We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Video of Market St., San Francisco, 4 days before the quake. The camera is mounted on the front of a streetcar. I cannot embed it...but maybe Dr. Merc, our Embedder In Chief, can figger out how to.
The population of SF was 400,000. Some traffic, eh? No lights, no crosswalks, no rules. Everybody dodging cars, horses, and streetcars. Total chaos, and wonderful. I love the two guys running to jump-start the car in front of the streetcar.
Also, dig the serene dude on horseback weaving through the people and the traffic. Reminded me of the absurd end of the already-insane Blazing Saddles.
Notable (to me): Absent any official regulation of behavior/traffic, you have a lot of people taking care of business, staying out of each otherís way, and even having a little fun. Chaos and order combined. It's beautiful.