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Kawela-Kahuku: Keep the Country Country!

April 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Consumer issues, environment, Politics

This message is being circulated by Doug Cole, executive director of the North Shore Community Land Trust. Aloha Friends, Please take two minutes to watch this stunning video about the unique resources of “Kawela to Kahuku”. Malama Kawela-Kahuku from Mike Hinchey on Vimeo. Then join us in the effort to preserve, in perpetuity, over 665 […]

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Is “Degrowth” the Next Big Thing?

April 7th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Blogs, Consumer issues, Economics

The counterculture of the 1960s (which really dated between the 1950s and early 1970s) was in part a reaction to and rejection of the consumerist culture that emerged in western societies in the post-WWII decades. One thread in the counterculture embraced simpler styles of living, valuing nonconsumption and voluntary poverty over the glitz and glitter […]

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Top marks for Microsoft Office on iPad, iPhone

April 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Computers, Consumer issues

Okay. I’ve been an Apple Computer user since the Apple II first came out. Our first Apple was a black model sold under the Bell & Howell label. Probably very collectible today, if we hadn’t given it away after years of use. We went through a series of Apple II’s in various models and configurations, […]

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Mayor’s office responds to safety issues during ongoing Waialae repaving

March 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Consumer issues, Politics

Back on March 13, a reader questioned the dangerous driving conditions during a long repaving project along Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki. As I wrote at the time, the roadwork hit the news last month when cars were bottoming out in a dip near 12th Avenue, where new asphalt was put down while the ground underneath was still […]

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Hilo Airport still displaying long out of date flight info

March 24th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Consumer issues, Politics

Back in October 2011, perhaps the last time I was in the Hilo airport, I made a short video showing traveler reactions to a flight status display in the waiting room that was hopelessly out of sync. The flight info was several days old and 12 hours off. Watching people unsuccessfully try to find their […]

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