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Thursday, June 18, 2015
DLNR Steps in to Save Sea Cucumbers Harvested at Behest of Anti-GMO Huckster Promoting Quack Cancer Treatment
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 5048 Views :: GMOs
DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case points out, “Until very recently this was not an issue."
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Sunday, June 7, 2015
Can OHA Keep Na'i Aupuni from Stealing $2.6M?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 10199 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

Na'i Aupuni's five directors have close ties to Kana'iolowalu including Pauline Namuo, wife of Roll Commission Executive Director Clyde Namuo....

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Kouchi, Ige United for ... Azerbaijan?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:23 AM :: 6142 Views :: Energy, Ethics
Arm in arm with Kouchi appears to be one of the Gulenists' two Ozkur Yildizes featured in our 2011 article, "Did Sen Mike Gabbard get hoaxed by fake Turkic President?"
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Telescope Cash: Ige Proposes OHA Toll Booth on Mountain, Limit on 'Non-cultural' Access
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 6800 Views :: Higher Education, OHA
"Future visitor access to the mountain be handled through the Native Hawaiian community...."
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Friday, May 22, 2015
UPDATE: HSTA Election Conspiracy? Okabe Complains About Release of Information
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 AM :: 10426 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...have no integrity and join effectively in a conspiracy against him and his team....” 

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Draft DoI Rules Create Path for Fake Indian Tribe to Take Over DHHL
By Andrew Walden @ 8:58 PM :: 9685 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

...rules proposed May 8, 2015 by the US Department of the Interior (DoI), at the urging of Robin Danner's Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, create a path to federal recognition in three steps....

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sacred? OHA Trustees Dream of "Millions or Billions" in Telescope Revenues
By Andrew Walden @ 4:12 PM :: 3393 Views

"Where is all the money going?" -- OHA Trustee Rowena Akana

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Tranny Birth Certificates: How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 8:18 PM :: 4407 Views :: Family

Senate 21-1-3-0 / House 37-0-14-0

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Friday, May 8, 2015
How They Voted: HB321 Marijuana
By Andrew Walden @ 3:38 AM :: 3110 Views

Senate: 21-3-0-1 / House: 26-10-13-2

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Kim Out: Marijuana Last Straw as Senate Committee Chairs Overthrow President
By Andrew Walden @ 11:07 AM :: 10844 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Drugs

...The Senate says 'yes' to marijuana and 'no' to anti-GMO protesters....

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Rail Tax Hike: How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 1:14 AM :: 6608 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

Senate 21-4 : House 39-12

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Sunday, May 3, 2015
Hawaii Republican Convention Meets, Elects New Party Leaders
By Andrew Walden @ 1:06 AM :: 5942 Views :: Republican Party
"We are losing and are going to keep losing unless we do things differently."
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
25% Tax Would Make State Senior Partner in Marijuana Business
By Andrew Walden @ 5:47 AM :: 7327 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

...HB321, SD2 proposes a 15% gross proceeds tax and a 10% special sales tax on so-called 'medical' marijuana sold in Hawaii....

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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Mark Takai: 100 Days of Nothingness
By Andrew Walden @ 10:01 PM :: 4967 Views :: Congressional Delegation

This looks more like Mark's excellent adventure....

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Telescope: For OHA, it’s all About the Rent Money
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 AM :: 19525 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...this type of rent-seeking activity is at the root of Hawaii’s high cost of living and lack of economic diversity....

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Worst in Nation Hawaii Health Connector Looking for Another $28M
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 4554 Views :: Health Care

...details for the House Finance Committee to work out in a hearing now set for Wednesday April 8 at 2pm in room 308....

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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Na'i Aupuni: Will OHA Trustees Waste Another $2.3M on Fake Indian Tribe?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 7785 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Na'i Aupuni won't be told what to do by OHA.  And the contractors won't be told what to do by Na'i Aupuni....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
PKF Report: "OHA Will Run Out of Funds"
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 AM :: 7951 Views :: OHA

Trustees have been drawing down the OHA Trust fund by amounts ranging from $5M to $30M per year every year since 2005....

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hawaii Civil Air Patrol Volunteers Instructed not to talk to Media
By Andrew Walden @ 11:18 PM :: 5743 Views :: Military

"...Failure to comply with this regulation will result in disciplinary action...."

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
OHA COO Resigns Amid Management Shakeup
By Andrew Walden @ 11:30 PM :: 6231 Views :: OHA

Kawika Burgess, who has been OHA’s chief operating officer since October 2013, is stepping down effective April 30th....

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Monday, March 23, 2015
HGEA Perreira Threatens Sen Roz Baker After Hospital Reform Hearing
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 AM :: 9132 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Politicians

"... you may currently enjoy the privilege of occupying a seat, you do not own it - it does not belong to you.  Show some respect to the people who put you there ...."

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Full Text: Hawaiian Roll Commission Releases Financial Records
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 13127 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Kanaiolowalu's spending of OHA's rapidly depleting Trust is in excess of $4M.  But now, thanks to Grassroot Institute's open records request, we can discover where the money went....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Leaked Docs: Wong, Dwyer, and Harry Mattson Got 26% of Kanaiolowalu Contracting Budget
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 10767 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Rail

Contracts with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) reveal hundreds of thousands of dollars in Kanaiolowalu “consulting” fees paid in 2012 and 2013 to Dwyer and Wong....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Illegal Debate--Secret Report: OHA Trustees to Cut Funding for Hawaiian Charter Schools?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:03 AM :: 7728 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

"...the very discussion we are having now is illegal...." -- OHA Trustee Peter Apo January 14, 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
After Sob Story from Child Molester's Mother, Hawaii House Offers Ex-Cons $50K per Year, Free Obamacare for Life
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 AM :: 8713 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

This is all part of a scheme hatched by two lawyers famous for helping OJ Simpson get off on his 1994 double murder rap in Los Angeles....

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Lindsey: CEO Should be Talking to OHA Trustees -- Need to Discuss Leadership Succession
By Andrew Walden @ 2:53 AM :: 5086 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...my goal is to elevate our status as a Board of Trustees...."

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Fake Indian Tribe Falling Apart: Hawaiian Civic Club Consortium Decision "Null and Void"
By Andrew Walden @ 2:53 AM :: 6671 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Upset by their Board of Directors' January 17, 2015 decision to join in the push for creation of a fake Indian Tribe, Hawaiian Civic Club members February 20, 2015 filed an internal complaint....

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Will Legislators Co-Sign $660M Loan for Evicted Racetrack Owner?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 12005 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...If approved, non-profits directed by Grace, the Paradise Lua porta-potty magnate who beat the rap for the 1999 Aloha Stadium porta-potty fire bombings, would be eligible for millions of dollars to fund proposals such as the "Paradise Ohana Heart and Vascular Center, Inc."....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Hawaii Rejects Sugary Beverage Labeling, Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 5665 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...the proposed laws could actually increase obesity by increasing poverty....

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
HART Directors' Secret Discussion: State May Grab 25% Cut to Ease Passage of GE Tax Extension
By Andrew Walden @ 2:30 PM :: 6425 Views :: Rail, Taxes
HART Chairman Don Horner suggests the State's surcharge will be raised to 25% even though such a move would "result in a deficit in anticipated GET revenues."
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tulsi Gabbard Hires Cult Associate as Chief of Staff
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 AM :: 16223 Views :: Tulsi Gabbard

...Tulsi Gabbard has quietly hired an identified associate of the Chris Butler Cult as her new Chief of Staff....

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
SB358: Green Energy Scammers Push Legislators to Tax Natural Gas
By Andrew Walden @ 9:04 PM :: 5444 Views :: Energy, Taxes

Under SB358, gas will be taxed more heavily than oil....

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
State-backed Loans: $89M to Companies Tied to OHA Chair Robert Lindsey
By Andrew Walden @ 8:08 PM :: 9677 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, OHA

If approved, Hawaii taxpayers could find themselves providing $44M in loan guarantees to an Indian company's jet fuel deal in England....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Takai vs Takai on Homeland Security Funding
By Andrew Walden @ 2:34 AM :: 5505 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military
Did any reporter ask Takai whether he regretted last month's vote against funding DHS?
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
SB992: Creates Tribal Judiciary, Places 12,000 Hawaiian Children at Risk
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 AM :: 8164 Views :: Akaka Bill, Family, OHA
"Allowing a program like this to stand alone will lead to improper use and potentially corruption of a system whose sole purpose should be the safety and protection of the children."
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Massive GE Tax Hike On the Move in House and Senate
By Andrew Walden @ 4:16 AM :: 7029 Views :: Taxes

UPDATE: HB1253 has been deferred. SB727 passed with amendments....

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Sunday, February 8, 2015
SEC Filing: Defective Turbines and Batteries, Secret Golden Parachutes at Hawaii Windfarms
By Andrew Walden @ 9:40 PM :: 7604 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...their projects “are not obligated to physically deliver electricity.”...

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Friday, February 6, 2015
Gallup: Hawaii Liberals Outnumber Conservatives by Only 1.9%
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 5301 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

What is missing on the conservative side is leadership....

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Hunting-Related Bills Begin to Move in Legislature
By Andrew Walden @ 8:50 PM :: 4384 Views :: Second Amendment

Tom Lodge of the Hawaii Hunting Association is providing a list of hunting-related bills....

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
SB27 SB31: Short Form Bills on Transparency -- OHA's Trojan Horse?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 5896 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Will the trio of English, Keith-Agaran, and Shimabukuro be able to carry OHA's ball now that it has been dropped by Galuteria, Hee, and Solomon?

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Wes Lo's Smoking Gun: Improvement of Medical Services on Maui Started With Fight for Second Hospital
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 8040 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

If the Legislature fails to grant MMMC permission to negotiate a partnership agreement with HPH and MMMC goes bankrupt, this interview will be the smoking gun....

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rail Fail: Hawaii Ranks 49th--Lost 4.5% of Construction Jobs in Last 12 mos
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 6977 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

Making excuses for price-gouging rail contractors, HART Director Daniel Grabauskas points to the “red-hot construction market” as the cause for HART cost overruns....

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
OHA Hides Secret Budget from Legislators: $2.3M for 'Consortium' to Push Fake Indian Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 1:49 AM :: 8203 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

In total, Crabbe's memo budgets $2,598,546 for "Consortium" and another $407,332 for the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission.  None of this is mentioned in HB209....

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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Hawaii Escrow Companies: Federal 'Kickback' Rules Mean Realtors must do the Paperwork
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 5469 Views :: Small Business

...it's been at least a decade since I or any agent or broker prepared a time line or ordered a condo doc....

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
OHA Chair Lindsey: Rescind CEO’s Authority, Let Staff Know Who is Boss
By Andrew Walden @ 9:03 PM :: 9192 Views :: OHA

...current admin budgeting format and procedures create an open checkbook under various program areas....

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Monday, January 12, 2015
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 12, 2015
By Andrew Walden @ 1:25 PM :: 2712 Views
Senate: Terror Risk Ins Program Reauth–Passage
House: Healthcare Employer Mandate–Passage
House: Keystone XL Pipeline–Passage
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Saturday, January 10, 2015
HGEA Boss: Borreca is an Anti-Union Parrot
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 PM :: 5800 Views :: Health Care, Labor

All of the problems sister isle medical patients face trace back to Randy Perreira's need to keep his pathetic little union presidency job....

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Friday, January 9, 2015
Last Chance? Maui Memorial Proposes Partnership with Straub, Pali Momi--HGEA Rejects
By Andrew Walden @ 11:36 PM :: 7909 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Setting the stage as the executives walked in, the Hawaiian flag flew upside down outside HHSC's Leahi Hospital....

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Friday, January 9, 2015
Hawaii to Fill Medicaid Fee Shortfall for Six Months
By Andrew Walden @ 11:06 PM :: 3619 Views :: Health Care

Without the six-month extension, Medicaid providers in Hawaii would have suffered a 48 percent pay cut....

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Sunday, January 4, 2015
Lawsuit: OHA Uses Corporations to Sidestep Open Meetings Law, Loot Assets, Line Cronies' Pockets
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 11012 Views :: Ethics, OHA

After Apoliona's alleged cronies were allegedly finished, one of OHA CEO Kamanao Crabbe's cronies allegedly took a turn....

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