Occupy Wall Street: June 3, 2012

Photos taken today Sunday, June 3, 2012. Resized and resampled to VGA; click any to enlarge.

There were Occupiers at Liberty Plaza this morning!

Cropped-zoom:

With a manned Information Table:

That was refreshing to see.

And I like this (cropped-zoom):

Over at Federal Hall, no one was on the steps but Bill was doing his flag vigil:

Expect things to amp up when the European Union begins to crumble. It’s all a matter of who leaves first: Greece, Spain, Italy, or Portugal (and why haven’t we been hearing about Portugal lately?).

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7 responses to “Occupy Wall Street: June 3, 2012

  1. There’s something I don’t understand about that sign. 1% of 150 million is 1.5 million. Who are the 400 greedy Americans?

  2. That dude with the computer looks like he is appreciating the peace and quiet.

  3. Let me try again.

    It’s not a question of taking things literally. It’s a question of demagogy and propaganda.

    The sign says “Why is it easier to believe 150,000,000 Americans are lazy, than to believe that 400 Americans are greedy?”

    I understand the point, but what do these numbers mean? Does the author of the sign intend to suggest that the greedy 1% want you to believe the 99% are lazy?

    Look, 150 million is about half the US population according to the latest census data (www.google.com/publicdata 311,591,917 – Jul 2011 Source: U.S. Census Bureau), not 99%. 1% of the population is about 3 million people.

    So who are the 400 and why do they think half the population is lazy? That doesn’t make sense. Let’s try the sign again with some numbers that do:

    Maybe the very rich only think unemployed people are lazy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are 12.7 million Americans out of work as of May 2012 (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf). That’s a big number, but not as big as 150 million. So how about this:

    “Is it easier to believe that 12.7 million Americans are lazy, or that 3 million Americans are greedy?”

    Are you more convinced, less convinced, or about the same?

    By using real numbers that make sense, I make the same point using facts instead of apparently random numbers. If these guys want to be taken seriously, they should start paying attention to this sort of thing.

    • mikecane

      >>>By using real numbers that make sense, I make the same point using facts instead of apparently random numbers.

      And still FAIL.

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