Informing Hawaii's voters
Submitted by Guest on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:23
Published on YouTube Oct 21, 2014
Russia Today introduction: Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Submitted by HPI on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:49
In order of their appearance, for U.S. Senate: Cam Cavasso (R), Michael Kokoski (L); for U.S. Congressional District 1: Charles Djou (R), Robert Meyer (N), Mark Takai (D).
Published on Olelo October 14, 2014.
Submitted by Guest on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:45
October 20, 2014
The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus - among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.
German MFA Deputy Head of Division for Export Control Markus Klinger provided a paper to the US consulate's Economics Office (Econoff), "seeking additional assurances related to a proposed export of extremely dangerous pathogens."
Germany subsequently made two follow-up requests and clarifications to the Army, according to the unclassified Wikileaks cable.
"This matter concerns the complete genome of viruses such as the Zaire Ebola virus, the Lake Victoria Marburg virus, the Machupo virus and the Lassa virus, which are absolutely among the most dangerous pathogens in the world," the request notes.
The Zaire Ebola virus was the same strain of Ebola virus which has been rampaging through West Africa in recent months.
"The delivery would place the recipient in the position of being able to create replicating recombinant infectious species of these viruses," the cable notes.
However, it also points out that Germany has in place an "exceptionally restrictive policy," adding that approval would not be granted to the export until US assurance was provided.
"A decision about the export has not yet been made. Given the foregoing, we would appreciate confirmation that the end use certificate really is from the Department of the Army and of the accuracy of the data contained therein," the document stated.
There is no follow-up document available to confirm whether the US Army eventually provided Germany with the necessary guarantees.
Bioweapons were outlawed in the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972 and was signed and ratified by 179 signatories, including Germany, the US and Russia.
It dictates that signatories, "under all circumstances the use of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons is effectively prohibited by the Convention" and "the determination of States parties to condemn any use of biological agents or toxins other than for peaceful purposes, by anyone at any time."
Submitted by HPI on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:58
Chris Lethem, Republican, tells us more about himself and his candidacy in this interview. He is running for Senate District 12 (Waikiki, Ala Moana, Kakaako,McCully, Moiliili) against Democratic incumbent Brickwood Galuteria.
Submitted by Guest on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:14
Hawaii Political Info introduction: Israeli news outlet Arutz Sheva calls U.S. resident Haim Saban an Israeli, so they ought to know. He did live there for many years before coming to the U.S. to make his fortune in show business.
Saban just celebrated his 70th birthday with a party this past Saturday in Los Angeles. He was to have celebrated it on Lanai, which is owned by fellow Jew Larry Ellison, but Hurricane Ana interfered.
Saban, according to The New Yorker, is most proud of his role as a political power broker. His greatest concern, according to the news source, is to protect Israel (not the U.S.). At a 2009 conference in Israel (where he perhaps thought his words wouldn't be reported in America?), Saban described his formula for manipulating the U.S.: make donations to political parties, establish think tanks and control media outlets. In 2002, he contributed $7 million toward the cost of a new building for the Democratic National Committee—one of the largest known donations ever made to an American political party.
So if Saban wants to back Hillary, the quid pro quo appears to be Israel first, the U.S. somewhere in the back of the line. I.e. same ol', same ol'.
Arutz Sheva (Hebrew for Channel 7)
By Ari Yashar
October 20, 2014
Haim Saban of Power Rangers fame asks for Hillary Clinton campaign announcement at his surprise 70th birthday party.
Israeli billionaire Haim Saban was thrown a surprise 70th birthday party by his wife Cheryl Saban on Saturday night, and he used the occasion to call on former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run in the 2016 presidential elections.
Saban had planned to hold his birthday party on the Hawaiian island of Lanai according to MSN News, but was forced to cancel the plans due to an approaching hurricane.
The surprise party at a residence Saban owns in Los Angeles featured 220 guests, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, singer Barbara Streisand, and other famous personalities and leading business owners, reports Yedioth Aharonoth.
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Israel Attack on USS Liberty during 1967 Six-Day War Full-Length Documentary [Hawaii Political Info]
Admiral Thomas Moorer Says Israel Deliberately Attacked & Tried to Kill Everyone Aboard the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 [USSLiberty.org]
USS Liberty—Israeli Pilot Speaks Up [Rense.com]
Jews made deal to bring the U.S. into WWI & WWII Testimony by Benjamin Freedman, Jewish political insider who became a Christian [YouTube, 44 min]
Future Israel president wanted deal to bring U.S. into war against Germany [FPP.co.uk] Sep 10, 1941 Chaim Weizmann letter to Winston Churchill
Israel's confiscation of Palestinian land over the years [The Muslim Times] Aug 2011
Hamas MP: Potential gas discovered off Gaza shore [The Times of Israel] Feb 25, 2014
America Is the Only Country with a Favorable View of Israel [Washington's Blog] Jul 25, 2014
Israel, Zionism & Jews Extensive collection of articles & videos [Hawaii Political Info]
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:11
October 19, 2014
Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either “serving” in the military or performing some other type of government-directed “community service.” Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich’s proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.
Proponents of national service claim that young people have a moral obligation to give something back to society. But giving the government power to decide our moral obligations is an invitation to totalitarianism.
Mandatory national service is not just anti-liberty, it is un-American. Whether or not they admit it, supporters of mandatory national service do not believe that individuals have “inalienable rights.” Instead, they believe that rights are gifts from the government, and, since government is the source of our rights, government can abridge or even take away those rights whenever Congress decides.
Mandatory national service also undermines private charitable institutions. In a free society, many people will give their time or money to service projects to help better their communities, working with religious or civic associations. But in a society with government-enforced national service, these associations are likely to become more reliant on government-supplied forced labor. They will then begin to tailor their programs to satisfy the demands of government bureaucrats instead of the needs of the community.
The very worst form of national service is, of course, the military draft, which forces young people to kill or be killed on government orders. The draft lowers the cost of an interventionist foreign policy because government need not compete with private employers for recruits. Anyone who refuses a draft notice runs the risk of being jailed, so government can provide lower pay and benefits to draftees than to volunteers.
As the burden of our hyper-interventionist foreign policy increases, it is increasingly likely that there will be serious attempts to reinstate the military draft. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, continues to suggest that US troops on the ground may be needed to fight “Operation Inherent Resolve” in Iraq and Syria. A major escalation requiring a large US troop deployment will likely add pressure to consider a military draft.
The only real way the American people can protect their children from the military draft is to demand an end to the foreign policy that sees the US military as the solution to any and every problem — from ISIS to Ebola — anywhere in the world.
Some who share my opposition to a militaristic foreign policy support the draft because they think a draft will increase public opposition to war. However, the existence of a draft did not stop the American government from launching unconstitutional wars in Vietnam and Korea. While the draft did play a role in mobilizing political opposition to Vietnam, it took almost a decade and the death of thousands of American draftees for that opposition to reach critical mass.
It is baffling that conservatives who (properly) oppose raising taxes would support any form of national service, including the military draft. It is similarly baffling that liberals who oppose government interference with our personal lives would support mandatory national service. Mandatory national service is a totalitarian policy that should be rejected by all who value liberty.
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:59
Published on YouTube Oct 19, 2014
Russia Today introduction: White House journalists are looking for alternative ways of sharing information, accusing the Obama administration of shaping their coverage to fit the official agenda. Manila Chan explains how a group of press-pool reporters strives to bypass government control over the content they provide to news outlets.
Submitted by Guest on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:46
By Glenn Greenwald
October 17, 2014
One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of “democracy” in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial on the U.S.-backed military coup in Venezuela, which temporarily removed that country’s democratically elected (and very popular) president, Hugo Chávez. Rather than describe that coup as what it was by definition - a direct attack on democracy by a foreign power and domestic military which disliked the popularly elected president – the Times, in the most Orwellian fashion imaginable, literally celebrated the coup as a victory for democracy:
With yesterday’s resignation of President Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan democracy is no longer threatened by a would-be dictator. Mr. Chávez, a ruinous demagogue, stepped down after the military intervened and handed power to a respected business leader, Pedro Carmona.
Thankfully, said the NYT, democracy in Venezuela was no longer in danger . . . because the democratically-elected leader was forcibly removed by the military and replaced by an unelected, pro-U.S. “business leader.” The Champions of Democracy at the NYT then demanded a ruler more to their liking: “Venezuela urgently needs a leader with a strong democratic mandate to clean up the mess, encourage entrepreneurial freedom and slim down and professionalize the bureaucracy.”
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