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Hell Summer is Going Out With a Bang

King Mika Sep 19, 2018
The war will end soon. It's that wonderful time of the year when summer is coming to an end. We just need to endure the transition period when the summer-like weather takes turns with the autumn-like weather. It was quite comfortable from September 15-18,…
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Living

I'm Not Surprised Adult Ads Are Popular in Hawaii

King Mika Sep 19, 2018
Here's why. Researchers from the Arizona State University placed two ads on a popular sex market website, and they found that a majority of respondents called from an 808 area code (Hawaii). Calls from Hawaii with a population of 1.43 million -- topped calls…
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Politics

Mazie Hirono's Sexist Comments Made Me Turn Republican

King Mika Sep 19, 2018
Again. Reporters asked Senator Mazie Hirono if having women on the Senate Judiciary Committee will improve how the allegation against a Supreme Court nominee is handled. Here's a video of her reply: "Guess who's perpetuating all of these kinds of actions?…
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Blog

Dingbat Sprays a Bumper Coater in Direct Sunlight

King Mika Sep 14, 2018
While it's gusty. The people in my neighborhood are about as stupid as it gets. I smelled an aerosol blowing in the wind, and it's coming from a dingbat who's spraying a bumper coater -- next to other vehicles -- in direct sunlight -- during the summer --…
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Education

The 2018-19 Fall Break Should Be Canceled in Hawaii

King Mika Sep 12, 2018
Don't count on the HSTA to do the right thing. Up to five school days was canceled in Hawaii (depending on the island) in the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year due to two tropical cyclones. The reality is the first quarter ends in about three and a…
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Education

Hawaii DOE Makes the Right Call for Tropical Storm Olivia

King Mika Sep 11, 2018
I don't say that too often. Tropical Storm Olivia is forecast to start impacting the state close to 2 AM on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Please be advised the timing is subject to change. I was expecting The Hawaii Department of Education (Hawaii DOE) to…
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Some Unionized Government Workers to Call in Sick on September 10, 2018?

King Mika Sep 07, 2018
Here's why supervisors are dreading that day. Nonessential government offices could potentially be shutdown next week Tuesday and Wednesday due to Hurricane Olivia. This is based on the Friday, September 7, 2018 forecast from the National Hurricane Center. It…
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Environment

2018 Hell September Begins With 102 Degree Heat

King Mika Sep 03, 2018
Summer is going out with a bang. Unlike most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, the Big Island of Hawaii typically experiences their hottest period of the year in September. On Labor Day, the heat index in my home peaked at 102 degrees Fahrenheit. The air…
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Living

Hurricane Lane Leaves Behind Extreme Humidity

King Mika Aug 29, 2018
We're days away from relief. Hawaii continues to endure extreme levels of humidity that former Hurricane Lane has left behind. Relief isn't coming until Friday. The relative humidity in my home this past Saturday was 80 percent while the temperature was 80…
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Living

Some Government Workers Rejoiced as Hurricane Lane Approached

King Mika Aug 27, 2018
Your tax dollars are not hard at work. The government in general is plagued with unionized workers who whines like a baby whenever they're asked to do something that's not in their job description. It's a challenge to be a supervisor for those selfish…
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Blog

The One Time Media Mail Arrives Early

King Mika Aug 26, 2018
A hurricane delays my shipment. A movie that I had ordered was shipped via USPS Media Mail on July 30. I was expecting to receive that movie close to August 27, but to my surprise, it reached the distribution center on August 23. The irony is the USPS…
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Safety

Parents Allowed Their Children to Play With Hurricane Lane

King Mika Aug 25, 2018
I've now seen it all. Governor David Ige canceled public schools this past Wednesday through Friday on the Big Island of Hawaii to keep children safe... but his plan didn't go as expected. Children was seen playing in the heavy rain -- on the road throughout…
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Environment

Hurricane Lane Sets Three Rainfall Records in Hilo

King Mika Aug 25, 2018
Leaves behind extreme humidity. A stunning 31.85 inches of rain fell on the Hilo International Airport from August 22 to 24, 2018. The exact daily totals are as follows: August 22: 8.29 inches (breaks the previous record of 2.32 inches set in 1957). August…
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Living

It Was Business as Usual in the Private Sector

King Mika Aug 22, 2018
Because they did their research. Unlike the government dingbats. It was business as usual in the private sector on the Big Island and Maui, as non-essential state employees took off from work and collected a check... from the private sector. Because Governor…
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Education

Governor Ige Prematurely Called Off School on Wednesday

King Mika Aug 22, 2018
Yet another mistake. Governor David Ige announced Tuesday afternoon every public school on the Big Island and Maui will be closed on Wednesday. Did he make the right choice? Let's take a look at what was forecast for the school period on Wednesday before he…

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