Archive for October 29th, 2020

October 29th, 2020 - 9:39 pm § in Health

If you don’t take Covid-19 seriously, you should watch this

From NBC Nightly News, 10/29/20: Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 29th, 2020 - 6:58 pm § in Health

Summer camp

From NPR, 9/8/20 (read story here): Headline: “Sleep Away Camps Offer COVID-Free Bubbles For Remote Learning” Story: “Many summer camps were closed due to COVID-19 but some sleep away camps found ways to successfully operate. Some plan to offer COVID-free bubbles where students can[...]

October 29th, 2020 - 4:56 pm § in Misc., Politics

Is “Q” a child pornographer?

No one knows who the “Q” behind QAnon is, but Jim Watkins, owner of 8chan, is one of the suspects. Wikipedia says, “Some journalists and conspiracy theory researchers believe that Watkins knows the identity of, or that he himself is, ‘Q’, the person or group of people b[...]

October 29th, 2020 - 2:24 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How the GOP could prevail against the voters

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Unless the polls are wildly wrong, Biden will win the popular vote, possibly by a huge margin. But that doesn’t determine who gets to be president. Trump is a wildly unpopular president, and the GOP is an unpopular minority party, but Republic[...]

October 29th, 2020 - 1:48 pm § in News Media, Politics

The nuts and bolts of how media calls elections

Condensed from Vox (read full article here): “For decades now, news agencies … have been projecting presidential election winners … before all the votes are in. It’s an important service that greatly speeds up our knowledge of who’s won … without having to wait for the fi[...]

October 29th, 2020 - 1:23 pm § in Misc.

Video: Toy trains

“The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.” Return to The-Ave.US Home Page  [...]

October 29th, 2020 - 1:13 pm § in Misc.

Sailing, sailing …

There are two ways to circumnavigate the globe by boat: In the temperature latitudes, via the Mediterranean, Suez Canal, and pirate-infested Red Sea; or through the stormy Southern Ocean, where there’s an unbroken stretch of water girdling the earth, but also big waves, freezing temperatures, [...]

October 29th, 2020 - 1:17 am § in Environment

Trump swings axe at Tongass National Forest

Alaska’s gorgeous Tongass National Forest is the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, which made it irresistably tempting to America’s #1 environmental vandal. So on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, in the dying days of Trump’s presidency, his administration moved to open[...]