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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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"Another step taken toward Breaking the Cycle of Abandonment"... Forward or Backward?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/05/2009 - 21:52.

Chart of Cleveland City Council HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program Spending

This just in, via Cleveland City Council, via Facebook... "Another step taken toward Breaking the Cycle of Abandonment". This is about how City Council has decided to spend our community's $25 million in Federal taxpayer funds from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) - the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - intended to help our impoverished inner city. You must ask yourself, who decided how your $25,000,000 should be spent here, how did they really decide this, and is this a step forward or backwards?

MARKETING THE MEDICAL MART WITH HEADLINES

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 02/05/2009 - 13:18.

The Plain Dealer gave us a billboard of headlines on the Medical Mart on its front page today but little – if anything – new that would indicate whether a medical mart would mean anything to the Cleveland area economy. Other than a drain, that is.

Headlines – all with question marks – don’t add to the debate at all. They are simply a gimmick that attracts attention.

Why is it that the newspaper cannot inspire a real public debate about the necessity of spending $1 billion dollars for this project?

It seems so obvious that that is the question requiring answers.

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more inescapable fees?

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 02/05/2009 - 11:42.

Here you go: another example of how the government and its agencies don't seem to want to reward good behavior but will instead lump us all together: From Ted Strickland's budget balancing proposal. Fees instead of taxes.

 

I originally thought to put this in the discussion of NEORSD and its stowmwater program fee increases, but reconsidered. Still, it's all about a little fee increase here and a little fee increase there.

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more inescapable fees?

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 02/05/2009 - 11:42.

Here you go: another example of how the government and its agencies don't seem to want to reward good behavior but will instead lump us all together: From Ted Strickland's budget balancing proposal. Fees instead of taxes.

I originally thought to put this in the discussion of NEORSD and it's stormwater program fee increases, but reconsidered. Still, it's all about a little fee increase here and a little fee increase there.

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Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.” Captain G. M. Gilbert, the Army psychologist , Nuremberg trails

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 02/05/2009 - 03:26.

In my work with the defendants (at the Nuremberg Trails 1945-1949)
I was searching for the nature of evil and I now think I have come close to defining it. A lack of empathy. It’s the one characteristic that connects all the
defendants, a genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow men.

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BILLBOARDS - Akron and Cleveland

Submitted by briancummins on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 21:47.

Digital billboard -- Cleveland
Summary information regarding current legislative actions and discussions in Cleveland and Akron with regards to outdoor media advertising and in particular digital billboards.

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Ray of Sunshine

Submitted by DesireeSchmitt on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 21:17.

Todays experience was intense with the Cleveland Board of Building and Housing.

Pictures really do tell a thousand words... at least.

Presented before and after pics... the letters, emails, and petition of support...  landed a six month extention.  

Now one tired me is resting with one tired puppy and kitty to gear up to hit the ground running tomorrow... now is where the fun part starts...

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HOW CLEVELAND WAS HELD HOSTAGE BY CEI

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 13:50.

This area’s private electric company had a stranglehold on the city’s public electric system. Muny Light, as the city’s system was known, in the 1970s was an island serving some Cleveland neighborhoods, surrounded by CEI, which served in Cleveland and its suburbs.

CEI refused to allow electric power to cross its lines – a common practice called wheeling - to serve the city’s much smaller system. It was tightening its grip. It was hoping its hold would become a death grip.

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TIM HAGAN - CUYAHOGA COUNTY CRYBABY

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 12:13.

Prima donna Tim Hagan cries the Plain Dealer is “cynical.” Tim, the PD has been propping you up for 30 years. You an arrogant, lazy excuse for a leader. You’ve been given the best press a big mouth with little record has ever been given. You don’t know how lucky you have been. With Brent Larkin leaving the Plain Dealer editorial boss position some reporter might start telling the truth about a guy who talks and talks but does little. “They’re cynical about everything we are trying to do here,” Hagan moaned about the news media and PD.

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FW: THE MARINES WANT THIS TO ROLL ALL OVER THE U.S.

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 03:45.
Subject: FW: THE MARINES WANT THIS TO ROLL ALL OVER THE U.S.

  
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this is exactly how the united states marine corp does it

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 03:13.

*And this is exactly how the USMC does it! ***
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> *Top This One For A Speeding Ticket** *
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> **Two California highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding
> enforcement on I-15 just north of the Marine** **Corps Air Station at
> Miramar. One of the officers was using a hand-held radar device to
> check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill. The officers
> were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per

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Huey P. Long - every man a king (every woman a queen) if huey p. long wasn't asassinated by a medical doctor and the wealthy he

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 23:52.

if huey p. long wasn't assassinated by a medical doctor and the wealthy he would have been president

Huey P. Long

Every Man a King

Is that a right of life, when the young children of this country are being reared into a sphere which is more owned by 12 men that is by 120,000,000 people?

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well come larry flynt's - hustler club banner - anyone that survied asassination attempt and keeps on going

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 19:58.

well come larry flynt's - hustler club banner - anyone that survied asassination attempt and keeps on going

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.
2. A WORD USED TO DESCRIBE THE WIDESPREAD DISCRIMINATION THAT IS PRACTICED
BY HOMO SAPIENS AGANIST THE OTHER SPECIES.
SAVE OTHER-OUR SPECIES
SOS-FRE
FROM RESEARCH EXPERIMENT
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AGE - THE VIAGRA FOR EMPATHY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 17:36.

 <div style="float: left; margin-right: 1em">    <h3 style="float: left; display: inline; margin-top: 150px">DRILLING DOWN INTO DRUPAL</h3>     <img src="/system/files/ice-drilling-rocky-river-oh.jpg" alt="Ice Drilling in Rocky River, OH" width="158" height="303" /> </div>

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WHERE WE ARE TOO CHARITABLE

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 14:09.

“Charities feeling the pinch of crisis,” headlines the Plain Dealer this a.m.

Some, however, aren’t feeling the pinch as we’ll see from taxes collected in January from Cuyahoga County taxpayers.

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A Piece of Cleveland

Submitted by jenita on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 11:21.

A Piece of Cleveland provides housing deconstruction as an alternative to housing demolition. This home grown environmentally conscious business has launched a blog where deconstruction, recycling, upcycling and rebirth of Cleveland's housing materials are documented.

Ohio History

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 11:18.

Despite corruption and cronyism galore, Ohio does have it's bright and shiny moments of good and brilliant. Here's a way to make history come alive for your kids (from ODOT!) http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D06/Maps/Pages/OhioUndergroundRailroadMapsPage.aspx

We have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.

Shout out to Slavic Village Sandy, who is the voice of NEO. Thanks for the heads up!

Open letter to Wal-Mart employees (and their new CEO)

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 01:55.

For the first time in 9 years, Wal-Mart has a new CEO.

Mike Duke has the historic opportunity to turn the page, and finally start doing things the right way at Wal-Mart. Former CEO Lee Scott failed to substantially change the company. His business and labor polices resulted in dozens of wage & hour lawsuits and declining real wages for Wal-Mart employees, while Wal-Mart and the Walton family took in multi-billion dollar profits.

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Drought warning as the tropics expand

Submitted by Charles Frost on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 23:01.

Current US Drought

Chart from: http://www.drought.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_693_208_0_43/http%3B/drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html 

California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, warned on Thursday that his state "is headed toward one of the worst water crises in its history".

ALERT FROM JEWS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF FIREARMS OWNERSHIP

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 20:53.

ALERT FROM JEWS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF FIREARMS OWNERSHIP
America's Aggressive Civil Rights Organization

February 2nd 2009

JPFO ALERT: RECOGNIZE THE ENEMY

We face more enemies of 2A than ever before.

You need to able to recognize them and defend yourself. Please
read "The Seven Types of Gun Control Advocate at" ....

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tim russo needs positive love-as a child catholics abused tim -f.b.i., caught tim looking for children on line-read tims story

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 19:30.

tim russo needs positive love-as a child catholics abused tim -f.b.i., caught tim looking for children on line-read tims story

Submitted by questministries... on February 2, 2009 - 6:30pm.

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