Gongol.com Archives: December 2009
Brian Gongol


December 22, 2009

The American Way Let the cultural imperialism commence!
The WTO has ordered China to start letting in more American movies and music

Computers and the Internet Facebook blamed for a lot of divorces
A British law firm says the website is cited in 20% of its divorce cases

Business and Finance Third-quarter economic growth: 2.2%
That's an annualized rate of growth for the US economy as a whole. Unfortunately, a whole lot of it was based on heavily-subsidized new-car sales that will come back to cost us dearly.

Computers and the Internet Twitter may finally become profitable
The service is supposed to get $25 million from Google and Bing (combined). How the service will remain profitable for the next 20 years is yet to be seen. In fact, it almost certainly won't be around in ten years -- at least not without changes that would render it nearly unrecognizable.

Iowa Organ-transplant delivery aided by Des Moines radio
A self-serving observation, perhaps, but WHO Radio facilitated the delivery of an organ for transplant that had been stuck in a snowstorm earlier this month

Weather and Disasters American weather maps since 1871
Really. A weather map for every day since US Grant was President

Humor and Good News Darth Vader opens the New York Stock Exchange
(Video) It was a stunt in supposed acknowledgement of the perpetual popularity of "Star Wars", but really? Isn't the symbolism a little too disturbing for good taste?

Water News 9 million gallons of sewage spill into Puget Sound

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