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Dec 11 08:50

Kamehameha School Child Molester Case – Hidden Payoff to Judge Exposed

…For more than three years, Circuit Judge Virginia Crandall has presided over the lawsuits against Kamehameha Schools and St. Francis Hospital by former students who accuse a psychiatrist of sexual abuse decades ago.

But she didn’t publicly disclose that in the 1990s and the early 2000s, her husband, David Schulmeister, and his law firm, Cades Schutte, represented the Kamehameha Schools, billing as much as $1 million a year…..

Schulmeister and Cades Schutte have represented Kamehameha Schools on a broad range of issues….

Attorney Robert Richards, the special master appointed by state Probate Judge Kevin Chang in 2000, explained the firm's role at the Kamehameha Schools in this way: “(This) firm had an extensive history of legal work for the Trust … it became involved in almost everything, submitted bills on almost everything,” Richards wrote.

Dec 09 13:22

Jerusalem’s fate – Grant F Smith

Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem signals Washington now deems this to be Israel’s capital.

How this is in America’s interest is difficult to fathom.

The law of unintended consequences is surely in play.

Dec 07 07:22

The Bones of Station H

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Nov 30 12:27

Fears of nuclear Trumpocalypse prompt Hawaii to reinstate Cold War-era attack sirens

Hawaii’s decommissioned nuclear attack sirens will get another chance to warn Americans of impending atomic doom. After collecting dust for three decades, the warning system has been reinstated amid growing fears of war with North Korea.

The state’s emergency management officials announced that the vintage air-raid sirens will be tested for the first time in nearly 30 years on Friday. The drill will last for 60 seconds and the system’s signature wail will be heard in more than 400 locations across the central Pacific islands.

The public is asked to “get inside, stay inside and stay tuned” if they should hear the sirens.

Nov 16 00:20

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos Rocks

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos discussing whether RT is a foreign agent.
According to the US Department of Justice, RT – this channel – is an agent of a foreign, even hostile, power. All the while, the DOJ refuses to explain why this is the case or even cite what laws we may have broken. But something else is in play: critics warn RT is a test case for a wider campaign of media suppression.

CrossTalking with Lee Stranahan, Rocky Anderson and Marcus Papadopoulos.

Nov 13 12:21

Abandonment Plan Set as Hawaii Windfarms Begin to Rust Out

Hawaii’s most recent wind energy project went online in 2012, adding to the number of such facilities nationwide, and a new study shows that operations and maintenance costs for these aging facilities will grow into a lucrative business in North America over the coming years.

(Translation: Maintenance costs will soar, leading to abandonment—just like last time.)

Nov 13 12:20

Island Air: Did the Airports Division bamboozle Fitch Ratings?

This is where it gets interesting.

With repossessors seizing its airplanes, Island Air filed for bankruptcy protection October 16, 2017. Ten days later, Fitch’s upgrade stated, “The Airports Division expects near-term traffic results will be better than projected due to Island Air expanding interisland traffic, more than doubling capacity over last year….” Island Air cancelled all flights and shut down operations on November 10, 2017.

Perhaps Fitch’s research was conducted before Island Air’s crisis was known?

No.

The Airports Division had to have known about financial difficulties at Island Air for several months now. KHON November 10, 2017 reports, “Island Air’s financials reveal mounting bills with state as largest unsecured creditor:”

Nov 13 08:10

Hawaii's Island Air shuts down and cancels all of its flights after 37 years of service

Hawaii's second-largest airline, Island Air, shut down Friday after exhausting all options to keep flying.

Island Air, which has about 400 employees, made the announcement Thursday.

The company filed for bankruptcy protection on October 16 after its aircraft lessor attempted to repossess the company's three remaining Q400 aircraft for nonpayment.

Nov 13 07:18

New Study: US state hit with up to 200 times more Fukushima fallout than expected — Over a Trillion becquerels of nuclear waste fell on Hawaii — Scientists: “Plume may have taken an alternative path… Greater than anticipated”

Fukushima-derived radiocesium fallout in Hawaiian soils… This study estimated the magnitude of cesium deposition in soil, collected in 2015-2016, resulting from atmospheric fallout… Detectable, Fukushima-derived 134Cs inventories ranged from 30 to 630 Bq m-2 and 137Cs inventories ranged from 20 to 2200 Bq m-2… This research confirmed and quantified the presence of Fukushima-derived fallout in the state of Hawai’i in amounts higher than predicted by models and observed in the United States mainland…
The Hawaiian Islands were expected to get minimal, below 10 Bq m-2 or lower, of Fukushima-derived fallout…
Fukushima-derived soil radiocesium concentrations, were greater than anticipated based on model-predicted Pacific atmospheric dispersion rates…

Nov 10 11:13

As North Korean threat grows, Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack

or decades, the wail of the nuclear bomb warning siren was ubiquitous in U.S. cities. Public service commercials drilled the “duck and cover” mantra into the minds of Americans, and the possibility of a Soviet attack was always around the corner.

But after the Cold War, most places abandoned their sirens. Fears of terrorism grew more urgent and, for many younger Americans, being on notice for nuclear war became a relic of the past.

That’s no longer the case in Hawaii.

Amid increasing North Korean threats against the U.S., Hawaii has launched the most aggressive effort in the country to prepare for attack. TV commercials warn the state’s 1.4 million residents to “get inside, stay inside” if a bomb drops. State officials are holding online forums and flying between islands for town halls to field questions from residents.

On Dec. 1, the nuclear attack warning siren will be heard in the state for the first time in more than three decades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kim Jung Un is many things; stupid ... is not one of them.

He understands, perfectly well, that a first strike bombing of an American state, or asset, would result in his country getting bombed into molten glass by a US led coalition.

What is perhaps a more likely scenario is one of the Hawaiian islands being "sacrificed" in a false flag attack; it would not be the first time that this has happened. Think about the "incident" which drew the US into the Second World War.

Oahu surprised: FDR wasn't

Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor is a book by Robert Stinnett alleging that the Roosevelt administration deliberately provoked and allowed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in order to bring the United States into World War II. Stinnett argues that documentary evidence shows that the attacking fleet was detected through radio and intelligence intercepts and that the information was deliberately withheld from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, the commander of the base.

THE HISTORY OF PEARL HARBOR:THE BONES OF "STATION H"

Nov 09 10:05

Attack warning siren tests will begin next month

The North Korean nuclear threat will soon enter Hawaii living rooms a little more forcefully as the state adds an “attack warning” wavering-tone siren to its monthly “attention alert” tests for hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes.

At 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1, during regular siren tests on the first business day of each month, 50 seconds of the steady-tone alert will be followed by a pause and then 50 seconds of the attack warning tone, said Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Executive Officer Toby Clairmont.

Nov 08 11:18

Fukushima radiation found in Hawaii fish — Almost half contain fallout from Japan nuclear disaster

Thirteen commonly consumed types of fish caught in the North Pacific and locally available in Hawaii were analyzed using gamma spectroscopy to measure Fukushima-derived and historic 134 Cs and 137 Cs isotopes. All fish samples had detectable 137 Cs above 95% Confidence Intervals. Three out of the thirteen samples had 134 Cs, an isotope indicative of Fukushima releases, detected above 95% Confidence Intervals. The highest 134 Cs and 137 Cs concentration in the examined species was in ahi tuna carrying 0.10±0.04 Bq/kg and 0.62±0.05 Bq/kg, respectively. Other samples with 134 Cs activities found above their 2-sigma uncertainty were albacore tuna and swordfish…

[W]hile the plume has not necessarily reached the Hawaiian Islands, it did travel within established fishing grounds across major migratory paths northeast of the islands…

Nov 08 11:10

Pension Panic In Paradise: Maui Residents Outraged Over 52% Spike In Pension Contributions

Earlier this year, Maui County residents in the island state of Hawaii were somewhat less than ecstatic to learn that their property taxes were going to increase by approximately $29.7 million for fiscal 2018. According to County Council member statements at the time, the additional funding was needed to help provide better public services for Maui residents.

That said, fast forward just a few months and it looks like a substantial portion of those tax increases won't go to provide better public services for Maui residents at all but rather will be plowed into the state's massively underwater pension fund. As The Maui News points out today, Maui's contributions to the state Employees’ Retirement System will surge 52% over just the next couple of years...and that's if everything goes to plan.

Nov 07 09:08

Nani Na Pua... Eo E Liliu A tribute concert & benefit event for ?Hawaii's last Queen Liliuokalani.Friday November 10, 2017

A special Tribute in honor of Hawaii's Last Queen, Liliuokalani.

A delightful evening featuring music written by and for our HRM Queen Lili'uokalani. Excerpts from our newly commissioned opera "Nani na Pua" by Native Hawaiian composer Herb Mahelona, will also be presented. The opera is based on her life as a young child at the Royal School as reflections from the "Queen of Hawai'i". The performance will feature the talented members of the current Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, its talented alumni and special guests.

Our concert will be held on the historic grounds of Kawaiaha'o Church where the Queen herself was raised in her faith, and was a faithful and active member of the church as the church choir director and organist.

Nov 03 08:28

Explosive Brazile Confession: Trump and Bernie Were Right, DNC Rigged Nomination For Hillary From the Start

Fire up the microwave and pop some popcorn; things are about to get really ugly inside the Democratic Party.

Throughout the primary election cycle last year, Bernie Sanders and his supporters angrily alleged that the DNC — supposedly a neutral arbiter — was actually in the tank for Hillary Clinton. This was denied up and down, with a top Hillary spokesman even wielding Bernie’s questions about party favoritism as an attack against him.

Oct 26 13:50

Clinton Team and Democrats ‘Bankrolled’ Trump Dirty Dossier

The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up.

US President Donald Trump has seized on reports that Hillary Clinton’s team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia.

Unfounded claims that Mr Trump had been filmed with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel surfaced in the closing stretch of last year’s White House race.

Oct 24 17:27

Laura Ingraham Reacts to George W. Bush Speech

The Globalist Cabal Uniting Yesterday to slam the Trump Administration to encourage everyone to be more globally fine tuned as a country...

Oct 24 10:58

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii FOIA request raises more questions about rail misrepresentations

President Keli'i Akina says FTA response reinforces need for forensic audit

Oct 22 08:49

Former Hawaii police chief, wife indicted in corruption probe

What started as a curious case about a stolen mailbox has led to arrests of current and former officers accused of falsifying documents and altering evidence

Oct 11 11:08

Trump Summons Generals To War Room After Hawaii Students Get "In The Event Of A Nuclear Attack" Email

Here is what not to do when addressing your student population at a time when tensions with a nuclear-armed adversary are running at fever pitch: send an email to the student population with the subject title "in the event of a nuclear attack." Unfortunately for hundreds of students at the Aloha State school, that is precisely what they got in the inboxes on Monday, and as the NY Daily News notes, the message sent Cold War-style shivers down the spines of those not accustomed to the "duck and cover" drills of the 1950s, which in this day and age of pervasive snowflakyness, would be pretty much everyone.

"In light of concerns about North Korea missile tests, state and federal agencies are providing information about nuclear threats and what to do in the unlikely event of a nuclear attack and radiation emergency," says the email obtained by Hawaii News Now.

Oct 10 17:29

University of Hawaii sends email to students and staff with the subject line: 'In the event of a nuclear attack'

Students at the University of Hawaii received an ominous email on Monday, titled 'In the event of a nuclear attack'.

The email gave students at the school, which has its main campus in Manoa on the big island, details about what to do if there was a nuclear strike on the island.

'In light of concerns about North Korea missile tests, state and federal agencies are providing information about nuclear threats and what to do in the unlikely event of a nuclear attack and radiation emergency,' the UH email said.

Manoa and UH's main campus are here on Oahu.

Sep 30 07:22

Fact Check: Did Navy oust black sailor who didn’t salute the flag?

Her protest followed that of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who repeatedly knelt during the national anthem to call attention to what he saw as discrimination against people of color.

Other athletes followed suit.

Ervin was called in for a meeting the next morning with superior officers and read her rights, The Washington Post reported. She said the only thing she told the officers was that she was a special security officer.

The next day, Ervin was told that her security clearance was being taken away, the Post said. She said she was sent to the Executive Transportation Office — a VIP parking center for the base — and told to wash and wax cars, pull weeds, clean the locker room and perform other menial tasks.

Ervin left the base as scheduled on Friday, Sept. 23; at home, she found an email from her supervisor at Leidos, telling her not to show up for work on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story errs in saying that Ervin was following quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest as the incident actually happened in September of 2016; a year ago. But many outlets are reporting this as if it just happened and linking it to the NFL protests.

Sep 29 09:38

Controversial plans for $1.4bn giant alien hunting telescope on land sacred to Native Hawaiians gets go ahead

A long-running effort to build one of the world's largest telescopes on a mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians is moving forward after a key approval, reopening divisions over a project that promises revolutionary views into the heavens but has drawn impassioned protests over the impact to a spiritual place.

Hawaii's land board granted a construction permit for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope atop the state's tallest mountain, called Mauna Kea, but opponents likely would appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.

Protesters willing to be arrested were successful in blocking construction in the past.

Sep 21 14:30

Listening to the Donald at the UN – The Saker

No matter how bad things look now, Hillary President would have been infinitely worse!

In conclusion, what I take away from Trump's UN speech is a sense of relief for the rest of the planet and a sense of real worry for the US. Ever since the Neocons overthrew Trump and made him what is colloquially referred to as their “bitch” the US foreign policy has come to a virtual standstill.

Sure, the Americans talk a lot, but at least they are doing nothing. That paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the internal infighting, is a blessing for the rest of the planet

Sep 16 09:15

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales

By Aaron Kesel

Hawaiian state officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require the sale of marijuana to be cashless, paid with a special debit card payment system next month.

“Oct. 1 is our target date to try to go cashless as much as we can,” Iris Ikeda the state’s financial institutions commissioner, told reporters at a news conference.

While marijuana is legal for medical use in Hawaii, the feds still consider it a Schedule I drug. This status has brought problems for many banks and credit unions, which is the reason why cannabis dispensaries have been cash-only...

Sep 15 08:27

Nearly half of Hawaii could be affected by data breach

"Initially, when people would go to the website they might have been alerted their identity was not involved. Equifax has now found some of the people in that case were actually involved," said Hawaii's Better Business Bureau Director of Marketing Jason Kama.

Why is important to find out for sure at: "www.equifaxsecurity2017.com"?
Because the information exposed wasn't credit card numbers, instead it was all the information thieves need to get lines of credit under victim's names.

"This breach involves people's social security numbers, addresses , names all things people would use to apply for a credit card or perpetuate credit fraud," said Kama.

Experts recommend those affected put a freeze on their credit. It adds an additional hurdle to opening new credit or loans, but also makes it more difficult for thieves with your personal information to do the same.

Sep 06 08:58

Hawaii Considers A "Universal Basic Income" As Robots Seen Stealing Jobs, There's Just One Catch...

Forget social security, medicaid and WIC, today's progressives have moved well beyond discussing such entitlement relics of the past and nowadays dedicate their efforts to the concept of a "Universal Basic Income" for all...call it the New 'New Deal'. You know, because having to work for that "car in every garage and chicken in every pot" is just considered cruel and unusual punishment by today's standards.

Of course, it should come as little surprise that the progressive state of Hawaii, which depends on easily automatable jobs tied to the tourism industry, is among the first to pursue a Universal Basic Income for its residents. And while the idea of passing out free money to everyone seems like a genius plan, if we understand it correctly, as CBS points out, there is just one catch...figuring out who will pay for it.

Aug 18 10:09

Ali`i Nui M?`? Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 8-10-17… “King’s Request for Peace throughout the world”

This was posted on the Kingdom of Hawaii blog. This is a beautifully composed letter, and I feel it is significant that he has “tuned in” to the rest of the planet when he requests a daily meditation/prayer for peace at 11 AM each day. He writes:

“Therefore, let us unite in prayer and meditation that our hearts, thoughts and actions are in accord seeking unity and peace throughout these Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Japan, the West Coast of the United States and the world.

“As such, I humbly request that at 11:00 a.m., every morning for just a few minutes until this crisis is over, that everyone throughout Hawai’i and the world stop and pray for peace, calm and unity to Akua the Great Spirit.”

Aug 15 15:34

Honest Government Advert - Visit Hawai'i

Aug 15 15:29

Greetings and Aloha, The Kingdom of Hawaii

Welcome to the website of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government presently operating within the occupied State of the Hawaiian Islands. Since the Spanish-American War, 1898, our Nation has been under prolonged occupation by the United States of America. Our web pages tell you about the range of activities carried out by the Hawaiian Government in developing our relations with the community of Nations in regards to the occupation and the profound economic benefits that arise from its exposure. Click here to download the Strategic Plan of the acting Council of Regency and its Supplement Remedial Plan of Compliance to International Humanitarian Law.

Aug 15 15:28

Welcome to the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands!

After having been suppressed and kept in the dark for over 100 years about the usurpation of our homelands by the U.S., We the People — the surviving remnants of the Hawaiian Kingdom — Ke Aupuni O Hawaii — began the process to regain control of our country and peacefully restore our country’s rightful standing in the world as a lawful, sovereign, independent, neutral nation.

It is an exciting time as we press forward asserting our laws, implementing strategies and gathering and empowering our people to stand our nation up for the world to see once again...

the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands.

Aug 15 15:04

Hawaii is not legally a state!

It is easy to find the courage necessary to support a moral position if that position benefits oneself. True moral courage, however, is proven when one chooses to support that which is morally and ethically right even when such a position is to one's one detriment.

The people of the United States find themselves in such a position right now, forced to choose between a moral and ethical position that carries with it the potential for "inconvenience", or supporting the status quo and having to admit to themselves that they are not the champions of justice they imagine themselves to be. By the end of this article, you will know for yourself which one you are.

Most folks have heard that Hawaii is a state, one of the United States of America. Most people, including those who live in Hawaii, accept that statement as a fact.

Aug 10 10:25

CNN Gives Hawaii Advice on How to Survive on a Nuclear Attack

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I AM FULLY PREPARED!!!

Aug 02 12:20

Servco Pacific Inc. to break ground on Honolulu's first hydrogen fuel station

On Wednesday, Servco Pacific Inc. Chairman and CEO Mark Fukunaga and Hawaii Gov. David Ige will be among the officials scheduled to break ground on the company's hydrogen station, the first such station to be built on Oahu.

Located at 2850 Pukoloa St., Honolulu, the facility is expected to be completed by early 2018 and will electrolyze water to produce hydrogen on site. The target market for the station will be future owners of the hydrogen-fuel-cell powered Toyota Mirai. Servco first brought that alternative fuel vehicle to the Islands in 2016, making Hawaii the second state in the nation to receive them, and will begin limited sales of the vehicle when the hydrogen station has been built.

Jul 30 16:10

‘Smartphone zombies’ face bans of up to $99 for texting while crossing the street

Hawaii’s capital city Honolulu has banned pedestrians from looking at their phones while crossing the road in an effort to tackle deaths and injuries from “distracted walking.”

Jul 24 08:26

Honolulu Rail Reporting the Hard Facts

Jul 24 08:25

HART Boardmember: Our Credibility has Disappeared, Nobody Knows Who is Responsible

The credibility of rail transit on Oahu has virtually disappeared. No one, least of all the public, knows who is in charge. Nor does anyone believe anything with respect to costs, timetables, transit-oriented development (TOO) or projected financial plans. With multiple governing entities and their pronouncements, no one knows who is responsible for the existing dysfunction, let alone infrastructure policy.

I suggest the recent failure of the State Legislature to reach a conclusion on how to assist the City with funding for future construction and/or operation of rail transit is an opportunity to re-evaluate where we are financially and reconsider what is the most sensible way to move forward.

Jul 23 08:31

Fernanda no longer a tropical cyclone, but could still bring rain, high humidity to isles

After several days trudging from the Eastern Pacific toward the Hawaiian islands, Fernanda has fizzled out. But we could still feel what's left of the storm as it approaches the state.

Jul 21 11:02

New Hawaii campaign to help residents plan for North Korea attack

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is kicking off an educational campaign aimed at helping residents and visitors figure out what to do if the state is the target of a nuclear missile attack from North Korea.

The agency said the threat to the islands from the rogue nation is "currently assessed to be low."

But officials added ongoing North Korean missile tests —and growing public concern — have prompted officials to work on preparedness and disaster management plans.

Vern Miyagi, administrator of the emergency management agency, stressed that the public shouldn't be alarmed by the planning.

Rather, he said, the public should see the preparation and education much like the work being done to prepare the public for hurricane and tsunami, which pose a greater risk to the state.

"We need to tell the public what the state is doing," Miyagi said. “We do not want to cause any undue stress for the public; however, we have a responsibility to plan for all hazards."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the State of Hawaii handles a potential missile attack as "well" as it has handled the absolute fluster-cluck of its light rail program, then citizens of the State of Hawaii are truly on their own.

Get educated as to how to prepare yourself for such an event as much as possible; this means long-term storage food and water; extra medications for yourselves and your pets. Have a bugout plan, if you are separated from the family, and understand, tactically, where it will be the safest for you to ride out the attack in relative comfort.

Understand what potassium iodate is, and how to find it before such an emergency may take place.

If you have kids in school, learn what the policy is regarding the school's releasing them before the actual end of class time.

Because you absolutely, completely cannot rely on the State of Hawaii to take care of you in any meaningful way; it is too dysfunctional to be even the least bit effective in the case of such an attack by North Korea (or, potentially China).

Jul 21 08:28

Homeless in Hawaii Documentary 2017

Jul 20 07:43

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Latest Challenge Of Travel Ban!

Supreme Court tells Hawaii Judge Derrick Watson to go to hell and says Trump can enforce his Travel Ban! The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked lower court order that included grandparents as bona fide relatives exempt from travel ban.

Jun 27 16:34

Papahanaumokuakea Review Spurs Tension With Conservation Groups, Fisheries

I want to hear Mike say that on the show tomorrow!

HONOLULU (CN) – President Donald Trump’s targeting of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the northwest Hawaiian Islands for national review has revived a lopsided debate between Native Hawaiians, senators, scientists and conservation groups in favor of the monument’s designation, and an activist fishery council mainly concerned with “maximizing longline yields.”

Jun 22 14:34

Hawaii's largest homeless camp: rock bottom or a model refuge?

Tucked around a corner, a woman named Twinkle Borge greeted the schoolkids from her metal folding chair. A seven-year-old girl tugging a red wagon full of water jugs paused to give Borge a kiss on the cheek. Then all three walked into their home: the largest homeless encampment in Hawaii.

Remarkably, some 200 people live there, and six infants were born there over the past year alone. Even in the state with the highest homelessness rate in the US, it draws attention. Yet while residents acclaim it as a novel community that incorporates ancient Hawaiian principles, it is now at risk of being swept away.

“We know from what we’ve seen in the past, once an encampment goes above a certain size, it becomes unmanageable,” said Scott Morishige, the governor’s coordinator on homelessness.

Jun 20 18:52

You Think Hawaii is Expensive Now? Wait Until The Universal Basic Income

By Jeff Paul

I spent three years in Hawaii. It’s obscenely expensive to live there. Real estate, food, electricity, health care, and travel costs are significantly higher in Hawaii than on the mainland. And incomes aren’t rising fast enough to match rising cost of living. As a result, many natives rely on government aid to survive. This week, Hawaii passed a new measure to study the universal basic income (UBI) as an attempt to address this problem.

But will it make costs even higher?

The bill, House Concurrent Resolution 89, declares that all families are entitled to basic financial security and empowers a number of government offices to evaluate universal basic income options...

Jun 19 09:54

Around the world in THREE YEARS! Thousands gather to welcome home traditional Polynesian canoes in Hawaii after they sailed across the globe clocking up more than 60,000 nautical miles, visiting 150 ports and 23 countries

A canoe replica of a traditional Polynesian voyaging vessel has returned to Honoulu after completing a three-year journey around the world.

Thousands of spectators gathered around the island of Oahu, Hawaii to welcome the Hokulea boat back on Saturday after it and sister ship Hikianalia covered a over 60,000 nautical miles, more than 150 ports, and 23 countries and territories.

The crew used mostly sun and stars along with ocean waves and cloud movements to track where the ship was along the journey.

Jun 18 10:29

Hawaii may become first US state to adopt basic income

An unprecedented bill supporting the idea of universal basic income (UBI) has been introduced in the American state of Hawaii.

The bill, titled House Concurrent Resolution 89, was brought by Hawaii State Representative Chris Lee and was passed by both houses of the state legislature in a unanimous vote.

The resolution declares that all the islanders “deserve basic financial security.”

It also orders government offices to weigh the state's economy and find ways to ensure all families have basic financial security, including an evaluation of different forms of a full or partial universal basic income.

Jun 18 09:55

In moving ceremony, huge crowds welcome Hokulea home

In a moving and powerful ceremony, tens of thousands crowded into Magic Island on Saturday to welcome Hokulea home from her unprecedented, three-year voyage around the globe

Jun 16 11:53

Audit The Rail

Honolulu rail costs are skyrocketing. Regardless of where anyone stands on the project, we must agree that it is time to audit the rail. Sign the petition to audit the rail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For Hawaii residents only.

Jun 15 09:37

City enforces expansion of sit-lie ban, moving scores of homeless out

After years of complaints, city crews dismantled two of the most volatile homeless camps on Oahu on Tuesday.

Jun 15 08:39

Carl Vinson Strike Group Arrives in Hawaii

Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit, June 14.

Prior to the visit, the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group completed routine operations in the 7th Fleet Area of Operations, including Maritime Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (MCSOFEX) with the Republic of Korea Navy and bilateral exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Following the port call, Carl Vinson will continue to transit east toward her homeport of Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California.

In Hawaii, Carl Vinson will host ship tours and upon departure, embark hundreds of 'Tigers'-family and friends of crewmembers who will ride the ship back to Naval Air Station North Island.

Jun 13 12:15

USS Carl Vinson scheduled to pull into Pearl Harbor

The San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is scheduled to pull into Pearl Harbor Wednesday after a five-month deployment during which it and the carrier USS Ronald Reagan conducted rare joint training in the Sea of Japan in a massive show of force aimed at North Korea.

Jun 12 12:23

New poll shows Assad-backing Tulsi Gabbard's popularity waning with Hawaii Democrats

Very interesting. A major reason—probably the major reason—that Hawaii Democrats have been reluctant to float any kind of primary challenge to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard so far is the fact that she's long been very popular. That may now be changing. According to a new poll for Honolulu Civil Beat conducted by Merriman River Group, Gabbard's statewide favorability rating dropped from 64-19 two years ago to 50-29 today. Gabbard fares better in her home district, but she's still taken a bit of a hit there, too, falling from 67-17 to 58-25.?

Jun 09 08:50

15 aftershocks follow 5.3-magnitude quake that rattled Big Island

The quake struck about 7 a.m. near the south flank of the Kilauea volcano, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The agency received 900 reports from residents saying they had felt the earthquake, some as far away as Oahu and Maui.

Residents reported a lot of shaking.

Jun 08 13:32

No tsunami threat after 5.3 earthquake shakes Big Island

A 5.3-magnitude temblor rattled the Big Island early Thursday, shaking residents from Volcano to Waikoloa and causing at least 15 aftershocks.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami was generated from the earthquake.

The quake struck about 7 a.m. near the south flank of the Kilauea volcano, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

May 30 10:04

Millions of dead sea creatures wash ashore in Hawaii — Carcasses found along miles of beach — “That should trigger some alarm” — “I don’t know what’s going on over there… I’ve never seen anything like this”

Tens of thousands of crustaceans wash ashore along miles of Mokuleia beaches — There’s an odd pink tint to the sand along Mokuleia thanks to tens of thousands tiny crustaceans that have washed ashore. But what the creatures are and where they came from is a bit of a mystery. “I don’t know what’s going on over there. But I’ve never seen anything like this,” said resident said Elisah Rivera. “And it’s millions, it’s not thousands, it’s millions. We actually walked all the way along the way, and it went all the way, about two miles down.”… It’s unclear what they are. Some say they’re crabs, others say shrimp, some suspect lobsters. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says they appear to be baby shrimp… Environmentalist Carroll Cox he found about a dozen dead sea cucumbers washed up on shore as well. He believes the creatures are baby crabs. ‘There are other species. I just noticed sea cucumbers found in a small area along with the crab.

May 28 07:42

Congresswoman Proposes Radical Solution to Refugee Crisis, “Stop Arming Terrorists”

US Representative Tulsi Gabbard is proving to be quite the thorn in the side of the establishment warmongers. In January, Gabbard went on a secret trip to Syria to investigate first hand and to find the truth that the corporate media is covering up about the Syrian war. Since then, this brave congresswoman has remained steadfast in her mission to show Americans how their tax dollars are funding terrorism in the Middle East.

May 24 11:45

Isles rank second across the nation in consumer debt

Hawaii’s high cost of living has given residents the dubious honor of having the second-highest consumer debt per person in the nation.

May 22 06:28

Hawaii seeks to ban toxic chemical sunscreens to save the coral reefs from chemical decimation

Many snorkelers who are drawn to Hawaii’s coral reefs have noticed that they are not brimming with life the way they once did, and it looks like they only have themselves to blame. A lot of explanations have been put forth for coral die-offs, but one of the biggest culprits is the sunscreen that is worn by people who swim in the waters. In fact, a staggering 14,000 tons of sunscreen are washed off into our planet’s oceans each year.

The problem has gotten so bad that Senator Will Espero has proposed a state bill that will outlaw the sale of sunscreen that contains octinoxate and oxybenzone. These two ingredients are responsible for many of the problems coral reefs are currently facing, and they enter the water when people who wear sunscreen go swimming, surfing, snorkeling or even take beach showers.

May 21 09:23

'It was absolutely mortifying': Australian woman, 26, who flew to Hawaii for romantic holiday with her American boyfriend ends up in JAIL on her birthday after immigration staff go through her diary

'They were convinced I wanted to immigrate illegally because my diary had notes like 'going away drinks' and 'last day at work', things I got in order before expecting to be away for three months,' she wrote on Facebook.

Hill left Australia for Honolulu on Monday on a 88-day tourist visa on a fully-paid trip.

But after being taken into an interview room, she was handcuffed and locked up in a federal prison.

'I was told there were no more flights to Australia that day and I would have to spend the night at the detention center, which the officer described as 'like jail but you can't make any phone calls',' she said.

'I was frisked, made to undress in front of an officer and show that there was nothing in my hair or mouth, and asked to 'squat and cough' which was absolutely mortifying.'

May 20 09:47

Military jets scramble to escort Honolulu-bound American Airlines flight after cockpit incident

NBC News identified the man as a Turkish national, Anil Uskanil. He was involved in another incident early Friday morning that caught the attention of law enforcement, according to police at Los Angeles International Airport.

LAX police said in a statement they received a radio call around 2:45 a.m. on Friday about a passenger going through a door from the terminal concourse that led onto the airfield ramp. They said 25-year-old Uskanil, a ticketed passenger who had gone through TSA screening, was allegedly spotted by an alert contractor and detained.

May 19 10:04

Hawaii Lawmakers Push To Re-Open Fallout Shelters Amid Nuclear War Fears

As AP reports, the state House Public Safety Committee unanimously passed a resolution Thursday (see below). Committee Vice Chairman Matt LoPresti says he's not trying to spread fear. But he wants the public to know the government is taking steps to protect them in the worst case scenario. He's aiming to get state funding to re-equip Cold War-era fallout shelters.

May 19 09:43

'Hawaii dream turned into nightmare’: Aussie woman ‘strip-searched, jailed’ by US border officials

An Australian woman says she was strip-searched and groundlessly jailed in Hawaii upon her arrival to the US, where she planned to spent an extended holiday with her American boyfriend.

Molly Hill said she arrived at Hawaii’s Honolulu International Airport on Monday fully prepared for her 88-day-trip and not expecting any problems. She had an approved tourist visa for 90 days and a paid return ticket.

At customs, however, her “Hawaii dream turned into a nightmare,” the 26-year-old wrote on her Facebook page, telling the story of her detention.

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THAT will really help boost tourism to Hawaii!

Next time, just learn to speak a few Syrian phrases and claim you are a refugee and you will be welcomed into the US with open arms and given lots of free stuff.

May 15 08:09

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsNorth Korea Says Tested Missile Capable of Carrying Heavy Nuclear Warhead

North Korea’s state media has claimed that yesterday’s successful missile test was aimed at proving the nation’s capability of carrying a “large scale heavy nuclear warhead,” quoting leader Kim Jong-un as saying the United States mainland is in “sighting range for strikes.”

The missile flew 787 kilometers, landing between Russia and Japan. The Pentagon insisted that the missile was “not consistent” with an ICBM of the sort capable of traveling far enough to hit the US. Moreover, this is a rare successful test for North Korea, whose missiles have several times exploded during takeoff recently.

The claim of nuclear-capability is of course still a huge deal, however this too isn’t really proven by a missile test launch, as North Korea’s ability to miniaturize their nuclear weapons into a warhead is very much still in doubt, though clearly with tensions soaring in the region it is in their interest to claim they have such retaliatory capabilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

North Korea's missiles most probably cannot hit the mainland; they may, however, be able to hit Hawaii.

The US government "sacrificed" Hawaii once before to get public sentiment behind joining World War 11; would they perhaps, sacrifice the Hawaiian islands again to get public sentiment behind a military attack against North Korea, let's say, with a false flag attack against them, to be blamed on North Korea?!?

I would not bet against this, right now, were I a betting woman.

May 12 14:33

Electromagnetic pulse attack on Hawaii would devastate the state

With North Korea developing its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities, Hawaii defense experts are concerned North Korea could target the 50th state with an EMP attack. Such an explosion, if executed high enough in the atmosphere, could be hundreds of miles from Hawaii and still damage its operations and communications.

May 11 15:53

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Lost Almost All of Its Lava Delta to the Sea

A lava delta on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano collapsed, sending almost the entire formation into the surrounding sea.

The phenomenon occurred on May 3 after a large plume of steam began coming from large cracks in the middle of the Kamokuna lava delta, according to a report from the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Lava deltas are most vulnerable to collapsing when their coastal edge extends further into the water, which makes them unstable, USGS scientists wrote. This allows cracks to form.

May 04 12:50

REVEALED: 1.4 million Americans would have ‘minutes’ to flee from North Korea nuke attack

MORE than 1.4 million Hawaiian civilians would have “just minutes” to hide underground if North Korea launched a nuclear attack.

Apr 27 08:29

Hawaii threatened by North Korea now, U.S. commander tells Congress

US Pacific Forces Commander Admiral Harry Harris Jr., testified before the U.S. Congress on Wednesday about the threat posed by North Korea. Harris said North Korea had conducted about 60 ballistic missile tests in recent years, and it was the only country to have tested nuclear devices in this century.

Apr 26 15:30

Is the Hawaiian railway a big waste of taxpayers money

Apr 26 07:58

THAAD missile system to be operational in S. Korea ‘in coming days’ – US admiral

Referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he said that Washington is aiming to bring him to his senses, rather than “to his knees.”

Harris also said the US should study the possibility of placing missile defense capabilities in Hawaii to defend against Pyongyang.

Speaking to a lawmaker in Congress, Harris said he does not share his “confidence” that North Korea will not try to attack the United States once it is capable of doing so.

He said the “inflection point” will come once Pyongyang has capabilities to match the US.

Apr 25 20:16

Old Hawaii, a Tumblr

Great pics of Hawaii back in the day. Four pics down Mike is catching his dinner!

Apr 24 08:03

Cayetano to Trump: Cancel Federal Rail Funding

Massive cost overruns and inflated ridership projections are the norm in rail projects, but Honolulu’s 20-mile elevated rail system tops them all. Initially estimated to cost $5.28 billion, the projected construction cost is now $10 billion or $500 million per mile, the most costly in the world.

City officials initially promised that rail would reduce the current level of traffic congestion dramatically. However, the Final Environmental Impact Statement concluded that rail would reduce traffic congestion by less than 2% and that “traffic congestion will be worse in the future with rail than what it is today (without rail).”

Currently. the City does not have the funds to complete the 20-mile system, falling at least $3 billion short and six years behind schedule.

How did this debacle happen? Frankly, like Alaska’s infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” Honolulu’s rail project was driven more by politics than by objective engineering and planning.

Apr 24 08:01

New Hawaii Veterans Affairs Chief Tied to Falsified Medical Wait Times, 13 Deaths in Arizona

Hawaii veterans aren’t worried about new Director of the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System Jennifer Gutowski’s ability to fix whatever problems may already exist inside the system.

They’re fearful she’s going to make those problems worse.

“When it was announced she was coming over here to head the Hawaiian VA, none of us were happy about that because she’s got such a bad record,” said Bill Flynn, chaplain at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12122 in Kona and also the post’s unofficial service officer for the past two years. “We do not want her here at all.”

Gutowski, who will assume the position on May 15, was appointed by the VA Secretary to direct a health system that administers services to almost 130,000 veterans across Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Apr 22 07:59

Dem Rep Gabbard: I’m ‘Doing My Homework’ on the Impeachment Process

Gabbard said, “On the issue of impeachment, I am doing my homework. I am studying more about the impeachment process. I will just say I understand the calls for impeachment, but what I am being cautious about and what I give you food for thought about is that if President Trump is impeached, the problems don’t go away, because then you have a Vice President Pence who becomes President Pence. If you do your research on positions on many of the issues we’ve talked, many of the issues that I get phone calls about from people all across the state, the issue of war and peace, he’s about as hawkish as they come.”

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This lady THINKS!

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