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Lower 9th Ward: March 2006

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    These are stills captured from video shot March 2006 in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

Lower 9th Ward: August 2006

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    These are photos and stills captured from video taken August 2006 of the Lower 9th Ward specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

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November 08, 2012

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I was pleasantly surprised to see Obama also take EBR Parish, but checked and saw he also won it in 2008, both times 52-48 percent.

My precinct was true blue, though the Libertarians picked up a dozen votes there and even Virgil Goode grabbed three...and I think I might know who one of them was (guy with a very sturdy fence, large dogs...and I'd possibly bet "yes" on a "firearms in the house?" query).

Having lived in GA, SC, and MO I'm well used to the blue urban dot in a red state (Including gerrymandering districts to either increase or decrease the influence of the blue dots on the overall vote of a district. Also the inherrent we vs they feelings of urban vs rural).

I've lived in both urban areas and rural areas. In my experience the two come from such different viewpoints that it is hard for me to even think of them being able to talk to each other. Each are convinced the other is getting something that they aren't. Which I really find odd as how both of them depend so heavily on each other. For example, the rural ag communities need the cities to serve as a central point of commerce (Imagine if each farmer had to individually sell each head of cattle - what would they do? Go on ebay?).

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