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Leid Stories—Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say. It’s ‘Free Your Mind Friday’ on Leid Stories—03.10.17

Meet up with us at “the gathering place for the exchange of information, opinions and ideas.” It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, our weekly open forum, and it’s all about what we’re thinking about our world.

Call 888-874-4888 and tell us what’s on your mind.

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Salvaged Trees Become Living-Roof Garden Arbor

Jeremy Harper is used to making something out of nothing. For 20 years he has worked as an arborist and site clearer which has taken him across the United Kingdom, often repurposing would-be waste materials and giving them a new lease of life. But he admits that he has surprised himself with a personal project to build a living arbor …

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CHRIS BROOKS – Class War by Other Means

In 2008, the governments of the city of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, the state of Tennessee, and the United States all collaborated to provide Volkswagen (VW) with a $577 million subsidy package, the largest taxpayer handout ever given to a foreign-headquartered automaker in U.S. history. The bulk of the subsidy package, $554 million, came from local and state sources. The federal …

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What Women Must Know – How 5,000 Veterans Used the Ancient Secrets of Yoga to Reclaim their Lives And You Can, Too with Eric Walrabenstein – 08.11.16

Eric Walrabenstein is an author, speaker, and nationally-recognized educator in the fields of yoga, mindfulness, and mind-body wellness. Specializing in the translation of ancient wisdom for modern times, Eric is an expert in the practical application of mind-body technologies from yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for artful, happy, and stress-free living in modern life. In addition to his work with our military members and veterans, Eric is the founder of Yoga Pura, one of the Arizona’s largest yoga and wellness centers, and is the president of BetterBox, a first-of-its-kind company specializing in the creation of customized personal-development experiences. His work has been widely featured in the media including on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Success magazine, Yoga Journal, and more. He is the author of Waging Inner Peace: How 5,000 Veterans Used the Ancient Secrets of Yoga and Meditation to Reclaim their Lives And You Can, Too

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JP Sottile – America Excels in Business of Death

Who says nothing is made in the USA anymore? Certainly not the well-heeled denizens of the State Department’s diplomatic corps. And they should know. That’s because they’re stationed on the frontlines of the ongoing battle to preserve Uncle Sam’s dominant market share of the global weapons trade. Luckily for the Military-Industrial Complex, it turns out that “Made in the USA” …

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By the end of my first year as a doctor, I was ready to kill myself

On my morning drives to the hospital, the tears fell like rain. The prospect of the next 14 hours – 8am to 10pm with not a second’s respite from the nurses’ bleeps, or the overwhelming needs of too many sick patients – was almost too much to bear. But on the late-night trips back home, I’d feel nothing at all. …

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Melissa Dykes – Why Are College Students Willing to Barely Make More Money Than People Did in 1979?

A recent Pew Research report shows that the American middle class is disappearing. Most Americans are no longer considered middle class anymore. The wealth gap in this country, a gap that continues to grow, has already broken all records. In short, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Data also shows that, despite the fact that …

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Steven Rosenfeld – 6 Noxious Facts About America’s Billionaires

When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced this week that he will give away 99 percent of his personal fortune—now estimated at $44 billion—during his lifetime, he was lauded in newspapers and TV broadcasts from coast to coast. But few people noted [3] that giving away his billions will still leave Zuckerberg, his wife Priscilla Chan and newborn daughter Max, with at …