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Monday, November 14, 2011
Plastic Bag Bans Are Bad for the Environment
By NCPA @ 12:02 PM :: 5147 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...reusable bags are only more environmentally friendly than plastic bags if they are used 103 times, yet on average they are used only 51 times before they are thrown away....

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Monday, November 14, 2011
Keystone XL: How President Obama Killed Thousands of Jobs
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:50 AM :: 3409 Views :: National News, Ethics

Over the last several months, radical environmentalists along with Hollywood celebrity activists descended on the White House in protest, urging President Barack Obama to block the construction of the $7 billion pipeline that would bring in more than 700,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf coast. Last week, they got their wish.

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Monday, November 14, 2011
Video: Makana, Wearing “Occupy” T-Shirt, Plays Protest Song at APEC Dinner for Obama, World Leaders—Nobody Notices
By Selected News Articles @ 10:56 AM :: 12260 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama, Occupy, and the assembled crony capitalists at APEC are enraged that the Super Committee and/or the Republicans may soon cut off their flow of US taxpayer dollars.

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Monday, November 14, 2011
Tim Lussier elected Hawai‘i Pacific Univ Student Body President
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 6995 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Lussier is currently serving as Communications Director for Charles Djou for Congress.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Detroit-based Website Takes Aim at Honolulu GOP Treasurer over ties to Radcliffe, Gambling
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 7511 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Anonymous Detroit-based website “The Verifiable Truth” (TVT), in a series of articles posted last week, is taking aim at the connections between Honolulu County GOP Treasurer Liz Hata-Watanabe and gaming lobbyist John Radcliffe.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Maggie’s List Endorses Linda Lingle for U.S. Senate
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 4043 Views

“This will certainly be a race to watch, and Maggie’s List is proud to support Linda Lingle based on her proven record of results including responsible fiscal management, reducing burdensome government regulations and outstanding support of our military.”

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Mafia-Connected FirstWind Got $117M in Federal Loans for Kahuku Windfarm
By Selected News Articles @ 7:55 PM :: 13389 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As the clock ticks down to the December 31 expiration of the federal cash-grant program for green energy scammers, the New York Times puts one of Hawaii's many wind-scams on the radar....

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Abercrombie, Inouye, Chu huddle with Green Energy Scammers, while Calls for Resignation Mount
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 9840 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Hawai'i is a natural alternative energy test-bed due in large part to the many partnerships we enjoy,” said Senator Inouye.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Study Examines the State of Faith in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 5702 Views :: Energy, Environment

This first-time ever research was based on a statistical survey of Hawaii residents and Hawaii clergy to capture prevailing faith-related attitudes, perceptions and practices in Hawaii today.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Duke Aiona to speak on “A life of service”
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 7388 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“A Life of Service” Q&A with James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Utilizing the Tax System to Track the Economy
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 1:16 PM :: 5640 Views :: Energy, Environment

The state’s official coven of wizards, the Council on Revenues, generally uses various economic indicators to shape their forecast of general fund tax revenues for the current fiscal year and six years beyond.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Potemkin Village, Hawaiian Style?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:09 PM :: 6058 Views :: Energy, Environment

In Opportunity comes ashore, the daily paper reports that among other things, they wanted the world to see Hawaii as a good place to do business....

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Sunday, November 13, 2011
SAVE Act: Should Akaka Tribe be able to Arrest, Prosecute, and Imprison Non-Tribal Members?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:56 AM :: 8564 Views :: Akaka Bill

Spurred on by testimony November 10th from President Obama’s handpicked US Associate Attorney General Thomas J Perrelli, the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs may soon vote to advance legislation placing all Americans under the jurisdiction of unaccountable Tribal police officers and Tribal courts. 

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Obama Quest for Free Trade Gets Resistance from Hawaii Congressional Delegation
By Andrew Walden @ 3:36 PM :: 10292 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The world is laughing at the dead legacy of Frantz Fanon. The third world rejects victimology and embraces development and trade—and has nothing but success to show for it. All except for Hawaii’s reactionary and backwards Congressional delegation.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
ABC News: Will Lingle Win Hawaii Senate Seat?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:51 PM :: 7909 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 “If voters are angry at Washington, then I can certainly see them perhaps looking at her as somebody who might be more willing to come to D.C. and try and get some things done.” 

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Death, Disease plague 'Occupy’ Protests ... and more
By Selected News Articles @ 9:00 AM :: 13046 Views :: National News, Ethics
  1. USA Today: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters
  2. NH Union Leader: Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally
  3. Madison WI Daily Cardinal: 'Occupy Madison' loses permit due to public masturbation and much much more....
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Saturday, November 12, 2011
IBEW Returns to Work at Hawaiian Tel
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 5366 Views :: Energy, Environment

IBEW 1357 leadership has indicated that its union-represented employees will return to the job at 8:00 p.m. Hawaii Time on Friday, November 11. 

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Poll: Romney Edges GOP Contenders, Gingrich Second
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 3986 Views :: National News, Ethics

In this national McClatchy-Marist Poll, Newt Gingrich has joined the top tier of candidates vying for the 2012 Republican nomination for president.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Abercrombie: From now on Furloughs will be Referred to as “Dil-Wops”
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 6961 Views :: Energy, Environment

"A 5 percent labor cost savings from 14 Directed Leave With Out Pay (DLWOP) days during the remainder of this fiscal year, and 13 DLWOP days during next fiscal year...."

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
APEC: Sopogy, Traffic and other Embarrassments
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:04 AM :: 7465 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...SOPOGY at APEC's "See It" Exhibit at the Hawaii Convention Center. What an embarrassment! Not only they are not making energy at a cost effective rate they are a technological dead end as well given the 2011 dive in photovoltaic pricing....

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Hawaii Friends of NRA to Meet this Weekend
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 5941 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

5PM Sunday November 13, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu

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Friday, November 11, 2011
Lingle Manager, Maj General Robert G. F. Lee to Speak on Maui
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 9474 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The event will be at the "Five Palms Restaurant" in Kihei at 11:30AM on November 15, 2011.

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Friday, November 11, 2011
Stacey Djou: Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 12035 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Friday, November 11, 2011
US Marshalls Seize Assets of Stephens Media Copyright Trolls
By Andrew Walden @ 10:26 PM :: 9188 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics

It hasn’t drawn any attention in the Hawaii media, but copyright trolls contracted by Hawaii Island media monopoly Stephens Media have taken a beating in a series of recent court cases.

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Friday, November 11, 2011
Rank-and-file Fed up with Unions’ Political Spending
By Selected News Articles @ 9:41 PM :: 4019 Views :: National News, Ethics

47 percent of respondents from union households, believe that union members don’t get their dues’ worth from their unions.  60 percent of those in union households said that labor groups were too involved in politics...

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Friday, November 11, 2011
VIDEO: Hawaii GOP Chair David Chang, Republican Veterans talk about meaning of Veterans Day
By Video @ 8:45 PM :: 5948 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Republican National Committee put together a special video as a tribute to our veterans this Veterans Day. At the 6 minute and 30 second mark, our own Chairman David S. Chang talks about his military service and expresses his personal gratitude for those that have served and are currently serving in the armed forces. 

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Friday, November 11, 2011
Heritage: Honoring Veterans Day
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:30 PM :: 3522 Views :: National News, Ethics

Today, we at The Heritage Foundation are proud to honor Veterans Day by pausing to remember the men and women in uniform who serve this country. They are some of the finest this nation has to offer.

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Friday, November 11, 2011
VIDEO: Paranoia Strikes Occupy Maui (Hilarious)
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 8653 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

The second interviewee is a lawyer with big gold earrings who proceeds to vigorously denounce herself for participating in foreclosure proceedings. That is worth watching again and again.

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Friday, November 11, 2011
The History of Veterans Day
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 AM :: 5286 Views :: National News, Ethics

...veterans were respected and honored long before any official holiday was established, including by George Washington in his June 8, 1783 Circular Letter of Farewell to the Army calling on Congress to provide veterans’ benefits....

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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Just in Time for APEC: IBEW Strikes HawaiianTel
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 5090 Views :: Energy, Environment

IBEW Rally Nov 11th, 4-6PM, at 1177 Bishop St

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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wind Power Lines Bust Budget
By NCPA @ 12:17 PM :: 7745 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • First, the power lines and new infrastructure necessary to transport wind energy is enormously expensive.
  • Second, much of the electricity produced is lost in transportation anyway.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Obama's Christmas Tree Tax
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:33 AM :: 4620 Views :: National News, Ethics

Christmas is more than a month away, but the Obama Administration just couldn't wait to hang a shiny new ornament on every fresh Christmas tree in America: a 15-cent tax to support a new federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011
David Axelrod's Pattern Of Sexual Misbehavior
By Selected News Articles @ 11:07 AM :: 4741 Views :: National News, Ethics

Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country — Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. — but never in Chicago.

So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Senate Hearing: Should Akaka Tribe be able to Arrest, Prosecute and Imprison Non-Tribal Members?
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 7813 Views :: Akaka Bill

S. 1763, Stand Against Violence and Empower Native Women Act; (NOTE: This Bill would give Tribes the right to arrest non-tribal members.)

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Attorney: Why is Hawaii Getting Free Pass on Voting Rights Act Violations?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 8260 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

If we looked at only the last three presidential elections before 2006 instead of looking at 40-year old elections, Hawaii would be the only state covered (by the Voting Rights Act).

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
US Tax Foundation Debunks Abercrombie's Soda Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 1:02 PM :: 7841 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...in more recent years (1998 to 2010) U.S. per capita soda consumption has actually fallen by over 16 percent.  This data suggests that consumers may be moving away from soda without the help of excise taxes....

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Australia, Europe's Greenhouse Gas Tax Could Inflate Airfares
By NCPA @ 12:40 PM :: 3778 Views :: Energy, Environment

Attempting to address concerns regarding global warming and the gradual increase of manmade emissions, the European Union has implemented an emissions trading scheme under which airlines will be forced to pay a carbon tax.  (Australia voted to enact a carbon tax Nov 8).

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Paul Krugman’s Silly Solar Claims
By NCPA @ 12:33 PM :: 6902 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has a particularly silly column today in the Seattle Times, proclaiming “That’s right: Solar power is now cost-effective.”

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Occupy Wall Street might never have started If politicians hadn’t oversold higher education
By Selected News Articles @ 12:18 PM :: 5983 Views :: National News, Ethics

While their many expressed grievances cover the waterfront, the one that has received the most fame is that they’ve been lured into very expensive college debts—debts they can’t pay because they don’t have jobs.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Lingle Unveils Platform Videos
By News Release @ 11:58 AM :: 4807 Views :: Energy, Environment

Former Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle announced today her campaign will roll out a series of videos detailing her positions on issues of importance to the people of Hawai'i.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Debate Over Iran
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:50 AM :: 6496 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

On November 22, Republican candidates will gather together in Washington, D.C., for a presidential debate presented by The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute on CNN. The subject: foreign policy and national security.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
David Chang Elected Hawaii Republican Chair
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 10032 Views :: Energy, Environment

"As chair, I will devote my efforts to growing our membership, raising funds for the party and our candidates, and recruiting strong candidates for 2012."

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
One Herman Cain Accuser Works in Obama Administration, Another Lived With David Axelrod
By Selected News Articles @ 11:26 AM :: 5706 Views :: National News, Ethics

 Surprise!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Kauai Workshops Will Demystify Legislative Process
By News Release @ 9:31 AM :: 7515 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Kaua`i – Between November 12 and November 18, the Public Access Room (the "PAR") will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, "We the Powerful!"

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Horizon Lines Reports $126M Loss in 3rd Quarter
By Selected News Articles @ 8:49 AM :: 6027 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Horizon said economic conditions in its domestic markets are continuing “at a slow and uneven pace.” The carrier serves Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska in addition to the discontinued Guam service.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Full Text: Abercrombie Admin Defends Judicial Selection Secrecy in Court
By Robert Thomas @ 1:22 AM :: 4997 Views :: Energy, Environment

Governor Abercrombie filed his opposition to the Star-Advertiser's motion for summary judgment, and his own cross-motion for summary judgment in the case in which the Star-Advertiser seeks disclosure of the Judicial Selection Commission list from the Governor

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
SPLC ties Tucson shooter to leader of Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement, Iolani Palace takeover
By Andrew Walden @ 12:03 AM :: 16909 Views :: Law Enforcement, OHA, Second Amendment

Among other things, the allegedly “far-right” Miller is a leader of a sovereignty group known as “The Hawaiian Kingdom Government” (HKG) which occupied Iolani Palace on April 30, 2008.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sovereignty activist 'tortures' children
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 16600 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, OHA

According to the Star-Bulletin November 22: “Makekau's acts of abuse against her sister's children included hitting their heads with knives and cans of dog food, their fingers with metal and wooden spoons and their mouths with a hammer.” Prosecutors described the conditions as a “house of torture.”

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Did Angry Divorcee Lead Iolani Palace Takeover?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 11356 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Mrs. Asing appealed all the way to the Hawaii Supreme court. Was the seed planted when Mrs. Asing’s claims were rejected in a “summary disposition” by the Hawaii State Supreme Court on Nov. 22, 2004? Mrs. Asing does not respond to an emailed request for comment, but nine months after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal, the Hawaiian Kingdom Government was born.

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Monday, November 7, 2011
‘America’s Battalion’ arrives in Afghanistan from Kaneohe
By Selected News Articles @ 11:25 PM :: 11137 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In the coming weeks 3/3 will take control of operations in Garmsir District, relieving fellow Hawaii-based 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. The “Lava Dogs” of 1/3 are nearing the end of their seven-month deployment, which began in April.

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