M, Jul 21, 2014, 5-7:30pm, Gov Neil Abercrombie at McKinley High School front lawn, 1039 S. King St, HNL. Parking entrance on Pensacola St. Complimentary beef stew & rice, Hawaiian entertainment. Details
W, Jul 23, 2014, 5:30pm, Talk Story at Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) - with Waimea Families at Kokua Kalihi Valley, Roots Cafe, 2239 N. School St, HNL. Details
F, Jul 25, 2014, 5-9pm, Kahea Waianae Film Series & program, "Hawaiian Independence for Natl & Global Justice." Guest speakers Jon Osorio & Ilima Long. At Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center, 89-101 Farrington Hwy, Nanakuli (new location). Free. RSVP, please, by email or at 454-4713. Details
F, Jul 25, 2014, 6pm, Talk Story at Kalaheo Community Center , Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, 4480 Papalina Rd, Kalaheo, Kauai. Details
M, Jul 28, 2014, 6pm, Talk Story & Presentation at Wentworth Hall, Room #1 at UH Hilo campus , 200 W Kawili St, Hilo, Hawaii (Big Island). Details
Tu, Jul 29, 2014, 6pm, Talk Story & Presentation at Maui Waena Intermediate School, 795 Onehee Ave, Kahului, Maui. Details
Th, July 31, 2014, evening, Hawaii Republican Assembly road show for windward Oahu residents (Kailua/Kaneohe/Waimanalo) on the bad news about Hawaii and what can be done about it. Free. Details will be posted here when available.
Th, Aug 21, 2014, evening, Hawaii Republican Assembly road show for Maui residents on the bad news about Hawaii and what can be done about it. Free. Details will be posted here when available.
Th, Sep 18, 2014, evening, Hawaii Republican Assembly road show for east Honolulu (Hawaii Kai/Aina Haina/Kahala) area residents on the bad news about Hawaii and what can be done about it. Free. Details will be posted here when available.
Th, Oct 23, 2014, evening, Hawaii Republican Assembly road show for Waikiki area residents on the bad news about Hawaii and what can be done about it. Free. Details will be posted here when available.
Throughout my career, the political ruling elite has been enacting piecemeal a version of “universal” healthcare coverage to satisfy the demands of an increasingly vocal, but also increasingly disenfranchised citizenry. Our overlords, of course, have been more motivated by enhancing corporate bottom lines and enriching themselves, than in genuinely helping the peasantry.
Help out Hawaii's voters with no-spin, unbiased facts on candidates, issues and propositions in one convenient "2014 Elections" section on Hawaii Political Info's site. Hawaii needs your help in researching, interviewing, and/or typing up the facts. Technical help with the website also greatly appreciated. Email HPI.
YouTube intro: "Alex talks with Denver, Colorado, criminal and constitutional attorney Gary Fielder who refused to be subjected to a courthouse naked body scanner.
"Gary D. Fielder is a constitutional and criminal lawyer of 20 years. Mr. Fielder has conducted over 350 jury trials, appeared in Federal District Court, and argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Fielder earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of San Diego in 1990. Mr. Fielder grew up in Eagle River, Alaska, and now lives in Denver."
What is going on in government is appalling and frightening, and the body scan, bad as that is if you value your health, is only a small part of it.
The clip starts off with a hidden camera, so the audio and video are of poor quality, but stay with it, in less than a minute it will go to normal YouTube quality.
NASA image of Gulf oil spill moving toward Atlantic Ocean/Click photo for enlargement
NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible satellite image of the Gulf oil spill on May 17 from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Instrument on-board. The oil slick appears as a dull gray on the water's surface and stretches south from the Mississippi Delta with what looks like a tail. Text Credit: NASA Goddard / Rob Gutro
Wolf Blitzer interviews Mexican President Felipe Calderon on U.S. immigration, Mexican immigration and Mexican drug wars. Calderon reveals Mexican immigration hypocrisy. Illegal aliens who pass through Mexico's own southern borders are not allowed to stay, Calderon says, but he is highly critical of our own illegal immigration laws.
Our Democratic Congress and President gave him a standing ovation for his opposition to Arizona's new immigration law.
Bangkok red shirt parade, Mar 2010/Click photo for enlargement/Photo by Honou
“Analysts and some participants say the political crisis in Thailand is about how much say ordinary people are allowed to have in the formation of their government.”
The anti-establishment red shirts say a military dictatorship is in charge in their country. Their name says it all: United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD)
May 17, 2010
Thailand has been gripped by a paralysing political crisis since Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted from office in a military coup in September 2006.
When Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was chosen as prime minister in December 2008, some Thais hoped the protests had finally come to an end.
But the political schism is far from over. In March 2010 the pro-Thaksin red-shirts launched new protests aimed at bringing the government down.
Two months on, they remain in central Bangkok and have paralysed the city. In recent days fighting between the protesters and security forces has left more than 30 people dead.
Taking orders from BP contractors, the U.S. Coast Guard, which is in charge of the BP oil spill investigation, threatened to arrest reporters if they continue to film an oily beach, says CBS. The network says that BP is refusing to release videos of the underwater oil spill to the media or the public and that the Coast Guard has had access to the videos from day one, but won't let Congress or the public see them.
Here is some additional information on voting in the Saturday, May 22, 2010 Congressional District 1 special election, as verified with the Hawaii Office of Elections.
If you have not cast your vote yet, you can choose from one of three plans of action:
Fill out the ballot that you received in the mail and mail it back, in the envelopes that came with it, right away. Thursday should be all right, but Friday is iffy because of the Saturday deadline.
If you didn't receive your ballot in the mail, or can't find it, you can vote in person at Honolulu Hale (City Hall) today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) ONLY, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday will be too late.
You can drop off your completed ballot, in the provided envelopes, at the Office of Elections, 802 Lehua Ave., Pearl City, Friday, May 21 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Saturday, May 22 (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.), OR at the Hawaii State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, at mauka curbside (near the Father Damien statue), on Saturday, May 22 ONLY (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.). If you don't have a ballot, you will be out of luck. You cannot pick up a new one to fill out.
Click here if you need more information on the candidates.
The phone number of the Office of Elections is 453-8683.
Submitted by Pat Beekman on Tue, 05/18/2010 - 23:14
Ballots for the District 1 congressional special election must be received by 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 22.
For information on the candidates and election see "5/22/10 Congressional Dist 1 Election" at the top of the right-hand column on this page and click "Candidates & Info."
The Office of Elections reports that 41 percent of the ballots have already been returned, a phenomenal number from traditionally politically apathetic Hawaii. The percentage voting in the last special election, to fill Patsy Mink's vacant District 2 (rural Oahu and neighbor islands) congressional seat after she passed away in 2002, was a pathetic 13.3 percent. This election's voting rate is already three times that number.
Submitted by Pat Beekman on Tue, 05/18/2010 - 20:55
Rand Paul (R), Congressman Ron Paul's (R-TX) son, won the Kentucky primary for U.S. Senate today against Republican establishment favorite Trey Grayson. Rand, who has no experience as a candidate, was not expected to win this election when he started. Not even he and his father expected him to do this well. In his victory speech Rand explains why his message resonated with a people who are fed up with what is going on in government.
As Kentucky's secretary of state, Rand's opponent Grayson oversees the voting process in Kentucky. There was widespread concern about the integrity of the election. However, Paul won by a 23 percent margin, with Grayson conceding early and pledging his support to Paul, who will be up against a Democratic opponent in November's general election.