The Daily Word in Wildlife, Plagiarism and Rich People
Whales everywhere rejoice after the US Navy finally stops using harmful underwater sonar.
Coincidence? I think not.
Be a mindful tourist, and not one of these people.
Jon Krakauer's book Into The Wild stirred a wanderlust-y side of many people, to the point where a strikingly large amount are attempting to follow the protagonist's journey to Fairbanks Bus 142 in Alaska.
Why anyone would live in New Mexico with no taste for hot chile peppers is beyond me, but in case the heat doesn't hurt so good (and simply hurts) try extinguishing the pain with milk, not water.
The Daily Word in space lettuce, Sex Ed. and Vegemite moonshine
Ferguson protests marking the one year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting resulted in 3 more shootings .
The land down under is dealing with major Vegemite-related issues.
In local news, the EPA spill of yellow mining sludge is far worse than originally thought.
A knife attack at an Ikea in Sweden has left two people dead.
Alaskan neighborhoods are among the most racially diverse in the country.
The Legionnaire's outbreak has killed a dozen people in New York.
Thanks to Desiree Garcia for the links!
The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains
A judge has delayed the sentencing for friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, due to a question still pending before the US Supreme Court over what is considered “tangible” evidence.
Due to recent marijuana legalization victories in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, pot proponents are looking toward California to make it legal for recreational use.
After the name of Osama bin Laden's shooter was revealed, other members of SEAL Team Six are speaking out in disagreement over who actually fired the fatal shot.
A judge is expected to rule today on a restructuring plan that could get Detroit out of bankruptcy.
New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”
A priest in Gallup, N.M., up and left the church, leaving parishioners wondering why he left and if he took any of the church's money with him.
Dr. Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says that the brains of child killers are “strikingly different” from those of other children.
The city council voted 8-0 last night to approve the Department of Justice's agreement, which gives APD four years to make necessary reforms aimed at their use of excessive force and how they deal with mentally ill people.
Elaine, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, gave birth to twins at the BioPark Zoo this past week!
This little guy was really upset that he couldn't vote.
Odds & Ends
The Daily Word in Snowden's letter, the first "elfie" and James Boyd's autopsy
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to some California schools.
A Quincy cabdriver, who was a friend of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been arrested for obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing.
The NSA released a letter from Edward Snowden from 2013, in which he raises concerns about surveillance activities, though Snowden says the version they released is incomplete.
A former roommate of Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger speaks out.
An Alaskan woman played dead after being attacked by a mama bear and survived to tell the tale.
The company that owns a historic Albuquerque cemetery is finally listening after years of complaints about it being unclean and unkempt.
An autopsy for James Boyd, a homeless man killed by APD in the foothills, showed that he was shot in the back and arms, and had no drugs in his system.
Independent voters of New Mexico are planning to sue for being denied the right to vote in the closed primary elections.
Latabe takes the first “elfie.” And now "elfies” are a thing.
The Daily Word in exploding garbage cans, breakfast missions and protesting the latest APD shooting
APD Chief Gordon Eden is no longer saying police were justified in shooting a man camping illegally in the foothills.
Some Santa Feans are driving down in a "funeral procession" to protest the latest APD shooting.
Someone is blowing up dumpsters in Albuquerque's NE Heights.
Some Chinese, disgruntled over the handling of the search for Flight 370, tried to storm the Malaysian embassy in Beijing.
The news about a giant mudslide in Washington keeps getting worse.
Obama says he is going to propose overhauling the NSA's phone records collecting program.
Folks are demanding Chevron apologize for handing out pizza coupons to residents of the town where there was a deadly natural gas explosion.
A 13 year old girl set a new record for selling the most Girl Scout cookies.
Taco Bell sent 1,000 people a free phone to aid them in "breakfast missions".
Apparently a supposed Banksy show in Stockholm was a hoax.
This Texas town is paying Ted Nugent not to play a show there.
The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment
Egyptian officials are calling for the release of former President Hosni Mubarak from prison, which some say could result in more violence in Egypt.
A study shows that US unemployment rates increased in more than half the states in July, and hiring, which has been steady since January, took a slow decline in July as well.
Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion, is being indicted for premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
This is why I don't go jogging in Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming … or pretty much anywhere.
I don't care if you raised the prices. We came to see some polar bears!
UNM has incorporated a new system where students can log in online to report crimes they witness on campus. … because phones are so last year.
It's not every day that you pay 25 cents upon receiving a parcel from China. … and then get arrested for it.
Just in case you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a fork into your meat and two veg, a 70-year-old Australian man has the answer.
The Daily Word in Amanda Bynes' twitter rant, Navajos saying no to uranium and Buffalo man screwing the IRS
Okay ... would not have wanted to be on Flight 132 this morning ...
Shootings in Chicago over the weekend leave six people dead.
Amanda Bynes wants to sue NYPD, and hopefully get a new hair stylist.
Is that uranium? Sorry, we can't do it ...
So, I know you've passed, but do you still need someone to file your taxes for you? The IRS won't know what's up.
"Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul got married this weekend.
DayBird - March 30th
1746- Francisco de Goya (d. 1828) Spanish painter; depicted political tyranny in his works, and flowers. pretty ones.
1842 – Anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by Dr. Crawford Long.
1853 – Vincent van Gogh (d. 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter. He suffered and died largely unknown, at the age of 37, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. So did he cut his ear off and give it to a prostitute or did Gauguin slice it off with a sword? I prefer the former.
1858 - Pencil with attached eraser patented by Hyman L. Lipman.
1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The media call this Seward's Folly.
1981- President Ronald Reagan is shot outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley Jr. The bullet misses his heart by an inch and sticks him in the lung. White House Press Secretary James Brady was shot in the head, agent Timothy McCarthy was shot in the side, and District of Columbia policeman Thomas Delahaney was shot in the neck. Lots of bullets.
All recovered okie dokie like, except James Brady, who suffered permanent brain damage. He later became an advocate of gun control, and in 1993 Congress passed the "Brady Bill," which established a five-day waiting period and background checks for prospective gun buyers. President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law.
Hinckley was eventually found not guilty by reason of insanity. The 25-year-old was obsessed with the Martin Scorsese film "Taxi Driver." The assassination of Reagan was intended to win Jodie Foster’s affection. Why not Cybill Shepard? I never understood that.
1986 -Actor James Cagney (b. 1899) His most famous line was never uttered. He never actually said, "MMMmmm, you dirty rat!” The closest he got to it in the film was: "Come out and take it, you dirty, yellow-bellied rat, or I'll give it to you through the door!" The more you know.
2002 – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (b. 1900) bites the dust at 101.