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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I agree. I remember at the last "March of Washington" in support of gay rights. Organizers had hoped for over a million. The estimate came in at 400k.

    There was a lot of dispute over the numbers there as well. Kinda silly....400k is still a large turn-out.



    One would think they could get more. I never met a gay that didn't love a parade.....
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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
    meh, like I said before, there are many like me, who agree with the sentiment of the protest, but who would only protest, under extreme duress, and then, from the rooftops with a high caliber rifle.


    Getting a bunch of jobless dirty hippies to a war protest easy.


    Getting 60k right and lbertarians to anything like this. simply astounding.
    Like libertarians work? I thought they just wanted to get fat collecting money on their money

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Like libertarians work? I thought they just wanted to get fat collecting money on their money


    Most libertarians unfortunatley are more concerned with thier weed crop.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Same Alinsky play book the Dems are working from.... Marginalize, demonize, and isolate. If you can change the subject and get everyone arguing about crowd size instead of the real message.... you win.

    That is until people get so fed up with this crap they exercise their real second amendment rights.
    I agree that it is Alinsky method being played by the Dems. It scares me to death that the Health Care debate is covering up for the obviously ill founded Cap and Trade bill that has actually passed the house already. That bill is just plain stupid. Are they going to tax us every time we exhale as was memorialized in a Beetles song. Just absurd.

    I think the protesters are more worried about the administration's view on Cap and Trade than Health Care. But both HR3200 and Cap & Trade are down right extreme socialist even fascist in their nature. Tell everyone what to eat so they don't get fat and burn HC money or maybe exhale excessive CO2. Freedom isn't free.

    Cap and Trade is simply a conspiracy between Obama/Dems and GE. If O and the Dems aren't being paid off now they will be. MSNBC, owned by GE, sure is blatently in the O/Dem camp.

    But I ramble...
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Dude....take a ruler to your own picture. The mall is clearly 4x wider.

    If you take a standard ruler the mall measures 1 and 1/2 inches. Pennsylvania ave is about 1/3 of an inch.
    What are you looking at, just one side of traffic?
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    What are you looking at, just one side of traffic?
    Take a close look at your own picture link dude.

    Are you seriously going to try to argue that they are comparable?

    Even assuming that they by some chance were. When the mall is COMPLETELY filled it holds 240,000.

    Why are you guys so desperately trying to inflate your numbers. It is making the cause look rather silly.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Take a close look at your own picture link dude.

    Are you seriously going to try to argue that they are comparable?
    I'm saying "4x" is whackadoodle, and I put the pic up to show it.


    Even assuming that they by some chance were. When the mall is COMPLETELY filled it holds 240,000.
    Yeah, and?


    Why are you guys so desperately trying to inflate your numbers. It is making the cause look rather silly.
    Where did I try to "inflate" anything?
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    "Pete Piringer, public affairs officer for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Department, said the local government no longer provides official crowd estimates because they can become politicized. But the day of the rally, Piringer unofficially told one reporter that he thought between 60,000 and 75,000 people had shown up.

    “It was in no way an official estimate,” he said.

    We asked Piringer whether there were enough protesters to fill the National Mall, as depicted in the photograph.

    “It was an impressive crowd,” he said. But after marching down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol, the crowd “only filled the Capitol grounds, maybe up to Third Street,” he said.

    Yet the photograph so widely posted showed the crowd sprawling all the way to the Washington Monument, which is bordered by 15th and and 17th Streets.

    There’s another problem with the photograph: It doesn’t include the National Museum of the American Indian, a building located at the corner of Fourth Street and Independence Avenue that opened on Sept. 14, 2004. (Looking at the photograph, the building should be in the upper right hand corner of the National Mall, next to the Air and Space Museum.) That means the picture was taken before the museum opened exactly five years ago. So clearly the photo doesn’t show the “tea party” crowd from the Sept. 12 protest.

    Also worth noting are the cranes in front of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. According to Randall Kremer, the museum’s director of public affairs, “The last time cranes were in front was in the 1990s when the IMAX theater was being built.”

    It appears that the photo was actually taken in 1997 at a rally for Promise Keepers, a group for Christian men. According to the group’s Web site, nearly 1 million people attended the event. Photos of the Oct. 4, 1997, event that were posted on various Web sites in 2003, 2008 and earlier this year show either the same picture or a similar photo that has identical tents and what appear to be TV screens in the same locations.

    Conservative bloggers who originally posted the picture have backed down."
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    What are you looking at, just one side of traffic?
    Are you only looking at the lawn?
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Are you only looking at the lawn?
    No. Are you only looking at one side of traffic?

    And what's your point about 240,000?
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