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Monday, August 29, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Christie just doing New Jersey Stuff

Christie just doing New Jersey Stuff

  Hey, it's just New Jersey stuff!   By Eugene Elander As a one-time New Jersey resident, I can't say that I am surprised by the bizarre "punish Fort Lee by causing gridlock" tactic perpetrated knowingly by top staff of Governor Chris Christie, with the complicity of their friends at the Port Authority.  That's just a typical example of what I learned during my tenure in the Garden State; it's called New Jersey Stuff -- and if those outside of New Jersey have trouble understanding ... Full Story

Rocky Mountain National Park is Underfunded, Under

Rocky Mountain National Park is Underfunded, Under Threat

  New Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center Analysis Details Impacts of Budget Cuts to Beloved Parks By Lindsey A Wilson, Field Associate Environment Colorado Denver - As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing Rocky Mountain National Park as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service. “At Rocky Mountain National ... Full Story

Voice against Berthoud Annexation

Voice against Berthoud Annexation

Dear Editor: The Town Administrator and Town Board made a huge mistake to pursue and pass the Haworth annexation in the face of strong public opposition. Next Tuesday they have an opportunity to correct their mistake. Here is a thumbnail history of how the Town has handled this issue, despite a clear consensus in 2007 that the Town should not expand west into rural Larimer County. First, on October 23rd, 2012, at the urging of Town staff, the Town Trustees opposed a Larimer County Rural Land ... Full Story

Drone pilot speaks out

Drone pilot speaks out

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn't) By Heather Linebaugh Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?" And: "How ... Full Story

Right Wing planning coordinated attack

Right Wing planning coordinated attack

  Inside Groundswell: Read the Memos of the New Right-Wing Strategy Group Planning a "30 Front War" Ginni Thomas, Allen West, and a crew of conservative activists and journalists have formed a hush-hush coalition to battle progressives—and Karl Rove. —By David Corn   Believing they are losing the messaging war with progressives, a group of prominent conservatives in Washington—including the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and journalists from Breitbart News and ... Full Story

According to Conservatives, Freedom Of Speech is Only

According to Conservatives, Freedom Of Speech is Only for Bigotry

posted by Ryan Denson In the middle of all this Phil Robertson controversy, I just have one quick question: Where were all these freedom of speech-loving Republicans when Martin Bashir was forced to resign from MSNBC? They certainly have jumped on the Constitutional bandwagon when it suits their political purpose. So after Phil Robertson was suspended from the hit A&E show ‘Duck Dynasty’ after making obscene, offensive and tasteless comments about blacks and gays, Conservatives, and ... Full Story

Obituary: Pauline Ann Sorber Clark

Obituary: Pauline Ann Sorber Clark

A graveside memorial service for longtime Berthoud resident, Paula Clark, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud, Colorado. Paula was born on February 14, 1945 in Spirit Lake, Iowa to Forrest and Ethyl McCann.  She passed away at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado on December 17, 2013 at the age of 68. She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Thelma May McCann; a brother, Stanley McCann and her husband Roger Clark. Pauline ... Full Story

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

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