Good, Bad, and Ugly

Not a former patriot…

November 11, 2009

A Morgan Stanley star falls in China Interviews with those who know and have worked with him say his story is one of an ambitious and hard-working expatriot who appears to have crossed the line in his zeal to get ahead in the Chinese business world.

In the story on Garth Peterson he is called an ‘expatriot’ which would make him a Benedict Arnold or a turncoat. Given the context of the story it would seem the correct word would be ‘expatriate,’ defined as a person who has withdrawn from his native land, but not a former citizen or supporter.

The word is fort…

November 6, 2009

Ford Hood shooting suspect still alive, Army says

KILLEEN, Texas, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The suspect in a shooting rampage at Ford Hood Army post on Thursday in which 12 people were killed and 31 wounded is in a hospital in stable condition, contrary to previous reports he had been killed, an Army general said.

The word is buy…

November 6, 2009

Brussels set to complain over Oracle’s deal to by Sun-FT

I am sure someone has made you aware of this ERROR…. The word you want is BUY.

The word is gun…

November 6, 2009

Canada takes step to scrapping long-run registry

OTTAWA, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Canada took a step on Wednesday to scrapping a controversial gun registry, though rules will still remain much tougher than in the United States.

Phyllis who?

November 5, 2009

Phyllis manager backs Hamels, may start a Game Seven

Seriously, Phyllis manager? Who is doing your editing, are you outsourcing it to some third world country?

Veneration, not worship…

November 2, 2009

Irish turn out for apparition, defying church plea

The head of the local Roman Catholic archdiocese issued a statement on Monday urging the faithful to disregard the forecasts by Dublin-based “spiritual healer” Joe Coleman that Mary, worshipped by Christians as the mother of God, would reappear.

Wrong deadline?

October 28, 2009

Senate seen extending home buyer tax credit soon

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate should act later this week to extend a $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers that is scheduled to expire soon, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said on Monday.

Where’s the chocolate?

October 25, 2009

Travel Picks: Top 10 chocolate museums****** 3. Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Canada******You have an error in this article. Number three is listed as Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Canada.******It’s not in Victoria Canada, it’s in Victoria, Australia.*********Lorri******Indeed. We corrected: GBU Editor***

Model Nikole poses in a dress of chocolate wrapping in front of the Cologne cathedral in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Wonderful, Wonderful Copengahen?

October 14, 2009

Queen of Denamrk Margrethe II arrives at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Congress at the Opera house in Copengahen October 1, 2009….

Grammar in Olympics story…

October 8, 2009

Chicago go out in first round of 2016 Olympics voting
COPENHAGEN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Chicago were eliminated after the first round of voting for the 2016 Olympics host city.