Jeff Buster's blog

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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SAFETY NET - LUMINOUS VEIL OF AL BIRNEY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 13:44.

After posting this morning, I had more thoughts about the nobility of the suicide-prevention fence.   I knew I should go back and visit it more closely because when I saw the bridge before I was with someone who was driving so I couldn’t stop. 

 

SAFETY NET - FOR J. MURRAY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 10:43.

   

 A recent response by J. Murray, an energetic contributor to Brewed Fresh Daily - struck me as fatalistic, inhumane, insensitive, and blindly lacking in informed self-interest.   Reading J large, helping our neighbor is to interfere with the inevitable, efficient, scientific cycle of capitalism.   I don’t believe that J’s “Man” is slave to any economic model - provided he  thinks and acts.

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Lady bug mural - or graffiti? at playground

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 20:23.

What constitutes graffiti? 

 

BILL MACDERMOTT PRESENTS UNISOLAR INFO AT MID TOWN BREWS HOSTED BY WEBTEGO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 22:18.

On January 10, 2008 Bill MacDermott addressed an audience of about 30 at Webtego in Cleveland, Ohio.  

 

Bill is a solar convert - and  a franchise distributor of Unisolar products.

 

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS - CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, AND PLASTIC

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 14:24.

 

At a recent morning function, a “complimentary breakfast” was offered. 

West Side Mural

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 23:40.

This mural is on a building which is owned, as I understand, by the artist. It is just off of the SW corner of Detroit and W 25th.

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BUFFALO, NY SAVES STRUCTURAL SKELETON OF BUILDING SIMILAR TO BREUER'S CLEVELAND AMERITRUST TOWER

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 20:26.

The 15 story Dulski Federal Building in Buffalo, New York is undergoing a down to the steel skeleton re-hab.   This building was constructed in the early 1970’s, and besides the time of its construction, shares other similarities with the Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower built in 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

GLASS - NOT GRATES - FOR PROTECTON

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 01/19/2008 - 15:15.

 

Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to visit friends who live in the suburbs outside of Cleveland and I have visited neighborhoods inside of Cleveland. 

YOU ARE THE BEST REPORTER!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 18:03.



YOU ARE THE BEST REPORTER IN NEO -  YOU HAVE informative and educational NEWS!

TOWN CRIER RINGS IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY BICENTENIAL - BUT NOT ON AGENDA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 17:46.

The January 14, 2008 Cuyahoga County Commissioner's meeting started sounding much like a New England Town Meeting.  

Coming down the hall towards the fourth floor Commissioner’s public meeting room, the Town Crier's sharply ringing hand bell competed with his yells of  Hear Yea! Hear Yea!

 

BREUER GETS REPRIEVE - CAN K & D GET THE FUNDS FOR THIS PROJECT IN THIS MORTGAGE CLIMATE?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 14:18.

There was only one bid for the Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower opened this morning at 11:00 AM by Cuyahoga County.  That bid was submitted by K & D Development, who are the developers of the Stonebridge Condos on the west side of the Flats next to the Detroit Superior Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio. 

The above photo shows the artist's rendering of the K & D development proposal which, in my opinion, will nicely emphasize the Breuer Tower. K& D put the cost of the development at$ 200 million.

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CLEVELAND GOES BACK TO BEAVERS - CIRCA 1836

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 01/13/2008 - 14:38.

The oldest church building in Cuyahoga County is just off Detroit and W25.   The plaque on the front of St. John’s Episcopal Church reports that "fur trading" is what brought the minister, Phineas Shepard to the Cuyahoga area in 1836. 

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ATTNY COHEN AND CLEVELAND SUE WALL STREET BANKS - WAS SUB-PRIME DISASTER PREDICTABLE?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 01/12/2008 - 21:49.

On Friday January 11, 2008 Cleveland, Ohio Mayor Frank Jackson announced that the City was filing suit against 21 banks/financial firms.  The suit alleges that the defendants created a public nuisance in Cleveland.  The alleged  nuisance was created through issuances of thousands of “sub-prime” loans which are alleged by the City to have caused the abandonment, vacancy, and subsequent demolition of thousands of Cleveland residential buildings.

COLOR FOR THE MID-WINTER MIND IN NEO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 01/12/2008 - 16:00.

This is the first in a series of upcoming archived travel photos - This structure has (had) a purpose - what was the pupose?
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IF YOU WANT TO WORK IN CLEVELAND - CHECK THE FENCE HAS "JOB OPPORTUNITIES"!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 13:51.

One thing I find hard to take is vapidness.
Another thing I find hard to take is my tax money being absolutely wasted.

And yet another peeve of mine is my tax money being wasted on pc spin - spin which is intended to make me think that my tax money is actually doing something useful – when in fact it is being wasted.

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RTA HIRES DIGERONIMO'S PRECISION CO. TO WORK ON OLD DIGERONIMO BUILDING AT 6611 EUCLID

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/08/2008 - 22:05.

 I went by the RTA property at 6611 Euclid which the RTA bough from the DiGeronimo family for a million dollars in order to widen Euclid so the new buses could pass down the street. 
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URBAN BRANDING - TRUTH OR LIES?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 01/06/2008 - 15:33.

Carl Pope told  his audience at Levin College that today's branding strategies no longer involve an image (like the Coke logo/bottle or the Mercedes three point star) - branding today is just a phrase.

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