Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Huge mess on max tonight- busted type 4 backing up trains from galleria to hollywood!

Birds die off by the thousands

Story here!


Bus Emergency News Archive

The Plan to Blame Unions For Everything

Snitching on bus drivers around the world India > News > Internet > Snitch on Bus Drivers through FB & Earn Rs1000

Greeks cancel transit strike Latest News from Greece

New Yorkers embracing bus rapid transit

NYC Tries 'Rapid' Buses in Bid to Cut Transit Costs -

Talking Trimet with Chris Day and Al M-part 3

Notice of Public Hearing | TriMet

Notice of Public Hearing | TriMet

Survey: 61 Percent Support Higher Taxes on the Rich

A new survey from CBS News’ 60 Minutes shows a vast majority of Americans support raising taxes on the wealthy or cutting military spending to help balance the national budget. In the survey, 61 percent of respondents said they preferred new taxes on the rich, 20 percent backed cuts to military spending, four percent said they would cut Medicare, and just three percent said they would cut Social Security.

Union & State Workers Come Under Increasing Attack

Jerry Brown was sworn in as California’s new governor on Monday. In his inaugural speech, Brown said he would he oversee a review that could result in government workers losing some of their benefits and pensions.
Jerry Brown: "The budget I present next week will be painful, but it will be an honest budget. The items of spending will be matched with available tax revenues, and specific proposals will be offered to realign key functions that are currently spread between state and local government in ways that are complex, confusing and inefficient. My goal is to achieve greater accountability and reduce the historic shifting of responsibility back and forth from one level of government to another. The plan represents my best understanding of our real dilemmas and possibilities. It’s a tough budget for tough times."
In New York, the state’s new governor Andrew Cuomo is preparing to call for a one-year salary freeze for state workers. The moves by Jerry Brown and Andrew Cuomo are seen as part of a growing push across the country to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers. The New York Times reports Republican lawmakers in Indiana, Maine, Missouri and seven other states plan to introduce legislation that would bar private-sector unions from forcing workers they represent to pay dues or fees, reducing the flow of funds into union treasuries. In Ohio, the new Republican governor John Kasich wants to ban strikes by public school teachers. Wisconsin’s new governor Scott Walker is threatening to take away government workers’ right to form unions and bargain contracts.


Jon Hunt-

"As everybody knows, due to my sciatic nerve damage I always put the car in park at intersections or stopped at red lights. I was unable to get the car out of park quick enough."

"I had five drinks over dinner."

"Take this as a lesson folks, don't drink on an empty stomach."

A Member-

"Why is podunk Portland leading this fight and challenge of the international when there are bigger and more powerful chapters that are sitting on the sidelines."


"There idea of the west coast   is the banks of the Mississippi!"

Platitudes and Cliche's

TriMet is striving to build a safe, comfortable, reliable and innovative transit system that delivers transportation options to our growing region. A total transit system will meet the needs of our current riders and attract new riders. To achieve our goals, we will value the contributions of each employee, engage the public in the decision-making process, expand our service and demonstrate our strong commitment to quality.

We love light rail!

Due to a track issue at Beaverton Transit Center, MAX Red Line trains are only operating between the airport and Galleria/SW 10th and Library/SW 9th stations. Riders traveling to the airport from Beaverton should catch a Blue Line train and transfer to a Red Line train at Gateway Transit Center. Riders traveling to Beaverton should take a Blue Line train.

January 3

January 3 from al m on Vimeo.

Going Back to TRUE Union Values: Dumb and Dumber as per Ellen Fox

Going Back to TRUE Union Values: Dumb and Dumber as per Ellen Fox

The Daily Bell takes on American government workers

The problem with all of these "free market" analysis is the fact that they fail to bring into the discussion the enormous obscene wealth that has been consolidated in the hands of the few. There is plenty of capital floating in the world to pay all the salaries, benefits, and pensions of all the government workers, but the elite refuses to give up its "private holdings" so support anyone but their own clans and cronies. Fools that the civilian population are, don't get it. The Daily Bell is one of the credible free market publications and many of their points in this discussion hold water.

Desperation of US Government Workers

American's hating Americans--a selection of comments from the KATU website

Unions are nothing but dens of corruption depending on finding members who are unable to make their own decisions. Why would anyone be surprised? 
 With a leader like this, how shocking is it tri-met drivers are generally terrible drivers who think the road is owned by them?
The drivers obviously feel they are above the law and their leader has no respect for it either...Color me shocked. 

This union thug will receive kid glove treatment just as any other union parasite does when caught breaking the law. Note: labor unions are parasites. Trade unions are respectable. 
What a hipocryt!!! He defends TriMet employees who pretty much get away with murder and he does this? He needs to either resign or be fired. 


Reports from tonight's union meeting are that a majority of ATU members support president Jon Hunt!