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Black Friday Is uncivilized  by Mark Luedtke   There’s a series of car commercials running now that call Black Friday uncivilized. No kidding. It’s grossly unnatural for people to voluntarily form into herds and pack themselves into tiny areas. Black Friday wasn’t anything like that when I was a kid. Something changed, and that something […]

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The Dayton Socialist Railroad Company  by Mark Luedtke   Dayton city government owns a railroad. I’m not kidding. I know crony socialism runs rampant in Dayton, destroying wealth and turning the city into a ghost town, but I had no idea our rulers would go so far as to purchase and operate a railroad. Mayor […]

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Minimum wage, maximum ignorance  by Mark Luedtke   If we lived in a rational, moral society, there’d be a lot of job openings at Walmart right now. On Nov. 18, Walmart employees rallied outside the Butler Township store. The rally was announced by UFCW Local 75, even though Walmart employees are not unionized. When employees […]

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Israel torpedoes U.S. again  by Mark Luedtke   On June 8, 1967, during the Six Day War, Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats attacked a U.S. intelligence ship in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula. Famed war correspondent Eric Margolis described the attack: “[…] Eight Israeli recon flights flew over ‘Liberty,’ which was flying a […]

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Where’s the compassion for drug users?  by Mark Luedtke   News Flash: Dayton has serious drug problems. The Dayton Daily News seemingly just discovered this. In a recent seven-day period, I counted 18 “war on drug” articles in my DDN newsfeed. That’s more war on drug articles than I remember in the previous six months. […]

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Your doctor’s treatments are based on lies  by Mark Luedtke  Like every other human being, your doctor works to advance his personal interests and the interests of his family first. But unlike most people, doctors work for the government. Doctors are trained in government schools to government standards, licensed by government, then they either work […]

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Banks plan to steal your money  by Mark Luedtke   There’s an old saying, “Give a man a gun, and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob the world.” This saying only tells half the story. The banker can only rob the world because he is backed by […]

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Scenes from the phony federal shutdown by Mark Luedtke   I don’t care much about the pseudo-shutdown or its politics (it has no impact on the vast majority of Americans), but the spectacle is entertaining. The details of the deal to end the farce, at least temporarily, will likely be determined shortly after Wednesday, Oct. […]

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Ohio law shuts down 800 businesses  by Mark Luedtke   And people wonder why our economy is so bad. In June, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a law effectively banning Internet cafés. Attorney General Mike DeWine began enforcing the law this week. With the stroke of a pen, Ohio’s rulers wiped out 800 businesses that […]

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Shut the government down for real, please  by Mark Luedtke  If you believe the government-controlled media, what I call the accomplice press, the sky is falling because the government shut down. Nothing could be further from the truth. Imagine how wonderful life would be if government really did shut down. No more U.S. soldiers would […]

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Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]

25 years, 25,000 acres

Tecumseh Land Trust, local artists partner in natural landscapes exhibition By Tara Pettit Photo: Steven Walker, The Other Side of […]