Office of Citizen
Rest in Peace,
Submitted by tchaves on Tue, 10/26/2010 - 18:56.
Hello Real NEO,
I am in the process of writing an article for Yahoo! News regarding the Ohio elections on November 2. I would like to feature the comments/opinions of 7 to 10 different voters, particularly regarding the races for U.S. House, U.S. Senate and the governor's race and any major ballot issues which are important to you.
I cannot use anonymous quotes (they won't be accepted without a full name, occupation and city)
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 10/23/2010 - 13:07.
Monday, I watched the sun rise over the New Mexico desert to "Just Another Day"... from Another Day on Earth... the glorious new Brian Eno album... perfect for exploring new frontiers...
Submitted by Boerboel Breeder on Sat, 10/09/2010 - 21:54.
When you think that you are having a bad day think about the lives that these people live. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io8c81xHLmw&feature=player_embedded what are we doing to help these people.
Submitted by Boerboel Breeder on Sat, 10/09/2010 - 20:19.
What if Martin Luther King gave up on his dream and then gave up on his people in his community. What if Harriet Tubman gave up on her dream and mission. In nature only the weak give up because it is a death sentence. The pup that refuses water to drink will surely die. Rest assured I will never give up
Submitted by Boerboel Breeder on Sat, 10/09/2010 - 14:52.
Time really have changed. Even though I am not that old I have seen quite a bit in my day. This day I am deeply saddened when I look around at what is going on in our society and the conditions of people. What happened to love peace and harmony or did it ever exist in the first place?
Am I under an illusion thinking that people can work together for the common good of us all ?
Were does it start where do we begin?
Submitted by Boerboel Breeder on Sat, 10/09/2010 - 11:08.
My name is Jordan Pittman and I am a 28 year old resident of east cleveland and father of three beautiful girls. I found out about realneo from Norm Roulet. I met Norm about 3 years ago when a family member was doing work on the house that Norm was renovating in East Cleveland. Norm saw his dog George Bush a Cane Corso and wanted to know where he could get one. My cousin Fred directed him to me a Cane Corso breeder at the time.
Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/08/2010 - 16:01.
Images from the Sculpture Center, University Circle, East Fourth Street, Morgan Paper Conservancy and Octavofest exhibit at Cleveland Public Library.
Successful cannabis entrepreneurs may either have their picture in the Wall Street Journal or on a most-wanted poster
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/08/2010 - 00:44.
How is it conceivable, in America today, that a seriously ill patient in Boulder, Colorado, may grow, purchase and have a medicine cabinet full of state-licensed medical marijuana (MMJ), while a similarly-ill patient in Cleveland may be imprisoned for pursuing the same medical treatment?
How, in the free-wheeling capitalist US of A, could some states and communities encourage free men and women to be MMJ-millionaires and patients, while MMJ-entrepreneurs and adherents in other markets are arrested... nearly 1 million of them a year.
Why would anyone choose to live in a state of Cannabis denial?
There are enough booming entrepreneurs in Boulder to create a market for world-class, top-dollar innovations like the Tesla
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 10/04/2010 - 01:06.
To make Northeast Ohio the Open Source Capital of the Brightest Greenest State of Earth, we must learn and import best practices from wherever in the world there is related excellence.
To develop a brightest greenest NEO we must learn best practices from regions demonstrating excellence with open source information technology, energy innovation, and agriculture systems for all crops including cannabis (hemp and marijuana).
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 10/03/2010 - 01:26.
What does climate change look like? The people of Boulder know only too well, having just dodged Colorado's worst wildfire ever - the Fourmile Canyon Wildfire.
The people of Fourmile Canyon - especially those who lost nearly 200 homes - are now climate change experts, as their sun-drenched, parched, droughted Rocky Mountain paradise went up in flames that rode hot dry winds across over four square miles of pristine forests, for days... just a few weeks ago.
How real are the FBI and leaders of NEO about dismantling the Pyramid schemes that make this the most corrupt place in America?
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 09/21/2010 - 00:41.
The fall of a few mafioso politicos is far from the end of the house-cleaning needed in Northeast Ohio and Ohio
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 09/19/2010 - 08:00.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer pimped the Opportunity Corridor into existence and has greatly disrupted our economy over that - the St. Louis-sourced publisher Terry Egger is the leader of the Opportunity Corridor whorehouse and bulldozing committee - flightless queen-bee-designee Terri Hamilton Brown exists for the Opportunity Corridor - ex-Con made Concilman Jeff Johnson pimps for it - RPM Prince Randell McShepard and Most-Made-Handmaid-to-the-Rich Ronayne Pimp for it - Gund top-gun Abbott Pimps for it - flabbergasting Cleveland Foundation flops Richards and Kuri pimp for it - and the usual suspects that profit from it pimp for it... Cleveland Clinic, all organizations UCI and all local universities, some churches and non-profits, the CDCs and their sponsors, the architects and contractors and their trolls, the unions... the web of crooks who have fucked up everything in this region for decades, and are the enablers of all the corruption now being dismantled with County and city government here, by the FBI. The state, county and city levels of government have failed and are being dismantled here, along with the entire statewide mafioso Democratic party regime and their networks of funders, contractors and colluders.
So when the incompetent, sell-out, paid-to-pimp Cleveland Plain Dealer proclaims in their latest pimping for the Opportunity Corridor that "The project is a top priority of elected, business and neighborhood leaders", I'd like to know EXACTLY who are the elected, business and neighborhood leaders that are not corrupt and benefiting financially from the Opportunity Corridor and are willing to step forward today, with the degree of corruption at all levels of leadership here, and say the Opportunity Corridor is the top priority for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio today.
I want to know, before the next election, which candidates for any offices are pimping that the Opportunity Corridor is the Top Priority of the region.
Time to Take Down the Ivy League Boys Behind the Corruption in Ohio, Starting With X-Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 09/17/2010 - 07:00.
Seeing Commissioner Lawson Jones on stage on his Cuyahoga commissioners' pulpit, claiming "I am not a crook", with his co-moron-in-office Tim Hagan, makes me physically ill. I shared valuable intellectual property and spent significant time trying to improve this community for such scum, believing they were honest and caring for citizens. Now I look forward to seeing Jones, his cronies and their families suffer the full consequences of their actions. As one contribution to cleaning house here in Northeast Ohio, I intend to lead a recall drive against Commissioner Jones' political protégé, Gary Norton, who was made Mayor of East Cleveland under illegal circumstances.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 09/12/2010 - 20:46.
The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites (OSEK) had a perfect afternoon at Edgewater - north west wind, puffy clouds, warm sun. I saw kite types I had not seen before, including several rotary kites like this ribbon kite.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 09/06/2010 - 06:44.
The natural beauty of family - nine 7-week-old South African Boerboels sleeping in a pack, keeping each other warm on a cool late Summer afternoon.
Soon, they will be separated and live on their own, with humans. We are seeking the best possible humans to care for them. For now, we have the joy of their love, and they share their love with each other.
Dear Schultz Family: 24,000 people a year die prematurely of pollution from coal-fired power plants... 38,000 Heart Attacks
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 09/06/2010 - 06:00.
According to the American Lung Association, 24,000 people a year die prematurely because of pollution from coal-fired power plants. And every year 38,000 heart attacks, 12,000 hospital admissions and an additional 550,000 asthma attacks result from power plant pollution. It is therefore not surprising to read, in The Place My Father Didn't Want Me to See, an article by Plain Dealer Columnist Connie Schultz, published in Parade Magazine this Labor Day weekend, that Ms. Schultz' father died of a heart attack after having worked as a mechanic in a coal fired power plant for 34 years.
As Ms. Schultz writes: "I never knew what Dad did at the plant, but I saw the toll that 34 years of hard physical labor took on him. He had surgery on his shoulder, his hand, his spine. At 48, he had his first heart attack and bypass. He retired in 1993, right after the last kid graduated from college. But the damage was done. A few years later, another surgeon shoved stents into his arteries. The next heart attack killed him. He was 69." She further observed, from once having visited her father at his plant: "I stared at my father, covered in sweat and coal ash, and for the first time had to consider why he was so often angry for no apparent reason."
What is surprising is that Ms. Schultz does not offer her readers of this story the learning opportunity to understand that industrial pollution from burning coal kills 10,000s of fathers, mothers and babies in America each year - I don't know of studies proving "hard physical labor" does the equivalent. There is clear evidence that working with coal causes heart attacks, among a long list of health impacts... including mental illness. From a recent study in Korea: "When particulate matter (a common form of air pollution) spiked, the risk of suicide increased by 9 percent over the next two days, the researchers found. Among people with heart disease, the increased risk was even greater, about 19 percent." Beyond the physiological impacts of pollution, knowing you are being killed by pollution makes you angry... I certainly know that for a fact, as my family is being killed by a coal power plant in my neighborhood, and I have grandparents who died of industrial poisoning, and I am angry about all that. Angry at Connie Schultz' family.
Connie Schultz is married to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and his family is in the coal burning business, as his brother is Robert Brown... Chairman of the Board of Medical Center Company (MCCO), a coal burning power plant located next to University Hospitals, in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio, which burns over 44,000 TONS of coal a year, emitting over 4,000 TONS of air pollution into surrounding neighborhoods.... killing people in my neighborhood unnecessarily.
Case Study: Modus Operandi of Illuminati... Fabricate Crisis and Fear... Switch Idols on Braindead Citizens... Leverage Racism
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 12:27.
Case Study: Modus Operandi of Illuminati... Fabricate Crisis and Fear... Switch Idols on Braindead Citizens... Leverage Racism.
If you ever come to question the intent and modus operandi of the Illuminati, just witness how they fabricated a crisis in the trading of LeBron James... creating instability and fear among millions of loyal Ohioans and Americans... and then witness how they just switched idols on hate-programmed braindead zombie Citizens of Northeast Ohio, fabricating broad public outrage against a talented, young black man to stir racial hatred against an entire class of new leaders, in an important swing election year.
Adopt Hill Billy - Cats are free to good homes Saturday at the Cleveland APL; 560 cats and kittens are HOMELESS there!
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 19:24.
08/28/2010 - 10:00
08/28/2010 - 17:00
A kitten would get eaten-alive, at my house... but a tough alley cat, from the streets... like Hill Billy, featured here... would stand a chance on Roxbury. I'm thinking about it, as we have mice, my wife loves cats (I can tolerate a cool one), and there are 100s of homeless cats at the APL (AKA Dog Pound) that need good homes. Even i can offer a better life for a cool cat than the pound - for a dog-smart, fast cat, that is.
Cleveland Animal Protective League
1729 Willey Avenue in the historic Tremont areaCleveland, OH 44113
What if environmental policy was based on minimum standards of environmental justice - Thou Shall Not Cause Thy Neighbor Cancer!
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 07:30.
A few days after attending the EPA public hearing regarding the renewal of the license for Medical Center Company to continue burning coal in University Circle - which was OPPOSED by representatives of the Sierra Club, Environmental Health Watch, Earth Day Coalition, Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice, and all citizens who testified - I met with Neil Carman, Ph.D., the Clean Air Director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, in Austin, Texas, to discuss real NEO air pollution issues, the MCCO licensing situation, and next steps for improving the environment in Northeast Ohio.
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 22:12.
Remind you of anyone you know? Messages on the outside walls of your house. Passionate for your purposes. Intense. Crazy maybe. Usually affiliates of mine.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 14:14.
HoMiEs TiLL ThE EnD !!
i have your back homie
I just came across this message from a friend and I was supposed to forward it to 10 friends whose Back I Got - so I thought it belongs here. I got your back, whoever is a real NEO homie of the 8,000+ realNEO members, and 10,000s of visitors a week... and 2.5 million Northeast Ohioans polluted here each day.
I'm off to Illinois, Colorado, California and Texas to rally support in those four of the nation's greatest and most powerful states to work on energy policy and innovation with Ohio for the nation, so all our great states and the nation may effectively address the pollution, energy and climate change issues heavily upon us.
We need to shut down major pollution source points and make others clean in all our states... especially in our largest, most industrial, most populous and most polluting states... and especially in Northeast Ohio, where we still have an active combination steel mill in the center of an impoverished urban community of over 400,000 people.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 08/11/2010 - 21:55.
If you wonder why some powerful people in town and their pawns and puppets have been up in arms about realNEO and us bringing MCCO to trial... take a look at these financials (tons of money) and realize MCCO is listed as a Non-Profit Foundation for "Public, Society Benefit – Multipurpose and Other: Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution" and a "Charitable Organization" - which is perverse, as they in fact cause immense public harm and they shouldn't even have this exemption... and should be "For Profit" and Paying Taxes
With 2009 assets of $66 million and annual sales over $33 million, MCCO was gaming another $500 million (according to former East Cleveland Mayor Brewer) in new funding (probably federal money) to build a new COAL facility at Lakeview and Euclid... even bought the land. The Opportunity Corridor is also being discussed - and the public is asked to wait a year before seeing any plans... as MCCO asks for a 5 year coal burning extension to operate as is for $150+ million more in activity - to burn 220,000+ TONS more coal... spew around 25,000 TONS more pollution...
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 08/07/2010 - 16:03.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 08/07/2010 - 14:11.
As it is time for realNEO to assign a new administrator, I recommend to the membership Ramzi Harb
I sent this out by email to the following realneo members who came to mind for feedback on some technology changes immediately brought upon the REALNEO.US technology committee today - I did not mean to exclude any members of the general realNEO/realcoop community and encourage each of you to comment or email me at norm [at] realneo [dot] us if you want to help address these issues and be active with the Tech Committee for REALNEO.
Let's make this a truly great new day in realNEO!
I've included here people who are likely realneo/realcoop board members as I have requested a board meeting for over a year and now it seems we just need to get down to business.
It seems Jeff S is no longer on tech support and I'm determining if anyone is - I have people who can cover this so I just want facts.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 08/07/2010 - 06:56.
As Steven Litt points outs out in the Plain Dealer today, as he slams all the designs and design processes leading to the $3.5 billion boondoggle that is the Cleveland ODOT I-90 bridge replacement disaster...