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The Daily Word in Occupations, Constitutionalism and other sundry protests
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Banking giants are in the crosshairs of a major money laundering investigation.
U.S. executive branch files trade complaints against China as Romney tries to go on the offensive.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel files a court injunction in an attempt to end teachers' strike.
Americans warned to avoid Lebanon today as anti-U.S. protests spread.
An Albuquerque woman is raising funds to help a vet who lost his guide dog.
Puzzling kidney disease affects farmers worldwide.
Aging nuclear bombs get costly upgrades here in town.
Rebels attack energy infrastructure in Colombia.
Obama's "Pop" drank Seagram's, neat.
South Korea is apparently the "male makeup capital of the world."
Miles Davis, pugilist.
A Question of Scale
Laurie Anderson’s shrunk her setup and grown her sound
The Daily Word in Thalidomide, Instagram, and Joe Arpaio gets sued
Happy birthday, Salma Hayek!
The company that manufactured and sold Thalidomide issued a formal apology (50 years later) that victims say misses the mark.
Santa Feans peeved over pile of a "quarter million" tires.
Cosmopolitan magazine style tips for the 19th century woman.
Vancouver police are still rounding up suspects from the 2011 Stanley Cup riot.
Film director James Toback is still a creep.
Texting driver who killed a man faces only a twenty dollar fine in Virginia.
Photo gallery of 1930's British police criminal identification pictures.
Joe Arpaio does not have immunity against a lawsuit from The Phoenix New Times.
Obama accuses GOP of wanting to bring back "trickle-down economics."
On this day in 1966, Salma Hayek was born.
The banks didn’t want you anyway
I ran across this Wall Street Journal article today, which says those great big financial institutions lots of folks ditched after Bank Transfer Day aren’t shedding any tears over the loss. Instead, the bigwig at Morgan Chase indicates that customers who don’t have $100,000 in assets don’t make the banks any cash anyway.
But the five biggest credit unions have seen a 45 percent increase in deposits.
In the Alibi’s news section last week, reporter Margaret Wright explores fallout from Bank Transfer Day locally. Scope her article Cash Out: Making sense of last year's run on the banks.
Making sense of last year's run on the banks
The Daily Word in ending Occupy, cop car sex, Newt Gingrich and Freddie Mac
Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park shut down after 2 months.
Pacific Northwest woman drives herself to hospital safety after boyfriend shoots her in the head.
Police say a drunk woman pushed a man in front of a semi at San Mateo and Central.
Texas couple arrested at Whataburger get busy in the back of a cop car.
Did Newt Gingrich get nearly $2 mil in consulting fees from Freddie Mac?
Man who disarmed and stabbed cop in Santa Fe not convicted of attempted murder.
The week's best mug shots.
AK-47 rounds found on White House lawn.
Jerry Sandusky says he went to police about alleged Penn State rape.
Apparently Bradley Cooper is the Sexiest Man Alive. He also speaks fluent French.
More on Ashton Kutcher quitting Tweeting.
Justin Verlander unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award.
Obama to send 2,500 troops to Australia.
The Daily Word in earthquakes, British rubberneckers, Occupy Wall St. and 1960's monkey head transplants.
Which one of these arrested prostitutes offered sex for beer?
Documentary about the 1960's monkey head transplant experiments.
Excellent Washington Post column reminds us how the financial crisis happened.
There are two kinds of Occupy protesters in this world.
1981 termination documentary: After The Axe.
It's always fun to watch the Sex Pistols nearly get killed playing No Fun in Texas!
The Daily Word in ghost sex, impending asteroid doom and Justin Bieber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pakistan votes to normalize relations with India.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the banks didn't cause the financial crisis.
Hermain Cain doesn't seem to know that China has nuclear weapons.
Hooray! New Mexico is number one for overdose deaths. Oh wait …
Rick Perry wasn't drunk when he gave that drunk-sounding speech.
Kenyan Air Force uses Twitter to warn civilians their town is about to be bombed.
My sales manager really wants you to know about this Justin Bieber news.
Four members of a Georgia militia are accused of a terror plot.
Are ghosts having sex in this Ohio woman's house?
Prostate cancer found in 2,250 year-old-mummy
There's no escaping these new speed cameras.
An asteroid will pass between the Earth and the Moon next week.
So Metallica and Lou Reed released an album together. Sigh.
What is America's most acceptable prejudice?
The case for cheap wine.
When will little Adolf Hitler be returned to his parents?
Anne Rice says the vampires from Twilight are lame.
Thanks to Emily, Constance and John for the tips!
The Daily Word in Obama on Leno, Lego man on beach and bus sex
Obama and Leno play softball on the Tonight Show.
Members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority are on alert after four members are sexually assaulted.
It's almost never a good idea to have sex on a public bus.
The last B53 nuclear bomb has been dismantled.
87-year-old man busted with 104 bricks of cocaine.
Group calls for Pat Buchanan to be fired from MSNBC after he appears on a pro-White talk show.
Giant Lego man washes up on Florida beach.
I like asparagus, but I'd eat more if it was spray-painted gold.
Why is Beavis and Butthead back?
The 18th century Copiale Cipher has been cracked.
Disney won't let Johnny Depp talk to ABC stations about his upcoming film The Rum Diary.
Stephen King's Dark Tower series is coming to HBO.
Creepy old audio recordings here.
Andy Rooney hospitalized.
Burger King knows better than to offer this All-You-Can-Eat Whopper deal in America.
The 10 best episodes of the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon.
Parks & Rec + Breaking Bad = Parks & Meth
The Daily Word in signs, RUSH, the richest man in the world and plutonium pits
Canada's conservative government is going all Reagan on your ass with this crime bill.
This bicycle plays records.
You must watch this nifty/naughty stop-motion Spike Jonze short.
Was Gaddafi the richest man in the world?
Uber-expensive new metallurgy laboratory (read as "nuclear bomb factory") in Los Alamos continues to freak everyone out.
C&O Canal water-bridge (aqueduct) over water has been restored. Neat.
Take the psycho ex-girlfriend test.
Which RUSH song is stuck in your head right now?
Did you know RUSH had a drummer BEFORE Neil Peart?
The Class Movement
Evolution of a revolution
Notes From the Inside: Redressing Grievances
Freedom of speech is a frequent rallying point for protesters, whether from the 99% / Occupy Wall Street movement or the tea party. The First Amendment guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Many occupiers have interpreted this to mean they have the right to make their camp on public property.
Notes From the Inside: Timeline of an Occupation
Sept. 17: The Occupy Wall Street protests, originally promoted by Adbusters magazine, begin in New York. Within days, demonstrations spring up around the country.
Notes From the Inside: Not Quite 99% Accurate
Five myths about the occupiers at Camp Coyote
They’re not cooperating with UNM. The protesters, to the best of their knowledge, followed UNM’s instructions to the letter. When they were asked to move from Tight Grove on University and Central to Yale Park at Yale and Central, they did so two days before the University’s deadline. The demonstrators who were removed by police from Yale Park in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 10, were not aware they were in violation of University policy.
Notes From the Inside: How to Help
Interested in getting involved in the movement? Here are some things you can do: