A few things to say about where we are

Its been, needless to say, a breathtaking week of developments throughout the world. The “Corona Virus”, otherwise known by its technical name “COVID-19”, has absorbed just about all the thinking air in communities and societies throughout the world. It is a concern for everyone, with the world now almost on a universal focus on what is happening day-to-day. From the spread of the virus in communities to how it’s affecting ...
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Americans Returning to the Civics Classroom

After watching the results of Super Tuesday (March 3) Democratic primaries, it seems that the race for the nomination is narrowing to two candidates – Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. And with their emergence as the top candidates, I get the feeling that the American people are about to hear the school bell ring, to attend a class on world history and civics. "Bernie Sanders" by Gage Skidmore is ...
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Empty shelves and how we got here

As the saga of the “Corona Virus” continues to percolate throughout the world, a thought came to me as I was examining the empty shelves at one of Honolulu’s supermarkets. Supermarket shelves in the paper goods aisles have been looking like this as of latePC: Stan Fichtman/PHwSF Outside of being irritated as all get out on how we went from calm to panic in the matter of hours, I was ...
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Our Pop – 1923 – 2019

According to the time clock on the video, the service took 17 minutes and 12 seconds, give or take a second. With the transport of the ashes to the new columbarium, columbarium 13 the friends and family that came to see my father for the last time was in and out of Punchbowl in one hour flat. One hour to say goodbye to someone that was born in the greatest ...
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Have we run out of ideas?

So a few days ago, on my Facebook page “Politics Hawai‘i with Stan Fichtman”, I posted an article by CNBC, outlining how the order came down to take out Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, by a US drone. It talked about the conversations made to the President, Donald Trump, by advisers who, at Mar-A-Lago, presented options to the President in response to Iranian attacks in the Green Zone in Baghdad ...
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