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Chris Lethem, Candidate for Hawaii House District 12

Chris Lethem, Republican, tells us more about himself and his candidacy in this interview. He is running for Senate District 12 (Waikiki, Ala Moana, Kakaako,McCully, Moiliili) against Democratic incumbent Brickwood Galuteria.

Israeli Billionaire Asks Hillary Clinton to Run for President

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Israeli news outlet Arutz Sheva calls U.S. resident Haim Saban an Israeli, so they ought to know. He did live there for many years before coming to the U.S. to make his fortune in show business.

Saban just celebrated his 70th birthday with a party this past Saturday in Los Angeles. He was to have celebrated it on Lanai, which is owned by fellow Jew Larry Ellison, but Hurricane Ana interfered.

Saban, according to The New Yorker, is most proud of his role as a political power broker. His greatest concern, according to the news source, is to protect Israel (not the U.S.). At a 2009 conference in Israel (where he perhaps thought his words wouldn't be reported in America?), Saban described his formula for manipulating the U.S.: make donations to political parties, establish think tanks and control media outlets. In 2002, he contributed $7 million toward the cost of a new building for the Democratic National Committee—one of the largest known donations ever made to an American political party.

So if Saban wants to back Hillary, the quid pro quo appears to be Israel first, the U.S. somewhere in the back of the line. I.e. same ol', same ol'.

Arutz Sheva (Hebrew for Channel 7)

By Ari Yashar

October 20, 2014

Haim Saban of Power Rangers fame asks for Hillary Clinton campaign announcement at his surprise 70th birthday party.

Israeli billionaire Haim Saban was thrown a surprise 70th birthday party by his wife Cheryl Saban on Saturday night, and he used the occasion to call on former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run in the 2016 presidential elections.

Saban had planned to hold his birthday party on the Hawaiian island of Lanai according to MSN News, but was forced to cancel the plans due to an approaching hurricane.

The surprise party at a residence Saban owns in Los Angeles featured 220 guests, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, singer Barbara Streisand, and other famous personalities and leading business owners, reports Yedioth Aharonoth.

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Links:

Israel Attack on USS Liberty during 1967 Six-Day War Full-Length Documentary [Hawaii Political Info]

Admiral Thomas Moorer Says Israel Deliberately Attacked & Tried to Kill Everyone Aboard the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 [USSLiberty.org]

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]

Future Israel president wanted deal to bring U.S. into war against Germany [FPP.co.uk] Sep 10, 1941 Chaim Weizmann letter to Winston Churchill

Israel's confiscation of Palestinian land over the years [The Muslim Times] Aug 2011

Hamas MP: Potential gas discovered off Gaza shore [The Times of Israel] Feb 25, 2014

America Is the Only Country with a Favorable View of Israel [Washington's Blog] Jul 25, 2014

Israel, Zionism & Jews   Extensive collection of articles & videos [Hawaii Political Info]

National Service is Un-American and Anti-Liberty

October 19, 2014

Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either “serving” in the military or performing some other type of government-directed “community service.” Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich’s proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.

Proponents of national service claim that young people have a moral obligation to give something back to society. But giving the government power to decide our moral obligations is an invitation to totalitarianism.

Mandatory national service is not just anti-liberty, it is un-American. Whether or not they admit it, supporters of mandatory national service do not believe that individuals have “inalienable rights.” Instead, they believe that rights are gifts from the government, and, since government is the source of our rights, government can abridge or even take away those rights whenever Congress decides.

Mandatory national service also undermines private charitable institutions. In a free society, many people will give their time or money to service projects to help better their communities, working with religious or civic associations. But in a society with government-enforced national service, these associations are likely to become more reliant on government-supplied forced labor. They will then begin to tailor their programs to satisfy the demands of government bureaucrats instead of the needs of the community.

The very worst form of national service is, of course, the military draft, which forces young people to kill or be killed on government orders. The draft lowers the cost of an interventionist foreign policy because government need not compete with private employers for recruits. Anyone who refuses a draft notice runs the risk of being jailed, so government can provide lower pay and benefits to draftees than to volunteers.

As the burden of our hyper-interventionist foreign policy increases, it is increasingly likely that there will be serious attempts to reinstate the military draft. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, continues to suggest that US troops on the ground may be needed to fight “Operation Inherent Resolve” in Iraq and Syria. A major escalation requiring a large US troop deployment will likely add pressure to consider a military draft.

The only real way the American people can protect their children from the military draft is to demand an end to the foreign policy that sees the US military as the solution to any and every problem — from ISIS to Ebola — anywhere in the world.

Some who share my opposition to a militaristic foreign policy support the draft because they think a draft will increase public opposition to war. However, the existence of a draft did not stop the American government from launching unconstitutional wars in Vietnam and Korea. While the draft did play a role in mobilizing political opposition to Vietnam, it took almost a decade and the death of thousands of American draftees for that opposition to reach critical mass.

It is baffling that conservatives who (properly) oppose raising taxes would support any form of national service, including the military draft. It is similarly baffling that liberals who oppose government interference with our personal lives would support mandatory national service. Mandatory national service is a totalitarian policy that should be rejected by all who value liberty.

Journalists Find Way to Bypass White House Control

Published on YouTube Oct 19, 2014

Russia Today introduction: White House journalists are looking for alternative ways of sharing information, accusing the Obama administration of shaping their coverage to fit the official agenda. Manila Chan explains how a group of press-pool reporters strives to bypass government control over the content they provide to news outlets.

What ‘Democracy’ Really Means when Used by the U.S. and The New York Times

The Intercept

By Glenn Greenwald

October 17, 2014

One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of “democracy” in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial on the U.S.-backed military coup in Venezuela, which temporarily removed that country’s democratically elected (and very popular) president, Hugo Chávez. Rather than describe that coup as what it was by definition - a direct attack on democracy by a foreign power and domestic military which disliked the popularly elected president – the Times, in the most Orwellian fashion imaginable, literally celebrated the coup as a victory for democracy:

With yesterday’s resignation of President Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan democracy is no longer threatened by a would-be dictator. Mr. Chávez, a ruinous demagogue, stepped down after the military intervened and handed power to a respected business leader, Pedro Carmona.

Thankfully, said the NYT, democracy in Venezuela was no longer in danger . . . because the democratically-elected leader was forcibly removed by the military and replaced by an unelected, pro-U.S. “business leader.” The Champions of Democracy at the NYT then demanded a ruler more to their liking: “Venezuela urgently needs a leader with a strong democratic mandate to clean up the mess, encourage entrepreneurial freedom and slim down and professionalize the bureaucracy.”

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Filmmaker Laura Poitras on Edward Snowden Documentary

Laura Poitras' widely anticipated film on Edward Snowden is scheduled for nationwide release on Friday, October 24.


Link:

Snowden says U.S., Israel created Stuxnet virus

Why Jew Judges Push Depravity

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.

October 17, 2014

America under the rule of a judicial dictatorship is the theme of Pat Buchanan’s latest piece in his syndicated column.

Incensed with the Supreme Court’s recent decision to turn down appeals of five same sex marriage rulings, Buchanan writes that through a long line of decisions the Court has ordered “the de-Christianization of all public institutions” in America.

Buchanan has it right. But he fails to use the Jew word. (Past use got him fired from MSNBC.)

Read more . . .

Links:

Hawaii ex-judge Steven Levinson [a Jew] proud of stance on gays [Honolulu Star-Bulletin] Feb 16, 2009

Levinson Makes History [Hawaii Family Portraits]

Israel Attack on USS Liberty during 1967 Six-Day War Full-Length Documentary [Hawaii Political Info]

Admiral Thomas Moorer Says Israel Deliberately Attacked & Tried to Kill Everyone Aboard the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 [USSLiberty.org]

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]

Israel's confiscation of Palestinian land over the years [The Muslim Times] Aug 2011

Hamas MP: Potential gas discovered off Gaza shore [The Times of Israel] Feb 25, 2014

America Is the Only Country with a Favorable View of Israel [Washington's Blog] Jul 25, 2014

'Greater Israel': The Zionist Plan for the Middle East [Hawaii Political Info] Sep 8, 2013

General Wesley Clark: 7 Countries in 5 Years [Hawaii Political Info] Sep 8, 2013 (Clarifies U.S. involvement in the 'Greater Israel' plan)

The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion [Bible Believers (Australia)] The Jewish plan for world domination over the goyim as laid out over 100 years ago. The Protocols are said by Jews to be a "forgery." Whoever wrote them was no ordinary human, or even ordinary genius.

Israel, Zionism & Jews   Extensive collection of articles & videos [Hawaii Political Info]

Community Briefing on Oahu Army Downsizing Opportunities

Filmed October 14, 2014

(1 hour 49 minutes)

Description on YouTube:

Oahu Army Downsizing Presentation held in the Waianae community on October 14, 2014.

Please consider signing the Petition asking our Legislators to embrace the Army Downsizing opportunity. The petition link is in GREEN on the right side of www.oc4ad.com webpage.

Late in June of 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its Quadrennial Defense Review for 2014 (QDR 2014). DoD releases a QDR every four years as a way of articulating its strategic direction and providing end strength and force structure decisions for the Services to implement over a fixed period of time. The DoD is facing ever-increasing fiscal challenges and is unable to sustain itself at current and future levels of funding projected by the Congress. In the case of the Army, QDR 2014 calls for a reduction of as many as 130,000 active duty Army soldiers world-wide. To meet this fiscally constrained personnel cap the Army identified bases within 19 States to absorb these cuts; Hawaii is one of the States on the Army’s cut list. Bases in Hawaii now being considered by the Army to meet these cuts include Schofield Barracks (16,000) and Fort Shafter (3,800). The impacts of these cuts are significant, but the members of the Oahu Council for Army Downsizing (OCAD) see most of these as positive impacts that will greatly improve the quality of life for Hawaii’s people, particularly the Hawaiian community on Oahu and throughout Hawaii Nei.

The OCAD supports and actively advocates for the downsizing of Army Forces on Oahu. The OCAD does not consider the bulk of the Army’s forces on Oahu to be strategically located since these forces do not have readily available airlift or sealift to support their transport to anywhere in the Pacific as quickly as may be needed. Moreover, the OCAD believes the Army on Oahu lacks critically needed ‘forced entry’ capability to allow it to enter hostile environments, a capability already possessed by the US Marines presently on Oahu and throughout the Pacific. The OCAD believes taxpayers cannot afford to pay for redundant forces competing to do the same job and redundant, geographically isolated forces occupying critical lands and consuming valuable resources that are important to the State of Hawaii and the Hawaiian community.

The OCAD wants the people of Hawaii and Oahu to understand the goodness that can occur if the Army is downsized in the quantities proposed by DoD. The OCAD believes the cuts proposed should occur in the near term and that the following bases and geographic areas be returned to the State of Hawaii: Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Makua Valley, Dillingham Military Reservation, and Kolekole pass with unimpeded access on Lualualei Naval Road.

The OCAD believes the DoD’s recommendation for cuts provides a ‘once–in–a–century’ opportunity for Hawaii Nei; if military forces on Oahu are not cut during this round of force structure cuts, then nothing will change on Oahu militarily — there will never be another round of cuts like this for Hawaii in any of our lifetimes.

The worst case scenario would be for Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation to naively negotiate a compromise deal with other State Legislators to reduce the projected personnel cuts on Oahu (i.e. only 10,000 personnel cuts versus 19,800). Because any cuts smaller than what is proposed by the Army will allow the Army to retains its current facilities on Oahu at the status quo; resulting in NO LONGTERM BENEFITS FOR THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII. This would be unforgiveable!

CIA 'Bought Journalist' Confesses

Russia Insider News
Russia Insider News is a private publication run by ex-pats who have lived in Russia for years

October 16, 2014

Our Exclusive Interview with German Editor Turned CIA Whistleblower

Fascinating details emerge. Leading US-funded think-tanks and German secret service are accessories. Attempted suppression by legal threats. Blackout in German media.

These revelations, together with the Snowden uproar, will further decouple the US from Germany

Exclusively for RI, Dutch journalist Eric van de Beek interviews the senior German editor who is causing a sensation with his allegations that the CIA pays German media professionals to spin stories to follow US government goals.

We wrote about this two weeks ago, and the article shot up in views, becoming one of the most read articles on our site.

Udo Ulfkotte reveals in his bestseller Bought Journalists, how he was "taught to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public."

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Ron Paul: Ebola Panic Is Important, but Overblown by the Media and Public

Published on YouTubeOct 17, 2014

Three-time presidential candidate and former Republican congressman Ron Paul, M.D., joins Larry King on Politicking to talk about Ebola, Obama, ISIS and his son Rand Paul’s White House hopes.

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