Conspiracy Theorist: 01/20


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 about taxes. The people have the power to abolish taxes, and the sooner, the better. But as long as taxes exist, government failure will be an equally ubiquitous fixture in our lives.

Government failure is the daily, common theme of our lives. Turn on the news or read a newspaper. They report nothing but government failure. And this government failure is always promoted as a reason government needs to steal more power and more money from us.

Government’s economy is a failure.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq failed. The war on terror failed.

Government tells us it needs a police state to protect us, but it failed to protect the people of Ferguson, Missouri from rioters. It failed to protect John Crawford III. The NSA spies on our every communication, but it failed to protect Sony from hackers. The FBI failed when it blamed North Korea instead of a disgruntled former Sony employee. The government even failed to protect two of its own policemen In New York City from being killed.

Government has failed to cure cancer for five decades. And AIDS. We’re suffering a flu epidemic because government claims a monopoly on flu vaccines, treatments and healthcare in general. Government’s food pyramid and control of the food supply made Americans obese and sick and gave them heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Government schools might be the most dismal failure of all.

It’s easy to pick on the federal government because its failures are so huge and frequent and kill so many, but government at all levels consistently fails. For example, in response to libertarian criticism, supporters of government always ask, “Who will build the roads?” As if only government can build and maintain roads. Half of government’s roads are torn up; the other half is crumbling. All of government’s infrastructure is crumbling.

I just finished shoveling four inches of snow, a moderate amount of snow that’s fallen here for ten thousand years. Dayton government has completely ignored the snow on my street. This isn’t because of government’s irresponsible shortage of salt this year. They almost never plow my street. While plows have driven the major thoroughfares I can see, those roads remain wet, slushy, freezing and dangerous. Nobody would voluntarily pay for such poor service. Government’s roads are literally a wreck, as reports of wrecks pile up. Whenever it snows moderately, government failure turns what should be a minor inconvenience into a major, frequently deadly, problem. If a private sector road owner did such a dangerously terrible job, he would be bankrupted and prosecuted for negligence.

But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the biggest failure of the day. As I write, the forecasted low temperature for tonight is minus eleven. Tomorrow night it’s minus five. The polar vortex is hammering us with record extreme cold temperatures.

But NOAA predicted a moderate winter for us. In October, reported, “Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that the upcoming winter looks pretty average in general. He doesn’t expect a lot of extreme conditions like last year’s cold outbreaks when Arctic air dipped south with the polar vortex.”

NOAA also predicted a warmer than usual winter for the western U.S., where rare ice and snow recently closed the interstate between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

You might think NOAA would be embarrassed by failing so often, but apparently not. NOAA predicted a higher than normal hurricane season every year after 2005 until last year, only to be wrong every year. It took NOAA nine years to change its process to match the success of others.

The reason NOAA gets everything wrong is it’s a corrupt government bureaucracy like every other. Its forecasts are driven by political motives, mainly the promotion of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) fraud, instead of science. In a blatant act of corruption, NOAA was caught changing the temperature record to make it appear colder in the past and warmer in the present. NOAA doesn’t care when it gets caught. It recently got caught changing the sea surface temperature record in the same way. Because of this corruption of historical data, NOAA claims 2014 was the hottest year on record. Uncorrupted satellite data show it’s not close.

Because of its inherent flaws, socialism is always doomed to fail. It can only succeed at stealing our money, and it does that exceptionally well.

I’ve read several stories recently attempting to discredit predictions of extreme cold by almanacs last year and this year. They claim NOAA’s supercomputers are the most advanced in the world, so people shouldn’t pay attention to the almanacs. That’s ridiculous. NOAA’s theories are wrong because they’re driven by politics, not science, and funded by stolen money. NOAA’s supercomputers run failed models. The almanacs have to satisfy customers, so their predictions are more scientific and therefore more accurate.

Mark Luedtke is an electrical engineer with a degree from the University of Cincinnati and currently works for a Dayton attorney. He can be reached at

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