Good, Bad, and Ugly

Bolshevik, or not?

November 17, 2010

Top Russian spy defects after betraying ring in U.S.

MEXICO TROTSKY“We know who he is and where he is,” the unidentified official was quoted as saying. “Do not doubt that a Mercader has been sent after him already.”

Where’s that smoke coming from?

November 11, 2010

Boeing halts 787 test flights after cockpit smoke

BRITAINWASHINGTON/CHICAGO, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Boeing Co halted test flights of its long-delayed 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday, a day after smoke in the cockpit forced an emergency landing in Texas.

Palin’s opinion…

November 10, 2010

Palin tells Bernanke ‘cease and desist’-report

gbu palin 300WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin on Monday weighed in on the global debate over the Federal Reserve’s $600 billion plan to buy up government debt, suggesting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke should “cease and desist.”

We should get this right

November 9, 2010

Gold set to extend post-Fed gains; peak in 2011: Reuter’s poll

MARKETS-STOCKS/In this headline I believe the name of your organization is spelled incorrectly by yourselves – with an apostrophe.

I’ll have a nice big stake, please…

November 8, 2010

Microsoft’s Ballmer sells 12 percent stake in company

gbu ballmer 280SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer sold $1.3 billion worth of shares in the company, cutting his stake by about 12 percent, but said his first stock sale in seven years should not be taken as a lack of confidence in the world’s largest software firm.

An amazing pic…

November 4, 2010

BASEBALL/

Brian Snyder’s photo of Tim Lincecum, “An Ace for a New Era” in the NYT online edition, is spectacular.

Not our place to judge…

November 3, 2010

gbu editor choice

Wish that the dear editor had done a little better job by saying at least one condemning or condoning word about that nasty looking clinched fist of the undercover Israeli agent, aimed at the eyeballs of the restrained protester.

Not what they said…

November 2, 2010

Cooper Tire sees higher raw material costs in 2011

logo_CooperTiresBANGALORE, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co said it expects raw material costs to climb further in 2011 as tightening supplies and increased demand from automakers drive up the prices for natural rubber.

Stating the obvious?

November 1, 2010

Gunmen kill 13 at birthday party in Mexico

MEXICO-SHOOTING/“I don’t know what happened. I was here with my son, who is a boy,” said the man, who declined to be identified.

What kind of cargo ship?

October 27, 2010

Dutch cargo ship and ferry collide in busy canal

NETHERLANDS/COLLISIONAMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A small passenger ferry capsized on Friday after colliding with a German cargo ship in a busy Dutch shipping canal and the ferry captain went missing.