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Wednesday, 3. November 2004
Off and On

This is supposed to be my Afternoon Off.

So what am I doing in the office?

Taking swipes at my to-do list.

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Don Quixote

Finished the book on Monday. I'll admit I got tired of it before the end.

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Innocuous content

Most spam arriving in my inbox now is for Rolex watches. Not as bad as the pornographic stuff.

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Election returns and flubs

CBS News dot com called Nevada in the Bush column, and in their tools map promptly colored it blue.

FoxNews.com reported that the Bush campaign declared victory, with a brand new state voting:

Although Iowa, Nevada and Mexico had not yet made their results officials, Card said the GOP camp was counting those states in its column.
More truth than we know?

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Poverty level?

From a story on taxes:

"In 2004, HHS estimated the poverty level for a single person to be $9,310. For a family of four it was $18,850."

Do the math: that's $1545.83/m.

In Brazil multiply it by three to get reais: R$4712,50.

I know maybe one person here who makes that.

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