Purdue Pharma Guilty. Pray for Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau

Purdue Pharma, maker of controversial OxyContin, agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials announced last week. Charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws. The settlement is the highest-profile action by the federal government seeking to hold … Continue reading Purdue Pharma Guilty. Pray for Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau

Love Black People and Culture. Will Never Vote for Joe Biden

The year was 1977. I was the starting point guard as a sophomore on what would be the greatest team ever at our small college, Idaho State University. We won our conference championship and advanced deep into NCAA March Madness. We hosted the First Round and the Minidome had it's last sold out basketball event. … Continue reading Love Black People and Culture. Will Never Vote for Joe Biden

Countdown to Third Wave. Hawaii Gov Deadly Dave and Lt Gov Dr Doom Green Open our Bubble to COVID19

There is a vast divide in our world today. Asian nations are doing well to squash the spread of C19; the U.S. and most European nations are not. SEE Comparing USA COVID19 Deaths to World Performance One of the most respected European leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, warns residents in the country this is the … Continue reading Countdown to Third Wave. Hawaii Gov Deadly Dave and Lt Gov Dr Doom Green Open our Bubble to COVID19

Hawaii Officials Lockdown Locals: Open Door Wide to Dangerous Deadly Tourists

Update 10.10.2020: Hawai'i island Mayor Harry Kim confirmed Friday out-of state passengers arriving on the Big Island will be taking a second C19 test to supplement the state’s pre-travel testing program. “One test is inadequate. It’s not acceptable.Experts will tell you a single test is high risk.” Harry Kim, Hawai'i island mayor Starting Thursday, October … Continue reading Hawaii Officials Lockdown Locals: Open Door Wide to Dangerous Deadly Tourists

Comparing USA COVID19 Deaths to World Performance

UPDATE 10.7.2020: New Zealand reports the nation has stamped out C19 for a second time.  “But the most important thing is we have eliminated the virus again, and that makes people confident to come out. I’m hoping that as Christmas comes, people will really want to go out and party — it’s been a horrible … Continue reading Comparing USA COVID19 Deaths to World Performance

President Trump Reckless and Stupid. Hawaii Gov Ige and Lt Gov Josh Green Deadly and Dangerous.

The president and state governors face challenging decisions. The nation and world sits between a Rock & Hard Place. Should we reopen our economies or continue to hunker down to protect our most vulnerable? Difficult questions and few easy answers. Hawaii's Lt Governor bases his re-opening calculations on a One in One Thousand infectious rate. … Continue reading President Trump Reckless and Stupid. Hawaii Gov Ige and Lt Gov Josh Green Deadly and Dangerous.

Aloha Challenge: Come to Hawaii and Kill a Local

What are you doing with your family for the holiday? Bored? Tired of lockdown? Sick of the cold, harsh weather? Mufi Hannemann, former mayor, and current President & CEO of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, has something special in mind for all of you. Bring your virus -- COVID-19 or the common flu -- … Continue reading Aloha Challenge: Come to Hawaii and Kill a Local

Introducing Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau to Notorious RGB

This post dedicated to Breonna Taylor. She didn't need to die. She was murdered. Not by the previous boyfriend who "jailhouse snitched" on her -- leading to the search warrant in her name; not by her current boyfriend who apparently in confusion fired at officers; not by the police who returned fire fearing for their … Continue reading Introducing Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau to Notorious RGB

Understanding Democrats and Why You Should Fear Them

As a life-long Democrat and political economist by profession, I've been saddened by the drift of core members toward financial ruin and collective intolerance. I've warned for years our growing inequality would bring our nation to its knees. Nick Hanauer and David M. Rolf provide an detailed analysis examining the extent of the financial implosion. … Continue reading Understanding Democrats and Why You Should Fear Them

Suicide for Satellites

Michael Snyder penned an interesting commentary yesterday, America 1950 vs. America 2020. Seems appropriate to look back, while we debate and discuss racism, sexism and many social issues during this volatile political season. Snyder states, "In 1950, most Americans were generally happy with their lives. In 2020, the suicide rate is at an all-time record high, … Continue reading Suicide for Satellites