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Coffee Break // Obama’s Promises Don’t Hold Up
A few weeks ago I wrote a column about President Barack Obama’s propensity to play fast and loose with the truth. Imagine my surprise when...

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Coffee Break // State’s Catchment Policy Hits Vets
According to the 2000 census, there are 16,298 veterans living on Hawaii Island, of which 4,500 are using rainwater catchment systems to satisfy their water...

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Coffee Break // A Lifelong Love Affair With Football
I love football. I don’t celebrate New Year’s Jan. 1, I celebrate Aug. 15 or whatever August date the NFL schedules its first pre-season games...

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Coffee Break // The First Navy Jack’s Significance
Two weeks ago, I was privileged to attend the “change of command” ceremony, whereby the command of all Pacific submarines, Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific...

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Coffee Break // A True American Patriot, Hero
As a kid I saw Gary Cooper in the movie Sergeant York, about the Tennessee sharpshooter of WWI fame. A Pacifist by nature, he became...

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Coffee Break // Pilots Must Be Hands On
The worst thing a Navy carrier pilot can do is to land short of the landing area on the flight deck. When that happens, the...

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Coffee Break // Having A Little Heart-To-Heart
Over the past 20-plus years I have had several heart attacks, the first being literally induced by an overly determined cardiologist during a simple angioplasty...

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Coffee Break // Our President Is A Big Fat Liar
“This is the most transparent administration in history.” -Barack Obama; White House “Fireside Hangout” hosted online by Google, Feb. 13, 2013 As Saturday Night Live‘s...

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Coffee Break // A Reunion With Vietnam POWs
En route to the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., the eight big, shiny buses (truly the limousines of tour buses) carrying returned Vietnam POWs...

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Coffee Break // Leading Across 16 Time Zones
Driving onto Palm Circle at Fort Shafter is like driving through a time warp. Suddenly you are back in Hawaii’s elegant “military” era of the...

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