Gongol.com Archives: October 2005
Brian Gongol

The United States of America (10.26.2005)
Hitchens Offers Profoundly Good Analysis of Iraq

Socialism Doesn't Work (10.26.2005)
Huge Smoking Ban Coming to England
Life in a free society includes the right to knowingly choose to harm one's self. The choice of whether to patronize smoking or non-smoking establishments is part of that freedom.

Socialism Doesn't Work (10.26.2005)
Outrageous Abuse of Human Rights in China
(Video) BBC report on "One family, one child" crackdown. Forced abortions, sterilizations, and beatings. Should be mandatory viewing. The Chinese government has spent 25 years telling the people how many children they're allowed to have. Related: Despite promises of democratic local elections, political protesters are still being arrested for opposing government officials.

Threats to Western Civilization (10.26.2005)
Passports to Get Electronic ID Chips
Catastrophic identity theft certain to follow

News (10.26.2005)
Overbearing Parents Stunt Kids' Growth
Parents do their college kids' laundry, take notes for them in class.

Socialism Doesn't Work (10.26.2005)
FEMA Has Trouble Delivering Emergency Relief to Florida After Wilma
Lesson that should be learned: If an evacuation is ordered, get out. What will probably happen instead: FEMA will demand greater funding and offer more empty promises of "plans" to do better. The government's disaster-response work this year (especially in delivering supplies) should be the final nail in the coffin of anyone's belief in socialism. That, of course, is just wishful thinking.