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Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 21:24.

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Hard to believe that Norm Roulet introduced the concept of accountability and social media to Northeast Ohio--almost ten years, ago. 

Since then, Facebook, Twitter and other network sites have broken down the Establishment's Rules of Engagement

Politicians and administrators can't live in the cave--watching shadows on the wall--forever.

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But Norm censors at will, Laura

and I think he may be a tad paranoid....

My "fallout" with Norm (and "the Jeffs") resulted from my simply asking them to comply with their own Terms of Use - and delete my account. I asked nicely, several times. I was either ignored, lied to or censored.

Norm's most recent "engagement":

from me - However, when I politely asked to have my account deleted I was ignored. When I continued to push the issue, I was lied to - told it could not be done.
 
Lets not muddy the issue - are your Terms of Use accurate or deceitful? It is of particular importance to me as an artist, - especially after several of you have repeatedly requested I upload original work.
 
I'll ask one more time - please delete my account as described in the Terms of Use. I no longer want to be associated with your site in any way.
 
Debra

Norm's response - Norm Roulet to evelyn.kiefer, lily, me, Jeff, Jeff, Jeff, Laura
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I think you are a psychopath and I am going to warn everyone I know about you - and protect my family from you and your words.

I certainly hod the "board" fully responsible for all of this mess.

Never contact my family again, in any way.

 

He usual explosion about his "family". I have no idea where tHAt came from, I adore Evelyn; I think she is a saint... I'm not sure why he runs behind her skirts though, he's certainly bombastic enough to stand his own ground.

ANyway, Laura - you've been well aware of this for years, but like the good little girl, you hide Daddy's dysfunction.

I'm repeating my request that the "noner" account be deleted - and adding another - please also remove the block from the account I've had for 4 years. You know which one it is.

Thank you.

The most psychotic bitch in Cleveland since Tim Russo

The most psychotic bitch in Cleveland since Tim Russo... the multiple personalities of Debra Sheppard.

Proof Cleveland mutates people.

Disrupt IT

"can't take the truth, eh Norm?"

Yes, I can take the truth and dispense the truth.

I recommend all remaining realNEO members take control of the board.

    from
        debra
    to     Norm Roulet <norm [dot] roulet [at] realneo [dot] us>
    cc     Jeff Buster,
    Jeff Buster,
    Jeff Schuler,
    Laura McShane,
    evelyn kiefer
    lily miller
    date     Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 8:45 PM
    subject     Re: Terms of Use
    mailed-by     gmail.com
    signed-by     gmail.com
    
       
    
         
    You guys are RealPUSSIES...
    
    can't take the truth, eh Norm?

    
    On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 3:08 PM, debra <debrashep [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:
    I'm only asking RealNEO to respect their own Terms of Use.
    
    If thats indicative of psychosis to you, Norm, well than that in itself is telling...
    
    On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Norm Roulet <norm [dot] roulet [at] realneo [dot] us> wrote:

        I think you are a psychopath and I am going to warn everyone I know about you - and protect my family from you and your words.

        I certainly hod the "board" fully responsible for all of this mess.

        Never contact my family again, in any way.

        On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:58 PM, debra <debrashep [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:

            so if I post this email thread to the site, will you delete it Norm?
            

            
            On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:57 PM, debra <debrashep [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:

                The board with balls??..... oh wait....
                
                
                i forgot.
                
                
                RealNEO is a world of balless wonders....
                
                disingenuous, lying and manipulative balless wonders, but then that is all implied in a balless wonder....
                
                On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM, Norm Roulet <norm [dot] roulet [at] realneo [dot] us> wrote:

                    I've been quite clear I have no control over realNEO - I admin my intellectual property and I'm about ready to move it elsewhere and strip everyone else out. Deal with the board.

                    On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:36 PM, debra <debrashep [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:

                        Regardless - you hold your self out as an administrator - you and "the Jeffs"
                        
                        RealNEO terms of use are quite clear on the website:
                        
                        http://realneo.us/about-realneo/privacy-policy-and-terms-of-use
                        Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
                        This website and accompanying databases are developed and/or maintained by REAL.COOP.
                        By viewing this website and/or submitting any information including but not limited to: personally identifiable information, images, software, code, audio, video or writing on this website, [collectively, “your Postings”] you agree to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
                        If you do not wish to grant REAL.COOP the rights contained in this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, do not submit your Postings to this website, and do not view this website.   If you are under the age of 18, do not submit your Postings to this website or view this website without the permission of your parent / or guardian.
                        I. License
                        You own your information, and maintain a copyright in all your Postings on this site.
                        II. Revocation
                        You may remove your content at any time by selecting them and deleting or by deleting your account
                        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        
                        However, when I politely asked to have my account deleted I was ignored. When I continued to push the issue, I was lied to - told it could not be done.
                        
                        Lets not muddy the issue - are your Terms of Use accurate or deceitful? It is of particular importance to me as an artist, - especially after several of you have repeatedly requested I upload original work.
                        
                        I'll ask one more time - please delete my account as described in the Terms of Use. I no longer want to be associated with your site in any way.
                        
                        Debra

                        
                        On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Norm Roulet <norm [dot] roulet [at] realneo [dot] us> wrote:

                            I'm glad you asked about whois - I checked - Jeff Buster registered Real.Coop to himself in Massachusetts, and there it lies - a trick he undoubtedly learned from Peter Holmes and Jones Day:

                            Domain ID:               71043D-COOP
                            Domain Name:             real.coop
                            Expiry Date:             30 Dec 2011 14:20:11 UTC
                            Domain Status:           ok
                            Sponsoring registrar:    NamesBeyond dba goodluckdomains.com
                            Sponsoring registrar ID: 378
                            Created by:              NamesBeyond dba goodluckdomains.com
                            Created by ID:           378
                            Last updated by:         NamesBeyond dba goodluckdomains.com
                            Last updated by ID:      378
                            Created:                 30 Dec 2008 14:20:11 UTC
                            Last updated:            31 Dec 2010 17:41:39 UTC
                            Last transferred:       

                            Contact Type:            registrant
                            Contact ID:              71042C-COOP
                            Name:                    MrJeff Buster
                            Organisation:            Real.Coop
                            Street 1:                Belmont,MA, P.O.box 69
                            Street 2:               
                            Street 3:               
                            City:                    Belmont
                            State/Province:          MA
                            Postal code:             02478
                            Country:                 United States
                            Voice:                   +1.2169328568
                            Voice extn:             
                            Fax:                    
                            Fax extn:               
                            Email:                  

                            Contact Type:            admin
                            Contact ID:              71042C-COOP
                            Name:                    MrJeff Buster
                            Organisation:            Real.Coop
                            Street 1:                Belmont,MA, P.O.box 69
                            Street 2:               
                            Street 3:               
                            City:                    Belmont
                            State/Province:          MA
                            Postal code:             02478
                            Country:                 United States
                            Voice:                   +1.2169328568
                            Voice extn:             
                            Fax:                    
                            Fax extn:               
                            Email:                  

                            Contact Type:            billing
                            Contact ID:              71042C-COOP
                            Name:                    MrJeff Buster
                            Organisation:            Real.Coop
                            Street 1:                Belmont,MA, P.O.box 69
                            Street 2:               
                            Street 3:               
                            City:                    Belmont
                            State/Province:          MA
                            Postal code:             02478
                            Country:                 United States
                            Voice:                   +1.2169328568
                            Voice extn:             
                            Fax:                    
                            Fax extn:               
                            Email:                  

                            Contact Type:            tech
                            Contact ID:              71042C-COOP
                            Name:                    MrJeff Buster
                            Organisation:            Real.Coop
                            Street 1:                Belmont,MA, P.O.box 69
                            Street 2:               
                            Street 3:               
                            City:                    Belmont
                            State/Province:          MA
                            Postal code:             02478
                            Country:                 United States
                            Voice:                   +1.2169328568
                            Voice extn:             
                            Fax:                    
                            Fax extn:               
                            Email:                  

                            Host ID:                 73542H-COOP
                            Host Name:               xp1.namesbeyond.com

                            Host ID:                 73543H-COOP
                            Host Name:               xp2.namesbeyond.com

                            realNEO.US actually appears to have a mailing address of the Hough Bakeries complex in East Cleveland and the following admin and technical whois:

                            Domain Name:                                 REALNEO.US
                            Domain ID:                                   D7284043-US
                            Sponsoring Registrar:                        ENOM, INC.
                            Registrar URL (registration services):       whois.enom.com
                            Domain Status:                               ok
                            Registrant ID:                               370B269227E9DF3A
                            Registrant Name:                             Real  Coop
                            Registrant Organization:                     REAL.COOP
                            Registrant Address1:                         1519 Lakeview Rd
                            Registrant City:                             East Cleveland
                            Registrant State/Province:                   OH
                            Registrant Postal Code:                      44112
                            Registrant Country:                          United States
                            Registrant Country Code:                     US
                            Registrant Phone Number:                     +1.4402200919
                            Registrant Facsimile Number:                 +1.4402200919
                            Registrant Email:                           
                            Registrant Application Purpose:              P1
                            Registrant Nexus Category:                   C11
                            Administrative Contact ID:                   44676CCEC052BAE5
                            Administrative Contact Name:                 Jeff  Buster
                            Administrative Contact Organization:         Real.coop
                            Administrative Contact Address1:             P.O. Box 20046
                            Administrative Contact City:                 Cleveland
                            Administrative Contact State/Province:       OH
                            Administrative Contact Postal Code:          44120
                            Administrative Contact Country:              United States
                            Administrative Contact Country Code:         US
                            Administrative Contact Phone Number:         +1.6172852187
                            Administrative Contact Facsimile Number:     +1.6172852187
                            Administrative Contact Email:               
                            Billing Contact ID:                          44676CCEC052BAE5
                            Billing Contact Name:                        Jeff  Buster
                            Billing Contact Organization:                Real.coop
                            Billing Contact Address1:                    P.O. Box 20046
                            Billing Contact City:                        Cleveland
                            Billing Contact State/Province:              OH
                            Billing Contact Postal Code:                 44120
                            Billing Contact Country:                     United States
                            Billing Contact Country Code:                US
                            Billing Contact Phone Number:                +1.6172852187
                            Billing Contact Facsimile Number:            +1.6172852187
                            Billing Contact Email:                      
                            Technical Contact ID:                        EBF9075DED493C20
                            Technical Contact Name:                      Jeff  Schuler
                            Technical Contact Address1:                  2167 W. 30th St.
                            Technical Contact City:                      Cleveland
                            Technical Contact State/Province:            OH
                            Technical Contact Postal Code:               44113
                            Technical Contact Country:                   United States
                            Technical Contact Country Code:              US
                            Technical Contact Phone Number:              +1.5853298186
                            Technical Contact Facsimile Number:          +1.5853298186
                            Technical Contact Email:                    
                            Name Server:                                 NS1.LINODE.COM
                            Name Server:                                 NS2.LINODE.COM
                            Name Server:                                 NS3.LINODE.COM
                            Name Server:                                 NS4.LINODE.COM
                            Created by Registrar:                        TUCOWS INC.
                            Last Updated by Registrar:                   ENOM, INC.
                            Last Transferred Date:                       Thu Jun 17 15:33:03 GMT 2010
                            Domain Registration Date:                    Mon Feb 07 19:34:42 GMT 2005
                            Domain Expiration Date:                      Mon Feb 06 23:59:59 GMT 2012
                            Domain Last Updated Date:                    Tue Dec 14 10:30:12 GMT 2010

                            On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:20 PM, debra <debrashep [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:

                                but the IP address is registered to Evelyn.
                                

                                
                                On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Norm Roulet <norm [dot] roulet [at] realneo [dot] us> wrote:

                                    As far as I know Jeff Buster is personally in control of REAL COOP - I have never seen any documentation on it. As far as I know, the board and officers are Jeff, his wife Martha and their friend Susan Miller.

                                    I've been warning you about this for years.

                                    On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:34 AM, debra <debrashep [at] gmail [dot] com> wrote:

                                        Are you guys going to correct yourselves? or change your Terms of Use?
                                        
                                        http://realneo.us/about-realneo/privacy-policy-and-terms-of-use
                                        Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
                                        This website and accompanying databases are developed and/or maintained by REAL.COOP.
                                        By viewing this website and/or submitting any information including but not limited to: personally identifiable information, images, software, code, audio, video or writing on this website, [collectively, “your Postings”] you agree to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
                                        If you do not wish to grant REAL.COOP the rights contained in this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, do not submit your Postings to this website, and do not view this website.   If you are under the age of 18, do not submit your Postings to this website or view this website without the permission of your parent / or guardian.
                                        I. License
                                        You own your information, and maintain a copyright in all your Postings on this site.
                                        II. Revocation
                                        You may remove your content at any time by selecting them and deleting or by deleting your account
                                        
                                        
                                        Or will you just continue to delete my posts when I point out your hypocrisy and lies?

                                    
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                                    Norm Roulet
                                    ICEarth
                                    216-688-5221
                                    Disrupt IT

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                    Norm Roulet
                    ICEarth
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        ICEarth
        216-688-5221
        Disrupt IT

Disrupt IT

so when are you going to make it

So you have to register under your true name and not be able to keep, post under any 'handles?' as I see a couple here yet who trash and ruin your site at will yet, and attack people without merit to do so.  Delete all fake name and handles, period and any trashing threads they put up.

Might make your site here worth quite a bit more if you ever wished to consider selling it, for sure.  And even when you add advertising sponsoring, companies/ people could be glad they were here instead of seeing people post under fake handles that would stop the company from even considering placing an ad on this site. Kids play is costing you - fact, not an opinion.

Regards, Betty

 

The problem is, America is NOT a Democracy - it is a Republic! As our Founding Fathers established, can we keep it?

You own realNEO

You own realNEO - I donated any rights I had to it to Real Coop years ago - I'm not even on the board of Real Coop so I have no control of that. I'm just a disgruntled member, like you.

For two years I have been demanding the board of Real Coop have elections of a new board and officers and they refuse - Jeff Buster is responsible for that obstruction of justice - for the past two years, Debra Sheppard and other active members were asked by me to help redevelop the board and fix the problems here - now she acts like she didn't know these problems.

It seems to me now she has always been a troll here - protecting the interests of polluters everywhere.

I've been through worse - this other near West Side lunatic Tim Russo went on a full force attack campaign against me and my family. It seems Tim and Debra are friends... there is some serious cancer around here.

realNEO has been abused by Debra Sheppard and many other sad souls here.

We will eventually straighten out the terms of use and technology of realNEO to prevent such psychotic actions again - the rules have always been one account per real person and some people chose to break the rules. They are no longer welcome in the community.

Disrupt IT

so, if I own it

let me make a suggestion. You have always had a rule where there are one account held by a real person?

And gee, several post under 4 or 5 accounts?? Let's shine the light of day on them.

Show the FAKER registered people's handles all posting from the same ISP address, maybe that would alert them you are entitled to do such a thing because they broke the rules. AND THEN THEY WOULD DELETE THOSE FAKE HANDLE NAMES, POSTS AND THREADS and self-govern themselves because they fear that their true pranks and hit and misses done behind the hidden names, would really show their agenda. If they are not a fake, no issues. If anyone is posting under more then one account, show all of the duplicates or several ones and all of the different names, handles used, connected to the same ISP account.

 

Alright?? If you continue to allow them to hide and don't publish like asked above, you are part of the problem and are not serious about rules.

Breaking rules have consequences, and it is about time people did learn that, no? For every action, there is a re-action - so, I am asking you, put up here, and show that an owner can contribute to the health and well-being of right and wrong.

READY? Betty

 

 

The problem is, America is NOT a Democracy - it is a Republic! As our Founding Fathers established, can we keep it?

I think Jeff Buster et al did this on purpose

I think Jeff Buster et al did this on purpose to hurt realNEO and the citizens of Northeast Ohio.

Remember, we have been co-opted by a guy in Massachusetts and a bunch of strangers who aren't even active with the community.

I have not allowed them to hide - I have been calling them out on these crimes for years... no other members of realNEO would step up to help... I imagine Debra has been working behind the scenes with Jeff et al to keep everyone down. Cancers are like that... they just eat away at life, like the pollution that causes the cancer.

Disrupt IT

Jeff Buster, you're up

If you de man, please let's hear from you then about the idea of shining light onto the multipule fake handles all posting (which are really one person) and expose the ISP's (or the first /last numbers of that ISP)  of that list of same posters using it. (see above 'so, if I own it' post) and the real NAME of that list of fakers.  You yourself said some are posting as many as 4-5 dif handles. Let's put an end to breaking rules; 'spec, one's that hurt the true meaning of this site. Growth and solving problems. One that allows people to come together, NOT driven apart. One that will attrack a number of MORE  professional people (and be able to hold them) to post good content, projects that matter and add to the issues/ theme of things for Cleveland and surrounding.

Is the intent to have a site where it is run professionally? For this to happen, a few things need to happen IMO, this being one.

What say you? Betty

 

 

 

The problem is, America is NOT a Democracy - it is a Republic! As our Founding Fathers established, can we keep it?

Doomed?

  Recent and/or current members--please visit:

http://realneo.us/blog/lmcshane/question-of-the-day-noble-experiment-or-futile-effort

Norm deserves full credit for founding REALNEO, but in 2007 this much-needed forum almost collapsed due to funding and structural issues.  Jeff Buster paid to regain the domain, paid the server and resolved frequent site crash issues.  Susan Miller recruited Jeff Schuler to install and repair Open Source Drupal Content Management System used to make this website more accessible to anyone who joins and posts content here--Jeff Schuler mostly volunteered this service.

Visit past social network blog attempts--Voices/Choices, Meet the Bloggers, and Brewed Fresh Daily--you can see that these have not survived.  Recently, foundations have pumped big money into Civic Commons and it, too, is not happening.  I joined and I look at the site every so often--and witness that our political representation is not engaged at the site, but reps* have engaged here. 

As a professional in the business of saving the record--I am concerned that digital records will not survive.  To me, this site is a media experiment.

Like past, current and possibly future contributors--I get sick of the bickering and the dysfunctional family here at REALNEO. But, I want it to survive.  Keep your own personal record of material that you value here.   Folks in Cuyahoga County administration, and elsewhere, want REALNEO to fail.  It is a mirror that reflects our society.  And, it's not looking that good right now.

*(Cummins, Cimperman and probably more under the guise of aliases ...so I consider it somewhat of a victory for REALNEO in that respect. As an aside, the region is trying YET another effort to regroup and "jumpstart" the local economy-- funding to put Hunter Morrison in charge of the new Sustainable Communities Consortium.  Not feeling good about that $$$ spent, either)

 

I survived Peter Holmes, I'll survive Buster

I assure you I put in far more money than all those folks combined.

And, I survived Peter Holmes... I'll survive Buster. And they will pay.

All the corrupt politicians are already paying.

Disrupt IT

Fighting to Learn..

When you don't have money to get a great education and college funds fall to the wayside....

Sometimes you fight to learn the things that some have had blessings of college educations to learn.

Sometimes you fight to know what's going on.

Sometimes you fight to seek the truth.

But, sometimes, you get angry because so many formally educated folks abuse the system and deprive the public of their rights....and they LIKE IT WHEN WE FIGHT AMONGST OURSELVES....

BECAUSE IT KEEPS US DISTRACTED FROM learning what's going on in our communities, it keeps us lost in confusion, and it keeps the truth swept under a carpet....building up...just waiting for us to "Trip over it!" 

I don't know all and I love to learn.

But, with knowledge of the truth comes decisions, frustrations, anger and discussions that lead to more info....most often labeled as "arguments"...

Just because we "talk with passion" to figure things out....DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE ARE FIGHTING! 

I love my family....and at least while we are "fighting"...we are still talking (maybe even yelling)... we are still communicating and exchanging the thoughts that we are working through til resolve...

It's when we go silent that we need to be really worried.

It's interesting to watch the informally educated talk until they understand topics which they are not informed about. Some will yell, some will make jokes, some will defend what they think is true to the death with arbitrary and contrite statements, and some will go quiet listening to learn. What's more intriguing is watching the formally educated react to these dynamics of those trying to learn outside the box...

Be well in your life all.... Enjoy some great learning sessions at all levels. Appreciate the wisdom of "not knowing" because sometimes ignorance is bliss....

Or... just smile and let the rest deal with the topics.... save your energy for the basics.

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

Don't overestimate the

Don't overestimate the "learning" that may

or may not occur during formal education.  Most certainly, don't underestimate the learning that occurs without it.  American history, and your own, is full of examples of persons excelling in their own way without a boxload of degrees and certificates.  It still happens.  Pay close attention.  BTW, a few weeks back I posted something about Lincoln's (How many people, a century-and-a-half later, can just be referred to as "Lincoln", "Smith", etc.?) skepticism about formal education and his success. 

You made a strong point--passionate language is not fighting.  It is  helpful if it clarifies matters.  It can reveal important points.  The opposite of love is not hate---it is disinterest, apathy.

As to silence--and its power and meaning--it might at least allow for better listening.  Good songwriters know the need for points of silence.  In music, they're "rests".  Too many eighth and sixteenth notes just clutter up the passage.  For me, it's hard to beat a waltz or polka's simple 3/4 time.  Most rock is only 4/4, even if it does go uptempo.  ("Take it uptown").  Let's not lose the passage.  It's the big difference between Old Country and new. The Clinch Mountain Gap road to the Morristown pike beats the Interstate anyday.  Just be careful.  Watch the twists and turns.  If you're running late, maybe you oughta take the Interstate.  Run, run Rudolph.

Oh yeah......I had a journalism teacher at LWHS and he overheard me use that "Ignorance is bliss" line back in the day.  To no one in particular, I think, he cracked "Then some of us should be pretty happy".  THAT was teaching--like your distinction between (mere) "topics", and, "basics".  Keep it up.

I must catch myself and remember what my elders used to say....

"God gave me two ears and one mouth so that I can listen twice as much as I talk..." 

While I do "try" to follow this Golden Rule.... I often catch myself "TYPING" TEN TIMES as much as I talk!!!! Thanks for reading through the thoughts & rsvp'ng! Smiles...

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"