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WAR KILLS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/02/2008 - 12:33.


Google Street View has recorded much of Boston, much of San Francisco, and other cities around the USA.  
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BALLOT REFLECTIONS: CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO - PARTY MACHINE OR REAL CHOICE?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 13:05.

I voted absentee – to give me time with my ballot to consider each candidate – and I found that many candidates have no internet record whatsoever.   That’s a bad sign for NEO.

 

50 YEARS OF AMP COAL - PHONY PUBLIC "HEARINGS" SUPPORT IGNORANT ORDINANCES IN CLEVELAND COUNCIL

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 18:42.
 

The Cleveland City Council Chamber is a grand room, with wood paneling, curved seating and a colorful mural above President Sweeney’s high backed seat. 

KEEPING NEO IN PERSPECTIVE - A MATTER OF LATITUDE

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 00:09.

Right now you could be in the water in the photo above, or in the snow in the Realneo header – you have the choice. 

COAL CHOKES CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL - LAW SUITS NEXT STEP

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/25/2008 - 22:08.

It was just like sitting at a slick casino table in Vegas - faster than the eye can see,  Mr. Sweeny and Mr. Zone had AMP in the bank. 

More on this tommorrow...

Anyone want to finance an interesting suit  alleging improper bidding process for the procurement of 50 years of coal power  from one non-competitive vendor?

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PETER GRIESINGER WRITES CLEVELAND COUNCIL RE: AMP COAL PLAN

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/25/2008 - 15:30.
Dear Cleveland City Council Members:
This is an urgent plea to exercise your right to cancel the 50 YEAR obligation by Cleveland Public Power to purchase 100MW of electricity from American Municipal Power’s proposed $3.4 billion power plant in Meigs County, OH.

AMP OHIO NEGOTIATES IN BAD FAITH WITH CLEVELAND

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 17:24.

 
Committing to American Municipal Power's proposed Meigs County pulverized coal generator for 50 years is a death trap for the City of Cleveland - and AMP knows it. 
 

Attending the Cleveland City Council subcommittee on CPP all day yesterday brought things to my mind that wouldn’t have aligned in my head if I hadn’t sat and listened to the back and forth for hours.       AMP OHIO is negotiating with Cleveland in BAD FAITH.    

Cleveland City Council and AMP-Ohio Hearing on coal for realneo banner

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 21:40.

There are lots of chairs at the Cleveland City Council table.  Here the dialogue is open, and everyone can hear the discussion.  Not like the Port Authority meetings with their consultants.
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SEEING THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 23:00.

There is a full eclipse of the moon tonight.  This photo is cold off the tripod - showing the beginning of the earth passing in front of the sun. 
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Euclid retaining wall panels east cleveland

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?