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Epilogue on Army Downsizing

Oahu Council for Army Downsizing (OCAD)

by AL Frenzel, Colonel, US Army Retired

Dec 28, 2015

The Army Announced in July 2014 that due to Department of Defense (DoD) requirements under QDR 2014 it would cut its forces by as many as 130,000 personnel; down to as few as 420,000 military personnel when FY 2016 Sequestration manifested itself.

A year later in July of 2015, the Army announced it would make only 40,000 military personnel cuts and 17,000 Army civilian employee cuts and it identified which units were to absorb the losses. In actuality, only 18,967 military personnel cuts were made that directly affected active Army units, a very small portion of the originally announced plan to cut 100,000 to 130,000 personnel.

In October of 2015, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which funded DoD in such a way that prevented it from any sequestration mandated cuts and thereby ended any further Army personnel cuts and even restored some that had already been announced.

In essence, the Congress and the Obama Administration stopped any fiscal reform of the Defense Department as mandated by the QDR process and any supposed automatic spending cuts dictated by the sequestration and the Budget Control Act of 2011. Political will could not stomach necessary and even legally mandated budget cuts that would more effectively align military force structure with its strategic mission requirements and fiscal realities.

On a positive note, the Army decided it will remove the Stryker vehicles from the force structure in Hawaii and reorganize the 2/25 SBCT into a two maneuver battalion infantry brigade combat team. Unfortunately, this still leaves two obscenely expensive, conventional warfare brigades and their support forces isolated in the middle of the pacific with the misguided political belief they are trickling down some rightful share of economic welfare to the people of Hawaii.

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

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Published on Mar 10, 2014

In this video Luke Rudkowski speaks with Department of Education whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt about the deliberate dumbing down of America. The former US Department of Education Senior Policy Advisor suggests that the our educational system is not based upon children learning. Is the Carnegie foundation instrumental in developing a socialist-collectivist style educational system that is detrimental to our youth? Are the elites impacting the development of the general population through our school systems?

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State of Hawaii Profiting from Exorbitant Cost of Prison Phone Calls

Honolulu Civil Beat

The FCC is ordering price reductions starting next year, but the state will still get a cut.

By Rui Kaneya

December 23, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to end price-gouging by private companies that provide telephone service in correctional facilities across the country, handing a rare victory to people who have been advocating for “prison phone justice” since the early 2000s.

But that won’t stop states like Hawaii from profiting from the calls its inmates make.

When new FCC regulations kick in next year, the costs of prison phone calls in many states are expected to be slashed by more than half, allowing inmates and their families to stay in touch without going broke.

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Ukraine Now on Long List of Countries Destroyed by Washington

Paul Craig Roberts

PaulCraigRoberts.org

December 23, 2015

By Paul Craig Roberts

The criminal thugs who comprise the government of the United States have now destroyed Ukraine, adding another scalp to their 21st century collection of scalps from Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and large parts of Syria and Pakistan.

The American military/security complex has grown mega-rich at the expense of a vast proportion of mankind.

American “patriots,” brainwashed by the presstitute media, have supported the most egregious and least justified war crimes in human history. Among moral peoples everywhere the United States is regarded as “the Great Satan.”

Dmitry Orlov sets out the disastrous scenario awaiting Ukraine.

Insouciant Americans should understand that what goes around, comes around.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43793.htm

Copyright © Paul Craig Roberts 2015

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.

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