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In this photo taken Thursday Sept. 8, 2011, postmistress Anne Nix weighs mail on the M/V Sophie C on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, N.H. The vessel is the nation's only inland floating post office. Imagine a nation without the Postal Service. It's a worst-case scenario being painted for an organization the that lost $8.5 billion in 2010 and seems headed deeper into the red this year.

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No more mail? What would Ben Franklin think?

Imagine a nation without the Postal Service. No more birthday cards and bills or magazines and catalogs filling the mailbox. It’s a worst-case scenario being painted for an organization that lost $8.5 billion in 2010 and seems headed deeper into the red this year.

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