Virtual Front Page, Friday, August 13, 2010

The news on this lucky date:

  1. Germany experiences ‘record’ 2.2% growth (BBC) — Well, that’s encouraging — assuming this has effect beyond Germany’s borders. If it doesn’t, perhaps we should relocate. Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
  2. Relief Well to Be Completed in Gulf (NYT) — Which will be a relief to us all.
  3. Most Americans Still Onboard With Afghan Plan (NPR) — Despite what you may have been hearing. And hearing. And hearing.
  4. Longshot US Senate candidate from SC indicted (WashPost) — Kinda surprising that they’re still paying attention, isn’t it? Well, all the national media still are…
  5. Fed’s Hoenig: Rates Need to Rise (WSJ) –He says this is because things are getting better (in spite of all that “the world’s ending again” stuff yesterday). But maybe the Fed is worried about deflation. Or something. Like I’m an economist or something.
  6. Maxine Waters speaks out against ethics charges (LAT) — Another slow news day, so more inside the Beltway buzz.

8 thoughts on “Virtual Front Page, Friday, August 13, 2010

  1. Herb Brasher

    “Sprechen Sie Deutsch?” not “Sprechen sie deutsche?” The “Sie” has to be capitalized, likewise “Deutsch”. (I realize that the period comes before the quotation mark in English, but I’m writing in German right at that piont!)

  2. Brad

    Sorry, Herb. I copied and pasted it from somewhere else to make sure I didn’t misspell it, but failed to go back and fix the capitalization.

  3. Kathryn Fenner

    Ja, aber Brad, warum das “e”?

    Even with a copy and paste job, there’s no final “e”–find a better translator source!

  4. Herb Brasher

    This kept bugging me, if it is already out of date. I think the verb is wrong, it should be “Verstehen Sie Deutsch?” “Do you understand German?” I don’t think you’re asking if people speak German at a computer.

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