Gongol.com Archives: December 2016

Brian Gongol

December 29, 2016

Threats and Hazards The US has no aircraft carrier in the Middle East right now

And may not for two months to come. Seems an inopportune time for that. And, perhaps, symbolic at a time when Russia is pulling the power move by taking credit for brokering a peace agreement in Syria.

Business and Finance Skilled-labor shortages are creating real economic problems

Businesses are falling behind on maintenance because they can't get enough workers to do it. And that's not just financially risky -- it could be physically hazardous to workers.

News The art is gone from naval architecture

If the new MSC Seaside is any indication, the cruise ships of tomorrow will look more like cargo freighters than the graceful SS Normandie...which might make sense, since the MSC cruise line originated as a cargo line. For those who actually want to be treated like cargo, there's already a cruise experience for that.

Business and Finance Toshiba in serious financial distress

One normally wouldn't expect the kind of trouble being seen now from a company with as broad a reach as Toshiba already possesses

News Celebrities may pass away, but we shouldn't be content with an "only hope"

If we can find the motivation to express grief about a celebrity death on Facebook, then we should compel ourselves to do something good in the real world we inhabit. Permanently archived.

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