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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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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/17

Mayor Whaley hearts socialism By Mark Luedtke Dayton government schools are among the worst in the state. The Dayton Daily News reports, “The Ohio Department of Education’s district review team will spend next week studying the leadership, teaching, student support and more in Dayton Public Schools, and then will do the same at Trotwood-Madison the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 02/10

Whatever happened to “do no harm”? By Mark Luedtke The amount of money stolen from taxpayers for phony cancer research is astounding. In her recent book, “A World Without Cancer,” Dr. Margaret Cuomo writes, “More than 40 years after the war on cancer was declared, we have spent billions fighting the good fight. The National […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 02/03

Exploiting economic ignorance By Mark Luedtke I notice a lot of cognitive dissonance on the economy. If you just read Mayor Whaley’s press releases and the typical Dayton Daily News fare, you might think everything was rosy in Dayton. With the DDN cheerleading, Whaley proudly promotes crony project after crony project as evidence Dayton’s economy […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 01/27

Bad actions have terrible consequences By Mark Luedtke There’s no such thing as freedom from consequences of actions. If you poke a stick into a hornets’ nest, you can expect to get stung. If you poke a stick at a rabid dog, you can expect to get bitten. If you oppress and kill thousands of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 01/20

Frozen By Mark Luedtke Photo: The Dallas Moore Band will perform on Jan. 24 at Riff Raff Tavern; photo: Jenna Danielle Moore Benjamin Franklin said, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I disagree […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 01/13

Happy new war By Mark Luedtke With a doubt, the easiest prediction to make about 2015 is the U.S. will continue its failed policy of perpetual war. Recently, the press made a big deal about the U.S. ending the war in Afghanistan. CBS News wrote, “The US Formally Ends the War in Afghanistan.” Hooray for […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]