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Watching the Ticker

What is the definition of being poor? Apparently these days it’s not owning a flat screen TV. A local television station recently ran a promo for their holiday season charity program of providing for ‘disadvantaged’ and ‘needy’ local families whose apparent ‘need’ included piles of toys, electronics, and of course, the ubiquitous flat screen TV. So western society has evolved to the point where, along with food, water and shelter, we now consider a flat screen to be a basic need. Yay!

I’m not going to rant any more about Christmas consumerism and over-consumption than this, but if you are looking for an alternative this year and would like to help someone who is truly in need, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has compiled a good list of small charitable organizations that could use your help.

Today’s Photo

It was about 8:30 at night when I saw this man standing alone in Martin Place, part of Sydney’s business district. He stood there for almost two minutes watching the news ticker, giving me plenty of time to make some quick settings adjustments on my camera and get off several shots. For you camera geeks, this was shot hand-held with an ISO of 3200. Click on the image for a larger view.

Watching the Ticker

A Man Watches the News Ticker in Martin Place

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Martin Place

Martin Place is a large plaza running for several blocks in the business district of Sydney and is always busy on work days.

Martin Place

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Streets of San Francisco

Chinatown in San Francisco, US of A.

Street of San Francisco

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Sticks

This is Sticks, a homeless man on the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco. I met him recently when I had a long layover on my flight back to Sydney. I didn’t get much of his story but he did say he’d been on the streets for 30 years. He let me takes some pictures of him in exchange for an Australian five dollar bill… although I think he would have let me for nothing.

Sticks

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Biking Manila

Biking Manila

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