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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.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Accused of Vote Suppression and Partisan Politics

House District 26 Candidate Eric Marshall (R) and HD 37 Candidate Emil Svrcina (R) Accuse the Honolulu Star-Advertiser of Vote Suppression and Partisan Politics

By Eric Marshall

October 16, 2014

(Honolulu, HI) Eric Marshall, State Representative candidate for House District #26 running against incumbent the House Majority Leader [HPI note: Scott K. Saiki (D)] wants to question why Honolulu’s only daily newspaper has chosen not to release a General Election Guide before the absentee ballots were delivered to homes across the state. A few reporters from the paper itself have noted in their articles that the ballots would be mailed Tuesday Oct. 14th. Yet there is no information or answers to candidate’s surveys published or even released online. Marshall notes that most election statistics prove that most Absentee Voters will vote in the very first few days of receiving their ballots. An alarming 50 percent of the voters will be voting absentee this election and before this Sunday (The assumed published date of the guide). So the question begs to be asked is why would the newspaper be so negligent and derelict of its responsibilities to its customers and the public?

Candidate Marshall’s only conclusion is that it was a clearly intentionally and blatant attempt to lower voter turnout and to instill voter suppression in a Republican leaning election cycle. He says that it has been clear that the newspaper’s Management and Editorial staff have constantly sided in their editorials with hardline progressive Democrat beliefs. They have also heavily endorsed Democrat candidates. Clearly it is in the newspapers biased self-interest to support their favored incumbents who most often spend money on the paper for political advertising.
Representative Candidate Marshall calls upon all other media outlets, incumbent legislators, first time candidates as well as the voting public to demand the paper to reveal its true intentions or to apologize for its blatant attempts to manipulate the elections process and usurp generations of media precedent. It should also immediately release the candidate surveys and showcase all races and candidates information ASAP.

 
Statement of Support for Eric Marshall's Stance

By Emil Svrcina
State Representative candidate for House District #37

I support Eric Marshall's press release 100 percent.

Hawaii has been ruled by Democrats for six decades so corruption on many levels is disgusting, but expected by me, but it still makes me sad, that the major newspaper in Hawaii — the Honolulu Star-Advertiser — has to be justifiably accused of blatant vote suppression and partisan politics.

The communistic tyranny under which I had to spend the first half of my life did behave the same way. The single media source in communist Czechoslovakia was 100 percent controlled by the communist party. We were forced to vote and 100 percent participate in the election process, but we didn't have any real choices in candidates.

Here in Hawaii only the Democratic party (not the people) benefits from one progressive newspaper and lockstep reporting by various TV channels.

I believe in researching diverse media resources and perspectives and having a debate about important issues.

How else can you expect America to return to her once great and exceptional status without American press properly informing, educating and actively reminding VOTERS about their precious rights as American citizens and in this case their choices of candidates they have?

Why do we candidates waste our time filling all those lengthy surveys, if they are not published and available to the public on time?

Unless of course similarly to the communist tyranny of the past we are today, right here and right now witnessing an intentional attempt to mind control, manipulate and fool people — to keep them uninformed, confused, scared and ignorant little people. Exactly as the Democratic party — the party of the little people — needs them to stay.

In my opinion people in charge of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser are not interested in what honorable legacy they leave for their children, your children and for the future generations of Americans. Instead of being the information source of the truth setting everybody free, they have chosen to betray our Founding Fathers, they have chosen to leave the land of the free and home of the brave for the land of the greed and home of the slaves — sellouts to the elitists, narcissists, rulers of today — against "we the people."

I pray you, the True American voter, will replace your FEAR with FAITH and find God again and have then the necessary courage to vote your conscience to save our precious land and to save your own soul.

I support Eric Marhall's press release 100 percent.

Link:

2014 General Election Candidate Information [Hawaii Political Info]

Documentary: The Border States of America

Hawaii Political Info introduction: All four of Hawaii's congressional delegation have a record of allowing open borders and unlimited illegal immigration. Charles Djou, Republican, who served for a few months in Congress, but lost his subsequent congressional race, is running again. He racked up a record in those few months of allowing amnesty for illegal immigrants and being soft on border security. He is also a strong warmonger who seemingly doesn't respect the constitutional duty of Congress to declare war, rather than what has unconstitutionally taken place since WWII, the President initiating war. This would be any Congressman's most important task. For his own words on initiating war, as well as those of his opponent's Mark Takai (D), see this forum, starting at 35 minutes 15 seconds.

To see how this year's general election candidates for Hawaii stand on illegal immigration, click here. The explanation of the symbols used for answers are lower in the page of each candidate comparison grid.

The Hawaii congressional incumbents' records on immigration, which are abysmal if you believe our country's immigration should be controlled for the good of its citizens, can be seen here.
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Published on YouTube Oct 16, 2014

Tea Party Patriots introduction: Please visit www.BorderStatesOfAmerica.com for more informaiton about this film.

An unprecedented wave of illegal immigration is washing over America, threatening the fabric of our nation. But the Obama Administration refuses to enforce our immigration laws, resulting in tens of thousands of people illegally entering the US. Now, our new film reveals the full scope of this crisis.

The Border States of America takes viewers from the Rio Grande Valley to towns across the country, telling the story of human smugglers and drug cartels who profit from Obama’s policies; of American citizens whose lives are put at risk; and the social and economic toll on our communities. We cut through the fog to bring you the truth about what is really happening with the border crisis.

Television and film star Nick Searcy has come on board to narrate The Border States of America. He is an accomplished actor, director, and producer with a career spanning more than 30 years in cinema, television, and on the stage. With dozens of starring and supporting roles across a wide range of feature films and TV shows under his belt, we couldn't be more excited to have him help tell this story.

Gubernatorial Candidates Speak Their Mind

No questions, just each candidate telling you about what he will work to accomplish if elected. Gubernatorial candidates Duke Aiona (R), Jeff Davis (L) and Mufi Hannemann (I) appear, in that order. David Ige (D) is missing. Then lieutenant gubernatorial candidates Les Chang (I) and Shan Tsutsui (D) appear. Missing are Elwin P. Ahu (R) and Cynthia (Lahi) Marlin (L).

Published on Olelo October 12, 2014.


Link:

2014 General Election Candidate & Amendment Information [Hawaii Political Info]

Gubernatorial Debate in Hilo

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, Duke Aiona (R), Mufi Hanneman (I), and David Ige (D) took part in a gubernatorial debate at Sangha Hall in Hilo on the Big Island. Jeff Davis (L), the remaining candidate, was not there. He will, however, be in today's energy debate at the YWCA on Richards Street in Honolulu. His presence should make the discussion even more interesting since Davis, who owns a solar panel business, is known as "The Solar Guy."

Let's see if any of these candidates know what they're talking about on the highly lobbied, secretive and befuddled subject of energy.

But we digress. Back to the debate on the Big Island:

Interview with Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki was born and reared in Hawaii. His moneymaking seminars are regularly held in the state.

His interview, which starts at the 7 minute 4 second mark, includes his recollections about reading classified information while in the Marines in Vietnam as a top secret officer and discovering that the war was about oil, and NOT about what we the suckers sheeple unaware were told! (Starting at 15 min 45 sec.) He says all wars are about money and has other interesting comments about our government, mostly along the lines of improving our financial situation.

Unfair: Exposing the IRS — Tuesday Evening Only

One-time showing on Oahu, Tuesday, October 14, 7pm, at Dole Cannery Theaters.

YouTube introduction: UNFAIR: EXPOSING THE IRS is a feature-length documentary revealing the truth about the cover-ups and the abuses of power at the Internal Revenue Service.

We traveled across the country to interview politicians, community organizers, and the victims at the heart of the IRS' abuse. It's not just Tea Party groups. It's veterans. Adoptive parents. Your neighbors. It's people like us. It's people like you.

This documentary features interviews with Mike Huckabee, Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, David Barton, Grover Norquist, Louie Gohmert, John Linder, Carla Howell, Brian Brown and many more.


Link:

Interview with Judd Saul (Director of "UNFAIR: EXPOSING THE IRS")

Djou, Takai, in Final Debate before Election

A brief look at Sunday's Charles Djou (R) - Mark Takai (D) debate. The two are vying for the U.S. congressional district 1 seat (urban Honolulu) vacated by Colleen Hanabusa in her unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate, which she narrowly lost to fellow Democrat Brian Schatz, the incumbent, in the August primary election. Schatz now faces two opponents, whom he will likely easily defeat, in the November general election.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

(2 min 27 sec)

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Unhappy about Working on Columbus Day? Read This.

Why do federal workers get the day off today (Columbus Day), but the vast majority of other workers don't?

Money

October 13, 2014

By Brad Tuttle

If you’re working on Monday, you’re in good—though perhaps bitter—company. According to the (SHRM), there are six annual days that are almost universally embraced in the U.S. as paid holidays, meaning that at least 90% of businesses and organizations give workers the day off. These days are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Columbus Day, you’ll notice, is not among them.

Columbus Day belongs in a category that might be considered second-tier holidays, in which a sizable portion of employees get the day off, but the majority of us are expected to work like normal. Of all these days, Columbus Day gets the least respect. Whereas slightly more than one third of organizations are closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and President’s Day, and 22% are shuttered on Veterans Day, only 14% are closed on Columbus Day. And the idea that Columbus Day should be a paid day off at all is on the wane: In 2011, for instance, SHRM data indicated that 16% of organizations were closed in honor of the holiday.

So who gets Columbus Day off, and why? All of the days mentioned above, Columbus Day included, are considered official federal holidays, meaning that non-essential federal workers have the day off, and no mail will be delivered. Government contractors tend to follow the lead of the feds, at least partially for purely practical reasons. “If the job depends on being able to reach out to government sources and they’re not working, it’s just not cost-effective to stay open,” said Lisa Orndorff, a human resources business partner at SHRM.

Read more . . .

Links:

Holidays observed by Hawaii state workers (They don't include Columbus Day, which is now "Discoverers' Day" in Hawaii.) [www.dhrd.hawaii.gov]

Discoverer's [sic] Day holiday is protested in Honolulu [Hawaii News Now] Oct 12, 2009

Instead of Columbus Day, some U.S. cities celebrate Indigenous People's Day [CNN] Oct 13, 2014

Liberty, Not Government, Is the Key to Containing Ebola

By Ron Paul, M.D.

Former Republican Congressman Ron Paul holds an M.D. from Duke University and practiced obstetrics and gynecology for many years.

According to Forbes magazine, at least 5,000 Americans contacted healthcare providers fearful they had contracted Ebola after the media reported that someone with Ebola had entered the United States. All 5,000 cases turned out to be false alarms. In fact, despite all the hype about Ebola generated by the media and government officials, as of this writing there has only been one preliminarily identified case of someone contracting Ebola within the United States.

Ebola is a dangerous disease, but it is very difficult to contract. Ebola spreads via direct contact with the virus. This usually occurs though contact with bodily fluids. While the Ebola virus may remain on dry surfaces for several hours, it can be destroyed by common disinfectants. So common-sense precautions should be able to prevent Ebola from spreading.

It is no coincidence that many of those countries suffering from mass Ebola outbreaks have also suffered from the plagues of dictatorship and war. The devastation wrought by years of war has made it impossible for these countries to develop modern healthcare infrastructure. For example, the 14-year civil war in Liberia left that country with almost no trained doctors. Those who could leave the war-torn country were quick to depart. Sadly, American foreign aid props up dictators and encourages militarism in these countries.

President Obama’s response to the Ebola crisis has been to send 3,000 troops to West African countries to help with treatment and containment. Obama did not bother to seek congressional authorization for this overseas military deployment. Nor did he bother to tell the American people how long the mission would last, how much it would cost, or what section of the Constitution authorizes him to send US troops on “humanitarian” missions.

The people of Liberia and other countries would be better off if the US government left them alone. Leave it to private citizens to invest in African business and trade with the African people. Private investment and trade would help these countries develop thriving free-market economies capable of sustaining a modern healthcare infrastructure.

Legitimate concerns about protecting airline passengers from those with Ebola or other infectious diseases can best be addressed by returning responsibility for passenger safety to the airlines. After all, private airlines have a greater incentive than does government to protect their passengers from contagious diseases. They can do so while providing a safe means of travel for those seeking medical treatment in the United States. This would remove the incentive to lie about exposure to the virus among those seeking to come here for treatment.

Ebola patients in the US have received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to use “unapproved” drugs. This is a positive development. But why should those suffering from potentially lethal diseases have to seek special permission from federal bureaucrats to use treatments their physicians think might help? And does anyone doubt that the FDA’s cumbersome approval process has slowed down the development of treatments for Ebola?

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company has successfully contained the spread of Ebola among 80,000 people living in Harbel, the Liberian town housing employees of Firestone's Liberian plant and their families. In March, after the wife of a Firestone employee developed Ebola symptoms, Firestone constructed its own treatment center and implemented a program of quarantine and treatment. Firestone has successfully kept the Ebola virus from spreading among its employees. As of this writing, there are only three Ebola patients at Firestone's treatment facility.

Firestone's success in containing Ebola shows that, far from justifying new state action, the Ebola crises demonstrates that individuals acting in the free market can do a better job of containing Ebola than can governments. The Ebola crisis is also another example of how US foreign aid harms the very people we are claiming to help. Limiting government at home and abroad is the best way to protect health and freedom.

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