Archive for May, 2014

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD SUV by Stu Wright

For 2014, Toyota’s Highlander has been updated for the first time since 2008, and  is now in its third generation iteration.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (127,572 in 2013) places its revenue right in the middle of the Toyota SUV lineup.   This past week I […]

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Ignorance is bliss- Stupid is expensive

by Craig Masters It may be time to admit stupid people are not only irritating, but they are becoming too expensive to tip-toe around so we don’t hurt their feelings. The time has come to recognize that being tolerant of programs and practices born of stupidity or ignorance is simply too expensive for the world […]

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Anonymous Republican support – bad idea

by Craig Masters As a conservative, gun toting, suv driving, hunter and strong supporter of candidates guided by a working moral compass, I have to report being sad to have received a copy of a publication clearly supporting conservative views on several key issues. The publication included several articles bearing bylines – that was good. […]

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Beware the killer tomatoes

Firearms Solicitation Number: USADOIGWEA-5-7-14 Agency: Department of Agriculture Location: Procurement Branch This is the notice on Federal Business Opportunities ( FedBizOps.gov)  for companies to submit bids to the USDA for selling the department SUB-MACHINE GUNS. Colt .40caliber … … …with 30 round magazines. Is there anything else to say? posted by Craig Masters Share on […]

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2014 Acura ILX FWD Sedan Review by Stu Wright

    The Acura ILX is the entry-level luxury car sold by the upscale division of Honda Motor Company.  It is based on Honda’s Civic, with luxury appointments to bring it up to the Acura standard.  It is the first luxury sedan sold by Acura in America since 2001 – that was the Integra.      A […]

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NoCoGazette – smarter readers better news from a Simpler Time

by Craig Masters While regular readers of the Northern Colorado Gazette don’t always agree with the opinion pieces, they always trust that the news is reported with minimum bias. We don’t have to report stories we might not like or want to give exposure. If an article is under our opinion column, it is more often […]

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A WWI vet writes on Gun Control

Questions on GUN CONTROL, an essay by Carl E. Smith History is learned best from those who made it as submitted by Craig Masters Carl E. Smith was born May 19, 1899.  A World War I veteran who served on the German front lines and later served as a German interpreter after the Armistice and Avid outdoorsman, […]

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2015 GMC Yukon XL 4WD SLT Review by Stu Wright

General Motors has been building a big body-on-frame SUV for 80 years with the Chevrolet and GMC nameplates affixed to each.  Essentially a station wagon mounted on a light truck frame, the “Suburban” designation was used on all of them until the year 2000, at which time GMC began naming their version, the Yukon XL.  The […]

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Renewable energy, oil, taxes and – huh!

by Craig Masters The coming campaigns are beginning to take shape.  As I watch the ads on television I have become confused over the basic motivation for some and the whole concept of others. Thinking I might not be the only one, I thought some of the best informed readers in the world might be […]

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