Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Monday, December 13, 2010

MARCUS GRIFFITH COMING TO GET ME AGAIN!

Mr. Margulies:
I am freelance journalist for The Vancouver Voice. Would you like to comment on concerns that you are filming Trimet customers without their express permission for an upcoming article?
-Marcus Griffith

-- Marcus Griffith
Marcus.Griffith@gmail.com
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MY RESPONSE:
 
Yea Marcus, I don't do it, everybody knows that it is happening.
Are there occasional people that get into a video by accident?
I suppose, but everybody that has appeared in my video's is fully aware that I am making a video.
Why do you keep harping on this anyway?
Is there some harm being done that I am unaware of or is this just the continuation of our personal problems?

Al 

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I read the service animal changes from the DOJ, which take effect in March 15, 2011.

The biggest change is that now a service animal must specifically be a dog or (not making this up) a miniature horse. Gone are the days of the "service lizard" or "service ferret." Also, the animal must be on a leash, harness, etc.

Other than that, it's pretty much same as before -- meaning that the example Neil cited (the "dog with a rope") would still be considered a service animal, provided that the owner answered the following two questions appropriately:

1) Is this animal required because of a disability?

2) What work or task has this animal been trained to perform?

Therapy / emotional support / comfort / etc animals are still not allowed under the ADA; but the person could just lie and say that "fluffy can get my medication when he thinks I'm going to have a seizure" and you'd have no way of knowing.

So SOSDD. Personally I think they should just require a note or certification and be done with it; but they're so hung up on people with disabilities not being inconvenienced _in any way_ that they would never require such a thing; even though most service animal users would probably be in favor of presenting at least a note from a doctor. (sigh)

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PART TIMERS GET THE SHAFT AT TRIMET

I've put in my 10 yrs. as required to be "vested". I know my retirement benefits won't be as good as the full timer's.
 
But, here is my idea for a simple solution to make it fair for ANY employee to receive full time benefits at retirement: 10 YRS WITH EQUIVILANT FULL TIME HOURS.
This way, one is not "forced" to do anything but to put in 10 yrs OF FULL TIME HOURS.
Don't feel like doing the math, but; 
Full time: 40 hrs week x 4.3 x 12 mos x 10 yrs= 20,640 hrs.
Mini runner: 30 hrs x 4.3 x 12 mos. x 10 yrs = 15,480 hrs.
A difference of 5,160 hrs, therefore, a mini runner would have to work 13 yrs. and 4 months @ 30 hrs per week to equal 10 yrs full time.

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