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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    That looks like more than 60k.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Sorry to burst your bubble. But when the entire Washington Mall, from the Capitol to the WM is filled up, it holds roughly 240,000. Taking that into considering, the estimate of 60-70k seems pretty accurate.

    Another way to think about it is most football/baseball stadiums hold in the neighborhood of 50-100K.

    Ever been in a crowd leaving the stadium? This is about the same size.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Sorry to burst your bubble. But when the entire Washington Mall, from the Capitol to the WM is filled up, it holds roughly 240,000. Taking that into considering, the estimate of 60-70k seems pretty accurate.
    How does this "burst my bubble"?

    Anyone with access to Google Maps can look to see that the Mall and Pennsylvania Ave from the Capitol out to 14th & E encompass about the same area, more or less. Physics being what they are, if one area holds x number, then a similar area holds a similar number.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    How does this "burst my bubble"?

    Anyone with access to Google Maps can look to see that the Mall and Pennsylvania Ave from the Capitol out to 14th & E encompass about the same area, more or less. Physics being what they are, if one area holds x number, then a similar area holds a similar number.
    Sorry to once again burst your bubble, but the mall is about 4x a wide as Pennsyvania Ave.

    Even the event organizers aren't trying to inflate the numbers in the way the wacko bloggers are.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    More and more denial. How tedious. Why present facts and nonpartisan analyses. It's a waste of time.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRevs View Post
    More and more denial. How tedious. Why present facts and nonpartisan analyses. It's a waste of time.
    Exactly...this is why is it only the fringer's still trying to dispute the official estimates. I don't see how trumping up the figures helps their cause, it actually makes them look that much more marginal.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Lets say it's 60k.


    That's still a hell of a lot of people for a tax/healthcare/deficit protest....
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Glenn Beck and the University of I Don't Remember Do a "Body Count"

    Glenn Beck appeared this morning on Fox & Friends, where he insisted that the the Tea Party march on Washington attracted 1.7 million people. This is more than twice what even the organizers of the event say it was, with the FreedomWorks estimate yesterday being between 600,000 and 800,000.

    Beck cited a university study of the crowd -- though he's not sure which university: "We had a university, I think it's University of -- I don't remember which university it is -- um, look at the pictures. And you know, they can do body space and calculate -- 1.7 million, that crowd was estimated."

    Gretchen Carlson noted that they'd only been saying tens of thousands, which Beck brushed off as the official report. "If you look at the pictures, university looked at it, did the body count, et cetera et cetera, 1.7 million."
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOmtlfiJeLQ&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - Beck Pushes 9/12 Rally Crowd Size to 1.7 Million[/ame]

    Of course, he wasn't there to attend his own event, so how can we be sure? Maybe the University of I Don't Remember has posted their findings...


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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Sorry to once again burst your bubble, but the mall is about 4x a wide as Pennsyvania Ave.
    4x? I don't think so.

    http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7232/29668977.jpg

    Besides, the length out to 14th & E is longer, and like I said, all we can see in the pic is the people in the frame. There's a lot more of DC than just PA Ave.


    Even the event organizers aren't trying to inflate the numbers in the way the wacko bloggers are.
    I didn't give any numbers. I commented on the pic and the area it encompassed -- nothing more, nothing less.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Lets say it's 60k.


    That's still a hell of a lot of people for a tax/healthcare/deficit protest....
    Exactly.
    There's bound to be some legitimately concerned citizens who aren't racist, socialist, Nazi lovin', devil worshiping dumb dumbs. Why must those people's important opinions of opposition be broad brushed by main stream and shallow partisanship?

    Probably because these days its more about entertainment to people. Not about issues. Pity.

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