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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 -–(Ammoland.com)-Fellow 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 2011FactCheck.org – 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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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...
  • Golf, hiking and gym for POTUS

    12/26/2011 3:29:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    Politicowhiteboard ^ | 12/26/11 | Jennifer Epstein
    HONOLULU -- After going hiking with family and friends this morning, President Obama sped to the links midday Monday, arriving at Marine Corps Base Hawaii a few minutes before noon. This is the second time Obama's gone golfing on the base overlooking Kaneohe Bay since he arrived here late Friday. It was sunny and about 80 degrees as the president started playing. Monday's been an active day for the president. Before golfing and hiking, he went to the gym
  • Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Slips Quietly into Big Island Resort

    12/26/2011 4:17:10 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 19 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | December 24th, 2011 | Hawaii Reporter
    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 the exotic Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii.
  • Letters 12-26 West Hawaii Today

    12/26/2011 1:31:13 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Dec 26 , 2011 | Ron Cole
    I have been reading the letters back and forth about the military training, and would like to point out that our military is trying to be ready. To be ready we have to train. Our army was not ready, and lacked skilled leadership when the Civil War started, many of the good officers had gone to the other side, which was far from ready also, and the next years were spent blundering against each other until the strongest got ready learning from its many mistakes and finally overpowered the other side.
  • Obamas celebrate Christmas at church

    12/25/2011 3:39:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/25/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii -- The first family made its way to the chapel on the Marine Corps base here for a Christmas morning church service. President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha made their way into the chapel shortly after 11 a.m. local time following a brief drive from the vacation home they're renting in nearby Kailua. The president was wearing a navy blue polo shirt and khakis, while the three Obama women wore sleeveless dresses. T
  • The new Winter White House

    12/25/2011 11:30:22 AM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/24/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    HONOLULU -- The Obamas are spending their Christmas vacation in a posh beachfront home overlooking Kailua Bay, though it's not the same one where they've spent their last three holiday visits since the 2008 election. With the owner of the Kailuana Place home they'd rented in the past choosing to host his own family there this year, the Obamas are renting another home on the same street on the windward side of Oahu. Local realtor David Dunham is managing the rental, which is a 6,000 square-foot home with interiors designed by Jay Gorsia in deep koa wood with Asian accents....
  • Emergency Sirens Signal False Alarm On Maui

    12/25/2011 12:14:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    KITV ^ | 12/22/11
    Emergency Sirens Signal False Alarm On MauiPOSTED: 11:18 am HST December 22, 2011 WAILUKU, Hawaii -- Maui police are alerting the public that despite civil defense sirens sounding early Thursday, there is no emergency. Maui officials are looking into why sirens used to alert residents to emergencies such as tsunamis accidentally went off. Police spokesman Lt. Wayne Ibarra says the sirens jolted him out of bed at about 1 a.m.
  • Caption the Royal Pair as he delivers Christmas Greetings to the taxpayers

    12/24/2011 11:07:38 PM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2011 | Hannah Roberts
    They both look like they have their hands at work in inappropriate places. In this photo, the Looser is apparently mentioning the J-Word after giving top billing to Bo the Wonder Dog.
  • First lady asked Santa to help get Obama to Hawaii (Christmas barf alert)

    12/24/2011 10:40:14 PM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution / AP ^ | December 24, 2011 | Julie Pace
    Michelle Obama was looking for help from more than just House Republicans so her husband could make it to Hawaii in time for Christmas. "We were all praying and praying, and asking Santa, and the tooth fairy, and every fairy they could think of," the first lady said Saturday. She said their children prayed as well that the president "would be able to be with us." President Barack Obama eventually made it to Hawaii, about a week late, and only after Congress resolved its stalemate over extending expiring payroll tax cuts. With the tense tax standoff behind him, the president...
  • Obama on political high, but momentum hard to keep

    12/23/2011 5:41:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/23/11 | Julie Pace - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — On a political high, President Barack Obama capped a bruising year by securing a tax cut for millions of Americans — an achievement that overshadowed Washington's deepening dysfunction and the slow progress of the economy on his watch. The White House has ended a year with a political victory before. This time around the stakes are higher, and the president is by no means assured of carrying the momentum deep into an election year. Addressing reporters before heading to Hawaii on Friday, Obama looked like a president in command of the stage again, for now. He left...
  • Obama headed to Hawaii

    12/23/2011 9:32:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/23/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    HONOLULU -- After several days' delay, President Obama is finally headed here Friday to start his Christmas vacation. In updated guidance released at 11 a.m., the White House said that the president's Air Force One flight from Joint Base Andrews will depart at 1:20 p.m. ET and arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham at 6:25 p.m. local time, which is five hours behind the East Coast. Obama had been scheduled to leave Washington last Saturday along with the rest of his family, but stayed put as the White House and Congress worked out a short-term deal to extend the payroll...
  • Will Smith Sells Hawaii Home for $20 Million (Member of 1%, Hussein supporter, flips real estate!)

    12/23/2011 9:15:10 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have sold a 7-acre property in Kauai’s Hanalei district for $20 million – $6.5 million more than they paid for it two years ago, according to public records. Candace Jackson has details on The News Hub.
  • White House says Bo didn't come with first family to Hawaii

    12/22/2011 3:49:08 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | December 22, 2011
    There's a flurry of reports in the blogosphere today on whether first dog Bo was flown back from Hawaii to the nation's capital for a photo op after President Barack Obama and Bo appeared Wednesday at a store in Alexandria, Va. Scott Miscovich, who lives down the street from the Obama vacation rental home on Kailuana Place told the Star-Advertiser Sunday, "My wife saw Michelle and the kids passing by and we've seen Bo (the Obamas' dog) walking." Miscovich could not be reached for comment this morning on whether he could have been mistaken that Bo was spotted in the...
  • For Democrats in Hawaii, Unease in an Oasis (even the vacationing rookie Hussein can't help)

    12/22/2011 6:00:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/21/11 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    For Democrats in Hawaii, Unease in an OasisBy ADAM NAGOURNEY Published: December 21, 2011 HONOLULU — Hawaii should be a happy outpost for the Democratic Party. It has a Democratic governor. Democrats overwhelmingly control the Legislature. It has Barack Obama in the White House and all the prestige that brings, most recently an Asia-Pacific economic summit meeting with the president as its host, packing this city’s streets, restaurants and hotels with international leaders. Yet these are hardly happy days for Hawaii Democrats. The governor, Neil Abercrombie, is ending his first year under a storm of criticism; he referred to himself...
  • President Obama's vacation cost is the buzz in Oahu

    12/17/2011 11:41:28 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/17/11 | Byron Tau
    With President Obama and his family headed to Hawaii for a long vacation, the Hawaii Reporter takes a look at the cost to taxpayers and concludes this year's trip is more expensive that previous trips:The advanced trip and the cost that comes with it – as much as $100,000 (flight and security) – adds to an already expensive vacation for the taxpayers. Hawaii Reporter research shows the total cost for the President’s visit for taxpayers far exceeded $1.5 million in 2010 – but is even more costly this year because he extended his vacation by three days and the cost...
  • With More Vacation Days and Separate Travel, Cost of Obama's Annual Hawaiian Holiday Rises

    12/16/2011 7:29:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 24 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Friday, December 16, 2011 | Malia Zimmerman
    KAILUA, OAHU - The U.S. Secret Service has arrived, street barricades are in place, and the U.S. Coast Guard has stationed itself in the waters surrounding Kailua, Oahu. That is a sure sign President Barack Obama’s security team is preparing for the first family to arrive in the small beachside community as early as Friday night for what is expected to be a 17-day vacation. The President and his family are traveling separately to Hawaii because he wants resolve the payroll tax cut issue before leaving Washington – and his wife does not want to wait. But the advanced trip...
  • Hakim Ouansafi Chosen To Head State Housing Agency

    12/15/2011 2:01:47 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 4 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | December 14th, 2011 | Hawaii Reporter
    -Hakim Ouansafi, chairman of the Muslim Association of Hawaii and a longtime executive in the hotel industry here, has been selected as the newest head of the state’s public housing agency. The board of the Hawaii Public Housing Agency is scheduled to vote on Ouansafi’s appointment tomorrow. His selection must also be approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. If approved, Ouansafi, 47, would be the ninth executive to serve at the top of the troubled agency in 14 years.
  • Veterans' Group to 'Hawaii 5-0': Apology Not Accepted!

    12/15/2011 1:07:22 PM PST · by paudio · 15 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 12/14/11 | Tim Kenneally
    The veterans group the Greatest Generation Foundation is refusing to accept an apology from the series' executive producer after crew members for the show allegedly disrupted the group's visit to Honolulu's National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
  • CBS Hawaii Five-O Crew Disses Pearl Harbor Survivors: A Disgrace at Punchbowl

    12/12/2011 11:01:46 PM PST · by Lornik · 29 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Steffan Tubbs
    It looked strange from the moment we pulled up to thePunchbowl, a sacred Hawaiian site once the location for human sacrifice before Cook's arrival to the islands. Our tour bus, filled with 23 WWII Pearl Harbor survivors as part of The Greatest Generations Foundation came to the beautiful location in an old crater above downtown Honolulu for a closing ceremony and presentation. The National Cemetery of the Pacific pays tribute to those veterans of all faiths who served their country, many who lost their lives during WWII.
  • Unintentional Humor: Bob Marx for Congress

    12/09/2011 9:04:22 AM PST · by BuckyKat · 2 replies
    Bob Marx for Congress ^ | 2011 | Bob Marx
    Got a flyer in the mail yesterday from this guy. Between the Hawaii flag combined with the Obama spew logo to the guy's last name, it provided an amusing diversion to my normal routine. Just thought I'd share in case anyone else has the same twisted mindset I do. If the dude isn't a direct descendent of Karl, one can bet he's at least read and absorbed the philosophy.
  • Leon Panetta marks Pearl Harbor Day

    12/07/2011 4:36:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/7/11 | TIM MAK
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Wednesday at a wreath-laying at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. In an earlier message to survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack, Panetta praised them as “the greatest generation.” “We treasure you. You have brought everlasting credit to your fallen comrades. The men and women in today’s military stand on the shoulders of your individual and combined sacrifice and service to our nation,” said Panetta, according to the Department of Defense. “You are the veterans of that greatest generation. You have lived full...
  • 5 Facts About Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona

    12/07/2011 11:17:27 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    History.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | By History.com Staff
    At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time (12:55 p.m. EST) on December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, launching one of the deadliest attacks in American history. The assault, which lasted less than two hours, claimed the lives of more than 2,500 people, wounded 1,000 more and damaged or destroyed 18 American ships and nearly 300 airplanes. Almost half of the casualties at Pearl Harbor occurred on the naval battleship USS Arizona, which was hit four times by Japanese bombers. As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of this “date which will live in infamy,” as...
  • Pearl Harbor veterans remember how paradise suddenly turned into hell

    12/07/2011 3:31:05 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/7/11 | Ben Wolfgang
    Edward Davis still can’t believe he made it out alive. The 90-year-old Army veteran, who has Parkinson’s disease and lives at D.C.’s Armed Forces Retirement Home, still can recall the attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago. “I saw how easy, how fast, it is to die,” said Mr. Davis, who went on to fight in World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Mr. Davis is one of an estimated 8,000 U.S. veterans of the attack still living. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that veterans of World War II are dying at a rate of roughly...
  • Forbes: PR is top holiday destination

    12/06/2011 7:43:41 AM PST · by cll · 9 replies
    Puerto Rico has been picked by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s top Christmas destination, winning recognition for a marathon and spirited holiday season marked by good food and drink and warm weather. “Who says you need scarves and snow to have a truly authentic Christmas?” Forbes reports. “Multi-colored lights look fantastic strung through palm trees, the coquito tastes a little like eggnog that’s mostly coconut, and a roasted, seasoned pork shoulder often muscles out turkey for center stage at a Puerto Rican Christmas table. The well-known New York-based business publication worked with travel experts at Lonely Planet and...
  • It must be nice being President... Obama to jet off to Hawaii for SEVENTEEN DAY Christmas vacation.

    12/04/2011 2:36:26 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 57 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12/3/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    While most Americans are lucky to get a few weeks of holiday every year, it seems the country’s leader gets a little more freedom in the matter. President Barack Obama has announced his Christmas vacation to Hawaii – for a staggering 17-day trip. Obama, who visited the island just two weeks ago for an economic summit, will head to Honolulu on Saturday December 17 until Monday January 2. The president, who was raised in Hawaii until he was six, will be joined by his wife Michelle and their daughters, Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10. The White House travel office announced...
  • Ex Big Island Reality Star Roseanne Barr Opposes the "Rich" When She's in the So Called 1 Percent

    11/28/2011 10:40:02 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Monday, November 28th, 2011 | Hawaii Reporter
    The ever "nutty" Roseanne Barr was recently spotted at an Occupy Wall Street protest in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. The ex Hollywood reality star, who made international headlines recently when she proposed bringing back the guillotine to "behead" those who won’t give up their wealth, is a multi millionaire herself. According to CelebrityNetworth.com, Barr's net worth is $80 million. But that didn't stop Barr from slumming it out with those protesting the "1 percent", or in her case, the other millionaires like her. A Big Island resident who sent the photo to Hawaii Reporter said "Isn’t it...
  • President Obama Golfing With Pal Nabbed in Prostitution Sting

    11/15/2011 11:02:40 AM PST · by RobaWho · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 15, 2011 | Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller
    HONOLULU, Hawaii — President Obama is golfing at Mamala Bay Golf Course at Hickam Air Force Base in a group that includes White House travel director Marvin Nicholson and Hawaiian pal Robert “Bobby” Titcomb, who was arrested in April on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. In April, Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting operation, according to Honolulu police. Titcomb, an airline employee and commercial fisherman, has been friends with the president since they attended Honolulu’s elite Punahou School together in the 1970s. He visited the White House in August 2010 for Obama’s birthday, when...
  • First lady tells vets ‘America has your back’

    11/15/2011 2:57:22 PM PST · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    KHON 2 News Honolulu ^ | 11/14/2011 | Andrew Pereira
    First Lady Michelle Obama has a simple message for the country’s jobless veterans – “America has your back.” Mrs. Obama spoke to a crowd of several hundred people Monday afternoon at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam about the importance of getting vets back into the workforce once their military careers are over. “For a lot of folks making the transition to civilian life is hard, especially in the midst of a tough economy,” said the first lady. According to figures by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average unemployment rate last year for vets who joined the military since...
  • Obama now thinks Hawaii is in Asia.

    11/15/2011 8:49:27 AM PST · by sunmars · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | Youtube
    Watch at 35:20 where the President describes "world leaders either in Europe or here in Asia". Very interesting as he is at the Apec summit in Hawaii at the time............
  • 'It's why I married Barack': Michelle praises Hawaii as she welcomes first ladies to lunch

    11/15/2011 5:35:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2011
    A picture perfect day in Hawaii saw the cameras focus on the First Lady once more - as she welcomed the spouses of Pacific leaders to a luncheon this past weekend. Under crystal clear blue skies, Michelle Obama showed just how tough her job is - by meeting with the wives, and one boyfriend, of the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation nations for a gourmet sit-down meal of local produce Sunday afternoon. Wearing a yellow, floral patterned dress, she spoke about how Hawaii, where husband Barack was born, has become a 'special' place to her over the years....
  • Obama golfs with pal who faced prostitution charge

    11/14/2011 6:47:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.14, 2011
    HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is golfing in Hawaii with boyhood pal Robert "Bobby" Titcomb who pleaded no contest to soliciting a prostitute earlier this year. Titcomb was among the president's friends that golfed together at a military course Monday.