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October 7, 2008
By Andrew Walden @ 8:16 PM :: 7317 Views :: Hawaii State Government, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Record Ozone hole predicted

by Dennis T Avery

A Canadian scientist says the largest known hole in the ozone will occur over the South Pole in the next week. If that happens, it will help us understand global warming...

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Obama’s favorite arms dealer tied to corruption in Iraq

From www.WikiLeaks.org

A previously non-public 146 page US Defense Inspector General’s report, written at the For Official Use Only level, pertaining to a fraud investigation centering on Iraqi-British billionaire Nadhmi Auchi, who is connected to Presidential Candidate Barack Obama via Obama linked businessman Antoin “Tony” Rezko has been posted at WikiLeaks.org.

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Wall Street Bailout: Naming Names

by Sen. Sam Slom

I will be happy to name names. People like Democrat Congressional leaders Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank who with others supported legislation forcing banks to give money to unqualified people based on race, color, or other non fiscal considerations (the Community Reinvestment Act, ACORN, mark to market regulations); the politicians who got the majority of political campaign donations from the suspect institutions including Dodd, Frank and Sen. Barack Obama; the banks, insurance companies and corporations who caved so easily to feel-good forced legislation without a whimper; government-created entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and their former leaders, Franklin Raines (CEO, Fannie Mae) now chief economic advisor to Obama; Tim Howard (CFO Fannie Mae) and Jim Johnson (Lehman Brothers and Fannie Mae) both with Obama.

Why should these individuals and organizations be left off the hook, let alone rewarded for their bad behavior and costly mistakes? They should reach in their own pockets.

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DoE--$67M workers comp fraud

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is releasing selected video highlights from a recent press conference in which Hawai`i Department of Education (DoE) Superintendent Patricia Hamamoto discussed the pending budget cuts recently requested by Governor Linda Lingle. Grassroot TV makes the suggestion that fake workers’ comp claims found in the 2007 DoE audit be investigated as a first step towards putting its fiscal house in order.

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Obama's "Sex Rebel" Cruises Kapiolani Park  (The adventures of Honolulu Record columnist Frank Marshall Davis)

by Andrew Walden

Sex Rebel: Black (Memoirs of a Gash Gourmet), written under the pseudonym "Bob Greene" by Barack Obama’s Honolulu mentor Frank Marshall Davis, has been dismissed as pornography by those few writers who have seen fit to investigate -- and not without reason.

A typical passage (p 274) describes Davis in November, 1958 stalking Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, Hawaii. He soon encounters two tourists--a Seattle couple he calls "Dot" and "Lloyd" The three of them sit at a picnic table. Things start innocently enough....

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Hilo Hattie Files Bankruptcy

Hilo Hattie, one of Hawai`i’s leading Hawaiian retail outlets, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection October 2.

The company asked for an expedited hearing, which was granted by Judge Robert J. Faris for that afternoon at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Honolulu.

www.HawaiiReporter.com

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2nd Superferry Launches

www.HawaiiReporter.com

MOBILE, ALABAMA – Hawai`i Superferry’s second catamaran is nearly complete, according to a report in the Press-Register seen here: www.al.com/mobileregister

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