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Obamacare deadline prompts world’s largest protest

by Craig Masters Civil rights riots and the Viet Nam War protests were the result of some Americans uniting in civil protests to tell their government to change a policy or rewrite a law. These protests made headline news. In … Continue reading

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Colorado lawmakers lawsuit against constitutional amendment limiting taxes moves forward

By Jack Minor –   A bizarre lawsuit by Colorado lawmakers arguing that a state constitutional amendment requiring them to go to voters before raising taxes has been allowed to move forwards after a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit … Continue reading

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4 Suicides in 4 Days Is A Warning

By Mike McCune —   Michael Dueker…William Broeksmit…Karl Slym…Gabriel Magee. Chance are you’ve never heard of any of these people. But they are important to the world population and they are all linked together.   Dueker, Broeksmit, Slym and Magee all … Continue reading

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Obamacare supporter turned critic now being audited by IRS

In what is either a bizarre coincidence or a malicious attack, a cancer patient who publicly claimed his health insurance was cancelled because of Obamacare has suddenly found himself the subject of an audit by the IRS.   Bill Elliot, … Continue reading

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IRS backs down from invasive requirements on Veterans groups

Once again America’s veterans have showed the rest of the public that standing up can make a difference, this time against one of the most feared agencies in the country, the Internal Revenue Service.   In August the IRS had … Continue reading

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NSA planned to ask for even more power

A newly released report by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden highlights some of the concerns that led to his releasing a series of classified documents that have proven troubling for the federal government.   A February 2012 top … Continue reading

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How the Other Half pays for bad bank policy

by Craig Masters The last paragraph of a recent Gazette article titled, “Chase now limiting withdrawal amounts,” was probably overlooked by most readers who only dream of having $50,000 in their checking account. But according to Alex Jones, Infowars founders, … Continue reading

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Chase now limiting withdrawal amounts

New reports that Chase Bank is preparing to limit withdrawals for business customers has caused some to wonder if the bank has inside knowledge about a possible upcoming financial calamity facing the United States.   Infowars first reported that they … Continue reading

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Republicans demand one year extension of Obamacare individual mandate

New York Times – House Republican leaders shifted the budget battle on Thursday to a potentially more consequential fight over raising the government’s borrowing limit, rolling out conditions for a debt-ceiling increase pulled from three years of frustration over efforts … Continue reading

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The Rant – All Obama’s Got Is Hope

by Mike McCune —   President Obama wrote an autobiography The Audacity of Hope. Maybe he should have read the book with a critical review.   Even though he’s been President of the United States for 4 years and nearly … Continue reading

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If you send your kids to a private school, you are a bad person

(Slate) — You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad.   I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental. But it … Continue reading

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EEOC sued for religious discrimination

The government agency charged with investigating discrimination in the  workplace is itself facing a discrimination lawsuit by a worker claiming he was  forced to violate his religious beliefs. Greg Somers, an investigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,  has filed … Continue reading

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Do as I say and Not as I do, 7 year old Suspended for imaginary grenade

LOVELAND — A second grade student at Mary Blair Elementary here in Thompson School District, has been suspended for using his imagination and playing a game where he will “rescue the world” the with an imaginary grenade which is prohibited … Continue reading

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Movement to arm teachers gathering momentum

by Jack Minor –   While Congress and the media continue to vilify the NRA and similar groups calling for armed officers in public schools choosing instead to push for gun control, several states are pushing back with proposals to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Voting choices for Food and Fuel

by Craig Masters Since Obama took office in 2009, fuel costs have more than doubled. We have seen the mandated increased use of ethanol and bio-fuels like E-85 and bio-diesel but still the prices at the pump continue to rise to … Continue reading

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Florida school board policy now lower expectations for blacks than whites

by Peter Grady –   The Florida State Board of Education is coming under fire after it passed a policy that officially declares they have lower academic expectations for black students over others.   Last week, the board passed a … 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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Obama says Chicago gun policy will work in Colorado?

by Craig Masters No surprise that ‘Berkely.edu’ would spread the wrong ‘facts’ In the “war-torn” city of Chicago, Illinois, hundreds of Americans have been killed by armed criminals this year. But Barack Obama and the Democratic platform repeated, almost verbatim, … Continue reading

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District “number ban” based on experience

by Jack Minor –   While the Greeley/Evans School District’s policy on banning certain numbers being displayed, including 18, which is the number of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, officials said the reasoning is actually based on experience.   The … Continue reading

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Fed plans Forceful non-traditional actions

By Craig Masters Recovery slope for US is still rising Friday, as expected, Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed would need to take action to adjust the markets. Analysts who study the language of the Bernankes of the world so … Continue reading

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Are Democrats looking for QE-3 to save Obama’s economy?

By Craig Masters Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the resort area adjacent to the Grand Tetons, is once again the site for an economic summit called The Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. This a conference of leading central bankers and international finance ministers. … Continue reading

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Romney calls for Boy Scouts to admit “gays”

by Peter Grady –   The Romney campaign has given skeptical conservative voters another reason for concern by recently saying the Republican presidential candidate wants the Boy Scouts to permit “gays” to serve and openly participate in the organization.   … Continue reading

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LGBT groups praise Denver Sheriff’s policy for inmates

by Matt Lacy –   LGBT groups are praising a policy that will provide special housing for individuals who claim they are transgendered, making it the most progressive policy of its kind in the nation.   Among the policy changes … Continue reading

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King Obama I: President uses executive power

WASHINGTON — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt policy causing 11 Christian student groups to leave campus

by Jack Minor — A coalition of 11 Christian student groups are being forced to leave campus at Vanderbilt University over policy requiring them to open their leadership up to atheists, homosexuals and any other group even if they are … Continue reading

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School board declined on policy preventing pro-Sharia groups speaking to students

by Jack Minor — The head of a Florida-based pro-family organization said a school board in Tampa has officially declined to adapt a policy that would prohibit officials with a Pro-Sharia group from addressing students in the public schools. Members … Continue reading

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Is Iran stalling on nuke issue?

by Peter Grady – With the US and European allies once again warning Iran to shut down its nuclear program, some experts are suggesting the Iranian government is simply stalling for time to develop its nuclear bomb. Once again, the … 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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Neutrality towards “gay” lifestyle now considered bullying

by Peter Grady — While the Justice Department says a bullying settlement involving Minnesota’s largest school district should be a model for all US schools, an analyst at the Family Research Council disagrees. The Anoka-Hennepin School Board approved the settlement … Continue reading

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District 6 “bans” sodas from school lunchrooms

by Jack Minor – Parents have expressed concerns over a recent notice advising them not to allow their children to bring sodas to school. In a recent newsletter, parents were told that as, per a policy passed by the school … Continue reading

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Obama “accommodation” to religious groups changes nothing

by Matt Lacy — While President Obama says he has announced a solution over a controversial requirement that religious institutions provide contraceptive services regardless of their personal beliefs, in reality nothing has changed. Earlier today, President Obama said he was … Continue reading

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Border agent blows the whistle:

Hezbollah, allied with cartels, are funding Muslim terrorists and more. While Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano was giving her State of the Department address January 30, Zachary Taylor was building courage to ‘blow the whistle’ about  how dangerous the … Continue reading

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Officials tell Catholic chaplains not to read letter criticizing policy on contraception

Archbishop Brogilo by Peter Grady – Following a decision by the Obama administration to force religious organizations to offer contraception drugs that could cause abortion, the Pentagon sent an e-mail to chaplains advising them not to read a letter critical of the … Continue reading

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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; … Continue reading

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