Gongol.com Archives: February 2008
Brian Gongol


February 22, 2008

Water News Des Moines sewer rates to start rising by 6% annually

Humor and Good News Welcome to the house of the future...of the past
Where's my personal helicopter?

Broadcasting China is now broadcasting TV to Cuba
And Cuba is reciprocating the "favor." Anyone who doesn't believe in the power of international broadcasting -- and the urgent need for the US to do more of it -- is missing the big picture.

Health If government's going to pay for health care, will people still be allowed to pay for better care?
That's not just a rhetorical question: Under some schemes, private-sector care is basically prohibited. Greg Mankiw compares this to education: If a parent wants to pay for after-school tutoring, should the kid be kicked out of public school?

Humor and Good News Back to the 80's: Phil Collins does "Easy Lover"
(Video) A great song, but unless you can find a friend with a really high-pitched voice, not much good for karaoke. What the world seems to be missing is a good, comprehensive list of karaoke recommendations for guys with bass and baritone voices. That would certainly be a worthwhile contribution to humanity, wouldn't it?

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