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Congresswoman Mazie Hirono Conducts Health Care Reform Round Table in Hilo

Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono hosted a round table discussion at the Hilo Medical Center recently, answering President Barack Obamas call for major health care reform in America.

Here is the youtube clip from it:


Feline Friday

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Hawaii’s best blogger Ian Lind dedicates Fridays to random pictures of his cats. He calls them “Feline Fridays

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I just stepped outside of my house… and there was a cute little kitten.

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So I snapped these pictures of it before it ran off.

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The last time I counted, Ian had at least 6-7 cats!

What EVERY Father Wants for Fathers Day…

Did you know that Sig Zane has a pretty active website.

Anyone that knows me… knows I love my Sig Zane shirts. I hope my wife is reading this post! ;)

I hope your reading this honey

I hope your reading this honey

The site recently announced a Father’s Day sale:

…For online shoppers, please be sure to input the coupon code DAD after adding your first item to the cart. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the box. The discount will be applied at check-out. Sale begins at 9:30am on the 12th and runs until 4:00pm on the 13th.

Hilo store hours are Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm, and Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Webstore is open 24hours. Because the shopping cart will only allow for one coupon code at a time, the HILO coupon code will not work. All orders will have to be shipped. We apologize for the inconvenience…

More info here


The Graying of Hawaii

Media Release

The Graying of Hawaii, an independently produced documentary on Hawaii’s elder care crisis, will make its television broadcast premiere on PBS Hawaii in a special episode of the station’s live public affairs show— Insights on PBS Hawaii —Thursday, June 18th, at 7:30 p.m.

Produced by Marc Delorme and Audrey Kubota, the 56-minute-long independent documentary takes a hard look at long-term care, aging-in-place, family caregiving, and the need for government agencies that serve seniors and their caregivers to prepare for the enormous demographic growth of our elder population.

According the filmmakers, “the State of Hawaii has one of the fastest growing aging populations.  The long-term care crisis is already here, with a shortage of nursing home beds and a lack of services enabling senior citizens to ‘age-in-place’ at home.”

State of Hawaii and City and County of Honolulu officials who deal with these and other issues related to elder care were asked to be interviewed for the documentary, but declined.  PBS Hawaii will give the State and City a chance to tell their sides of the story in a live panel discussion that will immediately follow the broadcast of the film.  Insights host Dan Boylan will moderate.

As is the case with all Insights on PBS Hawaii shows, viewers are invited to call, e-mail, or “twitter” in their questions and comments about the topic.

With the film and the live panel discussion, Insights on PBS Hawaii : The Graying of Hawaii will run a full two hours.  The two hour program will repeat on PBS Hawaii Friday June 19th at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday June 21st at 3:00 p.m.

Here is the PBS Hawaii Twitter Account

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75% Say Mauna Kea Beats Chile for TMT Location Site… Poll Still Open

I’ve posted this non-scientific  Thirty Meter Telescope poll on and off for the last nine months on my blog.

As of this posting 75% of the readers that participated in the blog are in favor of the TMT project being located in Hawaii instead of Chile.

I’ll post it once again so anyone that hasn’t had a chance to vote on this can. If you have voted before… your IP address won’t allow you to vote again.

This is non scientific and I don’t have much control of the poll.

If you haven’t voted before… feel free to vote again.

The current results show that 75% of the people that have participated so far are in favor of the TMT being located on Mauna Kea.

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Big Island Press Club Winnowing Names

Looks like the Big Island Press Club is starting to get serious about moving along in the digital age.

It looks like they are “winnowing names” down…  whatever that means.

…We expect this process of winnowing names may take about two weeks…

The “Press” is changing… where folks get news from and how they get news is changing each and every day.

I sincerely hope that the Big Island Press Club can pull their members together to really look at where the BIPC has been and where IT COULD GO!

Sometimes it takes a little nudge every once in a while to really understand the value of how folks can make a difference in the community.

I sent this off to someone on the Big Island recently:

The members of the BIPC have a direct responsibility to our community as a whole.  Coming together and using the internet and the tools available that are out there can benefit us all.

I know many members are a different generation then I am…. But it’s not about your generation, it’s not about my generation… It’s about my son’s generation and his son’s generation.

Change is hard to get people to believe in…

I’m a mover and a shaker… I’m not here to make friends… I’m here to benefit our community for my grand kids sake… If I ever have grand kids.

Full disclosure here… I have been helping build the website.