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Pohakuloa: Double defeat for anti-DU scammers
Hawai'i Free Press ^ | Sunday, February 28, 2010 | by Andrew Walden

Posted on 03/01/2010 11:19:17 PM PST by LeoWindhorse

Big Island elected officials arriving to meet with Army representatives at Pohakuloa Training Area got a eye-opening surprise Wednesday morning In addition to the usual gaggle of anti-Semites and 9-11 trooothers protesting against the military, they were greeted at the front gate by a dozen Big Island residents rallying to support the troops. According to a source inside the closed briefing, the troop supporters became the topic of conversation within the meetings over and over again. Community leaders were heard to exclaim "We had no idea that there was this much support for PTA and the military here on the Big Island. All we ever see and hear about is the Jim Albertini protesters and their point of view!" Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, Rep. Faye Hanohano, and others were in attendance.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: du; hawaii; pohakuloa

1 posted on 03/01/2010 11:19:18 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: nobody

PTA use by the Army. Nobody else will pay to use that land.
Plus there are some(a few) civilian jobs on the base.

2 posted on 03/01/2010 11:35:59 PM PST by Sporaticus
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To: Sporaticus

yea , a least a thousand jobs ....seriously

3 posted on 03/01/2010 11:40:13 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

I’m glad the leftists were met with opposition and the troops met with support. At the end of the article it mentions depleted Uranium shells. I do have a problem with depleted Uranium: it’s a shame to waste it. When U-238 absorbs a neutron it transforms into Plutonium 239 which is good reactor fuel. One pound of Uranium yields the same energy as 6000 barrels of oil.

4 posted on 03/02/2010 12:14:32 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: LeoWindhorse; Nateman; george76; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Aloha Leo!

Good to see some turnout from officialdom.

As to the use of depleted uranium on the range at Pahakuloa (which many do not realize is no picnic spot), clue folks in on the money spent cleaning up a few rounds; a cleanup that was demanded by idiotinis that never go there other than to protest the military's presence.

(I just threw that in to draw interest...)

5 posted on 03/03/2010 6:14:26 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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