Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 14:33.

A self-anointed selection committee of Democratic “leaders” will strongly “influence” – I’d say rule – the choice of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party in its task to name a replacement for Stephanie Tubbs Jones.

Jones died suddenly recently of a brain aneurysm.

Our leadership stinks pretty much all around, as many others have noted here and elsewhere.

No Matter Who's Elected, Alternative Energy Wins

Submitted by Charles Frost on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 21:05.

No Matter Who's Elected, Alternative Energy Wins


    Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 12:55.

    In my paid capacity and my capacity as a citizen in a community, I try to provide the information people need to live their daily lives and to help them to access the information that may help them to answer questions I will never understand. I am not infallible.

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    Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 08:34.

    "Let's face it; all I did was talk to this kid." The words of Willoughby South High School assistant principal and 19-year educator Jeff Lyons.  In the rush to blame someone--we look to our administrators and the parents of this world will be quick to say they don't know how a young man got a hold of a gun.


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    Community Organizing Matters!

    Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 14:58.

    I try not to get to worked by politicians - hype and hysteria just come naturally to them -- but last night, I heard politicians criticize Barack Obama for his work as a community organizer and that hurt. You see, I did that too. When Governor Sarah Palin and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani disparaged community organizing efforts, they belittled my efforts and those of countless others too.

    Are you registered to VOTE?

    Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 14:50.

    Are YOU registered to vote?
    You are able to register if…
    1. You will be over the age of 18 by November 4th, 2008
    2. You are a US citizen
    3. You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days by November 4th
    4. You are not currently convicted for a felony and behind bars
    You must re-register if you have…
    1. Moved and not registered at your new address
    2. Legally changed your name


    Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 14:49.

    I noticed that the film industry now wants some significant subsidies to locate film work in Cleveland and that Gov. Ted Strickland’s administration wants to accommodate these desires.

    (By the way, the County Arts & Culture tax has produced $12.7 million this year and $29.8 million since Feb. 2007. Shouldn’t there be enough there for any real film needs?)

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    Employment Opportunity: SIERRA CLUB JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Conservation Organizer Cleveland OH

    Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 14:15.

    URSO, Marnie
    to "ssanders [at] earthdaycoalition [dot] org" ,
    david kriska ,
    "sgreenberg [at] ehw [dot] org" ,
    Betsey Merkel ,
    "spear [at] earthwatchohio [dot] org" ,
    Tom Bullock ,
    David Wright ,
    "dbeach [at] cmnh [dot] org"
    date Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 1:43 PM
    subject FW: Job Announcement: Political Organizer
    hide details 1:43 PM (21 minutes ago)

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    Sieg Heil

    Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 09/03/2008 - 22:58.

    As I watch Palin harping at the RNC, to the scripted coos, and oohs, and boos, and seiz heils of 10,000s of strange, uniformed people unlike anyone I want to know, I think of a few minutes ago when these Nazis were yelling scripted ZE RO - fists pumping - seig heil - ZE RO - SEIG HEIL - ZE RO. Sick.

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    Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 09/03/2008 - 14:35.

    You would have to describe last night first public hearing on the medical mart & convention center issue in Cleveland Heights as at least amusing. It was hardly productive. The meeting, scheduled at 5 p.m., started nearly a half hour late and then after a nearly 10 minute introduction by sponsor Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones the podium was passed to Squire Sanders & Dempsey boss Fred Nance. He took another 40 minutes of time talking about the report.

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    Two of Greenland's largest glaciers lose more ice

    Submitted by Charles Frost on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 17:47.

    Aug 21, 2008

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    Could $100 oil turn dumps into plastic mines?

    Submitted by Charles Frost on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 17:41.

     25 Aug 2008

    By Kate Kelland

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    Bullys and the Invisible Man

    Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 09:36.

    Kudos to McCain on his choice of a running mate. It shows that he does have some ability to see what others see right through or refuse to see at all. That there are a lot of people who are tired of being invisible, tired of being bullied and harassed and tired of the status quo.

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    Four Generations in the Workforce: How Are We Getting Along?

    Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 18:49.

    Four Generations in the workforce……… How are we getting along????????

    Article by Bonnie N. Dick, CGI, Inc., and Employment Consultant

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    Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 13:48.


    History has been made. Surprisingly so. In a surprisingly short time.

    It’s hard to imagine 45 years ago tonight I had a train ticket to Washington, D. C., for the historic March on Washington.

    At the time I was working as the assistant to the editor of the Bridgeport Sunday Post, now the Connecticut Post. I was told by the editor that I could not take the day off and should not to go to Washington.

    REALNEO going down for upgrade

    Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 13:04. will be going to maintenance mode very soon, for a Drupal upgrade and transfer to our new (old) host, Bryght / Raincity Studios.

    Please bear with us. The site should be back to (better-than-)normal within a few hours.

    Good things are in store!

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    I-Open News: National & Regional Updates on Open Source Economic Development

    Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 08:29.

    August 27, 2008: Updates in Open Source Economic Development

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    Biden vs. McCain

    Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 22:45.

    It occurs to me, watching Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden speak at the Democratic National Convention, he is a far superior speaker, intellect and candidate for President than is John McCain.  While McCain is years older than Biden, Biden makes McCain seem like a kid. I really want to see Biden step up in the campaign and put McCain in his place, in his face, personally. I'd like to see Biden vs. McCain in a gloves-off debate... let Biden put McCain away for good.

    administrators can't let Marcel Breuer's work alone

    Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 19:07.

    image by Bryan Boyer courtesy of Archiplanet

    Breuer-Designed Atlanta Central Library Endangered

    Here's the news about Georgia's preservationist community's fight to save another modern icon. And what a beauty she is, too!

    I scratch my head and wonder... what's wrong with these people?

    If you dig into the links as I did, you might find a wonderful piece, but I will copy it here for safe keeping:

    "Progress in preservation - Downtown library merits renovation

    By Cynthia Rogers
    For the Journal-Constitution
    Published on: 07/18/08

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    book in print - books online

    Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 12:14.

    My friend and neighbor, Jim Sollisch wrote this article last year about the cost of college text books - the cost to students and to forests: Save trees; put college textbooks on the Web.

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    Lofty ideals

    Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 08:39.

    Photo credit Laura McShaneJust meant to inspire us togreater things


    Submitted by metroparks muse on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 22:19.

    Plea to all

        As comments are sometimes posted a long time after the original post, and as innumerable anomalous acronyms numb the neurons, could we all try to print out full name of an entity the first time it is used in a comment or blog? Thereafter, initials would be fine. This might also help out visitors or readers from beyond the pall [or mall].

    For me, it would mean I could focus more on the message and less on the mystery meaning of  mnemonics.

    Cleveland's new poverty rate is 29.5 percent - worse than last year - 2nd worst in America

    Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 13:01.

    The Plain Dealer reports today that Cleveland's new poverty rate is 29.5 percent, ranking second worst among large cities. That rate is up from 27% the previous year. Among our peers:

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    Changin’ up the city – a questionnaire

    Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 10:17.

    Yesterday after I posted the bit on permeable alley paving, I sent the link off to Terry Schwarz, senior planner at the CUDC.

    Here's our correspondence.

    Susan: "Are we doing this in NEO? paving what we need to pave - sustainably Please offer examples.  Terry – good to read the beet farming idea out there in some press recently."

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    Behold the Lamb of God, in a McCainald's world

    Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 09:54.

    McCain Churchleaver

    Last Sunday, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, in Cleveland Heights, I saw the first McCain bumper sticker I can recall. Perhaps I've simply overlooked the tiny, militaristic, white-on-black branding on all those massive suburban Suburbans and Hummers. But this one star general caught my eye. Seeing this brought me understanding... so this is where the McCain community lives... although I didn't see any other McCain stickers in the lot, which mostly contained simple, spartan, sensible, socially conscious vehicles. I thought, "at least one bible-thumping Republican practices the preach". Then The General left the service long before it was over... before anyone else left the church... and I realized The General had been in church not for a shared community experience but drive-through religious self-service. Probably escaped right before the offerings basket was passed.