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"Knock! Knock! May I ask about your home security system?" Door-to-door in Broad Ripple asks disturbing questions.

Posted by Mark Small on July 22, 2014 at 9:05pm 0 Comments

   A gentleman knocked on the side door this evening. He had a padded sort of clipboard in one hand, wore a shirt with a patch of a logo for "Protection One." He said "we" are following up on Broad Ripple residents, like me, who had attended a meeting last spring and who expressed satisfaction with our home security systems. He asked if my name is Mark, if our home security system was the same as the decals in our windows, and if we are satisfied with our home system. I told him our security…

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The U.S. cannot give a Cuban missile crisis-type presentation about MH17---thanks to the Bush administration lies about Iraq.

Posted by Mark Small on July 21, 2014 at 6:18am 0 Comments

   In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson made a strong case that the Soviet Union had placed intermediate-range ballistic missiles—with ranges sufficient to hit targets, such as New York City and Washington, D.C.—in Cuba. The Ambassador used photographs taken from U-2 spy planes to show what was on an island only 90 miles or so from the tip of Florida. In regard to a response from the Soviet Union’s ambassador, Stevenson…

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The U.S. cannot give a Cuban missile crisis-type presentation about MH17---thanks to the Bush administration lies about Iraq.

Posted by Mark Small on July 21, 2014 at 6:18am 0 Comments

   In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson made a strong case that the Soviet Union had placed intermediate-range ballistic missiles—with ranges sufficient to hit targets, such as New York City and Washington, D.C.—in Cuba. The Ambassador used photographs taken from U-2 spy planes to show what was on an island only 90 miles or so from the tip of Florida. In regard to a response from the Soviet Union’s ambassador, Stevenson…

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You'd pass on the Indianapolis International Film Festival to see---"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"? Really?

Posted by Mark Small on July 18, 2014 at 6:17am 0 Comments

   Big studio movies—films that play in cineplexes and were produced with big budgets—are the primary fare for moviegoers. Four of the top five films at the box office last week make on shudder at the level of intellectual content of such works.  First was “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”  The first part of the original string of “Planet of the Apes” films, with Charlton (“Get your hands off me, you damn dirty ape—and you can take away my gun when you pry off the fingers of my cold dead…

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