Gongol.com Archives: November 2005
Brian Gongol

News (11.16.2005)
UN Re-Hires Only Official Canned Over the Oil-For-Food Scandal

Health (11.16.2005)
This Parrot is No More! It Has Ceased to Be! This is an Ex-Parrot!
Sample mix-up means Britain had a needless scare over a parrot that, as it turns out, did not die of bird flu

Science and Technology (11.16.2005)
UK's Acid Rain Problem Going Away

Agriculture (11.16.2005)
Borlaug Awarded National Medal of Science

The United States of America (11.16.2005)
Supreme Court Nominee Alito Names Barry Goldwater One of His Top Influences
Good choice

Weather and Disasters (11.16.2005)
FEMA Booting 150,000 Katrina Evacuees from Hotels
19,734 hotel rooms in Texas are occupied by evacuees. They get two weeks to find something new or start paying for it themselves.

We All Need a Little Humor (11.16.2005)
Tupac Amaru Shakur Records Collection Act of 2005
Public interest in 2Pac's death apparently requires Congressional intervention

We All Need a Little Humor (11.16.2005)
Chinese Government Shuts Down "Lunar Embassy" Firm Selling an Acre of Land on the Moon for $37
Consumer protection? No, just clamping down on firms that "disturb social and economic order." About as goofy as paying to "name" a star after someone, when there's nothing official about it.

The United States of America (11.16.2005)
No, There Was No Black Basketball League in 1920
It's just a marketing ploy. Perhaps clever, but also probably offensive to the people who actually played Negro Leagues Baseball, for instance.

Socialism Doesn't Work (11.16.2005)
One Group Filed All But Five FCC Complaints in July
FCC got 23,547 complaints in July. 23,542 came from the Parents Television Council, which wastes lots of taxpayer dollars filing the same complaints.

The United States of America (11.16.2005)
How Much is Owed to American Indians?
Class-action suit is rolling through appeals process now. Indians offered to settle a dispute with the Federal government for $27.5 billion (representing lost royalties from oil, natural gas, grazing, and timber, among other things), but the courts said Judge Royce Lamberth's plans for a huge accounting project went too far.

News (11.16.2005)
Police Chief's Gun Goes Off on Children's Tour
Teacher escorting the class killed in freak accident