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Just Thoughts // DMZ: A War Just Waiting To Happen
I’ve recently made another visit to the Demilitarized Zone that has separated North and South Korea since 1953. The DMZ is a hot potato, a...

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Just Thoughts // Merrie Monarch Ignoring ‘Hula Mua’
Merrie Monarch is here, and if you’re a Hilo mer chant or a competing halau, this is the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl wrapped...

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Just Thoughts // Where’s The ‘Community’ In HCDA?
The public interest and government-and-business interests are not one and the same, but it seems to be harder and harder for the public interest to...

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Just Thoughts // The Scoops On Bhutan And Nepal
I’ve returned from traveling through Nepal and Bhutan last month just in time to file my U.S. and Hawaii taxes. Do you wish you could...

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Just Thoughts // A Different Kind Of Island Life
The photos with this story are the ones that keep me reminded of one of the happiest times of my life. They were taken in...

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Just Thoughts // Eyeing The Sovereignty Struggle
This ongoing discussion about Hawaiian sovereignty has gotten hilarious because of the claims to a nonexistent throne. Some even suggest the hanai’d Abigail Kawananakoa as...

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Just Thoughts // Abercrombie’s Chances For Re-election
I don’t think anyone can say with a straight face that this has been a what-people-expected first term for Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Of course, truth...

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Just Thoughts // Good Man, But Not For Supreme Court
The nomination of Kailua High School grad Michael Wilson to the Hawaii Supreme Court should be rejected by the state Senate – and I hope...

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Just Thoughts // Revising Public Workers Laws
Count me – the son of a union family – among those who would support some version here of Wisconsin’s Act 10, which curbs the...

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Just Thoughts // Galápagos, Hawaii Comparisons
The volcanic Galápagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, have had permanent human habitation only since 1833. So their 30,000 residents have an...

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Just Thoughts // Should UH Sports Really Be Division I?
I haven’t been comfortable with University of Hawaii sports program financing for many years. I loved the old Fabulous Five of basketball; then we learned...

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Just Thoughts // Russian Spy In From The Cold
He’s a Russian spy come over to our side. Victor Sheymov is a former high-level KGB operative who fled to the United States. Now he’s...

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Just Thoughts // The Country Doctor Of Ko’olauloa
The 1909 film Country Doctor was a tear-jerker in which a small-town American physician was torn between staying bedside with his gravely ill daughter and...

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Just Thoughts // Our Combat Vets Deserve More
I get very huhu about the casual way Americans treat people in the armed services, war veterans and those still posted in Afghanistan. Many in...

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Just Thoughts // Getting Sensible About GMOs
I’d hope that by the time this session of the Hawaii Legislature is pau, the current fad of claiming that genetically modified food poisons our...

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Just Thoughts // Anticipating Oscar Picks And Pans
I was a juror last October for Hawaii International Film Festival’s European entries: three great films and eight pieces of semi-dreck; one flick of gay...

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Just Thoughts // Union Sways State’s Prison Policy
Our state prisons are overcrowded, lack adequate mental health treatment and cost us too much. But Hawaii voters and law-makers seem stupefied about what to...

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Just Thoughts // Wishful Thinking For The New Year
Happy New Year. But it begins with 47 million Americans on food stamps. Nothing to be happy about. Ringing in the new year Jan. 1...

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Just Thoughts // Christmas, USPS Mahalo And Bus Ads
Merry Christmas. (I’m not a “Happy Holidays” kind of guy.) Most American colonists had no holiday greeting at all. Puritans, Calvinists and Quakers considered Christmas...

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Just Thoughts // A Look At Development Plans
I’ve lived here 51 years and have been a reporter on and witness to all the Oahu development that began our sprawl, crowding, bad architecture,...

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