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  1. When Rockstar first released Grand Theft Auto, they actually paid reviewers to negatively review the game in order to keep it controversial, and therefore popular. They targeted right wing news papers to ensure moral outrage and drive the game to success.

  2. The seven sins according to Gandhi: "Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle."

  3. The Indian Government banned the use of Dolphins for commercial entertainment, calling them ‘non-human persons’, and declaring that it would be morally unacceptable to capture them for entertainment.

  4. The Colombian army once made a song with Morse code in it and aired it in rebel-controlled territory to lift the morale of hostages held there. The message read '19 rescued, you're next. Don't lose hope.'

  5. The CIA parachuted hundreds of people into North Korea throughout the 1950s to start resistance networks and, despite never hearing from most of them again, continued to parachute more in until an inquiry in the 1970s questioned the morality of such an initiative.

  6. C&P: Thomas Jefferson used a razor to cut passages from the New Testament and literally pasted them together into what is now known as the Jefferson Bible, currently on display at the Smithsonian. He felt the focus should be on Jesus’ life and moral teachings, not inexplicable miracles

  7. The Midnight Club was a secret street racing team in Tokyo, bound by a strict moral code that put pedestrian/motorist safety first. The club disbanded in 1999 when a race turned accident killed innocent drivers

  8. Norman Borlaug saved more than a billion lives with a "miracle wheat" that averted mass starvation, becoming 1 of only 5 people to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Congressional Gold Medal. He said, "Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world."

  9. Thomas Jefferson believed Jesus's teachings were "the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man," but that they had been appropriated by his followers, resulting in a Bible that contained both "diamonds of wisdom" and the "dung" of ancient political agendas.

  10. British actors are usually cast in American movies as the villain because we associate the received pronunciation with high intellect and low morals.

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The steady increase of Evo Morales' lead in the Bolivarian election as later reporting districts were counted (from CEPR)

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In Medieval Times, red hair was associated with moral degradation and promiscuity. Redheads were regarded as werewolves, vampires and witches. The Spanish Inquisition singled them out for persecution, believing their hair to be a sure sign that they stole the fires of hell

Genghis Khan was a tengrist, but was religiously tolerant and interested in learning philosophical and moral lessons from other religions. He consulted Buddhist monks, Muslims, Christian missionaries, and the Taoist monk Qiu Chuji.

In 1918 World War 1 censors minimized early reports of the flu epidemic's death toll to maintain wartime morale. Newspapers in neutral Spain were free to report on the epidemic's effects, creating a false impression that Spain was the hardest hit, and giving rise to the name "Spanish flu".

Jon Huntsman instituted a 4 day work week in Utah: 2/3 of employees said it made them more productive, it reduced conflict at home and work, led to higher staff morale, lower absenteeism, and cut carbon emissions by 14%

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is the first billionaire to fall off the Forbes billionaire list because of charitable giving: "You have a moral responsibility when you've been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently."

The U.S briefly banned sliced bread in 1943. During this time, a letter appeared in The New York Times from a distraught housewife saying, in part: "I should like to let you know how important sliced bread is to the morale and saneness of a household."

A "fossil word" is a word that is generally obsolete but remains in use because it is part of an idiom. For example, amok as in "run amok", or turpitude as in "moral turpitude".

Thomas Kincaid, who described himself as a born again Christian and painter of a "morally superior art," pissed in public on a Winnie the Pooh figure at the Disneyland Hotel while saying, "This one's for you, Walt." He died from overdosing on alcohol and valium in 2012.

A "fossil word" is a word that is no longer used in general speech but remains in use because it is part of an idiom. For example, amok as in "run amok", or turpitude as in "moral turpitude". There are many other examples.

India bans captive Dolphin shows as ‘morally unacceptable’ - They believe they are highly intelligent & should be seen as ‘non-human persons’ with their own specific rights.

Jefferson had his own version of the bible that omitted the parts of the bible that were "contrary to reason" including the resurrection and other miracles. He was only interested in the moral teachings of Jesus and nothing more.

In 2000, amid rampant rumors that Pokemon was the work of the devil, the Pope gave his blessing to Pokemon calling it "full of inventive imagination" and that it did not have "any harmful moral side effects."

The Colombian army wrote a song which contained a secret message in the chorus written in Morse code. It was broadcasted to rebel occupied territories in order to raise the morale of hostages being held there. The message read, "19 people rescued. You're next. Don’t lose hope."

About Herbert Kleber, who pushed for evidence-based addiction treatment, not punishment and moralisms. This approach treated addiction as a medical condition instead of a failure of moral character, and helped prevent relapses, saving countless lives and transforming substance abuse treatment.

Due to the high intelligence and strong family ties of elephants, some researchers argue it is morally wrong for humans to cull them.

In World War I, the Germans tried to use a picture of Quentin Roosevelt's body as propoganda to increase moral. This backfired, as soldiers wondered why the sons of American Presidents were fighting and dying at the front, while the Kaiser's sons were not.

In 1988, actor Jimmy Stewart made a plea in Congressional hearings against Ted Turner's decision to 'colorize' classic black and white films, including It's a Wonderful Life, stating 'It's morally and artistically wrong and these profiteers should leave our film industry alone"

The 2008 film 'Rambo' provided a huge morale boost to the Karen Freedom Fighters in Burma, who even adopted dialogue from the movie (most notably "Live for nothing, or die for something") as rallying points and battle cries.

Steve Harvey believes women should not date non religious men, for they dont have morals (despite him cheating on all previous wifes) and that men only cheat because their wife allows them to.

A cat named Simon served on a Royal Navy ship in 1949, and received a medal for raising morale, killing off a rat infestation and surviving cannon shells during his service. Hundreds attended his funeral when he died from infected wounds.

Payment company Square starts off every week with a company-wide morale check, asking employees "How do we feel" and "What are we not talking about," and then shares the answers in a Google Doc for all to see

Religious belief in America has hit an all time low. Prayer rates have decreased fivefold since the early 1980s and many Americans think the bible is is an "ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men"

The US military once considered building a "gay bomb," with an aphrodisiac chemical that would provoke widespread homosexual behavior among troops, causing what the military called a "distasteful but completely non-lethal" blow to morale.

Having bridesmaids in a wedding wasn't originally for moral support. They were "intended to confuse evil spirits or those who wished to harm the bride."

Pricetags are a recent concept invented by the Quakers who believed it was morally wrong to charge different prices to different customers for the same product