Hawaii moves one step closer to declaring sovereignty from US Government…

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Honolulu, HI — This week, Native Hawaiians initiated an historical election that may grant them sovereignty from the United States and the state of Hawaii, itself, after well over a century of colonial rule. More than 95,000 indigenous people will elect delegates to a constitutional convention, scheduled for this winter, when they will work to create a government that serves and represents Native Hawaiians — the only group of indigenous people in the United States currently restricted from forming their own government.

In the 19th century, European and American missionaries and traders began settling in Hawaii. They quickly formed a political movement and succeeded in transferring power from the king to his cabinet and the legislature. Though they drafted a new constitution limiting the king’s control, they also limited the voting rights of Asians and Native Hawaiians while granting that right to wealthy non-citizens.

When the king died and his sister, Queen Liliuokalani, assumed the throne, she attempted to restore power to the monarchy and return voting rights to those who had been excluded by the white settlers. White businessmen disapproved of her intentions and formed the Committee of Safety, which sought to overthrow the Queen and have Hawaii annexed by the U.S. On January 16, 1893, backed by a  militia and 162 U.S. marines, the Committee achieved its goal. The Queen surrendered, and in 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States.

The federal government apologized for its colonization of the island and its natives in 1993, but that failed to improve conditions for many indigenous people. According to a government report, Native Hawaiians suffer higher rates of poverty and unemployment than the rest of the population and are underrepresented in business ownership and education. Further, Native Hawaiians “are the racial group with the highest proportion of risk factors leading to illness, disability, and premature death” — a problem compounded by a lack of access to healthcare.

These stark conditions, as well as the state’s imperial history, have led many Native Hawaiians to seek sovereignty from the United States government.

In 2011, Hawaii passed a law to recognize Native Hawaiians as the first people of Hawaii. That bill also established the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to “assemble a list of qualified and interested Native Hawaiian voters” — a move that gave infrastructure to the current push for self-determination.

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright ruled to allow the vote, which will not be administered by the state. The month-long election will select 40 delegates to attend a constitutional convention in February. Though delegates will not be elected to any public office, they will be instrumental in deciding how Native Hawaiians will rule themselves. At the eight-week convention scheduled for February, the elected delegates will decide whether or not they want to create a new Native Hawaiian government. If a Native government is formed, delegates will also decide whether to establish a “government-to-government” relationship with the U.S. or seek total independence.

One of the members of the commission, Native Hawaiian Robin Danner, expressed optimism for the new vote:

For the first time in over a hundred years, there will be a definitive voice on Native Hawaiian issues,” she said. “A definitive and recognized government to speak for our culture, our people, our issues, instead of county or state government attempting to have a subcommittee within their agencies or structures to mouthpiece the value of native viewpoints, which has not worked well at all.

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What is the protocol if aliens make contact…

Stephen Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Out of this world ... Stephen Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.© Allstar/Columbia Out of this world … Stephen Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.If we find aliens, or they find us, what happens next? Most of the answers to that question come in the form of films.There’s Contact (we build a space ship), District 9 (coexist unhappily), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (friendly abductions) and Independence Day (bang!).

Next week, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival will give its answer, but what’s the plan in the real world?

Well, there has been a lot of thought about it. “There’s a big debate within the whole community over whether we should respond or not,” says Dr John Elliot, joint coordinator for the UK Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti) Research Network – although he admits that it may not be a choice that any single body gets to make.

Seti’s policy, once it is fairly sure that an intercepted signal is an alien message, will be to share it openly to allow people all over the world to try to understand it.

Thereafter, it will be hard to stop anyone from answering. “I would have thought that there would be a reply made in some form at some point round the globe by someone with the required equipment,” Elliot says.

 

This scenario imagines receiving a transmission, but not alien visitors themselves.The chance of that is considered remote, even by those who expect aliens to exist, because even aliens are presumed to work within the laws of physics. In summary: our galaxy is a flattish disc about 100,000 light years across, and our planet is right at a sparse edge of it; only a small proportion of the planets in our galaxy are within, say, 1,000 light years of us.

As a result, even a craft from such a nearby planet travelling directly towards us at half of light speed – which may be impossibly fast for a machine with life inside it – would take 2,000 years to get here.

Why would it come? And what are the chances of it arriving exactly now?

Alien transmissions could be passing by all the time, however. Much of the problem is a matter of linguistics.

Part of Elliot’s work is to devise and understand languages that might make sense to an intelligent alien – so-called xenolinguistics.

“It’s the same as if you’re in the Amazon rainforest and you encounter a lost tribe,” he says. “You’d include their message, or part of it, as an echo.

But you’d need to have something simple at the front and build upon it.” A good part of the work could be done by sending simple binary images – perhaps a picture of a rock – and starting to establish words from there.

The trouble is, it won’t happen quickly. If the aliens are only 100 light years away, their message will be 100 years old by the time we get it – as will our reply by the time it turns up.

“It’s a 200-year turnaround even just to say hello,” says Elliot. We might improve on this by imagining a technology that can send messages faster than light, but then we have overturned a fundamental law of physics, which leaves yet more explaining to do.

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You want real change, repeal the Federal Reserve Act…

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by Alan R. Adaschik

Guest writer for Wake Up World

A buzz word used by many presidential candidates is “change”. Indeed, for the past several election cycles, it’s been a prominent word used in all presidential campaigns. However, just as conspicuous in most of these campaigns is the fact that the candidates who talk of “change” do not tell us specifically what changes they are talking about. Sure, we get generalizations about ‘ending the war’ and ‘changing the way Washington does business’, but the actual changes being promised by candidates of any political persuasion are a mystery to us.

The problem is that our urge for change is genuine, yet undefined “change” can be bad or good, and without specific information about what changes a candidate is proposing — not just the idea or sentiment of change — then we really have no idea what we are actually voting for.

For example, President Bush Jr. brought about many significant changes to this nation during his presidency. He established that a President may take America to war on a fabricated lie, and use war as a pretext to take away the rights given to us by God and protected by our Constitution. He also established in law that human beings, especially foreigners, have no inalienable rights and can be tortured when deemed ‘necessary’ and ‘appropriate’ by government authorities, and created the mega governmental agency called the Department of Homeland Security, which has given dark new meaning to the phrase “Big Brother is watching.

Read more here:

 

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Project Loon: Balloon powered internet for everyone and more. The Future is here…

 

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Friends, I used to think that simply avoiding proximity and not living to close to cellular towers was the most important consideration. Soon, cell towers will be the least of my/our concerns. The towers may not even be necessary when the entire atmosphere of the planet is literally saturated with wireless microwave radiation! The future is here…read on…

1) Project: Loon – Balloon powered internet for everyone. Further saturating the entire atmosphere with more wireless radiation so everyone, to the furthest reaches of the globe has internet access. This is so altruistic I could just weep. The world will certainly be so much better because of this Google sponsored project.

Notice the little boys and girls who wanted so badly to grow up and be somebody important that they lost their souls in the process. They worked so hard to be an integral part of this (insane) world and wanted so badly to fit in, they actually evolved their heads on their shoulders, no longer accessing the resources of their hearts! No wonder they are working so hard to bring “access” and “connectivity” to the world.

Scroll down and watch the video. It hilarious these people are actually able to convince themselves that what they are doing is important and that the person narrating actually believes in what he is saying. Astonishing!

https://www.solveforx.com/loon/

2) OneWeb: We All Need Acccess. I am again amazed at how many tech-oriented people on this planet are so loving and altruistic! OneWeb wants 648 satellites circling the earth to give everyone affordable access. Just think, this project will not only make “access affordable,” it will make bathing in toxic microwave radiation blasting through the atmosphere absolutely free of charge! How much more altruistic can you get? From their website:

Satellites Make It All Possible.

Constellation of satellites: 648 satellites circling the Earth will enable affordable access.
Faster: OneWeb’s satellites will be closer to the earth allowing for better web performance.
Coverage: OneWeb’s constellation of satellites will logically interlock with each other to create a coverage footprint over the entire planet.
User terminals: Small, low-cost user terminals will talk to the satellites in the sky, and emit LTE, 3G and WiFi to the surrounding areas, providing high-speed access for everyone.

http://oneweb.world/

3) Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is building drones, satellites and lasers to deliver internet access. It is so heart warming. Scroll down to the second video and watch “All of Us.” Incredibly endearing and humanitarian. Solar powered planes/drones flying over the globe bringing access to “all of us.” Yes, on one level, this technology will definitely create an exponential increase in intelligence, opportunity, creativity and inspiration all over the planet, especially for people in poorer countries. This is the positive aspect of the technology. And yet what will be the collateral damage of the increased microwave radiation? This is the question that nobody is asking. More intelligent and inspired people,  more access to global opportunities and creative potential, as well as exponential increases in health issues because none of us evolved on this planet with these levels of microwave radiation!

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