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September 16th, 2021 - 1:40 am § in Environment, Misc.

Don’t pet the cows

Northumberland, just below the Scottish border, is largely undeveloped moorland; and in an enclosed park at a historic castle famous for its alleged ghosts (read about it here), there lives a herd of wild cattle. Numbering about 90, the Chillingham cattle are born free, and live free. They’re [...]

September 11th, 2021 - 6:35 pm § in America, Misc.

9/11 tribute (video)

There were many events today marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks, and many videos to choose from: speeches, singing, ceremonies. What’s an editor to do? I chose this one. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 13th, 2019 - 10:28 am § in Misc.

The Art of The Real Deal

The people of Deal would like a Brexit deal. This town on the Channel near the British port of Dover voted  strongly for Brexit.  Now, after the endless debates the townsfolk are in crisis … their economy lacks a rudder and  with no agreement to the Channel waters are rough! “Potentially [...]

March 12th, 2019 - 1:01 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

BREXIT DIES A SECOND TIME! Resurrection Impossible?

UK MAY BECOME A PERMANENT, INDIVISIBLE PART OF THE EU    THE SUN  NY TIMES SKY NEWS GUARDIAN  RT BLOOMBERG: CALL A NEW VOTE!   ♠ TRUMP  [...]

December 18th, 2018 - 8:57 am § in Uncategorized

NIGERIA: Where Hijab Meets Wig

Nigerian law student at graduation ceremony Months after Amasa Firdaus finished law school, she was called to the bar and appeared wearing her wig over her hijab.  Until then the Ilorin University had  said Amasa Firdaus was breaking the dress code and soon to be Barrister Firdaus said her rights[...]

April 17th, 2018 - 8:18 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

Will Britain Privatize Oxford and Cambridge?

The US excels in two things … our mega military and our universities.  Americas’s universities consistently fill all of the top slots in world ranking of “top fifty schools” … with the exception of Oxford, Cambridge along with the Imperial College London, UCL, and King[...]

October 1st, 2017 - 1:03 am § in Misc.

What Rich Peers Do For The Brits

Revealed: rich peers paid for doing nothing Multimillionaire peers are claiming up to £40,000 a year in expenses for attending the House of Lords while making little or no contributions to debates, committees or questions, an investigation by The Sunday Times has found. Critics — including peers [...]

June 23rd, 2017 - 1:54 am § in Misc.

AFTER BREXIT: Soros predicts mounting debt and falling living standards for Britons.

George Soros warns Brexit is ‘lose-lose’ scenario for Brits and Europeans “The fact is that Brexit is a lose-lose proposition, harmful both to Britain and the European Union. It cannot be undone, but people can change their minds. Apparently, this is happening.  Economic reality is be[...]

April 4th, 2017 - 6:18 am § in Foreign Affairs

Make England Great Again

Brexit and Britain’s delusions of empire Much of the rhetoric of the pro-Brexit crowd centers around the reclamation of British “sovereignty” from technocrats in Brussels. But the fantasy of Britain’s past collides almost farcically against Britain’s present. By Ishaan Tharoor[...]