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  • ...[A]dmiral says the U.S. should consider adding ballistic missile interceptors in Hawaii

    04/26/2017 5:08:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2017 | Dan Lamothe
    The top U.S. military officer in the Pacific said Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today” with a ballistic missile attack and that the Pentagon should consider adding new ballistic missile interceptors and defensive radar there to counter that possibility. Navy Adm. Harry Harris, the chief of U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee there are already “sufficient” ballistic missile interceptors protecting the United States at Fort Greely in Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. But he added there is a possibility that not every missile...
  • Why Did Vice President Pence Shorten His Hawaii Trip to Return to Washington?

    04/25/2017 4:09:54 AM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Hours ago, Vice President Pence made headlines by shortening his trip to Hawaii so that he could fly back to Washington D.C. Pence’s original plans to visit the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor have also been put on hold. Speculations about the swift change of the Vice President’s plans have been attributed to the Friday deadline that Congress must meet in order to pass a new spending package. The impending doom of a government shutdown awaits them if they are not successful. Additionally, the White House is scheduled to release a new tax reform plan this week. Given the following,...
  • Just Back From Syria, Rep. Gabbard Brings Message: 'There Are No Moderate Rebels'

    04/07/2017 5:39:33 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    CNSnews ^ | January 26, 2017 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, says she made a secret, four-day trip to Syria -- meeting with ordinary people and even President Bashar al-Assad -- because the suffering of the Syrian people "has been weighing heavily on my heart." "I wanted to see if there was in some small way, a way that I could express the love and the aloha and the care that the American people have for the people of Syria, and to see firsthand what was happening there, to see that situation there," Gabbard told CNN's "The Lead" with Jake Tapper on Wednesday.
  • Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is knocked down to size

    04/09/2017 11:35:40 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 72 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 7, 2017 | Editorial Board
    The outdoor jail that was Mr. Arpaio’s marquee undertaking was a travesty. Ostensibly established to save money and deter criminals, who presumably would want to avoid sweltering in desert heat, it failed on both counts. In fact, closing the encampment will save taxpayers some $4.5 million annually. And in a recent study, the inmates there said they preferred the facility, the heat notwithstanding, to the cramped cells in conventional jails. In announcing that the encampment would be closed, after 24 years, Mr. Arpaio’s successor, Paul Penzone, a Democrat, said, “Starting today, the circus ends, and the tents come down.” Mr....
  • Hawaii LGBT couples seek equal access to fertility treatment

    04/09/2017 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2017 10:08 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20,000 for a fertility procedure when they decided to have a child using a surrogate mother. They did not know at the time that if they were a heterosexual couple, they might have saved that money. Now, Smith and other members of Hawaii’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are lobbying for equal access to the financial help married, heterosexual couples enjoy under state law. They are pushing legislation that would require insurance companies to cover in vitro fertilization for more couples, including making Hawaii the first state to require the coverage...
  • Attorney General [ of Hawaii ] defends travel ban lawsuit in Waimea

    04/07/2017 3:24:54 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Aopr. 7 , 2017 | Max Dible
    “On this issue, on immigration, I feel like we have a story to tell. I feel like we have something to say that is different and unique and special to Hawaii,” said Chin, adding other states’ arguments focus solely on the adverse economic impact of the order. “To me, there’s so much that is deeper than that. It’s not just the money. It’s not just the tourism dollars or the college education dollars. It’s the assault on our culture. It’s the assault on just kind of the values that Hawaii really stands for.”
  • Join the Protest Today Against Hawaii AG Chin

    04/06/2017 12:29:31 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 4 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Apr. 6th , 2017 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    Come and JOIN the protest today , fronting Waimea School in Waimea (Kamuela ) From 5:00 PM until dark Protesting the Frivolous Lawsuit filed by Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin against the Legal and Legitimate Presidential Executive Order ,signed by President Donald J. Trump , protecting the nation and the American people against unvetted immigrants or refugees from 6 specified Middle Eastern and African countries , which are well known hotbeds of radical Islamist terrorism . Bring polite signs , Trump-Pence campaign signs , U.S. Flags AG DOUG CHIN DOES NOT SPEAK FOR US ! We Support Our President –...
  • Trump administration appeals court ruling on revised travel ban

    03/31/2017 6:48:39 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 30, 2017 | Staff
    The Trump administration is appealing a Hawaii federal judge’s ruling blocking President Trump’s revised travel ban. Attorneys from the Department of Justice appealed the earlier ruling on Thursday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The move comes a day after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued a longer-lasting hold on key provisions of Trump’s executive order.
  • Protest outside PTA as military training heats up

    03/31/2017 3:19:41 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | March 30, 2017 | Nancy Cook Lauer
    Their oli were loud, but the teeth-rattling boom of sporadic mortar rounds was louder, as more than 50 protesters employed Native Hawaiian chants to express their opposition to the latest series of training exercises at the U.S. Army garrison. As 15-20 mph gusts whipped their flags, homemade signs and in one case, a surfboard, the protesters faced the facility across Saddle Road on Wednesday, several with mouths and noses covered by surgical masks or kerchiefs. They decried war, sought environmental protections and cited health concerns from the artillery disturbing the depleted uranium that the Army has acknowledged still contaminates the...
  • Federal judge extends Hawaii block of Trump’s travel ban

    03/29/2017 8:03:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2017 | AP
    HONOLULU – A federal judge in Hawaii is extending his order that blocks President Donald Trump’s travel ban until the state’s lawsuit works its way through the courts. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the written ruling Wednesday after hearing arguments.
  • Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban target of threats

    03/24/2017 1:03:19 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 23, 2017 | Associated Press
    The FBI says authorities are aware that the federal judge in Hawaii who ruled against President Donald Trump’s travel ban has received threatening messages. FBI spokeswoman Michele Ernst said Thursday the agency is aware of reports of threatening messages against U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson and is prepared to help if necessary. Watson blocked the federal government from enforcing its ban on new visas for people from six mostly Muslim countries and its suspension of the nation’s refugee program. He issued his ruling last week hours before the travel ban was to go into effect.
  • Hawaii Republican Leader Rep. Beth Fukumoto Officially Resigns From GOP

    03/22/2017 7:06:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 109 replies
    NBC ^ | March 22, 2017 | Traci G. Lee
    In a letter to the Hawaii Republican Party on Wednesday, Rep. Beth Fukumoto wrote about the partisanship she saw from her colleagues on the right, which included criticism from her own caucus that she felt was due to her participation at the Women's March in Honolulu in January. "This election, I saw members of my party marginalizing and condemning minorities, ethnic or otherwise, and making demeaning comments towards women," Fukumoto wrote in her letter. "So, when I listened as our now top office holder refused to condemn the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, speaking out didn't seem...
  • Trump's ban and five other ways Hawaii has made a mark in America

    03/21/2017 12:15:03 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 21 March 2017 | Katie Shepherd
    A federal judge in Hawaii has ordered that President Donald Trump's travel ban be halted. How else has this island state influenced the rest of the country?
  • Hawaii: No Vetting For Potential Terrorists, But Six Month Quarantine For Your Dog! WTF?

    03/19/2017 8:12:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Halls of Karma ^ | 3*19*17 | Les Roediger
    If you travel to Hawaii and you bring a dog, even if the dog is a guide dog for a blind person, it is subject to a six-month quarantine to determine if it is a risk to the citizen’s welfare and safety. But apparently they have no problem with allowing potential terrorists to enter with no more than a passport and plane ticket. Trump’s travel related executive order was all set to go, but needed to be revised. Now Judge Watson’s restraining order prohibits the executive order from working as designed, putting American citizens at risk due to lack of...
  • Trump EO - Hawaii Ruling

    03/19/2017 10:28:08 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    United States District Court for the District of Hawaii ^ | Mar 15, 2017 | Judge Derrick Watson
  • Liberal judges create new precedent- psychic rulings

    03/19/2017 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-19-17 | DrJohn
    Once again a liberal judge has imposed a stay on Donald Trump's revised travel pause, but this time it required some theatrical legerdemain. Hawaii judge Derrick Watson issued the stay based not on the Constitution, but rather on his ability to read Donald Trump's mind. When federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland blocked Trump's revised travel ban from taking effect, the judges spelled out their major concern: the unusual record of statements by the president and his advisers suggesting the executive order's real purpose was to discriminate against Muslims, in violation of the Constitution's ban on officially favoring or disfavoring...
  • Obama Made Surprise Visit to Hawaii 48 hours Before Judge Blocked Trump Travel Ban. WHY?

    03/16/2017 2:26:07 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 52 replies
    The Daily Westerner ^ | 3/16/17 | Staff Writers-The Daily Westerner
    A ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban was announced less than 48 hours after Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Honolulu, leading some to speculate that the former president may have schemed with the judge he originally appointed. Hours before Trump’s travel ban on individuals from six Muslim countries was set to go into effect yesterday, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson, who presides in Honolulu, slapped down the policy, citing Trump’s comments on Muslims during the presidential campaign as part of his reason for blocking the ban. Watson was nominated...
  • Remove Hawaii AG Doug Chin - 3rd posting

    03/17/2017 1:25:42 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 19 replies
    Change.og ^ | March 10 , 2017 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    In filing his repeated and frivolous law suits against the President of the United States , Donald J. Trump , in the matter of President Trump's legal authority to protect the nation by Presidential Executive Orders , Hawaii Attorney General , Douglas Chin , is endangering the people of the Hawaiian Islands . Chin's ill advised law suits are bringing a bad name and disgraceful reputation to the State of Hawaii and the residents in their entirety , before the rest of the nation and the world . His efforts may even cause international terrorists to focus on establishing Hawaii...
  • Tucker Carlson - Judicial Overreach Based On 1st Amendment - Travel Ban

    03/17/2017 11:27:18 AM PDT · by rxsid · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03/16/2016 | Tucker Carlson
    A must listen for anyone who hasn't heard it. This is yet another example of what we are up against.Here's an attorney that's involved with the recent Hawaii case that put a halt to President Trump's recent travel ban. She argues that our Constitution, and specifically the Bill of Rights applies to ALL people of the world...including foreigners living in foreign countries. Beyond stunning.Tucker Carlson - Judicial Overreach Based On 1st Amendment - Travel Ban (begin around 1:45)
  • US soldiers train for jungle warfare in Hawaii rainforest

    03/16/2017 8:23:46 PM PDT · by fidelis · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 16, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were water-logged and their clothes, hair and ears were caked with mud. The soldiers were going through training at the first jungle school the Army has established in decades. The course is part of a program to train soldiers for exercises and potential combat on terrain that looks more like islands and nations in the Pacific than arid Afghanistan and the deserts of the Middle East. Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commander of the 25th...