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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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Where's the fire exit? from our failed "government" - doesn't the lottery pot size tell us the fire/failure is heating up?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 20:30.

You've got to stay ahead - get out in front of - this Curve.    

This is the curve that the folks at the Station Nightclub in Rhode Island and at Kiss in Brazil had to react to - to stay alive.

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alewife going up river to spawn - blows your mind

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 14:14.

The 70 year old lady next to me watching this scene was from Germany.   

The Atlantic Alewife herring were running up the river to spawn - and to feed the Great Blue heron and the terns.

Very dramatic life and death stuff going on here. 

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Camera Obscura - how we really see things

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 00:01.


How does a hole in the wall act as a lens?   

How does the diameter of the hole in the wall act with regard to focal distance?

The image above has about a 4 foot focal distance.

Camera Obscura - lots to learn!

Image: George Samuel - about 3.5 minute exposure.

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Good to be in AMERICA! Not too much death or destruction! Cool! IMHO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:35.

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Redpath Toronto Sennebogen ship sugar unloader

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 05/04/2013 - 21:38.

The hydraulic clam shell bucket - sugar leaking from its corners - holds 10 meters cubed.   

Why doesn't someone fix the leaks?   Lots of sugar lost all over the dock and blowing away in the air.  

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11 Dollar Beers - Worth it to see Big Papi?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 20:51.

At bat with bases loaded, this was a three run second base homer for Big Papi

But the entire operation is sick.   

Stadium with electronic signs everywhere - blaring out Budweiser!  

You bring a little kid to this shit, and the kid's brain is going to be indelibly impressed with corporate crap. 

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