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Offline Semper Sitientem

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USPS Shipping Equity Act
« on: January 05, 2022, 06:26:30 am »
Although the bill was introduced months ago, I don’t believe I’ve seen it addressed in this forum. Click on the “Take Action” button if you wish to support.

https://www.craftbeer.com/news/usps-shipping-equity-act
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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2022, 06:41:05 am »
But the local district alcohol distribution networks, who are highly controlled by organized crime, will not get their cut.

I have seen examples of this where I live. The laws and regulations are there to line the pockets of the mafia.
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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2022, 06:54:08 am »
Would this allow shipping of homebrew, or just shipping from commercial producers?

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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2022, 07:22:53 am »
The passage of this bill will meet fierce opposition in the legislature. We will see who has sold out to the influence of organized crime.

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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2022, 07:53:05 am »
A concern I have, regardless who the shipper is, is how do they verify the age of the person placing the order?  Unless some sort of facial recognition software is used, how can the enforce the “under 21” drinking age law?  Perhaps they can ask for identification from the person signing for the order???
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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2022, 07:54:16 am »
Would this allow shipping of homebrew, or just shipping from commercial producers?

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Just commercial. The rest of us will continue to ship on the sly like we’ve always been doing.
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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2022, 08:03:47 am »
I wonder if this would drive the price up even higher for craft beer, at least for in demand options like Treehouse, etc.

I'm contacting my congressman directly and asking if homebrew can be included. Probably won't happen, but it's always nice to dream. Anyway the AHA can get involved?

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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2022, 08:06:47 am »
I wonder if this would drive the price up even higher for craft beer, at least for in demand options like Treehouse, etc.

I'm contacting my congressman directly and asking if homebrew can be included. Probably won't happen, but it's always nice to dream. Anyway the AHA can get involved?

The AHA has been working on this for 25 years.  That's an indication of how difficult it is.
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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2022, 08:39:38 am »
But the local district alcohol distribution networks, who are highly controlled by organized crime, will not get their cut.

I have seen examples of this where I live. The laws and regulations are there to line the pockets of the mafia.

You have the mafia in Texas?  Do they ride horses?

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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2022, 09:03:01 am »
But the local district alcohol distribution networks, who are highly controlled by organized crime, will not get their cut.

I have seen examples of this where I live. The laws and regulations are there to line the pockets of the mafia.

You have the mafia in Texas?  Do they ride horses?

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Asked my brewing friend about this, and he was employed in the craft beer industry in Austin, Texas. He said without a doubt the legislators are in the deep pockets of organized crime.
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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2022, 09:14:02 am »
Would this allow shipping of homebrew, or just shipping from commercial producers?

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Just commercial. The rest of us will continue to ship on the sly like we’ve always been doing.
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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2022, 09:53:34 am »
You have the mafia in Texas?
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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2022, 12:09:55 pm »
You have the mafia in Texas?
Who do you think was behind the fence at the grassy knoll?


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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2022, 03:20:28 pm »
You have the mafia in Texas?
Who do you think was behind the fence at the grassy knoll?


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Re: USPS Shipping Equity Act
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2022, 04:35:11 pm »
A concern I have, regardless who the shipper is, is how do they verify the age of the person placing the order?  Unless some sort of facial recognition software is used, how can the enforce the “under 21” drinking age law?  Perhaps they can ask for identification from the person signing for the order???

Private carriers have to get ID and signature upon delivery for alcohol.  I don't see why it would be any different for USPS.