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'ISIS Gives U.S. Excuse to Intervene & Destabilize Whole Region'

Sep 16, 2014

Russia Today introduction: America's fighter jets have carried out new offensive strikes on militant positions just outside the Iraqi capital. Iran has rejected the possibility of cooperating with Washington in fighting with ISIS. The Supreme leader the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called Obama's strategy shallow and biased. Soraya Sepaphour-Ulrich, a prominent researcher and expert on the country, joins RT to talk more on that.


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'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.

U.S. House Votes to Give Weapons & Money to People Who Will Immediately Hand Them Over to ISIS

Why doesn't ISIS threaten Israel? How is it that it's the U.S. rather than Israel that is receiving threats, with the Jewish dominated U.S. media playing them up? And do those "beheadings," with no actual beheading nor severed head shown, look phony to you too? Moreover, why are ISIS members always wearing masks or shown with blurred faces in photos? Is that because they aren't Arabs? What are they hiding?

Many of these ISIS warriors and other "terrorists" the U.S. has been fighting have been trained and equipped by the U.S. And just how good is our information on what's going on with the "moderates" that we're arming and ISIS? Not very good, according to this video. In other words, the U.S. (and Congress) doesn't know what it's doing, but it's training, equipping and supporting people who could be, and it appears likely will be, deadly enemies. Are we really that dumb or is this part of a behind-the-scenes power and money grab that the fleeced American sheeple don't know about, but have been frightened into supporting?


Links:

How to Start a War Hermann Göring [Hawaii Political Info]

You Do Realize that the U.S. Funded and Trained ISIS, Right? [InfoWars]

Iranian Foreign Minister: America Helped Create ISIS And Is Taking The Wrong Approach ... Again [The Huffington Post] Sep 18, 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."

Why White House Kept Exemption to ObamaCare Quiet

Hawaii Political Info comment: This story is a little old, but it's a good one.

Breitbart

By John Sexton

March 14, 2014

An exemption is only an exemption if people know about it. That's why the White House kept a broad hardship exemption to Obamacare's individual mandate quiet, including leaving it off the official exemption page on Healthcare.gov for nearly three months.

In case you missed the story this week, there are 14 hardship exemptions from the individual mandate, the portion of Obamacare which says you must buy health insurance or pay a tax. The last of these 14 exemptions is extremely broad. It just says you can claim "another hardship" that prevented you from getting insurance and requires no documentation to back it up.

Exemption 14 was quietly slipped in by the White House back in December. At the time, the New York Times and most other outlets were focused on another exemption created at the same time for people with cancelled policies. In fact, the Times warned Republicans would use the cancellation exemption to push for an even broader exemption, not realizing a broader exemption already existed.

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Downsizing the Army on Oahu

AL Frenzel was a guest on Jeff Davis' "Solar Guy" on KHNR 690 radio in Honolulu on Monday, July 21, 2014.


Want to see the return of those Army lands to Hawaii? Sign the petition.

Here's what AL Frenzel, retired Army colonel, former U.S. Army War College Faculty Instructor and logistics & force restructuring specialist (i.e. he has the bona fides and the knowledge) has to say about this petition that he originated:

"This initiative is not about whether the Army should downsize; this
action has already been directed and is being debated and challenged by
other entities.  Instead, this initiative is about 'where' the cuts should
be taken . . . if they are not cut on Oahu during this round, this will be
the last opportunity in our lifetimes to repatriate key Oahu lands back to
the people of Hawaii.  Furthermore, if the Army were to make proportional
cuts amongst the bases on the cut list, like only 10,000 of the 19,800
proposed for Oahu, this would be the worst case scenario, because there
would be just enough remaining soldiers on Oahu to prevent the return and
cleanup of any lands back to the people."

Although the petition looks like it's just to Charles Djou, click the down arrow next to his name to see that it's also to our Senators, Congressmen, other elected officials and candidates.

Sign the petition.

Congress Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels to Fight against ISIS

McKeon Amendment shreds the U.S. Constitution

September 17, 2014

Congresswomen Colleen Hanabusa (D-District 1) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-District 2) vote against the measure

Russia Today introduction: The US House of Representatives voted to authorize the arming and training of Syrian rebels. The move is said to be aimed at fighting Islamic State extremists in the country. Peace campaigner Michael Shank thinks this is a dangerous mistake.


Dennis Kucinich, former Democratic member of Congress, gives eight reasons why the McKeon Amendment, which funds the Syrian "rebels," is a bad idea.

Jewish War on Russia


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.

A Call for Constitutional Literacy on Constitution Day

The Washington Times

By Ben S. Carson

September 16, 2014

Earlier this summer, I managed to perplex, perhaps even offend, a famous TV interviewer when I declared I wanted a federal government that followed the U.S. Constitution. Seemingly aghast, the interviewer went so far as to suggest my position was a “highly charged thing to say.”

Imagine that. A journalist who, owing to the Constitution, has the right to report freely and to speak freely, being uncomfortable to hear a fellow American swear allegiance to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers’ vision of a limited central government.

I fear we as a nation have drifted too far away from an understanding and appreciation of the greatest governance document the world has ever produced. We have a president today who usurps power never given to him in the Constitution, a dysfunctional Congress so gridlocked that it can’t fulfill its mission as a separate-but-equal branch of government, and a Fourth Estate of media elites who cheerlead for a bigger, more intrusive government that unnecessarily addicts those struggling to escape poverty to handouts, rather than encouraging self-reliance.

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Constitution Week Starts Tomorrow

Constitution Week runs from September 17-23 annually. The Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside September 17-22 annually for the observance of U.S. Constitution Week. It was adopted by Congress and signed into law on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

According to the DAR, the purpose of Constitution Week is to:

  • Emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
  • Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
  • Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

Read the U.S. Constitution

Links:

What's Your Constitution IQ? [ConstitutionFacts.com]

Daughters of the American Revolution

Hawaii Labeled 2nd Most Unfair Tax System in Nation

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Middle Class and Poor in the Aloha State among the Most Overtaxed

September 15, 2014

HONOLULU, Hawaii—Sept. 15, 2014—A study of the tax systems of all 50 states by the financial site Wallet Hub has found that Hawaii has the second most unfair tax system in the country, trailing only Washington in the gap between what citizens consider a fair tax structure and the reality of the state system. In addition, the Aloha State ranked third among states where the middle class (defined as the 40-60% income quintile) is overtaxed and was little better about overtaxing the poor. Hawaii ranked fourth in states that overtax the lowest 20% of income earners.

WalletHub


The survey found that the majority of Americans, regardless of political outlook, believe that higher income households should be taxed at a higher rate than lower earners. Those states that most conform to this model were rated more fair, while those where the tax burden was heavier on middle and lower income householders were rated as "unfair." The Wallet Hub survey also noted that Hawaii is especially dependent on sales and excise taxes--the state ranked seventh in its reliance on revenues from this source.

"This survey is only confirming what too many of us realize every day," stated Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., President of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. "Hawaii's tax system is badly in need of reform that stimulates the economy and reduces the burden on middle class and working households. This isn't a question of partisanship or politics--the system is faulty no matter what your perspective. If Hawaii's policy makers want to help our working families in a substantial and effective way, they should seek out reforms that provide real, measurable tax relief."

About the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, the free market, and limited, accountable government throughout Hawai`i and the Asia-Pacific region. Read more about us at http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/

About Grassroot President Keli'i Akina: Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., is a recognized scholar, educator, public policy spokesperson, and community leader in Hawaii. Currently, he is President/CEO of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a public policy think tank dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, free markets and limited, accountable government. An expert in East-West Philosophy and ethics, Dr. Akina has taught at universities in China and the United States and continues as an adjunct instructor at Hawaii Pacific University. Dr. Akina is currently a candidate for Trustee at Large of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in the 2014 General Election run-off.

KHNL Features Opposing Views on Proposed Oahu Army Downsizing


KHNL

By Jim Mendoza

Jim's email address

September 15, 2014

WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In a draft statement the U.S. Army said there would be no significant impact on Wahiawa town if the Department of Defense cut back on the number of soldiers at Schofield Barracks.

But the president of the Wahiawa Community and Business Association said Wahiawa's businesses would be on the front lines of a decline.

"They really depend on the military and their dependents for survival," Doug Aton said.

Read more . . .

Links:

Making Military Downsizing in Hawaii a Good Thing [Hawaii Political Info] Aug 18, 2014

Oahu Council for Army Downsizing

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