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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Bin Laden, the terror godfather next door: Local children playing in his garden, his own at a nearby school
By Selected News Articles @ 5:28 PM :: 5479 Views :: World News, Family

'I used to go to their house. He had two wives, one spoke Arabic, and the other one spoke Urdu. They had three children, a girl and two boys. They gave me two rabbits. They had installed a camera at the outer gate so they could see people before they entered the house,' Zarar Ahmed said....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Inouye, Akaka votes: A ticket to USA for Guantanamo detainee who attempted attack on Honolulu
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 14552 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed spent most of 1994 plotting to blow up or hijack 12 airplanes carrying about 4,000 passengers bound for Honolulu and 11 other locations as part of Operation Bojinka, based in Manila, Philippines.  He would later use operational experienced gained from his Bojinka failure to mastermind 9-11.

Now Hawaii's two Senators have voted to help spring Mohammed from detention at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba. 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Al-Qaida's New Battle Hardened, Difficult Leader
By IPT News @ 12:58 PM :: 7672 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Zawahiri...has a record "of alienating his colleagues, fighting over dogma, even within the Islamist movement," said journalist Steve Coll. "And as a communicator, he is less effective. His books are turgid and dogmatic." During a recent online chat with fellow jihadists, Zawahiri sounded "defensive and argumentative. He sounded unappealing as a leader."

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Monday, May 2, 2011
Extremist Reactions to bin Laden Death
By IPT News @ 2:39 PM :: 8481 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In the hours after the official announcement of Osama bin Laden's death, jihadi forums and extremist websites have been flooded with a mix of responses. Although some jihadists have welcomed the martyrdom of one of their greatest leaders, others have condemned America or appear to be in damage control mode.

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Friday, April 29, 2011
British Hawaii: U.K. flavor in the former 'Sandwich Isles'
By Selected News Articles @ 8:19 AM :: 11035 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

... despite a few early skirmishes — including the one that cost the English explorer his life — the people who preceded the Europeans to the so-called "Sandwich Isles" by at least a thousand years generally had good relations with the British empire....

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Friday, April 29, 2011
Conspicuous Gallantry: Medal of Honor for Kaho’ohanohano, Svehla
By Selected News Articles @ 8:09 AM :: 11065 Views :: DHHL, Energy, National News, World News

Kaho'ohanohano, just 21, hailed from Hawaii. He left his home in Maui to fight with Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy in the vicinity of Chupa-ri, Korea, on Sept. 1, 1951.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Immigration Files: UH Manoa Counseled Obama Sr. “about his Playboy Ways”
By Selected News Articles @ 10:03 PM :: 13653 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

…And another immigration memo, from June 1964, records that Harvard officials were trying "to get rid of him" and "couldn't seem to figure out how many wives he had."….

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Friday, April 22, 2011
Heritage: Religious Faith Is Still Good News for America
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:45 AM :: 8539 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...at the same time our society is becoming more pluralistic on questions of basic morality, the government continues to intrude more than ever in both public and private areas of social life....

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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Missile Defense: Hawaii Five-O
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 AM :: 11828 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
HTA: Canada, Korea, Australia to offset Japan travel decline—Golden Week to bring 5,000 visitors
By News Release @ 11:57 AM :: 10172 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The HTA forecasts moderate growth in total scheduled nonstop air seats to Hawaii in the second quarter .....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
HTA addressing “short-term consolidation of flights” by JAL
By News Release @ 1:21 PM :: 10384 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

...right now, our main concern is for the Japanese people and helping them recover from this tragedy. We encourage others to join us in supporting the 'Aloha for Japan' fundraising efforts....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
COFA Migrations: Field work complete, GAO Audit report due in September
By Andrew Walden @ 12:46 PM :: 10633 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In February, 2010, GAO was asked by eight members of Congress representing Hawaii, Arkansas, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa to review issues related to the migration of citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands(RMI), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of Palau (ROP) to the U.S....

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Monday, March 28, 2011
Durbin's Flawed Islamophobia Hearing
By IPT News @ 6:08 PM :: 14024 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  Senator Dick Durbin Visits Mosque Foundation

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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Djou: Presidential Leadership is Missing in Libya
By Rep Charles Djou @ 7:05 PM :: 13973 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In the current Libya crisis...leadership has come from the president… of France.

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Friday, March 25, 2011
Hawaii Internet Poker Bill part of nationwide effort by illegal Gambling Sites
By Andrew Walden @ 11:00 PM :: 29460 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Full Tilt Poker, one of the world’s top Internet poker sites—and potentially a key beneficiary of SB755--is now under Federal investigation for money laundering.

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Friday, March 25, 2011
Not Dead Yet: Predictions of Religion’s Extinction Miss the Mark
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:12 AM :: 9195 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 The assumption that political and social progress will increasingly marginalize religion has dominated many academic circles. However, data on religious belief and practice in the U.S. and around the world defy that theory.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Hawaii Congressional Delegation AWOL on Libya
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 2:42 PM :: 11536 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 Do our Senators and Representatives support President Obama’s decision to take action against Qaddafi without congressional approval?  Do they support full regime change or some other limited action?  If they oppose military action, why have they been silent?

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Monday, March 21, 2011
Kucinich, Nader: Obama could be Impeached for Libya War
By Video @ 6:32 PM :: 10295 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Kucinich quotes Obama: “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation which does not involve stopping an actual or imminent attack on the nation.”

In 2004 Kucinich won 27% of Hawaii Democrats Caucus Vote....

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Monday, March 21, 2011
Hanabusa, Hirono vote for Government Shutdown—Oppose Afghan Withdrawal
By News Release @ 1:13 PM :: 12157 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family
  • Senate: Additional Continuing Appropriations, 2011
  • House: Additional Continuing Appropriations, 2011
    House: NSP Termination Act
    House: NPR Federal Funding Ban
    House: Afghanistan Withdrawal resolution
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Spectator-in-Chief launches 3rd War
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:22 AM :: 7153 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The problem is that these operations by themselves will not be decisive in either eliminating the regime or fully protecting civilians.

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Friday, March 18, 2011
Full Text: Pacific Commander Admiral Willard Q&A on Search and Rescue in Japan
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 9480 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...we're currently engaged in what we believe is one of the biggest natural and man-made disasters that we'll face in our lifetime....

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Thursday, March 17, 2011
UN authorizes Military action against Gaddafi, airstrikes could begin within hours
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 9046 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Two wars, about to start a third, plus a disaster in Japan...and Obama?  He's headed for Rio de Janero, Brazil....

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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Hillary dumps Obama over refusal to act in Libya: “Not happy with dealing with a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 10117 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

He went on, “If you take a look at what’s on her plate as compared with what’s on the plates of previous Secretary of States — there’s more going on now at this particular moment, and it’s like playing sports with a bunch of amateurs. And she doesn’t have any power. She’s trying to do what she can to keep things from imploding.”

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Obama Dithers While American Credibility Burns
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:47 PM :: 6602 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Worldwide Leader In Sports could tape his picks for the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament. The President picked all frontrunners. Good for him. Meanwhile, 5,000 miles away, a Libyan rebel defending the town of Ajdabiya from Muammar Qadhafi loyalists told The Washington Post: "These politicians are liars. They just talk and talk, but they do nothing."

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Hawaii presents the most decisive defeat for assisted suicide and euthanasia to date
By Selected News Articles @ 11:54 AM :: 11330 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Hawaii presents the most decisive defeat for assisted suicide and euthanasia to date. According to Schadenberg, opponents from the Christian and disabled communities testified so convincingly before the legislature’s Health Committee that it defeated the measure unanimously.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011
Japan-Hawaii Relief Fund set up at First Hawaiian Bank
By News Release @ 10:27 AM :: 9135 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

Those interested in making a contribution to the Japan-Hawaii Relief Fund may do so at any First Hawaiian Bank branch through March 31, 2011.

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Friday, March 11, 2011
Kyodo: Honshu Quake ruptures 150 miles of crust, over 1,000 feared dead
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 PM :: 10675 Views :: World News, Family

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Friday, March 11, 2011
Tsunami: Kahului 6ft, Hilo 4.3ft at 4AM, minor flooding reported
By Selected News Articles @ 9:43 AM :: 12173 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
PEN International protests arrest of journalists orchestrated by Gulen Movement
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 10845 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

4 March 2011 - The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International protests the detention of writers Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, who were among around 10 journalists and writers arrested early yesterday morning (3 March 2011) following police raids on their homes and offices.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Extortion, Criminal Conspiracy: FBI investigating Gulen Religious Cult behind Mokapu STEM School, Pacifica Institute
By Selected News Articles @ 8:41 PM :: 17794 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

An email sent in June 2008 with regard to teachers who were late in making the paybacks reads: "Brother Veli wants to have all the “salary returns."  And he says to withhold future salaries from those who have not made them."

More incriminating still is an email dated June 13, 2007...which recommends "increasing the number of teachers from Turkey ... to acquire more money."

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Friday, February 25, 2011
Limbaugh: Did Honolulu Council ever pass resolution condemning Mao’s genocide?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 11731 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

We'd have to check the archives to see if the Honolulu City Council ever did issue a condemnation of Mao Tse-tung for the genocide of Chinese people back when the cultural revolution, the great leap forward and all that stuff took place. 

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Sunday, February 13, 2011
Farmers send two tons of Kona Coffee to troops in Afghanistan, Iraq
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 11436 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

During 2010 most Kona coffee went to Afghanistan , where it was very highly welcomed and appreciated.  Some also went to the P.I. and now here at the end of the year I am once again sending Kona coffee to the 25th Infantry Division folks who have recently deployed to Camp Liberty, Iraq.

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Friday, February 11, 2011
Mubarak Out, Muslim Brotherhood Remains Primed
By IPT News @ 2:29 PM :: 5634 Views :: World News, Family

The future role of the Muslim Brotherhood remains uncertain. The Brotherhood, a fundamentalist Sunni movement, seeks to spread Islamic law throughout the world. Its members have indicated a desire to revoke Egypt's peace treaty with Israel and increase support for Hamas and other terrorist groups.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Obama, Not Egypt, is Biggest Threat to U.S. Energy Prices
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:22 AM :: 6844 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Energy Secretary Steven Chu responded to a question about the situation in Egypt, saying: "Certainly any disruption in the Middle East means a partial disruption in the oil we import. It’s a world market and [a disruption] could actually have real harm of the price. The best way America can protect itself against these incidents is to decrease our dependency on foreign oil, in fact to diversify our supply." This is a nice sentiment. Unfortunately, everything the Obama Administration is doing is only increasing our dependence on foreign sources of oil.

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Monday, January 31, 2011
Wanna-be Dearborn Mosque bomber was mentally ill Wikileaks supporter
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 9437 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

It isn’t the first time around for Roger Dale Stockman, arrested in the parking lot of a Dearborn, Michigan mosque last week.  Stockman, allegedly caught with illegal fireworks after making threats against Arabs at a Dearborn bar, has a long criminal and psychiatric record.  At least two of his previous federal arrests involved threats.  In 1985 he was sent to a Federal Prison psychiatric ward after placing a pipe bomb in the Reno, NV airport.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011
Honolulu Grand Jury charges two more in human trafficking case
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 11663 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that a federal grand jury in Honolulu has returned a 10-count superseding indictment charging defendants Joseph Knoller and Bruce Schwartz, both of Los Angeles, as co-conspirators in a scheme to hold 400 Thai nationals in compelled service as agricultural workers in the District of Hawaii and elsewhere.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
'Great Garbage Patch' Not So Great After All
By Selected News Articles @ 1:05 PM :: 11766 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

It's been called the Great Garbage Patch and "the most shocking thing" Oprah has ever seen: a massive island of plastic in the Pacific Ocean that, according to many reports, is twice the size of Texas, outnumbers plankton, and has killed millions of sea birds.

But many of those claims, according to a new analysis, are huge exaggerations. Others are downright false.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Gates: North Korea will soon have missiles capable of hitting Hawaii with A-bomb
By Selected News Articles @ 10:48 AM :: 11891 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Implicit in Mr. Gates’s five-year assessment was the possibility that the North could soon solve one of its biggest technological hurdles: manufacturing a warhead small enough to fit atop a missile….

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Sunday, January 9, 2011
UK Lib-Dems push for end of “libel tourism”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:29 PM :: 8113 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Threats of libel actions in UK courts were used to silence coverage of the financial connection between Barack Obama, Tony Rezko, and Iraqi ex-Baathist billionaire and lifelong Saddam Hussein associate Nadhmi Auchi during the 2008 campaign.  Hawai’i Free Press was one of the few news sources anywhere on Earth willing to defy the threats. 

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Friday, January 7, 2011
Hiram Bingham IV, the secret rescuer
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 PM :: 12486 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Did you know that an idealistic U.S. diplomat disobeyed his Washington superiors early in World War II and saved 2,500 Jews in southern France, before Nazis could ship them to death camps?

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Sunday, December 26, 2010
NYT: Inouye pushes Exemption from Terror Embargo after $2000 contribution
By Selected News Articles @ 8:16 PM :: 10796 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Several ... American businesses were permitted to deal with foreign companies believed to be involved in terrorism or weapons proliferation. In one such case, involving equipment bought by a medical waste disposal plant in Hawaii, the government was preparing to deny the license until an influential politician intervened....

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Monday, December 20, 2010
Missile Defense: The Ghost of Broken Promises Past
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:20 PM :: 8681 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

So now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) has filed for cloture, is Tuesday’s vote a foregone conclusion? No.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Djou welcomes GAO audit of Compact of Free Association funds
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:36 PM :: 12464 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“I welcome the GAO’s decision to audit the federal funds that go to the COFA. I have been vocally calling for reforming this treaty throughout my campaign and time in Congress – this is a good first step."

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Sunday, December 12, 2010
Cleaning up Abercrombie's Mess: GAO to investigate lack of funding for Compact of Free Association Migrants
By Selected News Articles @ 7:51 PM :: 11586 Views :: National News, World News, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government

The GAO is in the “design phase” of preparing the audit plan. US Interior Department official Tom Bussanich, who was in Majuro last week for the Development Partners Meeting, said GAO officials had an “entrance conference” with him last month to start the audit process.

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Friday, December 10, 2010
Child porn survivor denounces UH Prof’s call for legalization
By Selected News Articles @ 1:16 PM :: 14799 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

When I was a mere eight-year-old boy I was sexually abused for an entire year of my childhood life. In addition to the horrific abuse my abuser took child porn photographs of me and had me develop them at his apartment.

He put his hand on my shoulder and said “wouldn’t your mother like a copy.”

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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Rally for Imprisoned Noble Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:40 PM :: 7202 Views :: World News, Family

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is set to award the Nobel Peace Prize this Friday to author and 1989 Tiananmen protest participant Liu Xiaobo. But Liu will not attend. He is currently serving an 11-year sentence for co-authoring the Charter 08 manifesto calling for protection of human rights, comprehensive political reforms, and a democratic government in China.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
North Korean threat to Hawaii mentioned in Wikileaks cables
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 10988 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Sunday, December 5, 2010
Six Hawaii Robotics teams advance to World Championship
By News Release @ 11:40 AM :: 9393 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment, National News, World News

HONOLULU – One hundred and twelve teams of middle and high school robotics students from Hawai‘i, California, Nevada and China put their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to the test for the past three days in a friendly, spirited competition that pitted robots against robots, and showcased students’ ingenuity, teamwork and ability to think analytically under pressure.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Governor Lingle announces direct China-Hawaii fights for Chinese New Year
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 8390 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle announced today that the leading tour operator in China, China Youth Travel Services Holding (CYTS), intends to offer special flights that will bring visitors from China to Hawai‘i for the celebration of the 2011 Chinese New Year. 

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Friday, December 3, 2010
“Computer study of computer studies” -- UH Manoa Climate research questioned
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 11562 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

A press release from the University of Hawaii at Manoa on November 24, 2010 announced the results of a computer study by UH climatologists which portends greater global warming in the future.  Even though this was a computer study of other computer studies, the authors were correct in pointing out that there has been great disagreement between the many existing global climate models.  In most of these cases the computer models have consistently overstated future global temperatures.  We also know that estimates of future atmospheric CO2 have also been overestimated.

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