Gongol.com Archives: December 2007
Brian Gongol

December 3, 2007

Water News Grand Island deals with sewer emergency

Iowa Des Moines, not quite a vacation destination, "has most certainly become cool"

News State-level politician in Germany wants to ban Scientology
Says it's a business, not a religion, and that it is "involved in activities directed against the free democratic order." Oddly, one of the best introductions to Scientology comes from a foul-mouthed purple dinosaur.

Socialism Doesn't Work EU observers say Russian elections were fraudulent
Harrassment, threats, and jailings all noted. Meanwhile, in the US, we're getting impossibly sub-standard election coverage of our own, with little or no discussion of the things that matter most, like how we're going to deal with the Medicare funding crisis. We only have five years before the system starts running out of money.

Threats and Hazards Things are getting bad again in Somalia

Socialism Doesn't Work Venezuela's President Chavez may use executive orders to get what he wants
After being defeated at the polls, he may try to use executive powers to push his agenda, and Americans ought to find that dangerous and distasteful -- just as we should find it when our own politicians abuse executive powers.

Business and Finance Douglas Adams and the philosophy of stock-market investing
If only people would heed the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "Don't panic."

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