Good, Bad, and Ugly

Only $22 billion?

February 1, 2011

WikiLeaks founder Assange slams Swiss banker arrest

WIKILEAKS-SWISS/He said Switzerland was not the only country involved in the offshore banking structures that were depriving tax authorities worldwide of some $22 billion.

A slew of choices…

January 31, 2011
Carrie Fisher is fat but “not like Jabba the Hutt

USA/She weighed about 100 pounds (45 kg) when she wore that iconic metallic gold bikini and slayed Jabba the Hutt, the massive, slug-like alien in “Return of the Jedi.”

The wrong year…

January 26, 2011

Giuliani ponders 2010 presidential run

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I didn’t know that 2010 is in the future and that there will be a US presidential election then.

Very unfortunate typo

January 25, 2011

Thai bourse halts Sri Trang before S’pore IPO news

MARKETS-THAILAND-STOCKS/FALLBANGKOK Jan 24 (Reuters) – The Thai Stock Exchange said it had suspended trading in Sri Trang Agro-Industry Pcl STA.BK on Monday ahead of an announcement on the pricing of its Singapore initial pubic offering (IPO) later in the day.

The wrong word…

January 24, 2011

Hillary wants a break, but maybe just a little one

USA-CHINA/ABC’s Good Morning America asked how’s she’s doing on The Grandmother Front. She prefaced her reply with peels of laughter: “I will only get in trouble, however I respond to that. But let me just say I love babies, and so maybe I’ll have more in my life some day.”

Typo rant…

January 18, 2011

Zsa Zsa Gabor smiling after surgery, husband says

gbu gabor 300LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Zsa Zsa Gabor smiled and ate ice cream on Saturday, a day after doctors amputated much of the actress’ leg to fight a gangrene infection that could have killer her, her husband said.

Erroneous Giffords report

January 11, 2011

US Rep. Giffords shot dead in Arizona, gunman held

USA-SHOOTING/CONGRESSWOMANTUCSON, Ariz., Jan 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona died after being shot in the head while meeting constituents at a grocery store in Tucson, NPR reported on Saturday.

He didn’t win…

December 29, 2010

Michelle Williams still asks why Heath Ledger died

LEISURE CANDY PREMIEREThe 30 year-old actress, whose romance with Ledger blossomed on the set of “Brokeback Mountain” in roles for which they both received Oscar nominations (he won supporting actor), said she had found “meaning in things and people and relationships that have sprung up and friendships that have strengthened.

The wrong church?

December 7, 2010

gbu wrong churchCould you please correct the picture posted with this article?

The picture is of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, which in no way is connected to the story.

They bought how much gold?

December 1, 2010

IMF’s gold sales slowed 40 pct in Oct. vs Sept.

INDIANEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 29 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has slowed the rate of selling its gold by 40 percent in October from the previous month, as interest among central banks to own the metal increased as a hedge against economic uncertainty.