Gongol.com Archives: November 2005
Brian Gongol

News (11.23.2005)
Vatican Produces New Rule on Gay Priests

We All Need a Little Humor (11.23.2005)
The History of Marshmallow Fluff

The American Way (11.23.2005)
History of the Texas Rangers
The piece missing from Austrian economics (and a big part of what distinguishes it from Chicago-school economics) is the matter of rule of law. The bottom line is that evil exists, and sometimes you have to initiate force to correct it.

Computers and the Internet (11.23.2005)
Convergence, Ahoy! Europe Expects Internet Protocol TV to Become Big Player

Business and Finance (11.23.2005)
GM Deathwatch
Writer asserts it's possible that all of the brand-wrangling and promises out of General Motors are just a cover for corruption within the company. That would be terribly unfortunate, not least of which because business failures have big costs beyond just the financial toll.

We All Need a Little Humor (11.23.2005)
Onion spoof suggests the FCC needs to mandate more-spastic programming to keep up with shorter attention spans

Weather and Disasters (11.23.2005)
Hurricane Season Smashes Previous Record
25th named storm forms in the Atlantic

Threats to Western Civilization (11.23.2005)
"All Cultures are Equal" Nature of UN Threatens Free Speech
Governments of Cuba, Iran, Zimbabwe -- all oppressive -- think there's too much free speech on the Internet. They blame the US and want the UN to take over. A UN-sponsored meeting to be held in 2006 will supposedly discuss issues like domain management and other Internet-supervision subjects. If evil gets its foot in the door of Internet governance, it will do so because the UN was holding it open.