The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-10, New International Version)
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 “Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 “Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 “Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
The Republican Party needs to do this to Trump:
Us writers need this, too. How many stories have one or more characters that have to stand up to an authority of some sort (legitimate or illegitimate)?
KHNL: Man bit by shark on Kauai’s south shore survived a bear attack just months prior
KHNL: People keep leaving Hawaii in droves and this year was no exceptlon:
It isn’t because of Hawaii’s high cost of living. Other places are expensive to live in, too.
It’s because of the massive gap between our cost of living and the pathetic excuse for pay in Hawaii.
When I worked here as a technical writer, Hawaii pay for same experience/same work was half what it was on the mainland.
Also, our disgusting – and (in my opinion) criminal and blatently discriminatory – minimum (aka starvation) wage means people have to work two fulltime jobs if they want to eat regularly and live anywhere except on the streets.
(Our continued building of housing for billionaires and corporations instead of real people who live here just makes it worse.)
So, if you had a choice of slaving away for practically nothing, or moving elsewhere with decent pay – what would you do?
Hey, HART (Half-Assed Rail Transit)! How about doing something that won’t leave your clunky junk system dependent on the price of oil?
Honolulu mayor and city council have been hating the homeless since 2013:
Vote no incumbents.