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Chris201 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:24 PM
Well said Joseph64. The fundamental problem is that we are a nation of sheep with a shepherd (the government and the media together) that gets away with labels that are simply lies.

Part of the Caroline chain of islands Yap was first a colony of Spain before Germany took control. The island had many unique qualities, including its people, dress, caste system, and money. In fact, to this day Yap (now part of federation of Micronesian countries) is probably best known for their currency and scuba diving.

The good folks of Yap use stones ranging in size, up to 12 feet in diameter as money. These circular slates were brought in from surrounding islands, often on makeshift rafts and small boats.

Legend has it, 500 years ago after getting lost at sea a...