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US: New Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • Voter Registration Statistics (update)

    07/28/2017 3:46:32 PM PDT · by LS · 25 replies
    secretary of state websites | 7/28/2017 | LS
    A quick update from three "battleground" states. Realize that after an election the secretaries of state in most states engage in purge of dead voters (i.e., Democrats---joke) or people who have moved, etc. This continues at a regular pace. So the totals in all states fall some but the trend and direction is the key. NH (from Dec. 16-Ap 17) Rs net +7,000 FL (from Dec. 16-July 17) Rs net +49,000 NM (from Dec. 16-July 17) Rs net +10,000
  • San Diego teacher refuses to answer Border Patrol questions at checkpoint

    07/24/2017 9:55:27 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 58 replies ^ | 07/24/2017 | By Kate Morrissey
    ell Middle School teacher Shane Parmely was detained for over an hour by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint in New Mexico because she refused to say whether she was a U.S. citizen. Parmely’s family helped her film the incident, which she posted Friday evening on her Facebook account in several segments that were widely shared. Parmely told Border Patrol agents that she believed she did not have to answer their questions. One agent showed her a card listing immigration law and a Supreme Court case decision that give Border Patrol agents authority to operate checkpoints within 100 miles of...
  • Heat Death: Joule Unlimited collapses as oil prices flag, time passes, pressure mounts

    07/20/2017 7:24:34 AM PDT · by ptsal · 32 replies
    Biofuel Digest ^ | JULY 18, 2017 | Jim Lane
    [snip]confirmation of the demise of Joule Unlimited. “We had a lot of prospects last year,” former CEO Brian Baynes told The Digest, “but those new investor prospects walked away, particularly post election. ....Baynes was responding to reports that the technology and the Hobbs, New Mexico pilot facility would be auctioned shortly.The news from Joule closes out an extraordinary period of silence for a company that we once described as The Sultans of Stealth for their secretive approach to development.
  • Albuquerque Tea Party Given Tax-Exempt Status After 8 Years

    07/19/2017 7:13:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KOB4 ^ | July 18, 2017
    The Albuquerque Tea Party has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service after applying eight years ago. The Albuquerque Journal reports Graham Bartlett, president of the local Tea Party, says he was informed about a month ago that the group's request was going through. Bartlett says the Albuquerque Tea Party requested tax-exempt status because it relies on donations and people tend to donate more when they know they can write it off on their taxes.
  • Pearce to run for governor of New Mexico

    07/10/2017 7:45:38 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 10, 2017 | Michael Coleman
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican who has represented New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District for over 12 years, will announce his campaign for governor today. Pearce, 69, will become the second member of New Mexico’s five-member congressional delegation to shift political ambitions from Washington to Santa Fe. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, announced her 2018 campaign for governor of New Mexico in December. Incumbent Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, is term-limited and will leave office at the end of 2018. Pearce’s announcement makes him the first Republican to jump into the 2018 New Mexico governor’s race. Albuquerque Mayor...
  • Trump’s ICE Director Helped Author Obama’s Immigration Priorities and Executive Orders, Praised Them

    07/10/2017 8:40:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2017 | BRANDON DARBY
    The Obama-holdover chosen by DHS Secretary John Kelly to direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the Trump Administration helped author Obama’s controversial immigration priorities and executive orders, and he also publicly praised them. ... Trump’s campaign largely centered around opposing former resident Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration and the release of criminal illegal aliens into U.S. communities. Acting ICE Director Homan was the Enforcement and Removal Director (ERO) for resident Obama and even received an elite award from the former resident for his efforts on immigration. Homan has come under fire from the ICE Council for being Obama’s...
  • Voter Registration Changes Since Nov (5 Battleground States)

    07/07/2017 11:39:36 AM PDT · by LS · 95 replies
    various secretary of state websites | 7/7/2017 | LS
    As many of you know, I've been tracking voter registration changes since November in 11 battleground states. In some rust belt states, the population is decreasing, so both parties may see a decline, but the numbers represented below, whether actual increase or decline are the NET gains of Republicans over Democrats since November. PA Rs +104,000 (this is one of the states in decline, but Ds are falling much faster. This represents an additional net R gain of 2k in just a month. NM Rs +11,218 NC (these numbers only came up recently) Rs +61k AZ Rs +9,200 (this is...
  • Tech firm fed up with ABQ crime

    06/26/2017 11:56:51 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 51 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 24th, 2017
    One of Albuquerque’s shining high-tech startups has put the city on notice that it may leave Downtown and potentially the state if something isn’t done about the “marked deterioration in the safety and security of the downtown Albuquerque area.” Lavu, which launched in 2010, sent a letter to Gov. Susana Martinez and Mayor Richard Berry earlier this week decrying the crime and “consistent and ongoing verbal harassment by homeless and recently released inmates” that his employees have been having to endure. “I cannot stress enough to the both of you how serious the lack of safety in downtown Albuquerque has...
  • TV news vehicle stolen as crew covers local crime wave

    06/26/2017 9:31:31 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    The Extract ^ | 6.25.17 | Editor
    A local television news crew in New Mexico became the story when someone stole the station’s SUV as staffers gathered footage for a segment on crime in the area.
  • Obamacare Co-Op in Mexico Requests 80 Percent Rate Hike

    06/16/2017 10:13:31 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/16/2017 | Ali Meyer
    One of the few remaining co-ops created from Obamacare is requesting rate hikes of 80 percent for next year, the Associated Press reported. CEO of New Mexico Health Connections Martin Hickey said that not only will rates be likely raised to 80 percent next year, but that increasingly young, healthy individuals are dropping out from the exchange. "Insurance providers have been left to guess whether the federal government will continue to pay subsidies for out-of-pocket expenses such as copayments and deductibles for lower-income patients," the article said. "Requirements that taxpayers maintain coverage or pay a penalty are also in limbo."...
  • New Mexico Health Insurer Proposes 80 Percent Premium Hike

    06/16/2017 12:00:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KOB4 ^ | June 16, 2017
    All four health insurance providers on New Mexico's state-run exchange have submitted rate proposals for the coming year, despite uncertainty about key federal subsidies. New Mexico Health Connections CEO Martin Hickey said Thursday his cooperative is proposing a nearly 80 percent premium increase for individuals. The proposal may be lowered in July. Health Widler of the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance says detailed descriptions of proposed rate increases will be made public later this month.
  • Short-Seller Anthony Elgindy Arrested By FBI In San Diego

    05/22/2002 11:06:54 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 69 replies · 946+ views
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Anthony Elgindy, the controversial short-seller and online stock commentator, has been arrested on charges of racketeering, insider trading and market manipulation, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday. Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the San Diego field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Elgindy, who lives in the San Diego area, was arrested at his business Tuesday. Details of the charges against Elgindy weren't immediately available. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, N.Y., from which the charges originate, said the office would issue a statement about the Elgindy case soon.
  • Trader, FBI Agent Convicted in Stock Case

    01/24/2005 11:57:20 AM PST · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 1,068+ views
    1010 WINS - NEW YORK ^ | Jan 24, 2005 12:59 pm US/Eastern | 1010wins
    A former FBI agent and an Internet penny stock adviser were convicted Monday of mining government computers for confidential information they used to manipulate the stock market. Former agent Jeffrey Royer was convicted of racketeering, securities fraud, obstruction of justice and witness tampering for leaking details of FBI investigations and executives' criminal histories to San Diego stock picker Anthony Elgindy. Elgindy was convicted of racketeering, securities fraud and extortion for his role in the scheme. He dropped his face into his hands and sobbed uncontrollably as the jury foreman read the verdict; U.S. marshals led him weeping from the courtroom....
  • Border Numbers Up 31 Percent in One Month as ‘Catch and Release’ Continues

    06/10/2017 11:39:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 10 Jun 2017 | Bob Price
    The apprehension of illegal border crossers by Border Patrol agents jumped 31 percent in May from the previous month. The jump follows a six-month decline in apprehensions after the election of President Donald Trump. The increase comes as Border Patrol agents report “catch and release” programs are quietly continuing. ... Border Patrol agents believe the resurgence can be attributed to the Trump Administration’s quiet continuation of the Obama “catch and release” program ... “Obama’s catch and release is definitely continuing and our government is releasing illegal aliens into U.S. communities,” Border Patrol agent Brandon Judd ... make no mistake, ICE...
  • New Mexico Casino Cancels Kathy Griffin Performance

    06/01/2017 6:02:33 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    AP/ ^ | May 31, 2017
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A casino in New Mexico has scrapped a scheduled performance by comedian Kathy Griffin after she posted online a bloody image that resembled President Donald Trump. Route 66 Casino, a casino operated by Laguna Pueblo, announced late Tuesday on social media that July 22 performance by Griffin was canceled.
  • BREAKING: Route 66 Casino Cancels Kathy Griffin Performance

    05/30/2017 6:17:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Alt Wave Media ^ | 5/30/17 | Jeremy Nolt
    Tuesday morning images surfaced of Kathy Griffin, co-host and executive producer of CNN’s ‘New Years Eve Live’, holding a severed Trump head in what appeared to be an ISIS style mock execution.Twitter and Facebook were set ablaze with concerned citizens calling for CNN to disavow their employee’s actions. Furthermore, many were calling for CNN’s advertisers to pull their ads from the network.Though no advertisers have pulled ads from CNN at this time, a venue for one of Griffin’s scheduled performances this summer has canceled her appearance.Route 66 Casino has announced Griffin’s July 22nd performance has been canceled.Griffin has other performances...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico ~ 30 MAY 2017

    05/29/2017 6:00:18 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 82 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New MexicoWhite Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is a United States Army military testing area of almost 3,200 sq miles in parts of five counties in southern New Mexico. The largest military installation in the United States, WSMR and the 600,000-acre McGregor Range Complex at Fort Bliss to the south (southeast Tularosa Basin and on Otero Mesa) are contiguous areas for military testing.The White Sands Test Center headquartered at the WSMR "Post Area" has branches for Manned Tactical Systems & Electromagnetic Radiation and conducts missile testing and range...
  • Trump Executive Order Could Stall Plans to... (Dunn deal to get more BLM land for New Mexico)

    05/10/2017 6:33:24 PM PDT · by Monorprise · 10 replies
    New Mexico State Land Office ^ | April 26, 2017 | Aubrey Dunn, State Land Commissioner State of New Mexico
    SANTA FE, NM – An executive order signed today by President Trump instructing the Department of the Interior to review designations of national monuments could hinder a proposed land exchange between the New Mexico State Land Office (SLO) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that would consolidate state and federal holdings within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument, creating one of the most preeminent recreational spots in the United States. Trump’s order instructs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine designations dating back to 1996 to determine whether they were within the scope of a century-old law that allows...
  • EPA creates illegal Superfund site to hide liability in Gold King Mine spill

    05/08/2017 6:22:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Free Range Report ... Mountain States Legal Foundation ^ | May 4, 2017 | William Perry Pendley
    Shortly after the EPA triggered the release, to obscure and limit its own liability, the EPA created the Bonita Peak Mining District—around the Gold King Mine—and made the Superfund designation. Past EPA studies found the area did not merit inclusion on the National Priorities List. ... EPA’s Attempt to Bury its Colorado Gold Mine Disaster is Illegal. ... Mountain States Legal Foundation for its clients ... advised the three-judge panel that the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund statute), designated what it erroneously called the Bonita Peak...
  • Senate confirms Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

    05/08/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2017 | RICHARD LARDNER
    The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Senators approved Wilson’s nomination 76-22, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber. ... Wilson is a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico. She had faced scrutiny from several Democrats for defense industry consulting work she did after leaving Congress in 2009. She is the first graduate of the Air Force Academy to hold the service’s top civilian post.