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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Obama answer to staged Townhall question: I won't "pull the plug on grandma"
By Andrew Walden @ 6:01 PM :: 8463 Views :: National News, Ethics

Julia's mother was an early Obama supporter in Massachusetts during the presidential election, so she had previously met First Lady Michelle Obama, the Obama daughters Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Joe Biden.

Kathleen Manning Hall, Julia's mother, was shocked when her daughter said she wanted to ask a question. They wrote it down beforehand, and Julia didn't miss a beat when Obama called on her. 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Dirty Secret No. 1 in Obamacare: A social worker in every home
By Selected News Articles @ 5:19 PM :: 9154 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The bill says that the government agents, "well-trained and competent staff," would "provide parents with knowledge of age-appropriate child development in cognitive, language, social, emotional, and motor domains ... modeling, consulting, and coaching on parenting practices," and "skills to interact with their child to enhance age-appropriate development."

(This applies to Indian Tribes as well, so if the Akaka Tribe is ever formed, Hawaiian families will find themselves inspected by US Government social workers with the power to remove children from the home.  "Sovereignty", eh?)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Global Cooling: July Temperature Below-Average for the U.S.
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 6071 Views :: National News, Ethics

 

PHOTOS Left: Sun at peak of warming, 1998.  After 10 years of cooling, 2008.  NASA reports that the absence of sunspots continues today. 

More than 400 record low minimum temperatures and 1,300 record low maximum temperatures (lowest high temperature) across the nine-state area that make up the Central region.  Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania experienced their coolest July on record. Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Michigan each had their second coolest July on record, while Minnesota and Tennessee had their third coolest July on record.

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Monday, August 10, 2009
Obamacare: Dissent is not un-American
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:36 PM :: 4894 Views :: National News, Ethics

Reviewing the month’s polling data, Gallup’s Frank Newport sums it up: “The bottom line is a sense that, while Americans apparently favor some type of healthcare reform in the long term, they are in no hurry to see healthcare reform legislation passed in the short-term on a rushed schedule. … A Pew Research poll released this week shows that those who are worried about new health care legislation are most likely to say it is because it involves too much spending and would increase the deficit.”

Wrapped in their liberal Washington cocoon, however, the leadership in Congress simply do not want to hear this message. Instead, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) have chosen to pen an op-ed in today’s USA Today calling those who want Congress to hear their concerns about health care “simply un-American.”

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Sunday, August 9, 2009
Socialized Medicine: Obama wants you to visit your Senators/Reps and tell them what you think
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 9803 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

(And who are we to pass up the opportunity???)

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Saturday, August 8, 2009
NRO: President Obama, Hawaii, and Dodgy Certificates (of Need)
By Selected News Articles @ 8:07 PM :: 11120 Views :: Health Care

... if you want to know how state enterprises really feel about competition, take a look at Obama’s home state of Hawaii ....

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Friday, August 7, 2009
Layoffs: State challenges HGEA call for refusal of RIF forms
By News Release @ 1:16 PM :: 6852 Views :: Energy, Environment

“I hope our employees adhere to the deadline we have set, because the possible consequences to them of ignoring the deadline could be the loss of any ability to bump into a different position,” Governor Lingle said.

“I am also very disappointed that the HGEA and UPW have failed to respond to the offer we presented on July 21, 2009. Unfortunately, the State’s deteriorating budget situation is getting worse, not better, and the amount the State can afford to pay in labor costs continues to decline. The unions’ failure to accept or recognize this is, in my opinion, not in their members’ best interests.”

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Friday, August 7, 2009
KITV-4 to air 50th Anniversary of Statehood Documentary
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 5424 Views :: Energy, Environment

You have only a few more days to enjoy the pause in the Gramscian War on the cultural and historic foundations of Hawaii Statehood.... So be sure to tune in tonight.

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Friday, August 7, 2009
Obama calls out union goons to townhall meetings: "Punch back twice as hard"
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:24 PM :: 10353 Views :: National News, Ethics

Opponents of President Obama’s health care plan try to get into a heated town hall meeting in Ybor City on Thursday night.

"Presidential" leadership:  In Tampa, Florida, protester Barry Osteen was pushed in the face by Democratic Club Treasurer Karen Miracle and union members allegedly assaulted another concerned citizen. Both of the events were organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Asked about the possibility of people concerned about Obama showing up at their event, in Tampa, SEIU spokeswoman Kim Diehl told the St. Petersburg Times: “We’re prepared. We have strategies to deal with it if it should come up.”

As this video plainly shows, one of those strategies is to lock out dissenters while letting in purple-shirted SEIU members. The desire to silence dissent on Obamacare goes all the to the top. At a Democratic rally in Virginia last night, the President told supporters: “I don’t want the folks who created the mess doing a lot of talking. I want them to just get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.”

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Thursday, August 6, 2009
AP: Hawaii Hurricane response test reveals shortfalls
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 8578 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 IMAGE: CAT 4 Hurricane Felicia takes aim at Hilo, but is projected to weaken before landfall.

[Image of 5-day forecast and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]

(And here's what would happen if a CAT 4 hit Oahu....)

A powerful hurricane would shut down Hawaiian Electric's grid for 30 days. Streets as far inland as Beretania and the H-1 freeway would be flooded. Debris would block roads. And homes would be damaged across the island of Oahu, if a powerful hurricane struck Oahu, officials said.  The imagined scenario officials have been working with calls for a Category 4 hurricane -- meaning a storm with sustained winds over 130 mph -- to make landfall at Kapolei.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Gov Lingle appoints Kaulana Park DHHL Director
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 6409 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle has appointed Kaulana Park to serve as the new director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission.  Park, the department’s deputy director since February 2008, succeeds Micah Kāne, who will become a Trustee for Kamehameha Schools.  The transition will take effect on Aug. 12.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tied to Iranian regime, UH Manoa Prof. defends accused Buenos Aires bomber, ducks debate
By Selected News Articles @ 6:45 PM :: 9903 Views :: National News, Higher Education, Military

UH Manoa professor Farideh Farhi, an advisor to the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a group that lobbies for better relations with the Islamic Republic, challenged me a couple weeks ago...for a column questioning Iranian sincerity in diplomacy.... Today Tabnak (website of accused Buenos Aires bomber) suggests why: In the course of discussing the controversy, it mentions that Farhi worked some years for the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Indeed, her work at the Foreign Ministry coincided with Holocaust revisionist conferences.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Spreading “Disinformation” About Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:25 PM :: 6340 Views :: National News, Ethics

The White House wants people to believe they are losing the health care debate because “scary … videos are starting to percolate on the internet” that are spreading “disinformation” about Obama’s health care plan.  The White House is even encouraging Obama supporters to help them identify people spreading this “disinformation.” The official White House blog now asks Americans: “If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
No to Islamic Law
By Daniel Pipes @ 6:30 AM :: 7950 Views :: World News, Family

...issuing hijabs as part of uniforms in Great Britain is nothing new – the London police led the way in 2001, followed by other police forces, at least one fire brigade, and even the furniture chain Ikea. What sets the Avon and Somerset hijabs apart from these others is their being intended not just for pious Muslim female staff but also for non-Muslim staff....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Governor announces layoffs for union members: Furloughs for non-union
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 5676 Views :: Energy, Environment

Governor Lingle also announced that she will furlough approximately 900 state employees for three days per month effective September 1, 2009.  These “exempt excluded” employees are all non-union employees, who are not covered by Judge Karl Sakamoto’s order barring the Governor from unilaterally implementing furloughs for union employees. 

(Sounds like union membership is detrimental to the interests of those emplyees who are being laid off.)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Depleted Uranium: Radioactive Propaganda
By Andrew Walden @ 2:50 PM :: 13333 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

In attempting to prove DU is dangerous, the activists have in fact proved the opposite. They have discovered what any junior high school physics student already knows -- the world is naturally bathed in background radiation. This background radiation is far stronger than anything depleted uranium could ever emit. DU radiation is literally too weak for them to measure.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
UPDATE: Senate Committee to consider Akaka Bill Thursday
By Andrew Walden @ 2:34 PM :: 12904 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will conduct a hearing on S. 1011, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009.  The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 2:15 PM (EST)  which is 8:15AM Hawai`i Time and will be held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building room 628.   UPDATE: Names of hearing tesifiers have been released.... 

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The Depleted Uranium Scam
By Andrew Walden @ 7:53 AM :: 16083 Views :: Environment, Military

If the Big Square Building comprises 100,000 square feet weighing 100 pounds per square foot, and that weight were made up of equal parts drywall, brick, and cement, the ten-million-pound building contains about 42 pounds of non-depleted uranium and 63 pounds of radioactive thorium.

Jim Albertini of the misnamed Malu-Aina Peace Center writes March 27, “We must not tolerate having any depleted uranium in our environment….” By this logic the legislature should immediately be shut down and quarantined as a toxic waste dump.

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Monday, August 3, 2009
The Obama Middle-Class Tax Hike is Coming
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:30 PM :: 5950 Views :: National News, Ethics

President Obama is finding that keeping the promises made by candidate Obama is next to impossible. You just can’t borrow a trillion dollars for an economic stimulus, enact a new trillion dollar health care entitlement, and increase discretionary spending by 12% through 2019 (including doubling federal education spending) and then expect to pay for it all by taxing the most productive Americans. Eventually the moment would come when reality would catch up to candidate Obama’s promises. That moment is fast approaching.  This weekend on the Sunday talk shows, both Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Larry Summers refused to rule out the possibility that President Obama will raise taxes on the middle-class....

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Monday, August 3, 2009
VIDEO: Obama Explains How His Health Care Plan Will ‘Eliminate’ Private Insurance
By Selected News Articles @ 10:08 AM :: 7682 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Larry Summers both sidestepped questions on Obama's intentions about taxes. Geithner said the White House was not ready to rule out a tax hike to lower the federal deficit; Summers said Obama's proposed health care overhaul needs funding from somewhere....

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Sunday, August 2, 2009
Hawaii Hospitals: Not Quite Catching Up To Africa
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 24357 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Health Care

Originally published July, 2007, this article outlines the effect of government-controlled health care on Hawaii.  Since Hawaii's system has been pointed to as a model for socialized health care, other Americans may be interested to learn the fate which awaits them.

In the wake of a heated fight over construction of a privately funded hospital on Maui, the Hawaii Health Services Corporation (HHSC) is moving to improve its facilities by agreeing to provide Hawaii patients with equipment available in some African hospitals....

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Friday, July 31, 2009
Congressional townhall meetings go wild (Coming to Hawaii next week?)
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 PM :: 13228 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.

On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.

We at Hawai`i Free Press care about voter participation, so here is a convenient list of upcoming Neil Abercrombie Town Hall events.  Don't be shy... 

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Friday, July 31, 2009
Stop government control of your health? "Yes We Can!"
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 4281 Views :: National News, Ethics

We have set up a new Health Care Action Center on our website that centralizes key facts and action items to keep you informed throughout the health care debate.

Please take this information and pass it on to others.  And follow the links to add your voice to our petition and speak out to your members of Congress.  Remember, only a few votes in Congress stand in the way of this “reform” becoming a reality.  Thank you for taking action with us!

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Friday, July 31, 2009
Inouye salutes Statehood
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 6545 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Three years ago, a Statehood Rally was attacked at Iolani as police stood by.  Now this from Inouye: 

"The territory of Hawaii was annexed to the United States in 1898 by a joint resolution of Congress based on a treaty signed with the Hawaiian government.  For many years thereafter, many delegations of congressmen and senators visited the territory to consider the pleas submitted by generations of our people requesting statehood."

These lines are sure to aggrivate the phony "sovereignty" activists--drug dealers, mortgage scammers, child abusers and others paid by OHA to create an argument for the Akaka Bill by pretending to oppose it in favor of "independence".  But Hawaii's elite have decided to turn off the faucet on OHA's goons--for now.  What will happen AFTER Admission Day?

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Friday, July 31, 2009
AIONA: Developing Hawai‘i’s high-tech industries
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 3:30 AM :: 5330 Views :: Energy, Environment

In the coming weeks and months, I will be leading our state’s efforts to formulate solutions to grow our high-tech industry and put us back on track. Your input and involvement in this new endeavor will be critical to our success.

If you share the vision of a thriving high tech industry in Hawai‘i, I ask you now for your help.  Please contact my office at ltgov@hawaii.gov and let me know if you want to be part of the solution.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Risen from dead: Deal in works for vote on Obamacare
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 4460 Views :: National News, Ethics

Republican and Democratic senators negotiating financial details of healthcare reform have made great progress and are on the verge of a deal, a key Republican senator said on Wednesday.

"We have made great progress. Every day we make some progress," Senator Charles Grassley, one of the three Republicans from Senate Finance Committee involved in the talks to overhaul the healthcare system, told NPR radio. "Will we get it done so we can get a bill to the other members by this weekend because there is a certain time you've got to give people to study it? We're on the edge, and almost there," he said in the interview.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Hashimoto focuses on Senate, Taniguchi
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 6255 Views :: Education K-12, Environment

Please know that should I run, I will be a strong voice against tax increases, for moral values to protect our Keiki, and encouraging our community to have a stronger voice in the legislature.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Djou seen as top congressional candidate
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 9981 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The NRCC is committed to working with Charles Djou as he continues to meet the rigorous goals of the Young Guns program,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. “With all that Charles Djou has accomplished in just a few short months, I am confident that he will be successful in his effort to regain a seat for Republicans and keep the Democrats accountable for their reckless anti-jobs agenda.”

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
US Secret Service looks at alleged coup plotters: "Birthers' Queen Bee” could lose law license
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 9536 Views :: Obama

“Birtherism” is more than a wacky conspiracy theory. Dentist/lawyer Orly Taitz, dubbed the Birther “Queen Bee”, is facing a disbarment complaint filed anonymously in California--the only state in which she is admitted to the Bar. The first paragraph of the complaint reads as follows:

“A California attorney has decided that President Obama is ineligible to be President, and has taken on the mission of removing him from office – by force if necessary. On at least two occasions, she has openly called for armed rebellion by the military, to arrest and imprison the elected President.”

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Obama Deficit for 2009: $1.845 Trillion
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:02 PM :: 6177 Views :: National News, Ethics

The federal government is estimated to run a 2009 budget deficit of $1.845 trillion. While it is true that President George W. Bush handed President Barack Obama a $1,186 billion deficit for the year, Obama has only added to that total to the tune of $659 billion. Worse, President Obama’s budget shows average deficits of $855 billion over the next decade which would double the publicly held national debt by 2019. And that does not even count Obama’s budget busting health care spending.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
AG Bennett: State will appeal furlough ruling
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 4372 Views :: Energy, Environment

Governor Lingle and I continue to believe that Judge Sakamoto erred in his legal analysis, and that the Governor has the right to implement the three-day-per-month furlough plan.  The State also believes Judge Sakamoto erred in deciding that he, rather than the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board, had jurisdiction in this matter.  The State will shortly file an appeal and will seek expedited consideration of that appeal. 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
CNN Chief is source of latest "Birther" claim
By Andrew Walden @ 1:51 PM :: 10419 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

And so the Democrat media boss Klein, head of CNN's US operations, is now creating and spreading a new false claim about Obama's birth certificate--that Hawaii has destroyed all paper records.

CNN talkers under Klein -- including Paul Begala and James Carville -- are part of a daily conference call led by Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.  Is Klein also on that call?  Has the White House asked for the upsurge in Birther coverage in order to mask the collapse of Obamacare in Congress?  Don't hold your breath for reporters to ask Klein this question.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Hawaii DoH again verifies Obama born in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:58 AM :: 9132 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawai’i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai‘i and is a natural-born American citizen."

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Monday, July 27, 2009
Obamacare "IMAC" to ration healthcare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:23 PM :: 7700 Views :: National News, Ethics

For the second time in less than two weeks, the independent and non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has dealt a crushing blow to President Barack Obama’s health care plans. First, on July 17th, CBO director Doug Elmendorf sent a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), explaining that, in direct contradiction to President Obama’s promise that his health plan would not add “even one dime to our deficit over the next decade,” the House health plan would actually increase the budget deficit by $239 billion over ten years.

Reeling from this setback, the White House then put all of its cost-containing reform eggs in one basket: a massive transfer of power from Congress to the Executive branch in the form of an “Independent Medicare Advisory Council” (IMAC) that would be “the equivalent of a federal health board determining how health care was rationed for all seniors.”

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Saturday, July 25, 2009
Don't be fooled: Obama was Born in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 10082 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

(New audio debate: Walden vs Berg on Tennessee radio station.)

(Notice how the Obama media has suddenly chosen to focus on the birthers just as Obama's socialized health care scheme falls apart in Congress?  Precisely as this writer has explained again and again, the "birthers" are very helpful to Obama.  He uses them to portray his opponents as loons.  He also uses them as a cudgel against any investigation of his past or his associations.)   

Led by 9-11 trooothers like Pennsylvania Democrat Phil Berg, the scammers claiming that Barack Obama was born outside the US are continuing to work day and night to divert Obama's opponents into useless tin-foil-hat conspiracy theories.  Every day they come up with a distracting new lie.

As Obama's hero Saul Alinsky explains:   “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”

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Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sunshine law gets teeth—Council reorganization ordered
By Andrew Walden @ 3:11 PM :: 7685 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Suddenly the Sunshine law has teeth. Ruling late Thursday, Judge Ronald Ibarra has effectively outlawed the Hawaii County Council’s controversial June 16 reorganization. Judge Ibarra, who oversaw the Hokulia case, further ruled that the council is temporarily enjoined “from taking any further action except to conduct further reorganization.”

According to the plaintiff’s attorney, this is the first time that a court in Hawaii has enjoined a legislative body from functioning.

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Friday, July 24, 2009
DLNR vs Hannemann: "DLNR Firefighters took lead"
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 6650 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“We have an excellent relationship with Honolulu Fire Department, and it is really a shame the Mayor didn’t take the time to learn the facts about our past, current and future collaborative efforts before denigrating the good work of our state firefighters."

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Friday, July 24, 2009
Sean Hannity exposes Hawaii's Failed Universal Health Care Experiment
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 PM :: 10823 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union, but the first to implement a universal health- care scheme. Now, it did not go as lawmakers in the Aloha State had originally planned, and Griff Jenkins, he tells us the story why.

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Friday, July 24, 2009
Prison could become School: Youth Challenge Academy to take over Kulani?
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 11001 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Labor, Military

To ensure the Kulani facility will be used productively for the benefit of the state and the Big Island community, the Department of Public Safety is currently working with the Hawai‘i Department of Defense (DOD) on a Memorandum of Agreement for the land to be utilized for the DOD’s Hawai‘i National Guard Youth Challenge program.

The Hawai‘i National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy program provides at-risk students who otherwise would not obtain a high school diploma with an opportunity to attend a 22-week curriculum designed to turn their lives around. Since 1995, over 2,500 students who have participated in the Youth Challenge Academy have earned their High School diplomas.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Gov Lingle nominates former federal prosecutor to Chief Judge Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 4316 Views :: Energy, Environment

Prior to being appointed by Governor Lingle as an Intermediate Court of Appeals judge, Nakamura served as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1986 to 2004, where he focused on prosecution of federal crimes with emphasis on complex fraudulent schemes, tax offenses, environmental crimes and public corruption.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thirty Meter Telescope Selects Mauna Kea -- Let the looting begin!
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 22609 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

(SB Headline is "GOTCHA!".  After OHA's rent-seeking lawsuits begin, it will become more clear what that means.  For now everybody is celebrating ....) 

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today praised the decision by the board of directors of the TMT Observatory Corporation to select Mauna Kea as the preferred site for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)....

 "Having the most advanced telescope in the world on the slopes of Mauna Kea will enhance Hawai‘i’s high-technology sector, while providing our students with education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields." 

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Hizb Ut-Tahrir in Chicago: Shariah Takes Precedence over U.S. Constitution
By IPT News @ 2:19 PM :: 6412 Views :: National News, Ethics

Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international movement seeking to re-establish an international Islamic state - or Caliphate - and to indoctrinate Muslims into supporting jihad, wants to step up its recruitment efforts in the United States. On July 19, the group, whose alumni include 9/ 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and suicide bombers, held a conference entitled "The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam" in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Oak Lawn, Ill, a Chicago suburb.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Video: Muslim mob surrounds and attacks Christians (in Michigan)
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 6959 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Lebanon?  Egypt?  No.....this is "Dearborn Arabfest 2009" June 21, 2009

(BTW thousands of Christian Arabs live in Michigan.  No rights for them to question Islam, eh?)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
"Eagles" send 3000 lbs Kona Coffee to US soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan
By News Release @ 11:54 AM :: 2396 Views

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles has forwarded 3000 lbs of donaterd Kona coffee to US military personnel stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  More coffee is coming in and GOE is working to send it to several combat units.   

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Monday, July 20, 2009
Lingle, Kaauwai zap Inouye's "distraction"
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 5950 Views :: Energy, Environment

In a statement released today, Senator Daniel Inouye asks, “Why should there be layoffs?”

Good question.  Governor Lingle’s furlough plan avoids layoffs.

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Monday, July 20, 2009
Layoffs: Consultation Letters sent to unions
By News Release @ 12:34 PM :: 5057 Views :: Energy, Environment

“The State of Hawai‘i is facing a very serious budget crisis and labor costs make up nearly 70 percent of our entire state budget,” Governor Lingle said.  “Every day that passes without the implementation of labor savings will result in deeper cuts in the future to make up the shortfall.”

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Saturday, July 18, 2009
HGEA boss makes more than Governor
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 9:46 PM :: 6040 Views :: Energy, Environment

In truth, Randy Perreira makes over $150,000 a year on dues from union members!  Randy knows he clears at least $25,000 a year more than the Governor, herself, who is taking a voluntary pay cut and furlough.  In typical, arrogant, Union Boss fashion, Perreira fails to mention that he isn't taking any pay cut, himself, nor is he offering to reduce the monthly dues for the hard-working rank and file to ease the hardship.  With these greedy bosses, it's always, "Do as I say, not as I do!"

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Friday, July 17, 2009
Christian Coalition Chair Hashimoto considers run for Legislature
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 5818 Views :: Education K-12, Environment

After much prayer and input from close friends and family, I believe the time may have come to enter government rather than fighting from the sidelines. Therefore I am seriously considering running against Senator Brian Taniguchi or Representative Scott Saiki. Prior to making my final decision I would like to hear from my many friends and supporters of Hawaii Christian Coalition as I value your support, prayers and friendships. I now ask for your thoughts via email ...

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Friday, July 17, 2009
Kaauwai speech at July 14 rally "No More Taxes"
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 2:56 PM :: 8576 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

People of Hawai’i, I am standing here with you because I am sick and tired of the strangle hold that the arrogant and greedy union bosses and there puppet legislature have on Hawai’i.

Our Senate President Colleen Hanabusa has said that you are used to paying higher taxes.  Which tells me that Senator Hanabusa and her tax and spend friends in the legislature will continue to stick us with the bill unless we get them out of office.

We, the principled, honest and hardworking people of Hawai’i have allowed selfish corruption, personal gain, and special interests to determine the future of our children. As the Republican Party Chair, I am telling you -- NO MORE, NO WAY, and, NOT ON MY WATCH!!!

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Friday, July 17, 2009
Obamacare: House Dems question taxes and debt
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:20 PM :: 4404 Views :: National News, Ethics

The independent verdict on Obamacare is in: Instead of saving the federal government from fiscal catastrophe, the health reform measures being drafted by congressional Democrats would worsen an already bleak budget outlook, increasing deficit projections and driving the nation more deeply into debt. This runaway spending, coupled with the Democrats plans to raise taxes, will kill our struggling economy and leave us with double digit unemployment for years to come.

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