Informing Hawaii's voters
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 20:23
Hawaii Political Info background information: Bill Ayers, known nationally as a terrorist beginning in the early '70s, is rumored to have helped give President Obama his political start, but both men have distanced themselves from that.
Further, Allen Hulton, a letter carrier who delivered mail to Bill's parents' home in Illinois, has said that sometime in the early 1990s Mary Ayers, Bill's mother, talked to him quite enthusiastically about a young Black student who was living in her home.
Hulton chanced upon Obama himself months or perhaps a year later in front of the Ayers' home and had an unforgettable brief conversation with him. Obama confidently said he was going to be U.S. President!
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 13:25
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Most liberals and conservatives miss the point, however, making the same old arguments we have all heard before. Liberals argue that we need to provide more welfare and assistance to these young immigrants, while conservatives would bus them to the other side of the border, drop them off, and deploy drones to keep them out.
Neither side seems interested in considering why is this happening in the first place. The truth is, this latest crisis is a consequence of mistaken government policies on both sides of the border.
In fact much of the problem can be directly traced to the US drug war, which creates unlivable conditions in countries that produce narcotics for export to the US. Many of those interviewed over the past several weeks have cited violent drug gangs back home as a main motivation for their departure. Because some Americans want to use drugs here in the US, governments to the south are bribed and bullied to crack down on local producers. The resulting violence has destroyed economies and lives from Mexico to Nicaragua and beyond. Addressing the failed war on drugs would go a long way to solving the immigration crisis.
I understand the argument of some libertarians that there should be no limits at all on who comes into the United States, but the reality is we do not live in a libertarian society. We live in a society where healthcare is provided -- often by over-burdened emergency rooms that cannot legally turn away the sick -- “free” education is provided, and other support via food stamp programs is also made available for “free” to illegal immigrants. Many even argue that they should be allowed to vote!
In a free society where the warfare-welfare state ceased to exist, immigration laws would be far less important. A free market would seek workers rather than immigrants to add to its welfare rolls. Voting itself would decline in significance. If 20 people lived on a privately owned island, for example, one owner could decide to have a guest on his property without bothering the other 19. Were we to move in this direction in the US, the current immigration crisis would be a thing of the past.
Over many years while I was in Congress, I met with scores of employers in my district who faced terrible red tape just to be allowed to bring in temporary agricultural workers who would willingly return home once the work was finished. How ironic that Americans willing to provide jobs for immigrants seeking honest work were thwarted by the same government that has now opened the door to a flood of immigrants seeking welfare and other assistance.
One thing we can be sure about: as Republicans and Democrats tussle over “reform” bills, more money will be thrown at the symptoms produced by past bad policies instead of addressing the real causes of the current crisis. The president’s $4 billion supplemental request to address the issue is a costly mix of welfare and enforcement that will do very little to solve the problem because it treats the symptoms instead of the cause. Real reform means changing a failed approach, and until that happens we can count on more expensive mistakes.
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Submitted by Guest on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 03:50
July 11, 2014
By Cathy Burke
Illegal immigrants picked up after sneaking across the U.S.-Mexico border – and then released to await hearings – are reportedly getting onto commercial planes without any ID other than "a simple paper document that anyone can easily alter or reproduce."
An outraged local spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, Hector Garza, told Breitbart News the security threat from the lax policy "is absolutely unacceptable."
"The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear [hearing] forms," he told Breitbart in an interview posted Friday.
Read more . . .
Submitted by Guest on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 01:21
Ige and Abercrombie are both Democrats. Which one will go on to the general election to face candidates of other parties, notably Duke Aiona, Republican, will be decided in the August 9 primary election.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
Submitted by HPI on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:33
Ron Paul, back when he was Congressman Paul (R-TX), testified that Israel created Hamas, and the U.S. supported and funded the radicalization of Muslims.
Submitted by HPI on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:32
Hawaii Political Info introduction: We Americans greatly appreciate the attempt from Gaza to give their side of the story, but they need a better English speaker than Isra al-Modallal from their Ministry of Information.
Submitted by Guest on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:19
Published on YouTube Jul 10, 2014
Russia Today introduction: The head of the UN has appealed for a ceasefire in Gaza. And the Russian President has also urged Israel's Prime Minister to establish a truce. The spiraling tensions were triggered by the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month. For more on the growing crisis in Gaza, RT is joined by IDF spokesperson Libi Vice.
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:55
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Interview with Osama Hamdan, Hamas foreign policy spokesman
Submitted by HPI on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:43
Charles Djou, Republican, is running for the District I congressional seat, which is being vacated by Colleen Hanabusa, who is running for the U.S. Senate. In this July 8, 2014 interview he addresses some of the issues, including whether or not the country should return to Iraq to mop up the mess there.
Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:00
Group Aims to Get Young Adults Engaged in Politics
July 9, 2014
Honolulu, HI — Opio (Youth) For Ige will hold a public event this Friday, July 11, at campaign headquarters from 5 to 7 p.m. with food, entertainment and fun. The group’s goal is to get young people more interested in the political process and voting. State Senator David Ige will be a featured speaker along with former governors Ben Cayetano and George Ariyoshi. Two of Senator Ige’s three children, Amy, 22, and Matthew, 18, are on the ‘?pio committee and will be the evening’s MCs. His daughter Lauren, 23, is doing a summer internship in Washington D.C. with the U.S. Department of Justice and will join her family on the campaign trail at the end of July.
“This event will be a way to get the young adult community more engaged in the political scene,” said Senator Ige’s son Matthew Ige. “By inviting them to hear my dad and other local political figures speak, we hope that they become more informed voters."
WHO: Opio For Ige w/ Senator David Ige, special guest speakers and live music by Ka’eha
WHAT: Opio (Youth) event w/ entertainment, food and fun
WHERE: Ige Headquarters, 1110 University Ave. (Ground Floor), Honolulu, HI 96826
WHEN: Friday, July 11, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m.
With nearly 30 years in the state Legislature, candidate for governor Senator David Ige has built a solid reputation as a thoughtful, honest and innovative legislator. He has been the chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means for the past four years, helping to shape and balance the state’s budget. Senator Ige has led a total of 10 House and Senate committees, including Higher Education, Education and Technology, Health, Hawaiian Affairs, Economic Development, Commerce, and Consumer Protection and Information Technology. This year he was named one of the 13 “tech-savviest” state legislators in the nation by Government Technology magazine. Senator Ige has been at the forefront of applying technology solutions and information technology in government and education. More information on Senator Ige and his candidacy are available at www.davidige.org.