Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Saturday, April 23, 2011

BEANY AND THE BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS

WARNING! BUREAUCRATS AT WORK!

And now for something completely different...check out these pics...u can panorama them!

PICTURE NUMBER 1
PICTURE NUMBER 2
PICTURE NUMBER 3
PICTURE NUMBER 4
PICTURE NUMBER 5

Trimet Board of Sock Puppets Meeting

http://trimet.org/meetings/board/index.htm

Chris Hedges

http://vimeo.com/22783059

Portland man "goes wild"

It wasn't the girls going wild at a Michigan bar.
Police say a 51-year-old Portland, Ore., man attacked a Girls Gone Wild tour bus after he became disgruntled due to a lack of women at a party at the Red Horse Bar in Saginaw Township on Wednesday night, the Saginaw News reported Friday.
According to cops, the man tore the side mirrors off the pink tour bus, decorated with huge images of scantily-clad women on the side, while it was parked outside the bar.
Police said the man became irate because fliers said there would be barely-dressed women at the party. A co-owner of the bar told the newspaper the event was a "shim-sham" and no women from Girls Gone Wild entered the bar, despite patrons paying a $10 cover charge.
The man was arrested, but there was no word on charges.

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/04/23/man-attacks-girls-gone-wild-tour-bus-cops
Common Man News: Budget austerity and democracy

More from the safety documents

Also - Hiring and Training Practices: A review is in progress to determine if and how TriMet can
improve its hiring process to better assess behavioral, attitudinal and fitness compatibility
with the demanding roles as a bus or rail operator. Investigation to date shows that TriMet
does well in this regard relative to peer agencies.

I would love to see the data that confirms this conclusion!

New low floor heads down highway

MORE PORK COMING UNDER THE GUISE OF SAFETY

Instead of this PORK, how bout installing some driver fans in the trimet buses without air-conditioning?

I SUBMIT MY SECOND SAFETY REQUEST

The first request went nowhere, got the bureaucratic run around which is what we always get here at Trimet.
Even the highly exalted HARRY SAPORTA ended up just ignoring my request. (at least as of this date)
                                                                                

A walk on Portland's famous NW 23rd Ave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP4_et8Ni8U

SAFETY APPARENTLY NEEDS MANAGER 'RETREATS'

(another excerpt from a Trimet document)

While the culture of safety assurance lies with every aspect of TriMet operations and management, day to day responsibility is centered in its Operations Division. An all-hands retreat of Operations management staff was held in November 2010 to determine how the Task Force recommendations might best be translated into a detailed work plan. Today, that plan calls out approximately 200 tasks, which are being implemented and tracked. TriMet is committed to not only implementing, but in sustaining these changes.

SOMEBODY SHOOT ME PLEEEEZE!

(excerpted from a Trimet "official" document and sent to me)

In the year ahead, the safety-oriented work program will mature into a “Safety Management System”, departing from the very useful framework of recommendations provided with the Safety and Service Excellence Task Force recommendation. This will be part of a maturation process that will move TriMet from reaction an integrated and sustainable approach that is proactive and eventually predictive.

JOHN&YVETTE FLY OFF TO SEATTLE?

To attend a shop stewards training seminar?
Why did  our two executive  officers go and why did they decide to fly over there rather than take the company car and save some dough?
Union elites are still elites and function for their own pleasure rather than ours it seems!

Protesters converge on city hall over high water bills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-3Nbypb5SY

STEVE FUNG'S MOVIE OF THE WEEK!

BOJACK REPORT

On stalks of clover
Mission impossible
Uprise -- blood pressure edition
Calculate what the Portland school tax ballot measures will cost you
Japanese nuke types make believe everything's o.k.

IMF Austerity Is Headed to America – Watch Out!

This is America's future, one of government-induced privation and societal misery. Study the dominant social themes of the elite, its recent fear-based promotions, and one begins to get a sense more fully of what is being prepared. The signs are increasingly visible.

http://www.thedailybell.com/2135/Anthony-Wile-IMF-Austerity-Is-Headed-to-America-Watch-Out.html 

APRIL 22

APRIL 22 from al m on Vimeo.

FLASHBACK - Phil Donahue debates Bill O'Reilly on Iraq War

YOU CAN ALWAYS CATCH UP ON THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL BUS NEWS

HERE!