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  •  During the summer of 1973... (1+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge

    ...I was between my junior & senior years in high school.  I had lots of downtime to watch the Watergate hearings on television, which I often did - yet some of it was still over my head.

    One moment that I recall very clearly, however, was that day in July when Alexander Butterfield revealed the existence of the recording system in the Oval Office.  I can still recall the members of the Committee expressing great surprise to learn that there might be a way to corroborate the charges against Nixon - using recordings of Nixon's own words, uttered in Nixon's own voice!

    That was the turning point in the entire investigation.  Even I, still deep in the blissful naivete of youth, could recognize that much.  And yes, I did have a sense that I was witnessing history in the making - even at that very moment.

    MM

    Truly knowledge is power. And knowledge of spiritual things is spiritual power.

    by Mystic Michael on Sat May 11, 2013 at 07:49:40 PM PDT

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