Books, ideas, information, and when to buy a book

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 09:20.

I gave up. I am not going to finish the Power Broker by Robert Caro. It's a fat book with small type. The cover and spine are worn and about to give out. I am going to go out and buy it, so that I will stop monopolizing the worn library copy.

From our partner network: Smaller Indiana

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 09/11/2008 - 12:55.

Here's a testimonial from our colleagues at Smaller Indiana.

I thought I would share it with all of you because I-Open just wouldn't be without your generous guidance and contributions to our work in Open Source Economic Development in Northeast Ohio over the last five years.

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WENetwork Live Show Sat Sept 13: "Building Lifetime Relationships: How has networking enhanced your business and personal life?"

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 19:15.

Join us this Saturday for the next Women’s Enterprise Network Live Show..

"Building Lifetime Relationships With Networks"



Date: Saturday, August 9, 2008

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Do you Buy NEO? On systems to facilitate local economy

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 14:39.

I buy NEO card

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Vacant Property Solutions ?

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 14:23.

 Questions??? Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority now owns these two properties in Brooklyn Centre--3722 Mack Court* and 3206 Mapledale*. Look them up on the Cuyahoga County Auditor's website.

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Hagan Ploy Gives MMPI Privatized Convention Center

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 13:22.

County Commissioner Tim Hagan – the supposed friend of labor – is moving to privatize the the construction and operation of the proposed convention center. Little - if anything - is being said about this Republican-style move that damages unionized labor.

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Romper Room

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 06:30.

..Or Lessons Learned.

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Decisions by Dinosaurs - How Not to Elect in the 11th District

Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 14:37.

How bad a shape are Cleveland and this area?

As bad as it can get.

Dinosaurs like Lou Stokes – for whom more buildings, roads and gutters are named than Tom Johnson – and Arnold Pinkney – who helped elect a mayor 40 years ago – are deciding who the next Congressman (woman) from the 11th district will be.

Who gave them the right? Not me, not you.


Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 09:42.

Maybe we should end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bring the troops home and give the GI’s Kevlar flak jackets to our Cleveland children.

Cuyahoga County representation?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 07:51.

Does Cuyahoga County represent Cleveland? Is Cleveland part of Cuyahoga County? What is the center community of Cuyahoga County? Bay Village?

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Solar plane Zephyr makes record flight

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 20:58.

By Jonathan Amos Science reporter, BBC News

Technical Director Chris Kelleher on the solar plane's 3 day flight

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Solar-powered cargo ship will leave a cleaner plume

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 20:51.

15:02 26 August 2008

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Sitting Ducks In The Gulf

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 20:12.

Sitting Ducks In The Gulf: Hurricane Intensity And The Risk Of Long-Term Impacts On Oil & Gas Prices

John Laumer, Philadelphia

hurricane gustav's path image

Greater Access for All

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 08:49.



One flag, one country. We're all different, but asked to come together under one flag. I hope to see one card and access for all.

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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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