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momzno1 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 09:37 PM
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I just heard horrible news
I went to grade school with Abbie Hoffman's children Amy and Andrew. Today I heard from a friend of Amy's, who called herself Ilya, that she committed suicide! I just cannot believe this. It's so sad.... I still know their mother Sheila who lives in Cambridge...
THis sucks!
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 09:43 PM
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1. I'm sorry to hear that.
I believe Abbie Hoffman also committed suicide. Very tragic and sad. :cry:
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momzno1 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 09:45 PM
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4. yes, abbie hoffman did commit suicide too.
She has 2 young children too.
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rusty quoin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 09:44 PM
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2. That's sad. I'm sorry. You're right. It sucks.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 09:45 PM
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3. Too sad. Sorry for your loss,momzno1.
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momzno1 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 09:47 PM
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5. thank you
I am mostly sad for their mom. As a mother myself, I don't dare think about how devastating this must be for her now.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 09:48 PM
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6. Terrible
very sad news. :cry:
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 10:58 PM
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7. This from Wiki:
At the time of his death, Hoffman was at the height of a renewed public visibility, one of the few '60s radicals who still commanded the attention of all kinds of mass media. He regularly lectured audiences about the CIA's covert activities, including assassinations disguised as suicides. His Playboy article (October, 1988) outlining the connections that constitute the "October Surprise" brought that alleged conspiracy to the attention of a wide-ranging American readership for the first time.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbie_hoffman#Biography
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sadiejane Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 03:15 PM
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8. Agassiz Alum
If you were a classmate of Amy's please email me (sarah liberman) at sadiejane@folly.org.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 03:25 PM
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9. Remember: If you commit suicide, the Bushies win. Same with the Nazis.
Edited on Fri Sep-21-07 03:28 PM by tom_paine
That Abbie Hoffman's daughter did this is a tragic loss, not just for her family but for all of us who yearn to be free behind the Televised Curtain of Imperial Amerika.

Nazis, when breaking into Jews' Houses for increasingly frequent, warrantless searches, ohhhh, about a million times worse than under Bushism (Thank God for small favors for those us us living under Bushies), would often verbally torment the occupants, among other things.

Often, they would tell the Liberal Jews that they should just go hang themselves, which would be best for everybody.

I have absolutely NO DOUBT that if one asked any Bushie Follower in the most virulent third of them (10% of Amerikans), whether they agreed with that sentiment or not, and if they were in a closed group where they could speak freely and/or anonymously, I guarantee you the "Yes" answer would be >70% and probably >90%.

My point is, this is a point on which the Bushies and the Nazis are almost in 100% agreement. I wish someone would do the research and prove it. It would be easy, I think, if someone had the guts to do it..

My overall point is: The Bushies and Nazis both agree. It would be better for all the Liberals to just go out and hang themselves. Therefore, to do so is to let the Bushies and the Nazis win. DO NOT DO THIS! Stay alive, everybody.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 03:29 PM
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10. Here's an obit
http://obits.masslive.com/MassLive/DeathNotices.asp?Pag...

Ilya "Amy" Hoffman
Ilya Amanda Georgiana Schipoijnakov Hoffman 1962-2007 NORTHAMPTON - Ilya "Amy" Hoffman, 44, of 16 Fort Hill Ter., died Sunday in North-ampton. Born in Cam-bridge, MA Nov. 19, 1962, she was the daughter of Sheila (Karklin) Hoffman and the late Abbie Hoffman. She was educated in the Cambridge area and was a 1981 graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College and a Jurors Doctorate from Western New England College in 1993. Ilya worked for the Dept. of Youth Services, dedicating many years to supporting young people. Her professional colleagues at DYS were also dear friends. Attorney Hoffman recently took a position with the Committee for Public Counsel Services as a public defender in the Springfield Office. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Rosenburg Fund for Children. Those who knew Ilya and loved her will remember the great love she gave to her family and friends. Ilya had a unique sense of style and grace. She loved to travel, she loved the sunshine, the ocean, and the beauty of the earth. Ilya was a talented artist and photographer as well as having a passion for music. Ilya loved animals and was an accomplished equestrian. On her wedding day at the Wistariahurst Mansion in Holyoke, she arrived on horseback to meet her groom at the altar. Ilya is survived by her mother Sheila, her husband Eric Olsson, her son Addison, her brothers Andrew Hoffman and america Hoffman, her step-mother Johanna Lawrenson and many dear friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23rd at 2 p.m. in Lyman Hall, 129 Main St., Northampton. Memorial Donations may be made to Arise for Social Justice, 94 Rifle St., Springfield, MA 01105, Arise@riseup.net . Ahearn Funeral Home (413)587-0044
Published in The Republican on 9/20/2007.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 03:34 PM
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11. Very sad news.
RIP Ilya.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-07 03:35 PM
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12. I was hoping it wasn't true
:(
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