Good, Bad, and Ugly

An amazing pic…

November 4, 2010

BASEBALL/

Brian Snyder’s photo of Tim Lincecum, “An Ace for a New Era” in the NYT online edition, is spectacular.

Not our place to judge…

November 3, 2010

gbu editor choice

Wish that the dear editor had done a little better job by saying at least one condemning or condoning word about that nasty looking clinched fist of the undercover Israeli agent, aimed at the eyeballs of the restrained protester.

Not what they said…

November 2, 2010

Cooper Tire sees higher raw material costs in 2011

logo_CooperTiresBANGALORE, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co said it expects raw material costs to climb further in 2011 as tightening supplies and increased demand from automakers drive up the prices for natural rubber.

Stating the obvious?

November 1, 2010

Gunmen kill 13 at birthday party in Mexico

MEXICO-SHOOTING/“I don’t know what happened. I was here with my son, who is a boy,” said the man, who declined to be identified.

What kind of cargo ship?

October 27, 2010

Dutch cargo ship and ferry collide in busy canal

NETHERLANDS/COLLISIONAMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A small passenger ferry capsized on Friday after colliding with a German cargo ship in a busy Dutch shipping canal and the ferry captain went missing.

Show your stripes…

October 25, 2010

Myanmar gets new flag, official name, anthem

gbu myanmar flag 220The new flag has a horizontal band of light green at the top, dark green in the center and red at the bottom, with a white star in the middle. There has been no official explanation as to what the colours or the star represent.

Charges dropped?

October 22, 2010

Pentagon cautions news media on WikiLeaks documents

SWEDEN-WIKILEAKS/Assange has been establishing a base in Sweden in order to benefit from the Nordic country’s strict journalist protection laws. He is also being investigated over rape allegations in Sweden, which he has denied, calling them baseless.

No wheeze, please…

October 20, 2010

German “heatball” wheeze outwits EU light bulb ban

EU-ENERGY/LIGHT-BULBSI realize that the level of English competency has fallen dramatically during this day and age, but unless the German in question has a serious case of the flu, I assume you meant to use the word “Whiz” in your headline.

No fire in the tunnel…

October 19, 2010

FRANCE/

FACTBOX – Key facts on the Channel Tunnel

Oct 7 (Reuters) – A row has erupted over the choice of trains for the Channel Tunnel, with France challenging a decision by Eurostar to switch to a German manufacturer for its next generation of high-speed passenger trains.

A bad one…

October 18, 2010

Many obese people see no need to lose weight

CHINA/NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A substantial proportion of obese people don’t think they’re too fat, new research shows.