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Grade schools need "Active Shooter" detection systems in the USA - progress?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:37.

 Progress? or major Sickness?  

While the NRA and gun folks suck up to their profit and paranoia, the rest of us taxpayers fund the cost of total insane craziness...shooter detection systems in grade schools. 

We are cooked....

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Government out of control? Privacy and press freedoms under attack...

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 16:05.

 It turns out that the police used the Ferguson unreast over the Michael Brown killing to get the FAA to issue a no fly zone - as it turns out specifically to preclude news helicopters.   Read more here at KMBC.com   

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Humans R crazy - WWI we trenched - What R we doin' crazy today? We'll look back and know in 90 years!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:17.

The image above depicts the Allie's trenches (red) and the German trenches (blue) at the end of World War I in France. The trenches were aerially photographed during the war and recently each of hundreds of photographs were given GIS points and collated into a map which combined over 300 individual maps.  (Exhibit at Harvard's Pusey Library through Nov. 11).

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Governor of Maine pls sue to confine Kaci Hickox et al as potential ebola incubators

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:06.

This is an important opportunity to establish the states' right to confine potential disease vectors.  

Does the state  have the right, and under what guidelines?  

I hope Ms. Hickox does not carry ebola, but we need to know that someone like her - cocky, self assured, media motivated and just back from treating victims in a  hot zone of infection - can be restrained by the state for potentially being a disease vector. 

Read more here at NYTs

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Cleveland.com removes Kasich Fitzgerald video and goes after Plunderbund for copyright violation

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:43.

 Here is a link to the report on Talking Points Memo.    Click on the last link to see the re-posted video.   

Unfortunately, both these men are lousy.  

 Kasich is ignorant, can't sit up straight, and rude and Republican (coal man who paused Ohio's utilities green energy push).  

Fitz is ignorant, lousy manager (didn't vet his first Lieutentant Gov), womanizer (parking in a warehouse lot at 4 am) , and un-professional.  

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Challenge your self to something further....136,000 feet above the earth's surface

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:01.

This is my kinda stuff.  

Totally not required by anything - ie work, the family, the government.

Just required because it is a challenge.  A challenge which gets into your gut and overtakes everything.   The best part of being alive!

You can see the image is at a low altitude (take off) because the balloon is not expanded. 

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Is a chimp human? If a canine is a police officer!....

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:55.
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Don't eat (or touch) your cash register receipt - BPA used as print fixative

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:56.

Who would have thought that a deadly chemical is used to fix the xerography on cash register receipts?   

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You are so handsome I can't speak properly...

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:52.

Comforting to know that women can be infatuated too. 

Great Image from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/gwyneth-paltrow-gushes-over-barack-obama-youre-so-handsome-i-cant-speak-properly-9788357.html

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ingenuity fest gone corporate

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:03.

 Take a look at the ingenuity Fest Cleveland web site -   Think you can find how much a ticket costs?    I couldn't.   So I telephoned their contact number  216-589-9444 and it just rang.......

Take a look at the Board of Directors.  Thomas Mulready would turn over involuntarilly in California. 

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Pathetic = homo sapiens brain dead

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:02.

 Fukushima nukes over topped by a sunami, Toledo over topped by algea, Atlanta by a 1/2inch of snow, polar bears smothered by me burning gas in my stupid Detroit car, and now Africa with ebola. 

The older I get the clearer my understanding is: humanity is stupid, aggressive, hatefull, and corporations love it. Down the tubes we go. 

Ebola on an air plane. 

When we had the black plague...was there any intercontinental travel?

We are total ignoramisus. 

btw, Le Bra is back to Cle!

good news, and 500 new jobs!

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FRIDAY IS PAYDAY IN CLEVELAND SCRAP TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:29.

Wake up America - we have folks who are willing to work hard - scrap collecting in a shopping cart is hard - but our system fails to allow them to be legitimately engaged.   

In Cleveland, Ohio (image above) and across the nation scrap metal yards are often busiest on Friday afternoons as the weeks' collection of metal is brought in for beer money.

 

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EXPAND SIN to CASINO TOO - Guest Editorial to Realneo

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 19:41.

 I got an email from Dan Gilbert last week.    Dan said that Casinos  need the sin tax too.  

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Skate boarding - FOCUS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:27.

A few years back I imaged young persons using a public street to skateboard.   Illegal on public streets.  Can't use the sidewalk either. Sensible, sure because of safety.  But...

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Where's Waldo? Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could be very destructive - any Government concerned?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 18:53.

image from Wikipedia A. Q. Khan

When snow snarled Atlanta, Ga. a month ago it was perfectly apparent to anyone that our auto based "transportation system" is pathetic.   PATHETIC!  

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Volcano activity in Guatemala - News just in from Old Roser

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/02/2014 - 21:25.

The following just came in to my email from OldRoser with request to post due to technical difficulties on the Central America end:

 Subject: Yes, Volcano Pacaya is erupting, but it is 15.5 miles from Antigua

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Finally some good news for Cle - a reduction in air traffic pollution from Hopkins

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 11:49.

Airports are the largest air pollution generator in a community - larger than many coal fired power plants.    And the noise from airport landings and take offs reduces the quality of life (and sleep) for millions of people around the airport.  

Air travel is the least energy efficient mode of transportation. 

Airports depress housing values and thus depress tax revenues for airport communities. 

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Harvesting COLD

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 21:08.

Ever been to an ice harvest?

Harvesting COLD

To use next summer.

We need to re-invent the past. 

Today, in July and August we just burn train car loads of coal to produce CO2 and electricity for our air conditioners.  

Today we are SMART!  Today we're GREEN!

 

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What do Chris Christie and Rob Ford have in common? They're Toast

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 20:25.

 It is inconcievable to me that Gov. Christie was not in the loop.  

Come on.  One of the best "practical jokes" I have ever heard of...

Lane closures to teach the unsupportive mayor.   

Practical jokes don't go undiscussed...that's the fun part...backslapping each other and snorting in laughter about the practical joke. 

We had practical jokes at work - everyone knew about the jokes, including the management.  

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NOAA temperature map of US

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 20:26.

"Polar vortex" is a news hype term, but it is cool that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has maps that can be clicked through day by day.Nhashational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's  

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Port Authority owned MedCon hotel will fare worse than the Port Authority owned University Square parking garage

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:07.

cleveland cuyahoga port authority convention hotel medcon university square mall parking structure

Image 0ctober 2013  Top deck section at University Square Mall parking garage closed with caution tape.

On left is empty JoAnn Fabrics store.   Store at far end of deck (behind 5B light post)  has never been rented.  

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Night Out - Living the Shopping Cart Lifestyle

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:41.

When you live the shopping cart lifestyle, you don't need to remember your front door key when you leave your cart. 

You don't need to worry about rent either.   Just find a park or some public property and your life's belongings are probably going to be alright for a few hours.  

In America you have a lot of options on how to live!

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America - land of shopping cart opportunity

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 13:20.

In Ohio recycling beer and beverage containers is light work - because in Ohio  aluminum cans are only recovered for their weight as aluminum.  In other states recycling is done to recover the five cent or 10 cent "deposit" per beverage container - whether the container is aluminum or glass.     This means that  the can man's load is a lot heavier out of Ohio than in Ohio.

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LET'S Focus on Tax Lien Sales - Realneo's Lily Miller and the Washington Post collaborate to expose the inequities...

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 22:50.

 Here is another Washington Post link to peruse.

Realneo thanks all it's reporters and supporters for their heartfelt contributions!

And thanks to Michael Sallah and crew and the Washington Post investigative staff, for their journalism efforts to expose the tax lien problems across the USA. 

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