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Overpride is humanity’s bane

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rong_Qiqi Confucius encounters Rong Qiqi, an elderly recluse who has chosen a life of ascetism. Rong is starkly in contrast with the Confucian ideal of a successful man; he is elderly, poorly dressed, with no material possessions or ambitions. And yet, despite his poverty, Rong appears happy to Confucius. He responds to Confucius’ bewilderment with...
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What is the meaning of life?

What is the meaning of life?

Ahhhh ¦.. console and comfort in the embrace of youthful innocence and purity — from a dearest soulful classmate, a daughter of Divinity, whom I’ve not discoursed with in 40 long years – From “Sista’ – Back in 1970, when I was a senior in high school, someone told me to consider yourself lucky if...
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Our new Council Chair Dominic Yagong

Dom Yagong (born 1959) was star quarterback at Honoka’a High, and as is typical of the field general, is decisive and bold a la Gen. Patton.   Dom served as our County Council member from Hamakua (1996-2002), at which time he recused himself for business career reasons, not to do with political projections.   Dom ran for mayor vs. Harry...
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A Rush Order from Mayor Kenoi

The East Hawai’i coalition of 6 Hawai’i County Council members, 3 of whom were beaten in the recent elections,  led by Donald Ikeda, set a special session for Nov. 30 to reconsider a $56 million dollar loan request from Mayor Billy Kenoi to fund projects not tied specifically to the...
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