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A declaration of mindshift and focus - and attempt to lead by example

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 17:59.

Any one that takes the time to read my blog posts over the past five years can see what I've represented since that time, and in many ways, for much of my life.   For some of us, the life story starts with one of privilege - we may be born to wealthy parents, with millions of dollars - and enjoy all the entitlements that are inherent within.  My parents immigrated here with barely a dollar in their pockets, from a lower-middle-class family upbringing.  They traveled against the odds, with little more than my dad's acceptance to medical residency,

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Citizen Dashboard Killer Ap Proposal: Reinvent Journalism in Real NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 17:55.

Lou Pumphrey in uniform carrying Flag of Peace in 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade

I was surprised to see a letter to the editor printed and on-line in the Sunday, March 22, 2009, Cleveland Plain Dealer - "A flag of peace is found out of order at the St. Patrick's Day parade", by Lou Pumphrey. It starts: "Being half-Irish (on me mudder's side), off work on St. Patrick's Day and knowing the day would be sunny and warm, I vaguely considered donning my 41-year-old U.S. Army dress uniform and joining the St. Paddy's Day parade downtown, carrying my flag." But there was no accompanying picture of Lou or the Flag of Peace.

In the print edition, there was a file photo of a parade, but it was hardly relevant.

cleveland fallen police officer tribute

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 17:46.

tears salutes for fallen police officer

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

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

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 16:52.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Helz_QKsa_A&rel=1

( just discovered youtube toke the sound from this video)

click :  to view police officer tribute  -  fallen hero's - (its get  gets better and better)

FALLEN HERO'S

BY

SERGIO MUNQUIA

"I HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU FEAR TO GO...

I HAVE SEEN WHAT YOU FEAR TO SEE...

I HAVE DONE WHAT YOU FEAR TO DO....

ALL THESE THINGS I HAVE DONE FOR YOU.

I AM THE ONE YOU LEAN UPON...

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REALNEO Song Of The Day: Dead Finks Don't Talk... and Heavenly Music from No Pussyfooting

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 15:06.

Brian Eno - more prophecy from the 1970s - Dead Finks Don't Talk, From Here Come The Warm Jets

Oh cheeky cheeky
Oh naughty sneaky
You're so perceptive
And I wonder how you knew.

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Happy thoughts on a blue Sunday

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 12:52.

Coloring my world. I am thinking about the recommendation of neighbor Anthony Green to find the jazz in Cleveland.  He steers me to Jazz28, which, lo and behold, can be found on Cleveland's west side.

I am going to make a bike trek there soon, and in the meantime, the Cleveland Jazz Project motivates me to clean my house on a blue Sunday.

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Officials Hoard Valuable Databases Funded by Taxpayers

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 00:26.

Officials Hoard Valuable Databases Funded by Taxpayers

By Kim Zetter
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"In gerrymandered election districts, the voters don't choose their politicians - the politicians choose their voters!"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/21/2009 - 11:20.

It is obvious, by any definition, the process of redistricting the City Council wards of Cleveland is gerrymandering. The question is what to do about it. As stated in the title of this posting, "In gerrymandered election districts, the voters don't choose their politicians - the politicians choose their voters!" If that doesn't sufficiently define for you what Cleveland City Council President Sweeney has done, then how about the following...

Song for eternity... Five Years... 37 years later, it seems Bowie was right to me

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 03/20/2009 - 22:23.

I can't help but think what the world would be like today if all the people listening had paid attention to David Bowie's prophetic song, Five Years, back in 1972... had really believed it... taken it to heart... changed their lives like we only had five years left to save the world. What a beautiful world this could be.

What if David Bowie was right, and we only had five years, as of 1972... "that's all we got", and now we are just living out the end. That is how it seems to me. Could we be beyond the point of no return? Was Bowie right, back then?

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CAN WE REPEAT THIS IS THE PLAIN DEALER?

Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 03/20/2009 - 15:19.

 Someone alerted me to a WCPN show yesterday where Chris Evans of the Plain Dealer described County Commissioner Tim Hagan as aptly as anyone could.

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OHIO JOB PICTURE BLEAK AND BLEAKER

Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 03/20/2009 - 13:43.

 Ohio’s jobs picture looks more than dismal. It’s pathetic.

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NANCE SHOULD FOREGO BOND ROLE ON MART

Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 03/20/2009 - 12:19.

 The secrecy of the dealings between Squire, Sanders & Dempsey lawyer Fred Nance and MMPI suggests we won’t know how bad a deal the County Commissioners have made until it’s much too late.

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Alternative Council Redistricting Proposals

Submitted by briancummins on Fri, 03/20/2009 - 01:46.

The map above is one of two alternative proposals to the consultant’s recommendations being provided this morning at 9:30 am in Council’s Committee Room, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue.

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Is Anybody Listening? - video

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 19:17.

Is Anybody Listening? A testament by Village Academy High School students on the economic crisis

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

ckick

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BARCODE ISN'T HUMAN

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 14:14.

barcode morse code reading is not human

Barcode is  “pulse” language.    A thin collimated light source is reflected back into a reading device - off the ink printed black and white surface - and converted into electric pulses.

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According to the unnamed, our future is in their hands

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 14:12.

Who imploded the economy? Many critics point to a crucial role played by traders of exotic unregulated financial instruments which are understood by few people. Currently most of these traders at American Insurance Group remain unnamed while receiving bonuses for “safely” dismantling an investment system turned doomsday machine which happens to hold the fate of the world’s financial system.

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FIGHT TO THE FINISH ON MED MART

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 11:02.

Never in my memory has there been such a scramble as the mauling going on over the $1 billion in public funds sitting out there for a Medical Mart.

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Kucinich Calls For Congressional Investigation Into Cheney “Assassination Unit”

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 03:00.

Kucinich Calls For Congressional Investigation Into Cheney “Assassination Unit” 160309unit

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Unknowncountry.com Newsletter - news from the edge

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 02:40.
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video "Fidelity," forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California - ken starr, prop 8

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 20:05.

 Hi,

"Have you heard that Ken Starr -- and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund -- filed
legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and attempting to
forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California
last year? The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March
5, with a decision expected within 90 days."

Isnt this horrible. Some people have waited 50+ years to get married and now
that they finaly have been able to, they are being forced to get a divorce.

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WHY DO UTILITY WORKERS READ NEWSPAPERS IN THEIR TRUCKS?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 14:51.

dominion gas worker in truck reading newspaper

All over the United States you will see electric, gas, steam, sewer, and telephone utility workers reading newspapers in the cabs of their trucks – with the truck idling - so it's cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  

But you haven’t ever seen a United Parcel Service or a Budweiser  or a Staples delivery truck driver reading a paper in their cabs, have you?
 
Why is that…? 
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Happy St. Patrick's Day from REALNEO, 2009

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 13:40.

Irish Eyes were smiling across downtown Cleveland for a beautiful St. Patrick's Day parade 2009... 67 in the shade! Please enjoy my favorite photos below, and from the annual St. Patrick's Day St. Baldrick's head shaving here...