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Conspiracy Theorist 10/27

Semi-legalization of marijuana Ultra-rich advocates plan to create Ohio growers’ cartel By Mark Luedtke WCPO Cincinnati recently ran an op-ed featuring a supporter and critic of the Issue 3 plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio. Supporter Woody Taft writes, “Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, traffic fatalities are down 6 percent, arrests are down […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/20

No refugee gangs, please Mayor Whaley invites nightmare to Dayton By Mark Luedtke Refugee gangs threaten Germans. The Daily Mail reports on a letter from German social workers. “The letter says [a German refugee] camp, far from being a peaceful haven for those fleeing war, is a dangerous melting-pot, where there have been ‘numerous rapes […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/13

Heroes must be punished Mark Luedtke If you believe the mainstream media, the engineers at Volkswagen have been bad, bad boys. They cheated to get around U.S. emissions regulations. Not since Volkswagen made cars for Hitler has any car company been this evil. One News Page provides an example of how absurd the news coverage […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/06

Embrace economic freedom Everything leftists claim about economics is demonstrably false Mark Luedtke   In upside-down world, Pope Francis gallivants around excoriating peaceful economic interaction—economic freedom—instead embracing systematic coercion—socialism—against all the people of the world. He embraces Cuba’s Castro brothers, among the greatest mass murderers and oppressors in history, then criticizes Americans for unbridled free […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 9/29

Dayton’s version of the skyscraper curse By Mark Luedtke The skyscraper curse notes that, whenever a new, tallest building is built in a region, an economic bust generally follows. Mises Institute scholar Mark Thornton explains, “Record-setting skyscrapers are a prominent example of how distortions in interest rates (i.e., actual rates below ‘natural’ rates) alter the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 09/22

Cover-up at City Hall Dayton’s rulers pay outgoing city manager for silence Mark Luedtke Normally when rulers cover up their crimes, they try to keep the cover-up secret too, but in the case of the mysterious resignation, or maybe firing, of Dayton City Manager Warren Price after only eight months on the job, the cover-up […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/15

Don’t blame China Blame the Fed for the stock market crash Mark Luedtke On Monday, Aug. 24, the Dow plummeted 1,100 points at opening before closing down over 500 points. That followed a big loss the previous Friday, and losses continued on Tuesday. Trillions of dollars of phony wealth were wiped out in three days, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 09/08

Saved from democracy Dayton’s rulers save Greek Festival and DAI’s Oktoberfest By Mark Luedtke Churchill once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Americans have been brainwashed into believing that. Our military bombs the world, killing hundreds of thousands, in the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 09/02

Fascism is socialism Mark Luedtke   You have to give leftists credit. They masterfully muddy, smear, change and destroy the definition of words. In the most obvious recent instance, “gay” used to mean happy. Now it means homosexual. How they changed that meaning, I’ll never know. Possibly the first and most fundamental was the change […]

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Before they were drones

Giant remote-controlled aircraft show at Air Force Museum By Mark Luedtke Photo: The annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft show takes place Sept. 4-6 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; photo: Don Popp Every child loves radio-controlled airplanes. You can watch people flying them in parks all over the country. But you won’t see a spectacular […]

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Seed you there!

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

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]