V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016
The Daily Word in Punching Therapy, Weed Workouts and Robot Hunters
By Joshua Lee [ Sun Jul 10 2016 9:43 AM ]
Twins are weird. These two sisters (who were born 11 minutes apart) gave birth at the exact same date and time (in their respective time zones).
Some scientists from the University of Zurich in Switzerland are developing AI that can track a target in real time, which according to them will help create a generation of automatons that will be able to round up shopping carts at grocery stores, or bring your luggage to you at the airport, or make self-driving cars work better ... or allow autonomous machines to track and destroy prey easily. Hiyo!
"Punching therapy" is not only a real thing, it's also exactly what it sounds like. And a woman in China has gone nearly blind after two years of weekly (and sometimes more) therapeutic beatings about the face. When her eyesight began to get fuzzy, her therapist allegedly suggested more punches. A real doctor told her she was developing cataracts. Go figure.
The first reports of a developing pandemic have arrived. Out-of-breath nerds with sore legs abound after the initial onslaught of Pokémon Go the first large-scale, mainstream augmented reality game. The epidemic will be known as "PokéFever." Prices for Ben Gay, crutches and wheelchairs will undoubtedly skyrocket before next weekend.
In case you didn't know: Smoking pot makes exercising awesome. And a couple of folks in CA plan to open a gym where you can smoke weed while you work out. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana said, "there’s zero evidence that marijuana helps you focus. There is evidence that it makes you dopey," meaning she's obviously never tried it.
V.25 No.26 | 6/30/2016
Worst in Show
Legalize it, you dopes
By Joshua Lee
Legalizing cannabis would help the economy and the people of New Mexico, writes Joshua Lee.
V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
Nearly Half of State's Hate Crimes Unreported
By Joshua Lee
Nearly half of New Mexico's law enforcement hasn't reported hate crime totals to the FBI, Navajo cops are criticized for an 8 hour delay in an Amber Alert and the state's medical cannabis industry is growing.
V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016
The Daily Word in Dianna Duran, Cannabis and the Nations Kindest City
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Feb 20 2016 6:48 PM ]
Somehow Albuquerque was ranked the Nation's Kindest City. Oh, we were in contention with Detroit. I guess that's how.
"Cheesecake Factory expects strong NM debut," because, you know, that's obviously news.
A tiny home community named "Storybrook" is going to pop up soon. Look for the next season of Once Upon A Time to take place in a new, desert-y setting.
Governor Martinez implies credit for legislation happening.
Your out-of-state relatives should be happy to know about the projected increase of availability for pinon flavored coffee.
V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
The Daily Word in Scalia's death, setting bail and cannabis oil
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Feb 13 2016 5:31 PM ]
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died.
New Mexico's system of capital outlay will remain business as usual.
There's a new bill proposing to give New Mexico judges more leniency when setting bail.
An Albuquerque child is having their epilepsy treated with cannabis oil with encouraging results.
Construction on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit line could begin as soon as May.
State legislators are making progress toward Department of Homeland Security ID compliance with a new REAL ID bill.
A new house bill make exempt insurers and employers from having to make workers compensation reimbursements for medical cannabis.
V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016
The Daily Word in Courts, Capital and Corruption
Cars, cops and cannabis, too
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Jan 30 2016 4:27 PM ]
New Mexico courts get a case management tune-up.
There's a push to change New Mexico's capital outlay funding system to a merit based model.
The change of venue motion in the Boyd case has been denied.
UNM researchers released a report saying that business are afraid to come to New Mexico because they perceive the government as being corrupt.
Albuquerque based Research & Polling found that the majority of residents support legalizing recreational use of marijuana for adults over 21.
V.25 No.1 | 1/7/2016
By August March
Marijuana Legalization Considered
News from around the state.
V.24 No.41 | 10/08/2015
Get on the Canna-bus
Duke City Medical Cannabis Convention
By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Oct 15 2015 5:00 PM ]
Learn more about medical marijuana.
V.24 No.38 | 9/17/2015
Pot decriminalization and police retention discussed
By Carolyn Carlson
Cops approve of only their highest-paid command staff receiving $6k-$12k bonuses for not retiring, and some of those cops staged a dramatic demonstration for the issue's debate.
Mr. Mayor, Put Down Your Pen
Bernalillo County residents should be allowed to vote on decriminalizing marijuana
By Joshua Lee
There’s a new initiative to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. But Mayor Berry has already promised to veto it.
Special Cannabis Issue Quiz!
By August March
This week's news quiz should be easiest for New Mexican lawyers, but cultural and taxonomical experts will have a shot, too.
Scoring Was Never Boring
Illicit herb appropriation strategies of yore
By August March
Reflections on Albuquerque’s marijuana scene, circa 1985.
What to do when your pet finds your pot
By Renée Chavez
What happens when your pets find your pot?
The People in Your Neighborhood
Your friendly local dealer
By Renée Chavez
We talk to an anonymous weed dealer about the realities of his profession.
V.24 No.4 |
The Daily Word in cannabis, sex and Allen Ginsberg on psychedelic drugs
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 22 2015 12:16 PM ]
Scope our Cannabis Issue to spark up knowledge on New Mexico's medical marijuana policy landscape, an unlikely New Mexican MMJ patient and a recreational marijuana vacation in Pagosa Springs.
Our fourth issue of 2015 also proffers:
• The Weekly Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes
• A review of Michael Mann's high-tech cyber-thriller Blackhat
• Show Up! On Beholding and Belonging: Five gigs prove there's no place like home
• An arts feature examining Amazon's battle for publishing dominance, Storytime is Over: How Amazon is out-Goliathing the publishing industry
• A review of Kokoro Japanese Restaurant, Back from the Heart of Japan
• And much, much more! Including micro reviews of new releases by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists; Odds & Ends; venues that offer drinks while making art in Sip, Paint, Repeat; A Drinkable Feast honoring J.D. Salinger; and so on.
And don't forget to fill out our fast, easy and 100 percent anonymous Third Annual Sex Survey to inform our coverage of Albuquerque's circa 2015 lovescape.
The mutilated corpses of four dogs were discovered at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station. Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s).
Will you be at the 15th annual world's largest matanza this weekend?
The president of Yemen and his cabinet have resigned amid chaos.
Read a lost letter about psychedelic drugs from Allen Ginsberg to the readers of the Paris Review.
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