Cleveland at night

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 01:02.

A lot of folks will want to further write off downtown Cleveland after the recent violent shootings of two Clinic employees.  The violence can happen anywhere.  It's time that we looked harder at ourselves.

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Charles Chestnutt

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 00:49.

You may not be familiar with Charles Chestnutt, but he was a Cleveland writer who first broke the color line with his popular novel, House Behind the Cedars.  

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give me liberty or give me death! - patrick henry's speech

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 05:32.

 Here is Patrick Henry's Speech in the Virginia
Legislature that brought Virginia
into the War of the Revolution Against King George's


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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/23/2009 - 19:04.

Once upon a time there was a guy named Tim Hagan – and John Carney was Tim’s friend.  And JC was a key player in the Cuyahoga and Cleveland Port Authority (CCPA)  which Authority could get million dollar bonds for parking lots and whatever.


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Ground Zero

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/23/2009 - 18:34.

The war is on.  Bombs away....From Cuyahoga County Planning Commission blog:

Volunteers and students with Case Western Reserve University are creating an inventory of the more than 2,200 abandoned houses in East Cleveland. The data will be used to prioritize demolitions.

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Submitted by Martha Eakin on Mon, 02/23/2009 - 17:28.

adam wasserman president cleveland cuyahoga port authority public meeting 2.23.09

At Realneo we have celebrated the legislative passing of the Hauser Amendment. 


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On deconstruction - physically to help our region revitalize - and personally - at the hands of others.

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 02/23/2009 - 01:34.

Deconstruction is a wonderful opportunity to create revenue from what would typically be waste material that would be directed to landfill otherwise. The typical cost of demolition of a typical home in an underprivileged community often exceeds $8000. In addition, demolition needs to be accompanied with the use of excessive water - which is another form of waste - to ensure toxins like lead, asbestos, or mercury do not spew into the surrounding air, soil and water. When deconstructing, this toxicity spread and water use is circumvented.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 17:08.
tehachapi wind turbines first generation jeff buster image
While Clevehoga is trying to measure the ice on Lake Erie (and the ice thickness which the"Task Force"  is trying to measure is not even the critical or necessary measurement - it is pack ice, not floe ice, which is most apt to push over water based wind turbines)  California and many other states are installing their second or third generations of improved wind turbines.

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SOLAR STEAM GENERATORS near Boron, Califronia

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 16:51.
joshua trees and solar electrical steam generator
Here is a larger view of the SESG plant east of Boron, California and just west of highway 395.  I only posted this here to obtain a URL for the image to insert in the Header Image gallery comment on solar steam generators.  I couldn't seem to attach a 5th image file in the original header post. 
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On issues of race, religion, and rhetoric - how do we get to a better place?

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 10:58.

Okay, on to more important matters - one school of thought contends we can resolve prevailing conditions of racism and bias by simply ignoring them and focusing on the positive core and align best strengths - people, institutions, and organizations have to offer our community. When you try to function as a change agent within networks, the goal is to help manage conflict and help others see new solutions to problems together. So coming together and appreciating one another can be done in a slower way or more rapid way.

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On the reconstitution of one's original content in Big Media - and being torn on calling anyone out. Just Peace!

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 08:57.

A recently-released article in the Boston Herald offers some remarkably similar points to those I made recently on the Cleveland Planning group on Facebook - and have since been deleted - but in the grand scheme of things, this serves the greater good quite well.

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tech-savvy administration?

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 02:04.
Mac-user Obama

"because the only thing better than the president using a mac is the president having a motherf*cking PAC-MAN sticker ON his mac."

-- theslyestfox


Yes, They Could. So They Did. - plug in electric car thats also powered by roof top solar panels

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 23:22.

Op-Ed Columnist

Yes, They Could. So They Did.

Published: February 14, 2009

New Delhi

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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.


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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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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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 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.

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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