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Avidor Donating Member (952 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-25-08 03:13 PM
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WTF? Why Is Debbie Cook Promoting Rep. Mark Olson and Michele Bachmann's PRT Boondoggle?
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The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) promoters usually have some publicity stunt to prop up their politicians just before an election.

They've just announced a "Podcar Conference" in Ithaca, NY.

One of the speakers scheduled is Congressional candidate Debbie Cook:

http://www.podcar.org/ithacaconference/sessiona.html

It's disappointing that Debbie Cook would support PRT.

Here's a recent Treehugger blog post about PRT:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/03/prt-techno-dream.php

PRT was supported by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann:

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Feb07/Avidor11.htm

Former MN Transportation Commissioner and candidate for Congress Elwyn Tinklenberg says he will challenge Michele Bachmann on her transportation record including her support for PRT:

http://theuptake.org/?p=454

But also she (Bachmann) has used what support she has given to transportation, principally PRT or Personal Rapid Transit, as a way of really distracting the discussion of kind of delaying tactics in terms of transportation. PRT is not something thats going to work to serve commuters. Its not something thats going to work to serve the transit interests and concerns and needs of Minnesota. And shes using it simply as a distraction. She doesnt really mean or intend to support any kind of increased funding for transit and shes just using this as a way of diffusing the issue.


PRT was also supported by Rep. Mark Olson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPPf9WHS_Os

.... who was convicted recently of abusing his wife and was expelled from the MN GOP House Caucus:

http://wcco.com/politics/mark.olson.expelled.2.608500.html

Former Minneapolis Councilman Dean Zimmermann, another promoter of PRT is a convicted felon serving a sentence for bribery.

Here is a video of the chief witness in the Zimmermann bribery trial talking about how Zimmermann tried to scam him for $250,000 with PRT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHWZl1eif8E

Please write to Debbie Cook and tell her not to go to the Podcar Conference.

PRT is totally bogus... why else would MIchele Bachmann and Rep. Mark Olson support it?

Here's a picture of Bachmann kissing Bush:





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