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Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Talking Turkey At The White House
This week and Thanksgivings 2014, 2015 and 2016 are President Obama’s last times to pardon turkeys. It’s a meaningless gesture when you consider that Americans...

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Just Thoughts // Remembering Military C-rations
This pre-Thanksgiving column is dedicated to every GI whose combat-zone holiday meal was C-ration ham with lima beans, beef slices with potatoes and gravy, and...

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Just Thoughts // A National Embarrassment
It would be wrong to label Hawaii police union president Tenari Ma’afala as the village idiot for his anti-same-gender-marriage and patently homophobic remarks last week...

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Just Thoughts // Beware Parking On Private Roads
So why don’t the parking meters on that short Kaheka Street extension between Ala Moana Hotel and the shopping center honor handicap parking? Carol Egan...

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Just Thoughts // The Legislature’s Social Laggards
It’s become very clear from the polls (and especially polls of young voters) that the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church and the legislators who are...

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Just Thoughts // What Exactly is ‘Hawaiiana’?
I was sitting in on a local school’s briefing on programs it hopes to fund for the coming years and one item was, “classes with...

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Just Thoughts // Health Problems Of Zoo Elephants
There are about 290 elephants living in zoo captivity in the U.S. – two of them here. We’ve had nine over the years at our...

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Just Thoughts // Demonstrators Or Public Nuisance?
Demonstrations – at government offices or on sidewalks, parks and beaches – are a distinctly Western “right,” either embedded in a constitution, in a statute...

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Just Thoughts // UH Maintenance; Minimum Wage
You’ve read that the University of Hawaii needs about $490 million to catch up on backlogged repairs. So it wants to float bonds for that,...

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Just Thoughts // Pope, Bishop Silva At Odds On Gays
I’ll be very curious to see how the latest pronouncements on abortion, contraceptives and gay people by Pope Francis play out with Hawaii’s very conservative...

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