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Blog Profile / Free Public Transit

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Putin’s Shanghai Expedition Stokes Deal Talk That Lifts Gazprom

Bloomberg: "“Russia and China are closer to a deal than they’ve ever been before,” Karen Kostanian, an analyst at Bank of America, said by phone from Moscow last week. “While Russia seeks to diversify its natural gas exports away from...Show More Summary

Split in 1% over #climate

Rift Widening Between Energy And Insurance Industries Over Climate Change - Forbes: "Being a big business, the insurance industry is a strong backer of free enterprise and its laissez-faire leaders. But a rift could be developing now...Show More Summary

Capitalists turn on each other as costs come due for climate delaying "Climate change lawsuits: Farmers Insurance filed class action lawsuit last month against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area for failing to prepare for flooding. The suits argue towns should have known climate change would produce more flooding."

Auto overproduction crisis -- waiting for recovery that is not coming

Zero Hedge: "The car industry cannot stop making new cars because they would have to close their factories and lay off tens of thousands of employees. This would further add to the recession. Also the domino effect would be catastrophic as steel manufactures would not sell their steel. Show More Summary

What is net energy and why is it falling?

Net energy is the amount of energy that can be put to use from a system. For example, oil is found, pumped, transported, refined, and burned. You can see that a lot of energy was invested before the benefit is reaped. When that net energy...Show More Summary

Energy industry sacrifices safety as net energy falls

Deadly Fire Roars Through Coal Mine in Turkey - "ISTANBUL — An explosion on Tuesday in a coal mine in western Turkey killed at least 151 miners and left more than 200 others trapped underground, Turkey’s energy minister said early Wednesday."

Why #peakoil must be ignored or denied by government

Peak Oil : "They CANNOT talk about peak oil, much less implement plans to mitigate the problems of peak oil — not publicly, anyway. The reality of peak oil MUST be kept quiet.Why?Because the moment that government recognition of peak...Show More Summary

Voters approve millions for #publictransit in Michigan

Aggressive TWU Transit Funding Campaign in Michigan Yields Landslide Victory at the Polls: "??The tax millage will generate an estimated $3.4 million in Ann Arbor, $202,730 in Ypsilanti and $778,207 in Ypsilanti Township annually, and will fund the implementation of the AATA’s five-year transit improvement plan. Show More Summary

More signs of split in 1% as interests diverge from oil industry

Leaders of Tampa Bay's biggest public companies cite mass transit as priority | Tampa Bay Times: "Yet when the leaders of the region's 10 biggest public companies were asked what Tampa Bay should do to improve its business climate, a...Show More Summary

Good reason for #freetransit - save energy, avoid war

The war in Ukraine is about energy. Our Finite World Don't end up like Ukraine, start reducing cars and saving energy now! See how it is being done in Poland with a campaign for free public transport. BEZPLATNA KOMUNIKACJA MIEJSKA: ""On...Show More Summary

The Energy Trap

Do the Math: "In brief, the idea is that once we enter a decline phase in fossil fuel availability—first in petroleum—our growth-based economic system will struggle to cope with a contraction of its very lifeblood. Fuel prices will skyrocket,...Show More Summary

U.S. government hopelessly controlled by oil

Will U.S. decay into Mad Max future? Around the world, especially in Asia, more and political leaders are calling for, and building, more public transit. Meanwhile the U.S. government is deadlocked trying to fix its highways.Free Public...Show More Summary

Why #freetransit is so important for ending war such as in Ukraine

The U.S. is desperately car-dependent. Any loss in the power of the petrol-dollar, or other loss of leverage in world energy markets, means disaster for the U.S. economy. This is the source of aggressive foreign policy.There is only one way to de-fang this beast. Show More Summary

Riding #publictransit can save you $10,000/yr, #freetransit would take only $100 out of that

Miami-Dade Green -: "Riding on transit also helps to save money. According to the American Public Transportation Association, the cost savings of taking transit over driving to work continues to rise. As of January 2014, commuters who take transit instead of driving to work save $829 a month on average, or nearly $10,000 a year. Show More Summary

Energy war in Ukraine, but Poland saves energy with #freetransit

BEZPLATNA KOMUNIKACJA MIEJSKA: " : "Nie kombinuj, jed? za darmo! Pod takim has?em na ulice miasta wyruszy?y dzisiaj autobusy, które bezp?atnie b?d? wozi? pasa?erów po ?orach. Pierwsi ch?tni na darmow? przeja?d?k? na przystankach pojawili si? ju? po godz. 5:00! Jak prezentuj? si? autobusy? Zapraszamy do fotogalerii.""

Laws of physics have their say in #climate debate

IMAGE: MARIANNA MASSEY/GETTY IMAGES But #climate deniers still in control. Why? Because of demand for oil. To stop the denial, stop the demand.

Oil buys US Congress votes, but where does their power come from?

Yes, money buys influence. But why can't any limits be put on their political power? Because millions of people continue to demand their product, that is why. To end their power, stop buying the product.Oil money behind Keystone XL Senate...Show More Summary

Video: Passenger severely beaten for not paying a fare

Movimento Passe Livre ABC: "The fare is a robbery, assault, extortion in the life of the population.In Santo André CPTM security along with the military police beat a young man who didn't pay the value of 3.00 to board the train. ItShow More Summary

May 1st #freetransit starts in Zory, Poland

This... Leads to this... To learn more about #freetransit in Poland, go here

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