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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Harold Roland Eckhardt

Obituary: Harold Roland Eckhardt

    Harold Roland Eckhardt, 87, of Berthoud passed away on September 22, 2014 at the Medical Center of the Rockies. He was born February 16, 1927 in Greeley, Colorado to Pauline Eckhardt and Henry Meyer. He married Earlene Faye Nicks on June 11, 1950 in Johnstown, Colorado. Harold worked for Kerchoff Construction a few years and Pinkard Construction as a Superintendent for 33 years. He was a member of the Loveland Elks, a member of Sweetheart Sam's Camping Club, and a ... Full Story

15 Things You Should Never Say To An Atheist

15 Things You Should Never Say To An Atheist

By Jonathan Lenhardt Hop on over to YouTube one of these days and do a quick search for “15 things to NEVER say to an atheist.”  You’ll come across this video aptly titled 15 Things to NEVER Say to an Atheist. The video comes courtesy of The Atheist Voice and features Hemant Mehta of friendlyatheist.com. The premise is really rather simple: what are things Christians shouldn’t say to atheists? Let’s take a look at each one of these fifteen items where I’ll not only quote ... Full Story

My hero is a Farmer

My hero is a Farmer

Mama, My Hero Didn’t Grow up to Be a Cowboy, He Grew Up to be a Farmer by Nancy Meyer Saturday, Sept 27 I attended the Harvest The Hope Concert nine miles north of Neligh, Nebraska.  This wasn’t any ordinary music concert.  It was a benefit headlined by none other than Neil Young and Willie Nelson, on behalf of a handful of grass-roots groups fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline in my home state of Nebraska. The event was massive.  Over 7000 tickets were sold and many acres of ... Full Story

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

  Keystone XL could be a terrorist target. Keystone XL Won't Lower Gas Prices, It Might Raise Them By Tim Worstall There’s two things we can say about the effect of the Keystone XL pipeline on gas prices. One is that it will, if built, have no effect at all upon gas prices and the other is that it might actually raise them. Which ends up being the final effect depends upon quite what you want to believe about the way the market operates at ... Full Story

Obituary: Jerry Mac Johnson

Obituary: Jerry Mac Johnson

  Jerry Mac Johnson, 76, of Berthoud, CO passed away suddenly but peacefully September 13, 2014. Jerry was born July 20, 1938 in Bells, Texas to Mearl C. and Maurine (Belew) Johnson Jerry graduated from Bells High School in 1956 where he was a stellar multi-sport athlete. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. Jerry and Billie Ruth Galyon, along with another couple, Otis Lee Bass and Morrisann Ramsey, eloped in 1959 and have enjoyed 55 years of marriage. They moved to Berthoud ... Full Story

Do Gun Nuts lie?

Do Gun Nuts lie?

What Happened When I Took on a Bunch of Gun Nuts in a Deeply Red State Want to understand why it's so hard to win the most basic gun safety reform? Here's how the debate so often goes. By Amanda Gailey September 17, 2014  | I volunteer for Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, a grass-roots organization seeking to reduce gun casualties by calling for an increase in the “responsible” part of “responsible gun ownership.” In May, NAGV called the head of public ... Full Story

100 more GunFAILS

100 more GunFAILS

  The beat goes on: 100 more GunFAILS, and we're not even caught up yet. by David Waldman TSA agents have discovered approximately 182 guns at airports around the country since we last tallied our GunFAILs in mid-August. It's time to catch up with the world of GunFAIL, with another economy-sized package of 100 accidents, mishaps and assorted failures. In fact, we could use two. By the numbers, the 100 collected FAILs found between late July and mid-August included 33 people ... Full Story

Obituary: Christi Ann Bristow

Obituary: Christi Ann Bristow

  12/30/1978 – 09/12/2014 Christi Bristow of Berthoud, Colorado passed away September 12, 2014. She was 35 years old. Christi was born in Pennsylvania to Bonnie Heinz Frazier. She graduated from Old Mill High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland and attended Business College in Florida for two years. She was engaged to Steven Parker from Pagosa Springs. She left behind a loving brother George Frazier from Pennsylvania, close friends and her two favorite dogs. Her wishes were to be ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor – Cory Gardener

Letters to the Editor – Cory Gardener

Three Letters in support of Cory  Gardner Dear Editor We need Cory Gardner as our U. S. Senator.  He's been fighting for accountability for the federal government since he was first elected to congress, something we need now more then ever.  His bill for committees to hold yearly hearings to locate duplicate and unnecessary programs would result in cost savings and reduce the deficit.  Please vote for Cory Gardner for U. S. Senate. Mary K. Carroll Dear Editor I want to thank Cory ... Full Story

Damnation, American Style

Damnation, American Style

How American Preachers Reinvented Hell Fire and brimstone survived the Enlightenment and prospered at the dawn of the American republic — but why? September 9, 2014  | The following is an excerpt from Kathryn Gin Lum's new book,  Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction”(Oxford University Press, 2014).   Among the many congratulatory letters George Washington received after assuming the presidency was one from “the Convention of the ... Full Story

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