Archive for October 4th, 2021

October 4th, 2021 - 7:56 pm § in Health, Politics

Video: Violent anti-vaxxers

Anti-vaxxers chanting “Let us be!” tear down a testing site (story here). Why didn’t they let it be? Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 4th, 2021 - 5:26 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

How much prison time will this Capitol rioter get?

“Robert Scott Palmer of Largo, Fla., was part of the crowd of rioters on Jan. 6,” The Hill says. Prosecutors say he was in “the front line of rioters confronting the officers” defending the building where members of Congress were certifying the 2020 election inside. Palmer, 53, R[...]

October 4th, 2021 - 4:49 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Will Trump run in 2024?

Yes, barring a criminal conviction (click on image to activate) or a divine intervention. He not only wants to, he’s so eager GOP advisers are struggling to hold him back, like a dog straining at a leash. “In July, he told Fox News’s Sean Hannity that he has made a decision on his 20[...]

October 4th, 2021 - 1:51 pm § in Health, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Teachers are fleeing mask bans

Breathing through a mask isn’t comfortable. For me, a few minutes is enough, but I comply when shopping. I get that parents don’t want to subject their kids to the discomfort, all day, every day, for an entire school year. But they have to. Republican politicians portray masks as an assa[...]

October 4th, 2021 - 1:03 pm § in Misc.

The Great Pyramid of Baltoro

Natives of the region never gave it a name, because it isn’t visible from any inhabited place, so they didn’t know it was there. Its existence remained unknown to the world until 1856, when it was spotted by a British surveyor, who designated it “K2” on his maps — the o[...]

October 4th, 2021 - 11:22 am § in Health, Science

Research behind Covid-19 vaccines doesn’t win Nobel Prize

It read like a script for a made-for-TV movie: Fighting peer rejection, job losses, and self-doubt, Katalin Karikó “spent decades researching the therapeutic possibilities of mRNA” because she was convinced it “could be used for something truly groundbreaking.” And it was: The Pfizer and Mo[...]