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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Jerome Nathan Morlan

Obituary: Jerome Nathan Morlan

  Jerome (Jerry) Nathan Morlan of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the age of 87. While doing what he liked best, helping a good friend, Jerry accidentally fell and sustained a severe head injury that he could not overcome. Jerry was the second oldest of 11 children born to Martha and Clarence Morlan in Newcastle, Nebraska, and is survived by six remaining brothers and sisters, wife Donna of 61 years, 3 daughters, Penny Morlan of Austin Texas, Laurie ... Full Story

Set A Goal, Make A Plan, And Save Automatically:

Set A Goal, Make A Plan, And Save Automatically: America Saves Week

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Saving for the future is a vital part of ensuring a secure retirement. American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate the annual America Saves Week. Started in 2007, the week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. For years, Social Security has collaborated with America Saves Week to promote our shared mission ... Full Story

The Great American Awakening

The Great American Awakening

  By Robert C. Koehler Old wounds break open. Deep, encrusted wrongs are suddenly visible. The streets flow with anger and solidarity. The past and the future meet. The news is All Trump, All the Time, but what’s really happening is only minimally about Donald Trump, even though his outrageous actions and bizarre alliances are the trigger. “As the nightmare reality of Donald Trump sinks in, we need to put our resistance in a larger perspective,” Bob Fitrakis and ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert Fred Reisbeck

Obituary: Robert Fred Reisbeck

Robert Fred Reisbeck, 84-year-old resident of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, died February 13, 2017 in Siloam Springs. Born June 7, 1932 at Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado, he was the son of Phillip H. Reisbeck and Doris VanGalder Reisbeck. On October 9, 1955, Robert married Sandra Lee Laulainen, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Laulainen of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He served on active duty with the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Robert graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture ... Full Story

Obituary: Doris Allene Gill

Obituary: Doris Allene Gill

  May 31, 1944 – February 6, 2017 Doris Allene Gill passed away February 6, 2017 at The Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. She was 72 years old. Doris was born on May 31, 1944 in Henderson, Colorado to Donald F. and Lois E. (Salisbury) Mitchell. She graduated from Adams City High School. She married Victor Gill, Sr. in Denver August 14, 1964 and together they moved to Longmont 42 years ago. Doris was the owner of Doris’s Day Care in Longmont for 24 years. She ... Full Story

Ethics: Trump already sees himself above law

Ethics: Trump already sees himself above law

by Lawrence M. Hinman Ethics is about flourishing, about developing both the personal characteristics and the social conditions that allow individuals to live full, satisfying lives together. When it functions at its best, ethics is largely invisible: individuals live good lives together, trusting one another and cooperating in ways that would be impossible without such internalized social norms. Ideally, individuals impose ethical restraints on themselves first and foremost, and only in ... Full Story

Trump Botched Raid, Seal Killed

Trump Botched Raid, Seal Killed

  During Botched Raid in Yemen, Trump Apparently Took the Night Off Not only was the raid botched from the word "go," but the incompetent toddler who authorized it didn't even bother to show up inside the Situation Room to monitor the crisis. BOB CESCA FEB 3, 2017 Perhaps one of the most infuriating aspects of the Donald Trump presidency is the insufferable short-term memory loss of his voters. After the disastrous eight years of the Republican administration ... Full Story

A Leninist in the White House: Heavy-handed Steve

A Leninist in the White House: Heavy-handed Steve Bannon

By Aidan Coffey New Voices columnist President Trump’s temporary ban against Muslim refugees and immigration produced one of the largest waves of protests this country has seen since the Vietnam War.  While the media focus  on the botched rollout of Trump’s executive orders and the left loudly proclaims its solidarity with Muslim-Americans, few pundits have bothered to look beyond the façade.  Everything Donald Trump has done so far — the wall, the Muslim ban — ... Full Story

Beat the Budget Vultures: Demand Medicare for All

Beat the Budget Vultures: Demand Medicare for All

Driven to lower taxes on the wealthy, Congress prepares to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Lowering what the Federal government spends on health care allows for lowering the taxes on the wealthy. Never mind that this will push costs onto already strained state budgets and drive more Americans into bankruptcy. The budget vultures are circling.  Americans have come to depend upon the good that the ACA has accomplished. The problems that remain are based on its being built upon ... Full Story

Social Security Continues to Innovate with New

Social Security Continues to Innovate with New Features

      By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security is always innovating and improving our technology to better serve you. In an effort to meet our goal to deliver innovative, quality services, we are improving how you can check the status of your Social Security benefit application online. Placing the “Application Status” feature behind our my Social Security portal provides a secure service delivery channel that will allow the ... Full Story

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