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The picture that paints 1.5 million words
Regular Folks United ^ | September 12, 2009 | Lori Roman

Posted on 09/14/2009 12:40:23 PM PDT by Sopater



The picture that the state controlled media do not want you to see.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 912; aynrandcenter; freedomworks; heartlandinstitute; marchonwashington; teaparty
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1 posted on 09/14/2009 12:40:23 PM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

How many do you think will be there protesting when they foist amnesty for illegals upon us?


2 posted on 09/14/2009 12:42:22 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Sopater

BTW, the federal parks service estimate from aerial photos
is between 1.2 and 1.6 million people.


3 posted on 09/14/2009 12:42:52 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Candor7

Where did you see those? Just wondering I haven’t see that yet.


4 posted on 09/14/2009 12:44:54 PM PDT by federal
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To: Candor7

“We came unarmed, this time”


5 posted on 09/14/2009 12:44:57 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Sopater

I could not go to DC, but I did go to a local one. They had a scroll with a pledge they asked everyone to sign. It was not advertised that it was even there. At the end of the event, they announced that they had 3500 signatures. I estimate the crowd was around 5,000. The paper reported 2,500. There were a lot more than 1.5 million voices if you cound all the tea parties held across the country on 9/12.


6 posted on 09/14/2009 12:45:00 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Candor7
BTW, the federal parks service estimate from aerial photos is between 1.2 and 1.6 million people.

I haven't been able to find any confirmation of this. Do you have a link?

7 posted on 09/14/2009 12:45:21 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Candor7

And they predicted 50,000!
Wow!


8 posted on 09/14/2009 12:45:22 PM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: Candor7
BTW, the federal parks service estimate from aerial photos is between 1.2 and 1.6 million people.

I thought that part of town was a no fly zone. Do you have a link to that?

9 posted on 09/14/2009 12:45:23 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Candor7
BTW, the federal parks service estimate from aerial photos is between 1.2 and 1.6 million people.

When did the "federal [sic] parks service" (do you mean the National Park Service?) resume the practice of issuing crowd estimates?

10 posted on 09/14/2009 12:47:31 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Candor7
And the AP reported Sunday that "Many protesters said they paid their own way to the event."
11 posted on 09/14/2009 12:48:07 PM PDT by Boojum
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To: ArrogantBustard

On Obama’s inauguration.


12 posted on 09/14/2009 12:48:11 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: fso301

It’s not a no-fly zone, it’s a fly only with express permission zone. NPS regularly has choppers over the Jan 22 “March for Life”, but they don’t issue crowd estimates.


13 posted on 09/14/2009 12:49:23 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fso301

Someone posted this link yesterday. They did it for Obama:

Park service changes course, plans to offer crowd estimate
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-01-19-crowd_N.htm


14 posted on 09/14/2009 12:50:08 PM PDT by donna (Arizona DPS photo radar - just 24% of speeders pay up.)
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To: OneWingedShark
On Obama’s inauguration.

< SNORT >

Of course. Forgot about that. I don't recall them giving out a crowd count after the 2009 MfL, though.

15 posted on 09/14/2009 12:51:02 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Oldexpat

If we have to resist, armed, it won’t be that way.

It’ll be all of us defending our states from federal invasion after our states tell them to go pound sand.


16 posted on 09/14/2009 12:51:17 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Sopater
"A thousands words are worth a single picture." Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic
17 posted on 09/14/2009 12:52:42 PM PDT by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: Maceman
It was posted in a thread on FR I read today. I doubt you will find a confirmation on the web because the NPS no longer provides official crowd estimates, but they still take aerial photos. The information was likely given out by officers in the service in a leak format.So whatever we know will remain unofficial just as the politicians want.

I believe these numbers, they are based on unofficial empirical data.Others are mere speculation.

18 posted on 09/14/2009 12:56:01 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Sopater
I can vouch for the two following, because "I" screencapped them LIVE from the Washington, DC traffic cams, and I added the time at the top of each image for comparison:

Photobucket Photobucket
19 posted on 09/14/2009 12:57:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Candor7
BTW, the federal parks service estimate from aerial photos is between 1.2 and 1.6 million people.

Source?

20 posted on 09/14/2009 12:57:58 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: Sopater

Even some blogger FOX had on this morning said there were only 50,000. Give them a week and they’ll be saying there were only 8 people and two squirrels looking at them funny.


21 posted on 09/14/2009 12:58:18 PM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: donna

If you read that article, you will see that he numbers of 1.2 to 1,6 mikkion would not be an unreasonable number given the area occupied by the crowd. The key to the estimate is to be accurate in crowd density.


22 posted on 09/14/2009 12:59:59 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Sopater

Wow, that’s a lot of bickering evilmongers!


23 posted on 09/14/2009 1:00:59 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: bgill

And then a week later just chirping crickets.


24 posted on 09/14/2009 1:01:53 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Candor7

The Federal Parks Service does not provide estimates.


25 posted on 09/14/2009 1:04:08 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Sopater

I was there and I did see a helicopter appear in the afar (but not too far) a few times (3 or 4) throughout the day. I believe it was the same one each time. I didn’t see any markings. Just seemed like a plain silver/gray helicopter. Couldn’t see it real clear though.

It hovered around way back past the Capitol, a bit past (and fairly high too) past the Washington Monument. But you could tell is was looking down at us because it would stay in the same area for a short time each time I saw it.

And as far as numbers, while I am not a good estimate of crowd numbers, I am not blind. And it was incredible. When me and my daughter tried to get closer to the stage just to be able to see who was talking, it was impossible. No matter which angle we tried. And down EVERY street there was a moving crowd. There was a blanket of people in every direction. And when they cheered, it was thunderous at times.

They can lie about how many was there. But nearly everyone was taking pictures, video, or both back home with them. And even more importantly, everyone in Washington that day (and has access to the truth) knows how many were there.


26 posted on 09/14/2009 1:08:04 PM PDT by museofcheeriosatwork (The Matrix ~ "... there is no spoon".)
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To: Tatze

Thats what I thought, but apparently the do again, look up thread for the article cited.


27 posted on 09/14/2009 1:10:15 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Tatze

They stopped when their estimate was much lower than Calypso Louis’ figure.


28 posted on 09/14/2009 1:10:23 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Tatze

From the article on Obama’s innaugaration numbers estimate, I would say we may have had 500,000.

The Innaug estimate shows about 250,000 filling just a “ticketed area” triangle on the (I believe West) lawn of the Capitol. On Saturday, we had that plus at least as large a group on the North side and a large number over on the South side. So at least double what the innaugaration had for the area next to the Capitol.

I also think a lot of people did the March and then dispersed when they found there was no more room around teh Capitol. We There were announcements telling people we could not use the Mall, and I have heard from people who did the march but did not stand around teh Capitol all day.

That helps explain in part why the March group on the way down was so enormous.


29 posted on 09/14/2009 1:12:48 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Candor7

I think they did it for the Inauguration only. If they did it for this, then perhaps you can provide an official link with their estimate?


30 posted on 09/14/2009 1:16:07 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: MrB

Do you seriously think that there is even ONE state that would do that, anymore, on ANY issue?

I’m not asking “should be,” I’m asking “is.”


31 posted on 09/14/2009 1:16:18 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Williams

Yes, based on the pictures from Saturday and the image from USA Today regarding the Inauguration, I think 450k is a credible estimation. I had heard 450k is what FreedomWorks was estimating, but I couldn’t find that on their website. Regardless, I think that number is about right.


32 posted on 09/14/2009 1:18:30 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: TomGuy

Great work. Using The Man’s surveillance assets against him.


33 posted on 09/14/2009 1:18:58 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: TomGuy

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/how-big-was-the-crowd/

Found this, he details this very well, I think. He arrives at 850,000.


34 posted on 09/14/2009 1:20:45 PM PDT by nola61
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To: OneWingedShark

Micah 6:8


35 posted on 09/14/2009 1:28:39 PM PDT by Senior Chief (Here I am, right where I left myself.)
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To: Sopater

BUMP


36 posted on 09/14/2009 1:30:49 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: tx_eggman
Source?

See this:

Michelle Malkin - Yes, the picture is real, nutroots

And this:

Obama inagural crowd analysis


37 posted on 09/14/2009 1:32:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Oldexpat
"We came unarmed, this time"

I don't know if any other cities are doing this, but the town I used to live in is having an ARMED TEA party next month.

Billed as an "Open Carry Tea Party" (in liberal WI we are not allow concealed carry), it will be attended by the Mayor and other local dignitaries.

38 posted on 09/14/2009 1:33:28 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: Senior Chief

Yep, that’s EXACTLY where the answer to “Why am I here?” is found.


39 posted on 09/14/2009 1:33:29 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Williams

I was there also and I think the crowd was double your estimate. The line of people marched across the sidewalks and street for about 3 hours. They lined back up to the Reflecting Pond after the march and many were stuck in traffic unable to get in. It was massive.


40 posted on 09/14/2009 1:41:51 PM PDT by nclaurel
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To: BuddhaBrown

Where is this tea party? I’m in WI.


41 posted on 09/14/2009 2:32:03 PM PDT by Sopater (I'm so sick of atheists shoving their religion in my face.)
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To: Sopater

That’s one helluva mob.


42 posted on 09/14/2009 2:43:50 PM PDT by yazoo (Conservatives believe what they see. Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Sopater
"Where is this tea party? I’m in WI."

It's going to be in the park by the St. Croix River in Hudson, WI.

I don't know much about it. I just got an email about it from my county's (Polk) Republican chairman.

Here is a link to a web site which is not much more than a link to a pdf file stating the time/place/guest list:

http://www.donotinfringe.org

I'll likely attend, but you won't be able to see me because, since the event is in the middle of bow season, I'll probably be in full camo.

43 posted on 09/14/2009 2:54:34 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: Sopater

This picture is a fraud.
This picutre was taken this morning as Washington lobbyists made their way to work, a typical Monday morning in DC. /s


44 posted on 09/14/2009 2:58:06 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (bigger government = smaller people)
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To: Sopater

A number of good pictures here. It also shows what is a picture that Media Matters is using to try to claim the rally had very few people.

http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/nutroots-really-in-denial-about-massive-912-march-in-dc/


45 posted on 09/14/2009 3:02:06 PM PDT by lasereye
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To: Iron Munro
the federal parks service estimate from aerial photos is between 1.2 and 1.6 million people. < /i>

Still waiting on a source for this claim ... other than "I saw it posted on FR"

Yes, there were lots of people. I'd estimate 200K - 300K ... based on being there myself with about 175K people back when I was an air headed hippy at the April 24, 1971 Vietnam war protest ... the tail end of Saturday's crowd took a lot longer to leave their staging point.

Thank God I grew up and left planet stupid.

46 posted on 09/14/2009 3:43:42 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: Joan Kerrey

LOL! good one


47 posted on 09/14/2009 3:52:58 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Just got up from Bedroomshire)
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To: donna
Someone posted this link yesterday.
YES! I'm finally someone! LOL
48 posted on 09/14/2009 5:39:45 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: TomGuy

WTG! You don’t mind if I reply here for a reference mark, do you?


49 posted on 09/14/2009 5:41:52 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Sopater

Ah...that picture is photoshopped. There were only a few thousand at this “rally.”

/sarcasm

:-)


50 posted on 09/14/2009 8:52:34 PM PDT by AlaninSA
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