Alternative Energy

Legalize It or Criminalize It - Should NEO/Ohio Lead The World in Medical Marijuana R&D, Production and Revenues?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 22:14.

realNEO ambient 14 Women in Hypnobirth in Waterbirth Falling Asleep While Having her Baby

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 08:44.

Women in labor under hypnobirth

This High Definition ambient film clip is of an expert hypnobirthing mother, during her third naturally-wonderful, perfect hypnobirth, January 31, 2010, in hard labor, fully dilated - no medications or medical intervantion, other than a midwife breaking her water, later - one hour and 10 minutes before the baby was delivered - where she falls asleep between strong contractions that are less than 2 minutes apart. She has been up the entire night before tiling a bathroom, has not slept, and was stressed until she began focusing on her hypnobirthing.

Thank you Ronn Richard, Richard and David Goldberg, and the Board of the Cleveland Foundation

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 15:39.

Clara Evelyn Roulet, 1 minute old

I was so busy yesterday having a beautiful baby girl (by waterbirth - by hypnobirth - amazing photos and video to come), I didn't have a chance to thank Ronn Richard and the Board of the Cleveland Foundation for a second great gift that day, showing they recognized the need to transform our regional redevelopment and transformation efforts at the core, after many years supporting and funding what we now have. I believe this opens up new world's of opportunity for our region, just when they are needed most.

Question of the Day: Should We Send Pollution to Polluters?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 01/29/2010 - 02:59.

I've been thinking lead poisoning victims should send letters containing lead dust samples to the homes of people who clearly don't consider lead poisoning a serious matter. What do you think? Anything wrong with sending a perfectly legal substance that is spewed upon the public by Mittal and Cleveland Thermal to the families of the CEOs of the companies and enterprises that buy dirty power and steel from them?

How about sending lead to the politicians who vote for dirty coal burning, like the Cleveland City Council members who voted for AMP?

Knowing Northeast Ohio has serious environmental problems, will you vote for a County Executive who does not care?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 05:00.

Grassoline: Ethanol and Other Alternative Energy Dreams

Submitted by jason van orsdol on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 15:37.
No to Grassoline?

 An approximate 40% increased energy return per gallon of ethanol over per gallon of gasoline is being claimed by numerous environmental groups and government organizations in efforts to save the environment from humans, all serving to fascinate me. How was this number arrived at?

?OD: Do you You Believe You May Live a Selfish, Polluting, Harmful Life on Earth and Find Peace in Eternity?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/13/2010 - 05:56.

Knowing that "pollution probably shortens Steubenville (Ohio) residents' life spans by one to two years":

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 12/24/2009 - 10:14.

Question of the day: does it make sense to build public-subsidized housing near pollution?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 06:00.

New government-subsidized market-rate Tremont Pointe development located next to Mittal Cleveland Works steel mill and expanding I-490 freeway, in the toxic Cuyahoga River valley

The 2002 Canadian scientific report "Air pollution induces heritable DNA mutations" finds "Integrated steel production generates chemical pollution containing compounds that can induce genetic damage." And, the 2009 German report "Long-term exposure to traffic-related particulate matter impairs cognitive function in the elderly" finds "chronic exposure to traffic-related PM (particulate matter) may be involved in the pathogenesis of AD (Alzheimer's Disease)"

So, who thought it was a good idea to spend $43 million of scarce government and quasi-public funding to build Tremont Pointe government-subsidized housing, located within scent and fallout of the Mittal Cleveland Works Steel mill, and other highly polluting industry of the Cleveland Flats, and directly adjacent to the I-490 freeway, planned to have increased polluting traffic through expansion as the "Opportunity Corridor"?

Copenhagen's Colossal Fail: Obama claims victory, others disagree

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 20:35.

Max Eternity - Late arriving for the historic climate talks taking place in Copenhagen in recent weeks, after protests and walkouts, President Obama has declared victory.  Notwithstanding, others fiercely disagree, particularly those speaking independent of governments.  "This deal will definitely result in massive devastation in Africa and small island states.

“If Bush Was in Kindergarten, Obama Is in First Grade”

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 11:35.


Max Eternity - In Copenhagen for international climate talks, lifelong Indian political and environmental activist, Sunita Narain, says what so many have been thinking all along.  Visit Democracy Now! for video and transcript.

Time to end the Neocon con game

Submitted by Eternity on Thu, 12/17/2009 - 18:48.

Bruce Cameron @ Consortium News - As Washington’s long debate on the Afghan war unfolded, one group had an unhealthy advantage though – based on its record – it should have had no influence at all. These are the neoconservatives, and they have captured The Washington Post’s editorial pages along with other outlets of elite opinion.

"Power Concedes Nothing Without Demand" says Amy Goodman on Tavis Smiley Show (VIDEO)

Submitted by Eternity on Sat, 12/12/2009 - 09:13.

Max Eternity - Quoting Fredrick Douglass on the subject of politics and power, celebrated journalist and independent TV host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, commented recently that "Power concedes nothing without a demand." Goodman was being interviewed by PBS TV host, Tavis Smiley, when she made the statement, referring to the fact that even with a Democrat in the White House, progressive change will not occur if citizens do not hold leadership to account.

Is leaving the lights on at night in downtown Cleveland an attempt to show signs of life to the world good policy?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 14:45.

Real Coop Energy, Year 2

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

It is an amazing feeling heating your home with wood. You are able to survive in the harshest of weather, with nothing but mother nature on your side, and no gas bills... and, you may cook and heat water while you heat your environment.

Quite clever, really... invented by cavewomen, I believe.

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!

"I think Ohio can be the next Silicon Valley"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/23/2009 - 07:20.

"I think Ohio can be the next Silicon Valley", said Cleveland Foundation President and "former head of North American research and development for Panasonic" Ronn Richard, for a November 2007 Cleveland Plain Dealer article titled "German solar company plans HQ in Cleveland". The PD then reported: "For months, the Cleveland Foundation has sent teams to Europe in an effort to sell Ohio to solar and wind turbine companies as the right place to manufacture."

Today, less than two years later, the PD reports "IBC Solar to leave Cleveland for San Francisco." "The company has maintained its one-person U.S. headquarters here since February 2008." "Cleveland Foundation President Richard hadn't given up Thursday evening. He was to meet with Buntain today to talk about the company's decision -- and what it will take to keep a presence in Ohio."