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Thank you Senator Shirley Smith--Speaking the TRUTH

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 13:25.

So, regardless of whether the levy passes, we will see a state-appointed commission take the helm of Cleveland schools as soon as January.


Please CUT and PASTE

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 09:36.
Photo of "new" Paul Dunbar School under construction
Photo above shows construction standards for "new" Paul L. Dunbar school just south of St. Ignatius--see posts at REALNEO on Buhrer School for the insanity of this construction and gross waste of taxpayer $$$--carpetbaggers...

Uptown aka Greater University Circle

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 17:29.

It was great to have today off --and to do two things I love to do--swim and eat.  I have a CWRU family connection and use of the pool there.  And, I love the days I get to visit the campus and relive the college milieu. 

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Same CROOKS Different Levy

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 20:24.

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Journalism or Propaganda ??? Your $$$

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 18:33.

In a rare show of common sense, the Plain Dealer actually heeded the comments posted to a story:


When this came out--I felt the usual nausea: the Plain Dealer printing propaganda to support the Land Bank, though the numbers were so obviously bogus.  I have been banned at the PD, so I rarely comment anymore.  I chocked it up to the same old...

Bioregional Quiz: Where are you?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 20:24.

Urban Homesteading by Rachel Kaplan offers some invaluable advice for neighbors who want to improve their community:

Work to answer these questions for yourself and your family-

Senate Campaign -you do have a choice Scott Rupert

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 12:37.

I am feeling fairly depressed over my options in this coming election. The Senate campaign choices did not impress me until I saw that that I do have choice now:

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Distributed Energy-WAKE UP!

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:01.

For me, the most inspiring part of yesterday's Sustainable Cleveland Summit was the appearance
and presentation by Jeremy Rifkin via teleconference.

TAX LEVY TROUNCED: 7 TO 3! -Satinder Puri

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 09:39.

The above shows how the results of the vote at the August 30, 2012 debate, organized by the Imperial Women Coalition, were reported on the Facebook page of the SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL campaign. 

Koinonia Homes aka Land BANK

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 08:43.

(coin-o-NEE-yah) is a rich, complex word of Greek origin. Community, partnership and generous sharing are at the heart of the word. When translated into English, it means fellowship.


Okay, this is really starting to smell funny and no one is going to say ANYTHING? 

The Land Bank is now...ALSO a Social Service Agency? 

Free Pussy Riot

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 11:00.

Sadly--women who speak out are the first to be taken down:

Failing Grade

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 07:02.




How bad is the administration at Cleveland Metropolitan Schools? 



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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 09:58.

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Independence Day

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 18:10.

I will post more photos soon--I am compiling images from my neighborhood for a Brooklyn Centre bicentennial celebration 1812-2012.  The little girl above may not appreciate the significance of Independence Day until she is older--her family emigrated from Burundi.  It has been very typical for new Americans to arrive via the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood.

CLE+ Condemnation=Demos for Developers

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 06:21.

At a dinner conversation the other day, I was told by a person who works with area businesses that the City of Cleveland can condemn a property --regardless of the building condition-- if the water bill is in arrears--true?

I would not be surprised:

A More Perfect Union-Woodland Cemetery June 2012

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/24/2012 - 16:44.

Thank you today for a beautiful ceremony and a great family event. For all history buffs--Woodland Cemetery is a must visit destination. The Woodland Cemetery Foundation and today's volunteers put together a very special and touching family event.

Waste to Energy?!

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 06/23/2012 - 07:40.

While the City of Cleveland (Greater Cleveland Partnership) continues to promote burning trash for energy--

We all allow millions of gallons of wastewater to be flushed downstream at a cost to taxpayers?? There has to be a better way!

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Year of Local Food

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 04:11.

We live on this body of water.

It's beautiful and blue and inviting, but I am afraid of it. Do I really want to eat fish out of Lake Erie?  (The answer is NO).

At the same time, I am definitely fooling myself, if I think that the fish or other food sold to me at the West Side market or even by a higher end purveyor has any better provenance.

WHO knew??? Cuyahoga Corruption

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 09:31.

Victims of Plymouth Park: Contact Attorney James McEldrew, III, at  ( 215) 545-8800     or 123 S. Broad Street, Suite 1920, Philadephia, PA  19109    email

jim [at] mceldrewlaw [dot] com">jim [at] mceldrewlaw [dot] com



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REAL Food -and the myth of Urban Agriculture

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 08:28.

The re-imagining hype towards promoting local food, healthy living and reversing "food deserts" looks like a huge ruse to me (a tax strategy for land holding and covering up failed real estate investment schemes). Sure--it all sounds hunky-dory and idealistic, and there are some elements of the "vision" that have merit, but large-scale food production in NEO is not feasible. 

CMSD--the sad truth (and no one is paying attention)

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 08:52.

I wish I wrote this comment to the PD's soft peddle "in support of teachers" (gee gosh, GCP just figured out they NEED the teachers to push support for a levy...):

tranche May 06, 2012 at 7:09AM


Within this article there are two messages. The first, of course, is another call by the Plain Dealer to pass a school levy.