Christmas as a tradition taken from many faiths

Solstice holidays are prominently celebrated the world over and are indisputably pre-Christian, many are even secular in nature. That is why it isn’t required that I believe in the fertility god Yule to celebrate Yuletide merrymaking; be Wiccan to deck the halls with holly or a Druid to kiss under mistletoe; believe in Thor, Odin, or St. Nicholas to enjoy night time gift giving, Saturn to decorate a tree with lights, or Mithras to celebrate the sun’s rebirth on Dec. 25th. Likewise, one doesn’t have to believe in Jesus Christ to celebrate the renaming of all of these holidays as Christ’s Mass.

from thenewsstar.com

Say a Big ‘Thank you’ to Amazon

If more American companies started to do what Amazon does — ignore short-term pressures, sacrifice near-term profits, and invest
for the long-term — the American economy would start to heal itself
quickly. America would create more innovation, more jobs, and more
long-term wealth. And, just as important, more Americans would be able
to go back to being proud of our corporations and innovators and
entrepreneurs… instead of camping in parks and protesting them.