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TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 11:32.

Time to say goodbye. Time to say goodbye to the poisonous politics of greed. Time to say goodbye to our bought-out politics. Time to say goodbye to people as Sam Miller and his type of cynical use of our politics. Forest City Enterprises executives now call for “an open process” when the decision on the Medical Mart and convention center don’t go its way. What a sick laugh. Just the audacity of the behind-the-scenes manipulators asking for the light of public sunshine is shocking. Forest City’s Sam Miller and Al Ratner have run the string out.

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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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debra sheperd, Tremont West Development Corporation - reply by guy templeton black and yogi with help

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 02:52.
dear debra, we need you - i beg you don't stop your activisim-
as a twdc board canidate and community activist-
for about 40 years - i promise you a full investigation-
"the glass is half full - not half empty-"
"life is a mystrey to be lived not a problem to be solved&
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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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CRY FOR CLEVELAND OR HAVE I ASKED THAT BEFORE

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 01/07/2009 - 13:47.

In the 1990s, Cleveland had a rather highly educated City Council. I can’t remember the number but the percentage of lawyers among the 21 members was high. Cleveland also had an intelligent, crafty and feisty Mayor in Michael White. Today, City Council appears – with a few exceptions – to be inept and even farcical. Mayor Frank Jackson may be steady but one wouldn’t call him artful or exciting. Does it make any difference? Here is an example where it definitely didn’t.

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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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REAL CLEVELAND IN WINTER

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 04:28.

Here is the Winter Reality for those of us under the superstructure of the reinforced concrete bridge.

Color      brilliant   detail

On hard concrete surfaces  cold InFRASTRUCTURE

Illegal

which we made REAL

in winter 

in Cleevland 

tell me it's rong 

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ANYONE CONSIDER THEMSELVES CITIZENS OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY?

Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 22:40.

  Are there any citizens left in Cuyahoga County. I mean real CITIZENS.  If there are, please show some civic responsibility. Please raise your voices.

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COLOR OTHER THAN CLEVELAND - PINK

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 12/09/2008 - 20:44.

pink flamingos bonaire

Cargill salt ponds, Bonaire

Let's not forget that what we see here in NEO isn't what most people see - these flamingos have their heads under water pecking for brine shrimp - to keep their feathers pink.

There is a world much sunnier, much bigger than Cleveland out there!

This positive, upbeat viewpoint is dedicated to Frank Giglio who lost his house today.

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TREMONT SOCIAL CAPITAL

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/07/2008 - 17:54.

frank giglio tremont cleveland

This morning two of my friends and I bumped into Frank Giglio in front of his home on West 14th Street, in Tremont (Cleveland), Ohio. Mr. Giglio pulled up along the sidewalk in his car while we were walking by (with Tucker, the dog). Mr. Giglio had a cup of hot coffee balanced in his lap below the steering wheel, and through the open car window I could see the steam rising up out of the half consumed coffee cup as we spoke. I felt kind of bad realizing that any conversation we had was going to result in that second half of the Sunday morning coffee being cold.

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World versus Frank

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 00:06.

Apparently, Frank Giglio's house in Tremont was demolished today. So much for sharing and caring and community and holiday spirit in NEO.

Ed Hauser Memorial Header: Trisha's Place

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/23/2008 - 02:45.
Ed Hauser Memorial Header: Trisha's Place

There was a special time in my life when Ed and I worked together, developing REALNEO. We worked in the Caxton and spent lots of time at our favorite Cleveland cafe, AJ Rocco's, on the ground floor. AJs is also where Ed held the screening party for "Citizen Hauser", and it was one of the first places I went to connect with Ed's spirit, after he passed on. This is a memorial pan from the day after Ed died.

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REALNEO fonts and colors

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Sun, 11/23/2008 - 00:07.

I've been messing around with some ideas for a favicon for REALNEO -- the little icon that shows up next to the URL in your browser, or when you bookmark the site, etc. Don't know about anyone else, but I'd really like to see REALNEO with its own icon instead of the standard Drupal raindrop.

I haven't gotten far yet, but I do believe I've hunted down the two fonts used in the logo, (heretofore a mystery, as far as I can tell.)

An old logo I found:

realneo logo

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NOTHING LIKE HONORING THE BOSS, ESPECIALLY IF HE'S THE GOVERONOR

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 11/18/2008 - 15:36.

Happened to look at Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher’s official site and it made me wonder why Peggy Zone Fisher’s profile and photo are linked there. Did we elect Lee’s wife, too? I don’t think so. That made me think a bit more after I was told some rather high-faulting ticket prices were being asked for the annual fund-raising dinner for Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. So I look at the Diversity Center and learn its director is none other than Peggy Zone Fisher. Guess who’s the Diversity honoree of the year? Now, come on, think. Well, Lt. Gov.

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GEODESIC DOMES (& TANKS!) FOR HUMANS – EFFICIENT OR FARCE?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 16:32.

horton sphere poughkeepsie gas surge tank pressure vessel riveted steel geodesic dome puzzle

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VOINOVICH'S SOCIALISM MEANS FAVORS TO RICH

Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 19:26.

How disgusting and vile are the charges from Sen. George Voinovich that Sen. Barack Obama is a “Socialist.” It tells me that Voinovich would be a staunch McCarthyism advocate if this were the 1950s. What's so ironic and laughable is the Voinovich record of being a Socialist mayor to the Rich of Cleveland. His record is replete with massive give-aways to Cleveland corporate interest. It isn’t for nothing that he once bragged to the New York Times that he loved “Fat Cats,” meaning wealthy corporate types.

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Montel needs baseball

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 07:47.

 

A Timely Read: Casino Impact on Midtown, Ed Morrison Oct 2006

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 00:33.

An excellent report, "Casino Impact on Midtown" by Ed Morrison on the economic impact of a casino in the Midtown area.

Timely and relevant information to clearly understand the ramifications of Issue 6, which promotes a future downtown casino as a workfarce development and job creation effort by the City of Cleveland. Issue 6 has now been approved to be placed on the Nov ballot.

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