Banana Republic

12 Dec 18
When I woke up..

USA THE INTERCEPT We’re just like another  fuckin’ Banana Republic, elections are frauds, voter fraud is rampant, legislators are pulling lame duck Coups on the opposition branches of the legislature – it’s a real fuckin’ mess.. What happened to our democracy _ where did it go,  who took it, why is it gone, how come […]

12 Dec 18
PEOPLE.com

‘Tis the holiday shopping season — and brands are celebrating by teaming up with celebrities to debut new holiday-themed videos

12 Dec 18
Rooted Feather

On September 28th Hubs and I boarded a plane from home-sweet-home Ketchikan, Alaska to Manchester, England. He was going to school in England for a year to get his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and I came along for the adventure. We chose a UK program because it is a cheaper than US programs, is […]

12 Dec 18

Its been nearly a year of uniform dressing and honestly, I still feel great in the same outfit. Mostly a variation of a linen button down and some levi’s but this season I challenged myself to create a variety of different outfits using a few staple pieces, here’s what I came up with using 2 […]

12 Dec 18
TheIcePrince by Alec Le

Gingham print has been a trend that is dominating fashion blogs and style magazines this year- and this cute pattern seems to be available in every retailer. Not only is gingham print back in style in a major way this season, it can also look refreshingly chic, in the correct colors and silhouettes. Learning how […]

12 Dec 18
Burn More Coal

What BURN MORE COAL is fighting against: “California now has the highest overall poverty rate in the nation, they write, and suffers from a level of inequality ‘closer to that of Central American banana republics.’ Much of this is the fault of California’s green agenda, which chokes off economic growth and has been imposed more […]

12 Dec 18

What’s a capsule wardrobe? I’d describe the capsule wardrobe as a selection of a few essential, timeless items that complement each other. The number of essentials can be different for everyone; there also can be different capsules for different seasons. Most capsules I’ve seen are seasonal, which means wearing a set number of essentials for […]

12 Dec 18
News Africa Now

Related Articles PRI | The Confederation of African Football has let Cameroon’s President Paul Biya know that his nation will no longer host the 2019 African Nations Cup competition. The decision is a humiliation. Once a powerhouse of Africa’s football, Cameroon’s reputation has dropped significantly. CAF’s decision serves as a reminder that the country is sinking, and something […]

12 Dec 18
Fashion

Wapmaxi Time To Change 2015Your favorite ___ for $___: Pea Coats Last week’s thread on Ties | All past threads (_/$ and Building the Basic Bastard) | Past Outerwear Threads | Current Holiday Gift MegathreadWe’ve been feeling overcoats lately. They’re great with a suit, but the streetwear crowd is starting to use them casually too. […]

12 Dec 18
Whit Wanders

Party dresses and skirts are not the only options for your Holiday Parties this season. I love a good pair of festive trousers, especially during the colder months. Trousers are great to dress up with color or texture. I have already shared quite a few Holiday style options that were not red: here, here and here. But […]

12 Dec 18
Frequent Miler

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 12/12/2018 Best Rate on12/11/2018 Apple Store 5 (1) mi./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History AT&T Wireless 7800 (1900) mi. 1900 mi. Best Rate History Care/of 8 (4) mi./$ 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Coach 10 (1) mi./$ 9 (2) mi./$ Best Rate History Doctors Best Weight Loss 5 […]

12 Dec 18
Mother Jones
For several months the United States has sought to arrest Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei, on fraud charges related to the evasion of sanctions on Iran. Earlier this month, they asked the Canadian government to take her into custody during a layover at Vancouver airport, which they did. The Justice Department is now fighting an extradition case so they can try her in a US court. China’s leaders are not thrilled about this, of course, and it’s one of many things we’re at loggerheads over. Today Donald Trump was asked about her case: When asked if he would intervene with the Justice Department in her case, Trump said in an interview with Reuters: “Whatever’s good for this country, I would do.” “If I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made — which is a very important thing — what’s good for national security — I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary,” Trump said. Let me get this straight. The president of the United States is suggesting that in order to close a trade deal with another country, he would offer to release one of its citizens who’s on trial for criminal conduct. But if they don’t agree on a trade deal, then this citizen will be tried and most likely tossed into prison. In other words, Trump is treating Meng Wanzhou as a hostage pending concessions from China over trade relations. Do I have this right? Am I missing some nuance? This hasn’t gotten a ton of play in the press, but it seems like a big deal even in the Trump era. It’s the kind of thing thug states and banana republics do, not democratic nations dedicated to the rule of law. Am I taking this too seriously? Or is it as shocking as I think it is?
12 Dec 18
For Your Society

For several months the United States has sought to arrest Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei, on fraud charges related to the evasion of sanctions on Iran. Earlier this month, they asked the Canadian government to take her into custody during a layover at Vancouver airport, which they did. The Justice Department […]

12 Dec 18
this is... The Neighborhood

Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina, in lame-duck legislative sessions, take direct aim in bringing down a democracy.