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Sunday, April 26, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Slices of Life

Slices of Life

Counting your friends   By Jill Pertler   I lost a friend yesterday. It wasn’t due to accident, injury, death or any other natural causes. I suffered a digital loss. Not of the finger or toe variety, but of the computer kind. Facebook-related. Yesterday, I visited the social networking site and noted I had 151 friends. Today, when I ventured back to my page, the number had dipped to 150. There could be only one explanation. I’d been unfriended. Usually, ... Full Story

The Girl Scout cookie conspiracy

Rev. James L. Snyder I am not a great believer in conspiracies. I do not believe Bigfoot really exists except in the strained imaginations of some people. Some want to believe in Bigfoot, and some need to believe in Bigfoot. I'm not one of them. I do not believe in the Loch Ness monster. I am sure some Scotsman, after a few nips at the jug, saw something. One thing about the Loch Ness monster is it has been good for tourist trade in Scotland. Who but a Scotsman could figure out a ... Full Story

Alford v. Greene: Are We Really Mere Creatures of the

Alford v. Greene: Are We Really Mere Creatures of the State?

  By John W. Whitehead March 2, 2011   “The child is not the mere creature of the state.” — United States Supreme Court, Pierce v. Society of Sisters On March 1, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Alford v. Greene, the first major case involving Child Protective Services to go before the United States Supreme Court in 21 years and one of the most important parents’ rights cases ever to reach the Court. If it goes the right way—i.e., to ... Full Story

Slices of Life

Slices of Life

The great toothbrush takeover   By Jill Pertler   Something is awry around here. I believe my household slipped through a wormhole and the rules of the cosmic universe are no longer in effect. In other words, my life is spinning out of control and reality’s gone right along with it. Something’s fishy with the toothbrushes. My family possesses six sets of teeth (not counting the dog); therefore logic would dictate a total of six toothbrushes should reside in my ... Full Story

Virtual Vietnam Wall

Virtual Vietnam Wall

I receive a great many emails from my military classmates and many are worth sharing. This was sent to me by "Uncle Bill." the oldest man in our Pilot Training Class. He must have been all of 29 at the time. We are all older and we all lost friends in Southeast Asia, but we still keep in touch nearly 60 years later.   I will just include the instructions that came with the email and the link to the site. Please let me know how you feel about running these remembrances of my ... Full Story

Obituary: Freida Marguerite Welch

Obituary: Freida Marguerite Welch

Freida Marguerite Welch died February 19, 2011 at Berthoud Living Center, Berthoud, Colorado. She was born August 18, 1918 in Proctor, Missouri, the daughter of James Irvin and Hattie Gerlt Thomas. The family moved to Midwest Wyoming in 1936 where she graduated from high school. She married Clyde Wesley Welch on August 21, 1937 in Casper, Wyoming. She moved to Loveland, Colorado in August 2003 to be near her daughters. She attended Buckhorn Presbyterian Church in Masonville, Colorado. She ... Full Story

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

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