This week SuperflyOz delves into the tariff trade war between China and the United States. With stakes on both sides high, which issue will be the key item that will either end the tariff war or, literally, take out a market in the process. SuperflyOz tells you from a perspective of a person who lived in China just why the stakes in this stare-down are much higher for China. And could it be that President Trump, who started this whole trade tiff in the first place, is probably aware of this weak issue in China's armor that will have it coming to Washington DC long before the US is going to Beijing, begging China to stop the war.
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Thanks to a friend who posted "Rules For Sons" in that she will be making sure those rules are imparted on her grandson, SuperflyOz this week takes those rules, tells you about them and gives a SuperflyOz perspective on them.
We also update you on a prior guest on the show, Jeff Lenhart, that is going across the country on his Vespa. SuperflyOz shares with you a poem by Walt Whitman that he shared with Jeff that I hope helps you know how important you are in the matrix of life.
The three-day hearings The US Senate has held on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh has provided the American people the opportunity to have a "Civics 101" lesson on what the three branches of government really should be doing, and why they are not.
To facilitate that, SuperflyOz is happy to share with you the opening statement made by Senator Ben Sasse (R, NE) in which the Senator talks about what the roles of each branch of government should be in a hearing like this. Sen. Sasse points out that protests in front of the Supreme Court on legislative issues is a good litmus test that the current structure in the three branches of government - executive, judicial and legislative - is not working properly for the American people.
SuperflyOz, Stan Fichtman, than provides insight from his perspective, noting that while the US Congress is not doing their jobs, it would seem that the Hawaii State Legislature has not done what Congress did and still holds a lot of the lawmaking power in this state. You will not want to miss learning what we should be doing in this country, and why we are not.
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SuperflyOz goes into storymode for this weeks show and tells you a "tale about a 'cane called Lane". SuperflyOz tells the story about Hurricane Lane and how it affected, both negatively and positively, actions in the State of Hawaii. While the storm was brewing south, SuperflyOz gives kudo's to the leaders of the state as well as the people of Hawaii, noting that everyone, including county, state and federal leaders, acted like adults throughout the potential crisis. Lessons learned include the fact that Hawaii can make the left hand know what the right hand does in situations like this. This is a show that will show to listeners that while we may have a lot to say about the way Hawaii is run, it does not mean that we cannot rise to the challenge of what mother nature throws at us.
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SuperflyOz #62 is once again looking behind the curtain to find you the best political analysis on the Hawaii Primary Election 2018. While others may have pundits, we have former Hawaii Democratic Party Oahu County Chair Bixby Ho coming to the studio and providing his insight and perspective of the primary election and its outcomes. This is great insight on what is really happening and how it all went down on August 11 that you will not hear anywhere else! Bixby will share with the listener, also, some insight on select upcoming races in the General - the Val Okimoto/Marilyn Lee match up and what his thoughts are on the Republican Candidate for Lt. Governor. This is analysis you cannot get anywhere else but the SuperflyOz podcast!
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While the pundits still are looking over the numbers from the Primary Election in Hawaii, SuperflyOz takes another angle at looking at what happened through the perspective of a roving reporter. Find out the perspectives of what was happening on that day from SuperflyOz, from the polling booth to the actions on the street to what happened at two candidate parties SuperflyOz attended. You will hear the noise of the day and find out why SuperflyOz is praising election officials at his poling booth when he discovered an error when he went into the booth.
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Thanks to a letter to SuperflyOz asking him "Any thoughts so far on the primary?" SuperflyOz provides insight to both the listener as well as other listeners on how things look one week out for the Hawaii State Primary Election. Being held on August 11, the primary election is proving to be what SuperflyOz predicted - the one and only vote that the people of Hawaii will have in choosing their leadership, and political philosophy, of Hawaii for years to come. Find out what SuperflyOz said to the listener that you should take heed on, and find out what SuperflyOz sees as the "plan B" gameplans for those who will not win the vote on 8/11. Because for some, this is not the end of everything, but the beginning of other opportunities.
SuperflyOz also gives a shout out to a anonymous listener who has provided both their knowlege and some financial support to the show.
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This week's show focuses both on how one legislator in Hawaii is asking other legislators to be right in their critique of the Governor, and another person how they plan to spread kindness on their little yellow Vespa Scooter across the United States.
We first read a letter from Sen. Laura Thielen of the Hawaii State Senate, calling out other woman leaders in Hawaii for their criticism of Gov. David Ige's recent commercial stating to Colleen Hanabusa "Criticism isn't Leadership" and saying that his attack is sexist. She points out that these leaders whom are pointing a finger at the Governor are also at the same time pointing three fingers back at themselves for their hypocracy. Thank you to Sen. Thielen for allowing SuperflyOz to read that letter on air.
We then shift focus to a gentlemen who, next week, will embark on a cross country tour in a yellow Vespa called "Bee Kind" and spread a philosophy of kindness and help to places across the US. Jeff Lenhart will be getting out of his comfort bubble in working at the Dubuque St. Mission in Dubuque, Iowa, and going from the East to the West coast in a Vespa spreading kindness. SuperflyOz asks if your interested in helping Jeff to seek out his Facebook page and see if he could come to Hawaii.
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In late June, 2018, seven candidates -
FOR HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL
FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 17
FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 18
and Ola Souza
Who are running for various city and state offices to represent the East Honolulu area were at a forum at the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board. One question that came up - what is their visions for infrastructure (roads, sewers, etc) was asked. You will find that the answers were varied, and in some cases, candidates used it to talk about non-infrastructure related issues and try to tie it back. One candidate out of the seven was one that SuperflyOz points out as being the only one that really answers the question intelligently. This is an important issue as road, sewer and water infrastructure is a key item that needs leadership in order for it to continue a certain quality of life in Hawaii. This is a issue you will want to hear what the candidates say!
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SuperflyOz was pleased to sit down with former Hawaii State Senator Will Espero back in March for a wide ranging interview. One of the topics that he was passionate about was the idea of enhancing the tourism trade in Hawaii by emphasizing and growing the sports, culture and arts factors for Hawaii to become a culture and arts hub and a destination for sports programs from throughout. The Senator elaborates on ideas that he has presented for a while in both forums as well as in debates - ideas which SuperflyOz thinks are more thought-out ideas for the development of Hawaii's No. 1 (or 2 depending on how you define it) economic driver in Hawaii - Tourism.
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