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Oh, the Irony: #OccupyWallStreet Protesters Devastated by Death of Steve Jobs

Oh, the Irony: #OccupyWallStreet Protesters Devastated by Death of Steve Jobs

“Resistance is futile” they told us. And they were right. And we gave in. Instead of what we expected– the usual “egad- Grandpa ‘friended’ me on Facebook”– our progeny actually forced us to sign up and waste an inordinate amount of our formerly precious time. It was not just familial insistence– there are now people whose...
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Governor Abercrombie’s Latest Emergency

Governor Abercrombie’s Latest Emergency

The kvetch-fest over Governor Neil Abercrombie’s “emergency” declarations — and the fact that he failed to tell anyone about one of them for months — suspending environmental and planning laws to clear ordnance from the beaches and oceans and nene from the Kaua`i Airport area would be deafening if it weren’t for the paywall...
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Making War on the Poverty Stricken

Back in the dark ages of our youth the grainy black and white pictures of Appalachia that accompanied the announcement of the War on Poverty on the evening TV news seemed impossibly remote to an overweight adolescent in the northeast megalopolis. But for a view of the current War on the Poverty Stricken we needn’t...
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Kauai’s Hooser Mulls Congressional Run

Kauai’s Hooser Mulls Congressional Run

(PNN) — Aug 12 — Former Kaua`i Senator Gary Hooser is considering a run for the US congressional 2nd district seat being vacated by Maize Hirono. According to an email sent Friday to core friends and supporters, Hooser said, “I know in my heart that at some point, serving in public office is where I...
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Hawaii Island Police Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Press Pass

The “alleged” beating of Damon Tucker “allegedly” by a Hawai`i Island Police (HIPD) officer– the quotation marks because neither of those two “facts” seem to be in much dispute now– began to seep into the mainstream corporate media this week with two articles taking two decidedly different views of the incident. The headlines alone presaged the coverage with Hawai`i...
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