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Friday, August 29, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Violence Begets Violence

Violence Begets Violence

Violence Begets Violence: Making Sense of the Dark Knight Massacre                       By John W. Whitehead July 23, 2012 “In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain.” ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams “Violence is as American as cherry pie.” ― H.R. Schiffman The fact that 24-year-old neuroscience student James Holmes had the ... Full Story

Living under the gun: Bill Moyers

Living under the gun: Bill Moyers

            Living Under the Gun
 At least 12 are dead in Aurora, Colorado, gunned down by a mad man at a showing of the new Batman movie filled with make-believe violence. One of the guns the shooter used was an AK-47 type, assault weapon that was banned in 1994. The National Rifle Association saw to it that the ban expired in 2004. The NRA is the best friend a killer's instinct ever had. See Video   More ... Full Story

Moyers, no speech for the poor

Moyers, no speech for the poor

          Bill Moyers Essay: The Cowardly Lions of ‘Free Speech’ July 6, 2012 Bill opens this week’s show by explaining how last week’s Supreme Court decision not to reconsider Citizens United exposes the hoax that Citizens United was ever about “free” speech. In reality, Bill says, it’s about carpet bombing elections “with all the tonnage your rich paymasters want to buy.” See It Here

What’s killing the Post Office?

What’s killing the Post Office?

    OPINIONS     The Postal Service is struggling, but not because of the mail By  Fredric Rolando, Published: July 19 Fredric Rolando is president of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Would it startle you to learn that the U.S. Postal Service netted an impressive profit in the first quarter of this fiscal year? Probably so, given all that has been said about an agency supposedly bleeding billions of dollars as Americans abandon ... Full Story

Voter fraud rarer than shark attacks

Voter fraud rarer than shark attacks

            "I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert. This should not be easy." -- Florida State Senator Mike Bennett   If Mike Bennett has anything to say about it, Florida's HB 1355 will surely make voting much harder for that state's minority residents. HB 1355 (now under legal challenge), changes the rules for early voting and voter registration, all in ... Full Story

Obituary: Billy Dan Cuba

Obituary: Billy Dan Cuba

  Billy Dan Cuba, 29, of Berthoud passed away July 8, 2012 at his home. He was born August 8, 1982 in Denver, Colorado to Dan and Debra (Chubbuck) Hilts. Billy grew up in the Brighton, area, active in 4-H programs with archery. He moved to the Longmont area in 1996 and attended Longmont High School. Billy married Jacquelyn Garcia. He was a hardwood floor installer, with J.T. Flooring and a member of LifeBridge Christian Church. Billy loved being a father and playing with his ... Full Story

Penn State, who’s to blame

Penn State, who’s to blame

  WE ARE ALL TO BLAME Penn State is proof that our priorities are out of whack By James Merilatt | @jamesmerilatt When it comes to the horrific situation at Penn State, we all know who to blame. Obviously, Jerry Sandusky himself is the most at fault; he's the psychopath who committed multiple heinous acts against innocent children for decades. And as we found out last week, the higher ups at Penn State are also culpable; university president Graham Spanier, senior VP ... Full Story

Billions for defense but not one red cent for peace

Billions for defense but not one red cent for peace

Fiscal cliff and the peace parachute By Tom H. Hastings As we all know, the inability of Congress to act decisively and with consensus about much of anything--if the Democrats issued a statement noting that the sun rises in the east there would be an instant outraged Republican rebuttal blaming Obama and explaining the Republicans' refusal to acknowledge the power of the sun, since that is an attack on JC (Job Creators, and probably the other JC too)--that inability has now been harnessed ... Full Story

Tribute to Gwen Hawley

Tribute to Gwen Hawley

        I was privileged to know Gwen Hawley in her capacity as a trustee for the Berthoud Public Library, and came to count her among my friends. Gwen was a library trustee from January 2000 - December 2007. These were years of great change and challenge for the library and Gwen's calm and intellect were greatly valued by her fellow trustees. The Hawley's contributions to the library did not end in 2007, though. Gwen's son John was the chairman of the ... Full Story

What price jobs, Romney wants peons

What price jobs, Romney wants peons

    To the Editor,     Improvements in information technology have made it easy and profitable for American corporations to shift jobs overseas to the emerging (BRIC) countries . Our two major candidates for President have very different approaches to increasing jobs here. Both approaches will create jobs, but the jobs will be quite different. ROMNEY: Bring American salaries and benefits down to a level competitive with those in the BRIC countries. ... Full Story

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