Gongol.com Archives: January 2007
Brian Gongol


January 23, 2007

The American Way US ranks #4 in the latest Index of Economic Freedom

Agriculture Minnesota research says grasses can deliver twice as much energy per acre as corn
Given what might be the coming peak in ethanol production and the likely announcement of new energy initiatives by the President, the future of energy use could be up for big changes. Maybe even electric cars. What energy policy probably needs right now is more innovation.

Aviation News SeatGuru: Documenting which airline seats are good and which are lousy

Iowa Rent-seeking in Iowa
Meredith reports huge increase in profits thanks to political advertising in its broadcasting units. The whole state benefits from the money spent here by political candidates -- but if the caucuses ever lose their prestige, we could lose lots of income.

The United States of America Excellent interview with Sen. Hagel
"There have been arguments made that if we just give up a few rights, it will be easier to preserve our national security. That should never, ever happen. When you take office, you take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. That is your first responsibility." Hagel is one of very few clearly pro-free market prospects for the White House. But he may not run.

Business and Finance Tribune Co. may say "screw you" to suitors

Threats and Hazards The mess that is the Horn of Africa
About 168 million people live in Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Uganda combined. That's more than half the population of the United States. It's

Graphics Graphic of the day: Objective Advice

Humor and Good News State of the Union Bingo
Play along as the President addresses the nation tonight. Other resources allow you to see which Presidential buzzwords get the most mileage over time.

Threats and Hazards Violence in Lebanon over kicking out the government

Water News West Des Moines Water Works boss elected AWWA vice president

Broadcasting Get a hobby, kids
Who's dropping the ball and failing to encourage kids to pick up hobbies instead of watching patently insane volumes of television each day?

Computers and the Internet You can't just hope social-networking attacks will go away
People need to know how to identify phishing and what constitutes a social-engineering attack

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