Gongol.com Archives: July 2005
Brian Gongol

Threats to Western Civilization (7.7.2005)
Attacks on London
Long walk home for many reminiscent of what happened in New York on 9/11. Prime Minister Blair left the G8 conference temporarily for briefings, then returned. The attack was similar to the 2004 Madrid train bombings.

Threats to Western Civilization (7.7.2005)
Emergency Advice to Londoners After Terrorist Attacks
On one hand, police want them to call friends and relatives to let them know they're OK and to call the authorities to help get an accurate estimate of injuries, since those steps will cut down on wasted effort. But they also want people to keep a lid on cell phone calls, since the systems are nearly jammed. Wager: Today may have set a new record for the number of text messages sent in and around London.

Aviation News (7.7.2005)
Woman Gives Birth at 30,000 Feet
(Spanish) Hope it wasn't induced by the in-flight snack

We All Need a Little Humor (7.7.2005)
Seattle's New, Energy-Efficient City Hall Uses More Juice Than the Old Building
Embarrassing, since the mayor's out lecturing the rest of the country about using less energy to comply with the Kyoto Protocol