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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/21

Corrupt from  bottom to top From the most junior cops to the most senior prosecutors and judges By Mark Luedtke Most Americans believe the U.S. justice system is about deterring crime and capturing and punishing criminals, in other words, dispensing justice. This is a dangerous misconception. While the system sometimes captures and punishes actual criminals, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/14

Surveillance hypocrisy Cops monitor our every action, but don’t dare monitor cops By Mark Luedtke Of the many evil properties of our coercive system of government, systematic, institutionalized lawlessness is one of the most pernicious. Lawless cops are especially dangerous. Their permission to break the law regularly extends to the murder of peaceful, law-abiding citizens. […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 4/7

A giant among pygmies By Mark Luedtke Sending children to government’s prison-schools is punishment in itself, but some misguided Ohio parents are heaping more punishment on their children by opting out of marathon Common Core testing sessions. Liberty.me reports, “Crystal Shultz’s child, who attends Clear Fork Valley schools, is not welcome in the school until […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/31

ISIS rising By Mark Leudtke Syria, Iraq and Libya have two important things in common from a U.S. policy perspective. First, all were relatively stable countries until the U.S. intervened in them. While none of the rulers of these countries were good guys, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld sold weapons to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/24

Ukraine, Iran and government’s lies By Mark Luedtke Watching “Argo” reminded me how easy it is for government to lie to us through the media. It was easy in 1980 when government agents were inexperienced at it and propaganda was illegal in America. Thirty-five years later, domestic propaganda is legal and government agents are experts […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/17

Kiss America’s Internet goodbye By Mark Luedtke Americans lost the Internet today because of greed, selfishness and ignorance. There are exactly two ways to allocate resources in society. The first is through a voluntary, cooperative market based on demand from consumers and which ensures maximum benefit to all the people through pursuit of profit by […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/10

Orwell rolls over in his grave By Mark Luedtke   For 30 years I warned people the U.S. was becoming a police state. The universal reply was it couldn’t happen here. Now that it’s happened here, when I talk about it, people typically reply it doesn’t matter. That reply is as ignorant as the first. […]

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If you build it, they will come

The making of Yellow Cab’s FabSpace By Mark Luedtke Photo: Jeff Opt stands with the 3D printer at The Old Yellow Cab Building Jeff Opt likes to build things, but even more than that, he likes to help others build things. That passion led Opt to found his latest community project called FabSpace. “I am […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/3

U.S. failure in Yemen By Mark Luedtke For years the U.S. has been secretly waging war in Yemen, ostensibly against the local al Qaeda affiliate, but actually in support of the puppet government it installed in a coup. While the mainstream media occasionally mentions drone attacks in Yemen, it never mentions U.S. boots on the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/24

The root problem By Mark Luedtke If you fell for the Ebola fearmongering last year, you might fear the Disneyland measles outbreak is the new Black Death. Fearmongering dominates reporting on the measles outbreak. The Hill reports, “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see […]

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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]