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  •  Question for those who've been to some of the (2+ / 0-)
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    larger OWS protests:  Do you see an even distribution across all age brackets from young to old?  From watching the live streams and reading the chats at , the livestream sites, I think I'm seeing a bifurcation with a gap from about age 35 to about age 55.   Am I wrong? (Maybe I'm just not good at guessing ages.) Or, if I'm right, where are the missing people? Are they too busy with kids, jobs, etc.? Are they relatively untouched by the poverty drivers: joblessness and lack of health care? Or, do they tend  toward conservatism? Any ideas?  

    Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. -- Blaise Pascal

    by RJDixon74135 on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 02:40:51 AM PDT

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    •  It varies. (3+ / 0-)
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      Here in Liberty Plaza we have a pretty broad age distribution during the day but it is mainly younger people camping at night.

      There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 04:35:45 AM PDT

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    •  Several people in that age group, (6+ / 0-)

      and this goes for me, are unable to protest due to several reasons.  They would be fired for missing work, fired for being at OWS because they work for certain entities, can't be there because of care giving issues or health issues.  My guess is that this age group are the people who can least afford the time to do OWS because they are the ones putting in 24 hr work days.

      And she's good at appearing sane, I just want you to know. Winwood/Capaldi

      by tobendaro on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 04:57:10 AM PDT

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    •  San Diego (5+ / 0-)

      My wife and I marched in the San Diego Occupy Together.
      There were between 700 and 1,000 people there.  All ages- babies in strollers to one older women who had to be in her 80's.  I saw her at the beginning in Children's Park, but not during the march.  Doubt if she could have made it more than one block.
      I am 77 and have feet that don't like shoes or extended walking.  I didn't expect to make it more than couple of blocks.  I made it the full 1.6 miles.  It was such a joy to be part of that event that pain disappeared.
      The mix of ages was pretty much balanced, though I did see more people my wife and my age ( 57 to 77) than I had expected.
      This is not a youth only protest.  It truly is a 99% participant event.
      Don't let anyone tell you it is just disaffected and unemployed youth.  Not true.  It is all of us.  It is 99%.

      "If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve; if impeached, I will not leave" -Anon

      by Graebeard on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 10:05:56 AM PDT

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    •  It was primarily the 50+ and the under 25 (0+ / 0-)

      this weekend in Santa Rosa.  I'd guess that it was more over 50 than any other age group, but close behind was under 25.  Few were 25-50.

      "Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth" Nero Wolfe (Rex Stout)

      by NearlyNormal on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 11:29:48 AM PDT

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