30 Chambers of Commerce Adopt High-Skill Immigration Reform Proposal Created in Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 17:35.

I received the following from NEO's champion of immigration reform, Richard Herman, which sounds exciting. I am certainly for opening up national borders - I think any of us should be able to go and live wherever we want, whenever we want. I haven't read the policy recommendations, beyond what Richard provided, and I'm not sure a merit based point system and ""High-Skill" focus are right, but anything that opens up borders, rather than building walls, is a good thing.

Junot Diaz at Cleveland Public Library

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 11:53.
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Take to the streets for Obama

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 08:29.
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Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus
Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice
"A Double Bill"

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Laborer's Local 310 Union Hall
3250 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

At 7:00 pm: Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus
Critical Issues Facing Ohio
Why National and International Policies Matter

How often do you read a paper news source?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/12/2008 - 07:11.

Tech Superstars Hit the Road for Obama

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 00:02.

There's something about tech entrepreneurs talking to superstar tech entrepreneurs that is, as Sarah Palin might say, "so gosh,darn excitin'." While I could have done without people getting so braggy about Columbus and a booming tech industry, but I was excited to meet some tech superstars, who hit the road on behalf of Barack Obamma's presidential campaign at an event called 2.Ohio.

pinwheels or vertical wind mills?

Submitted by rnojonson on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 23:33.

Sometimes I see wind mills like trees between here and Sandusky or a stretch of Lake Erie. Giant pinwheels have the Holland air about them no matter now modern design disguises them. Was reading Popular Science, they had a picture of a huge vertical wind turbine...............

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resisting open source

Submitted by rnojonson on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 16:42.

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The wonders of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)

Submitted by rnojonson on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 23:44.

Hello folks, I'm back with open source resources you can point and click.

How do you learn about Linux and some of the open source software? Where do you begin?

Google it, Yahoo it, Dogpile it, if you are a web cruiser.

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To blog or not to blog?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 15:07.

That is the question? With so many voices shouting in cyberspace, what's the point?

REALNEO Shows Love For Obama In East Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/02/2008 - 10:12.

EC Obama Field Office Manager Jessica Byrd and East Cleveland activist KMaCK

What I am looking at........

Submitted by rnojonson on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 22:08.

Hello one and all,

What a find in northeast Ohio, a web site about change needed today and tomorrow. I live in Lorain Ohio a city hard hit by industry closings. It is now all about the flow of money, keeping bang for the buck and managing to build something sustainable.

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Dip your toes

Submitted by metroparks muse on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 08:10.

Dip into wetland issues with the Friends of Big Creek tonight at the Zoo Preregistration was requested, but not mandatory - give them a call at least.


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2nd Debate between Peter Lawson Jones and his opponent

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 09/22/2008 - 22:23.
09/23/2008 - 18:30
09/23/2008 - 20:00

Don't forget the 2nd Debate between Peter Lawson Jones and his
opponent, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, September 23, 2008, at 6:30 pm at


Umerly Center
21016 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, OH
United States


Submitted by metroparks muse on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 21:26.

Never doubt the power of the powers-that-be to keep us in the dark...

 (or as I was saying when the lights went out -)

The Cincinnati Enquirer has stepped up to the role of media watchdog (not to be confused with irrational, unprovoked pit bull attacks)

Software Freedom Day Cleveland 2008

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 15:57.

2 years ago, Norm asked, Tomorrow [Sept 15, 2006] is Software Freedom Day... what about Cleveland?

Cleveland will have an answer this year.

Software Freedom Day - Cleveland, Ohio


Community Organizing Matters!

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 13:58.

I try not to get to worked by politicians - hype and hysteria just come naturally to them -- but last night, I heard politicians criticize Barack Obama for his work as a community organizer and that hurt. You see, I did that too. When Governor Sarah Palin and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani disparaged community organizing efforts, they belittled my efforts and those of countless others too.

Are you registered to VOTE?

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 13:50.

Are YOU registered to vote?
You are able to register if…
1. You will be over the age of 18 by November 4th, 2008
2. You are a US citizen
3. You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days by November 4th
4. You are not currently convicted for a felony and behind bars
You must re-register if you have…
1. Moved and not registered at your new address
2. Legally changed your name


Submitted by metroparks muse on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 21:19.

Plea to all

    As comments are sometimes posted a long time after the original post, and as innumerable anomalous acronyms numb the neurons, could we all try to print out full name of an entity the first time it is used in a comment or blog? Thereafter, initials would be fine. This might also help out visitors or readers from beyond the pall [or mall].

For me, it would mean I could focus more on the message and less on the mystery meaning of  mnemonics.

Library of the Day: Cleveland Heights Lee Road Branch, Reinvented by Studio Techne

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 19:24.
Library of the Day: Cleveland Heights Lee Road Branch, Reinvented by Studio Techne

I've used the Cleveland Heights library on Lee Road since the 1970s, and can say with confidence the recent Studio Techne reinvention of this facility transformed the space, site, and surrounding neighborhood for the better. Featuring a dramatic, high-art bridge over Lee Road, and two reused buildings - one signficantly modernized - with crisp, fitting site improvements, this is one of the best library facilities and urban redevelopments in Northeast Ohio.