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It’s well known that one can make numbers sing and dance in order to back up the tune an author wishes to present. So I thought I would present some near figures to find out where the melody led. Let’s strike a few notes and see what kind of orchestration we can come up with.


Population of the World approximately 7,600,000,000



Population of Africa                                1,216,000,000

Population of Asia                                   4,463,000,000

Population of Antarctica                                       4,000

Population of Australia                                 24,130,000

Population of Europe                                  741,000,000

Population of N. America                            579,000,000

Population of S. America                             422,500,000



Population of China                                  1,379,000,000

Population of Russia                                    144,300,000

Population of United States                         325,700,000



Number of registered voters in USA            230,000,000

Voted in 2016 election USA                          133,400,000



Registered Democrats 44%                           101,200,000

Registered Republicans 37%                           85,100,000

Registered Independents 19%                         43,700,000


Taking those same percentages for left, right and center within a party and substitute alt for independent.



Democrats center party 81%                            81,972,000

Democrats Alt left 19%                                      19,228,000


Republicans center party 81%                          68,931,000

Republicans Alt right 19%                                 16,169,000


Independents Center 81%                                 35,397,000

Independents Alt                                                8,303,000


Core electorate numbers                                 186,206 000

Alt numbers                                                       43,700,000


% of population in US vs. World                                  4.27%

% of left and right alt vs. World                                   0.55%


Age of earth in years                                     4,571,000,000

Age of Tea Party in years                                                    9

Age of US Green Party in years                                         17



So you see comparatively speaking the Alt movement of both left and right in the United States is so insignificant it’s not even a blip of the screen of the earth’s existence. One can give as much credence to these movements as a speck of dust on a gnats wing. Like a kidney stone this to shall pass.



Aren’t numbers wonderful?



Ric Wells



James Travil Added Sep 6, 2018 - 11:19pm
Interesting article Ric. Here's another number, estimated age of the moon, 4,600,000,000 years. That's not a typo, the moon is older than the Earth. Make sense to you? Something is up with that! 
Ric Wells Added Sep 6, 2018 - 11:25pm
James when you go back that far it's hard to be exact. I came up with 4.53. Instead of 4.6. But it would be cool if the moon were ripped from another planet. Or entered this solar system as a lost child. But didn't soil samples confirm as much as possible the moon came from the earth?
Ken Added Sep 6, 2018 - 11:27pm
alt-right can be (innaccurately) described as non-conservative republicans who are nationalist/white supremacists, but there aren't close to 20 million.  maybe 20, 000, very, very small.
What is the definition of alt-left?  socialism is predominantly the left now, what is alt-left?  Communist Party USA?
Ric Wells Added Sep 6, 2018 - 11:30pm
That's the point Ken numbers and percentages are always deceiving. Loosen up your shorts . Don't get in a bunch.
Ken Added Sep 6, 2018 - 11:42pm
Wasn't being critical of the numbers, just asking what the definition was of alt-right and alt-left to get those numbers
James Travil Added Sep 6, 2018 - 11:47pm
The current theory Ric is that the moon was a rogue planet (it is big enough to be classified as a planet) that was captured by the Earth early in the formation of the solar system. The moon itself is uncharacteristically high in heavy elements like titanium, uranium, and even plutonium (which was thought only to be man-made). That all is very strange and could mean that the moon was once used by an ancient race of aliens billions of years ago. Who knows for sure? But I certainly find a lot of fascination and mystery in the moon. 
Ric Wells Added Sep 6, 2018 - 11:49pm
Heard they found ice on the moon or am I mistaken. 
James Travil Added Sep 6, 2018 - 11:55pm
Yes they have found ice on the moon, and oxygen trapped in moon rocks. 
Ric Wells Added Sep 6, 2018 - 11:56pm
Ken why does one need a definition. This article was written to point out the absurdity of the movements. Personally I would include. KKK  John Birchers. Patriot pray. Tea party Green party  segments of greenpeace  atifa i think thats how you say it. and any others that aren't willing to listen to the other side and recognize compromise is in order and necessary. Probably a very loose definition. Members of the San Francisco board of elections. The my way or the highway segment is best way to describe.
Ric Wells Added Sep 7, 2018 - 12:16am
Way cool James. Reminds me of when I read the future of Humanity by michio Kaku. 
James Travil Added Sep 7, 2018 - 1:06am
I don't want to divert from the topic of your article Ric, but if you found that fascinating check out the information in the following video
opher goodwin Added Sep 7, 2018 - 1:11pm
Ric - here's a number :- the adult male human brain, at an average of 1.5 kg, has 86 billion neurons and 85 billion non-neuronal cells.
Ric Wells Added Sep 7, 2018 - 1:16pm
Oh the possibilities of cross wiring. LOL
opher goodwin Added Sep 7, 2018 - 1:34pm
Quite a few I would imagine.
Stone-Eater Added Sep 7, 2018 - 1:49pm
I guess the planet doesn't care much about extreme parties like the Tea Party, The German AFD, Forza Italia, Iraqi IS or Nigerian Boko Haram. Their thinking is alike. They all think they are the center of "truth", only the methods of persuading others is different ;-)
James Travil Added Sep 7, 2018 - 2:40pm
Extremism of any sort always leads to failure Stone. 
Ric Wells Added Sep 7, 2018 - 2:57pm
That's why a movement that segregates rather than unify is usually doomed to failure. 
Stone-Eater Added Sep 7, 2018 - 4:01pm
Unfortunately not without causing victims before.....
Jeff Michka Added Sep 8, 2018 - 3:54pm
That is true, Ric, and why I have a small amount of hope.  The rightists need division to dominate.  Will that translate to long term?  Probably not, but be willing to live in hypocrisy central.  A lot of that is seen on WB.  Afraid they'll "lose audience" some rightists want to be considered "super-patriots" but pen articles awash in the beauty of breaking up the union, so as to save them having to "compromise," Then they can be considered  rightist heroes like little Jefferson Davis and Robert E Lees.  Oh impressive, so hypocritical...end always justifies means.

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