Gongol.com Archives: June 2009
Brian Gongol

June 18, 2009

Business and Finance As the private debt situation improves, the public debt situation becomes remarkably worse
Public debt could represent 80% of GDP before today's third-graders graduate from high school.

Computers and the Internet Jury orders Minnesota woman to pay $1.92 million in damages to record companies
That's $80,000 per song for 24 songs she's been accused of downloading. That's what's called a punitive set of damages.

Health Today is self-exam day
Take a minute or two and conduct some basic self-screenings for cancer. Early detection saves lives. There's lots of misinformation about cancer that finds its way around the Internet, largely because we've been trained to wait expectantly for some sort of magic-bullet solution to cancer. But cancer risks can be significantly reduced through a balanced diet, exercise, and early detection and treatment. Meanwhile, science is making great progress towards improving genetic detection, which holds great promise for some types of cancer. Instead of forwarding hoax-ridden e-mails about "cancer cures" and false threats, people should instead remind their friends and family to assess their health once a month.

Computers and the Internet No one sends text messages faster than a 15-year-old Iowa girl
It was inevitable that we'd end up in a world with a National Texting Championship, but that doesn't make it sound less ridiculous. The local heroine sends 500 text messages a day.

Weather and Disasters Tornado weather yesterday, maybe more today

Water News Coralville considers its flood-control options

Broadcasting Podcast: Trade wars make us all poorer
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Broadcasting Podcast: Virtual strip searches
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