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I Caught You Doing Something Right - Get a FREE!! Pigeon T-Shirt

So often we catch people doing things wrong but really the best way to motivate people and to create a positive world view that gets people active is the catch people doing something right. Thom would like you to catch someone in your family, community or life doing something right.

Hedge Fund Managers' Outrageous Compensation

CommonDreams.org is reporting on the outrageous compensation Hedge Fund Managers are getting.

New rankings show the top 25 managers had combined earnings of $12.94 billion in 2015.

Can Mushrooms Treat Depression?

Looks like it.

The Imperial College London, in a study gave patients psilocybin, a hallucinogenic chemical found in the mushrooms.

Can Food Preparation Conveyor Belt Plastic Make Your Baby Fat?

According to a new study published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a chemical commonly used in the food manufacturing process, can increase fat storage in the body even before birth.

What happens in a musician's brain when they play a song?

Let's get geeky on music. Ever wonder what's happening in a musician's brain when they're actually playing a song?

What about when a musician starts improvising - starts playing music directly "off the cuff"?

The WTO is harming Consumers

Here’s how...

The Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law was shot down by the WTO because they say COOL is a non-tariff barrier to free trade and it treats Canadian and Mexico’s products “unfair.”

Trumpism is a Scam -- You’re Actually Voting for Mike Pence

When he officially accepts the 2016 Republican nomination for president Thursday night, Donald Trump will do so as a different kind of Republican.

Or so the thinking goes.

How a Bank Robber is Right on Taxes

It's been nearly eight years since the 2008 global recession devastated the budgets of state and local governments across the country - and our lawmakers have explored every possible way to raise money except for raising taxes on corporations and our richest citizens.

Big Pharma Feels the Bern

Ever since Reagan, conservatives have been telling us about welfare queens.

The way they put it, there are thousands of undeserving poor people in this country right now bilking taxpayers for all they’re worth all while you and me are sweating out a hard day’s work.

And here’s the thing: conservatives are right.

Raising the D.C. minimum wage to $15 by 2020 would lift wages for 114,000 working people

A proposed ballot initiative would gradually raise Washington DC's minimum wage to $15 by mid-2020.

It would also help tipped workers, such as waiters and bartenders, eventually get paid the full minimum wage, instead of the $2.77 subminimum wage.

Time to Rein in the Robber Barons Again

I'm going to let you on a little secret about many of the CEOs of America's largest companies: the biggest decision that they make these days, is how best to divvy up the wealth that they've stolen from America's working families and middle class.

The Middle Class Is Shrinking

The middle class is shrinking in Colorado & across U.S. as incomes fall.

Middle-income households in metro Denver shrank from 58 percent of the population in 2000 to 53 percent in 2014, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center.

What?! GOP Focus on Heat From Porn Instead of Climate Change…

Lawmakers here in DC are breathing a little easier this week now that the first heat wave of the season is past us.

But we're not out of the woods yet, and based on what we're seeing with the climate, it's likely only going to get hotter.

What The NRA Doesn't Want You To Know

As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the nation, a new study is complicating the debate around police violence.

The study, which comes out of Harvard, took data from a number of police departments across the country and looked at how different groups of people are treated by law enforcement.

American Chicken... Produced in China?

Paola Casale is reporting at EconomyInCrisis.org that Chinese chicken is being labeled as “Product of America.”

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Hedge Fund Managers' Outrageous Compensation

CommonDreams.org is reporting on the outrageous compensation Hedge Fund Managers are getting.

New rankings show the top 25 managers had combined earnings of $12.94 billion in 2015.

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