Sunday, October 09, 2011

99%, Eh? o_O

Sometimes numerate people can have fun when watching silly leftists in action. As you may already know, a herd of stooges has organized an "Occupy Wall Street" demonstration under the slogan "We Are The 99%". Let's call that datum one. ^_^

Datum two is the fact that on October 5, 2011, CNN breathlessly reports, "Wall Street protests swelled Wednesday to their largest numbers yet, after local unions pledged support to a third week of demonstrations against income inequality, corporate greed, corruption and a list of other social ills.

Thousands meandered from lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park..." (Emphasis mine).

Ooooo, Thousands! Now that could be any number between 1,000 and 9,000 or else the CNN peeps would have referred to "tens of thousands", but let's be charitable and assume 9,000 even though I'm more inclined to suspect a number a bit less than that (Peeps who organize demonstrations tend to count each finger, toe and tooth of a protester as an individual demonatrator in making their estimates of turnout and the press seems to tend towards dividing only by 10! ^_^;). Making that assumption then allows us to go to the next datum...

The currently estimated population of New York is more than 19 million. ^.^

And this is where the fun of being numerate comes in. n_n

In order to achieve 10% Of New York's population the protesters would have to have 1.9 million people in their ranks. In order to get 1% they'd have to be able to 190,000 people in their ranks. In order to get .1% they'd have to get 19,000.

So, even if we are being charitable and assuming that they got as many as 9,000 they still have failed to get even half of .1%. >_>

Which means that they are quite incorrect when they claim to be "the 99%".

After all, half of .1% is just a little bit less than 99%, wouldn't you say? ^^

Kind of shows what their word is worth when they claim to be the "99%", doesn't it? ^_~


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