Good, Bad, and Ugly

It isn’t the Arabian Gulf

June 27, 2011

Europe Gasoline/Naphtha-Margins slip as crude bounces

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Gasoline refining margins slipped as Brent bounced on Wednesday, although a drop in gasoline inventories in the U.S. supported the market and outright prices in the region were higher.

Wrong-headed…

June 24, 2011

Hi. I subscribe to your ‘daily newsmail’.

If you don’t change the section heading DEAL’S TODAY to DEALS TODAY, I shall be forced to unsubscribe.

What has two wheels and you ride on it?

June 23, 2011

Thousands in Portland take to bikes for naked ride

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – It was a typical early summer evening in Portland: cloudy skies threatening rain, temperatures in the mid-60s, and thousands of naked bicyclists gathered near the city’s waterfront for a clothing-free night ride.

Obama’s father…

June 22, 2011

Obama says still wonders about his absent father

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Barack Obama, whose Kenyan father left his family when the future U.S. president was 2 years old, said Saturday he still thinks about how things would have worked out had his dad been there.

It’s pretty far from here…

June 21, 2011

Black hole shreds star, sparking gamma ray flash
What makes this even stranger is that the black hole, located in the constellation Draco (The Dragon) about 4 billion light years, or 24 trillion miles (38.62 trillion km) from Earth, was sitting quietly, not eating much, when a star about the mass of our Sun moved into range.

He’s still not a Republican

June 20, 2011

Today, Reuters released a report concerning Anthony Weiner and his resignation. Today’s headline reads “Amid scandal, US Republican Weiner steps down”.

An angle that didn’t belong

June 17, 2011

Pope’s Berlin mass moved to Nazi Olympic site

BERLIN (Reuters) – Pope Benedict’s mass in his homeland has been moved due to high demand, the Berlin archdiocese said on Wednesday, and will now take place in Berlin’s Nazi-built Olympic Stadium.

Michele, one “l”….

June 16, 2011

 

U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) talks to the audience after the end of the first New Hampshire debate of the 2012 campaign at St. Anselms College in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2011.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

We’re your new neighbors

June 15, 2011

Bangladesh says FIFA refuses to move Pakistan game

DHAKA (Reuters) – FIFA has turned down a proposal from Bangladesh to relocate their World Cup 2014 qualifier from violence-hit Pakistan to Dhaka, the country’s football federation president said on Monday.

Not in Washington…

June 14, 2011

U.S. Open course at Congressional hole by hole

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The U.S. Open will return to Washington’s Congressional Country Club for a third time when this year’s edition takes place from June 16-19.