Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, March 18, 2011

JOE ROSE EXCELLENT COVERAGE OF TALKING BUS FIASCO

According to the $46,000 invoice sent to TriMet (PDF), $6,000 went to installation of the 10 paperback book-size gadgets. Despite running on red ink, TriMet also splurged on overnight shipping – $1,050.

Wait. TriMet waits nearly a year before deciding to test talking buses, but can't wait a few days for standard freight?


http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2011/03/trimets_talking_buses_a_review.html 

OFF TO HEARING

Off to find out if there is any sanity left at this organization with my STEP 2 grievance hearing.

Full report to follow!

ATU 757 PRESIDENT JON HUNT CALLS OUT MACFARLANE

GIVE BACK YOUR BENEFITS BECAUSE WE ARE BROKE

http://www.trimet.org/pm/getinvolved/index.htm#currentmeetings

OREGON BUS DRIVER FILES FREE SPEECH LAWSUIT

http://theworldlink.com/news/local/article_69034cbf-a48f-5f43-a4ce-419f0de1da4d.html

THIS COULD BE HERE!

This explains the "Trimet respects Civil Rights" stickers that we see on all the buses right now!

Judge issues temporary restraining order for Wisc. law

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/18/6294589-judge-issues-temporary-restraining-order-for-wisc-law

Nothing Left to Steal

The extent to which we value money depends on our degree of confidence in the economy. At first, as the economy starts to collapse, we start to hoard money, to make sure that we don’t run out. Then, as the economy continues to wither away, supply disruptions and price spikes cause some of us to suddenly realize that we might not be able to gain access to the things we need for much longer, never mind the cost, and that running out of money is not fatal whereas running out of food, fuel and other supplies certainly can be. And then we start cashing in our paper assets in exchange for physical commodities we think might be more useful. Shortly thereafter everyone realizes that the chips they are holding are not all that valuable any more. It is this realization, more than anything else, that renders the chips instantly worthless. [RC 2.0 p. 54-55]

http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2011/03/nothing-left-to-steal.html 

Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg: We Need to See Courage and Mobilization Here as Well as the Middle East

http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/3/18/nader_and_ellsberg

Crime on TriMet

http://portlandafoot.org/w/Crime_on_TriMet

A streetcar trestle was once part of an iconic Portland Heights scene

The cable car endeavor began as a real estate sales strategy -- the reason many streetcar lines were built.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/03/a_streetcar_trestle_was_once_p.html 

TRIMET GENERAL MANAGER LOSES HIS MIND-don't look at me, I didn't make this video!

LOTS OF GREAT TRIMET VIDEOS HERE-i'm prohibited from doing this sort of thing

http://www.youtube.com/user/cartographer1977#p/u

DUDE ON CRACK DANCING ON MAX-lucky it wasn't me filming cause I would be FIRED!


MARCH 17

MARCH 17 from al m on Vimeo.