Sunday, September 26, 2010

ABQ captive dies

ABQ captive dies

The overcrowded Metro Detention Center in Albuquerque has had a 22-year-old female "inmate" die. While her death may have had nothing to do with her captivity, I'm sure her captivity didn't help her any.

She was being held captive on a "parole violation", and had been since the end of January. I would like to know what she did that was so heinous that it was necessary to kidnap her in the first place. If she was really a political prisoner (someone who had not attacked, stolen from, or defrauded anyone- as fully a third of the prisoners in the US are) then the Albuquerque Police Department and the administration of the overcrowded Metro Detention Center are murderers. If this is the case, will there be justice?

A request for action and an experiment- with new updates

In reference to my expensive, trivial, desired thing, I would like to propose an experiment.

I figured out I would need about 1,900,000 page views by the end of the month on my Examiner column to get enough money for my self-indulgent treat. How ever many more I can get will help and get me closer, especially if I can get more subscribers and daily visitors! Help me get as many page views as humanly possible.

So, what I'm asking is that you please go to my column, pick any particular article you want (or just use this one), and send it to as many people as possible. You can even tell them why I want the page views. Then ask them to spread the link around to as many people as they possibly can. And so on.

I'd like to see if I can set a (as far as I know) record for Examiner. And, if I manage to get enough page views to buy the item, even better!

I'll post the results here later in an update. Thank you in advance!

Update 1- Well, I got 208 page views the first day. Which is more than double my normal (recent) page views. If it will "more than double" again today and for subsequent days I could be on track.

Update 2- Still doing fairly well on page views. Please subscribe through the button on the Examiner page. Examiner claims to pay more depending on the number of subscribers, too.

Update 3- Well, thank you to all those who helped. It did put my page views back up to levels where they had been back before they started going down. They have dropped back to the low levels again now, though.

Altogether the push seems to have resulted in an extra $5 for me. And now with all my computer problems, and having no working vehicle for the past week (mine has been broken down for months and in the shop for the past month, and now my dad's pickup which I had been borrowing is also broken down), I'm getting very economically and emotionally depressed.

Highwaymen strike again

Highwaymen strike again

Albuquerque cops are bragging that they "arrested" seven suspected "drunken drivers" during one of their illegal checkpoint schemes. Notice, too, the ironic location of the illegal checkpoint: Constitution Avenue.

If a person is really drunk, and driving, there is no "suspected" involved. It is obvious. Such is not the case under the current police state's "laws".