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Lawlessness – not just fashionable any more.

by Craig Masters It is mandated so we can’t really do anything about it… so say the current and want-to-be school board members all across the country when questioned about the implementation of the federal/socialists’ take over of local education. … Continue reading

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Muddy Water: Some Pray for it

By Craig Masters Water has overwhelmed us here in Northern Colorado. But in only a few days the millions of gallons and tons of mud will be eastbound and down – toward New Orleans and the salty Gulf. While we … 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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Fort Collins council supports delay on marijuana businesses

Coloradoan — Retail marijuana stores won’t be allowed in Fort Collins soon, but their opening dates may not be as far off as expected.   The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would … Continue reading

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Thompson Schools proudly promote Communism

by Craig Masters The new home page of the Thompson Valley School District boasts of initiating the COMMON CORE CURRICULUM. A video on the home page covers all sorts of ‘advantages’ and makes all sorts of claims about how the … Continue reading

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Crowded Prisons Might End Sentencing Tax Evaders

by Mike McCune — Eric Holder, the detestable Attorney General of the United States who selectively enforces laws and has rendered the U.S. law moot, is at it again. Holder, using cost as a factor, wants to eliminate the overly-long … Continue reading

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Bill of Rights’ Taxation in America’s Future?

by Mike McCune — All Americans are aware Obamacare would not be an issue today if the Supreme Court had not taken the curious track of deciding it was a tax and not insurance because the Internal Revenue Service was … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Fort Morgan Cargill plant certified for “tender” meat

Ft. Morgan Times — A new U.S. Department of Agriculture system for rating beef could mean consumers will have a better idea whether or not their meat is tender — and Cargill Meat Solutions is a part of that program. … 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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Weather conditions keeping state uncharacteristically hot, humid

(Brush News Tribune) — It is hot and unusually humid, a rarity for Colorado that may last a couple more days.   A large high-pressure system over the eastern part of the country is keeping a low-pressure system over Texas … 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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2013 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD

    The Toyota 4Runner, brought out 30 years ago as basically a compact pickup/topper, is now in its fifth generation configuration and has morphed into a brawny mid-sized SUV.  This last week I tested a 2013 Limited edition 4Runner that arrived … Continue reading

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Government accused of tracking millions of innocent drivers

(Newser) — You know about speed cameras and red-light cameras. But did you know about plate-reading cameras? Few people do, and that’s a worry for the ACLU, which says the cameras are infringing on our civil liberties.   Unlike the … Continue reading

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Lawlessness begins at the top

by Craig Masters This week we took some time to climb to the top of a mountain for some backcountry camping in Rocky Mountain National Park. We obtained our required permit and paid the fee. We rented the required bear-proof food … Continue reading

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Weld DA tells how cancer helped his family draw closer to God, each other

In an exclusive interview with the Northern Colorado Gazette, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck explains how his recent bout with cancer and what he terms a miracle in being cured of the disease.   I think it helped my … Continue reading

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Weld officials to conduct emergency siren test

The Weld County Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with local communities, will conduct a test of the emergency warning siren system in Weld County at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 18 2013. The test will last for several minutes … Continue reading

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Why the outrage over government eavesdropping?

by Craig Masters Reporters of the nation’s media are claiming to be outraged that their telephone conversations have been recorded and e-mails have been read by government agents writing their own search warrants. The IRS has confessed (after being caught) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Millbrook v. US: Holding the Government Accountable for Misconduct by Law Enforcement Officials

by John Whitehead —   “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.”―Thomas Paine At a time when the courts are increasingly giving deference to the police and prioritizing security over civil … Continue reading

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2013 Dodge Durango R/T AWD

Horace and John Dodge started building auto parts in 1900 (for Ford and Oldsmobile), and fifteen years later went into full-fledged auto production.  Dodge Brothers Corporation came to that decision when brother John became, in his own words, “tired of … Continue reading

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2013 Lexus RX450h Hybrid Luxury AWD Crossover

Lexus has been in a position to offer the most popular luxury SUV since its introduction in 1998.  My latest test car was the RX450h hybrid model available since 2009.  It came in Stargazer Black metallic paint and featured saddle tan … Continue reading

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Women won’t need to be combat fighters.

by Craig Masters The subject line of this week’s military newsletter read: “17% of Marines Would Leave Over Women in Combat.” With the approval of the transfer to China of defense critical battery technology, our defense department spent millions of … Continue reading

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Learning about 2nd Congressional Dist. Rep.Jared Polis

By Craig Masters Many constituents in the Colorado 2nd Congressional District may have received representative Jared Polis’ email this week in support of Obama’s immigration reforms. He opens his plea for support with a short story of his great-grandparents, Bertha … 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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Five Days with the 2013 Mazda CX-5 AWD Crossover

     1st  The first impression of this car was good.  Front visibility!  Nimble and quick, I had to check the specs to see it had no turbo.  Black everywhere, but that’s OK; it looks pretty.  The leather front buckets are … Continue reading

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2013 Lexus ES350 FWD 4-Door Sedan

    The latest test car in my possession was the new (for 2013) Lexus ES350 sedan that came in Silver Lining Metallic.  The interior included black Nuluxe leather appointed bucket seats up front with three passenger seating in the rear. … Continue reading

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Is Working Worth it anymore?

by Craig Masters Any economic recovery will have to overcome a resistance from the population created by the welfare system that depends on the very recovery it has now begun to destroy. An ever rising percentage of the half of … Continue reading

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Obama says education dollars are wasted?

by Craig Masters In May 2012 President Obama’s budget request was completely rejected by Congress, failing to receive even a single vote. That budget proposal was so bad, not even Nancy Pelosi voted it.Thank God that the children trapped in … Continue reading

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD Review

This past week I was presented a new Chevy Equinox crossover to test.  It was painted Tungsten metallic (dark bronze) with a light titanium and black leather interior.  The combination resulted in a lot of compliments during the week, although … Continue reading

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District 6 has history of not being wise stewards of their finances

by Brett Reese —     I asked the editor of the Northern Colorado Gazette to reprint my letter of Feb 2011 to help us all decide whether or not to trust this administration…   As easy and fun as … 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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Construction beginning on storm drain and inlets

GREELEY — The City of Greeley is improving its storm drainage system with a new construction project.  A new storm water collection system will be constructed on 4th Street and drain this storm water into the new detention pond that … Continue reading

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2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD 4-Door Sedan

    This white little Swedish number was waiting for Ruth and me at DIA upon our return from Chicago last week.  In Latin, the word Volvo means “I roll”, so we rolled up to Greeley, and I was forced to familiarize … Continue reading

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Chicago teachers go on strike for more pay despite being highest paid in nation

by Matt Lacy –   Despite being the highest paid teachers in the nation, over 90 percent of Chicago’s teachers voted to go on strike over higher pay and other issues.   CBS Chicago reported that teachers in the city … Continue reading

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