Gongol.com Archives: August 2007
Brian Gongol

August 27, 2007

Graphics Graphic of the day: Nuclear Standoff

News Terrorism in India

Business and Finance Conspicuous consumption is alive and well
People buy overpriced cars, chocolates, and pens just to feel special. Perhaps there's a business opportunity in being paid to follow these people around, whispering admiration in their ears

Humor and Good News "Homeless Dave" interviews politicians while sitting on a see-saw

Science and Technology Leftist politicians fight nuclear power in India
Here's why that's especially interesting: India today uses less electricity per capita than the US did in 1920...yet India's economy is expected to exceed that of the US within 50 years. For that to happen, they'll have to start producing prodigious amounts of electricity.

News Honking costs $124 in Seattle
The state of Washington has a law on the books that says car horns are to be used in emergencies only, so if one driver honks at another to, for instance, express displeasure or bring the other driver's attention to a green or red light, then the honker could end up paying a fine. Bizarre.

News DC neighborhood has so many birds, the Postal Service sometimes doesn't deliver mail

The American Way August 26, 2007 Carnival of the Capitalists

Water News Water service resumes in southern Iowa