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  • Our Healthcare Bill Will Outlaw Private Coverage, Eliminate Up to Two Million Jobs, Cover Abortion

    03/01/2019 11:22:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Posted: Feb 28, 2019 2:05 PM | Guy Benson
    More than 100 House Democrats -- nearly half of the new majority -- have signed on to a new single-payer healthcare bill that supporters describe as "battle ready." If by "battle ready," they mean, "extremely controversial, deeply politically risky, and totally bereft of any acknowledgement of the proposal's eye-poppingly exorbitant costs," they're undoubtedly correct. Politico's story on the legislation is full of extraordinary tidbits and quotes. Here are some of the most important facts we've learned: (1) The bill "doesn’t include a price tag or specific proposals for financing the new system, which analysts estimate would cost tens of trillions...
  • After Gabbard's Anti-LGBT Past Revealed, Here's How She's Responding

    01/15/2019 9:19:20 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/15/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    It didn’t take long for progressives to turn on Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) after she announced Friday that she was throwing her hat in the ring for 2020. Her cardinal sin? Not only did she previously hold anti-gay views—she actively worked against the LGBT community through her father’s organization, The Alliance for Traditional Marriage and Values, in the early 2000s.
  • Hawaii Braces for More Rain as Hurricane Olivia Barrels Toward Island

    09/08/2018 2:28:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    “Although it is too early to pinpoint any details with regard to specifics related to potential impacts to the islands, forecast confidence is increasing each day as the guidance remains in very good agreement,” the National Weather Service in Honolulu said. Olivia would be the second tropical system to hit the Hawaiian Islands this year. Hurricane Lane dropped more than 50 inches of rain across the Big Island last month. The storm was the second-wettest tropical system to affect the United States and the wettest tropical system on record in Hawaii, surpassing Hurricane Hiki in 1950. Some rain from Olivia...
  • Hawaiian Dad Hopes to Keep a Promise to His Late Daughter by Fighting State's Gun Laws Up to SCOTUS

    08/09/2018 6:04:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Independent Review Journal ^ | 8 August,2018 | Sydney Monduy
    During a conversation with his late daughter, Vietnam War veteran George Young explained the importance of the Second Amendment.However, his daughter, Tim, was shocked to find out that her father could not carry a handgun in the state of Hawaii.“I made the promise that they cannot take your Second Amendment away,” Young said in an interview with Reuters. “So to prove it to her, that's when I started.”After his daughter died in a car crash in 2004, Young decided to keep his promise and began a journey to fight the state's gun laws that may end at the Supreme Court.At...
  • AR15 used to stop Home Invasion in Hawaii

    07/30/2018 3:53:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, July 19, on the Hawaiian  island of Maui, a victim of a home invasion fired an AR15 style rifle at one of three armed home invaders. The trio hastily retreated, firing shots as they left the residence.  There were three victims of the home invasion. The suspects are reported to have taken $3,000. No one is reported as being hit by gunfire.  From staradvertiser.com The bandits forced one victim into a bathroom, then walked through the house. A second victim armed himself with an AR-15 rifle and fired a round at the robbers, nearly striking one. The...
  • Hawaii police officer dies in shooting, manhunt underway for alleged killer

    The suspected gunman who fatally shot a Hawaii County police officer during a Tuesday night traffic stop and then fled into a wooded area was the subject of an intense dragnet Wednesday, as authorities combed the Big Island just 20 miles from where lava flows recently devastated residential areas. The Hawai'i Police Department said in a news release that officers were conducting a traffic stop around 9:45 p.m. along Highway 11 in Mountain View, located about 15 miles southwest of Hilo, when the driver of a vehicle -- identified as 33-year-old Justin Waiki -- got out and fired "multiple shots"...
  • Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?

    09/16/2016 4:27:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/15/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hawaii’s new law requires current and future gun owners to register in the FBI’s “Rap Back” system. The FBI calls it their Next Generation Identification Program, which is currently used to track the actions of people who are part of ongoing criminal investigations. If someone enrolled in the database has contact with law enforcement, an alert is issued through the FBI. Now the program will be used to track the actions of all law-abiding gun owners in Hawaii—and not just residents. SB 2954 requires law enforcement to request a “Rap Back” on anyone requesting a firearm license or registering a...
  • Hawaii County Police Exhibit Common Sense on New Guns

    07/06/2016 3:21:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Honolulu Police Department destroyed over a half a million dollars worth of pistols for no apparent reason.  The Hawaii Police Department has shown that it is much smarter, and serves its constituency much better.  As with the Honolulu department, the Hawaii Department is in need of upgrading from its current 5906 Smith & Wesson stainless steel auto pistols.  The Hawaii department has decided to convert to 9 mm Glocks, a popular choice all over the world.  From westhawaiitoday.com: The guns will first go to the recruits, who will learn on the new Glocks right from the...
  • 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. “I employ many people in Hawaii at my great hotel in Honolulu. I’ll be there very soon. Vote for me, Hawaii!” he wrote. Trump's victory is his third of the night, following wins in Mississippi and Michigan.
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Sues Hawaii for Deprivation of Second Amendment Rights

    11/15/2015 6:24:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    It is long established law that United States residents who are not U.S. citizens enjoy the same Constitutional protections as U.S. citizens, with minor exceptions, under the equal protections clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  Several recent cases have reaffirmed that precedent.    Voting is specifically limited to Citizens in the Constitution.   A permanent resident of Hawaii, Andrew Namiki Roberts, is suing the Honolulu Police Department for denying him the right to own a handgun for self defense.   From the staradvertiser.com: Honolulu resident Andrew Namiki Roberts, who was born in England, was given a permit to acquire rifles and...
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  • U.S. faces sixth case of Ebola as latest American falls ill

    10/04/2014 12:17:28 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 3, 2014 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has seen six cases of the Ebola virus in recent weeks affecting five Americans and a Liberian. Two of the cases surfaced this week, raising concerns about wider spread of the disease, which has killed at least 3,439 people in the current outbreak in West Africa.All of the Americans contracted the disease while in West Africa and were diagnosed there before returning home for treatment. The Liberian fell ill and tested positive during a visit to Dallas.Below are details on the six U.S. cases so far
  • This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding

    08/26/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.”Such an unconstitutional action would amount to authorizing secession for certain residents of Hawaii.It would also implicitly authorize government-sanctioned, discriminatory conduct against any other residents who don’t meet the explicit ancestry and blood-quantum requirements to be considered a “Native.” This would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo “the...
  • The worst U.S. states to die in

    03/05/2014 11:19:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 4, 2014 | Bill Bischoff
    With the current relatively generous federal estate tax exemption of $5.25 million for 2013 and $5.34 million for 2014, you surely don't have any estate tax worries. Right? Not necessarily! It turns out that 19 states and the District of Columbia impose their own estate and/or inheritance taxes, and most of them have exemptions well below the federal amount. If you live in one of these places, your estate might be exempt from the federal estate tax but still exposed to a significant state death tax hit. Yikes! Here's what you need to know.
  • Josh Lang's Photos of the Fuddy Crash Are Not the Same Plane

    02/23/2014 3:09:07 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 821 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 2-23-14 | Butterdezillion
    The photos of the Loretta Fuddy Cessna crash that Josh Lang provided to the media? They weren't of the same plane. The plane that crashed with Fuddy in it had a window between the door and the tail; Lang's photos don't. (I've got photos at my blog and in the first post I'll post them so you can compare the 2 planes) Lang apparently had photos of a DIFFERENT plane ditching in the water and gave them to the media, claiming they were of this crash, and apparently the media didn't check out the genuineness of the photos... Now why...
  • What Do You See?

    02/21/2014 2:39:18 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 768 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | Butterdezillion
    Remember that video of the plane crash in Hawaii after which Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy "died"? You need to take a closer look.
  • Taken: HI convict pleads guilty to stealing $200,000 in gov’t welfare

    02/09/2014 5:59:50 AM PST · by Islander7 · 12 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Malia Zimmerman
    HONOLULU — Hawaii has some of the most generous welfare benefits in the country, and one man took full advantage of them. The man, who went by the name “Vaughn Sherwood” — a name he apparently stole — took more than $200,000 from taxpayers, the FBI said. On Thursday, shackled in handcuffs and dressed in a white prison uniform, he pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to four counts related to theft of government property, identity theft and illegal possession of a firearm.
  • Hawaii sets aside $100,000 to offer its 17,000 homeless people one-way airfare

    07/31/2013 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Makana · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Hawaii is hoping to take the burden off its welfare system by saying aloha to its 17,000 homeless residents. The state will offer one-way tickets home to any eligible homeless person to anywhere in the continental United States. Hawaii has allotted $100,000 for a three year trial run of the so-called 'return-to-home' program, which could also even offer participants beds on cruise ships bound for their homes.
  • Oahu Firearms Owners Wait as Long as Nine Hours Over Three Visits to Obtain Registration, Permits

    01/11/2013 2:03:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 | Malia Zimmerman
    Oahu firearms owners are increasingly frustrated with long lines at the registration desk at the main Honolulu Police Department (HPD) station. Hawaii's firearms registration laws are among the strictest in the country, and mandate gun owners must register firearms within 72 hours of purchase. Firearms owners can spend more than nine hours in line over three visits to obtain a permit for a firearm and register it, according to Dr. Max Cooper, a legislative liaison for the Hawaii Rifle Association, with rules differing for handguns and long guns. Currently, to obtain a permit to acquire or to register a firearm, HPD requires the applicant...
  • Who is Funding the $35M HI Estate for the Obamas' Move Jan 2013?

    09/04/2012 4:19:18 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 63 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | September 2, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Actual Title of Article from Hillbuzz (shortened for FR requirements): Who Is Funding the Purchase of the $35 million Beachfront Hawaiian Estate for Barack and Michelle Obama to Move into Come January 2013? I’ve done some more digging here in Chicago on the story we brought you on Friday about plans currently underway to purchase a $35 million beachfront estate on the island of Oahu in a part of Hawaii called “Kailua” for the Obama family to move into in January 2013 when they leave the White House. >snip The woman who is organizing the funding of the Obama’s post-presidential...