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Friday, August 1, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Washington Needs to Lead. Now

Washington Needs to Lead. Now

              By Lee H. Hamilton       A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a group of prominent business leaders that I’m still mulling over. We were talking about the intersection between business and government, and they were pretty unhappy. The chief target of their displeasure wasn’t any of the usual suspects, though. Instead of lambasting taxes or regulations, they were most worried about ... Full Story

Obituary: Marlene Laura Hoffmann

Obituary: Marlene Laura Hoffmann

  Marlene Laura Hoffmann, 74, of Berthoud, died October 15, 2012 at her home. She was born July 19, 1938 in Leicester, New York to Thomas L. and Dorothy I. (Gilliland) Walsh. Marlene lived in Ogden, New York before moving to Berthoud. While in New York she met George A. Hoffman, they were married in Rochester on April 26, 1958. Marlene was a skilled homemaker who also worked as a telephone operator for a short period of time. She loved reading, collecting, and watching ... Full Story

Obituary: Evelyn Lure Sandersen

Obituary: Evelyn Lure Sandersen

            Evelyn Lure Sandersen August 28, 1922 – October 20, 2012         Evelyn Lure Sandersen died October 20, 2012 at the Sterling House in Longmont. She was 90 years old. She was born August 28, 1922 in Estes Park to Grover C. and Hattie Opal (Clark) Williams. On July 11, 1943 she married Edward H. Sandersen. They lived in Berthoud for a short time, and in 1947 moved to a farm west of ... Full Story

Gardner: More Republican lies

Gardner: More Republican lies

In a press release to the editor (following) Cory Gardner uses an old technique to twist the truth, nay, even lie. He introduces as truth something which is not true or is only his opinion. Introducing such a statement is called using a “strawman.” After making the statement, in this case that the Obama administration discriminates against oil and gas, he then uses the statement to attack the administration. This seems to be a tactic of the current crop of Republicans. Since they do not ... Full Story

Leadership in the White House

Leadership in the White House

In my own career in the military and a degree in personnel management, I have been able to observe people in positions of authority. I have been able to ascertain that there is a big difference between managers and leaders. I have observed many competent managers but real leaders are few and far between. Leaders engender trust and loyalty because in addition to managing, they take care of their people. A reading of the D-Day invasion and landing at Omaha beach will illustrate this point. ... Full Story

Something Biden said

  In My Image By Warren Isleib Something Biden said during the debate with Ryan stuck; I couldn’t shake it. One of the last questions referenced religious belief and views on abortion. Biden indicated that he believed abortion wrong, but could not impose his beliefs on others. After much review and consideration I can say his words sum up the basic difference between modern political philosophies. Forget the economic details, liberal or conservative thinking, or party ... Full Story

Of Republicans and Race Cards

Of Republicans and Race Cards

      Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, Playing the ID Card       Posted by Jeremiah Goulka at 6:30pm, October 14, 2012. It’s an election year for the record books -- or maybe Ripley’s Believe It or Not.  The Obama campaign has now raised close to $1 billion; “dark money” is pouring into the Republican camp and onto the airwaves; and it’s clear that earlier predictions of the first $2 billion presidential campaign are likely to fall short of the real ... Full Story

Romney’s magic economy plan

Romney’s magic economy plan

          Romney and his allies say the economy will just come back if he wins -- because the rich are on strike. He's wrong   By Andrew Leonard Romney was quite clear on this point in his infamous “47 percent” speech. Romney told his audience that “if we win on November 6th there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We’ll see capital come back, and we’ll see — without actually doing anything — ... Full Story

Obituary: Emma Louise Dreith

Obituary: Emma Louise Dreith

  Emma Louise Dreith, 85, passed away Oct. 8, 2012 surrounded by four generations of family that loved her. Emma was born January 27, 1927 in Loveland, Colorado to Nellie and Thomas Parsons. After high school Emma married Reuben P. Dreith on Nov. 14, 1943 in Loveland. Emma and Reuben managed their family dairy farm west of Berthoud until 1975. They then moved into the Milner-Schwarz house at the Larimer County Fairgrounds where Reuben was the fairgrounds maintenance supervisor. ... Full Story

Investing in Progress

Investing in Progress

              By Josh Knauer As a software entrepreneur, I find it ironic to see people going online to rail against taxes and government spending. The Internet grew from government research financed by earlier generations of taxpayers. So did computers, GPS technology and many other technologies we take for granted today. The Global Positioning System (GPS) we access from our phones, computers and cars was developed and is still ... Full Story

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