Office of Citizen
Rest in Peace,
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 02:33.
Tip of the Hat to Steve Cadwell, Director of the American Holisitic Medical Association, for pointing me to a site with the 20 worst restaurant foods in America, which is worth scrolling through to get a sense of the health risks of some typical restaurant foods. Here's a highlight: "We hope the guys at Guinness World Records are paying attention: Outback now holds the dubious distinction of serving the first nationally available entrée in America to pack more than 3,000 calories. Congratulations."
Opening statement in City Club of Cleveland debate by U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 15:27.
I was pleased to see posted on Secretary of State Brunner's campaign for U.S. Senator blog a video provided by the Cleveland Plain Dealer of her opening remarks at the City Club debate, this week. This was the highlight of the entire debate... watch to the end, as she differentiates herself from Fisher - nice to see the PD make this available, including allowing it to be embedded in other sites.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 18:58.
In reflecting on the future of the food economy in America, one must understand the role of genetically engineered crops, which have blown-apart food economics and ecology in America and increasingly worldwode since their monopoly-mounted introduction 14 short years ago, driven by Monsanto covering the Earth in Roundup, AKA glyphosate.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 12:59.
As the world and America move forward from an age of rampant, generational, systematically-enabled global corporate, government and individual leadership incompetency, corruption, excess, conflict and greed punctuated by widespread warmongering and the rising and bursting of global energy, military, housing and financial markets, and an escalation of climate change, throughout the first decade of the 2000s, some of the great concerns of the world's legitimate economists now center on the transference of wealth and opportunity from excessively greedy individuals and enterprises - which have been riding a wave of imperfect monopoly wealth creation and productivity realignments, only benefiting large corporate executives and stockholders - to now benefit excessively impoverished common workers, who are heavily underemployed and outside the power/elite fountain of trickle-down opportunity proposed to be the benefit of unenlightened contemporary "capitalism", as we have seen over the past several decades.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/12/2010 - 14:46.
04/18/2010 - 18:30
04/18/2010 - 22:00
Come to watch films, network, socialize and eat some great Chinese food (not mandatory)!
Li Wah Restaurant - Asia Plaza
2999 Payne Avenue (Parking at the corner of E 30th and Payne Avenue)Cleveland, OH 44114
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 22:58.
04/17/2010 - 18:00
04/17/2010 - 22:00
I received an email from Earl Pike about the upcoming ArtCares benefit for the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland, at Saigon Plaza - here are some details from the Plain Dealer - this sounds like a great and clearly worthwhile event:
5400 Detroit Ave.Cleveland, OH
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/09/2010 - 08:00.
I've been printing out many of the unique panorama photo collages of real NEO that I have created over the past six years, which I have displayed as headers on realNEO, as I plan to sell editions of some favorite images to raise money for realNEO. I'm currently producing a series from many shoots at Whiskey Island, in memory of my friend Ed Hauser.
They are stunning, printed in their full glory. Composed of often dozens of high resolution images, these panoramas are 100s of megapixels in size and, printed at 300x300 ppi resolution, they are around 8 feet long... and some may be printed up to 36 feet long, while still holding a strong image.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/08/2010 - 07:03.
How low will Cleveland and Northeast Ohio sink in the global new economy, as a result of the embarrassment the leadership of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and their Newhouse parents have brought upon this community, as a result of their pathetic if not illegal misuse of information technology and the Internet here? It doesn't get much lower than this... "Cuyahoga County Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold files $50 million lawsuit against The Plain Dealer and others".
Linked above is the PD spin on this case. Read the actual lawsuit linked as a PDF here (1.13 MB)... and read all the way to the end, where it concludes "Plaintiffs demand a trial by jury by the maximum number of jurors permitted". Smart move for the citizens-Saffold to choose to be judged by their peers.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 14:00.
"Entrepreneurs" do not maintain résumés for employment, but they do need to maintain a running tally about their professional lives, for various purposes... something I refer to as a curriculum vitae (CV). As I'm growing many entrepreneurial initiatives, I'm updating my CV... so I tracked down my latest version, from 2000. Since then, I've launched ICEarth, realNEO, Star Neighborhood Development, 7Gen, and Bigbang Tech, which I must now add to my life-list below... useful information for someone first getting to know me... but is that good enough for Ireland?
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 01:25.
04/15/2010 - 17:00
04/15/2010 - 17:30
Parade at Tower City Center
Tower City Center
50 Public SquareCleveland, OH 44113
CityMusic presents concerts that are FREE and FUN for music-lovers of all ages. No tickets required.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 16:24.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 10:00.
04/13/2010 - 09:00
04/13/2010 - 21:00
On April 13th you can benefit IRTF, Cleveland Peace Action, and Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice simply by grocery shopping. The Food Coop will generously donate a portion of your total on the second Tuesday of every month.
Just mention one of the organizations to the cashier when you check out.
The Food Co-op
11702 Euclid AvenueCleveland, OH 44106
Question of the Day: When it comes to pollution, has Cuyahoga County pursued and made all possible reductions?
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/30/2010 - 04:56.
Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 03:19.
Would any Realneo members like to participate in a seed and plant swap? I would be happy to host. Please post your thoughts on possible dates and times. We could also include garden tools and other gardeing related items if people are interested.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/28/2010 - 03:44.
There has been a great deal of anti-community if not illegal Troll activity on realNEO, since it's beginning. What Internet activity is "illegal" and what are the consequences are increasingly being defined by new terms in society and the courts, like cyber-sex crimes, cyber-harassment, cyber-terrorism, and cyber-stalking, as early cases of attacks over the Internet against individuals and society are working their ways up the legal systems in America, and around the world, to supreme levels.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 03/26/2010 - 03:30.
Since Evelyn featured as Art of the Day the Ronald Bladen "Light Year" sculpture, recently installed near Kelvin Smith Library, on the Campus of Case Western Reserve University, and I hadn't seen it yet, I thought I'd see how it looked in the dark.
Minimalist art should look good in the dark!
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 08:01.
Traffic to NormRoulet YouTube Channel - 02/01/2010-03/21/2010
realNEO ICE 25 Regional Social Media Benchmarking Sample: 15 Month Analysis from November, 2008 - February, 2010
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 05:33.
Over the past three months, since I posted "2010 REAL COOP Annual Report and REALNEO Five-Year Report, at 10,000 Nodes", realNEO has continued to show 30%+ annual growth, having the second highest "Monthly Unique Visitors" of the realNEO ICE 25 Regional Social Media Benchmarking Sample, as of 02/10. Cleveland Scene has higher traffic than realNEO, most months, and has demonstrated the fastest growth of any site in the region for this sample period.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 19:00.
Welcome to my life... I get these sort of hater emails and attacks every day.
Here is the personal attack from Alien2 against me, with my response... Alien2 is not blocked, and no member of realNEO has been blocked unless openly spamming - Tim Russo is not blocked!
My email to Alien2, in response to his attack against me, below:
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 03/19/2010 - 07:39.
My greatest cultural pleasure living in Cleveland has always been seeing the Cleveland Orchestra perform at Severance Hall - I grew-up experiencing the perfection of the George Szell era, and Franz Welser-Möst's current direction is my favorite since. So any time Evelyn is fortunate to be given tickets by her boss (thanks Professor), we are there.
Portrait of the Entrepreneur as a Young Dog: Unchaining the Beast-Within, with Free, Open Source Software
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/17/2010 - 05:20.
Inside of bifold business card for ICEarth, by Norm Roulet, featuring his affiliations
In approaching 30 years of living and dying as an entrepreneur, I can say that to choose this path in life is to choose to be treated like a dog, by everybody... unless you make a fortune. That said, it is a better life than that of cattle and sheep. And, like Lassie, an entrepreneur may truly save the day.
I hereby make a personal commitment to help make Northeast Ohio the brightest, greenest place on Earth
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 13:18.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 03:03.
It is stunning to me to realize I have sitting on my desk next to me right now the ICEarth Bigbang One - one of the world's fastest personal supercomputers - developed and assembled with true genius right here in Northeast Ohio, by a homegrown team including some of the world's best open source programmers - and, tomorrow we are launching an even faster laptop supercomputer - it appears the fastest laptop ever in the world - running all open source software and a special distro of Linux - ICEarth Linux - designed to transform information management for all citizens of the world...
...and to grow ICEarth as an enterprise, now, I may need to relocate all this from Northeast Ohio, because of our leaders' lack of understanding of and appreciation for our real NEO innovations and our contributions to the new economy.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/10/2010 - 04:47.
GIS needs lots of computing power. Bigbang Supercomputers are optimized for heavy graphical and computational processing in a lean, scalable cluster/cloud-friendly Linux environment that should be perfectly suited to run open GIS.
Now that we have supercomputers available, let's get mapping for lead poisoning eradication.
The open source GIS system we will be using is GRASS - Geographic Resources Analysis Support System - and it is free/libre, so there are really no barriers to citizens mapping out environmental solutions for the future of real NEO, with state of the art technology and information services available to and for all citizens.
The Social Media Pillars of Narcissism, ADHD and Stalking - Here is the real face of Facebook to me...
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 15:56.
Why I hate Facebook, #149 - this venn diagram is so true!
Don't expect to find humane virtual community in the warehouses of multi-billion-dollar American media corporations - that ain't how personal liberty works or ever has
Here is the best portrayal of the real world of Facebook to me...