Good, Bad, and Ugly

How much per dose?

July 22, 2011

Mexico seizes over 800 tonnes of meth chemicals If the seized chemicals were processed in a sophisticated lab they could yield nearly 3.5 million doses, which would have a street value in the United States of nearly $28 billion, Islas calculated on the basis of current market prices.

I think someone needs to brush up on their math skills, this would be $8,000 a dose, and that would solve the addiction problem.

The price of copper…

July 15, 2011

As copper soars, thieves extract a price

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – When thieves ransacked eight air conditioners in an apartment complex in the city of Mobile, Alabama, the culprits made off with $800 worth of scrap metal and left residents with $38,000 worth of damages.

It’s pretty far from here…

June 21, 2011

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.

It’s going to cost him more than that

June 1, 2011

IRS agent gets three years prison for filing false returns

An Internal Revenue Service agent was sentenced late on Wednesday to three years in prison for filing false tax returns for himself and unwitting relatives whose tax refunds he then stole, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

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.

How hot was it?

August 11, 2010

Man dies in final of sauna championships

FINLAND-SAUNA/HELSINKI (Reuters) – A Russian man died in the finals of the world sauna championships in Finland after spending some six minutes sweltering in temperatures of 110 degrees Celsius (230.00F), organizers said Sunday.

Million vs. billion, again…

April 21, 2010
BP to invest £650 billion plus in alt energy
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LAGUNA NIGUEL, California (Reuters) – Oil major BP Plc  plans to invest more than $1 billion (650 million pounds) this year on alternative energy development, the head of BP’s alternative energy unit said on Tuesday.

100-year-old boomers?

April 9, 2010

Pharma seeks genetic clues to healthy aging LIFE SIXTYOne thing is sure: the pool of people to work with is growing fast. There are around 450,000 centenarians in the world today and experts estimate that thanks to aging baby-boomers, there could be a million across the world by 2030.   It’s not that much of an error, but baby-boomers are 1945 on, so they won’t start becoming centenarians until 2045, right?

T.B.

Only five inches tall?

January 18, 2010

conversion grab

74.61 cm is 15.79244 inches NOT 5.37 inches. I like Reuters and respect their importance as a role model in relaying the truth throughout the worldwide media.

Faulty conversion…

August 4, 2009

Pentagon eyes accelerated “bunker buster” bomb

The MOP would be about one-third heavier than the 21,000-pound (9.5 million kg) GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb — dubbed the “mother of all bombs” — that was dropped twice in tests at a Florida range in 2003.