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It isn’t the Arabian Gulf

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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.

“There’s no interest from the U.S. but the Mediterranean is busy,” said a gasoline broker, adding that refinery shutdowns in the Arabian Gulf and issues in Israel had boosted activity.

In this article Reuters has used the wrong and racist name of “Arabian Gulf” instead of the real name of the gulf which apparently is Persian Gulf.

Persian people all over the world are very concerned about that racist and fake name. Please correct that report/article as soon as possible to prevent making Persian people more upset.

Wrong-headed…

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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.

Colin

The unnecessary apostrophe was part of our template, unfortunately.

We’ve fixed it now, although unsubscribing over a typo seems kind of extreme: GBU Editor

What has two wheels and you ride on it?

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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.

World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for transportation.

Obama’s father…

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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.

“I felt his absence. And I wonder what my life would have been like had he been a greater presence,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address a day before Father’s Day in the United States.

It’s pretty far from here…

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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.

This story contains a very large order of magnitude error.

Four billion light years is certainly not 24 trillion miles but 24 zettamiles, or 23 followed by 21 zeros. If the reporting were correct, then a light year would equal only about 6000 miles! Conversely, twenty-four trillion miles is not 4 billion light years, but 4 light years (the closest black hole to Earth is 1600 light years away).

He’s still not a Republican

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

Reuters writers should be very aware that former Rep. Weiner is not a Republican and is in fact a Democrat.

An angle that didn’t belong

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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.

I was really disappointed when I was reading this article.

What is the sense or the ulterior motive of the first part? That it will be a nazi-like event with red flags and torches and so on?

Michele, one “l”….

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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

Bachmann files papers to enter US White House race

MANCHESTER, N.H., June 13 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann said on Monday she has filed the paperwork to formally enter the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

We’re your new neighbors

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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.

Bangladesh has not sent any sports team to neighbouring Pakistan since an attack by gunmen on the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore in 2009.

Not in Washington…

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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.

Washington’s Congressional Country Club?

You need a geography lesson. Congressional is not in Washington, DC. It’s in Bethesda, Maryland.

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