From: Jeff Strickland on 12 Sep 2009 21:08
"matrixxxx09" <matrixxxx09(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
On Sep 12, 8:45� pm, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> "matrixxx09" <matrixx...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> On Sep 12, 6:53Â pm, Conscience <nobama@gÃ¶v.com> wrote:
> > On 2009-09-12 15:08:27 -0700, Hachiroku ãƒ ãƒ ãƒã‚¯
> > <Tru...(a)e86.GTS>
> > said:
> > >http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/tea-party
> > As opposed to the first, which had nothing close to 200,000?
> You sure about that? � Or do you just want that to be true and so, to
> you, it is?
> The Million Man March with Louis Farrakahn leading was well short of a
> million men. Well short. I don't recall the number, but 200k to 250k
> about right.
I'm getting some discrepant numbers here. We went from 'nothing close
to 200K' from C., then waaaay up to 650,000 from C, and now we're back
down to 200-250K from Jeff.
C, what was the computer-scanned thing that you got the 650K figure
from? Did it sound definitive?
Speaking of the 2005 rally,
Neither Farrakhan, who spoke for 75 minutes, nor police would offer a crowd
Associated Press photos showed the gathering was significantly smaller than
that of 1995, when Boston University researchers estimated between 600,000
and 1 million participants. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
Authority said subway ridership by 7 p.m. was just under 368,000, compared
with a Saturday average of nearly 220,000.
I can't say that Metro Transit or Boston U would have an agenda, but of the
two, I'd give the edge in agenda-based estimating to Boston U.
Nobody (that I have found) gives crowd estimates of the 1995 crowd, but it
seems that the 2005 crowd was smaller.
From: matrixxxx09 on 12 Sep 2009 21:12
On Sep 12, 9:09 pm, Conscience <nobama@göv.com> wrote:
> On 2009-09-12 17:45:00 -0700, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...(a)yahoo.com> said:
> > The Million Man March with Louis Farrakahn leading was well short of a
> > million men. Well short. I don't recall the number, but 200k to 250k sounds
> > about right.
> Initial reports were right there. Later computer photo scans were
> allegedly done with a number around 650K. This was in dispute by
> hand-counters, and most certainly by organizers some of whom claimed
> two million.
> Still amazing that this many people were given time off of work to attend..
More than that get off when a bad snowstorm blows through. So it's no
biggie to have a march once per decade or so.