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2013-02-12 Caribbean-Latin America
2 more grenades detonate in Nuevo Laredo, 1 dead -- UPDATED
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Posted by badanov 2013-02-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6501 views ]  Top

#1 wounding one unidentified individual late Monday morning, according to twitter reports,
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-12 02:39||   2013-02-12 02:39|| Front Page Top

#2 Going off by themselves, are they? Usually, they need someone to throw them.
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2013-02-12 12:19||   2013-02-12 12:19|| Front Page Top

#3 If you noticed, nowhere in the story was it written "the grenades detonated" or "grenades detonated themselves".

Ever wonder why it was written that way?

In Tamaulipas state in Mexico, like a shooting gallery that Nuevo Laredo has become, government officials will not report such incidents as a grenade attack even if they know which drug cartel participated in the attack.

And in Nuevo Laredo attacks such as the two grenade attacks are almost always caused by individuals who throw or will launch grenades at a target, and then disappear. Many times witnesses will either not witness the event or they, like police, will not report on the grenade attack.

I think you should agree if I do not write "grenade detonated" or "the grenade detonated itself", the clear meaning was that someone there caused the grenades to explode. It should be implicit in the story that when a grenade attack takes place, someone probably caused that grenade to detonate. It is especially critical that the reader makes the presumption in this case since it is likely either the attacker was not seen, or was seen and witnesses are too afraid to report what they saw.

I appreciate being shown errors. I usually operate on a deadline and sometimes late at night, or I am just plain too tired to catch something.

But what bothers me is when a grammar Nazi puts forth the effort to point out something said Nazi did not read. It is most irritating since the writer did not write it.

In that case, not only is said Nazi wasting my time as well as his/hers, said Nazi is looking foolish.

So please, pretty please with sugar on top, next time read the f*cking article.
Posted by badanov 2013-02-12 19:19||  2013-02-12 19:19|| Front Page Top

#4 as you were, Chris. It's all good. Thanks for your posts
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-12 20:51||   2013-02-12 20:51|| Front Page Top

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