Gongol.com Archives: March 2006
Brian Gongol

Health (2006.03.05)
Rapid Test for Diagnosing Stroke
Ask victim to smile, raise arms, and speak a simple sentence. Researchers found the three-part test at least 94% effective at diagnosing stroke

Threats and Hazards (2006.03.05)
Security Researcher Says Government is Reviewing Parts of AT&T's Telephone Records Database
The phone company has records on 1.92 trillion phone calls, but John Arquilla says looking at old phone records is a waste of money compared to reviewing Al Qaeda's Internet chat rooms

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.03.05)
Prediction: China's Growth Will Lead to Collapse
Rapid economic growth under a political structure that damages the necessary social fabric for healthy expansion will likely lead to civil war in the coming decades

The American Way (2006.03.05)
Pace of Privatization Up in Developing World
Unfortunately, only on the aggregate: Most of the acceleration has been concentrated in a few countries, among a few industries. The longer government remain in charge of economies, the longer their people stay needlessly poor.

Science and Technology (2006.03.05)
Students Organize Counter-Protests to "Animal-Rights" Groups
The group, "Pro-Test", says violence against legitimate animal testing is wrong

The United States of America (2006.03.05)
Cunningham Gets 8 Years in Prison for Bribery
Completely appropriate to throw the book at politicians who take bribes

Threats and Hazards (2006.03.05)
NYT Editor: "A Tone of Gleeful Relish" in Administration's Attitude On Prosecuting Reporters

Gongol.com original content The American Way (2006.03.05)
Improving Upon Supply and Demand
Both the advocates and opponents of market economies sometimes forget that markets result from human behaviors -- so while they are not always perfect (and can sometimes be improved upon), they also do not always have to be improved upon by government intervention.