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Stephen Randall and his Daughter Scarlet compose and sing a great song - We Will Run Again

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 17:34.

The internet is the coolest vehicle!   Tim Berners-Lee my hat's off to you.   Thanks a lot!

Back when Encyclopedia Brittanica was the home source for information, or going to the library was the means to find out about something --- there was always a pause between when you wanted to know something, and when you could actually find out about that something. 

Not with the internet.  No waiting.

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The Big Owe - Montreal's 1976 Olympic Stadium fiasco

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:13.

If you look at the image, you can just barely see the roof lift cables extending between the "arm" and the white roof of the stadium.   But, the roof doesn't lift.

As it turns out, this 1976 Montreal Olympic stadium - though still standing and still used -  is forensicly studied as an example of engineering failure and cost over runs.   

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Getting Old Together after years of friendship - so beautiful it's hard to look at dry eyed

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 22:09.

Sunday I went with a friend to the municipal (not Cleveland's expensive) botanical garden.  As we approached the front entry there was a little plaza, and on the plaza the couple in the image above enjoyed the sun and passer bys.  

It was one of the first warm days of spring, a good time to be outside enjoying being alive.

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one boston fund. org - I'm in line at the grocery store and the lady ahead pledged $20

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 22:13.

 YEAH,  I'm still hang'n here in B-town.

Got to eat, so I go the store.

Not a good experience.  Mint Oreo's .   

Mint Oreos.  

Sick, shit.

Aisles of sick shit. 

not food.


Corporate madness.  Corporate shit offered as food.


Even in the produce section.   There was no staff. the entire produce sectionwaass so weird. silent except for the refrigerationfans.  hummiing. fans.

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break out - new territory - where is it?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 18:45.


I was researching a postage stamp that my friend showed me this afternoon - the stamp was from 

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Flying Jimmy Haslam - rebates to himself?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 18:14.

 Paying out "rebates" to trucking firms which bought a lot of fuel?.....why not simply reduce your profit with disquised rebates to yourself ?....and lower your "profit" and your taxes in the process...

Create a bunch of phony co's, and rebate to them....which is actually yourself...

Let's see what the IRS determines.  

But, this is another example of the scum than find Cleveland and come to rip us off with the help of our very own ignorant elected cyphers.


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Realneo had server upgrade last night -

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 07:10.

 FYI,  Admin has informed me that the Realneo server underwent a scheduled upgrade last night.  So, if you found Realneo off air for a short time, the upgrade is the reason why.  Thanks for your patience.  And  thanks to the Admin tech crew too for taking the time to maintain Realneo.   Jeff for Admin.

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Boston Marathon - live track any runner via the web - very cool - until the explosives went off

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:44.

Roof top view to center of one of the two blasts on Boylston Street, Boston.  Shock and awe right here at home.

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Jewelry - only to be lost or stolen - misery inducing - why do we like Jewelry?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 19:39.

What is it about jewelry that is attractive?   Not the cost, that is unattractive. 

And if you own jewelry you know that owning jewelry is a miserable experience.   You can't remember where you hid it.   And even if you could find it, you would probably lose it if you wore it. 

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Homeless Grapevine - Dirty Dealer performing "journalistic" prostitution for Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 10:14.


Hello Guy,   This Homeless Grapevine Newspaper sign image is from Wikipedia which says the sign is at Lincoln Park, Tremont.

Question:   is this your sign?   It looks like it is on/near the corner - ring a bell?.    

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Cleveland Challenger -" the boldest newspaper anywhere in Ohio" - dynamic and no advertising - good job Mayor Brewer!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 21:53.

 I have been involved with Realneo since Realneo's inception (along with numerous other hard slugging long time team work reporters here -: ).  

During my involvment with Realneo I have thought about how to improve, jazz up, energize, pump Realneo.  

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Plastic facade on a Skyscraper - not too smart

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 08:54.

Apparently ignited by an electrical short circuit in a air conditioning unit - the entire 450 high skyscraping in Grozny torches itself.   

Are flamable plastic building envelopes allowed in the USA?

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Vadxx ohio epa voc rules

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:57.


Vadxx - VOC leaks are no big deal - OHIO EPA permit terms


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Lamb Cake - something I had never heard of 'til today

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 18:23.

 A friend of mine asked me what I was doing for Easter.

I mentioned I was headed to a friend's house for a big meal with a bunch of other mutual friends.  

He asked me if we were going to have "lamb cake".

Huh? I said.  "What the heck are your talking about?". 

"You know, a cake shaped like a lamb".   

"Never heard of it", I said.  


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It’s a new age in Court – the 4G age

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 10:49.

I was helping my friend Charlie with a credit card claim and – since he gets butterflies when he goes to court and says he is so distracted that he can’t hear what the judge is saying – Charlie asked me to come with him so I could tell him what transpired when it was all over.

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Commuting in a Car is an environmental Crime

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:34.

 In Snohomish County, Washington, their legislators in 1991 passed a law titled "the Commute Trip Reduction Act".

On specific congested road corridors citizens are paid to use non-auto modes of transportion.   For example, if you bike to/from work 8 days per month on these specific congested corridors, you might receive $50.00 per month.  

There is also a brokers payment for persons already in the program who bring in more patrons to the program.  

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Keeling Curve - the other side of automotive fume suicide

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 22:05.

 This afternoon I visited the site of a global warming experiment installed (outdoors) in 2006.   The experiment studies plants to determine what species will advance, and what species will recede, as the average temperature increases.  To do this, electric heaters are used to increase in various increments the ambient outside temperature over the plants - sort of like putting a spot light (without the photosynthesis light) on an outside plant to keep it warm.

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Car Epidemic - is our demize

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 21:40.


Cars have taken over (image NYCity)

Cars are King.

We have to have one per person - at least.

Cars are suffocating us.

Cars are killing us.

My car has a heated cup holder and Siri talks to me while I drive.

Here is an image showing the hydraulic over cable winch details at the upper rear of a similar 4 story car rack (similar to the car storage rack in the image above).

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Sing - it's the best medicine!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 22:01.


Kathy Wray Coleman's email broadcast brought this to my attention:

Kentucky State University Concert Choir to perform on Sunday, March 17 at Antioch Baptist Church at 4 pm in Cleveland, 8869 Cedar Rd.

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Why are Casinos located at Niagara Falls? We trash everything!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 12:05.

You can't shield your eyes from the blaring, glaring, pulsing electronic casino advertizing - flashing from all directions over Niagara Falls.   

Both the Canadians and the Americans have trashed the place - Big Time.

The worst is the Seneca Niagara Casino - which should be in Times Square (really, in Hell), not Niagara Falls, New York. 

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High Line views - NYC - engagement & enthusiasm abound in one view while...

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 11:21.

Albert Einsentaedt's iconic V-J day photograph of a US sailor kissing a US nurse in Times Square was in black and white -  captivating every viewer none the less.  

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Grove of walnut trees in late fall - north east Ohio

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 01:19.

Some people want to own a new expensive car, some people want to have a bigger house, some people are angling for a yacht....

Personally, I covet a grove  like these mature walnut trees- and not for lumber!

Spectacularly beautiful.

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Roldo tells it straight re: Corporate "sports" in Cleveland and across the US

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 22:34.

 Roldo is one of the very few who see through the fog of "civic loyalty" BS regarding corporate for-profit-like-any-other-corporation sports. 

Why should the "naming rights" income from the publicly owned stadium in Cleveland go to anyone other than the citizens of Cleveland?

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Steelhead fishing in winter - Chagrin River, Ohio

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 19:55.


 In January most of us are looking to find someplace warm - and stay out of the icy weather.   

The Ohio Department of Natural Resouces stock steelhead trout for those who like to be cool!

Image Chagrin River,   Ohio

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Station Night Club fire in RI, USA vs Kiss Night Club fire in Brazil?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 20:57.

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