commented on Rapid Ride Is Not Bus Rapid Transit
The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy has a BRT standard that defines what should exist for a bus line to be called Rapid. The idea is to protect the brand of BRT from being ruined by bad implementation.
Most of the bad implementation is happening in the US. Although here in Santiago there are so called 'bus only lanes' which everyone drives in because they are not enforced. But in general South America is leading the way in BRT.
Dec 20, 2012
commented on Newtown Will Not Bury the Mother of the Killer
Suppose she had not been killed by her son, would we be calling on her to be prosecuted for her child somehow getting access to her guns? Perhaps. Would we be calling for her to get the death penalty? No, definitely not. She did not deserve to die.
Nov 8, 2012
commented on The Thursday Morning News
Actually more than one of the women in the Senate is a Republican. Deb Fischer of Nebraska is being added to Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Kelley Ayotte of New Hampshire. There was only one elected this time around.
Nov 1, 2012
commented on Today Liechtenstein, Tomorrow the World
Liechtenstein is a beautiful and interesting country. Definitely go if you get the chance.
Fun trivia- it is one of the few double landlocked countries in the world. Meaning the two countries it borders (Austria and Switzerland) are also landlocked.
Oct 9, 2012
commented on What Good Is Voting Alone In Your Room?
It is so legal that the US Embassy here in Santiago is doing the same thing - minus the candidates. They are having a "Bring in the Vote" Happy Hour: bring your ballot and they will mail it back to the US- diplomatic style for you.
Sep 11, 2012
commented on Dear USA...
Your backing of our 9/11 led to us getting tortured, not torturing other people.