Archive for January, 2022

January 31st, 2022 - 7:11 pm § in America, Health, Racism

Truckers behaving badly

“What started as a convoy of truckers protesting Covid-19 mandates has snowballed into a blockade in the Canadian capital and the obstruction of a US-Canadian border crossing,” CNN reported on Monday, January 31, 2022. But that’s not the half of it. Their behavior has been unruly a[...]

January 31st, 2022 - 3:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Jews, Politics, Science

This is what happens when you don’t fact-check

First, some background: “Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, has been a vocal critic of Dr. Anthony Fauci.” (Per CNN story here.)┬áSo it’s not surprising he went off half-cocked, but this one is a doozy. (Also relevant to this story, while Massie is an MIT grad in electrical[...]

January 31st, 2022 - 1:21 pm § in Misc.

The 2022 California gold rush

Don’t grab your shovel and gold pan. The gold that mining companies are after is deep underground in old mines. Gold is made by colliding neutron stars (details here), and accessible gold (i.e., reachable by humans) likely was carried to earth by asteroids (see explanation here). There are var[...]

January 31st, 2022 - 12:50 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

Silly tweet

Rep. Jim Banks (bio here), a Republican from Indiana, tweeted: Since you asked, uh, yeah … This is all too typical of the blinders Republicans wear to Trump’s bad behavior. They’re not electable until they stop fawning over Trump and kissing his butt (but foolish people will elect [...]

January 30th, 2022 - 6:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

Trump calls his fans stupid

If you can’t follow his grammar, run it by an English teacher. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 30th, 2022 - 5:32 pm § in Biden, Health, Humor, Russia

Will any Russians be left to invade Ukraine?

“MOSCOW — Russia’s daily count of new coronavirus infections surged to more than 121,000 on Sunday, an eightfold increase compared with the beginning of the month as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads through the country,” ABC News reported on Sunday, January 30, 2[...]

January 30th, 2022 - 10:16 am § in Health, Politics

Is Washington safer than Florida from Covid-19?

There are stark differences between how the governors of Washington and Florida have managed the Covid-19 pandemic in their respective states. Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) has followed CDC guidelines and imposed mandates; Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has taken a laissez-faire approach and banned mandates. In [...]

January 29th, 2022 - 7:23 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Brinks caboose

This armored caboose isn’t carrying cash, it’s riding shotgun on trains hauling spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors aboard U.S. Navy ships. (Read story here.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 29th, 2022 - 6:23 pm § in Economics, Humor, Politics

Honest campaign ad (video)

Hey, this is just for fun, and is about Australia, which has nothing to do with us, unless our conservatives are just like theirs. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 29th, 2022 - 12:15 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Teaching right from wrong

A lawyer representing one of the Minneapolis cops present when Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd is blaming inadequate training, Huffington Post reported on Saturday, January 29, 2022 (read story here). The three ex-cops, who are being prosecuted for federal civil rights, didn’t just watch w[...]