Post Number: 600
|Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 6:39 pm: |
Four dead in Ohio.
Post Number: 604
|Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 6:53 pm: |
Here's a little story about what Alembic's prime customers were doing at that time:
Post Number: 890
|Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 8:56 pm: |
Edwin , That is an interesting story , Thanks .
Post Number: 820
|Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 9:41 pm: |
As a native Ohioan, I ask that we close this thread. Not that I disagree with discussing what the Dead was doing during this trying period in our nation's history, but more because I think it could potentially lead to some negative posts given the content of the link (Weather Underground references).
BTW, I was 8 years old when all of this occurred. I wouldn't have my first Alembic until 33 years later!
Post Number: 4400
|Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 10:04 pm: |
My brother was a student at SUNY Binghamton/Harpur College in '72. He, my ex-sister-in-law, and a good friend were all present for the legendary Harpur Spring '70 show. After hearing many stories of this amazing concert, I first heard it myself on a bootleg vinyl album called "Cowboy's Dead". I was really stoked when the show came out on CD. As for Kent State, I was a 9th grade student in junior high school. We got many in our school to sit on the field outside the school and refuse to go to class. Finally, classes were canceled and we had an assembly with an open mike. Students and teachers, both for and against the war in Vietnam, took turns at the microphone.
Post Number: 821
|Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 10:12 pm: |
Great stuff, Bill.
I still think we should shut this down to forestall any unagreeable posts.
Post Number: 1601
|Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 4:55 am: |
This period of time generates strong feelings among many of us, myself included, and was quite divisive. Rather than resurrect that divisiveness here I feel it is time to end the conversation.
Thanks for your understanding in this matter.
Post Number: 790
|Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 6:33 am: |
A note for the mods, this thread is still active.
Post Number: 92
|Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 6:50 am: |
Just one question for thought; by closing down the thread, do we lose the meaning of the history of the event? Holocost (fogive the bad spelling) deniers try to use the same techniques. Let's forget is happended therfore it didn't happen. Sometimes history is very painful, especially when we don't learn from our mistakes (more often the case when not). Would we prevent our children from suffering the pain of growing up merely because it hurts? As long as the civility rules are applied, we should rekindle the memory of the students who were killed, not forget them. Victims need not be swept under the rug, and the new youth need to see where many of us come from. Is it uncomfortable and painful? Yes, but then again we must set the example and grow up. This includes being able to hear a variety of view, without losing our civility. The deceased deserve the memorial of a national day of mourning. Just my two cents, now time to massage my Alembics (and Ritter, and Ricks and ......)
Post Number: 1602
|Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 7:07 am: |
I didn't lock the thread immediately as my post was intended to let all of you self moderate.
This area can get out of hand very quickly and is very political and divisive. Alan is not the only one with concerns of where this thread could go. I grew up and started high school in this era. My father was in the military through this whole time. I have very strong feelings about this era because of events that happened. Personally I've moved passed them and do not really see a point in continuing a subject that will do more to divide folks than bind them.
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 3:05 pm: |
History is facinating, this world of ours is ever evolving. It took 200 years for the U.S. to go from nothing to everything. We should be proud. More importantly; we must be aware of the struggles we as a country have endured...How about them Kansas City Chiefs!? 16-0 next season!