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Shared Sacrifice? Labor executives in Islands averaged 9.4% salary hike last year

At a time of rising unemployment and declining membership at some unions, many local labor leaders took home healthy pay increases in 2008. 

A computer-assisted study by The Honolulu Advertiser found that top executives of the state's 27 largest unions and labor organizations earned an average of $135,135 last year, a 9.4 percent increase from the year-earlier period.

T. George Paris, director of the Iron Workers' Stabilization Fund, was the highest-paid labor executive, earning $403,439 last year. Paris' compensation was up 60.5 percent from his 2007 pay of $251,371.

"That's what they think I am worth," said Paris, who has headed the union advocacy group since 2003.

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Stimulus money funds "Puka Panty, LLC"

Obama may be destroying the economy and putting millions out of work on almost a monthly basis--but federal funds contributed to the opening of the Man-i-fold Club on Hotel Street.  So the sacrifice is all worthwhile.

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"Honk if I bought you a new car"  Cash For Clunkers program boosts Hawaii auto sales

Hawai'i dealers have sold an estimated 1,100 cars within the first week of the program, said Dave Rolf, executive director for Hawai'i Automobile Dealers Association.

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Hawaii has a lot to gain from open ocean aquaculture

There are anti-aquaculture groups who don't want "greedy" corporations to make a profit and export aquaculture products to outside markets. Those groups don't acknowledge advancements in the technology, and regularly disseminate disinformation about the industry. They've been pulling out all the stops, apparently bent on wiping out open ocean aquaculture in Hawai'i.

They're completely wrong. Without open ocean aquaculture, Hawai'i would have to depend on foreign unregulated producers and overfished wild stocks. Those options are not nearly as secure or sustainable as the development of homegrown open ocean aquaculture.

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Reinventing nonprofits for a new reality (jobs for Democrats)

Coalitions of nonprofits need to brainstorm ways that they can pool resources and share overhead expenses. Some of this is already happening, and — just as importantly — funding agencies are starting to do their part to encourage it.

For example, Hawaii Community Foundation (Democrat job trust), which funnels resources from various funders to nonprofits, has begun performing this matchmaking function, said Chris van Bergeijk, vice president of programs.

"We are encouraged by the new and innovative ways that some nonprofits are pursuing shared administrative costs and even looking at merging and consolidating their organizations," she said. "The foundation has dedicated funds to provide grants to nonprofits that need help with formalizing new operating agreements or mergers."

(Many Hawaii non-profits are thinly disguised Democrat GOTV efforts or sinecures for politicians in training)

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Board OKs Malaekahana development

Along a two-lane coastal highway on Windward Oahu, many residents are living in houses with more than one family and the prices of homes ranging from $600,000 to $800,000 are out of their reach.

Residents say they're frustrated because dwellings along the shoreline have become second homes owned by the wealthy, narrowing the inventory of housing.

Hawaii Reserves Inc., which manages nearly 7,000 acres for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has said the development is mainly intended to provide "affordable" housing for university faculty, students and residents.

The board voted Thursday to support the development as well as a proposed 228-room hotel near the Church's Polynesian Cultural Center.

The vote was 7-4, with five who voted to approve the recommendation declaring they worked or had worked for the university, Hawaii Reserves or the Polynesian Cultural Center.  (A coincidence of course)

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General plan proposing a ‘growth belt’ for W. Maui  (No Sierra Club protest here....hmmmmm)

"It's almost one continuous growth belt," said Kula resident Dick Mayer, who served on the General Plan Advisory Committee. "It would mean we'd have a very long coastal urbanization taking place in West Maui. The flip side is, we do need more affordable housing in the area." (Try to imagine those words being spoken about any other development in Hawaii?)

Private developers had proposed building a new town at Olowalu. County planners opposed the idea but the General Plan Advisory Committee supported it, recommending 290 acres be designated for 1,500 new housing units at Olowalu. 

(Hey you don't think the absence of protest has to do with members of A&B's Alexander family funding the Sierra Club, do you?)


  • Sierra Club Foundation

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  • Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation

    Tides Foundation & Tides Center, $560800.00, 1989 – 2004 ... Sierra Club, $10000.00, 1998 – 1998 ... Profile: Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation ... -

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    Lawsuit: Kauai County acted in ‘spirit of mischief’

    LIHU‘E — Calling the county’s actions “politically motivated, in bad faith, and designed to pander to a small but vocal segment of the population,” an attorney for Lady Ann Cruises filed a countersuit Monday.

    Lady Ann Cruises has operated commercial boat tours of Na Pali Coast during the summer months out of Hanalei Bay and Hanalei River for three consecutive summers, including the current summer.
    Wilson claims Lady Ann has always operated with the necessary county permits, that Mike Sheehan’s Hanalei River boatyard also has county permits necessary to support Lady Ann’s operations, and that a federal court, state opinions and even the county’s own opinion in another case agree the county has no authority to regulate any boating in Hanalei River or Hanalei Bay.
    Wilson is asking the state court to deny the county’s request to order Lady Ann Cruises to quit operating out of Hanalei for not having the necessary permits.

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    Soft on Crime justice system kills criminal

    Police said Powell, 35, argued with Deleon at a bar near the former Venus nightclub prior to the shooting in the Keeaumoku Plaza parking lot.

    An autopsy showed Powell, 35, died from a bullet that punctured his heart.

    In 2001, Powell was one of 11 people arrested in connection with a crystal methamphetamine drug ring on Oahu and Maui. During the FBI raid, agents seized weapons, $225,000 worth of ice, $5,000 worth of marijuana, cocaine, several vehicles and $40,000 cash.

    Powell's criminal record also included assault, property damage, attempted theft, and several restraining orders filed against him in 1998 and 2007.

    Hallums said that Powell, a father of four, got out of jail two years ago....(If he had been sentenced properly, he'd be alive today)

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    Jury acquits lifelong criminal Akahi of felony burglary charge (Admission Day is almost here--we can stop faking it soon)

    Deputy Attorney General Mark Miyahira asked Circuit Judge Richard Pollack to impose the maximum $1,000 fine.

    "Mr. Akahi did enter a building that is very sacred to a great many people," Miyahira said, adding that his actions could have damaged palace artifacts and placed individuals in danger of physical harm.

    And Miyahira noted that Akahi has a criminal record going back to 1962 that includes convictions for escape, assault, harassment and larceny.

    (Soft on crime policies necessary to keep up OHA's stock of activists)

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    Hawaii County Police fly new pot raids with last year's money

    There is no money in the current fiscal year budget for marijuana eradication. For the fiscal year that ended June 30, $370,000 was earmarked for eradication plus a $159,000 statewide marijuana eradication grant.

    (Marijuana is needed because it makes people more accepting of hosting alQaeda detainees.)

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    "Faggot Dance" continues, McMackin burned at stake

    Chanting "smash the dominant paradigm" faggot dancing Gramscian reporters and academics create the illusion of a mob burning UH Football coach at the stake.  The lesson: bow down to the new elite or be branded with the scarlet "B"--for bigot.

    BTW here is a story about another "faggot dance": Chanting "You call me faggot, I'll call you nigger" gays pranced through the streets of Westwood last November after black voters in California were the only ones intelligent enough to see through the claim that gay marriage = civil rights.  No blubbering, tearful apologies required here eh?  That's because the protesters ARE the new elite and are therefore immune from criticism--Any who dare to criticize are 'bigots'.  (The clock is ticking while the world waits for Americans to get over this childish fear of the B-word.) 

    Rod 2.0:Beta: N-Word Hurled at Blacks During Westwood Prop 8 Protest

    Prize for worst reporting: KGMB

    At Waikiki's famous gay bar, Hulas, there was no gray area. "It's derogatory, and prejudice to a group of people," said Alex Kirk, visitor from Los Angeles. 

    They didn't ask if Kirk is from WESTWOOD.  They also didn't show any pictures of any "dancing" at Hula's.  But it gets worse...

    KGMB con't: "Back in the 1300's, it was harmless, just a common word meaning "a bundle of sticks". That meaning began to change during the inquisition of England, when those bundles were thrown onto fires to burn so-called witches or others who opposed the Catholic church. When the wood ran out, homosexuals were thrown into the fire to keep it burning(LIE LIE LIE) "Those people who (pretend to) know the history (can make up a completely bogus and invented story to convince you that McMackin should be burned at the stake) know that the term got applied to gay men out of pain and death and suffering,  (and you won't question us because we are advanced, enlightened, and conscious and we'll call you an ignorant bigot) said Jo-Ann Adams, Pride Alliance."  

    Now we know one more of the lies the academic Marxists are peddling at University these days.  Meanwhile we're still waiting for the aritcle on convicted child molester (and gay rights pioneer) Leon Rouse who was REHIRED by Rep Rida Cabanilla as her Office Manager this session....

    Today would be a good time to learn what this is all about--it has only been going on for the last 41 years.  Read any one of these and the scales will fall from your eyes:

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