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May 10th, 2022 - 5:00 pm § 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.

Notice to readers: Comments aren’t posting because the editor is dead.

Study confirms Covid-19 is ravaging Trumpers

PEOPLE LIVING IN COUNTIES VOTING >60% TRUMP

ARE 2.26 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE

Read story here

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May 10th, 2022 - 5:00 pm § 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 en[...]


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 21,000 postings, so this isn’t an index. Reporting broken links:[...]


May 21st, 2022 - 9:14 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Still think conservatives believe in “freedom”?

The U.S. Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) is meeting in Hungary, whose strongman is teaching them how to seize power. Read stories here and here Conservatives don’t like social change and want to preserve a way of life they’re comfortable with. But they’re a voting minority, and[...]


May 21st, 2022 - 5:59 pm § in Law and Courts

Texas cattle rustlers caught

“Lawmen came to remote Loving County, Texas, on Friday to arrest the county judge, a former sheriff’s deputy and two ranch hands on one of Texas’ oldest crimes — cattle theft,” NBC News reported on Saturday, May 21, 2022 (story here). “Judge Skeet Jones, 71, the top elected o[...]


May 21st, 2022 - 5:45 pm § in Misc.

What’s in a name? (video)

Early Voting won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]


May 21st, 2022 - 5:12 pm § in Law and Courts

Geoducks are the root of all evil

Jeffrey Olsen, 52, a Seattle-area seafood broker, “bought 2,500 pounds of geoduck from various Alaska divers … mixed together in crates for shipping,” according to a local TV station (see story here). “A day later, before the clams were exported, a diver notified Alaska state[...]


May 21st, 2022 - 3:23 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

PA election: Now for the arcane stuff

As of Friday, May 21, 2022, Dr. Oz leads McCormick by 1,070 votes in the GOP Senate primary. It’s a fragile, razor-thin lead. This election probably will go to an automatic recount, as provided by Pennsylvania law. Recounts are always more accurate, because they pick up ballots that were misco[...]


May 20th, 2022 - 11:07 pm § in Politics

No wonder they call him “Doctor Oz”

This guy wants to be a U.S. senator. Fortunately, Pennsylvania voters have an alternative, a down-to-earth guy named John Fetterman. By the way, did he smoke pot before this interview? Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]


May 20th, 2022 - 10:39 pm § in Business, Misc.

Big Dairy sics FDA on almond milk

Big Dairy wants the term “milk” reserved for the white liquid cows squirt, so they’re pressuring Congress and the FDA to prohibit plant-based alternatives from using that term on their products (see story here). The gist of the story is, doesn’t the FDA have better things to [...]


May 20th, 2022 - 6:55 pm § in Economics, News Media, Politics

Update: $10 gas? Not so fast. Here’s the backstory

A KIRO-TV news story (here) on Friday, May 20, 2022, clarified how that viral story about $10 gas in Washington state got loose into the wild. Their story (edited here for length, and to stay within “fair use” guidelines): ” … [T]here are headlines – not quite correct – t[...]