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Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // The Island Can’t Handle All The Growth
My MidWeekcolleague Dan Boylan hit it smack dab on the kini popo when he recently wrote this: “The island of Oahu possesses nowhere near the...

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Just Thoughts // The Mayor’s Selective Love For Parks
Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he loves our parks. He’s spending $1.5 million of our money just for a consultancy on remaking Ala Moana Beach Park....

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Just Thoughts // Could China Arm Hawaiian Nationalists?
Should we laugh at this? Some Chinese generals asked a U.S. Defense Department consultant, “How would the Pentagon like it if we provide arms to...

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Just Thoughts // New UH Violence Policy Could Backfire
Sorry, but I’m uncomfortable with the proposed new University of Hawaii policy on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking — the one so...

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Just Thoughts // Gov. Ige’s No-baloney Leadership Style
Governors and other public officials who must deal periodically with a press-conference reporter pack tend to fall into two categories. 1) Nimble afoot and greatly...

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Just Thoughts // Taking Shots At ‘American Sniper’
I can’t quite get my mind around all that sniping about the movie American Sniper, up for best picture/best actor in Sunday’s Oscar competition. Filmmaker...

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Just Thoughts // Obamacare: Unworkable, Unfortunately
I whooped with unrestrained joy when Obamacare passed in the Congress and was declared OK by the Supreme Court. It wasn’t the national healthcare I...

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Just Thoughts // Foreign Policy Is Not Tulsi’s Strength
Why am I getting nervous and uneasy about Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the rookie Democrat representative from Hawaii? It’s not just her “Hey, look at me”...

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Just Thoughts // A Love-Hate Relationship With Military
This is the week the Army hosts some “listening to you” sessions about the future of the military presence in Hawaii. USARPAC Gen. Vincent Brooks...

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Just Thoughts // Stating The Case For A Medal Of Honor
Native son Peter Kama, Kamehameha Schools ’53, Army private to lieutenant colonel, two Vietnam combat tours and one there as a general’s aide, has a...

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Just Thoughts // Poor Leaders Hurt Anti-GMO Efforts
This is not going to make local anti-GMOers jump for joy, but the news is that everything seems to be going against you. The government...

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Just Thoughts // The 2014 Oscar Movie Picks List
The controversial film The Interview hasn’t shown in Hawaii theaters. I’m not surprised. Read The New York Times any Sunday for all the movies we’ll...

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Just Thoughts // Cuba, The Castros And Capitalism
What a marvelous way to start the new year: the U.S. getting back in the global ball game with Cuba! Back-to-back homers by President Obama:...

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Just Thoughts // Merry Christmas … Or Happy Holidays
I wonder what we’d have been like if America had not been founded by people espousing Christian values. What if, from the get-go, we had...

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Just Thoughts // Whither Polygamy; Uber Questions
Those of us who espoused same-gender marriage on the grounds that government should not control whom we marry find ourselves in a bit of a...

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Just Thoughts // Is It Time For A Constitution Rewrite?
Did President Obama defile the Constitution by halting some immigration prosecution, exempting some ObamaCare mandates and granting waivers to No Child Left Behind? Would a...

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Just Thoughts // Media Makes Up New Rules With Cosby
All that news media coverage of Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual misbehavior has made me a bit queasy. Had I been Washington Post‘s editor I’d likely...

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Just Thoughts // Good Reasons To Support Sit-Lie
I’ll be sitting down Thanksgiving evening to a dinner with my wife and six friends, and I know I’m expected to feel a sense of...

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Just Thoughts // The Thrill Of Seeing Hot Lava Up Close
There’s nothing quite like witnessing, close up, a Big Island volcanic eruption and the subsequent flow of either smooth pahoehoe or craggy a‘a lava at...

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Just Thoughts // Post-election Notes To Political Players
Memo to: Pat Saiki, GOP State Chair woman Did you have a moment last Tuesday when you wished you were a Democrat? When you realized...

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