Good, Bad, and Ugly

Mass graves…

February 4, 2010

First of 250 WWI soldiers from mass grave reburied

FRANCE/FROMELLES, France, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The first of 250 unknown British and Australian soldiers whose bodies were dumped by the Germans in mass graves in northern France during World War I was reburied on Saturday with full military honours.

Hanged, not hung

January 27, 2010

Baghdad bombs kill 36, Chemical Ali hung

IRAQ/TRIAL/ALIUm, it’s “Hanged”, executed, put to death, killed by hanging…never “Hung”! As John Cleese might have said, that would be “something completely different”!

What are those?

January 26, 2010

U.S. Rep Frank sees ending housing GSEs in current form

gbu geithner 2 160Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Thursday said the Obama administration is committed to “reforms” of the GSEs, but said it would likely not be until 2011 until substantive changes are made.

The wrong word…

January 19, 2010

VENEZUELA-NATIONALIZATION/

Venezuela Chavez nationalizes French-owned retailer CARACAS, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez on Sunday nationalized a chain of supermarkets controlled by France’s Casino¬†on charges of price gauging after the government devalued the bolivar currency.

“Price gauging” should be “price gouging.”

Confused about recused?

January 19, 2010

New emails show AIG mulled bank payment disclosures

USA/Geithner has said Fed officials had no choice but to allow AIG to pay the banks in full, but has denied any involvement in discussions to suppress disclosures. He reclused himself from matters involving AIG after being nominated for Treasury Secretary in November 2008.

Salvaging food?

January 15, 2010

QUAKE-HAITI

Bodies pile up after Haiti quake; aid jams airport

Looters swarmed a broken supermarket in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, carrying out electronics and bags of rice unchallenged. Others siphoned gasoline from a wrecked tanker.

Partner or spouse?

January 6, 2010

Obamas in, reality stars out in desirable neighbors poll

The U.S. first family were followed by TV chat show host Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi, who tied with Republican Sarah Palin, in the poll by online real estate marketplace Zillow.com.

Pilotless aircraft?

January 5, 2010

Pakistan government under pressure after deadly attack

gbu pilotless 240Washington, frustrated by what it says are inadequate efforts to wipe out the militants, has stepped up pilotless U.S. drone aircraft attacks on militants in Pakistan.

Separate the wheat from the chafe…

December 29, 2009
Air travel hassles worse after scare; shares dip SECURITY-AIRLINE/ Airlines chaffed at security restrictions that the Obama administration imposed in response to the incident on the Northwest flight, with big carriers reporting delays on inbound U.S. flights because of more airport screening.
I believe the author meant to write: “Airlines chafed at security restrictions…”

“Chaffed” means “joked light-heartedly”

The wrong word…

December 11, 2009

MEXICO/

Drug war abuses by Mexican army rise sharply

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Complaints of torture, murder and illegal detention by the Mexican army have jumped as soldiers have been dragged into a long, gruesome battle with powerful drug cartels, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. In March, 25 police officers were detained by the military, held incommunicado for 41 days and tortured to illicit false confessions, the Amnesty report said…