1. New Orleans

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    If you live in New Orleans, you accept risk far more consciously than most Americans. You know that live is short and the world is fleeting. You are regularly reminded, on some complex rhythm, that habit informs ritual and rituals create tradition. You see the messy jostling of expression and ingenuity in public space, taking over your neighborhood, and put on a pedestal for the entire city to see. It’s a city full of showmen, at once consummate performers and the genuine article. Creativity is social, not just among the players, but with the audience. That tradition is now mixing with others. There is a sense of urgency, an awareness that the status quo is unsustainable. The downside risk of doing too little far outweighs the risk of trying and failing. It’s a city with little to lose, confidence to win, and incredible imagination.

    Alan

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  4. Gabriele Croppi: Urban Landscapes in Black and White

    Gabriele Croppi: Urban Landscapes in Black and White

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Monument to the Conquerors of Space, Moscow / RU, 2010 by william veerbeek on Flickr.

“And the reward for our efforts was that, having triumphed over oppression and darkness, we have forged wings of fire for our land and our century!”

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    Monument to the Conquerors of Space, Moscow / RU, 2010 by william veerbeek on Flickr.

    And the reward for our efforts was that, having triumphed over oppression and darkness, we have forged wings of fire for our land and our century!”

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  8. It’s true. Republicans have tried to turn liberal into a bad word. Well, liberals ended slavery in this country. Yes, a liberal Republican; what happened to them, Senator? They got run out of your party! What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party? I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things, every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘Liberal,’ as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor.
    – Congressman Matt Santos, “The Debate” (via fuckyeahthewestwing)

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  10. You didn’t earn/make/build that…

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    Personal property is the effect of society; and it is as impossible for an individual to acquire personal property without the aid of society, as it is for him to make land originally. Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal property. He cannot be rich. So inseparably are the means connected with the end, in all cases, that where the former do not exist the latter cannot be obtained. All accumulation, therefore, of personal property, beyond what a man’s own hands produce, is derived to him by living in society; and he owes on every principle of justice, of gratitude, and of civilization, a part of that accumulation back again to society from whence the whole came.

    - Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice Part Three

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