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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD SUV Review by Stu Wright

    The week before last I received for testing, a Toyota Highlander Hybrid, a Limited top-of-the-line unit that carried an M.S.R.P. of $50,875.00, including freight.  The Limited hybrid’s base price of $49,790.00 had, as an option, a set of … Continue reading

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2014 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD SUV by Stu Wright

For 2014, Toyota’s Highlander has been updated for the first time since 2008, and  is now in its third generation iteration.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (127,572 in 2013) places … Continue reading

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Lawmaker pushes gun control bill using technology that doesn’t exist

By Jack Minor –     In a new twist on the gun control issue a Democratic senator from Massachusetts wants to mandate guns be sold with technology that doesn’t exist.   Sen. Edward Markey introduced a gun control bill … Continue reading

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Supremes could decide fate of NSA spying program after conflicting rulings

Contradicting an earlier ruling last week that the NSA’s collection of data on most Americans was flagrantly unconstitutional, another judge has ruled this week that the agency has the right to collect data in order to prevent terrorist attacks.   … Continue reading

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Elysium: The Technological Side of the American Police State

by John Whitehead —   “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso From George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to the Wachowskis’ The Matrix, Stephen Spielberg’s Minority Report and most … Continue reading

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2013 Hyundai Elantra FWD SE Coupe

Hyundai, founded in 1967, is the fourth largest auto manufacturer on the planet.  The company owns Kia, and its own Elantra model was chosen North American car of the year in 2012.  The Elantra is the model of Hyundai I … 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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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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2013 Lexus ES300h FWD Hybrid Sedan

On Tuesday I received a new Lexus to test; the ES series hybrid available since early 2012.  It came in “Deep Sea Mica,” blue metallic paint and it was quite attractive.  I’ve previously tested six  Lexus cars and SUV’s, and … Continue reading

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First Clinton, now Obama move China decades forward with America’s technology

by Craig Masters If the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme was the greatest financial theft in history, the Obama stimulus money for green energy is a close second and closing. The latest losses to American taxpayers is the selling of ‘green … Continue reading

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EyeSee You and the Internet of Things: Watching You While You Shop

by John Whitehead   “I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it’s the government.”—Woody Allen ~ Gifts have been bought. Presents wrapped. Now all that remains is the giving and receiving. Oh, and the tracking, of course. … Continue reading

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Government advice to storm victims without power: Go to Internet

by Matt Lacy –   In a move that has provided fuel for critics of government solutions to problems, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been telling storm victims of Hurricane Sandy who are without power they should go to … Continue reading

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The Rant – Not Solyndra-sized But Another Stimulus Black Eye

Solyndra was the first boondoggle of the stimulus. It wasn’t the biggest but it was the first and it demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt why government and business differ–business has a bottom line that must be in the … Continue reading

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Lifeloc Technologies and NASA Glenn Research Center Sign Space Act Agreement

Staff Reports —   WHEAT RIDGE – Lifeloc Technologies, Wheat Ridge, Colo. (OTC: LCTC), a Colorado manufacturer of professional breath alcohol testing equipment (breathalyzers) for domestic and international law enforcement, drug courts,  and the transportation and healthcare industries, has entered … Continue reading

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LOST Sovereignty is not in Question

By Craig Masters Next month, the full US Senate will finally have a vote on a treaty that has been “kicked down the road” for more some thirty years. It is considered by all who have read it, including this … Continue reading

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Vestas not so green after all

by Peter Grady –   While the President is making a huge push for “green” energy over traditional methods such as gas and oil, a report from Danish wind turbine giant, Vestas, reveals the plant is not as “green” as everyone … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Obama to give US missile defense secrets to Russians

U.S. SM-3 by Matt Lacy – Coming on the heels of massive troop drawdowns and massive cuts to the U.S. military, the Obama administration is planning on sharing U.S. missile secrets with the Russians. The military could face cuts of … 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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Local media gets it WRONG: Noble energy to add 30 jobs, NOT 300, NASA is NOT coming to town

by Jack Minor   A spokesman from Noble Energy told the Gazette that they are currently hiring  30 employees for a new field office in Greeley.  This  clarifies a Tribune article that implied the office would hire 300.  Based on an initial … Continue reading

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Local satellite provider to offer 12 Mbps speeds to entire country this summer

WildBlue coverage map by Jack Minor  –  President Obama is calling for $5 billion in funding to provide future broadband access to rural areas.  The funds would be administered by the FCC.  However, as early as late summer 2011, a CO … Continue reading

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Consumers buying used to save money this Christmas

By Mike Bauman As holiday shopping reaches a fevered pitch, many consumers are turning to used items to fill Christmas lists without breaking the bank. A recent check of local pawn shops and second hand stores has revealed some tremendous … Continue reading

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Citizen Budget Committee recommends cuts to services

By Vanessa Dominguez The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee was formed in the past spring and was asked to prioritize city services based off of budget figures. The committee consists of eight members designated to review the city’s budget and make … Continue reading

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Speakers try to ‘Wake up the Church’

By Jim Frazier Jason Charles and his family financed and organized the recent Life and Liberty conference that brought top conservative speakers to Colorado. The Charles family decided to have the conference to help ‘Wake up the Church.’ I learned … Continue reading

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Is the Gulf Oil Rig Explosion an Accident or a Conspiracy?

By Jim Frazier Allegations swirl about the gulf oil rig explosion. A gag order exists, says Lindsey Williams, author of the Non-Energy Crisis. “No one is getting the truth. No one is asking the most important questions. Right now, they … Continue reading

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School board discusses age of computers, bus fleet

By Jack Minor, For the Greeley Gazette   The District 6 Greeley/Evans school board heard details regarding the age of the bus fleet and computer systems as they continued to review the budget. Wayne Eads, the district’s Chief Operations Officer … Continue reading

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