Where were you on November 22, 1963?

Where were you on November 22, 1963?
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On a grassy knoll.
WmB
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WmB wrote:

Alone?
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Enzo Matrix wrote:

I was down in the storm sewer with Ann-Margret. Elvis was in the book depository: http://home.pacbell.net/hrwhite3/Contents.htm
Pat
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'Cept for a couple of leprachauns, Klaatu and Jim Garrison - yeah pretty much.
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Enzo Matrix wrote:

Playing football in the back yard after watching the first ever episode of Dr Who with my friend Brian when my dad came out and told us Kennedy had been shot. It was extremely cold, slightly foggy and there was an acrid smell of smoke in the air. That was because many homes in England were still heated by coal fires in those days and the railway engines were still powered by steam. I was nine years old at the time.
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kim wrote:

And there was a odd rythmic grinding sound and this police call box appeared out of nowhere. Meanwhile, in the Dallas book depository, the Dalek lowered the Carcano rifle from its manipulator arm. :-)
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

asshole.
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Too young for that one. But I was in music class in 5th grade when Reagan got shot. Our teacher did a class prayer for the Gipper.
I always seem to miss the big events live. I was walking back from gym class to my biology class back in 1986 when the shuttle challenger blew up at launch. Of course they were playing the launch live over in the library on t.v. but I missed it. ( really didn't matter because the showed the replay on t.v. about a billion times later that night ).
When Janet Jackson showed her nipple at the Super-bowl a few years back I was right in front of a huge big screen t.v. I was reaching for some chips and dip and missed it. Everyone else was like " eeeewwwww did you see that ? "
Tee he
Chris
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:> bote wrote: :> Where were you on November 22, 1963? :> GREAT DETAIL HERE ! :> http://message.alturl.com : : Too young for that one. But I was in music class in 5th grade when : Reagan got shot. Our teacher did a class prayer for the Gipper. :     I was either in class or playing hookie. The best part to that one was ol Casper proclaiming "I'm in charge!". Ummm, no. You are not.
    Elvis choose to kick off while I was at a summer football camp. Not being a fan of "the king", I was unimpressed. Others at the camp thought it was the end of the world.
    Lennon was killed while I was preparing for some sort of finals, I am sure. Did not kike him, either. Nor, generally, for the Beatles. : : I always seem to miss the big events live. I was walking back from : gym class to my biology class back in 1986 when the shuttle challenger : blew up at launch. :     I walked out of the engineering building, looked north and said "oh, shit". A co-worker had a tiny "portable" TV, which was my first tip off.
    Colombia was in the process of breaking up overhead - a friend was shooting it as it went over.
    And, I might as well confess to being in the Atlanta area when the bomb was found during the olympics. Officially, I was on my way to Va. Beach for the IMPS/US Nationals...
    As for Kennedy, I was probably looking for dinner...
                            Bruce
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Bruce Burden wrote:

That wasn't Caspar Weinberger - that was Al Haig "in charge here at the White House" right after Reagan was shot.
I was in 7th grade in class when Kennedy was shot. I'll never forget the announcement coming over the loudspeaker that he had been shot, and not long after that the news that he was dead.
The following days were somber indeed. It was the first time I remember being riveted to the TV watching major news unfold - including the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald as it happened live on camera.
The funeral procession and the burial at Arlington along with the pucture of Johnson taking the oath of office with a blood stained Jackie looking on are etched in memory.
BobbyG
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Strange the things I remember from when I was a kid. I was in the back seat of my friends Ford El Torino, driving past country farms on the way back to Vance AFB in Enid, Oklahoma. My friends mom who was driving had the radio news on and they annonced that Elvis had kicked the bucket and she sighed .... ahhhhh.

I was snoozing away at a truck stop in the pan-handle of Texas while all that went on. Once again missing the whole thing.
Chris
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Kennedy - Was in class when announcement came over the intercom.
Neil Armstrong Moonwalk - Was at the NCO Club at Ft. McClellan in a raging thunderstorm. Just as he stepped from the ladder, lightning struck the antenna and the TV blew. We couldn't believe our bad luck.
Desert One Fiasco - Was driving to my office when it was announced.
9/11 - Was pulling out of my garage when the first "Lear jet" hit. Decided to go back into the house to see what was going on. Saw the second "Lear jet" hit and realized the CNN announcer didn't know the difference between Norman Lear and a Lear jet. The same guy later breathlessly described US soldiers "armed with AK-47's" running around the Pentagon.

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: : 9/11 - Was pulling out of my garage when the first "Lear jet" hit. Decided : to go back into the house to see what was going on. Saw the second "Lear : jet" hit and realized the CNN announcer didn't know the difference between : Norman Lear and a Lear jet. The same guy later breathlessly described US : soldiers "armed with AK-47's" running around the Pentagon. :     It is sobering to realize how clueless the newsies are. I was very impressed when one (barely) managed to name the F-16 leading up to ODS.
    However, my fav from ODS was some idiot at the main US base in the kingdom on Saud, yapping on about "boosters or heaters or something like that - they make the plane go really fast!"
    Meanwhile, over his shoulder there was a plane "landing". Dude, landing? Really? With dual shock cones, and all that noise, are you sure the plane is "landing"?
    As for 9/11, I was moving. I walked into work in time to hear that "the tower collapsed!". My immediate response was "bullshit", but after seeing the replay, again - "oh shit".
                            Bruce
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Bruce Burden wrote:

It was hard to grasp the reality of it...one kept associating it with movie special effects. The Onion satirical newspaper noted the same thing: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28144
Pat
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I was at work when my sister called to say she had heard something on the car radio about a plane accidentally crashing into the WTC. One of the offices had a small TV in it. We clicked it on and they replayed the footage. A few minutes later we saw the second plane hit. The anchor was confused and initially believed his producer had rolled tape of the first impact. A couple of us muttered that's another plane, you could see the first tower burning in the background. He caught his mistake fairly quickly and that was about the exact moment that the entire viewing world came to realize in one deep breath that this was a whole different thing than an accidental collision.
I regret that most people have let 9/11 slip from their conscience and seem to feel our job against those that executed the murders, is done. But honestly, I myself cannot bear to watch 9/11 footage again. I've tried and I always wind up with a burning angry desire to see the US go nuclear Rambo on some people. And that ain't healthy - for anyone.
WmB
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WmB wrote:

What really torqued me off was watching all the Palestinians jumping up-and-down in Gaza City and cheering after they heard about it....meanwhile, Yasser Arafat was walking around in something like a horrified catatonic trance among the cheering people, realizing what this meant in regards to American-Arab relations. Best to steer as far clear of that part of the world as possible, lest you get sucked into the hate vortex of it that's been spinning around inside of it like a razor-bladed meat grinder for several thousand years. "This is Hell; nor have you stopped being politically involved in it." At least I do give myself credit for coming up with a outside-the-box solution to the perpetual Israeli/Palestinian problem:
"The Iranian President further suggested that if such a Jewish nation was to be established in the world in the aftermath of the Holocaust, it should have been established in either the United States or Europe- not in Palestine. Okay, let's run with that idea. The total population of Israel is around 6,352,117 according to the CIA Fact book on nations: https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/is.html In comparison to that figure, the total population of the United States is around 298,444,215 according to the same source. In other words, the total population of Israel is only around 4.6% of the entire United States population. I'm pretty sure we could absorb a 4.6% increase in our total population without major threat, particularly if that 4.6% of total population gain consisted of some of the most literate and well-educated people on the face of the planet. So here's my Grand Schemata: the entire population of the nation of Israel must be encouraged to emigrate to the United States at the earliest opportunity. This shall accomplish many things in one fell swoop: 1.) The United States shall no longer serve as a lightning rod in regards to any problems between the Israelis and their Arab neighbors, with resulting terrorism on United States soil. 2.) Further economic aid to Israel can be eliminated from the federal budget, thereby saving us between two and four billion dollars a year. 3.) Palestinians can now have their land back, and figure out what exactly _they_ can do with that much desert wasteland given a chance. 4.) The Arabs could now get back to their great historical and theological business - debating who should have truly taken up the mantle of Mohammad as the sole leader of Islam, and killing each other over anyone who doesn't see it that way. 5.) The west could get back _our_ historical and theological business - debating how best to screw with the Islamic brain in an attempt to get oil at the lowest prices, and turn the above two groups of Islam against each other to our benefit. 6.) Israel shall now have its true historical capital back, and rebuilt in the Promised Land Of Milk And Honey; i.e. Beverly Hills...or possibly Las Vegas or Miami...God shall certainly send the sure sign as to where it is supposed to be, possibly in the form of a burning palm tree that doesn't involve fireworks or clever fountains and spotlights, the best Kosher deli you ever saw in your life..."and what great prices!", or a tailor that can make clothes that fit you perfectly without even using a tape measure...from the first time you try them on..."without even needing to be taken in!"...something miraculous like that. 7.) Being that the Israelis were the first people who came up with the brilliant concept of tossing their God into a gold-covered suitcase with two Cherubim on top, and getting the hell out of town when the going got bad, a new venue for the continuing history of Judaism should be a great inspiration to new stories for the Midrash. See them now, parting the East River, and fleeing from the hard bondage of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue with the chariots of the ad executives in hot pursuit, to their time of wandering around in Queens till they can hail a cab....which might take up to forty years. :-) A key to it is convincing the Israelis that the United States is their actual homeland, and Moses took a wrong turn while out in the desert (since he took forty years to march them a few hundred miles, I assume he took a _lot_ of wrong turns; either that, or he started following the wrong cloud with disastrous results). In this regard, the Mormon belief that Native Americans are the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel may prove most useful; whereas I don't really expect the Israelis to buy this whole concept, it will give them a reasonable excuse to high-tail it out of the Mideast to greener pastures on this side of the Atlantic without loss of pride, and I see the Native American casinos being put on far firmer and well regulated financial ground as a result. I am also fairly sure that bison chew their cud, and Kosher Bison On Rye could become a new taste sensation that would rapidly gain favor at delis near these casinos. Any doubt about the kosher aspect of bison can be quickly eliminated by merely looking at one's face:
http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/dms/fapm/personnel/tom_b/2005-buffalo.jpg
You will note that this creature is bearded, and does not cut the hair at the corners of its head. It might as well be wearing a Yamaka. If Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses is to be believed, the horns may also be highly significant:
http://www.onlinekunst.de/maerz/img/s5_b2_michelangelo.jpg " ;-)
Pat
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He knew that the fanatics would be nothing but trouble; too bad he was such a crook himself. He imbezzled millions from his own people, for all the good it did him.

Think about who ~drives~ those cabs.... 8-P

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The Old Man wrote:

I hadn't thought of that little problem. :-) There's a standard Israeli joke that goes: "Moses wanders around in the desert for forty years and manages to settle in the one place in the Mideast that doesn't have oil."
Pat
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I can't watch the Flight 93 movie, the good theatrical one that came out, nor any of the History channel recreations. I think about being in the plane or having a loved one on board...
I lnow just how you feel.
Frank
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