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The CDC wants you to be very afraid of the flu  By Mark Luedtke The CDC has a problem justifying its existence because infectious diseases were pretty much wiped out in the 20th century. There’s a saying that when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail, so the CDC […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

5 ways to cool off a fiery health wrecker By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Is your body doing the slow (invisible) burn that fires up cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and brain drain – and even increases wrinkles and hurts your sex life? You can’t really feel inflammation until its damage is […]

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Law and Disorder

A court gesture: Fingered for a crime By A.J. Wagner This footnote from the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Swartz v. Insogna sets the table for a case decided last week in New York: See Bad Frog Brewery, Inc. v. New York State Liquor Authority, 134 F.3d 87, 91 n.1 […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Olive oil just got better  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Olive Oyl may have been Popeye’s one and only, but we doubt he could have loved her any more than we adore olive oil – another of the odd omega monounsaturated fats. This one is mainly omega-9, and it’s the secret sauce […]

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Law and Disorder

Let’s talk about sex, baby: Then talk about justice By A.J. Wagner One woman was fired for being too sexy, another for being pregnant. Both claim they were discriminated against because of their sex. The first woman was a dental assistant. She worked in a dental office for ten years. The first nine went smoothly enough, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

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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News of the weird 11/25

By Chuck Shepherd Weird patriotism November is tax-publicizing season in Finland, where, starkly unlike America, the government releases all individuals’ […]

The Docket 11/25

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove This week, Docket editor Charles Grove […]

Advice Goddess: 11/25

By Amy Alkon Scoot force My husband’s been saving for a motorcycle, and I was excited about riding on the […]

HO, HO, HOmetown holiday celebration

Santa Claus is coming to Troy By Janell R. Ward Photo: Don’t miss the finale of the Troy Hometown Holiday parade, […]

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 […]