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Archive for September, 2012

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

    Friday, September 21, 2012 7:30 – 11:00 PM Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website, www.starkids.org). Our speakers for this evening will be Drs. Irene and Steve Little of Estes Park.  The title of their talk will be “2012 - Doomsday or Hoax?” According to the Long Count Mayan calendar, on Dec 21, 2012 the 13th Baktun ends (and a new one ... Full Story

Cree Indian Prophecy

Cree Indian Prophecy

Warriors of the Rainbow Last century an old wise woman of the Cree Indian nation, named "Eyes of Fire", had a vision of the future. She prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the earth being ravaged and polluted, the forests being destroyed, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, the fish being poisoned in the streams, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to ... Full Story

The 47% responds with a poem

  Oh, my god, Mitt I'm apparently unfit To deserve your concern   I 'm on medicare, you see, And social security And you may as well learn   I believe the fed Should help 'til I'm dead If I can't do it on my own   Government should protect me Certainly not neglect me None can make it alone   Not even you, for one A wealthy man's son Whose path was paved with green   Don't tell me that you Had no ... Full Story

Romney’s theory of the “taker class”

Romney’s theory of the “taker class”

Romney’s theory of the “taker class,” and why it matters Posted by Ezra Kline There will be plenty said about the politics of Romney’s remarks. But I want to take a moment and talk about the larger argument behind them, because this vision of a society divided between “makers” and “takers” is core to the Republican nominee’s policy agenda. In his comments, Romney says that “these are people who pay no income tax,” but they are people “who are dependent upon ... Full Story

What Romney thinks of Americans

What Romney thinks of Americans

David Corn, Washington correspondent for Mother Jones news published an article yesterday (September 17) based on a video taken at a Romeny fund raiser in May of this year. Corn appeared on the Monday Rachel Maddow Show and discussed the video and its background. Click here to go to the Rachel Maddow Show and then select the first video clip. Corn divulges a great deal of background information  that is not in his Mother Jones article which follows.     SECRET VIDEO: ... Full Story

The KKK and the Tea Party

The KKK and the Tea Party

The following article appeared in the September 17 edition of the Fort Collins Coloradoen. It is a short history of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado and I was struck by the similarities with the present day Tea Party. You could easily substitute "Tea Party" for "KKK" through out the article and not be far off including the jingoistic patriotism and the anti-minority or anti-other religion stance.   KKK had strong presence in Colorado By Barbara Fleming The Ku Klux Klan in ... Full Story

Revolt of the Rich

Revolt of the Rich

Our financial elites are the new secessionists. By Mike Lofgren It was 1993, during congressional debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement. I was having lunch with a staffer for one of the rare Republican congressmen who opposed the policy of so-called free trade. To this day, I remember something my colleague said: “The rich elites of this country have far more in common with their counterparts in London, Paris, and Tokyo than with their fellow American citizens.” That ... Full Story

Is Team Romney to blame for Middle East violence?

          It all seems too well timed. At a critical point in the campaigns, with Romney trailing in the polls, an inflammatory video insulting the Prophet Mohammad is placed on YouTube and demonstrations begin. Team Romney is listening in and cannot wait to make a statement and blame the president. Why did this happen just now? Why was Team Romney so closely monitoring the twitter account of the Egyptian Embassy? The answer may be found by ... Full Story

Preserving or dismantling Medicare

  Working as a rural family doctor the past 30 years, it is most disheartening to see someone who has worked hard all their life have a catastrophic illness which throws them into bankruptcy. We must ignore the negative TV ads and campaign rhetoric to determine which political party will preserve Medicare. The U.S. House has passed the Ryan budget, (which Romney endorsed) which will fundamentally change Medicare as we have known it since 1965. The plan replaces guaranteed defined ... Full Story

Obama’s Way

Obama’s Way

Michael Lewis's article in Vanity Fair is a must read. Lewis was given unprecedented to the president and presents a picture not often seen of a sitting president. From his basketball games to deciding to intervene in Libya, Lewis gives insight into the mind of our president. This is an incredible article giving a glimpse of what it takes to be president and the humbleness and humanity of the man who now occupies this office..           Obama's ... Full Story

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