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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/26

From Venezuela to the US By Mark Luedtke Self-serving leftists point to Sweden and Norway as examples where socialism supposedly works while conveniently ignoring places like Cuba and Venezuela where it obviously doesn’t. This is a false argument. Socialism doesn’t work in Sweden or Norway. Sweden and Norway are fascist welfare states much like the […]

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On The Beat: 7/26

Who ya’ gonna call…again? By Jim Bucher OK, I’m the first to admit  I  wasn’t really big on a “Ghostbusters” reboot. It wasn’t the female cast, but rather “how dare they even think about touching one of my all-time favorites.” It amazes me how fanatic fans get so hyped-up over a movie. Theatregoers dressed as […]

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The Docket: 7/19

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Compiled by Ehron Ostendorf Pregnancy ploy A woman called in saying she was fighting over child support with her ex. She said she had one child with this man and was expecting their second. They appeared to have an on again off again relationship. The caller accused her ex of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/19

Clinton guilty (again) Mark Luedtke If Donald Trump had carelessly made classified information vulnerable to Russian and Chinese hackers and the FBI found out about it, he’d never see the outside of a prison cell again. Government would seize all his property, leaving his family destitute. Leftists would cheer his political assassination, a warning to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/12/16

Victory for the forgotten man Mark Luedtke One of the laws of economics can be stated as “If something is unsustainable, it will end.” That’s true of the political economy, as well as the productive economy. Since the beginning of the progressive 20th century, Western progressive rulers have relentlessly amassed power into central governments and […]

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On The Beat: 7/12/16

Fire cracking me up By Jim Bucher I know, I know, by the time you’re reading this the 4th of July will have been over a week ago, but I’m writing my column on Independence Day eve. And the bombs are truly bursting in air. I feel like Francis Scott Key sitting in my garage […]

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On The Beat: 7/5/16

Um, go ask mommy By Jim Bucher   If you had or have kids, then this question I’m sure has come up. It did with me, but more on that in a bit. I recall in the not so distant past my own experiences wondering about the “birds and the bees” with my parents. It […]

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Hot between the covers

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Local erotica writers keep the pages turning By Tim Walker Photo: NSFW Warning: The image above may be inappropriate for some readersTim Smith (top left) and Andrea Smith (bottom left) write novels that stimulate the brain; photos courtesy of the authors “The brain” may not be the first answer that comes to mind when people […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/5/16

Beware of sex robots By Mark Luedtke Ever since IBM’s Watson computer crushed the best Jeopardy players in history, every celebrity brain from physicist Stephen Hawking to plutocrat Elon Musk has warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). They fear AI will wipe out humans as in “Terminator.” Of course, right after Musk made […]

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Behind the bookcase

Dayton's Children

Mark Martel’s ‘Dayton’s Children’ reinvents By Mark Luedtke Photo: Aeronautical engineer Maude Elsa Gardner (left) and chemist Thomas Midgley Jr. (right) from ‘Dayton’s Children’; photos: Mark Martel Few people know many of the technologies they use every day were invented in Dayton. Mark Martel wants to fix that. Martel published a history of the fascinating characters […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]