Jeff Buster's blog

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.

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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MEDCON acknowledges it is a failure - even before it opens

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 16:31.

 Lots of little indicators tell the public that the MEDCON is a failure for the citizens of Cuyahoga County.

First, the spin doctors changed the name from MEDCON to Global Center for Medical Technology and Conferences in DownCleveland.

Second, the Fitz and the It is What it Is whiz announced that there was so much money coming in from the .25% Cuyahoga County convention center sales tax a 600 bed county owned hotel will be built next to the Medcon.   (not a peep from the present down town hotel owners who will lose bed revenue)

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Trayvon trial - our system is no longer effective

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 23:25.

 Juries are no longer effective.  if they ever were.   Is there a better concept?   

what are the alternatives to "jury" trial?   Of our peers?   

Much like Harry Potter here.   Weird. 

I am not impressed with the present judicial system. 

The Zimmerman/Martin jury has no window through which to escape.  

Why is it that the jury is damned?


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Tiny and Trayvon - Shoot to kill - but get your teeth kicked it's self defense...

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 22:15.

 It's a hot evening and I was just cutting up some food, and I flashed back to a story Tiny told me.   

Wasn't actually a "story", it was an explaination of why Tiny didn't have any front teeth.

Tiny wasn't.    He got that nick name just for the reverse.   6'7".   Carry a cast iron bathtub up four flights on his back - alone.  Like breaking sticks.   Tiny my ass.   A giant.

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June 2013 expenses for Realneo

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 06/30/2013 - 20:36.

Every 6 months the Realneo Post Office box is re-upped for $30.00 ($60.00 annually).  That just happened.

The monthly server cost is $29.95.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts - Spectacular urban/industrial/environmental city planning. We've totally lost it today....

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 20:35.

A few weeks ago I took a wrong turn and ended up seeing the future.

Holyoke, Massachusetts - way back when, had their act totally together.

Dam the Connecticut River, and use water and gravity to create 1,000's of mill "jobs".

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:04.

 My long time friend Charlie is the closest thing to James Joyce.   Brilliant. Empathetic. Expressive. Perceptive. Addicted. Always extremely hospitable. No Guilt. Crazy.

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Taking life by the short hairs...and...

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 06/22/2013 - 21:53.

Different strokes for different folks...


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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 20:00.

This image shows the wall/roof structure of what may well be the largest "A" frame building in North America - designed by Joan E. Goody circa 1960 -  more images soon.  The building is used as the gymnasium at Camp Kenwood near Wilmot, NH.

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Contrast/Color: Helps us see old/new & bad/beneficial

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 18:46.

Caught this extemporaneously

- in the background a public art presentation of black and white posters of faces of homeless young people, wheat pasted on a brick alley wall

In the foreground - bold orange dyed hair.

Very in-the-late-spring season.

Couldn't have been choreographed....




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Solar powered airplane crosses USA - I'm all in!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 21:51.

Image: Solar Impulse /Jean Revillard/

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Homeless and sick - not easy to intervene with help

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:08.

Recently, when I was in New York City, the most impressive experience I had was riding on the subway with a very ill fellow.   His right leg was wrapped in a black plastic garbage bag, his pant leg above the bag appeared wet with blood and body fluid, and he was rocking back and forth in the fetal crouch position without looking up.    The garbage bag "shoe" was leaking and the linoleum floor was moist...

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I never call the NSA....

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 23:23.

 unless I forget my realneo pass word...

I got this joke from someone else....but it is on point..

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Turkey Tail - not like I painted in kindergarten

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:25.

These guys are pretty impressive - lots of gobble noises while scurrying after the hens.

I remember in kindergarten we made clay models of turkeys at Thanksgiving...I think I painted rainbow colors on the tail of the turkey...that wasn't anatomically correct.  

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I lived to be alive in 1984 - you did too- and so did Mr. Obama

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 21:39.

 Many of the caller's into Tom Ashbrook's "On Point" Public Radio program said they had no problem with being monitored - because "they had nothing to hide".

Ignorance is bliss - for right now, anyway.

Mr. Orwell's 1984 strikes me as a caption for understanding WWII and Mr. Hitler's and Mr. Stalin's pograms.

But that was over a half century ago.  

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Gawker's "crackstarter" campaign - a brilliant viral idea - hat's off to John Cook and Nick Denton

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:29.

 Ever since I was aware several years ago that Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford didn't like bikes on the streets of Toronto, I haven't liked Rob Ford.

So when Gawker initiated it's "crackstarter" (pun on Kickstarter) campaign in the middle of May to crowd source $200,000 to buy from some drug commerce folks the video which purportedly shows Mayor Ford smoking crack - I was impressed.

What a great idea!  


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Does the FBI/gov ever screw up? What if?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:31.

 Wouldn’t it be curious if….the Boston Marathon bombers were part of an FBI sting that got away from the FBI handlers?

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power of the press: REALNEO executes contracts for local under-utilized print capacity

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:02.

 Effective Aug. 5, 

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Getting our Money's Worth from fossil fuel - Make's me wanna grab my Guitar and DRIVE my car!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:56.

Fossil fuels are the Gift that Keeps on Giving!  

Giving HEAT!  

First the fossil fuel heats up and expands the air in our V8 engine cylinders, then, after passing out the exhaust pipe (or chimney), the exhaust CO2 etc. heats up the globe - one local atmosphere at a time.  

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Rocket Science - chemical washdown and fire suppression deluge nozzles

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 18:00.

This is a model BETE TF56FC   012   with a male NPT 1 1/2" thread.

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