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Conspiracy Theorist

The Surveillance State looks in your backyard By Mark Luedtke From the point of view of the government, everybody is a suspect. Anybody can commit a crime at any time, so the government treats us all as suspects in advance. And because the government is a predatory institution, and nearly every law passed by legislatures […]

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Law and Disorder

The Fourth Amendment from 10,000 feet: Things are looking down By A.J. Wagner “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place […]

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Law and Disorder

Just kidding: The hoax, the prank and the law  By A.J. Wagner Assume, for this column, that Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o was a victim. That Ronaiah Tuiasosopo stole the identity of Diane O’Meara and convinced Te’o that she was a woman named Lennay Kekua. That Te’o fell in love with this made-up creature and believed […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Dayton’s economy cannot depend on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base  By Mark Luedtke The local powers that be are worried that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is losing its clout in Washington. Senator Portman is leaving a military committee, which he used to advocate for Wright-Patt. This worries our local rulers because the local economy depends heavily […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Proofin’ ibuprofen:  How to use it safely  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. More than 20 million Americans and Canadians take ibuprofen every day, often popping the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) before they exercise or do heavy-duty chores – to prevent muscle aches and pains. But a recent report says ibuprofen plus strenuous […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Is it Alzheimer’s? Check for these imposters first By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Worried that a loved one’s forgetfulness, confusion and fuzzy thinking may herald the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? You owe it to him or her – and yourself – to get a quick check for brain-draining health conditions and other […]

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Law and Disorder

How to change a law: Well, maybe … By A.J. Wagner I don’t like some laws. You probably don’t either. Take, for instance, the City of Dayton’s red light and speed cameras. I don’t like them. I don’t like the laws that authorized the cameras, authorized the requirement to pay money to appeal, limit the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Hang the jury  By Mark Luedtke I was recently on call for jury duty and fortunately was not called, but having worked voir dire, as jury selection is called, on numerous cases, the experience prompted me to communicate some thoughts. Our euphemistically-named justice system begins jury selection by kidnapping prospective jurors. I don’t use the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

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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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, […]