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Saturday, August 23, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Insurance Industry & the ACA

By Haiko Eichler Fact: The Insurance Industry is the biggest licensed gambling casino in the World! Let me explain: Every time you pay any insurance premium you are placing a bet that something BAD is going to happen to you and the insurance company is accepting your bet in the belief that the odds are that nothing bad is going to happen to you. The Insurance Companies do NOT make any money on the premiums they collect. They make their profits investing your premiums in the money ... Full Story

Rep Coffman a no show to constituents.

FLAT MIKE COFFMAN TO VISIT CD6 DURING RECESS WEEK, URGE CONSTITUENTS TO #GET COVERED   SINCE 3D COFFMAN HAS NO PUBLIC EVENTS, FLAT MIKE WILL HAVE TO “STAND IN”   Denver/Aurora/Brighton - Despite the Congressional recess and an in-district work week, Congressman Mike Coffman has no public events on his calendar to meet with his constituents. As a surrogate, Flat Mike, like Flat Stanley, will be “standing in” for Coffman and urging CD6 constituents to #GetCovered. Thanks to the ... Full Story

Veterans Day Thoughts

  No Glory in War for this Veteran By Andrew Larkin I am a veteran – of the Vietnam era, as are my friends and my brothers. My father, uncles, and an aunt were veterans of World War II. A great uncle was stationed on a battleship during World War I.  A great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, an immigrant in an Illinois regiment who suffered the rest of his life from his bullet wound. Veterans Day on November 11 was formerly Armistice Day, celebrating the end of the Great ... Full Story

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

  Donald Eugene Dortch, 89 years old, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed away on Oct. 14, 2013. Donald was born in Berthoud Colorado Oct. 3, 1924, to the late Finley and MaryAnn Dortch. Donald graduated from Berthoud High School, joined the army and served in WWII. Donald served in the US Army, receiving the Victory Medal in WWII, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and 4 Bronze Stars for major battles. After being discharged from the ... Full Story

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

    Mission Accomplished? Shutdown’s Dirty Southern Roots Began In 1832 John C. Calhoun The Tea Party-led shutdown of the federal government hasn’t opened a new era of paralyzing divisiveness in American government. On the contrary, the recent shutdown simply reconfirms a long-held trend in U.S. history, where certain factions of the country believe they have the right to nullify federal law. It’s no surprise, then, that the Tea Party Nullifiers hail from the ... Full Story

Candidates for Loveland City Council

Candidates for Loveland City Council

  To the Editor, Loveland’s Ward I has two candidates running for City Council.  Which would make the best Councilperson at this time? One candidate is a Loveland native and an attorney with a small, local legal office. He serves on Loveland’s Planning Commission. The other is retired corporate chemist, Irene Fortune, who has worked for British Petroleum (BP) and most recently for DuPont, the American chemical company that has developed such products as nylon, Teflon, ... Full Story

Tea Party’s Biggest Mistake

Tea Party’s Biggest Mistake

The Tea Party Republicans' Biggest Mistake: Confusing Government with Our System of Government By Robert Reich (about the author) Representative Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama and a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act, has just changed his tune. He now says: "My primary focus is on minimizing risk of insolvency and bankruptcy. There are many paths you can take to get there. Socialized medicine is just one of the component parts of our debt and deficits that put us at financial ... Full Story

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

  Leah M. Moore, 97, of Loveland died peacefully at her daughter’s home October 8, 2013. She was born March 30, 1916 in Severance, Colorado, to Fred and Katherine Brunner. Leah graduated from Eaton High School in 1934 and graduated with a Nursing degree at Presbyterian School of Nursing in 1937. She was surgical nurse at Loveland Memorial Hospital for over many years, retiring in 1975. She has lived in Loveland for 51 years before moving to Berthoud 7 years ago. Leah married Paul ... Full Story

Obituary: Rose Ellen “Peggy” Pedotto

Obituary: Rose Ellen “Peggy” Pedotto

  Rose Ellen “Peggy”Carroll-Pedotto, passed away peacefully in her home in Loveland on September 27, 2013. She had lived in Northern Colorado since 1968. Peggy was born at home on September 15, 1935 in Ordway, Colorado, and was the third of six children. She was a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and dear friend who will be missed by many. Peggy was a devoted and steadfast mother who, following the death of her husband, Dominic J. Pedotto, Jr., raised her six ... Full Story

16 right wing myths about Obamacare

16 right wing myths about Obamacare

Top 16 myths about the health care law By Angie Drobnic Holan  Published on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 2:25 p.m. There's a lot of misinformation out there about the new health care law. PolitiFact has been fact-checking claims about the federal health care law since lawmakers started drafting the legislation in 2009. Long controversial, the law has been no stranger to attacks by detractors. Here are 16 of the biggest falsehoods PolitiFact has rated. ( Fact-checks are ... Full Story

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