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Off to War?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/27/2015

The signs are unavoidable.  We will soon be fighting in Iraq and Syria.  The only good thing Obama has done is say that it’s there problem, not ours and they should solve it themselves, with our supplies, arms,...

Speed Limits

Author:
David & Cathy Stott
Publish Date:
05/17/2015

Driving home from my in-laws last night, we passed a group of Madison’s finest (AKA the police) setting up a speed trap near our home.  This is a very common experience around here, especially on a specific stretch...

AMTRAK CRASH

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/13/2015

  The unfortunate crash of AMTRAK train # 188, is inexcusable.  I happen to be knowledgeable railroad buff-fan-expert, or what have you, and I know that track.  Trains leave  Philly’...

The Post Office

Author:
David & Cathy Stott
Publish Date:
05/07/2015

A quick post office horror story; actually two related stories: A customer who regularly sells through us called me about a week after I’d sent his check out.  He was rightfully concerned about the status of his...

Slavery - Past and Present

Author:
David & Cathy Stott
Publish Date:
04/30/2015

Slavery in any form is an awful thing.  From an American perspective, the period where blacks were held as slaves, and bought and sold like cattle remains the worst stain on our existence, in my opinion.  I can...

Dilution

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/29/2015

The tens of thousands who have and still are trying to leave Africa for Europe, are a sad sight.  Hundreds drowned a couple of weeks ago when hundreds went to one side of the creaky ship, causing it to capsize.Hundreds of...

Saving the Middle Class, and the rest of us

Author:
David & Cathy Stott
Publish Date:
04/23/2015

There is no doubt that income inequality is a huge and growing problem in the USA.  The middle class is absolutely critical to our country’s success and the wages for Middle American have been falling for over a...

Miscellaneous - 4/23/15

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/23/2015

The latest war America is involved in, is at Yemen.  Of course, it’s a classic case of the Sunnis fighting the Shiites, which no one will admit to, because if it were admitted that it is none of our business, Gee!,...

Winners and Losers

Author:
David & Cathy Stott
Publish Date:
04/13/2015

There will ALWAYS be winners and losers.  As much as the liberals would love to be able to wish it away, there will always be the underachiever and the achiever.  As much as the government would like us to believe...

Maybe a Hundred Thousand Didnít Shoot

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/13/2015

The latest outrage by the Al Sharpton groupies, is for mass demonstrations and violence, protesting cops shooting blacks.  It all began when an 18 year old husky black guy, (Brown), who had just completed robbing a...

Chip Seal

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/12/2015

Highway paving and repair, is a process which is done by towns, counties, states, and even the federal government.  We all drive on the results.  Few ever think about the various types of paving, but believe me, there...

Career Politicians

Author:
David & Cathy Stott
Publish Date:
04/05/2015

I’m convinced 90% of politicians, be they your local alderman, or US congressman or senator, are the wrong people for the job.  The modern day politician cares nothing about what’s best for his/her country in...

Your Fair Share

Author:
David & Cathy Stott
Publish Date:
03/22/2015

I’d be willing to bet that if you are reading this, and you’re not already retired, you are actually paying income taxes.  That’s right, one of the 53% of the nation who’s actually paying into the...

Iranian Threat?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/22/2015

(My son David is taking up the column writing, but I still have ideas and feel they must be preserved, so I will write them and place them in the archives.  If you stumble upon them, fine, but I want my thoughts preserved. -...

A Scientific Approach?

Author:
David & Cathy Stott
Publish Date:
03/15/2015

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could predict the benefit of government programs (I know that is an oxymoron) with almost 100% certainty?  Wouldn’t that just make all of this insane political nonsense completely...

The Torch is Passed! Who is David?

Author:
David & Cathy Stott
Publish Date:
03/09/2015

Since joining Colorado Gold in 2007, I’ve written a few columns in this space, but this is the first since my dad retired last month.  For those of you who haven’t read it, see the March 1, 2012 column entitled...

What Has Government Done To Us (part seven)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/02/2015

    The latest power grab is really frightening.  The last, free of editing, free of government interference, free of regulations, and total freedom to express views contrary to the establishment, is the...

What Has Government Done To US? (part six)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/23/2015

    As I write these columns about what government has done to us, I haven’t the slightest problem with going back to 1776 and my favorite Tom Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence.  Mother...

What Has Government Done To Us? (part five)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/09/2015

    As I write these columns about what government has done to us, I mentioned previously that what government has done to us, is to kill incentive.  Incentive to care for ourselves, family, friends, and even...

What Has Government Done To Us (part four)

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/02/2015

    The governmental war on its citizens, takes many forms.  Public education, like Social Security, has been around for so long, that few will question its validity.  A brief history of public...

 

 

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