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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Middle East Crumbles Around Obama's Foreign Policy
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:34 AM :: 7321 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

All indications are that the Middle East is crumbling, and President Barack Obama's foreign policy is collapsing right along with it. 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Genetically-Modified Papaya Hits Shelves in Japan
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 11445 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

“People always opt for more information,” says Giddings, “whether or not they have any idea what it means, or how they might use it.”

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Hoku Dodges a $50M Bullet
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 8165 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

...we would otherwise be obligated to pay $50 million to Tianwei this quarter....

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Sunday, January 29, 2012
Scientists: Global Warming Stopped 15 years ago, Mini Ice Age Coming
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 AM :: 7667 Views :: World News, Family

World solar activity cycles from 1749 to 2040 

Some people actually believe the Sun has nothing to do with the temperature.... 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Nietzsche on Eggshells
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 7429 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Read all the way down to the last paragraph where you will discover that this book review is really about ... Hawaii.

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Monday, January 23, 2012
Scripps blockbuster: Ocean acidification happens all the time — naturally
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 7677 Views :: World News, Family

Typical estuarine environments have an inflow from rivers (with a lower pH) that fluctuates wildly, so do areas with upwelling, and even the pH in kelp forests varies dynamically.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Abercrombie Statement on Obama Visa Task Force
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 9699 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama this morning signed an executive order establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness....

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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Lingle Endorses Obama's Tourism Plan
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 6:59 PM :: 10359 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"The President's plan to boost processing capacity for non-immigrant visas in major U.S. bound travel markets like China and Brazil and expand the Visa Waiver Program is a good policy for America and will benefit Hawaii's tourism industry."

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
An Internet Blackout Over SOPA and PIPA
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:06 PM :: 6844 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As of midnight, Wikipedia is shut down for 24 hours, and hundreds of other popular websites have gone dark right along with it. They are standing together in protest ....

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Friday, January 13, 2012
From Business Suits to Combat Boots
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 12271 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Friday, January 13, 2012
US Drops to 10th on Index of Economic Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:50 PM :: 8683 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...the United States -- and indeed the world -- is less economically free today than it was a year ago, according to the 18th annual Index of Economic Freedom, released yesterday by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal....

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Rainbow papaya approved for Japan export
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 11131 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that on Dec. 1, the government of Japan approved Rainbow papaya for commercial shipment to Japan.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Fiat Trucks used in Iranian Nuclear Program, Public Beheadings
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 7141 Views :: World News, Family

Fiat's subsidiary Iveco continues to sell and distribute trucks in Iran that have been used by the Iranian regime to transport ballistic missiles and stage gruesome public executions. Fiat also continues to operate in Iran's automobile market, and is reportedly planning to expand its presence there by opening a luxury Maserati dealership in Tehran.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Real 'Iron Lady'
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:14 AM :: 7274 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

This week brings the nationwide release of The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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Monday, January 9, 2012
Can America Defend Itself?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 7214 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Despite this emerging threat, President Barack Obama traveled to the Pentagon last Thursday to announce that the "tide of war is receding" for the United States, thereby justifying massive cuts to the U.S. military.

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
'Beyond Petroleum’ Gives Up on Solar
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 8019 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

bp solar no more...

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Egypt's Winds of Change Give Way to Dark Clouds
By IPT News @ 12:16 PM :: 6550 Views :: World News, Family

President Obama told Bill O'Reilly, "I think the Muslim Brotherhood is one faction in Egypt. They don't have majority support in Egypt."

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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Hoku Can’t Pay Its Electric bill in Idaho, Freezing Temps May Destroy $390M plant
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 AM :: 12156 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Your ACT221 Tax Dollars at Work building the clean energy future, Hawaii ....

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Friday, December 30, 2011
War Games, An Energy Crisis, and the Iranian Threat
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:02 AM :: 7761 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Strait of Hormuz lies between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, providing passage for some 15.5 million barrels of crude oil per day, amounting to one third of the world's seaborne oil shipments.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011
Europe Non-Stop to Hawaii: Airlines cleared to use Santa's short-cut
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 AM :: 10944 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

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Friday, December 23, 2011
Canadian Senate Testimony: Climate Change is Natural
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 AM :: 5857 Views :: World News, Family

Never before have a team of climate ‘realists’ testified before any committee, in the Senate or the Commons. 

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Thursday, December 22, 2011
In Defense of the Plastic Bag
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 PM :: 16180 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Pity the much-maligned plastic bag....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Biden Says Taliban Is Not Our Enemy
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 6799 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests."

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Syria Protesters: We Miss Bush
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 PM :: 5977 Views :: World News, Family

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Monday, December 19, 2011
The Death of Kim Jong-il
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:45 PM :: 7684 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...the surprise development raises concerns about its impact on Pyongyang's ongoing leadership transition, regime stability, and North Korean security and foreign policies....

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Monday, December 19, 2011
Egyptian Islamists win Election, Begin Burning Books, Antiquities
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 PM :: 7515 Views :: World News, Family

 Egyptian Scientific Institute: December 17, 2011

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Sunday, December 18, 2011
North Korea Dictator Dies Just as New Aid Deal Was to Be Announced
By Selected News Articles @ 10:51 PM :: 5878 Views :: World News, Family

In a short dispatch, KCA stated, "Chariman Kim passed away in the train on December 17th, 2011 at 8:30am due to physical overwork."

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Government Says Hezbollah Profits From U.S. Cocaine Market Via Link to Mexican Cartel
By Selected News Articles @ 9:24 PM :: 8305 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged Ayman Joumaa, an accused Lebanese drug kingpin and Hezbollah financier, of smuggling tons of U.S.-bound cocaine and laundering hundreds of millions of dollars with the Zetas cartel of Mexico....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Canada Quits Kyoto Treaty
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 6482 Views :: World News, Family

“The Canadian Government’s decision to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol is an important victory for common sense .... "

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Defense Budget Cuts Will Devastate America’s Commitment to the Asia–Pacific
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:57 AM :: 8585 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

These cuts have been put forth with little consideration for their long-term impact....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
White House: North Korea making missile able to hit US
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 AM :: 10305 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Pearl Harbor Survivor to Direct ‘Mass Band Performance’ on 70th Anniversary
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 13648 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

... the Battleship Missouri Memorial will proudly host a mass band performance featuring more than 650 performers from a dozen high school, college and community bands ....

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Monday, December 5, 2011
UN Agenda 21 Reaches into Your Backyard
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:26 PM :: 7610 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Ready to trade in your car for a bike, or maybe a subway instead? Interested in fewer choices for your home, paying more for housing, and being crammed into a denser neighborhood? You can have all this and more ....

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Monday, December 5, 2011
Will Canada Quit Kyoto Climate Treaty?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 AM :: 7378 Views :: World News, Family

Canada’s emissions represent only 2% of the world’s total and 80% of the world’s population live in nations that have no protocol emission limits whatsoever. China’s economy is expanding so rapidly that between 2009 and 2010 its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by more that twice the entire Canadian 2010 output....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Quality of Living: Honolulu #29 in World, right behind ... Stuttgart
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 10028 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Honolulu (29) and San Francisco (30) are the highest-ranking US cities....  

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Finmeccanica Trumpets Honolulu Rail Deal
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 12382 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

ROME: Finmeccanica: signed a contract worth USD 1,334 million for Honolulu driverless metro.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Lucky Hawaii: Bond Sale Benefits as Investors Flee Europe
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 10293 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Treasury and municipal bonds rallied Thursday as fears of European contagion spread ... Yields on the Hawaii bond deal were lowered as much as nine basis points, compared with levels offered earlier in the morning....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sex, Equality, and the Paleolithic Era
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:32 PM :: 10676 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...perhaps this will mark the rise of the paleolibs?

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Is the Occupy Wall Street Movement Occupied?
By IPT News @ 12:04 PM :: 7606 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to expose how the richest 1 percent of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future."

There has been an ongoing debate about the depth of anti-Semitism within the OWS movement....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Elementary Students in Hawaii Remotely Operate NASA Rovers for World Leaders
By News Release @ 11:45 AM :: 7700 Views :: Energy, National News, World News, Family

Mars rover in Hawaii

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Monday, November 28, 2011
US Micronesia Aid Crowds out Private Investment, Local Decision Making
By Selected News Articles @ 11:57 PM :: 10391 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The problem is not the size or scope of U.S. support, the problems lay within the ways that money is structured, allocated and managed....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Green Energy Push Drives Outsourcing to China
By NCPA @ 3:08 AM :: 5827 Views :: World News, Family

Indeed, costly emission cuts in Denmark and elsewhere are likely to lead to a partial relocation of CO2 emissions to more lenient countries, such as China ....

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Maui Smart Grid Demonstration Project to Begin Next Year
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 12615 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

The multi-million dollar project is aimed at improving integration of variable renewable resources, such as solar and wind power, and preparing the electric system for widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

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Friday, November 25, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving from Stacey Djou!
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 10662 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

For Charles, this was a day much like most others, but he was thankful to talk to the girls (they were on a lengthy communications blackout until last night) and to have some turkey for dinner.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
New Batch of Global Warmers’ Emails: “We're choosing the periods to show warming”
By Selected News Articles @ 9:26 PM :: 10865 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family
"...Observations do not show rising temperatures .... "
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Bill Seeks Terror Designation for Gaza Flotilla Groups
By IPT News @ 10:36 PM :: 12419 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The CIA and U.S. Treasury Department have determined IHH and the Free Gaza Movement "have known terrorist ties," the bill says. (They also have extensive Hawaii ties--Editor)

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Monday, November 21, 2011
Heritage: The Debate over Defense Spending
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:22 PM :: 8675 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Failing to enact the plan by January 15, 2012, would result in automatic cuts to military spending--a scenario that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta describes as "devastating."

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Friday, November 18, 2011
WSJ: Finmeccanica Rushing to Sell Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 12461 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

...it will set up a partnership for the AnsaldoBreda trainmaking unit in advance of selling the business....

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Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Republican Debate Over China
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:20 PM :: 7615 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

China has increased its defense budget by double digits every year for the last 20 years. Just as China seems to be gearing up for some undefined enterprise, the U.S. is winding down its defense budget at a similarly rapid pace.

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Monday, November 14, 2011
GAO: Improvements Needed to Assess and Address Growing CoFA Migration
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 11993 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...some jurisdictions did not accurately define compact migrants, account for federal funding that supplemented local expenditures, or include revenue received from compact migrants....

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