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On the Beat: 09/09

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Familiar face takes off on morning radio By Jim Bucher Photo: Catch Dan Edwards in his new spot on FLY 92.9 FM They say life throws curve balls at times – well, for my buddy Dan Edwards, they are pitched relentlessly and he’s not wearing a batting helmet. OK, seriously. Yours truly and Edwards go […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

The war to produce heroin By Mark Luedtke For 100 years, the government has been waging a war on drugs. President Nixon escalated the war and popularized the phrase in 1971. Stormtroopers have been kicking in doors, shooting grandmas, sticking guns in the faces of children, throwing bombs into babies’ cribs and shooting dogs ever since, […]

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Debate Forum: 09/02

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Forum Center: Reactions to police using lethal force on unarmed citizens at odds By Alex Culpepper Before Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police in early August, there was Amadou Diallo from the Bronx section of New York City. Diallo was shot at 41 times by New York police while in front […]

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‘Move’ is a four-letter word By Jim Bucher To me, there’s nothing worse on the planet than one particular question. It causes me heart palpitations, anxiety and pain. To some, its mere utterance has brought about broken friendships and even divorce. I’m talking about this: “Hey, can you help me move?” Just mentioning it caused […]

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Debate Forum: 08/26

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Should prostitution arise from the underground? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Mike Lester First and foremost, one must accept the definitional difference between human sex trafficking and consensual prostitution in for the purposes of this week’s debate. No person should be coerced into, or participate under duress, an act of prostitution. This week’s debate question is […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Governments are packed with perverts by Mark Luedtke   NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently told The Guardian reporters NSA agents pass around naked pictures of people they spy on, like you. WebProNews provided the full quote: “The reality of working in the intelligence community is that you see things that are deeply troubling – all […]

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‘The talk’ by Jim Bucher When my colleagues at Dayton City Paper informed me a while back they were putting together another Sizzlin’ Sex issue, I was a bit perplexed. I mean, when you think of me, the words “sizzlin’” and “sex” don’t exactly come to mind. But, as a father of two girls, you […]

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Genie, you’re free By Jim Bucher As I write this column, news is breaking of comedian Robin Williams’ death by suicide. But why would the actor/comedian take his own life? He struggled with addiction throughout his life and recent revelations Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease adds more questions than answers. But the news was […]

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Welcome back to sunny Iraq By Mark Luedtke President Obama finally got his wish: he dragged the U.S. back into war in Iraq. Of course, that isn’t what the president who promised, “if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it,” says. The Associated Press quoted the president, “‘As commander in chief, I […]

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Debate Forum: 08/19

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Forum Center: Waiting for death might be cruel and unusual punishment By Alex Culpepper The Eighth Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Part of this liberty insurance was protection from cruel and unusual punishment, and the country had good reason to include this portion of the amendment […]

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Buch, all over the map By Jim Bucher It’s time for my views and observations from around the valley. So, as the old movie line goes: Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. City of Dayton leaders I know we had other pressing issues – not sure what those were – and some […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

The U.S. disease factory By Mark Luedtke Americans have been fooled into believing government and the health care system it controls prevents and cures diseases. Heck, the CDC’s full name is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so it must be true. But the Health Wyze Report made an important point: “While some practicing […]

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Forum Center: 08/12

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Forum Center: What to do when dogs commit homicide By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Mike Keefe If it seems news reports about people dying from dog attacks are appearing with more frequency, that’s because attacks are increasing. Known by legal experts as “canine homicides,” these attacks accounted for about 17 deaths per year in this country […]

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Muse Machine sings the movies By Jim Bucher We have such talent here in Dayton and the Miami Valley, but don’t take my word for it. You can experience it firsthand as the best of the best high school students from all over our area converge for the Muse Machine’s summer concert, this Thursday evening […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Summary execution for a tax evader by Mark Luedtke There are two, and only two, ways one can obtain the property of another. The first is through voluntary means. You can either exchange something for the property, or the owner of the property can give it to you. The second is theft. If the theft […]

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Debate Forum 08/05

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Forum Center: Are gun-free zones really safety-free zones? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Jed Helmers Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo.; Santa Barbara, Calif. and Fort Hood, Texas; were scenes of recent mass shootings. They all have at least one other thing in common, too: they are all gun-free zones. After the shootings, debate about guns was in the news, […]

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