Gongol.com Archives: December 2019

Brian Gongol

December 3, 2019

News Down with the surveillance state!

The "elf on a shelf" can be cute, sure, but what about the message it sends to kids about always being watched?

News Clear up misunderstandings; share grievances kindly

10% of the people will love you no matter what you do, 10% of the people are going to hate your guts and may not even know why, and the other 80% are up to you and how you deal with them.

News Policies are great, but character in office matters

Calvin Coolidge: "What we need in appointive positions is men of knowledge and experience who have sufficient character to resist temptations."

Weather and Disasters Truly outstanding visualization of hurricane forecast tracks and how accurate they turned out to be

Charts and statistics are wonderful, but sometimes a good picture tells far more of the story.

Broadcasting Being a good talk-show host

The key for a talk-radio host is to continuously cultivate a diverse set of hobby horses you can ride any time the need should arise. For example: The House of Representatives should be ten times larger. Everyone should know a form of self-defense. Cutting the check isn't the same as paying the price. Congress should ban interstate economic-development incentives. Every environmental cause should be reframed as a public-health issue if it wishes to be taken seriously.

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