Hawaii

Hawaii Lawmakers Ask State to Prepare for North Korea Missile Attack

Lawmakers in Hawaii have asked state officials to update contingency plans and provide extra funding in anticipation of an attack from North Korea, amid escalating tensions between America and the communist state. Last Thursday, the state’s House Public Safety Committee passed a resolution demanding extra resources for any potential attack, which includes the redevelopment of shelters last used during the Cold War. Amongst other things, the resolution asks for the “restocking of fallout shelter provisions,” as well as calling on authorities to “conduct public awareness campaigns to ready the public for a nuclear disaster.” “At a time when we have this kind of saber-rattling and really blustering foreign policy, it does make people a little nervous,” said House Public Safety Committee Vice Chairman Matt LePresti. “They haven’t been updated since 1985. I was 11 years old when they were last updated. Many of the buildings that are on the fallout shelter list don’t exist anymore.” Many experts have warned that Hawaii may be the first point of any potential North Korean attack, with its location in the mid-Pacific ocean far more reachable than the American west coast. The remote island is located 4,660 miles from North Korea, while Los Angeles remains approximately 5,800 miles in distance. An analysis carried by the BBC suggests that North Korea possesses over 1,000 missiles, all with ranging capabilities. Some of their weapons, including the Taepodong-2 ballistic missile, have an intercontinental range, meaning they can travel up to 5000 miles, just short of the American coastline. The request comes amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, with Donald Trump warning last week that he was sending “an armada” into the region to fend off any potential threat. Meanwhile, on Sunday, North Korean forces held a military parade to celebrate the 105th birthday of former leader Kim il-Sung, who remains the country’s “eternal leader.” However, reports from South Korea also indicated that the country’s planned missile launch, intended to be a show of strength, ended in failure. On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence visited the Korean demilitarized zone, also the border between South and North. In an interview with CNN, Pence said that “the people in North Korea should make no mistake that the United States of America and our allies will see to the security of this region and see to the security of the people of our country.”

‘You cannot eat here’: Hawaii café riles residents with ban on Trump voters

Honolulu’s Café 8 ½ gets rave reviews on Yelp for its “Radiatore Verde” and “Italian stir fry,” among other popular dishes at the eclectic mom-and-pop restaurant – but the response to its new ‘policy’ barring pro-Trump patrons has been decidedly more mixed. A bright yellow, handmade sign posted on the restaurant’s front glass door declares: “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.” A photo of the sign was shared with FoxNews.com. One also is proudly posted on the café’s Facebook page, and was “liked” by some 40 people.  “…The next time you’re in Honolulu, eat lunch here, not only are they on the right side of things, the food is delicious and reasonable,” one Facebook user wrote next to the photo. Others aren’t so charmed. Honolulu resident and Donald Trump voter Susan Roberts told FoxNews.com she found the sign in “extreme poor taste.” “It’s childish and very unprofessional,” she said in an email. “… The restaurant owner doesn’t have to worry … I will not be stepping foot in that establishment.” Willes Lee, former chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party and now president of National Federation of Republican Assemblies, told FoxNews.com the sign is discriminatory, and harkens back to “racist and hate-filled” days before statehood. “Remember when Filipinos couldn’t go in certain places, or Japanese wouldn’t be allowed [in] many homes? And, it didn’t matter who they voted for,” said Lee, who is of Japanese descent.  “People should be able to get food without hearing a political message,” one apparent former customer wrote on Yelp. “I will never go back.”  According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the café was founded by Robert Warner, a former hair stylist for Vidal Sassoon in San Francisco and former restaurateur in Seattle, along with his wife Jali.

Well, that explains a lot..  Here at The Daily Buzz we certainly respect the right of the restaurant owners to put up such sophomoric and silly signs.  They have that First Amendment right to do that (much like those bakery owners in OR had the right NOT make a wedding cake for a gay couple.  Gee..  I wonder if anyone in the dominantly liberal mainstream media will note that similarity and hypocrisy….but I digress).  But, by the same token, we support those wanting to boycott this establishment, vote with their wallets, and eat some place else.  Why on earth people would be that stupid that they’d openly and brazenly alienate a large demographic because they’re sore losers in a recent election escapes me.  It shows how petty, and childish they are.  But, again, we respect that right.  We just hope enough folks stop going there, and it drives them to either rethink such bigotry, or it runs them out of business.

Researchers in Hawaii find sunken U.S. Navy tanker missing for decades

Researchers made a surprising find when diving in the waters off Hawaii: a large US naval tanker that had been sitting unseen in 80 feet of water for nearly 60 years. “I turn around, and this giant, looming structure, so eerie,” Melissa Price, a maritime archaeologist, told Hawaii News Now. Price was one of three divers to discover the Mission San Miguel on Aug. 3 off the coast of Hawaii. During 1957 trip from Seattle to Guam, it hit a reef in the area and sank. The crew was able to escape, but the ship went down. “I had to stare at it for a little bit, then I started freaking out under water, screaming and motioning,” said Rebecca Weible, a UH Manoa Marine Biology student who was diving with Price. As a U.S. naval tanker in World War II and the Korean War, Mission San Miguel transported fuel for military machines. It received several commendations for its service. “This is a ship that wasn’t a glamorous part of World War II history, but was an important part,” said Kelly Keogh, Maritime Heritage Coordinator for the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The Mission San Miguel is now in the protected waters of the Papahanaumokuakea monument. It will be mapped and studied on the ocean’s floor. “It’s really very, very exciting discovery for the monument,” Jason Raupp, who led the dive team that discovered the vessel.

Very cool!! 🙂

White House: Obamas not mystery buyers of ‘Magnum, P.I.’ home

Mystery solved? The Obamas are not the secret buyers of the beach-front Hawaiian home Tom Selleck once roamed as the star of the 1980s television show “Magnum, P.I.,” according to White House spokesman Josh Earnest and an Obama associate who says he and he alone is the proud new owner. The house sold on Monday for $8.7 million in a tricky transaction that all parties signed a secrecy pledge to, prompting immediate speculation the home would be the post-White House abode of the Obamas. But Earnest said Friday the clues don’t add up to the first family being the new owners of Hawaii’s most-talked about house. “They are not,” Earnest said flatly. On Thursday, Seth Madorsky, an attorney for Marty Nesbitt, said his client bought the property and didn’t have any partners or co-investors in the deal. Nesbitt is a Chicago businessman who served as treasurer for Obama’s first presidential run and is chairman of the Barack Obama Foundation, which will build the president’s future library. The buyer of the 11,054-square-foot home on three acres of Honolulu beach front was listed as “Waimanalo Paradise,” and the deed and mortgage are signed by Judy Grimanis, an executive assistant at a Nesbitt’s private equity firm, and a former employee of Penny Pritzker, the real estate millionaire Obama tapped to be Secretary of Commerce in 2013.

Sale of ‘Magnum P.I.’ home may be tied to President Obama

One of Hawaii’s best-known homes was sold this week. The stunning three-acre oceanfront parcel along Waimanalo Beach was made famous in the “Magnum P.I.” television series, but who might spend time there next may give it even more notoriety. The sale at 41-505 Kalanianaole Highway is shrouded in a bit of mystery, but it could involve a very famous future visitor when he’s not at the White House. The property traded hands in a sale that recorded Monday.

What a letdown..  You couldn’t have two more opposite visions..  On the one hand, you have the character of “Thomas Magnum” played by conservative NRA spokesman Tom Selleck.  Magnum is a ladies man, and an ex Navy intel sniper who did combat in Vietnam.  Then…there is Obama.. the most wimpy, limp-wristed, metro-sexual President probably in our nation’s history.  If I were “Higgins,” I’d sick “the lads” (the Doberman guard dogs named “Zeus” and “Apollo”) on Obama..  Wouldn’t that be a fun youtube video!

Pacific pushback: Podesta, White House warned about ocean preserve expansion to combat ‘climate change’

John Podesta, the Obama administration’s climate and energy czar, got a blunt warning this week that a plan to cut off all fishing in a huge, U.S.-controlled tract of the Pacific Ocean would have devastating economic effects in the region, and would cede geopolitical advantages to China and other Pacific powers.

This plan of Obama’s to wall of fishing to U.S. fishing companies off the Pacific coast is frighteningly stupid, and economically devastating. Plus, for those of us who like to eat seafood, the price of seafood will go sky high. Definitely something to keep an eye on..

Obama administration proposes race-based legal system in Hawaii

Obama administration proposes race-based legal system in Hawaii

More unconstitutional, divisive race politics from Obama, AG Eric Holder, and the rest of this White House.  Its all they know..and its the way their preferred tactic to tear apart this country.  Simply outrageous.  Hope the courts stop this nonsense cold in its tracks.