Bear with me. I can’t sleep, my nose is clogged, but at least I stopped running a fever. And since I can’t sleep I started thinking. How many are there for real. All I hear is “we are the 99%!” Okay, let’s double check this claim with cold numbers, hard math and brutal logic.
Oh, brutal logic, so delicious! Almost as good as cake.
The OWS crowd, in the largest recorded march in NYC, counted 15,000+ participants. For the sake of being very generous, let’s double that, thus making it 30,000 marchers. Why? Because I can.
NYC, according to the 2010 census, has 8,175,133 citizens. 99% of those are 8,093,381.67. Oh dear. That’s not looking so well for the 99% claim!
1% of the NYC population is 81,751.33. Oh sweet howling bassets! It’s getting worse!
So even if we assume that the largest march had double as many participants as estimated, even then, we’re at an actual “99%” of not even 0.5% of the NYC population.
Now pardon my outburst, but what is going on?!
Not long ago Al Gore did an “experiment” in which he claimed that an atmosphere with 100% CO2 is the same as one with 0.038% and in May this year Professor Martin Kennedy from the University of Adelaide claimed that CO2 had doubled in the past 50 years.
So basically liberal math goes like this: 100%=0.038%, a rise from 310-odd to 390 is double and not even 0.5% of the NYC population is 99% of the US of A.
You know, I’m not even angry at that. I’m just shaking my head. And I’m supposed to take any of these people serious? They fail at basic math. I… don’t even know what to say to that. I’m speechless. Oh dear, that’s a first in a looooooong time. I think I’m just going to facepalm and thoroughly mock them.
Little note: there was a similar protest in Tokyo the other day, turnout was about 300 people. Now, the Tokyo metropolitan area has 35+ million people. 99% again I see.