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Mark Small's Blog – May 2011 Archive (4)

Getting Sick in a Strange Place

Getting Sick in a Strange Place

One factor to consider in getting away is choice of destination, obviously. But there are a macro-choice, as it were, and a micro-choice.

We were in Florida a couple of weeks ago. Friends have a house there and invited us for the weekend. We had tickets for the Tampa Rays-Angels game. And sorry, I cannot use a geographic noun in reference to the Angels. When the franchise opened in 1962, they were called the Los Angeles Angels. They moved,…

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Added by Mark Small on May 17, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Software glitches

For the past few weeks we have said software problems with the show. We have filmed shows, but have not been able to download/upload/embed and otherwise put the shows onto the website. Those problems soon will be resolved and several shows will be on the site within the next few days.

Added by Mark Small on May 12, 2011 at 5:47am — No Comments

Party---05/14/11

JOIN US FOR A PARTY

Saturday, May 14, 2011, beginning at 3 p.m., come to the Broad Ripple Tavern, at the corner of Carrollton and Broad Ripple, to meet and socialize.

Other blogs might support the Republican, Democratic, or Libertarian parties. Others might tout what I have discerned only as the amorphous views of the party of tea. Here at 3leftturnsmakearight, however, our concept of "party" is slightly different. As one historian has noted, in writing of the…

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Added by Mark Small on May 5, 2011 at 5:52am — No Comments

Citizens United, Part 2

PART 2

Corporations are not mentioned the United States Constitution or in the Bill of Rights. At the time of the Constitutional Convention, only a few corporations existed. Those entities were created for temporary works, such as construction of a specific bridge or road. There was good reason for the Framers to be suspicious of corporations. The Boston Tea Party was a reaction to British favoritism for the East India Tea Company. Thomas Jefferson, though not a delegate to the…

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Added by Mark Small on May 3, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments

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