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Gongol.com Archives: August 2004
Sen. Kerry as Commander-In-Chief
The Wall Street Journal reviews his hawkish-come-dovish-come-hawkish again ways
Economic Freedom of the World
More evidence -- extremely clear -- that free economies become more prosperous. And more prosperous economies mean better standards of living. Read the full report or check out their country-by-country rankings.
"American Dad" Pilot
The video clip contains a couple of crude references and a word or two you wouldn't necessarily play in front of your boss, so click this one at home. The six-minute pilot for "American Dad," the cartoon directed by Seth MacFarlane, who created "The Family Guy".
Flight Delays Mean Lost Money
Ten years ago, flight delays were estimated to cost $9.5 billion a year, most of which came from lost productivity caused by passengers sitting on the ground. Are we any better now?
Sources of US Energy
Renewable energy consumption peaked in 1996. A bone-crushing more than 60% of our energy comes from petroleum and natural gas.
Power Grid "A Disaster Waiting to Happen"
Research group says investment rate is the worst since the Great Depression. Energy-management software has a 50-second lag, so controllers don't know anything is wrong until the lights are already dim. You should smell a potential weak spot; terrorists surely do.