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?
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.
One of Zahi Aiwass' first contracts before he became czar of Egyptian antiquities was to count one of the big rallys. He did pretty much the same thing you did and came up with a similar result. A million turned into about a tenth of that once somebody did an actual count of some kind.
I put together a 1/8 inch graph using 'paint' because I often draw floor plans to scale with one pixel equaling one inch. A 1/8th inch square is actually slightly more than twelve pixels on a side, or about 144 square pixels. So if you were estimating using sixteen pixels per 1/8th inch square, then you were off by a factor of nine. So if I understand your modus operandi correctly, maybe there were close to 100,000 there. I won't be unhappy if you can show me where I'm wrong.
Someone has too much time on their hands... I guess they didn't take into account that one photograph may not include everyone that attended...
Every party has a pooper that's why we invited YOU!
Sounds about right. 6749 professional protesters being paid by George Soros&Company.