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The disparity in international shipping rates versus domestic shipping rates are incredible, but could a secret postal organization behind the prices?
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The disparity in international shipping rates versus domestic shipping rates are incredible, leading some to believe a secretive postal organization is giving American businesses a bad deal. If the illuminati controls elite organizations, could it bear some impact on the postal service?
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I knew it was like the universe opened up to May. If you go back and you look at my messages Thio like I saw how everything was going to play out are you aware that when you say these kinds of things, how it is so I don't know, I don't want to say conspiracy, Tin Hatty. Look, look, I realize how it sounds, but it z like look, look where we are, right? Like you're here. I knew that you guys would eventually be here. Jamie was right. Way did show up. What if he's right about all of it? Hello, and welcome to Planet Money. I'm Nick Fountain, and I'm Kenny Malone. Today on the show, we take the red mug and we follow it all the way down. We'll find out why you can order a cheap gizmo from across the world with dirt. Cheap shipping. We're not gonna say the answer is the Illuminati, but we're not not saying that. Support for this podcast and the following message come from simply safe. Dedicated to creating a thoughtfully designed, easy to use system so users can blanket their home with protection and never give it a second thought, the New York Times wire cutter called it the best home security system. Plus, simply safe donates a security system to a family in need when you order yours at simply safe dot com slash planet money. Hey, it's Guy Raz here and on the latest episode of How I Built This, How Stewart Butterfield failed in two companies pivoted and then built two amazing new companies flicker and slack. Check out how I built this Wherever you listen to podcasts, the first rule of conspiracy theory reporting is Do not get all your information from the guy in New Jersey yelling at the top of his lungs. Luckily, we found one of the few experts on international postal policy. Ah, guy named Jim Campbell. First, we should check for PLO sieves. Would you say postal policy 10 times fast. Okay, postal policy. Post policy. Post policy. Post quality. You're pretty good. Yeah, not bad. Jim's done consulting for big private shipping companies like UPS, DHL, FedEx And he told us, Oh yeah, there is absolutely a group of postal policy people. In fact, they are powerful postal policy people, pretty private. Universal postal union UPU UPS headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. The Universal Postal Union is part of the United Nations, and it's made up of representatives from the postal services of 192 countries. Basically, the U P stuff is all secret, but Jim tells us not only has he managed to get access to one of these meetings, he has video. Well, maybe we might ask you to share it if if there's some exciting times, Yeah, I can share it. I don't know how exciting it is, but way should warn you, if you are operating heavy equipment right now or maybe you're on the road, open the window, pull off to the side because this'll is one of the most boring things we have ever put. Under this podcast will consider proposals 15.1 or 7.2, 1.1 B s as well as one point. One thing was the U. P. Used 2016 Congress in Istanbul. It looks like a fancy ballroom with chandeliers and ornate carpeting and then rows and rows of people wearing like translator headsets. The term postal service in the UPU access you so Conspiracy point number one. Yeah, there is a secret International Postal Group. They're not that secret. Their secret ish international postal group. But what exactly are they up to? What are they talking about? Hello? This autumn you're speaking.
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