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March 29th, 2020 - 1:28 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Quotes of the Founders

“God has appointed two kinds of government in the world, which are distinct in their nature, and ought never to be confounded together; one of which is called civil, the other ecclesiastical government.” ~Founding Father Isaac Backus, An Appeal to the Public for Religious Liberty, 1773[...]

March 28th, 2020 - 2:00 pm § in Misc.

Two congressmen were flying home to their districts …

… when the young congressman pulled out his wallet, took out a $10 bill, showed it to the old congressman, and said, “I have an idea. What if I write my name on this $10 bill, throw it out the window over my district, and make one of my constituents happy?” The old congressmen nodded [&hel[...]

March 27th, 2020 - 5:41 pm § in Misc.

Texas company wants to grab its employees’ stimulus checks

An unnamed business in Austin, Texas, is demanding its employees agree to a pay reduction equal to the stimulus checks they’re about to receive from the federal government, according to a local TV station. “By signing the agreement, the company’s employees would have their paychecks be[...]

March 27th, 2020 - 12:37 pm § in Misc.

A Short Story

by Roger Rabbit The family has gathered around grandpa’s plastic-enclosed hospital bed, maintaining their social distancing. The ventilator whirrs, barely audible. His eyes are open, but he can’t talk because of the tube in his throat. His teary-eyed wife squeezes his hand through the plastic sh[...]

March 26th, 2020 - 10:39 pm § in Misc.

A Tribute to Dr. Steve Schwartz

by Gary Kinslow I am lucky and proud to count this titan, this uber-renaissance man as a friend. He and Barb had recently moved up from a Tollycraft 34 foot trawler to a 43 foot cockpit motor yacht and they were looking forward to a future of cruising where ever the bow pointed. He prosyletized [&he[...]

March 26th, 2020 - 11:16 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge; Whatsit?

 Earth’s new moon The coronavirus Voyager XI satellite A disk galaxy first picture of DNA[...]

March 20th, 2020 - 6:02 pm § in Misc.

What coronavirus symptoms are, and when to seek help

A CNN article (read it here) seeks to provide reliable advice about how to identify a coronavirus infection and what to do in that case. Doctors believe symptoms typically begin to appear from 2 to 14 days after exposure. “‘We’re emphasizing fever plus a notable lower respiratory t[...]

March 20th, 2020 - 1:54 am § in Misc.

How to spell uell

  English is a fonetic langwitch. While claimink a mere 26 letters, there are as many dipthongs as there are bikinis on the beach in Fort Lodderdale.  From psychiatry to enough, wimen to Gloster, chaos reigns.  Happy Uell[...]

March 19th, 2020 - 12:08 am § in Misc.

COVID-19 takes the life of Dr. Steve Schwartz, founder and proprietor of this blog

Professor Stephen M. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., the founder and proprietor of The-Ave.US, has passed away from COVID-19. Read local press coverage here and here. Steve joined the University of Washington Medical School’s faculty in 1967 and had taught there since 1974. He was world-famous in the f[...]

March 15th, 2020 - 6:34 pm § in Misc.

Trump’s Magical Thinking

When Obama’s economists (from Goldman and Harvard) said that something under 3% was the maximum SUSTAINABLE increase per year in GDP, Trump and his “economists” (mainly from Fox News) said nope. We could cut taxes AND pay for the rise in spending by sustained growth of 4 to 5%. So [...]