They (Kahuku) Asked For This

The news this morning (Friday, Nov. 15) announced that another group were arrested at the Kalaeloa base yard. They were blocking AES’s transport of windmill components to its Kahuku windmill site. Hours later, a State Senator who represents the Ewa district, came out and accused Honolulu Police of brutality in arresting the protesters. I heard and then read both stories, and the comments by readers of those stories. Of course, ...
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Don’t Confuse Action With Sincerity

Mayors from all over the country are running into these rooms, telling courts that oil companies are at fault for global warming, and want to get paid PC: "Liberty County Courthouse, Liberty, Texas 1806051216" by Patrick Feller is licensed under CC BY 2.0  October 2019 seemed to be the month where cities across the United States decided that it was a good time to file suits against oil companies for the “purported evils” they ...
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The Man, Behind the Man, Behind the Man

A quick guide on what to look for as a Honolulu voter, for Mayor There is a quote that my friends and I say from time to time, talking about politics: “He is the man, behind the man, behind the man”. To us it is kind of a joke when we say it, laughing with the realization that this is the how “politics in Hawaii” really works. More recently, that ...
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What are we seeing here?

"Kanye West & Jay-Z Concert - Kanye West" by Anirudh Koul is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0  First, an admission: Until last week, I had been barely paying attention to any news about Kanye West, his wife or any of the activities that seem to be quick fill for the entertainment columns. I saw that Kanye went to the White House, and with a gaggle full of press surrounding him, talked to President Trump ...
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Three on the Three

With the Kapu Aloha/TMT blockade/ Kia`i on the Mauna entering 100+ days of activity, there has been some very interesting developments stemming from this action. It all started here at the MaunaPhoto: by author As many see on the news, the “theme” that the Kia’i on the Mauna are exhibiting is getting traction, leading to other similar actions on two other infrastructure projects, both on Oahu. Those projects are the ...
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