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Archive for February, 2012

Romney Budget a disaster

Romney's Budget-Balancing For Dummies Sun, 02/26/2012 - 9:27pm — Joe Conason Seeking applause from a right-wing audience in Michigan, Mitt Romney vowed on Saturday: "I will cut spending, I will cap spending and I will finally balance the budget," saying that he will end federal funding for all the usual Republican budgetary scapegoats -- the Public Broadcasting System, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the ... Full Story

Skyrocketing Gas Prices

Skyrocketing Gas Prices

                Familiar Names Responsible For Skyrocketing Gas Prices By Arlen Grossman (about the author) As you max out your credit cards at the gas pumps, you should know that the major players to blame for the spike in gas prices are the same people who tanked the world economy four years ago-- our friends, the Wall Street speculators . That's right, many of the same banksters--Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, ... Full Story

Contest about Why Voting Matters

Contest about Why Voting Matters

Larimer County Youth First to Participate in Contest about Why Voting Matters In celebration of February Youth Voter Month, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County hosted a contest for high school students high school students in Poudre and Thompson Valley School Districts to offer thoughts about why they look forward to voting. Many students received Perkins cherry pies for their entries. Larimer County was the first place in the nation where LWV offered this contest for youth. Nancy ... Full Story

Gordon promotes CleanSlateNow

Gordon promotes CleanSlateNow

Over 50 people showed up at All Saints Episcopal Church on Saturday to listen to former Colorado State legislator, Ken Gordon speak about money in politics. The event was sponsored by the League of Women voters of Larimer County. Gordon’s main point was that if a candidate takes money from special interest groups, then they are beholden to those interests and voters have less say in government than donors with money. Gordon used his own experience to illustrate. When he decided to run ... Full Story

Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits

Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits

                Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits        By Associated Press, Thousands of poor and disabled men stand to lose their only income next year because of a change in government policy that will allow states to seize every dollar of federal benefits from people who owe back child support.Previously, states could capture only 65 percent of benefits from people who opted to be ... Full Story

Avs Improve their Recipe

Avs Improve their Recipe

    Team chemistry is an enigma. Perhaps the biggest mystery in sports, it’s an elusive component to winning that every owner, general manager and head coach has been trying to decode for years. No one is quite sure what comprises the winning formula. All that is known is that it’s a delicate balance, one that requires a precise mix of personalities that will mesh into a functional unit. When it’s done right, it’s a beautiful thing, as players come together ... Full Story

More WikiLeaks

More WikiLeaks

MASSIVE LEAK REVEALS CRIMINALITY, PARANOIA AMONG CORPORATE TITANS 
Dow pays "strategic intelligence" firm to spy on Yes Men and grassroots activists. Takeaway: movement is on the right track! WikiLeaks begins to publish today over five million e-mails obtained by Anonymous from "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The emails, which reveal everything from sinister spy tactics to an insider trading scheme with Goldman Sachs (see below), also include several discussions of the Yes Men ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

What's causing those odd rings in supernova 1987A? Twenty five years ago, in 1987, the brightest supernova in recent history was seen in the Large Magellanic Clouds. At the center of the above picture is an object central to the remains of the violentstellar explosion. Surrounding the center are curious outer rings appearing as a flattened figure 8. Although large telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope monitor the curious rings every few years     The Mysterious ... Full Story

Eagles Win Over Ontario

Eagles Win Over Ontario

LOVELAND, Colo. -The Colorado Eagles defeated the Ontario Reign, 5-4, in overtime, winning their second of three meetings this week.  Aaron Schneekloth, the league's leading scorer among defensemen, started the night being recognized for hitting 300 points in his Eagles career last week, and ended the game by playing hero with the overtime winner. Each team registered 10 shots in the first period, but the Reign controlled much of the play and took a 2-0 lead into the first ... Full Story

Last-Second Heroics Propell Lady Spartans to Victory

Last-Second Heroics Propell Lady Spartans to Victory

Berthoud Girls Basketball Claim Third in Patriot League Districts By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   In the world of sports, the term “clutch” is reserved for those rare athletes who raise their game to highest levels in the most pressure-packed situations. This past week, Berthoud High guard Kendall Baker has been the epitome of a clutch player for the Lady Spartans basketball team. In the opening round of the Patriot League district tournament on Tuesday, Baker scored 12 of ... Full Story

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