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Volcano activity in Guatemala - News just in from Old Roser

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/02/2014 - 20:25.

The following just came in to my email from OldRoser with request to post due to technical difficulties on the Central America end:

 Subject: Yes, Volcano Pacaya is erupting, but it is 15.5 miles from Antigua

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Finally some good news for Cle - a reduction in air traffic pollution from Hopkins

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:49.

Airports are the largest air pollution generator in a community - larger than many coal fired power plants.    And the noise from airport landings and take offs reduces the quality of life (and sleep) for millions of people around the airport.  

Air travel is the least energy efficient mode of transportation. 

Airports depress housing values and thus depress tax revenues for airport communities. 

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Harvesting COLD

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:08.

Ever been to an ice harvest?

Harvesting COLD

To use next summer.

We need to re-invent the past. 

Today, in July and August we just burn train car loads of coal to produce CO2 and electricity for our air conditioners.  

Today we are SMART!  Today we're GREEN!


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What do Chris Christie and Rob Ford have in common? They're Toast

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 19:25.

 It is inconcievable to me that Gov. Christie was not in the loop.  

Come on.  One of the best "practical jokes" I have ever heard of...

Lane closures to teach the unsupportive mayor.   

Practical jokes don't go undiscussed...that's the fun part...backslapping each other and snorting in laughter about the practical joke. 

We had practical jokes at work - everyone knew about the jokes, including the management.  

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NOAA temperature map of US

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 19:26.

"Polar vortex" is a news hype term, but it is cool that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has maps that can be clicked through day by day.Nhashational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's  

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Port Authority owned MedCon hotel will fare worse than the Port Authority owned University Square parking garage

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 20:07.

cleveland cuyahoga port authority convention hotel medcon university square mall parking structure

Image 0ctober 2013  Top deck section at University Square Mall parking garage closed with caution tape.

On left is empty JoAnn Fabrics store.   Store at far end of deck (behind 5B light post)  has never been rented.  

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Night Out - Living the Shopping Cart Lifestyle

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 17:41.

When you live the shopping cart lifestyle, you don't need to remember your front door key when you leave your cart. 

You don't need to worry about rent either.   Just find a park or some public property and your life's belongings are probably going to be alright for a few hours.  

In America you have a lot of options on how to live!

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America - land of shopping cart opportunity

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 12:20.

In Ohio recycling beer and beverage containers is light work - because in Ohio  aluminum cans are only recovered for their weight as aluminum.  In other states recycling is done to recover the five cent or 10 cent "deposit" per beverage container - whether the container is aluminum or glass.     This means that  the can man's load is a lot heavier out of Ohio than in Ohio.

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LET'S Focus on Tax Lien Sales - Realneo's Lily Miller and the Washington Post collaborate to expose the inequities...

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 21:50.

 Here is another Washington Post link to peruse.

Realneo thanks all it's reporters and supporters for their heartfelt contributions!

And thanks to Michael Sallah and crew and the Washington Post investigative staff, for their journalism efforts to expose the tax lien problems across the USA. 

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Highway Median panhandler guy - Holiday Season - throat cancer from cigarettes

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 22:44.

 I took a ride with Charlie and his friend Karen to buy a new toilet.   1.3 liter flush.   Latest thing.

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Trash and Litter as FREE Advertising

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 20:52.

If every day my neighbor threw his coffee cup with his name on it in my bushes along the public sidewalk in front of my house I could sue him and prevail. 

But if my neighbor sold coffee in mugs with my neighbor's name on the mug, and the the mug ended up everyday in my bushes along the public sidewalk in front of my house I couldn't sue him and prevail.  

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Automated spam "user" applications to Realneo require changes to open user policy

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 11:01.

The image above shows the dozens of spam "user" applications which came into realneo admin this morning.  

Some malicious programmer has automated the submission of phony user applications to Realneo.  

This new problem requires that Admin close the present application process temporarily.  

A changed new user application process will be instituted.

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:11.


Image Kyocera from designboom

Cleveland desperately needs to differentiate itself from Detroit.  

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Jeremy Hammond - Anonymous hacker of secret gov funded sites - goes to jail for 10 years - Gov's need secrecy to protect us!?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 10:12.

  “powerful institutions – whether military or private security firms – are involved in unaccountable activities that the public is totally unaware of that can only be exposed by whistleblowers and hackers”.  Jeremy Hammond

Read the Guardian's pre-sentencing interview with Mr. Hammond here.

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Azimuthing (rotating to track sun) Photo Voltaic solar panels in Toronto, Canada

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 15:22.

Above are two views of the solar panels.   I will check google earth and see if I can pin point their location.  

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Opportunity Corridor for shopping cart folks in Cleveland, Ohio, USA- or you could get a TIF!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 19:24.

Mitchell Schneider is getting a 5 million dollar bond TIF from Cuyahoga County taxpayers for Mitchell's Burlington Coat Factory at Mr. Schneider's Steelyard Commons.

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T & B Foundary Company front door, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 14:05.

Thank God we have Dan's casino jobs and a bridge from the casino parking lot.  

 Way to go Downtown Cleveland Partnership, Dirty Dealer, Cleveland Foundation, and our elected officials!

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Can Man in Cleveland, Ohio - There's so much Opportunity in USA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 13:21.

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Great Graffiti - Happy Halloween a week late!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 10:15.

This pumpkin is about 8 feet tall and on an old concrete retaining wall in the woods - very spirited!

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If only I could paint....!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 21:59.


Now there are not too many things other people have that I am jealous of or covet...

I can wield a camera around pretty handily, but, I certainly wish I could paint like Jane.

This is a painting of her veterinarian - with a small Norman Rockwell imitation scene thrown in at the lower RH corner right in front of the pointing hand .

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Red tail hawk on white pine

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 19:03.


A very noble animal in flight and on perch - red tail hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

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Google knows with whom you collaborate - and advertises to them in concert - just "meta data"?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:40.
Over the last few days I have been collaborating with three and four other persons on a document.   We have been using  to collaborate on the drafting and editing of the document – emailing the document with edit privileges back and forth between us.
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Admin has just become aware of a frustrating problem with Mollom running behind Realneo - Apologies are in order

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:12.

 Yesterday Admin was contacted by a Realneo user who was having problems posting to their blog on REalneo.  

The user kept getting the message :

"Your submission has triggered the installed spam filter and will not be accepted."

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Take too much?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 18:29.

 I have been intending to write this story for years.  


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Trying to reach an equitable result in Detroit bankrupcy - Unions Vs Banks

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 19:48.

 The Detroit issue is an important story to understand - soon, there will be city after city in the USA in the same boat as Detroit. 

Here are a few links which I found helpful:

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