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Friday, August 22, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

By Camille Moran Let’s bring the spirit of Christmas to Congress. The last time the minimum wage went up was in 2009, and, as the owner of a Christmas tree farm and other businesses, I think it’s time for another raise. Today’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage befits Scrooge – before he saw the error of his ways. It amounts to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers. Workers shouldn’t have to depend on food stamps or food banks to put Christmas Dinner on their ... Full Story

Helping a 4th grader learn about Colorado

Dear Editor, My name is Zoe Bucshon. I am a 4th grader at Evansville Day School in Evansville, Indiana. I am working on a state report on Colorado. I would appreciate it if you could publish my letter in your newspaper so your readers could send me postcards, brochures, or anything else that would help me with my report. Could you please have them send the information by March 1, 2014? Sincerly yours, Zoe Bucshon 3400 North Green River Rd Evansville, Indiana 47715

Republicans: “the poor should die”

Republicans: “the poor should die”

For Republicans, a Homeless 11-Year-Old Black Girl Named Dasani is a "Useless Eater" That Should Die By chaunceydevegaFollow Al Sharpton did some great work on Monday's PoliticsNation where he further exposed the politics of cruelty that have possessed the Republican Party. Republicans want to cut food stamps, believe that kicking people off of unemployment insurance who cannot find a job in an economy where there are 3 people for every available position, and that a particularly evil ... Full Story

Limbaugh Lies exposed

Limbaugh Lies exposed

Actually, everything Rush Limbaugh says is fiction. Designed to enrage and misinform and to make him a great deal of money. Here is a compendia of Limbaugh Lies. Rush Limbaugh Lies, Says Food Stamps Causing Obesity  This week Rush Limbaugh continued his frequent attacks on the poor with a story that the government is keeping poor African Americans obese by giving them food stamps. The only problem? Limbaugh is completely full of it: RUSH LIMBAUGH: They destroy people's life. You ... Full Story

Republicans want war with Iran

Republicans want war with Iran

  Sabotaging House GOP Set to Derail President Obama’s Arms Deal with Iran (Video) Posted by: Barbara Friedland in Hot News December 8, 2013 , 11:48 am Eric Cantor (R-Warmonger) might have some Democratic allies in his goal to defeat the arms agreement between Iran and six other countries, including the United States. Currently this temporary nuclear pact has generated harsh criticism from many Republicans because it allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium. Cantor ... Full Story

Selling health insurance across state lines

Selling health insurance across state lines

To the Editor, Republicans want to scrap Obamacare and, instead, allow the sale of health insurance policies across state lines, claiming that increased competition will lead to lower premiums. Will it? Let’s review a parallel history of credit card interest rates. Back in the 1970s, if you wanted a credit card, you went to your local bank. States set maximum interest rates of around 12%. In the 1980s, Congress and the Reagan Administration allowed credit cards to be issued across ... Full Story

Obituary: Charles Gilbert Anderson

Obituary: Charles Gilbert Anderson

    Charles Gilbert Anderson, 80, of Loveland, died on December 2, 2013 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. He was born on December 21, 1932 in Denver, Colorado to Edwin L. and Ida Sara (Wilson)Anderson. Charles attended Campion Academy and later graduated from CU in Boulder with a Bachelors Degree in business. He married Ruth Holmes on May 10, 1953 in Keene, Texas. Charles worked as a farmer and a truck driver. He has lived in Loveland most of his ... Full Story

Obituary: Raymond E. Dicks

Obituary: Raymond E. Dicks

September 17, 1940 - November 16, 2013 Raymond Dicks, age, 73, passed away on Saturday, November 16, in Eugene, Oregon while exiting Autzen Stadium. He died of a massive heart attack while being tended by many trained people. The following Sunday morning, he became an organ donor. Ray was a resident of Roseburg, Oregon for 51 years. During his career, he served the Roseburg Public Schools. He was born in Berthoud, Colorado, and he was the son of Ray and Hilda Dicks Sr. and brother to ... Full Story

Obituary: Walter Fredrick Meyer

Obituary: Walter Fredrick Meyer

Walter “Pops” Frederick Meyer passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. He was born in Pender, Nebraska, on August 10, 1920, to August and Ida Meyer. He was the youngest of 11 children. He farmed his family’s land until 1962 when he moved to Loveland. In 1970, he married and started a family with Carmen Powell and her four children. Walt worked as a business owner and general handyman for many years. After he retired, he and Carmen enjoyed being campground hosts in the Poudre Canyon, ... Full Story

Obituary: Laurene Louise Ellis

Obituary: Laurene Louise Ellis

Laurene Louise Ellis, 83, of Berthoud, died November 18, 2013. She was born January 12, 1930 in Berthoud to Conrad and Leora (Drieth) Krieger. Laurene grew up in Berthoud and graduated from Berthoud High School in 1948. Shortly after high school, on March 20, 1949 she married Chester Ellis in Berthoud. She was a skilled homemaker, worked as a telephone operator and school secretary in Berthoud. She also worked for a scientific company in Loveland and retired from HP after 22 years of service. ... Full Story

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