Gongol.com Archives: July 2007
Brian Gongol

July 20, 2007

Graphics Graphic of the day: Free City

News Could "free cities" offer an alternative to immigration?

Humor and Good News Architects should know better
One has to wonder why some of them seem to go out of their way to design skyscrapers that look like "erotic gherkins"

Computers and the Internet 75-year-old Swede gets the world's fastest broadband Internet connection
Enough to handle 1,500 HDTV channels simultaneously

Water News Water plant explosion releases chlorine gas cloud in Colorado

Weather and Disasters Photos of the steam pipe explosion in Manhattan

The United States of America "Strengthening families" isn't really the job of government

Aviation News Russian government might ban alcohol on airliners
Drunks have injured other passengers

Computers and the Internet Firefox market share in Europe is now 28%
In countries like Slovenia, Poland, and Hungary, it's closer to 50%

News Turkey says it'll get natural gas from Iran even if US doesn't like it

The United States of America The tunnels of Las Vegas

The United States of America Executive order appears to overreach
The President has issued an executive order that freezes the assets of anyone inside or outside the US who, in the determination of the Secretary of the Treasury, is suspected "to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq." The Secretary of the Treasury is not a law-enforcement official, and it would seem likely that this sort of thing could easily be dealt with through normal criminal statutes. But if an American can be punished simply for "pos[ing] a significant risk of committing" an act of violence, then what is the point of criminal law for?

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