Gongol.com Archives: March 2006
Brian Gongol

Health (2006.03.24)
Whole-Grain Foods Appear to Have Two Fat-Reducing Benefits
Reductions in triglycerides and in another compound associated with increased risk of heart disease

Health (2006.03.24)
Girls Who Eat More Vegetables Get Fat Less Often

News (2006.03.24)
What Lawmakers Can and Can't Do to Stop Funeral Protests

Computers and the Internet (2006.03.24)
As Microsoft Improves Security, More Criminals Target Macs
Apple-based computers targeted by viruses; some are being absorbed into spam botnets

Threats and Hazards (2006.03.24)
Errors in the Emergency Response to the London Underground Bombings

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.03.24)
Big Deficit Leads to Thousands of Job Cuts to Britain's National Health Service
To those who think a single-payer program in the United States would save costs by reducing overhead, a word from the former health secretary there: "Paperwork used to cost 4% of the NHS budget, but now costs 15-16%." Health care doesn't seem to be very efficient in the US, but putting the government in charge would only exacerbate the problem.

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.03.24)
Riots Continue in Paris
Police had to seal off part of the city. The riots are being conducted by people who oppose a plan to make it easier to hire and fire employees. While no one wants to be fired, the step is necessary in order to reduce persistent unemployment -- like the kind that led to other riots only a couple of months ago. What's the root cause at fault? Socialism.

Business and Finance (2006.03.24)
Chicago Developers Trying to Retake "World's-Tallest" Title
Multiple projects underway to break the 1,000-foot mark, including Trump International Hotel and Tower (1,362'), Waterview Tower (1,047'), and a twisting spire that's planned to reach 2,000' -- taller than the Sears Tower at 1,450'. Related: Organizations can request that the Sears Tower antenna lights be colored in their honor.