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As explained 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.

Waianae Coast Rotary Club Anti-Army Downsizing Presentation

Colleen Hanabusa and the Chamber of Commerce gave a presentation against Army downsizing on Oahu to the Waianae Coast Rotary Club. The downsizing supporter (not shown in video) who provided this video calls this Hanabusa-CoC presentation "disinformation." Other reactions from downsizing proponents (via HPI's private grapevine) ranged from disgust to disagreement with the stance presented here. The video was shot last Tuesday, on November 25.

YouTube introduction: As you listen and look closely at what's being said, notice what is inscribed on the banner behind the speakers at this Rotary Club meeting. The real truth is not being shared with the audience in attendance while their emotions are being manipulated by the self interest of a select few at the expense of the majority of tax payers who are being cajoled into continuing to bear the cost and burden of an Army branch of the US Military that is strategically NOT combat ready to be deployed when the need arises and the Army knows this to be a looming fact of reality. The true Pathway for the Army is to downsize in Hawaii and relinquish the land and infrastructure it occupies to the people of Hawaii as a remedy to alleviate the burden of affordable housing and create an enterprise zone that will stimulate our economy in Hawaii.


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Ferguson Protesters in DC Abruptly End Interview after Revealing Their True Thoughts on Camera

Media Research Center’s Dan Joseph questions Ferguson protesters in DC to ferret out their thinking.

Published on YouTube November 26, 2014

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Beware of Arrogant Government Officials

By Thomas Sowell

November 25, 2014

Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media.

Whatever did or did not happen between Bill Cosby and various women is not likely to affect the lives of 300 million Americans. But ObamaCare does.

For both the politicians and the media, this was not just an isolated incident. Gruber's videotaped discussions of the complicated deceptions built into ObamaCare with his help, designed to take advantage of what he called the "stupidity" of the public, are all too typical of the role played by the political left.

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Could Army Downsizing Be Good for Oahu?

A forum this past Thursday at the Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, discussed why Army downsizing on Oahu could have substantial benefits for the people of Hawaii.

The military controls 25 percent of Oahu land. The downsizing would affect a portion of the Army, potentially paving the way for the return to the state and its people of Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Air Field, Dillingham Military Reservation, Makua Valley and the Kolekole Pass road, along with their structures and facilities.

The panelists included MC Dexter Keeaumoku Kaiama, Ilima Long, S. Joe ("Uncle Joe") Estores, Manu Kaiama and Pauline Pilialoha Yap.

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Interview with Hawaii Senator Sam Slom

Sam Slom, the sole Republican out of a total of 25 Hawaii senators, talks local politics with host Kelii Akina. Slom, who represents District 9 (Hawaii Kai, Aina Haina, Kahala, Diamond Head), gives a good insider's perspective on the inner workings of the state legislature and alerts us to important issues that affect us all.

November 10, 2014

Facing Foreclosure?

Hawaii has a massive housing problem. Are you one of those facing foreclosure? Then you'll be interested in a local radio program on KHVH, The Foreclosure Hour, which focuses on foreclosure problems and what, according to its website, is a "massive fraud." The host is Honolulu attorney Gary Victor Dubin. The co-host is former Hawaii governor John D. Waihee.

Tune in at 3 p.m. every Sunday at 830 AM on your radio dial to listen in. You can listen to past broadcasts on the Internet here.

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Disclaimer: The opinions and information expressed in The Foreclosure Hour are not necessarily those of Hawaii Political Info. HPI is not a legal expertise site and expresses no endorsement of The Foreclosure Hour. Information is put up on HPI for your consideration. Read, listen and decide for yourself whether or not what you read or hear is 1) accurate, 2) helpful, 3) a case of "the jury is still out," 4) information that bears further investigation by you or 5) some other possibility or mixture of possibilities.


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Defeat of USA FREEDOM Act Is a Victory for Freedom

It will not shock readers to hear that quite often legislation on Capitol Hill is not as advertised. When Congress wants to do something particularly objectionable, they tend give it a fine-sounding name. The PATRIOT Act is perhaps the best-known example. The legislation had been drafted well before 9/11 but was going nowhere. Then the 9/11 attacks gave it a new lease on life. Politicians exploited the surge in patriotism following the attack to reintroduce the bill and call it the PATRIOT Act. To oppose it at that time was, by design, to seem unpatriotic.

At the time, 62 Democrats voted against the Act. On the Republican side there were only three no votes: former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH), former Rep. Butch Otter (R-ID), and myself.

The abuses of the Constitution in the PATRIOT Act do not need to be fully recounted here, but Presidents Bush and Obama both claimed authority based on it to gut the Fourth Amendment. The PATRIOT Act ushered in the era of warrantless wiretapping, monitoring of our Internet behavior, watering down of probable cause, and much more. After the revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden, we know how the NSA viewed constitutional restraints on surveillance of American people during the PATRIOT Act period.

After several re-authorizations of the PATRIOT Act, including some cosmetic reforms, Congress last October unveiled the USA FREEDOM Act. This was advertised as the first wholesale PATRIOT Act Reform bill. In fact, the House version was watered down to the point of meaninglessness and the Senate version was not much better. The final straw was the bill’s extension of key elements of the PATRIOT Act until 2017.

Fortunately, last week the USA FREEDOM Act was blocked from further consideration in the US Senate. The procedural vote was significant and important, but it caused some confusion as well. While some well-meaning pro-privacy groups endorsed the FREEDOM Act as a first step to reform, some anti-liberty neoconservatives opposed the legislation because even its anemic reforms were unacceptable. The truth is, Americans should not accept one more extension of the PATRIOT Act and should not endorse its continued dismemberment of our constitutional liberties. If that means some Senators vote with anti-liberty colleagues to kill the extension, we should still consider it a victory.

As the PATRIOT Act first faced a sunset in 2005, I had this to say in the debate over whether it should be re-authorized:

“When Congress passed the Patriot Act in the emotional aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, a sunset provision was inserted in the bill that causes certain sections to expire at the end of 2005. But this begs the question: If these provisions are critical tools in the fight against terrorism, why revoke them after five years? Conversely, if these provisions violate civil liberties, why is it acceptable to suspend the Constitution for any amount of time?”

Reform is often meant to preserve, not repeal bad legislation. When the public is strongly opposed to a particular policy you will almost never hear politicians say “let’s repeal the law.” It is always a pledge to reform the policy or law. The USA FREEDOM Act was no different.

With the failure of the FREEDOM Act to move ahead in the Senate last week, several of the most egregious sections of the PATRIOT Act are set to sunset next June absent a new authorization. Congress will no doubt be under great pressure to extend these measures. We must do our very best to make sure they are unsuccessful!

What Is ISIS?

By Eric Margolis

November 22, 2014

Sir John Baggot Glubb, better known as Glubb Pasha, was one of the modern Mideast’s most colorful and romantic figures. He and ‘Chinese’ Gordon of Khartoum were the last of the great British imperial officers.

Seconded by Britain to its protectorate, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Glubb built up its small Bedouin army, the Arab Legion, into the Arab world’s finest military force.

Glubb’s Arab Legion would likely have defeated Israel’s forces in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War had Britain and Jordan’s double-dealing king Abdullah not blocked the Legion’s advance, as Glubb Pasha bitterly recalled in his memoires.

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President Feeds Us His Line on 'Fixing' Illegal Immigration

The man who's lied to us so many times before addresses us once again, showing yet one more time that in his case, words are cheap, but for many low-information Americans, they speak louder than actions (or non-actions).

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