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Hoopili Project Upheld by Hawaii Supreme Court

Honolulu Civil Beat

Developer D.R. Horton can now move forward on the 11,750-home project in East Kapolei.

December 22, 2015

By Chad Blair

In a 4-1 ruling, the Hawaii Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to a state Land Use Commission decision that allowed for the development of more than 1,500 acres of prime farmland on Oahu.

That means Hoopili developer D.R. Horton can proceed with its construction of its mixed-use, 11,750-home project.

Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald joined Associate Justices Paula Nakayama and Sabrina S. McKenna in the majority along with Gary Chang, an Oahu First Circuit judge filling in for Simeon Acoba, who is now retired but who was on the court when the case was filed in February 2014. (Michael Wilson now holds Acoba’s seat.)

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Links:

Council Flouts Common Decency in Rush to Revote on Rail [Hawaii Political Info] Oct 14, 2015

Newly Released Analysis of Campaign Contributions Shows All City Councilmembers Bought and Paid For [Hawaii Political Info] Sep 8, 2015

Court Challenge Expected to Hoopili Decision [Hawaii Political Info] June 10, 2012

Land Use Commission Approves Hoopili Project 8-1 [Hawaii Political Info] June 8, 2012

Preserve Oahu Prime Farmland or Build over It? 4-man debate [Hawaii Political Info] (video, 45 min) Mar 29, 2012

Battle over Oahu Farmlands Continues [Hawaii Public Radio] Feb 21, 2012

Did Abercrombie Flip-Flop on Hoopili? [Honolulu Civil Beat] Jan 17, 2012

Hoopili Developer Wants to Pave Over Best Farmland in Nation [Hawaii Political Info] Sep 8, 2011

Testimony of Stuart Scott against Hoopili Development (video) [Hawaii Political Info] Oct 20, 2011

12,000 Homes Planned on 'the Best Ag Land' on Oahu [Hawaii Political Info] Aug 12, 2009

Massive development planned for Ewa Plain could have big impact [The Honolulu Advertiser]

Leeward Oahu Farmland to Be Lost to Major Development [Hawaii Political Info] (video) Aug 8, 2009

Randy Roth on Law and Corruption in Hawaii

Randall Roth, professor of law at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii - Manoa, author of Broken Trust and The Price of Paradise, speaks on December 16, 2015, about law and corruption in Hawaii.

Kelii Akina, president of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, which sponsored the event, gives the introduction.

The No Israel Solution

Real Jew News

By Brother Nathanael Kapner

Brother Nathanael grew up in the U.S. as a Jew and converted to Christianity as a young man. He is now a member of the Russian Orthodox Church and lives in Colorado.

THE FARCE OF PEACE TALKS has gone amuck. It’s time to rethink the Jewish scam and come up with a real solution to the failed Zionist dream, that is, the Zionist nightmare.

Are we really so stupid to swallow that Jews want peace with Arabs?

Isn’t it obvious that Netanyahu, (and his agents in the JewSA), made it impossible for Arabs to make peace with his demand that they recognize Israel as a “Jewish” state before negotiations can proceed?

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How the Jews Stole Christmas

And Christians went along with it.

Originally posted in 2012 on The Occidental Observer

by Kevin MacDonald

A new book, Joshua Eli Plaut’s A Kosher Christmas: ’Tis the Season to Be Jewish, documents what we have known all along: The Jews did indeed subvert Christmas. This book deserves a full review, but Ethan Schwartz’s summary and comment (“Twas the night after Christmas“) deserve scrutiny. First the summary:

Jews have been the vanguard of an effort to “transform Christmastime into a holiday season belonging to all Americans,” without religious exclusivity. The most important Jewish mechanisms of secularization are comedy and parody, for laughter undermines religious awe. Take, for example, Hanukkah Harry from “Saturday Night Live”, who heroically steps in for a bedridden Santa by delivering presents from a cart pulled by donkeys named Moishe, Hershel, and Shlomo. Remarkably, Hanukkah Harry has emerged as a real Santa-alternative for many American Jews. Plaut sees such things not as attempts at assimilation but as an intentional subversion of Christmas traditions. “Through these parodies,” he writes, “Jews could envision not having to be captivated by the allure of ubiquitous Christmas symbols.” And it isn’t just Jews: for Americans in general, Jewish parody helps ensure that Christmas “not be taken too seriously” and that the celebrations of other traditions “be accorded equal respect and opportunity.”

There seem to be two messages here. One is the message of subversion utilizing ridicule among other methods. The other is that Jews are seen as high-mindedly making Christmas “into a holiday season belonging to all Americans.” The end result is that Christmas is not “taken too seriously” and the Christian religious aspect central to the traditional holiday is de-emphasized.

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'ISIL Far More Clever in Cyber Sciences than We Ever Gave Them Credit for'

Published on YouTube December 16, 2015

Cyber security pioneer John McAfee warns that WWIII will be a cyber war and that ISIS (aka ISIL and IS) is being substantially underestimated.

Former CIA Man: ‘US Doesn’t Understand What It’s Doing in Syria’

Published on YouTube December 14, 2015

Ex-CIA agent and counter-terrorism expert Philip Giraldi discusses the Syrian situation on Sophie&Co with host Sophie Shevardnadze.

U.S. Agitating for War with Russia that Will Be Disastrous for Itself

OpEd News

by Pepe Escobar

December 16, 2015

Nobody needs to read Zbigniew "Grand Chessboard" Brzezinski's 1997 opus to know US foreign policy revolves around one single overarching theme: prevent -- by all means necessary -- the emergence of a power, or powers, capable of constraining Washington's unilateral swagger, not only in Eurasia but across the world.

The Pentagon carries the same message embedded in newspeak: the Full Spectrum Dominance doctrine.

Syria is leading all these assumptions to collapse like a house of cards. So no wonder in a Beltway under no visible chain of command -- the Obama administration barely qualifies as lame duck -- angst is the norm.

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What the UN Climate Accord in Paris Really Means

The New American

December 13, 2015

by Alex Newman

PARIS — After two weeks of negotiations at the United Nations COP21 global-warming summit, governments and dictatorships from around the world agreed to a massive deal to shackle the planet in the name of saving it. Among other goals, the pseudo-treaty aims to restructure the global economy, completely phase out cheap and abundant energy sources over the coming decades, redistribute the wealth of Western taxpayers to Third World regimes, and empower the UN to oversee a planetary “climate” regime. Imaging themselves to be Masters of the Universe despite the failure of every single UN “climate” model, the parties to the agreement even purported to decide that global temperatures would not rise above two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.

Under the guise of saving humanity from the “gas of life,” as scientists refer to the beneficial gas carbon dioxide, the new international agreement purports to require comprehensive monitoring and tracking of CO2 emissions across the Western world. Over the coming years and decades, the UN agreement also purports to mandate radical reductions in those emissions, essentially shackling humanity — and especially the world's poor — in order to allegedly “save” it. To reduce man's CO2 “footprint,” governments also vowed to funnel huge amounts of wealth into expensive and unreliable so-called “green” energy (think Solyndra).

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John Kerry Meets the People on a Moscow Street

Posted to YouTube on December 15, 2015

Russia Today introduction:

Prior to the Kremlin meeting, John Kerry was spotted wandering along the tourist hot-spot Arbat Street in central Moscow. The US Secretary of State did some souvenir shopping and was warmly welcomed by locals and fellow visitors who recognized him in the street.

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Brother Nathanael grew up in the U.S. as a Jew and converted to Christianity when he was a young man. He is now a member of the Russian Orthodox Church and lives in Colorado.

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