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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/23

Real populism Mark Luedtke You don’t have to take my word for it that the US is a socialist country and has been since progressives took over both parties at the beginning of the last century. Take it from avowed socialist, senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Speaking of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, Sanders […]

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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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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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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]