Asian Stigma Is Killing People in Hawai’i

RE: The Big Island Is Confronting A Big Problem With Fentanyl Aloha e Paula Dobbyn ~ Mahalo for your informative and educational article. I’m certified to administer NARCAN and counsel people considering opioid use or suffering addiction. According to CDC figures, one person dies of a drug overdose every 11 days on Big Island. Paula Dobbyn … Continue reading Asian Stigma Is Killing People in Hawai’i

All I Want for Christmas is Privileged Asians to End Their Cruelty in Hawai’i

As most of the mainland U.S. battles the brutal cold of a deep polar plunge, we've returned to enjoying beautiful tropical weather. Our keiki (kids) are waiting with excitement for Santa to paddle up in his canoe with presents for all. Like many places around the world during the holiday season, there is an abundant … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is Privileged Asians to End Their Cruelty in Hawai’i

Hawai’i DOH Approves New Medical Cannabis Dispensary on Maui

Hawai'i Department of Health announced approval of a third medical cannabis retail dispensary for PONO LIFE MAUI after it passed a final on-site inspection for its third retail facility. PONO LIFE MAUI’s new retail location is in Paia, Maui at 149 Hana Highway Unit #2, Paia, and expects to begin sales on Wednesday, November 23, … Continue reading Hawai’i DOH Approves New Medical Cannabis Dispensary on Maui

Mauna Loa Erupts to Celebrate Hawaiian Independence Day

November 28th in Hawai'i unofficially recognizes Native Hawaiian (commonly Kanaka Maoli) independence day or Lā Kūʻokoʻa. This event commemorates the signing of Anglo-Franco Proclamation of 1843, which was the official diplomatic recognition of the independence and sovereignty of the kingdom by Great Britain and France. Coming up Sunday, November 27 at Pokai Bay on Westside … Continue reading Mauna Loa Erupts to Celebrate Hawaiian Independence Day

Beware Erotic and Sensual Art Facebook Publishes for your Children

For years I have tracked the sometimes pornographic sexual images on Facebook. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he banned the display of female nipples, but allows males to bear their breasts. In Hawai'i, for example, both men and women can walk around topless. Bottom parts must be covered. Is it reasonable for society to ban the … Continue reading Beware Erotic and Sensual Art Facebook Publishes for your Children

Mary Gritton and Mother Promote Domestic Violence in Idaho

Idaho is a beautiful place. Residents love to claim it is God's country. Hard to argue with them. However, the remote and pristine wilderness allows pockets of uncivil people to hide out and continue backward practices. Northern Idaho is known for being a bastion of KKK-types and Neo-Nazis. Other rural areas continue many failed behaviors. … Continue reading Mary Gritton and Mother Promote Domestic Violence in Idaho

Do Not Support Fern Ānuenue Holland for Kaua’i Council. Vote for a Leader – Not a Deleter

We are in some of the darkest and most difficult times in recent memory. Some even claim we are witnessing events of Biblical proportion. We are dividing rapidly and the glue that generally binds us seems to have evaporated. UPDATE November 9, 2022: Election results are in. Fern Ānuenue Holland did not make the cut. … Continue reading Do Not Support Fern Ānuenue Holland for Kaua’i Council. Vote for a Leader – Not a Deleter

Racist White Democratic Female Julie Hillebrant Disparages White Folks

This week, my former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard fled the Democratic Party due to their outrageous White-shaming, racism and divisive behavior. Tulsi and her family know racism. Her father, Hawai'i state senator Mike Gabbard, of Samoan heritage, recalls as a younger man that he was not allowed to sip water from "Whites Only" … Continue reading Racist White Democratic Female Julie Hillebrant Disparages White Folks

The Individual and the Group

by Judd Garrett 18th century Scottish economist, Adam Smith said, “Individual ambition serves the common good.” That always made sense to me. If everyone is working in their own interests, taking care of themselves and their families, then society works successfully. Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, … Continue reading The Individual and the Group

Hawai’i Blue Planet Foundation FRIGHTENS Me Due to their Incompetence

Years ago I volunteered as a public health professional. Our mission was to motivate and inspire youngsters to be the best they could be by avoiding temptation to consume alcohol, smoke cigarettes, chew tobacco or use illicit drugs. I was a professional athlete and connected well with young people -- particularly males who were most … Continue reading Hawai’i Blue Planet Foundation FRIGHTENS Me Due to their Incompetence