Gongol.com Archives: May 2009
Brian Gongol

May 22, 2009

Science and Technology When technology outpaces law and society: Sexting
A teacher in Dallas found pictures of a naked girl on a 12-year-old's cell phone. This is the kind of problem that absolutely no one saw coming back in 1991, when today's graduating high-school seniors were born. Yet 26 of our 100 Senators serving in Congress have held office longer than those kids have been alive. It should be noted that the first picture on the Internet only appeared in 1992.

Weather and Disasters What Mexico City really didn't need: An earthquake
Fortunately, there appear to be no reports of serious injuries or damage. But it was a magnitude 5.7 quake in a city of 20 million people. A 1985 quake there killed 10,000 people.

Business and Finance Is there an alternative to bankruptcy for GM?
An opinion in Business Week says the White House should step in (even more than it has already) to broker a non-bankruptcy arrangement to keep the company afloat. Nobody really wants to see the company fail, but the prospect of the White House flexing its muscle even more than it already has is unsettling, to say the least.

The United States of America Sibling rivalry
A surprising number of people have served in the US Congress alongside their siblings -- it's not just the Kennedy brothers. On a couple of occasions, three brothers have even served simultaneously.

Water News Hurricane season's first suspicious storm is on the doorstep of New Orleans

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