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Thursday, January 22, 2009
January 22, 2009
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SB: No whale strike occurred, Superferry says

(Don't worry, this won't keep anti-Superferry activists from lying about it)

Kaua`i Garden Isle coverage

Flashback 2006: Anti-Superferry 'Pacific Whale Foundation' boat strikes whale  "deep gashes caused by propeller"

Anti-Superferry cult begins to spin this non-incident -- more spin

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Legislature in Session:  Hanabusa grabs for Rail Tax

SB: Perhaps the most dramatic proposal was offered by Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, who urged the Legislature to consider taking the city's yearly transit tax collected from the state general excise tax and either using it to pay down the deficit or give it back to taxpayers.

Not only would this likely kill the rail proposal, but it would destroy Mufi Hannemann--Hanabusa's strongest competitor for the Democrat gubernatorial nomination.  See how Hanabusa (D-Koolina) knocked out her other potential competitor, Neil Abercrombie HERE:

Panel won't call for repeal of campaign donation law

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Hold on to your wallet: Legislators consider budget options

SB: Next fiscal year, from July until June 2010, the state has an estimated deficit of $315 million. In fiscal year 2011, the state could have as much as $549 million to make up.

To avoid laying off any state employees, the state could negotiate to reduce employees' salaries.

» Repealing Act 221, tax credits given to technology companies, by July 1, which could save $112 million from fiscal year 2010 to 2011.

» Increasing "sin" taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. Charging another penny on every cigarette or 20 cents for every pack would raise $10.8 million.

Hanabusa: Raid unemployment insurance fund

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KCC safe found -- on police officer's property

Chong Tim said yesterday in a phone interview that the safe had been found in an “unusual location” — on another police officer’s property — with cash missing but a collection of items left inside....The detective said the burglars “know what they’re doing” ....

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Sovereignty child torturer sent to prison

KGMB:  Last month, a judge said Makekau could stay free while appealing the case to the state supreme court. But today another judge reversed that decision sending her straight to OCC.

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"Asian Settler" Colonialism in Hawaii?

A new book published by the University of Hawaii Press (subsidized by taxpayers) is deeply insulting to Hawaii's people of Asian ancestry. The first insult comes by telling them that they are guilty of collaborating with Caucasians to oppress ethnic Hawaiians. The next insult comes by telling them that even if their families have lived in Hawaii for several generations, they are merely "settlers" in someone else's homeland and they have a duty to abandon their hard-won equal rights in order to accept a position of subservience to ethnic Hawaiians.

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Salmonella linked to certain Peanut Butter products

A peanut paste manufacturing company voluntarily recalled more than 125 products containing peanut butter including crackers, cookies, ice cream and energy bars...with 3 known salmonella infections so far the state ...

(Its not linked to organics or raw food so there will be no chorus of "enlightened, conscious and progressive" naysayers on this foodborne illness outbreak...)

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