Knowledge Management

Citizen Dashboard Killer Ap Proposal: Reinvent Journalism in Real NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 16:55.

Lou Pumphrey in uniform carrying Flag of Peace in 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade

I was surprised to see a letter to the editor printed and on-line in the Sunday, March 22, 2009, Cleveland Plain Dealer - "A flag of peace is found out of order at the St. Patrick's Day parade", by Lou Pumphrey. It starts: "Being half-Irish (on me mudder's side), off work on St. Patrick's Day and knowing the day would be sunny and warm, I vaguely considered donning my 41-year-old U.S. Army dress uniform and joining the St. Paddy's Day parade downtown, carrying my flag." But there was no accompanying picture of Lou or the Flag of Peace.

In the print edition, there was a file photo of a parade, but it was hardly relevant.

Why is this man smiling?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 03/14/2009 - 15:37.

Today, I was fortunate to hear Sandor Katz discuss microorganisms and understanding how communities can determine our overall health.  Sudhir, Jenita, Frank G. and many more were in attendance today, so you will hear many reports.

As 32 Cuyahoga County mayors endorse Peter Lawson Jones for commissioner, PD Plays Race Card

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 07:21.

I've been waiting to see how the Cleveland Plain Dealer is going to attempt to escape the shame of having endorsed for Cuyahoga County commissioner the highly unqualified and now under fire Bay Village mayor Debbie Sutherland, before she even debated the highly qualified and well respected incumbent, Peter Lawson Jones. Sutherland lost her first debate... and she lost her second debate... and, I understand, she lost four debates against Jones organized by the League of Women Voters for high school children... and she will lose the City Club debate (for Sutherland, losing has meant being obviously unprepared, unqualified, flustered, angry, embarrassed and even booed, in past cases). There was no excuse for the PD endorsing Sutherland, and now they must report 32 Cuyahoga County mayors endorse Peter Lawson Jones for commissioner. The PD editors are surely embarrassed over Sutherland, by now, so they are certainly looking for excuses, including attempting to make the race about race. I expect we'll see lots of this racist behavior in the coming months, years, and decades, in various death spirals, as the last generations of real American racists die away.

Library of the Day: Cleveland Heights Lee Road Branch, Reinvented by Studio Techne

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 19:24.
Library of the Day: Cleveland Heights Lee Road Branch, Reinvented by Studio Techne

I've used the Cleveland Heights library on Lee Road since the 1970s, and can say with confidence the recent Studio Techne reinvention of this facility transformed the space, site, and surrounding neighborhood for the better. Featuring a dramatic, high-art bridge over Lee Road, and two reused buildings - one signficantly modernized - with crisp, fitting site improvements, this is one of the best library facilities and urban redevelopments in Northeast Ohio.

 

REALNEO Conference Room

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 07/13/2008 - 22:36.
REALNEO Conference Room

REALNEO team meeting and fun and games at  HQ, in Shaker Heights, July 11, 2008...other than insane mosquito infestations this year, it's been a great Summer for backyard planning...

Congratulations to Shaw's 'Best Band In The World'

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/04/2008 - 09:06.

When people wonder what is the value of a local daily newspaper, I must point to the story of Shaw High School Band, which was invited to China to perform but could not afford to do that. The Plain Dealer article "Bang a Drum, Proudly", by Connie Schulz, raised enough attention and funding to get them there, from where they just returned in triumph (nicely covered in the PD here, today)... a $500,000 whirlwind phenomenon all occurring in less than 6 months!

The Big Switch

From the author of The Big Switch, Nicholas Carr:
"The time of Gates and the other great software programmers who wrote the code of the PC age has come to an end.  The future of computing belongs to the new utilitarians."

DANCE VIDEO OF THE DAY - LINEAR MOTOR

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 03/04/2008 - 19:23.

Here is a dance video which NEO should watch and understand - and understand how to program.

A dance that union workers, and all workers, need to learn. 

POLLING HUMAN FACES FOR METRICS OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT - SATURDAY NIGHT OUT WITH THE DOGS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 01/27/2008 - 12:03.

Everywhere we go, everyone we meet, we look at faces to form an opinion about the feelings behind everyone’s phrenology.   

THE REAL CLEVELAND - STREET CONVERSATIONS WITH REZA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/04/2008 - 18:16.
Post in progress,  need to upload images from one computer and do Word on another.  to be finished soon...It's Wednesday Jan 9, and I still haven't been able to edit my final draft of this pc. Patience please,  will get final soon...thanks

CARL POPE SEEKS "THE MIND OF CLEVELAND"

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/30/2007 - 15:00.

 

Carl Pope is in Cleveland and on December 4, 2007 I heard him present his  (second to last of ten public presentations)   “mind of Cleveland” “bill board public art”  project at Cleveland State University’s (CSU) Levin College forum.

PUTITONTHEBALLOT - CUYAHOGA COUNTY - WHERE'S YOUR SALES TAX MONEY NOW?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/13/2007 - 16:41.


Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has been collecting a quarter percent more sales and use tax for almost 3 months now - since October 1, 2007.   Projected by Commissioners Tim Hagan and Jimmy Dimora at about one million per week, that extrapolates to about 11 million in the County coffers from the added sales tax.

I accompanied Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed, (center with clip board above) a number of times as he collected signatures in order to allow a County wide referendum vote to determine if the voters would support such a tax.

ROLDO BARTIMOLE ON BREWED FRESH DAILY - POSITIVELY CLEVELAND + PLUS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/13/2007 - 15:06.


BREWED FRESH DAILY HAS A THREAD which carries  a discussion which I believe it is important for everyone in NEO to read.  The thread is especially important now that the City of Cleveland is looking desperately for immediate cash-back from the taxpayers’ UDAG loans. 

TOWER CITY CENTER ADVERTIZING WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION ON THE RTA?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 13:38.

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This post is a response to the RTA public informantion officer, Mr. Masek, and Anonymous (who seems to be responding for Mr. Masek also) here over on Tim Ferris' blog __________________________________________________________________

WHY AMTRAK IS NEVER ON TIME – HAVEN’T YOU HEARD ARLO? IT’S INTENTIONAL, STUPID!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 14:58.

CHAPTER ONE Recently, when I spoke with a conductor on the Albany-Boston Amtrak coach, he told me that he had been working on that run for the last four years and the train had NEVER arrived on time.  Consistent with his experience, we arrived an hour late.

 

FOUR YEARS!?  Well, right off the bat you’ve gotta find that that is intentional. 

 

So why? What seems to be going on?

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BUY PROPAGANDA POSTERS TO SPIN BREUER DEMOLITION

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 12:43.

POST NO BILLS: The County Commissioners are using our tax money in a blatant and hypocritical propaganda campaign intended to sway public opinion after their vote to demolish the Breuer Tower.

Buster Busting down barriers to justice at Justice Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 23:42.

I can understand why Jeff put up the sunny, happy sunflower header, on such a glum day, as I'm sure we'd all love a lift... but the reason we are feeling glum is not the weather or lack of flowers but the injustices we see all around us. My replacement header is not intended to cheer people up but to cheer on injustice-buster Buster in his pursuit of liberty and freedom to take pictures in public places and justice for all.