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Conspiracy Theorist 9/29

Dayton’s version of the skyscraper curse By Mark Luedtke The skyscraper curse notes that, whenever a new, tallest building is built in a region, an economic bust generally follows. Mises Institute scholar Mark Thornton explains, “Record-setting skyscrapers are a prominent example of how distortions in interest rates (i.e., actual rates below ‘natural’ rates) alter the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 09/22

Cover-up at City Hall Dayton’s rulers pay outgoing city manager for silence Mark Luedtke Normally when rulers cover up their crimes, they try to keep the cover-up secret too, but in the case of the mysterious resignation, or maybe firing, of Dayton City Manager Warren Price after only eight months on the job, the cover-up […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/15

Don’t blame China Blame the Fed for the stock market crash Mark Luedtke On Monday, Aug. 24, the Dow plummeted 1,100 points at opening before closing down over 500 points. That followed a big loss the previous Friday, and losses continued on Tuesday. Trillions of dollars of phony wealth were wiped out in three days, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 09/08

Saved from democracy Dayton’s rulers save Greek Festival and DAI’s Oktoberfest By Mark Luedtke Churchill once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Americans have been brainwashed into believing that. Our military bombs the world, killing hundreds of thousands, in the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 09/02

Fascism is socialism Mark Luedtke   You have to give leftists credit. They masterfully muddy, smear, change and destroy the definition of words. In the most obvious recent instance, “gay” used to mean happy. Now it means homosexual. How they changed that meaning, I’ll never know. Possibly the first and most fundamental was the change […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/25

Presidential Idol By Mark Luedtke I admit I watched the entire Republican Party debate in Cleveland the other night. Not because I care for any of the candidates, they’re all crooks, but because I thought it would be entertaining. I was right. The debate was hilarious. It exemplified everything politics in America has become: shallow, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/18

The rapist’s refrain: stop resisting By Mark Luedtke In the wake of another murder by a local cop, the message from our rulers is clear: Don’t resist. Trust the police. Ignore their crimes. If police do something wrong, they will be punished. Tell that to the family of John Crawford III, murdered by a Beavercreek […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/11

NOAA Goes Rogue Creates imaginary data to support Obama’s political goals Mark Luedtke Illustration: Josh; cartoonsbyjosh.com   Emperor Obama has a problem. He wants to leave a destructive legacy regarding global warming that matches the rest of his legacy, but the climate won’t cooperate. According to satellite data, which remains uncorrupted so far, there has […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 08/04

Concern for Celtic Festival Mark Luedtke I look forward to Celtic Festival every year, and it’s long been a fun, growing festival. But festivals at RiverScape don’t last long. The old Memorial Day festival was squeezed out of business years ago. The Lebanese Festival moved to the St. Ignatius Church on Springboro Pike. Cityfolk recently […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/28

The problem in Greece: Socialists ran out of other people’s money By Mark Luedtke Apologies to Margaret Thatcher for the title. One of the ironclad laws of economics is if something is unsustainable, it will end. Socialism, a system of theft and violence against the people, is unsustainable, and it’s ending in Greece—as it will […]

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Strings attached

Leesa Haapapuro teaches, creates in Dayton By Bill Franz Leesa Haapapuro’s studio is in the busiest and most colorful art […]

Time to do-tu-it

Dutoit Gallery offers member artists showcase space By Joyell Nevins When Adjunct Art Professor Colleen Kelsey approached colleague Glen Cebulash […]

Vitality Check: 5/3/16

Harmful if swallowed By Rocco Castellano Every now and then I get a wild hair up my ass to go […]

On Your Marc: 5/3/16

Field of dreams a real treat By Marc Katz Of course I’ve visited Field of Dreams. Are you nuts?! Dayton […]

Vitality Check: 4/26/16

Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went […]

More than a building

Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come […]