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March 25th, 2020 - 8:47 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

TRUMP 2020: First Premium of New Campaign

Congratulations!  As one of the pioneer donors for my historic election in 2016, I want to thank you and offer you this wonderful painting by my cousin Regina von Drumpf. Regina, as you can see is a fine artist and has captured the first flight Melania and I  made on our new plane! Isn’t she[...]

March 23rd, 2020 - 7:59 pm § in Politics

Portrait of a Libertarian

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at work. (Image from The Atlantic; read article here.)[...]

March 22nd, 2020 - 3:36 pm § in Economics

How to correctly interpret this “stock market crash”

When you buy stock, you become a part-owner of the company, but in practical terms you’re buying a share of the company’s future earnings. The market prices of shares continually fluctuate, and at any given time, they’re worth whatever investors are willing to pay for them. This is[...]

March 22nd, 2020 - 1:05 am § in Christianity

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: A Christian Decries Politics

An article in Evangelicals for Social Action says that Christianity Is Neither Democratic nor Republican—It’s Better Than Both The article starts out by saying “If Christianity means loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and loving your neighbor as yourself, then people of b[...]

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 - 1:59 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

2 GOP senators under fire for dumping stock ahead of crash

At least two Republican U.S. senators are facing media scrutiny and public criticism for having sold millions of dollars of  stock after receiving confidential briefings about the coming coronavirus crisis and before that information became public and the stock market crashed. Sen. Richard Burr (R-[...]

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 - 9:22 pm § in Economics

$$$ McConnell’s Helicopter Money

How Much Will You Get ??? Right now, this is only a proposal, but if legislated in its present form, there would be a single payment of $1,200 for each adult plus $500 for each child for: Individual taxpayers whose adjusted gross income (AGI) on their 2018 tax return was $75,000 or less; Joint filer[...]

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 18th, 2020 - 7:01 pm § in Donald Trump

The Dow Jones average

Jan. 20, 2017 … 19,827.25 March 18, 2020 … 19,898.92 President Trump has often pointed to the stock market as proof his policies are successful. By now, the pitfalls of that approach are, well, obvious.[...]