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Sunday, September 21, 2008
September 21, 2008
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Honolulu Mayor's Race: Behind the scenes

by Malia Zimmerman

Two people told Hawaii Reporter that they witnessed Mayor Mufi Hannemann use profanity and yell at one of Council member Ann Kobayashi’s volunteers at a union labor day unity event at the Waikiki Shell. Kobayashi is running for mayor against Hannemann.

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Crashing Boulders – its Pflueger again

by Malia Zimmerman

Will history keep repeating itself?

Two boulders came crashing down from Kulepiamoa Ridge in O`ahu’s Niu Valley over a 5-day period causing damage to properties below. The first 2-ton boulder dislodged on August 15, hitting the home of Gary Morita at 6041 Haleola Street, taking out his wooden fence and wall and causing an estimated $150,000 damage.

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Blocking the Truth About 9/11

by Heritage.org

On the seventh anniversary of 9/11, an important movie tells the story of behind the censorship of “The Path to 9/11.” Written and directed by John Ziegler and produced by David Bossie of Citizens United, “Blocking the Path to 9/11” includes deleted footage from the ABC docudrama and commentary from those involved in the making of the film.

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OHA enriches trustees, neglects Hawaiians

by Colin Kippen

HONOLULU: Trustee O`ahu-At-Large Candidate Colin Kippen, former Deputy Administrator at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, conducted a press conference on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 2 p.m. to state the reasons he believes the Hawaiian community is being kept in the dark about how millions of Trust and Tax dollars are being managed. To further his contention, Kippen is also calling for a debate with OHA candidates to defend his contentions. Here is his statement:

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Ghost of Democrats Past arrives Oct 3

In An American Carol, opening Oct. 3 at Prince Kuhio Theater, an obese Michael-Mooresque filmmaker (Kevin Farley) gets an attitude adjustment from John F Kennedy (Chriss Anglin).  Director David Zucker, gives an honest and clear-eyed assessment of reality which will make this difficult—but necessary—viewing for university perfessers and anti-American war activists.  The truth hurts, even when done as satire.  But since director Zucker also directed the Naked Gun series, An American Carol could be too highbrow for those who believed Moore’s cartoonish Fahrenheit 911.

http://americancarol.com

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Democrats Don’t Want the 'Change' a ConCon Would Bring

The position of the Hawai`i Democratic Party against holding a Constitutional Convention in order to preserve the status quo and their power is alarming.

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Property tax for rail

by Malia Zimmerman

Oahu’s biggest news of August actually received no media coverage. Honolulu City Council Member Donovan Dela Cruz got the city’s Department of Transportation Services Director Wayne Yoshioka to admit property taxes will subsidize the city’s proposed $6 billion rail system.

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Rosenburg spy admits guilt after 55 yrs

by George Smiley

Among the American left, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are nothing less than martyrs, the ultimate victims of the “Red Scare” that gripped the nation in the early 1950s.

Never mind that the Rosenbergs were convicted--and executed--55 years ago for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union. Or that dispassionate historical analysis (and disclosures from the Soviet archive) have affirmed their guilt. Apologists for the Rosenbergs still insist that the couple was framed by a red-baiting federal government, put to death not for their crimes, but rather their unconventional views.

In the September 17 Los Angeles Times, historian Ronald Radosh shatters those arguments forever. Radosh, who has written extensively on the Rosenbergs and their activities, offers a recent, stunning footnote to the case. In comments published just last week, the Rosenberg’s co-defendant, Morton Sobell, admitted that he and his friend Julius were, in fact, Soviet agents.

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Barack Obama’s Fannie Mae connection

by John Gibson

Freddie and Fannie used their huge lobbying budgets and political contributions to keep regulators off their backs. The Center for Responsive Politics keeps track of which politicians get Fannie and Freddie political contributions. The top three U.S. senators getting big Fannie and Freddie political bucks were Democrats and No. 2 is Sen. Barack Obama.

Obama’s only been in the Senate four years, but he still managed to grab the No. 2 spot ahead of John Kerry — decades in the Senate — and Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

Fannie and Freddie have also offered big Washington Democrats an opportunity to go to work in the semi-private sector and pocket millions.

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Global warming? We need GMOs

by Dennis T. and Alex A. Avery

The World Bank is warning of “climate chaos” and demands a rebuilding of the world’s agricultural science centers to keep everyone fed. The basic message is right on target, even if it is swathed in climate hype. Katherine Sierra, the World Bank’s vice president for sustainable development, says climate change will mean more droughts, floods, more outbreaks of pests and disease, more heat stress for livestock and less arable land for crops. She warns the world “dropped the ball” on agricultural science after the Green Revolution saved a billion people from starvation and preserved 16 million square miles of forest from being plowed for more low-yield crops.

We are delighted that Ms. Sierra now agrees with us—that the world faces its biggest-ever food production challenge in the next 40 years—but global warming doesn’t seem to have much to do with it. World temperatures today are just about the same level as 100 years ago.

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