Gongol.com Archives: November 2020

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November 26, 2020

Iowa 1911-2020

This woman reached age 109 and she lived to see the birth of a great-great-great grandchild. Astonishing.

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November 27, 2020

Health Customers are turning against scented candles

It's not because the candles have gone bad. It's because so many people have lost their sense of smell due to Covid-19 that they're not registering the change when buying aromatic wax. If we're not going to get massive daily testing for this dreadful virus, we should make everyone pass a scratch-and-sniff test before entering any public place -- unless they can document that they've passed an antibody test.

Business and Finance I have a joke about Milton Friedman...

...but if I gave it away you wouldn't appreciate it.

Humor and Good News When 3D printing comes to the grocery store

Will we demand anatomically-correct Thanksgiving turkeys?

Science and Technology Don't fight with ghosts

Sage advice from Arthur Brooks: "[M]ake a commitment never to engage with others when they are anonymous online. Social media companies might or might not ultimately require people to reveal their identities before participating, but even if they don't, you don't have to engage..."

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November 28, 2020

Socialism Doesn't Work China weaponizes tariffs on Australian wines

Show some solidarity and drink Aussie wines today. It's the Trans-Pacific Partnership we all can believe in.

Iowa Every vote matters, but sometimes every individual ballot matters a little extra

"Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks had just six more votes than Democrat Rita Hart after the recount wrapped up Saturday"

Science and Technology Website staff biographies shouldn't stop with the boss

There's a good chance people know the qualifications of the person in charge. It's the subordinates whose details we really need to know.

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