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FEB 1, 2011 12:03 EST
Robert Basler
Only $22 billion?
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WikiLeaks founder Assange slams Swiss banker arrest
He said Switzerland was not the only country involved in the offshore banking structures that were depriving tax authorities worldwide of some $22 billion.
In German, a “billion” is what is typically called a “trillion” in English.
Wikipedia puts tax evasion at $345 billion in the U.S. alone.
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JAN 31, 2011 09:15 EST
Robert Basler
A slew of choices…
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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.”
“I’ve jumped out of a plane. I’ve walked over coals, repelled down a mountain. And I’m afraid of scales,” Fisher said.
I am requesting some minor corrections to an article. Sometimes you need a human rather than a spell check.
Usually, you would use SLEW rather than SLAYED. Also, you meant RAPPELLED, not REPELLED.
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JAN 27, 2011 12:42 EST
Robert Basler
Disinterested source?
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Analysis: States look to save with lockdowns, private prisons
“Release is not the only option there in California. There is capacity elsewhere,” said James F. Blumstein, director of the Health Policy Center at Vanderbilt University, who has researched private prisons.
They may also get an additional boost if California’s leaders lower prison spending from the level proposed by Governor Jerry Brown in his state budget plan.
“If I’m a public manager looking to build a prison why should I use scarce public capital resources when I can have a five-year contract with a private company?” Blumstein said.
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JAN 26, 2011 13:14 EST
Robert Basler
The wrong year…
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Giuliani ponders 2010 presidential run
I didn’t know that 2010 is in the future and that there will be a US presidential election then.
Leo
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JAN 26, 2011
10:19 PM EST
I don’t know, he might be a viable candidate in Columbia for 2010.
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JAN 25, 2011 08:44 EST
Robert Basler
Very unfortunate typo
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Thai bourse halts Sri Trang before S’pore IPO news
BANGKOK 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.
In your article I believe you meant public offering, NOT pubic!
Maverick
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JAN 24, 2011 07:37 EST
Robert Basler
The wrong word…
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Hillary wants a break, but maybe just a little one
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.”
Not a question, but an edit. Your article online today about Hillary Clinton possibly taking a break and prospects of becoming a grandmother, notes that she replied with ‘peels of laughter.’
The sound of her laughter should not be compared to fruit skins or facials. The word should be ‘peals’ of laughter, as in bell-like tones.
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JAN 20, 2011 09:42 EST
Robert Basler
A non-prophet organization?
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Pope: Governments must protect minority Christians
He made reference to last week’s murder of Salman Taseer, the Muslim governor of Punjab province and an outspoken liberal, who was gunned down for opposing the law, which imposes a death sentence for those who insult the Prophet Mohammad.
I’ve just noticed recently that Reuters is following in the footsteps of AP and AFP in designating the Islamic prophet Mohammad as “The Prophet Mohammad”.
I as a Christian don’t consider him my prophet, and neither do, I’m sure, Jews, atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, etc.
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JAN 19, 2011 06:59 EST
Robert Basler
Where are my comments?
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Pope John Paul nears sainthood, to be beatified
See the attached documents and please explain why my comments are inappropriate. I have informed the truth as it could be.
L.P.F.
You’re asking why your comments on this story didn’t make it online? We get that from a number of readers, and usually there is a very good reason.
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JAN 20, 2011
8:31 AM EST
People like you would have killed James Joyce.
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JAN 18, 2011 14:49 EST
Robert Basler
Typo rant…
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Zsa Zsa Gabor smiling after surgery, husband says
LOS 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.
PLEASE, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, WITH ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY AND AN ENGLISH DICTIONARY ON HAND, YOU’D THINK THE AUTHOR OF THIS PIECE COULD DO SPELL CHECK. PERHAPS HE SHOULD EVEN RETURN TO GRAMMAR SCHOOL.
IT ANNOYS ME WHEN I AM MORE SHOCKED BY THE WAY AN ARTICLE IS WRITTEN RATHER THAN BY THE CONTENTS.
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JAN 20, 2011
3:47 PM EST
HEY S.F.G., THE AUTHOR “COULD DO SPELL CHECK”? PERHAPS YOU SHOULD RETURN TO GRAMMAR SCHOOL ALSO. IT ANNOYS ME WHEN I AM MORE SHOCKED BY THE WAY A COMMENT IS WRITTEN RATHER THAN BY IT’S CONTENT.
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JAN 18, 2011 09:36 EST
Robert Basler
Gunfire verbs…
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Photos add bizarre twist to Tucson suspect’s frantic last night
Loughner is accused of spraying a crowd with a semi-automatic pistol outside a Safeway grocery store last Saturday, killing six people and wounding 13, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition at a Tucson hospital.
At 9:41 a.m., he took a cab up to the Safeway store, entering with the driver to get change shortly before 10 a.m. Ten minutes later, he pumped bullet after bullet into the crowd at a congressional meeting with Giffords.
I want to point out errors in the article that was run by Reuters, this is not correct. Semiautomatic firearms do not spray bullets, they are fired from the firearm.
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JAN 18, 2011
1:54 PM EST
Excellent reply, Mr. Basler.
Ridiculous criticism, M.J.
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