We talked for a long time. As always, I was trying to figure out what the people at Occupy want. Bob seemed to think they are simply unhappy with a number of things. Like bank bailouts. He is totally against bailing out the banks. I told Bob he was sounding like a conservative on that issue! But he pointed out that while it has recently (really?) become fashionable for conservatives to say they are against bailouts, that the progressives have always (really?) been against bailing out banks. For all time.
In addition to who wants crony capitalism for financial institutions, Bob and I disagreed on other
Recent figures show that DC is about 50% black. So even if Bob's estimate was correct, the black makeup of the Occupy DC crowd would have to be 66% higher to approximate a reflection of the actual population of the city. With my count, the crowd would have to have five times as many black participating.
* Spoiler Alert: Don't be surprised as we go into the cold days of winter and snow, if we see the occupations down south swelling, and the northern ones getting smaller.
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