Gongol.com Archives: December 2014
The horrifying specter of what's happening in Iraq and Syria
The terrorist group there is hardening into a state, and a ghastly one
Surprise! Red-light cameras tied to too-short yellow-light cycles in Chicago
The result? More rear-end crashes. Still no evidence to be shown that red-light cameras are really about safety; they're all about the ticket revenues.
Iowa officials may try for a hands-free mandate for phone use while driving
One way to move away from poverty: Get people better cooking stoves
(Video) Some of the things that are so easily taken for granted in rich countries make us less capable of recognizing simple steps that can be taken to improve the dignity and quality of life for people living in poor countries -- like providing access to better ways of cooking food. It's a much more powerful idea than one might think.