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Preparing for disaster in the Miami Valley By Mark Luedtke Photo: Omega Survival Supply is the only dedicated survival supply store in the Dayton area The term “prepper” conjures wildly varying visions for many people. For some, the TV image of oddballs locked in sheds clutching rifles come to mind. Others envision the old survivalist […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/1

<h2>Be careful what you wish for Black football players oust leftists at Mizzou </h2> <em>By Mark Luedtke</em> Hoping to promote a Lenin-style revolution, radical leftists have long agitated young people to protest in the streets for any perceived slight. President Obama, who strives to be America’s Lenin, made a career of it before he became […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/23

City of zombies Government subsidizes failed businesses causing stagnation and decay Mark Luedtke It saddened me to see Beckett Paper Mill in Hamilton recently burned down. Beckett Paper was a powerhouse manufacturing company when I was a kid. My great uncle worked there his whole life. I had an unlimited supply of paper to write […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/17

To revolt or not to revolt Republican rulers needn’t fear an insurrection By Mark Luedtke I need more popcorn. The petty spats between moderators of the mainstream media—all Democrats—and Republican candidates during debates are hilarious. It’s as if they don’t all agree on outrageous spending, taxes, welfare and warfare, but they do. The differences between […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 11/10/15

Comet theory crashes By Mark Luedtke It’s hard to imagine how scientists can be as wrong as they were about Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P) and still be considered experts. The Rosetta mission to the comet was a brilliant engineering success, but the science was an equally dismal failure. Scientists were wrong about everything. The best measure […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 11/03/15

War by any other name… Mark Luedtke President Obama has a problem. The Commander and Chief of Lies can’t explain why a U.S. soldier died in a combat mission in Iraq since he claims there are no U.S. combat troops fighting in Iraq. His concern is not for the unnecessary tragedy caused by him starting […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 10/27

Semi-legalization of marijuana Ultra-rich advocates plan to create Ohio growers’ cartel By Mark Luedtke WCPO Cincinnati recently ran an op-ed featuring a supporter and critic of the Issue 3 plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio. Supporter Woody Taft writes, “Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, traffic fatalities are down 6 percent, arrests are down […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/20

No refugee gangs, please Mayor Whaley invites nightmare to Dayton By Mark Luedtke Refugee gangs threaten Germans. The Daily Mail reports on a letter from German social workers. “The letter says [a German refugee] camp, far from being a peaceful haven for those fleeing war, is a dangerous melting-pot, where there have been ‘numerous rapes […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/13

Heroes must be punished Mark Luedtke If you believe the mainstream media, the engineers at Volkswagen have been bad, bad boys. They cheated to get around U.S. emissions regulations. Not since Volkswagen made cars for Hitler has any car company been this evil. One News Page provides an example of how absurd the news coverage […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/06

Embrace economic freedom Everything leftists claim about economics is demonstrably false Mark Luedtke   In upside-down world, Pope Francis gallivants around excoriating peaceful economic interaction—economic freedom—instead embracing systematic coercion—socialism—against all the people of the world. He embraces Cuba’s Castro brothers, among the greatest mass murderers and oppressors in history, then criticizes Americans for unbridled free […]

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Morgan’s motorcycles and murals

Jason Morgan displays still life and portraits at Springfield Museum of Art By Joyell Nevins Photo: Jason Morgan, Indian Four, […]

Be Well, Marsha 12/1/15

And not a drop you drink By Marsha Bonhart I was in third grade when I started snooping in my […]

Ask Rocco 12/1/15

My personal orthorexia By Rocco Castellano Last week, I reminisced about the past year of writing my column for Dayton […]

Abstract vision

Painter Katherine Kadish in her Clifton studio By Bill Franz Photo: Kadish showing one of her earlier works Just over […]

Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]