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Saturday, October 31, 2009
UNICEF's trick: A treat for Hamas
By Selected News Articles @ 4:41 PM :: 4222 Views :: World News, Family

"UNICEF has been a major financier of Palestinian 'summer camps' which encourage children to become suicide bombers. One such camp is named for Wafa Idris…"

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Friday, October 30, 2009
Transformation Hawaii conference to boost church-based voter registration drive
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 6599 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Not shy about involving church-goers in the electoral system, Hawaii conference organizers will be promoting the "I VOTE" voter registration drive which aims to register 80% of Hawaii church-goers and turn out 80% to vote at the polls.

Secular humanists are already alarmed at the prospect.  Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of voter participation in the nation but the Honolulu Star-Bulletin October 13 editorialized against the voter registration drive--a positive sign that voter registration can have a profound impact on the direction of the body politic.   

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Friday, October 30, 2009
Marines killed in Afghan helicopter crash had Kona connection
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 7360 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News, World News

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Kona Gathering of Eagles: Sadly we must report to you that four brave aviation Marines, whose Squadron we have been supporting with donations of Kona coffee since last June have been killed in action in Afghanistan.

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Friday, October 30, 2009
DoE/HSTA try to silence Kihei PTA furlough solution
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 6029 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Editor's Note: On Maui, Kihei Elementary School PTA leaders are working against resistance from the HSTA and the DoE to re-open their school on Furlough Fridays.  Why would the union and bureaucracy oppose this plan?  The best clue is at the end of the letter:

"While the children are in their usual routine the rest of us adults can figure out what to do with the budget."

The DoE and HSTA need to create as much chaos as possible in order to stampede the legislature into raising taxes and raiding special funds.  They are working to stifle any discussion of the massive waste, fraud, and abuse contained within the DoE budget.  By coming up with a way to keep school open on Fridays, the Kihei PTA is getting in the way of this DoE/HSTA political game. 

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Friday, October 30, 2009
Trillion Dollar Pelosi Blueprint for Government Run Health Care
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:28 PM :: 3608 Views :: National News, Ethics

The new House health care bill (H.R. 3962) unveiled by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) yesterday clocks in at 1,990 pages and about 400,000 words. As written, the bill purports to cost only $1.05 trillion over the first ten years and is paid for by over $700 billion in tax increases and cuts to Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug payments. But as troubling as those numbers are, the scariest thing about the bill is the solid foundation it lays for a complete government take over of the health care sector of our economy.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules in State's Favor in Ceded Land Litigation
By Selected News Articles @ 8:12 PM :: 3627 Views :: Energy, Environment

"This would appear to leave the door open for Professor Osorio to bring a claim once there is state action under Act 176 to sell or otherwise transfer ceded lands."

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Postal Service deadlines for Afghanistan, Iraq Christmas packages
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 7685 Views :: Energy, National News, World News

First-class and priority mail for servicemembers stationed in Afghanistan should be sent by Dec. 4 for arrival by Christmas. The deadline for parcel airlift mail is Dec. 1, and space-available mail bound for Afghanistan should be sent by Nov. 21.  Officials recommend that parcel post mail to all military overseas locations should be sent by Nov. 13.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Clean Energy: Undersea power cable plans move forward
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 3810 Views :: Energy, Environment

The undersea cable, which would connect the islands into one electrical grid to allow the integration of renewable wind power generated in Maui County for transmission to O‘ahu is part of a comprehensive energy agreement signed one year ago between the State of Hawai‘i and Hawaiian Electric companies to move the state away from its dependence on fossil fuels for electricity and ground transportation.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Governor to promote Hawaii tourism, business in China
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 4185 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle announced today she will travel to China to build on the State’s strategic efforts to strengthen Hawai‘i’s economic base by tapping China’s growing outbound tourism market as well as developing opportunities and partnerships in clean energy and international trade. 

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Cap and Trade: A threat to national security
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:33 PM :: 3412 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In poll, after poll, after poll, the American people have clearly expressed their preference for prioritizing economic growth over global warming. This is a major problem for those on the left who want to reorganize our entire economy under the guise of cap and trade climate change legislation. Tacitly admitting they have lost this argument, the left has shifted gears and is trying a new tack: global warming is a threat to national security.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sen. Lieberman backs filibuster of Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:39 PM :: 2639 Views :: Energy, Environment

Americans who like making their own health care choices received welcome news yesterday when Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said he would be willing to block final passage of Obamacare if the government run health insurance program Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced Monday survives the amendment process during the Senate debate. Lieberman explained: "I think that a lot of people may think that the public option is free. It’s not. It’s going to cost the taxpayers and people that have health insurance now, and if it doesn’t, it’s going to add terribly to our national debt.”

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Djou: Homeowners' property tax vote "typical disgusting City Hall politics"
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 4285 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This morning the City Council voted not to advance Bill 51 relating to a homeowners tax class.  After the vote, Mayor Mufi Hannemann hauled Council Chair Todd Apo into his office for several hours.  Late this evening, after all media had left the building, Apo, along with Councilmember Gary Okino, suddenly reversed their votes and voted to pass Bill 51.  Councilmember Apo had consistently been a leading opponent of establishing a homeowner tax class since it was first proposed last year.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Gov. Lingle nominates Edwin Nacino Circuit Judge
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 5425 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

As a practicing attorney, Nacino had the opportunity to prepare appellate briefs to the Hawai‘i Supreme Court, Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.... He worked for two-and-a-half years at the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where he tried jury and non-jury cases involving misdemeanor and felonies at the District, Family and Circuit Court levels.... Before beginning his legal career, Nacino was a police officer with the Honolulu Police Department for approximately eight-and-a-half years.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
No Matter What You Call It, It’s Still Just Government-Run Health Care
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:43 PM :: 2649 Views :: National News, Ethics

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that the health care legislation he is drafting will include a government-run health insurance plan, or as many on the left like to call it “the public option.” The new wrinkle that Reid has thrown into the proposal is an “opt out” clause which would require states to pass legislation by 2014 rejecting participation in the federal government run plan. None of the committees in the House or Senate ever even voted on this new opt out scheme. But that does not really matter. Whether it is first implemented through a co-op, or a trigger, or an opt out, the end goal is the same: government-run health care for all Americans.

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Monday, October 26, 2009
Missile Defense brings Maori NFL star Riki Ellison to Capitol Tuesday
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 8499 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The event will feature a presentation by national spokesman and former NFL football star, Riki Ellison, Founder and Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) a non-profit organization which advocates the deployment and development of a missile defense system.  Mr. Ellison has is an expert in the field of missile defense.

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Monday, October 26, 2009
CQ Politics: Djou is "best candidate in a decade" -- district no longer "safe" for Dems
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 4899 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Republicans have their best candidate in a decade running for this seat. Djou has been fundraising for this race since early 2008, when it was correctly rumored that Abercrombie would leave his House seat open to run for governor. National Republicans already have taken note of Djou and aired advertisements in the heavily Democratic district.

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Monday, October 26, 2009
HGEA vs HSTA: The coming legislative budget crisis
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 5721 Views :: Energy, Environment

In the HSTA/Kanu Hawaii playbook, Furlough Friday, October 23, 2009 was supposed to be the day they seized control of the debate on how to solve the Hawaii budget crisis.  The Legislature was supposed to announce that they had a majority of both houses lined up to demand a special session.  But other government employees' unions got in the way. 

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Monday, October 26, 2009
The Transparent Costs of Cap and Trade
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:55 AM :: 2750 Views :: National News, Ethics

Since energy is the lifeblood of the American economy, 85 percent of which comes from CO2-emitting fossil fuels, the Waxman-Markey bill’s arbitrary and severe restrictions on the current energy supply and infrastructure will not only have direct impact on consumers’ budgets through higher electric bills and gasoline prices, but also cause unnecessary inefficiencies at virtually every stage of production. CDA estimates that Waxman-Markey legislation would cost the average family-of-four almost $3,000 per year, cause 2.5 million net job losses by 2035, and a produce a cumulative gross domestic product (GDP) loss of $9.4 trillion between 2012 and 2035.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009
Union Member Assaults Maui Tea Party Organizer at School Furlough Protest
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:57 AM :: 10162 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

As volunteer sign wavers arrived, they noticed an angry man shouting at them about “F***ing Republicans!” The man picked up the TEA Party signs that were set up near the sidewalk and started to walk away with them. Hodges, called after the man, repeatedly asking him, “Friend, please bring back those signs – they are private property,” but the man continued storming off. Finally, Hodges called out that he would summon police if the man did not return the signs. The man then turned around, marched up to Hodges still carrying the signs and yelled "I'm gonna kick your a**!!".

Hodges, a former Maui police officer, notified the man that pursuant to Hawaii law, Hodges was placing the man under citizen's arrest for the theft of the signs and the physical threat. The man grew angrier and threw the signs, which are made of heavy wood, at Hodges's feet, cutting Hodges’ right leg through his jeans. Hodges stood by with the man until police arrived, accepted Hodges' citizen's arrest, and took the man to the police station for processing. Police reports were generated against the man for theft in the fourth degree and assault in the third degree.

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Friday, October 23, 2009
Lingle: DoE Superintendent should be appointed by next Governor
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 6819 Views :: Energy, Environment

Grabbing the political high ground on a day union operatives had sought to shape debate as a choice between tax increases and cutbacks, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle this morning announced her intention to propose a constitutional amendment which would transfer control of the State Department of Education from the existing Board of Education and make the DoE into a cabinet-level department headed by an appointed Superintendent.  Promisingly, her proposal was immediately endorsed by Rep Neil Abercrombie, the leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

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Friday, October 23, 2009
The Unaccountable Obama Czar State
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:34 PM :: 2681 Views :: National News, Ethics

Yesterday the United States Department of the Treasury Special Master of Compensation Kenneth Feinberg announced a wage control scheme for the 175 executives of the seven companies that have received the most funds from the taxpayer funded Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). At first the Obama administration denied any involvement in Feinberg’s decision....

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Friday, October 23, 2009
Furloughs: Rep Ward backs raid on Hurricane Fund
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 4323 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Editor's Note: This is what happens when one accepts the framework artificially created by the DoE and HSTA. 

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Obamacare loses in first key Senate vote
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:54 PM :: 3278 Views :: National News, Ethics

You have to read all the way to page A-25 in today’s New York Times to learn about it, but the Senate took its first floor vote on Obamacare yesterday and the White House lost. Big. The NYT reports: “Democrats lost a big test vote on health care legislation on Wednesday as the Senate blocked action on a bill to increase Medicare payments to doctors at a cost of $247 billion over 10 years. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, needed 60 votes to proceed. He won only 47. And he could not blame Republicans. A dozen Democrats and one independent crossed party lines and voted with Republicans on the 53 to 47 roll call.”

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Leadership: Lt. Gov. Candidate Adrienne King calls for DoE reform
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 4825 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Department of Education has not had a comprehensive audit of their entire organization, management practices and personnel administration since 1973.  The DOE always complains about lack of funds and yet, because the DOE has not been audited, neither they nor the taxpayers know where the DOE's two billion dollar budget gets spent!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Cheney: “We cannot protect this country by putting politics over security, and turning the guns on our own guys”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 PM :: 3796 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Having announced his Afghanistan strategy last March, President Obama now seems afraid to make a decision, and unable to provide his commander on the ground with the troops he needs to complete his mission....  It’s time for President Obama to make good on his promise. The White House must stop dithering while America’s armed forces are in danger.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Last-minute donation: Rail contractor gave to Hannemann Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 2:08 AM :: 5903 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

It wasn't easy to find in the thicket of engineering firms, architects, consultants, and legions of wanna-be rail subcontractors who suddenly became big financial backers of Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann's campaign right about the time he started promoting rail transit, but the first company awarded a rail construction contract--Kiewit Pacific--is indeed represented among Hannemann's contributors.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Stimulating unemployment: Hawaii loses 17,000 jobs
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 4781 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

According to the data, 49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since stimulus was enacted.  Only North Dakota has seen net job creation following the February 2009 stimulus.  While President Obama claimed the result of his stimulus bill would be the creation of 3.5 million jobs, the Nation has already lost a total of 2.7 million – a difference of 6.2 million jobs.  Hawaii was projected to gain 15,000 jobs.  Instead the state lost 17,000. 

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Rules for a Radical White House
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:12 AM :: 2827 Views :: National News, Ethics

Politico’s Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei report today:

President Obama is working systematically to marginalize the most powerful forces behind the Republican Party, setting loose top White House officials to undermine conservatives in the media, business and lobbying worlds.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Senate Begins Voting on Obamacare This Week
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:01 AM :: 2723 Views :: National News, Ethics

After thousands of Americans attended hundreds of townhalls this summer, after the President of the United States delivered a rare speech to a Joint Session of Congress, after endless coverage of legislative markups in the relevant congressional committees, what if the Senate began actual floor votes on the health care overhaul and the drive-by media refused to cover it? Couldn’t happen? It already is.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
State office furloughs begin Oct 23
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 2892 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Following the ratification by Hawai‘i Government Employees Association (HGEA) members of a new two-year contract, Governor Linda Lingle today announced details of a plan that calls for two furlough days per month for the next 20 months for state employees that will start on Friday, October 23, 2009.  To minimize the impact on the public, most state offices will close all or portions of their operations on two specified Fridays per month.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Maui TEA Party joins Wailuku Save our Schools Rally Oct 23
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 5855 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The HSTA union bosses and the top-heavy DoE brass chose the furloughs as a way to convince us that they are indispensable and to justify raising more taxes, including a 20% jump in state excise taxes. More taxes will only deepen the recession and make things worse.

The union and DoE bosses' strategy is backfiring. More and more parents are asking why we need the DoE and the HSTA when they put union elites and the bureaucracy ahead of the classroom teachers, the parents and the students.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Duke Aiona Launches New Campaign Website
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 3366 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU - Lt. Governor Duke Aiona today launched the centerpiece of his new media campaign that will help him connect and interact with voters on important local issues online.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Furloughs: How Unions and the DoE aim to co-opt protesting parents
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 AM :: 9838 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The HSTA and the DoE worked hard to make Hawaii public schools' 17 furlough days as chaotic and inconvenient a possible.  Their goal: gin up pressure for tax increases.  But in order to do this they need an ally--a group which provides the illusion of being independent of the HSTA and DoE.  They have found it in the form of "KanuHawaii.org", a group headquartered on Bishop Street tied to the firm "3 Point Consulting."

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Monday, October 19, 2009
Exposing the Obamacare Shell Game
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:14 PM :: 2631 Views :: National News, Ethics

In his primetime health care address before a Joint Session of Congress, President Barack Obama promised the American people: “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. Period.” But it is hard work adding $1 trillion in government spending while claiming with a straight face that you are not adding to the deficit. Enter White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who has just the solution: just strip out $247 billion of the spending in the bill, pass it separately, and voila … your job just got one-fourth easier.

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Monday, October 19, 2009
Congressional fund race: Djou leads more than 2-1
By Andrew Walden @ 12:06 AM :: 6922 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The results are in and Republican Congressional Candidate Charles Djou's cash-on-hand total--a key early measure of political support--beats that of Democrat Ed Case by more than 2-1.  Djou, an outgoing Honolulu City Council member, also beats Senate President Colleen Hanabusa (D-Ko`olina) by more than 40-1.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009
Imagined Ethnicity: Wahiawa beauty queen pens plea to Obama
By Andrew Walden @ 11:49 PM :: 3788 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics

 

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This past Friday October 9, 2009, I was honored to be crowned Miss Hampton University 2009-2010. It truly was the best night of my life! With that being said, I am sad to say that my crowning was not widely accepted and many negative comments regarding my win have been shared throughout my campus.

It would be much easier to say that possibly some were not accepting of the news because I wasn't the most qualified contestant; however, the true reason for the disapproval was because of the color of my skin. I am not African American.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009
'Not Evil Just Wrong' Puts Human Face on 'Disastrous' Effects of Green Policies (see it here beginning today at 2pm HST)
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 PM :: 3911 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On October 7, Phelim McAleer joined the Society of Environmental Journalists. Three days later, he took advantage of his new membership to attend former Vice President Al Gore’s speech to the group in Madison, Wis., and to rush up to the microphone afterward to ask a question....The event’s organizers mobilized, cutting the sound on McAleer’s microphone as he continued to pose questions. Moderator Tim Wheeler called it a “Warholian moment,” implying that McAleer had wrought 15 short minutes of fame out of the encounter. He had a point. Within 48 hours, McAleer had appeared on “Fox and Friends,” “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” and “Lou Dobbs,” and video of the encounter had appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

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Friday, October 16, 2009
OHA Trustees claim ownership of your drinking water
By Andrew Walden @ 7:39 PM :: 14867 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, OHA

Thirsty? Get used to it. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) now claims ownership of most of Hawaii’s fresh water.

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Friday, October 16, 2009
Obamacare Puts You on Welfare
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:46 PM :: 2862 Views :: National News, Ethics

At a price tag of $829 billion, the SFC ’framework’ will reduce the number of uninsured Americans by 29 million, moving the overall percentage of nonelderly Americans with health insurance from 83% in 2010 to 94% in 2019. But of those 29 million with new insurance coverage, almost half (14 million), will get their coverage through the welfare programs Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). That is equivalent to adding every resident of Ohio and Nevada to the welfare rolls.

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Friday, October 16, 2009
"Muslim Mafia" Exposes CAIR's Exaggerations, Efforts to Stymie Law Enforcement
By IPT News @ 4:25 PM :: 5892 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

So far, CAIR has not challenged the veracity of the claims in Muslim Mafia. Instead, it has focused on the authors' political backgrounds and minimized the findings.

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Friday, October 16, 2009
Lingle: Will agriculture survive Maui water diversion?
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 1:52 AM :: 6913 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

It is the fundamental issue of whether we will enable agriculture to survive in our state by ensuring that farmers have access to adequate water to grow their crops.

I am here to talk about achieving a meaningful, reasonable, and balanced decision by the Water Commission, and to offer caution that the decisions the Commission makes will have profound consequences for the future of Maui and our state as a whole.

The Commission will determine the allocation of stream water to meet a public trust.  Included in that deliberation is the examination of the beneficial uses for the water.  I believe because of its importance, water for agricultural operations should be given the same level of protection as that given to domestic consumption, the protection of traditional and customary Hawaiian rights, and the protection of fish and wildlife to achieve a proper ecological balance.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Obamacare Forces You to Fund Abortions
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:54 AM :: 3344 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions,” Or so President Barack Obama promised to the American people in his health care address before a Joint Session of Congress on September 9th. But then why did the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops send a letter to Congress on October 8th writing: “No one should be required to pay for or participate in abortion. … No current bill meets this test”?  Who is telling the truth?

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Muslim Mafia: CAIR's Inner Workings Exposed
By Daniel Pipes @ 12:56 AM :: 6271 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Written by P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry, the investigation is based largely on the undercover work of Gaubatz's son Chris who spent six months as an intern at CAIR's D.C. headquarters in 2008. In that capacity, he acquired 12,000 pages of documentation and took 300 hours of video.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Obamacare: It’s All Downhill From Here
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:20 PM :: 4143 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The scariest part about yesterday’s Senate Finance Committee vote passing its version of Obamacare, is not what is in their bill (to the extent that it even exists), but that the Finance Committee bill promises to be the high water mark for “bipartisanship” in health care reform.

Now all of the other bills will be merged together behind the closed doors. All the bills are fundamentally flawed and will only get worse as the leaders in the House and Senate have to commit to actual details.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Back from Iraq: Tropic Lightning Soldiers return
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 3600 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, World News

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, TIKRIT, Iraq - Nearly 1,000 Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters will arrive in Hawaii from mid-October into early November after a year-long deployment to northern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Photos: Samoa Tsunami Surge Sept 29 in Keauhou Bay, Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 PM :: 5950 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News, World News

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Star-Bulletin comes out against voter registration drive
By Andrew Walden @ 8:32 PM :: 15763 Views :: First Amendment, Office of Elections, Religion

After years of pretending to be concerned about Hawaii's worst-in-the-nation voter participation, today the Honolulu Star-Bulletin has shown its true colors.

In an editorial titled "Religion risky for GOP", SB editors condemn a church-based statewide voter registration drive.  They complain bitterly that, "...the goal is to convince 80 percent of Christian churchgoers to register to vote and then persuade 80 percent of those who register to vote...."

This contrasts sharply with the Star-Bulletin July 21, 2009 which cried, "Hawaii dead last in voter turnout." 

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Obamacare Sends Deficits Off Cliff
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:47 AM :: 3763 Views :: National News, Ethics

In order to game the CBO scoring system (explained by former CBO Director Donald Marron here), Democrats have packed ten years of taxing, but only six years of spending, into the CBO’s ten-year budgeting window.  So what happens to the deficit in those years after the CBO budget window?  Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA), a member of the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition explains: “Every year, you lose ground. It’s likely after 10 years, we fall off a cliff.”

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Monday, October 12, 2009
Malulani Foundation Partners with Crossroads Program Group, LLC for Development of New Maui Hospital
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 5354 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Crossroads will develop a comprehensive assessment of Maui’s present and anticipated healthcare needs, a comprehensive financial feasibility study and business planning for the proposed medical development at a site in Kihei.

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Monday, October 12, 2009
$8338 per year: Obamacare Invades Your Wallet
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:11 PM :: 4151 Views :: National News, Ethics

For a family of four making $69,480 (300% above poverty) the Baucus bill mandates annual health insurance premiums of $8,338, which would be worth the equivalent of over ten months of food, four months of housing or almost two years of utilities.

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Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

Judgepedia Hawaii

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

OHA Lies

Ohana Policy Group

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Salvage The Rail

Save the Plastic Bag

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Copenull

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

TEA Party Maui

TFB Micronesia

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

United Veterans Hawaii

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT