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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 :: 7170 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 :: 5939 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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Monday, July 09, 2012
UN Small Arms Treaty: "Serious Threat to American Gun Owners"
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 PM :: 5653 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 :: 5177 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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Thursday, June 14, 2012
US Flag Ships 'Grey-listed', Detained Overseas Due to Poor Maintenance
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 PM :: 8301 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 :: 7718 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 :: 3891 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 :: 3737 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 :: 8057 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 :: 4293 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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Thursday, May 31, 2012
No Mention of Gay Marriage as State Gives NFL $4M to Bring ProBowl Back One More Year
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 4851 Views :: Family, Tourism

The Pro Bowl will resume in Hawaii on Jan. 27, 2013, one week before the Super Bowl in New Orleans. But poor timing is the NFL's first mistake....

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Monday, May 28, 2012
Djou: Honor Sacrifice Made in Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:08 PM :: 7453 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 :: 5510 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 :: 7874 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 :: 3603 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 :: 5288 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 :: 8183 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 :: 9526 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 :: 4063 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 :: 4578 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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Thursday, May 03, 2012
Legislative Wrapup: Victories for Life, Family and Religious Freedom
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 5533 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

Religious freedom, suicide, gambling, LBGT curriculum, and trangender birth certificates ....

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
GMO Ag Sharply Cuts CO2 Output--Organics Spew Greenhouse Gasses
By NCPA @ 2:03 PM :: 6112 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 :: 7714 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 :: 6905 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 :: 13898 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 :: 7541 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 :: 9359 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 :: 7061 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 :: 6631 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 :: 6056 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 :: 7337 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 :: 8352 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 :: 6874 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 :: 4603 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 :: 6707 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 :: 7962 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 :: 8494 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 :: 4015 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 :: 8862 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 :: 6827 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 :: 10060 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 :: 6704 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 :: 4048 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 :: 5011 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 :: 5062 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 :: 5776 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 :: 7219 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 :: 3474 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 :: 7832 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 :: 4765 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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