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Sightseeing in Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 16:10.

Yesterday, I tried to turn off my thoughts and just LOOK at things. Here are some photos from my sight-seeing tour of Cleveland--specifically in University Circle and downtown.

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Fathers and Sons

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 22:24.

Big yellow building next to Euclid Tavern

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Cheers to LeBron James For Being An Activist For Obama - Jeers To PD Editors For Being Bad Losers, At Best

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 03:07.

I happened to stumble across the Plain Dealer "Cheers and Jeers" feature, today, and was mildly amused by item #2 - "JEERS . . . to anyone with a yard sign still standing. It's been a long, long campaign. Everybody's had enough. Get them down. Candidates, the same goes for the billboards." The PD "Editors" have shown their tacky Republican colors in Day-Glow since they got their asses kicked November 4th, so I'm not surprised to see such petty venting there. I reply "CHEERS . . . to anyone with an Obama yard sign still standing". I still have my signs proudly displayed in my yard, and so do most of my neighbors in East Cleveland and on the East side, in general. Unlike the neo-Cons, who were too cowardly to show any support for their lame candidates, in the first place, and certainly don't want to be associated with them now, people who supported Obama are proud of that and will be forever.

Please Support ClevelandBikes and Food Bank in Fundraising for Health and Nutrition for Everyone

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 23:58.

Friends, I need to interrupt my irregularly scheduled blogging to describe an important fundraising activity and hope you can join us. ClevelandBikes is proud to be a part of this great opportunity to raise money for ClevelandBikes and the Cleveland Food Bank.

RFP - Request For Partners in Redevelopment of Coventry Elementary School and PEACE Park

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 16:54.

The October 30, 2008 Sun Press lead cover story article (strangely... not on-line) was: "New Uses For Coventry? Music School Settlement, day care, and charter school send letters of interest". This reported, "The Intergenerational School's proposal also listed several partners: Richard Fleischman Architects, of Cleveland, Star Neighborhood Development, of East Cleveland, Strategic Resource Consultants, of Cleveland Heights, and City Fresh Cafeteria, Fresh Stop and Market, of Cleveland". "Fleischman would serve as design architect, while Star Neighborhood Development and Strategic Resource Consultants would likely be development partners...". "That proposal would also include a 1.5 acre "Urban Farm"...". I submitted the proposal, a public document, highlighted below and attached as a PDF, and can say the Sun Press report is largely correct, but the story is far from complete, and far more exciting than the Sun brings to light.

$113 MILLION IN SALES TAXES SLAM COUNTY TAXPAYERS

Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 11/07/2008 - 11:28.

We don’t have a medical mart or a new convention center but we’re paying top dollar for it anyway.

The quarter-percent sales tax passed by Tim Hagan and Jimmy Dimora without a public vote now totals $35,233,319.51 as of the end of October, according to County Auditor’s records.

You May Be A Redneck If You Care I Am A SOCIALIST

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 21:18.

Since the start of the Bush/Cheney Regime, and especially since 9/11, I have felt very uncomfortable being personally associated with public "movements" and "organizations" against war and for peace and liberty, much less for "socialism", knowing expressing support for such interests is defined as "unpatriotic" and "un-American", and a trigger for government surveillance, in the neo-Con Era. I'm sure we of realneo have FBI files, and our emails and phone calls may be tracked. I don't care, anymore... none of that matters, now that Obama has been elected and we are within days of throwing the haters out of office and digging into the data they have been tracking. I know we are near enough to the return of free speech that even if we are added to some "Code Red" list now, it will be erased within a few months. And, we shall set people's records straight, and shall determine the extent to which Bush and his team should be prosecuted for violation of our civil rights and liberties.

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Seeds of hope

Submitted by metroparks muse on Wed, 11/05/2008 - 11:56.

Appropriate for a new morning- Cinci is moving to urban garden opportunities as proposed by the Green Cincinnati Plan.

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America elects a First Father

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 11/05/2008 - 09:41.

Last night, I cried and it was a good cry. With the election of Barack Obama, America elected it's first real Father. The other firsts are so important, but to me, the real breakthrough was a country embracing two people, who love each other, and above all, love their daughters and every child in America. We have cause for celebration, but we also must realize that we, as a nation, have to start understanding the role of fathers and mothers in society.

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Congratulations to Obama

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Wed, 11/05/2008 - 01:45.

Welcome to a new day!!

A chance for change has happened, the people have spoken and our elected officials have listened. We now have a future not so certain... a future with potential for good or bad.

I am not sure what is in store for us now. I am happy to see the new day unfold before us all. January will be new year, and a new America.

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This Is The Most Peaceful Day in World History, As Our Worst Times Are Finally Over

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/04/2008 - 15:37.

There were just three other people voting at my polling location in East Cleveland, when I arrived around noon today... as beautiful a day as has ever been. After eight years under the Bush/Cheney dictatorship, today marks the end of a horrible era in world history, and the first day for the world to be as it should be.

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Voting Issues in Ohio - Please read immediately... call 877-868-3874

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/04/2008 - 11:29.

I received the following email worth noting and sharing, regarding what to do if you see voting problems today. Immediately call 877-868-3874... and you may need to, from the personal experiences shared below...

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GO VOTE OBAMA - - IT'S IMPORTANT

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/03/2008 - 21:20.

I am a firm believer - improve our planet - vote Obama!

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All Comments listing

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Mon, 11/03/2008 - 16:19.

Since comments are such a rich part of the REALNEO site, and a common entry-point into discussions, I've added a page listing all comments ~ instead just the last 10 that appear in your right-sidebar's Recent comments block.

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student art - VOTE

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 11/03/2008 - 12:27.

Art by Franklin Pierce University Student Christina Altieri... VOTE.

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In brief: Your Voting Rights in Ohio

Submitted by LilaTovCocktail on Sat, 11/01/2008 - 17:23.

Your Voting Rights in Ohio from the AFL-CIO

• Voter ID. BRING ID.
You must provide ID before you will be allowed to vote. Acceptable
forms include an Ohio driver’s license, military photo ID, utility
bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that
contains your name and address. ID cannot be expired.

• Change of residence.
If you are a registered voter who recently moved and you have not
updated your registration, you can do so at the polling place in the
precinct in which you currently reside on Election Day.

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Poetry may cure your ills

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/30/2008 - 22:27.

I have a feeling I know who wrote this post at Cleveland Public Library, but I won't out that person. It's so true. If you are feeling out of sorts at this time of year, try POETRY.

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DebFEE's Appalling Behavior at City Club Debate

Submitted by rmill on Thu, 10/30/2008 - 18:19.

Apparently out of time and ideas (did she ever have one?), DebFEE Sutherland has lost all sense of good taste and decorum in dragging out the race baiting card during the final debate yesterday at the City Club.

 

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Building a tech-rich, prosperous, job-creating, globally-connected economy in Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 20:15.

Our region's greatest champion of promoting immigration - high-skills immigration - Richard Herman has sent me many progress reports on successes in some areas - most recently Detroit - referenced below. I've been meaning to post these notices from Richard but haven't found the moment (Richard, I believe you have an account). Today, I received the unsurprising update below on a local study discouraging the Fund For Our Economic Future from focusing on this objective in economic development for the region - discouraging attracting high skills workers and entrepreneurs from afar. This seems a seems a good way to introduce the subject... "This Summer, the Plain Dealer editorial board wrote a piece asking why the Fund for Our Economic Future was not involved in efforts to welcome immigrant talent, immigrant entrepreneurs and international capital into the region."

DebFEE Math Problems Continue

Submitted by rmill on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 16:41.

 

How happy will they be when they find out DebFEE raised fees and cut public safety forces while sitting on an illegal $15 MILLION SLUSH FUND(now down to about $12.6M)?!?!?!

http://www.westlifenews.com/2008/10-22/pickets.jpg

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Blundering Mayor Jackson and City Council

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 10:26.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and all but one Cleveland City Council member (Mike Polensek) thoughtlessly voted to give $1 million cash to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for its induction dinner.

Now that’s what I call absolutely disgusting. The poor feed the rich.

"Scanning the horizon for that man, woman, or committee that can pull rabbits out of hats"? Read REALNEO!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 10/28/2008 - 07:10.

The Plain Dealer's Phillip Morris writes, in his column today, "I'm trying to play it cool, but in the wake of National City Bank's collapse, I'm frantically looking for silver linings"... "scanning the horizon for that man, woman, or committee that can pull rabbits out of hats"... "still listening for someone to convince me that there is continued reason to believe that Cleveland is reinventing itself and will emerge stronger and more efficient". Phillip is obviously looking for all the wrong answers, inspiration and leadership in all the wrong places, from all the wrong people who put NEO and America in this disastrous situation, and are still are in charge of our local and national economies... although not for much longer. And, Phillip is obviously hearing from his chosen "leaders" the same old lame-o, last-ditch Cleve-O establishment vision of salvation, highlighted in his column... "I'm just glad we still have good hospitals."

Sorry to tell you, Phillip, but our "hospital" leadership isn't any better to or for Cleveland, America and the world than NCC leadership, and is in fact the same people, and is answerable to the same few "Power Brokers" as NCC, and is failing. The leadership and owners of our bloated, inefficient healthcare system and health industry companies have sucked the unhealthy tit of America dry. Their prescription... "buy viagra, and go f**k yourself, America."

ALBERTA HARVEST - WHEAT AND WIND

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 23:15.

alberta wind turbines and round hay bales

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