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Archive for May, 2013

LTO June Star Night

LTO June Star Night

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 www.starkids.org). Friday, June 21, 2013 7:00 – 11:00 PM   The guest speaker is Suzanne Metlay, faculty member at Western Governors University, and the title of her talk is “Tides In & Out of the Solar System”. Imagine tides without water and see the effects of tidal forces throughout the cosmos. Tides are the result ... Full Story

IRS scandal is phony

IRS scandal is phony

  IRS 'Scandal' Appears Nearly as Phony as Shirley Sherrod, Van Jones, ACORN 'Scandals' By Brad Friedman "Listening to the nightly news, this appears to be just the latest example of a culture of cover-ups --- and political intimidation --- in this administration," declared the opportunistic Republican Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee during a hearing today on the "scandal" related to the IRS use of Rightwing words such as "Tea Party" to help identify groups ... Full Story

Fascism Has Come to Roost in America

  By Willy Scanion As the famous American novelist Sinclair Lewis - who was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature - once said, "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." The ever-rising culture of militarism in America and the never-ending conflict of war in far away countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan and hundreds of military bases the military industrial complex needs to support these conflicts, will ... Full Story

Police as killers, not protectors

Police as killers, not protectors

It is a shame what many police forces have become. Break into the wrong house and kill innocent people. Kill dogs for no reason. Here are four stories that represent the tip of the iceberg. It also seems that none of the police involved feel any remorse or compassion for their victims or their families. After reading these accounts, you will likely be reluctant to call on the police for help;   Police Officer Shot Man Dead for Peeing, Mother Claims in Court May 28, 2013  | SALT ... Full Story

Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal

Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal

  By Kim Barker and Justin Elliott ProPublica In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture – and big donors — have fallen through the cracks. Consider this our Top 6 list of need-to-know facts on social welfare nonprofits, also known as dark money groups because they don’t have to disclose their donors. The groups poured more ... Full Story

Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report

The Huffington Post  |  By Chris Gentilviso One day after The White House released 100 pages of Benghazi emails, a report has surfaced alleging that Republicans released a set with altered text. CBS News reported Thursday that leaked versions sent out by the GOP last Friday had visible differences than Wednesday's official batch. Two correspondences that were singled out in the report came from National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. The ... Full Story

Obamacare does work

Obamacare does work

How California Is Debunking The GOP’s Obamacare Talking Points By Sy Mukherjee On Thursday, California officials revealed insurance companies’ opening bids for the state’s Obamacare marketplace in 2014. The numbers are great for consumers — and terrible for right-wing fear mongering over the health law. Covered California, the agency tasked with constructing and maintaining the Golden State’s insurance marketplace, announced in a press release that rates submitted by 13 ... Full Story

Summer Reading, Berthoud Library

Summer Reading, Berthoud Library

Dig into reading summer programs for 2013 The Berthoud Community Library District will be hosting summer reading for all ages!  Adults will enjoy “Groundbreaking Reads”, while teens get “Beneath the Surface”, elementary readers will “Dig into reading” and we will grow healthy readers in the “Family Garden”.  Call and ask which program is right for you and your family, 970-532-2757. The dig into reading program is designed for grades 1-5 but all are welcome to come to the ... Full Story

Memorial Day: Berthoud

Memorial Day: Berthoud

Patriot Alley, display of flags on Welch Avenue in Berthoud. Photo by Haiko Eichler

Volunteers needed for Sculpture Show

Volunteers needed for Sculpture Show

    LOVELAND – The nation’s largest outdoor sculpture show is seeking volunteers to perform a wide variety of tasks. “Without the hard work and dedication of each volunteer, this event would not happen,” says Deb Alles, Volunteer Coordinator of the Loveland Sculpture Invitational. Volunteers are needed for the Loveland Sculpture Invitational to fill positions like golf cart/shuttle driver, ticket sales, show setup and tear down, and much more. The full list of ... Full Story

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