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Friday, December 19, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Senator Udall on Balanced Budget Amendment

Senator Udall on Balanced Budget Amendment

  A Common-sense Approach to Balancing the Federal Budget U.S. Senator Mark Udall The recent failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal on federal spending cuts is just the latest example of how ill-equipped Congress is to address our nation's gravest challenge: our ballooning $15 trillion national debt. Democrats and Republicans are still stuck in the same rhetorical trenches. Democrats are reluctant to cut entitlements, while Republicans claim we can both cut taxes and ... Full Story

Mt. Rushmore After Dark, a conversation of patriots

Mt. Rushmore After Dark, a conversation of patriots

                    By Kurt Stone (about the author) opednews.com   (The following "conversation" is only partly a product of my imagination; all of the italicized lines represent actual quotes from the four men looking out from Mt. Rushmore . . . ) T. Roosevelt: "Psst . . . Mr. Lincoln . . . Are you awake? In the mood for a chat? I've got a horrific case of insomnia and just know that I'm going ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Jeanette Danz (Marnie)

Obituary: Mary Jeanette Danz (Marnie)

  Mary Jeanette Danz of Berthoud died peacefully on December 15, 2011. Mary was a Christmas child, born on December 25, 1950 to Culver and Olga Danz in Ashland, Wisconsin. For the past 25 years Mary lived in Colorado and worked for Vet Line and for Sunrise Medical Center where she lit up the office with her joyful laughter and smile. 
Mary was known to her friends and family by many names including Marnie, Moonie and MeeMoo. One of her greatest joys was the many nieces and ... Full Story

Obituary: Kelsey Lee Falasco

Obituary: Kelsey Lee Falasco

  Kelsey Lee Falasco, of Berthoud, died on December 14, 2011. She was born on August 27, 1995 to Danny Falasco and Nikki Wells. Raised by her Father and her Grandparents Ron and Judy Falasco and for the last six years by Dwayne and Barbara Hummel. Sister of Jazmyn Lovenburg, Tommie Bartel, Forrest Hummel, Valley Hummel and Cliff Hummel. Sister-in law of Caitlin Hummel and Aunt to Aspen Hummel. Granddaughter of Ron and Judy Falasco, Joe Wells and Vicki Villanueva. Kelsey leaves ... Full Story

Life’s Outtakes,The Year I Lived Christmas

The Year I Lived Christmas By Daris Howard It was Christmas Eve, and I was in New York, a long way from home. As we started our day, my associate, Mark, asked me what I had planned. “The main thing is the church Christmas social tonight,” I replied. “How about we live the real Christmas story as told in Matthew 25 verse 40 before we go?” I knew the Christmas story wasn’t there, but he had an unusual seriousness about him, so I agreed. “Good!” he said. ... Full Story

The War that will kill the dollar

  From The Gold Report Richard Maybury: The War that Will Kill the Dollar Interview by JT Long A war-mongering U.S. government could be less than 18 months away from decimating the last 5% of value left in the dollar, says Richard Maybury, the author of the U.S. & World Early Warning Report. Until some new exchange-traded-fund-like basket of natural resources provides a store of value, this "juris naturalist" has some advice about how to protect your wealth during the coming ... Full Story

Is the US becoming a Nazi state

Is the US becoming a Nazi state

                      Are the Nazi-linked Backgrounds of Some of America's Biggest Corporations a Clue to the Direction We Are Headed?  By Richard Clark (about the author) Did IBM knowingly assist the Nazis in rounding up the Jews and are big American corporations now helping our government prepare for the next roundup of scapegoats, trouble makers, and dissidents?Why are war profiteers who play both ... Full Story

Obituary: Eileen Elnora Thompson

Obituary: Eileen Elnora Thompson

  Eileen Elnora Thompson, 79, died on December 14, 2011 from Leukemia. She was born on October 3, 1932 in Sheridan County, Kansas to William Heim and Marie Mannebach Heim. After graduating from Leoville High School in Leoville, Kansas, she enrolled at St. Anthony’s School of Nursing in Hays, Kansas graduating in 1954. On November 16, 1954 she married Philip Thompson at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Hoxie, Kansas. After living in Loveland for 44 years, they moved to Berthoud. ... Full Story

Obituary: John T. Hannaford

Obituary: John T. Hannaford

John T. Hannaford, of Berthoud passed away at his home on December 13, 2011. He was 62 years old. Born on May 7, 1949 in Greenwich, Connecticut to Harold and Delores Hannaford, he was raised in southern California in the greater Los Angeles area where he graduated high school. John moved to northern Colorado in the late 80’s and has resided in Berthoud. He is survived by two children: son Jesse Hannaford of Soap Lake, Washington; daughter Sarah Jane Hannaford of Portland, Oregon; sister ... Full Story

Reply from U.S. Senator Mark Udall

Reply from U.S. Senator Mark Udall

  Dear Gary, Thank you for contacting me regarding controversial detainee provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (FY12 NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (H.R.1540).  I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important topic. As you may know, I am firmly opposed to several provisions in the FY12 NDAA that regulate the detention of terrorism suspects.  These provisions could be interpreted to authorize the indefinite military detention of American citizens who are ... Full Story

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