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Friday, July 24, 2015
Clean Energy Fail: While Most States Clean Up, Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since '08
By Andrew Walden @ 8:49 PM :: 7240 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...What matters is whether the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is delivering the CO2 reductions which for many justify the increased expense.  The answer is no.....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Nai Aupuni Bylaws Confirm it is Running a State Election
By Andrew Walden @ 3:36 PM :: 6544 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

OHA authorized the funds and OHA invited the participants to form Nai Aupuni....

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Sunday, July 19, 2015
OHA Trustee to Use Trust Funds to Sell Marijuana?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 8054 Views :: OHA, Drugs

"The Association Board has scheduled an invitation to meet with a native Hawaiian entrepreneur currently operating out of Arizona and Las Vegas...."

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
'Aha Ambush: 'Notice of Election' for Fake Indian Tribe to be Mailed out Today
By Andrew Walden @ 7:45 PM :: 7643 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

It could be the most significant change in Hawaii since statehood.  Three-quarters of native Hawaiians are effectively excluded from the process--as are all non-Hawaiians.  Included: Lots of incarcerated prisoners, dead people, and people living on the mainland....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Sandwich Isles Communications: Political Connections Pay Off
By Andrew Walden @ 11:37 PM :: 40406 Views :: Akaka Bill, Democratic Party, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Tax Credits

originally published May, 2005, reprinted in honor of Al Hee being found guilty on all counts....

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Sunday, July 12, 2015
Full Text: After Two Months, OHA Coughs up Check Register
By Andrew Walden @ 11:20 PM :: 9661 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The very first check on the very first page of OHA's 2014-2015 fiscal year is $25,000 written to convicted felon and mortgage scammer, David Keanu Sai....

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Saturday, July 11, 2015
Kauai Payroll and Hiring Audit: Fraud, Overpayments and Contract Violations
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 AM :: 5857 Views :: Kauai County, Labor

There were many instances of missing documents....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
$4M Lawsuit Claims Bumpy Kanahele Defrauds Am. Samoa of Tsunami Recovery Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 AM :: 14550 Views :: Ethics, OHA

While Kanahele got a role playing himself in the movie 'Aloha,' his business partner in two enterprises--Quin Ngoc Rudin--is in a federal penitentiary in California....

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Danner: Hawaiian Homes Commissioners "Have Rings in Their Noses"
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 9047 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

According to Kauhane, 104 comments have been submitted to the DoI and 76 are in opposition to the proposed rules--a nearly 3-1 margin....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Proposed Federal Rules for Hawaiian Homelands Parallel Obama Admin Rewrite of Indian Law
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 AM :: 8433 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA
"The Department will create a tribe, not recognize an historic tribe."
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Saturday, June 20, 2015
$418M 'Clean Energy' Tax Hike: Fewer flights and fewer visitors to Hawaii would be expected
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 11152 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism, Cost of Living

...it is OK that their plan would gut the tourism industry because it would also drive Hawaii's cost of living up to the point where residents could no longer afford to leave....

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Friday, June 19, 2015
APHIS on Invasive Species: "The truth is we just don't care that much"
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 7168 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

... two draft replies--one labeled "the truth" and the other labeled "option 2" ....

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Friday, June 19, 2015
DHS: For First Time Majority of Homeless Refusing Shelter
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 AM :: 5457 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...A total of 1,217 homeless refusing shelter have been added to Hawaii's homeless population in the last two years....

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
DLNR Steps in to Save Sea Cucumbers Harvested at Behest of Anti-GMO Huckster Promoting Quack Cancer Treatment
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 5104 Views :: GMOs
DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case points out, “Until very recently this was not an issue."
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Sunday, June 7, 2015
Can OHA Keep Na'i Aupuni from Stealing $2.6M?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 10321 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

Na'i Aupuni's five directors have close ties to Kana'iolowalu including Pauline Namuo, wife of Roll Commission Executive Director Clyde Namuo....

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Kouchi, Ige United for ... Azerbaijan?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:23 AM :: 6188 Views :: Energy, Ethics
Arm in arm with Kouchi appears to be one of the Gulenists' two Ozkur Yildizes featured in our 2011 article, "Did Sen Mike Gabbard get hoaxed by fake Turkic President?"
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Telescope Cash: Ige Proposes OHA Toll Booth on Mountain, Limit on 'Non-cultural' Access
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 6875 Views :: Higher Education, OHA
"Future visitor access to the mountain be handled through the Native Hawaiian community...."
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Friday, May 22, 2015
UPDATE: HSTA Election Conspiracy? Okabe Complains About Release of Information
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 AM :: 10514 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...have no integrity and join effectively in a conspiracy against him and his team....” 

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Draft DoI Rules Create Path for Fake Indian Tribe to Take Over DHHL
By Andrew Walden @ 8:58 PM :: 9770 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

...rules proposed May 8, 2015 by the US Department of the Interior (DoI), at the urging of Robin Danner's Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, create a path to federal recognition in three steps....

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sacred? OHA Trustees Dream of "Millions or Billions" in Telescope Revenues
By Andrew Walden @ 4:12 PM :: 3418 Views

"Where is all the money going?" -- OHA Trustee Rowena Akana

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Tranny Birth Certificates: How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 8:18 PM :: 4467 Views :: Family

Senate 21-1-3-0 / House 37-0-14-0

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Friday, May 8, 2015
How They Voted: HB321 Marijuana
By Andrew Walden @ 3:38 AM :: 3152 Views

Senate: 21-3-0-1 / House: 26-10-13-2

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Kim Out: Marijuana Last Straw as Senate Committee Chairs Overthrow President
By Andrew Walden @ 11:07 AM :: 10933 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Drugs

...The Senate says 'yes' to marijuana and 'no' to anti-GMO protesters....

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Rail Tax Hike: How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 1:14 AM :: 6686 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

Senate 21-4 : House 39-12

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Sunday, May 3, 2015
Hawaii Republican Convention Meets, Elects New Party Leaders
By Andrew Walden @ 1:06 AM :: 6006 Views :: Republican Party
"We are losing and are going to keep losing unless we do things differently."
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
25% Tax Would Make State Senior Partner in Marijuana Business
By Andrew Walden @ 5:47 AM :: 7419 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

...HB321, SD2 proposes a 15% gross proceeds tax and a 10% special sales tax on so-called 'medical' marijuana sold in Hawaii....

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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Mark Takai: 100 Days of Nothingness
By Andrew Walden @ 10:01 PM :: 5011 Views :: Congressional Delegation

This looks more like Mark's excellent adventure....

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Telescope: For OHA, it’s all About the Rent Money
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 AM :: 19728 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...this type of rent-seeking activity is at the root of Hawaii’s high cost of living and lack of economic diversity....

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Worst in Nation Hawaii Health Connector Looking for Another $28M
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 4604 Views :: Health Care

...details for the House Finance Committee to work out in a hearing now set for Wednesday April 8 at 2pm in room 308....

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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Na'i Aupuni: Will OHA Trustees Waste Another $2.3M on Fake Indian Tribe?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 7871 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Na'i Aupuni won't be told what to do by OHA.  And the contractors won't be told what to do by Na'i Aupuni....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
PKF Report: "OHA Will Run Out of Funds"
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 AM :: 8032 Views :: OHA

Trustees have been drawing down the OHA Trust fund by amounts ranging from $5M to $30M per year every year since 2005....

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hawaii Civil Air Patrol Volunteers Instructed not to talk to Media
By Andrew Walden @ 11:18 PM :: 5789 Views :: Military

"...Failure to comply with this regulation will result in disciplinary action...."

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
OHA COO Resigns Amid Management Shakeup
By Andrew Walden @ 11:30 PM :: 6288 Views :: OHA

Kawika Burgess, who has been OHA’s chief operating officer since October 2013, is stepping down effective April 30th....

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Monday, March 23, 2015
HGEA Perreira Threatens Sen Roz Baker After Hospital Reform Hearing
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 AM :: 9243 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Politicians

"... you may currently enjoy the privilege of occupying a seat, you do not own it - it does not belong to you.  Show some respect to the people who put you there ...."

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Full Text: Hawaiian Roll Commission Releases Financial Records
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 13270 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Kanaiolowalu's spending of OHA's rapidly depleting Trust is in excess of $4M.  But now, thanks to Grassroot Institute's open records request, we can discover where the money went....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Leaked Docs: Wong, Dwyer, and Harry Mattson Got 26% of Kanaiolowalu Contracting Budget
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 10884 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Rail

Contracts with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) reveal hundreds of thousands of dollars in Kanaiolowalu “consulting” fees paid in 2012 and 2013 to Dwyer and Wong....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Illegal Debate--Secret Report: OHA Trustees to Cut Funding for Hawaiian Charter Schools?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:03 AM :: 7804 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

"...the very discussion we are having now is illegal...." -- OHA Trustee Peter Apo January 14, 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
After Sob Story from Child Molester's Mother, Hawaii House Offers Ex-Cons $50K per Year, Free Obamacare for Life
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 AM :: 8824 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

This is all part of a scheme hatched by two lawyers famous for helping OJ Simpson get off on his 1994 double murder rap in Los Angeles....

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Lindsey: CEO Should be Talking to OHA Trustees -- Need to Discuss Leadership Succession
By Andrew Walden @ 2:53 AM :: 5142 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...my goal is to elevate our status as a Board of Trustees...."

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Fake Indian Tribe Falling Apart: Hawaiian Civic Club Consortium Decision "Null and Void"
By Andrew Walden @ 2:53 AM :: 6745 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Upset by their Board of Directors' January 17, 2015 decision to join in the push for creation of a fake Indian Tribe, Hawaiian Civic Club members February 20, 2015 filed an internal complaint....

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Will Legislators Co-Sign $660M Loan for Evicted Racetrack Owner?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 12133 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...If approved, non-profits directed by Grace, the Paradise Lua porta-potty magnate who beat the rap for the 1999 Aloha Stadium porta-potty fire bombings, would be eligible for millions of dollars to fund proposals such as the "Paradise Ohana Heart and Vascular Center, Inc."....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Hawaii Rejects Sugary Beverage Labeling, Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 5717 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...the proposed laws could actually increase obesity by increasing poverty....

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
HART Directors' Secret Discussion: State May Grab 25% Cut to Ease Passage of GE Tax Extension
By Andrew Walden @ 2:30 PM :: 6489 Views :: Rail, Taxes
HART Chairman Don Horner suggests the State's surcharge will be raised to 25% even though such a move would "result in a deficit in anticipated GET revenues."
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tulsi Gabbard Hires Cult Associate as Chief of Staff
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 AM :: 16361 Views :: Tulsi Gabbard

...Tulsi Gabbard has quietly hired an identified associate of the Chris Butler Cult as her new Chief of Staff....

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
SB358: Green Energy Scammers Push Legislators to Tax Natural Gas
By Andrew Walden @ 9:04 PM :: 5513 Views :: Energy, Taxes

Under SB358, gas will be taxed more heavily than oil....

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
State-backed Loans: $89M to Companies Tied to OHA Chair Robert Lindsey
By Andrew Walden @ 8:08 PM :: 9773 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, OHA

If approved, Hawaii taxpayers could find themselves providing $44M in loan guarantees to an Indian company's jet fuel deal in England....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Takai vs Takai on Homeland Security Funding
By Andrew Walden @ 2:34 AM :: 5558 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military
Did any reporter ask Takai whether he regretted last month's vote against funding DHS?
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
SB992: Creates Tribal Judiciary, Places 12,000 Hawaiian Children at Risk
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 AM :: 8266 Views :: Akaka Bill, Family, OHA
"Allowing a program like this to stand alone will lead to improper use and potentially corruption of a system whose sole purpose should be the safety and protection of the children."
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Massive GE Tax Hike On the Move in House and Senate
By Andrew Walden @ 4:16 AM :: 7089 Views :: Taxes

UPDATE: HB1253 has been deferred. SB727 passed with amendments....

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Sunday, February 8, 2015
SEC Filing: Defective Turbines and Batteries, Secret Golden Parachutes at Hawaii Windfarms
By Andrew Walden @ 9:40 PM :: 7694 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...their projects “are not obligated to physically deliver electricity.”...

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