Gongol.com Archives: April 2007
Brian Gongol

April 3, 2007

Graphics Graphic of the day: Stay Tuned

Iowa West Des Moines and Waukee divide up the spoils of annexation

Computers and the Internet Mona Lisa in MS Paint

Computers and the Internet Google gets in big trouble for switching aerial views of New Orleans

Computers and the Internet Microsoft releases emergency patch to fix cursor problem
Internet Explorer and Firefox alike are threatened by the bug

Aviation News Wi-Fi in the sky

Business and Finance Why Americans need international investments in their portfolios
The total value of Europe's 24 stock markets (including Russia) is now greater than the market capitalization of the US markets. Keeping in mind that much of Russia's market is weighted in oil and gas firms that the Russian government has been known to de-privatize (that is: to steal) from time to time. In fact, the Dow Jones "RusIndex Titans 10" index of Russia's ten biggest firms includes four oil companies and one electric company, so that puts a huge share of the country's "private" economy at risk of being stolen by the government at any given time. Western Europe isn't free of government meddling, either, as witnessed by the Airbus fiasco of late. However, those risks shouldn't completely overshadow the need for American investors to put some of their money overseas, at least after getting into the US stock and bond markets.

Threats and Hazards 32 Big Brother cameras are located within 200 yards of George Orwell's home

News Yushchenko dissolves Ukraine's parliament
Calls it necessary "to save the state's sovereignty and territorial integrity"

Computers and the Internet More magnificently complex Japanese emoticons
They're smileys on steroids

Threats and Hazards Irrational bigotry just looks stupid
The anti-gay idiots who protest at the funerals of American servicemembers are now sending abusive faxes to a Swedish princess. Now, the whole concept of a "royal family" is as ridiculous as it is outdated, but it's less offensive than those who canvass the planet preaching hate in the name of some god. Which raises this question: Do the people who think that moderate Muslims should publicly disavow militant Islamists similarly believe that moderate Christians should publicly shun those who hijack the name of Christianity as a cover for hate?

Business and Finance "If you're old enough to start thinking about sex, you're old enough to start saving for retirement"
Related: What I wish someone would have told me about investing when I was 22

Computers and the Internet Microsoft planning to rush out a fix for cursor problem today

Socialism Doesn't Work Communism would be hilarious if it weren't such a psychopathic concept

Socialism Doesn't Work "Progressive" comes right out and admits "fair share" has nothing to do with fairness
It's all about trying to boost unions, and in turn, advance a political agenda

Humor and Good News "The more the manifestos the less terrorism"

Socialism Doesn't Work "Minnesota tries to out-stupid Iowa"
By pushing for the highest state income-tax rate in the nation

Water News Google's April Fool's gag and the wastewater connection

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