South Louisiana Length of performance: 3:12 From the essay,

 New Orleans Length of performance: 3:12 From the essay,

The choreographer Bill T. Jones talks about Sept. 11.

You can see it in : "Privacy no longer can mean anonymity," says Donald Kerr, principal deputy director of national intelligence. "Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguard people's private communications and financial information." Did you catch that? You're expected to give up control of your privacy to others, who -- presumably -- get to decide how much of it you deserve. That's what loss of liberty looks like.

Mardi Gras Indians New Orleans Length of performance: 4:47 From the essay,

North Louisiana Length of performance: 5:04 From the essay,

Games like Portal, Antichamber and DOTA requires the player to understand the mechanisms on which the game is designed, and bring into life a number of strategies to complete the objective. During the process,the logical application increases and prolonged participation in gaming can increase overall analytical abilities.
Also, the fact that no progress can be made without beating the current objective makes you think harder.

Contemporary  South Louisiana Length of performance: 5:26 From the essay,

I agree that most of the "security" measures in place are a band-aid for a bullet wound. They look like they're doing something, but they're not.
Want to get rid of terrorists? Hunt them down and kill them, and pull your head out of the freakin' sand and wake up to the reality that not everyone on this planet has indoor plumbing and flush toilets, let alone $5 cappuccinos every morning.
But God forbid we profile specific groups (muslim males between the ages of 18 and 50) or drill for oil on our own soil so we can quit sending our dollars to countries that have oil and either directly sponsor or turn a blind eye to their own extremists. The ACLU and the "green" movement would have a coronary.
There are good solutions to the problems of privacy and security. The problem is fear-mongering politicians on both sides of the aisle that are more interested in maintaining power than anything else, as well as there willing accomplices in the media who do little more than try and scare people so they keep tuning in every night to see what the latest thing is that they need to be afraid of.

North Louisiana Length of performance: 5:27 From the essay,


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Anyway, this has wondered well off-topic, primarily my fault, I suspect, and the level of political ignorance around here is too high for me to want to play anymore. The problem is that if you don't understand what government is and what it is and is not capable of you really can't properly discuss the roles of security and privacy in a society.

Blues North Louisiana Length of performance: :30 From the essay,

I presume that you're making the false "republic not a democracy" argument that U.S. conservatives are so fond of. It's a false argument because a republic is a democracy. The U.S. government was set up to be a representative democracy, based on the political theory of the time. A republic is a representative democracy, which is different from the direct democracy you seem so troubled by. The problem with the U.S. as a representative democracy, or a republic, is that the political theory about representative democracy has advanced since the 18th century but the U.S. government hasn't. The dishonest claim that the U.S. was not intended to be a democracy is just an excuse to justify the failings of the existing U.S. government.

Traditional. From field recording by Susan Roach. Used by Permission.

@More of the same
"Voting is the essence of democracy. Without it, you don't have democracy. Any book on political science will tell you that."

Blues North Louisiana Length of performance: :30 From the essay,

Parliamentary democracy has no inherent guarantees of "justice", "fairness", "equality" or any other value you may favor. Parliaments are composed of people who vote, and voting in and of itself certainly doesn't always result in The Good. Just ask Ireland.

The filmmaker Laura Poitras talks about Sept. 11.

I suppose what you are trying to say is that respect for a litany of rights is what defines a democracy, but nothing is as central to democracy as elections which take place through voting.