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Don't Deforest For The Holidays (tags)

Pilgrims in Massachusetts banned Christmas trees between 1659 and 1681. Environmentalists ask that those wanting trees make them artificial or decorate living trees outside.

Grand Mufti Blames Financial Crisis on ignoring God's rules (tags)

In a sermon before midday prayers at the mosque, Saudi Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said the global financial crisis stems from and allowing "riba" or usury, prohibited in Islam. "Today we watch as this financial crisis enfolds and some companies and banks go bankrupt. This is the result of ignoring God's rules. Muslims must abide by God's rules, and build their economies accordingly," he told the faithful.

I'm just sayin' (tags)

Don't look at me.....

The Great Thanksgiving Hoax (tags)

After the poor harvest of 1622, writes Bradford, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop." They began to question their form of economic organization. This had required that "all profits & benefits that are got by trade, working, fishing, or any other means" were to be placed in the common stock of the colony, and that, "all such persons as are of this colony, are to have their meat, drink, apparel, and all provisions out of the common stock." A person was to put into the common stock all he could, and take out only what he needed. This "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" was an early form of socialism, and it is why the Pilgrims were starving.

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