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May 24th, 2021 - 8:29 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

America’s worst governor wants to force Facebook to spread GOP lies

Government can’t tell private media companies what to publish. Period. That’s plain as day. Florida’s Ron DeSantis, America’s worst governor, thinks otherwise. He must have gotten his civics education in Belarus, which just forced down a commercial flight to kidnap one of its[...]

May 24th, 2021 - 3:44 pm § in Misc.

Have you seen this alligator?

“The owner of a Wisconsin zoo is stupefied over how his ‘unathletic’ and ‘overweight’ alligator got loose,” The Hill reported on Monday, May 24, 2021 (read story here). The animal, which has been at the private zoo for 35 years, can barely open its mouth. He told [...]

May 24th, 2021 - 1:21 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Increased funding for Capitol security barely passes in House

“A $1.9 billion emergency funding bill to boost security at the US Capitol in the wake of the January 6 insurrection barely passed the House on Thursday,” May 20, 2021, Vox reported (see story here). The vote was 213-212 after House Speaker Pelosi took charge of negotiations. “The [...]

May 24th, 2021 - 12:56 pm § in Health

There are no magnets in Covid-19 vaccines

“People are posting videos on social media claiming that ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines are making magnets stick to the arm where they received the vaccine; some even say an implanted microchip is to blame.” “You may have seen compilations of these videos going around. But no[...]

May 24th, 2021 - 12:38 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Israel/Palestine

What aid does the U.S. give Israel?

Currently, about $3.8 billion a year, nearly all of it military assistance. Read story here. Did you know Israel’s “Iron Dome” defense system against Palestinian rocket attacks is largely financed by the U.S. under Obama-era aid policies? For an in-depth look at Biden’s break[...]

May 24th, 2021 - 12:17 pm § in Science

California forest ranger stumbles on fossil trove

“A trove of 5- to 10-million-year-old fossils of prehistoric species was discovered” last summer in California by a water district forest ranger, the utility announced last week. “Among the fossils were samples of species including a two-tusked mastodon, a four-tusked gomphothere, [...]

May 24th, 2021 - 11:23 am § in Misc.

Why people pay $$$ for crypto art and bananas taped to walls

So they can say, “Mine!” Also, you gotta wonder if there’s a tax break lurking in there somewhere. Looking at it doesn’t have much, if anything, to do with it.┬áRead more here. Photo: This artwork went for $120,000. (Read that story here) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]