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  • I work with a fair number of legal documents, and I can tell you its lunacy to think we would sign any thousand-odd page document after three days of review only by a bunch of “summarizers”, even one without an $800B price tag.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Pointlessness of Reading Bills

  • At the conference in Orlando, Fla., that starts Sunday, the chief executives of some of these companies will urge the thousand-odd attendees to follow in their footsteps, according to HCL.

    Indian Tech Firms Look to Hire Abroad

  • That's right, since all our ancestors were way back in the early Stone Age contesting survival and appetite with lions and sabre-teeth and woolly rhinos and such, and without prospect of any easier way of life for eighty or ninety-odd thousand years or two thousand-odd of their goodish lifetimes of trial and error and struggle.

    Printing: Size Matters

  • (ED: not having read any of the thousand-odd posts in the previous Busey threads, allow me to apologize well in advance for the inevitable joke-stealing)


  • At first the others in the theater laughed at the one student, but within a few seconds, all thousand-odd attendees were on their feet, including one on crutches.

    Natasha Chen: High School Dismisses Class to Watch Inauguration

  • The crowd had grown so large that I thought all of Stratford, all two thousand-odd souls in the place, had gathered there above the forlorn and sodden body of the dead man.

    Wicked Will

  • The delusion and its misuse started five thousand-odd years ago, when a few found that suckers would believe that a bit of metal imprinted with a head had more value than a bit of metal without a head.

    Extinction? - or . . .

  • Two thousand-odd delegates sat in a strict hierarchy, some in colorful regional or military costumes, as they listened to speeches and rubber-stamped backroom deals.

    The Self-Absorbed Dragon

  • This is a claim that not even the most committed opponents of obesity would make, and mainstream medicine is divided on whether Delaney and his thousand-odd followers are merely harmless kooks, or dangerous kooks.


  • He argues that his thousand-odd men in Iraq are not trigger-happy, and blames trial lawyers and congressional staffers for hyping false stories.

    The Man Behind Blackwater


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