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mac macgillicuddy

I was 12 but I remember Kent State like it was yesterday. I may remember where I was when I heard about it more vividly than I remember where I was when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. I also remember how vicious the country's reaction was, and I remember Agnew's calling college students "bums."

And I'm amazed that to this day, no one can "figure out" who gave the order to fire...

Gary Farber

The weird thing is that a day doesn't go past that I don't keep this in mind, I *never* forget it for a moment, and I'm endlessly surprised countless times a day at all the folks who will say things like "say, Bush makes Nixon look pretty good, eh?" and "that Nixon was a real liberal, I wish we had him in office today," and so on.

People have terribly short memories. It won't be long before we're hearing how George W. Bush was pretty thoughtful and liberal compared to this current crop of no-good Republicans; they're not reasonable, like Republicans and conservatives used to be.

Linkmeister

An audiotape has just been analyzed which seems to show that the Guard was specifically ordered to prepare to fire that day, with no "sniper" provocation, as was claimed by some.

"Guard!" says a male voice on the recording, which two forensic audio experts enhanced and evaluated at the request of The Plain Dealer. Several seconds pass. Then, "All right, prepare to fire!"

"Get down!" someone shouts urgently, presumably in the crowd. Finally, "Guard! . . . " followed two seconds later by a long, booming volley of gunshots. The entire spoken sequence lasts 17 seconds.

Audio at the link.

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