May 17, 2006

Senate Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants over the Next Twenty Years

Senate Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants over the Next Twenty Years

Unbelievable!! The Senate wants to add 103 million, and possibly up to 200 million, additional people to our population over the next 20 years!! Yes, 20 years!! Think the schools are bad now? Water problems? Traffic? Crime? Ecology? And, guess what? We get NO say whatsoever! Kiss THIS America good bye.....

If enacted, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA, S.2611) would be the most dramatic change in immigration law in 80 years, allowing an estimated 103 million persons to legally immigrate to the U.S. over the next 20 years—fully one-third of the current population of the United States.

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September 04, 2005

gunmen opened fire on a group of contractors

Police kill at least 5 in New Orleans - Hurricane Katrina - MSNBC.com

NEW ORLEANS - Police shot and killed at least five people Sunday after gunmen opened fire on a group of contractors traveling across a bridge on their way to make repairs, authorities said.

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Why is the relief effort taking so long?

Why is the relief effort taking so long? - Connected Coast to Coast with Ron Reagan and Monica Crowley - MSNBC.com

With much of Friday's media coverage concentrating on the chaotic state of New Orleans, MSNBC's Lisa Daniels welcomed military analyst Dan Goure to 'Connected Coast to Coast' to discuss why it has taken so long to get help in to New Orleans.

Interesting perspective analysis.

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Excellent graphics of NO flooding

Maps: The Impact of Hurricane Katrina - New York Times

Excellent graphics of New Orleans and area. Must see..

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IEM Team to Develop Catastrophic Hurricane Disaster Plan for New Orleans & Southeast Louisiana

NOLA Disaster Plan Outsourced

"NOLA Disaster Plan Outsourced
Updated 3 September
The private firm charged with developing the New Orleans hurricane disaster plan identified the need for 1,000 shelters and said that they would need to be open 100 days (more than three months!). A press release asserts that "state resources are adequate to operate shelters for the first 3-5 days." After that, the problem was to organize replinishment from federal and other sources. The firm also "developed a transportation plan for getting stranded residents out of harm’s way."

Doesn't look like this 500 million was spent to wisely! !

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Fort McClellan To Take In Hurricane Victims

nbc13.com - News - Fort McClellan To Take In Hurricane Victims

I've seen this place. Abandoned army base converted over to housing etc. Pretty decent place to relocate if you need to do so.

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March 03, 2004

February 04, 2004

Auto Recalls: Vehicles -- Nolo

Auto Recalls: Vehicles -- Nolo

Auto and Transit Recall database.

 

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January 08, 2004

Great Analysis of President Bushs immigration proposal - a must read!

A great analysis of President Bushs immigration proposal and how it will effect our economy, culture and our children

A must read!!

This is a great analysis of President Bushs immigration proposal and how it will effect our economy, culture and our children. It shows a gloomy picture of their future and how this proposal will impact their jobs and income. A must read!!

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November 05, 2003

Houston Passes Rail Plan

HoustonChronicle.com - Metro's train comes in: Rail plan approved

Seven Billions of Dollars to start!!!

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July 17, 2003

Court upholds N.Y. MTA transit fare increase

Metro Magazine (News)

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Metro Magazine

Metro Magazine (Home)

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Applied LNG Technologies Newsletter

Newsletter_Web

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April 18, 2003

General Motors' Destruction of California

General Motors' Destruction of California Transit Systems

Interesting article about how, during the 1940s & 1950's, GM destroyed Mass Transit to enhance sales.

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March 30, 2003

Amazon.com: Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 PDAThe

Amazon.com: Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 PDA

The new Sharp Linux PDA. For those who want a real palm sized computer.

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February 28, 2003

Amazon.com: Car Parts & Accessories:

Amazon.com: Car Parts & Accessories: Cabela's Automotive & ATV - 2002

Neat little $34.99 CNG leak detector....

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February 27, 2003

TCRP Project J-07, Synthesis of

TCRP Project J-07, Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems

Great Transit Information!!

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February 26, 2003

Amazon.com: Scientific Supplies: Cole-Parmer -

Amazon.com: Scientific Supplies: Cole-Parmer - 2003-2004

I always have problems finding these. CNG detectors.

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February 24, 2003

VIA Metropolitan Transit Selects Mincom

VIA Metropolitan Transit Selects Mincom for Integrated Business System

San Antonio is going to use Mincom for its VMS system.

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February 23, 2003

International Towing & Recovery Museum

International Towing & Recovery Museum & Hall of Fame

Here is an interesting one!! The tow truck museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee! Chattanooga was chosen as the museum's home because the industry's first wrecker was fabricated one block away from the museum at the Ernest Holmes Company. This is pretty close to where Susie grew up in Trenton, Georgia.

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February 18, 2003

Mayor 's Manifesto - getting

Mayor 's Manifesto - getting London moving

London thinks it has a transportation crisis!! Guess they never drove in Houston Traffic!

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Bus Inspector's HandbookConducting Pre-Award and

Bus Inspector's Handbook

Conducting Pre-Award and
Post-Delivery Audits for
Bus Procurements


May 1, 1995


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February 17, 2003

Federal Transit Administration The Federal

Federal Transit Administration

The Federal Transit Administration's website.

Way to go, San Diego!

San Diego Trolley, Inc., an operator of the Metropolitan Transit System, scored its own touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday with near perfect transit service to handle the huge increase in volume. "Compared to five years ago, this thing was like magic today," said Senior Transportation Consultant Paul Ridgeway.

The Metropolitan Transit System reports that 23,000 fans were carried to the big game by trolley, representing one-third of the total game attendance. The postgame operation went flawlessly according to San Diego Trolley, Inc., which cleared out the stadium in just two hours after the end of the game.

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Ever wonder why schools are

Ever wonder why schools are overcrowded and failing, the freeways are packed and taxes are so high??

Wonder no more. Read www.numbersusa.com and find out why. And you can do something about it!! Great reading.

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http://www.shadetreemechanic.com/allison_hybrid_drive.htmAllison Electric Drives has released

http://www.shadetreemechanic.com/allison_hybrid_drive.htm

Allison Electric Drives has released its newest product for the transit bus market. The EP-50 System was designed specifically for articulated and suburban coaches. This system is referred to as Split Parallel Hybrid Technology, and is a design patented by Allison. It uses power from Allisons advanced energy storage system that contains or uses no Lead Acid Batteries. The EP-50 system combines the Allison automatic transmission with an integrated electric drive unit.

Really good article about Detroit and Allison's new hybrid power plant. Neat stuff.

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