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‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Slices of Life, by Jill Pertler

Slices of Life, by Jill Pertler

A woman who tells you where to go By: Jill Pertler My husband has a new lady friend. He shares her with our three sons, who are also sweet on the most recent family acquaintance. They are, in a word, enamored. Under normal circumstances, I might feel threatened – what with my four guys throwing their rapt attention toward another woman’s voice – but these aren’t normal circumstances. That’s because the woman in question, we call her “Carmen,” isn’t a ... Full Story

Victory: Rutherford Institute Lawsuit Advances

  Students Prohibited from Wearing American Flag T-Shirts to School Will Have Day in Court SAN JOSE, Calif.—A California federal court has refused to dismiss a First Amendment lawsuit filed by The Rutherford Institute that challenges a decision by public school officials to prohibit students from wearing American flag t-shirts to school. The lawsuit alleges that the constitutional rights of students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., were violated when school ... Full Story

America’s Debts: Even More Calamitous Than We

America’s Debts: Even More Calamitous Than We Thought

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson Brace yourself. This isn’t going to be pleasant. If you’re in a bad mood or get easily upset, you may wish to pass on reading this article. The country is in even worse shape economically than we thought. We awoke on Feb. 14 to find that this year’s federal budget deficit is going to be larger than previously projected—a record $1.65 trillion. Recently, the official accumulated debt of the federal government passed the $14 trillion threshold. A ... Full Story

The FBI: Going Rogue

The FBI: Going Rogue

By John W. Whitehead 2/14/2011 “The minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo.”--J. Edgar Hoover The history of the FBI is the history of how America--once a nation that abided by the rule of law and held the government accountable for its actions--has steadily devolved into a police state where laws are unidirectional, intended as a tool for government to control the people and rarely the other way around. The ... Full Story

Ending deficit spending won’t be easy or

Capitol Review By Mark Hillman It’s a political reality: talking about how to govern is far easier than actually governing. Government, after all, is a reflection of the governed and nothing requires individual voters or “the people” in general to act responsibly. That observation is not an indictment of the electorate but an acknowledgement that voters are never forced to confront tough choices about government spending. Consider the federal debt and deficit. The deficit ... Full Story

Learn from these young Egyptians?

Learn from these young Egyptians?

To the Editor, I watched in amazement as the young people of Egypt peacefully arose to overturn their country’s dictatorship. They revolted against a system ruled by an elite few, where all the wealth flowed upward, and ordinary people had no opportunity to progress, no matter how bright, skilled or educated they might be. Is Egypt now ripe for theocracy? Not likely. Egyptians have closely watched the Iranian revolution and its aftermath. They see their Iranian counterparts ... Full Story

Last original IP address allocated

Last original IP address allocated

One for the History Books: Lat IPv4 Addresses Allocated The internet has reached a historic milestone         ICANN full February 3, press release

Obituary: Raleigh Nathaniel Alford

Obituary: Raleigh Nathaniel Alford

Raleigh Nathaniel Alford, Jr. 77, died Feb. 9, 2011, in Berthoud, Colo. Raleigh was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Montrose to Henry and Opal (Marshall) Burrows. Raleigh graduated from Montrose High School in 1951.He then graduated from Colorado State University where he earned his degree. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Raleigh was a banker in Berthoud for 35 years. Raleigh married Jeannie Anderson and had two children. Jeannie preceded Raleigh in death. Raleigh later ... Full Story

Obituary: Jesse Lynn Weitzel

Obituary: Jesse Lynn Weitzel

  Jesse Lynn Weitzel Oct. 31, 1951-Jan. 29, 2011 Age: 59 Residence: Chandler, Ariz.   Jesse Lynn Weitzel died Jan. 29, 2011 at Hospice of the Valley, Chandler, Ariz. He was born on Oct. 31, 1951, in McLaughlin, South Dakota to John Weitzel, Sr and Claire Marie Boileau Hunt. He moved with the family to Colorado at the age of 3, and as a child, Jesse attended Berthoud schools. In 1974, he married Geraldine Burham and was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Rosetta ... Full Story

Obituary: Helen A. Schneider

Obituary: Helen A. Schneider

Helen A. Schneider, 73, of Berthoud, passed away peacefully at home in the Rocky Mountains in Berthoud, Colorado on January 31, 2011. She was born on July 6, 1937 in Ellendale, North Dakota to Edwin and Evelyn Jording. She is survived by her children, Nancy, David, Carl & Elizabeth; grandchildren, Kirsten, John, Cody & Dalen; great grandchildren, Deziree & Dylan. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 4 at Allnutt Funeral Service in Loveland. ... Full Story

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