The Daily Word in Aleppo, the FBI and ART
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Read about diabetic women who skip taking their insulin just to lose weight.
Trump needs to give up ownership of the Old Post Office Pavilion—a luxury hotel leased to him by the US government—according to the General Services Administration.
Did the FBI conspire against Clinton during the election?
A surrender and cease-fire for the area of Eastern Aleppo collapsed between Turkey and Russia earlier this week and the results are terrifyingly bloody.
Here's why you should care about the encryption of cameras.
The case of a woman who disappeared in Socorro County over seven years ago have disappeared forcing the police force to completely renew the investigation.
The Appeals Court gave the go-ahead to A.R.T.
The Daily Word in a renewed FBI investigation into Hilary Clinton's emails, a lusty bisexual vicar and the UNM Duck Pond Challenge
The Moriarty High School coach accused of having sex with students has been fired.
Forget the cinnamon challenge, planking and whatnot and get with the "UNM Duck Pond Challenge".
There is a public memorial for Victoria Martens, the Albuquerque girl who was brutally murdered earlier this year.
Citing emails that have just come to their attention, the FBI has reopened its investigation into Hilary Clinton's use of a private email server.
Experts say multitasking isn't really a possible human skill, as evidenced by this topless, wine-drinking girl who lost control of her car while taking selfies. And ran into a police car. On the other hand maybe that defines multitasking.
I can't improve on this headline: Bisexual Church of England Vicar Sacked over orgies and prostitutes after wife exposes his double life.
The Daily Word in Churks, Forward Thinking and Real Money
Delta Airlines is showing an edited version of the film Carol, where all of the lesbian kissing scenes have been removed. Ironic, considering the film depicts life among the backward, closed minds of the 50's. Progress.
Meet the "churk," a real-life government genetic engineering experiment in 1960 that resulted in a chicken-turkey hybrid. This monster was mentally retarded, physically deformed and grew twisted feathers. Science.
Irish police chased down a UFO and pulled it over. Turns out the whole thing was a publicity stunt (false flag operation) that the cops were in on (conspiracy)to promote a children's art festival (Illuminati indoctrination camp). Confirmed.
Two completely different women in Ghana are accused of being reckless witches. Reckless, because they both apparently crash landed while flying. One was in the form of a bird (allegedly) until she smashed into a woman's house and turned back into a human. The other was flying somewhere (allegedly) when she felt an "electric shock" that made her fall from the sky. According to the article: "There have, however, been suggestions that the woman might have been suffering from mental problems." Understatement.
A Florida judge said during a ruling that Bitcoin isn't real money. I can't tell if this is good or bad. Uncertainty.
FBI Director James Comey gave an address to the American Bar Association annual conference and told everyone the awful news: The FBI has a ton of trouble breaking into people's phones. And unfortunately, government agencies have no recourse. That means it's up to us—the little people—to make it possible for them to spy on us. Cooperation.
The Daily Word in the Senate Filibuster, Gun Control and the Dog Head Fire
Looks like two senators are finally taking a stand on gun control in a "filibuster-style blockade."
You can watch it live right now!
In Florida, it's easier to get a gun than solar panels, a driver's license, an abortion, an exotic pet...
The Dog Head Fire is burning without containment.
A badass Twitter user is calling out politicians who are "praying for Orlando" but refuse to support gun control laws.
Check out this heroic Rio Rancho teen.
Look back at the history of the gun control debate.
A state worker started a relationship with Nehemiah Griego.
What does a map of a hallucination look like?
This is the first mammal to go extinct from global warming.
Did you know noise has color?
Nearly Half of State's Hate Crimes Unreported
The Daily Word in Chickens, Tattoos and Tools of the Apes
Back in 1906, if you didn't raise chickens in Montezuma, Iowa, they'd run your ass out of town.
Victory Outreach, a local "recovery program" for sex workers, gives escorts a place to turn their life around. Yesterday, they held an event dedicated to the 11 victims of the West Mesa murders that was designed to give people on the streets "hope." No mention about how keeping prostitution illegal puts purveyors of the oldest profession at needless risk.
That sweet ink you got on your back (the one with Wile E. Coyote in a Saint Jude pose) is going to make it easier for the FBI to identify you, thanks to the new tattoo recognition software they're developing.
A study has found that the use of basic tools might be instinctual in humans.
The Daily Word in Southwest Airlines, Bernie Sanders and McDonalds
The look in Johnny Depp’s eyes speaks to me on an emotional level.
The future is near and I have high blood pressure just thinking about it.
The Daily Word in Real Fake Art, Black Helicopters and Soft Landings
Tech freaks in the Netherlands created a new Rembrandt painting with a 3D printer. They used "deep learning" algorithms to analyze style and brush stroke depth. God bless them.
So I've been telling people that when they develop super robot eyes with hyper-HD and x-ray vision, I'm gonna pop the old models out of my head and roll them into the gutter. Look at this intensely painful optical illusion and see if you don't agree with me. Ouch. My brain am equal hurt!
Speaking of robot sex; a clever study showed that people will still have emotional reactions to anthropomorphic robots, even if they don't look human. How it worked: A robot tells you to touch its hand, then touch its neck, then its buttocks. Guess what. Touching a strange plastic ass makes people just as uncomfortable as the real thing.
Apparently, FBI and DHS have been flying secret surveillance missions over ABQ since last fall, sometimes spending more than an hour circling areas of the city. At least one of these planes was outfitted with FLIR thermal detection and a type of augmented reality program that overlays street data on top of live video. AP blew the whistle just last year on surveillance planes being deployed all over the country through FBI shell corporations. Boy, do I feel safe and completely comfortable with this information. I hope everyone is reading this.
Martinez fundraising, a hot tool and shooting video
Feds at the Roundhouse
The Daily Word in racial bias, gay marriage and Friday the 13th
Sissy, a miniature schnauzer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walked 20 blocks to be with her owner, who is recovering from cancer surgery at a nearby hospital. That's love, man.
More counties in Alabama are allowing gay marriage licenses after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
On the other end of the spectrum, Oklahoma representatives voted to advance a bill that would provide immunity to clergy members who refuse to perform same-sex weddings.
Noted New York Times columnist David Carr passed away yesterday. He was 58.
FBI Director James Comey gave a talk on Thursday at Georgetown University, addressing “hard truths” police face concerning racial bias.
A group of high school kids are trying to help the homeless by making job kits.
It's Friday the 13th, y'all! And KOAT has compiled a list of strange events that have occurred on this day throughout history.
The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks
After a standoff on a California bridge, Daniel Perez was arrested and is being held after vanishing last week with his wife and four sons. His sons are safe; however, his wife's body was found in the trunk of the family's car near their home.
After a report brought attention to harsh interrogation techniques administered by the CIA, the agency's chief defends the behavior, saying it's “unknowable” if they could have gotten the same answers with conventional questioning.
Due to unanswered questions, the FBI is looking into a North Carolina teen's hanging death (after it was ruled a suicide) to see if there was foul play.
The state appeals court in Arizona dismissed Debra Jean Milke's murder charge after she was on death row for 22 years for the killing of her 4-year-old son.
A temporary restraining order placed on Ferguson police has made it mandatory that they warn protesters before using tear gas.
A couple students at UNM are getting some attention for their “social experiment” videos.
Photos and video have been released of the fire that happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Albuquerque media outlets banded together to raise funds for a single father whose house was robbed (and whose Christmas gifts for his two sons were stolen). The Christmas spirit's alive folks!
Some people really didn't like Paz Winshtein's take on the Virgen de Guadalupe.
Empty Socks, a long-lost film by Walt Disney from 1927, was discovered in a library in Norway.
Crib Notes: Aug. 7, 2014
The Daily Word in border bills, CIA spies and a penis cloud
A three-day truce between Israel and Palestine was interrupted after Israel reported one of their soldiers went missing in the southern Gaza Strip.
The House Republican leadership will present a new border bill today that “further tightens a 2008 trafficking law.”
The FBI are assisting authorities in Oregon in trying to find a mother who went missing seven days ago.
Former president Bill Clinton says he had the chance to kill Osama bin Laden hours before the 9/11 attacks.
After an internal investigation, it was confirmed that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Bernalillo County deputies took down an alleged drug and prostitution ring on Second and Alameda streets.
A nationwide warrant has been issued for a Las Cruces teen accused of voyeurism.
Teenager Tony Day is expected to plead guilty for the 2012 murders of his adoptive mother and her daughter in Tucumcari.
Unnanounced Protest Brings APD Out In Force
The sirens have finally died in downtown Albuquerque. Choppers are still making noise in the sky above the city from Nob Hill west to the Downtown neighborhood where today hundreds of protesters marched in protest against the most recent APD shooting. Unfortunately, James Boyd (a homeless man who was camped out in the foothills of the Sandias) is not the most recent kill by APD, simply the most high profile.
Riot gear, screaming fast police cruisers and a generally intimidating tone were the order of the day for residents of Albuquerque, a city which has become internationally famous for the brutality of its police department. Consensus is that the Duke City has one of the most dangerous, out of control police departments in the nation. The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into James Boyd's death.
The Daily Word in Albuquerque laser strikes, the fake Bigfoot and the real (crying) Shia LeBeouf
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Bueno Foods has announced a recall of its frozen green chile. Thousands of journalists struggle to not type the words "no bueno" into their headlines. Some fail.
After three years of clockwork freak-outs about it, the House quietly raised the debt ceiling "without condition" last night. Somehow, the world still hasn't ended.
Hey Albuquerque! Stop pointing laser beams at airplanes! It's all fun and games until you blind a pilot and they crash into the Simms Building.
Shia LaBeouf's new hobby is sitting in a dark room with a bag over his head, crying with strangers.