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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 02/19/2008 - 18:36.

While there are guns firing at each other around NEO, there are also efforts to express appreciation and love.  Public murals - and I include much graffiti in that genre - don't have the ability to kill, but they are very powerful in influencing our mood and sense of hope.
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SUB-PRIME TO SUB-TERRANEAN - AMNESTY IS IN OUR INTEREST

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 02/19/2008 - 17:32.

One minor question involving subprime vacant houses which I haven't seen asked much is: Where did the occupants go?  And the answer I can tell you  is: UNDERGROUND.

When a foreclosure takes place, and a lender gets a judgment against a homeowner/borrower, that judgment is good in the courts for decades – in some states for 21 years. 

CIGARETTES FUNDING YOUR GOVERNMENT = “MALBRAINO”

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 22:20.


When your government gets “sin” tax money from cigarettes (and gambling), and uses these taxes for their pay checks, there will never be a real incentive to improve the public health and  welfare. 

If your politicians decrease smoking – it will threaten their income stream. 

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CIGARETTES FUNDING YOUR GOVERNMENT = “MALBRAINO”

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 18:00.
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When your government gets “sin” tax money from cigarettes (and gambling), and uses these taxes for their pay checks, there will never be a real incentive to improve the public health and  welfare. 

 

If your politicians decrease smoking – it will threaten their income stream. 

 

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CIGARETTES FUNDING YOUR GOVERNMENT = “MALBRAINO”

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 18:00.
marlboro cigarette tax tabitha morikis cia

When your government gets “sin” tax money from cigarettes (and gambling), and uses these taxes for their pay checks, there will never be a real incentive to improve the public health and  welfare. 

If your politicians decrease smoking – it will threaten their income stream. 

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REALNEO MOVES MARKETS - WITH THE INTERNET YOUR VOICE RESOUNDS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 00:08.

Everywhere I go, everyone I see, I proselytize: ORIGINAL CONTENT!

 

What I mean is - speak out. 

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COLOR THERAPY IN THE HOOD

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/17/2008 - 19:47.

Splashing up such colorful and lusty images has to be therapeutic for the artist.  Right on the edge of an urban dumping ground, full of scrap tires and trash, here's this little fellow sitting comfortably with his leg on the ledge (complete with scrap tire and vines) waving at the buxom gal below.

DESPERATION = CLEVELAND’S URBAN PLANNING STRATEGY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 02/16/2008 - 11:50.

 

On February 11 the Dirty Dealer editorial page endorsed the prospect of the Eaton Corporation installing itself in a "campus" in the RTA waterfront line "loop" location depicted in the photo above, ie. on the north-east bank of the Cuyahoga and on the Lake  Erie side of the CSX tracks.


The DD castigated Mr. Wasserman:

"Adam Wasserman, the ambitious man who has headed the Port Authority for a little more than a year, has not been helpful enough so far."

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BIOMIMICRY AND SALES GIMICKRY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 02/15/2008 - 13:05.

This giant water lilly pad - about 5 feet across - is in the greenhouses at Kew Gardens in London, England.

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UPDATE: VISIT REALNEO.US VIA REALNEO.ORG

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/11/2008 - 18:53.

Realneo.us is having issues renewing its domain name -

We are working on the problem and will NOT have it resolved on Thursday , Valentine's Day but  very likely FRIDAY. 

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EUCLID CORRIDOR BUS STOP DESIGN - AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/10/2008 - 15:35.
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The Euclid Corridor Bus design doesn’t make sense to me. 

FROZEN PIPES BREAKING ALL OVER NORTH EAST OHIO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 17:05.
When you don't have the money to keep the heat on, and it gets cold, the pipes freeze. 

And break.

Then when it warms up like it did over the past two days, the pipes thaw out.

And water floods everything.  

And when the building is filled up, the water pours out under the doors and into the street - just like it is doing at Sweet Daddy's.

NORM, PLZ TELE JEFF

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/04/2008 - 12:15.

Norm, we have a deadline tomorrow, please give me a telephone call to work out details ASAP
Thanks, Jeff

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IS LIFE BELOW FREEZING SUSTAINABLE?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/03/2008 - 19:33.

Should concern about global warming make us move to the tropics? 

SHIP OF STATE IN THE REALNEO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 18:34.

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YOUNG ARTISTS SHOW AT CIA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:48.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is hosting the 28th Annual Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition through Saturday, February 2, 2008. 

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RUBE'S RICE IS CIVILIZATION EXEMPLIFIED.

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 00:02.

Whether you are visiting the West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio, or the St. Lawrence Market Place in Toronto, Canada,  what makes your visit memorable and unique are the individual vendors.  

THREE GENERATIONS OF WIND TURBINE TECHNOLOGY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 16:34.

The best possible economic return for wind power - or any alternative power - is achieved by on-site consumption of the power produced. 

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OHIO'S BLOWIN' IT - SEEN ANY OF THESE LATELY?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 01:22.

While the Cuyahoga County Energy "Task Force" plugs a million into dream-land Lake Erie wind,  our neighbors are seeing this type of load go by....
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COFFEE RUN - PORT COLBURNE IN LATE JANUARY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 00:00.


 Having worked in the construction business for years, I got so I could tell when a Diesel was rev'd a little too high.

So here I was on the Welland Canal in late January asking - was it the ice breaking that was forcing the revs? - or was it time for a coffee break?

It was the Tim  Horton's  coffee!

PORT COLBURNE, ONTARIO, CANADA - GREAT LAKES MARITIME ACTION

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 23:27.

January Contre Jour light on the seaway makes for dramatic photo images. 

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POLLING HUMAN FACES FOR METRICS OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT - SATURDAY NIGHT OUT WITH THE DOGS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 01/27/2008 - 13:03.

Everywhere we go, everyone we meet, we look at faces to form an opinion about the feelings behind everyone’s phrenology.   

Mosaic on Adelaide for Realneo Banner

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 16:06.

This mosaic is one of the finest I have seen - and that includes mosaics I've seen in Italy, Greece, and elsewhere.  Below are the coffer panel details.

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