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A Glimpse into Drupal's Open Source Process

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 20:37.

Drupal is free and open-source software. Anybody can download, use, modify, repackage, and redistribute it (event at a price,) freely. Open source is not only key to its distribution but also its development, culture, and very nature.

"BY A CONTINUOUS PROCESS OF INFLATION, GOVERMENTS CAN CONFISCATE SECRETLY AND UNOBSERVED,

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 03/05/2009 - 15:31.

"BY A CONTINUOUS PROCESS OF INFLATION, GOVERMENTS CAN CONFISCATE SECRETLY AND UNOBSERVED, AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE WEALTH OF THEIR CITIZENS. THE PROCESS ENGAGES ALL THE HIDDEN FORCES OF ECONOMIC LAW ON THE SIDE OF DESTRUCTION, AND DOES IT IN SUCH A MANNER WHICH NOT ONE IN A MILLION IS ABLE TO DIAGNOSE." JOHN MAYNORD KEYES, ECONOMIST CENTRAL BANK OF ENGLAND

"SOCIETY SETS UP THE CRIMES AND THE CITIZENS COMMIT THE CRIMES."-CHINESE PROVERB

 

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Council passes resolution encouraging parties to expedite Medical Mart & Convention Center Facility Project on Mall site.

Submitted by briancummins on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 01:31.

-- AND --

In search of a Medical Mart mathmatical formula…
…and more details!

See full post at Brewed Fresh Daily here.

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stoking the fire in the sugar house

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 02/28/2009 - 21:17.
stoking the fire in the sugar house

more wood in the stove

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COAST GUARD STATION - STILL AWAITING RE-USE

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 17:11.

cleveland cuyahoga coast guard station whiskey island

One sign that Clevehoga is frozen - all year long - is the vacant Coast Guard Station. 

A spectacular location, a spectacular building.  

But no ideas for re-use, and no effort to stabilize the deterioration.

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Charles Chestnutt

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 00:49.

You may not be familiar with Charles Chestnutt, but he was a Cleveland writer who first broke the color line with his popular novel, House Behind the Cedars.  

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PRES. WASSERMAN'S YELLOW TIE & MORAL COMPASS: NO REPLY RE PUBLIC MEETINGS - vote NO on Issue 108 DROP ANCHOR ON PORT!

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Mon, 02/23/2009 - 17:28.

adam wasserman president cleveland cuyahoga port authority public meeting 2.23.09

At Realneo we have celebrated the legislative passing of the Hauser Amendment. 

 

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BILLIONS IN PUBLIC INVESTMENT, NO PAYOFF

Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 18:03.

So you may think that investing in a medical mart is something Cleveland just has to do. That’s what they said about so many things that I’m not going to list here but you know the money that’s been expended on downtown this and that over the last 20 years in Cleveland. Cleveland wasn’t alone. Other cities did the same. Now here’s a study of the same kind of “investments” made in St. Louis and how much it has helped that city. How many jobs, how much economic activity did it produce? Who actually benefited from the public give-away of our money?

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PAST OFTEN HIDDEN FROM US ON PURPOSE

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 14:08.

During the first anti-trust trial between the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. (CEI), I walked up to the company’s former chairman Elmer Lindseth. He had been attending the trial as a spectator. I asked the 78-year old retired executive if he ever had expected to see the day that the corporate leaders of CEI would ever be brought into a court of law by the city. He hesitated to answer. I asked him if maybe he didn’t want to respond. He smiled and said, “The times are different and things change.” Things do change.

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HAIL CANNON

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 19:31.

hail cannon newton fabrication tulare ag expo show

Last week I attended the World Ag Expo held in Tulare, California.   I make it a point to attend exhibitions which challenge my legacy mind.   Although I grew up on a farm,  much has changed with the advent of Cesar Chavez and digital equipment engineering and GIS farming.

So I thought it would be an eye opener to visit the Ag Expo with my brother to learn more about modern agricultural equipment.

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The MedCon Plan and Planners were a Disgrace, the Process was Broken... what if anything has changed?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/16/2009 - 19:26.

 

The last time I saw “Citizen” Ed Hauser alive was at the October 8, 2008, Cuyahoga County Commissioners' public hearing on the proposed Medical Mart and Convention Center, aka MedCon.

Ed was as furious as I can ever remember seeing him, as he shouted "the process is broken".

Ed was so right.

NEXT BIG ROBBERY - TAKING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY DOWN

Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 02/14/2009 - 19:00.

With the looting of billions, no trillions of dollars from the U. S. Treasury for incompetent bankers, automakers and others the elite are turning to the only reservoir of more trillions to steal. Who better than William Greider to sound the alarm, as he does so well in The Nation this week.

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TURNABOUT IS NOT FAIR PLAY HERE

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 02/11/2009 - 17:48.

As I’m writing these days about the underhanded suppression of Cleveland’s electric system by the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., it appears that some of the same shameful acts are now pursued on the part of the city’s electric system against public reaction to the building of a coal powered facility. Bill Callahan in his blog, Callahan’s Cleveland Diary (http://www.callahansclevelanddiary.com/?p=772)tells us about it. The issue also is detailed here also in the Ohio Citizen Action report (http://www.ohiocitizen.org/campaigns/coal/saxbe/saxbe.html).

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TIM HAGAN - CUYAHOGA COUNTY CRYBABY

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 12:13.

Prima donna Tim Hagan cries the Plain Dealer is “cynical.” Tim, the PD has been propping you up for 30 years. You an arrogant, lazy excuse for a leader. You’ve been given the best press a big mouth with little record has ever been given. You don’t know how lucky you have been. With Brent Larkin leaving the Plain Dealer editorial boss position some reporter might start telling the truth about a guy who talks and talks but does little. “They’re cynical about everything we are trying to do here,” Hagan moaned about the news media and PD.

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MART SITE DOESN'T ANSWER - SHOULD THERE BE ONE

Submitted by Roldo on Sun, 02/01/2009 - 13:08.

Steve Litt provides a good look at the mall site as the proper one for a medical mart and convention center in today’s Plain Dealer. http://blog.cleveland.com/architecture/2009/01/chosen_medical_mart_site_... It’s a good argument for where the project should be. However, it doesn’t address really – as no one has - whether we need this project or whether it is worth the price it will cost.

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WOLSTEIN & CLEVELAND'S LONG WINTER OF DISCONTENT

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 01/22/2009 - 11:17.

It’s an untidy and greedy free for all. Grab while you can. If you can. So why shouldn’t Scott Wolstein – whose grandiose Flats development has hit a frigid stall despite huge promised public subsidies – enter the messed up deal on the medical mart and convention center issue. Confusion may be the mark of bad planning, poor communications and lack of leadership and, quite frankly, an economy in a seemingly permanent dump. However, chaos seems to suit our so-called Leadership.

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dogs in my life and Merle's Door - best dog book so far

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 09:56.

Dogs have always been in my life. As a child, my first dog was one who had been slipped under the fence by our Japanese neighbors on the base where my family lived in Nagoya, Japan. Dozo came back to the states with us on the big ship and was my best buddy, standing between me and the street in our neighborhoods and following me everywhere. He died when I was in first grade (my father always had a way of keeping these details from me so I don't know exactly how he died).

 Susan and Dozo with geranium Tallahassee, Florida 1959

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Tiffany & Co. Blue Cardboard Box ...eBay Listing Removed: Trademark Violation - Unauthorized Item

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 00:13.

 

I was selling a Tiffany & Co. blue gift box on eBay yesterday -- until I got the message I have included below.

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EMPTY SEATS ALL YEAR

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/02/2009 - 00:48.
EMPTY SEATS ALL YEAR
 
Every day every taxpayer in Cuyahoga County buys a piece of every empty seat. 
 
Of course, with our economy, we can afford it. empty seats browns stadium cleveland
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HERE ARE CONVENTION AND MEETING SPACES AVAILABLE NOW

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 01/01/2009 - 16:59.

Just as a reminder that there is plenty of room for meetings without a new convention center. Why doesn’t Cleveland Positively sell out of these venues? Quoting from a Cleveland Crain’s Business listings here are convention and meeting spaces available in Cleveland and its near suburbs. Lest we forget in order to build another structure for the Forest City Gang: - Cleveland Convention Center – 124,067 square feet of meeting space. - I-X Center – 101,045 square feet. - Playhouse Square Center – 90,000 square feet.

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THE MESSAGE IS IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 13:31.
THE MESSAGE IS IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

dream mural woodhill clevelandIn my travels around Cleveland and elsewhere I realized that one of the landscape features in which I am most interested are the “markings” made on the environment. I don’t have the articulate smell of a dog – nosing around for that intense spot where a prior dog had lifted their leg. Rather it is my eyes that are influenced by the nuanced messages scattered about.

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WHO NUKED TREMONTER (Story reported on Realneo 2008)

Submitted by jerleen1 on Sun, 12/21/2008 - 22:52.

BREAKING NEWS!!! WHO NUKED TREMONTER?

WHICH ONE OF THE USUAL SUSPECTS WILL GET THE BLAME?

HENRY, DEBRA, JERLEEN OR DID CAPTAIN CODE ENFORCER PULL ONE LAST PLUG?

BETTER YET, DID ANYBODY GET A GLIMPSE OF SANTA AND THE BAG OF LOOT OR WAS SAMUEL AND HIS JOHN DEERE  LURKING ABOUT?

Folks, the much enjoyed Tremonter closed it's blog site for good this evening.  Some say the truth hurts and others say the truth sets you free.

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ENERGY IN FOUR FORMS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 23:30.
2816 canadian pacific steam train alberta wind turbines
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HAUSER DIED FOR LACK OF HEALTH INSURANCE

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 11:47.

Ed Hauser’s death was a tragedy that didn’t have to happen. It was a death that should not have happened. In many other countries, it would not have happened. The circumstances of his death may be the reason many more will die today and tomorrow. Ed died because America doesn’t have the decency to protect its own citizens with the health care that’s basic in all other industrial societies. The American aversion to universal health care is killing people by neglect. It must be corrected. Ed didn’t have health insurance.

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