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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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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/25

Presidential Idol By Mark Luedtke I admit I watched the entire Republican Party debate in Cleveland the other night. Not because I care for any of the candidates, they’re all crooks, but because I thought it would be entertaining. I was right. The debate was hilarious. It exemplified everything politics in America has become: shallow, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/18

The rapist’s refrain: stop resisting By Mark Luedtke In the wake of another murder by a local cop, the message from our rulers is clear: Don’t resist. Trust the police. Ignore their crimes. If police do something wrong, they will be punished. Tell that to the family of John Crawford III, murdered by a Beavercreek […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/11


NOAA Goes Rogue Creates imaginary data to support Obama’s political goals Mark Luedtke Illustration: Josh;   Emperor Obama has a problem. He wants to leave a destructive legacy regarding global warming that matches the rest of his legacy, but the climate won’t cooperate. According to satellite data, which remains uncorrupted so far, there has […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 08/04

Concern for Celtic Festival Mark Luedtke I look forward to Celtic Festival every year, and it’s long been a fun, growing festival. But festivals at RiverScape don’t last long. The old Memorial Day festival was squeezed out of business years ago. The Lebanese Festival moved to the St. Ignatius Church on Springboro Pike. Cityfolk recently […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/28

The problem in Greece: Socialists ran out of other people’s money By Mark Luedtke Apologies to Margaret Thatcher for the title. One of the ironclad laws of economics is if something is unsustainable, it will end. Socialism, a system of theft and violence against the people, is unsustainable, and it’s ending in Greece—as it will […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/21

Thank Paleo for health Discredited nutritionists are desperate to save their jobs Mark Luedtke Because government and its corporate agents enjoy a virtual monopoly on science, science in America is in crisis. We’ve seen the fantastic failures produced by the global warming, Big Pharma, health care, Monsanto and more pseudo-scientists. Nutrition science used to be […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/14

Socialist water disaster Socialists produce shortages then threaten victims Mark Luedtke A fluke of climate, unusually wet weather over the last 100 years, caused many people to forget the western U.S., including California, is mostly desert. Typical hubris of socialists and boondoggles like the Hoover Dam fooled people into thinking government could permanently transform the […]

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Winging It


Barnstorming Carnival revives aerial tradition By Mark Luedtke Photo: A 1929 Travel Air gives two passengers the open cockpit biplane experience over a local Springfield-area farm Dewey Davenport is living his dream. Having grown up in the Dayton area, the owner and sole proprietor of Goodfolk and O’Tymes Biplane Rides fell in love with planes and […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]