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  • Chem. weapons dumped at sea corroding but haven't yet released toxic contents [Hawaii 2010 news] TR

    04/14/2018 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    DMZ Hawaii ^ | July 28, 2010 | Kyle
    Full title: Researchers report that chemical weapons dumped at sea are corroding but have not yet released toxic contents KyleJuly 28, 2010DMZ Hawaii  University of Hawai'i researchers have concluded a three year research project to determine whether chemical munitions dumped at sea off O'ahu pose a threat to the health of humans or the environment. Documents disclosed by the Army in 2007 reported that approximately 16,000 munitions containing 2,558 tons of chemical agents were dumped at three deep-water sites off Oahu.   The chemical agent included lewisite, mustard, cyanogen chloride and cyanide. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser article:
  • Trump Anti-Gun Nominee to Ninth Circuit Driving Away Core Supporters

    04/13/2018 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Revel · 46 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | 04/12/18 | David Codrea
    “Democrats praise Trump nominee for 9th Circuit,” The Washington Times reported Wednesday. “Republicans raise critical questions on his gun rights, Citizens United views.” “Republicans brought the tough questions for Mark Jeremy Bennett over his defense of gun control laws and free speech rights,” the report elaborates. “Mr. Bennett, a former Hawaii attorney general now nominated to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, had backed a limited interpretation of Second Amendment rights that was overturned by the Supreme Court.” Just being a highly-placed Hawaiian political nominee ought to raise red flags. The state is a “leader” in citizen disarmament. If...
  • Arkansas sailor killed aboard USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor attack identified

    04/10/2018 1:53:56 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | Posted 3:35 pm, April 10, 2018 | by Associated Press
    <p>WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – An Arkansas sailor who died during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will be honored after his remains are brought home this summer.</p> <p>Glenn Tipton was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma, a battleship that capsized in the attack by Japanese aircraft.</p>
  • Senate committee calls for Obama statue in his birth state

    03/28/2018 1:50:01 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 70 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | March 27 , 2018 | Audrey McAvoy
    A state Senate committee on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue. Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961 and graduated from Punahou School on Oahu. The resolution will be referred to the state Senate’s Ways and Means committee for consideration. The resolution called for an art advisory committee to be formed that would select a location for the statue, review design proposals and...
  • Hawaii: Committee Calls for Obama Statue in His Birth State

    03/28/2018 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    TIME ^ | March 28, 2018 | By AUDREY MCAVOY
    A state Senate committee in Hawaii on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue. The resolution called for an art advisory committee to be formed that would select a location for the statue, review design proposals and select an artist. It did not specify how the statue would be funded.
  • Justice Department charges nine hackers with ties to Iranian government

    03/23/2018 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/23/18 | Jeff Mordock
    The Department of Justice has alleged that nine hackers with ties to the Iranian government engaged in a massive cybertheft scheme to steal scientific data and intellectual property from hundreds of U.S. and foreign universities, private companies and government agencies.
  • Former congressman from Hawaii quits GOP, citing Trump

    03/19/2018 10:34:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2018 | Audrey McAvoy&#8201;|&#8201;AP
    A former congressman from Hawaii said Monday he’s leaving the Republican Party because of President Donald Trump and the failure of fellow party members to stand up to him. Charles Djou, who represented Honolulu in the U.S. House from 2010 to 2011, wrote in an opinion piece published in Civil Beat on Monday he’s disturbed that the Republican Party under Trump has become hostile to immigration.
  • Djou abandons Republican party because of Trump

    03/19/2018 3:02:49 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 71 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 19 , 2018 | star ad staff
    Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou says he is leaving the Republican Party. Djou, in a column written for the online news site Civil Beat today, cited the party’s leadership under President Donald Trump as the main reason that led to his decision. Djou wrote,“Today after much consideration, I abandon my party because I am unwilling to abandon my principles. I can no longer stand with a Republican Party that is led by a man I firmly believe is taking the party of Lincoln in a direction I fundamentally disagree with, and a party that is unwilling to stand up to...
  • Police presence increased at 3 Big Island schools following shooting threats

    02/21/2018 10:48:59 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Feb 21 ,2018 | Tiff DeMasters
    Six officers are on the Konawaena High School campus today following a possible threat of a school shooting. West Hawaii Area Complex Superintendent Art Souza said officials are trying to set a tone that there never was a legitimate threat. “When something like this happens, you want to take the maximum level of security and precaution without causing mass hysteria,” he said. Police received a report about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday of a posting on social media by a male party that made a reference to “shooting up local schools.” Although the posting did not contain a specific school, the juvenile...
  • West Virginia Bill Would Finally Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    02/06/2018 7:48:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A West Virginia bill that would end taxpayer funding for abortions in the state is slated for a public hearing Monday in the state House. West Virginia is one of 17 states that funds elective abortions for low-income women through Medicaid. State House Bill 4012 would end taxpayer funding for abortions except when medically necessary to save the mother’s life, the AP reports. Since 1977, state taxpayers have been forced to pay millions of dollars for tens of thousands unborn babies’ abortion deaths, according to West Virginians for Life. “The federal government limits tax funding of abortions to cases of...
  • That Hawaii false missile alarm worker has been fired, and that wasn’t his first “error”

    01/31/2018 11:13:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Hot ^ | January 31, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Okay, “fired” probably isn’t the technical term for it. The worker in question actually submitted his resignation. But do we really think this was a decision he arrived at on his own? Unlikely at best. But the Washington Post reports that the letter of resignation was accepted by the boss and he’s no longer working there. (I’ll repeat the fact that we don’t actually know the worker’s gender, but I’m going with “he” by default. My apologies if this turns out to be a woman.)But there’s another, somewhat more disturbing angle to this story, which started out as terrifying but...
  • False Missile Alert “Button Pusher” Goes Silent With Investigators

    01/26/2018 6:48:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 26 Jan 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    This story was supposed to be over, except for the ongoing review of how the mistake was made and what can be done to prevent it in the future. When that doomsday alert hit every phone in Hawaii earlier this month, letting everyone know that the actual “fire and fury” was incoming and they probably had minutes to live, everybody was praying it was a mistake. Thank God, it actually did turn out to be a mistake. Or did it? We were never told the identity of the mysterious Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) employee who supposedly “pushed the wrong...
  • Top official resigns after false missile alert in Hawaii

    01/30/2018 3:00:22 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 36 replies
    Associated Press by way of Yahoo! ^ | 1/30/2018 | Audrey McAvoy
    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's emergency management leader has resigned and a state employee who sent an alert falsely warning of an incoming ballistic missile has been fired, officials said Tuesday, weeks after the mistake caused widespread panic. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi stepped down Tuesday, state Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Joe Logan said. A second agency worker quit before disciplinary action was taken and another was being suspended without pay, Logan said in announcing results of an internal investigation.
  • Questions remains after court recalls warrant for professor who spoke Hawaiian to judge

    01/26/2018 3:48:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    KGMB ^ | 1/24/18 | Chelsea Davis
    A judge has rescinded a bench warrant for a University of Hawaii professor who spoke Hawaiian in court, in an incident that sparked outrage among Native Hawaiian activists.The state Judiciary also said it would review "its polices regarding the provision of Hawaiian language interpreters."Judge Blaine Kobayashi issued the arrest warrant Wednesday for Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo after he addressed Kobayashi in Hawaiian.While Kaeo while standing in front of the judge, Kobayashi declared him not present for the hearing because he didn't identify himself in English.“Since the court is unable to get a definitive determination for the record that the defendant seated in...
  • Hawaii: Missile False Alarm Clearance Delayed Because Governor Did Not Know Twitter Password

    01/24/2018 7:56:25 AM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-23-2018 | PENNY STARR
    The fallout continues from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s false alert this month warning the public of an incoming ballistic missile. On Monday, Gov. David Ige told reporters a reason for the delay in clarifying the alarm was that he didn’t know the password for his Twitter account. Since the incident, which spread panic across the state with people scrambling to take shelter, an investigation by the agency and the Federal Communications Committee revealed that Hawaii did not have a protocol in place to reverse the false alarm.
  • Hawaii Governor Couldn’t Remember Twitter Password As Fake Missile Alert Wreaked Havoc On State

    01/23/2018 11:46:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/23/2018 | Eric Lieberman
    Hawaii Democratic Gov. David Ige said Monday that one of the reasons it took so long to inform the public that a ballistic missile alert in the state was in fact a false alarm was because he couldn’t remember his Twitter password. Ige was notified two minutes after the alert was sent to mobile devices across the state, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, but was unable to send out communications stating the illegitimacy of the original alert for 17 minutes. “I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords, so certainly that’s one...
  • Hawaii governor couldn’t warn public of missile ‘crisis’ because he forgot password

    01/23/2018 7:14:37 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies
    NY POST ^ | January 23, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    The governor of Hawaii wanted to inform the public that they would not die in a ballistic missile attack — but he forgot his Twitter password. Gov. David Ige said on Sunday that he could not access his Twitter account on the morning of Jan. 13 — while Hawaiians were reeling after receiving the false emergency missile alert on their cell phones. “I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords,” Ige said, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “So certainly that’s one of the changes that I’ve made. I’ve been putting that on my...
  • Governor: I couldn't tell Hawaiians missile alert was a false alarm because I didn't know my...

    01/22/2018 6:10:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/22/18 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige explained Monday that not knowing his own Twitter password contributed to the delay notifying the people of Hawaii that the ballistic missile alert they received on Jan. 13 was a false alarm.Ige told reporters Monday part of the 38-minute delay was due to the fact that he did not know his Twitter password, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported.On Jan. 13, Hawaiians received an alert on their phone and televisions warning of an inbound ballistic missile. Thirty-eight minutes later, it was revealed to be a false alarm, which Ige has previously said was sent because someone “pushed...
  • Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

    01/19/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 10/19/18 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan told state lawmakers that he called the governor at 8:09 a.m. Saturday after confirming there was no threat. Rep. Kaniela Ing asked why the governor didn't immediately address the public, but Ige had left the hearing. Gov. Ige's spokeswoman Cindy McMillan said the governor had to track her down to prepare a message. She said the...
  • Former CIA officer arrested for keeping classified records

    01/16/2018 2:49:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, also known as Zhen Cheng, was arrested after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. A naturalized U.S. citizen, he began working for the CIA as a case officer in 1994 and maintained a top-secret clearance, according to a Justice Department announcement. The department alleges that Mr. Lee and his family left Hong Kong to return to the U.S. While traveling back to the United States, Mr. Lee’s family stayed in hotels in Hawaii and Virginia, where FBI agents conducted court-authorized searches of Lee’s room and luggage, the Justice Department said.