Another Issue I Support To Bring Funding To The IT Sector in NEO - Yes on Issue 1

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 13:58.

While I have never considered Issue 1 - the Third Frontier - offered me direct opportunity, as an Information Technology entrepreneur I do recognize this relatively low-burden, low-exposure state funding offers great opportunities for many other important technology initiatives across Ohio. The results are well documented by the well organized supporters of Issue 1 - see their message posted below - and I certainly expect this will pass by a large majority (if not, I will be shocked). Assuming this passes, I'd like to see changes in the processes for how Third Frontier money is used in the future, as I believe all our processes in the state and region must become brighter and greener. But we can't try to accomplish that without this funding being available for the technology sector. I'll vote for Issue 1, and then become active making sure the money has as great an impact as possible - results so far provide a good foundation. I recommend you do the same... see the official story below:

"This race is still wide open, and we're taking The Courage Express to every corner of the state to prove it"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 12:53.

Why does the Cleveland Plain Dealer try to destroy a beautify, young, smart leader like Jennifer Brunner with their dirty corporate political dealings - to get one of those corporate Republicans in office - by making it seem like she is a lost cause to their 100,000s of readers. Luckily, on realNEO we may share all the candidate's words, in full, directly with all our 1,000,000s of readers worldwide forever... like this message I just received from candidate Brunner, on the road for change for Ohio... read her insight on polls that the Plain Dealer spins as harmful for Brunner - the poll results are in fact totally up in the air and in ways say Brunner should win. The PD should let the people decide without Republican propaganda in a supposedly impartial newspaper...

Jennifer Brunner Courage Express realNEO header

NEO Leaders Speak Of Driving New Economy Growth - Since November, 2008, real NEO Has Grown Like This!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 10:38.

I've been asked what our traffic looks like over time, so I pulled a few quick charts of the number of visitors to realneo since we started using Google Analytics, and what they have visited, to measure performance of this site - and we've grown by pretty much all counts I've considered important by 30-100% since then - in some cases by 1,000s% - in less than a year-and-a-half.

I guess it is time to get serious about politics, for real NEO and Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 06:00.

I just received an email about the Governor's race - Strickland is running against ex-Lehman Brothers Managing Director John Kasich. Strickland released his tax returns today - putting his last decade of returns on open file - and it seems Kasich has not agreed to release his last decade of returns.

I though that was requred by law. This should be enforced or required as soon as possible.

Regulators Approve First Offshore Wind Farm in U.S., off the coast of Cape Cod

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 11:41.

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Wed, April 28, 2010 -- 12:23 PM ET

Regulators Approve First Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

After nine years of regulatory review, the federal government
gave the green light Wednesday to the nation's first offshore
wind farm, a sprawling project off the coast of Cape Cod.

Congratulations and much love for Max Eternity - A + A says of Eternity, "To Write, Paint and Save a Monument"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 10:39.

I just received great news from our friend Max Eternity - very inspiring developments for him in Atlanta, including saving a Breuer (why we all met Max in the first place)... CONGRATUALTIONS AND THANK YOU MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!

Family, Friends and Colleagues:

When I was asked the other day to be interviewed by Architects + Artisans, it caught me by such surprise that all I could do was laugh.  You see, in the last several years I've spent so much of my time thinking, talking and writing about others--advocating for various causes--that it had become unfamiliar to actually have someone want to write about who I was, my art, and what I was doing personally.
For a piece entitled "To Write, Paint and Save a Monument", the Editor of A +A, Mike Welton, who has written for The New York Times, Interior Design Magazine and Dwell Magazine, writes in part:

Now that he’s saved Marcel Breuer’s last building from the wrecking ball, Max Eternity has returned his attention to the things that really matter, like painting and publishing.

Unconscionable Republican Senator George Victor Voinovich - Not even willing to debate

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 19:34.

Norm -- Both parties have worked for months crafting a bipartisan Wall Street reform bill. But, just hours ago, Senate Republicans -- including Senator George Voinovich -- voted for a second time to protect their allies on Wall Street and block reform.

Maybe they think obstruction is a good political strategy in an election year. Maybe they're hoping the delay will give bank lobbyists time to water down reform with loopholes and exemptions.

"Kudos on providing a forum for hatred, racism and trolling. Hope you considered this project a "success""

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 13:43.

"Kudos on providing a forum for hatred, racism and trolling. Hope you considered this project a "success"" - believelandd. I couldn't say it better myself... this comment by a reader, posted on today, condemning the departing "Chief Executive" of the smoke and mirrors PlainDealer/Newhouse's wretched little portal to spam. Hard to calculate anything that has harmed  development of the new economy in Cleveland so much in our history... and so The Chief Executive is being universally trashed in departure.

If You Love Mi Pueblo and Peace, Dine Out for Peace at Mi Pueblo (West Side location)

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 12:46.
05/04/2010 - 17:00
05/04/2010 - 21:30

Come and start your Cinco de Mayo celebration one day early with great authentic Mexican cuisine and Dine Out for Peace! Dining Out for Peace continu


12207 Lorain
Cleveland, OH
United States

Dispatch from the Jennifer Brunner Courage Express

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 22:14.

Jennifer Brunner Courage Express

Dear Norm,

I've been traveling Ohio on our silver school bus that we bought on eBay and our supporters named "The Courage Express." What's it like? Well, it's a little bumpy, as school buses are, but it's one of the happiest times of this campaign.

If You Are A "Politician" In Northeast Ohio Not Committed To Lead Poisoning Eradication, You Must Resign

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 05:00.

2008 Lead Poisonings of children in Cuyahoga County, Ohio - do not move here

2008 Lead Poisonings of children in Cuyahoga County, Ohio - do not move here

The Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council has released data on children in the neighborhoods of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs who were tested and documented as lead poisoned in Cuyahoga County in 2008 - about 3,200 of our Cleveland children were KNOWN to be lost to lead poisoning - about 4,000 children poisoned in Cuyahoga County overall. As only a small percentage of our children are actually tested for lead poisoning, the numbers of children in the County lost to lead poisoning is much higher... 1,000s of victims higher.

Cleveland's worst known mass-murderer, Anthony Sowell, is only known to have killed 11 people.... yet that has captured 1000s of inches of pointless newsprint... hours of pointless news coverage... to help nobody.

Jane's Walk Ohio City

Submitted by renato on Sun, 04/25/2010 - 18:35.
05/01/2010 - 13:00
05/01/2010 - 14:30

Come celebrate the life and ideas of Jane Jacobs.  You are invited to Jane's Walk in Ohio City.  Meet some community members interested in celebrating the liveability of our unique neighborhood.  Join us in appreciating historic landmarks .  Contribute your ideas about how to make Ohio City's streets more pedestrian, transit and bike friendly.

We will be walking around the neighborhood and talking about what we see. 

Saturday May 1, 2010.  1 PM. Starting at Market Square Park on W. 25th and Lorain.


Market Square Park
NW corner of Lorain and West 25th
Cleveland, OH
United States

VOTE for Jennifer BRUNNER

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/25/2010 - 11:24.

A photo montage of images taken en route to recently meet with Jennifer Brunner. 
The woman who will help us save NEO :)

Question of the Day: Who pays for the unCoolCleveland Dynasty And Why?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/24/2010 - 13:57.

I just stumbled through the stark, ghost-town of Ed-and-Hunter-Morrison-self-promoting formerly George-Nemeth-self-promoting Brewed Fresh Daily land, and over to the neon lights of the glitzy apparently paid product placement based unCoolCleveland dynasty, now featuring original low budget video programming called NEOtropolis... after I finished puking, a lot, I wondered who pays for this unCoolCleveland Dynasty and why? Who really believes such propaganda may be real? Or cool? Or helpful for our economy?

Who really cares whether Sweeney took a bribe or not, considering the state of HIS CITY?!?!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/24/2010 - 09:17.

Interesting to see a man who has been responsible for lead poisoning 1,000s of children - 100,000s throughout his "political career" - now "DEFEND" himself about anything, yet here our Cleveland City Council PRESIDENT proclaims "I am not a crook". SO TYPICAL of our incompetent, irresponsible "leaders" to our deathcamp here.

EPA Announces Start of National Lead-Safe Renovation Program to Protect Children and Pregnant Women

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 20:41.

Home Depot attempts to delay EPA rules protecting children and pregnant women from lead poisoning?!?!

Home Depot uses Ohio U.S. Senator George Victor Voinovich in a failed attempt
to delay EPA rules protecting children and pregnant women from lead poisoning?!?!

Despite the foolish, incompetent, worst efforts of our disgraceful Republican U.S. Senator from Ohio, Genocidal-George Voinovich, who attempted to derail life-protecting lead poisoning prevention measures for America's children and pregnant women - supposedly as a favor to Home Depot, which we should all now boycott for life - I'm pleased to announce:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that renovations and repairs of pre-1978 housing must now be conducted using safe practices to protect children and pregnant women from exposure to lead-based paint. Almost a million children have elevated blood lead levels as a result of exposure to lead hazards, which can lead to lower intelligence, learning disabilities, and behavior issues. Adults exposed to lead hazards can suffer from high blood pressure and headaches. Children under six years old are most at risk.

“Our lead-safe program will protect children and families from lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation and repair activities in houses built before 1978,” said Steve Owens, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “This rule requires contractors to follow some simple and effective lead-safe work practices to prevent children’s exposure to dangerous levels of lead. Lead poisoning is completely preventable.”

Is the Third Frontier Paying Off and Will it Deliver Again? Eric Fingerhut, Baiju Shah, Rebecca O. Bagley at City Club

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 19:16.
04/21/2010 - 12:00
04/21/2010 - 13:30

On May 4, Ohio voters will have an opportunity vote on Issue 1 -- a $700 million bond issue that will renew and expand Ohio Third Frontier, without raising taxes.  Since 2002, Ohio Third Frontier, the state’s most successful economic development and jobs program, has made strategic investments in emerging technology industries to accelerate commercial activity and create jobs for Ohio citizens.


The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave The City Club Building, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-621-0082

Cuyahoga County Executive Forum w/ Congresswomen Marcia Fudge

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 18:03.
04/17/2010 - 10:00
04/17/2010 - 12:00

Please join Congresswomen Marcia Fudge as she welcomes the candidates who will be running for CUYAHOGA COUNTY EXECUTIVE. In this open forum each candidate will present their platform and field questions from those in attendance. Please come out and let your voice be heard as we move towards a new beginning in Cuyahoga County government.

Saturday April 17, 2010
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

John Adams High School
3817 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44105

11th Congressional District Community Caucus



John Adams High School
3817 Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, OH 44105
United States

Video of the Day: Christmas Carol Salute To Our Leaders, Before It Is Too Late

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:29.

Richard Williams Oscar winning animated version of the Dickens Christmas Classic. Part 4 of 4.

Opening statement in City Club of Cleveland debate by U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 14:27.

I was pleased to see posted on Secretary of State Brunner's campaign for U.S. Senator blog a video provided by the Cleveland Plain Dealer of her opening remarks at the City Club debate, this week. This was the highlight of the entire debate... watch to the end, as she differentiates herself from Fisher - nice to see the PD make this available, including allowing it to be embedded in other sites.

Bloggers for Brunner: Richard T. Andrews Writes "Brunner the Best for Ohio Democrats"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 13:14.

Richard T. Andrews writes an insightful blog called "The Real Deal", which he describes as "Periodic reporting and commentary from Cleveland Heights OH. Primary interests: Cleveland/NEOhio regional public affairs; African American politics, commerce, culture and society; public education; national and international affairs; Cavaliers∫Browns∫Indians." I receive it by email and suggest everyone on realNEO check it out. I strongly agree with his most recent posting "Brunner the Best for Ohio Democrats" and suggest all Ohio voters read through to his posting, which I introduce below:

Question of the Day: Are you "Roundup Ready" or "a modern day hunter gatherer of healthy food"?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 17:58.

In reflecting on the future of the food economy in America, one must understand the role of genetically engineered crops, which have blown-apart food economics and ecology in America and increasingly worldwode since their monopoly-mounted introduction 14 short years ago, driven by Monsanto covering the Earth in Roundup, AKA glyphosate.