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Thursday, November 27, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

United States, the last empire?

United States, the last empire?

  And Then There Was One  Imperial Gigantism and the Decline of Planet Earth  By Tom Engelhardt It stretched from the Caspian to the Baltic Sea, from the middle of Europe to the Kurile Islands in the Pacific, from Siberia to Central Asia.  Its nuclear arsenal held 45,000 warheads, and its military had five million troops under arms.  There had been nothing like it in Eurasia since the Mongols conquered China, took parts of Central Asia and the Iranian plateau, and rode ... Full Story

Children and guns, deadly combination

Children and guns, deadly combination

    Florida 13-Year-Old Finds Family Gun, Shoots 6-Year-Old Sister Another tragic shooting involving kids. May 6, 2013  |  A 6-year-old Florida girl is in critical condition after being shot by her 13-year-old brother, Florida officials say. According to the Florida Sun-Sentinal, the teen found the gun when the siblings were home alone. Although the incident is still under investigation, the shooting appears to have been accidental, the Sheriff's ... Full Story

Obituary: Kenneth L. Fox

Obituary: Kenneth L. Fox

   Kenneth L. Fox   June 25, 1926 – April 23, 2013   Kenneth Lee Fox was born in Zenith, Kansas as the last child in a family of 7 children to Gertrude and Fred Fox. He loved to tell that he was born on the birthday of his oldest brother, June 25, 1926. Ken was well respected and very active in his small farm community as an Eagle Scout, and as an athlete in basketball, football and track. When Ken was in 9th grade his parents had to move to find work so he continued to ... Full Story

America, the land of the destitute

  By Paul Buchheit Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality in America -- The Contrasts Will Drop Your Chin to the Floor Any of the ten richest Americans could pay a year's rent for all of America's homeless with their 2012 income. March 24, 2013  | The first step is to learn the facts, and then to get angry and to ask ourselves, as progressives and caring human beings, what we can do about the relentless transfer of wealth to a small group of well-positioned ... Full Story

What happened to Conservatives?

What happened to Conservatives?

  American Right-Wingers Are No Longer Conservative — They're Extremists Their reactionary bent is manifesting itself in legislatures across the country. April 17, 2013   By Joshua Holland College students taking Poli-Sci 101 learn that conservatism is an ideology that reveres established tradition, emphasizes a deep respect for the rule of law and comes with a deep distrust of rapid social change – especially change driven by public policy. William F. ... Full Story

Welcome to Ayn Rand Planet

Welcome to Ayn Rand Planet

  Why the Rich Prosper from the Stock Market While We Get Screwed By Les Leopold On Planet Rand, the stock-market boom is a wonderful thing precisely because it rests upon the recent rise in corporate profits.   March 11, 2013  | This morning I received an email blast form Amazon. It was pushing The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, the old and new testament of the Ayn Rand nation, which includes much of the Tea Party and its Republican allies. How ... Full Story

Obituary: William H. Schwindt

Obituary: William H. Schwindt

William “Bill” H. Schwindt, 90, passed away on April 16, 2013, at home. He was born on March 6, 1923 in Berthoud to Henry and Elizabeth (Nolde) Schwindt and grew up in the Berthoud/Loveland area. His parents and grandparents were German-Russian immigrants who settled and farmed in Berthoud. Growing up on a farm, the values of hard work and family traditions were taught to him early, and carried through to the rest of his life. He married Dorothy Frank on January 26, 1947 in Loveland ... Full Story

Obituary: Kevin Michael Campbell

Obituary: Kevin Michael Campbell

  Kevin Michael Campbell, 23, of Fort Collins, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Loveland. Kevin was born August 24, 1989 in Loveland to parents Kent and Candy Campbell. He graduated from Thompson Valley High School and was a senior Biology major at Colorado State University. He was devoted to his studies and deeply enjoyed learning.  He aspired to be a professional athletic trainer. Kevin loved Father God with a passion and intensity that is indescribable. His polite, ... Full Story

Blacks uninsured, unhealthy and unemployed

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Why did Bush invade Iraq?

Why did Bush invade Iraq?

  Have We Ever Gotten to the Bottom of Exactly 'Why' Bush and the Neocons Disastrously Invaded Iraq? The true purpose of the Iraq invasion remains opaque. Here's a theory why. March 22, 2013  | By Robert Perry A decade after President George W. Bush ordered the unprovoked invasion of Iraq, one of the enduring mysteries has been why. There was the rationale sold to a frightened American people in 2002-2003 – that Saddam Hussein was plotting to attack them with WMDs – ... Full Story

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