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50 years since Kent State
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50 years since Kent State
50 years ago today, on May 4th 1970 -- 4 students were killed by the National Guard in the Kent State protests.  Nine others were injured.  Ten days later, two more students were killed at Jackson State, by police.  Today, if those students were alive, they'd be near 70 years old.  Another reason history is so important. 

Was anyone here alive at the time, and remember their reactions when it happened?
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RE: 50 years since Kent State
I read about it in the Saigon edition of the Stars and Stripes.
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RE: 50 years since Kent State
I was nearly 13 at the time of Kent State. I remember watching the coverage on TV. Those kids were the same age as my friends' older siblings. Everything about the Vietnam fiasco was on constant loop during my pre-teens and teens. It all seemed so unreal - so impossible - and yet the images of the bodies on the ground with their friends screaming in anguish are forever etched in my mind.

Now I watch armed lunatics marching on statehouse grounds and nothing is done.

Some college kids held protests without being armed to the teeth and the National Guard freaking killed them.

It's a sad state of affairs. We obviously learn little as a people.
Popcorn

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RE: 50 years since Kent State
My age of innocence was shortened.

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RE: 50 years since Kent State
(May 4, 2020 at 2:08 pm)Cecelia Wrote: 50 years ago today, on May 4th 1970 -- 4 students were killed by the National Guard in the Kent State protests.  Nine others were injured.  Ten days later, two more students were killed at Jackson State, by police.  Today, if those students were alive, they'd be near 70 years old.  Another reason history is so important. 

Was anyone here alive at the time, and remember their reactions when it happened?

In 1984 James Huberty went into a San Ysidro Mcdonald's and murdered 21 people. He was not a government official, but it was the government that did not, and still does not, fund enough mental health care and allows the firearm industry to sell firearm's like Skittles.
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RE: 50 years since Kent State
(May 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(May 4, 2020 at 2:08 pm)Cecelia Wrote: 50 years ago today, on May 4th 1970 -- 4 students were killed by the National Guard in the Kent State protests.  Nine others were injured.  Ten days later, two more students were killed at Jackson State, by police.  Today, if those students were alive, they'd be near 70 years old.  Another reason history is so important. 

Was anyone here alive at the time, and remember their reactions when it happened?

In 1984 James Huberty went into a San Ysidro Mcdonald's and murdered 21 people. He was not a government official, but it was the government that did not, and still does not, fund enough mental health care and allows the firearm industry to sell firearm's like Skittles.

What does that have to do with the Kent State Massacre?

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: 50 years since Kent State
(May 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(May 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm)Brian37 Wrote: In 1984 James Huberty went into a San Ysidro Mcdonald's and murdered 21 people. He was not a government official, but it was the government that did not, and still does not, fund enough mental health care and allows the firearm industry to sell firearm's like Skittles.

What does that have to do with the Kent State Massacre?

Boru

If the argument is government makes mistakes I agree, and Kent State was bad. But if there is a bigger mistake 40 plus years running, would be lack of regulation 

Far more civilians have died because of bad gun laws than been killed by government. And the spread of this virus alone, even without guns, is a direct result of 40 years of deregulation and "don't tax the rich".
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RE: 50 years since Kent State
(May 4, 2020 at 2:38 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(May 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: What does that have to do with the Kent State Massacre?

Boru

If the argument is government makes mistakes I agree, and Kent State was bad. But if there is a bigger mistake 40 plus years running, would be lack of regulation 

Far more civilians have died because of bad gun laws than been killed by government. And the spread of this virus alone, even without guns, is a direct result of 40 years of deregulation and "don't tax the rich".

Those kids were shot by the National Guard...not Joe Freaking Redneck in his bubba hat.  

You are a disgrace.  Take your meds and get off the Internet till they kick in.
Popcorn

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RE: 50 years since Kent State
(May 4, 2020 at 2:38 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(May 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: What does that have to do with the Kent State Massacre?

Boru

If the argument is government makes mistakes I agree, and Kent State was bad. But if there is a bigger mistake 40 plus years running, would be lack of regulation 

Far more civilians have died because of bad gun laws than been killed by government. And the spread of this virus alone, even without guns, is a direct result of 40 years of deregulation and "don't tax the rich".

What does THAT have to do with the Kent State Massacre?

This is not a gun control thread. Stop trying to turn it into one.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: 50 years since Kent State
I don't know anyone who was at Kent State - but my SO has an uncle - now retired Guard. (Warrant) who was a corproral at the time during the Detroit riots. (Call it "the Detroit Uprising" and you will hear a retired guardsman cuss you into next week... "It was a fucking RIOT....")

He said the hardest thing in the world is trying to contain an idiot who just wants to raise hell - without putting extra holes in the son of a bitch.....
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