Basically it was sixty to zero. When we hit the dock everybody went flying.Sea Streak Ferry passenger Steve Mann • Discussing the crash that happened in lower Manhattan earlier this morning, which left nearly 60 people injured. The ferry hit two loading docks during the crash, and many passengers were sent to nearby hospitals.
» To put that in context: The damage portrayed during the Chitauri invasion would be double that of the September 11th attacks ($83 billion), and bigger than both Hurricane Katrina ($90 billion) and last year’s tsunami in Japan ($122 billion). “Given the involvement of individuals considered deities in some cultures (Thor, Loki), there is even the potential to classify the event as an ‘act of God,’” reads the report, continuing, “though that designation would be subject to strenuous theological and legal debate.” To put this in perspective, the $220 million it cost to create the film would be less than 1 percent of the total cost to repair the city after the damage it fake-created.
vruz says: I’m honestly not sure, but I think that you may be missing the point a bit. the point is probably not to disrupt the US economy (that’s what the Tea Party caucus does) but to make a symbolic stand and be heard by those in positions of power who can take decisions when they feel the heat (not the bank clerks). I don’t think anyone at this point is thinking of causing shock, but making peaceful protest. It will depend on the clarity of message they deliver whether it scales up or not, not on the decibels of some Tea Party-like angry shouting, and most certainly not their guns.
» SFB says: Honestly, we’re not thinking of it from a disrupt-the-economy aspect at all, but more a public relations, push-the-message-forward one. It’s sort of like, yes, you have to start somewhere, but if you’re going to make your voice heard, timing is your best friend. A Saturday start for a protest of something that’s best-known as a weekday endeavor, it feels ill-timed to us. The impact gets lost. Tea Partiers have scale and organization to push their momentum … those protesting Wall Street don’t have the same level of scale, but good timing goes a long way to make up for that. That’s why we pulled out the example of “Sleep Now in the Fire” — that wasn’t a massive protest, but it was well-timed and as a result, it helped push the message (which was similar to this one) further. — Ernie @ SFB