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Friday, December 9, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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 to ... 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 election committee ... 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. Eliminate any ... Full Story

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 a publisher, yet they insist ... 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 arts that ... 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 for 30 million uninsured ... 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 and ... 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 important things about Mitt ... 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. He was a ... 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 have made ... Full Story

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