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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Police tase and beat a deaf man unconscious

California police use taser on deaf man trying to communicate with them via sign language (via Raw Story ) Four police officers in Hawthorne, California used a taser on a man who was attempting to tell them that he was deaf via sign language. The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness is filing a lawsuit on behalf of Jonathan Meister, who was charged with… (more…)

Badge, license to kill

Badge, license to kill

  Why Do Cops Who Shoot Unarmed People Get Their Guns Back? By Kevin Mathews  What happens to police officers who shoot unarmed citizens while on duty? More often than not, nothing. Even in the most egregious examples of misconduct and bad policing, officers are found not guilty in court (if they even stand trial in the first place) and are free to return to duty… re-armed to potentially cause more harm in the future. This pattern is a serious miscarriage of justice. By ... Full Story

Problem solving the TSD way

Problem solving the TSD way

  To the Editor, I have a list of steps for solving problems. Here is how the TSD (Loveland) school board measured up on Wednesday night: Identify the problem.                           Student achievement is too low. What does that mean?                        Not discussed. How serious it is?                                Not discussed. How did the problem originate?         Not ... Full Story

Obituary: Leslie Shawn Baird

Obituary: Leslie Shawn Baird

Leslie Shawn Baird, 42, of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away suddenly Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was born June 14, 1971 in Greeley, Colorado to Gary and Katherine (Katie) Baird. He attended schools in Loveland and Johnstown. Shawn lived his whole life in the northern Colorado area. Shawn faced many challenges in life and never complained about any of his burdens. He was a strong and proud man and he loved his family deeply. His favorite times were spent going fishing and camping at Glendo ... Full Story

Politics and National Policy

Politics and National Policy

Deficit Reduction Declines as Policy Priority Just Half of Democrats Rate Deficit as ‘Top Priority  For the first time since Barack Obama took office in 2009, deficit reduction has slipped as a policy priority among the public. Overall, 63% say reducing the budget deficit should be a top priority for Congress and the president this year, down from 72% a year ago. Most of the decline has come among Democrats: Only about half of Democrats – 49% – view deficit reduction as a top ... Full Story

Chris Christie’s Bridgegate

Chris Christie’s Bridgegate

    Chris Christie’s Bridgegate response recalls Richard Nixon’s dissembling By Roger Stone I am not the first to note the striking similarities between the Watergate scandal and the Bridgegate fiasco Governor Chris Christie is facing but as someone who knew many involved directly in Watergate and many in Christie’s inner circle I can say the similarities are more telling than they appear. Christie was leading his opponent by 25 points when his operatives ... Full Story

Biblical Birth Control

Biblical Birth Control

      Biblical Birth Control: The Surprisingly Contraception-Friendly Old Testament Think conservative objections to birth control are enshrined in the Bible? Think again. January 5, 2014  | By Elissa Strauss When the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases about the conflict between new healthcare mandates and religion, it sparked a heated conversation on the religious rights of for-profit corporations. In Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. ... Full Story

“Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red

“Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states

Pro-Democrat group says 9 of the 10 poorest states are Republican The partisan blogosphere is filled with arguments over whether liberal or conservative policies are better for states. No matter what is proposed -- cutting the sales tax, raising the minimum wage, etc. -- someone can always come up with a state to cite as an example of why it's a good (or bad) idea. But we were struck by this claim posted by the pro-Democrat group Occupy Democrats on Facebook: "If Republican ... Full Story

Obamacare horror stories

Obamacare horror stories

  This blogger smoked out Obamacare lies by another traditional media newspaper By Egberto Willies Common knowledge to those who follow the ins and outs of Obamacare is that there is an industry out there to destroy it at all cost. The traditional media has been the major conduit of the lies and misinformation. Corporate traditional media continues to mislead and misinform. It isn’t only the smaller media outlets that are generating the barrage of misinformation. CBS News ... Full Story

Why do we have Bullies like Christie

Why do we have Bullies like Christie

  Why the Infatuation with Bullies Like Chris Christie? Christie reveals a dark side of our society -- a public enchanted by his tough guy antics and the press who encourages his sadism.   Photo Credit: AFP January 11, 2014  | If the media had even a trace of independence, the instant Chris Christie declared like a dainty blossom trampled roughly, “I am not a bully,” the throng of reporters would have screamed, “Liar” in a single voice and hurled their cameras, ... Full Story

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