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Some tax advice from an art historian -- Don't waste your time and money on Turbo Tax

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 16:53.

I prefer to write about the arts, but my experience the other night has me inspired to blog about online tax programs.

This year I decided to try Turbo Tax for my Federal and State tax returns -- it was such a waste of time. I ended up starting over and filing with Free Tax USA.

ENDORPHINS OR ANANDAMIDES?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 14:45.

 smiles skiing vail exercise endorphins

We have heard that getting a “runner’s high” is a motivation for our adult exercise focused friends to train for marathons,  and we have seen our children in highly exhilarated moods after playing strenuously at the beach all day with their cousins or other kids.  

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Underground Facilities - Bases - Tunnels

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 13:49.

Underground Facilities - Bases - Tunnels

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WHY IS MMPI ALREADY SAYING IT WILL SUBSIDIZE TENANTS?

Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 12:37.

Why would MMPI (Medical Mart Properties Inc.), the firm chosen to build and operate the medical mart and convention center, already be offering to subsidize the first 25 occupants of the Cleveland med mart?

And why is MMPI saying that it will be diverting business from its other spots to Cleveland?

Is business that bad already?

I also don’t like MMPI’s executives saying that these new $1 billion facilities will “live or die on the success of the health care market place.”

This all makes me even more nervous than I was about this debacle of the deal.

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PLAIN DEALER, WOMEN EDITORS AND CHANGE

Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 12:14.

Long-time Cleveland writer John Ettorre at a journalism meeting this week asked Susan Goldberg, Plain Dealer Editor, whether the newspaper might be losing some male perspective because several top editors were women. Not the most politically correct of questions but it could have elicited a valuable exchange.

Goldberg instead was sharp in her response before an audience of a meeting sponsored by the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business:

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Ho'oponopono Simplified] - video

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 04:27.
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What’s in your kid’s school lunch?

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 01:06.

This opinion No Lunch Left Behind by Alice Waters, president of The Chez Panisse Foundation and Katrina Heron, a director of the foundation and a co-producer of civileats.com is one of the most passionate arguments I have read for sustainable agriculture in our country and in every country.

Food: It’s what we feed our children – that’s what our world will live on tomorrow.

This should be priority number one for any sustainable agriculture movement in our region.

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Why I’ll Get Arrested To Stop the Burning of Coal

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 00:47.

19 Feb 2009: Opinion

Near Westside Public Meeting - Cleveland City Council – 2009 Ward Redistricting Process

Submitted by briancummins on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 20:27.


WHO:
Near Westside Cleveland City Council Members.

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Communication Between Species

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 18:36.

Communication Between Species

Thin animated rainbow line

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We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 18:23.

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis    

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BILLIONS IN PUBLIC INVESTMENT, NO PAYOFF

Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 18:03.

So you may think that investing in a medical mart is something Cleveland just has to do. That’s what they said about so many things that I’m not going to list here but you know the money that’s been expended on downtown this and that over the last 20 years in Cleveland. Cleveland wasn’t alone. Other cities did the same. Now here’s a study of the same kind of “investments” made in St. Louis and how much it has helped that city. How many jobs, how much economic activity did it produce? Who actually benefited from the public give-away of our money?

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here comes the heavy - this video is curative - we are all in this together

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 07:03.
 
here comes the heavy - this video is curative - we are all in this together

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Brunner is out of the gate first

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 22:18.

Tim Russo noted this first on his blog . Jennifer Brunner has a senate website up and running at www.jenniferbrunner.com. And, the contenders?? Lee Fisher, PLJ? Nada.

Jeppeson Terminal - Denver's interesting half effort towards efficiency

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 17:51.

 jeppeson terminal airport solar panels

When Denver took a whole lot of sage brush (thousands of acres) and made a airport out of it - it was a from-scratch effort.   Six levels of vehicle accesses on each side of the terminal allow busses, arriving passengers, departing passengers, service and others to use their very own level. 

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"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily at

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 07:39.
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." - Martin Luther King Jr.
 
ANTI-SPECIESISM
SPECIESISM:
1. A PREJUDICE OF ATTITUDE OF BIAS TOWARD THE INTERESTS OF MEMEBERS OF ONE'S OWN SPECIES
AND AGAINIST THOSE OF MEMBERS OF OTHER SPECIES.
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Great Grandson sues Yale Secret 'Skull and Bones' Society to Return Geronimo's Skull

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 07:19.

Geronimo's kin sue Skull and Bones over remains

  • By STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer Stephanie Reitz, Associated Press Writer – Wed Feb 18, 5:36 pm ET


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tremont Underground smokehouses open amid crackdown on smoking, strip clubs Smokehouses fill in for bars, strip clubs

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 02/19/2009 - 00:00.

Reprinted from Cleveland.com Compliments of the Plain Dealer on
> 02-03-08
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> Underground smokehouses open amid crackdown on smoking, strip clubs
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> Smokehouses fill in for bars, strip clubs
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> Sunday, February 03, 2008
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> James F. McCarty
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> Plain Dealer Reporter
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> Ohio's crackdown on strip joints and barroom smoking has spawned as many
> as two dozen underground nightclubs that operate in houses across

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The Soldier's Creed / Warrior Ethos / Warrior Creed

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 23:39.

The Soldier's Creed / Warrior Ethos / Warrior Creed
 

 

I am an American Soldier.

I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.

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dance video of the day - dance at the gym

Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 19:10.

Tonight on WVIZ and Monday Night on WEAO/WNEO Kent see Jerome Robbins on American Masters

Balanchine pales in comparison to this guy who shaped the face of dance in America more than anyone.  Here's his choreography that you're sure to know - Dance at the Gym from Westside Story - You'll also remember "the sharks and the jets - which features a young Eliot Feld.

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RONN RICHARD & BILL MASON ARE NIMBYS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 18:12.

curved wind turbine blade on truck near Boron CaliforniWhile the Offshore Wind Energy “Task Force” [headed by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor William (Bill) Mason and partially funded (and more than partially focused) by the Cleveland Foundation which is headed by alternative energy enthusiast Ronn Richard] has been measuring the ice thickness on Lake Erie off of Cleveland, Ohio - a brand new third generation of turbine blades is being installed in wind farms in California. 

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PAST OFTEN HIDDEN FROM US ON PURPOSE

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 14:08.

During the first anti-trust trial between the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. (CEI), I walked up to the company’s former chairman Elmer Lindseth. He had been attending the trial as a spectator. I asked the 78-year old retired executive if he ever had expected to see the day that the corporate leaders of CEI would ever be brought into a court of law by the city. He hesitated to answer. I asked him if maybe he didn’t want to respond. He smiled and said, “The times are different and things change.” Things do change.

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view ch. 8 tv story on the mafia plot to murder dennis kucinich, congress, d-10, AND FREE TIMES STORY

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 00:29.
The Mafia Plot To Kill Dennis Kucinich A Former Cleveland Police Chief Finally Tells The Whole Story - By James Renner - CLARIFICATION - The following story links businessman James Palladino and organized crime figure Danny Greene, who was killed in 1977. An alleged relationship has been reported before, and at least one federal agent has made such claims. But our report failed to point out that Palladino has not been convicted of a crime since 1972, or that investigations into him in the 1990s did not result in prosecutions.
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The Cleveland La Cosa Nostra

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 00:03.

 

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MURDERS AND RAPES UP IN TREMONT - CLEVELAND POLICE SOURCE

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 23:35.

MURDERS AND RAPES UP IN TREMONT - CLEVELAND POLICE SOURCE

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