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Roman Reigns: 3X WWE Champion. Tag Team Champion. United States Champion.

Seth Rollins: 2X WWE Champion. Tag Team Champion. United States Champion. Money In The Bank Winner.

Dean Ambrose: WWE Champion. 2X Intercontinental Champion. United States Champion. Money In The Bank Winner.

That’s a total of 15 accomplishments between the three of them in the four years that these three have been on the main roster.

What was it that Dean said again?

“Whether we’re friends or enemies….”


“Bessie Coleman (Jan. 26, 1892 – Apr. 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African American descent, and the first of Native American descent, to hold a pilot license. She achieved her international pilot license in 1921. Born to a family of sharecroppers in Texas, she went into the cotton fields at a young age but also studied in a small segregated school and went on to attend one term of college at Langston University. 

She developed an early interest in flying, but because neither African Americans, nor women had flight school opportunities in the United States, she saved up money to go to France to become a licensed pilot. She soon became a successful air show pilot in the United States, and hoped to start a school for African American fliers. She died in a plane crash in 1926 while testing a new aircraft. Her pioneering role was an inspiration to early pilots and to the African American community.”

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Poke-Ball-Pokemon Economy in the United States Maps

Poke-balls are a rather inexpensive tool that are necessary for any trainer. Though the base price for a Poke-ball is quite low. The actual price, due to inflation and economy, actually changes over the states. The lowest price a Poke-ball is $4.32 in Mississippi, and the highest price is $5.86 in Hawaii, giving a range a difference in 30% from the base price of the Poke-ball.

November 16, 1916 - The Somme: Battle of the Ancre Continues, “The Salamander” Wins his Victoria Cross

Pictured - Bernard Freyberg, VC. An English-New Zealander, Freyberg had perhaps one of the most action-packed lives of the 20th century. Churchill nicknamed him “the Salamander” for his ability to come through danger unharmed.

The Somme’s final operation continued on November 16, as British and Commonwealth troops pushed towards their final objectives. Many Germans surrendered en masse, but the fighting was still unbelievably fierce. One officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Bernard Freyberg, was continuously at the hottest spots. A New Zealander who had previously trained to be a dentist, the young Freyberg was a charismatic young tough who had traveled to Mexico in 1914, becoming an officer in Pancho Villa’s revolutionary army. In 1914 he traveled across the United States (using money he won in swimming and prize-fighting competitions), making his way back to England and joining the Royal Naval Division.

In November Freyberg was in the heat of the action, leading an attack that stormed a German strong-point and taking 500 enemy soldiers prisoner. The New Zealander took a piece of shrapnel in the neck during the assault, but refused to leave his men. Reinforcements arrived and eventually the entire British battle-line was composed along where Freyberg had breached the enemy trenches. Even the official history of his division, the 29th, wrote that “By his initiative, fine leading and bravery, Lieutenant-Colonel Freyberg won the battle of the Ancre. Probably this was the most distinguished personal act of the war.” For his valor he won the Victoria Cross.

The stretcher-bearers might have admired Freyberg’s daring, but they didn’t make much of his chances. Covered in blood-soaked bandages, he was places in the tent with those expected to die. Awakening, he barely heard a quiet voice telling soldiers to move him to a tent for treatment.. “He could not find out who his saviour was. A quarter of a centruy later, while in a hotel foyer in Cairo, he heard that same voice and asked the man if he had been on the Ancre in November 1916. It was the medical officer who had saved his life, Captain S.S. Graves, then commanding a hospital ship.”

Freyberg’s survival was good luck; the heroic young New Zealander survived the war (winning several more medals along the way) and served as a general in World War II, commanding the defense of Crete in 1941 and a corps in Italy afterwards, still leading from the front as always. Nicknamed “The Salamander” by Churchill for his uncanny ability to get through the worst heat unscathed, he made it though the Second World War as well, becoming afterwards a beloved Governor-General of New Zealand.

Georgia nonprofit says it unwittingly gave $25,000 to white nationalist Richard Spencer
The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area was not happy to learn it had become a major financial supporter of Richard Spencer, one of America’s most prominent white nationalists.
By Matt Pearce

Dear Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area (or anyone),

Please unwittingly give me $25,000.  I may not dress as well as Spencer, but I am not a neo-Nazi.  That should count for something, perhaps 25,000 somethings.

Thank you in advance,

The U.S. Companies With The Most Offshore Cash [Infographic]

The use of tax havens is ubiquitous across America’s 500 largest companies. Collectively, they hold $2.1 trillion in offshore cash. Establishing foreign subsidiaries in places with little or no tax such as Bermuda or the Cayman Islands, has allowed them to avoid an estimated $90 billion in federal income taxes each year. Read more

Working From Home Is Still Rare In The United States [Infographic]

Working at home (also known as telecommuting) is still very much the exception rather than the rule in the United States. Even though more workers say they telecommute now than in previous years, its growth has levelled off considerably. Read >

Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health
Genetically engineered crops do not cause increases in cancer, obesity,autism or allergies, a new report says

Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans and animals to eat and have not caused increases in cancer, obesity, gastrointestinal illnesses, kidney disease, autism or allergies, an exhaustive report from the National Academies of Science released Tuesday found.

Work on the 388-page report began two years ago and was conducted by a committee of more than 50 scientists, researchers and agricultural and industry experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It reviewed more than 900 studies and data covering the 20 years since genetically modified crops were first introduced.

Overall, genetically engineered (GE) crops saved farmers in the United States money but didn’t appear to increase crop yields. They have lowered pest populations in some areas, especially in the Midwest but increased the number of herbicide-resistant weeds in others. There’s also no evidence that GE crops have affected the population of monarch butterflies, the report said.

The review was thorough and systemic, assessing many of the issues that have been raised about genetically engineered crops over the years, said Gregory Jaffe, director of biotechnology at the non-profit watchdog group the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington D.C. The group was not involved in the report’s creation.

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