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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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Conspiracy theorist: 01/06

Happy anniversary to the war on drugs By Mark Luedtke Understanding the power to tax is the power to destroy, on December 17, 1914, Congress passed the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act. The War on Drugs is now 100 years old. So much for Afghanistan being the longest, most wasteful war in U.S. history. While some […]

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2015 Year in Preview By Mark Luedtke I did a lot of fake research and fake interviews to gain insight into what to expect in the Dayton area next year, and I’m sorry to report things will continue to go downhill. After the success of Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams in getting away with murder, […]

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Downtown Dayton housing insanity By Mark Luedtke With apologies to The Who: Meet the new housing bubble. It’s the same as the old housing bubble, but worse. In September, 2013, the most expensive home in Manhattan cost $130 million. By May, 2014, somebody paid $147 million for a New York mansion. Similar bubbles are expanding […]

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Conspiracy Theory 12/16/14

White victims matter too By Mark Luedtke On Jan. 18, 2014, a Fairfield, Ohio cop killed a young, unarmed man named Caleb Surface. Nobody protested. Nobody rioted. No media or political agitators flew to Fairfield to instigate trouble. Nobody cared because Surface was white, not black. That’s the norm. Fewer than one in four people […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]