Jeff Buster's blog

Azimuthing (rotating to track sun) Photo Voltaic solar panels in Toronto, Canada

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 16:22.

Above are two views of the solar panels.   I will check google earth and see if I can pin point their location.  

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Opportunity Corridor for shopping cart folks in Cleveland, Ohio, USA- or you could get a TIF!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 20:24.

Mitchell Schneider is getting a 5 million dollar bond TIF from Cuyahoga County taxpayers for Mitchell's Burlington Coat Factory at Mr. Schneider's Steelyard Commons.

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T & B Foundary Company front door, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 15:05.

Thank God we have Dan's casino jobs and a bridge from the casino parking lot.  

 Way to go Downtown Cleveland Partnership, Dirty Dealer, Cleveland Foundation, and our elected officials!

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Can Man in Cleveland, Ohio - There's so much Opportunity in USA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 14:21.

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Great Graffiti - Happy Halloween a week late!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 11:15.

This pumpkin is about 8 feet tall and on an old concrete retaining wall in the woods - very spirited!

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If only I could paint....!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 22:59.

 

Now there are not too many things other people have that I am jealous of or covet...

I can wield a camera around pretty handily, but, I certainly wish I could paint like Jane.

This is a painting of her veterinarian - with a small Norman Rockwell imitation scene thrown in at the lower RH corner right in front of the pointing hand .

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Red tail hawk on white pine

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 20:03.

 

A very noble animal in flight and on perch - red tail hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

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Google knows with whom you collaborate - and advertises to them in concert - just "meta data"?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:40.
Over the last few days I have been collaborating with three and four other persons on a document.   We have been using doc.google.com  to collaborate on the drafting and editing of the document – emailing the document with edit privileges back and forth between us.
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Admin has just become aware of a frustrating problem with Mollom running behind Realneo - Apologies are in order

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:12.

 Yesterday Admin was contacted by a Realneo user who was having problems posting to their blog on REalneo.  

The user kept getting the message :

"Your submission has triggered the installed spam filter and will not be accepted."

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Take too much?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 19:29.

 I have been intending to write this story for years.  

 

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Trying to reach an equitable result in Detroit bankrupcy - Unions Vs Banks

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 20:48.

 The Detroit issue is an important story to understand - soon, there will be city after city in the USA in the same boat as Detroit. 

Here are a few links which I found helpful:

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130721/NEWS/307219984/

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/26/muni-a26.html

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1968 Ben Shahn PEACE poster for presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 15:04.

The times have changed since 1968.    

Today, when the president meets with Pakastani officials, it's drones, not peace, which is the topic of discussion.   

The NYTimes, in 2008 compared Ben Shahn's 1968 Peace poster with Shephard Fairey's Obama Hope poster.

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Kid Curfew - Society Unravelling? or just Section 8?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 20:02.

This is a warning in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, that kids aren't allowed - that kids are a problem - interfering with commerce or causing flash mobs or whatever.  

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Stealing from the Scrap thieves in Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 10/19/2013 - 17:32.

In every community our overall impression of that community is aggregated from numerous experiences.   

Google hasn't provided the public with an algorithm to process this data, so here I go....

I had an experience recently which involved delivering scrap metal (light iron) to a junk yard.   

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Drop Anchor on Port Authority levy - AGAIN!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 20:20.

 The Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority is an abomination.   

Myers University, University Square Parking Garage -  on and on failure after failure.  Corruption - the folks are steering millions of dollars of bonds - which Cuyahoga citizen taxpayers are guaranteeing for Wall Street, to projects which are complete losers. 

 

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Real Estate in North East Ohio - Did government do it?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 12:22.

If you own real estate in North East Ohio - in many, many communities - your real estate may be valueless.  In fact, your real estate may be a financial  liability.

How did this happen?    

Has our corrupt, ignorant, and inept local governments caused this massive loss in equity?

Is it Rust Belt deterioration?

Federal banking policy?

Or is it "market forces"?  Racism?

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Janet Moore - May Show art not well recorded

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 13:58.

When I visited a friend recently I asked about this painting and was told that it was a May Show entry called "Starfish" painted by Janet Moore.   A sticker on the back of the masonite board confirmed that this painting was from the 38th May Show held in 1956.   

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Scrapper's Life in Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 15:17.

 

With the Federal Government shut down, these two fellows were not able to visit Washingon, DC - so instead they are cruising the streets of Cleveland picking up anything metal - an old stove, the lawmower you left out, aluminum street signs, etc.   

Not having enough money for a rope or tie down straps, the top half of their load went onto the pavement in the intersection.  

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Nice Work If You Can Get It : VACATION

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 15:02.

Vacation today includes your smart phone.  And a SeaDoo! (or a boat)  And money.  

In lots of vacation places,   all of the above are required.    You have to be prepared and work  to get that vacation. 

Still, very exhilarating on a warm rock in the hot sun with orange lichen against the blue water.

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Urban Design is Backward - first we lay out inadequate roads, then we density the Urban area

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:53.

Except for Brasilia, is there a city where the roadways and land to be occupied were defined prior to maxing out  urbanization density?  

In most cities it seems that they are built ass-backward.   First a tiny town is established and the street lay out is committed.  Population 100.

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Urban Design is Backward - first we build the roads, then we build the Urban area

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:40.

Except for Brazilia, is there a city where the roadways and land to be occupied were defined prior to urbanization?  

In most cities it seems that they are built ass-backward.   First a tiny town is established and the street lay out is committed.  Population 100.

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Would a Corporation advertise to intentionally promote the FAILURE of one of it's products? You're crazy Man!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 16:56.

 In a recent New Yorker Magazine (August 12/19, 2013) I noticed a two page advertisement that struck me - the ad was so drab, so unispired, so gray, so boring - something was suspicious about it.

The ad was a total turn off for the product that the ad was allegedly "promoting" - showing flashlight batteries in a schizoid graffic?   Huh?

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Push it

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 23:35.

 

Personal affiliations cannot be legislated, dictated, constitutionally dictated.  

Love and affection and interest cannot be mandated via politics.

These folks are showing us (in Ohio) that personal relationships are defined by those in the relationship, not by government.

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What the World Needs NOW is more Schoep sense

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 15:37.

https://www.facebook.com/Schoep.and.John

Hot weather is the end for many.    Yet, we continue to selfishly cool down our private space automobiles and buildings while using the atmosphere, lakes, and oceans as a publc exhaust heat sink/sewer.   

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Detroit files for Municipal bankruptcy Chapter 9 - this is a big deal! Corp Democracy hitting the end of the road

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 20:58.

 

 Kevyn Orr put Detroit's 700,000 citizens into municipal bankrupcty today.  

Bond business will never be the same. (I hope)

Read about this titanic issue here at the Washington Post.

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