Good, Bad, and Ugly

Correcting errors?

September 28, 2011

ABC Attacked by ‘DWTS’ Fans Over Chaz Bono Casting

Bono, the only child of Sonny Bono and Cher, was born female but legally changed his gender and name last year. The announcement Monday that he would join the highly rated ABC dance competition immediately made him one of the highest-profile transgendered people in the world.

They don’t own the land?

September 27, 2011

Fracking lawsuit could set precedent for local drilling bans

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 19 (Reuters) – A lawsuit challenging a small town’s ban on natural-gas drilling could have far-reaching implications throughout New York, where state officials are poised to approve the controversial drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Great leap forward?

September 26, 2011

Moody’s cuts French banks as euro crisis deepens

While Europe’s leaders struggle to avert a first default in the 12-year-old single currency area, the head of the European Union’s executive challenged them to prepare for a great leap forward in fiscal integration that would be deeply divisive.

Not on our site…

September 23, 2011

Ron Paul vs. the “pretty boys”

The ad, not authorized by the candidate, debuted last week. It’s posted on Paul’s website and on YouTube. But Revolution Pac is looking for wider distribution. The PAC is seeking donations to buy TV time to air the spot in the crucial early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

No longer a secret…

September 22, 2011

US builds drone bases in Africa, Arab Peninsula-report

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The United States is building a ring of secret drone bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of an aggressive campaign against al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. officials.

We’re not in Kansas anymore?

September 21, 2011

Kansas airport fake bomb suspect ordered held in jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept 16 (Reuters) – A man who tried to board a Southwest Airlines flight with materials that resembled bomb parts was ordered held without bond on Friday by a federal judge, authorities said.

Wrong kind of airplane…

September 20, 2011

Nevada wreckage yields memory cards, possibly from downed plane

They also said they had found no indication yet that the pilot of the plane sent out a distress call before his sleek silver jet plunged nose-down into the tarmac at the Reno Air Races on Friday, killing nine people.

Woody meets Voltaire…

September 16, 2011

Arno Klarsfeld critique vivement son prédécesseur à l’OFII

Arno Klarsfeld a estimé que Dominique Paillé était “un peu le  Zelig de la politique française, tantôt à gauche, tantôt à droite, tantôt au centre”, par allusion au personnage de Voltaire.

Erhard Buehler’s day off?

September 15, 2011

Kosovo accuses Serbia of border sabotage plot

In a possible sign of international concern about the standoff, NATO said its Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was due to visit Pristina on Thursday to meet Thaci and the commander of the territory’s NATO peacekeeping force, General Erhard Buehler.

Inexcusable word?

September 14, 2011

Scores burn to death in Kenya gas fire, police say

Kenyan media put the toll higher, saying more than 100 people were burnt to death and a similar number were taken to hospital in one of the worst fire disasters in the east African country.