Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, February 19, 2011

WE ARE HAVING SERIOUS EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS ON THE WEST SIDE!

GRIEVANCES HAVE BEEN FILED OVER THIS!

StopID Numbers

The stop ids actually _do_ have some sort of order to them. It looks like some time ago they took all of the stops, put them in alphabetical order and then numbered them accordingly. Stops on A Ave, Abernethy, Alberta tend to have very low stop ID numbers (< 75) while stops on Woodstock, Yamhill, Yeon tend to have high numbers (~6400). MLK stops are located in the "U" section (5885 = Umatilla then 5886 = MLK & Ainsworth) because it used to be named "Union Ave." Numbered stops are after the alphabetical stops. New stops are generally at the end, but sometimes inserted in random places in the middle.

Go see for yourself

TriMet System Map

What do you think this looks like?



Full post here (it's a little old)

Why the Protests in Wisconsin Matter





The Nation's Chris Hayes laid out very plainly why the protests in Wisconsin matter. This move by Gov. Scott Walker is one of a series of power grabs by Republicans with the intent of achieving some of their long time goals; destroying unions and the middle class and getting rid of our public education system.

And as Chris noted, it's a reminder of the fact that when our political institutions fail us, people mobilizing outside of those institutions through the process of peaceful protests as we've seen in Wisconsin have brought about some of the greatest moments of progressive transformation in the United States.

Chris' fellow contributor to The Nation, Naomi Klein discussed how what Walker doing is a classic example of the Shock Doctrine, where politicians create a crisis and then using that crisis as an excuse to push through horribly unpopular economic policies. And as Hayes and Klein both explained, what ends up happening in Wisconsin is not only going to have local implications, but national as well.

(I wonder whether the drivers who are Tea Baggers and vote republican are getting the message yet.)

LATEST BUS NEWS

http://busemergencynewsarchive.blogspot.com/

RIDE TRANSIT FOR FREE IN CORVALIS

http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/e6ae31e0-2e8e-11e0-9a07-001cc4c002e0.html

TRIMET KNOWS HOW TO GET THE $$$$$$

Portland's Federally Funded Rail System - Seattle Transit Blog

World in chaos

Strikers stone local drivers - Worldnews.com

Lives of bus drivers..

Councillor appeals for more tolerance after bus driver bust up

Lives of bus drivers

Woman Smacks Broward County Bus Driver In Face - West Palm Beach ...

Best Bus Driver In New York Sings Happy Birthday On The Intercom

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/18/best-bus-driver-in-new-yo_n_825337.html

911 callers report theft aboard Seattle bus, denied help by dispatch

http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/116481273.html

Bus driver nightmare

Boy struck by bus in Wilmington

Court pares $27.5M award to woman hit by NYC bus

Wall Street Journal

JUDGE SAYS KING COUNTY WINS

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014271060_busads19m.html

WALKERS MOVE AGAINST UNIONS MY BACKFIRE ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

For three decades Wall Street - and the top 2% of Americans -- have sopped up every dime of economic growth that has resulted from the increased productivity of American workers. Often those in that top 2% don't even work for a living - or if they do, they don't produce a good or service. Instead they speculate for a living - they gamble with other people's money - they spend their time scheming about how they can get richer, not how they can produce a better product.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/wisconsin-governors-attac_b_825487.html 

Bus drivers injured more than cops!

 Local transit and inter-city bus drivers had a higher rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring time off from work than did police and firefighters, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Labor.
(Thanks Neil for adding to our stress)

Washington Post

February 18

Untitled from al m on Vimeo.

Working in America: Public vs. Private Sector

ABC NEWS

The Assault on the American Worker: Wisconsin Is the Beginning

FIRE DOG LAKE

GREECE COMES TO AMERIKA

CBS NEWS

And another $1.5 million!

Earth Times

Money money everywhere...just not for buses or benefits

KGW

No more streetcars!

Reasons to oppose streetcar seem pretty clear

The troubled mind of Ellen Fox

From her latest attempt to liable me:

Cyber Stalkers hide behind FREEDOM OF SPEECH as permission to bully, intimidate, control and abuse others when in fact they're using it as an excuse to promote hatred and acting out behaviors.   Cyber Bullying/Stalking can take many forms but all through the internet.  In previous postings I've provided links to sites that compare the characteristics of online abusers vs perpetrators of domestic violence.precarious situations. He doesn't understand personal violations and he doesn't care. If he get's terminated he'll enjoy his 15 minutes and that'll be the end of it. His behavior is revolting, beyond abominable! His conduct is on purpose which makes him criminally liable. Cyber Stalking laws will be enforced in the near future and when they are he will spend time behind bars with his buddy Jim Stenger. His conduct is blatant disregard for other people. This is not a civil situation but criminal!

Poor thing, thrashing wildly  like  a wounded animal.
Ellen, you really need to seek out help, there are many physicians  available to help you with your problem.
 


My history with Ellen Fox here!