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Sunday, November 23, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Wall Street will stop at nothing to get what it wants

Wall Street will stop at nothing to get what it wants

The following article by Zach Carter appears in the online news blog Care2. It is yet another view of the actions of the big banks and brokers. It also provides links to other articles on the subject. Click here to read he article.

Jeremy missing, Family asks for help

Jeremy missing, Family asks for help

Dear Editor, On April 11 of this year, Jeremy Griess disappeared from his home in Westminster, Colorado. I am writing to you on behalf of Jeremy and his family in the hope that you will consider this story for publication in your newspaper. Jeremy is a native of Minden, Nebraska. The bond that is shared by this tight-knit community is demonstrated in the outpouring of love and concern that we share for Jeremy; our missing son, brother, and friend. Jeremy has many people ... Full Story

The Great American Debt “Roll”

By Fred A. Kingery Courtesy of Center for Vision & Values Financial markets function to discount the future. Usually, by the time you read about something in the newspaper, financial market pricing has already "discounted" that event weeks, months, or perhaps even years before it hits the front page and becomes evident to everyone else. That’s what it means to “speculate. ” The whole world is beginning to seriously speculate that the Treasury is becoming a deadbeat borrower. ... Full Story

Politicians are pressing the limit

By Gary Wamsley The Recorder Online The political season is upon us and I am inundated with press releases. For a time I was just deleting them. I may be cynical, but is seemed to me that many, if not most, are posturing for the upcoming elections. Incumbents are using the power of their position to get on committees and introduce bills that make themselves look like hometown heroes. Challengers, or would be challengers, tell us how brave and honest they are. I have to be fair and ... Full Story

For Dads, the “Be There for Your Kids”

For Dads, the “Be There for Your Kids” awards

Colorado Fatherhood Council Seeking Nominations For The 2010 Be There For Your Kids Awards Annual awards recognize extraordinary work in the fatherhood field In an effort to recognize and reward outstanding individuals and program service in healthy father involvement with children, families and communities throughout Colorado, the Colorado Fatherhood Council has opened nominations for the 2010 Be There for Your Kids Awards. Nominations must fall into one of the following eight ... Full Story

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Intro by Gary Wamsley Mortgage bankers recently testified before the US Congress that no one saw the impending crisis in sub-prime mortgages and the financial crisis that ensued. That is pretty hard to believe. Either the top financial experts in this country are incredibly stupid or they are lying. Take your pick. There were people who saw it coming, and perhaps even created the crisis and made hundreds of millions of dollars at what turns out to be taxpayer expense. Two reporters for ... Full Story

Obituary: Theodore “Ted” Wacker

Theodore “Ted” Wacker, 86, of Loveland, Colo., passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Ted was born in Berthoud, Colo., on July 23, 1923, to John and Anna Margaret (Schaefer) Wacker. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland. Ted attended schools in the Berthoud area and farmed with his family until enlisting in the Army. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to the family farm and also attended a vocational school in Chicago. He married Wilma ... Full Story

CU Law Professor Can Comment on Justice Stevens’

CU Law Professor Can Comment on Justice Stevens’ Retirement

The fourth-longest-serving U. S. Supreme Court justice, John Paul Stevens, has been extraordinarily influential as the leader of the progressive wing of the court and as a canny builder of coalitions among the justices, according to Scott Moss, a law professor and expert in constitutional law at the University of Colorado at Boulder. “Initially seen as a center-right justice because he was a Republican appointee and one of the decisive votes to bring back the death penalty, ... Full Story

IRS Payment Options

IRS Payment Options

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to pay all taxes due by the April 15 deadline to avoid interest and failure-to-pay penalties. IRS Payment Options Include E-pay, Credit Card, Installment Agreements and Offers in Compromise IR-2010-45, April 8, 2010 Filing and Paying on Time Saves Money If you have a balance due and do not pay by April 15, you are subject to a failure-to-pay penalty. If you cannot complete your return and file it by April 15, ... Full Story

State Conducts First Prom Season ‘Heat Is On’ DUI

State Conducts First Prom Season ‘Heat Is On’ DUI Crackdown

DUI Enforcement April 10- May 23 Aims to Keep Teens Safe DENVER, CO – Prom season is upon us and many Colorado teenagers will create memories that will last a lifetime. To help ensure those memories do not turn tragic, law enforcement agencies across the state will conduct a special prom season “Heat Is On” enforcement period beginning Saturday, April 10th through Sunday, May 23rd. The goal is to keep teenagers safe by targeting all impaired drivers, not just students attending ... Full Story

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