"In the 1930's, a corporation called National City Lines backed by General Motors, Standard Oil, Phillips Petroleum, Firestone Tire/Rubber, Mack Truck and other auto interests bought up and closed down over 100 electric trolley lines in 45 cities (including LA) across America.."
(What else started around the 1930's?
30's -- Prescott Bush, grandfather of GW Bush, funds the National Socialist Party (the Nazis) of Germany. Money most likely used for Nazi propaganda.
1933 -- American oil companies began drilling oil in Saudi Arabia
1933 -- Nazi Party sets Reichstag (German government building) on fire and blame Communists (Kommunist Partei Deutschland). Hitler and Nazi Party wins election, Communist (KPD) members forced underground, flee Germany or end up in concentration camps.
30's -- American labor unions gradually weakened, Ford and Rockefeller suppress union organizing in Detroit
30's -- Germany; Now under Nazi rule, the Autobahn is urged via propaganda as superior and more natural than trains. Mass paving occurs, trains used to haul Communists, Jews, disabled, asocials, Gypsies, gays, and others to camps.
1938 -- Mexico nationalizes their oil to avoid Rockefeller's Standard Oil (ESSO--> EXXON ) corporation from adding it to their virtual monopoly. Similar situation happening right now in El Alto, Bolivia)
"In 1949, federal grand jury convicts GM and others of conspiring to replace electric transit systems with buses and monopolize the sale of buses. Corporations were only fined ,000 for this long term damage to a previously excellent trolley system. The damage was already done, in 1947 40% of US workers relied on public transit to get to their jobs, In 1963, only 14 percent did. By this time electric trolley lines became extinct,"
(as did habitat for endangered species as a result of suburban sprawl, aka white flight)
"In 1974, antitrust lawyer Bradford Snell testified before Congress on the corporate conspiracy to wreck mass transit. The Big Three automakers -- GM, Ford, Chrysler-- 'used their vast economic power to restructure America into a land of big cars and diesel trucks', Snell contended."
above material in quotes is almost verbatum from "Taken for a Ride Detroit's Big Three and the Politics of Pollution" by Jack Doyle (pg. 47, excerpt Nadis/MacKenzie)
Today photochemical smog (nitrogen dioxide NOx, carbon monoxide CO, ground level ozone O3) from fossil fuel combustion causes asthma and lung cancer in children living in the inner cities of America. If we still had our electric trolleys, this would not be the case..
Oxygen bars sell the substance of life (formerly produced for free by trees that were cut down to build roads) to people with enough money to breathe clean air through a tube and tank. Others are left breathing the smog, which includes carbon monoxide (CO), a chemical that is 200 times more likely to bond with the iron in blood's hemoglobin than is oxygen. As CO levels rise in the bloodstream, oxygen is unable to reach cells in the brain, causing the cells to die..
Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur at lower levels, symptoms include headaches, nausea, dizzyness, irritability, depression, etc.. Long term exposure to smog from fossil fuel combustion can lead to a deterioration of mental capacity. Combustion of fossil fuel burns up oxygen, therefore oxygen decreases, carbon monoxide increases. SUVs emit much more CO than smaller cars, trolleys emit zero and don't burn up oxygen..
Please ask an SUV driver if they know where their fossil fuel comes from (Iraq, Venezuala, Saudi Arabia?), or if they would inhale the CO exhaust that comes out of their tailpipe..
We can recycle the SUVs into bicycles and trolleys..
On a MOVE!!