Archive for February 15th, 2021

February 15th, 2021 - 11:14 pm § in Misc.

Seattle slush (video)

There are winters when it doesn’t snow in Seattle. When we get snow here, it soon becomes slush. That’s because it doesn’t stay below freezing here for very long. Watch the video below to see what I mean. Moral: Own a pair of waterproof boots. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 15th, 2021 - 11:04 pm § in America, Biden, Business, Donald Trump, Politics

Will fleeing Republicans join the Democrats?

It seems like a preposterous idea. But there was a time when both parties had conservative and liberal wings. And the current leader of the Democratic Party is, by almost any reasonable measure, a moderate. And it’s hard to see traditional Republicans making common cause — or being seen [...]

February 15th, 2021 - 10:35 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Former Aussie PM: How the U.S. and China could avoid war

“Officials in Washington and Beijing don’t agree on much these days, but there is one thing on which they see eye to eye: the contest between their two countries will enter a decisive phase in the 2020s. This will be the decade of living dangerously. No matter what strategies the two sides p[...]

February 15th, 2021 - 3:53 pm § in Misc.

Missing person mystery: Hotel California?

“A security camera inside a San Francisco apartment building captured a computer programmer going up the stairs to his apartment, carrying a bottle of wine – before vanishing without a trace. There is no video evidence showing the man, 50-year-old Christopher Woitel, ever leaving his hom[...]

February 15th, 2021 - 2:58 pm § in Health, Science

Dr. Fauci wins “Israeli Nobel Prize” for defending science

The Dan David Foundation based at Tel Aviv University awarded Dr. Fauci the Dan David Prize for “courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging COVID crisis,” The Hill reported on Monday, February 15, 2021. The announcement doesn’t identify the &[...]

February 15th, 2021 - 2:35 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

How to get away with corruption in New Mexico

Simple: Be a judge, mayor, or school board member. “Lawmakers in New Mexico have introduced a bill that would force public officials convicted of corruption-related offenses to give up any benefits they had accrued in via the state’s retirement plan for public employees,” The Hill [...]