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September 18th, 2020 - 11:43 pm § in Humor

Funny passed out kitty

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September 18th, 2020 - 9:18 pm § in Misc.

7 myths about Black Lives Matter people need to stop believing

This article is condensed from Huffington Post. Read the original version here. Below, “Cooper” refers to Richard M. Cooper, a clinical assistant professor at Widener University whose work centers on race and social justice issues. 1. It’s new. The phrase “Black lives matter” wasn[...]

September 18th, 2020 - 6:06 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Quick and dirty situation report: The Democrats’ options now

Democratic hopes that Justice Ruth Bader Ginbsburg would survive Trump’s presidency have vanished. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has already declared the “Merrick Garland rule” inoperative. He won’t wait for the election results to ram through a Trump-appointed replacemen[...]

September 18th, 2020 - 3:55 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Judge voids Michigan voter ride ban

A federal judge has issued an injunction against Michigan’s voter transportation ban, NBC News reported on Friday, September 18, 2020. The judge said it conflicts with federal election law. Read story here. Is this law a Republican voter suppression effort? No and yes. The law’s been on [...]

September 18th, 2020 - 2:58 pm § in Misc.

Whatizzit?

A. 3-D printing blueprint B. Painted carving C. Modern art D. Magnetic field E. Footprint F. Heat map Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 18th, 2020 - 12:01 pm § in Misc.

You haven’t seen a selfie like this!

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September 18th, 2020 - 11:30 am § in Misc.

Who cares if a self-driving car’s driver is asleep at the wheel?

Apparently the Canadian Mounties do. “Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car as it travelled at 150km/h down a highway in the province of Alberta,” the Guardian, a U.K.-based newspaper, report[...]

September 18th, 2020 - 10:15 am § in China

A Chinese movie is getting attention

I didn’t even know China had a film industry. It apparently has a big and growing one. There are problems, such as censorship, discussed at length here; but The Eight Hundred is a creditable war film depicting a real-life battle of the Japanese attack on Shanghai in 1937 reminiscent of the her[...]

September 18th, 2020 - 7:45 am § in Humor, Misc.

What a clever, well-crafted ad looks like

I’ve long been fascinated by ads. They’re created by some of the smartest and best-paid people in America. Well-done ads are FREE entertainment; unlike going to the movies (back when we went to movies), you don’t have to pay to watch them. Most of you’ve seen Superbowl ads, w[...]