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  • Nevada pit bull mauls 6-month-old baby to death

    05/11/2017 8:33:32 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 11, 2017
    A 6-month-old from Hawaii was mauled to death Monday by her family's pit bull. Layla Tsuda, who said she was with the girl, told KHON-TV that the baby was playing in a baby walker inside their home in northwest Las Vegas valley when she was attacked. Tsuda reportedly went to the bathroom and when she came back she found the dog mauling the girl. Tsuda was able to stop the attack, but the baby already suffered major injuries, according to KTNV. The child was rushed to the hospital where she died.
  • Sending a message: Hundreds turn out for People’s Climate March in Kailua-Kona

    04/30/2017 4:17:02 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Apr 29 , 2017 | Chelsea Jensen
    From Kailua-Kona to Hilo to the marquee event Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., thousands of like-minded folks nationwide took to the streets on Saturday to demand action on climate change and take aim at the Trump Administration’s policies they say are an assault on the environment.
  • ...[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...
  • Trump: I'm 'Absolutely' Considering Breaking Up 'Outrageous' 9th Circuit Court

    04/26/2017 3:40:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2017 | Fox News
    President Trump told the Washington Examiner that he is "absolutely" thinking about breaking up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump criticized the heavily liberal court that blocked his executive order calling for a Mideast travel ban. He suggested it would likely uphold the injunction against his withholding of sanctuary cities' federal funds if the Justice Department appeals that ruling. Trump said that "many people" would support breaking up the "outrageous" bench, adding that he is "absolutely" considering the possibility.
  • Democrats Eat Their Own: Tulsi Gabbard Attacked for not Blaming Assad for Chemical Attack

    Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and Iraq War veteran, is getting blasted from the rabid Democrats of her party because she refuses to blame the alleged chemical attack in Syria on the Bashar Assad regime, which was used to justify President Donald Trump's missile strike on a Syrian airbase. Like Republican Senator Rand Paul and Representative Thomas Massie, Gabbard is also skeptical of the Syrian government being behind the attack on the town of Khan Shekhoun. https://twitter.com/CNN/status/850477149895131136 Disgraced former Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted, "This is a disgrace.  Gabbard should not be in Congress." https://twitter.com/GovHowardDean/status/850895059771957248 Aren't we glad Dean didn't make...
  • WWI commemorated at Aloha Tower Marketplace ceremony

    04/02/2017 9:27:45 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Sunday, April 2, 2017 | HNN Staff
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A centennial commemoration event for World Ward One kicked off Sunday at Aloha Tower. Military members, veterans and civilians gathered for the event. The ceremony at the Aloha Tower Marketplace commemorated the sinking of the merchant ship, the S.S. Aztec, which was a factor in the decision of the U.S. Congress to declare war on Germany and their Allies. Six merchant mariners from Hawaii died in the attack by a German U-boat in the Atlantic.
  • 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.
  • Both Judges Who Blocked Trump’s Travel Ban Made Decision Based on Fake News

    03/27/2017 12:36:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    A leaked DHS document is at the center of Trump’s travel ban controversy. Evidence that has been central to the two Federal judges instrumental in the March 15th revocation of President Trump’s travel ban was recently found to be false. The leaked Department of Homeland Security document first came to light via the Associated Press, where it was detailed in a February 24th article and has been cited as integral to the decision making process for the judges. The most important thing to note regarding this new information is that the judges based their ruling on false information about the...
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Imam behind Trump immigration ban suit runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque

    03/20/2017 4:12:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | March 18, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Incredible. Terror-tied imams can usurp our President and our national security apparatus.The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” That’s from “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991. (source: Robert Spencer) “Plaintiff behind Trump travel...
  • 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...
  • Judge Watson's Abominable Travel Ban Ruling

    03/17/2017 5:59:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    Anyone who understands the modern left could not be shocked by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson's issuance of a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's executively invoked travel ban -- but that doesn't make the order any less outrageous. The ruling was not just an exercise in judicial tyranny, as many have commented, but an act of jurisprudential nihilism and anarchy. Courts are not policymaking bodies but judicial tribunals that decide actual disputes on the basis of the facts and the law. For decades, the courts have arrogated to themselves the power to act outside their constitutional authority by...
  • Plaintiff behind Trump travel ban runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque

    03/16/2017 8:14:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/16/2017 at 10:05 PM | Leo Hohmann
    The main plaintiff in the Hawaii case blocking President Trump’s revised temporary travel ban is an imam with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The irony is hard to miss: Trump has talked about declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, and now it is a Brotherhood-backed imam who is playing a key role in blocking his executive order on immigration. Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries.
  • Judge's Ruling that New Executive Order Violates the Establishment Clause “Fundamentally Flawed”

    03/15/2017 10:54:30 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 56 replies
    ACLJ News ^ | 3/15/2017 | Jay Sekulow
    A federal district judge in Hawaii has just issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) blocking the key provisions of the President’s revised Executive order that pauses the refugee program and admittance of foreign nationals from 6 terrorist hotbeds (Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen) until thorough vetting can be put in place. The court disturbingly ruled that these two provisions – pausing refugees and foreign national entry from 6 nations – target Muslims and violate the Establishment Clause. The court created a constitutional crisis where none existed. The court’s Establishment Clause analysis is fundamentally flawed and ignores the separation...
  • Travel ban judge is only Native Hawaiian on federal bench

    03/15/2017 10:40:25 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 15 , 2017 | Associated Press
    The judge who halted President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban is the only Native Hawaiian serving on the federal bench. Nominated by former President Barack Obama in 2012, U.S. District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson is the fourth Native Hawaiian federal judge in U.S. history. He’s a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, which gives admission preference to Native Hawaiians.
  • BREAKING: Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban from taking effect nationwide tomorrow

    03/15/2017 3:48:21 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 311 replies
    BREAKING: Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban from taking effect nationwide tomorrow
  • Federal judge to rule today on Hawaii’s challenge to Trump’s travel ban

    03/15/2017 2:24:23 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 15 , 2017 | Timothy Hurley
    A federal court judge in Honolulu heard arguments this morning in Hawaii’s case to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban but did not make a ruling from the bench. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson said he would issue a ruling on the proposed temporary restraining order before 6 p.m., which is midnight Eastern Time. The executive order is schedule to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
  • Hawaii teacher: 'I won't teach' undocumented immigrants

    03/12/2017 1:04:18 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-10-17 | The Associated Press
    Campbell High School teacher John Sullivan on Wednesday used his work email to reply to a group of messages about parents keeping students out of school due to fears of being deported. "This is another attack on the President over deportation," Sullivan's email said. "Their parents need to apply for immigration like everyone else. If they are here in the U.S. illegally, I won't teach them." Officials declined to say whether Sullivan had been disciplined by the school's principal but state Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Sullivan's message was "disheartening and concerning." ~~ SNIP ~~Sullivan later told...