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The two main activities in my life: Helping the hungry in the late hours of the night and helping guitar players sound better one amp at a time.

I always try to remember that in order to do good one has to take action and actually do something.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I have watched the city and Southern California change for well over half a century.

I can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/mylesr or on twitter at www.twitter.com/myles111us or on my own Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting website at www.mylesrose.com

Los Angeles Architectural History

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1935 Art Deco at some of its finest: No. 168 - Griffith Observatory- (click on the photo for information)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Occupy L.A.

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These photos and videos are the raw files.  No cropping, enhancing, editing etc*.  Typically I at least tend to look over the shots and perhaps crop a bit or color correct.  Not so this time as I used a small camera rather than my cellphone camera.

More below...

Everything old is new again?  Deja Vu?  Been here before?  Seen this before?

Look at the dress, hair, peace signs and if you are my age or have ever watched a bit of sixties history in a documentary you may see what I am talking about.

The vibe downtown in some ways feels like a mini Woodstock, or perhaps a nano Woodstock actually.  The songs that are being played and performed are the same songs that were played decades ago.  Looks like my generation left behind some long lasting concepts and music material.

People from all walks of life with all sorts of views on the subject of the economy and different reasons for being a part of the event.

Will these events go down in history, events that started on Wall Street or will they just be a small ripple in the situation of the country?

This is a time of such high unemployment as the middle class continues to fade in numbers.

The movement is growing around the entire country.  Our government in Washington is less effective every month.  As time passes it becomes more clear that they are operating without any plan, cannot work together and are trying to pass more regulations to tie the hands of the nation as the situation degrades.  The media is split between those who try to show the public the truth and those who try to manipulate a story to increase their own ratings.

A few of my own videos below show the media coaching an interviewee on what to say to make the point the media wished to get across.  Maybe it would have been better to leave cameras running and just let him speak his mind.

There are some people that are trying to make something positive happen.  There are some people that want to call attention to themselves.  There are agitators and those who want to cause trouble.  There are some who are bored and have nothing else to do and some that just want to be a part of something, anything.  Like I said ... a mini or micro or nano Woodstock or slice of protests of the sixties again?

Protests in other parts of the world have utilized social media to topple evil regimes recently.  Perhaps if Americans could band together with the same sort of resolve the Occupy movement will be more effective.  At the moment there are many people who do not understand the objective of the movement and it might help if there was more of plan that was understood by more of the nation.  Perhaps there is little more to the plan than showing our government that people are upset.  In this way the movement seem to be a growing success.

A few short videos may be added below as time permits.



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