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  • Tourist trying to catch Hawaii sunrise drives off 60-foot cliff, gets swept away – and survives nearly unscathed

    02/28/2024 6:04:27 AM PST · by V_TWIN · 44 replies ^ | Published Feb. 27, 2024 | Allie Griffin
    A Canadian tourist visiting Hawaii walked away nearly unscathed after he drove off a 60-foot cliff on the Big Island and fell into the ocean early Sunday morning. The unidentified man, 27, was driving along restricted backroads near the South Point cliff dive with a rented Jeep when the vehicle plunged off the cliff at around 3:30 a.m., according to local reports. The rental got stuck upside down on the rocks below, and when the tourist crawled out he fell directly into the water below him and was quickly swept away, Island News reported. Luckily for him, local spear-fishermen often...
  • Schoolteacher Who Slammed Critics Of Gender Ideology, LGBT Education Sentenced To 17.5 Years In Federal Prison For Creating, Distributing Child Sexual Abuse Material

    02/27/2024 10:22:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Reduxx ^ | January 18, 2024 | Anna Slatz
    A former schoolteacher from Hawaii has been sentenced to 17.5 years in prison for the creation and distribution of child sexual abuse images he produced during his own rape of a 13-year-old boy. Alden Bunag, 35, had raped the child in his classroom and filmed it before sending it to other pedophiles to consume. As previously reported by Reduxx, Bunag was first arrested in June of 2022 following an investigation into a pedophile in a different state. The FBI had received a tip about a schoolteacher in Philadelphia who had been sharing child sexual abuse material on the internet, and...
  • Atttorney investigated in contract killer probe claims she was actually a victim of extortion

    02/24/2024 3:57:45 PM PST · by Jyotishi
    Hawaii News Now ^ | February 23, 2024 | Lynn Kawano
    [Video] The FBI is investigating an alleged murder-for-hire plot targeting a federal judge and the special prosecutor involved in an upcoming public corruption trial. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- The attorney under federal investigation in a shocking contract killer case claimed in court on Friday that she was actually the victim of extortion. It’s yet another twist in a sprawling public corruption trial. Defendant Sheri Tanaka remains free on bail after a magistrate judge Friday declined to modify conditions of her pretrial release. She’s one of six people facing trial for bribery-related charges in the corruption case. Pretrial services filed a motion...
  • Hawaii governor proposes $25 'climate tax' on tourists to protect the state's beaches and prevent wildfires

    02/19/2024 1:24:58 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/19/24 | Keith Griffin
    Hawaii's governor wants to impose a $25 'climate fee' on tourists, saying the funds collected would be used to protect the state's beaches and prevent wildfires. Governor Josh Green, a Democrat, last month introduced a bill that would impose the flat fee upon check-in at hotels or vacation rentals, projecting it will raise about $68 million annually. 'It's a very small price to pay to preserve paradise,' Green told the Wall Street Journal, saying the new tax would fund a state fire marshal, new fire breaks to protect vulnerable communities, and disaster insurance.
  • Hawaii poised to slap tourists with $25 climate tax: ‘Small price to pay to preserve paradise’

    02/19/2024 1:21:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies ^ | February 19, 2024 | Ariel Zilber
    Lawmakers in Hawaii are poised to approve a $25 climate tax on tourists who visit the Aloha State in an effort to combat what they claim is an assault on the area’s natural resources. The state, which saw 9.5 million people visit last year, is recovering from the devastating wildfires in Lahaina, Maui, which killed at least 100 people and caused damages worth around $6 billion. The proposed tax will pay to protect beaches and prevent wildfires, state officials said. “It’s a very small price to pay to preserve paradise,” Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, a Democrat, told The Wall Street...
  • Here We Go: CDC Confirms Mysterious Outbreak on Cruise Ship Infecting Over 150 Passengers and Crews (VIDEO)

    02/18/2024 9:13:02 AM PST · by CFW · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/18/24 | Jim Hoft
    The luxury ocean liner Queen Victoria became the center of an unknown outbreak after 129 passengers and 25 crew members were struck by an unidentified gastrointestinal illness, causing symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting during its grand 107-night world voyage. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier this month that the widespread sickness has been ongoing throughout the ship’s journey, which sailed from Southampton, U.K., on January 11 and is set to conclude its voyage there on April 24. The itinerary includes visits to several exotic destinations, including Cape Town, South Africa, and Hong Kong, China. It...

    02/13/2024 6:36:12 AM PST · by Orlando · 35 replies
    The Sky ^ | 2-13-24 | Orlando
    (February 12, 2024). | Fireballs in skies by David de Chiriquí, #Panamá . and Fireballs flying through the skies of Puntarenas, Gulf of Nicoya, credits: Twitter X ⚠️Alerta Climagram🌎 @deZabedrosky
  • Fireball blazes across Hawaii as object falls to Earth

    02/11/2024 3:56:10 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | February 10, 2024 | BBC
    [Video] A camera at the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii has captured an object as it burned up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere on 8 February. The Subaru-Asahi Star Camera, owned by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, recorded a time-lapse of the fireball blazing across the night sky, followed by smaller glowing streaks.
  • M 5.7 - 2 km SW of Pāhala, Hawaii

    02/09/2024 12:38:25 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 19 replies
    USGS ^ | 2/9/2024 | USGS
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  • Hawaii court says 'spirit of Aloha' supersedes Constitution, Second Amendment

    02/08/2024 12:51:53 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 128 replies
    Hawaii's highest court ruled Wednesday that Second Amendment rights as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court do not extend to Hawaii citizens, citing the "spirit of Aloha."In the ruling, which was penned by Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Todd Eddins, the court determined that states "retain the authority to require" individuals to hold proper permits before carrying firearms in public. The decision also concluded that the Hawaii Constitution broadly "does not afford a right to carry firearms in public places for self defense," further pointing to the "spirit of Aloha" and even quoting HBO's TV drama "The Wire.""Article I, section 17...
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Major Second Amendment Rulings in New Gun-Carry Decision

    02/08/2024 12:26:52 AM PST · by CFW · 66 replies
    The Reload ^ | 2/7/24 | Stephen Gutowski
    The Aloha State’s highest court upheld a man’s gun-carry conviction on Wednesday after rejecting landmark decisions from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Hawaii’s Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that found charges leveled against Christopher Wilson for carrying a gun without a permit violated his rights. Instead, the court ruled its state constitution provides no gun-rights protections whatsoever. That’s despite it including a provision protecting the right of the people to keep and bear arms identical to the one in the federal Constitution. “Article I, section 17 of the Hawaiʻi Constitution mirrors the Second Amendment to...
  • "Demented" Dem Senator: Fate of the free world on the line in Ukraine

    02/05/2024 3:20:29 PM PST · by RandFan · 23 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Feb 5 | Glenn Greenwald
    @ggreenwald If this Dem Senator genuinely believes "the fate of the free world is on the line in the war in Ukraine," that is demented. If he believes this, why wouldn't he be advocating direct deployment of US troops? Dems are so war-hungry. Biden has the US involved in 3 new wars. @brianschatz The fate of the free world is on the line in the war in Ukraine – and whether or not the United States continues to step up to help Ukraine fight back against Putin’s unrelenting assault will define our leadership on the global stage for generations to...
  • Pedophile teacher Mary Kay Letourneau's daughter 'gives birth to baby boy three years after notorious educator's death': Infant's grandpa was raped by Letourneau from the age of 12

    01/31/2024 9:09:16 PM PST · by algore · 32 replies
    The daughter of notorious pedophile teacher Mary Kay Letourneau has given birth to a baby boy, according to a report. Letourneau who died of colorectal cancer in 2020 first raped her former second-grade student Vili Fualaau when he was just 12 and she was 34. They eventually had two daughters together including Georgia, 25, who announced her pregnancy back in September with a post on her private Instagram page. 'Cried this morning talking to my son about how much love I feel for him already,' she wrote. 'I love you my baby boy.' People magazine reported that Georgia has since...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Campaign Forms New Parties in Six States to Ease Ballot Access Requirements

    01/18/2024 2:12:44 PM PST · by Angelino97 · 18 replies
    Independent Political Report ^ | January 17, 2024 | Jordan Willow Evans
    On Tuesday afternoon, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced that his campaign is actively organizing several new political parties in key states to assist in gaining ballot access for his independent presidential campaign. According to a recent press release from the Kennedy campaign, he is organizing political parties in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas to help with ballot access requirements. In the first five states, Kennedy is pursuing ballot access through a newly formed organization known as the “We the People” party, while in Texas, he is doing so through the recently established “Texas Independent Party.” Kennedy explains...
  • HI Officials Identify the Last of the 100 Known Victims of the Wildfire That Destroyed Lahaina

    01/29/2024 9:03:31 AM PST · by rey · 26 replies
    Wildland Firefighter ^ | 29 Jan 2024 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
    HONOLULU (AP) — The last of the 100 known victims of the wildfire that destroyed Maui’s historic town of Lahaina in August was identified Friday as a 70-year-old woman whose husband, sister and several other relatives also died in the fire. Maui police said they identified the victim as Lydia Coloma based on the context of where the remains were found, rather than through DNA or other positive identification methods. Her husband, along with a sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew, also died in the fire, said her sister-in-law, Tina Acosta, in Honolulu. Coloma was from the Ilocos Sur province in...
  • Hawaii Democrat introduces bill to ban Trump from ballot Hawaii considers legislation to ban presidential candidates over 14th Amendment's insurrection clause

    01/28/2024 2:24:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2024 | Danielle Wallace
    A Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii that could ban former President Trump from the ballot for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol advanced in the state legislature Monday. Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads, a Democrat representing Honolulu who frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot online, first introduced SB 2392 last week, which aims to "specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of...
  • Baby girl survives being dragged by mother still attached to umbilical cord in Hilo

    01/21/2024 2:28:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    KITV Island News ^ | January 19, 2024 | staff
    HILO, Hawaii (Island News) -- A newborn baby girl is said to be OK after being dragged by her mother while still attached to her umbilical cord moments after she was born. The incident happened just after 5 p.m. Tuesday in Hilo. The 41-year old homeless woman was reportedly seen dragging the baby girl on the sidewalk near Mamo Street and Keawe Street. According to EMS, at the time, the baby was breathing, but not moving. The infant was taken to Hilo Medical Center where doctors determined she was in good condition. The mother left the area once she was...
  • Britain says it developed and test-fired a futuristic laser cannon that can shoot drones out of the sky

    01/19/2024 5:52:36 PM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan 19, 2024, 7:49 AM CST | Tom Porter
    The UK's DragonFire laser weapon being tested in an undated handout. MoD/Qinetiq Britain has tested a powerful new laser weapon that can take out swarms of drones, the Ministry of Defence says. The DragonFire laser weapon system. UK's Ministry of Defence The DragonFire laser weapon fired at several aerial targets for the first time at a range in the Hebrides in Scotland, a press release said. The Times reported that politicians in the UK were now hoping to speed up its deployment following growing attacks by Houthi rebels against ships in the Red Sea. "These trials have seen us take...
  • Three more states allowed to join Texas as plaintiffs in abortion pill lawsuit against FDA

    01/18/2024 10:19:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 18, 2024 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    In December, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration case, in which restrictions surrounding mifepristone will be considered. Originally, the state of Texas was the only one in the country included in the lawsuit, but a judge has ruled that three more will be allowed to join in as well. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk granted a motion allowing Idaho, Missouri, and Kansas to join as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The states argued that the case will affect them, particularly as “out-of-state organizations are sending thousands of abortion...
  • Creepy photo shows runner unknowingly passing Hawaiian Night Marcher demon in haunted forest

    01/12/2024 4:59:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/11/24 | Rachel Bowman
    A woman may have unknowingly passed the ghost of a supposed ancient Hawaiian warrior while running through a rainforest. Kay Borleis was running the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team’s Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run on the Honolulu Mauka trails in Oahu in January 2019 when she had the spooky encounter. 'To this day, we still don’t know what it was,' said Borleis, a senior art director, in a blog post. The race, known as HURT 100, is a 20-mile loop through the rainforests that participants run five times. Borelis' friend Cassie was running the fourth lap with her when Cassie snapped the...