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A big thanks to all war veterans who traveled to #StandingRock to support Native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline and corporate/government tyranny.

Thank you for your service.

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UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy - PlayStation Experience 2016: Announce Trailer | PS4

↳ In order to recover a fabled ancient Indian artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer, Chloe Frazer must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross. Together, they’ll venture deep into the mountains of India in search of the legendary artifact. Along the way, they’ll learn to work together to unearth the mystery of the artifact, fight their way through fierce opposition, and prevent the region from falling into chaos.

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UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy - PSX 2016: Announce Trailer | PS4  

From the critically acclaimed developer,  Naughty Dog, comes the first standalone adventure in Uncharted franchise history led by fan-favorite character, Chloe Frazer.

In order to recover a fabled ancient Indian artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer, Chloe Frazer must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross (from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End). Together, they’ll venture deep into the mountains of India in search of the legendary artifact. Along the way, they’ll learn to work together to unearth the mystery of the artifact, fight their way through fierce opposition, and prevent the region from falling into chaos.

February 9, 1917 - Henry Ford Offers to Produce War Material at No Interest for American Government

Pictured - A photograph of the “Peace Ship” ocean liner sponsored by Henry Ford (inset right) in 1915. The liner carried an amateur peace mission to Europe, including Mr. Ford.

America’s foremost peace advocate in 1917 was the industrialist Henry Ford, producer of the Model T. A strong isolationist who refused to finance or produce for any foreign military, Ford wrote in his autobiography that “I have never been able to discover any honourable [sic] reason for the beginning of the World War. It seems to have grown out of a very complicated situation created largely by those who thought they could profit by war.” He went so far as to finance his own “Peace Ship” full of amateur diplomats to go to Europe and meet with leaders of the warring powers. This won him few friends among American financiers, who mocked him and his mission.

In February 1917, however, when American ships were sunk by German submarines, Ford expressed his willingness to produce goods for the American military for no profit. “Ford offers his fortune to U.S. without interest,” read the Buffalo News. During the war the Ford company made cars, trucks, boats, cannons, and researched new armor technologies. After World War One, Ford returned to his isolationist view, tempered increasingly with anti-Semitism and admiration for the Nazis as another world war drew closer.

Asami Sato is a war profiteering industrialist capitalist and Korrasami is therefore a counterrevolutionary ship, Korpal is the only acceptable ship for the true leftist

why stop at the glass ceiling? break through the regular ceiling too. smash the windows, drag all the riff-raff and rabble-rousers through the broken glass, let them help you set fire to the curtains and wooden counter tops their hours of unpaid labor created. tear through the carpet and pry up the floorboards, rejoicing, reveling, and strike down anyone who tries to stop you. become an unholy terror and laugh at the thought that you once thought this Leviathan immortal. reduce the building that once held the glass ceiling, the construction of oppression and hatred and war for profit, to rubble. salt the ground on which it stood.

    This late 19th century wood medicine box was re-used as a button box by some thrifty seamstress. Like many artifacts, it has an interesting story to tell that’s not always readily apparent.

    The box once held mercurcy chloride powder, also known as calomel. It was used in the treatment of fevers, such as yellow fever, and a variety of other medicinal purposes. But mercury, as we all know, is poisonous, and it accumulates in the body. The box - and the buttons inside it - are probably still slightly contaminated with the powder, so items like these should be handled with care.

    The maker of this product was Powers and Weightman of Philadelphia. The company became very rich because they virtually had a monopoly on quinine sales during the Civil War. Weightman invested his profits in real estate around Philadelphia, and became even wealthier. Adjusting for inflation, Weightman’s fortune would be worth almost $52 billion today.

    Both of Weightman’s sons died in adulthood, and so he made his daughter, Anne Weightman Walker, a partner in the company. At the time, she was the only woman in the United States who held a position like this, and she was renowned for her skill at business. After Weightman died in 1904, Anne inherited the company and was one of the richest women in the world.

   One of Anne’s brothers had left a widow, Sabine Josephine d'Invilliers Weightman. Neither she, nor her children, had gotten an inheritance from Weightman’s will. Sabine was convinced she’d been cheated and challenged the will, searching endlessly for a codicil she was sure Weightman had written. She claimed Weightman had not been of sound mind when he wrote the will, and that he’d disinherited her because she refused his marriage proposal. The dispute became so heated that Anne moved out of the family mansion and went to New York, terrified she would be poisoned.

    When the case finally went to court, Anne’s lawyers showed Sabine something written by Weightman. The contents of this document were never disclosed to the public, but the newspapers reported that Sabine fainted dead away upon reading it. She continued to fight, but Anne won the case. She eventually gave part of her inheritance to her neices and nephews, but on her own terms.

ARGUS agents Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak are given an undercover assignment to infiltrate a suspected war profiteering organization under the aliases of a married couple. A complicated history between them means that faking it as a Mr. and Mrs. isn’t exactly something they were prepared for during their training.

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[PART 2: OLIVER’S POV // 6,986 Words // Rating: M]


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Hey guys! So in reading your comments I realized that this story suffered a bit from a lack of Oliver’s point of view and I wanted to write that for you to hopefully clarify where I was coming from regarding Oliver’s words and actions when I was planning out the original story. The italicized portions are in Felicity’s pov because they’re taken directly from the first part just to give you context of what scene it’s in since I jump around a bit. I didn’t want to bore you with the entire story all over again just for a few portions that are different because they’re from Oliver’s perspective. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little peek inside Oliver’s head and as always I would love to hear what you thought :)


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Forty-five minutes later she emerged from the bathroom fairly impressed with the transformation she had managed to make. She was wearing the red backless dress and her hair was pinned up with a few loose curls framing her face. A strand of diamonds dripped down her back and a matching set of earrings made her eyes sparkle. Never in her life had she worn this much money and she felt like a Queen. Her eyes slid over to Oliver reclining on the sofa in his tux.

Not that kind of Queen.

“You ready to go?” she asked, reaching for her clutch and lipstick.

He looked up and tried his best to keep his face from betraying him as he took in her appearance. She looked beautiful and he couldn’t even find the words to reply to her, settling for a nod and what he was pretty sure came out as a flustered, acknowledging mumble. Reaching for his wedding band, he kept his eyes on her as she turned around and his breath caught in his throat resulting in a cough that he did his best to muffle.  

This was entirely unfair and he probably deserved it.

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