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Who will Rescue America

Whether you watch ” Zombies,” deadmen walking, or old reruns of the “Lone Ranger,” you know the story. All starts out well enough. Then the tension builds and the villains gain the upper hand. But just as it looks as … Continue reading

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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) … Continue reading

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Hold onto your Guns and Tax Returns…

by Craig Masters The Second Amendment was included as a high priority for a reason. Neither Colorado liberals nor Barack Husein Obama himself and his all-mighty “Pen-of-Executive Powers” have the right to force citizens to be unable to defend themselves … Continue reading

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Magpul vows to continue fight against gun laws despite relocating

A leading manufacturer of firearms accessories has followed through on its vow to relocate from Colorado after the state passed some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.   Magpul Industries will be moving its business to … Continue reading

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Loan company spurs auto sales by catering to all credit types

All of the major Automakers are currently experiencing record sales and profits for the year, which is shaping up to be one of the best ones ever for the auto industry. However, those who took a hit in their credit … 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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Prevention key to avoiding West Nile virus in flood aftermath

With the recent heavy rainfall and flooding along with increased standing water throughout our county, there is now a bigger concern about the rapid growth of mosquitoes and the increased risk for contracting West Nile Virus (WNC).   This period … Continue reading

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The “Two Party” system is on only One Path

by Craig Masters Politicians who label themselves as republican beling to the the majority party in the Michigan House of Representatives, the Michigan Senate; and Governor Snyder list himself as a republican. Yet as Detroit begins operating under a bankruptcy administrator, the … Continue reading

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The Rant – Detroit: Inevitable Fall

Detroit’s announced bankruptcy proceedings have put the economic-recovery-that-isn’t mantra from Washington in jeopardy. Oh, the periodic pronouncements have always been full of optimistic blather but have been lacking in concrete facts. Detroit is the biggest obstacle yet.   Detroit for … Continue reading

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Lawmakers celebrate law giving special tuition rates for illegals

By Jack Minor –   Lawmakers who supported Colorado’s new law allowing illegal aliens in the state to receive a lower tuition rate than American citizens in other states are celebrating the registration of new students qualifying for the reduced … Continue reading

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Housing Market Slowing Quickly, Again

by Mike McCune —   Scandals, wildfires, Syria and the looming implementation of the Affordable Health Act continue to dominate the news. The economy has been pushed to the back burner. Big mistake for America.   If you think things are … Continue reading

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Wall Street Anticipates Fed’s Support

by Mike McCune —   The Federal Reserve is about to open meetings today. That explains the stock surge yesterday. Wall Street is paralyzed and needs Ben Bernanke’s unconditional support.   But a warning label came from one of the … Continue reading

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America Gets More Empty Reports

by Mike McCune —   American market indexes reached all-time highs on April’s unemployment and jobs report today. The markets ignore corresponding reports showing service sector jobs are in retreat and factory orders showed the sharpest decline in seven months.(1) … Continue reading

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Government Attacks Payday Loan Industry

by Mike McCune —   The Federal government has a spending problem. The Federal government has more debt than it can possibly pay. The Federal government is now monetizing (buying) its own debt at the rate of $85 billion per … Continue reading

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2013 Lexus RX350 AWD 5-Door Luxury SUV

Lexus, the luxury line of Toyota automobiles, made headlines this past week with the announcement that the company would begin producing some of itsr product in the United States.   A  plant in Georgetown, Kentucky was selected for the production of the ES line … Continue reading

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Bloomberg loses in Home Court contest – Will Colorado pay the legal bills ?

by Craig Masters A New York judge has placed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s marquee nanny state legislation on hold. The ruling will stop the mayor from enforcing his rules on maximum drink sizes New Yorkers would be allowed to buy in … Continue reading

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Wall Street, Main Street Do Not Agree

by Mike McCune —   The jobs report for February came in nicely and Wall Street cheered. Meanwhile the January jobs report was slashed by 25% from a gain of 157,000 to 119,000 and Wall Street yawned.   That is … Continue reading

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Politician puts money where mouth is, gives money back to government

by Matt Lacy –   While many politicians talk about the need to cut spending, one Senator is putting his money where his mouth is by returning money back to the government.   Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky has returned $600,000 … Continue reading

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How to Simplify the Tax Season

by Michael McCune —   The normal person fears to tread the swampy ground of tax loopholes and deductions–that’s why the unofficial-official business of tax preparation and legal tax defense has been the biggest single growth sector since the 1950s.   … Continue reading

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Will Psychics determine gun ownership?

by Craig Masters In the aftermath of the crisis at Sandy Hook Elementary, those in Washington and many others in the media  suggest we who would be the next militia trade freedom for the false promise of security. They have … 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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Obama’s economy: Fed predicts high unemployment through 2015

by Peter Grady –   The Federal Reserve has said it is expecting unemployment levels to remain high until at least late 2015, despite its plans to spend billions of dollars a month to keep interest rates low.   Following … Continue reading

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Colorado taxpayers should brace for immigration of Californians

by Craig Masters New tax increases approved by California voters in November have created bargain prices for U-Haul rental trucks – rented for one-way to California. Texas, which has no state income tax, is attracting the greatest percentage of those … 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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Democratic leader willing to send America off financial cliff

by Peter Grady –   A leading Democratic Senator from Washington has said her party needs to be willing to stand firm on extending tax cuts for individuals, including small business owners making over $250,000 even if it means raising … 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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Numbers for 3A don’t quite add up

by Jack Minor –   While voters are being asked to approve a tax increase to build a replacement school for John Evans, a closer look at the numbers being given to voters for the cost of the project apparently … Continue reading

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Illinois paid over $2 million in unemployment to jail inmates

by Matt Lacy –   State officials in Illinois have revealed that they paid over 1,100 inmates more than $2 million in unemployment benefits while they are in jail.   According to the Associated Press, the Illinois Department of Employment … Continue reading

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Government again facing scrutiny over jobless claims

by Matt Lacy –   For the second time in less than a week the government is facing scrutiny and criticism over its job reporting after a new report omitted data from a large state.   On Thursday, the Labor … Continue reading

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Controversy continues to swirl over unemployment numbers

by Matt Lacy –   Criticism continues to mount over last week’s unemployment numbers which are now below the eight percent benchmark considered a hindrance to an incumbent president’s reelection.   It has long been noted that no post World … Continue reading

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Job Market Improving? No, It’s Phony Figuring

I have often cited the various methods the government utilizes to keep the unemployment figure at a manageable level. Today, after the official unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, it became apparent just how blatantly political the process has become.   … 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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Real unemployment over 19 % in 7 Colorado counties

A startling new letter from the Colorado Labor Department has revealed there are seven counties in the state where over 19 percent of the residents are “not employed.”   The Colorado Observer obtained a letter through the Colorado Open Records … 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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Record number of Americans “not in labor force”

  by Jack Minor –       Last week’s unemployment numbers revealed the dire straits facing the U.S. economy after it was revealed that almost 89 million Americans are not in the workforce, a record high.       … Continue reading

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