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Jun 26 08:40

Hawaii is not legally a state!

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.

But the reality is that in a world in which nations are as bound by the rule of laws as are the citizens of nations (if not more so), the truth is quite different!

The truth is that each and every step along Hawaii's path from sovereign and independent nation, to annexed territory, to state, was done in violation of laws and treaties then in effect, without regard to the wishes of the Hawaiian people. Many people, including President Grover Cleveland, opposed the annexation of Hawaii.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The success of BREXIT has not only triggered a wave of new referendums across Europe but energized secession movements here in the US, such as in Texas.

Here in Hawaii, the situation is simpler. Hawaii's statehood is of dubious legality to start with. But the local sovereignty movements are feeling the inspiration of BREXIT, and we may see some changes start to happen in the islands. We will be having a guest on this topic in the coming days.

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Jun 24 07:01

It Has Begun.. Hawaii Becomes First State to Put Gun Owners In Database

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The good news ... the database is on Louis Lerner's hard drive!

Jun 20 13:59

Trump as the ‘Relative Peace Candidate’

The danger to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton. She is no maverick. She embodies the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted ‘exceptionalism’ is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face.”

Hillary Clinton has shown no real remorse over her support for neocon “regime changes,” aggressive wars and belligerence toward Russia, leaving the oft-obnoxious Donald Trump as the relative peace candidate, says John V. Walsh.

Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger, Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as “endorsements,” but rather an acknowledgement of Trump’s anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the alternative he poses to Hillary Clinton in the current electoral contest.

Jun 14 03:18

Superdelegate Tyranny?

It would appear Clinton has been coronated and not elected.

Too quick to judgment? The Democratic Party establishment and the media now call Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee to face off Donald Trump in November. Though this is before the Democrats hold their convention and while Clinton is still short of pledged delegates.

Jun 12 08:39

HART: Honolulu Rail Faces $1.14 Billion Shortfall, May Cost $8 Billion

The Honolulu rail project may cost as much as $7.967 billion to build and likely won’t be completed until April 2024, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation acknowledged Wednesday.

The new cost estimate came two days after the Federal Transit Administration sent a letter to HART and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell criticizing the lack of cost containment on the project, which was originally priced at about $5.2 billion.

Jun 12 03:57

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

Choosing to speak in San Diego, home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, on a platform draped with 19 American flags and preceded by half an hour of military marching music, Hillary Clinton was certain of finding a friendly audience for her celebration of American “strength”, “values” and “exceptionalism”. Cheered on by a military audience, Hillary was already assuming the role to which she most ardently aspires: that of Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

As usual, she goes for the military solution, ridiculing the notion of diplomacy.

Jun 07 19:42

Hawaii's economy ranked 10th-worst in nation by WalletHub

Hawaii has the 10th-worst economy of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a new WalletHub report.

WalletHub’s analysts compared the economic performance of various metrics in each state and Washington, D.C., across three key dimensions: economic activity, economic health and innovation potential.

Jun 06 19:44

Hillary Clinton: Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

The executive leadership now faces the problem of how to deal with a traitor, who may be the Democratic Party nominee for US President. How do the executive leadership and intelligence agencies back a foreign spy for president, who has been deeply compromised and can be blackmailed? This may explain why the FBI, NSA, and CIA hesitate to press charges; hesitate to even seriously investigate, despite the obvious nature of her offenses. Most of all it explains why there is no indication of the identity of Secretary Clinton’s correspondents in the various reports so far available.

Jun 06 19:34

'Minivan-sized' sea creature discovered off Hawaii

Two Hawaii scientists believe they've come across one of them, and it's a jaw-dropping wonder.
A "minivan-sized" sea sponge was discovered deep in the ocean near Hawaii, according to findings published this week in the scientific journal Marine Biodiversity.
Scientists aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer spotted the massive sea creature at a depth of 7,000 feet within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, a protected U.S. National Monument spanning 140,000 square miles of ocean, during a month-long expedition from July to August of 2015.

Jun 06 13:39

Did Clinton’s Emails Expose CIA Agents?

Even as Hillary Clinton closes in on the Democratic nomination, facts continue to emerge indicating that her sloppy email practices may have endangered secrets, including the identities of covert operatives, writes Peter Van Buren.

These are facts. You can look at the source documents yourself. This is not opinion, conjecture, or rumor. Hillary Clinton transmitted the names of American intelligence officials via her unclassified email.

From a series of Clinton emails, numerous names were redacted in the State Department releases with the classification code “B3 CIA PERS/ORG,” a highly specialized classification that means the information, if released, would violate the Central Intelligence Act of 1949 by exposing the names of CIA officials.

Jun 06 13:30

MSNBC Admits Plan to Suppress Bernie Sanders Voters in California

A stunning revelation from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews...

Matthews flat out states that there is a plan in place at MSNBC to announce Hillary as the clear winner, hours before anything is officially declared, to make people think they will be wasting their time by going out to vote for Bernie.

This is a stunning example of the dirty tricks that the mainstream media will play to further their preferred establishment candidate’s position in the race:

Jun 06 13:26

Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

There are several lines of inquiry against Mme. Clinton:

(1) Did she work with, as yet unnamed, foreign governments and intelligence services to strengthen their positions and against the interest of the United States?

(2) Did she provide information on the operations and policy positions of various key US policymakers to competitors, adversaries or allies undermining the activities of military, intelligence and State Department officials?

(3) Did she seek to enhance her personal power within the US administration to push her aggressive policy of serial pre-emptive wars over and against veteran State Department and Pentagon officials who favored traditional diplomacy and less violent confrontation?

(4) Did she prepare a ‘covert team’, using foreign or dual national operative, to lay the groundwork for her bid for the presidency and her ultimate goal of supreme military and political power?

Jun 06 07:34

27 Nations Set to Join RIMPAC Exercise in Hawaii, California

Brazil, Denmark, Germany and Italy will take part for the first time in the biennial RIMPAC, which is slated to begin June 30 and end Aug. 4, the Navy said Tuesday. China, which joined the exercise in 2014, will also participate.

This year's U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted drills -- which will focus on disaster relief, maritime security, sea control and complex warfighting -- will include 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

Participating nations include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and the United Kingdom.

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It is always impressive to look down on Pearl Harbor when RIMPAC is in progress!

Jun 03 06:21

Aloha and Welcome to Paradise. Unless You’re Homeless.

Honolulu responded to what the governor called a state of emergency, passing tough criminal laws aimed at ridding sidewalks, streets and parks of homeless people.

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May 23 09:02

HONOLULU RAIL: IT JUST KEEPS GETTING WORSE

At $2.9 billion this extra cost is nearly $3,000 for every man, woman and child in Honolulu. It is more than $8,500 per household.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This project has become a major disaster for Hawaii. It has created near-permanent traffic jams along the route. A lot of businesses along the route have been driven out of business because people cannot easily get into the parking lots! 50% over budget (so far) and two years late (so far) and now there is talk of shortening the route, with the Honolulu end stopping at Middle street rather than Ala Moana, with a bus line to take people the rest of the way to their destinations! The money would have been better spent buying everyone on Oahu a new electric car!

May 20 10:42

Maui Completely Stops Spraying Roundup, Switches to Organic Herbicides

By Christina Sarich

Maui’s State Department of Transportation just agreed not to spray Monsanto’s Roundup along roadways. All purchases of the glyphosate-based, carcinogenic weed killer have been halted, according to Maui Mama. What’s more, the department is about to change the signs on all of their spray trucks to say “Certified Organic Herbicide.”

Beyond Pesticides has also agreed to teach county workers how to make the switch from the health-damaging Roundup chemical applications to a non-toxic solution, FREE OF CHARGE. The county of Maui has yet to take the offer to heart, but with some world-wide support, they could be gently urged to do so...

May 14 09:52

Stop the purchase and use of Roundup and other glyphosate based herbicides and neonicotinoid in our parks, roadways, and near schools.

We the residents of Maui and the state of Hawai'i, ask Maui County and the State of Hawaii to stop the use of Round Up and Neonicotinoids immediately and permanently.

The long term and often excessive use of the herbicide Roundup Pro, and other glyphosate based herbicides to control weeds in our city parks and roadways unnecessarily expose children, adults, and wildlife to a toxic stew of chemicals.

This poison is being sprayed all over our roadways, city parks, and next to schools. And with no warning, signs, or mandated limitations around application? This must stop. There are better ways to keep up our parks, roadways and playgrounds without spraying toxins that harm our children!

May 14 09:42

Study eyes risk of big tsunami in Hawaii from mega-earthquake in Aleutians

A mega-tsunami in Hawaii generated by an Aleutian Islands earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 or higher would affect more than 300,000 people, the state estimates, and cause some $40 billion in damage.

But how probable is an event like that?

A team of University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers spent five years trying to answer that question, and here's what they concluded: There's a 9 percent chance of Hawaii suffering a direct hit from such a mega-tsunami in the next 50 years.

In other words, rare but possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in 1964 there was a magnitude 9.2 quake that hit Anchorage, Alaska. The Tsunami wiped out much of the city of Hilo, on the Big Island.

May 06 12:06

Hawaii OKs $12M to tackle homelessness

Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation — a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.

The Legislature allocated $12 million in new funding during the session ending Thursday. It will go toward social services and clearing out homeless encampments.

The amount surpassed Gov. David Ige's funding request and added to the more than $15 million the state already spends annually to address the problem.

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Finally!

Apr 06 05:56

Hawaii under martial law was ‘military dictatorship’ (1941-1944)

In declaring martial law, all forms of civilian law were suspended. An entire new system of justice and order was instituted and controlled at the absolute discretion of Lt. Gen. Short — the newly declared “Military Governor” of the islands.

The transfer of power meant that all civilian courts would be closed, and all government functions — federal, territorial, and municipal — would be placed under military control. The U.S. Constitution was suspended and civilians no longer guaranteed any individual rights or protections from the government. Civilians had no freedom of speech, self-defense, assembly, or protections from from unreasonable search and seizures, inter alia.

Apr 04 16:46

Hawaii considering decriminalizing all recreational drugs for personal use

It’s a bold move, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in recent United States history: The state of Hawaii is on the cusp of decriminalizing ALL recreational drugs. If the resolution passes, Hawaii would become the first state to investigate alternative solutions for treating drug addiction other than just locking people up.

Apr 02 19:51

Pearl harbor facts were known to T. Dewey in 1944

Life magazine Sept 24 1945 page 110

Apr 02 19:44

Hawaii considering decriminalizing all recreational drugs for personal use

"We are seeking to calm down independent media talk show hosts" - Official White Horse Souce

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Apr 02 11:13

The US Is Militarizing the Pacific – and Not Taking Questions

Though overshadowed by unrest in the Middle East, the pivot remains very much underway. Already the US has expanded and established new military exercises and agreements with Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, and other parts of Southeast Asia – as well as Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Mongolia, and even China.

The linchpin of this military realignment is my home state of Hawaii, which has hosted the headquarters of the US Pacific Command, or USPACOM, for almost 70 years.

Beyond Scrutiny

Based on the island of Oahu, USPACOM claims the Asia-Pacific as its “area of responsibility.” Home to 36 nations – and more than half the world’s population – the region stretches, in the words of top military brass, “from Bollywood to Hollywood and penguins to polar bears.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "power projection" of US military might from here on Oahu, coupled with the military activities controlled here, make this island potentially a first-strike, decap target for any Chinese war against the United States.

As an Oahu resident, that makes me more than a little nervous.

I would strongly suggest we constituents deserve some kind of answer from the "alleged" Representatives who ducked this reporter's questions, and ask them seriously about what they are doing to prevent a potential "Oahuclypse" if there is a war with China.

Mar 27 15:36

Hillary Clinton Voter Fraud in Hawaii

Hillary supporter tries to throw away Bernie ballots, gets kicked out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Hillary still lost 2x1.

I spoke with a friend who was forced to wait 1 1/2 hours to vote for Sanders.

Hillary's supporters are coming across as real scumbags and if you support Hillary, don't be surprised if everyone you know assumes you are exactly that same type of subhuman.

Mar 27 10:12

Hawaii May Become First State In US To Decriminalize All Drugs

Following Portugal’s model, Hawai`i could become the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize all drugs - including cocaine and even heroin.

Mar 15 10:19

Hawaii's last sugar plantation workers can get federal help

Workers left without a job when the state's last sugar plantation closes this year will be able to get financial help.

Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. employees who lose their jobs will be able to get money through a federal program to help replace lost wages, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, announced Monday.

About 675 Maui residents work for Hawaii's last sugar plantation, which plans to end sugar operations by the end of 2016. Under the federal program, workers could receive up to $2,000 a month for a year while they're retrained for a new job. That's in addition to state benefits and job training.

Mar 13 08:53

Hawaii Citizens Beat Monsanto, Bypass ‘Right To Spray’ Pesticides Bill

Residents of the Hawaiian Islands just breathed a sigh of relief – literally, as the deadline passed for Hawaii’s House Judiciary Committee to hear House Bill 849, relating to Right to Farm, that would force residents to succumb to pesticide spraying without any say. All the while, companies like Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and BASF use Hawaii land as a testing ground for GM crops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Score one for the good guys!

Mar 10 10:16

INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN PERU SEIZE HELICOPTER OVER OIL SPILL

On Sunday a group of indigenous people affected by oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon seized a group of eight members of the Peruvian Air Force who came to assess the area in a military helicopter. The natives demanded compensation for the oil spills’ pollution. In an official statement, the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) reported that both the helicopter and its crew are in perfect condition. The head of communications of the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP), Segundo Chuquipiondo, said the helicopter was taken so that an emergency would be declared in the 20 communities affected by the spill and not just in 16.

Mar 09 10:38

Trump caps night of wins with victory in Hawaii caucuses

HONOLULU --- Donald Trump has won the Hawaii Republican presidential caucuses, claiming the last prize in a night of victories for the Republican front-runner.

Wind, rain and long lines didn't keep the state's passionate voters from the polls to decide how the Republican presidential candidates would split the state's 19 delegate votes.

Mar 07 13:03

Partial solar eclipse will be visible in Hawaii

On Tuesday, March 8, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in Hawaii. It starts at 4:33 p.m. and ends at 6:33 p.m.

At the peak of the eclipse, at 5:37 p.m. Hawai`i Standard Time, 70 percent of the sun will be blocked by the moon.

Mar 07 10:52

ACLU: Hawaii GOP bills aim to punish homeless for ‘basic life functions’ — like sleeping

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii warned this week that bills being pushed by Hawaii’s Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa (R) would punish homeless people for “the basic life functions of sleeping and going to the bathroom.”

In an email on Friday, ACLU of Hawaii legal director Daniel Gluck told The Maui News that his group “strongly opposed” several bills being offered to prevent homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks or going to the bathroom in public areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Maui County Mayor Arakawa; as a Hawaii State resident, sir, this is one of the most hamfistedly, pigheadedly pieces of proposed legislation I have ever seen, not to mention decidedly cruel in its intent.

Criminalising homelessness doesn't solve the problem; it exacerbates that problem, and thinking people understand this.

It is obvious to me that you and your minions need to go on a junket to Salt Lake City, Utah, where city officials have pretty much eliminated the problem of homelessness almost completely.

And how have they done that?!? They crunched the numbers, and realized that it was ultimately cheaper to house these people, and hook them up with social services to get them back in the work force, than throw them in jail, or fine them with fines they cannot possibly pay.

This is both a logical, and compassionate, response to a complex problem, and the good news is, it is working for Salt Lake City; why can something like that NOT work for the State of Hawaii?!?

Mar 02 13:55

Hawaii: 120 Years of US Occupation: Militarism and “America’s Pacific Century”

Many tourists from the US and around the world visit Hawaii for its beautiful islands and its beaches covered with white sand. It is known for its food and traditional luau celebrations, its native people and its culture. When you vacation in Hawaii it offers surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, hiking and many other activities. It has been the 50th State of the United States since August 21st, 1959. Since statehood, tourism has been the main industry followed by Education, Government and the Military. However, Hawaii was a country whose government of Queen Lili’uokalani was overthrown more than 120 years ago on January 17th, 1893, when Hawaii was actually known as the Kingdom of Hawaii. It is a part of history that needs to be told.

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Mar 02 10:21

Oahu Trump Rally: Makiki District Park at 4pm

There is still time to organize and invite supporters to attend the Sunday events!

Mar 02 10:21

Kauai Trump Rally: 4611 Mamane St Kapaa, HI 96746 or call Dr. Sandra Combs at 808-631-1818.

Our Honolulu poll observers will be having a meeting this Saturday, March 5th, at the Honolulu Coffee house on Oahu. We will be sending more information to our poll observers via email.

We are continuing to call supporters. However, we still need poll observers at all locations on the big island and more on Maui in town.

If you’re interested in making calls, let us know by responding to this email! You can also sign up to volunteer for Hawaii on the Donald J. Trump website.

You can make a huge difference by putting out a little effort. Vote Tuesday and help us call others and encourage them to vote in the days before Election Day. We will call those who have been identified as Trump supporters and remind them to go to the polls! To find your voting location, click here.

Mar 02 09:35

The Next Total Solar Eclipse Takes Place On March 8th

Webmaster addition: The original headline erroneously reported the eclipse as taking place on the 3rd. That is incorrect. It takes place next week.

Feb 29 21:53

Donald Trump Wants To Legalize Marijuana

Up to the states he says. A Constitution Man. I can dig it!

Published on Oct 29, 2015
Trump answers legalization of marijuana question at Reno, NV rally on 10/29/15. His answer: he supports medical marijuana FULLY, and supports state legalization of RECREATIONAL marijuana.

Feb 28 10:31

VOLCANO WATCH: Mauna Loa, Earth’s Largest Active Volcano, is Still Stirring

Despite not being in the headlines, Mauna Loa continues to be in a state of unrest based on seismic and deformation monitoring data.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s improved seismic network began to detect increasingly frequent, small earthquakes on Mauna Loa as early as 2013. Renewed inflation of the volcano was detected by HVO’s GPS network and also with Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) in 2014. Based on the elevated rates of earthquakes and persistent inflation, the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa was elevated from Normal to Advisory on September 15, 2015.

According to the USGS Alert-Notification System for Volcanic Activity, an Advisory level indicates that the volcano is showing signs of unrest above known background levels, but does not mean that an eruption certain. Another period of Mauna Loa unrest in 2004–2005 included inflation and anomalous seismicity, but did not result in an eruption.

Feb 27 06:29

Kona farmers hit Monsanto with lawsuit

Two South Kona coffee growers have reportedly filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that the company lied about the possibility for glyphosate, the main ingredient in Round Up, to cause cancer.

Feb 26 07:24

Giant Waves Lash Hawaii Oceanfront Homes In Historic Surf Event

In Hawaii, that force has been on display all week, thanks to a pair of gigantic, back-to-back swells, which generated waves large enough to overtake beach parks, wash across roadways and damage oceanfront properties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fortunately, we live up on a high hill, but we have been hearing about the problems up on the North Shore the last few days.

Feb 25 14:30

Presidential Elections 2016: The Revolt of the Masses

Commentators grossly oversimplify when they reduce the revolt to incoherent expressions of ‘anger’.

The presidential elections of 2016 have several unique characteristics that defy common wisdom about political practices in 21st century America.

Clearly the established political machinery – party elites and their corporate backers -have (in part) lost control of the nomination process and confront ‘unwanted’ candidates who are campaigning with programs and pronouncements that polarize the electorate.

But there are other more specific factors, which have energized the electorate and speak to recent US history. These portend and reflect a realignment of US politics.

In this essay, we will outline these changes and their larger consequences for the future of American politics.

We will examine how these factors affect each of the two major parties.

Feb 25 08:22

Missiles in paradise: Kauai island faces controversial Hawaii defense plan

When 2016 began with North Korea declaring it had detonated a hydrogen bomb, its fourth nuclear test, the U.S. military had already tested a land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Hawaii — Lockheed Martin’s version of the short-to-intermediate-range ballistic missile defense (BMD) system used on Aegis Navy destroyers.

Now, as tension mounts after Pyongyang’s satellite launch on Feb. 7, media reports suggest the Pentagon is mulling making the Aegis Ashore test facility operational at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at the Barking Sands naval base on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

A Navy spokesman said, “There are no plans for an operational site of Aegis Ashore at PMRF. It was constructed as a test and training site only.” But Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, has publicly stated that he believes the Aegis Ashore test facility should be considered as an operational site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though if the US military has its way on Kauai, all of us in the state will have a ring-side seat to any Chinese or Russian bombardment of our islands!!!!

And, of course, the geopolitical "ownership" of these islands (if the onslaught doesn't destroy too much of the infrastructure) translates as power projection, either East or West, depending on who has staked their claim here, militarily.

What in sam's hill ever happened to the US government's capabilities to enter into honest, good-faith negotiations, as a way to resolve geopolitical disputes?!?

It appears that this process is completely gone from DC's mindset,and the only thing this government is capable of doing is attempting to win its geopolitical battles only by military means.

And this is a problem, because right now, the US military doesn't have the money, the weapons, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome against either Russia or China.

And how has our military come to this point? Because the weapons procurement process has become incestuously corrupt, and those politicians who steer various weapons programs to various weapons manufacturers get taken care of handsomely by those same companies.

And how that translates for our military in the field is that when these weapons are finally deployed, many times they do not work as advertised; are chronically late, and horrifically over budget.

Please understand; as a Christian pacifist, I abhor war, and I never advocate violence. However, when it comes to weapons for our men and women in uniform, I want them to have the best, which perform as advertised, and are supplied on time and within budget.

Feb 24 11:35

Hawaii superdelegates: Let voters decide!

Let the voters decide. Pledge to support the candidate who gets the most pledged delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention.

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Feb 24 10:35

Hawaiian coffee growers sue Monsanto over glyphosate's dangerous side effects

From 1995 to 2004, Christine Sheppard used Roundup on her commercial coffee farm in Hawaii. In 2003 she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and was forced to sell her farm to pay for expensive cancer treatments.

Still alive, Christine and her husband Kenneth are now going after Monsanto Co., accusing the agribusiness of falsely concealing the risks of glyphosate that ultimately led to her cancer. The civil suit states that Monsanto "knew or had reason to know that its Roundup products were defective and were inherently dangerous and unsafe when used in the manner instructed and provided by defendant. ...

"Monsanto assured the public that Roundup was harmless. In order to prove this, Monsanto championed falsified data and attacked legitimate studies that revealed its dangers. Monsanto led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers and the general public that Roundup was safe."

Feb 24 05:45

Russians Ride Fast – Israel Shamir

If the rebels grasp the chance and enter serious negotiations for a coalition government, peace is possible.

The Russians accepted the US proposal to cease fire in Syria (or rather to end hostilities). They had made a similar proposal a few weeks ago, so this is in line with their thinking. Russians have made huge successes in Syria; they achieved an astonishing and unexpected victory with very few losses.

It was a reputational victory it was as well as a military one. Russia entered the Syrian war at a low point internationally.

Feb 21 05:20

The Empire Doesn’t Retreat or Compromise

Reading mainstream media news, analyses, and opinion pieces about this war is completely useless, as everything is either uninformed and clueless gibberish or propaganda and deception.

I wrote this text over several days and every time I sat down again to continue there came another headline to my mind. The first headline was “Nobody said, that it will be easy,” the second “Waiting for the Turkey-Russia showdown,” the third “Playing the terrorism game,” the fourth “Everything is better than war.”

In the end I settled for the header “The empire doesn’t retreat or compromise.”

This statement stands the test of time, it has been proven throughout human history, and there is only one single exemption, only one short period where retreat and compromise are a possibility. This short period is the time when the empire is in terminal decline and in the process of collapsing.

Feb 19 09:10

Helicopter crashes into Pearl Harbor

A private helicopter carrying five people crashed into Pearl Harbor in Hawaii's Oahu on Thursday. One of the passengers, a 16-year-old boy, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

Feb 18 08:51

Huge Waves Provide Rare Glimpse of Hawaiian Petroglyphs

The huge waves that hit Hawaii during the weather phenomena known as El Niño (El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO)) excite surfers and, on the odd occasion, rock art enthusiasts too. They know that when the waves are tall enough, there is a chance to catch a glimpse of some centuries-old petroglyphs. The window of opportunity is often short, this time it was only a day, but the appeal is all the greater for the intermittent peeps at the past.

Feb 17 14:34

Covertly, Israel prepares to fight boycott activists online

Israel says the movement is rooted in anti-Semitism and seeks not to change Israeli policies, but ultimately to put an end to the Jewish state.
Note: We should have know anti-Semitism again, and again, and again!

Feb 15 10:52

Why the Syria ceasefire is a long shot

Washington and its allies are not interested in peace. They want regime change – by hook or by crook.

An end to the Syrian conflict is desperately needed. But the latest plan for a cessation of violence is unlikely to take hold, as the deal struck by international powers is based on fundamentally opposing premises.

In short, Washington and its allies want regime change, while Russia and Iran insist that President Bashar Al-Assad and his government are the legitimate ruling authorities in Syria. All sides are mandated by UN resolutions to respect the sovereign will of the Syrian people – to determine the political future of their country.

Feb 15 10:49

A Syrian Breakthrough – Israel Shamir

Now the deed is done, the corridor is blocked.

If and when Aleppo and the whole Aleppo district will be taken by the Syrian army, we would be able to congratulate Putin and Assad – and Syrian people – with a great victory.

The Russians raise alarms that a Turkish invasion into Syria is imminent. Russian media is foaming at the mouth about the perfidious Turks; a veritable Two Minutes Hate ritual (vide Orwell) on the state-managed TV channels being repeated a few times a day. The idea is to scare Turks stiff so they will not move while the operation in the North lasts. On the other side, the Russian opposition draws frightful scenarios of Janissaries slaughtering the Russian boys on the Syrian terrain. The Turkish media also tries to instil fear in the Russkies by saying what they can do.

Feb 15 10:45

Presidential Debates and Iran

The presidential candidates’ irresponsible remarks about Iran - as though it is a politically convenient football to be kicked around...

After watching both the Republican and Democratic debates on TV, I intend to exclude two main categories from my principle concerns in the upcoming presidential elections that will determine who will replace President Obama next year: one is the entire roster of the Republican Party, and the other, anything other than the foreign policy issues; the main area of my personal interest.

I am disregarding the entire Republican roster because I don’t think any Republican has a chance to beat Ms. Clinton in the general elections, at least this time around.

Feb 09 10:59

Hawaii Island Declares A Dengue Fever State Of Emergency

The mayor of Hawaii's Big Island declared a state of emergency on Monday amid the state's largest outbreak of dengue fever since the 1940s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I did some research and it turns out only 5% of the people who get Dengue are sick enough to require a hospital. 75% of the people who get Dengue never show symptoms and don't know they have it. The other 20% come down with what feels like a mild flu.

Feb 06 14:18

EU calls on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian housing

The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Note: But we were holocau$$$ted!

Feb 03 11:01

Already Struggling With Dengue, Hawaii Braces Itself For Zika

The mosquito-borne Zika virus could hit Hawaii especially hard if it arrives in the Aloha State, according to an expert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While a widespread outbreak of Zika in the Hawaiian islands remains unlikely at the moment, the state is at higher risk because of its tropical climate and large number of foreign travelers. And many experts are voicing serious concerns about the state's ability to handle such an event, should it occur.

Hawaii is already battling its largest outbreak of dengue fever since the 1940s, a disease that is carried by the same species of mosquito that carries Zika.

In a December assessment of Hawaii's response to the current dengue outbreak, Lyle Petersen, director of the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said there are "critical deficiencies" within the Hawaii Department of Health that should be "urgently addressed."

Feb 02 21:21

High CBD Products for Medical Marijuana Patients

A non-psychoactive, highly therapeutic compound in cannabis known as CBD, or cannabidiol, has sparked a revolution in medical marijuana. The wheels of prohibition have been spinning in a 77-year old rut, but cannabis’ acceptance is beginning its steady crawl forward as education and testimonials spread. Studies have demonstrated CBD’s benefits in treating a variety of ailments, including epilepsy, cancer, pain, arthritis, anxiety disorders, and many others. CBD can be extracted and processed into a variety of medications, each appropriate for different needs and lifestyles; this guide is meant to introduce you to just a few.
Here are some strains that are high THC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW9w-JaWW1g

Turn the sound down before you play the HT video.

Feb 01 12:33

Vaccination Bills with Mandates are being proposed in the Hawaiian Senate this week!

Five vaccine bills with mandates have been introduced this year in the Hawaiian House Senate. Three are already being heard in Senate Committees this coming week.

Whether you agree with vaccinations or not, it should be our right as parents to choose what we think is right for the health of our children.”Our religious and spiritual practices are a human right. HI entered legislation today to require immunization with no religious exemption for public school students.” Dr. Patricia McLean.

Feb 01 08:02

Alaska and Hawaii Ask UN to Recognize U.S as Occupiers

The indigenous peoples of Alaska and Hawaii appealed to the international community through the United Nations with a request to ensure their right to self-determination. The letter was circulated in Geneva.

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Jan 29 17:42

Public Land Mismanagement

“This legislation guarantees that we will not take our forests, rivers, oceans, national parks, monuments and wilderness areas for granted, but rather we will set them aside and guard their sanctity for everyone to share. That’s something all Americans can support.” Those were the words of President Barack Obama on March 30 when he signed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act that placed an additional 2 million acres of public land under the federal government’s most stringent use restrictions. To anyone who knows the record of public land management, however, these words of preservation and unanimous support ring hollow.

Environmental Irresponsibility–Decades of fire suppression by the Forest Service have disrupted natural fire cycles and turned many western forests into tinderboxes waiting to burn........

Jan 29 13:18

Hawaii Residents Irritated With Michelle Obama’s Extended Stay

Well folks, it turns out that Michelle Obama is showing her true narcissistic tendencies just as her husband does. As she continues her lavish Hawaiian vacation on the tax payer’s dime, Hawaii natives are ready for the mooch to return to D.C.

As she carelessly contributes to the, already abysmal, nation’s debt, it looks like she has been taking some time to spend with her celebrity friends. The entitled FLOTUS has been making frequent visits to Oprah Winfrey’s, “palatial 12-bedroom Maui estate.”

During that time, Secret Service has been shutting down almost all access around her making day-to-day- life for residents, literally impossible. Beyond this, as she thoughtlessly carries about her leisurely activities, she seems oblivious that her time there is hindering others from their own recreational activities—Secret Service has been shutting down local hiking trails.

Jan 29 10:09

Want to feel better? Move to Hawaii, Alaska

A new report ranking all 50 states based on residents' sense of well-being puts Hawaii at No. 1, followed by Alaska, which held the top spot last year.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-01-hawaii-alaska.html#jCp

Webmaster's Commentary: 

:)

Jan 26 10:57

US Army Apache helicopters deploy to Hawaii to take part in multiple exercises

During their six-month deployment at Wheeler, 16th CAB aircrews will not only take part in several exercises, including Lightning Force and RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific), but will also fill the void of attack/reconnaissance coverage for the 25th Infantry Division after the retirement of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

Jan 25 08:30

Honey of a science project

It took Kumar seven months to collect honey samples from around the island. She had help from beekeepers Jimmy Trujillo and Doug Gates, who helped her network with other beekeepers to gather samples. She gathered a total of 36 samples.

After getting samples, she sent them to a lab in Honolulu and a lab in Germany.

“We wanted to compare the results that were gathered from two different methods to see if they were similar,” Kumar said.

Both lab tests yielded the same results — the area around Kupua and Kapena had the highest levels of glyphosate.

“It’s concerning because pesticides shouldn’t be in honey, and now beekeepers have to question whether or not their honey is safe to sell,” Trujillo said.

High dosages of glyphosate can cause cancer and miscarriages, according to motherearthnews.com.

The new finding may explain why some bee colonies are dying, Trujillo added.

Jan 23 10:36

US May Turn Hawaii Missile Test Site Into Combat-Ready Facility

The US is talking about transforming the Aegis missile defense test site in Hawaii into a combat-ready facility to defend against ballistic missile attacks, after North Korea conducted their fourth nuclear test earlier this month.

Jan 21 06:05

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services—usually more than one country—because spying today is so effective and so universal. Officials in possession of this secret information often pass it on to the country that’s targeted, in the sincere belief that a heads-up will be appreciated.

But often the information isn’t welcomed—-because the fix is already in. Treasonous assets within the targeted country’s chain of command, who are prepared for the possibility of a leak, take measures to block the information from reaching those who might act on it in a meaningful way.

Jan 19 23:29

Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives?

Obama administration announced new online initiatives to bolster its foreign policy narratives and as a means to counter others, for example, this network, RT.

Maybe a better course of action would be for the US State Department to ask itself why fewer and fewer people trust and believe it?

CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Don DeBar and James Carden.

Also see: Uncle Sam Got a Shiny New Propaganda Bullhorn for Christmas

Jan 19 23:25

Russian Red Scare No Longer Works

The EU has no-one else to blame for its present stresses and strains but itself, owing to its craven subservience to Washington's reckless policies.

The American and British governments are launching yet another media campaign to demonize Russia, with tall claims that the Kremlin is infiltrating European political parties and news media. The dastardly Russian aim, we are told, is to destroy the European Union.

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Washington and its trusty sidekick in London are desperately seeking to turn back the clock to the “good old days” when they could control their public through scare stories.

Jan 17 11:49

This land is our land: American democracy, at a theater near you

Democracy has been projected on to a fictitious screen of good guy and bad guys. The people watch as impotent spectators, no longer even aware of the real story out there.

Ever since armed white ranchers took over federal property in Oregon the unfolding drama has resembled a parody of a Hollywood Western. Trouble is, no-one is quite sure who’s wearing the white hats as opposed to the black ones.

Jan 17 10:30

Cowabunga: Hawaii surfers ignore warnings to hit monster swells

Monster waves are crashing off Hawaii, with eager surfers waxing up their boards to take advantage of the biggest swells of the season.

Huge waves, some believed to be as high as 12 meters (40 feet), have been spotted off the coast of the North Pacific Ocean islands in recent days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know people who try to surf the TSUNAMIS!

Jan 16 16:52

Hawaii Department of Health Reports First Case Of Zika Virus In The U.S.

Just days after the Center for Disease Control recommended travel warnings to pregnant women headed to Latin America, the Hawaiian Department of Health has confirmed a Zika “virus infection in a baby recently born with microcephaly in a hospital on Oahu.”

The release stressed that this case wasn’t acquired in the United States: the mother was pregnant in Brazil in May 2015, when the virus was transmitted. Neither the infant or the mother are contagious.

Jan 16 10:13

Stranded monster

Now and then giant ocean creatures wash up on beaches in a horrible mess. At Kalaeloa Airport on Oahu (Hawaii) a similar but aerial creature has washed up in an airport hangar. It’s the Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane with a wingspan nearly as long as an Airbus A380’s. But it weighs rather less than a Toyota Land Cruiser and has so far cost its sponsors about $US250 million.

Jan 15 22:30

Haiku Stairs

I went on hike this morning. I woke up early to be on the trail well before sunrise. When we reached the trail head dawn was just barely breaking. It was the coolest hike I’ve ever been on.
You may have heard of this hike. Most people refer to it as “Stairway to Heaven” but the official name, the one you’ll find on the trail head sign, is Haiku Stairs (or Ha?ik? Stairs). It’s a steel staircase made up of 4000 steps that ascends a ridge up from the Valley of Haiku near Kaneohe. The steps were built so the military could access a radio station antennae 2000ft up on the mountain during World War II.

Jan 15 13:33

Search underway for 12 Marines after 2 helicopters collide off North Shore

Coast Guard officials told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser they received a distress call at 10:38 p.m. from the Marines that two of its CH-53 Super Stallion helicopters, each with six Marines on board, had crashed off Oahu. Debris from the crash was sighted 2.5 miles off Haleiwa shortly after midnight, they said. CNN, citing a Coast Guard spokeswoman, reported that search crews spotted an empty life raft and flames on the water.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those Super Stallions were always circling the island in formation training flights. I am going to take a guess that they collided the main rotors which is why they could not auto-rotate down to the sea.

Jan 15 08:26

Two US military helicopters collide near Hawaii

The reported collision between two Marine Corps choppers carrying six crew members each happened just before midnight local time, Coast Guard spokeswoman Sara Mooers said on Friday.

The helicopters belonged to the Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay, she said, adding that Coast Guard crews have spotted a debris field about 2.5 miles (four kilometers) off the north shore of Oahu but no people.

Jan 13 15:48

Manjaro Linux

The Manjaro community is proud to present another update to the Gnome Edition installation media.

The Manjaro community is happy to announce a fresh release of the Fluxbox edition, including the latest packages of the Manjaro 15.12 “Capella” stable branch.

The Manjaro community is proud to announce the release of Manjaro i3 15.12. With this newest version of manjaro-i3 we deliver a complete set of command line applications together with their convenient and more beginner-friendly graphical alternatives.

Manjaro Mate-Desktop 1.12 released! After a month of testing, stable release comes finaly true!

After some developing a month and testing the up coming ISO build’s, stable Cinnamon ISO is there !

Jan 13 10:33

Early morning explosive event at Kilauea summit lava lake

Jan 05 12:01

Cop savagely beats Hawaiian man after he performs native ‘healing prayer’ near seal on the beach

Hawaiian man has filed a lawsuit against a Honolulu police officer, and the city that employs him, after the cop savagely beat him for praying next to a sun-bathing Hawaiian monk seal on the beach.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israeli style policing has finally arrived here in Hawaii! :(

Jan 04 10:40

Puerto Rico Is Greece, & These 5 States Are Next To Go

The direct indebtedness of US states (excluding revenue bonds) is $500 billion. However, bonds are just one part of the picture: states have another trillion in future obligations related to pension and retiree healthcare. In the summer of 2014, we conducted a deep-dive analysis of US states, incorporating bonds, pension obligations and retiree healthcare obligations. After reviewing over 300 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports from different states, we pulled together an assessment of each state’s total debt service relative to its tax collections, incorporating the need to pay down underfunded pension and retiree healthcare obligations.

While there are five states with significant challenges (Illinois, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Kentucky) , the majority of states have debt service-to-revenue ratios that are more manageable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank you for wrecking our tourism economy, TSA!

Jan 04 09:11

1/02/2016 -- Volcano watch -- Hawaii's Kilauea Lava Lake Rising -- Large flow at Pu'u O'o Caldera

Jan 01 10:18

Illegal fireworks calls keep Honolulu Police busy

But deep in Kalihi Valley, the backyard illegal aerial show began just after sundown Thursday. And marked police cars could be seen darting back and forth as the fireworks lit up the sky.

"I heard some mortars followed by sirens. Someone set up a 12-round mortar system and you hear all the sirens going off driving up in the valley trying to find out who it was," said Kalihi resident Dylan Richards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


At midnight, the sky above Honolulu lit up in a grand show of celebration and open defiance of the ban on fireworks. If anything, it was even more intense than last year. I hope Obama got the message that people are totally fed up with draconian control over their lives. We want to be left alone to live our lives as we see fit, not condemend to a politically correct global gulag!

Dec 30 21:17

Here's How Many People Fatally Overdosed On Marijuana Last Year

Kim Bellware Reporter, The Huffington Post

With marijuana now legal in some form throughout 23 states, the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on the drug last year was significant:

Dec 29 13:30

Drone Buzzes President Barack Obama's Motorcade in Hawaii

The Secret Service quickly intervened and said the pilot of the small, quadcopter-style drone was "completely unaware" that Obama's motorcade would be traveling through the area on Oahu.

The man "immediately complied with law enforcement requests to cease and desist," the statement added. No charges were filed and the motorcade did not stop or slow down because of the incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There were announcements on the Hawaii media not to fly drones while Obama was here and given that this guy was released without charges I suspect it was a PR stunt as the government now has an excuse to remind everyone that quadcopter drones over a half pound weight are now regulated and must be registered with the FAA ... for a $5 fee. Americans are buying 15,000 drones per month. You can work out the cash windfall the FAA gets for their registration program. What other use it has is questionable as most drones do not have serial numbers nor radar transponders and thus cannot be tracked or managed.

Dec 28 10:14

Hillary Clinton Touts Overthrow of Gadhafi, but Doesn’t Mention That Clinton Foundation Donors Did Big Business in Tyrant’s Libya

On Saturday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again justified the 2011 U.S. policy of regime change in Libya, citing, at least in part, the fact that dictator Moammar Gadhafi had killed Americans.

“We have to continue to do what is necessary when someone like Gadhafi, a despot with American blood on his hands, is overturned,” Clinton said during the weekend’s Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. “But I’ll tell you what would have happened if we had not joined with our European partners and our Arab partners to assist the people in Libya, you would be looking at Syria.”

But early in the administration, Clinton had championed an allegiance with the Libyan regime under Gadhafi, during a time when some of the major U.S. corporations doing business in Libya were also donating heavy sums to the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do not for a moment imagine that this "pay to play" mentality will suddenly leave her consciousness, if she is able to win (or steal) the election; it will simply continue, unabated. For her and Bill Clinton, inhabiting the White House is simply another way to make millions of dollars through her foundation, and the public be damned.

And this is why we have to bring her past behaviour to the unblinking gaze of documented fact, because, if in fact, past is prologue to the future, we can expect massive international interventionism from a second Clinton presidency.

And has anyone out there had the "male attributes" to ask her if the current post-Ghadaffi situation in Libya, which has been rife with civil war since 2011; whose leadership has been badly factionalised and has just this month created a basis for a national unity government, was the outcome she desired when she green-lit Ghadaffi's assassination?!?

And what about the reality that Libya has become a
second home to ISIS?!?

Because if all I have stated here were not the outcomes Clinton desired as Secretary of State, and were simply "unintended consequences" of her policies here, please consider Libya a thoroughly terrifying, but very real, "prequel" to what a Clinton presidency will look like.

Dec 27 09:42

12 examples of Hawaii food prices that may shock you! *PHOTOS*

After looking through our monthly expenses for our family of three, I was shocked to find that we are spending well over $2000 a month on groceries locally. So when I went to the grocery store I snapped a few pictures that may shock you as Hawaii food prices continue to skyrocket.

Webmaster addition: Yes, those are accurate!

Dec 26 08:48

Hawaii can’t seem to name anything after native son Obama

Since 2009, Hawaii’s politicos have sought to name two schools, an abandoned lot, a scenic overlook and two state holidays after Obama. An effort to put the 1960s-era cinder-block apartment building — where he lived — on the National Historic registry also fell short.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have some local garbage dumps and toxic landfills with no names.

Dec 23 10:36

Bill for Obama family holidays tops $98m

United States President Barack Obama's 16-day Christmas getaway in Hawaii will bring the cost of his family's personal travel during his time in office to more than $US70 million ($98 million), according to a new study.

Dec 17 10:35

Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet

This isn’t a game, it’s a fight for survival; Russia’s survival as a sovereign country. That’s what the stakes are. That’s not something Putin takes lightly.

Would you be willing to defend your country against a foreign invasion?

That’s all Putin is doing in Syria. He’s just preempting the tidal wave of jihadis that’ll be coming his way once the current fracas is over. He figures it’s better to exterminate these US-backed maniacs in Syria now than face them in Chechnya, St Petersburg and Moscow sometime in the future. Can you blame him? After all, if Washington’s strategy works in Syria, then you can bet they’ll try the same thing in Beirut, Tehran and Moscow.

So what choice does Putin have?

Dec 16 09:47

Big News! Hawaii’s Big Island Moves Closer To Being GMO-Free!

Hot off the presses – Mayor Kenoi on the Big Island, in Hawaii, recently signed Bill 113 into law, prohibiting GMOs. The bill prohibits biotech companies from operating on the island, and stops farmers from growing new GM crops. This is a historical moment for Hawaii, a place which has been called ‘ground zero for GMOs.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look for the GMO corporations to find a corruptible judge to block this law.

Dec 15 15:32

Obamas headed to Hawaii for 8th Christmas vacation: Here's how much it will cost you

Judicial Watch tracks costs related to presidential trips, including what it costs to operate Air Force One.

Three trips earlier this year – a Palm Springs golf trip in June, a trip to New York in July and a visit to Martha's Vineyard in August – cost the U.S. $3.1 million in travel expenses alone. It costs about $206,000 per hour to operate the president's private plane.

Last year's Obama family Christmas trip cost $3.7 million in flight expenses alone, with 17.8 hours in the air round-trip. Housing and security costs are on top of that amount but not all that information is released to the public.

Those expenses don't sit well with everyone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, starting Friday, traffic on the other side of Oahu will be gridlocked and the SS will be checking Claire and I out again! :)

Dec 07 07:31

The McCollum Memo:The Smoking Gun of Pearl Harbor

On October 7, 1940, Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence submitted a memo to Navy Captains Walter Anderson and Dudley Knox (whose endorsement is included in the following scans). Captains Anderson and Knox were two of President Roosevelt's most trusted military advisors.

The memo, scanned below, detailed an 8 step plan to provoke Japan into attacking the United States. President Roosevelt, over the course of 1941, implemented all 8 of the recommendations contained in the McCollum memo. Following the eighth provocation, Japan attacked. The public was told that it was a complete surprise, an "intelligence failure", and America entered World War Two.

Dec 05 08:45

Work on world's largest star-gazing 'scope stopped after religious protests

Building work on the world's largest telescope has stopped after the Hawaiian Supreme Court sided with local groups and withdrew construction permits.

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project broke ground last October – albeit briefly – as protesters flooded the site trying to stop the building work. Local groups claim the telescope will damage the ecology of the Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, and violates what some Hawaiians feel is a sacred site.

Protesters took to the courts to get the project stopped, but approval of the project was granted before their case was heard. This violated due process rules, the Hawaiian Supreme Court ruled, and as such the permits have been placed on indefinite hold.

Dec 04 16:32

(VIDEO) Divers Reveal New Sunken Plane From Pearl Harbor Attack

A team of archaeologists has released images and video of a US Navy plane which sank during the opening minutes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Some 27 Catalina PBY "flying boats" stationed at Kaneohe Bay were destroyed, while another six were damaged.

Dec 04 08:52

Britain Dive-Bombs into Another Disastrous War

British addition of more warplanes to the already-crowded Syrian conflict is wholly wrong, just as the Americans and French are. Their underlying criminal objectives of regime change preclude them from bringing any good to the situation.

Dec 03 09:49

Supreme Court Blocks Native Hawaiians' Attempt To Form Own Government

The Supreme Court has indefinitely stopped Native Hawaiians from moving forward with a unique and controversial election that they are hoping to use to form their own government.

The high court on Wednesday extended a temporary stay issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy on Friday, granting an injunction requested by a group of Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians challenging the election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, just because we admitted stealing your nation and apologized doesn't mean we are going to give it back, you sillies!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 03 08:54

FLASHBACK - Biological Warfare Agent Dengue Hits Epidemic Levels In South America

Senior American journalist William Blum has reported: “In 1956 and 1958, declassified documents have revealed that the US army loosed swarms of specially bred mosquitoes in Georgia and Florida to see whether disease carrying insects could be weapons in a biological war. The mosquitoes bred for the tests were of Aedes Aegypti type, the precise carrier of dengue fever as well as other diseases. In 1967, it was reported by Science magazine that at the US Government Centre in Fort Detrick, Maryland, dengue fever was amongst those diseases that are at least the object of considerable research and that appear to be among those regarded as potential biological warfare agents.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did someone goof up a biowar test on the Big Island? They do a lot of military testing in Hawaii. There are still some areas on the Big Island which are blocked off because they are still contaminated from 1960s Agent Orange testing!

Dec 02 16:48

Healthy humans can give dengue virus to mosquitos

Take that Damn Mosquitos! We're all Vectors now.

As far as historic nicknames go, Typhoid Mary and Typhoid Joe are probably not the most flattering. But now it seems that there may be a whole bunch of Dengue Mary and Joes to keep them company. A study with kids in Cambodia is the first to examine the transmission of dengue virus from asymptomatic but infected humans into mosquitoes.

Dec 01 11:44

9 confirmed Hawaii cases of new mosquito-transmitted disease

A relatively new disease has been spreading around the world.

It’s called Chikungunya and it was first seen in 2013 in the Caribbean. Since then, it has spread throughout South America and to the Pacific.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Part of the reason we are seeing these diseases emerge here in Hawaii is both the influx of illegal immigrants and refugees (yes, we have our share) coupled with funding cuts to the state department that controls pest populations.

Dec 01 09:58

Hawaii officials ask public to help stop dengue fever spread

The number of people in Hawaii infected by dengue fever continued to rise, and officials asked the public to help limit the spread of the virus.

The state Department of Health reported Monday that 112 people have been infected on Hawaii's Big Island since Sept. 11, including 14 visitors to the Aloha State.

There have been no cases of dengue fever so far on Oahu, Maui or Kauai, said Virginia Pressler, director of the state Department of Health.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Click HERE for a map of the risk zones on the Bis Island.

Dec 01 08:29

Sleep with the fishes! Plans revealed for £13million underwater hotel that is 28ft beneath the sea and can move locations to avoid a hurricane

The Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel has received USA Patent and Trademark approval as the world's first underwater hotel - with Egypt, Malaysia, Hawaii and the Bahamas revealed as some of the designers' preferred locations.

Guests would be treated to a one-of-a-kind panoramic view of sea life at a staggering 28ft (8.5 metres) below the surface.

Nov 29 08:32

US Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Stop "Illegal" War On Assad; Says CIA Ops Must Stop

Last month, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on CNN and laid bare Washington’s Syria strategy. Repeatedly she has laid out simply, clearly and with experience the reality in Syria.

Nov 28 20:19

Meet the man who funds ISIS: the son of Turkey’s President, Bilal Erdogan

The son of Turkey’s president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words.

Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say:

“We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

Nov 28 10:34

A Feast of Scandal – Justin Raimondo

We’re grateful for and to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose existence proves that the old America yet lives.

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving that it’s going to take me an entire column just to adequately describe them. Indeed, I’m already so loaded down with gifts that I don’t need Christmas. My cup runneth over! For an old libertarian “isolationist” like me this holiday season is a bountiful time, one that yields so much that it seems like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday all rolled into one. Take a gander at this wonderful cornucopia of plenty:

Nov 28 05:42

An Invisible US Hand Leading to War? Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Jet was an Act of Madness

It is all terribly dangerous and it is hard to predict where things will lead.

This outrageous shootdown of a Russian plane that was in no way posing a threat to Turkey or Turkish forces, will not end here, because Russia and President Putin cannot allow Turkey and NATO to so blatantly act against Russia and its pilots and go unpunished, particularly as it is Russia that is acting legally in Syria, while the US, Turkey and other nations backing rebel forces there are in all acting blatant violation of international law.

Unless saner heads start prevailing in Washington, this could all quickly spiral into the kind of situation in 1914, where a lot of ill-conceived treaties led to a minor incident in the Balkans turning inexorably into World War I.

Nov 27 12:39

Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Racially Discriminatory Hawaii Election

The Supreme Court has just issued an order (read it here) blocking the racially discriminatory separatist election in Hawaii. The order enjoins (stops) the counting of ballots and certification of results pending further order of the Supreme Court. I covered the election here and here at PJ Media.

Only one race is permitted to register to vote with Hawaiian government officials for the separatist election.Hawaii has given a private organization millions of dollars to run the election. They believe these actions are constitutional. Judicial Watch has sued Hawaii, and the Public Interest Legal Foundation has filed an emergency brief with the Supreme Court on behalf of the American Civil Rights Union asking the court to stop the election process. (I was on the brief.)

This morning Justice Kennedy, writing for the court, did so and issued an injunction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is absurd. The election is for the indigenous Hawaiians to decide the degree of separation they wish from the US Government, an issue that does not affect the non-indigenous people of Hawaii at all. This is a blatant attempt to allow the non-indigenous people of Hawaii to block the sovereignty of the native Hawaiians!

Nov 27 08:23

Lava Breakout on the Big Island

Nov 26 06:07

Is Turkey Starting a Proxi-War for NATO?

It is clear, Turkey hosting the recent G20 meeting and subscribing to the east-west ‘coalition’ of fighting the ISIS / DAESH / Al Qaeda terror, was a loosely disguised farce.

Did Turkey just provoke a proxi-war on behalf of NATO against Russia? – Turkey knew very well that the Russian SU-24 fighter jet was inside Syria’s borders and that even as it may have been close to Turkey it was no threat for Turkey. Russia’s mission was clear to all the 19 nations which attended the G20 meeting some 10 days ago in Antalya, Turkey, when the entire group unanimously decided to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State (IS – or Daesh, according to its Arabic acronym).

Nov 26 06:04

Turkey Shoots Down More Than Just a Russian Jet

It is only a matter of time before the rhetorical shell game conducted by the terrorist sponsors comes unstuck.

Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet this week was likely aimed at a bigger political target – to deal a blow to the proposal of a grand anti-terror coalition between the West and Russia for fighting the Islamic State extremist network in Syria.

Such a coalition might seem reasonable, even desirable, to most people. But it is profoundly unacceptable, tacitly, to Washington because it would further expose the criminal nature of the Western-sponsored regime-change operation in Syria.

Washington and its allies do not want Russia to participate in an effective military coalition that would accelerate the destruction of the mercenary terror army that the Western powers have covertly invested in. In that regard, French President Francois Hollande seems to have momentarily lost the devious plot by proposing such an alliance with Russia.

Nov 26 06:02

Manufacturing a phony caliphate

Carefully-orchestrated snuff films directed by media experts.

Image is the most important element of the vaunted but fictional “new caliphate”. This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?

Nov 23 22:13

CrossTalk: Talking Syria and the Remaking of the Middle East

Join host Peter LaVelle for an amazing talk about the future of the Middle East

After a series of horrific terrorist attacks, a truly global coalition to fight and destroy ISIS is in the making. At the same time Washington continues to ignore those who are really doing the fighting, particularly Russia. Are arrogance and false pride the real barriers to peace in Syria?

CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Richard Murphy and Mark Bruzonsky.

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

"This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?"

"When has a genuine grassroots rebellion ever looked like this? These guys are well-funded by sophisticated backers. And those backers are no friends of the Muslim world.

Nov 21 22:08

Walk the Talk Hawaii

The 2 main reasons we are walking :
1) It's a Homeless Awareness Event.
2) This event is a fundraiser for us.

While "people are aware there is a homeless issue", Many people are NOT aware of what the actual issues are that hinders a homeless persons ability to make progress and move their lives forward. Sometimes there are common issues like lack of Birth Certificates and ID's. Sometimes the obstacles are more unique to an individual person.

Our goals with this event are to help the public understand some of these issues, and to raise money to help people overcome their obstacles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I just met the gentleman who organized this event. Sadly, it is almost over and I did not hear about it because our local Hawaii corporate media, ever mindful to protect the illusion of a healthy Hawaiian economy, avoids stories reporting on the scale of the homeless and hungry here in Hawaii, refused to give this event any coverage.

Tomorrow is the last day, but we will have Curtis on the radio show the week after Thanksgiving. Do click the link so he knows word got out somehow.

Nov 20 07:34

Michael Rivero: Paris, Fukushima and Crimes Against Humanity

The situation in Paris is not all that different from other events that we have been dealing with for much longer. The same people telling lies and deceiving the masses with propaganda to push whatever agenda the elite deem necessary.

I sat down with Michael Rivero from What Really Happened to discuss some of the more serious situations that are currently unfolding. One situation happened on Friday 13 in Paris and the other has been an ongoing global nightmare that, today, gets very little attention and very little coverage.

Nov 13 12:54

Hawaiian Natives Move One Step Closer to Declaring Sovereignty from U.S. Government

This week, Native Hawaiians initiated an historical election that may grant them sovereignty from the United States and the state of Hawaii, itself, after well over a century of colonial rule. More than 95,000 indigenous people will elect delegates to a constitutional convention, scheduled for this winter, when they will work to create a government that serves and represents Native Hawaiians — the only group of indigenous people in the United States currently restricted from forming their own government.

In the 19th century, European and American missionaries and traders began settling in Hawaii. They quickly formed a political movement and succeeded in transferring power from the king to his cabinet and the legislature. Though they drafted a new constitution limiting the king’s control, they also limited the voting rights of Asians and Native Hawaiians while granting that right to wealthy non-citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I remember back when I wrote "Hawaii is not legally a state!" all the nasty emails I got declaring the whole ideas of Hawaiians not surrendering their sovereignty to the US Government as a wacky conspiracy theory. But then, they have made that claim about a lot of my early writings which have since proven accurate. However this deal is not perfect. It treats the indigenous Hawaii people as a "nation within a nation" relegating them to the same status and treatment as the native Americans, which if you have ever spent time on the reservations, you understand is pretty bad. Not as bad as the Palestinians have to endure, but still pretty bad!

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 10 13:15

Health department confirms dengue fever case in East Oahu

The state Department of Health has confirmed case of dengue fever in East Oahu.

Officials say the person likely caught it while on a trip to Southeast Asia. It’s a different strain than the one in the Hawaii Island outbreak.

Nov 10 13:14

New Map Shows Hawaii Island-Wide Dengue Fever Cases

A new map has been posted by the Hawaii Department of Health confirming that the dengue fever outbreak is indeed an island-wide problem.

Nov 07 21:45

Worldwide Voyage | History of Hokule'a and Polynesian Voyaging

An introduction to the storied Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a and its significance from the Hawaiian Renaissance to today.

Nov 06 23:25

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

American people rarely listen to Putin’s speeches. Few opportunities to do so unless they go looking for it; They just assume their media is right and Putin‘s a “brutal dictator” who’s “trying to re-establish the Soviet empire”, end of story.

In western media Putin could soon find himself painted as the new combination Hitler/Stalin in a looming WWIII—another so-called “just war” which US will be “morally compelled to fight”, to “save the world from tyranny”. Christian dominionists will be calling it Armageddon—the final battle between Good and Evil before the return of the King!

Nov 06 23:21

Syria – Vienna-Geneva Peace Talks, an exploded Russian Airliner – and NATO-Trident Juncture

Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Washington has been quite successful in its wicked embrace of Syria over the last few weeks. Just imagine, Kerry, in a propaganda-painted gesture of goodwill, forges the Vienna Peace Conference, this past Friday, 30 October. The results are inconclusive, but on to more talks in Geneva; no longer ‘Assad must go’, but rather the concession that “Assad is going to be part of any transitional governing body.” – Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Nov 06 23:18

Why British Haste on Plane Bomb Theory?

Cameron and Obama are evidently being fed intelligence assessments of a bomb being stowed in the airplane's hold by terrorists.

British officials have made an unseemly leap to speculate on a terrorist plot in the Russian airliner crash over Sinai last weekend.

And Russia has understandably reacted furiously to the speculation, saying that it is too early to make such an assessment when crash investigators have not even compiled, let alone evaluated, evidence.

American officials, including President Barack Obama, are also now echoing the British claims of a bomb on the plane. The question is: why the haste?

Nov 06 20:56

NATO Invades Spain

The notion that the Pentagon would dare declare its own no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect a gaggle of “moderate rebels” from Russian and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) bombing is preposterous.

Fresh from its thunderous humiliation by the Taliban; its “liberation” of Libya for the benefit of militia hell; and while Russia was bombing the hell out of a Salafi-jihadi/”moderate rebel” constellation in Syria, NATO – in search for a “360-degree” response to Russia – resorted to invading… Spain.

Nov 05 10:02

US Air Force’s experimental rocket spirals out of control after launching from Hawaii

A small, experimental rocket meant to carry 13 communication satellites into space for the Department of Defense failed just one minute after launching from Hawaii last night, according to the US Air Force. Video footage of the event shows the rocket spiraling out of control as it falls back down to Earth, leaving a crooked contrail in its wake. This was the first flight ever for this kind of vehicle — known as a Super Strypi rocket — as well as the first rocket launch attempt from the Hawaiian Islands.

Nov 04 10:21

More Than 100 Monsanto Employees Crashed My Presentation on GE Crops and Pesticides

The company spokespeople had their time on stage, rallying the crowd to cheers of opposition, repeatedly asserting that the information we were sharing was false.... "These are the real experts on pesticides," said Robert Stevenson, president of the Molokai Chamber of Commerce gesturing to the Monsanto workers. "No one knows agriculture and pesticides more than the people of Moloka‘i."

I couldn’t stop thinking about those 20 or so workers who leaned in. Those eyes that widened as we talked about developmental delays in children, and higher cancer rates in agricultural workers. I wondered, as I saw the executives shift uncomfortably in their seats, if they regretted inviting their workers. Did they realize that seeds were planted? That we will continue to water these seeds and that this is how transformation grows?

Nov 04 09:54

'Super Strypi' rocket disintegrates 1 minute after launch

The US Air Force has confirmed that its 'Super Strypi' sounding, or research, rocket has broken up on launch as its booster gained excessive rotation, destroying the vehicle a minute after lift-off.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wondered what that loud "bang" was! :)

Nov 03 11:48

Aloha to the US: Is Hawai'i an occupied nation?

An upcoming election has highlighted the deep disagreement between native Hawaiians over what the future should look like. For some, it's formal recognition of their community and a changed relationship within the US. Others want to leave the US entirely - or more accurately, want the US to leave Hawai'i.

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Nov 02 07:56

U.S. Congresswoman: CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad

Oct 31 12:47

US sponsored ISIS Burning

Russia is putting on a display of fire power in Syria that is shocking the world and embarrassing the Obama administration.

“The tide of the conflict in Syria seems to be turning fast because the Russians have stepped in… The militants are in total panic. 600 militants have abandoned their positions… The Russian Airforce has been bombing the living daylights out of ISIS…”

Oct 31 12:44

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 30 13:27

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 30 13:25

The Empire of Chaos is in a Jam

The no-fly zone in Syria already exists. It is run by Russia and Washington is unable to jam it.

NATO is desperate. The Pentagon is desperate. Imagine waking up one day in Washington and Brussels just to realize Russia has the ability to electronically jam — detect, trace, disable, destroy — NATO electronics within a 600 km range across Syria (and southern Turkey).

Imagine the nightmare of row after row of Russian Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming systems mounted on helicopters and ships jamming everything in sight and finding every available source of electromagnetic radiation. Not only in Syria but also in Ukraine.

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army units in Europe, was even forced to qualify Russian electronic warfare capabilities in Ukraine as “eye-watering.”

Oct 27 10:20

**VOLUME WARNING** F-22 fighter jets fly over Honolulu, Hawaii at 1:18AM - 10/27/15 **VOLUME WARNING**

Loud jets taking off over Waikiki at 1:18AM and can be heard for 20 minutes. Very annoying

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, they were!

Oct 27 08:35

Member of the Armed Services Committee Tells Truth to Power about Syria

Tulsi Gabbard

Democrat from Hawaii, member of the Armed Services Committee, Iraq War Veteran and Major in the Hawaii National Guard is telling truth to power. In no uncertain terms it points out a fatal flaw in Hilary's Syrian plan and US involvement as a repeat of the disaster in Libya 101 and to repeat the massacring of Christians and other minority groups.

Oct 26 12:03

They Were There First, But Now Native Hawaiians Have Nowhere to Live

The nation’s most ethnically diverse state is having a huge homelessness problem—but it’s the native people who were there first that are disproportionately ending up on the streets.

At last count, there were 7,260 homeless people in Hawai‘i, giving the islands of Aloha the highest rate of homelessness per capita of any state in the nation. Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige on Friday declared a state of emergency to help the state speed up the process of building a homeless shelter for families.

Programs to help Native Hawaiians find affordable housing in land designated for them can result in a difficult and lengthy process. In 1920 Congress passed the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act creating a 200,000-acre land trust to serve as farms, ranches and neighborhoods for those who could prove “having at least 50% Hawaiian blood.” The properties are leased at a rate of $1 per year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the Hawaiian government has been playing a "waiting game" in terms of how these lands have been, and are being distributed.

I have to wonder which very well-funded developers, contributing to political campaigns here, have actually gotten title to some of these lands, ahead of our indigenous people here in the islands.

Oct 26 09:29

They Were There First, But Now Native Hawaiians Have Nowhere to Live

The nation’s most ethnically diverse state is having a huge homelessness problem—but it’s the native people who were there first that are disproportionately ending up on the streets.

At last count, there were 7,260 homeless people in Hawai‘i, giving the islands of Aloha the highest rate of homelessness per capita of any state in the nation. Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige on Friday declared a state of emergency to help the state speed up the process of building a homeless shelter for families.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank you for wrecking our tourism industry, TSA!

Oct 26 09:04

Rep. Gabbard Admits CIA’s Plot to Overthrow Assad Could Lead to WWIII with Russia on CNN

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii’s second congressional district and member of the Armed Services Committee, straight up told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that there’s a bigger issue in Syria than a potential clash in the country’s crowded skies:

“The U.S. and the CIA are working to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad…

…while Russia, a long-time ally of Assad for decades now, is working to defend or uphold the Syrian government of Assad, and this puts us in a position of a possible direct head-to-head conflict with Russia as long as the U.S. and CIA continue down this path.”

Oct 25 15:55

James Boyd's family donates $200K to local homeless-assistance organizations

This is the family of the homeless guy murdered in Albuquerque under color of law.

The killing of homeless camper James Boyd changed the landscape for how our city treats the homeless community. Boyd's family sued the Albuquerque Police Department in a wrongful death suit and was awarded $5 million in a settlement.

Many have asked what the family plans to do with the money. They said Friday they plan to donate a large portion.

Quietly, Boyd's brother, Andrew Jones, has helped lead the efforts to give the homeless in our city more resources.

Out of his own settlement money, Jones gave $100,000 to St. Martin's Hospitality Center and another $100,000 to Health Care for the Homeless.

Oct 24 12:49

Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?

She is simply incapable of telling the truth. Dishonesty is part of her make-up -

What did we learn from the Democratic presidential debates? We learned that Hillary Clinton hates Edward Snowden, loves the Patriot Act, and considers “the Iranians” among her biggest enemies. In short, we learned that she may very well be Lindsey Graham in drag.

And we also learned what many already knew: that she considers herself above the law.

Oct 24 11:38

Vote to proceed involving self-governing by Native Hawaiians

A federal judge ruled Friday that an election can go forward to choose delegates to draft a document allowing Native Hawaiians to govern themselves.

U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright explained the election is a private poll — not one run by the state — as he denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the vote set for next month.

Native Hawaiians are the last remaining indigenous group in the U.S. that hasn't been allowed to establish its own government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

Oct 24 09:28

The Ancient Esoteric Wisdom of the Hawaiian Huna Philosophy

By Paul Lenda

A long time ago, Hawaii was a mystical and magical place (and still is today in many ways). What made Hawaii especially magical in ages past was that there were shamans called kahunas that lived on its emerald islands. These individuals experienced true nature of Reality, in which they realized several critical defining aspects of reality that were later taught to others in order to guide humanity towards a full Self-realized state of existence.

In the early 20th century, with the rise of New Thought, there was an individual by the name of Max Long who linked the ancient kahunas to abstract and mystical metaphysics he was contemplating upon. He believed the key to Huna is the concept of the ‘ Three Selves’, meaning the unconscious, conscious, and superconscious, which he called the unihipili, the uhane and the aumakua. Also, the word Huna is a Hawaiian word meaning “secret,”but it also refers to the esoteric wisdom of Polynesia.
The 7 Huna Principles.......

Oct 24 08:27

Secrets of the Syrian War: October 2015

The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all.

Russians are enjoying their Syrian adventure. Twenty days after its start, their entry into the Syrian war has paid off and brought some dividends.

Putin has been very popular before the war, with 86% support in the ratings, and now his public support has gone through the roof.

Oct 24 08:24

The tide is turning against Zionist extremism

These changing perceptions are the result of the rise of alternative forms of media, which have broken through the mainstream media’s imbalanced and inaccurate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

For decades, the one issue that has been the exception to the broadly progressive streak within American Judaism has been Israel. The Jewish state has received unchallenged support by most Jews despite its decades-long occupation of the West Bank and the pursuit of policies toward Palestinians that, were they practiced by any other country, would be overwhelmingly opposed by American Jews.

Oct 24 08:21

Merkel’s Faustian embrace of Turkey

If the EU, under Merkel’s direction, accedes to Turkey’s demand for setting up safe zones in northern Syria, then that has ominous implications.

Turkey is pressuring Germany to create “safe zones” inside Syria as a “price” for alleviating the EU’s refugee crisis. It’s a Faustian bargain that could escalate the Syrian conflict, where NATO forces could end up pitted against Russia’s military.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hot-footing to Istanbul last weekend was capped with a U-turn regarding Turkey’s much sought-after membership of the European Union. In a surprise move, Merkel announcedthat she was now in favor of pushing for Turkey’s accession to the EU, when only a few weeks ago she had reiterated her opposition to its membership.

Oct 23 08:46

The U.S. Navy’s Big Mistake?—Building Tons of Supercarriers

The Pentagon behaves as if aircraft carriers will rule forever … they won’t
by DAVID W. WISE

“History,” it has been written, “does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Today it’s rhyming with Gen. Billy Mitchell. In the 1920s, Mitchell challenged conventional thinking by advocating air power at sea in the face of a naval establishment dominated by battleship proponents.

The hubris of the “battleship Navy” was such that just nine days before Pearl Harbor, the official program for the 1941 Army-Navy game displayed a full page photograph of the battleship USS Arizona with language virtually extolling its invincibility.

Of course, the reason that no one had yet sunk a battleship from the air?—?in combat?—?was that no one had yet tried.

In fact, Mitchell sank a captured German battleship, the Ostfriesland, in an aerial demonstration back in 1921, but the Navy said that the test proved nothing. Two of the observers that day were officials from Japan.

Oct 20 06:15

NATO BLIND: Top Secret Russian Air Defence System Deployed in Syria

You are only as good as those you fight. The US military is great for gunning down innocent men,women and children all over the planet for their corporate and neocon masters.
They are absolutely no good for defending the USA from attack and are at this moment training to attack the American people. And they have now been caught not only giving aid and comfort to America's enemies,they the Pentagram creates Americas enemies out of whole cloth! Shameful!

Thierry Meyssan, a French journalist who has been based in Damascus for some years now, is reporting that Russia has deployed its most advanced, top secret air defence system in Syria, which has essentially “left NATO blind.”

While the West has been completely embarrassed by Russia’s swift and effective operation in Syria, it has now been utterly outclassed; so greatly that, as we shall hear below, even NATO Commanders are ‘worried’.

Oct 19 14:09

Hawaii Declares State of Emergency Over Homelessness Crisis

The move will help the state speed up the process of building a homeless shelter for families, and the state is considering four possible sites, Ige said at a news conference Friday.

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