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V.22 No.34 |

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The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's vault, Bernalillo same-sex hearing and "sex boxes" in Switzerland

The Daily Word

The United States and Britain team up to show Syria's government that when you “cross a line” (referring to a gas attack that killed at least 355 people, though some reports have stated the death toll was over 1,000), the world is going to get involved.

Police in Spokane, Wash., have arrested a second teenage suspect in the fatal beating of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, who was a WWII veteran.

After being found guilty last week for the Fort Hood shooting spree four years ago, the sentencing phase of Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial starts today.

There's a Coca-Cola vault? I want to go to there.

In preparation for a hearing this afternoon on same-sex marriage, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver has printed 1,000 same-sex marriage licenses.

Kids at Joy Junction learn how to capture their wishes and dreams with a camera via the Pictures of Hope program.

Mayor Richard Berry's office initiates the "Equity in Pay Task Force," aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women.

For those who find themselves taking long drives and suddenly getting the urge to have sex, Zurich, Switzerland now has “sex boxes” where people can drive up and give it a go. It's also safer for the prostitutes.

And now, the big question: Do we really want to see a John Lennon clone?

V.22 No.8 |

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The Daily Word in hidden cameras, hidden faces, thrifting for Breaking Bad threads and Americans have the right to be stupid

The Daily Word

Toilet-cam.

Planet Fitness fine print flap.

Missing 14 year old Dylan Redwine's parents will be (arguing) on Dr. Phil today and tomorrow.

You will be able to buy wardrobe items from Breaking Bad at Joy Junction's thrift store starting this Wednesday.

I just wanna see his face. In bird poo.

BP is going to the mat defending itself in court.

Is a T.V. commercial a "game" if you have to yell at it to make it stop?

Here's the world's largest lunchbox collection and it is for sale!

There will only be one Netflix-produced season of Arrested Development.

You gotta fight. For your right. To be stupid (according to John Kerry.)

A hot air balloon exploded in Egypt.

V.21 No.23 |

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The Daily Word in shady behavior, hard time(s) and pseudo-utero

The Daily Word

The World Health Organization says diesel exhaust fumes cause lung cancer.

The arrest of seven Zetas drug cartel members from Mexico may reveal links to money laundering via horse breeding and racing in several U.S. states, including New Mexico.

The worst recent surge of killings in Iraq renews fears about sectarian violence.

Former assistant of Gabrielle Giffords will take her place in Congress after beating out conservative opponent.

Handy tip: Don't keep $1.25 million in envelopes around your apartment if the Russian security state is on your ass.

George Zimmerman's wife is now in trouble with the law, too.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (along with approximately 7 million other U.S. citizens) is having a rough time in jail.

A newly formed public-interest reporting organization aims "to foster a stronger journalistic culture in our state."

Jay McCleskey, top advisor to Gov. Susana Martinez, obtained names and email addresses of non-union public school teachers on behalf of her political action committee. Why McCleskey wanted the list isn't clear. It's against the law for state employees to contribute to the work of PACs.

Joy Junction emergency shelter is set to expand in the midst of what its CEO calls a statewide "crisis" of homelessness.

Scientists were shocked to find algae thriving under Arctic sea ice.

Stress of contemporary life got you on the rails? Self-soothe by crawling back into the (recycled-fiber) womb.

Stevie Wonder joins the Albuquerque Isotopes! (Don't get as excited as I did at the prospect.)

V.18 No.35 | 8/27/2009
This is where the rich take a leak. All of them.

I Gotta Hit the Head

Where’s the bathroom nearest you? Go to sitorsquat.com to find out.

This comes to me by way of Jeremy Reynalds, founder of Joy Junction. As reported in a late-July Journal article, public defecation is a problem for Downtown workers and residents. That is, people use the bathroom in public down here, and it’s gross.

Reynalds tried to use the site and found:

Upon entering random information in Albuquerque, we found that there were many bathrooms available to “customers” and “private” people. If you read the map right, Albuquerque has public restrooms everywhere they can charge an entrance fee, such as the zoo and aquarium.

But we couldn’t find any “public” bathrooms actually out in public. ...

Lilly (not her real name) is a recent Joy Junction life recovery program graduate. She recalled vividly the embarrassment and humiliation she suffered in years past when she had to use the bathroom.

At one point, pregnant and suffering from a urinary tract infection, Lilly went into a restaurant and asked to use the bathroom. She was not allowed to do so. Lilly said she was such dire straits she ended up relieving herself behind a dumpster in the parking lot.

"It was degrading," Lilly said.

V.18 No.26 | 6/25/2009
Jeremy Reynalds
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No Shelter

Code violations at the old Westside jail prevent its use as an emergency summer sanctuary

Joy Junction is turning away between five and nine men every night, says Jeremy Reynalds, the shelter's founder and CEO. He says the economy is spitting out more folks than Joy Junction can take in. "We are seeing more people."

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