Forgotten Cleveland and the need for bridges

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 09:37.

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As 32 Cuyahoga County mayors endorse Peter Lawson Jones for commissioner, PD Plays Race Card

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 08:21.

I've been waiting to see how the Cleveland Plain Dealer is going to attempt to escape the shame of having endorsed for Cuyahoga County commissioner the highly unqualified and now under fire Bay Village mayor Debbie Sutherland, before she even debated the highly qualified and well respected incumbent, Peter Lawson Jones. Sutherland lost her first debate... and she lost her second debate... and, I understand, she lost four debates against Jones organized by the League of Women Voters for high school children... and she will lose the City Club debate (for Sutherland, losing has meant being obviously unprepared, unqualified, flustered, angry, embarrassed and even booed, in past cases). There was no excuse for the PD endorsing Sutherland, and now they must report 32 Cuyahoga County mayors endorse Peter Lawson Jones for commissioner. The PD editors are surely embarrassed over Sutherland, by now, so they are certainly looking for excuses, including attempting to make the race about race. I expect we'll see lots of this racist behavior in the coming months, years, and decades, in various death spirals, as the last generations of real American racists die away.

DebFEE Crushing Opposition

Submitted by rmill on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 23:16.

Ultra Conservative Tendencies starting to show.



Former fashion major - Current GOP cheerleader

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Wind turbine studied by Middleburg - Plan for wind turbine at fairgrounds causes concern

Submitted by Charles Frost on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 21:36.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
By Dustin Brady dbrady [at] sunnews [dot] com
The News Sun

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Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 19:26.

How disgusting and vile are the charges from Sen. George Voinovich that Sen. Barack Obama is a “Socialist.” It tells me that Voinovich would be a staunch McCarthyism advocate if this were the 1950s. What's so ironic and laughable is the Voinovich record of being a Socialist mayor to the Rich of Cleveland. His record is replete with massive give-aways to Cleveland corporate interest. It isn’t for nothing that he once bragged to the New York Times that he loved “Fat Cats,” meaning wealthy corporate types.

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I've got mail...

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 17:33.

From Mayor Frank Jackson!


Here's the letter:


Hello Friends,

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Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 12:36.

Laura Johnston’s Metro Page Sunday piece on “wage earners” bearing the burden of city taxes presented a distorted view of the issue. It left out the most important factor of this payroll tax – it has no progressivity. It is a regressive tax.

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Midtown Brews - Branding Stories of Humanity: Art, Advocacy and Global Networks

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 19:30.
Join us for Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers... Branding Stories: Art, Advocacy and Global Networks Date: Thurs Nov 6, 2008 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Live Video Broadcast and Chat Conversation 6:00PM - 7:00PM (EST) Location: Insivia, 1900 Superior Avenue, Suite 105, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Ph: 216.373.1080
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Peace in our Parks

Submitted by metroparks muse on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 15:10.

The Plain Dealer today has a story on the local mountain bikers' belligerent battle with Cleveland Metroparks. The mountain bike crowd believes that parks exist for recreation - with their emphasis being on speed and obstacles - while actually MetroParks founding legislation was for protection of natural areas.

Bikers like the sensation of speed they get from whizzing past trees - and favor races, competitions, timed runs. Walkers, hikers, horseback riders generally move at a leisurely pace, admiring their surroundings, winding down from the speed of life elsewhere. Nothing wrong with bikers per se, but perhaps they could utilize brownfield areas leaving others to appreciate nature without being run over.

Radical Collaboration in Architecture

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Sat, 10/18/2008 - 19:04.

Bringing collaborative design methods and frameworks from open source software to physical architecture.

The abstract made real, and the possibility of community planning by the community...

How Ugly Can it Get

Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 10/18/2008 - 11:34.

The ugliness of the McCain/Palin campaign and the hate they are
churning up can be seen in this Youtube couple of minutes:

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Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 20:53.

The Washington Post endorsed Barack Obama for President today.

The Chicago Tribune endorsed Barack Obama for President today. First time in history for a Democrat to be endorsed by the Tribune.

The Los Angeles Times endorsed Barack Obama for President.

The Boston Globe has endorsed Barack Obama for President.

Can the Plain Dealer be far behind?

peel me a grape

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 17:03.

Imagine our new juvenile justice center surrounded by vineyard. In winter these little gnarly crosses in matrix gracing the portage escarpment where the eastern plateau rolls downhill sometimes gently, sometimes precipitously toward the river valley.

grapes to come

Imagine the summer while the hillside would be green with grape leaves...

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Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 13:28.

There is probably no one in the world that I respect more than Ralph Nader. No one I trust more. But I’m telling every Ohio voter, don’t vote for Ralph Nader.

The reason is simple. We cannot afford to have President John McCain.

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30 Chambers of Commerce Adopt High-Skill Immigration Reform Proposal Created in Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 18:35.

I received the following from NEO's champion of immigration reform, Richard Herman, which sounds exciting. I am certainly for opening up national borders - I think any of us should be able to go and live wherever we want, whenever we want. I haven't read the policy recommendations, beyond what Richard provided, and I'm not sure a merit based point system and ""High-Skill" focus are right, but anything that opens up borders, rather than building walls, is a good thing.

If I ran the zoo...

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 12:27.

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Zoo is a funny word and an often sad place. Zoos let us look at the animals we compete against to live in this world. Somedays, it seems that we can all get along, afterall, and it can be a beautiful world for all of God's living things.

Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 03:34.

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Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 19:09.

Everyone in Cuyahoga County should read Erick Trickey’s piece on Pat O’Malley in the October issue of Cleveland Magazine. It’s a must read to show what the Plain Dealer has avoided doing for years about Prosecutor Bill Mason’s buddy, O’Malley.

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Tech Superstars Hit the Road for Obama

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 01:02.

There's something about tech entrepreneurs talking to superstar tech entrepreneurs that is, as Sarah Palin might say, "so gosh,darn excitin'." While I could have done without people getting so braggy about Columbus and a booming tech industry, but I was excited to meet some tech superstars, who hit the road on behalf of Barack Obamma's presidential campaign at an event called 2.Ohio.

pinwheels or vertical wind mills?

Submitted by rnojonson on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 00:33.

Sometimes I see wind mills like trees between here and Sandusky or a stretch of Lake Erie. Giant pinwheels have the Holland air about them no matter now modern design disguises them. Was reading Popular Science, they had a picture of a huge vertical wind turbine...............

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It's The Usury, Stupid

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 23:21.

I've been trying to decide how to break it to PBS conservative talk show host Charlie Rose why the global economy has collapsed. He's been struggling with the issue for a few months now... probably since about the time his stock portfolio started tanking (he should be a very rich man, and so is losing $ millions). He's been interviewing every industrial and political devil who caused this, and they blame little government regulator people, and all decide it is best not to look back, as they weep over their lost fractions-of-fortunes. Yet not one has exposed why this occurred, which is usury.

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Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 19:16.

With the stock market down 675 today you probably don't need any more bad economic news. But research analyst George Zeller is dishing out more. He reports that the unemployment levels are "very discouraging" nationally, "unambiguously unfavorable" for Ohio and "alarmingly high" for Cuyahoga County. "The level of new claims in Cuyahoga County was alarmingly high in the new week," Zeller reports on unemployment figures.

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resisting open source

Submitted by rnojonson on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 17:42.

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Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 08:36.

If you think you’ve been on a news diet lately reading the skimpy Plain Dealer, get ready to tighten your reading belt. The newspaper has announced new editorial staff reductions.

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