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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/6

Thou shalt not share But the sharing economy is winning By Mark Luedtke Taxi companies have declared war. In a handful of years, Uber and its ridesharing model went from nothing to the most valuable startup in history. Two and a half years ago, Uber was worth $18.2 billion. The New York Times valued Uber […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/29

Oops, they did it again Dayton Rulers squander other people’s money Mark Luedtke For anybody who exposes the petty and not so petty (but legal) graft that permeates government at all levels, Dayton’s rulers are the gift that keeps on giving. The Dayton Daily News reports on the latest development of its one former property. […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/22

Victory for the forgotten man Chapter2: The Celebrity Apprentice wins By Mark Luedtke In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, mainstream commentators galore have rediscovered the term “forgotten man,” but many may be confused about what it means because, as Wikipedia documents, “It was first used by William Graham Sumner in […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/15

Progressive bullies Violence is at the core of leftist ideology By Mark Luedtke Leftists have raised bullying to an art form. They’ve managed to make themselves look like victims while they bully. With their Uggs, they trample into dust the wise old saying “sticks and stones can break your bones but words can never hurt […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/8

Beware the clowns The global warming clowns, that is By Mark Luedtke Around the country, people are in a panic because of clown sightings. In one example, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports, “Erlanger-Elsmere Schools were in ‘safe and secure’ mode Oct. 6 after police notified the district they had received a report of a clown sighting […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/1

We all lost We all lose every election Mark Luedtke Statistic after statistic reveals what we already know: the American people are worse off now than when Barack Obama was first elected. We were worse off in 2008 than when George W. Bush was elected. The same is true for the Clintons and Bush, the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/25

Life or death Trump versus America’s Queen of Death By Mark Luedtke   I confess to mixed feelings about Trump’s campaign for president. On the one hand, I have no interest in the self-aggrandizing blowhard and lecher with the comical comb-over who advocates protectionism and sticks his foot in his mouth every time he opens […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/18

Are taxes too low? Mayor Whaley thinks so By Mark Luedtke When voters go to the polls this November in Dayton, they will get to vote on Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s proposal to increase Dayton’s income tax burden to 2.5 percent. Before voters go to the polls, I hope they ask themselves if Dayton and […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/11

Drowning in depression The economy still stinks by Mark Luedtke The economy is supposedly fantastic. Just read a government propaganda organ like the Dayton Daily News to find out all about it. President Obama is an economic wizard. He failed to stop the rising of the oceans, but he turned the economy around with the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/4

Syria’s Peace agreement Made possible by avoiding the U.S. By Mark Luedtke You may have heard of the short-lived ceasefire agreement between the U.S. and Russia in Syria. What you probably didn’t hear of is the peace deal that instigated it, a peace deal made between Turkey and Iran and brokered by the Russians. The […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/27

Terror up the streets Government highways test self-driving cars by Mark Luedtke Imagine you owned your own road, and your children, family, and friends all drove on it. Now, imagine some multi-billionaire asked if he could test his self-driving car on your road next to your family. The billionaire could build his own roads and […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/20

Blood in the streets Blame George Soros By Mark Luedtke Legendary banker Baron Rothschild is credited with saying, “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” The idea is prices of assets fall to their lowest level at that time. Investors who follow that adage do their fellows a favor by buying […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/13

Social spending Profits improve all our lives By Mark Luedtke   Some people compare capitalism and socialism from a utilitarian point of view, others from an ethical point of view. From a practical point of view, Ludwig von Mises destroyed the idea of socialism with one observation. As the Mises Institute Wiki reads, “Ludwig von […]

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EpiPen, monopoly, and prices

Proof government cares nothing for your life By Mark Luedtke   You may not have heard about the EpiPen price crisis, but anybody whose life depends on EpiPens has. The price of a two-pack of EpiPens has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 in 2010. The pen delivers adrenaline, which can relax muscles and free airways […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/30

No new car for you Thanks to Obama’s regulations By Mark Luedtke   You might have noticed the price of new cars is rising. Kelley Blue Book reports, “The estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $34,112 in January 2016.  New-car prices have increased by $919 (up 2.8 percent) […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/23

King green By Mark Luedtke You might think Elon Musk walks on water, or at least fuels his cars with it, because that’s the image the media portrays of the Tesla Motors CEO. Every article about Tesla drips with hype, but don’t believe it. Reuters reports, “Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) reported a steeper than expected […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]