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  • Immigrant license applications could hit record (NM - driver's licenses)

    10/28/2016 10:40:29 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 28, 2016 | Russell Contreras
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The number of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses in New Mexico remains on pace to reach a four-year high amid a deadline to adopt a new law. Data obtained by The Associated Press through a records request showed 3,886 licenses were issued to foreign nationals from January to October. That’s just shy of the 4,026 licenses granted to foreign nationals for all of 2015. Officials said they believe the spike came because immigrants in the country illegally wanted to get New Mexico driver’s licenses before the state adopts a new law before a Nov. 18 deadline.
  • Potter County Judge: Nothing wrong with voting machines (Amarillo, TX)

    10/25/2016 12:20:13 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 47 replies
    Amarillo-Globe News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Ron Balaskovitz
    Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner issued a statement Tuesday denying social media claims that local voting machines are changing votes. “There is nothing wrong with any of the machines we use for voting,” Tanner said in her statement. “They do not flip your vote. They do not flip parties. Humans do that.” Tanner said she verified with Potter County Elections Administrator Melynn Huntley that there have been no problems with the machines. In Randall County there has been one reported incident of an irregularity, Tanner said. A voter said they cast a straight-ticket ballot and, when they hit the vote...
  • Catholic university prohibits ‘Unborn Lives Matter’ posters on campus

    10/24/2016 1:10:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The nation’s largest Catholic university told a group of pro-life students that it could not display posters reading “Unborn Lives Matter,” lest they provoke the Black Lives Matter movement. In a letter to the College Republicans, DePaul University president Father Dennis Holtschneider said the posters contained “bigotry” veiled “under the cover of free speech,” the Daily Wire reported. “By our nature, we are committed to developing arguments and exploring important issues that can be steeped in controversy and, oftentimes, emotion,” Mr. Holtschneider said in the letter. “Yet there will be times when some forms of speech challenge our grounding in...
  • Car flies over three trains and lands on tracks in Belen (NM, video)

    10/14/2016 11:10:27 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 65 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | October 13, 2016 | Soyoung Kim and Haley Rush
    BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – It was an incredible scene, and even more incredible the driver is still alive. Workers at the rail yard couldn’t believe their eyes when a car came flying out of nowhere — over three different trains. The car came flying down Baca which is a dead-end at 1st Street in Belen. Police said the driver hit this small embankment and landed on the other aside of those trains. They said the driver was doing almost 100 miles per hour down Baca Thursday morning. Police said there were no skid marks or indication of braking or slowing...
  • Illegal immigration is surging in New Mexico

    10/13/2016 10:21:29 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 13, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    This year, alone, apprehensions by Border Patrol in New Mexico have surged to 18,500 people in the 11 months through August, compared with 11,216 in all of fiscal 2015. Many of the migrants are from Central America like Alex, a 30-year-old farmworker. About 7,900 of the migrants apprehended this year in New Mexico are classified by Border Patrol as “other than Mexican,” mostly from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and, lately, Brazil – and they have accounted for much of the increase. The strength of the U.S. dollar, which makes basic goods more expensive in Latin America; stagnant wages and few...
  • Hung jury in Sandy, Perez trial (NM-police officers charged with murder, video)

    10/12/2016 1:11:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 41 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Colleen Heild and Katy Barnitz
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The first murder trial involving an on-duty shooting by an Albuquerque police officer in at least 50 years ended late Tuesday afternoon with a District Court jury deadlocked 9-3 for acquittal on charges against former officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez. Sandy and Perez, who showed no emotion at the mistrial ruling, left out the back door of the courtroom, away from the media attention. Sandy retired months after the shooting, but Perez was terminated when the criminal charge was filed, per city policy. A decorated Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, Perez is now unemployed....
  • Shooting in Alamogordo results in deaths of officer, suspect (3rd NM LEO death in past year)

    09/02/2016 5:41:41 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    KOAT News 7 Albuquerque ^ | September 2, 2016 | KOAT TV News
    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - An Alamogordo police officer was killed Friday morning after a foot chase resulted in a shootout. Officers were patrolling the area of the 600 block of South Florida Avenue when they came in contact with the suspect, who tried fleeing on foot in an alley and then exchanged gunshots with the officers. Officer Clint Corvinus, 33, was transported to the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. Corvinus was a 4 1/2-year veteran of the Alamogordo Police Department and was a field training officer at the time of the incident. Corivinus is survived...
  • Libertarian VP Candidate William F. Weld Continues to be Anti-Gun

    09/01/2016 10:50:18 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 42 replies
    National Rifle Association ^ | August 26, 2016 | NRA-ILA
    As governor of Massachusetts, William Weld supported various gun control schemes, including a ban on semi-automatic firearms. Unfortunately, and despite being the Libertarian candidate for vice president, Weld continues his anti-gun ways. In July 2016, while NRA and other groups concerned with civil liberties were hard at work fighting legislation that would have stripped Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process based merely on their placement on a secret government watch list, Weld expressed support for such measures. In an interview with the Washington Post Editorial Board, Weld said of watch list gun control legislation: I think the...
  • The Left is Busily Planting Fake Red-Meat Conservative News Sites

    09/01/2016 9:04:58 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 50 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 31, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Almost all of us have been a victim of accidentally spreading fake news at one time. A trusted friend emails you a link to an article that is red meat for the conservative base; it sounds legitimate, and the name of the site even sounds official. You forward the article and post it on Facebook and Twitter — and then the backlash is embarrassing. Multiple people point out you’re wrong, and you feel like an idiot. But how were you to know, especially in this information overload, social media era? It has become normal to quickly skim articles and headlines....
  • APS: It’s still OK to call students ‘boys and girls’ (Albuquerque)

    08/23/2016 8:49:49 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 22, 2016 | Kim Burgess
    An elementary school principal in Albuquerque has “apologized profusely” for a mistake in her PowerPoint presentation to teachers and staff that said it would “no longer be acceptable to call our students boys and girls.” APS spokeswoman Monica Armenta said Monday that teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary are not barred from calling students “boys and girls,” and that the simple misunderstanding was blown out of proportion in at least one media report. A few weeks ago, the school’s principal, Judith Touloumis, delivered a PowerPoint presentation to inform staff about the new APS transgender procedural directive, which went into effect this...
  • Albuquerque is the 5th most violent city in the nation (ATF statistics)

    08/13/2016 3:20:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    KOAT News 7 Albuquerque ^ | August 12, 2016 | Nancy Laflin
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —For the past three months federal agents worked undercover with local cops and made more than 100 arrests for everything from drug trafficking to murder. “Statistics tell us that our state has one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation,” New Mexico District U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez said. Special agent Tom Atteberry said Albuquerque is especially violent. Atteberry is from Phoenix, Arizona, and brought a team to New Mexico because crime has gotten so out of control. He said New Mexico's justice system allows repeat violent offenders to get released as quickly as police arrest them....
  • ‘We’ve lost one of our best, our finest’ (NM police officer killed by Ohio shooter)

    08/13/2016 2:45:39 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 13, 2016 | Elise Kaplan, Robert Browman and Nicole Perez
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sheriff’s deputies are answering all calls in Hatch so the small, now 7-person department can mourn the loss of 33-year-old officer Jose Chavez, who was gunned down in a traffic stop Friday. “We’ve lost one of our best, our finest,” Doña Ana County Sheriff Enrique ‘Kiki’ Vigil said at a mid-day press conference in Las Cruces. “We’re mourning with the rest of law enforcement here in the county.” Chavez died at the University Medical Center in El Paso, TX, Friday night after authorities say he was shot and killed by 38-year-old Jesse Hanes, who was wanted for...
  • Libertarians working to get Gary Johnson on Ohio ballot

    08/12/2016 11:05:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 54 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is set to appear on ballots in at least 39 states, swing state Ohio is among the places where his supporters are still working to get the former New Mexico governor’s name out to voters this fall. Whether he’s successful could make a difference to Republicans, particularly the fortunes of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is in a close race in the state with Democrat Hillary Clinton. Johnson on the ballot could complicate the Ohio race for Trump if conservatives who want a smaller government want a choice other than...
  • Dems challenge allegations against UNM (NM -Univ. buys fetal parts for research)

    07/15/2016 9:32:14 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 14, 2016 | Michael Coleman
    WASHINGTON – U.S. House Democrats are pushing back against a Tennessee Republican’s request that Attorney General Hector Balderas consider criminal charges stemming from fetal tissue research at the University of New Mexico, while House Republicans renewed allegations Thursday that fetal tissue researchers and abortion clinics are also breaking federal law. Last month, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., chairwoman of the House Select Committee on Infant Lives, wrote a letter to Balderas asking him to investigate whether the University of New Mexico and an Albuquerque abortion provider broke a state law when they transferred aborted fetuses for research. This week, Democrats on...
  • Owner of stolen truck shoots alleged thief during scuffle (NM - Then arrested)

    07/09/2016 8:15:44 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 37 replies
    KRQE 13 News, Albuquerque ^ | July 9, 2016 | Candace Hopkins
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two people were arrested after a shooting over a stolen truck Friday. 22-year-old Joshua Ortega is facing charges for allegedly stealing a truck and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but he’s not the only one charged. The owner of that truck used the cell phone to track the vehicle to a neighborhood near Paradise and Eagle Ranch Thursday. He spotted his truck and called police, but the truck was driven away before they arrived. Then Friday morning the owner saw the truck again. That’s when the truck’s owner, Christopher Martinez, told officers he took out...
  • Jared Kushner: The Donald Trump I Know

    07/06/2016 1:06:08 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Observer ^ | July 6, 2016 | Jared Kushner
    My father-in-law is not an anti-Semite. It’s that simple, really. Donald Trump is not anti-Semitic and he’s not a racist. Despite the best efforts of his political opponents and a large swath of the media to hold Donald Trump accountable for the utterances of even the most fringe of his supporters—a standard to which no other candidate is ever held—the worst that his detractors can fairly say about him is that he has been careless in retweeting imagery that can be interpreted as offensive. I read the Dana Schwartz piece that appeared on As always, there are thoughtful points...
  • Southwest at risk for Trump over divisive rhetoric, weak campaign start

    07/05/2016 9:57:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Beaumont, AP
    DENVER – Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on becoming solidly Democratic. Donald Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump’s disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization have punctuated the state’s shift from a nip-and-tuck battleground to one that’s Democrat-friendly. ... And it’s not just Colorado. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and weak campaign structure could ensure that perennially competitive Nevada and New Mexico are out of reach as well.
  • New Mexico reports fourth Hantavirus death (Six cases, four deaths)

    07/01/2016 3:00:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 30, 2016 | ABQJournal News Staff
    Health officials have reported a fourth New Mexico death from Hantavirus this year, making 2016 among the deadliest since the viral illness first appeared here in 1993. A 20-year-old Torrance County woman has died of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome – the state’s sixth reported case this year, the New Mexico Department of Health announced Thursday. “The messaging is, (Hantavirus) is still here and you still have to take precautions,” said Dr. Paul Ettestad, the department’s public health veterinarian. Hantavirus infection is transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva. People can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus....
  • Forest Service confirms [federal] brush clearing started Dog Head Fire (NM, Destroyed a dozen homes)

    07/01/2016 2:46:54 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 1, 2016 | Rick Nathanson
    CHILILI — U.S. Forest Service officials on Friday confirmed Journal reports that the cause of the Dog Head Fire in the Manzano Mountains was tied to a federally funded wildland brush and wood clearing effort designed to prevent fires. Specifically they said the 18,000 acre blaze was started by a masticator, a forest thinning or brush cutting machine. The clearing effort — known as the Collaborative Landscape Restoration Project — is a joint effort of Isleta Pueblo, Forest Service and Chilili Land Grant. An Isleta crew was working the masticator in the area the day the fire started and members...
  • After Brexit, London mayor Sadiq Khan tells immigrants: “You are very welcome here”

    06/24/2016 12:44:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 41 replies
    News Fast Company ^ | June 24, 2016 | Sadiq Khan
    Following the U.K.'s decision to Brexit, Khan took to Facebook on Friday to express his support for the many London residents who hail from other parts of Europe: I want to send a clear message to every European resident living in London - you are very welcome here. As a city, we are grateful for the enormous contribution you make, and that will not change as a result of this referendum. There are nearly one million European citizens living in London today, and they bring huge benefits to our city - working hard, paying taxes, working in our public services...
  • Trump fires campaign manager Cory Lewandowski

    06/20/2016 6:52:36 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    June 20, 2016 | Fox Business
    Just reported by Fox Business News - no link yet
  • Dog Head Fire destroys dozens of structures (NM)

    06/17/2016 8:27:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 8:59pm | Todd Dickson / Mountain View Telegraph
    TIJERAS — Several hundred people whose homes, animals and ways of life are threatened by the Dog Head Fire heard Gov. Susana Martinez promise during a public meeting here Friday to commit more resources to help them through their ordeal. Martinez told anxious Manzano Mountain area residents, jammed into the Roosevelt Middle School gym, that she has ordered more New Mexico National Guardsmen to provide security for neighborhoods that have been or may be evacuated, and that she would look into the possibility of making the fairgrounds at Expo New Mexico available to accept animals being removed from the path...
  • Feds, Luna County Sheriff say ‘Islamic refugee’ report is false (NM Pipeline maps)

    06/17/2016 10:24:20 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | June 16, 2016 | Matt Grubs
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) — A sensational report of a New Mexico sheriff’s deputy arresting an undocumented “Islamic refugee” who had gas pipeline plans with her as she crossed the desert near the border appears to be unfounded. The report cited involvement by the FBI, U.S. Border Patrol and the Luna County Sheriff. Each of those law enforcement agencies told KRQE News 13 that there’s no evidence the incident ever happened. Still, the article has been widely shared across social media since it was published Wednesday on the website of the conservative group Judicial Watch. The organization says it “promotes transparency,...
  • Authorities call on Chilili residents to evacuate as Dog Head Fire triples in size (NM)

    06/15/2016 7:52:48 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 15, 2016 | Katy Barnitz
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says it will begin a mandatory evacuation of Chilili residents as the Dog Head Fire, which reportedly tripled in size Wednesday, moves their way. The county posted the announcement on social media around 7:30 p.m. The county also said N.M. 337 is closed at N.M. 217 because of the evacuation. “It’s very very close to the town itself,” Forest Service spokeswoman Arlene Perea said. “It’s knocking at the door.” The fire broke out Tuesday morning in a section of National Forest land in the Manzano Mountains near Tajique. It remains uncontained. Perea...
  • ISIS 'kill list' targets Palm Beach, Treasure Coast residents: Ex-FBI agent

    06/13/2016 12:14:46 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    Las Vegas TV3 News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Kathleen Walter
    WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) — A pro-Isis group has released a hit list with the names of more than 8,000 peopl emostly Americans. More than 600-people live in Florida, and one security expert believes that many of those targeted live in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast. The "United Cyber Caliphate" that hacked U.S. Central Command, 54,000 Twitter accounts and threatened President Barack Obama is the same pro-Isis group that's reportedly created a "kill list" with the names, addresses and emails of thousands of civilian Americans. Former FBI agent-turned lawyer Stuart Kaplan says the threat is especially alarming,...
  • Obama to visit Carlsbad Caverns next week (NM)

    06/09/2016 3:07:48 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 52 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 9, 2016 | Michael Coleman
    President Obama will visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Yosemite National Park in California next week as part of a trip celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, according to the White House. The trip is scheduled from June 17-19 – next Friday, Saturday and Sunday – but it’s unclear exactly when the president will be in New Mexico. Details are still emerging.
  • 9th Court of Appeals - "No constitutional right to concealed carry"

    06/09/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    NBC ^ | June 9,2016
  • Trump’s attacks on Martinez should alarm the GOP

    05/27/2016 8:15:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 77 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 26, 2016 | James Hohmann
    During a 65-minute speech in Albuquerque on Tuesday night, Donald Trump laced into New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. He blamed her for the state’s economic problems, for the growing number of food stamp recipients and for not doing more to reject Syrian refugees. The billionaire even mused about moving to the state to run for governor himself. “She’s got to do a better job,” Trump told thousands of supporters, per The Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson. “She’s not doing the job. We’ve got to get her moving. Come on: Let’s go, governor.” Martinez’s press secretary, Mike Lonergan, responded with a...
  • ABQ police seeking tips about 30 violent ‘thugs’ at anti-Trump rally

    05/26/2016 3:53:44 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dan McKay
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mayor Richard Berry said police are trying to identify about 30 “thugs” who threw rocks and engaged in other violence during this week’s protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. A team of officers is examining video and photos to build criminal cases for prosecution. Berry and Albuquerque’s police chief, Gorden Eden, estimated that about 1,000 people attended the anti-Trump protest — and perhaps 30 people engaged in violence against police or others. Eden said protesters threw rocks and molotov-cocktail-like devices at officers. One person used a rod of some sort to strike a police horse. “It...
  • NM sues EPA for $136 million over mine spill

    05/23/2016 11:51:21 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal | May 23, 2016 | OLLIE REED JR.
    New Mexico today sued the Environmental Protection Agency and the owners of the Gold King Mine for more than $136 million over economic setbacks and environmental damages suffered by the state due to the Aug. 5 dumping of more than 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River. The suit was filed on behalf of the state by Attorney General Hector Balderas and the New Mexico Environment Department. It demands reimbursement of $889,327 for short-term emergency-response costs paid by the state, more than $6 million to pay for long-term monitoring of the Animas and $130 million for lost...
  • Challenger wins national post at NM Republican convention Gov. Martinez supporter ousted)

    05/23/2016 11:36:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dan Boyd
    Harvey Yates Jr. defeated incumbent Pat Rogers for a state post on the Republican National Committee on Saturday, elevating an outspoken critic of Gov. Susana Martinez’s governing style to a prestigious – if largely symbolic – GOP position. At the New Mexico Republican convention at the Sandia Resort and Casino, Yates received 278 of the 473 votes cast by Republican delegates – or 58.8 percent – to oust Rogers. A former state Republican Party chairman, Yates has been critical of Martinez and her political adviser, Jay McCleskey, in recent years, while Rogers has been closely linked to both the Martinez...
  • Need help getting rid of Adobe Flash allow/deny icon

    05/18/2016 11:23:56 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    May 18, 2016 | Self
    The past few days a new nuisance with Adobe Flash has appeared on my computer. It's an icon that asks to install an ad cookie on my computer. If you click deny, you don't get to view the video. Normally I wouldn't care, but some news clips I want to view. For example, there was a nice interview with Ivanka Trump on CBS News this morning and a FR thread about the disdain shown by the reporter in the questioning: The question asks: "Allow CBS NEWS to store information on your computer?" Your choices are "Allow" or "Deny." Would...
  • State Dept. to Withhold Docs Related to Clinton E-Mail Security Until After Election

    05/05/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 72 replies
    Law Newz ^ | May 5, 2016 | Chris White
    The State Department on Tuesday notified Vice News that it will not release documents responsive to the news outlet’s FOIA requests related to the security of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server until after the November election. According to Vice News reporter Jason Koebler, soon after news broke of Clinton’s use of a private e-mail for State Department business, he filed a FOIA request with the State Department seeking “communications, presentations, and procedures created by the State Department to secure Hillary Clinton’s email from electronic threats.” In his new report released on Thursday, Koebler describes how despite several promises from the State...
  • Details of 11-year-old’s killing released in criminal complaint (NM Navajo girl raped, killed)

    05/04/2016 11:48:10 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 54 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 4, 2016 | Elise Kaplan
    A criminal complaint filed in federal court Wednesday offers new details about the kidnapping and killing of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike. Authorities were led to Tom Begaye, 27, by a tip from one of his neighbors, according to the indictment. Begaye told authorities he was looking for a child to have sex with Monday afternoon and picked up Ashlynne and Ian Mike, who were playing in a ditch near their home. Ashlynne had injured her foot and agreed to get in Begaye’s car to get a ride. He took her to a desolate dirt road near the Ship Rock pinnacle, where...
  • FBI arrests man in abduction, killing of 11-year-old (NM Navajo girl)

    05/03/2016 9:57:40 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 3, 2016 | Nicole Perez and Robert Browman
    When 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike and her 9-year-old brother stepped into a stranger’s van after being dropped off by a school bus Monday, they likely believed they were heading to see a movie. The stranger, it seems, had a more sinister plan. According to authorities, he abducted the children, and in a crime that shocked the entire Navajo Nation and surrounding communities, killed Ashlynne, leaving her body along a desolate dirt road that cuts through the desert near the towering rock monument that overlooks the town of Shiprock. Late Tuesday, the FBI arrested 27-year-old Tom Begaye, of Waterflow, N.M., in connection...
  • Forest plan renews old fight in northern New Mexico

    05/02/2016 4:56:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 15 and May 1, 2016 | T. S. Last
    On June 5, 1967, the Alianza Federal de Mercedes – which translates to Federal Land Grant Alliance – led by Reies Lopez Tijerina stormed the courthouse in Tierra Amarilla with the intention of freeing nearly a dozen members of their group who had been arrested two days earlier and to make a citizens’ arrest of prosecuting District Attorney Alfonso Sanchez. The two-hour confrontation resulted in a prison guard being shot through the cheek and a sheriff’s deputy severely beaten. It ended when the 20 or so raiders escaped with two hostages. The famous raid was inspired in part by ill...
  • Apple Update Software downloads Win32/herz trojan virus

    03/29/2016 2:42:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    Self | March 29, 2016 | Self
    Running Windows 7. Plugged in my iphone to download some work photos, and an update from Apple popped up to update itunes and video software. I started the download and my AVG business antivirus detected the win32/herz virus and deleted it. Checking on the name and it appears to be a particularly nasty virus. If any Apple fans on here know how to notify Apple, I'll be glad to send the URL link. It starts with and seems to be a legitimate link.
  • From the border: ‘We think they got the message’ (NM Ranchers)

    03/19/2016 3:44:19 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 17, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    After ranchers came out in force last week to voice concerns about border security, New Mexico’s political representatives in Washington say they are pushing for changes in strategy on everything from patrols to hiring, and deploying more boots on the border. About 600 people, residents and ranchers, packed a school meeting room in Animas last Thursday to express their concerns about the lack of security at the border. The New Mexico delegation is proposing, by turn, changes in hiring procedure that could attract more locals to Border Patrol ranks; hardship pay for agents who agree to work the remote region;...
  • Megyn Kelly to Host Primetime Special on Fox Broadcasting (Barf alert)

    03/15/2016 12:19:52 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 61 replies
    Variety ^ | March 15, 2016 | Brian Steinberg
    Megyn Kelly will, for at least an hour, jump from Fox News Channel to Fox prime time. The Fox News anchor, whose stature has grown during the most recent election cycle as she has tangled with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, will host a one-hour prime-time special on Fox Broadcasting. During the one-hour special Kelly will interview celebrities from the worlds of politics, entertainment and other areas of human interest. She will also discuss the year she has had covering the 2016 presidential campaign. The special has been in the works for some time. Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive,...
  • Beware Windows Media Player update - privacy concerns

    03/09/2016 1:45:08 PM PST · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    Microsoft Windows Media Player ^ | March 9, 2016 | Self
    I downloaded and installed some Windows updates yesterday after checking to hide Win 10 related updates and known phone-home privacy concerns. Though I have been running Windows 7 and the media player since receiving my machine late last summer, a WMP install note popped up requesting approval for what is either an update or new version. It came with "recommended" or "custom" setting selections. Microsoft was nice enough to tell me that "recommended" included a lot of phone-home settings to "enhance" my use. I immediately checked "custom" and unchecked about a half-dozen settings that would record or report my listening/media...
  • NM ranchers outraged by lack of security at border (and article commenters are angry)

    03/07/2016 11:56:16 AM PST · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 7, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    The story goes like this: A ranch hand working in New Mexico’s Bootheel stumbles upon men and two or three vehicles stranded in remote cattle country. They turn out to be drug runners from Mexico who take him hostage, load his vehicle with narcotics and force him to drive to Willcox, Ariz., where they leave him alive but warn him not to go to the police. They would be watching. That alleged incident and a host of recent break-ins have ranchers across Hidalgo County and in southeastern Arizona outraged about what they say is a decline in border security. The...
  • New Mexico history makes tough sledding for business

    03/02/2016 1:05:36 PM PST · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 31, 2016 | Winthrop Quigley
    There is really no convincing evidence that a right-to-work law by itself helps a state’s economy, as proponents contend, or hurts a state’s workers, as opponents claim. New Mexico is not a business-friendly state. Right-to-work won’t change that, because a single law will not undo a culture 400 years in the making. New Mexico was a colony first of Spain, then of the United States. I would argue that, because of our almost total dependence on federal energy and defense spending for what economic progress we did enjoy in the 20th century, New Mexico, as a ward of Washington, in...
  • Drug dealer set up shop in Pussycat Video’s porta-potty, police say

    03/02/2016 12:13:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 2, 2016 | Nicole Perez
    An Albuquerque man has been arrested for slinging meth and heroin out of a porta-potty in the Pussycat Video adult video store parking lot, according to police. Aaron Gonzales, 22, the alleged dealer, was arrested on multiple counts of drug trafficking after he sold drugs to an undercover officer Tuesday. Police also arrested a man, Andres Plata, 18, who led them to the porta-potty dealer. Plata took the officer to a porta-potty in the parking lot of Pussycat Video, which is on the corner of Central and Pennsylvania. “Andres opened the door and advised the subject inside, later identified as...
  • Families victimized by illegals vow to block pro-immigration candidates

    03/01/2016 10:24:02 AM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The families of 30 Americans raped, tortured and murdered by alleged illegal immigrants are urging Republican voters ahead of Super Tuesday to reject Sen. Marco Rubio or any presidential candidate who isn't strong on protecting the country from undocumented criminals. "We do not want other families to die at the hands of illegal aliens. We want to end the massacre of innocents in exchange for enriching open border self-interest cartels. We are pleading with the Republican voter: Reject Rubio," said the 30 in an open letter to Republicans from The Remembrance Project, formed in 2009 to honor those killed by...
  • Microsoft Pushing Upgrade to Windows 10 Again

    02/25/2016 9:46:15 AM PST · by CedarDave · 46 replies
    Microsoft Windows Update ^ | February 25, 2016 | Self
    Microsoft PC users be alert. I was notified Tuesday of an important Windows 7 update. It turned out it was an update to install the Windows 10 upgrade app on Windows 7 (and maybe 8 and 8.1) machines, KB 3035583. I thought it might have been the earlier upgrade from last fall, but it was released February 23, 2013 with some file updates from February 17. I have a sticky note on my monitor with this MS update number (and some others) and when I receive notice of Windows updates I check the list. In this instance, I immediately hid...
  • Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

    02/09/2016 3:41:40 PM PST · by CedarDave · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration's Clean Power Plan. The move means the regulations will not be in effect while litigation continues over whether their legality.
  • Sarah Palin Speaks at HUGE Donald Trump Rally in Tulsa, OK (1-20-16 Video)

    01/20/2016 12:38:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | January 20, 2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016: GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a massive campaign rally in Tulsa, OK at the Mabee Center. Mr. Trump brought former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin with him- and she spoke for about 20 minutes to a fired up crowd of an estimated 20,000 supporters.
  • Sarah Palin's Son Track: Arrested For Drunken Domestic Violence ... With A Gun

    01/19/2016 3:17:06 PM PST · by CedarDave · 238 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 19, 2016 | TMZ STAFF
    Sarah Palin's 26-year-old son Track was thrown in jail after cops say he drunkenly assaulted a woman while packin' heat. According to the Wasilla P.D., officers responded to a home Monday night after getting a 911 domestic violence call. It's unclear exactly what went down, but cops say Palin was drunk and had a firearm. They say he also interfered with the victim's ability to report the crime. Track was booked for assault, interfering with a domestic violence report and misconduct involving weapons. Story developing ...
  • Richardson cited in hit-and-run in Santa Fe (NM - Former governor)

    01/07/2016 3:25:13 PM PST · by CedarDave · 50 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 6, 2016 | Edmundo Carrillo and T.S. Last
    SANTA FE - Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was cited for following too closely and failing to report an accident after a hit-and-run fender bender in downtown Santa Fe on Wednesday morning. According to the police report, the accident occurred about 8:15 a.m. during wet, snowy conditions. Richardson rear-ended a vehicle driven by a Santa Fe woman while both were traveling east on Marcy Street at the intersection with Paseo de Peralta. The woman told the police a yellow Jeep hit her car from behind while she was stopped at a stop sign. The Jeep then hit her a...
  • Megyn Kelly claims Trump tried to 'woo' her before he announced he was running for president

    01/04/2016 11:28:44 AM PST · by CedarDave · 163 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 4, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    During his campaign, Donald Trump has ridiculed a lot of people but no one more than Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who called him out on his track record of sexist comments in the first Republican debate. Now Kelly is speaking out to say that the real estate mogul tried to win her over with some creepy correspondence before announcing his candidacy. In a cover interview with Vanity Fair magazine, the 45-year-old journalist says The Donald used to send her press clippings about her from time to time, signed with his name, and call to talk about segments he liked...