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Archive for December 18th, 2020

December 18th, 2020 - 10:40 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Environment, Politics

Biden’s pick of a Native American for Interior Secretary is a sea change

Joe Biden, fresh from his Electoral College victory, and now officially president-elect, named Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM, photo left) as his choice for Interior, the federal agency that oversees federal lands and Native American affairs. Obama’s first interior secretary, Ken Salazar, called her &[...]

December 18th, 2020 - 8:35 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Killer of 2 elderly black shoppers gets life without parole

A mentally ill 53-year-old white man with a history of making racist threats will get treatment for his schizophrenia in prison, but will never be released back into society. On December 15, 2020, the so-called “Kroger store shooter” was sentenced to life without parole. On Wednesday, Oc[...]

December 18th, 2020 - 11:28 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Health, Politics, Russia

Cartoon of the Day

Now, we don’t know whether this is how the “massive Russian hack” (here) happened. It just seems quite plausible, that’s all. But I’ve heard (here) he owes $900 million, not $400 million. Anyway, if you could use a good laugh right now at the expense of a very corrupt p[...]

December 18th, 2020 - 1:02 am § in Misc.

Full-length movie: “Mercy Mission, the Rescue of Flight 771” (1993)

A small-plane pilot became disoriented while flying across the Pacific Ocean, and was found and guided to land by an Air New Zealand pilot. The incident occurred on December 22, 1978 (read story here), and is depicted in this made-for-TV movie (info here). Running time: 92:20 min. Return to The-Ave.[...]

December 18th, 2020 - 12:43 am § in Misc.

Movie: Battle of Nagashino (1992)

What happened to sumurai who brought katani (swords) to a gunfight. This depiction of an actual event that took place in A.D. 1575 (info here) is an excerpt from a Japanese TV series (“Nobunaga, King of Zipangu,” Episode 38, info here). Running time: 11:49 min. Return to The-Ave.US Home [...]