Around Hammond area. Sorry I had to post here, I got smarta** remarks in the general post.
I went there. It was pretty fun. Lots of nice and rude people. The professors are good. It was actually pretty easy for a lot of my classes. The dorms are pretty new and some of the buildings are pretty new and nice. Of course, since this is the country, most of these students smoke weed a lot for fun, which I did not enjoy so I left. I prefer the big cities and clubbing. You often see crazy driving and people very high. The crime rate on campus was very high. It is just a very small rural area.
SHOCK Louisiana culture at risk Angry Time Magazine reporter says don’t be depressed about that!
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This was filmed at night, in low light, with a Sony Cyber Shot still camera. Mr. Wayne Toupes, a master at his trade!
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My top picks:
1. TEXAS. My adopted home. Great genuine people, diversity in cultures and geography, Texas pride, the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen (and some of the nicest I’ve met!) There are mesas, sand dunes, canyons, deserts, plains, prairies, forests, swamps, marshes, beaches all in the same state. No income tax!
2. Louisiana, my native home. I love my family there, and it is a culture and region distinctly its own (even if it does have an idiot for a governor and NOLA’s mayor is also an idiot.) Friendly folks, beautiful in a unique and mysterious way, a very enchanting culture that keeps one lured in. It won’t leave me!
I can’t say I like:
3. Kentucky. Lived there, it’s more raaayed-neeeyck than many places. Rude and cliquish natives, clerks at Wal-Mart and Kroger tend to be b*tchy, east Ky. is depressing, very little to do, some of the rudest clients I still deal with in my job come from KY. At least it has nice farms.
1. Louisiana. Its my native home also
2. Texas. I’ve been transplanted to Houston, and it’s really nice here.
Don’t know nuthin about Kentucky.
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The Louisiana Creole Heritage Center in Natchitoches, Louisiana is asking for a small membership fee of 8 dollars a month to help them stay open. They are at high risk of closing due to budget cuts. Please spread the word!
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“Today Won’t Be As Bad” by Cassette Culture, recording on 29th July 1010 at the Louisiana, Bristol.
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Created on June 29, 2010 using FlipShare.
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Rare clip from KennyGProductions “Soybean Festival” yet another of Kenny Guilbeau’s VHS recordings transcribed to the ciip you are about to view.
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The culture of the Creole (native) in Louisiana emerged from the blending of:
a. Native American, French and Latino cultures
b. Native American, French and African American cultures
c. Latino, French and African American cultures
d. French, Portuguese and Native American cultures
E. None of the above… There is no evidence that Native Americans are in this mix.
Always a controversial and confusing term, the word Creole, to put it simply, means many things to many people. It derives from the Latin creare, meaning "to beget" or "create." After the New World’s discovery, Portuguese colonists used the word crioulo to denote a New World slave of African descent. Eventually, the word was applied to all New World colonists, regardless of ethnic origin, living along the Gulf Coast, especially in Louisiana. There the Spanish introduced the word as criollo, and during Louisiana’s colonial period (1699-1803) the evolving word Creole generally referred to persons of African or European heritage born in the New World. By the nineteenth century, black, white, and mixed-race Louisianians used the term to distinguish themselves from foreign-born and Anglo-American settlers. It was during that century that the mixed-race Creoles of Color (or gens de couleur libre, "free persons of color") came into their own as an ethnic group, enjoying many of the legal rights and privileges of whites. They occupied a middle ground between whites and enslaved blacks, and as such often possessed property and received formal educations. After the Civil War, most Creoles of Color lost their privileged status and joined the ranks of impoverished former black slaves. All the while, however, the word Creole persisted as a term also referring to white Louisianians, usually of upper-class, non-Cajun origin (although, confusingly, even Cajuns sometimes were called Creoles, primarily by outsiders unfamiliar with local ethnic labels). Like the Creoles of Color, these white Creoles (also called French Creoles) suffered socioeconomic decline after the Civil War. In Acadiana, newly impoverished white Creoles often intermarried with the predominantly lower-class Cajuns, and were largely assimilated into Cajun culture.