Saturday, April 23, 2011

We are fighting over Medicare costs, while the automobile continues to kill and maim

ThinkProgress » Paul Ryan’s Plan To End Medicare Stirs Anger At Pennsylvania Town Hall Event: "Yesterday, Scott Keyes reported that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) effort to sell his budget proposal was not going over well with conservative constituents in his district. During a town hall meeting in Milton, attendees booed Ryan for rejecting the notion that the top income earners should be taxed more.
Last night, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) received a similarly hostile reception from constituents during a public forum in Carbon County, as he tried to (incorrectly) reassure the group that Ryan’s budget would not affect the Medicare benefits of those over the age of 55."
Read more of the above Carbon County anger at the GOP Medicare plans at thinkprogress. The GOP has been taken over by the fossil-fuel industry and is now the Gas and Oil Party. They have bankrupted us with the auto-sprawl system, and now want to take away medical coverage so they will have more money to fuel traffic jams and parking lots and to fight energy wars in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caspian Sea region. The USA is NOT Broke! There is plenty of money. It is all concentrated in the hands of a very small number of people.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Re-Imagine Today

Here are 15 Very Simple Things You Can Do to Make Your City a Better Place to Live Today

Re-Imagine Today: "1. Shop at local businesses FIRST: Keep money in the local economy, in the pockets of your neighbors, rather than in the hands of a distant corporation.

2. If you drive a motorized vehicle or bicycle, stop at crosswalks: Let people walking take priority. Their time is just as important as yours.

3. Try walking or biking to work. You’ll get some exercise, see your city from a different, more detailed perspective… all while doing your part to ease traffic congestion!"

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Study: Gas from ‘fracking’ worse than coal on climate - The Hill's E2-Wire

Study: Gas from ‘fracking’ worse than coal on climate - The Hill's E2-Wire: "Cornell University professors will soon publish research that concludes natural gas produced with a drilling method called “hydraulic fracturing” contributes to global warming as much as coal, or even more.

The conclusion is explosive because natural gas enjoys broad political support – including White House backing – due to its domestic abundance and lower carbon dioxide emissions when burned than other fossil fuels.

Cornell Prof. Robert Howarth, however, argues that development of gas from shale rock formations produced through hydraulic fracturing – dubbed “fracking” – brings far more methane emissions than conventional gas production."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pittsburghers for Public Transit Meeting - Next Steps

Pittsburghers for Public Transit Meeting - Next Steps:
Sunday, April 3 · 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 5201 Posvar Hall, Pitt's Campus, Oakland
Entrances on Bouquet Street, Forbes Avenue, or Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
Created By
Pittsburghers for Public Transit (facebook)
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Join PPT as we discuss our next steps in the struggle to protect and expand public transit in Allegheny County. In the wake of the cuts, we need to lay the groundwork for a fight to restore our transit service and to prevent future cuts that are being prepared as we speak. We have only begun to fight! All are welcome! If you have any questions or suggestions, please e-mail

See you there!