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  •  A Key Moment in US history (1+ / 0-)
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    vaporized from collective memory by "professional historians" who prefer mythologizing for the National brand to reporting ugly truths. The Haymarket case illustrates that, even in the "land of the free", wealth and power trump liberty and the courts can be corrupted to the point of being nothing more than paid assassins for the ruling elite.

    •  Well, I get your political message, but I don't (0+ / 0-)

      understand how that relates to my question about links to quoted material.  Are you saying these "quotes" were vaporized and deleted from newspapers or wherever the source was?  If so, it shouldn't be shown as a quote, it would be more accurate to say should something like: remember reading that.... or what I heard someone say was...  

      As I said, I can look it up for myself.  And I don't want the diary author to feel offend by that because it's not intended to be offensive.  I don't care what the topic is.  If it's someone's opinion that's fine with me, but if they say something is a fact then they I would want a source or I'm going to consider it their opinion.

      I just thought the topic was interesting and wanted more information to make up my own mind.

      “The only thing that happens in an instant is destruction … everything else requires time.” ~ First Lady, Michelle Obama

      by ParkRanger on Sat May 05, 2012 at 11:23:11 AM PDT

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      •  My bad (0+ / 0-)

        I hadn't had my coffee yet and accidentally posted this as a reply to you when I meant it as a general comment. Sorry about that. You are completely justified in asking for links. I'm sorry if I gave the impression of criticizing you on this score.

        •  Oh gosh, don't worry. My comments don't (0+ / 0-)

          always come out the way I had intended and I don't want to spend an inordinate amount of time on editing.  Also I'm hampered because I don't drink coffee. LOL!

          This diary is intended to stir emotions and nothing is linked to.  I have no idea if any of this happened as it's stated.  That's why I asked.

          “The only thing that happens in an instant is destruction … everything else requires time.” ~ First Lady, Michelle Obama

          by ParkRanger on Sat May 05, 2012 at 07:44:20 PM PDT

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