Th, Mar 6, 2014, 5pm, Hawaii Republican Assembly (HIRA, not official arm of GOP Hawaii) public meeting for North Shore residents, "The Good, Bad & the Ugly of Hawaii Politics" plus what you can do about it. Wailua Community Association Center, 66-434 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa (Oahu). Free. Details
Hearings open to public testimony
SB 2623 will have a public hearing before a joint meeting of the Senate Committees on Commerce & Consumer Protection and Judiciary & Labor at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014, in conference room 229 at the Hawaii state capitol. The hearing will be open to public testimony.
Its House equivalent, HB 2041, with identical language, will have a hearing at 2:10 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014, by the House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce in House conference room 325 at the state capitol. Public testimony is invited for this hearing as well.
The twin identical bills call for franchisees to have the right to litigate in Hawaii rather than being required, as is generally the case in franchise agreements, to go to court in another state, generally the state where the franchisor is located.
As can be imagined, if a franchisee has a dispute with its franchisor and has to take legal action on the Mainland, it is in an almost impossible position. This is the situation in which most franchisees, Mainland and Hawaii, find themselves, with the situation for Hawaii franchisees even more acute because of the distances involved.
Definition of franchisee
A franchisee is a business that has been granted a right by a corporate entity, a franchisor, to run a business location using the company name and the company system. McDonald's, Burger King and Kumon Learning Centers are examples of franchise systems. The franchisees run individual restaurants or learning centers, for example, while the franchisor is at a head office in a separate location. Your local McDonald's is likely run by a franchisee, while the franchisor is located at the head office in Oak Brook, Illinois. The better franchisors generally own and run some of their locations so that they can have direct hands-on experience in running the same kind of business they are selling to franchisees and seeing for themselves what works and where the problems lie.
The murder of non-Americans in U.S. wars are considered so trivial that they are mostly ignored in America
Not All Lives are Equal-According to the Inhabitants of the Barbarically Civilized Nation
By Sibel Edmonds
Boiling Frogs Post
February 10, 2014
I rarely accept invitations for speaking arrangements. It is not my cup of tea. When I rarely do I insist in dividing my allocated time into 1/3 for speaking and 2/3 for Q & A. I don’t like canned speeches, but I happen to truly like lengthy Q & A sessions. Why? Because: It enables me to talk about what my audience really wants to hear about, it gives me a chance to get to know others’ points of view and perceptions, and let’s face it, it just makes the whole process less boring, more interactive, less predictable, thus more fun.
Two months ago, during one of my very rare speaking arrangements, the topics of discussion took many spontaneous turns and twists and ended up in the area of our wars- our never-ending, perpetual wars. Of course you know where I stand on that. And most likely you won’t be surprised to hear that not many people share my stand; at least not as bold and vehemently. Most public figures who engage in public speaking know how to frame their talking points and answers very diplomatically so that they will get uniformed nods from their audience; at least most of them. And they do. I know the trick, and I know how it is done. But I never use it. Meaning, I do not engage in public speaking for the purpose of being liked and admired uniformly, and to play it safe. It is not me. In fact I do exactly the opposite, meaning, I actually try to push buttons, and as a result bring out the real inner thinking of my audiences. So what if that makes me not-so-popular and not likely to be invited again? I ain’t running for public office!
Now that we have established my modus operandi when it comes to public speaking, let’s go back to my Q & A session from my latest ‘engagement.’
City officials not amused
Could be as early as tomorrow
February 9, 2014
Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke news of U.S. government surveillance in The Guardian newspaper last year, suggested new revelations are to come when he launches an independent news site this week.
Greenwald and other investigative journalists are set to launch digital magazines with First Look Media, a venture funded by (Fortune 500) founder Pierre Omidyar. Omidyar wrote in , a blog post on Thursday that "the site's staff has already uncovered a host of new and disturbing revelations in the NSA documents."
In an interview on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, Greenwald said his new stories would start to appear online early this week. He dropped hints that he and his colleagues have come into contact with sources besides Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who provided classified documents detailing secret surveillance programs last year.
Hawaii Political Info introduction: Hollywood has taken the unusual step of disqualifying a song that has already been nominated for Best Song consideration at the Oscars this year. The song is Alone Yet Not Alone, featured in a Christian movie.
Was this a case of Jew-dominated Hollywood expressing the trait that distinguishes Jews more than any other, a rejection or strong dislike of Christ? There are those who suspect as much, but others defend the action.
Nominated Yet Not Nominated: What Message Did the Academy Send?
By Kate Tracy
January 31, 2014
It's an independent Christian movie that few have seen—but it has garnered a massive amount of the Academy Awards discussion so far.
Alone Yet Not Alone gained attention for its Oscar nomination—and this week's subsequent disqualification—for best original song. The hymnal song "Alone Yet Not Alone," featuring the voice of Joni Eareckson Tada, is no longer in the Oscar running. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences concluded that writer Bruce Broughton personally promoted the song by emailing Academy members. That, the academy said, violated the rules, and the nomination was withdrawn.
"All I can say is, they must have been terrified by the song and it's one [very] good song too," Broughton's wife, Belinda, posted on Facebook. "Well, they are happy now, they can play together in the same sand box again."
Thirteen things about the Alone Yet Not Alone kerfuffle [Patheos] Feb 4, 2014
Alone Yet Not Alone Lyrics [Lyrics Freak]
Single value that ties Jews together more than any other: They're anti-Christ [USA Today] Their anti-Christianity unites them more by far than the country of Israel does.
For most American Jews, the core of their Jewish identity isn’t solidarity with Israel; it’s rejection of Christianity. [Commentary.com] (Scroll down to Michael Medved)
2012 Jewish Values Survey [Public Religion]
The Truth about the Talmud by Michael A. Hoffman [Rense.com] Dec 18, 2007
The Other Side of the Talmud featuring Michael A. Hoffman [YouTube, 20 min]
Jew Lois Lerner, a top official at IRS, has history of pursuing vendetta against White Christians [Weekly Standard] May 22, 2013
Israel Attack on USS Liberty during 1967 Six-Day War Full-Length Documentary [Hawaii Political Info]
USS Liberty—Israeli Pilot Speaks Up [Rense.com]
Jews made deal to bring the U.S. into WWI & WWII Testimony by Benjamin Freedman, Jewish political insider who became a Christian [YouTube, 44 min]
February 9, 2014
President Obama’s state of the union pledge to “act with or without Congress” marks a milestone in presidential usurpation of Congressional authority. Most modern Presidents have used executive orders to change and even create laws without Congressional approval. However President Obama is unusually brazen, in that most Presidents do not brag about their plans to rule by executive order in State of the Union speeches.
Sadly, his pledge to use his pen to implement laws and polices without the consent of Congress not only received thunderous applause from representatives of the President’s party, some representatives have even pledged to help Obama get around Congress by providing him with ideas for executive orders. The Constitution’s authors would be horrified to see legislators actively adding and abetting a President taking power away from the legislature.
Executive orders are perfectly legitimate and even necessary if, in the words of leading constitutional scholar Judge Andrew Napolitano, they " . . . guide the executive branch on how to enforce a law or . . . complement and supplement what Congress has already done.” The problem is that most modern Presidents have abused this power to issue orders that, as Judge Napolitano puts it, “restates federal law, or contradicts federal law, or does the opposite of what the federal law is supposed to do.”
Political opponents of the President rightly condemned Obama for disregarding the Constitution. However, it was not that long ago that many of the same politicians were labeling as “unpatriotic” or worse anyone who dared question President Bush’s assertions that he had the “inherent” authority to launch wars, spy on Americans, and even indefinitely detain American citizens.
Partisan considerations also make some members of the opposition party hesitate to rein in the President. These members are reluctant to set a precedent of “tying the President’s hands” that could be used against a future President of their own party.
The concentration of power in the office of the President is yet one more negative consequence of our interventionist foreign policy. A foreign policy based on interventionism requires a strong and energetic executive, unfettered by Constitutional niceties such as waiting for Congress to pass laws or declare war. So it simply was natural, as America abandoned the traditional foreign policy of non-interventionism, for Presidents to act “without waiting for Congress.” After all, the President is “Commander-in-Chief” and he needs to protect “national security,” they argued. Once it became accepted practice for the President to disregard Congress in foreign affairs, it was only a matter of time before Presidents would begin usurping Congressional authority in domestic matters.
It should not be surprising that some of the biggest promoters of an “energetic” executive are the neoconservatives. They are also enthusiastic promoters of the warfare state. Sadly, they have misled many constitutionalists into believing that one can consistently support unchecked presidential authority in foreign policy, but limit presidential authority in domestic matters. Until it is fully understood that virtually limitless presidential authority in foreign affairs cannot coexist with strict limits on presidential authority in domestic matters, we will never limit the power of the presidency.
The people must also insist that politicians stop viewing issues concerning the separation of powers through a partisan lens and instead be willing to act against any president who exceeds his constitutional limitations. Thankfully we have scholars such as Louis Fisher, who has just published an important new book on presidential power, to help us better understand the Founders’ intent with regard to separation of powers. The key to achieving this goal is to make sure the people understand that any President of any party who would exceed constitutional limitations is a threat to liberty, and any member of Congress who ignores or facilitates presidential usurpation is being derelict in his constitutional duty.
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.
February 8, 2014
Jews decide who will live and who will die not only in America but in Ukraine’s elections as well.
In a tapped telephone conversation between US State Department’s Victoria Nuland (a Jew) and US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, the matter of what opposition leader should be installed as their puppet-president in Ukraine was discussed.
Israel, Zionism & Jews [Hawaii Political Info] (Collection of articles)
From readying the loading of "Fat Man" onto a B-29 Superfortress bomber to the immediate aftermath of the detonation.
Dad's texting to daughter sparks argument, fatal shooting in movie theater [CNN] Jan 13, 2014