Archive for May, 2011

On Patriotism: Examining the Firmware of War

Patriotism is everywhere thought to be a virtue rather than a mental disorder. I don’t get it. If I told the Rotarians or an American Legion hall that “John is a patriot,” all would approve greatly of John. If I told them that patriotism was nothing more...
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Vegas Impressionist Ken Block at Volcano Art Center – Saturday, May 28

Vegas Impressionist Ken Block at Volcano Art Center – Saturday, May 28

Critically acclaimed comic impressionist Ken Block is a national headliner whose one-man / 100-voice show “Ken Block” has delivered standing ovation performances to dinner club, theater, cruise ship, corporate, resort and casino audiences across the country over the past 10 years. Accompanied by a digital orchestra and video backgrounds, Block’s star-studded stage revue revisits the...
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Greece in Meltdown

Stocks dropped on Monday as Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis deepened and bond yields across the EU periphery headed sharply higher. The euro fell hard against the dollar ($1.40) while the Greek 10-year bond spiked to 17 per cent before mounting a modest comeback. The situation is getting desperate.  Most economists now believe that Greece will...
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South Kohala Police Arrest Resort Murder Suspect

A Washington man has been arrested for murder in connection with a fatal domestic disturbance at a resort on the Kohala Coast. At 11:18 p.m. Monday (May 23), South Kohala police responded to an emergency call at a resort on North Kaniku Drive. They learned that resort employees had received calls from guests reporting screams...
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Man Charged in Puna Traffic Death

Police traffic investigators have charged 52-year-old Fidel Jeronimo Bautista Jr. of Pahoa, with manslaughter, negligent homicide in the first degree, negligent injury in the first degree, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, no operator’s license and no insurance stemming from a motor vehicle/motorcycle crash at the intersection of Route 130 and...
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