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  • Coast Guard to suspend search for 12 missing Marines

    01/19/2016 7:19:34 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Jan. 19 ,2016 | Star Ad staff
    The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that they will suspend the search for the 12 missing Marines off Haleiwa at sunset. “The decision to suspend the search without finding survivors is particularly difficult,” said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. James Jenkins. A search, led by the Marine Corps, will continue for debris and remains, but the focus of the search is changing to a recovery and salvage operation.
  • 4th life raft recovered from crashed choppers - Day 5

    01/19/2016 12:14:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | HNN staff
    All four life rafts from the two choppers that collided off Oahu's North Shore have been recovered on Monday but with no sign of any survivors, according to an official with the U.S. Marines. In spite of this, rescuers on Tuesday will continue searching for the 12 Marines who were on board the two helicopters when they crashed late Thursday. This would be the fifth day of search-and-rescue operations.
  • Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

    01/18/2016 12:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/16 | ap
    HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday she believes three life rafts have been recovered so far. Some were inflated, but it was unclear how they came to be inflated, she said. The search for the Marines entered its fourth day Monday. Mooers said at this point, it is still a search for survivors. Rescuers from various agencies have been...
  • Hawaii Department of Health Reports First Case Of Zika Virus In The U.S.

    01/16/2016 3:03:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 01/16/2016 | Andrew Liptak
    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 r"ecently 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. ...
  • Hawaii woman heard 2 booms on night Marine choppers crashed

    01/16/2016 1:53:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 16 JANUARY 2016 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) -- A retiree who lives across the street from a Hawaii beach said she heard two booms that were loud enough to shake her house on the night two Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the island of Oahu. "I threw my blanket off, put my slippers on and ran outside thinking it was a car accident," Elaray Navarro said. The Coast Guard was notified late Thursday of the crash by another civilian who saw the aircraft flying then disappear and a fireball. Someone else reported a flare in the sky, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr said.
  • Cruz for President Announces Hawaii Leadership Committee

    01/16/2016 1:26:29 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 15, 2016
    Files for Hawaii Republican CaucusesHOUSTON, Texas– Today, the Ted Cruz for President campaign announced its Hawaii Leadership Committee and filed to be on the ballot for the March 8th, 2016 Hawaii Republican Caucuses. The Cruz Hawaii Leadership Committee consists of Rita Kama-Kimura, Willes Lee and Marissa Kerns.“Ted Cruz is the most inspirational constitutional conservative of this generation," said Lee. "From the perspective of my military career and work in the conservative movement, Ted checks all the boxes of America’s needs. Personal strength, unflinching candor, and always leading with conservative principals, Cruz is the one we need to return honor and...
  • Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii (12 Marines missing)

    01/15/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 69 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Jan 15 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii Jan 15 2016 - By David Cenciotti The two CH-53E Super Stallions were conducting night ops off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The U.S. Marine Corps have just confirmed that a Search and Rescue operation is underway off Hawaii’s Oahu after two CH-53E Super Stallions helicopters collided mid-air during night training. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, debris field was spotted less than 3 miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa, Both helicopters were from MCAS Kaneohe Bay and each had six people aboard. No further details on...
  • Prayer Request - USMC helicopters down

    01/15/2016 6:38:29 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 25 replies
    15 Jan 2016 | me
    Friends: 2 USMC CH-53 helicopters went down off the coast of Oahu, 12 souls missing. One of my son's best friends is a CH-53 pilot stationed in Hawaii, and cannot be reached. We don't know if he was flying at the time. Please pray for Brian and all those involved. Thanks
  • The Marine Corps can confirm ... active search & rescue ... for two CH-53 helicopters (off) of Oahu

    01/15/2016 5:31:09 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 40 replies
    USMC Facebook posting ^ | January 15 | USMC
    U.S. Marine Corps 22 mins *The Marine Corps can confirm there is an active search and rescue operation ongoing for two CH-53 helicopters of the coast of Oahu. The U.S. Coast Guard is currently conducting search and rescue operations. The aircraft are from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing from Marine Corps Base Hawaii. We will provide more details as they become available.* — Major Christian Devine, USMC
  • Clinton Email Scandal Worsens (JW Weekly Update)

    01/09/2016 10:20:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Retrieved Emails Show Top Clinton Aide Prioritized Advertising Design over the Deaths of U.S. Personnel in Benghazi Obama Power Grab Racially Divisive and DangerousState Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Inspectors general offices (OIG) are established under federal law at federal agencies as "independent and objective units within most agencies. Their duties are to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs and operations of their respective agencies." Under the Obama administration, OIG independence has been attacked, and many IG...
  • Last sugar plantation in Hawaii to close this year

    01/06/2016 8:23:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | January 6, 2016 | Andrew Gomes
    Hawaii’s last sugar plantation will wind down by the end of this year, its owner announced today. Alexander & Baldwin Inc. said it will phase out sugarcane farming on Maui at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. over the next 12 months and transition the 36,000-acre farm to a diversified crop model. A&B said many employees will be laid off starting in March as their specific functions are completed, and that about half of the 675 HC&S workers will be retained through the end of the last harvest late this year. Company leaders said the decision was reached with “great regret”...
  • Judicial Watch Opposes Obama Administration Executive Action to Create Race-Based ‘Tribe’ in HI

    01/06/2016 2:09:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 6, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Grassroots Group Warns Hawaii Plan Is Racially Discriminatory, Unconstitutional and Would Set a 'Dangerous Precedent' (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today announced its opposition to an effort by the Obama administration to recognize a new race-based "tribe" of Native Hawaiians. The government watchdog details how the Obama Interior Department's proposed regulation would be contrary to laws against racial discrimination and would be an unconstitutional end-run around Congress, which has repeatedly rejected legislation granting tribal status to Native Hawaiians. Last month, Judicial Watch persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to issue an injunction to stop the counting of ballots in a race-based...
  • Puerto Rico Is Greece, and These 5 States Are Next To Go

    01/03/2016 6:22:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/2016 | Tyler Durden
    <p>As Wilbur Ross so eloquently noted, for Puerto Rico "it's the end of the beginning... and the beginning of the end," as he explained "Puerto Rico is the US version of Greece." However, as JPMorgan explains, for some states the pain is really just beginning as Municipal bond risk will only become more important over time, as assets of some severely underfunded plans are gradually depleted.</p>
  • How Much Did Obama Hawaii Trip Cost You? [JW files for contempt in SCOTUS against HI]

    01/02/2016 9:57:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 1, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Family Vacation Breaks the Bank at Taxpayer Expense Judicial Watch Files for Contempt in Supreme Court against State of Hawaii Judicial Watch Comes to the Rescue of Congress in Climate Change Scandal Obama Family Vacation Breaks the Bank at Taxpayer Expense I hope your Christmas and holiday season has been wonderful. The Christmas holidays are a busy time of year for Judicial Watch because corrupt politicians and bureaucrats often leak embarrassing scandal information during a time when many Americans aren't focused on the news (and many reporters are on vacation). Sure enough, we received a Christmas document dump...
  • President Obama's Hawaiian vacation continues with luau on Oahu's North Shore

    12/30/2015 8:38:51 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | HNN Staff
    HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Obama continued his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Wednesday with what's become an annual tradition for the First Family -- a luau on the North Shore of Oahu. The luau is hosted by the president's high school classmate, Bobby Titcomb, every year when the First Family is in town. This year, the motorcade pulled up to his home near Haleiwa shortly after 1:20 p.m. Titcomb is a long-time friend of the president, graduating a year after Obama from Punahou School on Oahu. He is often seen golfing with the president during his vacations in Hawaii,...
  • Drone flies briefly near Obama’s motorcade

    12/29/2015 10:11:04 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    KHON-TV Honolulu ^ | Dec 29 , 2015 | Deena Zaru,
    No charges were filed against a Hawaii man after his drone flew near President Barack Obama’s motorcade in Hawaii on Monday. The drone was spotted hovering “car high” very briefly near the motorcade as it was driving by. The motorcade did not stop or slow down as a result, and the man flying the drone was approached by Secret Service.
  • Judicial Watch: Secret Service Expenses for Obama’s 2013 Hawaii Christmas Vacation Cost...

    12/29/2015 1:33:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 29, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Secret Service Expenses for Obama's 2013 Hawaii Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $316,698.03, Taxpayers Paid Over $8 Million for 17-Day Vacation (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today that it recently received expense records from the Department of Homeland Security revealing that Secret Service expenses for the Obama family vacation to Honolulu during December 2013-January 2014 cost taxpayers at least $316,698.03. These new expenses bring the total for the Hawaii Christmas vacation trip to $8,098,060.33. The Secret Service waited nearly two years to produce the requested numbers to Judicial Watch. The heavily redacted records were obtained on...
  • Drone Flying Alongside Obama's Motorcade In Hawaii Stopped By Secret Service

    12/29/2015 12:58:47 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | Sneha Shankar
    The U.S. Secret Service stopped a drone Monday from flying alongside the motorcade of President Barack Obama, who is on a vacation with his family in Hawaii. In this photo, Obama's motorcade is seen heading to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Dec. 31, 2014. The U.S. Secret Service stopped a man from flying a recreational drone alongside President Barack Obama’s motorcade in Hawaii, reports said late Monday. The incident occurred at 4:00 p.m., local time, (9:00 p.m. EST) and was brought under control within minutes. The operator landed the drone near himself after agents from Secret Service approached...
  • Hawaii Gov. Ige extends emergency homelessness declaration

    12/26/2015 5:01:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2015 10:58 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz
    Gov. David Ige on Thursday extended an emergency proclamation to deal with Hawaii's homelessness crisis. The extension gives the state and counties more flexibility in how they complete shelters, micro-housing and other projects to address homelessness. [...] Hawaii has the largest rate of homeless people per capita of any state in the nation, with 7,260 homeless people in Hawaii at the latest count. ...
  • Obama Family Declares Declare Solidarity With 'Our Fellow Christians' In The Middle East

    While continuing to enjoy their Christmas vacation in Hawaii, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a statement acknowledging the suffering of persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The Obamas pointed out that during the season of Advent, Christians around the world were preparing to celebrate Christmas – and signaled solidarity with the persecuted. "Michelle and I are also ever-mindful that many of our fellow Christians do not enjoy that right, and hold especially close to our hearts and minds those who have been driven from their ancient homelands by unspeakable violence and persecution," the statement read.
  • First Family dines in town, hike and beach time at Bellows part of day

    12/25/2015 1:14:49 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    KHON-TV Honolulu ^ | Dec 24. 2015 | web staff
    The First Family ended the 5th day of their Hawaii vacation by dining with friends at MW Restaurant on Kapiolani Boulevard. The motorcade passed by the Honolulu City Lights display at Honolulu Hale. Earlier in the afternoon, President Obama, his daughters Sasha and Malia, and friends hiked the Judd Memorial Trail in Nuuanu Valley and then spent some time on the beach at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo. The president started the morning off by working out again at the gym at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu.
  • Lucky hikers meet President Obama on Koko Head trail

    12/22/2015 11:19:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 68 replies
    KHON-TV Honolulu ^ | Dec 22. 2015 | web staff
    Some people on the Koko Head Crater Trail got an unexpected thrill Tuesday morning as they met President Obama while on a hike. Earlier in the morning, President Obama returned to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii gym for a second consecutive day for a hour’s workout.
  • 6 Americans killed Bagram, Obama golfs with guy busted soliciting prostitutes

    12/22/2015 1:26:32 PM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | December 22, 2015
    So far, since Obama flew off to Hawaii he has done nothing but golf. Since he arrived there, we have had the angry black woman run over 35 people in Las Vegas, ending the life of a young mother of three. In Afghanistan, where Obama declared all combat operations over, six Americans were killed. Obama has remained silent on these two incidents, and has instead been busy golfing with Bobby Titcomb. Who is Bobby Titcomb? He is the Obama pal who was arrested in 2011 for 'soliciting prostitute' in Hawaii sting operation. Talk about Obama priorities.
  • More golf for President Obama on 3rd day of vacation

    12/22/2015 2:03:42 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    KHON2 ^ | December 21, 2015, | web staff
    According to the White House press pool, President Obama is playing a round of golf at the Mid-Pacific Country Club. The president’s motorcade arrived at the Kailua course around 12:30 p.m. Monday where he will be playing in a group that includes longtime friends Greg Orme, Darrell Harrington and Bobby Titcomb. Earlier in the morning, President Obama worked out for the first time this vacation at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s gym in Kaneohe. After Sunday’s family hike at the Makiki loop trail, the First Family had dinner with friends at Morimoto Waikiki.
  • President Obama golfs, First Lady hikes on day one of Hawaii vacation

    12/20/2015 12:37:25 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    KHON-TV Honolulu ^ | Dec 19 ,2015 | web staff
    After Air Force One arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam a little after 2 a.m. Saturday, President Obama and the First Lady got some rest at their Kailua vacation rental and later spent the day outdoors. Michelle Obama “looked about the same you would imagine when you see pictures of her. She was in her workout clothes. She was very, very toned and athletic, and much taller than I expected.”
  • Fury as Obama makes a pit-stop in San Bernardino en route to his 16-day Hawaii vacation

    12/19/2015 7:12:27 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 18, 2015
    Fury as Obama makes a pit-stop in San Bernardino en route to his 16-day Hawaii vacation - but fails to meet any of the wounded as he is accused of politicizing the attack Obama and Michelle met with families of 14 killed in the December 2 attack He immediately asked Mandy Pifer for hug when he met with her on Friday Pifer's boyfriend Shannon Johnson, 45, was killed in the terrorist attack The Obamas promised to provide whatever support they could to Pifer Michelle said she would rap at fundraising concert in Johnson's memory President said the meetings were reminder...
  • Aegis Ashore test flight at PMRF

    12/13/2015 1:17:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hookele - Pearl Harbor - Hickam News ^ | December 11, 2015 | Ho'okele Staff
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command, and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, successfully conducted the first intercept flight test Dec. 9, Hawaii Standard Time, of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system and Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB Threat Upgrade guided missile, launched from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai. During the test, a target representing a medium-range ballistic missile was air-launched from a U.S. Air Force...
  • Supreme Court won’t review laws banning assault weapons

    12/07/2015 7:34:36 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the ability of cities and states to prohibit semiautomatic high-capacity assault weapons that have been used in some of the nation’s most deadly recent mass shootings. The justices decided not to reconsider a lower court’s decision in a case from the city of Highland Park, Ill., near Chicago. But seven states — Maryland, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York — have similar bans, and all of the prohibitions remain in place. Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia said the court should review the ban, which “flouts” the court’s Second...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Halting Hawaii from Conducting Race-based...

    12/03/2015 10:42:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 3, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Halting Hawaii from Conducting Race-based Election Pending Appeal (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today responded to the Supreme Court's issuance of an injunction halting a race-based "Native Hawaiian-only" election in Hawaii. In August, Judicial Watch filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the five Hawaiian residents and one Texas resident of Hawaiian descent who oppose the discriminatory election process (Keli'i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 1:15-cv-00322)). Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated: "The Supreme Court today issued an injunction that put a hard stop to...
  • House Dem: Obama Could Cause ‘Devastating Nuclear War’ With Russia

    12/01/2015 9:55:57 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 1 . 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama is sending an “expeditionary force” of U.S. military special operators to carry out raids against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, a move that expands on their decision to send about 50 special operators to Syria to coordinate air strikes. “In full coordination with the Government of Iraq, we’re deploying a specialized expeditionary targeting force to assist Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and put even more pressure on [ISIS],” Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee in announcing the new deployment on Tuesday. Carter got a hint of just how difficult it may be to sell...
  • 112 cases of dengue fever confirmed on Hawaii Island

    11/30/2015 6:38:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    The state Dept. of Health confirmed on Monday, Nov. 30, that there were 112 cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island, up five from Friday, Nov. 27. Officials say 98 residents and 14 visitors were affected by the locally acquired disease. Eighty-six cases involved adults and 26 have been children (under 18 years of age). All are recovering, officials said. The onset of illness ranges between Sept. 11 through Nov. 20, 2015. As of Monday, a total of 262 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria. ... Health officials say while the...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Temporarily Halting Hawaii from Conducting...

    11/30/2015 11:45:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 30, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Temporarily Halting Hawaii from Conducting Race-based Election (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today responded to a Supreme Court order temporarily preventing the State of Hawaii "from counting the ballots cast in, and certifying the winners of" a race-based election restricted to those with Native Hawaiian blood. The order was issued on Friday, November 27 by Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. The election, which is being conducted by mail-in ballots, ends today, and ballots were initially scheduled to be counted and winners certified by tomorrow, December 1, 2015. The election was conducted...
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Rising Democratic Star From Hawaii, Makes Mark on Party by Defying It

    11/29/2015 5:16:33 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, November 28, 2015 | Emmarie Huetteman
    WASHINGTON -- Between the chilly temperatures and the pace of the push-ups, there was plenty to complain about after eight lawmakers straggled into the park behind the Longworth House Office Building for their regular 6:30 a.m. workout. While the others in the group griped and groaned on a recent Tuesday, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, 34, her Hindu prayer beads wrapped around a wrist for her daily yoga meditation, said little. "Tulsi, you hearing a lot of whining?" asked Representative Markwayne Mullin, a burly Oklahoma Republican and former professional mixed martial arts fighter who leads the workouts, mocking the complaints of her...
  • Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Racially Discriminatory Hawaii Election

    11/27/2015 11:02:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 27, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Courtesy Shutterstock 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 electionhere 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...
  • Governor: Hawaii would welcome Syrian refugees

    11/17/2015 1:55:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 99 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Nov 16 , 2015 | Hawaii News Now
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state would welcome refugees from Syria with aloha. Ige said in a statement Monday that Hawaii and the U.S. have a long history of welcoming refugees affected by war and oppression. Ige spokeswoman Jodi Leong says it's too early to speculate on how many may come to Hawaii as the governor hasn't been contacted by President Barack Obama or his administration. The governor says "Hawaii is the Aloha State, known for its tradition of welcoming all people with tolerance and mutual respect." Ige says safety is his first priority. He says the U.S. accepts...
  • Hawaii Is Holding an Election That Only Allows People of Certain Racial Background to Vote

    11/15/2015 10:24:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/13/15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    It's bad enough having a state hold an election that is racially discriminatory. Now we have a judge willing to allow it to move forward. That would be federal district court Judge J. Michael Seabright (a George W. Bush appointee, surprisingly enough). He's refused to issue an injunction to stop an election in Hawaii to set up a separate government that excludes anyone who doesn't meet the state's definition of "Native Hawaiian." Seabright's deplorable decision in Akina v. State of Hawaii is on an emergency appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals--which, unfortunately, doesn't always seem to believe in...
  • U.K. citizen claims his gun rights are being deprived (HI)

    11/13/2015 9:25:29 AM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    The Maui News ^ | 11/13/2015 | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    A United Kingdom citizen who is a legal permanent resident of the United States alleges in a lawsuit that the Honolulu Police Department discriminates against non-U.S. citizens by making it difficult for them to obtain firearm permits. Hawaii only granted permits to U.S. citizens until a federal judge in Honolulu last year ruled that's unconstitutional. The department is trying to get around that ruling by verbally requiring those with green cards to obtain additional clearance from their countries of citizenship, according to the lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Honolulu.
  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for allegedly assaulting wife

    11/10/2015 12:27:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | Chelsea Davis
    MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes, the shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested on Halloween after allegedly assaulting his wife in their Maui hotel room, sources say. Reyes and his wife, Katherine, were allegedly arguing in their Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea room that afternoon. His wife told responding officers that Reyes grabbed her off the bed and shoved her. Sources say she also told police that he grabbed her throat and shoved her into the sliding glass balcony door. Security called police and Reyes was arrested for abuse of a family or household member....
  • Volcanic Soils Offer New Clues About The Emergence Of Powerful Chiefdoms In Hawaii

    06/11/2004 4:26:36 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 263+ views
    Eureka Alert/Stanford University ^ | 6-11-2004 | Mark Shwartz
    Contact: Mark Shwartz mshwartz@stanford.edu 650-723-9296 Stanford University Volcanic soils yield new clues about the emergence of powerful chiefdoms in Hawaii When the first Europeans arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, they found a thriving, complex society organized into chiefdoms whose economies were based primarily on farming. On the islands of Kauai, O'ahu and Molokai, the principal crop was taro a starchy plant grown in irrigated wetlands where the supply of water was usually abundant. But on Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, the main staple was the sweet potato a more labor-intensive crop planted in relatively...
  • Lame and Lamer: Hillary Lines Up Feminist Senators with Cue Cards

    11/07/2015 6:35:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 7, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    In a feministic attempt to be hip, the Hillary Clinton campaign decided to do something “fun” and ask Democratic senators – all female of course – to hold up signs with their answers to questions about the Democratic presidential candidate front-runner.  It’s sort of like, remember how Michelle Obama held a sign with the #bringbackourgirls in an effort to “fight back” at the terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped hundreds of girls from a Nigerian school? As if that would make any difference at all.  This entire exercise is sort of like that, only much lamer. Besides, what better way...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Appeals Court to Halt Race-Based, Separatist Election in Hawaii

    11/07/2015 7:04:23 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Nov 5 2015
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed an Urgent Motion for Injunction with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to stop a race-based, state-sponsored, Hawaiians only election that violates the fundamental constitutional rights of American citizens (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 15-17134)). The motion asks that the Appeals Court enjoin the counting of ballots, now scheduled for November 30, until the resolution of a Judicial Watch appeal of an earlier district court ruling in the case (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 1:15-cv-00322))....
  • Hawaii’s first satellite launch set for Tuesday (Liftoff 4:30pm HAST/9:30pm EST)

    11/03/2015 5:39:12 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 37 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 3NOV2015 | Stephen Clark
    U.S. military authorities have granted approval for liftoff Tuesday of a simplified satellite launcher from Hawaii on a test flight officials say will help drive down the costs of sending small spacecraft into orbit. Standing 67 feet tall and measuring 5 feet in diameter, the Super Strypi launch vehicle is based on a Cold War-era suborbital sounding rocket design, but with modern propulsion and a purpose-built launch pad at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The rocket was supposed to blast off Oct. 29, but launch crews encountered issues in pre-flight processing that put the mission...
  • Aloha to the US: Is Hawai'i an occupied nation?

    11/01/2015 4:35:01 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 65 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 1, 2015 | Taylor Kate Brown
    Recognition would define native Hawaiians as a separate political entity - protecting many of the federal programmes currently provided to native Hawaiians, like favourable housing loans, a land trust programme, health care, educational and cultural grants. It would also allow for an element of economic independence, although one industry that has enriched a few Native American tribes - gambling - is banned in Hawai'i.
  • Congresswoman Calls US Effort To Oust Assad "Illegal," Accuses CIA Of Backing Terroists

    10/31/2015 3:44:34 PM PDT · by amorphous · 75 replies
    Zero Hege ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Tyler
    One point we’ve been particularly keen on driving home since the beginning of Russian airstrikes in Syria is that The Kremlin’s move to step in on behalf of Bashar al-Assad along with Vladimir Putin’s open “invitation” to Washington with regard to joining forces in the fight against terrorism effectively let the cat out of the proverbial bag. That is, it simply wasn’t possible for the US to explain why the Pentagon refused to partner with the Russians without admitting that i) the government views Assad, Russia, and Iran as a greater threat than ISIS, and ii) Washington and its regional...
  • Same-sex couple sues Honolulu police officer over discrimination, assault claims

    10/29/2015 3:54:07 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    KHON-TV ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Web Staff
    A same-sex couple has filed a lawsuit, accusing a Honolulu police officer of discrimination, assault and battery, and violation of their Fourth Amendment rights. Courtney Wilson and her girlfriend, Taylor Guerrero, were vacationing on Oahu back in March. According to the lawsuit, they held hands while shopping at a grocery store in Pupukea and, at one point, kissed. They claim Honolulu police officer Bobby Harrison, who was off-duty but in his uniform, told them to "take it somewhere else." They say he then threatened to have them thrown out of the store, and even encouraged the store manager to issue...
  • Homeless in Hawaii: Governor Declares State of Emergency

    10/26/2015 8:02:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/26/2015 | Rod Kackley
    If youre thinking about ditching your 9-to-5 life in one of the Continental 48, or Alaska, in favor of the tropical paradise that is Hawaii, think again. Chances are youll just wind up on the street. Youll be one of the thousands of homeless people in Hawaii, which already has the highest rate of homelessness per capita among the 50 states, with an estimated 465 homeless individuals per 100,000. They dont need even one more. Not even you. The situation is so bad, with more than 4,900 people wandering the streets of Hawaii every day and night, that Gov. David...
  • Obama Administration Defends Hawaiian Separatism in Federal Court

    10/22/2015 3:39:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Instead of opposing racial classifications and racial division, the Obama administration is doing what it does best: taking sides against American traditions of equality and unity. On Friday, a federal judge in Hawaii will rule whether a racially discriminatory election that only allows one race to participate may take place in November. The Obama administration filed a brief as a friend of the court saying that the racially discriminatory election should take place. Hawaii passed a law to empower the native Hawaiian movement by establishing a government-run voter registration roll that only allows native Hawaiians to register to vote. The...
  • When Enemies Infiltrated the White House ( Harry Dexter White and fellow travelers )

    10/21/2015 10:30:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    How a Soviet mole in FDR's inner circle triggered Pearl Harbor and its dire relevancy to our conflict today. ... On December 7, 1941, 353 Japanese aircraft delivered a shocking blow .. Nearly seven years later, Harry Dexter White, a senior official in the Roosevelt Administration, appeared to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities . Numerous witnesses, including Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, had implicated White in involvement with the Communist Party and the Soviet Union. ... Harry Dexter White, a Harvard PhD and Assistant Treasury Secretary, had played a major role in creating the World Bank...
  • DNC vice chair disinvited from Democratic debate

    10/13/2015 7:58:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the committee disinvited her from the first Democratic presidential debate after she publicly called for more face-offs. Ms. Gabbard said her staff received the message last Tuesday from the chief of staff to Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chairwoman, a day after she appeared on MSNBC demanding more than the current six sanctioned debates, The New York Times reported.
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Banned From Democratic Debate

    10/13/2015 10:40:58 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Monday, October 12, 2015 | Neal Earley
    Democratic National Committee vice chairwoman Tulsi Gabbard said she has been disinvited from the Tuesday Democratic presidential debate after comments she made on MSNBC calling for more debates, The New York Times reports. While Gabbard said she was disinvited, an anonymous source close to the DNC told The New York Times that Gabbard was not disinvited, but was told to reconsider going because she could be a distraction. Gabbard disputes the claim that she would be a distraction to the debate. "It's very dangerous when we have people in positions of leadership who use their power to try to quiet...