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Thursday, March 22, 2012
FOCUS Act May Save Fishing Crews from Prison
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:46 PM :: 7616 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 :: 7992 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 :: 3744 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 :: 8444 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 :: 6385 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Djou: What I learned in Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:47 PM :: 9538 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
China's Military Rising
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 6342 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Monday, March 05, 2012
Defending Israel from the Iranian Threat
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:31 AM :: 3863 Views :: World News, Family

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

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Monday, March 05, 2012
Obama: "I have a Policy to Prevent Iran from Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon"
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 4657 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Debt Ratio: We're Already Europe
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 4786 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Foreign Policy: Obama Doctrine Failure
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:50 PM :: 5403 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Lessons from Europe's Experience with Renewable Mandates and Subsidies
By NCPA @ 7:49 PM :: 6839 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Fighting to the Death in Syria
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:57 PM :: 3309 Views :: World News, Family

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

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Hawaiian Airlines First to Receive Carbon Credits
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 7405 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Friday, February 10, 2012
Another State Acting on Iran Debarment Legislation
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 4454 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Middle East Crumbles Around Obama's Foreign Policy
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:34 AM :: 4699 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Genetically-Modified Papaya Hits Shelves in Japan
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 7544 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

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

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Hoku Dodges a $50M Bullet
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 5306 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

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

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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Scientists: Global Warming Stopped 15 years ago, Mini Ice Age Coming
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 AM :: 5376 Views :: World News, Family

World solar activity cycles from 1749 to 2040 

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

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Nietzsche on Eggshells
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 5201 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Monday, January 23, 2012
Scripps blockbuster: Ocean acidification happens all the time — naturally
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 5062 Views :: World News, Family

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

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Abercrombie Statement on Obama Visa Task Force
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 6330 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Lingle Endorses Obama's Tourism Plan
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 6:59 PM :: 6910 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
An Internet Blackout Over SOPA and PIPA
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:06 PM :: 4572 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Friday, January 13, 2012
From Business Suits to Combat Boots
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 8473 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Friday, January 13, 2012
US Drops to 10th on Index of Economic Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:50 PM :: 5762 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Rainbow papaya approved for Japan export
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 7281 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

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

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Fiat Trucks used in Iranian Nuclear Program, Public Beheadings
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 4529 Views :: World News, Family

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

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Real 'Iron Lady'
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:14 AM :: 5137 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Monday, January 09, 2012
Can America Defend Itself?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 4629 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
'Beyond Petroleum’ Gives Up on Solar
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 5385 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

bp solar no more...

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Egypt's Winds of Change Give Way to Dark Clouds
By IPT News @ 12:16 PM :: 4221 Views :: World News, Family

President Obama told Bill O'Reilly, "I think the Muslim Brotherhood is one faction in Egypt. They don't have majority support in Egypt."

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Hoku Can’t Pay Its Electric bill in Idaho, Freezing Temps May Destroy $390M plant
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 AM :: 7821 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Your ACT221 Tax Dollars at Work building the clean energy future, Hawaii ....

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Friday, December 30, 2011
War Games, An Energy Crisis, and the Iranian Threat
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:02 AM :: 5152 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Strait of Hormuz lies between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, providing passage for some 15.5 million barrels of crude oil per day, amounting to one third of the world's seaborne oil shipments.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011
Europe Non-Stop to Hawaii: Airlines cleared to use Santa's short-cut
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 AM :: 7769 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

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Friday, December 23, 2011
Canadian Senate Testimony: Climate Change is Natural
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 AM :: 3824 Views :: World News, Family

Never before have a team of climate ‘realists’ testified before any committee, in the Senate or the Commons. 

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Thursday, December 22, 2011
In Defense of the Plastic Bag
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 PM :: 11345 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Pity the much-maligned plastic bag....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Biden Says Taliban Is Not Our Enemy
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 4651 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests."

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Syria Protesters: We Miss Bush
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 PM :: 3961 Views :: World News, Family

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Monday, December 19, 2011
The Death of Kim Jong-il
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:45 PM :: 4804 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...the surprise development raises concerns about its impact on Pyongyang's ongoing leadership transition, regime stability, and North Korean security and foreign policies....

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Monday, December 19, 2011
Egyptian Islamists win Election, Begin Burning Books, Antiquities
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 PM :: 5321 Views :: World News, Family

 Egyptian Scientific Institute: December 17, 2011

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Sunday, December 18, 2011
North Korea Dictator Dies Just as New Aid Deal Was to Be Announced
By Selected News Articles @ 10:51 PM :: 3787 Views :: World News, Family

In a short dispatch, KCA stated, "Chariman Kim passed away in the train on December 17th, 2011 at 8:30am due to physical overwork."

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Government Says Hezbollah Profits From U.S. Cocaine Market Via Link to Mexican Cartel
By Selected News Articles @ 9:24 PM :: 5776 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged Ayman Joumaa, an accused Lebanese drug kingpin and Hezbollah financier, of smuggling tons of U.S.-bound cocaine and laundering hundreds of millions of dollars with the Zetas cartel of Mexico....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Canada Quits Kyoto Treaty
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 4548 Views :: World News, Family

“The Canadian Government’s decision to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol is an important victory for common sense .... "

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Saturday, December 10, 2011
China’s Startling Strategic Play in Micronesia
By Selected News Articles @ 12:03 AM :: 11342 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

It is because — not despite — that massive and misguided nature of U.S. assistance to Micronesia that China has initiated a startling series of economic and infrastructure projects and proposals across the islands of Micronesia....

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Defense Budget Cuts Will Devastate America’s Commitment to the Asia–Pacific
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:57 AM :: 5909 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

These cuts have been put forth with little consideration for their long-term impact....

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
White House: North Korea making missile able to hit US
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 AM :: 7174 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Pearl Harbor Survivor to Direct ‘Mass Band Performance’ on 70th Anniversary
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 9332 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

... the Battleship Missouri Memorial will proudly host a mass band performance featuring more than 650 performers from a dozen high school, college and community bands ....

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Monday, December 05, 2011
UN Agenda 21 Reaches into Your Backyard
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:26 PM :: 5344 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Ready to trade in your car for a bike, or maybe a subway instead? Interested in fewer choices for your home, paying more for housing, and being crammed into a denser neighborhood? You can have all this and more ....

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Monday, December 05, 2011
Will Canada Quit Kyoto Climate Treaty?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 AM :: 5022 Views :: World News, Family

Canada’s emissions represent only 2% of the world’s total and 80% of the world’s population live in nations that have no protocol emission limits whatsoever. China’s economy is expanding so rapidly that between 2009 and 2010 its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by more that twice the entire Canadian 2010 output....

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