Skip to comments.ABOUT THAT 100,000
Posted on 09/26/2005 1:35:27 PM PDT by Albertafriend
Well I was going to put this into some other thread but things have been moving so fast that it is going to be lost and I have been encouraged to give it one of its own. So since this is the first time I've posted like this, I hope I do it all right. I was feeling really frustrated by all the conflicting accounts of how many people were at the anti-war/anti-everything related or not related to Bush protest, that I decided to try to get a closer number based on the picture that came from Reuters of the crowd on the elipse and the sidewalk. I enlarged the picture a bit (about2X) and then printed it off. I divided it into a grid and decided to count, using a very stong magnifying glass,letting each pixel stand for 1-3 people depending on its size. After doing this for a while, I started using my clear ruler that is divided into 1/8 inch squares with about 16 pixels per square. This worked a lot better. So after working on it for a couple of hours, even allowing them that the same numbers could be obscured by the trees near the crowd, and being generous because some of the grays are probably pavement, I reached a grand total of---6749! The top number possible since there are probably some not in the picture would have to be about 10,000. Of course that's 10,000 too many but I"m wondering where are the other 90-93,000 hiding out?
Did you factor in that some of those people were very large?
Good work!! A lot of effort sometimes pays off. You get the Buckhead award.
The other 90,000 are hiding out in the imaginations of the NY Times newsroom.
Yeah thats a little bit lower than the wench sheehan claimed aye?
Just another way for MSM to waste your time.
One or however many millions will never make succumbing to islamism right.
Can you post the picture on the thread?
Hey, but you know the best thing about that anti-war rally? Nobody missed work!
I was in a larger crowd at Soldier Field yesterday.
Now the Treason Media is just saying "thousands."
Thanks for all of that hard work. This is definitely worth it's own thread.
Oh, one more thing... each Democrat counts as two. At least, they all get to vote twice...
I like your style!
I haven't seen any overhead photos of the protest yet. If anyone has some, please post them here.
Maybe about 25,000 were standing behind Michael Moore.
Why didn't you link to the picture?
Did you take perspective into account?
Who's on first?
Same place alot of democrat voters hang out...... 6 feet under.
Good job, BTW.
You didn't count the dead people or felons.
When counting Democrats, you must count the dead people and felons who aren't immediately obvious at first glance.
So let's see... each Democrat gets to vote twice, so that's 20,000. Times 2 for the felons... that makes 40,000, plus each of them as at least 2.5 dead relatives... so, yeah. It looks like 100,000 to me.
Last weekend, a freeper provided a link to web cameras along Pennsylvania Avenue. You could take a virtual real-time stroll along the street in the comfort of your home. I had to hunt to find the vermin, finally finding them on one camera. I could only see about 500-600, with the adjacent cameras coming up empty. It really only looked like a large frat party.
I am amazed that the MSM still runs the article that 100,000 people were there... It is so obvious to anyone looking at the one distant shot picture that there is no way there was 100,000 people.
There was a post the other day on here. One was an overhead of the Elipse where the demonstration was held. And beside it a picture of the Los Angeles Collosium with 93,000 people in it. Obviously by looking at both crowds there was no where near 100,000. And your generous 10k is probably more correct. But the MSM won't report that!
You forgot to count their dead relatives.
Good work, but I think you misunderstood the statement.
When it was stated that 100,000 were in attendance, I'll bet you thought they were refering tothe number of people. But no. They were refering to brain cells.
Also, don't forget to count the absentees. Democrats can't be expected to show up on the day of the protest, so they need "early protesting" and "absentee protesting".
Surely there are pictures with higher definition available. Unless someone doesn't want an accurate count.
Must've eaten the rest of them.
Nobody ever mentions how the MSM zooms in really close for Democrat or leftist events to make the crowd seem larger and more in your face, and for Right Wing or Republican events, they zoom way out... almost to satellite range to make it appear small and anonymous.
Even if it wer 100,000, you get more than that at a Nextel Race. And I'd like to see what their opinion on the matter would be.
The other 90,000 were the MSM covering the event.
This is not even close
there is NO WAY there are 100,000 in this pic. I guessed less than 10,000.
Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your kind and funny comments, especially the one about Buckhead--what an honor!!! It was worth every minute I spent on it! I can't post the picture but here is the link. It also has some other "crowd" pictures for comparison. Please feel free to use this information far and wide.
Excellent research! Thanks for posting this!
Good afternoon! I had doubts about the turnout. I was willing to say 10,000 tops. Now Im not so sure. Now if you counted them based on IQ....
Well, going on that basis, the crowd was the equivalent of a cockatiel and a small brown dog with mange.
You have all forgotten the MSM uses special factorization standards. For DU and Dems they round up to the nearest 10,000 then nultiply by 10. For those of us in the GOP circles they have a similar factorization. They round down to the nearest 10,000 and divide by 10.
They were counting the cameras, microphones and satellite dishes.
I did the same thing yesterday....I broke down the pic into grids....100 people in each grid...10 across, 10 deep....I came up with 15 grids.....for about 15,000 give or take a couple of thousand....10,000 seems about right with me.
Is it possible to get into negative numbers :)
Did you know ANSWER sent out an email saying they had 300,000 people ..?? ROTFLOL!!
And .. I heard from a FReeper who was there that a lot of those people recycled the parade route and went through the line 3-4 times .. making it appear as though there were a lot more people. I believe it was their best guess that the total anti-everything group was about 15,000 - at best.
These people CHEAT on everything. No wonder they accuse Bush of lying .. they're so good at it themselves, they must just assume everybody does it.
This bunch could have used a bath!
Try this calculation. Take the area of the oval (U used Google Earth) approx .21 miles across by .16 miles sidewalk to sidewalk. That's an area of .0336 square miles or 936,714 square feet.
If you really packed the oval wall to wall using approx 9.36 sf per person (that's pretty snug in a big crowd), you would get 100,000 people. Clearly looking at the photo there is only one small dense area that approaches or exceeds 9sf per person. This area is 1/8th of the oval's area. The rest is empty or sparsely populated.
Now of course some kooks are already marching, but the estimate of 100,000 total is way off, half that at best for everyone. There are maybe 10,000 in the oval.
There is no way the MSM will allow this to be printed or aired!!! The cry is "Get BUSH" in any manner it takes. Every night I go to bed hoping and praying that Secret Service is the best we have.
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