Gongol.com Archives: August 2007
Brian Gongol

August 29, 2007

Graphics Graphic of the day: Bank Robbery

Water News Golf course: Ruin or bonus for fragile ecosystem?

Threats and Hazards Some crook is calling banks and stores and telling the people inside to strip
It's a bizarre extortion plot, that involves bomb threats, the possibility of compromised security-camera systems, and wire transfers of a few thousand dollars

Socialism Doesn't Work Chinese Communist "team-building" exercise: Go carry rice up a mountain
Communist philosophy is a fraud and a failure, but it has a certain myth-building ethic that seems to distract Chinese bureaucrats and American leftist college students alike from reality

Business and Finance New model displays how different countries compete in world trade
The model illustrates how related products (like aircraft engines and steam turbines) can influence a nation's economic growth patterns

Aviation News Air Force says it can't afford to pay for competing versions of aircraft anymore

Weather and Disasters Temperatures in the 90 range mess up Australian crops
While 90F really doesn't sound like a catastrophe to those of us living where 86 is the normal July high, we're probably forgetting that it's early springtime in Australia

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