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A crisis of Truth in America

The opening paragraph of the Declaration of Independence contains the five “W’s”: who, what, where, when and why. In the first line following the opening paragraph, the Declaration then begins in detail by stating that the document is rooted in … Continue reading

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Administration uses freezing temperatures to push Obamacare

While much of the nation was in a record cold spell with multitudes of school closings, the Obama administration is taking full advantage of the situation by encouraging people snowed in to sign up for Obamacare.   The Health and … Continue reading

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The Rant – America’s Workers Losing Faith in Retirement Funds

by Mike McCune —   The Employment Benefit Research Institute finished a survey of working Americans during the closing days of March. It reported the ‘startling’ fact a mere 13% of working Americans are “very confident” when it comes to … Continue reading

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2013 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Sedan

Japanese manufacturer Mazda Motor Corporation has been around since 1920 and has been selling vehicles in the United States since 1970.  They are noted for having sold Wankel-rotary powered cars all over the world, a design that suffered a setback … Continue reading

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Fed’s “Recession Index” Trumps Sequester

by Michael McCune —   Attention, class: The word of the day is “Sequester.”   Isn’t it funny how a word you really never heard before 2013 is now threatening to topple our economy? At least it is if you … Continue reading

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Communist Party backs Obama in fiscal cliff negotiations

by Jack Minor – The Communist Party USA, which supported Obama during the 2012 election, has now signed on board with the President’s economic plan and is calling on its members to work with unions to pressure Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

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A message from Senator Mark Udall

by Craig Masters This week Senator Udall sent out an email with the subject line: “Compromise isn’t a dirty word.” His message is that the Republicans need to be reprogrammed into believing that “compromise is not capitulation,” in working with … Continue reading

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The Rant – Crisis Bubbles Form From Fed’s QE3

The Federal Reserve’s decision to proceed on an open-ended asset-buying policy is being well-received by other central banks but few others.(1)   The problem for Ben Bernanke and the U.S. dollar is the move’s aim and its outcome are not the … Continue reading

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Bankrupt Municipalities But First Step in U.S. Debt Crisis

by Mike McCune —   As individuals, as a community, as business owners and workers, and as public employees we each have some difficult decisions to make in the near future. The unassailable problem is debt, public and private, that … Continue reading

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Dayspring to host local National Day of Prayer events

by Matt Lacy —   A local Christian school will be hosting this year’s gathering of Greeley and Evans Christians as  part of the nationwide events for the National Day of prayer. The event will be at Dayspring Christian Academy … Continue reading

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Blind Chinese dissident could soon be free

by Jack Minor — A blind  Chinese dissident who exposed China’s forced abortion policy, could soon  be free in the West if US and Chinese officials are able to successfully  iron out a deal to secure his asylum. Bob Fu … Continue reading

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Private Oil upsets Obama energy plan

By Craig Masters Washington Post today reports that gasoline prices have now exceeded $4.00 per gallon in at least four states. Prices at the pump are expected to continue to rise. But while President Obama is publicly blaming mid-east tensions, … Continue reading

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The Rant

by Mike McCune — Merry Christmas! Sometimes the best present anyone can receive is a good wakeup call. Earlier this month a “Rant” about the declining wealth of the average American caused a stir among readers. Some contended I had … Continue reading

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The Rant

by Mike McCune — The housing sector has long been one of the keystones of the U.S. economy. Between 2002 and 2007 there was a bubble between valuation and actual need that popped in late 2007 and became one of … Continue reading

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Americans to pay more for goods to help bail out Europe

by Matt Lacy – The Federal Reserve announced it will crank up the printing presses to provide Europe with billions of dollars to prop up their economy, a move critics say will result in Americans paying more for services through … Continue reading

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Prudent Germans opposed to Euro bailout

The cover story of the August 22 issue of Time magazine focuses on the financial collapse of the European Union and the common currency, the never popular Euro. The article, by Rana Foroohar, treats the impending collapse of the Euro … Continue reading

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Buddy Roemer running on campaign of “equality” of all donors

  by Jack Minor  — While the country focuses on Republican candidates in Iowa, another individual is running for the Republican nomination with a novel approach, limiting all campaign contributions to a $100 donation. Former Louisiana Governor, Buddy Roemer, announced … Continue reading

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Dem solution to credit downgrade: blame the ones who tried to fix it

    by Jack Minor  — During the debt limit debate, financial institutions warned  that the U.S. stood in danger of having its credit rating downgraded if it did not take steps to reduce its debt. The national debt is … Continue reading

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Another nuclear crisis fizzles, authorities say Nebraska nuclear plant not in danger from Missouri river flooding

by Jack Minor   Following news that radiation from three of the six reactors at the Fukushima power plants did not result in nuclear armageddon, alarmists are now saying a Nebraska nuclear plant is in danger of a similar catastrophe. … Continue reading

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Who’s in Charge

Guest Column By Marvin Wirth First I laughed till I cried, then I just cried at the Bruce Broderius Editorial of June 5th in the Greeley Tribune. His arguments were so pathetic. The function of government is to protect the … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Disaster Rated as Bad as Chernobyl

By Mike Bauman  On Tuesday Japan raised its estimation of the radiation leaked from its crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant. New measurements  showed more radiation than had previously been thought had leaked during the early days following the earthquake and tsunami.  … Continue reading

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Green Tea Party

Matthew McGovern We are on a precipice. Economic problems have shaken Americans to their core and created an unprecedented level of activism on the right. Unfortunately, the Tea Party has grossly misunderstood the problems and focused their energy in the … Continue reading

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Bad Math: Taxes and the Deficit

It approaches swiftly and quietly, as it does year after year. A day that the American right reviles as a representation of government intrusion, inefficiency and greed. Yes, tax day is within sight. For all the rhetoric and vitriol directed … Continue reading

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Conway tells Bennet staffer: Stop war on our community banks

Story and Photo By Jack Minor At a recent forum on agriculture Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway had some sharp words for a Senate staffer asking her boss to lay off local community banks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and … Continue reading

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Suicide Prevention Week in Weld County

By Vanessa Dominguez In the United States, someone commits suicide every fifteen minutes. Suicide is the sixth leading cause of death in Colorado. Last Year, Colorado had 28 deaths that were caused by suicide. Mayor Norton has declared the week … Continue reading

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The Rant

Guest Columnist Mike McCune Winston Churchill: The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. RAMBLING THOUGHTS There are many small things to be looked at today, … Continue reading

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Dismal weather did not prevent DA volunteers from updating safehouse room

By Jack Minor Despite chilly temperatures and constant rain, the spirits of seven Weld County District Attorney’s Office employees were not dampened on Saturday when they arrived at A Woman’s Place to update a room. A Woman’s Place serves victims … Continue reading

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The Rant

Guest Column By Michael McCune With the announced retirement of David Obey, the third most powerful Democrat in the Congress, Wednesday afternoon, the Progressive’s control of Congress is even more uncertain after this fall’s elections.  That got me playing the … Continue reading

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ER Dr.’s Letter to Obama

Dear Mr. President: During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly … Continue reading

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