there that we could have bought at the store…but presumably, Safeway is also getting paid by Amazon to have the lockers there.
How does it work?
You search for a locker location near you…you can do that here:
Then, when you order something, you choose that address. You’ll get a code once it has been delivered. You go to the Amazon Locker, enter the code, and presto!
There are a few limitations, notably:
- It can’t be a Subscribe & Save item…and we have a lot of those
- It has to have a shipping weight of under ten pounds
- Not eligible for release-date delivery
- Not all locations will do one-day or same day delivery
- You have to pick it up within 3 business days, or it gets returned to Amazon for a refund
Speaking of returns, you can also return Amazon items at a locker. We’ve returned Amazon items from time to time, and it’s never been that convenient for us. Being able to drop it off at a locker whenever we want will be so much easier.
Amazon Lockers are available in these areas:
Boston, Chicago, Delaware, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Virginia
Of course, when buying or returning Kindle books, none of this matters. 😉 Buying Kindles, though? You bet we would use this!
Have you used Amazon Locker? What was your experience? Do you have any questions? Feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what is MOVING FORWARD these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA privatization of our USPS. As AMAZON creates its PACKAGE/MAIL LOCKERS inside corporations our USPS is creating these same LOCKERS for our personal mail and package delivery. Our USPS mailboxes easily accessed on street corners having slowly been removed will be eliminated altogether as this new CENTRALIZED LOCKER structure takes its place. AMAZON drone delivery to these USPS LOCKERS will of course be the most efficient way to deliver USPS mail and packages.
Our AFSCME and US Post Office labor unions have known these policies MOVING FORWARD during Clinton/Bush/Obama had this goal of ending public postal delivery----we have protested and shouted with these 99% USPS employees-----our US citizens are simply allowing this vital means of communications ---and only way a small business---or political public policy journals to be delivered---BE ELIMINATED. Well, far-right, authoritarian, dictatorship regimes don't do PUBLIC and don't want universal communications
INVESTOR PLACE keeping stock market informed in dismantling of our USPS.
'Commercial Mailboxes for USPS Delivery'
May 22, 2014, 12:49 pm EDT
USPS: Door-to-Door Mail Delivery May Soon End
The change could save the USPS $2 billion a year
By William White, Investor
Place Writer https://investorplace.com/?p=521681 The United States Postal Service (USPS) may end door-to-door delivery in the near future.
A new bill that has passed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee could end door-to-door delivery. The bill, titled H.R. 4670, would remove 15 million addresses with direct delivery in favor of curbside mailboxes. These locations would allow USPS worker to drop off mail for several addresses at a single location and could save the company $2 billion a year, reports The Consumerist.
The bill sounds like a solid plan, but it does have legislators against it. These legislators claim that the change would cause additional stress to consumers and that it won’t work in areas without much sidewalk space. There would also be exceptions for those with disabilities that couldn’t easily leave their homes, The Consumerist notes.
“What really is at stake here is the future viability of the U.S. Postal Service and both sides are going to have to give in some to preserve the one service that all Americans appreciate,” Rep. William Lacy Clay told Direct Marketing News. “We have to grow up and see that both sides have to give, or you’ll begin to see the collapse of the USPS and it will be on all of us.”
While GLOBAL AMAZON takes over all of what is our US Post Office with infrastructure and revenue creating massive profits for those shareholders-------UPS and FEDEX are not worried.....they intend to fold their global shipping corporations into global AMAZON with its DRONE DELIVERY. After all, the CEOs of those private corporations are global 2% ready to get rid of those pesky 99% of SHAREHOLDERS.
Making reference to our DAN BROWN and Origins -----the end of this FICTION-----led us to understand FEDEX was of course that OLD WORLD GLOBAL 1% FREEMASON secret society -----of course FEDEX is owned by the SMITH FAMILY-----and SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS is owned by that SMITH FAMILY------that's a lot of control over communications while controlling shipping does as well.
The point in this week's discussion of media and communicating public policy voices to all 99% of US WE THE PEOPLE is this: MOVING FORWARD has already created structures to eliminate the voices of our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens----TRUMP will simply act the part of CRAZY AUTHORITARIAN CORPORATE FASCIST----because that is where MOVING FORWARD takes us.
If we cannot access online distribution of our voices----and we do not have a public postal service allowing equal access ability to mail communications----we have become that CLOSED CHINESE SOCIETY.
U.S. Mail Cuts Prices, Chafing UPS and FedEx
The Postal Service Aims to Win More E-Commerce Work
USPS Slashes E-Commerce Shipping Rates
The U.S. Postal Service is slashing rates for e-commerce shippers, but will online retail giants like Amazon switch from shipping FedEx and UPS and allow the price cuts to trickle down to consumers? WSJ's Laura Stevens discusses on the News Hub. Photo: Getty
Updated Sept. 4, 2014 9:59 p.m. ET
The U.S. Postal Service is aggressively slashing prices to attract big e-commerce companies in time for the holidays, aiming to steal business from both FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc.
Over loud protests from its rival delivery giants, the Postal Service won approval from its regulators in August to lower prices by as much as 58% on certain Priority Mail packages for customers shipping at least 50,000 parcels a year.
No matter the source----all this national media over SINCLAIR media consolidation to include all US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zone newspaper print journalism---as BALTIMORE SUN----and to include digital radio and TV communications ------and including major internet access corporations-----rarely explain the concerns of ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE----and the OLD WORLD GLOBAL BANKING 1% taking control across all US industries.
SINCLAIR is SMITH FAMILY--------FEDEX is SMITH FAMILY
Together these two industry monopolies will control the ability of 99% WE THE PEOPLE to have a voice---to access REAL information----not propagandized by global 1% and their 2% players.
GLOBAL GOOGLE MEETS GLOBAL AMAZON =====who needs global UPS AND FEDEX?
There is no infighting inside these global corporations with 'liberals' fighting 'conservative' bias-----because there is no LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE in MOVING FORWARD far-right, authoritarian, militaristic, extreme wealth extreme poverty LIBERTARIAN MARXISM.
Our US SMITH FAMILY ROBINSONS as some of those 5% global banking players----need to WAKE UP --you are NOT OLD WORLD global 1% or 2%.
April 4, 2018 1:31PM PT
Sinclair Producer Resigns in Protest Amid Backlash Over ‘Fake News’ Script
By Christi Carras VARIETY
Justin Simmons, a morning TV producer at a Nebraska station owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has left his post.
“I no longer work at NTV News. Here’s why,” the tweet reads, followed by a link to CNN story breaking the resignation news. Simmons cited the recent controversial promos Sinclair aired last month, which used language akin to Donald Trump’s “fake news” rhetoric to bash media organizations, as a contributing factor in his departure.
I no longer work at NTV News. Here's why: https://t.co/bJCBWcgvdN
— Justin Simmons (@JustinSimmonsNE) April 4, 2018
In his resignation letter, Simmons claimed the organization forced him to air “several segments that have made me uncomfortable,” of which the promos were only the most recent example. He added that he has felt “on edge” toward Sinclair for the past year and a half.
“This is almost forcing local news anchors to lie to their viewers,” he said.
The content Simmons opposed came in the form of “must-runs,” national stories that corporate allegedly sent its local producers to report, no questions asked. An example of the must-runs includes the “Terrorism Alert Desk” segment, warning of potential threats to national security.
Aaron Weiss, a former news director at another Sinclair-owned station, also told CNN he did not approve of the corporation’s “conservative-slanted” must-run pieces.
“Don’t get me wrong. I have no problem with conservative-slanted news or liberal-slanted news — but own it,” Weiss said. “The problem with what Sinclair does is they co-opt the credibility that local anchors have built up in their communities over years and decades.”
In the wake of the backlash, Sinclair defended the promos, claiming they “served no political agenda, and represented nothing more than an effort to differentiate our award-winning news programming from other, less reliable sources of information.”