Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sam Adams

http://youtu.be/lyzSI2wxK4M

Seat Hogs, Door Blockers, Deboarding

I notice too when taking Max that frequently when trying to deboard the door blockers will all but create a wall making it darn near impossible for anyone to get off the train! They wont even move for wheelchairs coming off!!! Really people?

Rantings of a Regular C-Tran Rider

Jim Hightower

OBAMA GOES A-COURTING
KOCH CLASSINESS
NEWT THREATENS AMERICA WITH "THE TEXAS MIRACLE"
BIG COAL BUYS ACCESS TO 4TH GRADERS

Michael Levine says Trimet needs to adopt the FTA mission statement

I'm not sure that it will ever be possible to satisfy David Sale or Darla Sturdy

JON HUNT+RON HIENZMAN LOSES THE APPEAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ELECTION RESULTS

It has been announced that the election results of the International ATU be certified after all.
The Dept of Labor finds that there is not enough evidence of fraud.
We do not have an official publication to refer to at this time.

Man Down

     Last week, in an incident that didn't get much attention in the national news, a man named Tom Ball set himself on fire in front of the county courthouse in Keene, NH. He left a fifteen-page suicide note explaining his actions. He was angry at the state child protection bureaucracy and the courts after a ten-year battle over a child abuse charge that became, for him, a Kafkaesque struggle with cruel authority. The long suicide note he left was a thoughtful and disturbing indictment of the legal procedures now common across America that have had many unanticipated consequences - from breaking up families to homelessness - but it was also a grim comment on the condition of American manhood.
ClusterFuck Nation 

This Mess Belongs to All of Us

Trimet Diaries

Cascade Policy Institute ♥s MAX Light Rail?

 The FTA has responded to Cascade's letter, and disagrees with Cascade's contention that the MAX Green Line is out of compliance with the Full Funding Grant Agreement. The FTA's response is here.
http://portlandtransport.com/archives/2011/06/cascade_policy.html

Rantings of a Trimet bus driver

Lake Oswego approves streetcar poll to be conducted no later than October

http://www.oregonlive.com/lake-oswego/index.ssf/2011/06/lake_oswego_approves_streetcar_poll_to_be_conducted_no_later_than_october.html?CFID=2942&CFTOKEN=88935671

Clackamas County considers options to pay $25 million share of Milwaukie light rail

http://www.oregonlive.com/milwaukie/index.ssf/2011/06/clackamas_county_considers_options_to_meet_25_million_commitment_to_milwaukie_light_rail.html

I amend my safety request

(per Jeff Welch's comments)

Buses traveling along Columbia and Jefferson have problems getting through  the traffic lights where the rail tracks cross.
I would like to see the yellow light extended by two seconds to ensure that buses that are departing on greens can get through these intersections safely!
This is an amended safety request.

Union vs. Member or Member vs. Union?

True union values

First there is CYBER STALKING, now there is CYBER SQUATTING

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