Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bike Count at GTC 3pm friday


Backlash at Sunset Transit Center


Operator on 12 or 94 w/family on dozed off and hit vehicle

I wonder how much overtime that operator has been working?

Verizon claims sabotage, calls cops on strikers

http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/12/technology/verizon_strike/

Postal workers next on the hit list

Labor Fight Goes Postal as Unions Rip USPS Cost-Cutting Plan to Slash Jobs, Revamp Benefits - FoxNews.com

Jack Bogdanski commentaries

Half a loaf

It appears that the tighty-righties are giving up on stopping the new car-free bridge across the Willamette. But they're still fighting tooth-and-nail the plan to run an expensive, frivolous light rail train across it and down to the sleepy, small suburb of Milwaukie.
How about this deal, they ask: build the bridge, but just connect the Portland streetcar loop to it? Forget the crazy MAX train to Milwaukie -- run more express buses down there instead. Interesting idea. Probably makes too much sense for Portlandia.

The BEST Twitters


cedr: RT @urbanvole: Portland first: my bus driver missed a passenger so he circled the block to go back and pick her up... #nice #trimet · Reply · RT

ORcot_Dude: RT @CascadePolicy: $205 million per mile for Milwaukie light rail was “indefensible” and should be terminated t.co/2L7jYYm #transit @TriMet #pdx · Reply · RT

transit_tweets: RT @mrkon: @trimet the accuracy of your time boards downtown have gotten worse. Bus hasn't come yet and it displayed the time for next bus. · Reply · RT

ATU 757 President Jon Hunt



Portland 10 year streetcar event


Police State takes hold in Amerika

S.F. subway muzzles cell service during protest | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

Time for Trimet to follow King County Metro

At a press conference this morning, it was announced that the Council has come up with the super-majority votes needed to pass the $20 Congestion Reduction Charge. With the deal, The Downtown Ride Free Area will be phased out by October 2012.

545 vs. 300,000,000 People

-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, “if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?”

Another sucide

A fatal fall from the Vista Bridge is affecting service on bus Line 58. More details to come. Riders should expect delays.

King County Metro is Saved, RFA cut

At a press conference this morning, it was announced that the Council has come up with the super-majority votes needed to pass the $20 Congestion Reduction Charge. With the deal, The Downtown Ride Free Area will be phased out by October 2012.

So, Metro service is spared from deep cuts, and pay as you leave is going away. There are some other parts to the deal, but these are the ones that matter most to me.

Who needs to get cut?

Salary of retired US Presidents .............$180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,00​0 FOR LIFE
Salary of Speaker of the House ............$223,500 FOR LIFE
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ...... $193,400 FOR LIFE
Average Salary of a teacher ................ $40,065
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN $38,000
I think we found where the cuts should be made! 

Asleep at the wheel

Larry Hanley

American infrastructure falling apart

Transportation: The high cost of underinvestment - Baltimore Sun

Chris Day rescinds the charges on Jon Hunt

The intention to “Prefer Charges” towards President Jonathan Hunt has been based off of communications and documents between him and me in reference towards the delivery of documents to a member. There was a dead line of July 30th, 2011 for the documents to be delivered to the member. It is not clear that this dead line had been met, yet it appears that the member has received the documents and the proceeding is moving forward.
Because the proceedings are moving forward and the member has the required documents as stated in our communications I find the intention of “Preferring Charges” towards President Jonathan Hunt Null Void and is not warranted. Though the delay is questionable the end result is the factor of dismissing the intention of “Preferring Charges”.
http://betrueunion.blogspot.com/2011/08/update-08122011.html 

Video Log-August 11 (part 2)


VIDEO LOG-AUGUST 11 (part 1)