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  • 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.
  • Senate Democrat Claims Trump Wants 'Basically White People to Come to Our Country'

    01/16/2018 10:12:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN Tuesday that she believes President Trump “made clear” that “he wants basically white people” to come to the U.S. based on remarks he reportedly made in an immigration meeting last week referring to countries like Haiti as “sh**hole countries.”“He made clear that day that he met with Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham that he wants basically white people to come to our country,” Hirono said. Sen. Mazie Hirono says Trump "made clear ... he wants, basically, white people to come to our country."— New Day (@NewDay) January 16, 2018 “It’s hard not to...
  • 38 Minutes in Hawaii: My Family and the False Missile Alarm (Amazing personal account)

    01/15/2018 5:18:17 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 155 replies
    The Stream ^ | January 14, 2018 | Jason Scott Jones
    I woke up abruptly. Overzealous JROTC Cadets ran and yelled on the high school track across the street. I rolled over and grabbed my reading glasses. Time to return to the book which I’d fallen asleep reading. It’s Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile by Eugene Sheppard. Thirty minutes later, I faced a tough choice. Should I go down and check on my children? Or watch an old Lomachenko fight on Youtube? Then my wife called up, “Babe, it’s garbage day. Take out the trash!” So I rushed downstairs. My typical Saturday ritual. As I dragged the trash out...
  • Hawaiian Emergency Management Officials Hold Interview – Have Post-It Notes of Passwords on Screens

    01/15/2018 1:32:37 PM PST · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    GP ^ | 1-15-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title - "Hawaiian Emergency Management Officials Hold Interview – Have Post-It Notes of Legible Passwords on Their Computer Screens" The Boston Herald interviewed the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency in July 2017 on incoming threats. The report included several photos from inside the operations room. The fourth photo over shows Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s current operations officer, Jeffrey Wong, in front of computer screens monitoring hazards at the agency’s headquarters in Honolulu on Friday, July 21, 2017. The photo of wong showed computer screens inside the operations room. Wong and the operators in the room forgot to take down the...
  • I Can’t Accept Hawaii’s Excuse for the False Nuke Alert

    01/15/2018 1:28:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush ^ | January 15, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So how many of you got an alert just now on the app saying the show was coming up? Right on! Greetings, my friends. And the notification was right because here we are, happily so, kicking off a brand-new week of broadcast excellence at 800-282-2882, and the email address, You know, I mentioned on this program countless times that one of — you know, we all have pet peeves. And one of my biggest pet peeves is arrogant condescension. People who know less than I do who think they know more than everybody else, and they’re...
  • 38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm (Hawaii)

    01/15/2018 10:47:51 AM PST · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    Hawai'i Free Press ^ | 01/13/2018 | Hawai'i Free Press
    Excerpt: 8:30 a.m. – Governor posts cancellation notification to his Facebook page. 8:45 a.m. – After getting authorization from FEMA Integral Public Alert and Warning System, HIEMA issued a “Civil Emergency Message” remotely. (Why is this time-consuming authorization needed? NOTE: The UH System was able to correct its cell phone false alarm ten minutes after sending it.-- Editor) The following action was executed by the Emergency Alert System (EAS): 1. EAS message over Local TV/Radio Audio Broadcast & Television Crawler Banner. “False Alarm. There is no missile threat to Hawaii.” “False Alarm. There is no missile threat or danger to...
  • Hawaii missile alert: How one employee ‘pushed the wrong button’ and caused a wave of panic

    01/15/2018 8:46:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2018 | Amy B. Wang
    Shortly after 8 a.m. local time Saturday, an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency settled in at the start of his shift. Among his duties that day was to initiate an internal test of the emergency missile warning system: essentially, to practice sending an emergency alert to the public without actually sending it to the public. It was a drill the agency had started with some regularity last November — around the time Hawaii reinstated its Cold War-era nuclear warning sirens amid growing fears of an attack by North Korea — and so, while the tests were not yet...
  • Hawaii’s Credibility Under Fire After False Missile Warning

    01/15/2018 7:34:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/15/2018 | cnn wire
    “How seriously are people going to take this system?” Hawaii State Rep. Matt LoPresti told CNN. “I’m going to suggest that if there is ever … another alert that goes out, we’ll have to send a confirmation notice — that second notice this really is happening. Because people will be waiting for a second notice to see that it’s another false alarm.” Hawaii’s emergency management agency keeps its eyes on the many potential disasters other than North Korea — such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquake activity in the region, volcanic activity or flooding. Vern Miyagi, the agency’s administrator acknowledged on Sunday that...
  • Hawaii state bureaucrat who sent out fake missile alarm escapes any punishment -- remains anonymous

    01/15/2018 5:55:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The words “accountability” and “government bureaucrat” are strangers to each other for many of the almost 22 million people who work for governments in the United States. Imagine having a job where you can totally screw-up and seriously inconvenience a million people, and not only remain unpunished, but not even be identified to the people you scared the wits out of. That is the privilege being enjoyed by the person (a male, apparently, based on the gender pronouns employed) who told Hawaiians that a missile strike was incoming last Satrurday at 8 a.m. John Fund writes in National Review:...
  • Jamie Lee Curtis blames Trump for Hawaii false alarm [psychotic libtards]

    01/14/2018 1:13:33 PM PST · by Enchante · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2018 | John Bowden
    Actress Jamie Lee Curtis attacked President Trump on Saturday over a false alarm sent by Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency (EMA) that alerted residents to a supposedly incoming ballistic missile. In a tweet posted Saturday afternoon, Curtis attacked Trump on Twitter, writing "YOU DID THIS!" despite the fact that the EMA, which is run by the state of Hawaii, apologized for the incident Saturday afternoon and Trump was golfing at the time. "This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM....