Archive for May 27th, 2022

May 27th, 2022 - 11:57 pm § in Misc.

How did Uvalde shooter get guns?

According to media reports, he entered the school with an AR-15 style rifle and a handgun, and another AR-15 style rifle was found at the vehicle he crashed near the school. The murder weapon was identified as a Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 (upper left in this page of the company’s website), which l[...]

May 27th, 2022 - 3:44 am § in Misc.

A day in the life of Pompeii (video)

If you happened to drop by for a visit on Aug. 24, AD 79, well that was your bad luck. Note the birds knew when to decamp, and the dogs knew something was up (but couldn’t get away). For an article about DNA studies of Pompeii victims, go here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 27th, 2022 - 3:33 am § in America, Politics

Will America ever have gun control?

The Uvalde, Texas, school massacre “has reignited the debate over gun control in the US,” BBC says (here). “But realistically, it is unlikely to result in significant reform. The argument over guns has simply become too politically divisive and culturally entrenched to allow for me[...]

May 27th, 2022 - 2:51 am § in Misc.

Did they make it?

For people who like adventure stories, no unsolved mountaineering mystery is more famous, fascinating, or enduring than the question of whether George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine summited Mount Everest on June 8, 1924. This expedition attempted to climb the mountain from the Tibetan side, as Nep[...]