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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Taking Exemptions Without Really Knowing

These days, our General Excise Tax (GET) contains exemptions and reduced rates that are supposed to reflect commercial reality but often contain leaps of...
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ThinkTech: Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker

Booz Allen does much more than you might think. What a great company and community leader!  And, did I mention, they are looking for...

How Long Does It Take to Have a Home on Kauai?

Today, we focus on Kauai real property tax, thanks to an alert reader who has given us a horrifying account of something so commonplace...

The Warlord’s Hospital (Part Two)

Author's Note: In June 1988, I joined an American non-governmental organization (NGO) and the Royal Thai Government Ministry of Public Health to manage a...

The Warlord’s Hospital (Part One)

Author’s Note: After two years of budget travel through fifteen Asia-Pacific countries and a wonderful visit to the USA – hosted all along the...