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January 23rd, 2022 - 1:24 am § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Mt. Cook, N.Z.

Here, in all its glory, is Mt. Cook, or Aoraki in Maori. At 12,218 ft., it’s nearly the same height as Washington’s Mt. Adams (12,281 ft.). A view like this can make you want to climb it. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:54 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Online shopping

“A New Jersey woman was browsing furniture on Walmart’s website and adding items to her cart, but had not yet purchased any of them. So when package after package started arriving at her door, she was … confused.” It turns out her 2-year-old son “was playing on his moth[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:45 pm § in Misc.

The nest builder

“Retired salesman John Stimpson just turned 80. … He has just completed his goal of building 30,000 swift boxes, which could house half of the UK’s breeding population of 60,000 pairs.” That simple statement capsulizes the amazing work of a remarkable man who spent 13 years build[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:02 am § in Misc.

Washington in hospital emergency Hospitals in Washington state issued an urgent plea to the public on Saturday asking residents to do their part and reduce the pressure on health care facilities overwhelmed by the coronavirus. In a statement released on Saturday, King County hospitals underscored th[...]

January 21st, 2022 - 7:29 pm § in Misc.

Conspiracy theories are brain-eating Pac-Mans

The question is, where do they come from, and why do people get sucked in? A freelance writer and city councilmember in Teton Valley, Idaho, tackles those questions, and offers some insights, derived from her experiences with her brother. “My Gentle, Intelligent Brother Is Now A Conspiracy The[...]

January 20th, 2022 - 7:01 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health, Misc.

Is “Havana syndrome” due to mass hysteria?

The CIA’s investigation of the so-called “Havana syndrome” some have blamed on directed-energy attacks has concluded it’s unlikely a result of hostile action by a foreign power, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday, January 20, 2022 (read story here). After a few embas[...]

January 16th, 2022 - 11:41 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Tonga tsunami in California (video)

A tsunami from a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga on Friday, January 14, 2022, struck the California coast the next day after traveling over 5,000 miles. This wave isn’t water from Tonga, it’s California water. In a tsunami or other wave, the water doesn’t travel, only[...]

January 14th, 2022 - 7:57 pm § in Misc.

First major Jan. 6 indictments issue

A federal grand jury indicted 11 members of the Oath Keepers, a rightwing militia, including its leader on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The indictment, made public the following day, accuses the defendants of “seditious conspiracy” (read statute here). This crime consists of planning, no[...]

January 11th, 2022 - 5:55 pm § in Misc.

Can Trump be held liable for the Capitol riot?

We’re going to find out. There are 9 civil lawsuits against him seeking damages, and a federal judge heard arguments in 3 of them on Monday, January 10, 2022. He wasn’t sympathetic to Trump or his lawyers, pointing out “that Trump on January 6 asked the crowd to march to the Capito[...]

January 10th, 2022 - 11:59 pm § in Misc.

Hero cops save crashed pilot from oncoming train

Los Angeles police officers pulled an injured pilot from the wreckage of his crashed plane laying on tracks just 4 seconds before a commuter train hit it at 60 mph. This is police at their finest. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]