From:   Ellen Davidson <ellen.davidson@verizon.net>
Sent time:   Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:19:58 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: Take a Census!
 

Actually, Lauren, the banjo originated in Africa.

Ellen
 
 
On 09/20/11, Lauren<celliwig@gmail.com> wrote:
No, count of sleepers seems to be 200-300 with a mid 20s median from
the first reply I got. So I guess slight increase. The 500 was around
8 or 9 so was probably from earlier. I'll try to triangulate, honestly
it's hard to do this at night.

Also we got a rather stupid troll complaining about weird foreign
musical instruments and hippies (the only instruments I've seen
mentioned being a banjo >.> what is more american than a banjo) so
sorry if it seems like I'm taking it out on you for the hippie thing.

On Sep 20, 11:35 pm, Chuck Schumer <csr2...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Lauren. Sorry for the redundancy of tweeting and emailing (thanks
> for responding over both media). Was the 500 count of sleepers?
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> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:29 PM, Lauren <celli...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I got 192 for yesterday and about 500 today. However I do agree with
> > the gist, even if I personally think anyone who complains about
> > hippies and was born after the 50s should stop acting like they're in
> > the 60s as I doubt they've even ever seen hippies >.>
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> > On Sep 20, 11:27 pm, Chuck Schumer <csr2...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hey Gang,
> > > I think it is extremely important that we take a census of the
> > occupation.
> > > This should be done during the evening, when only sleepers remain (and
> > the
> > > numbers would be lowest, but most representative of the sustained
> > > occupation). This should be AT LEAST a headcount, so we can track the
> > > numbers. I recall seeing on twitter that Monday night there were 162
> > > sleepers. We need to know if this number is growing or not.
> > > Ideally, that count could also include other basic demographics like age
> > and
> > > education. Knowing median age could help dispel the myth of the "college
> > > hippie" and "young radical." Geographical origin would also be
> > interesting
> > > to know.
> > > Cheers, solidarity, and see you on the streets! Slept out Saturday night,
> > > visited Sunday and Monday, and I'll be back whenever I have a free
> > moment.
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