Archive for September, 2012

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Nobody Ever Loves An Invader

Are there similarities between our failed 12-year war (1961-1973) in Vietnam and our 13 years (2001-2014) in Afghanistan without a win? I say yes, because we paid no attention to our social scientists. We cannot occupy countries with American troops. As we watch our Afghanistan plan disintegrate through waste and corruption, I am reminded of […]

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD Family

It was just less than a year ago that Amazon brought the Kindle Fire into this world. As the tablet wars rage, we recently saw the release of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, and now Amazon introduced a new line of Kindle Fire HD tablets. “We’re taking on the most popular price point for a tablet, […]

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Taking Advantage Of A 401(k)

401(k) retirement plans were first introduced by Congress in 1978. The name comes from the section (401) and paragraph (k) of the Internal Revenue Code. Here are some tips and information to take full advantage of the benefits of a 401(k): 401(k) plans are part of retirement plans known as “defined contribution” plans. A defined […]

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Valley Of The Dolls

The other week, some of my wife’s family was here on vacation. Her older brother and his family and her only sister also came out for a brief visit. It’s really great to see everyone, although they only live as far as the West Coast. Naturally we planned a lot of recreational activities with them. […]

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Hawaii Teachers And Chicago Strike

If you were wondering how crazy things can get during a collective bargaining situation, you don’t have to look any further than Chicago. As I write, its teacher strike is still going on, with no end in sight. The Chicago teachers have given up on negotiating and are out picketing. Meanwhile, Hawaii State Teachers Association […]

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What’s Up

9/26/2012 CLASSES Childbirth Preparation Hanalei Community Center, 5-5299C Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei, Sept. 9-30, 9-1 p.m., $145-$220. Birthing from Within Prenatal Classes offer a holistic approach to childbirth preparation, drawing on diverse pain-coping practices, introspective activities, lively group discussion, role-plays and practical information for both mom and dad. (sproutingseedsfamily.com, 821-0948) From Seed To Salad NTBG Headquarters, […]

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Women Take On Kaiwi Channel

For more than two decades, Hawaii’s women canoe paddlers were told: “It can’t be done.” Many considered the criticism as a lack of respect. But a handful of pioneers refused to sit back and sulk. These women were intent on proving that the Kaiwi Channel was not reserved for men. “We always wanted to do […]

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Kimo’s Vegas

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! IF YOU’RE A BILLION-AIRE, every day is probably a pretty good one, but winning a $40 million slander suit has got to be up there with your wedding, the birth of a child and making your first billion. It all began with Joe Francis owing the Wynn/Encore […]

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Local Authors Write Just For Keiki

Kaua‘i authors who specialize in kids books turn to one another for support, advice and encouragement Local authors are making it easier for children to splash into the colorful pool of their imaginations. Tales of rainbows and roosters are just a few of the many subjects that members of Kaua‘i Children’s Authors Guild tie into […]

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Latest UH News Sounds Suspicious

It never ends. The University of Hawaii’s latest attempt to erase accountability in the hiring process of its next athletic director took another dishonest step when it announced football coach Norm Chow, Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji and Wahine basketball coach Laura Beeman asked for, and were granted, a release from their full duties as […]