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Monday, January 23, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Contraception for All

Contraception for All

Contraception for All: The Promise of the Griswold Decision Is on the Verge of Fulfillment   By Clare Coleman On June 7, 1965, in Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court legalized contraception (for married people, at least) and held that women and men have the right to privacy in making decisions about their sexual health. The case recognized, in law, the principle that women and men—not government—should decide when and how to plan their families, and paved the way for programs ... Full Story

IRS scandal is phony

IRS scandal is phony

  IRS 'Scandal' Appears Nearly as Phony as Shirley Sherrod, Van Jones, ACORN 'Scandals' By Brad Friedman "Listening to the nightly news, this appears to be just the latest example of a culture of cover-ups --- and political intimidation --- in this administration," declared the opportunistic Republican Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee during a hearing today on the "scandal" related to the IRS use of Rightwing words such as "Tea Party" to help identify groups applying for ... Full Story

“Conservatives” opposed the revolution

Proud Conservative? You Should Be Ashamed! (Video)   written by Jason May 4, 2013 If there’s one thing that so-called “conservatives” are good at (besides lying, cheating, stealing, killing, racism, bigotry, misogyny, ignorance and destroying nature), it’s language.  And I don’t mean speaking it, or writing it – because we’ve all seen the signs.  I mean that they’re masters at Orwellian double-speak, and making positive words negative, and vice-versa.  They frequently ... Full Story

The Bible tells me so

The Bible tells me so

  Dalai Lama, Jason Collins, Leviticus and You. By Robert De Filippis From the Dalai lama, "The purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. How much am I doing about my anger, attachment, hatred, pride and jealousy? These are the things which we must check in our daily lives." Let's see, how can we fracture that advice this week? Oh, Oh, I know, let's criticize and condemn Jason Collins for being the first openly gay NBA Player. Hey, while we're at it, let's ... Full Story

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 into the ... 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 live in ... 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. Buckley Jr., famously ... 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 appropriate to be promoting Ayn ... 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 at the ... 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, loving, ... Full Story

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