Gongol.com Archives: December 2016

Brian Gongol

December 30, 2016

Threats and Hazards Examine your conscience

We can't say we haven't been told about some of the most awful violations of human rights taking place around the world. Aleppo is a devastating example, but far from the only one. So why are we submitting to paralysis?

News Violence, like a lot of human behaviors, has characteristics of contagion

The distressing gun violence in Chicago may have some very predictable epidemiological characteristics. That may help give policy makers important things to consider and act upon. The worrying part is that we already know about things that appear to work...but they keep finding themselves cut out of budgets.

News Too many people are reading just the headlines

But be careful of blaming the journalists named in the bylines -- headlines are often supplied by webmasters and editors. The point, however, is true: Bad headline-writing is hazardous to our understanding of the world.

Health Soldiers may be consuming too many energy drinks

Situational needs plus high availability may leave a few too many troops consuming high volumes of drinks like Red Bull -- to a degree that could be hazardous to their health

Humor and Good News Great reviews of bad restaurants

Because "De gustibus non est disputandum", but there's a lot of humor to be had in writing about it

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