New figures show a major increase in suicides among members of the U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve. According to the military, suicides by reserve and National Guard soldiers almost doubled to 145, from 80 deaths the year before. For active-duty troops, the number to take their own lives fell slightly to 156 from 162 in 2009.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Sucking down money seemingly forever, money that has come directly out of operations to keep this thing going.
Now they have completed the upgrade of the old style Polar Express cars!
So TRIMET, in the interest of TRANSPARENCY, how much was the final tab to get these things going and where did that money come from?
Despite the fact that I don’t think anyone in the Portland area even has a service horse – and if they do, I’ve never spotted them on a bus or train – the news is making it sound like if TriMet allows service horses on board, your afternoon rush hour MAX will be overrun with tiny ponies (which, incidentally, would be awesome.)