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Monday, November 7, 2011
‘America’s Battalion’ arrives in Afghanistan from Kaneohe
By Selected News Articles @ 11:25 PM :: 11803 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In the coming weeks 3/3 will take control of operations in Garmsir District, relieving fellow Hawaii-based 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. The “Lava Dogs” of 1/3 are nearing the end of their seven-month deployment, which began in April.

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Monday, October 31, 2011
Waipahu soldier and 11 others overcome Afghanistan ambush, receive awards
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 11952 Views :: Maui County, Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Waipahu native Army Pfc. Edward Barut and his team successfully overcame a 45-minute complex attack in which insurgents used rocket propelled grenades, small arms fire and improvised explosive devices.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Star-Advertiser Punked by Global Warmer posing as Climate Skeptic
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 PM :: 11141 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

This is what happens to people who believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Fundamentals Matter: Capitalism not the Problem
By Dr Ed Gutteling, MD @ 10:23 AM :: 14656 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

I’m writing this on the 44th anniversary of the execution of that poster-boy of “social justice”, Dr. “Che” Guevara, viewing articles of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in Hawaii and the mainland.

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Friday, October 28, 2011
APEC: Obama needs Congressional Support for Free Trade in Pacific—but Hirono, Hanabusa vote No
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 11662 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Obama administration is hoping to build on the momentum of recent free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama as attention turns to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade promotion authority.

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Friday, October 28, 2011
Should America Carry the U.N.?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:31 AM :: 8655 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The 39-story United Nations headquarters stands on the banks of the East River in Manhattan. But now the U.N. is planning the construction of a new building next door, with a price tag pegged at $400 million -- and it could soar even higher. 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Heritage: The Serious Risks of the Russian Reset
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:12 PM :: 7146 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The large “reset” payoff requires America put it all on the line by cutting U.S. strategic nuclear forces and engaging in missile defense talks with Russia, in addition to abandoning missile defense deployment in Poland and the Czech Republic and keeping quiet about political freedom violations running rampant throughout Russia.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Hawaii Lags as States Ban Contracting with Companies that do Business With Iran
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 10403 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

California and Florida have already passed Iran debarment legislation, adapted from UANI model legislation....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Abercrombie back from Asia: No mention of Cancelled China-Honolulu Flights
By News Release @ 12:05 PM :: 8115 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Read this news release and see if you can identify even one single accomplishment.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Obama's Misplaced Mideast Optimism
By Daniel Pipes @ 11:45 AM :: 7367 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

But the Middle East teaches caution; much will probably go wrong in Libya and Iraq. Obama, I predict, will rue his rash boasts.

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Obama's Iraq Failure
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:58 PM :: 10000 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama's announcement last week that American troops in Iraq will return by the end of the year is a result of a serious Obama Administration failure that will undermine U.S. security interests in the Middle East

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
The End of Qadhafi
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 5771 Views :: World News, Family

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi is dead from wounds he suffered during his capture near his hometown of Sirte, according to Reuters reports.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
China Cancels Honolulu Flights, Abercrombie calls Asia trip "extremely productive"
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 9194 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“It was an extremely productive trip that will benefit Hawai'i as we look to strengthen our economy,” Governor Abercrombie said.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Horizon Lines Avoids Bankruptcy, But Delisted by NYSE
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 16690 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Horizon Lines completed a complicated $652.8 million refinancing that saves the largest U.S. domestic ocean carrier from bankruptcy and will leave bondholders with most of the company's stock. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Update: Charles Djou in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 12351 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Monday, October 17, 2011
Ideology Yes, Hawaii No: Hirono Votes Against S. Korea Free Trade
By Congress.org @ 11:19 PM :: 11910 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act - Vote Passed (278-151, 4 Not Voting)

The House passed this trade agreement with South Korea. The Senate approved the bill later in the day and the president is expected to sign it into law.  (Hirono voted NO.)

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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Kalapa: The Trouble with Borrowing is Repaying the Loan
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 1:42 AM :: 9982 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The bulk of the $14 trillion debt the nation has borrowed is from other nations.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Obama's Failure to Confront the Iranian Threat
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:35 AM :: 6504 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Yesterday, America learned that Iran conspired to launch a terrorist attack in Washington, D.C., with a planned assassination of the Saudi ambassador and bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Iranian Assassination Plot Busted
By IPT News @ 2:05 AM :: 7657 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Two men have been charged in what law enforcement officials say was a bombing plot in the United States approved by senior members Iran's Revolutionary Guard Quds Force.

The plot targeted the Saudi ambassador to the United States for assassination and may have included other targets including the Israeli embassy,...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Abercrombie, HTA Leave Tokyo
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 9359 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Abercrombie and officials from the Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA) ... met with representatives of various Japanese agencies that are key partners in the visitor industry.

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Monday, October 10, 2011
Obama Sends South Korea Free Trade Agreement to Congress
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:43 PM :: 9439 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

it's vitally important to quickly enact the three pending U.S. trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. These FTAs have been sitting on the President's desk since 2007 for no good reason. President Obama has finally made them a priority by sending them to Congress last Monday night....

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Friday, October 7, 2011
Just back from Paris, Abercrombie flees to Japan
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 8630 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

Abercrombie will travel to Asia from October 9 – 21, 2011 ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Steve Jobs and American Exceptionalism
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:52 PM :: 7573 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Steve Jobs, who died yesterday at the too-young age of 56, was a living refutation of all what liberals constantly tell us about our country ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Back to the Future: Hilo Girl leads 12 Army Cooks replacing 84 Contractors in Iraq
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 10153 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As the United States Army's mission in Iraq winds down, soldiers find themselves giving up progressively more of their creature comforts. At Contingency Operating Station Garry Owen, Iraq, Soldiers from 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division are “getting lean” in preparation for that day.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011
The Inside Story Behind the Awlaki Assassination
By IPT News @ 1:29 AM :: 8243 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

U.S. intelligence officials, aware of other planned attacks, had arrested several Muslim American converts who returned here after "studying" in the Sudan....

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Friday, September 30, 2011
For Sale Cheap: One Slightly Used Honolulu Rail Contractor
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 14450 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Orsi said Sept. 20 that there were no parties in advanced talks to buy AnsaldoBreda and that the unit’s newly appointed CEO, Maurizio Manfellotto, is working on an updated business plan.

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Friday, September 30, 2011
US Born Al-Qaeda Bosses Anwar al-Awlaki, Samir Khan Reported Dead in Yemen
By IPT News @ 12:24 PM :: 7480 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

American-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed Friday by a U.S. airstrike in Yemen, administration officials say.

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Friday, September 30, 2011
Covering Half the World from Ft Shafter
By Selected News Articles @ 2:49 AM :: 13174 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Friday, September 30, 2011
Berg pushes for China Visa Waiver
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 11753 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“The recent inclusion of the Republic of Korea in the Visa Waiver resulted in double number of visitor arrivals from Korea,” said Councilman Tom Berg....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Time for Action on Pakistan
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:55 AM :: 6871 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...Mullen declared that the military intelligence service of this supposed U.S. partner is directing the Haqqani network, a militant group responsible for attacks on Americans, including the 20-hour assault on the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, that left 27 dead....

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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Full Text: Netanyahu calls out UN “theater of the absurd”
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 6017 Views :: World News, Family

(The UN) doesn't only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi's Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam's Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament. 

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Saturday, September 24, 2011
APEC Hint for Realtors: Top of Chinese wealthy's wish list? To leave China
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 12455 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Among the 20,000 Chinese with at least 100 million yuan ($15 million) in individual investment assets, 27 percent have already emigrated and 47 percent are considering it, according to a report by China Merchants Bank and U.S. consultants Bain & Co. published in April.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Obama Falling Short on Israel
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:03 PM :: 8141 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The President's words yesterday come after nearly three years of being weak on Israel, failing to condemn those who threaten the country's existence, and failing to draw a distinction between a freedom-loving nation and those who seek to wipe it off the map.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Parent Company of Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo tied to Prostitution Ring
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 13256 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“If something goes haywire, say so.” – Sen Dan Inouye, August 25, 2011

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Sunday, September 18, 2011
Peak Oil Debunked
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 PM :: 10158 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

This is actually the fifth time in modern history that we've seen widespread fear that the world was running out of oil.

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Friday, September 16, 2011
Summer Snow Falls on Mauna Kea after Al Gore’s “24-Hours of Reality” broadcasts from Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 4:29 AM :: 16891 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Al Gore treated the globe to “24 Hours of Reality” Wednesday and Thursday, but before the finale, Mother Nature stepped in with a show of her own.

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Friday, September 16, 2011
Economist: Hawaii Wilderness Cult pursues Impossible Return to Pre-Human Existence
By Selected News Articles @ 2:44 AM :: 10386 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Even theoretically, returning Hawaii to a prehuman existence would be impossible. Ecosystems change over time, with or without the involvement of mankind, so no one can tell what Hawaii “should” look like.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
South Korea Free Trade: All Talk, No Action from Obama
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:05 AM :: 10304 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Obama has refused to submit the agreements until the House goes further and re-authorizes Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) at the 2009 stimulus spending levels. Pre-2009 TAA is still in place to assist workers who lose their job as a result of foreign competition.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Terror's Evolving Threat: The Al-Qaida Network in 2011
By IPT News @ 12:24 PM :: 7888 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Weakened militarily and ignored in the mostly peaceful Arab Spring revolutions, the organization, they say, is becoming irrelevant....

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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hawaii, Maui, Kauai: Stop And Remember 7AM Sunday 9-11-11
By @ 12:01 AM :: 12716 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Maui County, Energy, National News, Family

The remembrance calls for governments and businesses, houses of worship, railways, fire and police departments, and others to ring bells and sound sirens for one minute on Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:00 am Hawai'i Standard Time (1:00 pm EDT). Members of the public are asked to cease activity during that minute and reflect upon the events of 10 years ago.

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Friday, September 9, 2011
Charles Djou leaves for Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:36 PM :: 12654 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Fast and Furious Scandal Continues
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:09 PM :: 7514 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

A U.S. government gun-trafficking investigation gone horribly wrong has resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol officer, some 2,000 firearms in the hands of criminals, and the dismissal of a 24-year veteran law enforcement official. This is the story of Fast and Furious....

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Monday, August 29, 2011
The Right Strategy to Fight Terrorism
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:33 PM :: 7720 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

...Since September 11, 2001, at least 40 Islamist-inspired terror plots aimed at the United States have been thwarted....

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Monday, August 29, 2011
Time Has Come for States to Take Strong Action on Iran
By Selected News Articles @ 7:30 PM :: 9880 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Lucrative state and federal contracts funded by American taxpayer dollars should not be awarded to companies doing business with a regime that is aggressively pursuing a nuclear weapons program, training and supplying weapons to terrorists who are killing U.S. troops, and engaging in egregious human rights abuses inside its own borders.

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Monday, August 29, 2011
Wind Power Is Dying
By Selected News Articles @ 11:54 AM :: 9619 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

While the U.S. is dumping billions of dollars into wind farms and onshore and offshore wind turbines, this energy source is being cast aside as a failure elsewhere in the world.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Battleship Missouri to Commemorate 66th Anniversary of Japanese Surrender
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 13190 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Battleship Missouri Memorial will commemorate the 66th anniversary of the end of World War II with a free ceremony on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, from 8 to 9 a.m., on the Mighty Mo’s forward main deck. 

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
NYT: Anti-GMO Myths don’t hold up to Scientific Scrutiny
By NCPA @ 9:48 PM :: 9077 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Myths about the dire effects of genetically modified foods on health and the environment abound, but they have not held up to scientific scrutiny. These crop modification methods are not dangerous.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Son of Hamas: Ex-Terrorist to Speak at Aiea Church
By Andrew Walden @ 10:58 PM :: 7573 Views :: Maui County, World News, Family

Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of terrorist Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, will be speaking at Calvary Chapel Honolulu, 98-1016 Komo Mai Drive, Aiea -- Wednesday at 630PM.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Rail: Sumitomo will not Appeal, Stands Ready to take Ansaldo's place
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 12185 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As the only qualified offeror, SCOA’s decision not to appeal should in no way be interpreted as loss of interest. To the contrary, SCOA will remain ready to fulfill its commitments should the City not be able to proceed with Ansaldo due to any problems that might prevent them from fulfilling their offer.

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Monday, August 22, 2011
Heritage: What's Next in Libya
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:11 PM :: 6978 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Administration’s short-sighted effort to score a quick and easy military victory over Qadhafi’s regime failed to end the threat to civilians in “days not weeks,” as President Barack Obama promised. The administration now must scramble to develop and implement a long term strategy for a post-Qadhafi Libya.

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