Gongol.com Archives: December 2005
Brian Gongol

Aviation News (2005.12.27)
Comprehensive Airport Search Tool

Socialism Doesn't Work (2005.12.27)
No Big Surprise: Bureaucracy Makes DC's Bus System a Nightmare
In many cases, bus systems are insanely inefficient and would be much better replaced with taxicabs and reimbursement systems for low-income residents

News (2005.12.27)
The "Federal Agents Visit Student" Story Was a Hoax
He admits making up a story about federal agents visiting his home because he tried to check out Mao's Little Red Book.

Iowa (2005.12.27)
Fine Collection of Waterloo Photos

News (2005.12.27)
Time's Best Photos of the Year
Most of them were pretty depressing, right in line with the particularly bad year for natural disasters: The Asian tsunami (just before the turn of the new year), Hurricane Katrina, and the India-Pakistan earthquake that killed 88,000 people

Threats and Dangers (2005.12.27)
"Rage" in Paris Suburbs is "Only Asleep"
The riots in November cooled off, but apparently nothing was really solved in the long run. And the torching of cars is reportedly a regular New Year's event in France.

Humor and Good News (2005.12.27)
Pope Adopts Santa-Style Hat for Christmas