Posts Tagged ‘Mike’

LESS FUNDING + MORE MANDATES + EROSION OF LOCAL CONTROL = UNACCEPTABLE RESULTS

By Weld Commissioner Mike Freeman–   With regard to the formation of a 51st state, no issue is more important than education. A new state with new educational goals would provide our children with the schooling they deserve and a system that returns funds to classrooms and control to local school boards. In fact, the […]

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The Rant – Job Market Data Leaves Questions

By Mike McCune —   The No. 1 paradox in the U. S. labor market today is more jobs are being listed by companies but fewer jobs are being filled.   Since June, 2010, the number of listed job openings has risen by 50%. This means for every two jobs listed in June 2010, three […]

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Colorado pot flooding nearby states

Brush News Tribune — Marijuana is flowing into the black market and out of Colorado in greater quantities than ever before, law enforcement officials say.   It’s going by car and by bus. It’s being packed up and shipped through the mail. It’s being found, in small amounts and large bundles, as far away as […]

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GPS tracking unavailable for Fort Collins mosquito spraying

Coloradoan — Online tracking information for Colorado Mosquito Control trucks spraying for mosquitoes in Fort Collins will not be available.   The tracking page was overwhelmed by traffic seeking GPS information on the trucks Wednesday, causing the city’s entire site to crash, said Mike Calhoon, parks supervisor.   Stress tests done Thursday showed the system […]

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Group stirring up anti-Christian sentiments in military now complaining about coverage

An anti-Christian activist who praised and called attention to a news article that revealed the military was preparing to make it illegal for Christians to share their faith is now crying foul after conservative outlets including WND picked up on the story.   “It’s all hyperbole and exaggerations on the part of Mike Weinstein to […]

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The Rant – “Honor” Missing From U.S. Government

by Mike McCune —     What damages America more, manipulated inflation or higher tax rates? Both pluck wealth from America at a devastating pace.   Earlier this week the President made an impassioned plea to gain support for his budget proposal. He spouted numbers and data as if he knew exactly what he was […]

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Wall Street Thinks Bull Will Continue

by Michael McCune —   There is some amazement among Wall Street observers about how well the market is doing in the face of so many stern headwinds. Their continued amazement is either a sign of stupidity or culpability.   These analysts say there can be no major bear market and that the market has […]

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Should hammer control be next?

  by Peter Grady –       While many liberals and media outlets are calling for restrictions on gun owners including national registration and a ban on assault weapons and handguns saying these weapons are used excessively in murders, information from the FBI shows these groups are going after the wrong weapon of choice […]

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Fed Thinking Links Policy to Unemployment Rate

by Mike McCune —   Have A Happy Thanksgiving. The normal Friday Rant is replaced by this one, three days early, as we will be taking a long holiday break. See you again, Monday, Nov. 26–Mike   Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker is known for swimming upstream against most of Chairman Ben Bernanke’s wild […]

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Weld county to recognize Northern Water’s 75th anniversary

WELD COUNTY — The Weld County Board of Commissioners will recognize the 75th Anniversary of Northern Water at the Wednesday, September 19, 2012, board meeting at 9:00 a.m.   The Commissioners will read a resolution into the record and present representatives from Northern Water with a plaque. Northern Water representatives who will attend the Board […]

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Social Security Program A Lifetime Expense

by Mike McCune —   In 1975, during a sumptuous dinner with my grandparents, my grandfather was harping about the paltry sum he was receiving for Social Security. That led to a rather spirited argument because I vehemently disagreed with him for perhaps the first time in my life.   When the disturb meal was completed the debate […]

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Chik-fil-A supporters defend chain in a big way

by Jack Minor –   While “gay” rights supporters have been flexing their muscles since President Barack Obama came out and said he was in favor of same-sex marriage, it appears they have hit a stumbling block over their attempts to force Chik-fil-A to support their agenda.   Following recent statements by government officials condemning […]

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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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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 is threatening to overwhelm America. The problem simply cannot be moved down the road any […]

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Jessie Jerke’s story to be featured on Mystery Diagnosis

by Peter Grady –   A local family will have their daughter’s plight with an unnamed illness that eventually took her life featured on Mystery Diagnosis, Monday evening, July 16.   In 2009, Jessie Jerke became dizzy following a root canal. A mystery illness soon overcame her body. Despite trips to multiple doctors at the […]

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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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Musuem to offer free classes about Greeley history

Staff Reports —   GREELEY – The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission continues the free History Brown Bag Series held on the 4th Thursday of each month from February through October, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.  The fourth Brown Bag session will be on Thursday, May 24th, during which […]

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Pain in Spain Comes Mainly From the Drain

by Mike McCune —   The sucking sound of money going into the debt wasteland is coming from Europe again. This time the sound has shifted to the Iberian Peninsula but it has a eerily familar sound and carries the same dire consequences as the put-off Greek tragedy. The only question for central bankers is […]

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AP head hints at type of campaign coverage to expect in local outlets

by Jack Minor– An analyst with a media watchdog group says the chairman of the Associated Press sent strong signals as to the type of coverage to expect by the majority of media outlets this campaign season. The Associated Press is the major source of news for tens of thousands of media outlets including the […]

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The Rant: Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

by Mike McCune – “I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson   Government is fond of spouting its version of the truth while forgetting the jury also demands the whole truth and nothing but the truth. With that established, most everyone […]

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The Rant — Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

by Mike McCune – “I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson   Government is fond of spouting its version of the truth while forgetting the jury also demands the whole truth and nothing but the truth. With that established, most everyone […]

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The Rant: Green Technology Simply Isn’t Economically Sustainable

When the NOAA announced the results of its acidic study of the oceans last spring, I asked one simple question, “You claim the oceans are more acidic now than they have been in 800,000 years and it is due to human, specifically American, activity. Where was the human population that caused the acidic level to […]

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The Rant: “U.S. in Wonderland” Or Going Down the Rabbit-Hole

     by Mike McCune   The stock markets continue to soar in early 2012–allegedly from sterling reports, European countries are finding buyers for their debt and the U.S. is peddling its debt with remarkable ease at very low interest rates that badly lag inflation’s bite. This all sounds too good to be true. Among other news […]

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Ron Paul packs The Fort – makes no apologies for his policy vision

By Craig Masters This morning more than 200 were turned away when the CSU student center auditorium reached its capacity. The doors opened an hour before the scheduled 10:00 a.m. event featuring the appearance of Presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul; who took the stage almost immediately to the delight of the enthusiastic but attentive, supporters. […]

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Compromise by the GOP is always good – right?

by Craig Masters The web site of the Larimer County GOP has a tab for “News and Events” where readers can find under the entry “Latest News and Events” the announcement that reads: “New Board Members Congratulations to the newly elected and appointed board members of the Larimer GOP – Mike Fassi, chairman and Barbara […]

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Candidates court evangelicals in final hours before Iowa caucus

by Matt Lacy – In the final hours before the Iowa caucus, Republican presidential candidates are making a final push by attempting to court the large evangelical voting bloc in the state. Evangelicals comprise nearly 60 percent of Republican voters in the state, which means their votes are vital for any candidate hoping to win. […]

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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 misread the information, others claimed I had overstated the poorness of the country and others […]

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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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Coffman blasts DoD calling Ft. Hood massacre workplace violence

by Jack Minor – An attack by a Muslim psychiatrist in the Army that left 13 people dead and dozens wounded has been labeled as a simple case of workplace violence by the Defense Department. On Nov. 5, 2009 Army Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on his fellow soldiers on the Fort Hood Army base. […]

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The Rant

by Mike McCune — It is official, the U.S. government is at war with its citizens. The war began in Washington with the passage of Senate 1867, the National Defense Authorization Bill, last week. Since we have two on-going wars, this act against American citizens means each of the 97 dishonorable Senators voting for the bill […]

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Firefighters for Santa Toy Drive held at “Greeley Grizwalds” house

    A group of Greeley Firefighters will be collecting toys on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, for the Firefighters for Santa program. The donations of new, non-gift wrapped toys, or cash will be accepted @ 354 50th Ave Ct, Greeley, from 6:00-9:00 PM, the home of firefighter Mike Medhurst, also known as the “Greeley Grizwalds”, because […]

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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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The Rant

Guest Column By Mike McCune   I believe our government is corrupt. From those who are elected to those who are appointed to those that are life-time bureaucrats the system is corrupt. The stench of corruption cannot be masked any longer but nowhere is reek more noticeable than in the bloated entity known as education. […]

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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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