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We can have better health care--if we try

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Fri, 07/24/2009 - 06:41.

Providing health care for all is a complicated situation. An area that needs much more discussion and advocacy is how well people take care of themselves. An old housemate of mine, Jeremiah Sable, is a primary care physician in another state. He entered the field enthusiastic to bring good health care to poor people. And he grew skeptical over time. He told me, "Even though they are told by their doctor how to become healthier many people do not change their ways and grow unhealthier." 

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According to the unnamed, our future is in their hands

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Thu, 03/19/2009 - 13:12.

Who imploded the economy? Many critics point to a crucial role played by traders of exotic unregulated financial instruments which are understood by few people. Currently most of these traders at American Insurance Group remain unnamed while receiving bonuses for “safely” dismantling an investment system turned doomsday machine which happens to hold the fate of the world’s financial system.

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Ed Hauser: investigator MC

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 23:54.

Ed Hauser was a marathon master of ceremonies who composed his strategies and tactics like a popular big band leader. He used stanzas of law: our rights, motivating us to attend his Citizen’s Vision preservation and improvement events. These “concerts” were held at government public hearings and protest rallies.

May 19: Big 75th Anniversary Party at East Cleveland’s Coit Rd Market

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Thu, 05/17/2007 - 23:31.

Coit Rd Farmers Market photo by Jerry Mann

To sweet Old Time tunes an interesting cross section of the Northeast Ohio alternative farming and energy communities will be represented at the 75th Anniversary of Coit Road Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 19th 8am – 4pm. Also, a community garden on property owned by the market across Coit Rd. will be inaugurated.

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Tech bible InfoWorld folds print into Web only publishing

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Mon, 04/02/2007 - 12:56.

InfoWorld, the 29 year-old information technology bible has printed its 1,384th and last issue. "We're folding our print publication and focusing solely on the Web" states the 04/02/07 printed issue that arrived in the mail this morning.

Wana see my 45?

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Sun, 03/25/2007 - 21:26.

At about 5:30 p.m. this evening I walked south bound on the Coventry Road sidewalk in front of City Buddha and two young teenage boys walked by me headed north. The shorter of the two stopped and pulled what looked like a pistol handle from his pocket and said, "wana see my 45?" The taller boy laughed.

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When is a blogger a journalist?

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 13:12.

From  Bill Cohen-Kiraly on Cleveland Web SIG Yahoo Group - I don't know anything about the case in question but find the question this columnist raises about who is a journalist and who is not intriging and worrisome. In an age when publishing, and through podcasts now, broadcasting, are increasingly in the hands of the people and the amateurs, who should be covered under some of the special privileges we give to journalists?