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Mobile video light review When it comes to a video light, I used to lug heavy camera gear around to capture the funny, meaningful or downright awesome moments that can spontaneously arise during the days of our lives. Since the cellphone revolution, my camera has become my choice mostly for it’s light weight, flexibility of use and features, and reasonably...

GoalZero & Sunjack reviews

Portable Powerpack Solar panel reviews As everyone who lives here knows, Hawaii is no stranger to power outrages. The last big storm that came through knocked power out on the North Shore for half a day, yet that of course would be child's play, if we got hit by something the magnitude of Iniki or Irma. As we all know,...

Earth Day 2017

How many of you remember the first time you saw our Earth? This view of ourselves embedded in a living planet, wrapped in oneness, exploded into our collective consciousness. Did you know soon after this view of our whole planet was available to us, the modern global environmental movement was birthed? “Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from the outside,...

Riseup

What's your calling? What motivates you to get out into the urban world to stand and speak for positive vision of the future? In 2007, as he lay in the hospital, his body succumbing to the ravages of chemo and cancer, my younger brother called me out. I was there with about 30 of his family and friends. Tim had been...

The Science of Consciousness & Healing

I want to share a little-known secret for improving your quality of life, achieving deep healing and radiant health… even living longer… and better. It’s not a new super-food. It’s not a new yoga practice. And, it’s certainly not a new pill... It’s your own consciousness.    Consciousness is the “x-factor” behind deep healing, radiant health and living a long, productive...

Story of a Freelancer

Story of a Freelancer by Carleen MacKay :: Rob Kinslow In our April 5th post, we introduced you to the new world of work, to “Freelancers,” or people who work on behalf of organizations when and wherever needed. By 2020, according to a raft of experts, 40%+ of American workers will be “freelancers” in all sectors of the economy. Other experts predict...

What’s happening at your Honolulu Hale – October 2018

Honolulu Hale
Every day is a lively day here at Honolulu Hale (and at the Kapolei Hale as well). I say your Honolulu Hale because as a citizen you are encouraged to attend committee meetings, and full council meetings. This week the committee on Parks, Customer and Community Services is meeting to discuss a variety of subjects including a master plan for...

Fiji Guide updated for 2018/2019

Rob Kay, the Honolulu-based author of Lonely Planet’s original Fiji guidebook, along with Lautoka, Fiji-based web and applications developer David Barnes, have launched an updated online travel guide, Fiji Guide . A mobile app, Fiji in the Palm of Your Hand and an events magazine, A Weekly Guide to What’s on in Fiji, are integrated into the site. Fiji Guide...

Can breadfruit change the world? World Leaders in Hawaii for Global Breadfruit, Technology and Health Summit

The Hawaii 2018 Global Breadfruit, Technology & Health Summit being hosted by the University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center Program (PBCP) at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Lai’e, October 15 through 17. Inaugurated in 2016, it is the third consecutive global summit of its kind. Experts, scientists and practitioners from Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and the Caribbean will join Hawaii’sagricultural...

Guess Which Agency May Be Forgoing Millions in Federal Dollars?

One article that recently appeared in the Star-Advertiser was titled, “State forgoing millions in federal reimbursements.”  The state agency referred to in that article was our Department of Education. We have children from indigent families in our school system. Some of them, especially in special education, can and do benefit when they receive services from health professionals. When that happens,...

Guess Which Agency Can Impose State Tax?

Lots of the controversy swirling around the ballot measure seeking to impose a “surcharge” on investment property to support public education involves our Department of Education (DOE).  The DOE currently receives an appropriation from the State’s General Fund of about $2 billion and is also able to pull from other funding sources such as federal funds. But did you know...

Falling for the Progressive Tactics on Kavanaugh

BY FRANK SALVATO Where the sideshow political circus that is the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings is concerned there are a few quotes and realities that we all should consider. If we are not careful, the mainstream media and the Progressive-Left will turn us all into useful idiots...and that moment is coming quickly. “But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success...

Say It’s a Tax!

The news recently mentioned a lawsuit that the City and County of Honolulu, now joined by the other three counties, has leveled against our state government regarding the HSTA-sponsored constitutional amendment.  The counties, obviously not overjoyed at the prospect of the State slapping a surcharge on their primary source of revenue, want the courts to void the ballot question....

UN Makes Buying ‘Made in the USA’ As Hard As It Can Get

BY FRANK SALVATO Did you know that before you even wake up in the morning you are subsiding profits to Chinese companies? It has to do with how our country levies shipping costs for products shipped from China. The fact is, shipping costs for products shipped by China into the United States are tantamount to nothing. Without ever buying a single...

Historic Homes in Honolulu County

One of the more unique property tax exemptions in the City & County of Honolulu is the exemption for “Historic Residential Real Property Dedicated for Preservation.”  Under the exemption ordinance, owners of historic homes can save thousands of dollars in real property taxes every year if they put up a certain plaque, allow viewing of the home, and meet...

Medium: The New Mouthpiece of the Hyper-Leftist

BY FRANK SALVATO Not too long ago, a new “media” platform emerged on the Internet. Medium promised to be something of an equalizer for new media writers. Someone who took the art of communication seriously (but lacked the indoctrination certificate of the ideologically-bent journalism schools) would have the chance, if diligent, to make a reasonable amount of profit for their...