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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/31

ISIS rising By Mark Leudtke Syria, Iraq and Libya have two important things in common from a U.S. policy perspective. First, all were relatively stable countries until the U.S. intervened in them. While none of the rulers of these countries were good guys, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld sold weapons to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/24

Ukraine, Iran and government’s lies By Mark Luedtke Watching “Argo” reminded me how easy it is for government to lie to us through the media. It was easy in 1980 when government agents were inexperienced at it and propaganda was illegal in America. Thirty-five years later, domestic propaganda is legal and government agents are experts […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/17

Kiss America’s Internet goodbye By Mark Luedtke Americans lost the Internet today because of greed, selfishness and ignorance. There are exactly two ways to allocate resources in society. The first is through a voluntary, cooperative market based on demand from consumers and which ensures maximum benefit to all the people through pursuit of profit by […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/3

U.S. failure in Yemen By Mark Luedtke For years the U.S. has been secretly waging war in Yemen, ostensibly against the local al Qaeda affiliate, but actually in support of the puppet government it installed in a coup. While the mainstream media occasionally mentions drone attacks in Yemen, it never mentions U.S. boots on the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/24

The root problem By Mark Luedtke If you fell for the Ebola fearmongering last year, you might fear the Disneyland measles outbreak is the new Black Death. Fearmongering dominates reporting on the measles outbreak. The Hill reports, “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/17

Mayor Whaley hearts socialism By Mark Luedtke Dayton government schools are among the worst in the state. The Dayton Daily News reports, “The Ohio Department of Education’s district review team will spend next week studying the leadership, teaching, student support and more in Dayton Public Schools, and then will do the same at Trotwood-Madison the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 02/03

Exploiting economic ignorance By Mark Luedtke I notice a lot of cognitive dissonance on the economy. If you just read Mayor Whaley’s press releases and the typical Dayton Daily News fare, you might think everything was rosy in Dayton. With the DDN cheerleading, Whaley proudly promotes crony project after crony project as evidence Dayton’s economy […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 01/27

Bad actions have terrible consequences By Mark Luedtke There’s no such thing as freedom from consequences of actions. If you poke a stick into a hornets’ nest, you can expect to get stung. If you poke a stick at a rabid dog, you can expect to get bitten. If you oppress and kill thousands of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 01/20

Frozen 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 […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 01/13

Happy new war By Mark Luedtke With a doubt, the easiest prediction to make about 2015 is the U.S. will continue its failed policy of perpetual war. Recently, the press made a big deal about the U.S. ending the war in Afghanistan. CBS News wrote, “The US Formally Ends the War in Afghanistan.” Hooray for […]

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Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]

25 years, 25,000 acres

Tecumseh Land Trust, local artists partner in natural landscapes exhibition By Tara Pettit Photo: Steven Walker, The Other Side of […]