Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

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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Gun Sense in America speaker kicks of new Bloomberg gun grab plan

by Craig Masters The April 15, New York Times headline warns us that “Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.” The story details the announcement that the former Democrat, former Republican, former Independent, and now simply self-promoting Michael Bloomberg is planning to create a nationwide network based on lies and supported by millions […]

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Gun Ownership and Murder rates offensive to Democrats

by Craig Masters From a source most democrat politicians trust more than any other document comes a serious international study on the relationship between restrictive gun laws and murder rates. The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (Vol.30, no.2) has published an exhaustive study by two criminologist, professors Don Kates and Gary Mauser. The […]

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U.S. poised to Increase Energy Exports

by Craig Masters Middle East energy market analysts have reviewed several major reports of world energy watchers and their predictions are being reported – but not yet by the Obama administration. According to reports distributed in the Middle East and Europe by Agence Global, the shale gas industry is about to change the alignment of […]

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In ‘honor’ of Tax Day

by Craig Masters While false reports about sequestration forcing reductions in such high profile defense spending as the Blue Angels’ performances at air shows, real reductions in U.S. military readiness programs are happening. Yet the expansion of the IRS army seems to be unaffected by “cutbacks” happening to higher profile central government programs. The federal […]

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Dem lawmakers tell Christians: Keep your religion inside church walls

Colorado Senate Democrats by Jack Minor –   Democrats in the Colorado state house reportedly have unanimously stood behind comments by Democratic Senate leader Pat Steadman, who  essentially told Christian’s if they wanted to oppose homosexuality they had best do so only within the four walls of a church and there is no place for […]

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Obama says FBI is incompetent?

by Craig Masters In order to believe President Obama’s version of the Petraeus resignation, and certainly 30 or 40 million voters do, the demise of General Petraeus lies elsewhere. Consider the credentials of the now former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Princeton Ph.D., author of today’s Army Field Manual, Commander of U.S. troops in […]

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Markets drop across Europe and U.S.

by Craig Masters Violence across Europe – seen on facebook worldwide An updated Associated Press Story carried in The Washington Post begins, ”Israeli airstrikes on targets in Gaza Strip hit markets Wednesday, with European shares falling most amid work stoppages in southern Europe and worries about economic growth across the continent.” The story continues, “Israel’s […]

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President tells Coloradoans we are better off…

by Craig Masters The President’s case that you’re better off… Last week, the Fed reported a sharp contraction in the country’s industrial output. The report showed that production from factories, mines, and utilities fell by 1.2 percent last month. This is biggest drop since 2009. At the same time, the reduction in U.S. exports has […]

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Federal Reserve Inaction Would Be Blessing In Long Term

by Mike McCune —   Market investors are expecting help from the Federal Reserve as the recovery stalls so the markets continue to move higher. But experts are suddenly divided on the question of the value of another helping handout from government to its’ selected minions.   Most everyone remembers the threat given to House […]

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Poor Reports Send Shock Waves Through Economy

by Mike McCune —   The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared more than 200 points Friday led by the financial sector. But missing was a solid reason for the move. If anything the DJIA should have been flat at best because a host of key reports were pending within hours.   Any one of those […]

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“Muslim terrorists misunderstood” study says

by Matt Lacy –   A new taxpayer-funded study that was released this week claims that rather than wanting to force their religion on people, Muslim terrorists are simply understood and only kill people because they are victims of those who oppose Islam.   The 147 page study, titled “How Islamist Extremists quote the Qu’ran” […]

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Weak Housing Market Extends Recovery Road

by Mike McCune   You have probably heard little from the housing market recently. Didn’t you know the housing market had “hit bottom” according to many Wall Street analysts and was no longer a concern?   Not so fast with all the loose talk of bottoming and rebounding. The housing market is still discovering new […]

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Christian leader encourages Santorum voters to back Ron Paul

by Peter Grady — With Rick Santorum’s announcement that he was suspending his campaign, conservative organizations have begun to swing into Romney’s camp; however one evangelical leader is calling on Christians to turn their support to Ron Paul instead. Pastor Stephen Andrew, president of USA Christian Ministries, has noted that many Christians were disappointed at […]

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UNC offering food meeting Islamic standards

by Jack Minor – Students attending the University of Northern Colorado this semester may notice a change in the food offerings with menu choices now including meat slaughtered according to Islamic guidelines. Hal Brown, the food director at UNC, told the Gazette that beginning this semester, halal meat is now part of the menu. “Halal” […]

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2012 Toyota Yaris 5-Door Liftback Review

The car brought to me for review earlier this week was the Toyota Yaris. The model was the 5-door LE Liftback in Absolutely red paint.  And that is exactly what color it was, like a fire truck.  Well, not exactly.  Absolutely.  And I like red – it was coupled with nice gray and black fabric […]

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Khruschev was right

I remember Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev’s promise, “We will bury you.”  As we look at America today we see how right he was. By far the most business illiterate group in America is college students – who arguably spend the majority of their time exposed to the mentality espoused by teachers unions.    The majority […]

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The Rant

by Mike McCune —   Washington is having a nasty debate over “taxing the wealthy” these days. By good fortune or bad more Americans than ever before don’t have to worry about the ramifications of the debate because they don’t qualify as wealthy even by some Third World countries’ standards.   The real topic of the debate […]

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The Rant

by Mike McCune — The time-tested fundamentals taught in economics classes everywhere are missing to support the recent rises across the globe. Anyone who would have invested with the fundamentals so twisted would have been flunked by every professor I ever had. The cost per dividend is too high. The capital gains, unless you are […]

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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 inflation. The Federal Reserve announced it, along with five other central banks will make it […]

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The Rant

Guest column: by Mike McCune — It seems like every “Rant” these days is about debt, that’s because all the politicians talk about it and the markets tend to ignore it unless it is making headlines. But debt is here, every moment of every day, dragging at every political and Main Street decision while restraining any hope of […]

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Shocker: Many “Occupy Wall Street” protestors are the one percent

photo by biggovernment.com by Jack Minor – A common refrain among protestors at the various “Occupy” movements is that they are the 99 percent. A report listing average wage earners for the world shows that many of the protestors are actually the 1 percent. The basis for saying they are the 99 percent is that […]

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PERA employees and public deserve answers

Is there something to hide? Who is juggling the books?   The transparency of a rock mentality of the Obama regime has spread like the proverbial rotten apple that spoils the whole bunch. In Colorado, the Public Employees Retirement Association is reported to be underfunded by $21billion. Taxpayers have to pay to make up the […]

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Blackberry RIM still looking into cause of worldwide network failure

by Jack Minor Mike Lazaridis, founder of Research in Motion, which produces Blackberry handsets around the world, apologized to customers affected by worldwide outages. “Since launching Blackberry in 1999, it has been my goal to provide reliable real time communications around the world. We did not deliver on that goal this week, not even close. […]

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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 as some sort precursor to the break-up of the European Union. And if you use […]

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The end seems near as Europe and Asia fall apart

by Mike McCune   –  President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are like a pair of hands. They don’t wash each other but they do grease each other. It is too bad for the other 308 million Americans their antics are also greasing the tracks under the train of the U.S. economy.   […]

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First in a series of Rants…..

This is the first in a planned series exploring why the global economic recovery continues to defy expert projections and remains on the path to collapse.   Last year I told friend I didn’t expect the U.S. economy would make it until Christmas without hitting the default wall and, on one of those windy, snow-filled […]

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Lester O’Neil Ebersole

  July 24, 1922 ~ April 11, 2011   Lester O’Neil Ebersole, son of Roy A. and Bessie (Brenneman) Ebersole, was born in Tuleta, Texas on July 24, 1922.  He grew up in Elkhart, Indiana, and graduated from Elkhart High School in 1940.  After working a year, he attended Goshen College for one year.  Because […]

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RR Donnelly to close Greeley plant

Story and photo by Jack Minor Economists have said the recession ended in 2009, however, RR Donnelly apparently did not get the news. The company announced they will close their Greeley plant in April. The company announced in a Feb. 8 letter to Mayor Tom Norton that the closing will result in the loss of […]

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Genghis Khan “green” conqueror?

– By Jack Minor – A new report claims that one of history’s most ruthless conquerors was a “green” warrior who helped reduce global warming. The Carnegie Institute’s Department of Global Ecology conducted a study comparing carbon impacts of a number of historical events including the Black Death. The report claims that Genghis Khan’s conquests […]

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Chevy Cruze Review

Auto Review By Stu Wright I picked up the new 2011 Chevy Cruze at Ghent Motors here in Greeley and immediately headed east on Highway 34. My first impression (of the car) was one of a solid feel, especially for a compact made in Lordsville, Ohio. Quiet, too, with tire noise about all that can […]

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City engineer says no money for some street repairs

The Greeley city engineer said he personally would like to see a $5 or $6 gasoline tax to properly fund street repair, saying that with the current funding system the city could end up spending the entire budget amount for patching in coming years leaving nothing for new streets. Steve Bagley, City Engineer for Greeley, […]

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Max O. Hobbs

March 11, 1924 ~ July 18, 2010 Max O. Hobbs of Greeley passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Hospice of Northern Colorado.  He was born to Leo D. and Adda (Haight) Hobbs in New Raymer Colorado on March 11, 1924, and attended school at New Raymer Meeker Jr. High and Greeley Central. Max went […]

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TURKEY MAKING MOVES TO BECOME CENTER OF ISLAMIC NATIONS

By Jim Frazier “Watch the nation of Turkey,” warned Walid Shoebat, a former Islamic terrorist turned Christian and author of numerous books including “Why We Want to Kill You” and “God’s War on Terror.” Shoebat spoke in the Greeley area recently at the Cowboy Church. “The aid sent to Gaza on ships intercepted by Israel […]

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Shariah eating away at Western Civilization

By Sara Grant At the Greeley 9.12 meeting on April 28, a representative from the Northern Colorado Chapter of “ACT! For America” gave a presentation on the history of Shariah law and its effects on Northern Colorado. According to local sources, over 1,000 Somali Muslims now reside in the Greeley area, and like most Muslims, […]

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