Archive for September 22nd, 2021

September 22nd, 2021 - 11:42 pm § in Misc.

The fugitive

First of all, I have no idea where he is. If you need to ask who “he” is, you’ve been cut off from civilization the last 2 weeks. The Daily Mail says (here), “As of Tuesday, the hashtag #GabbyPetito has received more than 650 million views on the social media platform TikTok,[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 9:07 pm § in Science

Will JWST finally get off the ground?

It cost 10 billion bucks, and is 14 years behind schedule, but the James Webb Space Telescope will finally launch into space on October 31, 2021. No wait, that date is now December 18, 2021, which probably should be considered as tentative, too. In the early days of science, gentlemen astronomers bu[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 7:37 pm § in Misc.

Ranchers vs. wolves

I can’t say that I really blame them. Livestock are money. Losing cattle or sheep to wolves comes straight out of their incomes. On the other hand, a planet with nothing but farms and ranches, cows and sheep, would be a dreary world. More importantly, wolves have a role to play in the ecosyste[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 4:14 pm § in Biden, Health

This time Biden is wrong

The White House opposes a provision that Republicans added to a defense bill which would require honorable discharges for troops who refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccination. (See story here.) A dishonorable discharge elevates vaccine refusal to the status of a crime. It does more than disqualify a pe[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 3:56 pm § in Health

PHOTOGRAPHY: Advertising

It’s not a real funeral home, but a stunt by an advertising agency. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 3:33 pm § in Health, Law and Courts

Reinstate this doctor

No good deed shall go unpunished. So it was with Dr. Hasan Gokal (photo, left), supervisor of a Houston vaccination site, who rounded up 10 people and gave them shots instead of throwing away vaccine from opened and partly used vials. He even got permission first from a superior at the public health[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 1:42 pm § in America, Health, Politics

Who’s responsible for the Covid-19 mess we’re in?

Covid-19 has savaged America. Our country’s death rate is 40 times that of Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan. Here: Over 2,000 per million of population. There: Under 50 per million. Why? They have common sense; we have Republicans. “Many lives would have been sa[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 12:45 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Eric T. to keynote anti-vax confab

“Eric Trump is booked as keynote speaker next month at a conference organized by two major purveyors of vaccine disinformation that will feature leading personalities in the anti-vaccine and QAnon conspiracy theory movements,” Huffington Post reported on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (read[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 12:28 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media

Trump sues the New York Times; why that’s a good thing

Trump sued The New York Times and several of its reporters, along with his niece, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The Times reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for their exposé of Trump’s tax avoidance schemes. (His tax returns still aren’t public, but the Manhattan district attorney has the[...]