Rob Brezsny's Astrology Newsletter

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Rob Brezsny's Astrology Newsletter

February 11, 2009



"Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for,
being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk
everything, you risk even more."

- Erica Jong



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stuff of interest from PASA farming for the future conference 2009

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 14:01.

PASA Conference 2009 cover

Last Thursday evening I headed east to State College, Pennsylvania for the PASA Conference - Farming for the Future: The Worldwide Search for Food Sovereignty: Finding Your Foodshed. PASA stands for Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and this was their 18th Annual Conference.

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Touchy Fox8 assistant news director Andy Fishman comment spams to defend Mansion segment

Submitted by Tim Russo on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 13:22.

It's really hard to parody someone when they prove your point in everything they do. 

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UPDATE - Howard Hanna - it's Fox8's David Moss that approaches us to pimp mansion at 5x avg sale price - update Fox8 responds

Submitted by Tim Russo on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 10:51.

I've got a call in to David Moss of Fox8 to find out why he's calling around to real estate agents offering to pimp their unsold mansions on the air at 5x the avg sale price.  Seems like Moss is either (a) handing out freebies so potential ad clients will contract for ads, or (b) has the most tin ear in Cleveland TV.  UPDATE after the jump.

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Preamble: Real Co-op for Open Food, Information and Community Development 2009

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 01:07.

In the Fall of 2008, I proposed to Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones that the local foods sector offers the people of Northeast Ohio $ billions in economic development opportunities that may be distributed to a huge percentage of our 1,000,000s of residents in very socially equitably ways. I also proposed similar opportunities are available in open source information and social computing. And I pointed out regional organizational, strategic, social and operational barriers to success and proposed specific solutions to maximize workforce and infrastructure development, massive scaling, and social equity.

cuyahoga county adult protective service illegaly used to harress guy templeton black, community activist, pastor

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:45.
- youtube video of cuyahoga county protect service employees
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Secret shots given to US Soldiers - deadly experiments - lab rats - for who? - video

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 00:05.

Secret shots given to US Soldiers - deadly experiments - lab rats - for who

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An Appeal from Columbus with Serious NEO implications

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:54.

Below is a heartfelt appeal to those to reach out with their social networks to demand inclusion of key legislation that would curtail regional and state funded programming and could have many negative consequences as a result.  This particular piece of legislation, still up for debate is the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.  The importance of this particular element is elucidated here for your perusal

New Grid for Renewable Energy Could Be Costly

Submitted by Charles Frost on Mon, 02/09/2009 - 15:13.


A substantial increase in the amount of electricity produced from renewable energy would require building a transmission system that would carry a price tag of up to $100 billion, according to a new study. The new system would be needed because the existing eastern grid couldn't handle the volume of power coming from the wind-producing states.

Innerbelt meeting

Submitted by adm226lit on Mon, 02/09/2009 - 14:23.

At 10 A.M. in the Cleveland council chamber on Wed. Feb. 11 there will be a meeting about the innerbelt bridge/access ramp.  Representatives will be there from ODOT, the City and city council as well as many interested citizens from the Tremont neighborhood. I believe that State Senator Shirley Smith will also be in attendance.  If you would like to be brought up to date on this important issue, please attend.  If you need a ride, at least a couple of cars with available seats will be at TWDC on Professor St. leaving at about 9:30 A.M.

Deane M.

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Kill-A-Watt Meters Available at Ottawa's Public Library

Submitted by Charles Frost on Mon, 02/09/2009 - 12:31.

Could we do this here in Cleveland???


Tremont Residents Retain Legal Council over issues surrounding the TWDC Annual Meeting- Election of Trustees- Board Appointments

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Mon, 02/09/2009 - 00:47.

As of today we have had 13 Tremont Residents 10 of which were in attendance at the TWDC Annual Meeting that paid into a retainer for the attached letters sent to the offices of TWDC and the local media.

We also have 5 Interested parties that have also contributed to the retainer that are not Tremont Residents but were in attendance also at the TWDC annual meeting.

Statement sent to local media covering the Story.

Please Review the attached letters.


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Embracing the Physicality of Space

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 02/08/2009 - 01:58.
Electronic space Print

Fox8 pimps mansion at 5X average neighborhood sale price for Howard Hanna

Submitted by Tim Russo on Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:43.

Cross posted at my blog. Does anyone know anything about this practice?  Does Howard Hanna pay for the Moss Man to tour unsold mansions?

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Midday Music Mosaics

Submitted by ncarterette on Sat, 02/07/2009 - 13:14.

Concerts at the Crossroads, the performing arts series at Christ Episcopal Church in Shaker Heights, announces this Spring's Midday Music Mosaic lineup.  Midday Music Mosaics are brownbag lunch concerts, the only such series in the Heights, that are free to the public, and present the best of local Cleveland musicians.  Full schedule below.

All concerts are free, on Wednesdays at 12:15 pm in Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, OH, 44122.  The church is unmistakably located on the corner of Warrensville Center Road and Chagrin Blvd. 

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Van Duzer at the Estonian Cultural Garden

Submitted by ToomasT on Sat, 02/07/2009 - 11:33.

I have attached a file with a few pictures of C.E. Van Duzer working on the Estonian Cultural Gardens Monument.

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The 200 Day School Year: Reactions From the Teachers' Lounge

Submitted by MaryBeth Matthews on Sat, 02/07/2009 - 10:20.

Last night I listened to Dick Feagler and his Friends on WVIZ discuss Governor Strickland's education plan for the state of Ohio, slated to be piloted in the Cleveland Municipal Schools. When Mr Feagler asked his panel's opinion of the proposed 200 day school year, all of his highly educated guests nodded in agreement. "Of course it is a GREAT idea!" "Some other countries have school years even longer than 200 days." "Another month of school makes sense. We need to prepare Ohio's children to compete in a global economy." "It's about time.

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police officer tribute - fallen hero's - and words - video

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The Inauguration of President Barack Obama - 48 great photos - the big picture

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January 21, 2009


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The Disclosure Project

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Sodium Bicarbonate - (baking soda) Lessons in Cancer and General pH Management - cures cancer

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 02/07/2009 - 02:36.

This is life saving information....

This article was refreshing as it supplies information on applications for Baking Soda that I had not seen before. May provide new info for those in need of treatment. The format is screwy so bear with it but the info seems good.

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Praise and Thanks for Lux Interior of the Cramps

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 21:55.

How many saw the news (or noticed it at all) that “Lux Interior, frontman of "psychobilly" pioneers the Cramps, died yesterday in Glendale, California” and realized it was another example of Ohio creativity let loose on the world?


Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 21:01.

The Healthcare Convention &Exhibitors Association (HCEA) “is the only organization solely dedicated to “improving the effectiveness and quality of all healthcare conventions and congresses, medical meetings and healthcare exhibit marketing throughout the industry.”

Cleveland, of course, is a prime city for health care with the nationally renowned Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and their medical schools.

One would think that Cleveland would be big NOW in the field of attracting conventions and exhibitions dealing with healthcare meetings and showings.

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Innovative Solar Power Feed-In Tariff Program Approved in Gainesville, Fla.

Submitted by Charles Frost on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 19:07.

Innovative Solar Power Feed-In Tariff Program Approved in Gainesville, Fla.
by Matthew McDermott, New York, NY on 02. 6.09

A couple of months back I wrote about how Gainesville, Florida was looking into enacting a solar power feed-in tariff modeled on the type of renewable energy promotion schemes used widely in Europe, but sparingly in the United States. Good news, Gainesville Regional Utilities has announced that the Gainesville City Commission has unanimously approved the plan:

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TWDC Operational Budget 2007-2008 - Revenue (Total Revenue $531,740.00)

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 17:15.

Please review the attached file that has a pie chart.

 Understand 72% of the funding comes from the City of Cleveland CDBG - Federal Tax Dollars and from NPI (Neighborghood Progress Inc.)

$56,240.00 - CDBG Competitive (This is the Money via contract they get from the City of Cleveland Community Development Dept. via contract) 11%

$120,000.00- CDBG Ward 13 (This is Money from Joe Cimperman's yearly cut of $400,000.00 in HUD money) 23%

 $86,000.00 - CDBG Ward 14 (This is Money from Joe Santiago's yearly cut of $400,000.00 in HUD money) 14%

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