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October 7th, 2021 - 1:18 pm § in Misc.

WTF?

Trump’s rebranding:

He wants to trademark “Truth”

You’ll be forgiven for ROFLYAO

Read story here

 

Sudan military seizes power in coup

Baseball players strike looms


May 12th, 2021 - 8:45 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Welcome to The-Ave.US

Featuring news and commentary from a reasonable perspective To return to the Front Page, click on “Blog” in upper left corner This website includes news summaries, essays and commentary, videos and short movies, and offbeat and whimsical humor. It adds background and perspective to news, with li[...]


August 28th, 2020 - 3:40 pm § in Misc.

In memory of Dr. Steve Schwartz, creator of this blog

Professor Stephen M. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., the founder and proprietor of The-Ave.US, has passed away from COVID-19. Read local press coverage here and here. Steve joined the University of Washington Medical School’s faculty in 1967 and had taught there since 1974. He was world-famous in the f[...]


March 18th, 2020 - 1:00 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Selected Movie & Article Links

Below are links to a sampling of our best, most interesting, infuriating, or just plain funny movies, articles, and essays. Selections for this list are entirely arbitrary. Feel free to make suggestions! N.B., The-Ave.US has over 20,000 postings, so this isn’t an index. ANIMATED VIDEOS Carpark[...]


October 25th, 2021 - 3:24 am § in Misc.

How to raise your odds in the home buying lottery

     “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner      This article isn’t about being marooned on a raft, out of sight of land, in a typhoon. But that’s what today’s real estate market feels li[...]


October 24th, 2021 - 8:09 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts, Racism

It’s legal reckoning time for the Charlottesville neo-Nazis

In Charlottesville, harassment became violence, then injury and death, and now a big lawsuit. Lawyers bankrupted Idaho white supremacist Richard Butler (bio here), bulldozed his Aryan Nations compound, and converted it to a peace park (details here). Now, lawyers are going after the organizers of th[...]


October 23rd, 2021 - 5:55 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Goodbye to Florida’s palm trees?

There’s a quiet movement afoot to replace Florida’s palms with native flora that suck carbon out of the air (story here). Scientists say it’s hard to find a tree that’s less effective at carbon capture than palm trees. The average Florida palm tree consumes only 5 lbs. of CO2[...]


October 23rd, 2021 - 2:38 pm § in Law and Courts

Is it OK for cops to accidentally kill innocent bystanders?

Is it more okay if the bystander is black? On July 20, 2020, Leneal Frazier (photo, left) was tee-boned by a Minneapolis cop chasing a stolen vehicle. His Jeep cartwheeled into a bus shelter. Paramedics pried him out of the mangled wreckage, gently loaded him on a gurney, and transported him to a ho[...]


October 23rd, 2021 - 1:21 pm § in Misc.

The Un-News: What Didn’t Happen This Week

Unvaccinated FEMA employees aren’t replacing unvaccinated health care workers. Covid-19 vaccines aren’t causing pilots to have medical issues and cause plane crashes. Ireland’s vaccine regulatory agency didn’t list “sudden death” as a Covid-19 vaccine side effect. Aus[...]


October 23rd, 2021 - 2:18 am § in Biden, Economics, Politics, Saudi Arabia

Who’s to blame for high gas prices?

With elections approaching, Republicans want voters to believe Joe Biden is. But that’s ridiculous on its face. President don’t set pump prices. While they often get blamed for high gas prices, they have no control over them. Pump prices result from market forces of supply and demand. Oi[...]


October 22nd, 2021 - 5:49 pm § in Politics

To catch an election thief

Dan Patrick, a millionaire Texas businessman and politician, reacted to the 2020 “stolen” election by offering bounties for turning in election thieves. He promised (here), “Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and final conviction of voter fraud will be paid a m[...]


October 22nd, 2021 - 2:02 pm § in Law and Courts

Do “stand your ground” laws have limits?

Florida’s “stand your ground” law gives belligerent bullies like George Zimmerman a lot of cover, but there may be some limits. The way ABC News reports today’s story (here), Clifford Anthony Bliss Jr., 58, of Umatilla, Florida (photo, left), became angry when his neighbor[...]