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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Fascism on the Rise

  There's a New Fascism on the Rise, and the NSA Leaks Show Us What It Looks Like By John Pilger The power of truth-tellers like Edward Snowden is that they dispel a whole mythology carefully constructed by the corporate cinema, the corporate academy and the corporate media.  In his book, Propaganda, published in 1928, Edward Bernays wrote: "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important ... Full Story

Theft of the American Dream

Theft of the American Dream

  How American Society Unravelled After Greedy Elites Robbed the Country Blind Thirty years ago, the old deal that held US society together started to unwind, with social cohesion sacrificed to greed. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ Rob Kints June 20, 2013  | In or around 1978, America's character changed. For almost half a century, the United States had been a relatively egalitarian, secure, middle-class democracy, with structures in place that supported the ... Full Story

Wilsons to celebrate 60th Anniversary

Wilsons to celebrate 60th Anniversary

Wilson 60th Anniversary   Curtis and Joyce Wilson were married in Berthoud, Colorado on January 18, 1953 and now, 60 years later, they are having a celebration. In honor of 60 years of wedded bliss, the children of Curtis and Joyce (Michael, Dennis and Cleta) are hosting a gathering at the Wilson home, 749 5th St., Berthoud, on Sunday, June 23 from 2:00-6:00 p.m.  Everyone who has been touched by the lives of Curtis and Joyce and their family are welcome to attend. Your presence is ... Full Story

Lucille Dorman celebrates 95th

Lucille Dorman celebrates 95th

Berthoud Memories on 95th Birthday Lucille Buehler Dorman will celebrate her 95th birthday on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Lucille, a second generation Berthoud native, was born 95 years ago on the family farm east of Berthoud. Her parents were Walter and Dora (Davis) Buehler. She was the oldest of four daughters. Lucille attended a one-room school house through 8th grade then transferred to Berthoud High School. She graduated in 1936 and was the first in her family to graduate from ... Full Story

Obituary: Maryanne Pennock

Obituary: Maryanne Pennock

Maryanne Pennock passed away June 8, 2013 at her home in Berthoud.  She was 80 years old.  She was born July 25, 1932 to Frankie Norton Lanham and Urless R. Lanham in Longmont, Colorado.  After graduating from the Longmont schools, she attended Barnes Business College in Denver.  Later, she worked for Mountain Bell Telephone and Southern Bell Telephone companies in the business offices for 7 years.  She married her high school sweetheart Phil Pennock October 11, 1952.  They lived in ... Full Story

Taxpayers subsidize Wal-Mart

Taxpayers subsidize Wal-Mart

You are Paying Wal-Mart’s Workers as the Company Keeps Its Money By Piper Hoffman You are paying Wal-Mart employees’ wages. Yep, you. The notoriously stingy company cuts every corner to keep prices low, and one of those corners is the payroll. It pays employees peanuts (and then cheats them of their overtime peanuts, but that is another story). By “peanuts” I mean an average of $8.81 per hour. Many of these workers need welfare to survive. Thus you, the taxpayer, are paying ... Full Story

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

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

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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