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Inouye confident Akaka Bill issues will be resolved - Hawaii News

There are 160 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Dec 31, 2009, titled Inouye confident Akaka Bill issues will be resolved - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye said changes in the Akaka Bill that drew opposition from the state administration earlier this month are being ironed out in Honolulu meetings during the congressional holiday recess.

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Carole

United States

#22 Dec 31, 2009
Chinee Hawaiian wrote:
<quoted text>
Slight correction: Inouye is trying to invent a make believe Indian Tribe should read: "Inouye is trying to invent an ASIAN Indian tribe.
Chinee, you hit it SO RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!! He is, after all, an Honorary Indian (don't know which Tribe, though - prob the one with the most casinos and most money?)
reviled

Haleiwa, HI

#23 Dec 31, 2009
Respected Inouye wrote:
Inouye and his Democrat hacks invented the State of Hawaii's office of Hawaiian Affairs back in 1978.
OHA has been Inouye's PIGGY BANK when he needed pocket change. The DOE is the more lucrative "BANK" where he and his democratic machine were and still withdrawing funds through lucrative contracts, choice jobs, etc. over many years which is estimated to be around $900,000,000 dollars annually. When you bring up the issue of furlough days in Hawaii, you are talking peanuts compared to the robbery of tax funds that are going on.
alice

United States

#24 Dec 31, 2009
Inouye is looking to cash in on this bad bill. Follow the money!
Carole

United States

#25 Dec 31, 2009
reviled wrote:
<quoted text> OHA has been Inouye's PIGGY BANK when he needed pocket change. The DOE is the more lucrative "BANK" where he and his democratic machine were and still withdrawing funds through lucrative contracts, choice jobs, etc. over many years which is estimated to be around $900,000,000 dollars annually. When you bring up the issue of furlough days in Hawaii, you are talking peanuts compared to the robbery of tax funds that are going on.
It is about DAMN TIME that the people of Hawaii stop idolizing Inouye - this one-armed-corrupt sleezbag!!! He IS DIRTY, PEOPLE...... HE IS DIRTY, and everything he touches is for no other reason than to line HIS POCKETS and keep the corrupt machine in place!!
alice

United States

#26 Dec 31, 2009
My roommate says he is a womanizer who cheated on his good wife many times. People who reported it were threatened and strong armed out of town.
right arm

Haleiwa, HI

#27 Dec 31, 2009
alice wrote:
My roommate says he is a womanizer who cheated on his good wife many times. People who reported it were threatened and strong armed out of town.
You are correct on this one. He uses organized crime in place of his lost arm.
alice

United States

#28 Dec 31, 2009
Inouye says he knows a lot of secrets and uses it to threaten his opposition and uses it to keep the bad legislature under control.
right arm

Haleiwa, HI

#29 Dec 31, 2009
alice wrote:
Inouye says he knows a lot of secrets and uses it to threaten his opposition and uses it to keep the bad legislature under control.
You are right on this one too. All these democratic legislators are well behaved except some that are caught on the streets charged with DUI.
FREE ASSOCIATION

Honolulu, HI

#30 Dec 31, 2009
Really looking forward to the U.S. Supreme Court deciding the constitutionality of this bill - which will be passed. They will definitely be required to scrutinize the Newlands Resolution in order to render an equitable decision.

The truth shall set you free.
Carole

United States

#31 Dec 31, 2009
right arm wrote:
<quoted text> You are correct on this one. He uses organized crime in place of his lost arm.
YES, he DOES !!!!!!!!!!

One day when the Air Force opens up their Congressional Corruption file, Inouye is going to be the poster child = MOST corrupt !!
Kapahu

Honolulu, HI

#32 Dec 31, 2009
So, Inouye is confident that differences with the governor will be ironed out over the holidays and the bill passed in February. Inouye is such a creature of habit he is clueless that bragging about his skills at back-room manuevering doesnÂ’t play well before the public anymore. Wake up, senator! It is exactly this type of secret negotiations is so offensive. If you want transparency, you have to be transparent. You must give the people a chance to voice their views. You must stop stonewalling and agree to hold real congressional hearings in Hawaii.

all military

Haleiwa, HI

#33 Dec 31, 2009
Carole wrote:
<quoted text>
YES, he DOES !!!!!!!!!!
One day when the Air Force opens up their Congressional Corruption file, Inouye is going to be the poster child = MOST corrupt !!
All the U.S. military agencies have tons and tons of files of the greatest crook that Congress has ever seen. But when will these files be opened and a full fledged investigation be conducted? Hawaii cannot wait too long because it is now in a financial crisis.
Carole

United States

#34 Dec 31, 2009
Ken Conklin wrote:
<"Certain changes had to be made because of constitutionality," said Inouye.>
Let's rephrase that slightly.
"The Akaka bill we have been pushing for ten years was unconstitutional all along, despite our claims that it was perfectly fine; so now we're putting in some new language to try to cover up that small problem," said Inouye.
Just FYI: an article I thought you would find eye-opening:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...

PBS Frontline: THE FIXERS

An Excerpt from the interview:

Locricchio: It's been almost exclusively [Democratic since statehood], with only a token Republican counterbalance...In a very short time the ideals of the political revolution got washed out, and it again became a power base that was susceptible to political corruption as it had been in the past....

Q: Then there comes a period in the mid-1980s when the economy is susceptible to foreign involvement. There really truly was a Japanese economic invasion.

Locricchio: We were responsible for blowing the whistle on what was going on here to the Federal Elections Commission, and 110 politicians had to give back money to the Japanese. What we may have simply done was force under the table political influence that had been above the table before that.

Q: What was the money game here? What was the interest?

Locricchio: The game was possible...because of the huge imbalance between the yen and the dollar. One of the most beautiful places on earth suddenly became a bargain place, and Hawaii, a very tiny place, vied with California and New York for first place or second place as the largest investment of Japanese dollars in the United States. When we're talking about places the size of California or New York, you realize how great the investment had to be here....

It was for sale, it was cheap, and you found willing collaborators. The takeover of Hawaii economically and the loss of the environmental protections and protections for our people only occurred because lawyers, accountants,[and] political beings, were ready, willing and able to help sell their birthright.
Carole

United States

#35 Dec 31, 2009
all military wrote:
<quoted text> All the U.S. military agencies have tons and tons of files of the greatest crook that Congress has ever seen. But when will these files be opened and a full fledged investigation be conducted? Hawaii cannot wait too long because it is now in a financial crisis.
all military, YES, the US military agencies have REAMS of documented proof of Inouye's collaboration with the Japanese mafia and other corrupt politicians who are all in bed together. Those files will not be opened until there is a GROUNDSWELL from the people demanding the files be declassified.

Overwhelming numbers of letters need to be written to the DoJ, demanding an investigation and that the files be opened to the American public.
Hanoi Jane

Mililani, HI

#36 Dec 31, 2009
Hi mole. Making up again?
Fe e

Mililani, HI

#37 Dec 31, 2009
Eh kefe crawl back into your hole.
Disrespected In no way

Honolulu, HI

#38 Dec 31, 2009
Chinee Hawaiian wrote:
<quoted text>
Slight correction: Inouye is trying to invent a make believe Indian Tribe should read: "Inouye is trying to invent an ASIAN Indian tribe.
Your offer to correct my post is taken in to consideration and placed here under advisement.

In the alternative, your suggestion of an ASIAN Indian tribe, may well be supported by the evidence.

However, there can be no doubt that the premise for such a proposition could just as easily support a HAOLE Indian tribe.

After all, 1/64th Hawaiian, and 63/64ths part something else, be it ASIAN or KANAKA HAOLE, pretty much makes the membership one of either an ASIAN or HAOLE "Indian tribe."

Considering the number of Toyotas, Mitsubishis and Nissans on the road, I would suppose you are correct.

Nothing like an Asian going around masquerading as a "Hawaiian," huh?
So soddy

Honolulu, HI

#39 Dec 31, 2009
FREE ASSOCIATION wrote:
Really looking forward to the U.S. Supreme Court deciding the constitutionality of this bill - which will be passed. They will definitely be required to scrutinize the Newlands Resolution in order to render an equitable decision.
The truth shall set you free.
Do not continue to live in the delusion you suffer.

The US Supreme Court already did review that Resolution, twice, in both the Rice and Ceded lands opinion.

They got clerks too that heard that noise.

You have to get over that Kingdom non-sense. It is a distraction and only benefits the "toe-nail" so called Hawaiians.

The Kingdom of Hawaii was really a european import, forein concept. Imposed by the ruling alii.

You either do not know or fail to recognize the purpose of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, and 5(f).

THAT is to treat the condition of the common native Hawaiian tenants and their heirs who were CHEATED out of their one-third share of their communal lands by your independent, sovereign and corrupt Kingdom of Hawaii.

That corrupt kindgom ain't never coming back again.

Move on.
alice

United States

#40 Dec 31, 2009
Supreme Court has already passed on acquiring terriroy through simple reso0lution. Hawaiians never protested at the time and voted overwhelmingly fo statehood. You aree all letting a few bored and greedy sovs speak for an entire people. They represent themselves..nobody else.

Since: Feb 08

Kaneohe, Hawaii

#41 Dec 31, 2009
STOPINOUYESAKAKABILL wrote:
SHIBAI! Try holding PUBLIC HEARINGS here in the Islands. Like your friends Lingle and Bennett said, No Public Hearings were ever held!!!
No matter what all you crooks "iron out" All people of Hawaii DEMAND Public Hearings!!!
DO IT!!!!!
He never wanted to speak with the public about health care either. Guess he knows all and we must go numb behind him.

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