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Merry Christmas to big corporations from you  By Mark Luedtke Montgomery County has just presented ten big corporations with a gift of $1.8 million paid for by you. You’re so generous. It’s not enough that you buy their products, providing them with a profit. You also give them your tax dollars that you could have […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Government failure wreaks death and destruction on Connecticut families  By Mark Luedtke Acolytes of the State claim we are bound by a social contract none of us ever signed, but which empowers the government to steal our money in return for which the state provides us security. Families in Connecticut tragically learned how farcical this […]

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Law and Disorder

More gifts to unwrap  By A.J. Wagner Here are a few cases that the United States Supreme Court will decide in 2013. Most of them will remain under wraps until the end of June so, depending on your point of view, Christmas in July is a possibility. Also noted below is one case that the […]

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Living off “The Grid”

Martha Moody’s dystopian vision of Dayton in “Sharp and Dangerous Virtues” By Tim Walker Imagine: the year is 2047. In Dayton, Ohio, in a future not so far away, the United States has had to adapt in order to survive. After hundreds of years reigning as a global superpower, the U.S. is still recognizable, but […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

The health benefits of cutting yourself a break By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Could cutting yourself a little slack improve your diet, help you stick with a workout routine and let you meet your health goals, from lowering blood sugar, LDL (lousy) cholesterol or blood pressure, to living with chronic pain? Positively. […]

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Law and Disorder

Shortcut justice: Long-term injustice By A.J. Wagner As a former judge, I am intrigued by the idea of justice. After all, justice is what a court is supposed to be about. It is always the goal of the law to be just or to bring about justice. Yet, a definition for justice is elusive. Some would […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

It’s the end of the world as we know it by Mark Luedtke Civilization is not going to be destroyed by a meteor, comet, volcano, pole shift, plague or any other external force. Our civilization is committing suicide by government. Back in the 1970s, Japan was a manufacturing and export giant, but by the 1990s, […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

What’s in your holiday travel survival kit?  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Get ready to ensure and protect your holiday fun by saving space in your suitcase or carry-on for smart tools that let you stay ahead of seasonal-travel health hazards. They’ll help you fight off colds and flu viruses, digestive-system discomforts, […]

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Law and Disorder

The more you spend, the more you save: Giving credit where it is due By A.J. Wagner I enjoyed a recent peek at lawmaking coming out of the so-called fiscal cliff talks. If you are following this story in the news, a story which hasn’t changed for more than a year but gets repeated every day, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Get ready for war in Syria by Mark Luedtke Seventeen U.S. warships, including the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower and the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima, are off the coast of Syria. The U.S. has sent troops to the Syrian borders with Turkey and Jordan. Iranian media reports that the U.S. has sent 3,000 troops into […]

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News of the weird: 11/18

With Chuck Shepherd The other world series In October, another premier world sports event reached its climax, with one team […]

Advice Goddess 11/18/14

Along came polygraph by Amy Alkon   I’m an aspiring comedian – seriously aspiring – so I’m out most nights […]

The Docket: 11/18

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove A new trend? A 36-year-old woman […]

Advice Goddess: 11/11

By Amy Alkon Scold rush  I try to be direct, but my girlfriend often sees this as meanness. For example, […]

The Docket 11/11/14

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Hail seizure! Officers responded to a […]

news of the weird 11/11

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Baby beauty Amanda Collins, 28, took “beauty pageant mom” to the next level (down) […]