Falling Farther Behind.

The Japanese have just introduced a new generation of high speed trains.

It’s been put into service on the Tokyo-Osaka run and has a top speed of 360 km/hour. That translates to 223 miles/hour. However, the new trains won’t run at top speed. They’ll throttle back to a mere 177 mph. Still, the faster they go, the behinder we get. What I cannot understand are the people who still stubbornly and stridently insist that high-speed trains won’t be successful here . . . reminding me of the old expression, “If you can’t be right, be wrong at the top of your voice.”

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This new book by Jim Loomis is a quick and easy read, full of interesting information about Hawaii that most people don’t know and are surprised to learn:

• There were actually two attacks by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor during World War Two

• There were real cowboys working on ranches in Hawaii *before* there were cowboys in Texas.

• Outdoor advertising (billboards) has been illegal in Hawaii for 100 years.

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