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Archive for June, 2013

Death of the Middle Class

Death of the Middle Class

    The Middle Class Faces Extinction—So Does the American Dream Income inequality is now as high as it's been since the Great Depression, and the middle class is nearly extinct. By Steward Lansley This article first appeared in the  Los Angeles Review of Books. Inequality is now one of the biggest political and economic challenges facing the United States. Not that long ago, the gap between rich and poor barely registered on the political Richter scale. Now the ... Full Story

Whistleblower’s letter from prison

Whistleblower’s letter from prison

  Imprisoned CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Pens “Letter from Loretto” By Brian Sonestein Former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on the US government’s use of torture under the Bush administration, is currently serving a 30 month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Below is a letter he recently sent his attorney Jesselyn Radack, who shared it (with John’s permission) with Firedoglake based on a pre-existing ... Full Story

Nazi Like Manning Trial

Nazi Like Manning Trial

Memory from Nazi Germany and Images of the Trial of Bradley Manning By Kevin Anthony Stod, Historian & Human Rights Activist  I am   listening to news right now about the military trial of Bradley Manning, which is taking place in my homeland, the USA.  Bradley Manning   is on trial for "aiding the enemy"--an incredibly broad statute that can be abused--and has been misused historically by horrible regimes to put people--including soldiers--in prison. At times the charge of ... Full Story

Update on Sheriff’s Deputy Involved Shooting

Update on Sheriff’s Deputy Involved Shooting

The Larimer County Coroner has identified the man who died during the officer-involved shooting earlier this week as Louis James Skelly, DOB: 06/27/52, of Livermore, Colorado. On Monday, June 3rd at approximately 1:09 p.m., the Larimer County Sheriff's Office was called to the area of County Road 82E and Cherokee Trail Road on the report of shots being fired and yelling coming from a neighboring property. After responding to the area and talking with the reporting party, the deputy ... Full Story

Bradley Manning Trial

Bradley Manning Trial

WikiLeaks Lawyer Sees Spurious "Enemy" Claims & Bid to Scare Whistleblowers The military trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Maryland, began Monday with the defense and prosecution presenting starkly contrasting accounts. Manning is accused of giving a cache of diplomatic cables and government documents to WikiLeaks in the largest leak of state secrets in U.S. history. The military prosecutor, Captain Joe Morrow, accused Manning of "dumping" hundreds of thousands ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Calls: May 2013

Berthoud Fire Calls: May 2013

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident activity for May 2013 Wednesday, May 1 BFPD and Loveland Fire responded to a structure fire on Caballero Street. When the crew arrived they found a detached garage fully involved in flames. The fire was extinguished and the investigation completed. BFPD responded with TVEMS to a medical call on Longview Ave. The patient was transported. Friday, May 3 BFPD responded to a two-vehicle accident on Mountain Ave. Two occupants were injured and ... Full Story

Obituary: Dona Mae Bromley

Obituary: Dona Mae Bromley

  Dona Mae Bromley, 81, passed away May 21, 2013 at MeadowView's Memory Care Unit in Greeley, Colo. She was born to Harry and Viola (Mudd) Halverson in Denver, Colo. on February 11, 1932. "Dona Mae", as she was known to her friends and family, grew up with one brother, Donald, on a family farm where her parents raised poultry, eggs, and vegetables in Adams City, and wheat and some cattle on land bordering the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. She lived with her family at the same address ... Full Story

Satire: GOP Furious

Satire: GOP Furious

GOP Furious State Department Cut Embassy Security After GOP Cut Embassy Security Funding Written by David Neilsen May 13th 2013 WASHINGTON — After a day of emotional hearings on the Benghazi Embassy attacks of 2012, Republican legislators yesterday decried the Obama State Department for following through with the budget cuts to embassy security mandated by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. “This is negligence of the highest order,” said House Oversight and ... Full Story

Anatomy of a Bogus Scandal

Anatomy of a Bogus Scandal

GOP Knew of IRS Scrutiny But Stayed Quiet for a Year By: Rmuse:  May. 30th, 2013 There is little doubt Republicans do very little in an honest and forthright manner, and whether it is claiming tax cuts for their rich supporters create jobs and a vibrant middle class, or that denying women contraception coverage protects their constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom, there is always an ulterior motive unrelated to their stated agenda. There has always been something out of sorts ... Full Story

What are Political Issues?

What are Political Issues?

    By David Pakman How many different political issues are there? The obvious answer is probably “too many to count.” That response is understandable, as there certainly appear to be many different issues related to politics, including with the social, culture, economic, religious and other realms. However, an analysis of any individual issue will invariably lead back to the same fundamental factors that address how change happens within any particular issue. Let’s ... Full Story

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