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September 18th, 2022 - 11:18 am § in Misc.

Welcome to Steve’s blog

Dr. Steve Schwartz, a University of Washington medical researcher, created this blog to discuss campus issues, and it soon expanded to a wide range of subjects. Although he’s no longer with us, a longtime contributor still posts articles that readers may find informative, interesting, or simply entertaining. Use the search term “hand bill.us” to find this page on the internet.

Comments aren’t posted or read because the editor is dead.

And if he shows up on my porch …

“Marriage is a wonderful thing and I’m a firm believer in it. Our society is formed by a husband and wife creating a family to nurture and protect. Together, Perry and I formed our family and raised three great kids. He gave me the best job title you can ever earn: Mom. I’ll always be grateful for how great of a dad he is to our children. This is a private and personal matter and I ask that the media respect our privacy at this time.” — Statement of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after her husband filed for divorce

(This is probably a professionally edited version)


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. The-Ave.US has over 21,000 postings, so this isn’t an index. ANIMATED VIDEOS Oh Sheep! (6:36 min., genre: animated short [...]


September 28th, 2022 - 12:12 am § in Politics

Look who’s buying guns now

Gun proliferation in America started with white male conservatives. The GOP and gun lobby have been very successful at removing restrictions on guns. Brandishing guns is even becoming a form of political speech. But guess what, the Second Amendment either applies to everybody or nobody; and now libe[...]


September 27th, 2022 - 9:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Rioter who assaulted Officer Fanone gets 7 years in prison

Michael Fanone is the D.C. police officer who was “dragged by a mob down the Capitol steps, beaten with pipes, stunned with a Taser and threatened with his own gun” (per Wikipedia, here) during the Jan. 6 insurrection. He never fully recovered and is no longer in police work. Kyle Young[...]


September 27th, 2022 - 5:41 pm § in Economics

A cynic’s view of falling home and stock prices

After the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve flooded the financial system with money to create a “wealth effect.” Your house isn’t worth more, but if it has a higher dollar value (because dollars are worth less), you’ll feel richer and spend more. That’s the theory behind “w[...]


September 27th, 2022 - 2:28 am § in Russia

Will Putin suffer the tsar’s fate?

Tsar Nicholas II, the guy who was shot in a shabby cellar along with his entire family, was warned by his advisers not to assume personal command of the Russian army. If he did, they said, and the war was lost, he would be blamed. Well, we know how that turned out (watch video here). […][...]


September 27th, 2022 - 1:19 am § in Politics, Republicans

If the GOP wins the House, this is their plan

Would you vote for this? I won’t. Read story and details here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]


September 26th, 2022 - 6:56 pm § in Russia

A day we almost didn’t survive

The Soviet Union’s ICBM detection system was clunky with large gaps in radar coverage. We knew it, and they knew it. That made the Soviets jumpy, and the Cold War more dangerous. The faults of their system very nearly triggered an accidental nuclear war on Monday, September 26, 1983. A single [...]


September 26th, 2022 - 6:29 pm § in Science

SPLATTT!!! Spacecraft hits asteroid (video)

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September 26th, 2022 - 6:06 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Why Sinema is wrong about the filibuster

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) thinks “the Senate should reinstate the 60-vote threshold for all judicial and executive branch nominees,” The Hill reported (here) on Monday, September 26, 2022. She made that remark during a Q&A following a speech at the University of Louisville’s M[...]