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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Hacked Emails: Global warming scientists struggle "to hide the decline", "account for the lack of warming"
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 PM :: 10508 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

When you read some of those files – including 1079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – suggest:

Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Lingle defends Chinese trade initiatives against criticism
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 1:39 AM :: 9257 Views :: Energy, Environment, World News, Family

“The legislative auditor’s report of DBEDT offers erroneous findings and demonstrates a lack of understanding and appreciation of the critical role Hawai‘i’s overseas offices in Beijing and Taipei play in the economic future of our state.

“Hawai‘i is one of only two states in the United States that has been granted the opportunity to have an ongoing presence in China—the world’s fastest growing economy.  The Beijing office, under the leadership of Bo Wu and the Taiwan Office under Alex Lei have both been instrumental in developing solid working relationships with Chinese business, government, academic, and cultural leaders.

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Monday, November 23, 2009
Audit: DoE funding at risk over 3,800 bogus Hawaii teachers' licenses
By Andrew Walden @ 1:47 PM :: 7366 Views :: Energy, Environment

Our study found that the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board is in a state of confusion, unable to develop, administer, and deliver an effective teacher licensing program.  The board’s failure jeopardizes federal funding for the Department of Education (DOE), which is struggling to meet the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The board has not applied new standards to teachers seeking an initial license. Moreover, the executive director assumed the board’s authority to approve new or initial licenses, which clouds the validity of approximately 3,800 licenses issued since 2003. Further, the board has no rules and procedures for appeals.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009
Audit: DoE instructor salaries diverted to "operating expenditure, supplies, and capital items"
By Andrew Walden @ 5:57 PM :: 9376 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii Department of Education Hawaiian Studies instruction statewide has suffered a "decade of decline" as funding for the salaries of "kupuna program" instructors and teaching assistants are diverted to other uses.  The diversion of resources out of the classroom stems from "vague guidelines" and "weak oversight" according to a January, 2008 Audit report prepared by Hawaii State Auditor Marion M. Higa.

The Audit cites the Hawaii Board of Education and the top leadership of the Department of Education for "leaving the program without direction and in decline for more than a decade."

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Sunday, November 22, 2009
Furlough negotiations: $50M ransom offered, but unions balk at releasing hostages
By Andrew Walden @ 4:02 PM :: 13133 Views :: Energy, Environment

Confronted this spring with a $468M DoE two-year budget cut, the HSTA, DoE, and BoE went straight to the "Washington Monument Gambit"--cutting the most sensitive and prominent services.  Hawaiian style, this means the HSTA, DoE, and BoE conspired together to make furloughs as inconvenient as possible in order to pressure the Legislature for tax increases.  Also targeted, high school athletics.  Will they now settle for a one-time shot of $50 million?

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Saturday, November 21, 2009
Mufi's secret rail push-poll released
By Andrew Walden @ 1:55 AM :: 9582 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Honolulu City Council has won release of a previously unpublished Qmark Research poll cited as showing support for rail by Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Obama's Stern Paymaster: Public sector unions raiding private sector unions
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:15 AM :: 7694 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Today, unions are dependent on government, not the private sector, for their livelihood. Therefore, unions like the SEIU have little interest in private sector job growth. Private sector jobs don’t help fund $60.7 million political campaigns. But government jobs do.

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Monday, November 16, 2009
DoE Procurement audit: Millions wasted by "fraudulent unethical behavior"
By Andrew Walden @ 12:50 AM :: 13234 Views :: Energy, Environment

By now everybody who is paying attention knows that "furlough Fridays" were made as inconvenient as possible by the Hawaii Department of Education (DoE) and the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) in order to pressure the Legislature for tax increases.  Governor Lingle has proposed giving the DoE a $50M ransom payment from the "Rainy Day" fund if the HSTA and DoE agree to transfer furlough Fridays to non-instructional days.  But even without the extra $50M--and after the budget cuts made necessary by the decline of tourism--the DoE has plenty of money to keep schools open without cutting any class time. 

So what is the DoE wasting taxpayer money on?

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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Hawaii-China business can "bring back a lot of jobs"
By News Release @ 9:08 PM :: 10198 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"This is potentially very big news for the future of tourism in Hawai‘i. It will bring back a lot of jobs if we’re successful at bringing it about." -- Gov Lingle 

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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Gov. Lingle announces $50M plan to get children back to class
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 11021 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

How this would be accomplished:

1.        Use 15 non-classroom days (between Jan. 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011) when teachers are paid but do not teach classes to restore all teaching days lost on Furlough Fridays beginning Jan. 1, 2010.  (For those teachers who work on a 12-month schedule, a comparable adjustment would be made.)

2.        The cost of restoring the remaining 12 days would be achieved by using money out of the Emergency Budget Reserve Fund (Rainy Day Fund).  Estimated cost to Rainy Day Fund would be $50 million.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009
Hawaii wins bid to host APEC 2011: International Gathering of World Leaders Expected to Bring 10,000 visitors
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 11772 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today said the selection of Hawai‘i to host the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting is an affirmation of Hawai‘i’s strategic role as a leader in the Asia-Pacific region, and will help build a stronger economic foundation for Hawai‘i’s future.  President Barack Obama, who will host the Hawai‘i meeting, announced Hawai‘i’s winning bid today during the APEC Leaders Meeting being held in Singapore.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009
Maximizing tourism: Lingle returns from China
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 9773 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

China, Hawai`i Partner to Achieve Clean Energy Future

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Friday, November 13, 2009
Hawaii's 2010 election schedule violates new federal law
By Andrew Walden @ 10:30 PM :: 14631 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Under the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, signed into law as part of the Defense Authorization Act October 28 by President Barack Obama, ballots must be mailed to overseas voters--including deployed US military personnel-- at least 45 days before an election.

In reaction to MOVE becoming law, State election officials nationwide are scrambling.  Minnesota Secretary of State Marc Ritchie is asking legislators to move Minnesota's September 14 primary up by at least one month.  Colorado officials are working to move their 2012 primary to the first Tuesday in August...

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Thursday, November 12, 2009
Updated list of Honolulu rail contractors released
By Andrew Walden @ 8:13 PM :: 12561 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Five weeks after Honolulu Councilmember Charles Djou's formal request, the administration of Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has released a complete list of contractors and subcontractors currently or previously being paid to work on the Honolulu rail system.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009
Akaka Advertiser refuted: "Dr. Coburn Challenges Senators to Make Sacrifices for Veterans Health Care"
By News Release @ 12:22 PM :: 8200 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Our nation’s veterans have made tremendous sacrifices in defense of our freedoms. The least Senators should do is make the easy sacrifice of eliminating a small amount of wasteful spending to improve veterans’ health care."

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Bill Gates' Report Card--Hawaii DoE worst at removing lousy teachers
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 13614 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii does a below-average job managing its schools in a way that encourages thoughtful innovation. Ninety-four percent of teachers report that routine duties and paperwork interfere with their teaching, and only 22% of teachers like the way their school is run....Ninety-six percent of principals say that teacher unions or associations are a barrier to the removal of ineffective teachers, 35 percentage points above the national average of 61%.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
NOAA: October was 3rd coolest on record (global cooling continues)
By News Release @ 12:18 PM :: 9225 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

PHOTOS Left: Sun at peak of warming, 1998.  Right: After 10 years of cooling, 2008.  NASA reports that the absence of sunspots continues today.

The average October, 2009 temperature of 50.8°F was 4.0°F below the 20th Century average and ranked as the 3rd coolest based on preliminary data.  If you are surprised by global cooling like this, it means you haven't been paying attention. 

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tied to Holocaust denier website, former tax cheat Gary Hooser picks up anti-Superferry protester endorsements
By Andrew Walden @ 10:24 PM :: 15098 Views :: Democratic Party, Kauai County, Environment, Politicians, GMOs

...Hooser's campaign website indicated that the anti-Semitic, Holocaust denier, 9-11 trooother website www.WhatReallyHappened.com was part of Hooser's "regular reading regime." ....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
AP: Judge Ezra's furlough settlement talks near
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 6509 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU — With less than a week before what could be a pivotal court hearing, a federal judge and lawyers involved in two lawsuits that seek to end Hawaii’s teacher furloughs may meet privately in the next few days to discuss settling the cases.

Lawyers representing parents of public school students said Tuesday they have not yet heard from U.S. District Judge David Ezra, but they expect to engage in talks with him and attorneys for the state before a public hearing scheduled for Monday.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Report from Beijing: Lingle "maximizing opportunities for Chinese tourists to travel to Hawaii"
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 8791 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle has concluded a successful round of meetings in Beijing as part of the Administration’s ongoing strategic effort to strengthen the state’s long-term economy by promoting Hawai‘i as a visitor destination to China’s growing outbound tourism market, developing export opportunities for Hawai‘i products and services and forming partnerships in clean energy.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Ka`auwai: GOP NJ win "proves traditionally Democrat states can and will vote Republican"
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 5146 Views :: Environment, Ethics

“The Republican Party’s overwhelming victory in Virginia and New Jersey is a blow to President Obama and the Democrat Party.  It sends a message that America has had enough of more government spending, higher taxes and bigger government.  The people of this great country are saying no more broken promises and no more change for the sake of change.

"The Hawai'i Democrat Party, who has proven to be ineffective for the people of Hawai'i, should learn from Democrats across the country. These victories prove traditionally Democrat states like Hawai'i can and will vote for Republicans.”

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Monday, November 2, 2009
Humanitarian appeal fails: “They are virtually guaranteeing they will never get an earmark from Inouye’’
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 AM :: 7855 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Contending they were treated unfairly, Asmus and Coker have written to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They are accusing Inouye’s staff of unevenly applying earmark procedures by dispersing federal dollars to an institute honoring the late Massachusetts senator without giving their outfit, Humanitarian Air Logistics, what they consider a fair hearing....

Walt Kaneakua, an Inouye aide who Asmus and Coker say accused them of insulting Inouye by questioning his decision-making process, did not respond to a request for comment....

Ellis thinks one thing is a pretty sure bet: “They are virtually guaranteeing they will never get an earmark from Inouye.’’

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Friday, October 30, 2009
Transformation Hawaii conference to boost church-based voter registration drive
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 11249 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Not shy about involving church-goers in the electoral system, Hawaii conference organizers will be promoting the "I VOTE" voter registration drive which aims to register 80% of Hawaii church-goers and turn out 80% to vote at the polls.

Secular humanists are already alarmed at the prospect.  Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of voter participation in the nation but the Honolulu Star-Bulletin October 13 editorialized against the voter registration drive--a positive sign that voter registration can have a profound impact on the direction of the body politic.   

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Friday, October 30, 2009
DoE/HSTA try to silence Kihei PTA furlough solution
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 10765 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Editor's Note: On Maui, Kihei Elementary School PTA leaders are working against resistance from the HSTA and the DoE to re-open their school on Furlough Fridays.  Why would the union and bureaucracy oppose this plan?  The best clue is at the end of the letter:

"While the children are in their usual routine the rest of us adults can figure out what to do with the budget."

The DoE and HSTA need to create as much chaos as possible in order to stampede the legislature into raising taxes and raiding special funds.  They are working to stifle any discussion of the massive waste, fraud, and abuse contained within the DoE budget.  By coming up with a way to keep school open on Fridays, the Kihei PTA is getting in the way of this DoE/HSTA political game. 

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules in State's Favor in Ceded Land Litigation
By Selected News Articles @ 8:12 PM :: 6000 Views :: Energy, Environment

"This would appear to leave the door open for Professor Osorio to bring a claim once there is state action under Act 176 to sell or otherwise transfer ceded lands."

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Clean Energy: Undersea power cable plans move forward
By News Release @ 6:52 PM :: 6596 Views :: Energy, Environment

The undersea cable, which would connect the islands into one electrical grid to allow the integration of renewable wind power generated in Maui County for transmission to O‘ahu is part of a comprehensive energy agreement signed one year ago between the State of Hawai‘i and Hawaiian Electric companies to move the state away from its dependence on fossil fuels for electricity and ground transportation.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Governor to promote Hawaii tourism, business in China
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 8142 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle announced today she will travel to China to build on the State’s strategic efforts to strengthen Hawai‘i’s economic base by tapping China’s growing outbound tourism market as well as developing opportunities and partnerships in clean energy and international trade. 

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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Cap and Trade: A threat to national security
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:33 PM :: 7198 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In poll, after poll, after poll, the American people have clearly expressed their preference for prioritizing economic growth over global warming. This is a major problem for those on the left who want to reorganize our entire economy under the guise of cap and trade climate change legislation. Tacitly admitting they have lost this argument, the left has shifted gears and is trying a new tack: global warming is a threat to national security.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sen. Lieberman backs filibuster of Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:39 PM :: 4993 Views :: Energy, Environment

Americans who like making their own health care choices received welcome news yesterday when Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said he would be willing to block final passage of Obamacare if the government run health insurance program Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced Monday survives the amendment process during the Senate debate. Lieberman explained: "I think that a lot of people may think that the public option is free. It’s not. It’s going to cost the taxpayers and people that have health insurance now, and if it doesn’t, it’s going to add terribly to our national debt.”

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Djou: Homeowners' property tax vote "typical disgusting City Hall politics"
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 8274 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This morning the City Council voted not to advance Bill 51 relating to a homeowners tax class.  After the vote, Mayor Mufi Hannemann hauled Council Chair Todd Apo into his office for several hours.  Late this evening, after all media had left the building, Apo, along with Councilmember Gary Okino, suddenly reversed their votes and voted to pass Bill 51.  Councilmember Apo had consistently been a leading opponent of establishing a homeowner tax class since it was first proposed last year.

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Monday, October 26, 2009
Missile Defense brings Maori NFL star Riki Ellison to Capitol Tuesday
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 16342 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The event will feature a presentation by national spokesman and former NFL football star, Riki Ellison, Founder and Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) a non-profit organization which advocates the deployment and development of a missile defense system.  Mr. Ellison has is an expert in the field of missile defense.

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Monday, October 26, 2009
CQ Politics: Djou is "best candidate in a decade" -- district no longer "safe" for Dems
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 9745 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Republicans have their best candidate in a decade running for this seat. Djou has been fundraising for this race since early 2008, when it was correctly rumored that Abercrombie would leave his House seat open to run for governor. National Republicans already have taken note of Djou and aired advertisements in the heavily Democratic district.

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Monday, October 26, 2009
HGEA vs HSTA: The coming legislative budget crisis
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 10165 Views :: Energy, Environment

In the HSTA/Kanu Hawaii playbook, Furlough Friday, October 23, 2009 was supposed to be the day they seized control of the debate on how to solve the Hawaii budget crisis.  The Legislature was supposed to announce that they had a majority of both houses lined up to demand a special session.  But other government employees' unions got in the way. 

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Saturday, October 24, 2009
Union Member Assaults Maui Tea Party Organizer at School Furlough Protest
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:57 AM :: 16410 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

As volunteer sign wavers arrived, they noticed an angry man shouting at them about “F***ing Republicans!” The man picked up the TEA Party signs that were set up near the sidewalk and started to walk away with them. Hodges, called after the man, repeatedly asking him, “Friend, please bring back those signs – they are private property,” but the man continued storming off. Finally, Hodges called out that he would summon police if the man did not return the signs. The man then turned around, marched up to Hodges still carrying the signs and yelled "I'm gonna kick your a**!!".

Hodges, a former Maui police officer, notified the man that pursuant to Hawaii law, Hodges was placing the man under citizen's arrest for the theft of the signs and the physical threat. The man grew angrier and threw the signs, which are made of heavy wood, at Hodges's feet, cutting Hodges’ right leg through his jeans. Hodges stood by with the man until police arrived, accepted Hodges' citizen's arrest, and took the man to the police station for processing. Police reports were generated against the man for theft in the fourth degree and assault in the third degree.

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Friday, October 23, 2009
Lingle: DoE Superintendent should be appointed by next Governor
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 12377 Views :: Energy, Environment

Grabbing the political high ground on a day union operatives had sought to shape debate as a choice between tax increases and cutbacks, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle this morning announced her intention to propose a constitutional amendment which would transfer control of the State Department of Education from the existing Board of Education and make the DoE into a cabinet-level department headed by an appointed Superintendent.  Promisingly, her proposal was immediately endorsed by Rep Neil Abercrombie, the leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

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Friday, October 23, 2009
Furloughs: Rep Ward backs raid on Hurricane Fund
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 8774 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Editor's Note: This is what happens when one accepts the framework artificially created by the DoE and HSTA. 

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Leadership: Lt. Gov. Candidate Adrienne King calls for DoE reform
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 8823 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Department of Education has not had a comprehensive audit of their entire organization, management practices and personnel administration since 1973.  The DOE always complains about lack of funds and yet, because the DOE has not been audited, neither they nor the taxpayers know where the DOE's two billion dollar budget gets spent!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Last-minute donation: Rail contractor gave to Hannemann Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 2:08 AM :: 11223 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

It wasn't easy to find in the thicket of engineering firms, architects, consultants, and legions of wanna-be rail subcontractors who suddenly became big financial backers of Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann's campaign right about the time he started promoting rail transit, but the first company awarded a rail construction contract--Kiewit Pacific--is indeed represented among Hannemann's contributors.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Stimulating unemployment: Hawaii loses 17,000 jobs
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 9558 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

According to the data, 49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since stimulus was enacted.  Only North Dakota has seen net job creation following the February 2009 stimulus.  While President Obama claimed the result of his stimulus bill would be the creation of 3.5 million jobs, the Nation has already lost a total of 2.7 million – a difference of 6.2 million jobs.  Hawaii was projected to gain 15,000 jobs.  Instead the state lost 17,000. 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
State office furloughs begin Oct 23
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 5392 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Following the ratification by Hawai‘i Government Employees Association (HGEA) members of a new two-year contract, Governor Linda Lingle today announced details of a plan that calls for two furlough days per month for the next 20 months for state employees that will start on Friday, October 23, 2009.  To minimize the impact on the public, most state offices will close all or portions of their operations on two specified Fridays per month.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Maui TEA Party joins Wailuku Save our Schools Rally Oct 23
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 10893 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The HSTA union bosses and the top-heavy DoE brass chose the furloughs as a way to convince us that they are indispensable and to justify raising more taxes, including a 20% jump in state excise taxes. More taxes will only deepen the recession and make things worse.

The union and DoE bosses' strategy is backfiring. More and more parents are asking why we need the DoE and the HSTA when they put union elites and the bureaucracy ahead of the classroom teachers, the parents and the students.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Duke Aiona Launches New Campaign Website
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 5868 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU - Lt. Governor Duke Aiona today launched the centerpiece of his new media campaign that will help him connect and interact with voters on important local issues online.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Furloughs: How Unions and the DoE aim to co-opt protesting parents
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 AM :: 15451 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The HSTA and the DoE worked hard to make Hawaii public schools' 17 furlough days as chaotic and inconvenient a possible.  Their goal: gin up pressure for tax increases.  But in order to do this they need an ally--a group which provides the illusion of being independent of the HSTA and DoE.  They have found it in the form of "KanuHawaii.org", a group headquartered on Bishop Street tied to the firm "3 Point Consulting."

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Monday, October 19, 2009
Congressional fund race: Djou leads more than 2-1
By Andrew Walden @ 12:06 AM :: 12136 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The results are in and Republican Congressional Candidate Charles Djou's cash-on-hand total--a key early measure of political support--beats that of Democrat Ed Case by more than 2-1.  Djou, an outgoing Honolulu City Council member, also beats Senate President Colleen Hanabusa (D-Ko`olina) by more than 40-1.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009
'Not Evil Just Wrong' Puts Human Face on 'Disastrous' Effects of Green Policies (see it here beginning today at 2pm HST)
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 PM :: 7424 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On October 7, Phelim McAleer joined the Society of Environmental Journalists. Three days later, he took advantage of his new membership to attend former Vice President Al Gore’s speech to the group in Madison, Wis., and to rush up to the microphone afterward to ask a question....The event’s organizers mobilized, cutting the sound on McAleer’s microphone as he continued to pose questions. Moderator Tim Wheeler called it a “Warholian moment,” implying that McAleer had wrought 15 short minutes of fame out of the encounter. He had a point. Within 48 hours, McAleer had appeared on “Fox and Friends,” “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” and “Lou Dobbs,” and video of the encounter had appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

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Friday, October 16, 2009
"Muslim Mafia" Exposes CAIR's Exaggerations, Efforts to Stymie Law Enforcement
By IPT News @ 4:25 PM :: 10339 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

So far, CAIR has not challenged the veracity of the claims in Muslim Mafia. Instead, it has focused on the authors' political backgrounds and minimized the findings.

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Friday, October 16, 2009
Lingle: Will agriculture survive Maui water diversion?
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 1:52 AM :: 12539 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

It is the fundamental issue of whether we will enable agriculture to survive in our state by ensuring that farmers have access to adequate water to grow their crops.

I am here to talk about achieving a meaningful, reasonable, and balanced decision by the Water Commission, and to offer caution that the decisions the Commission makes will have profound consequences for the future of Maui and our state as a whole.

The Commission will determine the allocation of stream water to meet a public trust.  Included in that deliberation is the examination of the beneficial uses for the water.  I believe because of its importance, water for agricultural operations should be given the same level of protection as that given to domestic consumption, the protection of traditional and customary Hawaiian rights, and the protection of fish and wildlife to achieve a proper ecological balance.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Obamacare Forces You to Fund Abortions
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:54 AM :: 6352 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions,” Or so President Barack Obama promised to the American people in his health care address before a Joint Session of Congress on September 9th. But then why did the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops send a letter to Congress on October 8th writing: “No one should be required to pay for or participate in abortion. … No current bill meets this test”?  Who is telling the truth?

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Muslim Mafia: CAIR's Inner Workings Exposed
By Daniel Pipes @ 12:56 AM :: 11770 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Written by P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry, the investigation is based largely on the undercover work of Gaubatz's son Chris who spent six months as an intern at CAIR's D.C. headquarters in 2008. In that capacity, he acquired 12,000 pages of documentation and took 300 hours of video.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Obamacare: It’s All Downhill From Here
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:20 PM :: 8830 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The scariest part about yesterday’s Senate Finance Committee vote passing its version of Obamacare, is not what is in their bill (to the extent that it even exists), but that the Finance Committee bill promises to be the high water mark for “bipartisanship” in health care reform.

Now all of the other bills will be merged together behind the closed doors. All the bills are fundamentally flawed and will only get worse as the leaders in the House and Senate have to commit to actual details.

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