Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, October 17, 2011

Are you affected?

My favorite part of the Boring meeting notice is the:

Description of the affected area

If you're unsure if you'll be affected by Boring pulling out, just read this simple sentence.

The Low Information Voter


Since the New Deal, Republicans have been on the wrong side of every issue of concern to ordinary Americans; Social Security, the war in Vietnam, equal rights, civil liberties, church- state separation, consumer issues, public education, reproductive freedom, national health care, labor issues, gun policy, campaign-finance reform, the environment
and tax fairness. No political party could remain so consistently wrong by accident.
The only rational conclusion is that, despite their cynical "family values" propaganda, the Republican Party is a criminal conspiracy to betray the interests of the American people
in favor of plutocratic and corporate interests, and absolutist religious groups.

LEAVING

Barry Tillson and Greg McGrew are retiring....

WOOPS

BBC News - Probe in to how bus hit shop in Swansea street

Railvolution going to DC this year

How many Trimet execs will be attending this little yearly church service for all the light rail fanatics around the country? How much will be spent on having these execs attend this thing?

Boring wants out

TriMet: Public hearing to obtain comment on petition for withdrawal of the Boring, Oregon, area from the TriMet District

Twitter report

Kyle Iboshi
TriMet says increase in security will be done through overtime and redeployment of personnel. Not talking money or numbers just yet.

Occupy Wall Street

I guess I am really driving the pencil necks nuts

I was reviewing the latest 'request for safety assessments' and when I opened the file to my surprise I see they have changed the format.

There is no longer the original safety complaint word for word in the copy provided for us, but a very shortened summary of the safety complaint.

I find that rather interesting to say the least.

Why do they want to hide the original complaints I wonder?

Strike shuts Jerusalem light rail indefinitely

(Labor still has some muscle over there I guess)

Public says streetcar is a waste of money in more places than Portland

Most call Cincinnati streetcar 'wasteful' | CommunityPress.com | cincinnati.com

Fatal train collisions tough on engineers

In reality, he braced for the inevitable collision. It arrived with a loud "clonging," the sound of the locomotive striking her 150-pound body — a sound the 39-year-old still finds hard to shake, five years later.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergen/bergen_news/131936448_Fatal_train_collisions_tough_on_engineers.html

The Challenge of Making Sense out of Milwaukie Light Rail

http://nwfreepress.com/the-challenge-of-making-sense-out-of-milwaukie-light-rail/mark-ellis/

KGW video report on Max stabbing

TriMet boosts security after 3rd stabbing on MAX train