Alibi V.21 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2012 ››
Chasing the big-money phantoms in New Mexico
We got to wondering about the PACs in our state and country. Stay tuned for this series, which will be running in the news section over the coming weeks.
Gun Rhetoric Fires Blanks
Once again, we’re in the middle of two sad American cycles: senseless, lethal violence and the slew of specious arguments that inevitably follow, flying hither and yon like, well, bullets that never quite hit the mark.
All Tied Up
The Council kills a measure that would add four districts instead of diluting the minority voice in the city.
Top 10 National Super PACs
With the rise of the super PAC, so too have emerged watchdog groups that track spending, donors, leaders and beneficiaries. We found OpenSecrets enormously helpful in compiling this list of the big-money political groups today. But that ranking of who’s on top will shift dramatically in the coming weeks, so it’s best to keep a close eye on roster. ProPublica’s PAC track tool is also useful and easy to parse.
Furry Friends and Turtles Too
Adoption and vaccination clinic with Watermelon Mountain Ranch. Learn about the care of animals with whom we share the planet.
Kid Goat Yoga
Yogis practice surrounded by playful goats. All proceeds benefit the local nonprofit native rescued wildlife park.
Space Science: International Asterioid Day
Learn about asterioids, NASA's mission to the Asteroid Belt and what is known about asteroid impacts on Earth. Registration recommended.
VerticalStripe via Morguefile
Learn the basics of swing dance without a partner. Go online for the entrance password.
Trauma informed yoga therapy.
Laughter Yoga Wellness Group
A unique form of meditation combining unconditional laughter with a blend of deep breathing exercises, creative visualizations with role playing and simple stretches.
Bosque Wild: Guided Nature Walk
A moderately strenuous guided hike through one of the largest riverside-cottonwood forests in the world and along the banks of the Rio Grande. Registration recommended.
New Mexico Hempfest
Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.