Actually, Lauren, the banjo originated in Africa.
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
> Thanks, Lauren. Sorry for the redundancy of tweeting and emailing (thanks
> for responding over both media). Was the 500 count of sleepers?
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:29 PM, Lauren <celli...@gmail.com
> > 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 >.>
> > On Sep 20, 11:27 pm, Chuck Schumer <csr2...@gmail.com
> > > 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.