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Weekly Weather Report
Week of Sept. 13-19
By Megan Reneau [ Tue Sep 13 2016 3:00 PM ]
Today through Thursday it will be partly cloudy with a high of about 82° and not much of a chance of precipitation throughout the day. Friday will be sunny with a high of 83°. Saturday thunderstorms should pop up across the world, particularly on the East Side of Albuquerque, causing damnation for about 50-90% of the Earth's population (pesky holy water monsoons). Skies clear up for the end of the weekend on through to next week. See you next week, sinner!
The Daily Word in The Wage Gap, Long Lost Poetry and Petite Pterosaurs
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Sep 13 2016 11:11 AM ]
There's no denying America's economic inequality, but a new census shows that the median middle-class income went up by 5.2% in 2015, due to rising wages and low inflation. Thanks, Obama.
… But don't celebrate just yet. College costs are rising steadily relative to middle-class income, with an increase of a whopping 171% over 40 years. Yeesh.
Here's an idea for all you outdoor adrenaline junkies.
Cute tiny dinosaurs! Gah.
“I really felt connected every time our luminescence collided” and more drug-induced Burning Man missed connections.
Roald Dahl, author of The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox and so many more quirky stories would have turned 100 today. Here's a poem he wrote that was stashed in a desk drawer for a couple decades.
Five states will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November and the prospect of legalization is sparking questions about our overall knowledge of the plant's effects on the brain.
Tourist in her own Town
Another Weekend in Review
By Maggie Grimason [ Mon Sep 12 2016 11:11 AM ]
Revisiting Albuquerque like it was the first time
The Daily Word in Standing Rock #NoDAPL protests, Hillary Clinton's health, and Syrian ceasefire
By Robin Babb [ Mon Sep 12 2016 10:56 AM ]
Big things have been happening in North Dakota. "Last week, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota emerged as climate change heroes when, with little political clout or media spotlight, they halted construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline." The proposed pipeline violated Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as it would cross Sioux land and any potential spills would contaminate the tribe's drinking water. Read Mark Sundeen's excellent report from the camp.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he's stepping down from his seat in parliament today, citing conflict of interest. This news comes three months after he resigned as PM of the country, after his failed campaign to keep Britain in the European Union. His successor as PM, Theresa May, is overseeing the process of Brexit. Cameron's resignation is effective immediately.
After a video hit the internet of Hillary Clinton appearing to stumble -- and possibly faint -- after a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday, pundits have been quick to latch onto claims of the failing health of the Democratic presidential nominee. Several hours after the incident, Clinton's physician released a note saying that she'd been diagnosed with pneumonia. Some have said that her health could be a serious issue in the election. I think that attending a memorial service in Manhattan summer heat despite having pneumonia speaks volumes about Clinton's tenacity.
China and Russia have launched eight days of joint naval drills in the South China Sea. The sea that the UN said that China had no rights over. So, yeah.
There's a temporary ceasefire in effect in Syria, due to a deal brokered by the US and Russia. The ceasefire will ensure that Syrian government forces will stop airstrikes on civilian neighborhoods in an attempt to flush out rebel forces. This time is also being used for much-needed humanitarian aid to be delivered to besieged areas like Aleppo.
Navy Week Kicks Off at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial
Press Release [ Mon Sep 12 2016 8:00 AM ]
One of the US Navy's major community outreach programs is coming to Albuquerque for a series of events and programs beginning Monday, September 12 with a Kick-off celebration at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater. The Ceremony will also feature the US Navy Band, followed with refreshments and a brief reception in the Memorial's Visitor Center. Guests will find that there is ample off-street parking at the Memorial.
On Saturday, September 17, from 12:30-1:30pm the Navy Parachute Team "Leap Frogs" will thrill the crowd by jumping into the Downs to kick off the horse race, and the Navy Color Guard will present colors during the pre-race festivities.
Navy Week's week-long celebration will also include events featuring:
-Navy Divers and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams
The Daily Word in Renewable Energy, Sex For the Elderly and the End of Days
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Sep 10 2016 9:30 AM ]
A Michigan State University scholar has found that having sex when you're a senior is good for the ladies, but not so much for the men.
Archaeologists found some disturbing shit: Footless children buried at an ancient temple site in Peru.
Want to protect your brain from the effects of aging? Take some B12, dummy.
So, Costa Rica has gone over two months running completely on renewable energy. That's the sound of the game changing.
Rather than plead guilty to an assault charge (a move that would have let him walk away free with time served), a Texas man decided to fight his accusers (including a handful of police officers who were at the scene) and prove his innocence. He got a 40 year sentence.
A Russian river has turned blood red. It's the End of Days! The drooling idiot God, poised for all of history at the Gate of Time (where seven padlocks on seven chains have held him for a millennia) is loosed upon the earth. Goodbye, all my stuff.
The Daily Word in ballistic nuclear missiles, weed plants at State Fairs and raining pennies on I-95
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Sep 9 2016 4:18 PM ]
While our neighbors to the north are welcoming pot plants at the state fair, the New Mexico Sate Fair kicked out the lone pot plant brought for competition.
Irvin Rosenfeld is going on his 34th year of smoking US Federal Government approved and provided joints.
A truck hauling 45,000 pennies on I-95 crashed and dumped its controversial coins onto the highway blocking traffic for 13 hours.
Learn how to clean your most fried chicken'd records using Elmer's Wood Glue.
Facebook changed its mind about removing a post that including the iconic photo of a naked little Vietnamese girl running and crying and covered in napalm.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the greater Native American community lost their fight to keep an oil pipeline from running thru part of their sacred lands.
North Korea detonated their largest nuclear weapon yet, then announced they would soon have the ability to launch ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.
Fiesta de la Salsa
Saturday, Sep 10: 12th Annual Salsa Fiesta
By Desiree Garcia [ Thu Sep 8 2016 4:00 PM ]
Watch contestants make homemade salsa on site, taste the delicious results and vote for the best recipe. Live salsa music by Albuquerque All-Stars and Frankie Morales.
This Look Like a Skirt to You?
Saturday, Sep 10: 1st Annual Celtic Game
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Sep 8 2016 3:00 PM ]
Sheaf, weight for height, braemar stone, open stone, light and heavy hammer, light and heavy weight for distance and caber competitions. All athletes must wear kilts.
Meet Your New Best Friend
Saturday, Sep 10: Lapdog-A-Looza
By Robin Babb [ Thu Sep 8 2016 2:00 PM ]
Bring the family and furfriends to have a great time while helping save New Mexico shelter dogs.
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Shift Dance Festival at VSA North 4th Art Center
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