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Friday, April 18, 2014

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Florida church angry it can’t burn Qurans

Florida church angry it can’t burn Qurans

Church Angry It Can't Burn Qurans On September 11th appearing in Care 2, August 20, 2010 The xenophobia towards Muslims in this country has begun spiraling out of control lately, from fights over Cordoba House to the insistence of those who disapprove of him that President Barack Obama is a actually Muslim.

Turn the Tooth Fairy into a Teachable Moment

Turn the Tooth Fairy into a Teachable Moment

Practical Money Skills for Life  By Jason Alderman Thanks to cherished family traditions like birthday celebrations and presents from Santa and the Tooth Fairy, today's children are often bombarded with gifts from an early age. In fact, many kids begin cashing in on their baby teeth before they've even grasped the concept of what money is and where it comes from. According to a recent survey conducted by Visa Inc., 94 percent of children under age 10 are visited ... Full Story

The Marriage Meltdown

The Marriage Meltdown

  The Marriage Meltdown: Gay Unions, Divorce and the Dysfunctional Family   By John W. Whitehead August 9, 2010 “The week of the decision on Proposition 8 was also the week of the decision on ‘The Bachelorette.’ Ali Fedotowsky said yes to Roberto Martinez, one out of 25 who competed for the chance...There could be no more perfect metaphor for the state of modern marriage this week. In the U.S., a couple who barely know each other can marry in a publicly ... Full Story

In support of Romanoff

In support of Romanoff

Dear Friends and Neighbors: The other day I was walking door to door for Romanoff when I knocked on the door of a registered voter who told me that she no longer votes. I have always maintained that if one is disgusted by politics one should participate more, not less, since how else will things change. It turned out, however, that the woman was a Jehovah’s Witness, and although I didn’t know it, they don’t vote. Since I have a commitment to democracy and voting, ... Full Story

Are We All Ideologues Now?

Are We All Ideologues Now?

Dr. Gillis J. Harp August 04, 2010 New media have shaped our political culture. Some, like talk radio and all-news cable stations, are developments of older, established technologies. Others, like internet blogs, are based on comparatively new technologies. Yet, both venues have provided congenial habitats for that enemy of reasonable, constructive political discourse: the ideologue. What exactly is an "ideologue?" Merriam-Webster defines it as "an often ... Full Story

Can you afford a new car?

Can you afford a new car?

By Jason Alderman When I was growing up, car manufacturers made a big deal each fall about unveiling next year's models, literally shrouding them in secrecy under tarps in print and TV ads until the launch date. Car-crazy dads would then rush down to the dealer for a test drive. New models now roll out year round – and financing methods have gotten more flexible as well. Back then, many people saved for years in order to pay cash for a new car; today, most people I ... Full Story

“When They Dropped the Bomb”

“When They Dropped the Bomb”

"When They Dropped the Bomb," Remembering August 1945 By Dr. Paul Kengor This week marks 65 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a “rain of ruin” upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three days later, killing 100,000 to 200,000. Truman’s objective was to compel surrender from an intransigent enemy that refused to halt its naked aggression. The barbarous mentality of 1940s Japan was beyond ... Full Story

“Save the Poudre” responds to Club 20

“Save the Poudre” responds to Club 20 support

This morning NCWCD sent out a press release saying that Club 20 had taken a position in support of NISP. I just got off the phone with Mr. Reeves Brown, directior of Club 20. Two things: 1. I asked Mr. Brown why his organization took a position without talking to us. He said he was not aware that we existed -- "never heard of you," he said. He was not aware there was opposition to the project. 2. I asked Mr. Brown if he knew that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement clearly ... Full Story

NCWCD stops distributing, printing “Save The

NCWCD stops distributing, printing “Save The Poudre” bumper sticker

Fort Collins, CO – Today, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD) has sent an email to Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper stating that NCWCD has stopped distributing and printing the extremely controversial "Save the Poudre: Store it in Glade" bumper sticker. That email exchange is below. "We greatly appreciate that NCWCD has stopped distributing and printing this bumper sticker," said Gary Wockner of Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper. "We respectfully thank the ... Full Story

Missing the Point

Missing the Point

By Ken Gordon Dear Friends and Neighbors: I went hiking in the mountains recently with friends from college, (University of Michigan--class of 71--Go Blue!). The forecast was for rain. I said to Joe while buying rain gear, “I am not particularly superstitious, but it seems that the more preparations you make, the less likely it will rain. ” Joe said, “That isn’t superstition. That’s a proven fact. ” We were up at Crater Lake in the ... Full Story

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