Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

March 5th, 2021 - 11:42 am § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Sick and stupid

   A New Jersey man has been arrested and extradited to New Hampshire for carving QAnon graffiti into a rock formation at a tourism site, the Union Leader reported on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Read story here.    “Mark Russo, 50, was charged with one count of felony criminal mischief afte[...]

March 5th, 2021 - 11:18 am § in Misc., Science

PHOTOGRAPHY: Atmospheric magic

This picture isn’t photoshopped. The ship is actually over the horizon, and light-bending atmospheric conditions made it visible. Read story here. This would’ve been useful to naval commanders before radar was invented if they could’ve figured out how to turn it on. Return to The-A[...]

March 3rd, 2021 - 12:12 pm § in Misc.

GOP balks at Biden’s HHS pick

Senate committee Republicans closed ranks in opposition against Biden’s HHS secretary, Xavier Beccerra (photo, left), holding up his confirmation. For bad reasons. With equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans on the committee, the vote tied at 14-14, and it’s now up to the partiesR[...]

March 2nd, 2021 - 6:54 pm § in Environment, Humor, Misc.

Curious otters clobber trail camera (video)

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March 2nd, 2021 - 12:59 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc.

When seeing isn’t believing

What you can do with Photoshop: Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 28th, 2021 - 9:49 pm § in Misc.

How’s South Dakota’s laissez-faire handling of Covid-19 working out?

Poorly. Bloomberg called it “a failed experiment in herd immunity.” Over 40% of the state’s residents got infected. (Read article here.) South Dakota has the 8th highest mortality rate among the 50 states. (Hawai and Vermont have the lowest; Washington is 7th lowest. See article he[...]

February 28th, 2021 - 9:15 pm § in Misc.

Golden Globe winners

This was Golden Globes night, in case you didn’t notice, and here’s what won: Best Movie, Drama: “Nomadland” Best Movie, Comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Best TV Drama Series: “The Crown” Best TV Comedy Series: “Schitt’s Creek” Be[...]

February 28th, 2021 - 8:53 pm § in Misc.

Apartment to let

Until I read about it in today’s Seattle Times, I didn’t know that peaked roof on top of Seattle’s Smith Tower houses a 1-bedroom apartment. It was remodeled in the 1990s and leased for 20 years to Seattle venture capitalist Petra Franklin (who doesn’t have a biography I can [...]

February 28th, 2021 - 12:35 am § in Misc.



February 26th, 2021 - 9:47 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Misc., Politics

Should a president’s nuclear launch decision be subject to approval?

Several dozen House Democrats, undoubtedly with Trump in mind, want nuclear war to be a committee decision. (Read story here.) They argue that “other officials, including the vice president and speaker of the House, should concur with a launch order before it can be issued.” Stephen Youn[...]