Citing Leadership Failure: Democrats Lash Out At Obama Over Healthcare

Submitted by Eternity on Wed, 12/16/2009 - 16:03.

Rachel Weiner @ The Huffington Post - Congressional Democrats are starting to voice their anger at President Obama over the way health care legislation has been compromised, blaming him for not fighting harder.

Food Stamp Use Soars, and Stigma Fades

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 11/29/2009 - 18:39.

New York Times

MARTINSVILLE, Ohio — With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children.

It has grown so rapidly in places so diverse that it is becoming nearly as ordinary as the groceries it buys. More than 36 million people use inconspicuous plastic cards for staples like milk, bread and cheese, swiping them at counters in blighted cities and in suburbs pocked with foreclosure signs.

Med Grow Cannabis College opens in Michigan

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 11/28/2009 - 15:54.

Max Eternity - The state of Michigan has opened the first cannabis college in the United States. 

It's a decision that could, in the long-term, prove a shrewd move--benefiting the state's economy.

Too, in a broader context, with medical marijuana now being legal in a few states, certain questions arise:

The Real NEO Post-Citizen-Hauser Era, Year 2: Learning The Meaning Of "The Process Is Broken!"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 14:15.

Citizen Ed Hauser smiling, at AJ Rocco's in Cleveland Ohio

Citizen Ed Hauser, Victorious In The Battle Of Whiskey Island - "Ask Not What Your Planet Can Do For You..."

It has been a year since Northeast Ohio lost our selfless civic activist "Citizen" Ed Hauser, silencing the great voice in the community saying that "The Process is Broken".

November 14, 2009 - the one-year anniversary of Ed's death - a group of family and friends came together on the beautiful Whiskey Island Ed saved, before a late Autumn setting sun, to toast a glorious man, and mourn a most cursed and horrible year in Northeast Ohio without Ed.

What does the dawn hold for this long-suffering region, in the second year without Citizen Hauser?

The link between obesity and the commiserable US minimum wage

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 12:48.

Max Eternity - Measured in 2008 dollars, in 1968 the minimum wage was $9.15, and it is for this reason two economist--David O. Meltzer and Zhuo Chen--have authored a paper entitled "The Impact of Minimum Wage Rates on Body Weight in the United States" making the case that at least 10% of the overall obesity increase in America comes as a direct result of last wages over the past 30 years.  The summary for the paper states:

Song of the Day: "Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/11/2009 - 23:09.

In two days, November 14, it will be a year since Ed Hauser died unnecessarily, for lack of adequate public healthcare in America.

A year ago today, Ed's death could have been prevented, if he had access to better preventative healthcare, along the way... doctors visits, testing, and warning about a broken heart.

Amy Goodman interviews Harvard Professor and member of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (video)

Submitted by Eternity on Wed, 11/11/2009 - 11:24.

Max Eternity - Substantiating the very reason why Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich and other progressives voted against the Democrats' recently passing Healthcare Bill in the House of Representatives, Harvard professor and member of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, states that "single-payer" is the real solution to the problem, not the watered down "public option."  Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviewed Dr.

"Microsoft's true anticompetitive clout was in the rebates it offered to OEMs" - Cuomo Explores Same Problem With Intel

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/04/2009 - 23:18.

We have had discussions on REALNEO about the antitrust of Microsoft, and the harm that has caused the world, but few people remember back to 1999, when the antitrust case United States vs. Microsoft determined Microsoft's dominance of the Intel-based personal computer operating systems market constituted a monopoly, and that Microsoft had taken actions to crush threats to that monopoly, including Apple, Java, Netscape, Lotus Notes, Real Networks, Linux, and others. The court's conclusion was Microsoft must be broken into two separate units, one to produce the operating system, and one to produce other software components... a decision weakened on appeal (see below).

A decade later, we have the opportunity to explore related antitrust in the computer industry further, and put Microsoft antitrust in new perspective, as the November 4, 2009, New York Times reports "Cuomo Files Intel Antitrust Suit" - "Following the lead of foreign regulators, New York's attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, filed a federal antitrust lawsuit Wednesday against Intel, the world's largest chip maker."

Government adviser fired for saying alcohol is more dangerous than drugs

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 20:15.

Allison Kilkenney - The Guardian reports that Professor David Nutt, the British government’s chief drug adviser, has been fired after claiming that ecstasy and LSD are less dangerous than alcohol.

The Origins of REALNEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 17:40.

October 7, 2009, we began our sixth year of ongoing, expansive, free, open source content management and global knowledge sharing, community building, social networking and collaboration on REALNEO. See posting Number 1, REALNEO Development Plan, from October 7, 2004, here, for links to many source documents from the planning and development of REALNEO, since 2004.

Congratulations to all REALNEO members, from day one to today! We've come a long way, since 2004, and our outcomes run far deeper than is seen on the surface of REALNEO. Six years is an eternity, in the world of social computing - we're about 8 months younger than Facebook, and a paradigm beyond - we are Real Co-op!

Swine Flu less dangerous than normal flu

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:09.

NY Times - Now that President Obama has declared swine flu a national emergency and manufacturers are warning that vaccine production is running far behind schedule, is it time to panic? Almost certainly not. Swine flu is spreading rapidly, but the virus appears no more virulent than a seasonal flu virus. If current trends continue, it will kill or hospitalize fewer people than would be harmed in a normal flu season. 

Unsustainable Cleveland 2019 Poster Children Meet In Cleveland, Tomorrow: Welcome AMP!?!?*@^$*%(#&#

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 10/25/2009 - 15:21.

With timing that could not be better for political candidates who actually care about the environment and real sustainability for NEO and the world... the greatest demonstration of the unsustainable harm of our current leadership of Mayor Jackson and all or most Cleveland City Council members (did any oppose), and of our other Powers That Be, will be showcased here, tomorrow, as the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports "AMP Inc. on Monday holds its annual membership meeting in Cleveland". AMP is planning a poorly conceived $3+ billion coal burning powerplant in Southern Ohio, at astounding ecological expense, that is largely the fault of Cleveland politicians committing to buy the unsustainable, dirty power to be generated there, for 50 years!

Did You Know Last Week Was National Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 10/25/2009 - 14:00.

Question of the Day: Did You Know Last Week Was National Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness Week?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 10/25/2009 - 04:02.

I was reviewing emails from last week and read, from the EPA, "EPA Proposes Tightening Standards for Lead-Safe Renovation Practices and Lead Paint Dust to Protect Children", which reports "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is marking National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by announcing several actions the agency proposes to take to prevent lead poisoning."

Do you remember hearing anything in Northeast Ohio about last week being National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week? 

Looking for the Middle Class

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 10/15/2009 - 20:08.

Marie Cocco @ Truthdig - The challenge of our time is to re-create America as a middle-class nation.

Swine Flu Is Bad for Victims, But Good for Businesses

Submitted by Eternity on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 11:47.

Common Dreams - Americans are still debating whether to roll up their sleeves for a swine flu shot, but companies have already figured it out: vaccines are good for business.

45,000 deaths in US each year for lack of health insurance

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 20:09.

A Healthy Brain Is Essential For Successful, Healthy Aging: Air Pollution Contributes To The Risk Of Alzheimer’s-Type Disease

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 13:03.

Over the past four years, since I became involved with the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council, I have been astounded by the lack of concern about childhood lead poisoning among our largely DINK and empty-nested, baby-boomed, sprawled, childhood-lead-poisoned suburbanite sustainabilly Illuminati, who view today's lead poisoning issue as a poor, urban, peeling-paint code enforcement problem of little societal importance, other than proof the poor are pigs. They think old, suburban farts are not harmed by lead poisoning, and lead is not of long-term interest to them.

Michael Moore's Message to Barack Obama

Submitted by Eternity on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 20:18.

"This is not the time to desert us. This is not the time to be the representative for the private health insurance industry. We need you to stand up!"

Living Life After Stroke: Recovery, Support and Resources

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 04:49.
10/09/2009 - 05:00
10/09/2009 - 05:59

MetroHealth Medical Center presents...

Living Life After Stroke: Recovery, Support and Resources
Stroke Education Conference for Stroke Survivors and Their Families

Location: MetroHealth Medical Center Rammelkamp Atrium
Conference is Free of Charge


2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
United States
Phone: (216) 778-3663

A Letter from Health Care for America Now on health care reform - your thoughts, RealNEO?

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 09/28/2009 - 10:05.

The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on amendments to add a choice of a public health insurance option to Max Baucus's bill on Tuesday. Even though your Senators aren't on the Senate Finance Committee, it's urgent that you call your Senators right now and tell them where you stand on a public health insurance option.

Cleveland + Foundation = CIA + Anthrax: Why Is Northeast Ohio's Economic Future Planned With Bush League Intelligence?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 09/28/2009 - 08:12.

Since June, 2003, bio-defense industry world-leader Ronald B. (Ronn) Richard has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Foundation, the nation's oldest community foundation. Since January, 2005, Richard has also served as a Director of Emergent BioSolutions Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company whose marketed product is BioThrax(R) (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed), the only FDA-licensed vaccine available for pre-exposure protection against anthrax infection -

Recommendation To Form North East Ohio Pollution Advisory Council - NEOPAC

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 06:34.

00 AM 09/23/09

Severe Particulate Matter 2.5 Hourly Reading in Cleveland at 8:00 AM on 09/23/09 - see current here

There is clear evidence the leadership of Northeast Ohio has failed to create an environment encouraging world-class monitoring, analysis, research, notification and controls of pollution created in our region of Ohio, and the consequences on residents and society. As a result, the people of this region have suffered significant health consequences, including early death, and impaired learning ability, crippling our schools and workforce, and society and the regional economy have suffered greatly. As much of our pollution is exported beyond our region, our failure to be world-class addressing pollution here causes harm world-wide.