Economy

Book Talk: Jihad Next Door

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:55.

Who will "apply breaks" during U.S. default

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Sat, 07/23/2011 - 22:05.

Folks, this might be a very special week, starting Monday July 25th, 2011.

Many say that we, as a civilization, are looking into the depths of a coming deep depression brought on by an actual default of the U.S. Federal government.  Even just the simple continuing disagreement between the right-controlled U.S. House and the ever-so-centering President Obama about what to do into the next week could prompt a falling investment bond rating.

From what I've been reading, a falling bond rating for the U.S. is a falling financial rating for every borrower in the U.S.

( categories: )

Who will "apply breaks" during U.S. default

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Sat, 07/23/2011 - 22:05.

Folks, this might be a very special week, starting Monday July 25th, 2011.

Many say that we, as a civilization, are looking into the depths of a coming deep depression brought on by an actual default of the U.S. Federal government.  Even just the continuing disagreement between the right-controlled U.S. House and the ever-so-centering President Obama about what to do into the next week could prompt a falling investment bond rating.

From what I've been reading, a falling bond rating for the U.S. is a falling financial rating for every borrower in the U.S.

( categories: )

Dates of upcoming O.D.O.T. Question & Answer meetings

Submitted by Oldroser on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 02:57.

Since I had only one day notice of the meeting, I complained and found that other people had had earlier notices and Sammy Catania had provided Henry Senyak with a list of dates. I suggested they be put in the newsletter. Well, the date it has to go to the printer doesn't allow for that. Well, print the whole list! Fortunately, the helpful Public Information Officer sent me the list, and here it is! I hope in the future to not be the only one raising questions/from the board.

Clinton Years American Dream Reversed artwork by Ray Tapajna

Submitted by tapsearcher on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 20:58.
Clinton Years American Dream Reversed artwork by Ray Tapajna

This artwork, part of Ray Tapajna's Art that Talks series, is a marker for history and future generations to know how the American Dream was Reversed by President Clinton who passed the free trade programs designed by the elder President Bush.  His son, President Bush, the second, hid the economic mess behind his shock and awe pre-emptive wars. President Obama followed and bailed out those who were responsible for the free trade economic failure.

( categories: )

INNERBELT SAGA Post 7

Submitted by Oldroser on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 23:23.

W. 14th going toward Abbey,

my rowhouse on other side of fence

at right, exit ramp from I-90 West on left.

City of Cleveland Apple Orchard: VOTE to bring it HERE!

Submitted by ClevelandCreatives on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 09:32.

THE COMMUNITY NEEDS YOUR VOTE!
 
JOIN US IN OUR EFFORT TO BE NUMBER 1 AND WIN AN ORCHARD THROUGH A COLLABORATION BETWEEN EDY’S FRUIT BARS AND THE FRUIT TREE PLANTING FOUNDATION.
 
CUDELL IMPROVEMENT, INC FOUND THE PERFECT LOCATION WHERE THE ORCHARD WILL BE; RIGHT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CUDELL/EDGEWATER NEIGHBORHOOD AT 8611 DETROIT AVENUE. IT’S EXCITING!  WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE TOP 10 FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY!!!
HERE IS HOW YOU DO IT:

I have an unbelievably concept that goes like this

Submitted by cece on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 21:53.

I have an unbelievably concept that goes like this.

The Moncler clothing name carries a abundant history

Submitted by cece on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 21:52.

The Moncler clothing name carries a abundant history getting 1st china travel been developed in 1952 near to Grenoble in France.

Not all Tiffany knockoffs are developed equal

Submitted by cece on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 21:51.

Not all Tiffany knockoffs are developed equal. It's crucial that you just know moncler vests what the variance in between silver, silver plated, and sterling silver. These significant variations will create a unique disparity within your worth and brilliant moncler coats inside the diamond jewelry you are purchasing.

When searching for just about any treat for that just one specific man

Submitted by cece on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 21:48.

When searching for just about any treat for that just one specific man, you can't go pandora spacers beads incorrect owning a Mens Gold Watches.

realNEO Props to Max Eternity - What Is Art? MaxEternity.com: The Good Life Made Simple

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 02:06.

I'm always happy to hear from eternal real NEO activist Max Eternity and see his fascinating work - whether his art or his commentary on the art or others, Max Eternity is unique... and is always exploring "What is Art"?

What Is Art is a new podcast series that I'm making available on Youtube.  In this first installment, I critique a rather peculiar doll I stumbled across on the sidewalk, while on a trip back from a nearby grocery store.

The Most Rewarding Credit Card? It Depends

Submitted by zbylove on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 21:08.

The Most Rewarding Credit Card? It Depends By TIM WINSHIP, Smarter Travel May 12, 2011— In Capital One's seemingly omnipresent ad campaign, viewers are asked, What's in your wallet? A better question for consumers, however, would be, What do you want from what's in your wallet? Because while there are cards catering to every need, if not every want, there's no single card that delivers it all.

( categories: )

The Other Night I Remembered A Dream - And I Never Remember Dreams. This Was Serious... I was stabbed in the back!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 07:00.

Clara Roulet at 1 minute old

The Other Night I Remembered A Dream - And I Never Remember Dreams. This Was Serious.

Evelyn and I were sitting in the foyer of our home talking, at night, when gunmen in black masks suddenly rushed through our front door. We dove to the ground and lay there wondering what would happen. Suddenly there was a nine millimeter pushing forcefully against my forehead.

Then, I felt a numbing pain in my back and I could feel something was sucking the life out of my spine - and thank God I awoke.

Now I have been stabbed in the back so many times by so many people in Cleveland it is made of steel. I'm in the middle of showdowns with liars and cheaters all over town and the country - no big deal. No - this was near and dear. Big surprise to find out the chairman of realNEO Jeff Buster has been in hyper-back-stab mode and trying to destroy My realNEO. Your realNEO!

I'm Proud of My Wife and My realNEO for Educating Over 200,000 People About Healthier, Happier Childbirth... to-date

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 04:34.

I'm Proud of My Wife and My realNEO for Educating Over 200,000 People About Healthier, Happier Childbirth, to-date... and the traffic is increasing with time. While most of the traffic has been direct to YouTube, I never would have bothered to save a clip or post it if I wasn't active with realNEO. realNEO equipped and incented me to share this moment, like I have shared so much in life here.

And Clara's birth will be here, on realNEO, forever.... and has been viewed 1,000s of times here, alone, in a year.

Most interesting, if you view the charts below, from YouTube Insight, this video is especially popular in the Middle-East and Asia (outside the USA) - its relative popularity by top country is in the following order:

IntraCom/UCANX Update: GROHIO Sprouting - States of Emergencies - On the road again - BTWs

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 05:22.

IntraCom/UCANX Update: GROHIO Sprouting - States of Emergencies - On the road again - BTWs

  1. Ohio-based Board members have spent lots of time this week meeting and discussing options for development of the cannabis industries in Ohio - dozens of emails a day - and we have made various outreaches in our own ways. We'll compile a report for the board.

    In brief, while we agree Ohio is a perfect place to base the hemp industries, and it looks the same for MMJ, assuming Lewis' campaign is successful, the politics of Northeast Ohio have been and still are so corrupt, corrupting so much here, we are not confident leaders here will make good decisions. We have certainly not thrown in the towel - we have been focused on Cuyahoga County, VC-types, and the broader community... which is very receptive. Next week, we will expand our focus away from Northeast Ohio, to a broader state-wide exploration.

    Feel free to start reaching out in your states as well, as I can't guarantee Ohio leadership will make the right decisions, and we need to be prepared for serious action ahead.

Dear President Obama, I Don't Know Where You Are From, But In America The Earth Is Round, And Hemp Grows Here by God!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 05:21.

The field of ESTA-1 variety hemp, showing the relatively weed free ground below the plants.
The field of ESTA-1 variety hemp, showing the relatively weed free ground below the plants.
Ontario, CANADA's Renfrew County - the farm of John and Rae Ann Briscoe - Harvest 2006

Dear President Obama,

I'll be brief, here. The Environmental Protection Agency has further correspondence from me regarding government incompetency in Northeast Ohio, you may want to investigate.

Today, I am writing out of concern for your apparent lack of familiarity with basic science and technology. I don't know where you are from, but in America the Earth is round, and hemp grows here by God! You have scientists in your employ who will confirm that, and that hemp may easily be grown by American farmers without setting off a wave of reefer madness.

Your Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, may confirm modern information technology enables monitoring of just about anything and everything on Earth, down to the nanoscale, including big fat hemp plants, so there is adequate technology in existence today to guard hemp crops against drug dealers more incompetent than DEA agents, who may mistake hemp for marijuana, or who are moronic enough to commingle the two.

Journalism That Matters: realNEO Optimizes IT For All - Create Or Die!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 05:21.

realNEO Matters - April 2011 web statistics versus primary economic development portals in Northeast Ohio
realNEO Matters - April 2011 web statistics of primary economic development portals in Northeast Ohio

Since the 1990s, my personal professional mission has been "To Optimize Information Technology for All".

I've helped the world's greatest organizations optimize IT for all their stakeholders, as a consultant working around the globe, and I am enabling Ohio and the world to optimize IT for all citizens, as an information technology innovator in my home of Northeast Ohio. One important expression of my mission to optimize IT for all is realNEO.US - Regional Economic Action Links for North East Ohio - which I founded in 2004, moved into the dysfunctional but living Real Coop co-operative owned structure a few years later, and have since used to transform the information, technology, insight and action of the people of the world interested in Northeast Ohio, and the world.

I recently received an email from Bill Densmore, co-director of Journalism That Matters, inviting me to "Create or Die 2", offering a nice global opportunity to share the realNEO story more broadly. Journalism That Matters is "an evolving collaboration of individuals supporting the pioneers who are shaping the emerging news and information ecosystem" - Create or Die 2 is about "Disrupting the Status Quo with Journalism Innovation and Entrepreneurship" - and I can't imagine initiatives that fit better with realNEO and my mission.

INNERBELT SAGA Post 3

Submitted by Oldroser on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 04:09.

INNERBELT SAGA

W. 14th going toward Abbey, my rowhouse on other side of fence at right, exit ramp from I-90 West on left.

 

 

 

Downtown Cleveland Is Moving

Submitted by ClevelandCreatives on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 19:19.

I hope this inspires you as it did myself regarding the evolution and growth of our city, Cleveland.

May 18, 2011 IntraCom UCANX Board Update: Vote Hemp - Finding Roots - Board Building - Energy Building

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 05:21.

Vote Hemp President Eric Steenstra, Ron Paul and Vote Hemp lobbyist Ben Droz pose for the record on new hemp farming bill.
Vote Hemp President Eric Steenstra, Ron Paul and Vote Hemp lobbyist Ben Droz pose for the record on new hemp farming bill.

May 18, 2011 IntraCom UCANX Board Update: Vote Hemp - Finding Roots - Board Building - Energy Building

A few updates to the board, in brief.

1. Vote Hemp

Congratulations to everyone involved with the successful efforts of the Hemp Industry Association and Vote Hemp supporting the introduction of the "The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011, To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude hemp from the definition of marijuana, and for other purposes", signed by its sponsor, US House Representative of the 14th District of Texas Ron Paul, around 1 PM, May 11, 2011, and introduced to the US House of Representatives to be enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 112th US Congress.

As I posted on realNEO, last Wednesday:

My Advice to Kasich: mobilize Ohio Attorney General, police and the National Guard to develop Cannabis Economy in Ohio FIRST!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 04:40.

A Profound Moment for American Marijuana

Photo by David Sygall

The spring of 2011 has brought tension to the air for everyone involved with cannabis in the United States. Federal authorities have unleashed a coordinated attack on political efforts to tax marijuana and they have made war on medical marijuana programs. This has been matched by additional states changing local laws, putting more skin into the game than ever.

The bets are now in for the biggest cannabis policy showdown in our generation – right in Washington DC. The Schedule I status of marijuana in the federal Controlled Substances Act will either be re-affirmed or changed, likely over the next 24 months.

Marijuana prohibition has become the most refined and serious states’ rights issue of the 21st Century.  Millions of Americans are now participating in a multi-billion dollar medical cannabis economy.

Congressional Research Report "Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity" Concludes that America Should Grow Hemp

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 05:21.

Hemp Industries Product Chart

In December, 2010, a Congressional Research Study on Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity was released, finding: "Some estimate that the global market for hemp consists of more than 25,000 products. It can be grown as a fiber, seed, or other dual-purpose crop. The Industrial Hemp Farming Act would amend Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(16)) to specify that the term “marijuana” does not include industrial hemp, which the bill would define based on its content of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana’s primary psychoactive chemical. Such a change could remove low-THC hemp from being covered by the CSA as a controlled substance and subject to DEA regulation, thus allowing for industrial hemp to be grown and processed under some state laws. This legislation, or other legislation related to hemp cultivation, could be introduced in the 112th Congress."

Since this Congressional Research Report came out, just this past December, 2010, Ron Paul has introduced "The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011, To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes", as I reported on realNEO: