Archive for November 18th, 2021

November 18th, 2021 - 8:20 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

The-Ave.US contest: Which country are they in?

Guess correctly and get an honorable mention on this blog. Guess precisely and you might collect a $20,000 reward from the FBI (details here). Richard Ayvazyan and Marietta Terabelian, a married couple, stole $20 million of pandemic relief funds. They were convicted in June and sentenced to prison i[...]

November 18th, 2021 - 7:53 pm § in Politics

Fired Ferguson cop shows up in Kenosha with AR-15

Jesse Kline was a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, from 2015 until 2018, when he was fired for “allegedly following an ex-girlfriend to another man’s home and poking the man’s chest with the barrel of his gun” (see story here). Further details of that incident are recounted here[...]

November 18th, 2021 - 6:42 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Living bridges

“For centuries, indigenous groups in north-east India have crafted intricate bridges from living fig trees,” the BBC says. Read their report here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 18th, 2021 - 6:11 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

GOP House leader condones political violence

Whether he intended to or not, he just did. “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday that he would reinstate Reps. Paul Gosar of Arizona and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on committees — potentially even ‘better’ ones — if Republicans win back the House a[...]

November 18th, 2021 - 3:37 pm § in Economics, Politics

GOP senator revives red-baiting

Republicans don’t like Biden’s nominee for comptroller of the currency, who’s a banking regulator. They wouldn’t like anyone Biden would nominate for any government position, but that job is closer than most to the beating heart of capitalism, and therefore more likely to tic[...]

November 18th, 2021 - 2:35 am § in Misc.

“QAnon Shaman” gets 41 months

Judge calls him “EPITOME OF THE RIOT,” but … – He has mental health issues – He’s remorseful and calls it a mistake – He has promised to never break the law again In sentencing Capitol rioters, judges should try to do two things. First and foremost, protect [...]

November 18th, 2021 - 2:04 am § in Law and Courts

Reagan shooter to be free in 2022

A little over 40 years ago, John W. Hinckley Jr. shot President Reagan, his press secretary, a secret service agent, and a police officer. All survived, but James Brady, the most seriously wounded, was permanently incapacitated. Hinckley, a schizophrenic who desired to be famous in order to impress [...]