Archive for November 17th, 2020

November 17th, 2020 - 11:39 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc., Politics

Trump’s favorite veterans charity takes very good care of its CEO

Ever heard of The Independence Fund (TIF)? Supposedly it’s a charity that helps and advocates America’s wounded warriors. In fact, it’s a political vehicle for Trumpism, and a cash cow for the family that runs it, according to a Mother Jones expose. “Since he first ran for pr[...]

November 17th, 2020 - 10:31 pm § in Business, Misc.

History’s most expensive corporate screwups

No. 1: British Petroleum, Deepwater Horizon disaster: $68 billion No. 2: Volkswagen, emission cheating scandal: $38 billion No. 3: Boeing, 737 MAX defects: $? Direct costs to date: $20.7 billion Interest costs: $3 billion – $4 billion Crash victim settlements: $500 million+ Lost sales revenues[...]

November 17th, 2020 - 6:59 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Trump gains in Georgia after uncounted ballots found, but Biden still easily wins the state

Despite significant ballot counting errors in two Georgia counties, Biden will easily win that state. Georgia is recounting and recanvassing its votes, and election officials found ~2,700 uncounted ballots in Fayette County and ~2,500 uncounted ballots in Floyd County. In Fayette County, Trump picke[...]

November 17th, 2020 - 5:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The bait Trumpsters swallow whole

“The US Army or maybe the intelligence community raided (there was no raid) the Frankfurt, Germany offices of a company (that has no Frankfurt offices) that tallies all votes in US elections (it does not do any tallying of votes, much less conduct any official tally of all votes in the US, which n[...]

November 17th, 2020 - 11:52 am § in America, Health, Misc.

Tradition, interrupted

Laying Christmas wreaths at the graves in Arlington National Cemetery won’t happen this year because of the pandemic. Read story here. Update (11/17/20): The Army Secretary reversed the decision and ordered the wreath laying to proceed. Read that story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 17th, 2020 - 11:43 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

How are Trump’s election lawsuits faring?

On life support, with the pulse growing weaker by the day, and now barely detectable. The media have described Trump’s legal assault on the election results as a “longshot,” but that’s being charitable: “The campaign and Trump supporters have filed lawsuits in multiple [...]

November 17th, 2020 - 11:17 am § in Economics

Canadians can’t sell their condos

Canadian homebuyers want the same things Americans do: A backyard for the kids to play in, a home office to work in, etc. As a result, suburban home prices in Canada’s two hottest housing markets — Toronto and Vancouver — soared 17% in the last year. But many of these buyers are sw[...]

November 17th, 2020 - 12:45 am § in Misc.

Survival skills: Naked in snow (video)

In this hour-long video, a survival expert shows how to survive a snowy night in the woods with literally nothing (except a loincloth for modesty’s sake). Pretty fascinating, if you have the time to watch it. Related: A lost 9-year-old Tennessee boy spent two nights outdoors without jacket or [...]

November 17th, 2020 - 12:40 am § in Misc.

The gorgeous Italian alps (video)

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November 17th, 2020 - 12:23 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Put up or shut up

“President Donald Trump asserted … that his campaign is ready to claim victory in the Badger State despite unofficial results showing him trailing by more than 20,000 votes and the state’s top election official dismissing allegations of voting irregularities,” a Wisconsin TV stat[...]