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1 hour ago, Proton2 wrote
So if CNN's statistics are to be believed, that means everyone over 14 went shopping between the Friday after Thanksgiving and the Sunday two days later. That includes 4,371,357 who are between 7579, 3,110,470 between 8084, 1,913,317 between 8589, 830,206 between 9094, 228,669 between 9599, and 40,397 over 100.
Well apart from the fact there's a massive strawman in there too.
The analysis suggests that nobody out of the 20 million 1014 year olds went shopping on those two days which is patently not true.
In fact, if only half of those 1014 year olds went shopping with their parents, then the analysis could have rejigged the numbers to say note that there is no requirement in the figures that 40,000 centenarians needed to be scrambling for a new PS3. In fact, half of the 1014 year olds add up to all of the over 75s in your figures.
It's funny how so many of these outraged analysis posts read. "Look at X! X is big! discounting A B and C (which I discount for poorly explained reasons) it means that P% of Q must be doing Z. Since P is huge and since hardly any of Q are doing Z (again, I'll just state that without justification), clearly X is false!"