Gongol.com Archives: February 2006
Brian Gongol

News (2006.02.12)
Some Republicans Get Sick and Tired of Illegal Wiretaps
And it's showing up in Congress

News (2006.02.12)
Rocky Mountain News Defends Printing Muhammad Cartoons
Says "the state-controlled media of those nations [protesting the publication] portray Jews, Christians and others in absolutely despicable terms"

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.02.12)
China Pretends to Crack Down on Counterfeit Products
Decades of state control, though, leave many people without the moral understanding of why it's wrong to steal others' intellectual property

News (2006.02.12)
VP Cheney Shoots a Man
The Vice President accidentally shot Harry Whittington with a shotgun while hunting. Maybe he was just upset that Whittington recently won an eminent-domain case against the local government.

Threats and Hazards (2006.02.12)
33 Security Cameras in Tucson-Area Schools
School officials say there's been a "slight drop" in problems like vandalism. But has there also been a "slight drop" in kids' understanding of freedom?

Aviation News (2006.02.12)
Fossett Sets New Record: 26,389.3-Mile Flight
Previous record-holder was Voyager in 1986. The GlobalFlyer made an emergency landing with 200 lbs. of fuel remaining.

Humor and Good News (2006.02.12)
Woman Tries to Buy $3 in Pot from Police Station
(Video) Fargo police say she "seemed coherent"

News (2006.02.12)
Pentagon Accounting Errors Cost Taxpayers $35 Million a Day
GAO says the problem starts with the fact the DoD has 4,150 different business operations

Weather and Disasters (2006.02.12)
80,000 People Lose Power in East Coast Snowstorm

Gongol.com original content Computers and the Internet (2006.02.12)
Would an E-Mail Surcharge Help Deter Spam?
On balance, it probably won't help