Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, May 14, 2011

SHAME ON THE USA

The health insurance industry is raking in profits on the backs of consumers who are increasingly forgoing medical care due to economic concerns, though that hasn’t stopped big insurers from drastically raising premiums. The trend is not new: The per-employee cost of PPO coverage for a family of four has doubled since 2002. Meanwhile, about 15 percent of Americans don’t have health insurance at all. As lawmakers, lobbyists and lawyers continue to squabble about health care reform, Americans are suffering and insurers are sucking them dry.

FAMOUS BLOGGER ERIK HALSTEAD RIDES THE WES AND MAKES THE NEWS-BLAST FROM THE PAST

FAMOUS BLOGGER ERIK HALSTEAD RIDES THE WES AND MAKES THE NEWS-BLAST FROM THE PAST from al m on Vimeo.

JACK BOGDANSKI COMMENTS ON A STORY THAT NEVER ENDS AROUND HERE-BLAST FROM THE PAST

BLAST FROM THE PAST-SUNSET BOB

SAFETY NOT PART OF THE CULTURE OF INDIA

Why Mainstream Media Refuses to Report the West's Shocking New Colonialism

It is all evil and deliberate – a media promotion featuring a complex interweaving of violent dominant and sub-dominant social themes. The world's single super-power has, as Dick Cheney reportedly suggested it should, moved toward the Dark Side, and is taking much of the world with it. Celebrations of killing, justifications of torture, the imposition of the hallmarks of a police state at home and the support of neo-colonialism abroad all inform us that America is changing for the worse
Yes, it is chilling. When America lies, its allies lie, too. When American leaders tell deliberate untruths and treat human lives as if they are entertainment in so-called snuff-films, those who live in the shadow of the world's super-mono-power are left to mumble in unison or face the consequences. It goes for the media too, of course. These days, instead of celebrating businessmen, America's mainstream media mostly lionizes the military class – its brilliant generals and intrepid warriors.

http://www.thedailybell.com/2297/Anthony-Wile-Why-Mainstream-Media-Refuses-to-Report-the-Wests-Shocking-New-Colonialism.html 

TRANSIT EXPERT SPEAKS ON THE WES SERVICE

Tom Walsh gives Trimet general manager praise and blessings

http://www.thoughts.com/HR202/ton-walsh-gives-trimet-general-manager-praise-and-blessings

James Howard Kunstler

MARTA driver accused of dragging woman fired

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/190882/40/MARTA-driver-accused-of-dragging-woman-fired

CHRIS PARKER UPDATE

I just came from a visit with Chris and can report that he is in remarkably good spirits considering the situation he is in.

I don't think he understands the court proceedings very well as his interpretation of the last hearing was considerably different than my interpretation of them, this is what happens when you don't have decent legal representation when you are involved with the (in)justice system.

I also brought up the topic of the restraining order violations and how it was my understanding that there were no violations of the restraining order.
It turns out that BLOG POSTS are being counted as actual violations of the order! The bail is ridiculously high due the restraining order violations!
I find this incredible, what a system we have here!

He was incredulous that the Mayor of Portland still gets to be mayor when he was accused of the exact same offense but Chris gets fired from his job as bus driver!
I agree with him on that topic, double standards are a way of life in Amerika!

I also asked him about that "suicide" jacket.
He told me that when he was brought to jail they sent him to some shrink who did an evaluation.
Apparently Chris misunderstood the question and he thought the doctor was talking about "Seaside" instead of "suicide" which then lead the doctor to conclude that he was delusional so he was outfitted with some uncomfortable and ridiculous Velcro outfit which we saw in his first court hearing.

It's all very sad indeed!

ANONYMOUS COMMENTS ENABLED AGAIN

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Comments that I deem inappropriate will be deleted.

TRYING TO STOP THE RENLENTLESS ATTACK OF LIGHT RAIL

Opponents of Honolulu rail file complaint - BusinessWeek

THE FILTER BUBBLE!

STEVE CHECKS OUT THE MOBILITY DEVICE

Operator reporting loud band at Saturday Market next to tracks; threatening to refuse to go through there

CORRUPT BANKS AND ECONOMIC SYSTEM STRANGLING GREECE

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/8513784/Greek-debt-restructuring-delay-is-the-deadliest-form-of-denial.html

Ex-TriMet Articulated Bus basking in the sun

Google Maps

MAY 13

5/13/11 from al m on Vimeo.

BAD KARMA

Local News | Donation jar thief hit by bus in Seattle | Seattle Times Newspaper

Harry Saporta responds to my video

Thanks Al.  I did speak to the Training and the Schedules Departments, and did observe a few road reliefs myself.  Of the observations that I made, the operators appeared to be relaxed and not hurried in making the adjustments to their seats and mirrors.  In one instance, the operator being relieved spoke of problems encounter along the route that day to the relief operator. I also did not observe any excessive speeds.  I will admit that I did not speak to any of the relief operators as they were driving in service.  I will be adding your concern to the Bus Transportation Safety Committee agenda for discussion.  I will also take a look at your blog.
Harry
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MY ANSWER TO HARRY
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Harry,
It's a matter of policy!
Jumping in a bus and having to drive immediately down the road is BAD policy!
We are professionals here and we do it because we are professionals.
I haven't had any crashes as a result of these road reliefs.
I saw your board presentation and you were clearly illustrating that we need to be PROACTIVE about this sort of thing.
Why wait for an accident before you fix it!

Thanks

al Qaeda Job Posting Confirms bin Laden Death

http://www.crystalair.com/story.php?id=201105007