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Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: January 20, 2017 10:31PM
Just curious.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Janit
Date: January 20, 2017 10:47PM
Going to a local march in NJ. My back is too creaky for a full day on my feet in NYC.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: davester
Date: January 20, 2017 10:48PM
Every woman I know, including wife, daughter, work colleagues, neighbors and friends.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 20, 2017 11:37PM
Nope, I'll watch it TV though, which is more than I could say for the inauguration.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Octave Doctor
Date: January 20, 2017 11:47PM
I know some women who are. Drumpf's apparently going into hiding.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 21, 2017 05:07AM
Yes, in Seattle. Expecting about 50K to march and I hope that people with any other intentions than peaceful marching stay away.

I'm a little worried after what happened tonight, to the point that I can't sleep. A young man was shot and seriously injured and other people were hurt during the protest against speaker Brietbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the Univ of Washington.

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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 21, 2017 07:02AM
I have quite a few friends who boarded a bus for DC today.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: gabester
Date: January 21, 2017 07:39AM
I know several going. And my heart is with them; I would go as well but I have other obligations.

I loaned out my Black Lives Matters T-Shirt to a marcher!
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 21, 2017 07:59AM
Wife is in DC now.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: January 21, 2017 09:30AM
all the girls in town took a bus to Sacramento this am



A man who is of "sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 21, 2017 10:35AM
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Lux Interior
Wife is in DC now.

have her say hello to my wife. looks crowded.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: January 21, 2017 11:10AM
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davester
Every woman I know, including wife, daughter, work colleagues, neighbors and friends.

same!

in dee cee or nyc

be well.

rob
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 21, 2017 11:35AM
I'm not in a position to go, but I think Baltimore is well represented!
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 21, 2017 12:32PM
Estimates of 70 to 90k in Boston, some folks are saying many more
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: January 21, 2017 12:44PM
i thought crowds for friday's actual inauguration were substantially smaller than the crowds on the mall jan/2008 and jan/2012.

be well.

rob
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: January 21, 2017 12:55PM
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robfilms
i thought crowds for friday's actual inauguration were substantially smaller than the crowds on the mall jan/2008 and jan/2012.

be well.

rob

I have seen sites that say they were 1/7th the size.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 21, 2017 12:55PM
My daughter and her housemates all marched in Cleveland. She said it was a great experience. Good speakers, blocked off route, no issues. I encouraged her to go, gave her advice. It's a great way for her to take a little bit of power for herself. My wife was very worried, but then she had never been involved in protests. I had. Quite often as a teen.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 21, 2017 02:08PM
.....only if on the Ides....of March....



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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 21, 2017 05:18PM
I know a number of men who were down there, as well. This has been a day that has restored my soul.



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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: January 21, 2017 05:35PM
A very large crowd in Los Angeles with current and former mayor speaking along with famous women, some from the entertainment industry. This not being D.C., a lot of people came on chartered buses. Curiously, you could see foreign soccer and some basketball on local broadcast television, but nothing live of the march and the speakers. We did have coverage of the D.C. event on one local (previously PBS) TV station.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: January 21, 2017 05:42PM
National Guard has confirmed a crowd of over a million in DC. Largest protest crowd in US history.

Extremely proud of all my sisters (and many brothers too) who marched today, wherever they were, and everyone who supported us.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 21, 2017 06:48PM
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Ca Bob
you could see foreign soccer

That wasn't "foreign soccer". That was English Premier League Football: Tottenham Spurs vs Manchester City -- and it was an important game, thank you very much. COYS!!!



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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: January 21, 2017 11:59PM
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$tevie
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Ca Bob
you could see foreign soccer

That wasn't "foreign soccer". That was English Premier League Football: Tottenham Spurs vs Manchester City -- and it was an important game, thank you very much. COYS!!!

Oh. OK.

But march organizers and one of my relatives tell me that there were 750,000 people at the march/demonstration/protest and not one local broadcast television station was following it. There were tv news helicopters, the ones that cover the freeway car chases, but television couldn't decide to go live on a mass march the way they do on a slow speed car chase. We did however have English Premier League Football.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 22, 2017 11:09PM
Well, where I live they don't do that live car chase stuff. Very little is live unless people are dead behind it. If your local stations show stuff live a lot then yeah, that's a bit odd. (Still think if they had carried it, your NBC affiliate would have been correct to wait until the game had ended. emoticon-animal-004)



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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 24, 2017 02:46AM
People were upset that the 90k people marching in Saint Paul got more coverage than the so-called a March for Life that got 10k people the next day. The radio news guy said the bigger march is going to get more coverage.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Anybody else going to the March?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 24, 2017 10:46AM
It was an astounding day in D.C. I was there with several friends/family.

I've been to dozens of large rallies/protests/demonstrations/celebrations in D.C. over the decades, and this was unquestionably the largest and best-behaved. The participants were incredibly diverse, decent, and passionate. It's incredibly heartening to be reminded that democracy is the people, not the politicians.



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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