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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd

Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd

  Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd, 94, of Berthoud, went to visit God and liked what she saw and decided to stay on August 2, 2012. She was born on May 20, 1918 in Topeka, Kansas to Harry and Jessie R. Smith. She was raised in Topeka, Kansas. She married Robert R. Hurd on May 11, 1935. She did not graduate high school because she was married. She worked at various places in Topeka. With WWII she and Robert went to work at Hercules Defense plant near Desoto, Kansas. During a stand-by period, ... Full Story

Obituary: Alban J. Schmidt

Obituary: Alban J. Schmidt

  Alban J. Schmidt, 90, of  Berthoud, CO passed away August 8, 2012 at Berthoud Living Center.  He was born June 23, 1922 in Liebenthal, Kansas to Stephen and Theresa (Wasinger) Schmidt. Al grew up on a farm, graduated from St. Joseph’s Military Academy, in Hays, Kansas and received a MS degree from University of Denver in Mechanical Engineering in 1949. Al served in the Army Air Corps and then served 20 years in the Air Force reserves. Al Married Mary Groll of Pana, ... Full Story

Romney praises socialists

Romney praises socialists

    Question Time: What Did Mitt Romney Learn During His Travels Abroad? By Joe Conason in the National Memo Now that Mitt Romney has returned home from his entertaining sojourn overseas, perhaps someone will ask him a few pertinent (and impertinent) questions about the countries he visited. While visiting England, Israel, and Poland, the Republican candidate delivered remarks on their economic and health systems that could – if subjected to factual analysis – ... Full Story

Mitt Romney, casino capitalist

Mitt Romney, casino capitalist

          Mitt Romney and the New Gilded Age By Robert B. Reich The election of 2012 raises two perplexing questions. The first is how the GOP could put up someone for president who so brazenly epitomizes the excesses of casino capitalism that have nearly destroyed the economy and overwhelmed our democracy. The second is why the Democrats have failed to point this out. The White House has criticized Mitt Romney for his years at the helm ... Full Story

Life’s Outtakes: Sisterly Love

Life’s Outtakes: Sisterly Love

by Daris Howard               Trissa stomped into our bedroom. “Make her leave Toby alone!”             Toby was Trissa’s special Teddy bear. He was a perfect size and very soft. But most importantly, he only had one eye. Trissa had endured many eye surgeries when she was only four years old, and was very attached to her one-eyed bear.             I pulled Trissa up close to me. “Who would be bothering Toby?” I asked. “Everybody knows he ... Full Story

Obituary: Carolina Sell

Obituary: Carolina Sell

  Carolina Sell, 92, of Loveland, CO, died on July 21, 2012 at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Loveland. She was born on December 4, 1919 in Windsor, Colorado, to Jacob and Mary (Kindsfather) Hill. In her early years, Carolina worked as a nanny for the owners of Denver Botanical Gardens. She married David Sell on March 16, 1941 in Loveland. He preceded her in death on October 7, 1992. Carolina worked as a cook at the Wayside Inn in Berthoud for 25 years, retiring in the ... Full Story

Massacres, more to come

Massacres, more to come

      A tragedy we will not try to avert By Eugene Robinson,  Will we even pretend to do anything to prevent the next mass shooting by a crazed loner? I doubt it. We’ll just add Aurora to the growing list — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson — and wait for the inevitable. When that next atrocity comes, we’ll tell each other we’re shocked and stunned, knowing full well we should be neither. We’ll probe the assailant’s life in search of a motive, ... Full Story

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

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