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The social tsunami against authority-related power Introduction by Sarah Conard Like it or not, history will remember the final months of 2017 as the beginning of the end of an abuse-of-power era in American business and politics that has been occurring since the dawn of patriarchal society. All potential future legal consequences aside, we are […]

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On The Beat: 12/5

Holiday flicks and specials Getting into the spirit By Jim Bucher It truly is ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’ And especially with all the holiday specials and movies on TV. I do believe I can recite from memory every line from ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’ Good grief it’s true, but also this time […]

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On Your Marc: 12/5

Happy holiday reads The baseball book perfect for Chanukah By Marc Katz I’ve made my decision. I’m going to throw a little chutzpah out there, realizing many of you don’t know how to pronounce chutzpah, let alone what it means. Chutzpah is audacity, or the state of mind of a person who would burn down […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/5

Good riddance net neutrality An economically illiterate idea By Mark Luedtke T-Mobile offers a great deal for some customers: free Netflix. The Motley Fool reports, “T-Mobile One family plans that have at least two lines will enjoy Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) bundled for free at no additional charge. The new offering is officially called Netflix On Us.” […]

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On The Beat: 11/28

The jazz world lost a good one Thankful for Gilly By Jim Bucher When you think of the jazz scene here in Dayton and the Miami Valley, one name comes to mind—‘Gilly’, as in Jerry Gillotti—the owner of the iconic Gilly’s in the City of Dayton’s Transportation Center. We lost Jerry on Thanksgiving, which is sort of ironic because for the man, we have much to be thankful. I met Gilly years ago when The Slugs would take the stage. Anyone remember them? My appreciation for […]

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On Your Marc: 11/28

He will be missed A reflection on the life and career of Terry Glenn By Marc Katz Terry Glenn’s mother was beaten to death in Columbus when he was 13 years old, so I guess you can trace his life’s trajectory from that tragedy to his car wreck in Dallas in the early morning of […]

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Debate Forum: 11/28

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Ladies and gentlemen and smizmars… Should federal IDs offer a category other than male and female? By Ron Kozar Everyone has heard of LGBT. Sometimes they add Q, and sometimes more letters. Now, however, maybe they should add N for 2017’s Neologism of the Year, non-binary. Then there are M and F. Should we add […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/28

Check in on Socialism It’s as destructive as ever By Mark Luedtke The function of  government schools is not to educate children. It’s to subjugate and brainwash them to promote socialism. That’s why, although most Americans consider government schools to be failures, rulers do not. They’re dangerously successful. Yahoo News reports, “The 31-year-old former Marine […]

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Debate Forum: 11/21

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Mommy Dearest So, a mother marries her own daughter. What else is new? By Ron Kozar Dateline:  Comanche County, Oklahoma.  In 2014, Patricia Spann, then 42, met up with her long-lost daughter Misty, 21.  They “hit it off,” says Patricia, and became (cough!) lovers.  In March 2016, after same-sex marriage came along, Patricia and Misty […]

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On The Beat: 11/21

Ice-Skating A flood of memories with one thought By Jim Bucher It’s funny how a song, smell or sight of something can trigger a slew of memories. This just recently happened believe it or not by stumbling across an old pair of ice skates in my attic. Skates you say? Yep skates. This was an […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/21

Supernova theory falsified Pretense of knowledge confirmed By Mark Luedtke Establishment cosmological theory has fallen and it can’t get up. Many consider cosmology to be the queen of the sciences because other sciences derive from it. Our understanding of geology, climatology, and biology, to name a few, are dependent on our understanding of cosmology. If […]

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On Your Marc: 11/21

Backyard basketball UD interest more with NCAA, not rivals By Marc Katz Given the choice of playing a long-time natural rival or going to the NCAA tournament on an at-large bid, UD athletics director Neil Sullivan is going to take the bid every time. I’ve always thought you could have both, but then, I’m on […]

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Debate Forum: 11/14

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Pick your poison Should those awaiting execution get a say in how they die? By Ron Kozar Lethal injections, gas chambers, electric chairs… whatever the method, the prisoner still ends up dead. So what difference does it make? To hear Alva Campbell tell it, it makes a big difference.  Years on death row, awaiting lethal […]

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On The Beat: 11/14

Lunch is served Who doesn’t love waffles? By Jim Bucher So, what is it about home cooked breakfast that smells so dang good, especially when someone else is doing the cooking? Well, this week at Christ Episcopal Church on West First Street, it’s the 88th edition, give or take a year, will explain later, of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/14

JFK’s ghost Why JFK’s assassination still matters By Mark Luedtke The assassination of  President John F. Kennedy leapt back into the news around Halloween. Whenever anybody talks about a conspiracy to kill JFK, people come out of the woodwork to denounce the conspiracy theorists. They point to the Warren Commission’s conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald […]

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On Your Marc: 11/14

A blush of pink wrong for OSU Pink locker rooms at OSU By Marc Katz Yes, I’ve been inside the University of Iowa’s infamous pink visitors’ locker rooms, and don’t really think they made any difference at all, except to the guy who had them painted that way, UI coach Hayden Fry. It’s odd, the […]

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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 […]