money that isn't blood money



Too many of those whose focus is on money are in it for the money. It's like that John Lennon song: "All you need is money, money money, money is all you need." When public works projects, especially "infrastructure" - adding lanes to freeways, bridges, light rail lines and electric buses built on crappy obsolete 1960's chassis, are presented to the public to surveil their opinion, a short list of concerns ALWAYS leads with the question, How much will it cost? and Who's gonna pay for it?

The money questions should be answered LAST, after questions about engineering structural integrity, public health and safety, physical impact, property takings, construction disruption, predicted results of successful traffic management, gains in mass transit patronage, development potential etc should answered first. But noooo. Fucking ODOT, racist Tri-Met, full of shit Metro and virulently corrupt City Council intentionally keep the public in the dark, deceitfully misinformed and arguing over the money. Look at money this way: Global warming will be disastrous and will "cost too much" to avert. There is no money to be made saving the world for most of its inhabitants.


Money and those who love it are stupid.


American petro dollars are not backed by anything but the belief that they are valuable: fiat currency. Worth looking into, especially since 30% of total american dollars in existence were 'printed' (digitally produced) over the past 2 years. Inflation will get worse and won't go away anytime soon.