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Monday, May 21, 2012
A Force for Liberty from China to Cuba
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 PM :: 6697 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

On Saturday night, blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in Newark, N.J., after escaping seven years of persecution in China....

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Solar Tariffs May Hurt Hoku, Topple Chinese Companies
By Selected News Articles @ 10:45 PM :: 10583 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Chinese government will almost certainly retaliate. A most likely target will be the American suppliers of crystalline silicon to Chinese PV manufacturers and semiconductor industries. If this happens this likely puts Hoku Scientific at risk ....

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Djou: The Future of NATO
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:00 PM :: 12253 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As someone who has served both as a Member of Congress and as a soldier under NATO command in Afghanistan, I have a unique perspective on NATO’s role and future....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Gay Divorcees: There are more than you might think
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 AM :: 5449 Views :: World News, Family

In Norway, male same-sex marriages are 50 percent more likely to end in divorce than heterosexual marriages, and female same-sex marriages are an astonishing 167 percent more likely to be dissolved....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
North Korea: Escape from Camp 14
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 6009 Views :: World News, Family

Blaine Harden, Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West, Viking, $26.95....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
GMO Ag Sharply Cuts CO2 Output--Organics Spew Greenhouse Gasses
By NCPA @ 2:03 PM :: 7805 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In 2009, the shift to biotech crops reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 17.6 billion kilograms, equal to the removal of 7.8 million cars from the road for a year....

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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Honolulu Banquet Salutes Opening of Aloha Pregnancy Center Osaka
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 10328 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

They were welcomed by our vibrant MC, Miss Hawaii Lauren Cheape....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
DoD IDs Hawaii Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 8986 Views :: Energy, National News, World News, Family

They died April 19, in southwestern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the UH-60 Black Hawk they were in crashed.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Barack Obama Sr Brought to America by Harry Belafonte
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 17323 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

U.S. and British officials were deeply suspicious of this outfit, observing that the AASF – though backed by singer (ands Communist Party member) Harry Belafonte and actor Sidney Poitier – had links to a Kenyan nationalist leader….

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Hawaii Bishop at Vatican, Prays for Courage to Defend Religious Liberty
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 9562 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Bishops from California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah began their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican with prayers for courage in defending religious freedom and in sharing faith in the risen Lord.

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Dalai Lama Slams Beijing for Burnings
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 12097 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Tibet's spiritual leader says China's 'totalitarian' policies sparked Tibetan self-immolations....

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Friday, April 13, 2012
North Korea's Rogue Missile Launch
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:15 PM :: 8925 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Jong-un "is more likely than his father Kim Jong-il to miscalculate during a crisis, unaware that Seoul is more likely to retaliate to a military clash than in the past."

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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Not Aimed at Hawaii This Time: N Korea Rocket fails, falls in Ocean
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 8453 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Immediately after the launch, South Korea issued an order urging residents near the inter-Korean border to seek shelter to protect themselves from any debris that might fall from the rocket, Yonhap said....

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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Salon: Am Samoa's Congressional Delegate Defends Dictatorship at Behest of Lobbyist
By Selected News Articles @ 6:04 PM :: 8156 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

No one except Faleomavaega knows which demands had been 'met,' as Bahrain today remains governed by an undemocratic monarchy which tortures and imprisons its citizens with impunity....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Pentagon Prepares for Possible Shoot Down of North Korean Missile
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 PM :: 9424 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Three interceptor ships near Japan and the Philippines, as well as U.S.-based interceptors, are ready to shoot down the North Korean missile if space-, land-, and sea-based sensors determine its flight path is targeted at the United States or U.S. allies....

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Monday, April 2, 2012
Vancouver Sun: Hawaii Vacation Rental Bills Violate NAFTA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 AM :: 10537 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Hawaii state legislature has taken dead aim at NAFTA and the provisions it requires of the state, and the protections it affords Canadians who make cross-border investments in vacation rental properties….

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Monday, March 26, 2012
Obama to Russia: ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’ on Missile Defense
By Selected News Articles @ 1:45 PM :: 9099 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Organic Food Production, Biofuels Waste Valuable Farmland
By NCPA @ 11:05 PM :: 5938 Views :: World News, Family

land devoted to organic farming produces 50 percent less wheat, 55 percent less asparagus and lettuce, and 23 percent less corn than conventionally farmed land....

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
International visitor spending in US hits all-time record of $153 billion
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 9267 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The U.S. Department of Commerce today released tourism data revealing that international and domestic tourism spending increased 8.1 percent in 2011....

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
FOCUS Act May Save Fishing Crews from Prison
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:46 PM :: 10203 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Schoenwetter was sentenced to eight years in a federal prison—a term longer than what some violent criminals could spend in lockup—for domestic regulatory offenses that did not even violate foreign law.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Rebound Rumble: Robotics Meet to Bring 1000 Competitors to Honolulu
By News Release @ 12:56 PM :: 11289 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

More than 1,000 high-school students from around the world will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Bringing the Light of Freedom to Cuba
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:20 AM :: 5285 Views :: World News, Family

The once proud and comparatively wealthy Cubans are now among the poorest in the hemisphere, definitely the least informed and, consequently, the least free. 

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Trans-Pacific Carriers Unlikely to Serve Hawaii and Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 11000 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Holy Grail for many cargo interests shipping by ocean in the domestic Hawaii and Guam trades is an unrequited generational quest to find a way to take advantage of the existing mainline Trans-Pacific container carriers passing regularly Westbound by the islands ....

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
North Korea vows satellite launch, with rocket that could reach Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 PM :: 8910 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The obvious purpose, they say, is for North Korea to test the latest version of a missile with a range that could deliver a small nuclear warhead as far as Hawaii, Alaska – or even the US west coast.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Djou: What I learned in Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:47 PM :: 12762 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

After having served in Afghanistan, after serving with real American heroes, I know that the problems and issues facing our community and our country can be fixed through solid leadership and by each and every one of us coming together to do our small part. 

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
China's Military Rising
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 8578 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

China announced this week that its new defense budget would total approximately $106 billion -- an 11.2 percent increase over its previous budget....

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Monday, March 5, 2012
Defending Israel from the Iranian Threat
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:31 AM :: 5331 Views :: World News, Family

Less than 1,000 miles from Jerusalem, the Iranian government is operating in open violation of international law in a singular pursuit of developing nuclear weapons.

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Monday, March 5, 2012
Obama: "I have a Policy to Prevent Iran from Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon"
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 6565 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"And as I have made clear time and again during the course of my presidency, I will not hesitate to use force when it is necessary to defend the United States and its interests...."

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Debt Ratio: We're Already Europe
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 6722 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Only two European countries, Greece and Ireland, have larger budget deficits as a percentage of GDP.  Just four European countries have larger national debts than we do -- Greece and Ireland again, plus Portugal and Italy .... 

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Foreign Policy: Obama Doctrine Failure
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:50 PM :: 7493 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

... the White House engaged with enemies and undercut allies, apologized for American exceptionalism, and favored the "soft power" of treaties and international organizations. Today we are seeing the disastrous results ....

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Lessons from Europe's Experience with Renewable Mandates and Subsidies
By NCPA @ 7:49 PM :: 9293 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Hawaii can learn a great deal from European countries' experiences....

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Fighting to the Death in Syria
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:57 PM :: 4725 Views :: World News, Family

...opposition to Assad continues in the face of escalating attacks, with some indications that the military is losing ground as the army loses thousands of defectors....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Hawaiian Airlines First to Receive Carbon Credits
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 10269 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Hawaiian Airlines has earned the first-ever aviation based carbon credits, having reduced its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by nearly 22,000 metric tons over the past six years using an innovative, eco-friendly engine washing technology developed by Pratt & Whitney.

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Friday, February 10, 2012
Another State Acting on Iran Debarment Legislation
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 6430 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The legislation was introduced in the Maryland Senate last week, and Governor O’Malley has made it a key legislative priority for 2012.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Middle East Crumbles Around Obama's Foreign Policy
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:34 AM :: 6705 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

All indications are that the Middle East is crumbling, and President Barack Obama's foreign policy is collapsing right along with it. 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Genetically-Modified Papaya Hits Shelves in Japan
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 10552 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

“People always opt for more information,” says Giddings, “whether or not they have any idea what it means, or how they might use it.”

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Hoku Dodges a $50M Bullet
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 7465 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

...we would otherwise be obligated to pay $50 million to Tianwei this quarter....

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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Scientists: Global Warming Stopped 15 years ago, Mini Ice Age Coming
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 AM :: 7067 Views :: World News, Family

World solar activity cycles from 1749 to 2040 

Some people actually believe the Sun has nothing to do with the temperature.... 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Nietzsche on Eggshells
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 6900 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Read all the way down to the last paragraph where you will discover that this book review is really about ... Hawaii.

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Monday, January 23, 2012
Scripps blockbuster: Ocean acidification happens all the time — naturally
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 7147 Views :: World News, Family

Typical estuarine environments have an inflow from rivers (with a lower pH) that fluctuates wildly, so do areas with upwelling, and even the pH in kelp forests varies dynamically.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Abercrombie Statement on Obama Visa Task Force
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 8962 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama this morning signed an executive order establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness....

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Lingle Endorses Obama's Tourism Plan
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 6:59 PM :: 9519 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"The President's plan to boost processing capacity for non-immigrant visas in major U.S. bound travel markets like China and Brazil and expand the Visa Waiver Program is a good policy for America and will benefit Hawaii's tourism industry."

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
An Internet Blackout Over SOPA and PIPA
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:06 PM :: 6288 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As of midnight, Wikipedia is shut down for 24 hours, and hundreds of other popular websites have gone dark right along with it. They are standing together in protest ....

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Friday, January 13, 2012
From Business Suits to Combat Boots
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 11338 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Friday, January 13, 2012
US Drops to 10th on Index of Economic Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:50 PM :: 8055 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...the United States -- and indeed the world -- is less economically free today than it was a year ago, according to the 18th annual Index of Economic Freedom, released yesterday by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal....

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Rainbow papaya approved for Japan export
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 10289 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that on Dec. 1, the government of Japan approved Rainbow papaya for commercial shipment to Japan.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Fiat Trucks used in Iranian Nuclear Program, Public Beheadings
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 6589 Views :: World News, Family

Fiat's subsidiary Iveco continues to sell and distribute trucks in Iran that have been used by the Iranian regime to transport ballistic missiles and stage gruesome public executions. Fiat also continues to operate in Iran's automobile market, and is reportedly planning to expand its presence there by opening a luxury Maserati dealership in Tehran.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Real 'Iron Lady'
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:14 AM :: 6744 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

This week brings the nationwide release of The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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Monday, January 9, 2012
Can America Defend Itself?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 6559 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Despite this emerging threat, President Barack Obama traveled to the Pentagon last Thursday to announce that the "tide of war is receding" for the United States, thereby justifying massive cuts to the U.S. military.

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
'Beyond Petroleum’ Gives Up on Solar
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 7368 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

bp solar no more...

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