Good, Bad, and Ugly

Taking a swipe at our headline

August 1, 2011

Driver swipes L.A. police cruisers, injures 4 officers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Four Los Angeles police officers were injured on Saturday, one of them critically, when a 64 year-old woman who may have been asleep at the wheel struck their cruisers, police said.

What country was it?

July 28, 2011

We love to see your pictures every day but please, please mention the country after the city or province.

That’s too many countries

July 27, 2011

Netflix, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do! When Netflix reports second-quarter earnings late on Monday, financial analysts will look to the company to give not only an update on its financials but also some clarity into its future. With an ambitious plan to expand into 43 Latin American countries and a dramatic change to its pricing plans, Netflix has a lot of big changes expected in the second half of the year. In this article the writer made a statement that there are 43 countries in Latin America. There are about 20.

What is worrisome to me is the number never even clicked in their head to do a little fact checking.

Who’s celebrating?

July 26, 2011

New York state celebrates first same-sex marriages

NEW YORK/NIAGARA FALLS, New York (Reuters) – Wedding fever hit New York on Sunday, as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples lined up to be married on the first day that same-sex marriage was legal in the state.

Unlovely description?

July 25, 2011

Special report: Murdoch affair spotlights UK’s dirty detectives

LONDON (Reuters) – In a small, semi-detached house overlooking a park in the unlovely south London suburb of Croydon, Jorge Salgado-Reyes sits at a glass-topped desk in his living room plying his trade as a private eye.

How much per dose?

July 22, 2011

Mexico seizes over 800 tonnes of meth chemicals If the seized chemicals were processed in a sophisticated lab they could yield nearly 3.5 million doses, which would have a street value in the United States of nearly $28 billion, Islas calculated on the basis of current market prices.

I think someone needs to brush up on their math skills, this would be $8,000 a dose, and that would solve the addiction problem.

The wrong decision…

July 20, 2011

HTC Corp Will Appeal ITC’s Decision Against Apple Inc. On Patents-DJ

Dow Jones reported that HTC Corp plans to appeal a preliminary ruling on Friday by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the company infringed on two Apple Inc. patents.

The zoo is open…

July 18, 2011

The Minnesota Zoo re-opened on July 3 (2 days after the shutdown began) but its still reported on Reuters as being closed.

The price of copper…

July 15, 2011

As copper soars, thieves extract a price

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – When thieves ransacked eight air conditioners in an apartment complex in the city of Mobile, Alabama, the culprits made off with $800 worth of scrap metal and left residents with $38,000 worth of damages.

Winning a medal?

July 14, 2011

Army Ranger to be second living Medal of Honor recipient

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set to award a Medal of Honor on Tuesday afternoon to Army Ranger Sergeant 1st Class Leroy Petry, the second living soldier to win the military’s highest decoration for actions in Afghanistan.