Gov. Bill Richardson has just announced that he’s withdrawn his name from consideration as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Commerce. The news is related to an ethics investigation that alleges that the Richardson camp swapped a $1.5 million state GRIP contract for $100,000. in contributions to the Guv’s PACs. (There’s no question that the contributions were made or that the contract was awarded; the investigation is focused on whether there was quid pro quo involved.) The contractor in the case is… Continue
On January 4--a freezing, blustery day in Albuquerque, dozens of demonstrators braved the elements for hours to deliver messages about recent Israeli actions in Gaza.
This struggle is too old and too complex to be captured simply, and it appears that atrocities are not the exclusive domain of any one group, but one consistent theme emerged among many people gathered: slaughter of civilians is not acceptable, whether it occurs by airstrike,… Continue
The Author has not dispensed much investment advice recently. With the market turmoil he cannot recommend his day trading strategy to others for numerous reasons. Much of the Author’s methodology involved shorting the market in 2009 with inverse index ETFs such as QID. QID is a doubly-inverse fund
But funds can use leverage the other way. You can buy ETFs that are doubly- correlated to its underlying index. So… Continue
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Bad news...UNM LOBO MEN lose their first conference game in a close one to UNLV in Las Vegas tonight by two points...58-60 was the final score.
Good news...What a great game it was, against the number one team in the conference. 0-1 hurts but there's a long season ahead for the Lobo Men.
More good news...No more Coach Ritchie…Continue
There was a New Mexico Weaves Art exhibit today at the Open Space Visitor Center so I made the short drive over and looked at some beautiful weavings. There was some cloth weavings but I liked the wool tapestries of
Last night's First Friday show was a smashing, fhabulous success! Nick Harmon is an amazing artist, as well as a very cool dude. We were extremely pleased with the turnout for the opening and thrilled to be the first to show Nick's lighted piece "Resistance To What Is". It was entertaining to see people's reaction to the floor as they walked in the door. If you get out to see any shows this year, this one should be at the top of the list!
Thanks to Nick for the… Continue
PALETTE Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to announce our current show,”Snacktime!” which features the Raku Pottery of Arizona artist Karen Shapiro. Her show will open with a reception on January 2nd from 5 – 8 pm, and will continue through January 31, 2009.
I got home from a meeting group on sustainable urban gardening practices and Transition Towns. I fed the cats, poured a beer and flipped on the news.
The first piece I saw was on a mixed race couple (a dark skinned man and a fair skinned woman) in England that had twin girls 7 years ago and one appears “white” and the other “black.” Crazy. They just had another set of twins, newborn boys, and one appears “white” and the other “black”.Super crazy. Even the parents are… Continue
We are used to seeing national news stories about Hot Air Balloons or even space alien/road runner Rose Bowl floats, but tonight an aerial view of downtown Albuquerque came across national tv screens because of the news story of our town's DOUBLING NUMBER OF BANK ROBBERIES. It is a scary trend and a bad sign of the times.
It does make one wonder is there a 'safer time' of day to go to your bank? If you are at the bank and it gets robbed what should you do to protect… Continue
JUST-in from SpaceWeather.com:->FIRST METEORS OF 2009: The annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on Jan. 3rd when Earth enters a stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1. The timing of the encounter favors observers in western North America and across the Pacific Ocean who could see dozens to hundreds of meteors during the dark hours before sunrise this Saturday morning.
In the gallery/studio today, yes, on a holiday, to get the January show up and the gallery ready for tomorrow's opening reception. The First Friday reception will be open from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The show will be up for the entire month of January.
Our January featured artist, Nick Harmon, is showcasing 8 new pieces including the entry way floor, and an amazing 7 piece backlit acrylic series that's sure to please.
Nick Harmon is owner of FHAB Concepts, and developer of Fresco… Continue