Isle housing bottom seen - Business

There are 20 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 3, 2009, titled Isle housing bottom seen - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The worst could be over for Oahu's slumping housing market even though slower conditions are expected to persist until there is better economic news in the state.

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54311 Jan 22, 2013
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There you go moron paufag. All yours.
LOL

Canyon Country, CA

#54312 Jan 22, 2013
pau just got BUTTFKed in front of a billion people and didn't even know it!

hahahaha!!
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54313 Jan 22, 2013
obama's "brilliance":

obma just gave jets and 200 tanks to Morsi, the muslim-brotherhood Egyptian leader. This guy hates America, and obama arms him?

Can't wait to hear Hillary's lies and ridiculousness that occurs tomorrow. Hope she nails obama like he did her with the race card when she ran against him. If she does that obama would probably be impeached. Of course, she has balls but her husband doesn't.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54314 Jan 23, 2013
Guru wrote:
obama's "brilliance":
obma just gave jets and 200 tanks to Morsi, the muslim-brotherhood Egyptian leader. This guy hates America, and obama arms him?
Can't wait to hear Hillary's lies and ridiculousness that occurs tomorrow. Hope she nails obama like he did her with the race card when she ran against him. If she does that obama would probably be impeached. Of course, she has balls but her husband doesn't.
more...
part 1/3-

"U.S. gift of F-16 fighters headed to Egypt, despite Morsi's harsh rhetoric

By Maxim Lott

Published January 22, 2013

FoxNews.com

Four F-16 fighter jets left the U.S. this morning, bound for Egypt as part of a foreign aid package critics say should have been scrapped when the nation elected a president who has called President Obama a liar and urged that hatred of Jews be instilled in children.

A source who works on the Naval Air Force Base in Dallas confirmed the departure of the state-of-the-art fighter planes to FoxNews.com . Sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given to the Egyptian government before the end of the year under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime U.S. ally..

Critics, including several in Congress, say it doesn't make sense to follow through with the package, given that new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, elected last summer, has given decidedly mixed signals about relations with the U.S. While he has toned down his rhetoric since his election, in 2010 - the same year the aid package was struck - Morsi attacked Obama for supporting Israel.

“One American president after another — and most recently, that Obama — talks about American guarantees for the safety of the Zionists in Palestine," Morsi, then a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Egyptian television in reaction to Obama's 2009 speech in Cairo. "[Obama] was very clear when he uttered his empty words on the land of Egypt. He uttered many lies, of which he couldn’t have fulfilled a single word, even if he were sincere — which he is not.”

In the comments translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, Morsi went on to urge that children be taught to hate Jews.

“Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them," he said. "They must be nursed on hatred. The hatred must continue.”

Lawmakers told FoxNews.com that even if Morsi has softened his stance, it makes no sense to arm his Islamist government with weapons that could one day be used against Israel or even Egyptians.

“It is appalling that the Obama administration would send F-16s and 200 military tanks to Egypt in the wake of the instability,[and the] anti-American and anti-Israel atmosphere," Rep. Louie Gohmert,(R-Texas), told FoxNews.com .

The U.S. government ordered the planes for Egypt ...

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54315 Jan 23, 2013
part 2/3-

"...from Lockheed Martin in 2010, as part of an annual aid package that regularly topped $1 billion. But the very next year, a popular revolution began which ultimately resulted in Mubarak's ouster and imprisonment, and the election of Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. In November, Morsi tried to claim dictatorial powers, but was forced to back down from his claim after massive protests against the move.

Many worry that arming such a volatile Egypt will endanger Israel.

"My hope and prayer is that someone in this administration will wake up and smell the burning of [Israel's] future and rescind the supply of planes and tanks," Gohmert said. "If they do not, then perhaps there will arise leaders within our Congress with newfound courage to stop the lunacy."

“It is appalling that the Obama Administration would send F-16s and 200 military tanks to Egypt in the wake of the instability,[and the] anti-American and anti-Israel atmosphere."

- Rep. Louie Gohmert,(R-Texas)

Rep. Vern Buchanan,(R-Fla.), who recently called for ending foreign aid to Egypt altogether, told FoxNews.com the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Morsi government has been sending increasingly troubling signals to Washington, and giving it state-of-the-art fighter jets is a dangerous idea.

“American tax dollars must not be used to aid and abet any dictatorial regime that stands with terrorists,” Buchanan said.

Others note that Egypt's leaders could use the weapons on their own people.

"Tens of billions in U.S. aid has enhanced Cairo’s capacity for internal repression," Malou Innocent, a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute, told FoxNews.com .

"U.S. aid accounts for as much as 80% of the Egyptian Defense Ministry’s weapons procurement costs... In essence, American taxpayers have been Egypt’s major arms supplier, subsidizing the supply of F-16 jet fighters, M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, Apache helicopters, and hundreds of millions of dollars in surplus military equipment."

The State Department did not respond to a request for comment about the pending delivery. But earlier this month, a spokesperson said the Obama administration seeks to “maintain a strategic partnership with Egypt that enhances the security and peace of the region.”

But Anthony H. Cordesman, who has served as a consultant for the State and Defense departments and who holds the Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the administration is right to send the planes.

"If you were to suddenly end this partnership with Egypt -- if you were to make Egypt feel that somehow it were not trusted or second-best, what would the security implications be? It certainly would justify or encourage all of the extremist elements that are trying to push Egypt away from both the peace process and the security partnership with the U.S.," he told FoxNews.com .

He said that the cost of providing the weapons is worth it.

"We need to remember that Egypt isn't just important to Israel. It is critical to us, because it controls the Suez Canal. It has been a vital staging point for U.S. operations in the gulf."

Cordesman argued that the F-16 fighter jets are unlikely to be turned against us or our allies, as they are too complex to be used effectively without U.S. maintenance.

"These weapons systems are certainly extremely effective, but no one can sustain them unless that partnership with the United States continues," he said. "The modern software, the computer systems, the munitions that make this weapons system so lethal -- other than us, there are no alternative suppliers. There are European states who can provide parts of the aircraft, but F-16s and most modern systems are basically dependent on U.S. manufacturers."...

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54316 Jan 23, 2013
part 3/3-

"...
"In some ways, the more sophisticated the system, the safer it is to transfer," Cordesman said, while noting that there are still risks.

"There's no such thing as an arms transfer that is totally risk-free," he said.

According to a U.S. Air Force description, the planes' "maneuverability and combat radius exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft."

"The F-16 can fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point," the description states. "An all-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/22/gift-...
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54317 Jan 23, 2013
lol...all will like this one.

MULE TRADING
Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100.

The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.

The next morning the farmer drove up and said,"Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night."

Curtis & Leroy replied, "Well, then just give us our money back."

The farmer said,"Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule."

The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule?"

Curtis said, "We gonna raffle him off."

The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!"

Leroy said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"

A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked.

"What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?"

They said,"We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."

Leroy said,"Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $998."
The farmer said,"My Lord, didn't anyone complain?"
Curtis said, "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back."

Curtis and Leroy now work for the government.

They're overseeing the Bailout & Stimulus Programs.

Limit all U.S. politicians to two Terms.
One in office
One in prision
Pau

Since: Jan 11

Honolulu, HI

#54318 Jan 23, 2013
"Billions" of people? Whoa!

You sure do have an imagination that's grounded with daily thoughts of certain fantasies involving a particular are of the body anatomy. Rather disturbing indeed.

This site has few posters since it's not directly affiliated to the Star Advertiser anymore. Few, probably less than a dozen. But that figure is OBVIOUSLY spiked with the ones who created cutesy pseudonyms; hiding behind proxy servers, with the intent to stalk & troll.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#54319 Jan 23, 2013
My BIL spent seven years in Saudi Arabia, in the US Army, as an advisor. He never did understand why he was training the Saudis, yet on the same base the schools openly teach their young children to hate Americans and jews. Every morning he would hear them chanting "Death to America, the Great Satan" and here he was teaching them how to maintain their "free" M1 tanks, when the US forces didn't even have them yet.
Leeward lolo

Honolulu, HI

#54320 Jan 23, 2013
Imagine if the hanneman monstrosity to nowhere is ever in use. But would probably have fewer passengers than this.
..........
8 passengers were stuck on the monorail at Pearlridge Center after two power systems failed.

This happened about 7:30 p.m. Monday night. The Honolulu Fire Department says four adults and four children were on board. No on was in distress or injured.

Crews rescued the stranded passengers one by one down a ladder. They were stuck in the cart for over an hour, according to fire officials.

Mall officials say both the main and back-up power systems failed. It is unknown how or when it failed.

This is the first time the back-up power system has failed since the monorail first ran in 1977. The mall's lead technicians are working overnight to assess the problem. The monorail will most likely be out of service Tuesday.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#54321 Jan 23, 2013
Leeward lolo wrote:
Imagine if the hanneman monstrosity to nowhere is ever in use. But would probably have fewer passengers than this.
..........
8 passengers were stuck on the monorail at Pearlridge Center after two power systems failed.
This happened about 7:30 p.m. Monday night. The Honolulu Fire Department says four adults and four children were on board. No on was in distress or injured.
Crews rescued the stranded passengers one by one down a ladder. They were stuck in the cart for over an hour, according to fire officials.
Mall officials say both the main and back-up power systems failed. It is unknown how or when it failed.
This is the first time the back-up power system has failed since the monorail first ran in 1977. The mall's lead technicians are working overnight to assess the problem. The monorail will most likely be out of service Tuesday.
By the end of the week lawsuits will be filed claiming the passengers are forever unable to take care of themselves.
Leeward lolo

Honolulu, HI

#54322 Jan 23, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> By the end of the week lawsuits will be filed claiming the passengers are forever unable to take care of themselves.
Just like winning the lottery. lololol
Pau

Since: Jan 11

Honolulu, HI

#54323 Jan 23, 2013
Joe Balls wrote:
<quoted text> By the end of the week lawsuits will be filed claiming the passengers are forever unable to take care of themselves.
You must have some *personal* experience with knowledge of what the requirements are to not take care of yourself.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#54324 Jan 23, 2013
Pau wrote:
<quoted text>
You must have some *personal* experience with knowledge of what the requirements are to not take care of yourself.
No, I didn't even vote for Obama.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54325 Jan 23, 2013
Clinton meltdown...LOL!!!
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54326 Jan 23, 2013
LIVE FEED....Clinton on TV here
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-...
Jack

Phoenix, AZ

#54327 Jan 23, 2013
Guru wrote:
Clinton meltdown...LOL!!!
You melt down all the time. What's your point?
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54328 Jan 23, 2013
Hillary goes nuts!

EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER...
Hillary Refers to 'ARGO' in Explaining Benghazi...
Shouts:'What Difference ... Does It Make?!'
Potent brew of righteous outrage...
Never saw requests for more security...
Blames Congress for lack of funding...
Rand Paul:'I would have relieved you of post'...
*CONGRESSMAN:'Only Person In Jail Right Now Is Filmmaker...

lol!
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54329 Jan 23, 2013
Hillary Clinton:

"what difference does it make HOW the 4 Americans died...they are dead. What can you do about it?"

also....

"No, I did not read the security briefs about Benghazi"

Rand Paul: "If I were president, I would have fired you."

Bottom line: dems are weak, lie at will, and are a bunch of cowards. Period.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#54331 Jan 23, 2013
pic says it all....
http://www.drudgereport.com/

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