Gongol.com Archives: July 2006
Brian Gongol

July 5, 2006

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.07.05)
Plumbing the depths of search-engine censorship in China

Broadcasting (2006.07.05)
"Lou Dobbs bangs the gong of anti-immigration until one's ears bleed"
How CNN is drifting away from straight news

Humor and Good News (2006.07.05)
Bear tears up 1964 Buick Skylark to get barbecue-chicken-and-jalapeno pizza
Owner pained by damage to the new $5,000 paint job. Bear also ripped off his Jack Daniel's and a can of beer. Fortunately it didn't take advantage of the car's 250 hp engine.

Health (2006.07.05)
The consequences of waking up from a 19-year coma
Scientists are figuring out how to make the brain re-grow portions damaged by trauma, in part based on the case of a man who went into a coma in 1984 and came back in 2003

The United States of America (2006.07.05)
"I really want to live in a country where the poor people are fat"

News (2006.07.05)
Japan shuts down only passenger route from North Korea
Also imposes sanctions as punishment for North Korea's missile test. Meanwhile, North Korea's propaganda agency is trying to hype current affairs as "US imperialism".

Business and Finance (2006.07.05)
Bank of Japan may raise interest rates
Their policy has been a zero-percent interest rate for five and a half years

The United States of America (2006.07.05)
US to hit 300 million people by October
One of the most-forgotten points: Even though the population has risen, the US is still chock-full of empty space

Graphics Qantas

Water News Tax relief to help follow new EPA rules

Water News Wastewater treatment in 1776

Water News How alternative energy can help farmers make more money

Threats and Hazards (2006.07.05)
Vice President Cheney's "One-Percent Doctrine"
Perhap a less-nuanced understanding of how to define the word "safe"