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February 20, 2009
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Civil Unions: Unacceptable to those who demand them

History shows us two important things: (1) that civil unions are wholly unacceptable to those who demand them; and (2) that the existence of civil unions has twice led to the imposition of same-sex “marriage” via judicial fiat.

The Hawaii Supreme Court in 1993 first assisted in the imposition of same-sex “marriage” in just this way. The fallout from what the court did would have quickly brought about same-sex “marriage” had the people of Hawaii not adopted a constitutional amendment that gave power to the legislature “to reserve marriage to opposite-sex couples.” Then Hawaii enacted the reciprocal beneficiaries law, which opens up benefits to all who do not qualify for marriage. That was a fair and balanced response.

But while the current reciprocal beneficiaries law is open to all who are not permitted to marry, the proposed civil unions law is not. The definition excludes a man taking care of his sick grandmother, or a woman taking care of her adult brother with Down Syndrome. Why are they less deserving of benefits than unmarried persons in civil unions? The activists clamor for “family diversity,” but apparently only in the way they wish.

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Bill to seize Molokai Ranch stalls for now

(Note how government has foced the owners into a corner....)  GuocoLeisure reportedly purchased the ranch in 2005 for $203 million. But Holt added that without access to Well 17 - which the state Supreme Court denied - or to the Molokai Irrigation System - which the state attorney general rejected without a new environmental impact statement - the property has lost significant value.

Carroll, a Democrat whose 13th District includes Molokai, introduced her bill Jan. 28, and it passed first reading. The measure is now before the House of Representatives Committee on Water, Land and Ocean Resources.

However, committee Chairman Rep. Ken Ito said the bill will remain in limbo until related litigation has been settled. The litigation is expected to be concluded by next session, Carroll said.

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2009 State of the City Address

Let me begin with a fable ... by Mufi Hannemann                                                           

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Hawaiian Affairs Committee advances ban taro plant modification

The bill advances to the House Agriculture Committee, where a similar measure died last year when a proposed compromise measure upset Native Hawaiians. The compromise would have created a five-year moratorium on modifications of Hawaiian taro, while allowing genetic research on non-Hawaiian varieties to continue.

(This is just a $cam to get OHA'$ claw$ into the GM-$eed production buisne$$ in Hawaii.)

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Banks charge fees to jobless paid benefits via debit cards

Hawaii still distributes unemployment benefits via check, but it is considering the use of bank debit cards.  (And somebody doesn't want that to change, hence this article....)

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Clinton questions utility of China rights debate

"I have had those conversations for more than a decade with Chinese leaders and we know what they're going to say about Taiwan and military sales and they know what we're going to say," she said...."But our pressing on those issues can't interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises."

(The Chinese Communists paid good money for the Clintons and now they are getting their moneys' worth.)

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