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Thursday, September 06, 2012
PROP: Enviros Back Pacific Ocean Partnership
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 5331 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“This is a very important step in implementing the National Ocean Policy in the Pacific,” said Dave Raney, Chair of the Sierra Club’s national Marine Action Team....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Romney vs. Obama vis-à-vis Israel
By Daniel Pipes @ 7:11 PM :: 4599 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

sacrificing a friend for selfish reasons ....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Hawaii Solar Installers Billed for Retroactive 250% Federal Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 6544 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Marco Mangelsdorf, who co-owns a company in Hawaii, ProVision Solar Inc ... has been fuming since he received a $138,000 tax bill in June from U.S. Customs, 250% more than what he paid for a shipment of Chinese panels he received in February ....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
As Starvation Looms, UN Begs Obama to Suspend Biofuel Mandates
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 AM :: 3954 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The US is poised to divert around 40 per cent of its corn into ethanol because of the Congress-enacted mandate despite “huge damage” to the crop because of the worst drought in at least half a century, José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, warned....

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Thursday, August 09, 2012
1,000 Dictionaries Headed to Yap, Micronesia
By News Release @ 12:39 AM :: 2403 Views :: World News, Family

...thanks to a donation from the Habele, native children on the islands of Yap will be getting a much-needed educational resource....

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Monday, August 06, 2012
Organic Is Overrated
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 6098 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Several trillion meals containing genetically engineered food ingredients have been consumed by people around the world, and not a single adverse effect has been documented.

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Friday, August 03, 2012
Pacom: Asia-Pacific Focus Represents ‘Whole of Government’ Rebalance
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 PM :: 5335 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Recognizing that the new focus on the Asia-Pacific region is a national strategy and one not just for the Defense Department alone, U.S. Pacific Command is reaching out to its interagency and non-governmental partners to roll it out in an efficient, well-coordinated manner.

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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Hawaii-Based Task Force Stems Chemical Trafficking in Asia-Pacific
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 5715 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

A little-known organization with U.S. Pacific Command is bringing together military and law-enforcement capabilities to combat drug-related transnational crime in the Asia-Pacific region ....

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Saturday, July 28, 2012
NRA: U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Stopped
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 3204 Views :: World News, Family

The Conference on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (U.N. ATT) has broken down and will not report a draft treaty to the member nations....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Harmful U.N. Sea Treaty Stalls in Senate
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:54 PM :: 6495 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

LOST would expose the U.S. to international environmental lawsuits [6] that would harm its environmental, economic, and military interests—including suits based on alleged U.S. contributions to global climate change....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
34 Senators Reject: LOST Will Not Be Ratified by Senate This Year
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 5902 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Strong opposition is rising in the U.S. Senate to the U.N.'s Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) that would subjugate American sovereignty to the whims of an international tribunal....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Aegis Combat System Successfully Completes Trials on Second Republic of Korea Destroyer
By News Release @ 1:28 PM :: 4632 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, World News, Family

The at-sea Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) took place at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the Hawaiian island of Kauai....

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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Obama Fails to See "Serious Impact" of Hugo Chavez
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:34 PM :: 2188 Views :: World News

President Obama has been stumbling on the economy, and this week he added more proof of his weakness on foreign policy....

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Monday, July 09, 2012
UN Small Arms Treaty: "Serious Threat to American Gun Owners"
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 PM :: 4562 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty....

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Thursday, July 05, 2012
Cut The Price Of Solar In Half By Cutting Red Tape
By Selected News Articles @ 10:35 PM :: 4273 Views :: World News, Family

Prices have plummeted so much over the past two years that the solar panels and associated supplies cost about $8,000 for a typical 4,000-watt residential system. A qualified solar specialist or electrician should be able to install these panels for about $2,000 ....

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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Micronesia’s future between China and the US
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 4343 Views :: World News

FSM is commanding the attention and money of both China and the US....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
US Flag Ships 'Grey-listed', Detained Overseas Due to Poor Maintenance
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 PM :: 6318 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The glorious Jones Act at work ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
State Dept. Video: 'Visit America: It's Easier than You Think'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 PM :: 5801 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Says visa process is now smoother....

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Europe's Green Energy Suicide
By NCPA @ 2:48 PM :: 3133 Views :: World News, Family

Germany's Renewable Energy Feed-in Act of 2000 requires electric utilities to buy renewables from all producers at fixed, exorbitant rates and feed it into the power grid for 20 years, raising rates and undermining industrial competitiveness....

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
North Korea, Eco State?
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 2938 Views :: World News, Family

...the North Koreans "jumped" at the opportunity to get into carbon trading....

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Saturday, June 02, 2012
European Budget Cuts Threaten Mauna Kea Telescopes
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 6365 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The decision, a consequence of ongoing real terms cuts to the UK science budget by the Government, will almost certainly see the Hawaii-based UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) cease operations in the autumn of 2013 and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) do the same a year later, with the loss of around 40 jobs.

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Friday, June 01, 2012
Does New Zealand Have the Answer to Overfishing?
By NCPA @ 2:52 PM :: 3595 Views :: World News, Family

New Zealand established a total allowable catch (TAC) for the country, and then distributed quota permits based on compliance with the TAC....

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Monday, May 28, 2012
Djou: Honor Sacrifice Made in Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:08 PM :: 5449 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Sunday, May 27, 2012
North Korea Prepares to Detonate Nuke
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 4448 Views :: World News, Family

Satellite images of the Punggye-ri site and other data show that the tunnel that had been excavated for the test has been refilled, indicating that the nuclear device has been put in place....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Law of the Sea Treaty Transfers Trillions from US to Jamaica
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:39 PM :: 5942 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Article 82 requires the United States to forfeit royalties generated from oil and gas development on the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles...many billions, if not trillions of dollars, would go to the International Seabed Authority, a new international bureaucracy created by the treaty and based in Jamaica....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Sustainability Equals Population Control
By NCPA @ 3:01 PM :: 3021 Views :: World News, Family

...the environmental lobby now focuses its efforts on a two-pronged strategy: lessening the impact of man's activities on the environment, and reducing the number of people who perform those activities....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
A Force for Liberty from China to Cuba
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 PM :: 3859 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Solar Tariffs May Hurt Hoku, Topple Chinese Companies
By Selected News Articles @ 10:45 PM :: 6201 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Djou: The Future of NATO
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:00 PM :: 7325 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Gay Divorcees: There are more than you might think
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 AM :: 3323 Views :: World News, Family

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

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Thursday, May 03, 2012
North Korea: Escape from Camp 14
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 3721 Views :: World News, Family

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

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
GMO Ag Sharply Cuts CO2 Output--Organics Spew Greenhouse Gasses
By NCPA @ 2:03 PM :: 4528 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Honolulu Banquet Salutes Opening of Aloha Pregnancy Center Osaka
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 6153 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

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

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
DoD IDs Hawaii Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 5106 Views :: Energy, National News, World News, Family

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

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Barack Obama Sr Brought to America by Harry Belafonte
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 11308 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Hawaii Bishop at Vatican, Prays for Courage to Defend Religious Liberty
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 5822 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Dalai Lama Slams Beijing for Burnings
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 7252 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Friday, April 13, 2012
North Korea's Rogue Missile Launch
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:15 PM :: 5480 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Not Aimed at Hawaii This Time: N Korea Rocket fails, falls in Ocean
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 4836 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Salon: Am Samoa's Congressional Delegate Defends Dictatorship at Behest of Lobbyist
By Selected News Articles @ 6:04 PM :: 4379 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Pentagon Prepares for Possible Shoot Down of North Korean Missile
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 PM :: 5495 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Monday, April 02, 2012
Vancouver Sun: Hawaii Vacation Rental Bills Violate NAFTA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 AM :: 6537 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Monday, March 26, 2012
Obama to Russia: ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’ on Missile Defense
By Selected News Articles @ 1:45 PM :: 5589 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Organic Food Production, Biofuels Waste Valuable Farmland
By NCPA @ 11:05 PM :: 3735 Views :: World News, Family

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

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
International visitor spending in US hits all-time record of $153 billion
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 5527 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
FOCUS Act May Save Fishing Crews from Prison
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:46 PM :: 6841 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Rebound Rumble: Robotics Meet to Bring 1000 Competitors to Honolulu
By News Release @ 12:56 PM :: 7013 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Bringing the Light of Freedom to Cuba
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:20 AM :: 3187 Views :: World News, Family

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

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Trans-Pacific Carriers Unlikely to Serve Hawaii and Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 7655 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
North Korea vows satellite launch, with rocket that could reach Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 PM :: 5543 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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