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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Pohakuloa: Double defeat for anti-DU scammers
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 9504 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Big Island elected officials arriving to meet with Army representatives at Pohakuloa Training Area got a eye-opening surprise Wednesday morning  In addition to the usual gaggle of anti-Semites and 9-11 trooothers protesting against the military, they were greeted at the front gate by a dozen Big Island residents rallying to support the troops.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Koller: State’s “horse-and-buggy” system is labor-intensive, costly and slow
By News Release @ 11:39 AM :: 4971 Views :: Energy, Environment

With EPOD, in-person interviews would no longer be required, and customers could submit applications online or by phoning a new DHS call center. Customers could still fax or mail applications, if they prefer, and receive in-person help at community social service agencies, health facilities and remaining DHS offices across the Islands.

Before long, the demand for in-person contact with DHS would diminish significantly as residents realize they can receive benefits faster and without spending time in offices.

Other EPOD advantages include:

  • Reducing the complexity of work and risk of error or fraud;
  • Creating a highly efficient “production” type atmosphere;
  • Equalizing workloads among eligibility staff; and
  • Eliminating the “silo” approach that interferes with efficient teamwork to get the job done.
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Sunday, February 28, 2010
TEA Party movement celebrates first anniversary
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 6134 Views :: National News, Ethics

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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Hawaii’s corporatist model imploding?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:18 AM :: 3946 Views :: Energy, Environment

Encyclopedia Britannica defines corporatism as:  "The theory and practice of organizing society into 'corporations' subordinate to the state. According to corporatist theory, workers and employers would be organized into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and controlling to a large extent the persons and activities within their jurisdiction."

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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Photos: Tsunami surge in Hilo, Kahului
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 5356 Views :: Energy

Time lapse photos from five minutes of tsunami surge in Hilo Bay

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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Chile Earthquake: Tsunami estimated arrival in Hawaii 11AM NOAA warning “High Severity”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:29 AM :: 6434 Views :: Energy, World News

Previous Chilean earthquakes have produced deadly tsunami on the Big Island.  A 1960 Chile 9.6 magnitude quake caused a 30-foot wave in Hilo while a magnitude 8.0 quake in Chile in 1946 prompted 60 foot wave that devastated Laupahoehoe, sent wreckage into downtown Hilo, and destroyed the railroad along Hawaii’s east shores.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Djou, Aiona, Lingle joined by Karl Rove to rally 1000 at Hawaii Lincoln Day dinner
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 4737 Views :: National News, Ethics

Hawai'i traditionally hosts the largest Lincoln Day Dinner in the nation.  Attendees heard from Charles Djou, Candidate for Congress, Lt. Governor Duke Aiona and Governor Linda Lingle.  The keynote speaker was Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush. 

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Saturday, February 27, 2010
VIDEO: Environmentalists allowing millions of barrels of oil to leak into ocean off California
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:18 AM :: 2743 Views :: National News, Ethics

Stop Oil Seeps California has a documentary on the problem of natural oil seepage, which, according to the Natural Resource Council, is a far bigger source of oil emissions into the ocean than man-made oil spills. Allen’s group contends that along with more drilling for oil would come more control over these natural seepages. Their film, which was screened this week at The Heritage Foundation, is called A Crude Reality.

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Friday, February 26, 2010
Heritage: Someone Needs to Tell the President His Health Care Plan is Dead
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:15 PM :: 2430 Views :: National News, Ethics

The day before yesterday's White House health care summit, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told reporters: "The only way this works is for the House to pass the Senate bill and then, depending on what the package is, the reconciliation provision that moves first through the House and then comes here." When Conrad was reminded that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has repeatedly insisted that the House will not pass the Senate bill until the Senate passes a second bill that fixes the first, Conrad replied: "Fine, then it's dead."

This was the dynamic that President Barack Obama was trying to alter with his eventually-seven-hour meeting. And judging by pretty much every major news outlet, he completely failed.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Senate Committees to hear Unemployment Tax Relief Bill Friday
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 2519 Views :: Energy, Environment

A hearing (Hearing Notice) before the Senate Ways and Means Committee and Labor Committee has been scheduled on HB 2169 HD2, the Unemployment Insurance Tax bill, for this Friday, February 26, at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capitol in Room 211. This is the last hearing on the bill and the final chance for you to submit testimony.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
House Finance Committee Advances 12 Tax Bills
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 3382 Views :: Energy, Environment

Honolulu, Hawaii. The House Committee on Finance this evening advanced major tax and revenue generation bills that propose to raise needed revenue for the state and to help balance the state budget as required by law.  The committee deferred bills that propose to raise the General Excise Tax and to raise income tax for higher-income individual taxpayers.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Statements: Abercrombie, Hanabusa back new Akaka Bill over Governor’s objections
By News Release @ 12:58 PM :: 4816 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

First Congressional District candidate Colleen Hanabusa praised the U.S. House of Representatives today for approving H.R. 2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009.

Also Abercrombie floor speech, news release and media roundup of coverage on Akaka bill.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Heritage: A Sham of a Summit for a Sham of a Bill
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:15 PM :: 2575 Views :: National News, Ethics

Today's White House-sponsored health care summit is an insult to the intelligence of every honest American. President Barack Obama's communications minions are still trying sell his plan as an "opening bid" in the health care debate. But as Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus asks: "With whom is he bidding?

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Hawaii Congressional special election “expected” for Saturday, May 22--Djou "ready"
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 8011 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The election will be mail-in with a proposed ballot deadline of Saturday, May 22, 2010.  This tentative date is included in bid sheets issued or voting equipment by the Hawaii Office of Elections. 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Abercrombie: Mufi personally threatening my donors (VIDEO)
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 5968 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Democratic candidate for governor of Hawaii Neil Abercrombie told KITV-TV that Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann is personally calling business owners to warn them against contributing money to Abercrombie’s campaign.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Doc Hastings: “Rewritten Akaka Bill strikes at the heart of the State of Hawaii’s authority”
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 4510 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

There’s nothing more troubling about the House voting on a fundamentally rewritten bill than the position made public by the Governor of Hawaii.  Something is very wrong when that Governor, a longtime vocal advocate of Native Hawaiian recognition, feels compelled to issue a statement last night, that she can’t support the rewritten bill.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Doc Hastings: Hawaii deserves to vote, not just Congress
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 3503 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Fifty-one years ago, 94.3 percent of Hawaiian residents voted to join the United States of America, surely this Congress owes the citizens of the State of Hawaii the ability to cast their vote on whether or not to create a new race-based governing body within their own state.  Hawaii voted to join the union as one unified state, if Congress is going to divide them, then the people of the State of Hawaii deserve to have their say.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Heritage: President Obama's "Pro-Business" Policies Are Killing the Free Market
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:39 PM :: 2897 Views :: National News, Ethics

The President told BusinessWeek: "[T]he irony is, is that on the left we are perceived as being in the pockets of Big Business. And then on the business side, we are perceived as being anti-business."

What the President fails to understand is that there is no irony here. It is entirely consistent for big government policies that favor select and politically connected big corporations to hurt the economy as a whole.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
DeMint: “I will use all the tools available in the Senate to ensure that Akaka Bill does not become law”
By News Release @ 12:12 PM :: 4262 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"The House vote this evening is deeply disappointing.  We should stand together in opposition to racially divisive and discriminatory laws like this. The Native Hawaiian bill is unconstitutional and violates the national unity of E Pluribus Unum.  I will use all the tools available in the Senate to ensure that this bill does not become law."

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Akaka Bill passes House 245-164
By Selected News Articles @ 7:20 PM :: 5595 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Akaka Bill passes House (again).  Passage in Senate is doubtful as several GOP Senators have placed "holds" on bill or have pledged to do so.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Can They Make Obamacare Worse? Yes They Can!
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:12 PM :: 2759 Views :: National News, Ethics

Flacking for President Barack Obama's "new" health care plan, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters assembled for yesterday's press briefing: "The president posted ideas of his on the White House website today. We hope Republicans will post their ideas either on their website, or we'd be happy to post them on ours, so that the American people could come to one location and find out the parameters of what will largely be discussed on Thursday." And this might have been a small bit of successful Obama administration gamesmanship on health care and transparency in government except for one small problem: reality. Not only do House Republicans already have their own health care plan, not only is it already available online, but the White House's own website already links to it!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Analysis: Fundamental Changes in Final Text of Native Hawaiian Bill
By News Release @ 12:14 PM :: 3885 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • New, Undefined Sovereign Powers
  • Immunity from lawsuits
  • New Membership Criteria
  • Lack of Definitions
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Developers could become Akaka tribal members while Hawaiians are excluded
By Selected News Articles @ 12:10 PM :: 3639 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Once Washington formally recognized the fledgling Native Hawaiian governing entity, that entity would have . . .

 “inherent power and authority to determine its own membership criteria, to determine its own membership, and to grant, deny, revoke, or qualify membership without regard to whether any person was or was not deemed to be a qualified Native Hawaiian constituent under this Act” (emphasis added)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Lingle: “HSTA’s legacy will be that money comes first; children come second”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:17 AM :: 2881 Views :: Energy, Environment

“The HSTA’s latest action proves once again that the union leaders care more about money than educating Hawai‘i’s children.  Instead of accepting the generous offer of $50 million I proposed last November that will allow the immediate return of children and teachers to the classroom, the HSTA is spending their time on frivolous complaints."

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Flag Pole bill hearing Wednesday 9:10AM
By News Release @ 10:25 AM :: 5239 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A hearing for House Bill 2311, The Flag Bill, has been scheduled for this Wednesday, February 24 at 9:10 a.m.  

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
VIDEO: City takes funds from non-profits to seize land for Hauula fire station
By News Release @ 10:16 AM :: 3450 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Should the Hauula Fire Station Relocation project siphon funds from the Community Development Block Grants to build this $10M project when those funds could go to help support Oahu’s struggling non-profits? Is this the right priority in today's economy?

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Rewrite of Native Hawaiian Bill Contains Potential Gaming Loophole
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 4444 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Should the Native Hawaiian governing entity unlawfully establish a casino despite Section 10(a) of the rewritten bill, then Section 9(c)(3)(H) of the rewritten bill could prevent the State of Hawaii from going to court to shut-down the illegal gaming operation....

This potential loophole is not an invented fantasy.  Over the years, there have been Indian casinos operating without state-approved compacts and in violation of state law.  If Congress passes the rewritten bill with this loophole, then the only authority that the State of Hawaii and its citizens could have to rely on to stop the illegal operation would be the federal government, which has been lax in acting on such matters.

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Finance Committee to hear Gambling Bill Wednesday
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 4066 Views :: Energy, Environment

The bill to establish a gaming commission to oversee casino gaming is moving this legislative session. If passed, the bill (HB 2251 HD1) would allow the gaming commission to issue one 5-year license to a casino gaming operation in a county with a population of more than 500,000. The bill also creates a wagering tax on casino gaming. (HB2251 HD1 - click to read bill)

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Lingle: Rail is “most expensive transit project in the history of America”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:03 PM :: 4113 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Well, I’m certainly pro-transit. I think a rail system in some configuration would be good for us; but I want to make certain we can afford it over the long-term.

I wanted to be able to look him in the eye and say, “Look, this is not politics. This is the most expensive transit project in the history of America.  Per-capita there is no system that has cost this much in such a small population base as Hawai‘i and people need to realize that. 

When I said that to him, he did not respond back or challenge that fact; and it is a fact.

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Lingle: “Current draft of Akaka Bill is not one I can support”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 10:28 PM :: 4667 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“The basic problem as I see it, is that in the current version of the bill, the ‘governmental’ (non-commercial) activities of the Native Hawaiian governing entity, its employees, and its officers, will be almost completely free from State and County regulation, including free from those laws and rules that protect the health and safety of Hawai‘i's people, and protect the environment. ’Governmental’ activity is a broad undefined term that can encompass almost any non-commercial activity.

“This structure will, in my opinion, promote divisiveness and litigation, rather than negotiation and resolution. 

“I do not believe such a structure, of two completely different sets of rules – one for ‘governmental’ activities of the Native Hawaiian governing entity and its officers and employees, and one for everyone else – makes sense for Hawai‘i. 

“In addition, under the current bill, the Native Hawaiian governing entity has almost complete sovereign immunity from lawsuits, including from ordinary tort and contract lawsuits, and I do not believe this makes sense for the people of Hawai‘i.

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Rules Committee: Abercrombie’s latest version of Akaka Bill to face full House vote
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 5690 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

By a voice vote, the House Rules Committee today authorized Rep Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) to introduce a “substitute amendment” which replaces the old version of the Akaka Bill (HR2314) passed in December by the House Committee on Natural Resources.  As a result of today’s vote, Abercrombie’s new version of the Akaka Bill will go directly to the floor of the House.

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Civil Rights Commissioners, GOP House leadership debunk Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 3796 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Court held that the Congress cannot create an Indian tribe where one does not exist, but can rather, only recognize groups who have long operated as a tribe with a preexisting political structure . . .

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Monday, February 22, 2010
FULL TEXT: Fourth version of Akaka Bill unveiled--US House may vote tomorrow
By News Release @ 12:30 PM :: 4170 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Even though the House Rules Committee will take up this bill tonight at 5 pm and the full House may vote on the bill as soon as tomorrow, Natural Resources Committee Republicans are believed to be the only entity providing the public with the new legislative language as it is currently unavailable on the majority’s House Rules Committee website and Natural Resources Committee website.

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Bennett: State still has strong objections to new Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 11:47 AM :: 4562 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Bennett said the state's concerns about the Obama administration's language have been addressed by the parties.  However, he said, the state still has strong objections to clauses in the new draft that could give immunity from state law to the entity, its employees and officers while they are conducting government activity.”

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Obamacare is back: White House Learned Nothing from Massachusetts
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:18 AM :: 2711 Views :: National News, Ethics

The New York Times reported this past Friday that the White House is drafting, and will release this morning, a final health care bill they expect Congress to pass quickly. And this bill is specifically designed to pass without any conservative support:

Democratic officials said the president’s proposal was being written so that it could be attached to a budget bill as a way of averting a Republican filibuster in the Senate. The procedure, known as budget reconciliation, would let Democrats advance the bill with a simple majority rather than a 60-vote supermajority.

And a "simple majority" does not mean they need 51 Senators. The nuclear option the White House is now pushing, reconciliation, only requires the Obama administration to muster 50 votes before Vice President Joe Biden can cast a tie breaking vote in favor of a government takeover of health care.

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Lingle to link State, Federal rail finance analysis -- “One set of numbers”
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 4407 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I let the Secretary know that we would be doing a separate, independent financial analysis of the plan for the rail, and I suggested to him that we take our financial analysis and the one that they will have done – that the government requires at the federal level – and share that information so we’re all working from the same set of numbers. They agreed that it’s important for the public to have really one set of numbers that they’re looking at. So when people want to judge whether it can be afforded over the long term or not, at least we're talking about the same numbers. I think that was very, very important today,” the Governor said.

(No mention of Monday's Akaka Bill hearing in this news release.  A sign of gubernatorial displeasure with the latest version?)

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Video of Hawaiians’ future: Indian families “disenrolled”, homes bulldozed
By Selected News Articles @ 12:43 AM :: 7548 Views :: Akaka Bill

“In a majority of disenrollment cases, however, some tribal officials are, without any concern for human rights, tribal traditions or due process, arbitrarily and capriciously disenrolling tribal members as a means to solidify their own economic and political bases and to winnow out opposition families who disapprove of the direction the tribal leadership is headed.”  -- David E. Wilkins, Lumbee, professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Reservation for a Broken Trust?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 AM :: 12966 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, Hawaii History

Contrary to popular opinion, Indian reservations have a history in Hawaii. An Oct. 12, 1999, article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin describes the efforts of Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate (KSBE) trustees in 1995 to evade oversight of their corrupt doings. The Trustees’ self-serving investments caused losses of $264,090,257 in 1994 alone. To avoid scrutiny, they considered moving KSBE corporate headquarters out of Hawaii to the windswept plains of the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian reservation in South Dakota.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010
Alaska’s preview for Hawaii: “1971 was a rush. Land, money, power”
By Selected News Articles @ 9:46 PM :: 3856 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

With the discovery of oil the U.S. government became intensely interested in settling the land claims. In 1971, in a special convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives Association five hundred and eleven (511) delegates approved the final draft of a Congressional legislative settlement. Fifty-six (56) delegates voted against the settlement. (Delegates from the North Slope made up a disproportionate number of those opposed.) It is also worth noting that President Nixon, even before the vote of the Alaska Federation of Natives, had already signed the legislation into law.

The legitimacy of the vote, with five hundred and sixty seven delegates representing all Native peoples, was questioned at the time and is still. There were no village meetings; the vote was never ratified or debated by Alaska Native communities or individuals. The discovery of oil had moved the resolution of land claims to 'fast forward'. Many would say that the political process was hijacked.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010
Akaka Preparing New Senate Bill: House Rules Committee to consider Akaka Bill Monday
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 AM :: 5521 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Rep Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) is preparing to introduce a third version of the Akaka Bill in the US House to replace the existing text of HR 2314.  And, according to one source, staffers in the office of Senator Dan Akaka (D-HI) are writing an amended version of S1011 to introduce in the Senate in place of the bill passed by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

On Monday February 22 at 5PM EST (12 Noon HST) the House Rules Committee will consider allowing Abercrombie to amend the old version of the Akaka Bill with the latest new version.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010
VIDEO: Flagpole bill had 17 votes for recall
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 4975 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Three votes were not counted by the Chief Clerk- Representatives Tom Brower, Marilyn Lee, and Maile Shimabukuro.

Had these three votes been accurately counted and made inclusive with the fourteen votes that were counted, the total would have been seventeen votes.

Seventeen votes in the affirmative is what was needed to recall HB2311 from committee.

See the hands raised in the video . . .

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Friday, February 19, 2010
A No-Cost Stimulus That Can Create Real Jobs for the American People
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:19 PM :: 2850 Views :: National News, Ethics

There are some no-cost measures our federal government could take that could create the space for American entrepreneurship and private investment, resulting in real long-term job growth. Heritage fellow James Sherk identifies eight such measures . . .

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Friday, February 19, 2010
FULL TEXT: Latest version of Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 5262 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After House and Senate Committees approved two different versions of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (Akaka bill) last December, House Democrats have now released another rewritten version of this bill.  The House is expected to vote on the latest altered text next week.

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Friday, February 19, 2010
After voting for Stimulus, Abercrombie admits false claims “make people sick of politicians”
By News Release @ 10:28 AM :: 4650 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Abercrombie admits the “15,000 jobs” created by stimulus in Hawaii claim comes from “a template going out all across the country” and explains:  "This kind of stuff is dysfunctional.  It further demoralizes the population.  It makes people sick of politicians.”   (Then why’d you vote for it Neil?)

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Unemployment tax relief passes House
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 4237 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU, HAWAII - The state House of Representatives today passed on third reading a bill that would set new employer contribution rates for unemployment insurance. Unless legislation is passed, the rates will soar in the coming year due to the poor economy and high unemployment negatively impacting Hawaii’s businesses.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Legislature refuses to vote on flag pole bill
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 4170 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

17 votes were needed. 

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Full Text: The Mount Vernon Statement
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:07 PM :: 2919 Views :: National News, Ethics

Yesterday, I joined a broad coalition of conservative leaders representing a wide spectrum of the movement including fiscal, social, cultural and national security conservatives, to sign The Mount Vernon Statement. In light of the challenges facing the country and the need for clarity, we needed to produce this defining statement of conservative beliefs, values and principles. It is the culmination of a thoughtful deliberation about our nation’s principles. I was proud to participate in that discussion, and to chair the committee that drafted the statement.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
PEW: Hawaii “has failed to sock away any assets” to cover pension liabilities
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 4580 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As of fiscal year 2007, Hawaii—like 19 other states—had failed to sock away any assets to cover this long-term bill coming due. Relative to the size of its payroll and population, it has one of the greatest burdens—$10.8 billion—of any state in the country.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Anti-Catholic Bush Hater crashes airplane into Texas office building
By Andrew Walden @ 1:55 PM :: 2923 Views :: National News, Ethics

WASHINGTON (AP) - Law officials have identified the pilot who crashed into an Austin, Texas IRS building as Joseph Stack and say he left an angry letter on his company website.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
House Expected to Vote Next Week on ANOTHER secret version of Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 4994 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Once again the Democrat majority is writing bills behind closed doors without any contribution or consideration from the minority.  When the Native Hawaiian bill passed out of the Natural Resources Committee in December, it was clear there was more work to be done before the bill was brought before the full House and I asked that everyone have the opportunity to thoroughly review and comment on any changes—obviously that request hasn’t been met when the House is expected to be voting in a few days and we don’t even have a copy of the rewritten bill."

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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