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Oct 26 14:33

Hawaii: Robot Dog scans you for Covid

Oct 18 08:59

Malone, Kirsch, & Wuhan Whistleblower Hit Maui To Promote Rational Debate On All Things Covid

As protests against Covid-19 mandates rage in major cities around the world, a group of US-based truth seekers took to Maui over the weekend to headline the 'Free Maui Unity March & Rally' - where they promoted the free exchange of information abuot the virus, untainted by government narratives, and an evidence-based approach to the pandemic so that people can make informed medical decisions without fear of retribution.

Among the attendees were Dr. Robert Malone, Steve Kirsch, Frontline Doctors Ryan Cole and Richard Urso, and a guest appearance by Whistleblower Dr. Li-Meng Yan - a Chinese virologist who worked in a WHO reference lab in Hong Kong and has published evidence that Covid-19 was created in a lab.

Oct 11 05:49

6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes south of Big Isle; no tsunami threat

The National Weather Service in Honolulu says no tsunami threat has resulted from a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck south of Hawaii island today.

Strong shaking was recorded throughout Hawaii island and across most of the main islands, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey. Residents throughout Oahu reported feeling the tremor, and over 1,300 reports of shaking came into the USGS “Did you feel it?” reporting system within one hour of the earthquake.

The initial quake was followed by a magnitude 4.3 temblor in the same area and at least five other aftershocks 2.5 or greater.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the first earthquake struck at 11:49 a.m. today off the Kau coast of the Big Island. It was centered 22 miles deep, and about 17 miles south-southeast of Naalehu and 64 miles south-southeast of Kailua-Kona, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS initially put the quake’s magnitude at 6.1, but later raised it to 6.2.

Oct 09 07:31

One US State Already Has A De Facto 'Vaccine Passport' Requirement Just To Enter

Much of the American public might be surprised to find out that for months there's already been a de facto 'vaccine passport' policy in effect to enter one US state. And already there's been a handful of people busted at the "state border" (legal questions of Constitutionality aside) attempting to enter the islands with a fake vaccine proof card.

"People are pressing their luck entering Hawaii with fake vaccination cards or test results, an offense that can carry jail time," The Hill reports. It's the vacation paradise destination that the Chicago woman with the "Maderna" card got caught this summer trying to enter. Also initially a father and son from California marked the first case that gained national attention.

Oct 01 05:10

New Kilauea Volcano Eruption, First Video Of Towering Fountains (Sept. 30, 2021)

Sep 30 06:12

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Putting Big Island on Alert

In 2018, Kilauea’s eruption destroyed over 700 homes, leaving thousands of residents displaced and dozens injured.

A “warning” has been issued on Hawaii’s Big Island following the beginning of an eruption at one of its most active volcanoes: Kilauea.

According to the US Geological Survey, the eruption was first detected on Wednesday at the Kilauea Halema’uma’u crater, at its summit caldera, located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The aviation code around the territory has been changed to red following the beginning of volcanic activity.

Sep 25 09:50

No Aloha for Assassin Drones That Have Arrived in Hawai’i

By Col. Ann Wright (ret.)

The world was horrified by Hellfire missile fired from a U.S. military drone that caused the August 29, 2021 deaths of ten innocent civilians, including seven children, in a family compound in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan. The photos of the bloodstained walls and the mangled white Toyota in the family compound in densely populated Kabul have gotten incredible attention compared to the 15 years of drone strikes in isolated areas in which hundreds of people attending funerals and wedding parties were killed.

Sep 25 05:53

BANG! SCHOOL NAME CHANGED!McKinley should be next!

Last Friday, September 17, the State Board of Education voted to change the name of Central Middle School to Princess Ruth Ke?elik?lani Middle School. It went into effect immediately! When students and faculty returned to school on Monday, their school had a new name!

This decisive action by the BOE is very encouraging to those of us advocating for changing the name of President William McKinley High School, which shares the same historical origin with the former Central Middle School.

Both schools started as the Fort Street English Day School, which was founded in 1865 at a church on Fort Street in Honolulu. In 1869, Princess Ruth Ke?elik?lani offered to house the school at her palace, Keoua Hale.

Sep 23 14:32

HAWAII TURNING HEATED ARGUMENTS INTO ‘JUSTIFICATION’ FOR TAKING YOUR GUNS

Did you lose your temper and swear at the object of your anger? Congratulations. The State of Hawaii would order you to surrender your guns.

The case is Lance S. Choda v. County of Hawaii, and the complaint was filed on September 14 by attorneys Alan Beck and Kevin O’Grady in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Hawaii is especially strict when it comes to guns and violence, not just the domestic kind, and not just in the state, but everywhere, in Everytown. Per state law:

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All of a sudden, I am not sad about leaving Hawaii (although I still miss the hula girls)!

Sep 23 12:14

Hawaii to remove forbidden staircase due to ‘rampant trespassing’

Hawaii officials have announced plans to spend $1m removing a popular mountain trail known as the Stairway to Heaven, which they say has become the scene of “rampant illegal trespassing” and safety concerns despite the public being banned from using it.

Tens of thousands of people have climbed the Haiku Stairs, which span nearly 4,000 steps across Oahu’s Ko’olau mountain range, since the US navy built the trail during the second world war. Though the public has been forbidden from the stairs since 1987, numerous people continued to use them, despite no trespassing signs and fines of up to $1,000.

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The "stairway to heaven" as locals call it, was built to provide access to a huge antenna system stretching across Haiku Valley for a Loran-C station. When GPS became available, the Loran-C system was shut down. Prior to being used for Loran-C, the facility was a top-secret VLF system to communicate with submerged submarines dating back to WW2! If you watched the TV series LOST, the radio building was used for the "Hydra Station" in Season 3. One of the real joys of working that show was getting to see all these interesting and historical sites normally off-limits to tourists!

Sep 16 06:44

Chinese state-run newspaper claims warships could ‘soon’ near Hawaii

Chinese warships could “soon” show up near Hawaii and Guam, according to China’s state-run newspaper “Global Times.”

The newspaper said warships could be on their way following claims that the US Navy challenged international waters near Beijing.

The Global Times’ editor-in-chief, Hu Xijin, tweeted: “Hopefully when Chinese warships pass through the Caribbean Sea or show up near Hawaii and Guam one day, the US will uphold the same standard of freedom of navigation. That day will come soon.”

The US Navy responded to the tweet, saying they continue to uphold freedom of navigation and pointed out that Chinese spy ships have sailed freely near Hawaii in the past.

Sep 05 05:22

BREAKING: Maui to Implement Health Pass on Sept. 15

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said a modified health pass will be implemented at Maui County restaurants beginning on Sept. 15, that is similar to, but less restrictive than the Safe Access O‘ahu program that begins in just 10 days.

While O‘ahu’s program is for restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, museums, arcades and other similar establishments, Mayor Victorino did not specify what types of businesses besides restaurants would be included.

He said his staff is working on the final details which will be released next week Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

Aug 28 06:25

COVID-19 surge pummels Hawaii and its native population

Kuulei Perreira-Keawekane could barely breathe when she went to a Hawaii emergency room. Nausea made it difficult for her to stand and her body throbbed with pain.

Like many Native Hawaiians, she was not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Perreira-Keawekane’s situation highlights the COVID-19 crisis that is gripping Hawaii as hospitals are overflowing with a record number of patients, vaccinations are stagnating and Hawaiians are experiencing a disproportionate share of the suffering.

Hawaii was once seen as a beacon of safety during the pandemic because of stringent travel and quarantine restrictions and overall vaccine acceptance that made it one of the most inoculated states in the country. But the highly contagious delta variant exploited weaknesses as residents let down their guard and attended family gatherings after months of restrictions and vaccine hesitancy lingered in some Hawaiian communities.

Aug 26 08:09

Hawaii Governor Pleads Tourists to Stay Away

Aug 25 07:16

Hawaii governor tells potential tourists not to visit as hospitals and ICUs are "filling up" with COVID patients

Hawaii Governor David Ige encouraged potential tourists not to visit the islands amid a surge of coronavirus cases, saying it is "a risky time to be traveling right now."

"I encourage everyone to restrict and curtail travel to Hawaii," Ige said during a press conference on Monday. "It's not a good time to travel to the islands."

Ige said that travel should be limited to "essential business activities only." Visitors, he said, will not have the "typical" vacation that they would expect, as restaurant capacity has been restricted and rental vehicles are limited.

Aug 25 06:12

Strong earthquake swarm under Kilauea, Alert Level raised to Watch, Hawaii

A swarm of earthquakes began beneath the south part of Kilauea caldera, Hawaii on August 24, 2021, with a particularly strong sequence that occurred at about 11:30 UTC, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports. As a result, HVO has raised the volcano alert level/aviation color code for K?lauea from Advisory/Yellow to Watch/Orange. As of 15:34 UTC on August 24, the volcano is not erupting.

The activity began at about 02:30 UTC today and was coincident with a change in the style of ground deformation at tiltmeters in the K?lauea summit region, potentially indicating the shallow movement of magma beneath the south part of K?lauea caldera.

"At about 01:30 HST (11:30 UTC) this morning, the swarm of earthquakes intensified in this region and was accompanied by an increase in the rate of ground deformation recorded by the Sandhill tiltmeter, just to the west of the earthquake swarm location," HVO said in a press release.1

Aug 20 07:09

BREAKING: COUPLE ARRESTED FOR USING UNAPPROVED POISON INJECTION PAPERS TO TRAVEL TO HAWAII

A smart husband and wife didn't want to get poisoned but they also wanted to visit Hawaii. Hawaii bureaucrats aren't having any of that. They insist, you must get poisoned if you wish to visit Hawaii.

Aug 16 10:18

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST DEATH JAB VACCINE MANDATE HONOLULU FIRE CAPTAIN MAKES IMPASSIONED PLEA

Aug 12 04:40

Call to Freedom rally on Maui 8/9/21

Aug 11 08:22

American Justice: Innocent Man Kidnapped, Drugged, and Caged in Mental Institution for Years

Every time Joshua Spriestersbach tried telling the doctors, nurses, and staff at a state hospital in Hawaii that they had the wrong man, no one listened and his protests were answered with drugs. After nearly three years, the blithering idiots running the hospital finally figured out their blunder and instead of fixing their mistake, they covered it up by quietly kicking Spriestersbach out on the street with only 50 cents to his name.

The Hawaii Innocence project is now representing Spriesterbach and this week they asked the court to correct this innocent man’s life. The filing by the Innocence Project explains how the state was looking for a man named Thomas Castleberry and grabbed the first person they saw instead, Spriesterbach.

Aug 03 08:49

Record wildfire burns amid drought on Hawaii’s Big Island

Firefighters gained more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned that strong winds will return on Tuesday, raising the danger again.

Authorities have lifted evacuation orders but warned they could be reinstated at any time and that people should be ready to go.

“It’s the biggest (fire) we’ve ever had on this island,” Big Island Mayor Mitch Roth said of the more than 62-square-mile (160-square-kilometer) blaze. “With the drought conditions that we’ve had, it is of concern. You see something like this where you’re putting thousands of homes in danger, it’s very concerning.”

Fires in Hawaii are unlike many of those burning in the U.S. West. They tend to break out in large grasslands on the dry sides of the islands and are generally much smaller than mainland fires.

Jul 21 08:04

STUDENT WITH GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME, 18, IS DENIED ADMISSION TO BYU-HAWAII AND LOSES $200K SCHOLARSHIP FOR REFUSING TO GET COVID VACCINE AFTER DOCTORS SAID IT COULD WORSEN HER CONDITION

An incoming college freshman was denied admission to her dream school and lost $200,000 in scholarships because she would not get vaccinated against coronavirus due to a pre-existing medical condition.

Olivia Sandor, 18, said Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYUH) denied her fall admission due to state and college vaccination requirements, despite the fact that they had already awarded her scholarship money.

Sandor, who suffers from Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), shared her story on Sean Hannity's Fox News program on Monday night and explained how she'd requested an exemption from the school's vaccination requirement after her team of medical providers advised against her getting the COVID-19 shot.

But the university denied her request for exemption - and told her to re-enroll after getting vaccinated.

Jul 05 07:50

Texas joins 21 other states asking U.S. Supreme Court for clarity on major gun rights case

Texas has joined 21 states led by the attorneys general of Louisiana, Arizona and Montana in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in a major gun rights case.

The multistate coalition is asking the justices to uphold Hawaiians’ Second Amendment rights to bear arms outside their homes in response to a 2020 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld Hawaii’s ban on the practice.

The amicus brief also asks the Supreme Court to resolve a split among the federal circuit courts of appeal, several of which have ruled against the high court’s landmark 2008 decision in Heller, which upholds Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

Jul 01 12:03

Russia, China could launch Pearl Harbor-style attack on Hawaii: Senior Japanese defence official

“We have to show the deterrence towards China, and not just China but also the Russians, because, as I told you, that they are doing their exercises together,” Japanese deputy Yasuhide Nakayama told the Hudson Institute this week, according to Washington Examiner.

“Seventy years ago, we attacked Pearl Harbor, but now the U.S. and Japan [are] very good allies, one of the best allies all over the world,” he said, noting that Russia is conducting naval drills in the Pacific this week. “I don’t want to remind [us of the attack] 70 years ago, but we have to be careful of the exercising of the Russians. They are taking place [off] the western side of that, Honolulu, I mean, in Hawaii.”

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Jun 20 06:29

Russia Blamed for Mystery Launch of Three Missile-Armed F-22s Off Hawaii

Russia’s Pacific Fleet kicked off large-scale manoeuvres last week involving 20 warships, submarines, and support vessels, as well as aircraft, with the exercises seeing ships sailing up to 4,000 km from their home bases and standard operating areas.

The presence of Russian Navy vessels 500-800 km west of Hawaii are the reason why three missile-armed Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 fighter jets were scrambled on Sunday for an “irregular air patrol,” CBS News has reported, citing US defence officials.

The officials, who were not named, said Russian aircraft did not enter Hawaii’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), and were not intercepted.

CBS’s sources also indicated that the USS Vinson-led carrier strike group engaged in drills east of Hawaii was moved closer to the islands in response to the Russian exercises.

Jun 18 06:35

Escalation? Russian Is Conducting 'War Games' Off Of Hawaii

U.S. military scrambled fighter jets in reply to the Russian Navy carrying what Moscow officials proclaimed as its largest exercise in the Pacific Ocean since the end of the Cold War.

The exercise, which appears just as President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet face-to-face in a much-anticipated summit, was carried roughly 300-500 miles west of Hawaii and included surface ships, anti-submarine aircraft, and long range bombers, according to CBS News.

U.S. defense officials announced that F-22s did not intercept any Russian aircraft, which did not enter the Air Defense Identification Zone, according to the report.

A U.S. carrier strike group, directed by the USS Vinson and conducting a preplanned strike group certification exercise roughly 200 miles east of Hawaii, was pushed closer to Hawaii in response to the Russian action, according to CBS News.

Jun 17 06:23

‘That’s Him!’: Video Shows Black Man In Hawaii Was Apologizing for Entering Wrong Building as Tourist Continued to be Hysterical After Man Exits Home Where He’s Shot Dead by Police

Disturbing video footage of a South African man’s final moments have been released, shedding more light onto what happened the evening a Black father ended up dead at the hands of police in Hawaii.

Lindani Myeni, who was born in Empangeni in the Kwazulu-Natal province of South Africa, moved to his wife Lindsay Myeni’s native Hawaii in hopes of providing a safe, stable foundation for their family. Three months after relocating from Denver to Honolulu, Lindani was killed by Hawaii police.

Jun 16 11:18

The Mystery Of The F-22S Scrambled In Hawaii Has Been Solved

Two F-22 Raptors were scrambled from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii on Sunday at about 4:00 p.m. local time. A third F-22 joined them about an hour later along with a KC-135 refueling tanker.

This scramble, described as an “irregular patrol,” was initiated at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which reported an “incident.” That terse message immediately got the attention of the news media. The Air Force would only say that it was responding to a request from the FAA and that it was not a training exercise. When peppered with requests for information by several media outlets, the FAA released only a short message when Public Affairs Spokesman Ian Gregor said only that “The FAA has a close working relationship with the military.”

Jun 15 13:34

3 stealth jets just scrambled over Hawaii, and no one will say why

Last Sunday, on a sunny afternoon in Hawaii, three F-22 stealth fighter jets from the Pacific Air Forces took to the skies on an alert scramble, but details on why have been cryptic at best.

The military confirmed the incident was not a training exercise, but did not provide any details on why the fighter jets hit the skies on alert, though they did confirm that the "irregular air patrol" came in response to an FAA request, reports Hawaii News Now.

Two F-22 Raptors were reportedly the first to take off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at around 4 p.m., with a third joining them at around 5 p.m. A fourth plane, the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker military aerial refueling aircraft, also then joined the effort.

No one in the military is yet providing a clear report on what caused the scramble mission.

Jun 14 10:08

Bombs In Paradise: How Hawaii Is Fast Becoming The Most Militarized Place On Earth

The United States Army plans to build an enormous weapons facility storing stockpiles of conventional warheads and explosives right next to the residential housing communities of Ewa Beach, Ewa Villages, West Loch Estates, and Ewa Gentry, as well as beside the Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge in Hawaii. This Pacific island paradise already has the largest concentration of United States military bases and compounds in the country, making it one of the most militarized places on earth. Were it to secede from the Union, Hawaii would be a major military power on a global scale. And now, more weapons are on the way. A lot more.

The size, scope, and expense of this massive construction project must be considered, as well as the immediate danger placed on the residents of the surrounding communities. Equally important is whether the pre-positioning of such massive amounts of live warheads and munitio

Jun 14 09:23

Bombs In Paradise: How Hawaii Is Fast Becoming The Most Militarized Place On Earth

The United States Army plans to build an enormous weapons facility storing stockpiles of conventional warheads and explosives right next to the residential housing communities of Ewa Beach, Ewa Villages, West Loch Estates, and Ewa Gentry, as well as beside the Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge in Hawaii. This Pacific island paradise already has the largest concentration of United States military bases and compounds in the country, making it one of the most militarized places on earth. Were it to secede from the Union, Hawaii would be a major military power on a global scale. And now, more weapons are on the way. A lot more.

Jun 11 10:33

Large earthquake could trigger eruption of Mauna Loa, world's largest active volcano

Scientists from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have shed light on the hazards of Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on Earth, finding that a large earthquake could set off an eruption. The team studied ground movements measured by Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) satellite data and GPS stations to get a precise model of where magma intruded and how magma changed over time, as well as where faults moved under the flanks, without generating earthquakes.

"An earthquake of magnitude-6 or greater would relieve the stress imparted by the influx of magma along a sub-horizontal fault under the western flank of the volcano," explained lead author the new study, Bhuvan Varugu, a Ph.D. candidate at the UM Rosenstiel School.

"This earthquake could trigger an eruption."

Jun 07 09:27

Hawaii is trying to force 70% of it’s residents to take the COVID vax and if they don’t, lockdown continues.

RIP in advance to all of the idiots who are trading their health for an hour at the beach by volunteering to take the death shots. THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT FORCE PEOPLE TO GET SHOTS AGAINST THEIR WILL. This isn’t the gotdamn Tuskeegee Experiment!!! People have FREE WILL.

May 28 10:36

???????Russian Spy Ship Quietly Parked In Waters Off Hawaii

A Russian Navy surveillance ship parked in international waters off Kauai, an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago, has delayed a Missile Defense Agency missile test, according to Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The US Pacific Fleet confirmed Wednesday that it "is aware of the Russian vessel operating in international waters in the vicinity of Hawaii, and will continue to track it through the duration of its time here."

The ship has been operating in international waters just 13 nautical miles west of Kauai for several days. The vessel is not broadcasting an automatic identification system signal.

"Through maritime patrol aircraft, surface ships and joint capabilities, we can closely monitor all vessels in the Indo-Pacific area of operations," US Pacific Fleet's statement continued.

May 28 07:13

These astronauts are preparing for life on Mars by living in Hawaiian lava tubes

Somewhere along Mauna Loa in Hawai?i, there is what looks like an oversized golf ball housing the HI-SEAS facility. The dome sports six small rooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, a research lab, and relaxation area. It’s surrounded by solar panels on the ground outside and is attached to a shipping container for storage. All of this fits in a neat 1,200 square feet, just over a quarter of the size of a regulation basketball court. And within this dome, groups of six people live and train together for weeks or even months at a time—disconnected from the world outside the dome, they’re preparing to one day live on the Moon and Mars. From the volcanic surfaces of Hawai?i to the arid deserts of the Atacama, humans are finding clever ways to prepare for life beyond our blue dot.

May 16 04:11

American Airlines investigating pilot who criticized school district's 'diversity and inclusion' plan

American Airlines confirmed Wednesday the company is investigating a Texas pilot who criticized an education plan that introduces critical race theory into his local school district.

May 10 07:59

The U.S. Owes Hawaiians Millions of Dollars Worth of Land. Congress Helped Make Sure the Debt Wasn’t Paid.

In the 1990s, Hawaii’s two elder statesmen — U.S. Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka — were at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the U.S. compensated Native Hawaiians for ancestral lands taken from them over the years.

“Dan Inouye believed that a promise made should be a promise kept,” Akaka, a Native Hawaiian, said in 2012 upon the death of his longtime Senate colleague.

But an investigation by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and ProPublica has found that those same senators voted several times each to support must-pass legislation that included provisions undermining efforts to repay millions of dollars in land debt to Hawaiians. At least six other current and former members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation have supported such legislation one or more times.

May 10 07:43

Kauai Real Estate In Total Frenzy As Buyers Snap Up Multi-Million Dollar Homes Sight-Unseen

Real estate on the no-longer sleepy island of Kauai has gotten so hot that people are buying multi-million dollar homes sight-unseen, as the pandemic-fueled housing boom continues seemingly unabated.

According to the Wall Street Journal, luxury properties on Kauai - with a population of 72,000 permanent residents - start at $3 million, while just 3% of the island's 550 square miles are open to development, meaning that housing stock in all categories is scarce. And according to the report, Californians looking for primary and secondary homes are squeezing prices even higher.

May 10 05:36

Navy Confirms New 1,000-Gallon Fuel Release at Red Hill

The Navy has confirmed that an approximately 1, 000-gallon fuel leak was detected May 6 at the troubled Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a World War II-built facility that came under criticism following a 27, 000-gallon fuel release in 2014.

Navy Region Hawaii said in an email that "personnel responded to and contained a reported fuel release, initially assessed at approximately 1, 000 gallons, from a pipeline at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Thursday night. As designed, the fuel release went into a containment system in the tunnel where the pipeline is located, and the fuel was recovered. There appears to be no release into the environment."

May 02 05:51

Mark Zuckerberg DOUBLES size of his Hawaii property empire after spending $53m on 600 acres of beachfront land despite million-person petition calling for a ban on his 'colonization' of paradise island

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have almost doubled the size of their estate in Hawaii, purchasing a neighboring 600 acre plot for $53 million in a move likely to further enrage his island critics.

The Facebook founder, who began buying up chunks of the island in September 2014, added the additional land on March 19, according to Pacific Business News.

Kauai is the fourth largest of Hawaii's eight main islands, and home to 67,000 people.

The north shore land, which includes the spectacular Larsen's Beach, was bought from a nonprofit organization established by a local family, whose roots, the paper reported, go back to the days of the Hawaiian kingdom.

May 01 02:20

Scientists: Rapidly rising lava lake may be indicator of impending eruption

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Monday marks three years since Kilauea erupted in the lower east rift zone, causing devastation as multiple fissures opened up across Leilani Estates.

That eruption provided scientists with information that they believe can help predict future events.

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In 2018, rising summit lava lake levels culminated in a large eruption which abruptly drained the lava lake, which then initiated the crater collapse. This led scientists to suggest that the summit lava lakes were pressure gauges of the underlying magma.

Apr 30 15:47

Zuckerberg Gobbles Up Another Big Chunk of Hawaii Beachfront

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have nearly doubled their controversial land holdings in Hawaii, after buying almost 600 acres on Kauai from a non-profit for $53 million.

The deal, which closed on March 19, according to deeds first reported by Pacific Business News, comprises three parcels, including the remote northern waterfront known as Larsen’s Beach. The road to the beach was not included in the sale, and the public still has access. Zuckerberg’s other Hawaii property also fronts a public beach, but as The Daily Beast has reported, it’s accessible by a single labyrinthine road.

The couple bought the property from a non-profit called Waioli Corporation, dedicated to preserving historic sites and land, which was established by the Wilcoxes, an old Hawaiian missionary family dating back to the 1840s.

Apr 29 06:45

More than 100 citations issued at packed Hawaii black sand beach

If you're looking for a little beach time along the Puna coastline on the island of Hawaii, your options are severely limited. And very, very crowded.

Because of lava overtaking other beaches, Kehena Beach is the only accessible spot on the Puna coastline, and over the past four weekends, more than 100 citations have been issued there for issues ranging from public nudity to drug use. A 17-minute video released by Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources shows officers patrolling the beach and writing up citations

Apr 26 08:39

Hawaiian Rental Car Shortage Leaves Tourists Renting U-Haul Trucks 

Tens of thousands of travelers have flooded Hawaii this month. The state relaxed the mandatory ten-day quarantine policy, allowing travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test to bypass quarantine instead. A simple, rapid test (which only takes about 20 minutes) is required to visit Hawaii's beaches and resorts. The influx of travelers has strained the supply of rental cars as some tourists resort to renting U-Haul moving vans and trucks.

HawaiiNewsNow first reported the shortage of rental cars on Wednesday. The local newspaper said it's not uncommon to see tourists driving U-Haul vehicles around the islands. Last month, it was reported that rental car rates for a standard Toyota Camry jumped to $722 per day, from around the average of $100 due to shortage.

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Actually, because of tax laws, renting a truck is cheaper than renting a car in Hawaii!

Apr 20 12:56

Kilauea Eruption Update: Scientists Survey Lava Lake

The eruption of K?lauea continues, with all activity confined to Halema?uma?u crater at the summit of the volcano.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recently shared photos taken during a survey of the Halema‘uma‘u east rim and lava lake. Scientists collect detailed data to “assess hazards and understand how the eruption is evolving at K?lauea’s summit, all of which are shared with the National Park Service and emergency managers.”

Officials say access to this hazardous area is by permission from, and in coordination with, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Apr 20 04:53

2 public health order arrests at Honolulu anti-mask protest

The rally at Kapiolani Park last Saturday drew hundreds of people who protested mask usage and other coronavirus-related health restrictions.

Two people have been arrested during a weekend anti-mask rally in Waikiki and two others were cited in Honolulu on allegations of violating emergency public health orders related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The rally at Kapiolani Park last Saturday drew hundreds of people who protested mask usage and other coronavirus-related health restrictions.

Apr 19 13:35

ALOHA TYRANNY: Hawaii mulling use of digital coronavirus vaccine passport for travelers

Authorities in the state of Hawaii are considering the use of a digital vaccine passport for incoming and outgoing travelers. They proposed the use of an app that shows a QR code, which can be scanned to find out if travelers have received their COVID-19 shots or not.

Apr 14 09:19

Hawaii To Introduce Vaccine Passport Program

Hawaii is moving to create a “vaccine passport” program for travelers coming into the Aloha State as it approaches the summer tourism months.

Democratic Governor David Ige officially signed his newest emergency proclamation for the COVID-19 crisis on Friday. According to Maui Now reporting, the proclamation continues the moratorium on evictions, which will allow tenants to stay in their place of residence even if they cannot pay rent. It also permits the expiration date for certain permits, driver’s licenses, and state IDs to be extended, among other declarations.

In addition, the governor’s emergency proclamation had some other items of note — namely, the potential rollout of a program that would allow people to be exempt from self-quarantining when they arrive in the state if they can provide proof that “they have completed a vaccine regimen approved by [the Department of Health]” before they depart to go to Hawaii.

Apr 13 06:01

Hawaii: 34 earthquakes rattle world’s largest active volcano raising fears of eruption

Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, covering half of the Big Island of Hawaii, was ratted by 34 small earthquakes on Sunday.

Mar 30 04:47

'Your vacation is my home': Hawaii's residents are speaking out against tourists behaving badly

When visitors think of Hawaii and social media, they usually think of capturing the kind of images that make the state a popular hashtag on Instagram: beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and picturesque landscapes.

For Hawaii’s residents, it’s far different. It’s a woman proclaiming that she’s from New York as she allegedly assaults a resident of Nanakuli in western Oahu. It’s a visitor without a mask screaming and then reportedly spitting on a kupuna, a Native Hawaiian elder, in a supermarket. It’s tourists blocking highways to take photos, and reportedly refusing to move when asked.

These videos have gone viral for a reason: Many of Hawaii’s residents are rightfully upset over tourists behaving badly.

Mar 29 14:56

En Banc Ninth Circuit Court Rules Gun Owner Have No Right To Carry

“The judges on the Ninth Circuit court are acting in a truly hypocritical fashion,” Pratt Said.. “While they themselves are protected by armed bailiffs, they have now effectively barred law-abiding citizens, in the Young case, from being able to carry openly. And in their previously decided Peruta case, they barred the ability of law-abiding citizens to carry concealed without showing ‘need.’ So, it’s the classic ‘guns for me, but not for thee’ double-standard. This despotic court has completely ignored the ‘shall not be infringed’ protection in the Second Amendment by denying decent citizens the right to bear arms.”

Mar 25 10:15

Three fully vaccinated Hawaii residents infected with coronavirus

Three people in Hawaii who were fully vaccinated have tested positive for COVID-19 — but health officials are still urging everyone to get jabbed.

The individuals became infected after receiving both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, news station KITV reported.

In all three cases, the patients did not become severely ill — and it does not appear they transmitted the virus to anyone else, the state Department of Health said.

One of the patients was a health care worker in Oahu who completed their vaccine regimen back in early January 2021.

About a month later, the worker traveled to several cities in the US, the agency said.

Following travel protocol, the health care employee and their travel companion got tested for the virus prior to returning to Hawaii.

Mar 23 06:11

3 Hawaii residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are infected with the coronavirus

At least three people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hawaii were later infected with the virus. The Department of Health calls it break through cases.

Doctors KITV4 spoke with said they're not surprised and people should not be alarmed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, current vaccines are between 66 and 95 percent effective. Physicians say the vaccine doesn't prevent infection but it does lower the risk hospitalization and severe symptoms.

COVID-19 & The Vaccine: Your Headquarters For Everything You Need To Know

One breakthrough case involved a healthcare worker who visited multiple cities in the U.S. then tested positive after returning to Oahu. Dr. Melinda Ashton, Chief Quality Officer with Hawaii Pacific Health says that's an example of why traveling may increase risk of infection.

Mar 15 06:19

PREP FOR AN EXPLOSION: MAUNA LOA IS “WAKING UP”

According to mainstream media, Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa is “waking up” and those in the area should “prepare for an eruption.” Hopefully, anyone who reads this site and lives in Hawaii already has a SHTF plan in place that includes the possibility of a volcanic eruption, so here’s what we know.

Over the past week, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory has recorded over 200 small magnitude earthquakes below the Mauna Loa volcano. These and other observations of increased activity in recent weeks all point to an increased flow of magma into the volcano’s shallow storage system, according to the HVO.

According to a report by Forbes, while scientists emphasize that an eruption isn’t necessarily going to happen today or tomorrow, this week the HVO put out a release urging that “now is the time to revisit personal eruption plans.”

Mar 14 08:11

Mauna Loa, the world’s biggest volcano, is waking up and it’s time to prep for an eruption

Mar 10 11:58

Evacuation sites opened for those affected by North Shore flooding as heavy rain continues for all isles

Catastrophic flooding from Opaeula Stream prompted immediate evacuations in Haleiwa Town, including Weed Circle to Paalaa Rds, Joseph P. Leong Highway to the ocean, on Tuesday, March 9.

The National Weather Service declared a flash flood emergency for Haleiwa in its latest update. The bridge over Opaeula Stream at Haleiwa Road was inundated by several feet of water, according to the Department of Emergency Management.

Mar 10 07:19

Evacuations ordered as heavy rains cause flooding and dam breach in Maui, Hawaii

Emergency evacuations have been ordered for residents in the Haiku area in Maui, Hawaii, after heavy rainfall has caused a breach on the Kaupakalua Dam on Monday afternoon, March 8, 2021. Authorities also warned people that flooding in the area is "life-threatening".

Heavy rainfall in Maui has resulted in flooding and dam breach, leaving many residents trapped in their homes. The Maui Fire Department said it received more than a dozen calls for assistance.

Mayor Michael Victorino surveyed the flooding and reported that Kaupakalua Road was impassable in some areas. At least six homes were heavily damaged or destroyed.

After a breach was confirmed on the Kaupakalua Dam on Monday afternoon, Victorino urged people to evacuate from the Haiku area.

"For the safety of evacuees and emergency personnel, I urge everyone to stay away from the Haiku area," said the mayor. "MPD and Maui Fire and Rescue personnel are assisting those needing help."

Jan 29 11:41

Biden Administration Affirms Support for Protectionist Jones Act, Throwing Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans to the Sharks

President Joe Biden may have said on the campaign trail that Puerto Rico should become a state, but that doesn't mean he supports laws that make it a viable, economically competitive state if doing so means angering maritime unions.

In an executive order signed Monday and in subsequent comments, Biden made it abundantly clear that he supports the Jones Act, a 1920 federal law that requires that cargo ships traveling between American ports be made in America and owned and crewed by American citizens:

The executive action I am taking also reiterates my strong support for the Jones Act and American vessels, you know, and our ports, especially those important for America's clean energy future and the development of offshore renewable energy.

Jan 23 02:11

‘We Don’t Have To Guess About Where This Goes’: Tulsi Gabbard Issues Warning About Domestic Terrorism Bill

Former Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard issued a stark warning Friday about the proposed bill to combat domestic terrorism.

Gabbard joined “Fox News Primetime” to discuss the legislation with host Brian Kilmeade, and she made it clear that she was concerned the legislation could be used to undermine civil liberties.

Kilmeade introduced Gabbard, who had just stepped away from her congressional seat two weeks earlier, and asked, “Are you surprised they’re pushing forward with this extra surveillance on would-be domestic terror?”

“It’s so dangerous as you guys have been talking about, this is an issue that all Democrats, Republicans, independents, Libertarians should be extremely concerned about, especially because we don’t have to guess about where this goes or how this ends,” Gabbard began, saying that former CIA Director John Brennan was already making comments that worried her.

Jan 19 10:23

When Explorer James Cook Discovered Hawaii And Was Boiled By Natives

James Cook was one of the most prolific British sea captains, sailors, and explorers during his search. He traveled as far afield as Australia, the Bering Straits, and the Antarctic ice shelves, but when he became the first European explorer to visit the Hawaiian Islands, it actually became real.

Who was James Cook?
James Cook was born on October 27, 1728 in Yorkshire, England into a peasant family. He was a smart and inquisitive child by all accounts, and by the time he was a teenager, Cook spent his summers on the trade routes in the North Sea as a notable Quaker ship trainee at Whitby and studied and studied. Months. Having proved himself a capable sailor, he was soon offered command of his own ship and spent the next eight years at sea before serving himself for the Royal Navy, where he quickly rose through the ranks.

Dec 30 08:21

People leaving Hawaii permanently doubled in 2020

Hawaii’s population has seen a dramatic decline in 2020, with a net population loss of 8,866 fewer residents, according to data from U.S. Census Bureau that was recently released.

It is one of the highest rates of population decline in the United States, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii noted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Claire and I were ahead of the trend!

Dec 28 07:40

Kilauea Volcano Eruption Update - Sunday Evening (Dec. 27, 2020)

Dec 22 08:38

Update On New Kilauea Eruption (Dec. 21, 2020)

Dec 21 06:32

New eruption at Kilauea's summit caldera, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawai'i

A new eruption has started within K?lauea’s summit caldera, Hawai'i at 07:36 UTC on December 21, 2020. Accordingly, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has elevated K?lauea's volcano alert level to WARNING and its aviation color code to RED. The situation is rapidly evolving, HVO said in a statement released at 08:41 UTC today. Civil Defense cautioned that ash fallout is likely in Wood Valley, Pahala, Naalehu and Ocean View, and advised residents and visitors to stay indoors to avoid exposure to ash. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2018 (VEI 3).

An earthquake swarm began on the evening (LT) of December 20, accompanied by ground deformation detected by tiltmeters, HVO said.

An orange glow was subsequently observed on IR monitoring cameras glow within the Halema?uma?u crater at the summit of K?lauea Volcano, visually beginning at approximately 07:36 UTC on December 21 (21:36 HST, December 20).

Dec 15 08:59

Larry Ellison Is Latest Billionaire To Flee California, Moves To Hawaii

The relentless California exodus continues: after Tesla boss Elon Musk, Splunk CEO Doug Merritt and comedian Joe Rogan all left the Golden State for Austin, Texas, with Oracle unveiling last Friday that it had become the latest tech company to uproot its Redwood City HQ and move to Austin, Texas, moments ago we learned that Oracle co-founder and billionaire, Larry Ellison, just had an epiphany and decided that he too has had enough of the shitshow that is California, and has moved his primary residence to Hawaii, becoming the latest Silicon Valley mogul to depart the state where they built their fortunes. The news was first reported by Recode.

Dec 07 08:56

PEARL HARBOR - MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES

President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.

FDR blinded the commanders at Pearl Harbor and set them up by -

denying intelligence to Hawaii (HI) on Nov 27, misleading the commanders into thinking negotiations with Japan were continuing to prevent them from realizing the war was on

having false information sent to HI about the location of the Japanese carrier fleet.

Dec 07 08:25

Pearl Harbor: An Orchestrated Event?

Today is the 79th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that brought the US into the war against Germany and Japan. Eight American battleships were sunk or put out of action, and about 3,600 American sailors were killed or wounded.

Washington needed scapegoats, and Admiral Husband Kimmel and General Walter Short were saddled with the blame for American unpreparedness for the Pearl Harbor attack. As time passed circumstantial evidence came to light that President Roosevelt knew of the attack and permitted the devastation in order that the American people would be so outraged by the attack as to give up their resistance to being dragged into another European war. The controversy continued for some years. I am unsure that it was ever resolved.

Dec 07 07:54

How Famous Surfers and Wealthy Homeowners Are Endangering Hawaii’s Beaches

Hawaii’s beaches are public land, which officials are obligated to protect and preserve. But a state agency has repeatedly allowed homeowners, including surfer Kelly Slater, to use tactics that protect property while speeding up the loss of beaches.

Dec 01 07:34

Ex-Hawaii prosecutor, police chief get prison for corruption

A U.S. judge sentenced a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor to 13 years in prison Monday and her retired police chief husband to seven years, saying she stole money from her own grandmother and then used his law enforcement power to frame her uncle for a crime he didn’t commit -- all to maintain the couple’s lavish lifestyle.

Katherine and Louis Kealoha, now estranged, were once a respected power couple. Louis Kealoha agreed to retire amid a wide-ranging federal investigation. She later gave up her law license.

“This case has staggered the community in many ways,” U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright said.

Nov 24 06:45

Governor of Hawaii becomes a tyrannical monarch, threatens $5,000 fine and jail time for people who do not wear masks

During a Facebook live stream, the Governor of Hawaii said it “will be required for everyone in the state of Hawaii to wear a mask when they’re in public, period.” Hawaii Governor David Ige told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that noncompliance with his mandatory mask order will be equivalent to a misdemeanor. Anyone caught outside their home without a mask on will be fined up to $5,000 and could serve up to one year in jail.

Governor Ige has essentially become a monarch, creating faux laws out of thin air and threatening people who do not follow them. “This is a significant penalty. It can go on one’s criminal record and impact employment for many years to come, unless they’re cleared and their records are expunged,” Ige said.

Nov 19 06:56

It’s Already Snowing in Hawai?i

According to the folks who work at the Canada-France-Hawai?i Telescope, situated atop Mauna Kea on Hawai?i Island, the summit has been getting dustings of snow for weeks. (Nearby Mauna Loa also got a light snowcap on Sunday.)

Cold temperatures combined with some moisture gave the state’s two tallest mountains a dusting of snow visible by the telescope's webcam.

While we enjoyed 82-degree weather in Honolulu on Sunday, it was colder on Mauna Kea (28 degrees) than in Aspen, Colorado or Casper, Wyoming.

These are images from the 3.6-meter optical/infrared telescope over the weekend.

Nov 18 14:17

Statewide mask mandate set

Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Monday to codify and clarify Hawaii’s statewide mask mandate.

“It will be required for everyone in the state of Hawaii to wear a mask when they’re in public, period,” Ige said Monday morning during a Honolulu Star-Advertiser Facebook Live stream.

Noncompliance is a misdemeanor, with penalties of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000 upon conviction. All the counties have their own misdemeanor mask mandates, but the rules and the exceptions differ from county to county.

Ige said that after a meeting Friday with the state’s four county mayors, it was agreed that “the exact same set of exemptions” will apply in all of the counties, “so that there will be consistent enforcement.”

Nov 01 07:40

More Than 600 Dogs and Cats Are Airlifted Out of Hawaii to Be Put Up for Adoption on the US Mainland

More than 600 adoptable cats and dogs were airlifted from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland in the largest animal rescue flight in history, according to Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency.

Dubbed “Paws Across the Pacific,” a chartered Hercules C-130 plane flew across the Hawaiian Islands on October 28, picking up dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters on Kauai, Oahu, and Maui.

“Pet shelters in Hawaii are in a COVID-19 crisis. Normal operations have been affected by months of shut down, economic downturn, limited hours, and routine flights to mainland halted,” said Liz Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities, which supported the flight in partnership with Wings of Rescue. “The Paws Across the Pacific flight is urgently needed to make space in Hawaii’s shelters for at-risk pets who otherwise wouldn’t be able to receive necessary care to survive.”

Oct 14 04:51

Hawaii "Has Committed Suicide" - Local Rages "Hardly Anyone Is Sick, But We're All Broke"

While we have grown used to the people (well, at least those who are capable for thinking for themselves) of Michigan and California complaining that the tyrannical COVID lockdown rules imposed by Governors Whitmer and Newsom are arbitrary and capricious (if not downright unconstitutional), it is less often we hear from those living on the beautiful islands of Hawaii.

For many 'mainlanders', the thoughts of a vacation to Hawaii (or anywhere but the apartment they have been suffering in for 7 months) are heavenly. However, as the following 'rural Hawaiian' exclaims in her Twitter thread, "Hawaii is committing suicide" with its "cargo-cult level bullshit" travel restrictions.

'Mom Folding Laundry' (@Folding_Laundry) begins her righteous rant as follows: "Guys... I cannot tell you how bad it is in Hawaii."

Sep 20 05:18

Britain, France, and Germany Spurn US Plan for Iran Sanctions

Trump Administration officials have been saying this for weeks, but on Friday reiterated their intentions to try to enforce a UN Security Council resolution that includes broad sanctions against Iran. Officials say they expect every nation to comply.

The glaring problem with this is that the resolution doesn’t exist, at least not as an active resolution the US wants. The P5+1 nuclear deal gave the US the authority to reimpose sanctions on Iran, but the US had withdrawn from that pact years ago. Though the Trump Administration argued that didn’t matter, the UN has virtually unanimously rejected their interpretation, and rejected the UN Security Council resolution. The US believes the resolution becomes active Sunday, but the reality is it just doesn’t exist legally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These actions spell desperation on the cusp of madness, and the world is not following suit; so, what is next here, an invasion of Iran?!?

Considering just how "brilliantly" the other US occupations around the world are going, you might imagine it might just be time for a "re-think" on this; but of course, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu will not allow that to happen; he wants the US waging war against Iran, so Israel will not have to.

Aug 31 07:38

Hawaii rolling out mandatory COVID-19 testing checkpoints on major Oahu highway… with mandatory vaccines and quarantine camps soon to follow

The State of Hawaii is turning the H-3 freeway on Oahu into a mandatory COVID-19 road block checkpoint, blocking traffic in both directions and subjecting travelers to mandatory testing, reports Hawaii News Now. It means that Hawaii is being rapidly transformed into a medical police state which will soon morph into mandatory quarantine camps like we’ve already seen rolled out in Australia and New Zealand.

Aug 30 07:06

State to use entire H-3 Freeway to facilitate COVID-19 testing next week

State and city authorities are planning a full closure of the H-3 Freeway next week to help facilitate surge COVID-19 testing efforts on Oahu, the Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

The multi-agency effort will involve the closure of the freeway in both directions from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept 3, officials say.

Testing stations will be set up inside the Harano Tunnel, in both directions of traffic, to maximize the number of individuals who can be tested.

Once individuals have been tested, they’ll be required to continue on to either end of the H-3 before using alternate Koolau routes, if necessary, to continue in transit.

Aug 27 09:28

Photo: Hawaii's K?lauea Monitored for Possible Eruption as Volcano Has Hottest Lake on Earth

A lake the size of five football fields in Hawaii’s K?lauea volcano is one of the world’s hottest bodies of water, according to a volcano alert issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

A thermal camera used to measure the lake’s water surface temperature reveals that it is between 176 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the USGS, very few volcanic lakes around the world have surface temperatures greater than 176 degrees Fahrenheit.

Aug 19 06:54

U.S. Begins Scaled-Down ‘Rim of the Pacific,’ World’s Largest Naval Exercise

The United States began its biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercise off Hawaii on Monday, although the event was heavily scaled-down because of restrictions pertaining to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The biennial event, which is typically the world’s largest naval exercise, will run from August 17 to 31, but will feature only around a third of the expected countries and a fifth of the usual personnel. However, U.S. 3rd Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Scott Conn insisted in a pre-recorded RIMPAC 2020 kickoff message that the exercise would still meet its goal of building “interoperability and trust” among Pacific military allies.

Aug 17 06:34

Barack and the beach house: Longtime friend 'builds Obama's multi-million dollar Hawaii ocean villa using loopholes to bypass coastal protection laws' on site made famous by TV show Magnum PI

The beachfront compound in Hawaii where former President Barack Obama reportedly plans to someday retire used a planning loophole to retain a seawall that is likely causing beach erosion, according to a new report.

State officials and community members confirmed to ProPublica that Obama plans to reside in the compound on Oahu, which was purchased for $8.7 million by his close friend Marty Nesbitt in 2015.

After tearing down the site's mansion made famous as the house from Magnum PI, developers are building three homes, two pools and a security perimeter on the three-acre beachfront parcel, permits show.

Aug 09 08:35

Hawaii reinstates coronavirus restrictions: ‘There’s no question that the virus is surging’

Hawaii Gov. David Ige will reinstate restrictions to curb the spread of the coronvirus as cases in the state continue to grow.

Ige said he will reinstate inter-island travel restrictions beginning on Tuesday, ordering travelers arriving in Kauai, Hawaii, Maui and Kalawao counties to quarantine for 14 days.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said the almost 300 city and county parks on the island of Oahu will close beginning Friday through Sept. 5, including the beaches.

Jul 28 03:44

Deep recurring earthquakes detected beneath dormant Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii

USGS seismologists have detected deep long-period earthquakes beneath the dormant Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii at depths of about 20 to 25 km (12 to 15 miles) occurring with surprising regularity every 7 to 12 minutes. While low-frequency earthquakes are not unusual, there are no other instances of this kind of repetition anywhere in the world. Essentially, more than one million quakes were recorded from 1999 to 2018. Adding together the energy release of the tremors gives a total that is equivalent to an M3.0 earthquake under Mauna Kea every day.

Several years ago, USGS seismologists tried a new method to detect seismicity at Kilauea Volcano, and out of curiosity, they looked at the rest of the island to see what else they might discover. To their surprise, the scientists found deep earthquakes beneath Mauna Kea-- a volcano that has not erupted in over 4 500 years.

Jul 22 12:12

Hurricane Douglas becomes first of season in Eastern Pacific, Hawaii may face impacts by weekend

The fourth named storm of the Central Pacific hurricane season strengthened into a hurricane on Wednesday and may impact Hawaii by the weekend.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said that Hurricane Douglas is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is moving west at 14 mph.

The storm is about 1,785 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and is forecast to turn west-northwest and increase speed by late Wednesday.

Jun 02 05:52

US Military in Hawaii Working on Trump's 'Super-Duper' Missiles, to Host Space Force Soon

The testing of new weaponry is continuing in the state despite opposition from some locals, who say that military test sites have made the islands a potential target for adversaries of the US.

The Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands (PMRF) located on the Hawaiian island of Kauai will soon be hosting the 293rd Offensive Space Control Squadron of the US Space Force, but will only use the facility's existing capabilities. The squadron will focus on defending US space communication systems from attacks from the outside and conduct electronic warfare in space to disrupt the communications of a potential enemy.

This is not the only important task that the facility is currently doing for the Pentagon. The PMRF is also one of the main testing sites for modern American weapons, specifically missiles, and is used by government agencies and private contractors alike.

May 17 09:44

Hawaii Blesses The World In Pandemic With Beautiful Mega-Hit "The Blessing"

25 churches in Hawaii got together to record a stunning beautiful song called "The Blessing." It is quite impressive .

May 01 06:26

US Navy detonates unexploded WWII-era ordnance off Hawaii

U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians have detonated two World War II-era bombs and removed other ordnance in waters off a Hawaiian island.

The Navy carried out the controlled explosions Monday in a well-traveled channel between Lanikai Beach and Mokulua North on Oahu, an area also known as Mokunui Islet, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

A snorkeler reportedly discovered the munitions and contacted the U.S. Coast Guard, which alerted the Navy.

Apr 26 07:14

Hawaii to Visitors: We’ll Pay You to Leave

In Hawaii, the spirit of aloha normally greets visitors with warmth and welcome. Now, while the state has discouraged visitors by requiring them to self-quarantine for 14 days, that culture of generosity might extend to a free return ticket home.

With a $25,000 grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the nonprofit Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii (VASH) has instituted a Covid-19 flight assistance program to return travelers who don’t have the means to follow the mandatory 14-day quarantine — including paying for lodging and food delivery — required of incoming visitors.

Apr 21 05:20

"Tourist Go Home" – Tensions Soar As Hawaiians Urge Non-Residents To "Leave"

Hawaiians are becoming increasingly angry, not because the tourism industry has collapsed, and 37% of the labor force has just filed for unemployment, but mostly because US mainlanders, motivated by super discounted flights and hotel rooms, continue to pour into the various Hawaiian Islands during the pandemic.

Troy Kane, a local on Oahu, who was interviewed by The Guardian, said residents are abiding by the stay-at-home orders as cases and deaths surge. He points out tourists on the island are ignoring social distancing rules and risk spreading the virus to locals.

Apr 01 04:36

Intense Kona Low lashes parts of Hawaii, causing severe flooding in Kauai -- almost 2 032 mm (80 inches) recorded this month

Another intense Kona Low hit Hawaii on Saturday, March 28, 2020, causing major flooding in Kauai island and bringing the total March rainfall amount to nearly 2 032 mm (80 inches).

A rare flash flood emergency was issued for Kauai as another wave of floods hit already soaked island. The worst-affected was the eastern end portion, with up to 254 mm (10 inches) of rain.

Floodwaters submerged vehicles, closed roads and forced residents to evacuate their homes after massive debris from upstream slammed into the Wailua Bridge, creating a makeshift dam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have a close friend on Kauai who had to leave her home for 2 days!

Mar 07 07:53

Hawaii records its first case of new coronavirus

Hawaii officials on Friday said they have confirmed the state's first case of the new coronavirus in a man who had been on a cruise ship from California to Mexico that had other infected passengers.

The man fell ill after flying home to Oahu from Mexico after the Grand Princess cruise that was scheduled Feb. 11-21, Deputy State Epidemiologist Sarah Kemble said. He did not have symptoms of the disease while he was traveling home, which means he wasn't at risk for transmitting the disease to others at the time, Kemble said.

Mar 04 06:12

HAWAII LAWMAKERS PUSH SEVERE AMMO RESTRICTIONS

SOURCE: AMMO LAND
In the last year, gun owners across the U.S. have watched in horror as California has rolled out its byzantine and unworkable ammunition restrictions. Since July 1, 2019, gun owners in the Golden State have been required to undergo a background check each time they purchase ammunition. The program has been a disaster. In December, the Sacramento Bee reported that tens of thousands of law-abiding Californians have been improperly denied ammunition purchases under the program, while only 101 were prohibited persons who were rejected. According to the report, “[b]etween July 1 and November, nearly one in every five ammunition purchases was rejected by the California Department of Justice.”

Not to be outdone, California’s neighbor to the left is seeking to outdo the Golden State tyrants with an even more intrusive scheme to harass law-abiding gun owners and ammunition buyers.

In late January, Hawaii lawmakers introduced HB 2736.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF something can be mucked up for Hawaii's citizens in amazing and startling ways, count on the Hawaii Legislature to do just that.

And somewhere, in the richly populated tales of graft, corruption, and massive cost over-runs in the State, one only has to look at Hawaii's "Light Rail to No Where" to understand the degree to which Hawaii lawmakers, have collectively, lost their minds.

How a Train Through Paradise Swelled into a $ 9 Billion Dollar Debacle.

Mar 01 04:57

Panic Buying at Costco

Feb 28 04:51

It Begins: Hawaii Stores Empty Out On Coronavirus "Panic Buying"

Hawaii is urging residents to prepare for a potential breakout of Covid-19 amid new warnings earlier this week from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the deadly virus quickly spreading across the world could cause a "significant disruption" to American life.

Although there are no confirmed virus cases in Hawaii (the state Health Department says 80 people are self-monitoring for the coronavirus in Hawaii after recent travel to China), the CDC's warning sparked a buying frenzy among residents this week as they emptied store shelves of food and supplies.

Feb 12 10:31

I cannot believe it happened again...

Our car was stolen AGAIN last night!

I am pissed!

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