International Women's Day

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 16:27.
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Have you heard of International Women's Day? I first learned about this holiday/event that celebrates the many achievements and contributions of women about three years ago. Please check out the website International Women's Day to learn about the history of International Women's Day and ways it is celebrated around the world. Next year will be the centenary of International Women's Day. 

Now Would Be A Good Time For An Outside Audit of All Things Economic Development, 3rd Frontier and "Film" in Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 15:45.

What are the results of the $billions in public money spent in Ohio on Economic Development, 3rd Frontier and "Film" in the past decade? Now is the time for an OUTSIDE audit, before our outbound leaders spend more of our money on the wrong things, while asking citizens for more money for the friends of current leadership to transfer to their new chosen-ones.

Do you have a chosen one?

To Save People The Bother of Attacking Me

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/28/2010 - 21:12.

I'll be brief.

I co-founded realNEO in 2004 because Northeast Ohio needs realNEO - the world needs realNEO. It is entirely different from any other "social network" or content management system on Earth, building upon the ICEarth co-op conceptual framework.

I developed the ICEarth (Internet/Information Community Earth) conceptual framework in global collaboration, in the late 1990's, and founded ICEarth LLC, in 2002, to build the co-op data warehousing and serving platform for the ICEarth conceptual framework.

We have built specialised hardware for ICEarth, running specialised open source software, all developed to unique specifications. Initial testing of the hardware and software configurations exceeds expectations.

Question of the Day: Do you know "The WebLady"?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 13:11.

I am not in any way near the intellectual status as you and your members of realNEO, but I appreciate the assistance.  When I went into the 2nd grade at Chesterfield Elementary school, the teachers reported to my Mom that my attention span was very short and that I fidgeted a lot which disturbed the class.  I always did my work really fast and correct and then when left idle, that's when the fidgeting would start.  So they put me in an Enrichment Program which was similar to the Major Work program and that's how I met Henry - I was transferred to Parkwood Elementary where the

I've Identified Some Astounding Information Technology Talents in real NEO who have been Harmed by our Leadership

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 07:37.

I've Identified Some Astounding Information Technology Talent in real NEO that has been harmed by our regional leadership, and I'm trying to find a nice way to deal with that. Each of these people have risen to positions of demonstrated excellence in their fields - have innovated our regional information technology landscape and had global impact - and each of them have been directly violated by leadership in our community - IT leadership and community development leadership. They have each done the right things - each taken the right steps - and each been blocked along the way. And each are "minority". How do I now give them the proper status they deserve in the community, where they have not been welcome or valued?

Time To Start Organizing realNEO for Software Freedom Day 2010 - IT's the Year Of The Penguin real NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 01:35.
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Software Freedom Day in Toronto 2006

I attended an excellent Software Freedom Day event in Toronto in 2006, which I introduced on REALNEO here, and covered on REALNEO here - I actually needed a copy of Ubuntu that day, so it came in very handy.

I'd like to see Northeast Ohio celebrate Software Freedom Day 2010 in a BIG WAY - Saturday, September 18 - and follow the model I saw in use in Toronto, which included active, friendly engagement on a busy street, with workshops and light training/Q&A offered inside a receptive place. Of course, the Linux Penguin was out-front to draw attention to the event... we definitely need a penguin.

I'm Proud My Wife Has Been A Great Role Model To 10,000+ People Considering Childbirth

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/14/2010 - 10:48.

It has been exciting to watch, over the past week, as this beautiful video clip of my beautiful wife Evelyn giving birth to our beautiful daughter Clara has been viewed by nearly 6,000 people on YouTube - a companion video clip of my wife in hypno-birth, water-birth labor has received nearly as much global attention... in a week. In a week, those two clips attracted around 10,000 unique viewers... about as many unique viewers as come to our REALNEO community, in a week. The value of sharing these videos on YouTube is obvious - that is a good distribution channel to teach people about childbirth. So is REALNEO.

realNEO homemovie 1 Women in HypnoBirth in Waterbirth Delivering Baby Happy

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 02/06/2010 - 09:29.

Expert hypnobirthing mother, during her third naturally-wonderful, perfect hypnobirth, January 31, 2010, delivering and receiving her baby - no medications or medical intervention - one hour and 10 minutes after she falls asleep between strong contractions here.

Notice the complete lack of screaming, scalpels, doctors, pain and gore... not one drop of blood in the water - observe the natural joy and beauty, and the smile on the mother's face just moments after childbirth... the baby immediately comforted in her arms.

The midwife is heard saying "Not a small child" - she was right... 8 pounds 13 ounces.

Have a Heart, Be Counted! Free, Fun & Family Friendly

Submitted by jenita on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 16:40.
02/13/2010 - 09:30
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Have a Heart, Be Counted!

Free, Fun and Family-Friendly Event

Feb. 13th, 9:30 am-Noon               

Tremont Montessori School Gymnasium,

2409 W. 10th Street


Tremont Montessori School
2409 West 10th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States
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Thank you Ronn Richard, Richard and David Goldberg, and the Board of the Cleveland Foundation

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 15:39.

Clara Evelyn Roulet, 1 minute old

I was so busy yesterday having a beautiful baby girl (by waterbirth - by hypnobirth - amazing photos and video to come), I didn't have a chance to thank Ronn Richard and the Board of the Cleveland Foundation for a second great gift that day, showing they recognized the need to transform our regional redevelopment and transformation efforts at the core, after many years supporting and funding what we now have. I believe this opens up new world's of opportunity for our region, just when they are needed most.

Question of the Day: Should We Send Pollution to Polluters?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 01/29/2010 - 02:59.

I've been thinking lead poisoning victims should send letters containing lead dust samples to the homes of people who clearly don't consider lead poisoning a serious matter. What do you think? Anything wrong with sending a perfectly legal substance that is spewed upon the public by Mittal and Cleveland Thermal to the families of the CEOs of the companies and enterprises that buy dirty power and steel from them?

How about sending lead to the politicians who vote for dirty coal burning, like the Cleveland City Council members who voted for AMP?

I didn't know I needed to know all that!

Submitted by rnojonson on Thu, 01/28/2010 - 15:11.

I am a IT person, that is, I've been trained in that direction. Yes, Information Technology the wave of the future and the backbone of business. As of late there are no wavy backbones!

You go to school to get the geist of the IT world but when it comes time to get a job, you are unequipped to work. Firstly HR people only read the job descriptions, if you don't fit you're out. Then companies don't want to train you if you are short on experience. Let's examine this a little closer.

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Cleveland Public Library - Social Sciences Department: Book Club Discussion

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Thu, 01/28/2010 - 14:13.

Good Afternoon Everyone!
The Social Sciences Department of the Cleveland Public Library will start a new session for their book club discussions beginning Thursday, March 11, 2010. Our discussion will be held in the Social Sciences Department where we will discuss the book entitled: Home From Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century, by James Howard Kunstler.

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Two months ago, 77% of Clevelanders who voted reelected a Mayor who keeps blowing my mind, like here...

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 01/16/2010 - 16:59.

There was an astounding report on Channel 19 news, January 12, 2010 - a Carl Monday exclusive - about a Cleveland City Hall DIRECTOR - Director of Consumer Affairs - somebody named Feliciano - who has been found to have lied on her job application, and who Mayor Jackson acknowledges lied and defends regardless. Are these people so lead poisoned they do not at all understand right and wrong - that is called being psychotic, in my book. If you lied on an official government job application, your sorry ass is fired. Mayor Jackson, be real. Pathetic.


Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/13/2010 - 07:20.

REALNEO is a cooperative, eternal, free, open source social network operating with the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) - it is designed to manage content for individuals, who are registered users, and who own the CMS, as a co-op, and own their individual content, as individuals. Members have traditionally used REALNEO to manage their personal thoughts and ideas, through blog postings and comments, along with events, polls, and links to the content of others. Some users use the CMS capabilities of the site more than others, adding files, photographs and video to their content.

Is leaving the lights on at night in downtown Cleveland an attempt to show signs of life to the world good policy?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 14:45.

Harvey Pekar at the Cleveland Public Library - Eastman Branch

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Wed, 12/02/2009 - 15:23.

Before there was reality television and Jerry Seinfeld, there was Harvey Pekar.  For over 30 years, his autobiographical comic book series American Splendor has elevated day-to-day existence into art.  At the podium, he is mundane yet poetic, honest and profound, and shares his unique views in a not-to-be-missed multi-media presentation.

Get up close and personal with the master of the mundane when he visits the Eastman Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.  This program is free and open to the public.

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Friends of Big Creek Public Meeting: Taking High School Curriculum Outdoors

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 09:33.
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James Ford Rhodes High School:
"Studying Water Chemistry, Biological Diversity and Sources of Pollution Through Field Work in the Big Creek Watershed."
Earth Science Teacher James Gazda and students

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CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY: Social Sciences Book Club Discussion

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Sat, 11/14/2009 - 14:50.

The Social Sciences Department of the Cleveland Public Library is facilitating a non-fiction book club.  Our discussion will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 12:00 PM in the Social Sciences Department.  We will discuss the book entitled, "The Orgins of Christmas," by Joseph Kelly, professor at John Carroll University.  

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