Monday, September 5, 2011

TRIMET is a microcosm of the government at large!

If they can film us then we should be able to film them!
TRIMET is a microcosm of the government at large!

How to recognize a stroke!

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

YOUR Yearly Dementia Test:

It's that time of year for us to take our annual senior citizen test.

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it!
Below is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to the last test. Some may think it is too easy but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty. Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not.
The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made your answer.
OK, relax, clear your mind and begin...


You've been waiting for them with bated breath, so without further ado, here are the 2010 Darwin Awards.

MAX FAQS on the KGW Live at 7 show

Readers bonus

A copy of my paid subscription of Gerald Celente's TRENDS JOURNAL



The TRIMET director of Equity and Diversity

Johnell Bell

Johnell Bell TriMetTriMet’s new Director of Equity and Diversity Johnell Bell has worked his way up from the grassroots: as a Benson High School student he served on the Portland Public Schools Board; from there he became a coordinator of Multnomah County’s federally-subsidized summer food program; then a policy intern for former Gov. Ted Kulongoski; next, a community engagement project manager for former Mayor Tom Potter; a community liaison for Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler’s office; a policy analyst for the Multnomah County Health Department Health Equity Initiative; and most recently, a field representative for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Checking out my new schedule

Bus driver loses it

Police: Bus driver beat passenger | Albuquerque, N.M. | KRQE News 13

Jack Bogdanski commentary

The local mass transit haters are reporting that Tri-Met is planning to whack all the trees off SW Lincoln Street in downtown Portland for the Milwaukie MAX light rail line. Now, ordinarily the tighty righties could care less about trees -- if the state were cutting them down for freeway widening, for example, they'd think it's fine -- but despite the insincere messenger, it's an important message.
"Green" in Portland is so, so hypocritical. A street full of beautiful trees gets destroyed and for what? A $2 billion mystery train to the utterly failed SoWhat District and all the way down to Milwaukie (pop. 21,000). And maybe some of this. Dumb, crooked, both?

Transit use DECLINES in Adelaid!

This is funny because this is where our former fearless leader has had some impact with his "Church of light rail"  preaching!

Transport boss defends fall in train, bus trips - ABC Melbourne - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dennis Kucinich speaking at the Cleveland Ohio Labor Day Parade

2008: Chris "Criswell" Predicts: The Year in Transit 
Don’t worry. The predictions are here, as usual. The introduction is longer than in year’s past, because 2008 offers a time of unmitigated spleen-venting that comes along, well every four years. That’s just too long to wait.

The citizens of the United States of America, some by choice, the rest by fiat of the Supreme Court, took an eight-year voyage on the scenic road to hell that began on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in the eleventh month in November, 2000 anno domini.


TriMet sent this bulletin at 08/29/2011 08:50 AM PDT

Due to mechanical issues with a westbound train at Old Town/Chinatown, all westbound MAX trains are experiencing delays up to 30 minutes.

Amerika, falling apart one piece at a time

Welcome to the race to the bottom postal workers: 
At the same time, decades of contractual promises made to unionized workers, including no-layoff clauses, are increasing the post office’s costs. Labor represents 80 percent of the agency’s expenses, compared with 53 percent at United Parcel Service and 32 percent at FedEx, its two biggest private competitors. Postal workers also receive more generous health benefits than most other federal employees.

In E-Mail Age, Postal Service Struggles to Avoid a Default -

TriMet Golf Tournament

Blazing Saddles

It will be a hot one this week