Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TRI & GET - a look at public transportation in Portland, OR

That Tri & Get has not made any moves to remove its outmoded spoke and hub system exposes not only their arrogance but the continued boondoggle nature of spending funding on looks good/feels good projects which do little if anything to address public transportation needs. The citizen's victories of the late 1960's and '70's certainly seem hollow indeed in today's light. I'm sure out there, many of you have your own Tri & Get tale(s) of woe. Please share.

RANDOM THOUGHTS OF A RANDOM GUY FROM A RANDOM PLACE UP IN THE SKY

12 outside!

BTC-3

Facebook Now Helping Governments Spy On And Arrest Peaceful Activists

http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/07/08/facebook-now-helping-governments-spy-on-and-arrest-peaceful-activists-33681/

The Ron Paul Tipping Point

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqVQ5oUkU6w

NOW HERE IS SOMETHING TRIMET REALLY NEEDS!

Executive Director, Labor Relations & Human Resources

The Executive Director of Labor Relations and Human Resources leads, manages, and directs TriMet's labor relations and human resources programs and activities including labor contract policy development, negotiations and administration; labor relations and human resources programs and staff development. (and more bureaucratic bullshit)

(Interesting that the whole SAFETY SCHPEEL  is not present for this position)

BUS DRIVER ATTACKED!



Surveillance shows passenger attacking bus driver | KOB.com

POLITICIANS STEALING FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive XXXX XXX (removed for Max) retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense..

The self-serving must stop!

REVENGE AGAINST BART CONTINUES

SAN FRANCISCO—Hackers again targeted a California transit agency that came under fire last week for turning off cellphone service in its stations to thwart a potential protest.
This time, the hackers gained access to a Bay Area Rapid Transit police union website and posted personal information on more than 100 officers.
BART Police Deputy Chief Daniel Hartwig said his office "has been made aware of the breach" on Wednesday and referred inquiries to the BART Police Officers Association. Union president Jesse Sekhon didn't immediately return a phone call.
The union's website was disabled later Wednesday.
Last week, hackers broke into BART's marketing website and released personal information on more than 2,000 customers.

http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903596904576514681763537032.html?mod=googlenews_wsj&mg=com-wsj&mg=reno-secaucus-wsj

TRANSIT GOING DOWN THE TUBES ACROSS AMERICA

Transit Agencies Plan Fare Hikes, Service Cuts - Bloomberg

HERE IT IS! THE FALL PREVIEW OF SCHEDULE CHANGES!

http://trimet.org/alerts/service-change/index.htm

VIDEO LOG-AUGUST 16 (part 2)


Costly Rail Project Boondoggles Still Fascinate Politicians

It is this cavalier attitude toward spending American taxpayers’ money that has caused our nation – and states like California – to rack up trillions of dollars in debt with no end in sight. Clearly, this rail line has become a taxpayer-funded boondoggle, despite what its apologists say.

http://blogs.ajc.com/bob-barr-blog/2011/08/17/costly-rail-project-boondoggles-still-fascinate-politicians/

VIDEO LOG-AUGUST 16 (part 1)


Trimet MAX Green Line invites Planet Argon team (historical)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA4ebIe0t5Y

Jonathan Hunt makes a request