The science is clear that biocides pose threats to people and our environment. Every year we learn more about the impacts of exposure to pesticides and herbicides, and we find that there are substantial risks especially for exposure for children and pregnant mothers.
Multiple peer-review research studies confirm transcendental meditation (TM) can create peace in the Mideast and TM is the most effective cure to suicidal PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) for military personnel and veterans.
As we were preparing for the holidays, we drove around the island and saw windows showcasing various Christmas trees. Some were flocked, some tall, some short, some had multi-colored lights, while others had lights of only one color. All were beautiful.
Happy New Year! 2020 is going to be a great year in policy and politics, of that I am sure.
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called for censure instead of impeachment. Dec. 18 she was absent on the floor of the House until vote time when she voted “present” on the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. These things, along with her behavior of the last few years, show that she clearly is not trying to represent the constituents of Hawaii. I believe she is now disqualified for any statewide or federal elected position.
Just about everyone in Hawaii knows by now that we have one of the highest costs of living in the nation, one of the most regressive tax systems and a serious lack of affordable housing.
Here we carreen toward the last week of a rollercoaster year, a cluster of holy days (“holidays”). Some folks are up, some down. Some have trees up and decked, lights lit, planning and shopping done, finalized their creative gifts, made their last mail deadlines for sending packages and cards out, and have planned their holiday family and special-occasion meals apples to nuts.
As much as I like and admire TGI Editor Bill Buley, I have to strongly disagree with his editorial of December 20 defending the decision of U.S. Representative and sometime Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard to vote “present” on the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.
My wish for the holidays is that public policy advocates, individuals and organizations from across the state join together in requesting that the Hawaii state legislature, upon the opening of the 2020 legislative session — reconvene the conference committee for HB1191 SD2, and promptly pass a strong minimum wage bill.