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  •  Thank you once again for all of your efforts, (6+ / 0-)

    and I'm sure, tears, on this, kainah.  Thank you for continuing to bring additional information and insight to those of us who weren't there with you and all of the others on that day.

    Thank you.

    •  You're welcome (3+ / 0-)
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      And, once again, I appreciate the support and interest of this community for these efforts. It has meant a lot to people.

      Also, just so it's clear, I was not at Kent State on May 4th. I was on another OH campus and was pretty badly traumatized. A few years later, I began digging into the case and, through that effort, got deeply involved with researching the case and came to know the families of the kids that were killed and those who were wounded.

      "The fools are as plentiful as ever." Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr

      by kainah on Wed May 02, 2012 at 10:08:54 AM PDT

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      •  Sorry, I've read a number of your excellent posts (2+ / 0-)
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        on this topic over the last couple of years, and somehow had it in my head that your were there.  Obviously, you are an excellent source on this material, in any case.

        I'll be keeping an eye out for you on Friday.


        •  it's a fairly common misperception (2+ / 0-)
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          But because I have enormous respect for those who were there and suffered through that horror, I don't want people thinking I was there when I wasn't. Plus, I do think that, in some ways, I have been better able to absorb all of the inconsistencies and sort through them precisely because I don't have any of those first-hand experiences to "warp" my judgments.

          Anyway, no reason to be apologetic for the error. Someone makes it every time I post on the subject and I just always use that opportunity to set the record straight.

          See you on Friday.

          "The fools are as plentiful as ever." Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr

          by kainah on Wed May 02, 2012 at 10:45:09 AM PDT

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        •  I Think Diarist Was at Ohio State Which Blew Up (0+ / 0-)

          2 days before the entire rest of the nation because of previously scheduled coalition demonstrations. The police response to a dozen or so small protests led to pepper gas flushing maybe 10,000 or more students out of dorms and frat houses onto the campus and surrounding streets. It looked and felt like a war zone the first day or so, very traumatic for many people.

          The Ohio National Guard and Governor Rhodes had 3 days of this experience right on their front door under their belts when the decision to send troops to Kent was made.

          We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

          by Gooserock on Wed May 02, 2012 at 10:45:28 AM PDT

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          •  I was at small women's college in Oxford (1+ / 0-)
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            I was a freshman at Western College for Women in Oxford at the time of the shooting.

            "The fools are as plentiful as ever." Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr

            by kainah on Wed May 02, 2012 at 10:56:26 AM PDT

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