M, Oct 27, 2015, 6-9pm. Public listening session for proposed sale of Hawaiian Electric Companies to NextEra. McKinley High School auditorium, 1039 S. King St, HNL. Session continues until everyone has testified. Details
Su-W, Nov 30-Dec 2, 2015, 9:30am-5pm. Evidentiary hearing for proposed sale of Hawaiian Electric Companies to NextEra. Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites, Neal S. Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Avenue, HNL. Details
. . . we should look more closely at what the nature of business is, because I don't think Armand Hammer [a Jew] was alone in using the techniques of bribery and things that you wouldn't speak about in public [gross deception, conspiracy, amorality, etc.] to achieve an economic purpose. I think that he might be much more representative of a kind of business, especially a business that depends on government favor and government concession.
. . . this [Nuremberg Trial] staff is about 75% Jewish . . . the charge 'a war for the Jews' is still being made and in the post-war years it will be made again and again.
Tom Dodd, father of future Senator Chris, in Sep 1945 while a Nuremberg Trial prosecutor
This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.
Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience.
Israel’s Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] is well-placed to explain to the U.S. Congress the alleged danger of a nuclear Iran. After all, it was Israel and its allies in Washington who fabricated this issue to begin with.
There are millions of Christians in America’s churches that couldn’t tell you what’s in the Bible to save their lives. They couldn’t quote the Ten Commandments; they couldn’t quote the Golden Rule; they couldn’t name Christ’s apostles; they couldn’t quote five verses of Scripture from memory if their lives depended on it.
In all ages the people of the world, equally with individuals, have accepted words for deeds, for THEY ARE CONTENT WITH A SHOW and rarely pause to note, in the public arena, whether promises are followed by performance.
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just. —Shakespeare, British playwright But four times he who gets his blow in fust. —Josh Billlings, American writer
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s factually impoverished testimony on Obamacare [before the House] didn’t get nearly the attention it should have, as congressional Democrats cleverly decided to release a report on CIA torture abuses on the same day.
Last week Europe saw one of its worst crises in decades. Tens of thousands of migrants entered the European Union via Hungary, demanding passage to their hoped-for final destination, Germany.
While the media focuses on the human tragedy of so many people uprooted and traveling in dangerous circumstances, there is very little attention given to the events that led them to leave their countries. Certainly we all feel for the displaced people, especially the children, but let’s not forget that this is a man-made crisis and it is a government-made crisis.
The reason so many are fleeing places like Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq is that US and European interventionist foreign policy has left these countries destabilized with no hopes of economic recovery. This mass migration from the Middle East and beyond is a direct result of the neocon foreign policy of regime change, invasion, and pushing “democracy” at the barrel of a gun.
Even when they successfully change the regime, as in Iraq, what is left behind is an almost uninhabitable country. It reminds me of the saying attributed to a US major in the Vietnam War, discussing the bombing of Ben Tre: “It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it.”
The Europeans share a good deal of blame as well. France and the UK were enthusiastic supporters of the attack on Libya and they were early backers of the “Assad must go” policy. Assad may not be a nice guy, but the forces that have been unleashed to overthrow him seem to be much worse and far more dangerous. No wonder people are so desperate to leave Syria.
Most of us have seen the heartbreaking photo of the young Syrian boy lying drowned on a Turkish beach. While the interventionists are exploiting this tragedy to call for direct US attacks on the Syrian government, in fact the little boy was from a Kurdish family fleeing ISIS in Kobane. And as we know there was no ISIS in either Iraq or Syria before the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
As often happens when there is blowback from bad foreign policy, the same people who created the problem think they have a right to tell us how to fix it – while never admitting their fault in the first place.
Thus we see the disgraced General David Petraeus in the news last week offering his solution to the problem in Syria: make an alliance with al-Qaeda against ISIS! Petraeus was head of the CIA when the US launched its covert regime-change policy in Syria, and he was in charge of the “surge” in Iraq that contributed to the creation of al-Qaeda and ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The idea that the US can salvage its disastrous Syria policy by making an alliance with al-Qaeda is horrific. Does anyone think the refugee problem in Syria will not be worse if either al-Qaeda or ISIS takes over the country?
Here is the real solution to the refugee problem: stop meddling in the affairs of other countries. Embrace the prosperity that comes with a peaceful foreign policy, not the poverty that goes with running an empire. End the Empire!
ISIS slaughters Christians and Muslims, but not Jews. Wear hoods to hide identities.
Hawaiii Political Info introduction: It is strongly suspected that ISIS is a concoction of the Israel and U.S. governments to keep their peoples afraid, acquiescent, tolerant of the loss of basic human rights and supportive of the bogus war on terror that their governments' actions are responsible for. The only people ISIS hasn't attacked are Jews. Is this a case of Jews, and American Jewish enablers, not being able to bring themselves to murder the chosen ones?
Although Christians in overwhelming numbers strongly support Christ-rejecting Jews, the feeling is not reciprocal. Jews are anti-Christian. The single value that unites Jews is their rejection, and in many cases, hatred, of Christ. Christianity is blamed by many of them for the ejection of their people from numerous countries over past centuries because the Jews are recorded in the Bible as insisting on His crucifixion and death when otherwise He would have been released to live on. Self-introspection on how their own actions precipitated their ouster appears to be rare. Like many of us when it comes to the bad consequences of our own actions, they blame others, not themselves. The fundamental Jewish scriptures, the Talmud, vilify Christ and his mother Mary.
Russia Today introduction: In early 2015, a small Egyptian village was dealt a cruel blow. ISIS killed 20 men from Al-Ur because they were Christian. Now their families take comfort from their faith as they come to terms with the loss. The whole community honours the dead as martyrs, Christian and Muslim neighbours alike mourn their deaths and condemn the killers. A few survived and are torn between survivor’s guilt and admiration for the courage shown by their fallen friends. However hard times may be for this village, the community finds solace and pride in how the martyrs’ faith remained strong to the very end.
The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion Said to be the blueprint for world Jewish domination when discovered over 100 years ago. Highly controversial, at least with Jews, they say that it is a "proven forgery." Others say if that's so, why does what is happening in the world today correlate so closely with the Protocols?
Russia Today introduction: Wars and destruction could soon make Gaza uninhabitable, if nothing is done to reverse the consequences of conflict. The UN report also highlights a number of other issues—such as increased population density, a shortage of electricity and clean water.
Hawaii Political Info introduction: HPI has independently verified with other University of Hawaii-Manoa students that the following article is accurate: male and female students can opt to share the same room with their beds just feet away, whether or not there is an existing relationship.
by AL Frenzel
Storage service company owner, AL Frenzel is shocked by living arrangements set up at University of Hawaii dorm building Hale Noelani Wing B.
Frenzel owns a storage company that recently delivered items to a customer at one of the dorms at the University of Hawaii Manoa. During this delivery he was stunned that the male customer to whom he was delivering to would be in the same room assigned to a bed less than 10 feet away from a female student in the same room. The particular situation involved an apartment consisting of two rooms and shared bathrooms in the B wing of the Hale Noelani dorm rooms. One room upstairs with two beds was assigned to two females and the room downstairs with two beds was assigned to a male and a female—who had never known each other. Earlier, Frenzel delivered items in the same wing to a male and female sharing a room and thought this was peculiar in itself, even though the two appeared to be close friends.
Until today Frenzel was unsure whether the living arrangement was agreed to by all the parties involved and wasn’t sure his outrage was warranted. But he received an email response from one of his customers today, [FEMALE NAME WITHHELD] saying: “But you are right, I was pretty surprised when I found out that [MALE NAME WITHHELD] was going to be living with us, and I didn’t think that UH would actually place a male and female in the same room.”
Frenzel stated he had witnessed gross mismanagement by the Student Housing Services Department over the eight years he had been providing his door-to-door storage service to UH Manoa students. Their management [UH] has a “take it or leave it” attitude towards the students; providing poor service at expensive prices. “I’m amazed the students and parents put up with the poor facilities and treatment they get; especially during check-in and check-out when they are given the bums rush in and out of the dorm rooms. It appears procedures are designed to accommodate staff and not the students who should come first. In addition to callous treatment, only one of the twenty dorm facilities have air-conditioning, elevators in Frear Hall have chronic maintenance issues, laundry facilities are atrocious, and the Noelani apartments need a facelift or thorough cleaning.”
Regarding the co-ed sleeping arrangements, Frenzel believes UH-Manoa has a ticking time bomb: “How are they going to explain to parents that their daughter was living in the same tiny dorm room as a male stranger with no background check or even simple concurrence.” I wouldn’t allow it if it was my son or daughter, even if they were a willing participant—promoting a life-style such as this belongs off-campus, not in a state facility. It’s obvious that if the Student Housing Services Department can’t see this is an issue, they’ll never improve upon the more simple conditions of dorm life at the University of Hawaii.”
Public announcement from the Sierra Club of Hawaii
September 3, 2015
Today, state and county lawmakers announced their support for considering public ownership of Hawai?i's electric utilities.
The Sierra Club of Hawaii commends the legislators' leadership on this issue.
"This is exactly what we need: a thorough, open-minded approach to ensuring our electric utilities are sustainable in all ways -- for our environment and our economy," said Marti Townsend Director for the Sierra Club of Hawaii. "It would be a mistake to assume that the first offer we get is our best or only option, just like it wouldn't be prudent to have your wedding on your first date."
"Public ownership of our utility would remove the profit motive from the equation and bring together the interests of ratepayers and owners. That’s a surer way to lower electric bills than unsubstantiated projections of possible benefits from a private corporation," said Isaac Moriwake, the Earthjustice attorney representing the Sierra Club before the Public Utilities Commission.
Public listening sessions are being held throughout the state to inform the Public Utilities Commission's decision on NextEra's proposed takeover of Hawaiian Electric Industries. The first one will be held tomorrow at 6 pm at Lihikai Elementary School in Kahului.
YouTube introduction: Ben Swann takes a look at the attempt by the Democratic National Committee to not only severely limit the number of debates for Democratic candidates for President but is blocking candidates from holding their own debates.
Introduction by Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Ronald Reagan and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal: Michael Hudson is the most insightful economist of our time. His latest book, Killing The Host, explains the reality. Read Pam Marten’s excellent review and go buy the book.
Wall Street on Parade
by Pam Martens
August 31, 2015
The riveting writer, Michael Hudson, has read our collective minds and the simmering anger in our hearts. Millions of Americans have long suspected that their inability to get financially ahead is an intentional construct of Wall Street’s central planners. Now Hudson, in an elegant but lethal indictment of the system, confirms that your ongoing struggle to make ends meet is not a reflection of your lack of talent or drive but the only possible outcome of having a blood-sucking financial leech affixed to your body, your retirement plan, and your economic future.
In his new book, “Killing the Host,” Hudson hones an exquisitely gripping journey from Wall Street’s original role as capital allocator to its present-day parasitism that has replaced U.S. capitalism as an entrenched, politically enforced economic model across America.
This book is a must-read for anyone hoping to escape the most corrupt era in American history with a shirt still on his parasite-riddled back.
In what is being described as the worse refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War, tens of thousands of desperate migrants are streaming across EU borders. They have risked their lives to get there, only to be then attacked by EU «border police», or else targeted by racist street mobs. Welcome to Europe!
Destitute and carrying their worldly possessions in nothing but a haversack, men, women and young children are having to outwit truncheon-wielding police ranks in order to try to reach safety. This is in the European Union, whose treaties proclaim to the rest of the world the sanctity of human rights and dignity. Hungary, Romania and Greece have emerged as the new crisis points, replacing Italy as the formerly main refugee route.
Crying mothers run with petrified children jostled on their backs into forests or ditches just to escape from teargas-firing riot police. One distraught woman told a France 24 news crew how she had become separated from her family in the melee. She didn’t know how she would ever find them because she was stranded on the other side of the police cordon. Her missing children and husband had to run away before they were captured by the cops.