Gongol.com Archives: January 2006
Brian Gongol

The United States of America (2006.01.19)
A Fine Obituary for a Hero

Health (2006.01.19)
Biological Evidence Suggests Men Naturally Enjoy Revenge

Science and Technology (2006.01.19)
Undercover in the Secret State
Excellent CNN report on how cell phones and digital cameras are slowly undermining Kim Jong Il

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.01.19)
Federal Government Demands Proprietary Information from Google
Search engine company ordered to turn over records of all searches from an arbitrary one-week period so the Justice Department can crack down on pornography. This isn't even a matter of national security -- it's just the Justice Department making noise about "protecting children," which is utter garbage anyway. The feds have subpoenaed other search-engine firms which reportedly have complied with the request. Good for Google to fight back. Does the government know about a secret provision in the Constitution granting them the power to do things like this? Because it sure isn't in the printed copy everyone else has received. In fact, there's that pesky pair, Amendments IX and X, which say the government specifically can't do it.

The United States of America (2006.01.19)
Secretary Rice Throws the Hammer Down on Diplomatic Corps
Senior ranks to be reserved for those who accept dangerous assignments and are fluent in at least two foreign languages. Fewer diplomats in Europe and more in places like India and Lebanon after "transformational diplomacy."

Humor and Good News (2006.01.19)
The Greatest Blonde Joke in the World