Fukushima Nuclear Fuel Removal Tests Technique, Predictions, Nerves

November 25, 2013
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Soon enough, if it hasn’t started already, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will begin removing the first of more than 1,500 fuel assemblies from the Fukushima Unit 4 fuel pool that sits about 100 feet above the ground. Each assembly contains 50-70 radioactive fuel rods. If this removal procedure goes seriously awry or...
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Kawaihae Road fatality

November 15, 2013
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A tanker truck crashed in South Kohala on Friday (November 15), killing the driver and spilling thousands of gallons of fuel. Shortly after 2 p.m., South Kohala police responded to a traffic crash and determined that a tanker carrying approximately 8,400 gallons of diesel fuel was traveling in the makai direction on Kawaihae Road...
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Fukushima Autumn

October 18, 2013
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Trying to Think Rationally About Fukushima Is A Challenge
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Sugar Cane Burning

October 16, 2013
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Sugar Cane Burning

Growing up on the Big Island of Hawaii, I remember stories of how the sugar cane industry died so long ago, and how the Big Island economy died along with it. So when I first moved to Maui, I was in awe. Out the window of the airplane, I saw beautiful green fields of...
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Opinion: Coerced “Confessions” Don’t Count

September 29, 2013
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My dear friend and fellow Cannabis minister, Reverend Roger Christie, was coerced into confessing yesterday. After suffering the duress of three years and three months of prolonged, indefinite and cruel extrajudicial imprisonment, Roger agreed to something he has been forcibly compelled to see as a promise that’s been made, accepting the word of the...
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Kapolei-Makakilo Neighborhood Board Passes Resolutions Opposing Ho’opili and Ewa Development Plan

September 7, 2013
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The awol academy inc Hale No. 34 on Wednesday evening, August 28, 2013 passed two important resolutions opposing the Ewa Development Plan in its current version and strongly opposing the Ho’opili development. The resolution opposing Ho’opili states “BE IT RESOLVED that Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board states its strong opposition to the Ho’opili development,” which was passed...
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Drugs Don’t Make Seeds

August 22, 2013
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News item: Two Pan Christies’ Bid for Religious Defense The “war on herbs” criminalizes anyone who appreciates the true value of this god-given plant. In that context then any attempt by anyone (except the pharmaceutocracy) to provide access to Cannabis will be characterized in a way that perpetuates the baseline mischaracterization of marijuana as a...
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Factors to consider in determining when to receive Social Security benefits

August 15, 2013
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Factors to consider in determining when to receive Social Security benefits

Over the course of your working lifetime, with every paycheck you’ve dutifully paid taxes toward Social Security. When the time comes to retire, will you file for your benefits as soon as possible — age 62 under current guidelines — or will you wait until your full retirement age to receive benefits? You also...
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Judge: Cannabis Minister Allowed Religious Defense

August 4, 2013
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On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi ruled that imprisoned Cannabis Minister, Rev. Roger Christie, can present a religious defense at trial. The court ruled as a matter of law that Christie’s religion is legitimate, his belief is sincere, and that the government’s action was a substantial burden on the...
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Poor Flossie

July 31, 2013
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As has become the de-facto standard in America and particularly in Hawaii, everything is a disaster waiting to happen. This week is no different than any other week. The government, in its mad rush to maintain relevance – and a budget – in the face of the overwhelming evidence that, as a protector of the...
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Church Member Files Writ of Habeas Corpus for Jailed Cannabis Minister

July 26, 2013
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HILO–A member of the The Hawaii Cannabis (THC) Ministry in Hilo has filed a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of his pastor, Rev. Roger Christie, who has been held by the federal government as a pre-trial detainee for over 3 years. Mike Ruggles, 56, a resident of Mountain View on the Big Island, filed...
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Hawaii Police Arrest HPP Man for Growing Marijuana

July 25, 2013
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A Puna man has been arrested and charged in connection with a marijuana growing operation on two properties in the Hawaiian Paradise Park (HPP) subdivision. On Wednesday (July 24), police executed a search warrant at a home on H Street in Paradise Park, where they recovered 145 marijuana plants growing outside and in a...
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Opinion: City Bill 65, HCDA, On Wrong Side Of Major Hawaiian Cultural History

July 25, 2013
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Opinion: City Bill 65, HCDA, On Wrong Side Of Major Hawaiian Cultural History

All historic and cultural research shows that this Honouliuli-Ewa area is one of the most very important cultural and historic area’s in the State of Hawaii. The identified “Leina a ka Uhane” is an especially sacred wahi pana of the highest level. A HART EIS TCP (Traditional Cultural Place) report in April 2012 documents...
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