Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

KEN WOLF

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MO MONEY MO MONEY MO MONEY

The only Trimet patrons that never face fare increases are fareless square riders.
That's transit equity isn't it?

ATU 757 OFFICERS OFF ON ANOTHER JUNKET

Word is that John and Yvette, (the two are inseparable nowadays apparently)have scheduled some more travel of questionable content. This time they are heading out of town to attend the woman's and black caucuses.

Now here is an interesting idea!

Instead, Gustafson thinks perhaps it's time to scrap Free Rail Zone entirely and replace it with a free bike zone (a.k.a. a bike-share system).
"One of the things you could do is get rid of Free Rail Zone, but replace it with a readily available bike [share] program so people could still circulate for 30 minutes at no cost." Or, put another way, "Reshape the fareless zone to put a greater emphasis on carbon-free circulation; and the best free circulation in the Central City probably ought to be on bikes."

 http://bikeportland.org/2011/04/26/how-bike-sharing-could-spur-revamp-of-transit-fares-in-portland-51109

What the Fukushima

http://bojack.org/2011/04/what_the_fukushima.html

Janked rats cried for blood and the prosthetic hand of love waved good-bye to reason

Luckily for the rat keepers of global capitalism, they have little to fear when it comes to American moths being attracted to the candle of reason. Reason is boring stuff in a nation -- and increasingly, a world -- whose cultural glue is television, and whose main diversion is profoundly simplified emotionalism and conflict. In fact, in the American rat race, reason is not only a fatal weakness, but is also generally unavailable to a people who stay janked every waking moment, ready to take on the next rat, then go home and watch more rats do each other in on television, in a steady diet of visible conflict, both overt an implied. Given that the human nervous system is programmed to respond instantly to conflict, there simply is no mental space left for much quiet thought to take root. Not when your nation's cultural values resemble those of Tamerlain or Aleric the Goth -- tribal, hierarchical, aggressive and acquisitive.
Whether in Belize or America, neither the owners of government nor their subset of social and financial managers are going to respond to any well reasoned, socially beneficial cause unless they are forced to do so -- with emphasis on the word force. Social progress and a humane environment is antithetical to the success of the owning and governing classes -- both being exactly the same thing in a nation whose Constitution is essentially a guarantee of the rights of property.


http://www.joebageant.com/joe/2007/03/in_the_reign_of.html 

IPHONE SPYING ON US!

A pair of iPhone users have filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the company is secretly recording movements of iPhone and iPad users. The suit comes a week after technology researchers revealed that the iPhone had been designed to secretly track a user’s location and store information on the device for a year, without the user’s knowledge. Attorney Aaron Mayer said, “We take issue specifically with the notion that Apple is now basically tracking people everywhere they go. If you are a federal marshal, you have to have a warrant to do this kind of thing, and Apple is doing it without one.”

THE VENERABLE JEFF WELCH OF PUGET SOUND OPERATORS BLOG SUCCUMBS TO ATTACKS

PTONews (formerly Puget Sound Transit Operators is on hiatus until further notice.  After a long year of many articles covering many topics, I’m taking a break from online communication, and have gone “off the grid”.  I’ve even deactivated my FaceBook page.
While I’ve enjoyed the cathartic nature and some of the feedback generated by the blog – many have used the content I’ve put out here as fodder to render personal attacks against me, and far more people have taken the time to send me negative feedback than positive.  With that in mind, I’m re-grouping to re-discover the job that I truly love without quite so much focus on the irritating stuff, and may return to posting at some point in the future.
The content of PSTO has been preserved here, so all archives remain available.
-Jeff Welch

http://pstonews.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/on-hiatus/

SOCK PUPPETS AGENDA

TRIMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THE RIGHT WING NETWORK BEHIND THE WAR ON UNIONS

Ross, Steve posted this story:
HERE!

Why Wall Street Wins

Editor’s Note: Many Americans feel helpless in the face of the organized power of the elites, whether it’s the neocon dominance of foreign policy or corporate control of the economy.
And, when a safety valve is needed to relieve the pressure of public discontent, those same forces manipulate the voters to go after social spending or government regulation, explaining why the elites continue to win, as Danny Schechter notes in this guest essay:
HERE!

UNREAL!

At least 177 corpses have been recovered in the last few weeks, most of them, officials now say, passengers snatched from interstate buses, tortured and slaughtered. Women were raped before being killed, and some victims were burned alive, according to accounts from survivors who eventually overcame their fears and came forward.
The slayings have horrified a Mexican public already awash in violence and led commentators to call them "our Auschwitz" and a "Mexican genocide." 
Worse yet is the realization that the killing in Tamaulipas state has been going on for months — including the brutal slayings of bus passengers — and no one, not the bus companies, nor the police, nor the officials in charge, acted to stop it .

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexico-mass-graves-20110425,0,3171055.story

Youths attack bus with rocks

Sydney Morning News