Welcome to Real NEO; Open Source Capital of the Brightest Greenest State of Earth

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 14:00.

Smartest Greenest Breuer

Over the past 20 years, I've spent most of my "professional" time as an entrepreneur, with world-class expertise conducting multi-dimensional, multi-client relational comparative data and best practice analyses of any aspects of the world's largest and best global enterprises, environments and systems, and developing and consulting on innovations and total quality improvement. This work has generated a wealth of knowledge on large general systems, with a unique expertise in information systems and telecommunications. REALNEO is a product of this highest level expertise, drawn from the best practices of the best organizations on Earth. What REALNEO has developed for Cuyahoga County - what has been generated out of the REALNEO-generated Real Cooperative - takes general systems innovation to a whole new level of making us the brightest greenest place on Earth. So, we really do have a purpose to Cuyahoga County owning the Breuer, and the vision is beautifully expressed in this great rendering above, to be REAL COOP citizen headquarters of the open source capital of this brightest greenest state of Earth.

To execute on multi-billion-dollar transformations of our regional economy and environment, I've started assembling a team of world-class professionals with diverse, global, very large systems reengineering expertise. Our lead architect Richard Fleischman expressed the first great vision for our initiatives: to make Northeast Ohio home of the first "Digital City" and the Greenest Place on Earth.

"Digital" and "city" have many interpretations but the objective is most simply to make the region the "smartest" place with information and technology ("smart city"), which I call being the "brightest" place.

Cleveland+Brightest+Greenest=REAL.COOP

Our mission is for REAL NEO to be the Brightest Greenest Place on Earth... making this the greatest place on Earth to live, work and play!

We propose to do this as "Open Source" as possible, through open planning and development, and open source technologies - REAL COOP - putting that at the core of our region's future workforce and economic development, to the tune of $ billions in economic growth.

And we propose to do this by improving the health and well being of all citizens, and addressing our "food security", through development of our "Local Food" infrastructure, workforce and economy, to the tune of $ billions in brightest greenest new economy.

How we accomplish this offers great regional and individual opportunity for our current and future seven generations, who are all the 21st century stewards of our planet responsible for bringing human life into sustainable balance with the rest of nature on Earth.

The above rendering of the world-renowned Breuer Tower, in Cleveland, Ohio, from a 2007 competition to reimagine the future of this landmark structure, offered the world its first full-view of the brightest greenest citizen driven Northeast Ohio of REALNEO and our cooperative future - our citizen initiative is now being globally celebrated for helping drive the brightest greenest decisions about our future, as determined by informed citizens empowered with the brightest technologies in the world.

The Breuer will be saved and should be made an integral symbol and center of the brightest greenest region in the world - world headquarters of our brightest greenest citizens - NEO Bright Gov Center, Downtown REAL NEO, Ohio. We the citizens already own this landmark, and the right to vision its future.

Ten years and $ billions from now, in 2020, Brightest Greenest Downtown NEO will in many ways resemble turn-of-the-21st-century Cleveland, through preservation of important architecture, infrastructure and public transportation grids, but all life in NEO will be reborn by our brightest greenest citizens, through world-class information, communications and technology.

How we spend the next ten years and $ billions here is the responsibility of REAL NEO - the real people here - who are all part of REAL COOP and are its beneficiaries. As abstract as this concept may sound, it is what will always differentiate our region - our citizens - our initiatives going forward - from all else on Earth... we are a cooperative!

I have now submitted to the leadership of Cuyahoga County government a rich portfolio of integrated regional economic and workforce development solutions, derived from within this community, with specific proposals for how our brightest greenest leadership may work with citizens to save our home, economy and future. I will post all the material now in general circulation here in this book on REALNEO, so all citizens may participate in our planning going forward, and benefit from all our hard work here innovating this region to date.

Most of this information has been posted on REALNEO for some time, and much of the concepts were developed real time here, so our initiative has been developed very openly, with those really paying attention and participating in this community. I did not previously post all this as a single proposal, nor have I previously shared this with County leadership as such, because of bad experiences in this community with non-government organization leadership co-opting valuable intellectual property from myself and others and abusing the opportunities created by others, largely to poor results for all.

To keep the initiatives proposed to Cuyahoga County pure and free from interferences, I prefaced all I submitted to the County leadership with a Preamble, surfacing concerns about poor behavior in the community that was interfering with development of our open source initiatives here, and I did not disclose to anyone unnecessary information going forward, until it was time to present that to County leadership. I apologize if that has left anyone feeling excluded from information or my planning, as that has not been the objective and all planning has been promoted on REALNEO and all members have always been welcome at the core, as is the case today. And, even as careful as I have been to keep our plans on target and cooperative, within a dedicated core planning team, there are people in the community who are attempting to fork and co-opt the work of this cooperative. It is that bad here in unreal NEO.

In moving forward with all the work put forth here, and launched by or through REAL COOP and the public in the future, it is my expectation individuals intellectual property will be respected as the property of the creators and those with whom they choose to share their opportunities, and of the cooperative as we as a cooperative and the members agree.

Enjoy the plans developed for the cooperative, so far, and add your input... we all look forward to full public participation in all future planning, development and transformation of this region, which is fully enabled by the work of this cooperative going forward.

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My First Recommendation of this solution.... in 2007

I came across a frightening posting by realNEO member Lee Batdorf about a gun incident on Coventry where I posted my First Recommendation of this solution.... in April 2007...  it would have saved and helped 10,000s of citizens already, if we had smart, progressive leaders here (WHICH WE DO NOT)....

On drugs and regulation

After attending the Lead Advisory Council meeting yesterday, where we learned that a huge percentage of violent people, drug users and the prison population are lead poisoned, I realize most of the activity and cost of our criminal justice system is for nothing more than imprisoning mentally-ill victims of lead poisoning, who are thus physically wired wrong, leading them to be violent, unstable, and self-medicating... including smoking cigarettes (adding a whole new dimension of societal cost). Now that we know that, it is very easy to solve two problems... most violent behavior and the prison/justice industries can be eliminated. So, just test all the people in prisons and let free those who are lead poisoned  and allow the lead poisoning victims to have medication. I suggest the cheapest solution is to allow them to grow some pot. We will have made them happier and calmer, helped control their lead-poisoning related violence, medicated them, decriminalized them, and eliminated their need to steal. As society chose to allow a few corporations and politicians to poison these millions of people, meaning they do not have the mental capacity to function in today's society, we should allow them to live happy lives within the constraints of their mentally destroyed states, in a new society in which they may function. Considering the millions of people with minds killed by lead, and killing because of lead, I see the issue of guns as a minor one, vs. lead poisoning and false imprisonment and persecution for mental illnesses caused by corporations. The reduced expense of not prosecuting and imprisoning 1,000,000s of poisoned Americans can be invested in pursuing the real criminals of our society (feel free to imprison the 1,000s of corporate executives, lawyers, legislators and judges who committed the lead poisoning and the false imprisonment of millions). As I don't expect there will be much crime and violence of the type we see today, the justice forces can really focus on those who are not mentally ill yet still commit crimes, like Mitt Romney, who wants to be President yet appears to use guns illegally and commit fraud by lying about that, over and over. Actually, that may well be a sign of mental illness as well... perhaps his bone lead level should be tested too.

I again see the connection to lead

I think you are basically right, but wonder what qualifies a person to own a gun. For example, based on recent research no body that is lead poisoned should be allowed to own or handle a gun, and should instead be medicated to control their violent behavior. That is a lifelong condition - so that should be a lifelong ban. If we can insure people who are mentally ill, including lead poisoned, are not allowed to have guns, and are medicated, then we will have a much safer society. BTW, the District of Columbia has one of the highest lead poisoning incidents rates in America (.pdf file), explaining the high level of violence there. Sometimes, the answers are more easy to find than expected, but the solutions are so much more complex than society may like. Start at the bones (where the lead is stored) and work out.

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In Cleveland, 2 or 3 vs. 10,000s

The bottom line is that in Cleveland alone 10,000s of children a year are lead poisoned. How many children are shot in the head? 2 or 3? Seems lead poisoning is a bigger issue. So, in comparison, shoot away with guns, but deal with lead poisoning.

What are the causes of mental illness?

I know lead poisoning causes ADHD and other mental illness... connected to Alzheimer's and Autism... connection with Schizophrenia. Man has caused other mental illnessses with other substances. I don't know of mental illnesses caused by life in real nature. I believe mental illnesses are all manmade. What is your theory? What makes people mentally ill? What causes human violence on humans (and other life forms)? No need for guns for that. Hence, to me guns are a minor issue, although in the hands of the mentally ill so fatal. RIP Masumi and John.

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