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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The Brutality of the Museum Market

On Saturday the 28th of December, a museum closed its doors for the final time. And no, we are not talking about the recent reports on the Barbers Point Naval Air Museum, which by the way is going to court. No, we’re talking about here another World War II-themed museum, the Home of the Brave Museum in Kakaako. A couple of months ago its owner Glen Tomlinson, announced that due ...
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…Try Something Else

While the State of Hawaii was busying themselves with last minute shopping and preparations for Christmas, the Government that runs the state announced that they would make a move to stand down police and security at the Mauna Kea standoff of the Thirty Meter Telescope (“TMT”). Mauna Kea, August 2019PC: The Author It was said in that announcement that the Kia`i (means “protector” in Hawaiian, pronounced “kia e” and is ...
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