The wedding of American actress Megan Markle and Prince Harry is in the books—breaking with tradition in a multitude of ways that are bound to reverberate though Britain and the monarchy for years to come and joining Americans and our British cousins in a more modern way. However, the former tabloid darling is really no stranger to breaking with tradition. The world-renowned … [Read more...] about America’s new prince-in-law earned that uniform
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Thomas Sullivan Magnum was my first love. That mustachioed, tan, tall drink of water is the reason that a girl from Florida became a Detroit Tigers fan and developed a lifelong love of men with epic facial hair. Oh, and the fact that he cut one helluva good profile in those UDT shorts and dress white Navy uniform. So, you may understand my shock and dismay when I saw that … [Read more...] about Stay TOONED: The ‘Magnum P.I.’ reboot looks awful
SINO Files is dead, long live SINO Files! But we are covering down on everything you need to know about China and their quest for world domination. Just because it's Friday doesn't mean we slow down at all. Saving ZTE The House Appropriations Committee unanimously accepted an amendment to an appropriations bill on Thursday that reinforces sanctions against Chinese … [Read more...] about Is China playing puppet master to the US?
Last #workoutwednesday I told you a bit about my origin story and asked you to come along on this journey back to fit with me. This week I planned to tell you about putting together the best program for getting back into a regular fitness routine. But the weather had a little something else in mind to motivate me. I'm away from home, working in New Jersey at the moment, so I … [Read more...] about Femme Fitness: I whispered to the Devil I am not quite the storm yet, but I can sure as hell out run it
In case you missed it last month -- Syria -- Yes, that Syria was chosen to be the Chair of the U.N. Security Council conference on global chemical and nuclear disarmament. And, no, this is not fake news though it should be. Syria has consistently used chemical weapons on its people, including the latest instance (just days before the announcement of their role as Chair) on … [Read more...] about Stay TOONED: ICYMI Syria as UN Chair
SINO Files has covered the growing tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea on several occasions. Those issues were brought to a different kind of head this week when a group of about ten Chinese tourists landed at Cam Ranh International Airport in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, wearing T-shirts featuring a map of China, and the illicit ‘nine-dash line’ that … [Read more...] about The SINO Files: 9 Dash t-shirts mean no access for Chinese tourists
Just when you thought Mother's Day had passed for another year, it turns out having a mom has taken on a whole new meaning in Hong Kong. Don't have a mom that lives close, or sadly have lost yours? Never fear, you can rent one. Or a pet. Or, well, pretty much anything at all. The uberization and AirBnB effect has moved well beyond vacation rentals and rides home from the local … [Read more...] about The SINO Files: Sharing economy means you can rent a mom, or a cat, or pretty much anything else
An arsenal of weapons and ammunition found in a Waikiki hotel room landed a man in the hospital, but not in police custody over the weekend. A 38-year-old man had posted "suspicious messages" on social media, prompting the FBI to ask HPD to conduct a welfare check. No further information is yet available on the content of those messages or how the authorities were alerted to … [Read more...] about Stay TOONED: Another Vegas shooter thwarted?
Sons, daughters and husbands across the U.S. were picking up their last-minute gifts this week ahead of the annual ritual to honor mothers -- if not, let's hope they at least woke mom up with a smile and a great big "I love you." But Mother’s Day, unlike those All-American dates of Thanksgiving and July 4, is not exceptional to the U.S. In many countries, religious or … [Read more...] about Happy Mother’s Day!
It's Friday and that means it's time to take a quick jaunt around the Indo-Pacific to check in on all the latest news. NORTH KOREA In the early morning hours on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in the United States after another meeting with Kim Jong Un -- only this time he was accompanied by three former prisoners of the Kim regime. In his 13 hours on … [Read more...] about The SINO Files: Indo-Pacific Brief
John Kerry made an all-out push to save what he considers one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state. It began in New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in what can be characterized as shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official. Kerry sat down at the United Nations with Foreign … [Read more...] about Stay TOONED: Kerry’s shadow diplomacy
The Pentagon claimed last Thursday that two U.S. pilots had been injured as a result of Chinese nationals shining military grade laser pointers into their eyes as they came in to land at the U.S. base in Djibouti. The injuries followed claims that a number of flights near the east African base had been affected by lasers, and U.S. officials have now issued a formal diplomatic … [Read more...] about The SINO Files: China denies lasing American pilots in Djibouti