Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tri-Met touts benefits of flesh-eating bacteria on buses

lister.serendipityThumb Tri Met touts benefits of flesh eating bacteria on busesby Dave Lister 

You have to question the motives of the city of Portland, Multnomah County, Metro and TriMet when they seem to spend as much effort fueling their public relations machinery to promote their agendas and convince us they are doing a great job as they do in doing their jobs in the first place.
It’s a constant barrage of direct mail, emails and PR-flack radio interviews exhorting us to drive less and save more, or walk and bike the neighborhood, or jump on transit. Even during the wettest spring and early summer in recent memory, with the Columbia River dams’ spillways opened to maximum capacity, the radio jingles urging us to conserve water are already in full swing. And every dime spent to persuade us to behave one way or another is a dime not being spent on the services we require.

SAFETY IS A VALUE

BTC Bike & Ride weekend edition: 0 in, 0 out

Chris Day

Racism propels republican gains

A report released Friday by the Pew Research Center found that the Republican Party has made tremendous gains in party affiliation among whites since President Obama took office. This would be understandable if the largest gains were among the wealthy, but they weren’t. They were among the poor, the young and less educated — many of the same people who would be adversely affected by G.O.P. policies. (Blacks held relatively steady, and Hispanics fell.)
The Great Evil - NYTimes.com

WANNA READ THE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES FOR TICKETS/EXCLUSIONS?

Got em right HERE!

WANNA READ EXCUSION JUDGEMENTS?

RIGHT HERE!

WANNA HEAR TRIMET EXCLUSION HEARINGS?

You can hear them HERE!
And HERE!

Listen to supervisors/inspectors and defendants plead their cases!

HOW TO FIGHT TRIMET EXCLUSION/FINE CITATIONS

TriMet Hearing FAQ's

VIDEO LOG 7/22/11

http://vimeo.com/26795601

Portland bans plastic bags

http://vimeo.com/26785579
Mayor Adams on Single-Use Plastic Bags

NORWAY

"We should not let fear paralyse our ability to think clearly and wisely," wrote Harald Stanghelle, political editor of the daily Aftenbladet. "There is much that we should not allow to be sacrificed on the altar of fear."
Lars Helle, editor of the daily Dagbladet, said "we must avoid being preoccupied by fear, like the US was after 11 September 2001. Rather, we must look to Spain and England and how the people of those nations recovered their freedom after the horrible terrorist acts of 2004 and 2005".

BBC News - Norway police say 85 killed in island youth camp attack

The boys are back in town




The huge empty lot at 11th and Belmont is again being weeded by a herd of goats this summer.