Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 27 to 39 of 42
  1. #27
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Near Atlanta, GA.
    Posts
    14,901
    Post Likes
    Yep. Just a kid in elementary school, but I found it fascinating. I remember sitting in front of the TV all afternoon and evening.

  2. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    26,887
    Post Likes
    Maybe I can -

    Segregation was one of the best things that ever happened to Black People and their Society in America.

    Integration was one of the worst things that ever happened to Black People and their Society in America.

    When Segregation was the Law Of The Land in America there was a largely separate and well thriving Black Business Industry in place. Black owned and operated stores of all kinds, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, service businesses, etc. Their loyal customers were the black people who were not welcomed in the whites-only stores and areas. And the black business owners were not only independently successful, their customer base was virtually mandated: they did not compete substantially with white owned businesses - they didn't have to - and that was OK with both sides.

    And thinking, well reasoning black people well knew it. As early as the 1860's black people expressed the sincere interest in being able to separate themselves from white society in their living and working situations. That's were the 'forty acres and a mule' concept came from. "Let us maintain and manage our own affairs." they asked - just keep us away from abuse from white people and we'll be fine.

    Integration, forced by the government, destroyed all that. Suddenly black businesses did not have an exclusive clientele - AND their businesses were Still not frequented by white customers either. Integration substantially set black people back by destroying what they had successfully built for themselves. They lost what they had and substantially gained nothing in return.

    PHM
    ------------


    Quote Originally Posted by behappy View Post
    Good comments... and I am going to get on the soapbox.

    I was in High School in Mississippi during the "integration era" that Glenn referred to.
    The county I was in had a "white" and a "black" high school.
    They closed the "black" school and moved EVERYONE to one school. The first week was tense and that was an understatement. But not only for the reason MOST think of first. You see the "black" community did not want "their" school closed and pushed into ONE school. During the first week at the start of the day there was a Hugh fight that broke out between both sides in the very front of the school. The teachers and administrators broke it up and it was very tense the rest of the week. The rest of the year things calmed down and life went on.

    Today I live in about the same area and have friends and acquaintances from both sides. When we sit down and talk, to the one they say, "That was a different time".
    NOBODY thinks the same way.

    My reason for this somewhat long post is.....
    You CANNOT look back on history, with eyes of today.
    PHM
    --------
    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

  3. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Dacula, GA
    Posts
    20,110
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Maybe I can -

    Segregation was one of the best things that ever happened to Black People and their Society in America.

    Integration was one of the worst things that ever happened to Black People and their Society in America.

    When Segregation was the Law Of The Land in America there was a largely separate and well thriving Black Business Industry in place. Black owned and operated stores of all kinds, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, service businesses, etc. Their loyal customers were the black people who were not welcomed in the whites-only stores and areas. And the black business owners were not only independently successful, their customer base was virtually mandated: they did not compete substantially with white owned businesses - they didn't have to - and that was OK with both sides.

    And thinking, well reasoning black people well knew it. As early as the 1860's black people expressed the sincere interest in being able to separate themselves from white society in their living and working situations. That's were the 'forty acres and a mule' concept came from. "Let us maintain and manage our own affairs." they asked - just keep us away from abuse from white people and we'll be fine.

    Integration, forced by the government, destroyed all that. Suddenly black businesses did not have an exclusive clientele - AND their businesses were Still not frequented by white customers either. Integration substantially set black people back by destroying what they had successfully built for themselves. They lost what they had and substantially gained nothing in return.

    PHM
    ------------
    Right on Mikey. We all got along a lot better in the South back in the 50's also. You nailed it. Thank you, thank you very much
    "I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle."

    "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution."
    Sen. Barry Goldwater

  4. #30
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Sumter, SC
    Posts
    726
    Post Likes
    Wow, there are some really old folk on here, just kidding. I wasn't quite 2yrs old when Kennedy was assassinated so I have no recollection of the event. Heck, I was almost 6 when Bobby was killed and I have no recollection of that either.

    I do however remember when Armstrong first walked on the moon. I remember my dad taking a Polaroid picture of the TV screen as it was being broadcast.

  5. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    N.E. Ok.
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joey View Post
    I was in the last year or so of elementary school seating in a class, a women came into our room and whispered something into our teachers ear. After she left our female teacher stood up from her chair in front of us and mentioned that the president was shot and that the school was dismissing students early.
    Same here, strange to think back that they dismissed school. I remember walking home thinking cuba might shoot a missile off.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

  6. #32
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    6,260
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by captube View Post
    Same here, strange to think back that they dismissed school. I remember walking home thinking cuba might shoot a missile off.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Yes! Walking home I forgot to mention that, only time they had bus service was when we where in High School, elementary school to the end of Junior high or middle school we where on our foot mobile.

  7. Likes captube liked this post
  8. #33
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Atlanta GA area
    Posts
    42,333
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Maybe I can -

    Segregation was one of the best things that ever happened to Black People and their Society in America.

    Integration was one of the worst things that ever happened to Black People and their Society in America.

    When Segregation was the Law Of The Land in America there was a largely separate and well thriving Black Business Industry in place. Black owned and operated stores of all kinds, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, service businesses, etc. Their loyal customers were the black people who were not welcomed in the whites-only stores and areas. And the black business owners were not only independently successful, their customer base was virtually mandated: they did not compete substantially with white owned businesses - they didn't have to - and that was OK with both sides.

    And thinking, well reasoning black people well knew it. As early as the 1860's black people expressed the sincere interest in being able to separate themselves from white society in their living and working situations. That's were the 'forty acres and a mule' concept came from. "Let us maintain and manage our own affairs." they asked - just keep us away from abuse from white people and we'll be fine.

    Integration, forced by the government, destroyed all that. Suddenly black businesses did not have an exclusive clientele - AND their businesses were Still not frequented by white customers either. Integration substantially set black people back by destroying what they had successfully built for themselves. They lost what they had and substantially gained nothing in return.

    PHM
    ------------
    Hmmm...

    Makes one wonder...

    The DIMS are the ones that pushed integration... saying they were helping the black people.

    Seems to me... what this was all about... was an attempt to create a permanent under-class that would be enslaved to govt handouts and always vote in the people who continued to enslave them to the handouts.

    It is just amazing the stupid things folks will do... when they think they are gonna get a freebee...
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

    GA's basic rules of home heating and AC upgrades:
    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

  9. #34
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Louisburg Kansas
    Posts
    3,745
    Post Likes
    The Germans overwhelmingly loved JFK. His ish bene Eine Berliner speech hit home with them because east and west Germany wanted the country united. There was a small number of NAZI sympathizers when I was there but very few and the good people wanted nothing to do with them. I loved the food and above all the pastries they had in the small bakeries.
    I was in an engineering battalion not far from Wurzburg. It was an enjoyable tour of duty.
    No man can be both ignorant and free.
    Thomas Jefferson

  10. #35
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    6,771
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by glennac View Post
    I visited Germany in the spring of 2001. Seeing some of my 2nd cousins on my dad's side. They were sons of some of my dad's cousins. My dad never visited Germany and was born in 1908 in TN as my fraternal grandparents immigrated to the US in 1888.

    Anyhow my "cousins" told me they took it real hard when they heard Kennedy was assassinated as hard as anyone here did. His speech at the Berlin Wall electrified Germany and they loved him ever since. civis Romanus sum means citizen of Rome. Check it out. Thank you, thank you very much

    "Two thousand years ago— Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was "civis Romanus sum." Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner."

    There are many people in the world who really don't understand, or say they don't, what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world.

    Let them come to Berlin.

    There are some who say— there are some who say that communism is the wave of the future.

    Let them come to Berlin."

    https://genius.com/John-f-kennedy-ic...iner-annotated
    Ich bin ein Frankfurter.... lol

    Roy
    A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
    Lysander Spooner

  11. #36
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    6,941
    Post Likes
    The two things I remember most were being let out of school & that a lot of the girls were crying when they heard the news. JFK was pretty well liked especially with the younger people. The one thing I remember more than anything is sitting by the TV & watching live when they were taking Oswald somewhere & Jack Ruby came up & shot him. I never watched the news so it was pretty weird that I was watching at the time let alone seeing a murder happen live. Just in case anyone is wondering, I was 13 years old at the time.
    Gary
    -----------
    http://www.oceanhvac.com
    The best things in life are free but not everyone is willing to pay the price.

  12. #37
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Atlanta GA area
    Posts
    42,333
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by garyed View Post
    The two things I remember most were being let out of school & that a lot of the girls were crying when they heard the news. JFK was pretty well liked especially with the younger people. The one thing I remember more than anything is sitting by the TV & watching live when they were taking Oswald somewhere & Jack Ruby came up & shot him. I never watched the news so it was pretty weird that I was watching at the time let alone seeing a murder happen live. Just in case anyone is wondering, I was 13 years old at the time.
    Nothing like silencing the ONLY person who could have spilled the beans of who REALLY planned the execution of JFK...
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

    GA's basic rules of home heating and AC upgrades:
    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

  13. #38
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    1,632
    Post Likes
    JFK. I was home sick from school. I was sitting on mom & dads bed watching TV. Back then we had a whole 2 tv channels to watch and they both broke in on the regular programing for the announcement

    Twin Towers, Yes I remember. I was on a roof, had a radio playing when the news broke. I remeber trying to call my oldest son who was supposed to be at the world trade center that day. It was two days before we heard from him. He had overslept and still in bed. My sister-in-law it was over 24 hours before we heard from her as she worked in the pentagon (her office is where the plane hit) she was at a dr's appointment.

  14. #39
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,296
    Post Likes
    I was supposed to go to the Pentagon on that day. Would have been working on the opposite side. I was crossing the WW Bridge when dispatch called and cancelled. They didn't have the escorts set up for me. They were going to send me to Rockville, I told them it would be on their time. They sent me to the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, in Old Town Alexandria. I unclogged some Condenser Coils on some Console WSHP. I was sitting in my truck when the plane hit the Pentagon, but didn't know what it was. It Sounded like the tailgate slamming on a dump truck. Went to Applied Industrial to pick up some belts and Bearings, that's when I found out. There's a building across the street from them with outside stairs to the roof. Went up for a look, realized that was where Navy/Marine Corp was. Got into a panic, as my wife often went there. I couldn't reach her at her office. Had a relative call from Florida concerned. They were actually able to get through, and called me back that she was locked down at the Navy Yard. Amazingly Work told me to go on to BET, and do the work. I got stopped where the Target is, truck was quickly searched and told to go home and get the Van off the streets. Tried to pick my kids up, but their schools where locked down, guarded by Deputies with Auto weapons. Later I was amazed out how quickly they locked down everything. BTW we had guys at BET, they went up on the roof, to see what was going on. Police showed up and told them to get down. They were locked down there.
    Retired, after 43 Years

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •