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Saturday, May 28, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

ALEC Members won’t support democracy

ALEC Members won’t support democracy

ALEC Members Refuse to Sign a Pledge Supporting Democracy   It is fair to assume that America is host to an incredibly ignorant population who know very little about their government and how it affects their daily lives. That sad fact was exposed in a brilliant 2008 book revealing that only 20% of the population can name the three branches of government and 49% think a president has the authority to suspend the Constitution. However, the population’s ignorance of their government aside, it ... Full Story

How To Destroy An Entire Country

How To Destroy An Entire Country

By Alan Grayson From a recent 188-page report by the World Health Organization come these ghastly and appalling factoids: Suicide rates rose 40% in the first six months of 2011 alone. Murder has doubled. 9,100 doctors in Greece, roughly one out of every seven, have been laid off. Joining those doctors in joblessness are 27.6% of the entire Greek labor force. By comparison, in the depths of the Great Depression, unemployment in the United States peaked at a lower percentage than that. Among ... Full Story

Obituary: Timothy Ray Gibson

Obituary: Timothy Ray Gibson

Timothy Ray Gibson, 56, of Berthoud formerly of Loveland, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm on December 11, 2013 at Medical Center of the Rockies. Tim was an organ donor, something he was very proud to be a part of.  Tim was born March 27, 1957 in Loveland, to Robert and Wauneta (Baird) Gibson. He spent all of his life in Loveland; he was the Loveland Cupid Boy in 1961 for the Loveland Valentine Program, graduated from Loveland High School in 1975 and graduated from Iowa Western College in ... Full Story

Republicans: “the poor should die”

Republicans: “the poor should die”

For Republicans, a Homeless 11-Year-Old Black Girl Named Dasani is a "Useless Eater" That Should Die By chaunceydevegaFollow Al Sharpton did some great work on Monday's PoliticsNation where he further exposed the politics of cruelty that have possessed the Republican Party. Republicans want to cut food stamps, believe that kicking people off of unemployment insurance who cannot find a job in an economy where there are 3 people for every available position, and that a particularly evil and ... Full Story

Limbaugh Lies exposed

Limbaugh Lies exposed

Actually, everything Rush Limbaugh says is fiction. Designed to enrage and misinform and to make him a great deal of money. Here is a compendia of Limbaugh Lies. Rush Limbaugh Lies, Says Food Stamps Causing Obesity  This week Rush Limbaugh continued his frequent attacks on the poor with a story that the government is keeping poor African Americans obese by giving them food stamps. The only problem? Limbaugh is completely full of it: RUSH LIMBAUGH: They destroy people's life. You know-a, ... Full Story

Republicans want war with Iran

Republicans want war with Iran

  Sabotaging House GOP Set to Derail President Obama’s Arms Deal with Iran (Video) Posted by: Barbara Friedland in Hot News December 8, 2013 , 11:48 am Eric Cantor (R-Warmonger) might have some Democratic allies in his goal to defeat the arms agreement between Iran and six other countries, including the United States. Currently this temporary nuclear pact has generated harsh criticism from many Republicans because it allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium. Cantor is seeking to ... Full Story

Selling health insurance across state lines

Selling health insurance across state lines

To the Editor, Republicans want to scrap Obamacare and, instead, allow the sale of health insurance policies across state lines, claiming that increased competition will lead to lower premiums. Will it? Let’s review a parallel history of credit card interest rates. Back in the 1970s, if you wanted a credit card, you went to your local bank. States set maximum interest rates of around 12%. In the 1980s, Congress and the Reagan Administration allowed credit cards to be issued across state ... Full Story

Obituary: Charles Gilbert Anderson

Obituary: Charles Gilbert Anderson

    Charles Gilbert Anderson, 80, of Loveland, died on December 2, 2013 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. He was born on December 21, 1932 in Denver, Colorado to Edwin L. and Ida Sara (Wilson)Anderson. Charles attended Campion Academy and later graduated from CU in Boulder with a Bachelors Degree in business. He married Ruth Holmes on May 10, 1953 in Keene, Texas. Charles worked as a farmer and a truck driver. He has lived in Loveland most of his life. Charles was a member of ... Full Story

Obituary: Raymond E. Dicks

Obituary: Raymond E. Dicks

September 17, 1940 - November 16, 2013 Raymond Dicks, age, 73, passed away on Saturday, November 16, in Eugene, Oregon while exiting Autzen Stadium. He died of a massive heart attack while being tended by many trained people. The following Sunday morning, he became an organ donor. Ray was a resident of Roseburg, Oregon for 51 years. During his career, he served the Roseburg Public Schools. He was born in Berthoud, Colorado, and he was the son of Ray and Hilda Dicks Sr. and brother to ... Full Story

Obituary: Walter Fredrick Meyer

Obituary: Walter Fredrick Meyer

Walter “Pops” Frederick Meyer passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. He was born in Pender, Nebraska, on August 10, 1920, to August and Ida Meyer. He was the youngest of 11 children. He farmed his family’s land until 1962 when he moved to Loveland. In 1970, he married and started a family with Carmen Powell and her four children. Walt worked as a business owner and general handyman for many years. After he retired, he and Carmen enjoyed being campground hosts in the Poudre Canyon, ... Full Story

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