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Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Julian Assange-Wikileaks

Julian Assange-Wikileaks

                Who Is So Hell-Bent On Getting Assange? By Paul Sedkowsk Julian Assange is not a US citizen, and yet some influential Americans are calling him a "traitor" and trying to pin "espionage" on him. WikiLeaks has published information about virtually all the major governments and corporations around the world, and yet he's portrayed as specifically "Anti-American," without a shred of proof to that effect. He's ... Full Story

Obituary: Gwen Hopkins Hawley

Obituary: Gwen Hopkins Hawley

  Gwen Hawley passed away July 1, 2012 at McKee Medical Center - Loveland, Colorado. She was born June 11, 1926 in Orofino, Idaho to Dr. Richard and Gladys (Moore) Hopkins. She was the second of two children with an older brother Dick Hopkins. The quenching of her lifelong thirst for knowledge began in the public elementary school system of Orofino, Idaho continuing through her freshman year of high school. She then transferred to Saint Paul's School where her passion for the ... Full Story

People without healthcare, GOP doesn’t care

People without healthcare, GOP doesn’t care

      McConnell: People Without Healthcare ‘Not the Issue’ (Video) by Jeff Fecke Like most Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) has said that he wants to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Like most Republicans, McConnell has been rather vague about what he’d replace it with. On Sunday, McConnell was specific about one thing: the GOP replacement for Obamacare won’t be concerned with providing insurance ... Full Story

Obituary: Gary LeRay Belk

Obituary: Gary LeRay Belk

  Gary LeRay Belk, age 70, of Berthoud, Colorado died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, June 29, 2012. Gary was born in Davenport, Iowa to Benjamin and Claudine Belk on December 16, 1941. He had many great stories of his childhood in Iowa working at his parent’s lake and on the farms around town. He married his wife of 46 years, Phyllis, and moved to Aspen Colorado in 1968. He and Phyllis purchased the King Ranch on the Frying Pan River in Basalt, running it first as a guest ranch ... Full Story

Romney and the GOP, hypocrites

Romney and the GOP, hypocrites

              Romney's amazing hypocrisy By Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee. She is a nationally syndicated columnist, adjunct professor at Georgetown University and author of "Cooking With Grease." She was manager for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign in 2000. (CNN) -- Recently, we learned two ... Full Story

Obituary: Tyrone F. Banderet

Obituary: Tyrone F. Banderet

  Tyrone “Tye” Banderet 45, of Berthoud, Colorado, passed on, June 22, 2012. He was born March 3, 1967 in Longmont, to Francis Banderet and Jane Fickel. Tye was self-employed as a solar design consultant, and Web design developer, had designed various products and had been with IBM as a client representative for the banking and securities industry. He was an alumnus of Colorado State University and Arizona State University with degrees in engineering and computer sciences. ... Full Story

Mendacious Mitt

Mendacious Mitt

    Why Does Mitt Romney Like Firing People? Because He Made $20,000 On Every Laid-Off Worker  By Axel Tonconogy Mitt Romney would prefer for you to recall just one number regarding his record at Bain Capital. That would be 100,000 — the number of jobs that the Republican candidate  claims he created during 15 years at the private equity firm. But now there is a more interesting, plausible and relevant number: $20,000. That’s how much money Romney is estimated to ... Full Story

Fast and Furious, Post Opinion

Fast and Furious, Post Opinion

          Why ‘Fast and Furious’ is a political loser   Posted by Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake The fight over Operation “Fast and Furious” recommences this week, as Congress returns to Washington today with a contempt vote on Attorney General Eric Holder looming. Darrell Issa (R-CA) before a hearing on "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice" on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this February 2, 2012, ... Full Story

Obituary: Marjorie Tysdal

Obituary: Marjorie Tysdal

  Marjorie (Marge) Tysdal of Berthoud passed away at home surrounded by family on June 23, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Marge was born on April 20, 1922 at her family home in Eagle Grove, Iowa and graduated from high school in 1940. She met the love of her life, Tony Tysdal, and they were married in Hampton, Iowa on March 23, 1944. They celebrated 65 years of marriage. Marge and Tony had two children, Gary and Marsha. They moved to Colorado in 1991 to be close to ... Full Story

United States on the road to Fascism?

The 14 Defining  Characteristics Of Fascism Free Inquiry  Spring 2003 Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each: 1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are ... Full Story

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