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An Index Of Witches And Herbs, Burned

– Elspeth Reoch was accused of being a witch on the grounds that she collected yarrow, in Orkney in 1616. She was killed for the crime – Alison Pearson was burned at the stake as a witch because she knew herbal remedies. She was burned

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Niche Magazines For The Elites

I was walking through the airport this weekend, wrapping up a long business trip, when I spotted a pile of magazines available for people to read. On the top of the pile was one called Millionaire Asia: India Edition. The featured headline on the cover

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Drunken Monkeys Rampage Around The World

In Kenya, drunken monkeys, given alcohol by people stopping by the side of the highway between two nature preserves, have become so aggressive that locals are afraid to venture outside their homes. “They eat our goats, and we have been unable to plant food for

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Jon Stewart’s Rally To Help Corporations Outsource American Jobs To Overseas Sweatshop

The hand towels featured the official logo of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, and the logo of Reese’s, which makes candies with chocolate that’s harvested by child slaves in Africa. The towel itself was manufactured not in the USA, but in India, where textiles factories have a long and consistent history of using child labor, paid pennies a day to work in dangerous sweatshop conditions, if the children are paid at all.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?