Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, July 11, 2011

LAYOFFS

Pierce Transit, Western Washington's second largest public transit provider, is sending out layoff notices to at least 185 of its employees this week. Following the failure of a proposed sales tax increase, PT has had no choice but to drastically reduce service by as much as 20% with corresponding layoffs.

Without a cash infusion now being sought by transit advocates in King County, King County Metro could see cuts of as much as 600,000 hours (17% of service - reverting to 1996 levels) with corresponding layoffs of as many as 500 part time bus drivers and cutbacks from full to part-time of over 200 full time drivers.

Read more from Local 758's July newsletter:

-jw

Its unreal! Sidewalk useable! Safety first!

GOT A QUESTION?

Send the training department a message HERE! (Trinet accounts only)

Maybe

cause I'm blind?

Ducks fan?


Steve Fung says "Go Ducks" on bus #1709

IS IT ME OR DOES EVERYTHING HERE LOOK THE SAME?

Chris Hedges

The widening use of militarized police units effectively nullifies the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which prohibits the use of the armed forces for civilian policing. City police forces have in the last few decades amassed small strike forces that employ high-powered assault rifles, armored personnel carriers, tanks, elaborate command and control centers and attack helicopters.
There is little daylight now between raiding a home in the middle of the night in Iraq and raiding one in Alhambra, Calif.
Chris Hedges: Carlos Montes and the Security State: A Cautionary Tale - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig

The Truth About the Economy

America's Sweetheart

Did you ever get the feeling that your country was melting down into a puddle of toxic goop? And presiding over the meltdown, under that sturdy, bomb-proof, gleaming, platinum helmet of perfectly plasticized hair... the stern visage of Nancy Grace, beaming disapproval across every hill and mole-hill of this land.

James Howard Kunstler

TRIMET CONTINUES CONFUSING US WITH ITS MYRIAD TRANSIT PASSES

TriMet: Honored Citizen Downtown Portland Bus Pass

(Thanks to Chris Day for telling us about this because I had no idea this existed)

DESTROYING AMERICAN CITIZENS SO WAR INDUSTRIALISTS CAN STAY RICH

As Debt Talks Threaten Medicare, Social Security, Study Finds U.S. Spending $4 Trillion on War

MAX RED LINE GETS "IT"

MaxRedline: The War Drags On

Maybe he is the "anti christ" after all

CONGRATULATIONS AMERICANS--YOU VOTED THEM IN NOW EAT DOG FOOD!

President Obama met with congressional leaders Sunday evening, but failed to break a partisan stalemate over how to raise the federal borrowing limit. Democratic and Republican lawmakers are divided on how far the parties should go in cutting the deficit over the next decade or whether tax cuts and entitlement reductions should be a part of any deal. Last week, news reports indicated President Obama is now backing significant cuts to Medicare spending and retirement benefits under Social Security in return for Republican support. Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont warned this weekend that such cuts to Social Security could put some 245,000 people into poverty. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday.
(Obviously it is much better to let Americans go hungry than cut money for killing innocent people in foreign lands)

Starting to look like all those stimulus projects were the WASTE OF MONEY that many of us knew they were

The nation’s official unemployment rate has risen to 9.2 percent after the economy created just 18,000 jobs in June. One economic analyst described the June jobs report as "horrific." Meanwhile, the official unemployment rate for African Americans remains considerably higher — at 16.2 percent. Last week, the Congressional Black Caucus publicly criticized the Obama White House for not doing enough to combat the jobs crisis among African Americans. In the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the unemployment rate for black men is now 34 percent.

Bus 15 layover driving people NUTS

June 29, 2011 Ms. Kerry Ayres-Palanuk TriMet Service Planning ...

Japan-China Train Spat Heats Up

Wall Street Journal

quo warranto

Lawsuit may slow Gold Line - DailyBulletin.com