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Convention Photos, Part 1 [26 Jul 2004|11:07am]
[ mood | good ]

Just took some photos from my window at work.

I'll only put up two, because they all look pretty much the same. This is just to show you that there are, in fact, a whole lot of police here.

There will probably be more later. There are a lot of separate protests, by both The Right and The Left and The Other going on around the area.

I missed the marchers, who were ahead of this group of police.

I'll say something positive: I like the fact that the police are not yet wearing riot gear.

But as you can see, they are still rolling with their big black scary van.

And, I'm not by the Fleet Center itself.

[ Image of a formation of several rows of Boston police officers on motorcycles ]

[ Image of a black unmarked van behind the motorcycle cops ]

(If you don't see photos, refresh. They're there, really they are.)

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Something to think about [26 Jul 2004|03:16pm]
[ mood | apathetic ]

If the minimum wage had been raised with inflation and the productivity rate since 1968, when the minimum wage was at its peak, Pollin says, it would be $14.50 an hour.

(from The Nation 7/12/2004)

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Not as smart as I think I am [26 Jul 2004|05:36pm]
[ mood | sad ]

Over dinner tonight, S and I tried to name all the US Presidents. Not
in order or anything, just all of their names. We were confident that
there were 43.

This came up because of some story about some British person who could
name all of the monarchs.

We couldn't do it, at least not by the time my after-dinner tea water was boiling.

Brains are funny things. The ones we missed were some of the more memorable:


How could I forget Rutherford P., Chester B., and Grover? Unbelievable.

It's also notable that they are all from the same period.

Oh, and there was one false positive. Madison was not president, nor
is he on the $20. But you knew that. That one was my bad, not
S. Forgive me, I don't see many $20s.

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