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Rest in Peace,
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/03/2010 - 13:56.
08/04/2010 - 00:00
08/05/2010 - 06:00
It seems I suddenly need to go to Washington DC to meet with Federal officials about air pollution in Northeast Ohio. As timing is critical, I need to leave tonight and drive - returning tomorrow night. Rather than make the trip alone, wasting all that gas for just one person, I thought I 'd see if anyone else in the realNEO community would like to share a ride to-and-from DC for a day-trip there - we should be there for full business hours... 8am-midnight.
White House, etc. Washington, DC
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/03/2010 - 10:45.
Right now - TUESDAY MORNING IN CLEVELAND AND ALL AROUND NORTHEAST OHIO - the air appears unsafe to breathe. According to data hidden throughout air quality monitoring reporting in the region, our air has been AT BEST UNSAFE FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS since MIDNIGHT. In other words... it is still UNSAFE from yesterday. Of course, the Ohio EPA forecast for today was "Moderate".
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 19:48.
Mattie Reitman with the Sierra Club just forwarded me his communications with the Chairman of Medical Center Company, Robert Brown - who is Treasurer of Case.... and Senator Sherrod Brown's brother... the PD's Connie Schultz' Brother-in-Law... major regional coal-burner and source-point polluter. Through Brown's leadership MCCO operates a secretive coal burning, polluting steam plant for University Circle in my backyard, causing 1,000s of tons of pollution a year in my backyard, harming us each and every day... which I am fighting with the Sierra Club to shut-down.
Sherrod Brown has proven to be a pro-coal Senator. The PD basically denies global warming exists, loves coal, and ignores the issue of environmental injustice entirely.
I am in contact with the Senator's staff about these conflicts of interest, as I am dealing with his brother's pollution, I don't like that my Senator is pro-coal, I don't like that his wife's monopoly newspaper ignores pollution.
As you will see below, Mattie politely asked Robert Brown to arrange for better communications between MCCO and neighbors like myself, including "putting energy into something like" forums on moving MCCO off coal... and Brown said no.
Here is Our Brightest Greenest Outreach to the People of East Cleveland - We Are Taking This To The Streets and Viral
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 13:31.
What if MARIJUANA was LEGAL in EAST CLEVELAND?!
Like in Michigan, California, and other states, but EVEN BETTER for the community
Welcome to East Cleveland the International Cannabis Exchange for healthcare and industry for the world – The Exchange will put East Cleveland back ON THE MAP!
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 08/01/2010 - 07:00.
At the end of the last Millennium, having created InT+IME (The Information, Technology and Infrastructure Management Exchange), and having led the leadership of scores of the world's leading global corporations through comparative enterprise benchmarking and best practice analysis of their information systems (and lots of related systems), for many years, I recognized an opportunity for Northeast Ohioans to transform ourselves and move our region to a position of global importance by doing best here what my clients did best worldwide... optimize Information Technology, focusing on universal access and open source virtual community development.
At the same time, the poor information technology climate in Northeast Ohio had forced me to leave my family here and relocate my ICEarth enterprise to Northern California. Once safely in an incubator there, I turned around and asked Northeast Ohio's leaders why I must do my work for Ohio from California?
To help change everything, I reached out virtually to ALL of my Northeast Ohio stakeholder community, from Aggie Gund and family (to post)... to ALL the readers of the Cleveland Plain Dealer... to ALL the alumni of my High School, University School (with email addresses in our online directory in 2003... over 2,000 as I recall)... to 39 children studying at the last-resort Charles Orr Cleveland Public School... seeking data and insight on real NEO community needs and interests for information systems. This pathway, partially documented on-line on the Wayback Machine, directly resulted in realNEO.... and me relocating ICEarth back to NEO... and meeting my wife... and us growing our family here... lots of good.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 07/31/2010 - 09:11.
realNEO statistics indicate our content is well trafficked by Cleveland Foundation staff, so I won't preface my comments with introductions... we know each other well.
The Roulet family is in a position whereby my parents have accumulated $ millions in wealth through investment of their incomes working for or affiliated with University Circle institutions - Case, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Institute of Art - and they intend to donate much of their wealth to those and similar causes - except those institutions burn coal, and do so in a harmful way that has been highly deceptive and has resulted in direct physical and financial harm to members of the family: myself, wife and children... indirectly and directly harming our friends and their family.
As such, my family has less money than it should, my parents' money is tainted by their employers having burned coal throughout their careers... and much of their money is intended for institutions that to this day cause harm by burning coal when there are ready alternatives... and those institutions show no real intent nor good will to stop.
WOW - UCI forgot to put the University Circle MCCO Coal Burning Power Plant EPA Hearing in their August WOW! email blast
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/30/2010 - 20:00.
WOW - UCI forgot to put the University Circle MCCO Coal Burning Power Plant EPA Hearing at the University Circle MLK Cleveland Public Library in their August WOW! email blast to and for University Circle stakeholders, which/who are all subject of this hearing... as polluters and/or VICTIMS. It is a shame to waste an excellent opportunity to educate their stakeholder community, like this - perhaps they will see the notice here, or UCI will correct the error and better educate their community...
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/30/2010 - 15:22.
This notice from the Federal EPA is posted to realNEO just for our leaders - especially those slow-typing, too-lazy-to-research-facts English majors calling themselves reporters at the Cleveland Plain Dealer... and especially for their King of copying, the Evil Killer Kevin O'Brien...
I wonder if his kids still speak to him...?
Here is a message from the Federal EPA and the world, to the PD - "We got your emails and we conclude you are all mentally retarded":
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/30/2010 - 14:49.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency marked the beginning of Cataract Awareness Month by announcing a new peer-reviewed report predicting that more than 22 million additional cataract cases will be avoided for Americans born between 1985 and 2100 due to the Montreal Protocol. The environmental treaty, signed by 196 countries, was designed to reduce and eventually eliminate ozone depleting substances. Too much UV radiation not only increases the risk for skin cancer, but also increases the risk for cataracts -- a clouding of the eye’s lens that affects more than 20 million Americans age 40 and older.
“Since the 1970s, we have prevented millions of skin cancer cases and deaths through our work protecting the ozone layer,” said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “I am excited to kick off Cataract Awareness Month by announcing that the science has now enabled us to estimate our impact on cataracts.”
Due to the success of the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is predicted to recover to pre-1980 levels after 2065. In the meantime, under a compromised ozone layer, more ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaches the Earth’s surface. While treatment for cataracts is widely available in the U.S., the costs are high, with direct medical costs estimated to be $6.8 billion per year.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/30/2010 - 11:11.
Dear Senator Brown,
Did you know the Air Quality Was Unhealthy for Everyone if not Severe July 27 & 28, 2010? That is what appears buried in the incomplete, deceptive EPA data largely hidden by the Federal government funded City of Cleveland, local EPA, NOACA and Ohio EPA air pollution control services - such data is sometimes possible to locate with great effort by the public, as illustrated in the screenshot above. There is reported a highest 1-hour average PM 2.5 level of 123 - UNHEALTHY FOR ALL - meaning the level spiked much higher during the hour. That was at NOON, in downtown CLEVELAND, July 27, 2010.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/28/2010 - 22:47.
Kylie Roulet gasping at astoundingly poor visibility from significant pollution in Cleveland, Ohio - July 28, 2010 - 3:00 PM
I have forwarded the following request to Senator Sherrod Brown, who I have contacted regarding poor air quality and defective pollution monitoring in Northeast Ohio, and I expect a response this week that I will share with this community for action.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 07/27/2010 - 15:17.
08/04/2010 - 00:00
08/05/2010 - 00:00
Every year, our family tries to come up with a fun way to wish Barack a happy birthday.
And this August 4th, when he turns 49, I have something new in mind.
This has been a big -- and hectic -- year for him. After signing the Affordable Care Act and Wall Street reform into law -- and completing his first year as president -- I think it's safe to say we will remember it for a long time.
Around the World
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 07/27/2010 - 07:18.
Having your bike stolen from your front yard.
Learning your leaders are liars and/or mentally retarded.
The life of Claes - Memories of a 5-year-old, growing up in real NEO - Summer of 2010
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/26/2010 - 23:45.
As Introduced by the Stanford University News, March 16, 2010, in Urban CO2 domes increase deaths, poke hole in 'cap-and-trade' proposal, Stanford researcher says: "Not all carbon dioxide emissions are equal," said Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering. "As in real estate, location matters".
Meet Sierra Club Organizer Mattie Reitman In Cleveland Heights To Plan For MCCO EPA Hearing and to "Move Beyond Coal"
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 12:50.
07/24/2010 - 15:00
07/24/2010 - 17:00
Dear citizens of Northeast Ohio who are concerned about health, prosperity and/or the environment....
There is a coal burning power plant operated by Medical Center Company (MCCO) in University Circle, and another has been planned by MCCO for construction in East Cleveland, and that is harmful to the environment, our economy, and the health and educational achievement and so success in life of all citizens in neighboring communities, like Cleveland, East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights, and regionally and worldwide.
This Saturday, 3-5 PM - at Peace Park and around Coventry Village, in Cleveland Heights - you are encouraged to meetup with a representative of the Sierra Club to learn more about the pollution and harm caused by MCCO - and alternatives to burning coal in your neighborhood.
Coventry Entrance to Peace Park
Corner of Euclid Heights and Coventry Shaded sculpture areaCleveland Heights, OH
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 18:31.
Site Survey for realNEO Brightest Greenest Valley Development Properties
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 14:40.
As shall be made abundantly clear before August 10, 2010, when "EPA Hosting Public Hearing to Discuss Citizen Concerns Over MCCO University Circle Coal Powerplant Permit Renewal", over 20 major University Circle institutions including Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Natural History Museum - home of the "sustainability"-oriented "Green City Blue Lake Institute" - are connected to utility services provided by the Medical Center Company, which burns coal in the heart of a residential community of University Circle, bordering East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland. Burning coal causes pollution that kills people and the MCCO coal plant is very old and very dirty - one of the most polluting point sources in Ohio.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 07/18/2010 - 06:58.
In honor of "Councilman Cimperman - WHY ARE YOU DOING NOTHING?????" with 801 reads as of today - "TNK - Tomorrow Never Knows" - from one of the greatest bands few people know - 801 - featuring Brian Eno, Phil Manzanara, and other Roxy Music greats, covering John Lennon's Tomorrow Never Knows - the video is filmed in Second Life, it appears... which is interesting in itself... never been there before
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 07/17/2010 - 08:57.
Organized crime means people organizing together to commit crime - like leaders of development corporations, councilmen, the mayor, police and prosecutors, and business owners organizing to violate city laws, ordinances and human rights in Tremont.
While the most obvious examples of organized crimes in Tremont have been intentional, collusive, proactive violations of restaurant building, parking, patio, occupancy, handicapped accessibility, waste management, property, health and safety laws and ordinances, recent incidents involving reported gunplay and documented violence by TWDC staff and their friends against Guy Templeton Black prove there is a violent organized crime syndicate in Tremont, willing, able, and happy to inflict physical harm upon the weak.
realNEO Cuyahoga Council Candidate Question #1: Explain The Cost To Society Of This Pollution Point Source
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/16/2010 - 23:06.
realNEO Cuyahoga Council Candidate Question #1: Explain The Cost To Society Of This Pollution Point Source.
Where is this major air pollution source located, what is the business responsible, what are the economics of the business and its pollution relative to the regional and state economies, what are the costs to society of the pollution caused, at all levels, and how well informed are citizens of all these facts, to protect them from significant physical harm?
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 15:09.
In Case You Are Wondering If The Cleveland Plain Dealer Will Cover The Pollution From MCCO?!?!...
Will the plain Dealer promote the upcoming EPA hearing on the licensing of the MCCO coal burning plant that provides steam heat to University Hospitals, among over 20 University Circle institutions...
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 14:00.
The first rule of the Art Of Surviving Cleveland is PROTECT YOUR DNA!
As reported on realNEO: "what we have learned after sampling and genetically profiling many gull families is that colonies close to integrated steel mills transmit DNA mutations to their offspring more frequently than those at rural sites. In addition, the closer the colony to steel mills, the higher the mutation rate". Further, "Our genetic analyses of environmentally exposed mice revealed that offspring from the steel site inherited nearly double the frequency of DNA mutations compared to their rural counterparts. Clearly, air pollution near integrated steel mills can induce genetic damage. At this time we cannot identify the class of chemical pollutant responsible, but suggest that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, by-products of coal combustion, are a likely candidate."
In other words, and further: if you want to live a long, healthy, normal life and perhaps have offspring... DON'T live, work, eat, visit or play near a steel mill or any coal-burning facility... DON'T DO THIS:
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 07/11/2010 - 20:44.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Reacts to Dan Gilbert’s Open Letter - from Rainbow PUSH Coalition - July 11, 2010
I Believe Obama Should Appoint A Committee To Investigate Heat, Cavs And All NBA Antitrust Practices
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 07/11/2010 - 15:45.
I am not a professional sports fan or expert in professional sports regulation but it is obvious the professional sports teams are all owned by a small number of astoundingly rich and powerful global cut-throats - in many or most cases monopolists in extremely socially repugnant fields like banking, ticketmaster, cable, loans, waste management, and cruising - and they each always get their way, one way or the other. They control a select set of GLOBAL monopoly franchise, licensing and ticketing system that restrict all free trade in their industry to the point of making both players and fans slaves to the owners collective, greedy, collusive antitrustful whims.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/09/2010 - 13:43.