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  • Hawaii may keep track of all Web sites visited

    02/06/2012 10:47:29 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 28 replies
    CNET ^ | January 26, 2012 | Declan McCullagh
    Hawaii's legislature is weighing an unprecedented proposal to curb the privacy of Aloha State residents: requiring Internet providers to keep track of every Web site their customers visit. Its House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing this morning on a new bill (PDF) requiring the creation of virtual dossiers on state residents. The measure, H.B. 2288, says "Internet destination history information" and "subscriber's information" such as name and address must be saved for two years. H.B. 2288, which was introduced Friday, says the dossiers must include a list of Internet Protocol addresses and domain names visited. Democratic Rep. John Mizuno...
  • Hawaii may keep track of all Web sites visited

    01/27/2012 1:46:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cnet ^ | |January 26, 2012 12:36 AM PST | Declan McCullagh
    Hawaii's legislature is weighing an unprecedented proposal to curb the privacy of Aloha State residents: requiring Internet providers to keep track of every Web site their customers visit. Its House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing this morning on a new bill (PDF) requiring the creation of virtual dossiers on state residents. The measure, H.B. 2288, says "Internet destination history information" and "subscriber's information" such as name and address must be saved for two years. H.B. 2288, which was introduced Friday, says the dossiers must include a list of Internet Protocol addresses and domain names visited. Democratic Rep. John Mizuno...
  • [U.S. Senate Candidate Linda] Lingle's debut: $1.7M

    01/25/2012 9:46:18 PM PST · by Proud2BAmerican · 5 replies · 1+ views
    POLITICO: David Catanese ^ | Jan. 25, 2012 | David Catanese
    Hawaii Senate candidate Linda Lingle is out of the gate with a towering fundraising haul: $1.7 million during her first quarter in the race. The sum is almost three times what Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee-favored candidate Mazie Hirono raised over the same period. Lingle's campaign notes that 44 percent of donations came from inside the Aloha State, a statistic that highlights the reach of her national fundraising base. The campaign statement does not list a cash on hand number; Hirono carried $1 million into the year. The National Republican Senatorial Committee's Brian Walsh chest-beats with a bit with context: "Governor...
  • Help Tom Berg Repeal the Koko Shooting Complex Fees(HI)

    01/24/2012 10:40:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 January, 2012 | HawaiiConcealedCarry
    Hawaii -–( gun owners, Councilman Berg is at it again, and needs our help. In response to the $15 per hour fee now being charged at Koko Head Shooting Complex, he has introduced two new bills, Bills 1 and 60. These two bills will be heard by the council on the 25th of January, so as in competitive shooting, speed is of the essence! Both bills pertain to the charging of fees at Koko Head Shooting Complex, a topic which is near and dear to all our hearts. Bill 1 would change the wording of the fees to exclude non-profit...
  • [Hawaii} Bills aim to correct flaws in foreclosure law [state to buy mortgages]

    01/21/2012 6:20:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 21 January 2012 | Andrew Gomes
    A handful of bills dealing with home foreclosures in Hawaii have been introduced at the state Legislature this year, including one that would have the state pay off troubled mortgages, then rent or sell the homes back to occupants. At least eight foreclosure-related bills were proposed this month, many of which seek to amend a law enacted last year that set up new rules for foreclosures but isn't working as intended. [This is all available without log-in]
  • Suit alleging MPD executed search warrant at wrong home (Maui, HI)

    01/15/2012 7:19:28 PM PST · by bamahead · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Maui News ^ | January 14, 2012 | ILIMA LOOMIS
    A Kihei couple is suing the Maui Police Department in federal court after officers allegedly raided their home while executing a search warrant on the wrong address last year. April and Norman Freeland allege that police forced them outside and searched their home for nearly half an hour, even after they knew they were at the wrong location. Attorney Sam MacRoberts of the Law Office of Philip Lowenthal said the couple still has never seen a warrant for the search. --SNIP-- The Freelands' lawsuit naming Maui County, Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta and Maui Police officer Jerald Perkett was filed...
  • The Whoppers of 2011 (Hussein’s dying mother, Smokin' Joe Biden's Michigan rape stats)

    01/09/2012 6:47:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/20/11
    The Whoppers of – Tue, Dec 20, 2011 **SNIP** Democratic Whopper: Obama’s Dying Mother We also discovered in 2011 that one of President Barack Obama’s favorite personal anecdotes — which he had told any number of times to sell his health-care legislation to the public — was not true. The president told the story often during the 2008 presidential campaign and the many months before he signed the health care law. He said his mother, as she was dying, nearly was denied health insurance coverage due to the fact that her ovarian cancer was considered a preexisting condition. But...
  • Mitch Kahle’s ‘broken telephone’ with Anonymous, Neil Abercrombie, Marc Alexander, ‘The Public Eye’

    01/07/2012 12:07:06 PM PST · by John Roco
    China Hawaii Today ^ | January 7, 2012 | John P. Roco
    HONOLULU (China Hawaii Today)- In one introductory psychology class I taught 2011, we played ‘broken telephone’ where students whisper in one another’s ear. Reliably, a completely different message appears at the end of the line, than the original I whispered to the first student. It would be ludicrous to expect the same message. Now imagine that same dynamic, if we had players- each of whom had implicit motivations skewing a story towards Neil Abercrombie, Marc Alexander, or the Public or Public’s view of the Catholic Church. Simply, instead of, “I love you,” becoming something like- “I love you = I...
  • Jet Fighters To Increase Noise Over Oahu, Big Island

    01/06/2012 2:34:57 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    Metro News ^ | Jan. 5 , 2012 | Metro News
    (Honolulu, HI) -- You can expect increased aircraft noise over Kaneohe and over the Kona side of the Big Island through January 18th because of special military exercises. A dozen FA/18 Hornet aircraft will be involved in exercises between Marine Corps Base Hawaii and the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island. After the exercises in Hawaii, the Hornets are headed to Japan and then to deployment in Afghanistan.
  • Politico: GOP Challengers Are 'Mediocrities', Obama Is 'Rested And Ready'

    01/03/2012 9:11:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The folks at Politico take umbrage when accused of leaning left. But once again, the site's headlines give away Politico's Dem-friendly game. Compare these contrasting gems from today's edition, the first dismissing the GOP contenders as mediocre, the other using the old "rested and ready" cliché to describe President Obama as the campaign season begins in earnest:
  • Obama ending vacation, readying for re-election (never mind he's been campaigning for months)

    01/02/2012 12:14:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/2/12 | Julie Pace - ap
    HONOLULU (AP) — With an eye on the 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama is wrapping up a low-key Hawaiian vacation and planning to quickly get back in front of voters as he ratchets up his bid for re-election. The president and his family are scheduled to leave the island of Oahu Monday evening after a 10-day vacation. Air Force One will touch down in Washington Tuesday morning, just hours before Republican presidential candidates square off in the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest of the 2012 campaign. After more than a week out of the spotlight, Obama plans to make...
  • Protesters hold signs near Obama vacation rental

    01/01/2012 11:30:09 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Dec 31, 2011 | Star-Advertiser staff
    About 20 people gathered this morning outside the security entrance to President Barack Obama’s vacation compound in Kailua to condemn U.S. wars, occupations, and torture. The gathering was organized by a local faction of World Can’t Wait, a national activist group against alleged crimes by the U.S. government. Protestors held up signs for a variety of issues, from supporting Wikileaks to ending U.S. support for Israel. Some motorists honked in support, while a few showed their opposition with hand gestures or shouting out the window. Police officers in aloha shirts with the Civil Affairs Division monitored the two-hour protest, which...
  • Occupy Hawaii Island Protesters Gather Near Pelosi's Vacation Resort

    01/01/2012 5:12:59 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Jan. 1 , 2012 | Hawaii Reporter
    Hawaii Island's Occupy Wall Street movement held a protest on December 31, 2011, against the "1 percent" of America's wealthy, including affluent residents living in the Kuhio area. Jim Albertini, a well known community organizer who has held several local protests, organized the event, because he heard there were more than two dozen private jets parked at the Kona Airport. He wrote on his blog: "It’s time to say to the 1% — PAY YOUR SHARE! At a time when 26% of children on this island are food insecure, this kind of extravagant wealth of the jet setters is SHAMEFUL!"
  • Obamas pay Pearl Harbor tribute

    12/30/2011 11:48:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/30/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    HONOLULU — President Barack Obama paid his respects at Pearl Harbor on Thursday, offering a solemn tribute to the thousands of Americans killed on the “date which will live in infamy.” The president swapped his casual vacation outfit for a dark suit as he and the first lady toured the memorial on his first visit to the site since he came here in late 2008 as president-elect.
  • NYT: Obama’s kind of a White House recluse

    12/30/2011 7:35:07 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    hot air ^ | December 30, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Who knew that Hope and Change could be so bleak and monotonous? At least the New York Times is here to remind us that Barack Obama endures all this isolation in Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard for our benefit, you miserable ingrates ... It’s not the first time the media has noticed that Obama is a bit of a loner. A month ago, Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown told Joe Scarborough how little Obama likes his job. The month before that, a spate of news articles hit the stands about Obama’s aloofness, his bad relationships with political allies, and general lack...
  • Hawaiians fed up with [Puerto Rican]frogs

    12/29/2011 5:56:17 AM PST · by cll · 22 replies · 5+ views
    The Durango Herald ^ | 12/28/2011 | Audrey McAvoy
    The coqui is a tiny, coin-sized frog whose distinctive nightly mating calls are a beloved sound in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. But people in Hawaii don’t share the same sentiment. The frogs have been growing in population in the state in recent years and are now starting to show up in larger numbers on Oahu – home to most of the state’s population. The frogs already have a strong foothold on the less-populated Big Island, and people there complain of being kept awake at night with a thunderous roar of chirps as thousands of male coqui simultaneously summon...
  • Obama hits popular snorkeling spot during vacation (Hanauma Bay)

    12/27/2011 7:18:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies ^ | 12/27/11 | Julie Pace - ap
    President Barack Obama and his family spent a warm and sunny afternoon at one of the most popular snorkeling spots on the island of Oahu, where they released four green sea turtles into the water. The Obamas arrived at Hanauma Bay on Tuesday after a scenic, 40-minute drive from their multimillion-dollar rented vacation home on Kailua Beach. During their two hours at the bay, the Obamas released four green sea turtles raised in captivity into the clear blue water. Hanauma Bay is a favorite destination for the Obamas during their annual Christmas trips to Hawaii. The first family always goes...
  • Parents 'Mortified' After Baby Gives President Obama a Mouthful

    12/27/2011 2:01:57 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 27 December 2011 | By Katie Kindelan
    President Obama may have been able to laugh off the mouthful of fingers given to him by an 8-month-baby while visiting U.S. troops in Hawaii, but the baby's parents could not. "I was mortified. I was so embarrassed," Meredith Wagner, mother of the five-fingered culprit, Cooper Wagner, said today on "Good Morning America." Wagner, 27, and her husband, Capt. Greg Wagner, 25, were smiling for the cameras with their son and President Obama on Christmas Day at the Marine Corps Base at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, which the president visited while vacationing on the island with his family. As the three...
  • While Obama Arrives in Hawaii Amidst Security and Fanfare, Pelosi Slips into Big Island Resort

    12/26/2011 8:02:41 PM PST · by garjog · 15 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Saturday, December 24th, 2011 | BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN
    Obama’s trip to the island of Oahu has proved much pricier to state and federal taxpayers. In a Hawaii Reporter story published last week, the total cost (based on what is known) for a 17-day round trip vacation to Hawaii for the President and his family and staff and security is an estimated $4,113,038. That includes $3,629,622 for separate travel for the president and his family, $151,200 for housing for security, $72,216 for staff to stay in one of Hawaii's most luxurious resorts, the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, and local police protection and ambulance detail for $260,000.
  • Pelosi Slips Quietly into Hawaii Resort; $10,000 a night suite... [Drudge Headline]

    12/26/2011 7:06:43 PM PST · by MissesBush · 57 replies
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | 12/26/11 | MALIA ZIMMERMAN
    News that President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii this weekend to join his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha in time for a Christmas holiday has been covered by news media worldwide. The first family and their friends have been enjoying a reclusive 17-day holiday vacation in beach front homes in Kailua, Oahu. But another powerful politician is here for the holidays as well, albeit on another island and with less media attention. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, who served as Speaker of the House and is now head of the House minority, is once again spending her Christmas at...