Archive for August 2nd, 2021

August 2nd, 2021 - 10:54 pm § in Misc.

Video: Age vs. youth

They say age and treachery will beat youth and exuberance every time. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 2nd, 2021 - 5:16 pm § in Politics

Letter from Phoenix

Maybe Clint Eastwood could make this into a movie. Read CNN news story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 2nd, 2021 - 4:41 pm § in Misc., News Media, Politics

Is Obama a billionaire?

You’d think so from this photo and cutline appearing in the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail on Monday, August 2, 2021, in connection with the ex-president’s upcoming 60th birthday bash. (See it here.) The story behind the photo is about the White House press secretary defending this birthd[...]

August 2nd, 2021 - 4:14 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Religion

You can’t appeal laws that don’t exist

“Justice Stephen Breyer denied a request … from a Maine church that sought to block the state from enforcing or reinstating Covid restrictions in the wake of the Delta variant surge,” CNN reported on Monday, August 2, 2021 (read story here). To be clear, the church was appealing re[...]

August 2nd, 2021 - 1:08 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Election workers are quitting because of threats and harassment

Ever notice how carefully bank tellers count out money while customers watch? This isn’t a job where you don’t want to make mistakes. People would get very upset. Few people have ever watch votes being counted, so most people don’t know how that works. Election workers are just as [...]

August 2nd, 2021 - 12:14 pm § in Business

What worker shortage?

Companies who really want to hire don’t treat job applicants like this. Mike Conley, 49, an Indiana-based software engineering manager, lost his job in the pandemic and was looking for work. Here’s how it went: “Five companies told him they had to delay hiring because of Covid-19 [...]

August 2nd, 2021 - 11:45 am § in China, Foreign Affairs, Misc., Russia

Athlete’s defection spotlights Belarus dictatorship

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya (bio here), 24, is the big story of the Tokyo Olympics. Not for winning medals, but for seeking asylum. Tsimanouskaya was kicked off Belarus’ Olympic team for complaining about being put into a relay race without warning, and hustled to Tokyo’s[...]