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  • ACTUAL COLOR FILM OF PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

    05/28/2016 1:07:36 PM PDT · by knarf · 29 replies
    FB ^ | Conservative Post
    Long forgotten, private color film of the actual attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry

    05/27/2016 12:34:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry. Hawaii looks like it is about to provide the federal government with the list of all the gun owners in the state. Supposedly, keeping a list of gun ownersí names will enable the FBI to tell police if a gun owner ever gets arrested. But a national gun registry isnít necessary to do this check. The FBI isnít the only organization that can do background checks on already existing gun owners. Hawaii already has a gun registry, and can regularly run its list of names to see...
  • The Truth in The Matter Reigns Supreme[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/26/2016 10:32:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Circumstantial evidence is when The enemy would have you believe in a lie instead of The Truth in the matter(substance) for truly as you are obedient to follow My Son "THE WORD" it is then My Spirit maintains your walk on the Highway of Holiness free from guile and the lies that distract you from My SON for I am not a man that should sway you from The Truth of My ~ Eternal Kingdom ~ and Glory forever, as you "ARE" My Children. Numbers 23:19 19 God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie,...
  • Obama looks to Hiroshima visit; Abe won't go to Pearl Harbor

    05/25/2016 9:59:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | May 25, 2016 | Nancy Benac, The Associated Press
    SHIMA, Japan (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he plans to use his historic visit to Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reflect on the suffering of war and the need to take steps to prevent it. Abe said he had no plans to reciprocate Obama's gesture by paying his own visit to Pearl Harbor. Obama's opened his trip to Japan with much intrigue about his upcoming stop in the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. But that first-ever visit by a sitting American president was caught up in the controversy in Japan over...
  • Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

    05/24/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by rarestia · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 24, 2016 | MARINA STARLEAF RIKER
    Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Most people entered in the "Rap Back" database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in "positions of trust," such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners. "I don't like the idea of us being entered into a database. It basically tells us that they know where...
  • New research estimates probability of mega-earthquake in the Aleutians

    05/15/2016 7:07:07 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 5/13/2016 | University of Hawaii at Manoa
    A team of researchers from the University of Hawai'i at MńĀnoa (UHM) published a study this week that estimated the probability of a Magnitude 9+ earthquake in the Aleutian Islands--an event with sufficient power to create a mega-tsunami especially threatening to Hawai'i. In the next 50 years, they report, there is a 9% chance of such an event. An earlier State of Hawai'i report has estimated the damage from such an event would be nearly $40 billion, with more than 300,000 people affected. Earth's crust is composed of numerous rocky plates. An earthquake occurs when two sections of crust suddenly...
  • How the spectacular Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain became so bendy

    05/12/2016 5:23:38 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 4 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 5/11/2016 | University of Sydney
    The physical mechanism causing the unique, sharp bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain has been uncovered in a collaboration between the University of Sydney and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Led by a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences, researchers used the Southern Hemisphere's most highly integrated supercomputer to reveal flow patterns deep in the Earth's mantle -- just above the core -- over the past 100 million years. The flow patterns explain how the enigmatic bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain arose. True to the old adage -- as above, so below -- the...
  • Audit to Focus on Stateís Civil Forfeiture Program That Some Pan as Property ĎRansomí

    05/09/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | May 9, 2016 | Graham Milldrum
    The first audit in decades is coming for a state program that allows law enforcement to seize property without a conviction ó and the administrator over the process is ready for whatever they may discover, while activist groups question its fairness. ďThe Attorney General is adamant about it being run above board,Ē said Deputy Attorney General Mike Vincent, supervisor of the civil recovery unit. His department is in charge of the process of civil forfeiture, where law enforcement can take property they allege as being used in or as the result of a criminal enterprise, without meeting the criminal standard...
  • Hawaii Island police reveal disturbing details in triple-murder, suspectís arrest

    05/07/2016 5:53:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    KHON2 ^ | 5/6/16
    Hawaii Island police reveal disturbing details in triple-murder, suspect's arrest By Web Staff Published: May 6, 2016, 9:50 am Updated: May 6, 2016, 6:41 pm Hawaii Island police arrested a Puna man early Friday morning on suspicion of multiple murders. At approximately 1:30 a.m. May 6, officers responded to a disturbance call in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna. "When they got to the house in question, they noticed someone pulling out of the driveway area and started to drive down the road. The vehicle was also driving with no lights on, so they initiated a traffic stop," explained Capt....
  • Hawaii lawmakers look to ban ivory

    03/27/2016 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 5:09 PM EDT | Marina Starleaf Riker
    Cheryl Konrad has spent the last 35 years educating visitors to her Lahaina, Hawaii, store about the centuries-old history of scrimshaw. Konrad fills the shelves in Lahaina Scrimshaw with the etchings of local artists on fossilized walrus and mammoth ivory. But if a bill to ban the sale of ivory becomes law this year, she worries that she will be forced to close her store. ďI feel like Iíve been a part of history. Itís just so hard to fathom that it could be criminal eventually,Ē Konrad said. Similar legislation in previous years has failed largely because of pushback from...
  • CNN Calls Alaska for Bernie Sanders (Western Saturday Primary)

    03/26/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | now
    his is a live televised report; no story. In Alaska, Sanders is up by 79% to Hillary's 21% with over 38% of the vote in, and CNN has called it for Sanders. In Washington, Sanders is up by 74% to 26% for Hillary with over 14% of the vote in.
  • Honolulu ĎFeels The Berní

    03/21/2016 12:46:24 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | March 20 .2016 | Chad Blair
    Think Hillary Clinton has a lock on Hawaiiís presidential preference poll this coming Saturday? Maybe not. Two enthusiastic Honolulu receptions on Sunday for the wife of Clintonís chief opponent, Bernie Sanders, suggests that supporters of the Vermont senator believe the Democratic primary process is far from over, despite the substantial delegate lead for the former secretary of state. Jane Sanders flew into town to meet privately with about two dozen veterans at Tommy Kakesako Hall on Nimitz Highway, an event well covered by local media.
  • Sanders sweeps, wins Alaska, Hawaii, Washington Democratic caucuses (but Cankles gets all delegates)

    03/27/2016 9:31:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2016
    Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Alaska, Washington and Hawaii Democratic presidential caucuses on Saturday by decisive margins -- victories he hopes will spark a Western states comeback and help him cut into frontrunner Hillary Clintonís substantial lead. "We knew things were going to improve as we headed west," Sanders said at a rally in Madison, Wis. "We are making significant inroads in ... Clinton's lead ... We have a path toward victory." Sanders won Alaska 81-to-18 percent; 68-32 in Hawaii and 73-26 in Wshignton over Clinton, with all precincts reporting. Washington was the biggest prize, 101 delegates, followed by Hawaii...
  • Why did Bernie Sanders dominate Saturday? Caucuses in states with smaller black populations.

    03/27/2016 9:34:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 27, 2016 | Philip Bump
    Sen. Bernie Sanders had the best night of his presidential campaign on Saturday, dominating Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Washington, Hawaii and Alaska state caucuses by wide margins. He cut into Clinton's pledged-delegate lead by at least one-sixth and potentially more. It was the sort of night that he needs more of. But which he's almost certainly not going to get. The reason it was such a big night for Sanders was that he dominated in Washington state, beating Clinton by more than 40 points. Washington has a big delegate total, so splitting up the delegates gave Sanders a...
  • Bernie Sanders Seizes 3 States, Sweeping Democratic Contests

    03/27/2016 4:25:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 101 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Senator Bernie Sanders routed Hillary Clinton in all three Democratic presidential contests on Saturday, infusing his underdog campaign with critical momentum and bolstering his argument that the race for the nomination is not a foregone conclusion. Mr. Sanders found a welcome tableau in the largely white and liberal electorates of the Pacific Northwest, where just days after resoundingly beating Mrs. Clinton in Idaho he repeated the feat in the Washington caucuses, winning 73 percent of the vote. He did even better in Alaska, winning 82 percent of the vote, and in Hawaii, he had 71 percent with a few precincts...
  • RNC mocks Clinton's 1-of-6 wins, 'embarrassing performance'

    03/27/2016 9:47:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 26, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus mocked Hillary Clinton's "embarrassing performance" in primaries and caucuses this week, chortling at her poor one-of-six wins. "Hillary Clinton's repeated stumbles at this stage of the race are another reminder of her deeply flawed candidacy. Winning only one out of six primaries and caucuses this week is an embarrassing performance for the Democrat front runner," he said in a statement Sunday. Clinton this week won the Arizona primary and lost to challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders in Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. "At a time when the public's concern about terrorism is growing, Hillary Clinton's...
  • Bernie Sanders Crushes Shrillary Clinton in AK and WA contests (HI to report in soon)

    03/26/2016 7:33:49 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 45 replies
    3/26/2016
    AK (100% reporting) Bernie = 80.7% Shrillary = 19.3% WA (93% reporting) Bernie = 72.3% Shrillary = 27.5% HI (0% reporting) So in Alaska and Washington State, just a total smackdown of Shrillary Clinton in those contests. Hawaii will not report for a few more hours but is generally expected to go the same way. So it appears that Bernie will win the trifecta of Democrat contests this weekend. So what does it all mean? It means that Bernie's faint hopes stay alive as the next major contest looms in Wisconsin - also where Bernie is expected to do well....
  • Democratic Caucuses: Bernie cleans up out west: Destroys Hillary in Washington and Alaska

    03/26/2016 7:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Today was Western Saturday for the Democrats while the GOP hopefuls had the day free to continue working the refs in Wisconsin. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders did battle again in Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii. All three of them are caucus states, a format which has given Hillary some trouble in the past and would prove poisonous to her once again this weekend. (One interesting note is that the only place where Clinton did any paid television advertising was in the Aloha State.) The results began coming in relatively early and Bernieís streak in caucus states only expanded. Sanders...
  • What Happened on Oahu Didnít Stay on Oahu

    03/26/2016 5:34:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    If modern activist groups held sway in the mid-nineteenth century, countless multitudes would have died from typhoid fever and cholera. The ďmiasmaĒ paradigm held that the diseases were caused by foul air arising from putrid matter Ė and only dogged scientific work by William Budd, John Snow and others finally convinced medical and health authorities that the agent was lethal organisms in drinking water. Ultimately, the investigatorsí persistence led to discoveries of Vibrio and Salmonella bacteria, the use of chlorine-based disinfectants for drains, water purification and hand washing, programs that kept sewage away from drinking water supplies, and steady advances...
  • Hawaii's last sugar plantation workers can get federal help

    03/14/2016 8:08:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 10:52 PM EDT | Marina Starleaf Riker
    Workers left without a job when the stateís last sugar plantation closes this year will be able to get financial help. Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. employees who lose their jobs will be able to get money through a federal program to help replace lost wages, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, announced Monday. About 675 Maui residents work for Hawaiiís last sugar plantation, which plans to end sugar operations by the end of 2016. Under the federal program, workers could receive up to $2,000 a month for a year while theyíre retrained for a new job. Thatís in addition to...
  • The Dam Bursts for Rubio

    03/09/2016 1:18:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 9, 2016 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432553/dam-bursts-rubio
    Itís not that last nightís contests in Idaho, Hawaii, Michigan and Mississsippi doomed Marco Rubioís campaign; itís that the four bad performances atop Rubioís previous disappointments ó New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, and just about everywhere else not called Minnesota and Puerto Rico Ė have now created what feels like an insurmountable perception of defeat. Three Rubio-friendly conservative writers ó Jen Rubin of the Washington Post, Dan McLaughlin of Red State, and Guy Benson of Townhall.com ó contend itís time for Rubio to quit the race and endorse Ted Cruz. Jen and Dan urge Rubio to strike the deal now...
  • Donald Trump Full Press Conference After Winning MI and MS Primaries (VIDEO)

    03/08/2016 8:39:59 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Mar 8, 2016
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump held a press conference in Jupiter, FL at Trump National Golf Club Jupiter. The event took place right after Mr. Trump was declared the winner of the Republican Primaries in Michigan and Mississippi.
  • Trump Takes Hawaii

    03/08/2016 11:45:51 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 109 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 08, 2016
    Donald Trump has won the Hawaii Republican presidential caucuses, according to the Associated Press. Trump never visited the state, but instead took his campaign to Twitter on the eve of the election. ďI employ many people in Hawaii at my great hotel in Honolulu. Iíll be there very soon. Vote for me, Hawaii!Ē he wrote. Trump's victory is his third of the night, following wins in Mississippi and Michigan.
  • Trump leads, Cruz second in early Hawaii results

    03/08/2016 11:37:00 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    KITV Island News ^ | March 8 , 2016 | staff
    Donald Trump is leading in an early vote count of Hawaii's Republican presidential caucus. Senator Ted Cruz is currently in second place. The early results include results from 12 out of 45 of precincts. Polls closed at 8 p.m. across the Hawaiian Islands and votes are being tallied by the Hawaii Republican Party.
  • Trump ahead in Hawaii

    03/08/2016 10:40:34 PM PST · by Justice · 105 replies
    CNN | 3/8/16 | CNN
    Trump Currently leading in Hawaii
  • First Exit Poll Results - Top Of The Hour (CNN)

    03/08/2016 1:39:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 147 replies
    First exit poll results out at 5:00 PM EST.
  • *LIVE 3/8/16 GOP Primary Thread (MI, MS, ID, HI)*

    03/08/2016 5:24:01 AM PST · by tatown · 2,146 replies
    self | 3/8/16 | tatown
    Hawaii ∑ 19 delegates Last poll closes at 11:00 PM CT Idaho ∑ 32 delegates Last poll closes at 10:00 PM CT Michigan ∑ 59 delegates Last poll closes at 8:00 PM CT Mississippi ∑ 40 delegates Last poll closes at 7:00 PM CT
  • March 8 GOP Primary Primer (HI, ID, MI, MS): Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday March 8, 2016150 of 2,472 delegates at stake
  • Hawaii GOP Senator Likes Cruz

    03/07/2016 7:17:03 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 9 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | 3/7/16 | Chad Blair
    Ted Cruz Hawaii announced Sunday that the only Republican serving in the state Senate wants Ted Cruz to be president. Sam Slom said the Texas senator is "the right candidate" to face Hillary Clinton in the general election. The endorsement comes as Slom's previous preferred candidate, retired surgeon Ben Carson, called it quits last week.It also comes two days before the local GOP holds its presidential caucus. "After eight long years of Barack Obama's failed policies, I want someone in the White House who respects the presidency, who respects the American people, and who respects the U.S. Constitution," Slom said...
  • Republican State Sen. Sam Slom endorses Ted Cruz (Hawaii)

    03/06/2016 3:00:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KITV-TV Island News ^ | March 6, 2016
    Today, the lone Republican lawmaker in the Hawaii State Senate Senator Sam Slom formally endorsed GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz. "After eight long years of Barack Obama's failed policies, I want someone in the White House who respects the presidency, who respects the American people, and who respects the U.S. Constitution. Ted Cruz will excel on all those points and more. I urge my fellow Republicans in the Aloha State to join me in supporting consistent conservative Texas senator Ted Cruz to become our party's nominee and become the forty-fifth president of the United States." His endorsement comes just days...
  • Polls show Donald Trump leading everywhere during a critical 2-week stretch

    03/04/2016 4:34:15 PM PST · by GilGil · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/3/2016 | Allan Smith
    Thirteen states hold primaries or caucuses over the next two weeks. Of them, Trump is leading polls in nine, according to the RealClearPolitics average, including some of the most important, winner-take-all states. The other states ó Hawaii, Maine, Idaho, and Missouri ó don't have any recent polls listed on the site. They're also the three states with the fewest delegates to award. And in Maine, Trump has the endorsement of Gov. Paul LePage.
  • Larry Ellison gives another $1 million to boost Marco Rubio

    02/20/2016 8:00:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | February 20th, 2016 | By Kenneth P. Vogel
    A super PAC supporting Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign raised $2.5 million in January, including $1 million from tech billionaire Larry Ellison, according to a report filed Saturday with the Federal Election Commission. The donation from Ellison, the executive chairman of Oracle Corporation, brings his total spending on behalf of Rubio to $4 million, making him among the top donors of the 2016 cycle. Conservative Solutions PAC spent nearly $11 million last month, mostly on ads and direct mail attacking Rubio’s rival for the Republican presidential nomination Ted Cruz and his former rival Chris Christie, who has since dropped out. The...
  • Allow God to remove the strongmen from your life[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/18/2016 11:53:36 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    Infiltration of the enemy is easily contained through prayer and entreated Favor and truly in this move my Spirit shall move speedily on your behalf so that the proud are humbled and the rebellious are removed as Absalom for I AM here to cut the head off the strongman as David did to Goliath. So do not fear their size or number for truly you ARE a Child of God ! 2 Samuel 18:14-17 (AMPC) 14 Joab said, I will not tarry thus with you. He took three darts in his hand and thrust them into the body of Absalom...
  • Here‚Äôs Six Funerals The Obamas DID Attend

    02/17/2016 9:48:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/16 | Peter Hasson
    † U.S. President Barack Obama pulls up his collar as he arrives in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg The White House announced on Wednesday that neither President Barack Obama or first lady Michelle Obama will be attending the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. While Justice Scalia‚Äôs funeral apparently doesn‚Äôt warrant Obama‚Äôs presence, here are six funerals that did. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Less than two months before the 2012 election, both Obamas took time out of their schedule to attend the...
  • Secretive U.S. Navy Submarine Went on a Dangerous Mission

    02/15/2016 10:18:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 15, 2016 | Joseph Trevithick
    Secretive U.S. Navy Submarine Went on a Dangerous Mission Clues suggest spying in 'extremely hazardous' waters On Jan. 20, 2013, the Seawolf-class attack submarine USS Jimmy Carter left her home port in Bangor, Washington. Less than two months later, the submarine appeared at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for repairs. It was all quite mysterious. During her time at sea, we don‚Äôt know where Jimmy Carter was or what her crew of nearly 150 were precisely doing. The Seawolf class is one of the most secretive weapons in America‚Äôs arsenal, and information about the Navy‚Äôs ‚ÄúSilent Service‚ÄĚ is difficult to discover...
  • 'Ex-communist' Ė a term still in Obama's future

    08/29/2012 10:10:32 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | August 29, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Exclusive: Jack Cashill points out BHO has yet to hear 'Moscow screams' ďThere is one experience which most sincere ex-Communists share,Ē wrote Whittaker Chambers in his classic conversion narrative ďWitness,Ē and that is the epiphany, the road-to-Damascus moment, the instant they realize the life they have been living is a lie. Chambers memorably quotes one young woman about her fatherís Damascus moment: ďHe was immensely pro-Soviet Ö and then Ė you will laugh at me Ė but you must not laugh at my father Ė and then Ė one night Ė in Moscow Ė he heard screams. Thatís all. Simply...
  • Dengue fever outbreak in Hawaii has global impact

    01/21/2016 12:47:13 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/21/2015 | Jennifer Abbasi
    Experts warn that we should be prepared for more dengue in the US and around the world. ‚ÄėHawaii is a piece of a much bigger phenomenon that‚Äôs happening globally,‚Äô says Dr. Peter Hotez at Baylor College of Medicine. It‚Äôs peak tourism season in Hawaii, and the state‚Äôs Department of Health has issued a warning for visitors and residents: dengue fever is spreading on the Big Island. More than 150 people on Hawaii Island have been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.
  • Coast Guard to suspend search for 12 missing Marines

    01/19/2016 7:19:34 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Jan. 19 ,2016 | Star Ad staff
    The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that they will suspend the search for the 12 missing Marines off Haleiwa at sunset. ‚ÄúThe decision to suspend the search without finding survivors is particularly difficult,‚ÄĚ said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. James Jenkins. A search, led by the Marine Corps, will continue for debris and remains, but the focus of the search is changing to a recovery and salvage operation.
  • 4th life raft recovered from crashed choppers - Day 5

    01/19/2016 12:14:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | HNN staff
    All four life rafts from the two choppers that collided off Oahu's North Shore have been recovered on Monday but with no sign of any survivors, according to an official with the U.S. Marines. In spite of this, rescuers on Tuesday will continue searching for the 12 Marines who were on board the two helicopters when they crashed late Thursday. This would be the fifth day of search-and-rescue operations.
  • Puerto Rico Is Greece, & These 5 States Are Next To Go

    01/17/2016 10:47:05 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Jan, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As Wilbur Ross so eloquently noted, for Puerto Rico "it's the end of the beginning... and the beginning of the end," as he explained "Puerto Rico is the US version of Greece." However, as JPMorgan explains, for some states the pain is really just beginning as Municipal bond risk will only become more important over time, as assets of some severely underfunded plans are gradually depleted. But, as JPMorgan details, Muni risk is on the rise for US states, but broad generalizations do not apply (in other words, these five states are 'screwed')... The direct indebtedness of US states (excluding...
  • Hawaii Department of Health Reports First Case Of Zika Virus In The U.S.

    01/16/2016 3:03:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 01/16/2016 | Andrew Liptak
    Just days after the Center for Disease Control recommended travel warnings to pregnant women headed to Latin America, the Hawaiian Department of Health has confirmed a Zika "virus infection in a baby r"ecently born with microcephaly in a hospital on Oahu. The release stressed that this case wasn't acquired in the United States: the mother was pregnant in Brazil in May 2015, when the virus was transmitted. Neither the infant or the mother are contagious. ...
  • Hawaii woman heard 2 booms on night Marine choppers crashed

    01/16/2016 1:53:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 16 JANUARY 2016 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) -- A retiree who lives across the street from a Hawaii beach said she heard two booms that were loud enough to shake her house on the night two Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the island of Oahu. "I threw my blanket off, put my slippers on and ran outside thinking it was a car accident," Elaray Navarro said. The Coast Guard was notified late Thursday of the crash by another civilian who saw the aircraft flying then disappear and a fireball. Someone else reported a flare in the sky, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr said.
  • Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii (12 Marines missing)

    01/15/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 69 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Jan 15 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii Jan 15 2016 - By David Cenciotti The two CH-53E Super Stallions were conducting night ops off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The U.S. Marine Corps have just confirmed that a Search and Rescue operation is underway off Hawaii’s Oahu after two CH-53E Super Stallions helicopters collided mid-air during night training. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, debris field was spotted less than 3 miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa, Both helicopters were from MCAS Kaneohe Bay and each had six people aboard. No further details on...
  • Monster tsunami could devastate California: study (hypothetical 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska)

    09/04/2013 5:53:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/4/13 | AFP
    A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California's economy and force 750,000 people to evacuate, a report published Wednesday warned. One third of all boats in California's marinas could be damaged or sunk, costing some $700 million in losses, while major ports would struggle to get huge cargo vessels out to sea in time to avoid being buffeted by tsunamis. Experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS) based their damage assessment on the scenario of a 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska's Pacific Coast, which it said was "hypothetical but plausible." "In this scenario...
  • Scientists: Volcano Could Swamp U.S. with Mega-Tsunami

    03/29/2005 3:41:11 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 154 replies · 4,896+ views
    China Daily ^ | 3/29/2005 | Staff Writers
    A wall of water up to 55 yards high crashing into the Atlantic seaboard of the United States, flattening everything in its path -- not a Hollywood movie but a dire prophecy by some British and U.S. academics. As the international community struggles to aid victims of last month's devastating tsunami in southern Asia, scientists warn an eruption of a volcano in Spain's Canary Islands could unleash a "mega-tsunami" larger than any in recorded history. Hammocks almost buried at the beach of Pajara district in Fuerteventura island (Canary Island), southern Spain. Countries all around the Atlantic rim could be hit...
  • Scientists: Tsunami Could Hit West Coast

    01/03/2005 12:34:11 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies · 3,439+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 1/3/2005 | Joseph B. Verrengia
    Scientists: Tsunami Could Hit West Coast Tsunami scientists and public safety officials are closely watching an earthquake-prone nation with thousands of miles of crowded coastlines for signs of an imminent disaster. Indonesia? Japan? Try the United States. Experts say the West Coast could experience a calamity similar to the one they have been watching unfold half a world away. "People need to know it could happen," said geologist Brian Atwater of the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists say grinding geologic circumstances similar to those in Sumatra also exist just off the Pacific Northwest coast. They are a loaded gun that could...
  • Researchers Plot Course Of Ancient American Tsunami (902AD)

    10/28/2002 4:27:53 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 808+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10-28-2002
    Researchers plot course of ancient American tsunami Researchers have calculated the scale of a giant wave that devastated the north west coast of America 1,100 years ago. Japanese scientists used computer modelling to recreate the devastation from the ancient tsunami. The team from the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution in Kobe say the work will help planners minimise the impact of any future wave. The researchers took clues from silt deposits found in the Puget Sound, a Pacific inlet above earthquake fault lines in the Seattle area. Experts say the tsunami could have reached up to seven metres in...
  • Clinton Email Scandal Worsens (JW Weekly Update)

    01/09/2016 10:20:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Retrieved Emails Show Top Clinton Aide Prioritized Advertising Design over the Deaths of U.S. Personnel in Benghazi Obama Power Grab Racially Divisive and DangerousState Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Inspectors general offices (OIG) are established under federal law at federal agencies as "independent and objective units within most agencies. Their duties are to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs and operations of their respective agencies." Under the Obama administration, OIG independence has been attacked, and many IG...
  • Remains of lost 1800s whaling fleet discovered off Alaska‚Äôs Arctic coast

    01/08/2016 12:24:03 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | January 6, 2016 | unattributed
    The shipwrecks, and parts of other ships, that were found are most likely the remains of 33 ships trapped by pack ice close to the Alaskan Arctic shore in September 1871... The ships were destroyed in a matter of weeks, leaving more than 1,200 whalers stranded at the top of the world until they could be rescued by seven ships of the fleet standing by about 80 miles to the south in open water off Icy Cape. No one died in the incident but it is cited as one of the major causes of the demise of commercial whaling in...
  • Last sugar plantation in Hawaii to close this year

    01/06/2016 8:23:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | January 6, 2016 | Andrew Gomes
    Hawaii‚Äôs last sugar plantation will wind down by the end of this year, its owner announced today. Alexander & Baldwin Inc. said it will phase out sugarcane farming on Maui at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. over the next 12 months and transition the 36,000-acre farm to a diversified crop model. A&B said many employees will be laid off starting in March as their specific functions are completed, and that about half of the 675 HC&S workers will be retained through the end of the last harvest late this year. Company leaders said the decision was reached with ‚Äúgreat regret‚ÄĚ...