Gongol.com Archives: May 2016

Brian Gongol

May 25, 2016

News Syrian refugees are human beings first

It's disappointing to see them discussed like some abstract concept (especially when it's by people who only want to say awful things about them). They are real human beings living real human lives under terrible circumstances, and like people all over the world, the vast majority -- probably 99% -- are good and decent.

News Meth cookers burn down home, then set fire to their hotel room

A story that might almost be funny if it didn't mean other people's lives were at risk -- including other guests at the same hotel and the couple's children. Behavior like this is wonton negligence and cries out for a very firm intervention by law enforcement.

Computers and the Internet What it really means when couples over-share on Facebook

They may very well be enjoying one another's company, but they also may be trying too hard to obtain their self-esteem from the approval of people outside the relationship looking in

Iowa A former member of Iowa's Board of Regents opines on the departure of UNI's president

UNI is a great university, but the system surrounding it is creating artificial problems

Iowa West Des Moines Police to target distracted driving

They plan an all-summer effort to crack down on "speeding, failure to obey traffic control devices, improper use of lanes, texting while driving and failure to utilize seat belts"

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