December 2008

What the Dayton Daily News Editorial board does on a Saturday afternoon

I went to see “Milk” at the Neon movies for the 5pm show. I highly recommend it as a primer for grassroots activism, and a brief history of the insane anti-gay/protection of marriage movement. From IMDB: The story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along Read More

Leitzell announces bid for Mayor: DDN ignores my announcement for commission months ago

Neighborhood activist Gary Leitzell announced that he is challenging Rhine McLin for her seat next year as an independent. He even got a write up in the Dayton Daily yesterday (amazing since I announced months ago- and told you he was running as well). I am making an early announcement that will explain why things Read More

In what we trust

This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. It’s long. I hope it’s worth it to you. If you really like it- or hate it- tell 5 friends. The recent financial market meltdown started me thinking about what makes civilized society possible. It’s not the form of government, even a dictator can make Read More

Lafayette creates value for citizens: We have fountains that don’t work

I was thinking about how Dayton (macro) could be more competitive in recruiting people and business to the area. The talk about tearing down the truck plant makes no sense- at least until Tata Motors turns it down. I thought back to the Riverscape Fountains- and how we could have spent the $3+ million on Read More

Why “health insurance” should be outlawed.

Steal billions from shareholders, lie to regulators, overcharge customers and force doctors to work for pennies on the dollar. Yet, there is one person who benefits from this scheme that is helping bring our powerful employers to their knees- yep, the CEO of the insurance company. Taking home $100 million dollar plus a year salaries, Read More

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