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December 2nd, 2021 - 9:51 pm § in Environment

America’s power grid is unready for climate change

Expect power outages to happen more frequently. With Enron not around anymore taking electricity customers hostage, most outages are caused by weather events, which are becoming more frequent and extreme due to climate change. America’s power grid isn’t prepared for that. Weather takes o[...]

December 2nd, 2021 - 9:02 pm § in Health, Politics

Most Republicans voted today to shut down the government again

The federal government won’t shut down tonight, no thanks to Republicans. Congress barely averted another GOP-driven government shutdown on Thursday, December 2, 2021.¬†Legislation extending the debt ceiling deadline to February 18, 2022, was opposed by 212 House Republicans and 28 GOP senator[...]

December 2nd, 2021 - 3:10 pm § in Misc.

NFL flyover: “Awesome” or uh-oh?

The fans loved it. Both the Army and FAA have initiated safety investigations. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

December 2nd, 2021 - 1:25 pm § in Health, Misc.

They still sell snake oil

If you think medicine shows and fake cures were a 19th-century phenomenon that disappeared after 1900 or so, think again. Human nature is immutable. There were suckers then, and there are suckers now — and unscrupulous hucksters seeking to profit from human gullibility. The latest example: [...]

December 2nd, 2021 - 12:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Politics

Trump hid his Covid-19 infection for a week and exposed others

We learned yesterday that Trump tested positive for Covid-19 on September 26, 2020, and kept it secret for a week. During that time, “Trump held a reception for families of fallen service members, hosted a gathering of business leaders at the White House, attended a presidential debate with Biden,[...]

December 2nd, 2021 - 12:27 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Gateway Pundit is sued again, this time by election workers

Gateway Pundit, a far-right website that routinely publishes libels and promotes false conspiracy theories, is frequently sued. Wikipedia says (here) it “has a record of misidentifying perpetrators of shootings and terror attacks,” pointing out innocent persons by name, and provides mult[...]