Gongol.com Archives: April 2006
Brian Gongol

The United States of America (2006.04.27)
American Ethnic Geography
A profoundly interesting set of maps illustrating concentrations of ethnic groups, religious groups, and linguistic groups across the United States

Humor and Good News (2006.04.27)
Great Parody of "V for Vendetta"
"C for Cookie"

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.04.27)
The Politicians Controlling UK's Public Cash Can't Even Manage Their Own
All three main political parties in Britain are deep in debt

Threats and Hazards (2006.04.27)
Putin Threatens to Send More Oil to Asia, Less to Europe
Oil boss says, "We have overfed Europe with crude"

The United States of America (2006.04.27)
Private Charity Helps Hungry Kids
Hunger interferes with kids' ability to learn, so teacher organizes charitable work to get food

News (2006.04.27)
Plagiarizing College Papers: Bad. Plagiarizing Novels: Worse.

Business and Finance (2006.04.27)
Hyundai Boss Wanted By Police
The influence of big money in politics is a big deal in South Korea. Imagine the police issuing a warrant to arrest the head of GM or GE. The chaebol show what happens when government has lots of power to influence business.

Health (2006.04.27)
Women Skipping Milk During Pregnancy Hurt Kids
Women who skip milk give birth to smaller children. As medical progress improves, at what point will mothers be liable for failure to take certain prenatal actions to enhance their children's health?

Broadcasting (2006.04.27)
The "12" Song
(Video) The best song on "Sesame Street," hands down. Deserved a Grammy. Second place: "I Love Trash". Also great: The Typewriter Guy.

Business and Finance (2006.04.27)
If Oil Hit $120 a Barrel

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.04.27)
How the Federal Government is Beating Up the States
REAL ID Act and other usurpations are making big trouble -- not to mention weakening the power of state governments, which is the absolute worst thing the Federal government can do when natural disasters and terrorism can happen anywhere.

Threats and Hazards (2006.04.27)
Iranian Missiles Could Reach Europe
Weapons always seem more potent when they're close enough to strike you. Ah, for the stability of the old Cold War days.

The American Way (2006.04.27)
A Libertarian Summer Internship
Converting leftists to libertarians by making them fill out government paperwork

Humor and Good News (2006.04.27)
Hidden Gags in Looney Tunes

Weather and Disasters (2006.04.27)
Hurricane Katrina-Size Storms to Happen Five to Seven Times a Century
According to a Florida State University researcher (via Carnival of Hurricane Relief)

Computers and the Internet (2006.04.27)
Using an Illegit Copy of Windows? Microsoft is Coming to Get You.
Under the "Genuine Software Initiative," Microsoft will "educate" users who are running stolen copies of Windows and give them the "opportunity" to report who sold the illegal goods. Good for them for defending their intellectual property rights, but what's with the Big Brother doublespeak?

Threats and Hazards (2006.04.27)
Iranian Supreme Leader: Double the Retaliation if US Attacks
"If the US ventured into any aggression on Iran, Iran will retaliate by damaging the US interests worldwide twice as much as the US may inflict on Iran."

Health (2006.04.27)
UK Orders 35,000 Chickens Killed Over Bird Flu Fears
Dead poultry found on the infected farm had H7 strain, not H5N1 (the one they're really worried about), but they're concerned anyway -- H7 flu has already hopped from birds to humans, though it seems to be less contagious than H5N1