Wednesday, June 13, 2018

911 has been the excuse for millions of deaths, is it worth an hour of reading?

Wikispooks Discounting the Official Narrative as the absurdity it so clearly is, there are just two organisations on the entire planet with the expertise, assets, access and political protection necessary to have both executed 9/11 and effected its cover-up to date (ie the means). Both are Intelligence Agencies - the CIA and the Israeli Mossad whose motives were arguably the most compelling. Those motives dovetailed perfectly with the Neocon PNAC agenda, with it's explicitly stated need for "...a catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor" [1] in order to mobilise US public opinion for already planned wars, the effects of which would be to destroy Israel's enemies.
Agree or disagree but be informed. A word to the wise, there are a lot of "crazies" putting out theories. They are likely red herrings, things for you to chase and find nothing. Just skip over and look for what makes sense to you.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Yellow school buses are a subsidy for cars and sprawl

So many things that we think are for pedestrians, bicycles, or even education, are actually for cars. Because the US is so sprawled out and devoid of public transit, school districts have to support expensive school bus service. In the city, that sprawl subsidy is not so necessary.
WaPo: Because the District doesn’t have a fleet of yellow school buses, students ride public transit free. Still, they have to tap their DC One cards to board Metrorail or buses so the city can monitor how many are using the system, which helps the agency qualify for more federal funding.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sorting through propaganda

If you get most of your news from TV or American entertainment industry, stop reading here.

Are you confused even after searching social media for truth?

Start with energy. Energy runs everything. The cheaper the energy the more they fight over it. Economics is subservient.

In economics profits run everything. It's hard to find profits now, the masses have been impoverished and demand is falling. This increases the wars for cheaper energy. Politics is subservient.

In the elites, the banks are on top. They use nations for their military power. Fights between nations are rivalry, not class struggle.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Cost of #freetransit $30B, Cost of #climatechange $300B.

theweek : "NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information estimates that 2017 was America's most expensive year for climate disasters of all time, with 16 disasters costing over $1 billion (more than three times the 1980-2017 average, after accounting for inflation) and a total cost of over $300 billion. That's about 1.5 percent of total GDP ...."

Dr. Guy McPherson shows how ownership has brought us to the edge of extinction

On Ownership: "Contemporary neoclassical economists proclaim a contrary message. The rising tide of economic prosperity, they say, floats all boats. Blinded by the ridiculous assumptions of an experiment gone horribly awry, they continue to promote the pathological system that has led to our extinction. Driven by the love of money and its underlying monetary system, they will continue to benefit from the system until, surprisingly to them, it no longer delivers power to them."

Friday, June 1, 2018

Free public transport doesn't add up – unless you get rid of the drivers [lol]

conversation : "The biggest drawback to free public transport schemes is the lack of funds from fares to cover maintenance and upgrades. "
Another attack on fare-free transit. It takes a lot of "education" and "academic research" for these trolls to come up with the old "we need the money" bs.

It's a matter of accounting. Bus systems are considered money-losers because the true cost of the auto system is never considered. The auto-system requires billions in subidy and maintenance and has billions more in negative consequences.

One would think an "academic" would be able to see the big picture.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

What city-wide #freepublictransport would mean

more bus and tram riders
more demand for buses and trams
better frequency of service
fewer cars
more room in the city
people move to town, sell car
people see education, not children, as security
birth rate falls
shift in living to walkable areas
bicycling becomes safe
habits shift to walking and cycling
falling birth rate virtuous cycle
oil wars end
Islamophobia ends

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Too much punditry?

Social media has absorbed a lot of ad dollars. Print media is struggling, and multiweek investigative assignments are practically extinct.

The style of propaganda has changed, but the essence remains.

To support oneself by donations, a pundit must be very well known. If known to the public, then known to empire.

Since loved ones are always hostages, these pundits are not going to stray from the false narratives.

Don't expect much from them.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Misguided war on ISIS

The US has been bombing ISIS for a few years now.

In spite of declarations to the contrary, bombing has resulted in creating more supporters.

There is a better way.

Get off oil and stop the war on Islam.

There is an easy path to do this. For only $30B/year, the US could make urban buses fare-free. Free buses would lead to more buses, which would lead to better service frequency. The grip of subsidized autosprawl would be broken.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Estonia - whole country goes to fare-free #publictransport

Euronews : "Estonia is set to implement free transport for its residents across much of the country as of July 1. The free fare zone will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

No country has ever before looked to abolish fares all day, every day, across such a large area."