Gongol.com Archives: October 2006
Brian Gongol

October 17, 2006

The American Way Vietnamese anti-Communists gaining traction
Most people don't realize that Vietnam is one of the 15 most populous nations in the world -- even bigger than Germany. So the fact that it's still under a harsh Communist regime, just like China, is a reminder that the fight to end totalitarianism is still on and it remains an epic struggle. So while the headlines are captured by combat in Iraq, there's no excuse for ignoring the mission of spreading free-market liberal values around the world by more subtle means.

Computers and the Internet Free MP3 players + McDonald's meal = free viruses
A giveaway in some Japanese McDonald's restaurants included MP3 players that turned out to have been infected with a virus that worked its way onto users' computers. Oops.

News Russian commentator plays a little game theory with nuclear weapons
Says Russia should take a strong stand against nukes in North Korea, in part because "the more nuclear states, the less is Russia's relative military power."

Aviation News Air Canada tries to work its way back from bankruptcy
They're planning to issue shares in order to raise capital. Quoth Warren Buffett: "I have an 800 number now that I call if I get the urge to buy an airline stock. I call at two in the morning and I say: 'My name is Warren and I'm an aeroholic.' And then they talk me down."

Water News Rising corn prices haven't slowed ethanol

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