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Thursday, September 29, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Social Security Trust Fund

Social Security Trust Fund

  To the Editor, Is the Social Security Trust Fund empty because Congress borrowed and spent the money?  No.  The Fund invested the money in U.S. treasuries, and it will be repaid as needed. Suppose you were in charge of the Fund.  Once the current year’s payments were made, what would you do with the billions of left-over dollars needed to fund future payments? Would you stuff them in a coffee can and bury them in the back yard, where they would earn no interest and thereby lose ... Full Story

Obituary: Malachi Bilson

Obituary: Malachi Bilson

Malachi Bilson was born March 23, 1992, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Our Artist, Angel went to be with our Lord and Savior this past Friday, Feb. 15, in a tragic accident in Berthoud, Colorado. Malachi's charm, grace and humor lit up the lives of everyone he touched. His compassionate intelligence and exceptional talent and creativity helped him pursue his dreams in film and photography. He was so full of life. His million-dollar smile and passion will live on in those who will carry on his ... Full Story

The KKK glorified as Confederacy grows in the South

The KKK glorified as Confederacy grows in the South

The Confederacy Making a Comeback in the South? KKK Grand Wizard Glorified, Civil Rights Heroes Ignored   As Southern whites sink into economic despair, more and more are retreating into a fictional past. January 28, 2013  | On a windy afternoon a few days ago I went to a depressed section of North Memphis to visit an old clapboard house that was once owned by a German immigrant named Jacob Burkle. Oral history—and oral history is all anyone has in this case since no written documents ... Full Story

Losing my religion for equality

Losing my religion for equality

              Jimmy Carter   Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.   I HAVE been a practicing Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world. So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, ... Full Story

Obituary: Brent Andrew Lind

Obituary: Brent Andrew Lind

  Brent Andrew Lind, 54, of Berthoud, died on January 22, 2013 in Berthoud. He was born on May 29, 1958 in Boise, Idaho, to Wyland Herman and Alice Marie (Bradshaw) Lind. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints for the Milan, Italy mission for 2 years. Brent graduated from Capital H.S. in Boise, Idaho. He received his Associates Degree from Ricks College and his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Certified Public Accounting from Brigham Young University ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Wall

Obituary: Mary Wall

Mary Evelyn Wall of Loveland Colorado and longtime resident of Berthoud, passed away in her home on January 19, 2013. Mary was born in Harlan, Iowa, the daughter of Melvin and Ethel Groves. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. She worked as a public health nurse early in her career and later in nursing homes. Mary enjoyed her Bridge clubs, her P.E.O. sisters and her time volunteering at the Berthoud Public Library. She is survived by her ... Full Story

Can We Have Sane Gun Control?

Can We Have Sane Gun Control?

Yes, We Can Have Sane Gun Control Without Trampling Gun Owners' Rights   The NRA is a problem for sane gun enthusiasts. By Joshua Holland, AtlerNet, December 14, 2012  | Editor's note: a version of this piece originally ran after the Minnesota Sikh Temple shootings in August. The United States is not the only country to experience the horrors of mass shootings. We are, however, the only society in which a serious discussion of tighter gun controls doesn't follow incidents like the ... Full Story

The Christian Right’s Failed Prophecies

The Christian Right’s Failed Prophecies

  Notable (and Hilarious) Examples of the Christian Right's Failed Prophecies   The people who claim to be the conduits of God's will are scam artists. By Adam Lee, AlterNet, January 21, 2013  | The Christian right in America, like all organized religions, claims to have a correct and exclusive understanding of God's will. To hear them tell it, the almighty creator of the universe has strong opinions about corporate tax rates, firearm ownership and what consenting adults do with ... Full Story

Obituary: Floyd “Bud” Raymond Bose

Obituary: Floyd “Bud” Raymond Bose

  Floyd Raymond Bose was born to Rose Jane Matthews Bose and Raymond Marcus Bose on August 12, 1925, in Otis, Colorado. He passed away peacefully January 13, 2013, at Hospice of Northern Colorado at the age of 87 years. In 1943, Floyd joined the United States Army and served with the First Battalion of the 9th Infantry Regiment as an automatic rifleman during World War II. He was in Belgium, France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. He was one of eight men out of 200 who were left after the ... Full Story

Neocon Nightmare:

Neocon Nightmare:

      The Truth Behind the Attacks on Chuck Hagel       By Arriana Huffington   If President Obama's second term includes decision making as bold and intelligent as his nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, his presidency might finally fulfill the promise of audacity and change that rallied so many to his campaign five years ago. In fact, the more ridiculous the claims being made by Hagel's critics become, the more the real reasons they don't ... Full Story

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