Jeff Buster's blog


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:24.

 Only in Ohio could we come up with this crap.    No, not the legalization of use of marijuana, but rather providing a government monopoly to 10 farms in Ohio to grow the stuff - pot.   Crazy.  Read more here at the Washington Post

First it's the phone monoplies, then the sports monopolies, then the casino monopolies and  now the pot growers monopoly.  

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Syrian war - Migrants the most powerful weapon

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/01/2015 - 13:19.
The Syrian conflict has been going on for about four and a half years.    
Immigration, refugees, aliens, migrants, asylum seekers…whatever we name them, the people who are fleeing Syria towards Europe are the only force which has been able to interest countries un-involved in the Syrian conflict in trying to help resolve the conflict in Syria. 
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Realneo has been NEW MEDIA for 10 years - new ideas are in order!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:48.


Today is the deadline.       Submit your project ideas to the Knight News Challenge:  

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USA incivility - fact not fiction - hitchbot

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:02.

Image credit here

Not enough schooling?    Single parenting?   Too much lead in the air and water?     USA Today.   

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Solar Impulse makes it to Hawaii!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:50.

 Read about this spectacular engineering and human endurance feat here on BBC

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Jeff Tyler reports on homelessness in Los Angeles - but doesn't post his email address on Marketplace from where he reports

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:04.

 Homelessness is growing all over the country.  In Cleveland, in NYC, in Boston, in Buffalo. 

The 1 % aggregating more $?

After I heard Mr. Tyler on NPR radio this evening, I was impressed by his reportage and I thought it would strengthen Mr. Tyler's determination to report on the important issue of homelessness in the USA if I contacted him and explained Cleveland, Ohio's similar homelessness issues.

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Realneo Fund Drive - first since 2011

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:07.


Image:  Peony in glass, 11" x 14" oil on canvas  Jane Causey 

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:42.

What a hell-of-an-idea we had 70 years ago.    I saw this plastic sandwitch board outside a church.     

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Berkeley balcony collapse forensics - modular stick built with eye candy balconys stuck on

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:49.


image NBC

From the image, it appears this is a 5 story wood frame pre-fab modular structure.    

The balcony snapped right off the face of the building and is sitting on the balcony one floor below - spilling and killing a lot of people to the street concrete.

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Waco makes me proud - USA Hurray!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 20:09.

If the forensics are developed accurately, it will be interesting to find whose bullets killed the 9 bikers.  

Where the police have acknowledged they anticipated an issue at the Hooters,,,,I mean Twin Peeks ..... why didn't the police bring tear gas and foam spray instead of automatic weapons?

Prediction:   Most, if not all, of the 9 dead bikers were shot by police.   Just sayin'

Off the farm...

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Amtrak over speed derailment - blame engineer or management?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:53.


Should blame be allocated to the engineer?  It was his job to keep the train at a safe speed. Right?   Was there a back up engineer?  How much blame goes to the back up engineer?   

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Baltimore 2009

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:46.


Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, you name it.      

When housing stock rots vacantly...


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Freidin Santana - courage to capture a video and get it to the World

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:34.

Mr. Freidin Santana is a very courageous national hero.   The cell phone camera/video has immense power.   

More at the Washington Post.

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:43.

 newS uPdate!  

CLEVELAND, OHIO   March 31, 2015

Today the City of Cleveland Council voted a new freedom law into effect.   

No longer will any restaurant, bar, bus or taxi be forced to feed, intoxicate, transport or carry any person showing a TEAM insignia for any NON CLEVELAND sports club. 


That is the law.  

This is not discrimination, but  freedom to fully demonstrate an individual's team loyalty.  

Otherwise, how could loyal fans sleep at night?


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Flight recorders should not be on the flight they record = dumb and dumber

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:47.

Image; Voice recorder from GermanWings crash in French Alps.

It seems quite crazy to carry the voice and data flight recorders on board the aircraft which is being recorded.   

GE uses satellites to capture all their jet engine operational data - engine temp, rpms, oil pressure, etc. etc.  

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Back to the future again - electric cars

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:51.

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OUR HEAT - killing on the other side of the globe

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 03/14/2015 - 13:18.


All fossil fuels = stored solar energy brought up from underground.

Screw the global warming scientist and global warming deniers.   We don't need them.

All we need is our own observations:   you mine coal (stored solar energy) and burn it, you are releasing the stored solar energy.  HEAT

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Does air pollution improve civic behavior? or cause anti-social behavior?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 20:31.

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Roof collapse from snow load - political and engineering forensics

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 18:07.


This roof collapse (in first bay at gable end)  took place on a publicly owned/operated skating rink.   At 7:00 AM it was lucky that everyone in the building was, by chance, at the other end.   No one was injured or killed.  

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Servers will be down * 2015-03-06 10:00:00 AM UTC - REALcoop

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 21:28.

 Realneo admin just got notice that our servers will be down for a few hours on March 6 at about 5:00 am east coast time.   

The notice to admin used UTC can read more about one earth time here...

Here is a pc of the advisory that admin recv'd.

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Balls inflated properly?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 21:36.

 TV rules in the USA

This week it's ball inflation.

We all know about it. 

too soft

balls were too soft after the action


what's so abnormal about that?

TV folk got ahold of this whimsical story and went GLOBAL


bad pr is pr is the best pr

corporate sports rules Cleveland, why not the rest of the USA media too?

Soft balls.

Perfect story.

Supper Bowl in the news everyday this week!

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Code enforcement? Not so fast. Complicated situation.

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:51.


 Near Shaker Square - on the City of Cleveland side of Shaker Square (Shaker Square is on the border line between the City of Shaker Heights and City of Cleveland) runs East 130th Street.   On each side of East 130 are  4 story apartment buildings - about 1/2of the buildings are vacant.    No lights on, no trash out on the curb on pick up day. That means the place is empty of tenants.  

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Our country - USA - has spiralled down the drain...."rectal feeding" !?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 20:24.

 Folks locked up in Cuba for 12 years.   Unacceptable.   Wrong.  Way Way Wrong. 

Torture.   Wrong. Wrong Wrong.

The USA has dropped below the Gulag.  Below South American despot countries of the 60s. Pinochett. 

What the hell is going on?

Our federal legislators have tax payer funded health insurance but oppose the Affordable Care Act.  WTF?

Citizens: we're screwed.

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Kid Killing Cleveland Cops - what do tire tracks tell us?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:01.


Image Mark Naymik - red lines mashed up showing cop car tire tracks

Can the mind set of the two officers who shot and killed Tamir Rice be determined from the path of their patrol car in their approach to what the police dispatcher described as someone  "pointing a gun at people"?   Note: the gunner was sitting at one of the park benches under the gazebo.

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