Peaceful, anti-war activism may result in prison sentences for nine New Mexicans after they tried to make love, not war, with Sen. Pete Domenici
By Kate Trainor
The Department of Homeland Security has identified a new threat to our nation: a group of nine New Mexicans that includes a Jesuit priest, a retired librarian, a high school student and a church-going grandma.
By John Bear
A Soldier’s Words--Television news usually cuts to the talking heads whenever our leader lets us know just how he is going to make things worse.
Payday on the Floor
Regulations for payday, car title and tax refund loans are back in the Legislative Session
By Amy Dalness
Sen. Bernadette Sánchez is serious about payday lending regulations. So serious, she killed a bill in the Senate in last year's session because she believed it was too lenient on the lenders.
EDo: Albuquerque’s Boob Job
The "urban evolution"
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
In the realm of diamonds and cubic zirconia, one stone is imperfect and made of carbon, the other flawless and made of zirconium oxide. Diamonds are formed deep in the Earth via 2,000-degree heat and intense pressure, over millions, if not billions of years. Cubic zirconia is made in a laboratory. Regardless of mining controversies, conflict diamonds and an international De Beers conspiracy, the diamond is natural and intensely beautiful. The cubic zirconia is an abundant, fabricated imitation. Its look is unfortunately overpowering; plus, it has no humorous urban nickname. (Diamonds you can call "ice.")
War and Peace
Sissies never get elected to office--but they may be the only ones who can save us
By Eric Griego
Moshe Dayan, the former Israeli defense minister, once said, “If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies.”
Ortiz y Pino
Lock ’Em Up?
Why we should exercise common sense in our jail system
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
I recently toured the still almost-new Bernalillo County Detention Center (BCDC). It was opened about three years ago and this year saw a new psychiatric wing completed, making its total capacity more than 2,500 inmates.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: England--A woman admitted to a hospital for treatment of a severe migraine had her stay extended when a television fell off the wall and hit her on the head. Sharon Blake, 36, was ready to leave Yeovil District Hospital when she moved the TV, attached to an adjustable arm above her head, and it toppled over. She was left mildly concussed and needed extra observation according to the Sun newspaper. Patientpal, which runs the coin-operated TV system, has apologized for the “isolated incident.”
Here ya go, Albuquerque
Spend the $103 I just paid you
On repairing your countless potholes
Or maybe you could put it toward
Building some kind of recreational center
Or pop forty trash haven for your
Bored shitless teenagers and twentysomethings
Anything to keep them from drag racing
Up and down Montgomery at all hours
Blasting their Christina Aguilera and Ashlee Simpson bullshit
I watched the video online
Shot with impartial big brotherliness
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