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Courts rules school can ban American flag to avoid Hispanics becoming violent

By Jack Minor –   A California court issued a ruling that has infuriated those who love American and are patriotic when they said a Northern California High School had the right to force students wearing American flag T-shirts inside … Continue reading

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Could gun confiscation come to Connecticut?

By Jack Minor –   Reports that the state of Connecticut is preparing to send out letters to gun owners with unregistered firearms has caused some to speculate the state may be preparing to engage in house to house gun … Continue reading

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Transforming America’s Schools into Authoritarian Instruments of Compliance

By John Whitehead —   “To the degree that we take away play, we deprive children of the ability to practise adulthood, and we create people who will go through life with a sense of dependence and victimisation, a sense … Continue reading

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Financing the 51st State

By Weld County Commissioner Bill Garcia —   When discussing a 51st State, questions arise regarding finances and budgets.  An excellent point from which to begin this discussion is the findings of I-News, an arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, which … Continue reading

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Report says Colorado flooding “likely a 100 year flood”

Coloradoan – The flood that ravaged Colorado earlier this month was “unprecedented,” according to a preliminary assessment issued by government and university scientists Wednesday. The report, which also stated that the flooding was “probably unmatched in at least 35 years,” … Continue reading

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Johnstown to get new gun facility

Loveland Reporter Herald — Before long, shooting enthusiasts will have the choice of six Loveland-area stores east of U.S. 287 where they can buy guns, and two large indoor shooting ranges. The Johnstown Town Council’s approval this week of the … Continue reading

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Sheriffs, disabled file suit over Colo. gun laws

In a deliberate move to catch gun control activists off guard, an  organization representing Colorado sheriffs in a lawsuit over a series of  recently passed gun control laws abruptly announced the filing of the suit in  federal court today.   … Continue reading

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Hagel tells, Israel, France, Britain – “You don’t know what you’re looking at!”

Craig Masters Israeli security forces have determined with what they describe as nearly 100% certainty that the Syrian government forces, under the direction of President Bashar al-Assad, have used chemical weapons against U.S. supplied muslim brotherhood affiliated rebel forces. The … Continue reading

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Roaches, Mosquitoes, and Birds: The Coming Micro-Drone Revolution

by John Whitehead —   “[Drones are a] game-changing technology, akin to gunpowder, the steam engine, the atomic bomb—opening up possibilities that were fiction a generation earlier but also opening up perils that were unknown a generation ago.”—Peter Singer, senior … Continue reading

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Cooke, other sheriffs sue Colorado over gun control laws

by Jack Minor —   Revealing the disconnect between Colorado politicians and the law enforcement  officers who are charged with making sure the state’s laws are followed, more  than half of the sheriffs in the state are planning to file … Continue reading

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CBS apologizes for show glorifying Communism

Following WND’s report on CBS’ “The Amazing Race” taking contestants to Hanoi, where they sat through a communist presentation,  and went to a display celebrating the death of Americans, the network has issued  an apology. Liberals and conservative alike had … Continue reading

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Civil Union Ceremonies, on track to take away your Property Rights

by Craig Masters It just doesn’t seem possible to “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” when one group demands supremacy over all others. Such is the case of homosexuals today in Colorado. The current … Continue reading

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Obama administration cranking out regulations following reelection

by Peter Grady –   In the few days after President Obama’s reelection last week, the administration has wasted no time in continuing his agenda of stifling business with massive new regulations, by posting 408 new regulations over the past … Continue reading

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Courts define what’s gone wrong in Italy

by Craig Masters The headline of the Christian Science Monitor caught my attention. “An Italian court sentenced scientists to jail time for not having a functioning crystal ball ahead of the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila.” I thought there had to … Continue reading

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ACLU now worried about “magical” words

by Jack Minor —     While the American Civil Liberties Union is well known for attempts to prevent students from voluntarily praying at graduation ceremonies, it is now gone a step further in wants to ban the words  “invocation” … Continue reading

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Debt-free Weld gets $52 million check from Anadarko

WELD COUNTY, CO – On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Weld County Treasurer John Lefebvre and the Weld County Board of Commissioners recognized more than $52 million in tax payments from one of Weld County’s largest single property tax payers. Anadarko … Continue reading

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Colorado Online Education Leaders Chart Way Forward

Staff Reports — DENVER—Colorado online education leaders have charted a way forward to pursue policies that expand students’ digital learning opportunities. The new Independence Institute publication, “The Future of Colorado Digital Learning: Crafting a Policy Roadmap for Reform,” highlights recommended … 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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Author: Politics possible cause denominations suffering membership decline

by Peter Grady — The head of an “ecumenical alliance of Christians” says moving leftward politically is likely a key reason membership in the United Methodist Church, which was once the largest Protestant denomination in the US, and other mainline … Continue reading

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Insurance companies expose Red Light money trees

By Craig Masters Greeley’s state senator, Republican Scott Renfroe, stepped up to the task of opposing the big money stream to city governments and proposed Colorado ban red light cameras. But, his efforts to get the bill out of committee … Continue reading

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New pro-abortion cry, “Pregnancy is a disease”

by Matt Lacy – A Democratic Congresswoman has revealed the difference in philosophies between pro-life and pro-abortion groups by suggesting that pregnancy is a disease. Rep. Gwendolynne Moore (D-WI) was speaking on Capitol Hill about the protests by religious groups … Continue reading

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Internationally renowned modern dance company coming to Greeley

Staff Reports — January 19, 2012 (GREELEY, CO) The Union Colony Civic Center inGreeley presents world renown dance company Pilobolus on Friday, January 27 at 7:30 pm.   Pilobolus began in 1971 as an outsider dance company and quickly became … Continue reading

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Greeley economy showing early signs of growth

By Craig Masters Tracking several economic indicators; including some growth indicators, Greeley has moved ahead of over 300 other U.S. metro areas to be ranked at number 62 out of the total of 379 in the study. That is up from position … Continue reading

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Texas drivers declare “One State Under God”

by Peter Grady – Drivers in Texas will now have the opportunity to declare they are living in “One State Under God” on their license plates. The phrase was added to the pledge to the Texas flag in 2007. The … Continue reading

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Internet giants oppose bill that could make posting online videos a crime

by Jack Minor – Two bills in Congress have sparked a fierce backlash after critics say it could make it a felony for parents to post a video of their children singing a copyrighted song. The House sponsored Stop Online … Continue reading

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Greeley/Evans almost there regarding transparency requirements

by Jack Minor – A new report by the Independence Institute reveals that Greeley/Evans School District 6 is just one step away from being fully compliant with a state law requiring online financial transparency. The Independence Institute, a non-partisan public … Continue reading

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Colorado’s health care exchange will not stop federal takeover

by Jack Minor – A conservative think tank has warned that federal regulations will ultimately give them power of a state’s health care, even for those states, such as Colorado that have authorized health insurance exchanges. Diane Cohen, senior attorney … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Westminster institute losing in the cash flow business?

By Craig Masters In 2007 a woman who had finally realized she had lost more than $19,000 to cash flow infomercial guru, Russ Dalbey, filed suit to try to recover her losses. The Colorado Attorney General joined the Federal Trade … Continue reading

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ACLU wins injunction to stop needy children from attending school of choice

by Jack Minor  — In a ruling that critics say will harm needy children, a Denver District Court judge has blocked Douglas County’s implementation of a scholarship program that would allow parents to send their children to the school of … Continue reading

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“Government Motors” CEO wants higher gas tax to force consumers into smaller cars

by Jack Minor   The head of General Motors has said he would like to to see the gas tax raised. Raising the gas tax would force consumers to purchase more fuel efficient cars. More sales of fuel-efficient autos will … Continue reading

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Scientist and Tea Party candidate: world never in danger from Japanese reactor

by Jack Minor   A controversial scientist who ran as a Tea Party candidate last year says media claims regarding the danger from nuclear power are not based on sound science and the US was never in danger from radiation … Continue reading

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How many genders are there for people? School says “many”

by Jack Minor   At a time when the government says 82 percent of all public schools are failing, a California elementary school has found time to teach students that there are more than two genders of people.   The … Continue reading

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Tea party House votes “No” to increase Obama’s credit card limit

  by Jack Minor   Heeding calls from Tea Party members, Republicans in the house unanimously voted against a proposal to increase the federal debt limit to $16.7 trillion.  The 318-97 vote to raise the debt limit was a clean … Continue reading

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President proposes giving more power to “death panels”

by Jack Minor   Barack Obama has called for giving an unaccountable “death panel” board even more authority to regulate health care for individuals.  While health care legislation was being debated, critics, including Sarah Palin, warned the law would create … Continue reading

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