Archive for November 20th, 2021

November 20th, 2021 - 8:10 pm § in Misc.


British explorer Douglas Freshfield called this gorgeous 22,598-foot Sikkimese peak “the most beautiful snow mountain in the world.” It’s almost half a mile taller than Alaska’s Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley). Click on image to enlarge. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 20th, 2021 - 6:03 pm § in Misc.

How dangerous are cobras?

“Cobras generally do not bite unless they are highly provoked. And after 8 p.m. they’re generally dormant,” a police inspector in India said. To kill his wife with a cobra, the man he was investigating had to push the snake’s fangs into her arm and “milk” its veno[...]

November 20th, 2021 - 3:30 pm § in Misc.

Driving while dog (video)

A Manitoba man found out from surveillance video how the dents got in his golf cart and car. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 20th, 2021 - 3:21 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Update: Pierce Co. sheriff charged in black newspaper carrier case

A Kitsap County judge will “oversee the criminal case against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer, who is charged with two misdemeanors over his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier,” a Seattle TV station reported on Saturday, November 20, 2021 (story here). A states investigation (s[...]

November 20th, 2021 - 2:59 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Is this self-defense?

The acquittal of the Kenosha teen vigilante who drove across state lines to a play amateur policeman during a riot, then shot and killed two unarmed protesters and wounded a third, has prompted a national debate about self-defense. Legally, whether a person’s actions constitute self-defense de[...]

November 20th, 2021 - 1:08 pm § in Law and Courts

Why it’s not safe to fly

This is why: “The accidental discharge of a passenger’s weapon in a security area of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport caused widespread panic Saturday afternoon, prompting a brief halt of departing flights over the busy travel weekend,” CNN reported on November 20, [...]