Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 18:02.

The impoverished City of Cleveland – with all its problems – is giving Howard Hanna (Smyth Cramer) $250,000 to renovate the offices downtown that the realtor bought last October, the Plain Dealer recently reported.

“I want to thank the mayor because this was not a done deal. This was a deal where we had to go on the offense,” said downtown Councilman Joe Cimperman to the Plain Dealer.

Well, it sure is offensive to me.

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Sustainability For Your Investment Portfolio

Submitted by Brian Thomas on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 14:41.

For those of you with an investment portfolio (what a year, huh?), I'd like to suggest Liberty Property Trust as a potential investment (NYSE: LRY). I work in the Infrastructure and Commercial Real Estate investment space and for those interested in aligning your investment portfolio with your environmental passions, this is a company that is on the leading edge of sustainability in commercial real estate.

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Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 14:33.

This is how distortion gets mistaken for reality. This is where propaganda outdoes truth.

The Plain Dealer this a.m. in its crusade for the Medical Mart calls the group that selected the Tower City site a “citizen’s committee.”

That’s really reporting very loosely with the truth - to describe a group that is entirely made up of Corporate/Corporate controlled individuals as representing the vast citizenry, thus the public. There isn’t a normal “citizen” on the committee because they are all related to the corporate community and its self-interests.

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Gravy Train...All Aboard!

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 12:40.

If you have lived in NEO for any length of time, it becomes apparent that some people have tickets and some do not. How does one get aboard the gravy train??? For more information--see this tip-off from Michael McIntyre at the PD.

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barack obama, great quote - " the slash and burn - take no prisoners - anything goes is so corrosive to our democracy and we've

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 23:54.
" the slash and burn -  take no prisoners - anything goes
is so corrosive to our democracy and we've got to
fight this because it turns people off politics in general
and leaves that space to be occupied by special interests
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Florida Burglary - so funny

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 23:15.

BURGLARY IN FLORIDA (You just can't make this stuff up!!)

When southern Florida resident Nathan Radlich's house was burglarized
recently, thieves ignored his wide screen plasma TV, his VCR, and even
left his Rolex watch. What they did take, however, was a generic white
cardboard box filled with a grayish-white powder. (That's the way the
police report described it.)

A spokesman for the Fort Lauderdale police said that it looked similar
to high grade cocaine and they'd probably thought they'd hit the big

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AIV 5700 Artist Dana Depew : Mixed Media Paintings @ Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland

Submitted by bginley on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 18:11.

 New Art Exhibit @AIV5700 Gallery for 2009 - Tremont Artist Dana Depew

 January - February, 2009

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland

5700 Broadway, Slavic Village

Cleveland, Ohio 44127

Invest in Cycling and Walking to Restore NE Ohio Neighborhoods

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 16:05.

Northeast Ohio has the opportunity to rebuild our neighborhoods and by offering healthier and more active transportation choices, we can create thriving neighborhoods where people want to live. However, the current transportation network leaves us way behind the curve. New investment to support walking and biking will create pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, an important step to get the nation back on track. Fortunately, it's a cost-effective step we can take in these tight financial times.

dogs in my life and Merle's Door - best dog book so far

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 09:56.

Dogs have always been in my life. As a child, my first dog was one who had been slipped under the fence by our Japanese neighbors on the base where my family lived in Nagoya, Japan. Dozo came back to the states with us on the big ship and was my best buddy, standing between me and the street in our neighborhoods and following me everywhere. He died when I was in first grade (my father always had a way of keeping these details from me so I don't know exactly how he died).

 Susan and Dozo with geranium Tallahassee, Florida 1959

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New Biz in Tremont

Submitted by DesireeSchmitt on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 23:52.

Check out Suki Yume in Tremont.  This is my tenant and she just put the finishing touches on her business... beautiful, new sign... window stickers... address numbers (finally) installed.

Paula is drawn to Asian Ball Joint Dolls (or ABJD) because of their beauty and unique customization.  You can take a blank doll and paint your own face, change the hair, change the eyes... make it your own.

Tremonts artistic base makes this shop a perfect fit. 

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Potty Talk

Submitted by MaryBeth Matthews on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 21:27.


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No need for condoms – GE corn can do the job

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 20:19.

No need for condoms – GE corn can do the job

January 12, 2009 

GE corn: birth control the Monsanto way!

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Martial Law In California

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 19:46.

Martial Law In California

Jim Kirwan

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California controller to suspend tax refunds, welfare checks, student grants - as calif., goes so goes america

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 19:30.

California controller to suspend tax refunds, welfare checks, student grants

John Chiang announces that his office will suspend $3.7 billion in payments owed to Californians starting Feb. 1, because with no budget in place the state lacks sufficient cash to pay its bills.
By Evan Halper and Patrick McGreevy
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Our world may be a giant hologram - new scientist

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 19:18.

Our world may be a giant hologram

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Ice Dance Video of the Day

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 16:01.

The 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Competition takes place in Cleveland this week. This is THE premier national skating event.

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Happy 200th Birthday Edgar

Submitted by ljhg on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 10:15.

Poe at 200 -- Eerie After All These Years


Edgar Allan Poe

On a snowy night toward the end of his life, Edgar Allan Poe delivered a lecture on the origins of the universe. It was an unusual topic -- Poe was always more interested in death than birth -- and the reviews were mixed.


Submitted by Martha Eakin on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 19:54.

Here we go… If you were wondering about how federal stimulus dollars might be spent in Ohio, this should give you some idea. Gov.


Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 13:38.

Don’t you just love the dance the establishment, its puppet politicians and its subservient media are doing with the medical mart.

“This community needs to move ahead on the medical mart, and that means pushing for a decision on where to build it,” headlined a Plain Dealer editorial, “Decision time.”

Well, editorial writers, no one is building a medical mart.

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dance video of the day - what to do with all that pointe work

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 10:36.



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Rescue Village needs Soup Bowls !

Submitted by bginley on Thu, 01/15/2009 - 12:44.

Calling potters, painters and creative folks

Use your creativity to craft a bowl and donate it to Rescue Village for Empty Bowls 2009. Colorful, animal-themed designs are always a favorite!

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Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 14:01.

George Voinovich was a very selective conservative. That made him also a very selective “moderate” Republican.

My experience with Voinovich tells me he used his ethnic background to represent wealth in the community and in the nation. He successfully portrayed himself as personally frugal and the image carried him a long way.

I once told an audience that Voinovich would never be Governor because people saw him as a Mayor, nothing more. I was obviously very wrong.

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cocktails + connection + collaboration - SEAN Membership Drive @ ArtHouse January 14, 2008

Submitted by bginley on Tue, 01/13/2009 - 22:23.

AH SEAN (Self-Employed Artists' Network) provides professional development opportunities for artists and arts educators.  AH SEAN promotes the work of regional artists, fosters best practices, and acts as a nexus between art and business.


$25 annual membership includes:


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/13/2009 - 19:05.


Hawk, this photo of the inside of the Beehive School I went back and took for you.   And in looking down the frozen hallway with the decaying paint and the broken windows against the west, my thoughts flashed to the many other interiors I'd seen like this in Cleveland.


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videos of guy templeton black & yogi, . QUEST. ministries

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 01/13/2009 - 18:11.

videos of guy templeton black  & yogi, . QUEST. ministries

my space has some videos that youtube doesn't

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