Nelsonville, Ohio: Backa Carin Ivarsdotter @ Starbrick Clay Fine Art Gallery

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 02/15/2009 - 03:26.

Art Digital Magazine - Backa Carin Ivarsdotter

April 2009


Rarely does one find an artist who is as comfortable with a span of media and substrates, ranging from glass to light to ceramic to electronic ink and virtual illustrations.

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Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 02/14/2009 - 19:00.

With the looting of billions, no trillions of dollars from the U. S. Treasury for incompetent bankers, automakers and others the elite are turning to the only reservoir of more trillions to steal. Who better than William Greider to sound the alarm, as he does so well in The Nation this week.

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Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 02/14/2009 - 11:59.

Some added thoughts this morning about the Medical Mart nonsense.

I go back to original my thoughts about the Medical Mart and Convention Center. The splashy presentations by Christopher Kennedy and his MMPI gang didn’t change a thing.

The deal stinks.

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Cleveland City Council --- "What's in your Wallet" - Uhum perhaps who is in your pocket

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 20:41.
(re-posted from

A look at City Council campaign funds

Posted by hgomez February 12, 2009 11:35AM

On Thursday we learned how deep Mayor Frank Jackson's campaign pockets are heading into a re-election cycle.

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Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 13:54.

There's a name missing in the wikipedia's entry "muckraker" and it's Roldo Bartimole. In this 1996 article from his (now discontinued) Point of View (see below), he lays out how our local fishwrap, the Pee Dee, as Roldo dubs it, serves up bread and circuses while the elected and their business cronies fleece the public. It's the basic sleight of hand that our lofty elected pull on us. Not much has changed more than a decade later.

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The Privately Owned Federal Reserve is the biggest scam on Earth

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 20:49.

I would suggest that you read Secrets of the Federal Reserve,

Then perhaps "A phone Call to the Feds,"

Then Maybe this.

just one little question...

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helpful computer monitor screen cleaning utility that removes unsightly grit that accumulates on the back side of your screen

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 20:12.

Here's a link to a helpful computer monitor screen
cleaning utility that removes unsightly grit that
can accumulate on the back side of your screen,
where you can't clean by hand:

This is one of the more effective ones I've seen
and it is very easy to use.


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Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 19:26.

With two hours of hearings on the Medical Mart and Convention Center with its proposed operators – MMPI (Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.), I know no more of value than when I got up this morning.

For more than an hour, those in attendance got the sales pitch via typical computer screened version of lists (wine tasting, fine craft shows) of possible visitors, plans one, two, three and more of sites with sketches. Never mind the drawings - that’s all they are, just drawings, we’re warned, not architectural renderings. But the Mall is the best, price-wise.

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Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 17:59.

George Voinovich took every dollar the feds sent him when he was Mayor of Cleveland and gave those dollars – tens of millions of them – to the richest people in Cleveland. He fed greed as if it were sacred.

And now he’s crying about the bailout. After eight years under President George Bush. Eight years when Voinovich was part of the team that has taken this nation to ruin.

He’s found something to complain about.

Can Voinovich tell us what federal dollar - as governor, as mayor or as senator - that he turned down and sent back from Ohio to Washington, D. C.? Just one dollar?

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our treat

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 08:47.

Going dutch on the medcon? "Naw, let us treat", said the BOCC. "Well, thank you very much", said MMPI and Vornado REIT. "You're welcome", said Mr.s Hagan, Dimora and Jones. "It's the least we could do. After all, we've been wanting someone to come in and save Our Town". "What about Mr. Jackson, our server", said Mr. Falanga. "Oh, don't worry about him, he'll step and fetch it real fast if we give him a big tip".

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MEDIA MATTERS Senate support builds for 'Fairness Doctrine' radio and television stations give "equal" time

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 04:49.

Senate support builds for 'Fairness Doctrine'
Harkin 'to squelch' 1st Amendment in favor of 'Chinese-style censorship'

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Monarch mind-control programming quotes

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 01:44.

Monarch mind-control programming quotes
Fritz Springmeier & Cisco Wheeler  Project Monarch

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Ward 14 Councilman Joe Santiago continues to have a high opinion of his Ward.

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 01:28.

Green Technology, Joe you support Green Tech?, But you will eventually support the Bodner Zoning Variance just a few short blocks away? Just how many more votes do you want to loose in Ward 14 precinct T?  What kind of campaign will you mount with only $156.00 in your campaign chest?

At several prior BOZA hearing Joe stated other areas are blighted. Joe Santiago believes all of Ward 14 is blighted. When will he stop insulting the people he was elected to represent? November 2009 is coming real soon to a theatre near you!!!

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Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 02/11/2009 - 17:48.

As I’m writing these days about the underhanded suppression of Cleveland’s electric system by the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., it appears that some of the same shameful acts are now pursued on the part of the city’s electric system against public reaction to the building of a coal powered facility. Bill Callahan in his blog, Callahan’s Cleveland Diary ( us about it. The issue also is detailed here also in the Ohio Citizen Action report (

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Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 02/11/2009 - 13:46.

“The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. has been caught so red-handed in its predatory anti-competitive activities that a CEI lawyer had to admit guilt in the hope he could bamboozle the jury enough to avoid losing up to $150 million in damages,” I wrote as the city pursued its anti-trust case against CEI in 1980.

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey lead lawyer John Lansdale admitted this deception in his opening address to the jury.

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Which soup kitchen did Fox8 asst. news director Andy Fishman....

Submitted by Tim Russo on Wed, 02/11/2009 - 11:13.

... volunteer at last night?  Or was it Bill Stevens....I lose track.

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Why You Don't Want to Die on a Sunday in Detroit

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 02/11/2009 - 10:40.

FEBRUARY 11, 2009


Kennedy assassination - Here's what the "news media" and "law enforcement" had to overlook

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 19:45.

To really understand 20th century American and the
trajectory of the US is still on, you need to understand
the Kennedy assassination.

Until the House Select Committee on Assassinations
concluded that Kennedy was killed by "some sort"
of conspiracy, Lee Harvey Oswald was loudly declared
to be the "lone assassin" in the murder of JFK.

Here's what the "news media" and "law enforcement"
had to overlook to come to this conclusion.


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Rob Brezsny's Astrology Newsletter

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 19:20.

Rob Brezsny's Astrology Newsletter

February 11, 2009



"Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for,
being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk
everything, you risk even more."

- Erica Jong



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stuff of interest from PASA farming for the future conference 2009

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 14:01.

PASA Conference 2009 cover

Last Thursday evening I headed east to State College, Pennsylvania for the PASA Conference - Farming for the Future: The Worldwide Search for Food Sovereignty: Finding Your Foodshed. PASA stands for Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and this was their 18th Annual Conference.

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Touchy Fox8 assistant news director Andy Fishman comment spams to defend Mansion segment

Submitted by Tim Russo on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 13:22.

It's really hard to parody someone when they prove your point in everything they do. 

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UPDATE - Howard Hanna - it's Fox8's David Moss that approaches us to pimp mansion at 5x avg sale price - update Fox8 responds

Submitted by Tim Russo on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 10:51.

I've got a call in to David Moss of Fox8 to find out why he's calling around to real estate agents offering to pimp their unsold mansions on the air at 5x the avg sale price.  Seems like Moss is either (a) handing out freebies so potential ad clients will contract for ads, or (b) has the most tin ear in Cleveland TV.  UPDATE after the jump.

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Preamble: Real Co-op for Open Food, Information and Community Development 2009

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 01:07.

In the Fall of 2008, I proposed to Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones that the local foods sector offers the people of Northeast Ohio $ billions in economic development opportunities that may be distributed to a huge percentage of our 1,000,000s of residents in very socially equitably ways. I also proposed similar opportunities are available in open source information and social computing. And I pointed out regional organizational, strategic, social and operational barriers to success and proposed specific solutions to maximize workforce and infrastructure development, massive scaling, and social equity.