go! Mokulele Hawaii’s Low Fare Airline… Mahalo

I’d just like to say thanks to the folks at go! Mokulele for being the latest sponsor of my blog.

go! Mokulele Hawaii’s Low Fare Airline

As everyone knows… I have no problem accepting sponsors or blogging about media releases that my sponsors do choose to release.

This sponsorship will allow me to blog about a few things on  other islands as things happen on other islands as well and I’m very appreciative of the opportunity.

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono Promotes Health Care Reform to Serve Women

As Congress continues its efforts to reform America’s health care system, Congresswoman Mazie Hirono speaks on the House floor on the importance of reform for women.

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Kona Marine Chatfield Assists With Rescue in Afghanistan

Just noticed the following from the US Marines Website:

…Within 30 minutes, two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters landed within the vicinity of where Sgt. Randolph J. Chatfield, a section leader with 1st platoon, popped yellow smoke.

The coalition of Marines, sailors and Afghans again worked in unison, loading the patients onto stretchers and transporting them from the accident site to the helicopters.

“They responded very well,” said Azarte, a 21-year-old from Tucson, Ariz.

“If we didn’t have the interpreter and the ANA, it would’ve been a lot harder to treat those people,” Wilson said.

“They showed genuine care. They were willing to do what they could, but comfortable enough to know that we had it in control,” said Cooke, a 31-year-old from Grant’s Pass, Ore.

The injured were taken to FOB Delaram, where they received treatment from the Army’s 67th Forward Surgical Team. From there, they were flown to an Afghan hospital in Kandahar, where they will receive CAT-scans for head trauma and any possible neck and spinal injuries.

As the helicopters departed with the Afghans, the Marines and Afghan forces pushed forward to complete their original mission, but not before being delayed again by several hours, due to a possible roadside bomb.

“I’d rather spend six hours finding out it’s not an IED, than .3 seconds finding out that it is,” Cooke said.

The Marines completed the re-supply under the cover of darkness and with the use of night-vision goggles. After returning to the FOB, the Marines cleared their weapons, cleaned out the vehicles, and waited for the platoon leadership to give their intelligence debrief, which included praise heaped on the corpsmen.

“The corpsmen handled themselves well and took care of it pretty good,” said Chatfield, a 23-year-old from Kona, Hawaii

Full Article Here: Marines Save Lives, Assist Afghan National Guard (11/5/09)

“Mighty Sushi” Opens in Pahoa

Back in May, I posted a blog stating that a new sushi place would be opening in Pahoa called “Mighty Sushi”.

Mighty Sushi

Well I went by there today and the place is now open nearly 4-5 months later.

I snapped this picture of the inside of the place…

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I asked the lady how long they had been open and she said about 2 weeks.

When I went to snap a picture of the food… she wouldn’t let me… Which gives me cause for concern.

Another Day… Another Idiot

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve posted an Idiot. So here is an idiot that was caught on tape recently over on Oahu.

The video speaks for itself:

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