Posts Tagged ‘work’

A 40 to 1 shot for schools

Every day Amendment 68 ads tell us the new casino would pay $114million dollars in first year taxes and then up to 34 % of gross revenues in the years to come. These ads certainly lead people to believe that this one casino would generate more than the $114 million for schools. But the text […]

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A WWI vet writes on Gun Control

Questions on GUN CONTROL, an essay by Carl E. Smith History is learned best from those who made it as submitted by Craig Masters Carl E. Smith was born May 19, 1899.  A World War I veteran who served on the German front lines and later served as a German interpreter after the Armistice and Avid outdoorsman, […]

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Open letter to the IRS on Tax Day

Dear IRS, Since January of last year you have taken my wages and held them, you say, for me. You tell me that this is good for me because you fear I would spend so much of the money I earned that when this day arrived, the day my taxes are due, I would not have […]

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Intelligence officials warn Obamacare website possible victim of “commie plot”

By Jack Minor –   Just when it seemed as if things couldn’t get any worse for the website for President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, U.S. intelligence officials are not issuing a warning that HelthCare.gov network could be infected with malicious software from a country that was a former member of the USSR during the […]

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Sebelius to Americans nervous about issues with website: “Get in line”

By Jack Minor —   Americans who are having problems with signing up for Obamacare due to government problems with the website and now face the possibility of an insurance coverage gap have received a harsh message from Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius, “get in line.”   The Detroit Free Press reported how […]

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Young entrepreneurs “not participating” in economic downturn

While the so-called “Great Recession” ended in the first year of the Obama administration, the effects remain largely unfelt by millions of people around the world, this has caused a new generation of business entrepreneurs to think outside the box and create their own business success stories.   During the 2000 recession, which occurred in […]

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UN Rapporteur explains US Transformation Process

by Craig Masters United Nations special rapporteur Pablo de Greiff may not have realized he was describing the decline of American Exceptionalism when he spoke to delegates. Mr. de Grieff was appointed to study and report on the conditions related to human rights violations and recommend actions which would reduce the major atrocities world-wide. His […]

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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 scores during the Great Recession may mistakenly feel they cannot get in on the good […]

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Default Hits Not On Debt But Unpaid SS

By Mike McCune —   It is disheartening to discover all those anger management classes I took are wasted when I listen to what passes for new reports.   Monday morning it was the effects of the government shutdown that set me off. The government is forbidding professional fishermen from doing their job because the […]

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Foothills Mall construction delayed by developers

Coloradoan — With just 13 months to go before its scheduled reopening and a $53 million financing agreement with the city of Fort Collins still in negotiations, owners of Foothills Mall acknowledged Monday the project will not be ready in late 2014. The project will be built as envisioned, but it will take a little […]

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High Park fire still costing taxpayers millions of dollars

Coloradoan — The High Park Fire went out more than a year ago, but millions of taxpayer dollars still are being used to deal with its aftermath.   The cost of addressing the widespread damage done to the foothills and watersheds west of Fort Collins is expected to go on for years to come.   […]

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High Park Fire mitigation work to begin August 18

GREELEY –On August 18, trucks will once again begin hauling tons of wood mulch to staging sites in Poudre and Rist Canyons, where helicopters will drop the material on non-federally-owned hillsides that were badly burned during last year’s High Park Fire.  A total of approximately 1,700 acres will be treated this year.  Residents and citizens […]

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Log In My Eye, a Speck in yours

I find it appalling that our liberal lawmakers, not only have endorsed Civil Unions, but opened the doors to our public buildings, with public officials, after hours, in order to conduct civil ceremonies for the homosexual community. Would I, as a heterosexual man, along with the conservative community, be granted the same privilege? I think […]

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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 seems to be unaffected by “cutbacks” happening to higher profile central government programs. The federal […]

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Undocumented voters get priority over Americans’ Health

by Craig Masters In his article posted to WorldNet Daily, celebrated Northern Colorado Gazette editor Jack Minor reports on the dangerous increase in multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB flowing over the U.S. – Mexican border. In her recent commentary lawyer and best selling author Phyliss Schlafly discusses the Nepalese man currently in medical isolation in Texas […]

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The issue is Power not Safety

by Craig Masters Hundreds of citizens from across Colorado converged on the capital Monday, to deliver messages of opposition to the democrat politicians’ attack on private property rights and the U.S. Constitution by undermining its supporting document, the Bill of Rights. In what has to be the most disgraceful demonstration of representative government since the […]

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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 its final meeting for the year, the Fed announced it would only consider interest rate […]

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Obama: opinions of Whites, males not wanted

by Peter Grady –   In a survey requesting feedback about President Obama’s campaign, the administration appears to be taking the attitude that the opinions and concerns of white men are not wanted.   In an email sent out by Obama for America, Jim Messina, the President’s campaign director, praised supporters saying it was their hard […]

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Lang defends administrator salary, says they work more than teachers

by Jack Minor –   District 6 Superintendent Ranelle Lang has responded to criticism that a teacher who has been teaching in district classrooms for over 25 years is making less than the new communications director by saying the amount is justified because administrators work more days than teachers.   Theresa Myers, who previously worked […]

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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 college graduates from the past few years who have been fortunate enough to find jobs […]

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Extended closure planned by airport for Weld County intersection improvements

WELD COUNTY, CO –  Beginning October 22, 2012, the Weld County Department of Public Works will begin working on road improvements at the intersection of County Road 53 (formerly State Highway 37) and County Road 60.5 (formerly State Highway 263). The improvement site is located two and a half miles north of Kersey and three […]

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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 Security said one inmate in the Cook County jail in Chicago was able to collect […]

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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 War II president has ever been re-elected with unemployment above the eight percent mark. Now […]

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Attack ads work – That’s why candidates Outsource Them!

By Craig Masters CoorsTek World HQ – here in Colorado USA There are less than four weeks until the election day. The term “attack ads” is being trivialized to the extreme. Even ‘extreme’ is a word fast becoming meaningless. Is this by design? If nobody cares, neither candidate wins advantage; right? Not true. One or […]

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President tells Coloradoans we are better off…

by Craig Masters The President’s case that you’re better off… Last week, the Fed reported a sharp contraction in the country’s industrial output. The report showed that production from factories, mines, and utilities fell by 1.2 percent last month. This is biggest drop since 2009. At the same time, the reduction in U.S. exports has […]

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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 was recently built. The purpose of these improvements is to improve flood protection up to […]

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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, a plank from their 2008 platform that read, “We believe that the right to own […]

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Chicago Teachers – How embarrassing!

by Craig Masters First a moment of silence for our citizens who have fallen at the hand of Islam. Tolerance of the intolerant will never reap the expected benefits. And now on to the rest of the story. It is well documented in public budgets and analysis of student performances that those public school districts […]

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Obama to Netanyahu: Campaigning takes precedence over meeting

by Peter Grady –   President Barack Obama has refused to have a meeting with Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu later this month because he is reportedly too busy with his re-election campaign which includes a campaign stop in Colorado this week.   Bloomberg.com reported that an Israeli official speaking on condition of anonymity said Israel asked […]

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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.       While many have noted the drop in the unemployment rate from 8.3 to 8.1 percent, […]

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D6 board acknowledges trust issue as ballot language approved

by Jack Minor –   Acknowledging there is a trust issue with the Greeley/Evans District 6 school board and the community, the board approved the official language for a November ballot question asking voters for a bond issue that would help the district obtain $29 million to replace John Evans Middle school.   Prior to […]

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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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Obama guts welfare work requirement

by Peter Grady –   The Obama administration has quietly issued a directive that effectively guts a key requirement of welfare reform that places work requirements on those receiving benefits.   Fox News reported that the memo issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday was intended to slip below the radar […]

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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 are permitting a person to use their preferred name and pronoun rather than the gender […]

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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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