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    March 30, 2007 - New Orleans, LA. This man is an idiot. He is insane. And he too is an arrogant asshole. In fact, this is not a man at all. He's an inhuman. He has a brain the size of his penis, and his penis is the size of a peanut. That's very small, and may have something to do with why elephants once liked him. But once they got a good taste of him, they realized he's one of those horrible tasting, spoiled peanuts with worms in it.

    Let's all throw this bastard and his cronies some of our N'awlins Mojo... May e-Coli rot their nipples, cancer masticate their testicles (this includes Condeleeza), Herpes liquify their lips, and the most horrible foot fungus chap and crack their feet. And may he and his cabinet one day be taken to the Hague, tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity, then airdropped into Baghdad with only a jockstrap to use as a sling.

    The text reads:
    "All state systems operate with central figures of authority. They give meaning and a face to the machinations of alienated political power. In the U.S. and elsewhere, presidents and prime ministers are merely mouthpieces, images of political authority. Their role as figureheads serve to conceal a deeper understanding of state power by concentrating responsibility for government policy on one administration or another. However, by nature, modern states exist to control and manage populations for the capitalist economy and those who reap its benefits. President Bush, like the presidents before him, share the same bed with those who fatten themselves and fill their pockets from the sweat and misery of others. The state and capitalism are a productive fusion of exploitation and control. The people in the top levels of government are merely managing this relationship through social control and the rule of profit. Those in power protect their own interests and call it democracy, resorting to fascist policies when necessary.

    Distinctions between political parties are so small as to be meaningless. Kerry, Nader, and any other presidential contender must still play by the rules of the capitalist system. One reform here or a policy change there will not compensate for the misery we endure in the ant colony humanity has been reduced to.

    Democrats, Socialists, Independents and the Green Party... you can choose your rulers. But who wants to be ruled?

    - Anarchists Against the Misery of States and Capitalism"

    This sums the Bush Administration and Neo Conservatism up pretty well:
    www.knife-party.net/flash/barry.html

    Just to clarify, I am not an Anarchy purist. I consider myself a Democratic Social Anarchist. Here's my diatribe...

    I believe we need leaders who are popularly elected, accessible, transparent, and accountable for their actions. I believe politicians and white collar criminals should share the same detention facility as "common" criminals. I don't believe common people should be imprisoned for common things, such as smoking a blunt. I also don't believe drug addiction should be handled as a crime, but rather as a public health issue. And if alcohol is going to be legal, then why not marijuana? I can't say that I know of anyone who has ever beat their spouse or child, broke a bottle over another person's head, or run down an innocent pedestrian from smoking pot. I believe our society should seek to understand the source of our social ills instead of attempting to cure the symptoms, putting most offenders into counseling and community service programs while encouraging creative, intellectual, and skill development, rather than being reactionary through locking people away and giving people guns. I believe our children should be encouraged to ask the question "Why?", instead of being drilled with the memorization of supposed facts, and learn to solve problems creatively, instead of expect someone else to solve the problem for them. I believe we should be taught how to fish, instead of being given fish all of the time. I believe mindless entertainment is a serious waste of time and brain power. I believe we should learn to be participants, instead of passive spectators. I believe we should be able to follow our own productive paths in life, even if it's not considered economically viable under the current system. For example, I'm not only highly educated, but I'm an artist, a documentarian, a photographer, a writer, a designer, and a community activist. But under the current system, I can barely eeck out a living without doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with how I can best contribute. I believe we should be able to gain wealth through working hard, however there should be a cap on this wealth, while surplus wealth should be fed back into creating a healthier and better educated society, and developing a sustainable infrastructure. I believe that a considerable percentage of our taxes should go toward social, environmental, developmental, and technological programs that support our personal ethic. I believe that even the least productive members of society should have unobstructed access to food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, security, guidance, and the opportunity to better themselves. I believe educators, healthcare workers, law enforcement, trash collectors, creators, and people who contribute to the strenthening of our social core and keeping our physical infrastructure in order should be highly valued, respected, and well paid. I believe that unless at least one half of a fast food chains menu is made from truly wholesome and healthy food products, they should be shut down. I believe that our health system should focus on preventative measures, rather than reactive prescription, pain killing, and pill popping. I believe each individual should be encouraged to take time for themselves to rest, to be with their family, to celebrate life, to travel, and to explore themselves, their world, and it's people. I believe our physical development patterns should encourage easy accessibility to our jobs, one another, and to services without the need of a car. I believe we should be able to do and behave as we wish, to be able to express ourselves unapologetically and without judgement, as long as that doing and behavior does not inflict harm onto others or the world in which we live. I believe we should be able to believe as we wish, as long as our beliefs are not imposed on, or invalidate others' beliefs. I believe we should be responsible for ourselves and our children, but also responsible for and accountable to each other and the surrounding community, helping one another when assistance is needed, strengthening our weakest links. I believe our society should take care of those who cannot take care of themselves, such as our children, our elderly, and our traumatized and disabled. As with the commons, such as water and air, I believe we should have unobstructed access to healthcare when we are ill, and be able to improve our intellectual and creative abilities through an education based upon accomplishment and merit, not fiscal wealth or nepotistic ties. I believe a true democracy should include more than two parties. I believe the electoral system is a joke. I don't believe that to run for candidacy and be heard should be contingent on access to boatloads of money. I believe candidates that run for office should be alotted free time on television, and space in our newspapers, to state their views and objectives as a public service.

    Hmmm, doesn't sound like a half bad world I've created in my head! Vote for Me!!!

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    1. Culture:Subculture ages ago | reply

      Dear Jonnie/Cal... According to your profile you live in Australia/New Zealand, so I'm not sure what government you are referring to when you mention that "we" already have many of the things I mentioned earlier...

      Now, with regard to fundamental economics, I have a question: Who wrote the book on fundamental (contemporary) economics?

      I believe it started with Adam Smith... but since then these texts have been written mostly by Capitalist economists who exist within a Capitalist system. Contemporary Capitalism values personal wealth, property, competition, and the ownership and control of resources, products, services, and ideas. Value within the Capitalist system is measured by a piece of paper that is backed-up by nothing other than the greater population's concensus... which agrees that this piece of paper maintains value.

      In an unbridaled Laissez Faire Capitalist system, healthy food, clean water and air, healthcare, a quality education, childcare, security, mobility, personal freedom, justice, and a less tainted environment are more available to those who are able to afford to pay for it. And, ironically, those who can afford these privileges seek to escape the ill conditions they are partially responsible for, be it crime, filth, disease, poverty, ignorance.

      And let's be honest with ourselves... students who go to a university to attend an economics program don't learn so much about the different theories of economy. They learn how to perpetuate the engine of Capitalism and be a beneficiary of this system. Capitalist economics is based upon a winner/loser scenario, supply and demand, goods and services, profit/loss, consumption, etc. Meanwhile, Capitalist economics has, for the most part, chosen to ignore the tail end of the equation which involves lost lives through war, poverty, famine, environmental disaster meanwhile overlooking the costs and effects of wastes, cultural dilution, and the untold loss of potentially valuable resources bowled over (or never discovered) due to a fell-swoop, time-is-money, and wrecking ball mentality.

      And as for those who attend "economics" programs, do you think they are doing so to maintain a healthy flow of currency? Or balance out the economic equation? Many of those who attend these programs moreso aspire to "better" their personal situation by an economic theory based solely on monetary wealth and material gain. Because those who exist within the confines of and perpetuate the Capitalist economy cannot see possibilities beyond its own limitations - which values a profitable bottom line above all else, be it ethics, morals, conscience, decency, integrity, sensibility - it's not unlike a snake that will eat its own tail or a goose that will continue to drink rainwater until it drowns itself.

      True, I was brought up within a Capitalist system, and as such, I am in many regards more privileged than the billions worldwide who are desperately poor. And though privilege does make it more possible for me to have the education and luxury to be liberal in my views, this privilege does not make me a Capitalist.

      Unfortunately, because I live within a Capitalist system with very few reigns, I may need to do something mind numbing to earn the money to eat, clothe, shelter myself, and buy a coffee. I may even need to do a little more soul deadening and thankless work so that I can afford to develop my talent as a photographer and contribute more effectively to my community.

      I have another question... and perhaps I'm being naive or overly utopian... but what if each of us were encouraged and supported to develop and do what we really enjoy doing? Might we not do our very best because we do our task with enthusiasm and love? And wouldn't each of us become a better person and contribute to a healthier society?

      What if the scientific minded person were encouraged to explore ideas and implement technologies toward the betterment of our species and a greater understanding of our existence and universe? And what if the creative person were able to provoke thought, evoke feelings, and inspire possibilities through creating beauty and strangeness? And what if the hands-on person were able to build, craft, and repair? And the spiritual minded were able to offer guidance and solace? And what if the political minded person were encouraged to legitimately represent and serve their constituency? True, there are probably few people who would enjoy cleaning toilets or picking-up the trash, but what if we dedicated 90% of our time to doing that we love to do, and the other 10% toward doing something that we must do to maintain and service a healthy society? Just a thought...

      I am only privileged because I was born a white male into a Capitalist society that, for no good reason, values lighter skin and maleness over truly important qualities, such as merit, intelligence, creativity, skill, etc. But even these qualities can create an unintentional elitism. Not everyone is so fortunate to be raised by loving parents, nor endowed with a great mind, nor highly motivated, nor mentally, emotionally, or chemically balanced. These people are labeled as lazy, stupid, dangerous, and/or crazy. If the individual is unable or unwilling to support themself, and if the family will not, or cannot take responsibility, should we just pretend they don't exist? Or should we hide them away?

      This is a facet of Capitalism.... and ironically, in a supposedly Creationist Christian nation, Western Capitalism applies one of the primary precepts of Evolution - being survival of the fittest - while objectivication, implied abstraction, and fear of "the other" give us the tools to cope and/or justify our thoughtless indiscretions.

      Though my experience within the Capitalist system has given me the opportunity to create wealth, I have for many years foregone the immediate gratification of money (and its benefits) in favor of freedom to commit myself to developing my creativity, living my life experientially, and being of service to my community.. And though I may one day earn fiscal comfort, it will be on my own terms, through my work as an artist and documentarian. And when this day comes, I will not forget my family, my friends, or my community.

      With regard to how I justify my dislike for Bush, the people who he keeps in his company, and the policies he's pushed forward, let me again provide you with a summary of reasons: he's a liar, he's a hypocrite, he's underhanded, he's arrogant, he's willfully ignorant, he doesn't listen, he's an opportunist, he's unable to admit to his mistakes, he has no regard for human life, he was (supposedly) voted into the position of president to represent the people in this nation, yet he behaves like a megalomaniac dictator who favors a very small group of people... need I go on?

    2. jonniefivemiles ages ago | reply

      Voice

      Damn I hope youre a really fast typer because that is one long flickr comment.

      Im a dual citizen of the US and NZ and I study in Australia, but I was in the US when I wrote the comment and meant "we" as in the USA. The policies of Australia and the US are prettymuch the same under Howard/Bush anway.

      No one person wrote the book on fundamental econ. It is the culmination of 200 years of empirical and theoretical study. It has been fueled by countless contributers, including Karl Marx and John M Keynes. Communism and socialism were basically economic theories that failed in reality.

      "Contemporary Capitalism values personal wealth, property, competition, and the ownership and control of resources, products, services, and ideas."

      -So what? Property, resources, services, and ideas make up every thing in existence. You don't value these things?

      " Value within the Capitalist system is measured by a piece of paper that is backed-up by nothing other than the greater population's concensus... which agrees that this piece of paper maintains value."

      -No, value is measured by "utility." You can look it up on wikipedia or something if you want to understand it.

      "In an unbridaled Laissez Faire Capitalist system..."

      -There is no such system and no economist advocates creating one.

      "And let's be honest with ourselves... students who go to a university to attend an economics program don't learn so much about the different theories of economy. They learn how to perpetuate the engine of Capitalism and be a beneficiary of this system."

      - I am one of those students and most of what I learn is the different theories of economics. I took a course on Marxist econ, but even he agreed with everyone else on fundamental economics, which are not attached to any particular theories but are simply true by observation and logic.

      "Capitalist economics is based upon a winner/loser scenario, supply and demand, goods and services, profit/loss, consumption, etc. Meanwhile, Capitalist economics has, for the most part, chosen to ignore the tail end of the equation which involves lost lives through war, poverty, famine, environmental disaster meanwhile overlooking the costs and effects of wastes, cultural dilution, and the untold loss of potentially valuable resources bowled over (or never discovered) due to a fell-swoop, time-is-money, and wrecking ball mentality."

      -Google "development economics" or "urban economics" or look up "externalities" or again read the first chapter of of fundamental econ

      "And as for those who attend "economics" programs, do you think they are doing so to maintain a healthy flow of currency? Or balance out the economic equation? Many of those who attend these programs moreso aspire to "better" their personal situation by an economic theory based solely on monetary wealth and material gain. Because those who exist within the confines of and perpetuate the Capitalist economy cannot see possibilities beyond its own limitations - which values a profitable bottom line above all else, be it ethics, morals, conscience, decency, integrity, sensibility"

      - I attend an economics program for the same reasons everyone else does. Everyone who invests in education expects to get some returns from it in their future, whether they be monetary returns or not. Look up the nobel prize in economics and you will see countless "capital economists" who have devoted themselves to helping those at the lower end of the equation. See "world bank."

      "Unfortunately, because I live within a Capitalist system"
      -You don't know how fortunate you are.

      "I have another question... and perhaps I'm being naive or overly utopian... but what if each of us were encouraged and supported to develop and do what we really enjoy doing? Might we not do our very best because we do our task with enthusiasm and love?"

      -We are encouraged to do whatever we want in a capitalist system because we have the freedom to pursue whatever life we want. In a communist or real socialist system, we don't. The government controls the economy and thus dictates each individual's economic activity. If you want to become a professional photographer, nobody is stopping you. Stop whining and do it.

      "I am only privileged because I was born a white male into a Capitalist society that, for no good reason, values lighter skin and maleness over truly important qualities, such as merit, intelligence, creativity, skill, etc."

      -Racism and sexism are hardly unique to any nation or economic system.

      "If the individual is unable or unwilling to support themself, and if the family will not, or cannot take responsibility, should we just pretend they don't exist? Or should we hide them away?"

      -No, and we don't. We have welfare, foster care, public orphanages, numerous government programs, churches, synagogues, and charities that we all fund to take care of these people. Furthermore, countless private individuals spend their time helping the less fortunate.

      "With regard to how I justify my dislike for Bush, the people who he keeps in his company, and the policies he's pushed forward, let me again provide you with a summary of reasons: he's a liar, he's a hypocrite, he's underhanded, he's arrogant, he's willfully ignorant, he doesn't listen, he's an opportunist, he's unable to admit to his mistakes, he has no regard for human life, he was (supposedly) voted into the position of president to represent the people in this nation, yet he behaves like a megalomaniac dictator who favors a very small group of people... need I go on?"

      -None of your reasons have any validity. He is not a liar. He may have been mistaken about WMD, but you cannot say he lied about hem. Give me a factual example of his hypocrisy, arrogance, willful ignorance, or underhandedness. He has NO regard for human life? Really? None? You really have to justify such a remark with some examples.

      You may disagree with his policies. I do. I was against the Iraq war from the beginning, though I support it somewhat now. I used to hate Bush just because all my friends in Australia did. I remember going to a NOFX show and singing along to "idiot son of an asshole." Once I moved around and experienced different perspectives, I realized how stupid and pointless that hatred was. I realized I was wrong. I can only hope you will do the same.

    3. ChuB mONster ages ago | reply

      Very nice & well said The Voice of Eye!! By the way, you can tell alot about a guy whos name is ChevyTruck.

    4. northernchinadoll [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Jonnie I encourage you to open your mind to more education and fact. A good read is called "It's the Crude Dude".... is the whole world mistaken in the fact that the US needs to secure its energy supply? The US consumes 25% of the worlds energy, and for the US government to be vulnerable to the fact that they depend on such energy is absurd. The US government purposely brainwashes US citizens into believing their international politics are a matter of national security. And in some sense, the US would be FUCKED without its supply of energy.

      WMD my ass, if Im not mistaken, the country with the largest defense budget in the world (and Im sure that includes the largest supply of WMD) is the US. The whole world knows whats going on here, you need to wake up dude.

    5. Incognita Nom de Plume ages ago | reply

      I deeply recommend that all United State-ians read Howard Zinns 'A People's History of the USA' -- it tells a story that very few of you seem to know -- or want to know about. The gap between rhetoric and reality has always been massive. Personally I was completely gobsmacked, during my short sojourn in your poor country, by the gap between the 'average' USA-ian concept of their country and the evidence of widespread racism, apartheid, exploitation and fear on every hand... There's certainly no evidence of anything approaching the ideal of 'democracy' evident there...

    6. Culture:Subculture 117 months ago | reply

      Oh, I'm sorry... Are you with Boobs for Bush?

    7. Culture:Subculture 117 months ago | reply

      I would like to apologize for responding to you with the same venom I recieved in your initial, unexplained comment to me. I respect all forms of concensual expression, so found your attack a bit of a contradiction, the likes of the Log Cabin Republicans. This especially when considering the supposed moral values put forth by the current regime contrast with boobs and blowjobs.

      The response that you sent to me privately was much more civil, and I thank you for that...

      I don't see Bush as the center of evil... rather I see him as a marionette for a very powerful, intelligent, detached, amoral, and megalomaniacal elite, who steer Americans and the rest of the world as if a herd of sheep. The only way it could be worse is if an outwardly Fascist party somehow took power... but then, that would at least be upfront and honest, as most people would better know what they were in for. The Bush regime has operated under the premise of 9/11 to undermine everything democratic, failing Americans miserably, and destroying many prospects for a more peaceful world community, while wildly succeeding for those interested in their short term, materialistic, self-interested values. To put this in a some perspective, I also have very little trust for Chavez, for his ego combined with the power he holds too could potentially result in some great unpleasantries for our world. But then, Chavez exists as a reaction to the crimes our country have perpertrated against third-world and developing nations since WWII.

      As for turning the US into a cesspool... we are already there. I can attest to this, at least environmentally, economically, politically, and with regard to law enforcement, as New Orleans has been the brunt of toxic wastes, fiscal indifference, political corruption, and mob mentality for a very long time. All this aside, New Orleans is a rarity and a gem, especially when compared to any other city in the US. As for the rest of the US, 50% of our population now dwells in monotonous suburban sprawl, travel along commercial strips, and glued to the television, all of which breed its own variety of social detachment, cultural numbness, and unconsciously willful ignorance.

      Anyhow, though the collapse may not happen in our lifetime, it is my unfortunate feeling that the empire come machine will most probably have to (and probably will) completely break down before something better, something unattached to already failed systems and philosophies, can rise from the ashes. This will hopefully be a way of living that recognizes the value of living in sync with, with a better understanding of, and a respect for a diversity of ways of being... instead of attempting to impose values universally in the interest of keeping wealth and power in the hands of the few.

      My doom and gloom is accompanied by the hope and enthusiasm I have experienced through the thousands I have met over the years who see the illusion for what it is, and are putting forth energies in their everyday to live more consciously and connect on a more meaningful level... to themselves, each other, the planet, and the profound. Though you and I may have had a misunderstanding, or we fundamentally disagree on this matter, I hope you too, in your own way, will be a contributor to bringing awareness and healing to our damaged collective psyche...

      My best to you... Voice

    8. micmore007 [deleted] 116 months ago | reply

      Staying in the path of a class 5 hurricane was a great call. Before you point a finger at others make sure your duck are in a row. People think for yourself hmmm... 270,000 Idiots were saved and moved in 5 days. The same people who bitch about the 9th ward is not rebuilt yet but the leveies are not fixed. You make Bush look like a Mastermind.

    9. Culture:Subculture 116 months ago | reply

      The corrupt Louisiana political establishment aside, and discounting New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, there are already more fingers than on the Millipede to point at the Bush regime for it's stupidity over the past eight years.

      Hurricane Katrina was a category 3 when it hit New Orleans and would have fared pretty well, I suspect, if Federal funding had been approved for significant levee improvements... if the Dutch had been taken up on their offer to help us build a more effective levee system... if 40% of the Louisiana National Guard had been present, instead of in Iraq... if Cuba's offer to send 1,100 doctors to assist the infirmed, the youth, and the elderly had been accepted... if simple resources, such as water, food, shelters, and an evacuation bus service had been provided... if a significant percentage of the oil revenues this country has relied upon for many years had been directed back into the state that provides everyone with the ability to drive to the mall inexpensively... we might have been alright.

      Perhaps the residents of Southern California should evacuate everytime there's the threat of a hot, dry season ahead... or the residents along the plains of the central Mississippi River should go somewhere else whenever there's the threat of heavy rains. And do you think the megalopoles of the Southwest, such as Las Vegas and Phoenix, have had enough notice to consider what they'll do and where they'll go when they run out of water? The fact is that we've built in so many places - in flood plains, along earthquake faults, in wetlands, in deserts - that should never have been built within in the first place, not to mention the gluttonous degree to which we've taken these developments... but we have. And we continue to so so when the promise of making the mighty dollar quashes out all rational dissent. The difference is that New Orleans is one of the very oldest cities in all of North America, having survived much worse over the centuries, and came long before any of these other places were inhabited.

      With the exception of the Coast Guard and the NO Police Department, it took five days for most other services (and ten days for the idiot) to even arrive in New Orleans... so saying what you've said above, you make those 270,000 "idiots" seem like PhDs. You also make yourself look like a racist, classist, and as if you know nothing of this city and the value it provides to a country who's heart and soul have long past atrophied in favor of the short term, of the superficial, and of indifference.

      My advice... read a few books with differing points of view, talk to people other than those who automatically agree with your viewpoint, and come to see and engage those who suffered firsthand for yourself, instead of relying on hearsay and the controlled message put forth by a corporate media. Because when considering the well-being of those beyond one's self, of whom you seemingly know or understand very little, it may help you and your community to be empathized with when something unexpected obliterates your understanding of reality.

    10. Culture:Subculture 116 months ago | reply

      November 5, 2007
      Sent to me by micmore007 through my personal Flickrmail:

      Who is the racist ? Did I say race ? Since your TV was out Black and White people were stuck in N.O. not just Black folk. Stop reading these books you want me to read and think for yourself. Did you forget to bring up Mayor Ray ? Hes' the guy with the blood on his hands. Oh by the way , tell your friends !! The 12' tall busses are in and now you can stay in your houses till " The Man " will come and save you again. Good Luck your going to need it if your waiting for the goverment to help you. 5 people did not leave their homes in SoCal. and their DEAD. Baaaaa

      ---

      My response:
      You implied that you were a racist, by mentioning the 9th Ward, 80% of whom are black, then referring to the 270,000 evacuees from elsewhere in the city, 70% of whom were black, as idiots. Being that the pre-Katrina population of New Orleans was 70% black, and that many of this population lives below the poverty line, I should append my words... you're also a classist.

      The demographic in SoCal, especially throughout the hills that burned, are mostly upper-middle to afluent class. I imagine, living in sprawling suburban residential developments throughout the dry-tinder chapparal would require owning a car, so no wonder most people got out... and were fed... and were sheltered... and were doing alright.

      As for Ray, he's a useless politician, a patsy, simply the mayor of a city... a city, in fact, that has been on the bottom of the list for federal funding for a long time. As such, the mayor gets a lot of the city's funding for large public works project, such as bridges, tunnels, and levees, as with any American city, from state and federal sources... True, the levee problems existed long before Bush, in fact it's been a concern for decades, but Bush chose to direct what would have been very necessary funds and many other resources toward an unarguably illegitimate war, especially when his own FEMA team mentioned, a year or two after his first term in the presidency, that New Orleans was one of the top three American cities likely to experience a national disaster, the other two being NYC and the Bay Area.

      If we can't expect our government to help us out when we're in a quandry of unimaginable proportions, greatly due to misdirected tax dollars on all government levels, then let's just not pay taxes.

      As for you, it seems to me that you are one frustrated and disillusioned individual with a two-dimensional, seen-on-television point-of-view. Not to mention a one track mind... all pussy and boobs. I would also like to mention your lack of courage... I invited you to respond on the public forum underneath the photo you reacted to, so, for better or for worse, others could chime in as well... yet you're ranting illiterately to me through my personal mail.

      You, trying to tell me to think for myself, is like a horny, sexless adolescent drop out trying to describe what it feels like to make love.

      I challenge you to peel your (what I assume to be) fat, beer drinking ass away from the television and get down here to see this place, and I don't mean Bourbon Street. Take off the blinders and get to know its people for yourself... then, perhaps, do something for someone other than yourself. And when you have a moment to sit quietly, read a book... any book.

      Maybe you'll grow in the process...

      :) Voice

    11. Loki and Lex 115 months ago | reply

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    12. troynequa [deleted] 114 months ago | reply

      I think this chevytruck542000 guy, is the kind of person who should keep
      his mouth shut when grown folks are talking. He's probably not even from New Orleans, so he has no idea of what it's like to have the "system" fail you, but then again to the trailer trash of the world this was a blessing, and he's just mad he missed out on his cut of it. like all of the others who failed the citizens of New Orleans and the surrounding cities
      that were destroyed by the storms, I think everybody from the president down, who had a hand in not spending or sending the money or necessary resources (provisions or rescue as needed and required at that time) needed to help the people to live and rebuild should be, charged with crimes against the people. how can these united states of america the greatest country, the mightiest country, the most helpful country on the face of the earth be so taken by surprise of the devastation of the most powerful storms in history,
      and the not aid in the basic resources that would be needed to help the survivors?, there was no food or water drops made to the stranded, till proper help could arrive, no medical packets for basic first aid dropped to the people stranded that could assist others, and when it comes to funding, they want me! to pay it back! why should i have to pay back an emergency assistance payment when the "system" who i fund through my taxes has yet to spend 100 billion on my people here, Count the cash texas, alabama and mississippi received in aid from our government, they went against all that our government is supposed to be for us. they wasn't watching the news, they dident see it coming, they don't know what a category 5 hurricane is?, or maybe they just didn't care!. but when it came to bagdad they dropped the bombs one day and the food and water and the first aid packs the next. maybe were lesser than the people we pay for to help in other parts of the world. My entire family and everyone I've ever known in new orleans, lost all the physical possessions of the life they worked for, some lost family and friends and some got away with nothing but what they could carry, (like most refugees of war) HOW MUCH! has went to other countries and how much has been spent on us? So, yes if the government isn't for the people, who is?. want to know what it was like for me? take what you can carry and walk away from all you have and start over with 3 children on hand outs.

    13. yarhi 91 months ago | reply

      This is lame.

    14. Loki and Lex 90 months ago | reply

      @Yarhi You only think so because you are a spectator removed by distance. Ask a few people like me, those who have been to over 30 funerals as a result of the levee failure.

    15. jra2003 [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Poster, if you haven't been struck by lightning are suffered some other fate, then you should know how fucking retarded you are.

    16. Culture:Subculture 87 months ago | reply

      jra... I have no idea what you are talking about. Nonetheless, if you're attempting to articulate nonsense, you've done very well for yourself. Besides this, you're a few years off the mark with regard to this pic...

    17. Notimeforsorrows 87 months ago | reply

      OP, I did a search for anarchy pictures, came across this one, read description, read comments (bravo), you truly are a brilliant man, sir. I'm still studying anarchy, but man, reading everything you have just said, it seems like I'm at the tip of the ice berg.

    18. [~db~] Photography 76 months ago | reply

      Go screw yourself. I come to Flickr to AVOID stupid, insipid BS like this. Go take your liberal crap to CNBC.

    19. Culture:Subculture 76 months ago | reply

      Better take your Soma before you get even more upset [~db~]. This image did not unwittingly jump out of the shadows to insult you and compel you to read it through then comment. You were looking for something to bitch about, and in your quest you unwittingly ventured beyond the myopic worldview that Fox News and its cohorts portray.

      Insipid are the countless millions of photographers who take snapshots of motel and restaurant signs, and other affectless imagery. Flickr has plenty of amateurish and banal photos. Welcome to the flipside of meaningless, where the viewer is forced to think, feel, consider, and react.

      Btw, you're thinking of MSNBC. CNBC is almost purely newsfeed.

    20. July Runner 76 months ago | reply

      db maybe you should pick a hobby without the liberty of creative freedom. If you cannot challenge yourself there really is no point in commenting. Your necessity to recoil and rebel shows the weakness in your resolve. I like this pic, its informative, inspiring and more than a little entertaining;)

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