And finally, I hope you've enjoyed my students' Morning Fix posts on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. Thanks to all for being so supportive (and eagle-eyed)! - BB

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Comment by Ron Da Bomb on April 15, 2011 at 8:22am
Hey BB, does that mean a day off for you at the U today?
Comment by Barelas Babe on April 15, 2011 at 9:00am
@RonDB - Guffawing! Um, not for me...
Comment by Benny the Icepick on April 15, 2011 at 10:41am

The governor's report is frightening.  I'm all for bringing together experts for a task force, but out of state corporate lobbyists are experts only in drumming up big bucks for those they serve.

 

As for the UNM organization, I'm glad they were able to find a loophole that allowed them to net even more money for Japan relief efforts.  It just goes to show that hard work, compassion, dedication, and creativity pay off.

Comment by Phil_0 on April 15, 2011 at 11:26am
Man, what is *up* with Albuquerque's sewers? I feel like I see a new break being worked on just about every other day. I have heard several times that the pipes originally used throughout much of the system in the 1940s and 1950s were WWII surplus not intended to last more than a couple decades...if that's the case, doesn't it seem like the city should be coming up with a comprehensive plan to address the problem, rather than applying one band-aid after another? Does anyone know if a "big-picture" plan like that is in the works or even being discussed?
Comment by Phil_0 on April 15, 2011 at 11:32am
Benny, I read an interesting article lately about how over-emphasizing established, existing industries and firms in terms of laws and public policy actually stifles innovation and entrepreneurship...it was pretty compelling. As the bulk of Martinez's recommendations appear to be targeted in support of oil, gas and dairies, I'd say she's running a high risk of falling into that trap. If NM really wants to foster small business growth, we should be focusing our attention on promoting emerging markets and technologies, not devoting sparse resources to propping up inefficient, old-fashioned industries that will eventually fade away no matter what anyone does...
Comment by shotsie on April 15, 2011 at 11:51am
Hey, I got the infamous "909" call last night from Sandia - and hung up right away.  I was actually thinking that they were going to charge my cell phone account if I pressed "1", so I didn't get to goof around with whoever was running this scam...

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