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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/13/2007 - 17:41.
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has been collecting a quarter percent more sales and use tax for almost 3 months now - since October 1, 2007. Projected by Commissioners Tim Hagan and Jimmy Dimora at about one million per week, that extrapolates to about 11 million in the County coffers from the added sales tax.
I accompanied Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed, (center with clip board above) a number of times as he collected signatures in order to allow a County wide referendum vote to determine if the voters would support such a tax.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/13/2007 - 16:06.
BREWED FRESH DAILY HAS A THREAD which carries a discussion which I believe it is important for everyone in NEO to read. The thread is especially important now that the City of Cleveland is looking desperately for immediate cash-back from the taxpayers’ UDAG loans.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 12/12/2007 - 19:50.
Back when I-OPEN held symposia at Myers I was a frequent visitor to the new building on Chester at E 38th. That was about two years ago.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 14:38.
This post is a response to the RTA public informantion officer, Mr. Masek, and Anonymous (who seems to be responding for Mr. Masek also) here over on Tim Ferris' blog __________________________________________________________________
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 23:47.
For the second year running Mayor Jackson, of Cleveland, Ohio helped light the menorah in Public Square, next to the Moses Cleaveland Statue.
The City Photographer was there, along with Channel 23, the City Cable access channel.
I practiced an act of civil disobedience and gave a panhandler a dollar.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 23:25.
We have all had the experience of lying, or trying to do something which is beyond our capacity.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 13:48.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/09/2007 - 15:32.
What is it about diners that is so “everyman”, so comfortably commonplace?
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 12/08/2007 - 16:21.
I couldn't read the fine print on this until I blew it up in Photoshop. Was it the RTA's effort to be humorous? Or a tagger who knew his codes?
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 21:35.
I just learned that Harlow’s Maple Popcorn is produced by Suzanne Finnerty, (who is Mary Beth Matthew’s sister) and Esther Andes (who does marketing). It is made in Burton, Ohio by Amish gals who work with Ms. Finnerty and Ms. Andes. The artwork of the Maple Sugar Shack on the cellophane bag is produced by Mary Beth’s sister – hey art runs in that family!
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 13:55.
“We’ve got it all, together” here in Cleveland, Ohio! And I'm not talking about the Nutcracker rats, either!
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/06/2007 - 22:03.
Carl Sandburg wrote “Chicago” in 1916.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/06/2007 - 18:22.
Bertrand Goldberg and Associates are the architects of the twin towers which were finished in 1963
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 16:40.
I spent time today cutting up an old dog house - for firewood.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 15:12.
Third and Last of 3 Bauhaus-Breuer events this week: Wednesday, November 28 at 6 pm at Judson Manor —Green building and modernism; are they antithetical? (I'm posting this for Susan Miller who's one of the organizers)
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 15:58.
CHAPTER ONE Recently, when I spoke with a conductor on the Albany-Boston Amtrak coach, he told me that he had been working on that run for the last four years and the train had NEVER arrived on time. Consistent with his experience, we arrived an hour late.
FOUR YEARS!? Well, right off the bat you’ve gotta find that that is intentional.
So why? What seems to be going on?
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 11/22/2007 - 19:55.
This morning when I was out with Tucker (the dog) this deer got his attention. Tucker stood still and stared at the deer, and the deer stood still, while slow-motion lifting his front left leg up and down to softly stomp his hoof on the leaves.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 11/21/2007 - 18:17.
The mood in the United States is changing towards people who don’t look like they are from here.
For years I have traveled around the US and around the world and, besides being inspected and asked to produce my passport at the physical border crossing between nations, I have only been stopped inside a county once - in the 70’s – by soldados in Patagonia when Argentina was governed by the military right before Peron returned to power.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/18/2007 - 20:13.
Be sure to visit the Cleveland Museum of Art and see the Modern Master’s. Really, it is way too much to take in during one visit.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 11/15/2007 - 13:49.
The Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center has a photography club and last week Judith K. McMillan presented a (her first) power point presentation outlining her evolution from teacher to photography experimenter par excellence. Ms. McMillan has a voracious curiosity - producing mosaic photo images of a tire dump in Maine to stark black and white photos of bird nests in the CMNHIstory archives.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 11/14/2007 - 22:32.
While Bill Mason and Richard Stuebi and the Cuyahoga Energy "Task Force" have lunches in the Thompson Hine Key Center and talk about their "Study" of about 10 wind turbines about 3 miles out in Lake Erie off of Cleveland - turbine towers are being trucked NOW NOW NOW East on I90 through Ohio to installation locations where they will produce electricity TOMORROW, TOMORROW, TOMORROW.
But that's ok, because Cuyahoga has a well padded and vibrant economy - so we can afford to reach for the iconic lake wind MOON and let our more practical and hungrier neighbors put their money into the real thing.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 13:43.
POST NO BILLS: The County Commissioners are using our tax money in a blatant and hypocritical propaganda campaign intended to sway public opinion after their vote to demolish the Breuer Tower.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/12/2007 - 22:32.
There’s a little mystery on the plywood construction wall around the Marcel Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower in Cleveland, Ohio.
TORONTO EXEMPTS BICYCLES FROM SALES TAX WHILE CUYAHOGA EXEMPTS ITS COMMISSIONERS FROM RATIONAL ACCOUNTING
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/11/2007 - 16:40.
Ontario, Canada has recently exempted all bicycles which sell for less than $1,000 from Provincial sales tax. Toronto, the largest city in the Province of Ontario, has sophisticated bike transportation management - an official part of the City government.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/11/2007 - 12:17.
If you looked down from Mars and saw this activity all across North America - what would you think was going on?
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