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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/16/16

The establishment is losing it Mark Luedtke Because people with access to government’s levers of power are typically aligned against us, it’s easy to think of rulers as a monolithic group. Some have tried to draw organizational charts as if rulers were organized like government or a corporation. They aren’t. Our rulers are organized in […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/9

Goodbye, LexisNexis By Mark Luedtke I hate to be the bearer of more bad news, but it’s happened again. Contrary to propaganda misrepresenting bubble activity as economic growth, Dayton’s long collapse continues apace with the move of LexisNexis’s technical group to Raleigh, North Carolina. I can’t help but laugh when propagandists claim Dayton is a […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/2

Rewarded for failure Mayor Whaley honored for failing Dayton schools by Mark Luedtke For normal people, one of the maddening aspects of government is its rewarding of failure. In the private sector, if your business doesn’t make a profit, it goes bankrupt. If you fail at your job, you get fired. To a great extent, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/26

Theft replaces profits Mark Luedtke In his new book about Dayton’s great innovators, “Dayton’s Children,” Mark Martel shows some things never change. Angered at Dayton government’s system of patronage, poor schools and having to pay bribes to get valuable work accomplished, John Patterson confronted his obstructers. “He convoked a meeting of a thousand local leaders, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/19

Travesty in the jungle By Mark Luedtke It’s tough being a fan of a small market sports team. Top free agents gravitate toward large markets. They get less TV coverage and, therefore, less TV money. But the most frustrating aspect is the calls tend to go their way. This is such a well-known phenomenon in […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/12

Price inflation, crash or both Mark Luedtke By all measures the world economy is grinding to a halt, and while government’s propagandists claim the US economy is growing, indicators say otherwise. David Stockman reports, “With each passing day the evidence [the US economy is slowing] mounts, and this morning’s trade data was a doozy. During […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/5/16

The government is an armed gang Mark Luedtke Imagine a gang of armed men showed up at your house and stole money from you. Suppose they went door to door and stole money from your neighbors and everybody else. Naturally, they would spend a percentage of that money on themselves. They would live large, buying […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/29/15

Year in Review: 2015 Mark Luedtke Perpetual wars dominated the 2015 news. President Obama extended the Afghan war, but the scariest new development was U.S. and NATO threats against Russia on multiple fronts. The war in Syria garnered the most coverage. The CIA and U.S. allies Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and others have […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/22/15

Democracy in name, oligarchy in reality Mark Luedtke In his polemic “Democracy, The God That Failed,” Hans-Hermann Hoppe argued, contrary to popular thought, democracy is a worse system of government than monarchy, which is worse than government ordered by natural rights. One of the reasons is the temporary duration of power in a democracy. Monarchs […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/15

Starting WWIII in Syria NATO ally Turkey shoots down Russian fighter plane By Mark Luedtke I’m skeptical of the criticism of teaching school children to duck and cover during a nuclear attack. Critics act like all schools will automatically be vaporized, but they’re wrong. Nobody knows how far away a nuclear blast might occur, and […]

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Strings attached

Leesa Haapapuro teaches, creates in Dayton By Bill Franz Leesa Haapapuro’s studio is in the busiest and most colorful art […]

Time to do-tu-it

Dutoit Gallery offers member artists showcase space By Joyell Nevins When Adjunct Art Professor Colleen Kelsey approached colleague Glen Cebulash […]

Vitality Check: 5/3/16

Harmful if swallowed By Rocco Castellano Every now and then I get a wild hair up my ass to go […]

On Your Marc: 5/3/16

Field of dreams a real treat By Marc Katz Of course I’ve visited Field of Dreams. Are you nuts?! Dayton […]

Vitality Check: 4/26/16

Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went […]

More than a building

Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come […]