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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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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/8/15

Devastating government failure Mark Luedtke Middle Eastern terrorists regularly execute spectacular attacks against the U.S. or its allies. Trillions of dollars stolen for wars and spying since 9/11 can’t prevent them. ISIS-connected terrorists recently killed 130 in Paris. President Obama claimed ISIS was the JV squad and a day before the attacks declared ISIS is […]

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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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On Your Marc: 5/31/16

It’s what’s on the scoreboard that counts By Marc Katz One day the lead editorial writer for the Dayton Daily […]

Tale of three studios

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The many workspaces of artist Julie Beyer By Bill Franz I first heard of Julie Beyer when she was the featured artist […]

Serenity in Nature

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Penelope “Penny” Adamson draws inspiration from the outdoors By Joyell Nevins Penelope “Penny” Adamson is a living example of how […]

Vitality Check: 5/31/16

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Putting the ‘mix’ in mixed martial arts By Rocco Castellano This issue is always a very strange one for me. […]

Seed you there!

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40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]