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1948 Cleveland Indians World Series against the Boston Braves - last time Tribe has won

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:55.


















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WKSU's Andy Chow repeating Ohio's "clean coal" Buckeye Institute industry propaganda

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:43.

With the internet it is easy to stream radio stations from around the country and around the globe.    This morning I listened to Kent State's Wksu broadcast a report by Ohio Statehouse reporter Andy Chow.     The text of the report can be found archived here:

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:21.

 In the recent east coast snow storm dozens of people died from snow related heart attacks and accidents.   However, there were also about a dozen deaths from carbon monoxide asphyxiation - and many of those took place inside cars..left running with snow blocking exhaust keep occupants warm.    This link has state by state death/with cause totals.

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Bounty hunter regulatory scheme is needed

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:31.

 We have seen complete regulatory agency failure in 3 recent events in the USA:  

Aliso Canyon gas blow-out

Flint Michigan drinking water contamination

Squibb Bridge construction design

VW emissions software fraud


When will we see this same regulatory agency failure in the nuclear arena?   

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Business School 101 - first cheat, then lie, then improve your cheating software - corp biz as usual

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:30.

 Reuters reports that VW chairman Poetsch has discovered that only a "small number" of engineers was involved in designing and installing software in 11,000,000 vehicles - software designed to cheat emmissions testing and, as a result, damage our health.   

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Dirty Laundry and the world's cultures subside to the tumble and suds and eat pizza

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 23:02.

The biggest washing machine was just under 10 bucks a load....but you could almost put a car in it.   We used the side loaders at $4.75 per load.

Now then there is the FREE DRYER bit.    This took us about 2 hours to figure out.   A twist on truth .... but let's BAck up here abit...

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Roldo well details the dire state of muni government in Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 09:40.

 At Have Coffee Will Write  Roldo Bartimole describes Mayor Frank Jackson's tenure:   "Dysfunction seems to be the hallmark of your administration".     Roldo has a 50 year perspective on Cleveland - read Roldo.   


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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 09:24.

 Only in Ohio could we come up with this crap.    No, not the legalization of use of marijuana, but rather providing a government monopoly to 10 farms in Ohio to grow the stuff - pot.   Crazy.  Read more here at the Washington Post

First it's the phone monoplies, then the sports monopolies, then the casino monopolies and  now the pot growers monopoly.  

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Syrian war - Migrants the most powerful weapon

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/01/2015 - 12:19.
The Syrian conflict has been going on for about four and a half years.    
Immigration, refugees, aliens, migrants, asylum seekers…whatever we name them, the people who are fleeing Syria towards Europe are the only force which has been able to interest countries un-involved in the Syrian conflict in trying to help resolve the conflict in Syria. 
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Realneo has been NEW MEDIA for 10 years - new ideas are in order!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:48.


Today is the deadline.       Submit your project ideas to the Knight News Challenge:  

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USA incivility - fact not fiction - hitchbot

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:02.

Image credit here

Not enough schooling?    Single parenting?   Too much lead in the air and water?     USA Today.   

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Solar Impulse makes it to Hawaii!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:50.

 Read about this spectacular engineering and human endurance feat here on BBC

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Jeff Tyler reports on homelessness in Los Angeles - but doesn't post his email address on Marketplace from where he reports

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:04.

 Homelessness is growing all over the country.  In Cleveland, in NYC, in Boston, in Buffalo. 

The 1 % aggregating more $?

After I heard Mr. Tyler on NPR radio this evening, I was impressed by his reportage and I thought it would strengthen Mr. Tyler's determination to report on the important issue of homelessness in the USA if I contacted him and explained Cleveland, Ohio's similar homelessness issues.

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Realneo Fund Drive - first since 2011

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:07.


Image:  Peony in glass, 11" x 14" oil on canvas  Jane Causey 

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:42.

What a hell-of-an-idea we had 70 years ago.    I saw this plastic sandwitch board outside a church.     

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Berkeley balcony collapse forensics - modular stick built with eye candy balconys stuck on

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:49.


image NBC

From the image, it appears this is a 5 story wood frame pre-fab modular structure.    

The balcony snapped right off the face of the building and is sitting on the balcony one floor below - spilling and killing a lot of people to the street concrete.

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Waco makes me proud - USA Hurray!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 19:09.

If the forensics are developed accurately, it will be interesting to find whose bullets killed the 9 bikers.  

Where the police have acknowledged they anticipated an issue at the Hooters,,,,I mean Twin Peeks ..... why didn't the police bring tear gas and foam spray instead of automatic weapons?

Prediction:   Most, if not all, of the 9 dead bikers were shot by police.   Just sayin'

Off the farm...

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Amtrak over speed derailment - blame engineer or management?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:53.


Should blame be allocated to the engineer?  It was his job to keep the train at a safe speed. Right?   Was there a back up engineer?  How much blame goes to the back up engineer?   

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Baltimore 2009

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:46.


Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, you name it.      

When housing stock rots vacantly...


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Freidin Santana - courage to capture a video and get it to the World

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:34.

Mr. Freidin Santana is a very courageous national hero.   The cell phone camera/video has immense power.   

More at the Washington Post.

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:43.

 newS uPdate!  

CLEVELAND, OHIO   March 31, 2015

Today the City of Cleveland Council voted a new freedom law into effect.   

No longer will any restaurant, bar, bus or taxi be forced to feed, intoxicate, transport or carry any person showing a TEAM insignia for any NON CLEVELAND sports club. 


That is the law.  

This is not discrimination, but  freedom to fully demonstrate an individual's team loyalty.  

Otherwise, how could loyal fans sleep at night?


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Flight recorders should not be on the flight they record = dumb and dumber

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:47.

Image; Voice recorder from GermanWings crash in French Alps.

It seems quite crazy to carry the voice and data flight recorders on board the aircraft which is being recorded.   

GE uses satellites to capture all their jet engine operational data - engine temp, rpms, oil pressure, etc. etc.  

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Back to the future again - electric cars

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 19:51.

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OUR HEAT - killing on the other side of the globe

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:18.


All fossil fuels = stored solar energy brought up from underground.

Screw the global warming scientist and global warming deniers.   We don't need them.

All we need is our own observations:   you mine coal (stored solar energy) and burn it, you are releasing the stored solar energy.  HEAT

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