Cleveland: My Address Changes the Conversation

Submitted by ClevelandCreatives on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 17:15.

Jonathan Sawyer opened the first certified green restaurant in the state and chose Downtown Cleveland because he knew such a location would reach more people than any other. Now eastsiders, westsiders, downtowners and out-of-towners are coming in droves and happily devouring his message. (read more about Jonathan and Greenhouse Tavern at www.downtowncleveland.com)

Downtown Cleveland Alliance = private "government"

Hey Todd, why do you support broadcasting this video spam?   Are you on the DCA payroll?  I realize you are on the Safeguard Properties payroll.

The Downtown Cleveland Alliance is just one sign of the problem in corrupt Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.   The main public space in dowtown Cleveland is not managed by a public entity, but instead by a private real estate funded private entity - the DCA.   Shoving the public purpose aside...

Please convince me otherwise.

Jeff b

 

 

 

fun fun

Jeff,

I have hope for Cleveland. My friends made this video-- I think they did a great job. It inspired me, and I hope it inspires others to believe in this city and to support hard working local businesses. I'm an artist born and raised here in Cleveland. I choose to hope and change. I have a choice.

 

Buster is a troll for industry here to disrupt the community

Buster is a troll for industry here to disrupt the community - like DBRA, Oengus, and Russo - real piece of work... Harvard's best. He has caused me as much harm as anyone ever in my life... he is the ultimate enemy of realNEO and real coop... our community.

Pay him no mind - do not feed the troll - ignore his rude comments and all the other garbage he puts up here - we will soon have an election and vote his ass to the curb.

You are very wlecome here.

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Hello Todd Berger, What about prior ?s

Hello Todd,

What about you're working for Safeguard Properties and your spam posting for Downtown Cleveland Alliance?  You neglected to address my questions in that regard.  Are you on the payroll?  Simple question;  Simple answer appreciated.

I am all for your having friends in the video advertizing business in Cleveland.  The Downtown Cleveland Alliance is very wise to hire your friends.  Where this is all going wrong is your friends are not getting any props.  You should name your friends who are in the Downtown Cleveland Alliance spam videos so that their careers can be expanded through your publicity.

Cleveland will advance on sincerity and not on spam.  If the interests of the DCA are really what you have been hired to push,  should Cleveland Creatives delete this entire post?.  

Just do it!

Best,

Jeff B

 

What gives you the right to interrogate Todd

What gives you the right to interrogate Todd.

I founded this and you took it over - I like his video and the good vibe. You are a troll and have always been one - come up here to cause disruption - set a bad tone - mess with MY WORK!

You answer your prior questions - when is the election to dump YOU, SUSAN and MARHTA from the Board.

It will be before I have to explain this mess to Create or Die, I can tell you that much.

That gives you until the end of May. And I will be out of town so I expect to be able to vote by email.

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Safeguard Properties Spam

Some folks who set up accounts and parasitize popular REALNEO posts ARE pure spam. 

CreativeCleveland is posting content, NOT capitalizing on previous high traffic posts.  The person has not tried to hide behind a fake name.  If he is affiliated with Safeguard Properties, then he, too, has a right to post here, even if the "majority" here have expressed intense dislike for this company.  Lighten up.

(FTR--I think Safeguard is despicable and mob-operated like most everything in NEO--it's a chain of command that stretches from New Jersey to Youngstown, Cleveland, Chicago and the White House. It's almost impossible for any one in NEO to not be affected and controlled by the mob)

(Todd--I commend your optimism--Norm was once optimistic, too--George Nemeth was optimistic,too. Try not to get chewed up and preyed upon.  Get as far away as possible from Safeguard.  And, Jeff is not a troll, either).

Assume Buster means harm - vote for a new President

Assume Buster means harm.

For those who don't like Safeguard - get busy campaigning for change for real in Ohio and vote for a new President... Cleveland is clearly just how Obama wants and likes it... got him elected so why rock his swift boat.

BTW - I have never been an optimist - always a realist - I saw promise in Northeast Ohio but the corruption here has made it too dysfunctional and it appears the White House intends to continue being dishonest about that, so the fact is the people here are truly dead meat.

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Isn't DCA video just digital graffiti sprayed on the web?

 

Hello lmcshane,
 
Thank you for your level headed response to my not-too-well-explained comments re: Creative and DowntownClevelandAlliance videos.
 
I woke up in the middle of the night with a brain storm explanation of why the posting of commercial Downtown Cleveland Alliance videos on Realneo instinctively sticks in my craw. 
 
Here's a bit more of the reasoning behind my peeve:
 
 
 
The DCA constitutes a private police and janitorial force in the certain portions of downtown Cleveland which their member-landowners occupy.   
 
When I was downtown recording the rip-down of the LeBron James sign there were many others who stopped their cars at the curb so they could get out and take a picture of LeBron before he was all gone. 
 
I observed DCA employees ordering the public to get back in their cars and move along.   This type of directive constitutes a police function in my opinion.  
 
If the public didn’t do as the DCA employee ordered, the DCA employee used his two way radio to summon the Cleveland Police.  
 
The DCA employees also “monitored” panhandlers – keeping the panhandlers from “too aggressively” asking for money.
 
Sure, the DCA believes that the point of all their “policing” and “monitoring” and janitorial pressure washing of graffiti off of the downtown buildings of the DCA members is to encourage tenants and the tenants' employees and the paying public to patronize downtown Cleveland.  
 
But sanitizing downtown Cleveland isn’t the answer to Cleveland’s demise, and monitoring behavior in the public space should not be allowed to be a private business interest function in America.
 
The proof is in the pudding – for the past 40/50 years the direction of downtown Cleveland has been down.    All the do-gooder philanthropies and do-gooder non-profits and do-gooder CDC’s have ridden the carcass of downtown Cleveland into the ditch.
 
So now the DCA hires a crew to produce a self serving hype video - lure youth to the hip Terminal Tower area.
 
And then the DCA commits to a very hypocritical decision:   The DCA hires a “creative” publicist to spray graffiti – not aerosol lacquer graffiti on a wall – but digital graffiti on Realneo’s wall.  
 
If one of DCA’s policemen saw a tagger spraying on a building downtown, the DCA would have the tagger's ass arrested for defacing property, trespass, vandalism – at the minimum
 
But the DCA and it’s members are hypocrites.   Money managers. Civic Leaders.
 
And they have a self serving spam video message which their board OK’d. 
 
The DCA isn’t a trespasser, vandal, or defacer. 
 
No.
 
They are different.   They pay their minions to  spray mindwash spam across websites which they cuckold.
 
That’s how I see it, Lmcshane.
 
Best,
 
Jeff B

 

You are the mindwash spam here

You are the mindwash spam here - god knows for who - could care less.

I've let the foundations know how they have fucked up and they may fix themselves or not - if you are their "bad guy" tell them you are exposed as an asshole and loser here and are now worthless to them... a complete liability to all real NEO.

Go back to Cambridge and stay.

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And don't be surprised if lawyers contact you there

And don't be surprised if lawyers contact you there - or the Feds - for what you did to my family, and realNEO/

I'll let the other Harvard boys know what to expect from you... and your little wife too

Peter Holmes has a cabin deep in the woods in Michigan... up by his mines - no phone or Internet - perhaps he'd let your family live there for retirement. One place you may be able to hide.

You've done a good job sheltering each other so far... until the storm washes both of you down the drain forever.

Maggot.

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Safeguard Properties payroll ?

Lots of complaints about Safeguard Properties, Todd.   I noticed your previous promotional Safeguard Properties blogs that you posted and then removed.  Not a good site to promote Safeguard Properties.

ANTI SAFEGUARD PROPERTIES

Hopefully you won't get ripped off like the thousands of others...

 

Safeguard Properties Ripping off Contractors Contractors Must Unite

CONTRACTOR ALERT!!!! DO NOT WORK FOR SAFEGUARD PROPERTIES!!! IF YOU LIKE GETTING PAID FOR YOUR HARD WORK STEER CLEAR OF SAFEGUARD PROPERTIES, THEY ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF RIPPING OFF HARD WORKING AMERICANS. TAKE MY WORD, I HAVE PERSONALLY BEEN HAD BY THESE CROOKS.

MIcontractor
DETROIT, Michigan
U.S.A.

...couldn't agree more

AUTHOR: .... - Clio (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, January 01, 2009

...Everyone should really listen to this contractor. Our company worked for these clowns for 30 days. At that point I told them to stop sending us any work. They are horrible people to work for who always found a way to not pay us (been in the HUD specific industry for 7 years..know all the rules).

Its funny, people do not know that some of the prople who started this company years ago are in federal prison for fraud...against their contractors from what I understand.

I know 3 other people in the industry who all have the same exact problems and no longer work for these guys.

..Anyone who currently works for them beware, they just lost CITI (american home) and are going to lose FNMA very soon.

..good luck
 

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Graffiti

JeffB and NormR--you both still agree on the need for graffiti.  I don't.  The way we see: I guess it's a guy thing. 

Long live the passionate revolution of creative imagination :)

Thanks for the header Norm :)

Here's another past header--all in the eyes of the beholder :)

Downtown Cleveland Alliance

  Jeff--your argument does not hold water.  You are basing your distrust of Todd Berger on what? This?

http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddberger1

 

How does this tie him with Downtown Cleveland Alliance?  And, if he is part of Downtown Cleveland Alliance and/or paid by Downtown Cleveland Alliance.  So what?
 
The DCA employees also “monitored” panhandlers – keeping the panhandlers from “too aggressively” asking for money.
 
Sure, the DCA believes that the point of all their “policing” and “monitoring” and janitorial pressure washing of graffiti off of the downtown buildings of the DCA members is to encourage tenants and the tenants' employees and the paying public to patronize downtown Cleveland.  
 
But sanitizing downtown Cleveland isn’t the answer to Cleveland’s demise, and monitoring behavior in the public space should not be allowed to be a private business interest function in America.
 
The proof is in the pudding – for the past 40/50 years the direction of downtown Cleveland has been down.    All the do-gooder philanthropies and do-gooder non-profits and do-gooder CDC’s have ridden the carcass of downtown Cleveland into the ditch.
 
So now the DCA hires a crew to produce a self serving hype video - lure youth to the hip Terminal Tower area.
 
And then the DCA commits to a very hypocritical decision:   The DCA hires a “creative” publicist to spray graffiti – not aerosol lacquer graffiti on a wall – but digital graffiti on Realneo’s wall. 
 
Sorry, Jeff--but I still don't like graffiti.  I think that it is a sign of disrespect and of a sick community.  But, that's my opinion.  You don't have to agree with me.  I want to see my neighborhood--clean, healthy, happy and free of pollution and graffiti.
 
So, if you think Todd Berger is a graffiti artist, then you are contradicting your own opinion on graffiti and no doubt flattering CIA graduate ToddB in the process :)

Archive of RealNEO bannor images

Hey lmcshane, where can someone view an archive of the bannor images?

You can't - Schuler messed up realNEO so bad

You can't - Schuler messed up realNEO so bad I don't even keep them up there.

Google "realNEO" and just about any keyword you can think of and go to Google images and you'll see lots of great images and headers there... that's how I pick out headers to repost... I'm often surprised what I find that way... lots of fun.

Best search is "realNEO" "Hauser" - content that really matters.

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