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Monday, February 28, 2011
Haloanakalaukapalili: The Story of the Kalo Plant at Iolani Palace
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 11722 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, Energy

The March edition of Mission Houses Museum’s “Talking Story”, which focuses on themes of myths, legends, and fables in 2011, will take place on Wednesday, March 9th at 7PM in the Kana‘ina Building on ‘Iolani Palace grounds.  Admission is free.

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Monday, February 28, 2011
SB120—Special Funds Repeal--amended after 800 pages of testimony
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:59 PM :: 5749 Views :: Energy, Environment

Senate Bill 120 was originally written to repeal 148 special funds. Although there were 800 pages of testimony submitted on the original version of the bill, no action was taken at the public hearing on Feb. 10, 2011. Then, on Feb. 25, the Ways and Means Committee (WAM) rewrote the bill....

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Monday, February 28, 2011
HB1465 to be heard Thursday: Protect Elders against “Power-of-attorney” abuse
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:54 PM :: 8131 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Sadly, the most widely exploited document used by perpetrators of elderly abuse is the Power of Attorney because it can give the perpetrator immediate access to the victim’s bank accounts, real estate, and other valuable property unlike a will, trust, or estate planning document that may not take effect for many years.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011
Charles Djou, second most moderate Republican in 111th Congress
By Andrew Walden @ 8:06 PM :: 11821 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

According to an analysis of the 111th US Congress published Friday by the National Journal, among Republicans Hawaii Representative Charles Djou was out-moderated only by Rep Joseph Cao of New Orleans. 

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Friday, February 25, 2011
Gallup: Hawaii is tops in moderates, has fewest conservatives in nation
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 PM :: 8779 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

A Gallup Poll of Hawaii adults released today shows that Hawaii has the fewest self-identified conservatives of any state in the nation—but Hawaii’s 27.9% of conservatives still outnumber the Aloha State’s 23.6% of self-identified liberals.

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Friday, February 25, 2011
Full Text: Maui 2011 State of the County Speech
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 9166 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

It has been a busy two months in office. So far there have been floods in Kihei and Maalaea, rockslides on the pali, a ban on plastic bags and a push for a major film production studio. And that was just January.

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Friday, February 25, 2011
Hawaii Legislature honored Mao Zedong collaborator
By Andrew Walden @ 7:46 PM :: 10966 Views :: Hawaii History

Ariyoshi, as editor of the ILWU’s communist line Honolulu Record weekly paper between 1948 and 1958, employed a columnist named Frank Marshall Davis--also a Communist party member--who would in the mid-1970s become a mentor to a kid named Barack Obama....

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Friday, February 25, 2011
Limbaugh: Did Honolulu Council ever pass resolution condemning Mao’s genocide?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 11768 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

We'd have to check the archives to see if the Honolulu City Council ever did issue a condemnation of Mao Tse-tung for the genocide of Chinese people back when the cultural revolution, the great leap forward and all that stuff took place. 

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Friday, February 25, 2011
Inouye dumps Akaka: Says Hanabusa, Hirono, Hannemann worthy contenders for 2012 Senate race
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 12197 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Daniel K. Inouye has spoken.”

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Friday, February 25, 2011
$3.48M sat for 9 years after photo enforcement law repealed
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 PM :: 6481 Views :: Energy, Environment is that 9 years have lapsed since the legislative directive to transfer the funds was given? Who is supposed to be overseeing these kinds of funds and how many more dormant funds from repealed laws exist?

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Friday, February 25, 2011
SB218 passes Senate Judiciary: Would force all Hospitals to provide Abortion Pill
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 6750 Views :: Energy, Environment

Despite our strong opposition, Hawaii Senate Bill 218 relating to emergency contraception PASSED out of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. We were also disappointed to learn that when the senate judiciary committee approved the bill with a vote of 3 to 2, they also rejected our request for a "healthcare right of conscience" exception.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Full Text: Carlisle’s State of the City Speech
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 8364 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 The word change can simply mean, “something becomes different.”  Like a car tire that runs over a large pothole, and becomes flat.  But change can also mean “something is transformed.”  Transformation is an evolutionary process.  Like a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.  “Transformation” is a concept that will be discussed several times today as we review the challenges facing our city.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Census Bureau releases Hawaii 2010 Redistricting, Census Data, custom maps
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 7201 Views :: Energy, Environment

The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Hawaii.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
FT: Complacent Honolulu out of its league, not ready for APEC
By Selected News Articles @ 8:09 PM :: 13111 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

It didn’t really seem anyone was in a great rush to pull out the paint and scrub-brushes for the arrival of the world’s media, business chiefs and heads of state for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum meetings in November. At Honolulu’s wonderful, breezy, open-to-the-elements airport there’s little to suggest this is a city that wants to be in the same league as the likes of Seoul, Sydney and Osaka.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Hawaii’s future: LA Marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks, McDonalds
By Selected News Articles @ 5:49 PM :: 12881 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Within the last two-years, over 200 cities and 14 counties in California have banned or passed a moratorium on pot shops.  And now the dopey Hawaii Legislature wants to follow California's failed experiment.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Dans cling to power as upheaval convulses Senate
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 7741 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics is quite likely the 113th Congress that convenes in 2013 will find an even greater percentage of Senators who have yet to complete a full term than in the 112th - should at least five more senators announce their retirement or get defeated in their reelection bids.

Despite the member upheaval that the Senate has experienced over the past few election cycles, there are certainly still several state delegations with a wealth of experience in the nation's upper legislative chamber....

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Abercrombie signs Civil Unions: Invites Sex tourists, illegal aliens to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 7639 Views :: Energy, Environment

"The civil union bill here in Hawaii possibly contains some loop holes whereby undocumented people could in fact enter into a civil union here in Hawaii. I'm looking at that option for me and my partner possibly," Campbell said.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Pension Tax will soak 43,520 pensioners an average of $2580 each
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 6478 Views :: Energy, Environment

According to Abercrombie's proposal, the pension tax is expected to raise $112.3 million in revenues per fiscal year. At the yesterday's briefing, Ward asked Abercrombie how many citizens will be taxed by this measure. Abercrombie said the tax would hit 43,520 pensioners. The math says $112.3 million spread amongst 43,520 senior citizens amounts to $2,580.42 per person. Of course, the actual payment per person will be more or less depending on income.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
$37,500? Abercrombie makes fool of himself during Pension Tax debate
By Video @ 1:34 AM :: 10554 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"That’s why it is egregious for you to indicate that what I’m saying is that somebody with a sole total income of $37,500—that that is their sole income—that they would be asked under those circumstances to pay that.  But if anybody wants to try and manipulate the numbers for a personal political agenda in order to  try and score political points, let me tell you—this is one Governor that’s not going to put up with it." -- Abercrombie

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Act 100: How Hanabusa and Cayetano launched Hawaii Pension crisis
By Andrew Walden @ 10:37 PM :: 30490 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Politicians

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Released: 2010 Census Data for Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 11018 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Census 2010 Hawaii Data has been released.  See it here....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Neil vs. Dan: Overheard in the Governor’s Office
By Far Left Coast @ 6:59 PM :: 6063 Views :: Politicians

Beard: Hello. This is the Governor speaking.

Inouye: I know who you are, Neil. I put you there.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Gallup: At 65.9%, Hawaii Still Most Approving of Obama; among slowest to decline
By News Release @ 10:44 AM :: 6373 Views :: Energy, Environment

PRINCETON, NJ -- Residents of Hawaii gave native son President Barack Obama the highest average 2010 job approval rating (66%) of any of the 50 states, surpassed only by the 84% Obama received in the District of Columbia. Obama's lowest average state approval rating in 2010 was 28% in Wyoming.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Lingle closed $3B budget gap without raising taxes
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:50 PM :: 7020 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Governor’s proposal will require Hawai’i citizens, particularly our seniors to fork over more than $100 million, at a time when their families are struggling to make ends meet.  In total his budget will increase taxes by over half a billion dollars in the next two years.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Djou: Hawaii Politicians Detached From Reality
By Rep Charles Djou @ 2:25 PM :: 9291 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii’s elected officials are ready to tackle every issue - except job creation and the deficit.  The first major action taken by the Hawaii State Senate was to become the only legislative chamber in the United States to eliminate the invocation.  The legislature has confronted issues ranging from decriminalization of marijuana, civil unions, bingo on Hawaiian Homelands and banning the sale of toy guns. 

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they voted Feb 22
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 7256 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics


  • Senate: FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
  • Senate: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
  • House: Continuing Resolution, FY2011
  • House: FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
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    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    HB1545 to be heard tomorrow: Hawaii Legislators’ frozen bread bill
    By Grassroot Institute @ 2:19 PM :: 6289 Views :: Energy, Environment

    If you search the word “label” on the Hawaii state legislative Web site, 30 results show up, thus confirming the fact that our lawmakers are definitely in the “label” business.

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    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Budget: Facing massive deficit, Abercrombie hikes spending $728.6M
    By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 6743 Views :: Energy, Environment

    Math problem:  $844M deficit + $728.6M new spending = $1.5726 Billion dollars in new taxes, fees, and/or costs to government employees and retirees.  Cost of Abercrombie: Over $1000 per person in Hawaii.

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    Monday, February 21, 2011
    Rasmussen: 48% Back Wisconsin Governor, 38% Side With Unions
    By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 4359 Views :: National News, Ethics

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in his dispute with union workers. Thirty-eight percent (38%) agree more with the unionized public employees, while 14% are undecided.

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    Monday, February 21, 2011
    Freedom? SB218 would force all Hospitals to provide Abortion Pill
    By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 6242 Views :: Energy, Environment

    This bill does not provide a healthcare right of conscience exception for hospitals or individuals who object to offering emergency contraception for medical, ethical, moral, or religious reasons. Those who refuse face penalties by state government and could risk discipline from their own employers. This sets a dangerous precedent by allowing the government to mandate what healthcare providers must do, violating individuals' constitutional rights and in effect practicing medicine.

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    Monday, February 21, 2011
    Gallup: Over 10% of Hawaii voters abandon Democratic Party, exodus among greatest in US
    By Andrew Walden @ 10:35 PM :: 8124 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

    In a survey of 1016 adults during 2010, Gallup found 50.0% lean Democratic while 30.4% lean Republican.   Every US state saw voters walking away from the Democratic Party since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama.   Hawaii Democratic numbers enjoyed the fourth largest decline.

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    Monday, February 21, 2011
    Celebrate Washington’s Birthday
    By Heritage Foundation @ 9:50 PM :: 4496 Views :: National News, Ethics

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    Monday, February 21, 2011
    Hawaii Lost Fewer Manufacturing Jobs Over Past Year
    By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 5975 Views :: Energy, Environment

    Manufacturers' News reports Hawaii is now home to 1,200 manufacturers employing 21,922 workers.

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    Sunday, February 20, 2011
    Abercrombie: GE Tax hike will be People's Will
    By Andrew Walden @ 10:01 PM :: 10663 Views :: Energy, Environment

    After campaigning on a promise not to raise taxes and specifically not to raise the GE Tax, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie this week has promised to sign any GE Tax hike approved by the Legislature. 

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    Sunday, February 20, 2011
    People’s Pulse: 68% oppose GE Tax hike
    By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 7981 Views :: Energy, Environment

    The Winter 2011 issue of The People's Pulse is based on statewide telephone interviews among a random sample of 700 adult citizens (400 Oahu, 100 each on Hawai‘i, Maui, and Kauai) from January 4-16, 2011.

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    Sunday, February 20, 2011
    Abercrombie doesn’t want to hear from you about Civil Unions—but he will have to anyway
    By Andrew Walden @ 7:18 PM :: 6025 Views :: Energy, Environment

    The message to shut up and sit down is not being heeded by the Hawaii Family Forum

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    Sunday, February 20, 2011
    Hanabusa’s new Chief of Staff helped hide “kooky” Congressman’s mental illness
    By Andrew Walden @ 5:48 PM :: 13695 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

    David Wu US Rep David Wu (D-OR)

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    Saturday, February 19, 2011
    Wisconsin Stands With Walker as Democrats flee
    By Tim Phillips @ 7:29 PM :: 6433 Views :: National News, Ethics

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    Saturday, February 19, 2011
    Leading Birther admits conspiracy theory promoted by Obama supporters
    By Andrew Walden @ 10:21 AM :: 11499 Views :: Obama

    In his February 11 American Thinker article “The Real ‘Birther’ Conspiracy Theory”, Cashill admits: “The more (Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie and the liberal media) talk about Obama's origins the more attention they focus on that story.”  Cashill's admission comes in his response to my February 6 article, “Hawaii's Governor Manipulates Birthers.”

    Cashill is the author of a newly released birther book "Deconstructing Obama."

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    DBEDT Forecasts Stronger Economic Growth
    By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 7287 Views :: Energy, Environment

    In its first quarter 2011 economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) forecasts a strong recovery in Hawai‘i’s economy in 2011 and economic expansion in 2012. DBEDT expects that continued growth in tourism and the recovery in construction in Hawai‘i will help the economy to head on to the expansion path.

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    Slom: Feds not investigating Palafox
    By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:03 PM :: 8846 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

    KITV reported that the accusations against Dr. Palafox may have been false and driven by two DOH employees he was about to lay off. Information I have confirms that the Federal Government does not view Dr. Palafox as one under any investigation.

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    Investor discussing Nonstop Flights From China To Hawaii
    By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 6317 Views :: Energy, Environment

    The target is to have the three weekly flights operational sometime in 2012 in a three-class format of First Class, Business Class, and Deluxe Economy. The service level must be top-notch in order to attract this market, according to the China-based investor. The investor's vision is to begin operations using two Boeing 767/300 aircraft that would be serviced at Shanghai PVG airport at a special VIP Aloha section only for these Hawaii flights.

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    PBS Next? House Votes To Defund ObamaCare, Planned Parenthood
    By Selected News Articles @ 4:25 PM :: 5185 Views :: National News, Ethics

    Another big winner today was Indiana Representative Mike Pence, whose amendment to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood passed 240-185. The move will cost Planned Parenthood more than $75 million per year, a shortfall it will need to make up by dramatically increasing the prices it charges to pimps for business consulting services….

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    Videos: Planned Parenthood advises pimp on Child Sex trafficking NY-NJ-VA-DC
    By Video @ 4:09 PM :: 8598 Views :: National News, Ethics, Family, Law Enforcement

    Undercover videos from six Planned Parenthood locations in three states and DC.

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    Newt Gingrich to speak in Honolulu tonight
    By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 7745 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be headlining the Hawaii GOP’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner.  The Party fundraising event will be held tonight at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    Recktenwald names Browning to replace McKenna
    By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 7545 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

    Judge Browning’s assignment is effective March 4, 2011. He will succeed Judge Sabrina McKenna, who will be sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court on March 3 at 4:15 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom.

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    Hawaii Bond Ratings: Fitch joins Moody’s in threating downgrade
    By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 6366 Views :: Energy, Environment

    The rating agency, which used data from 2009, said there was cause for near-term concern about “a number of” pension plans and pointed to the “considerable pressure that these obligations will place on many government budgets”. The greatest risk would come at the local level since labour-related costs were a higher percentage of local government budgets, Fitch said.

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    Ban-Happy Legislators’ toy bills take aim at novelty lighters, sky lanterns, foie gras, and ‘light pollution’
    By Grassroot Institute @ 11:02 AM :: 7550 Views :: Energy, Environment

    Our legislators have been busy this session introducing many bills that ban unusual items, or impose taxes, fees, restrictions and mandates on specific product choices for the people of Hawaii.

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    Friday, February 18, 2011
    UPDATE: Commissioners reject Carlisle's call to cancel Neighborhood Board Elections
    By Andrew Walden @ 12:05 AM :: 6774 Views

    Neighborhood Commissioners Brendan Bailey and Sylvia Young are pointing to the Carlisle administration as the source of efforts to cancel upcoming Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections. 

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    Thursday, February 17, 2011
    Flashback: East-West Center hammered for “sustained, biased and politically-motivated attack on World War II veterans”
    By Selected News Articles @ 8:40 PM :: 16502 Views :: Hawaii History, Higher Education, Military

    What you are observing below is the beginning of what will become a sustained campaign to re-write the history of “The Good War” and “The Greatest Generation” to fit the mold of social-democratic propaganda.  BTW: Dan Inouye is paying for all of this….

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