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Documentary: The Border States of America

Hawaii Political Info introduction: All four of Hawaii's congressional delegation have a record of allowing open borders and unlimited illegal immigration. Charles Djou, Republican, who served for a few months in Congress, but lost his subsequent congressional race, is running again. He racked up a record in those few months of allowing amnesty for illegal immigrants and being soft on border security. He is also a strong warmonger who seemingly doesn't respect the constitutional duty of Congress to declare war, rather than what has unconstitutionally taken place since WWII, the President initiating war. This would be any Congressman's most important task. For his own words on initiating war, as well as those of his opponent's Mark Takai (D), see this forum, starting at 35 minutes 15 seconds.

To see how this year's general election candidates for Hawaii stand on illegal immigration, click here. The explanation of the symbols used for answers are lower in the page of each candidate comparison grid.

The Hawaii congressional incumbents' records on immigration, which are abysmal if you believe our country's immigration should be controlled for the good of its citizens, can be seen here.

Published on YouTube Oct 16, 2014

Tea Party Patriots introduction: Please visit for more informaiton about this film.

An unprecedented wave of illegal immigration is washing over America, threatening the fabric of our nation. But the Obama Administration refuses to enforce our immigration laws, resulting in tens of thousands of people illegally entering the US. Now, our new film reveals the full scope of this crisis.

The Border States of America takes viewers from the Rio Grande Valley to towns across the country, telling the story of human smugglers and drug cartels who profit from Obama’s policies; of American citizens whose lives are put at risk; and the social and economic toll on our communities. We cut through the fog to bring you the truth about what is really happening with the border crisis.

Television and film star Nick Searcy has come on board to narrate The Border States of America. He is an accomplished actor, director, and producer with a career spanning more than 30 years in cinema, television, and on the stage. With dozens of starring and supporting roles across a wide range of feature films and TV shows under his belt, we couldn't be more excited to have him help tell this story.

Gubernatorial Candidates Speak Their Mind

No questions, just each candidate telling you about what he will work to accomplish if elected. Gubernatorial candidates Duke Aiona (R), Jeff Davis (L) and Mufi Hannemann (I) appear, in that order. David Ige (D) is missing. Then lieutenant gubernatorial candidates Les Chang (I) and Shan Tsutsui (D) appear. Missing are Elwin P. Ahu (R) and Cynthia (Lahi) Marlin (L).

Published on Olelo October 12, 2014.


2014 General Election Candidate & Amendment Information [Hawaii Political Info]

Gubernatorial Debate in Hilo

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, Duke Aiona (R), Mufi Hanneman (I), and David Ige (D) took part in a gubernatorial debate at Sangha Hall in Hilo on the Big Island. Jeff Davis (L), the remaining candidate, was not there. He will, however, be in today's energy debate at the YWCA on Richards Street in Honolulu. His presence should make the discussion even more interesting since Davis, who owns a solar panel business, is known as "The Solar Guy."

Let's see if any of these candidates know what they're talking about on the highly lobbied, secretive and befuddled subject of energy.

But we digress. Back to the debate on the Big Island:

Interview with Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki was born and reared in Hawaii. His moneymaking seminars are regularly held in the state.

His interview, which starts at the 7 minute 4 second mark, includes his recollections about reading classified information while in the Marines in Vietnam as a top secret officer and discovering that the war was about oil, and NOT about what we the suckers sheeple unaware were told! (Starting at 15 min 45 sec.) He says all wars are about money and has other interesting comments about our government, mostly along the lines of improving our financial situation.

Unfair: Exposing the IRS — Tuesday Evening Only

One-time showing on Oahu, Tuesday, October 14, 7pm, at Dole Cannery Theaters.

YouTube introduction: UNFAIR: EXPOSING THE IRS is a feature-length documentary revealing the truth about the cover-ups and the abuses of power at the Internal Revenue Service.

We traveled across the country to interview politicians, community organizers, and the victims at the heart of the IRS' abuse. It's not just Tea Party groups. It's veterans. Adoptive parents. Your neighbors. It's people like us. It's people like you.

This documentary features interviews with Mike Huckabee, Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, David Barton, Grover Norquist, Louie Gohmert, John Linder, Carla Howell, Brian Brown and many more.


Interview with Judd Saul (Director of "UNFAIR: EXPOSING THE IRS")

Djou, Takai, in Final Debate before Election

A brief look at Sunday's Charles Djou (R) - Mark Takai (D) debate. The two are vying for the U.S. congressional district 1 seat (urban Honolulu) vacated by Colleen Hanabusa in her unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate, which she narrowly lost to fellow Democrat Brian Schatz, the incumbent, in the August primary election. Schatz now faces two opponents, whom he will likely easily defeat, in the November general election.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

(2 min 27 sec)

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Unhappy about Working on Columbus Day? Read This.

Why do federal workers get the day off today (Columbus Day), but the vast majority of other workers don't?


October 13, 2014

By Brad Tuttle

If you’re working on Monday, you’re in good—though perhaps bitter—company. According to the (SHRM), there are six annual days that are almost universally embraced in the U.S. as paid holidays, meaning that at least 90% of businesses and organizations give workers the day off. These days are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Columbus Day, you’ll notice, is not among them.

Columbus Day belongs in a category that might be considered second-tier holidays, in which a sizable portion of employees get the day off, but the majority of us are expected to work like normal. Of all these days, Columbus Day gets the least respect. Whereas slightly more than one third of organizations are closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and President’s Day, and 22% are shuttered on Veterans Day, only 14% are closed on Columbus Day. And the idea that Columbus Day should be a paid day off at all is on the wane: In 2011, for instance, SHRM data indicated that 16% of organizations were closed in honor of the holiday.

So who gets Columbus Day off, and why? All of the days mentioned above, Columbus Day included, are considered official federal holidays, meaning that non-essential federal workers have the day off, and no mail will be delivered. Government contractors tend to follow the lead of the feds, at least partially for purely practical reasons. “If the job depends on being able to reach out to government sources and they’re not working, it’s just not cost-effective to stay open,” said Lisa Orndorff, a human resources business partner at SHRM.

Read more . . .


Holidays observed by Hawaii state workers (They don't include Columbus Day, which is now "Discoverers' Day" in Hawaii.) []

Discoverer's [sic] Day holiday is protested in Honolulu [Hawaii News Now] Oct 12, 2009

Instead of Columbus Day, some U.S. cities celebrate Indigenous People's Day [CNN] Oct 13, 2014

Liberty, Not Government, Is the Key to Containing Ebola

By Ron Paul, M.D.

Former Republican Congressman Ron Paul holds an M.D. from Duke University and practiced obstetrics and gynecology for many years.

According to Forbes magazine, at least 5,000 Americans contacted healthcare providers fearful they had contracted Ebola after the media reported that someone with Ebola had entered the United States. All 5,000 cases turned out to be false alarms. In fact, despite all the hype about Ebola generated by the media and government officials, as of this writing there has only been one preliminarily identified case of someone contracting Ebola within the United States.

Ebola is a dangerous disease, but it is very difficult to contract. Ebola spreads via direct contact with the virus. This usually occurs though contact with bodily fluids. While the Ebola virus may remain on dry surfaces for several hours, it can be destroyed by common disinfectants. So common-sense precautions should be able to prevent Ebola from spreading.

It is no coincidence that many of those countries suffering from mass Ebola outbreaks have also suffered from the plagues of dictatorship and war. The devastation wrought by years of war has made it impossible for these countries to develop modern healthcare infrastructure. For example, the 14-year civil war in Liberia left that country with almost no trained doctors. Those who could leave the war-torn country were quick to depart. Sadly, American foreign aid props up dictators and encourages militarism in these countries.

President Obama’s response to the Ebola crisis has been to send 3,000 troops to West African countries to help with treatment and containment. Obama did not bother to seek congressional authorization for this overseas military deployment. Nor did he bother to tell the American people how long the mission would last, how much it would cost, or what section of the Constitution authorizes him to send US troops on “humanitarian” missions.

The people of Liberia and other countries would be better off if the US government left them alone. Leave it to private citizens to invest in African business and trade with the African people. Private investment and trade would help these countries develop thriving free-market economies capable of sustaining a modern healthcare infrastructure.

Legitimate concerns about protecting airline passengers from those with Ebola or other infectious diseases can best be addressed by returning responsibility for passenger safety to the airlines. After all, private airlines have a greater incentive than does government to protect their passengers from contagious diseases. They can do so while providing a safe means of travel for those seeking medical treatment in the United States. This would remove the incentive to lie about exposure to the virus among those seeking to come here for treatment.

Ebola patients in the US have received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to use “unapproved” drugs. This is a positive development. But why should those suffering from potentially lethal diseases have to seek special permission from federal bureaucrats to use treatments their physicians think might help? And does anyone doubt that the FDA’s cumbersome approval process has slowed down the development of treatments for Ebola?

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company has successfully contained the spread of Ebola among 80,000 people living in Harbel, the Liberian town housing employees of Firestone's Liberian plant and their families. In March, after the wife of a Firestone employee developed Ebola symptoms, Firestone constructed its own treatment center and implemented a program of quarantine and treatment. Firestone has successfully kept the Ebola virus from spreading among its employees. As of this writing, there are only three Ebola patients at Firestone's treatment facility.

Firestone's success in containing Ebola shows that, far from justifying new state action, the Ebola crises demonstrates that individuals acting in the free market can do a better job of containing Ebola than can governments. The Ebola crisis is also another example of how US foreign aid harms the very people we are claiming to help. Limiting government at home and abroad is the best way to protect health and freedom.


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Mark Takai Discusses Campaign Priorities

By Tannya Joaquin

October 10, 2014

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The race to represent Hawaii's District 1 in Congress is between two longtime politicians and veterans, Charles Djou [R] and Mark Takai [D].

We sat down with both candidates for a snapshot of where they stand before our Hawaii News Now debate Sunday at 8pm on KHNL.

Tonight, we go one on one with the Democrats' nominee, Mark Takai.

Read more . . .

Spotlight on the Kurds in the War on ISIS

Hawaii Political Info introduction: The U.S.-led war on ISIS is thought by many observers, including the featured speaker in the following video, to be a cover for the real purpose, to topple Syria's recently re-elected president, Bashar al-Assad.

Russia Today introduction: Watch the full episode here:

The West has been counting on the Kurds to spearhead the ground offensive against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. But with alliances in the Middle East shifting rapidly, how reliable of an ally are they? Will the Kurds prove to be the decisive factor in the US-lead coalition, or will they seek an accommodation with the Islamic State to suit their own interests? Oksana is joined by Fadi Hakura, the Manager of the Turkey Project at Chatham House, to attack these issues.

Published on YouTube Oct 12, 2014


Chatham House [Wikipedia]

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