Gongol.com Archives: July 2018

Brian Gongol


July 15, 2018

Threats and Hazards "Quit messing with America"

Senator Ben Sasse's message for the President to deliver to Vladimir Putin. There's no point to being the world's superpower if we're not prepared to stand up for ourselves. Either we defend ourselves (and a just world order) against criminal malice, or we should prepare for chaos and darkness to fill the void. And we need to be aware that the problem is continuing and probably expanding: Whatever we've seen out of our adversaries thus far is likely just the beginning. This isn't ambiguous: Per the indictments issued on Friday, Russian military intelligence targeted US civilians, organizations, and state governments. This isn't over.

Threats and Hazards President Trump names EU as a "foe"

The European Union isn't our foe, and it is self-evidently stupid to say so.

Socialism Doesn't Work China wants to censor the trade war

The South China Morning Post reports: "Four separate sources working for Chinese media, who were briefed on these internal instructions, told the South China Morning Post that they were told not to 'over-report' the trade war with US".

Science and Technology French company wants to build trains with wings

Airplanes that could detach their passenger compartments for quick ground transportation on rails. A bit far-out, but maybe it makes sense in the highly population-dense European market.

Threats and Hazards Domestic terrorist thwarted by alert witnesses and attentive police

A person planning to blow up a building because he wanted to make a point about the people inside is, by definition, a terrorist


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