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Ka`u News Briefs Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Youngsters frolic during Saturday's Ka`u Country Festival at Honu`apo. Photo by Julia Neal
KA`U DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES AND SUPPORTERS head to Hilo Bandstand today to speak at the classic rally, including contenders statewide for Congress, governor, state Senate and state House of Representatives. Democratic candidates on ballots in Ka`u are U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, state Sen. David Ige (running for governor), state Sen. Clayton Hee (running for lieutenant governor), state Sen. Josh Green and state Reps. Richard Onishi and Richard Creagan.
The late Sen. Dan Inouye attended a previous
Democratic rally at Hilo Bandstand.
Photo by Julia Neal
      Speeches begin at 5 p.m.
      Sample ballots for tomorrow’s General Election are available at hawaii.gov/elections. Local polling places at Cooper Center in Volcano, Ka`u High School cafeteria, Na`alehu School cafeteria, Ocean View Community Center and Miloli`i Halau are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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JON LALANNE, LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE for west Ka`u’s state House District Five, discusses his candidacy at Facebook.com/jonalalannelivefreeandprosper.
      LaLanne, of Ocean View, has lived in Hawai`i for seven years. His varied career includes being a professional surfer, owning a pool service business, working in the health and fitness industry and playing and singing with a rock band.
Jon A. LaLanne
      “This country has given me so much, and now I want to give back,” LaLanne said. “I was actually part of the middle class, not a career politician. In 2006, I started reading dozens of books on economics and American history. After feeling the effects of 2008, I put my college education to work researching even deeper into what had happened and how to fix it. I had the good fortune of rooming with an Austrian economics major my whole time at Pepperdine University. Through osmosis, this helped me to comprehend the laws of basic economics called supply and demand. Nothing would make me happier than to give the people and especially the youth of Hawai`i the opportunities I once had in this once-great nation.
Vendors offered Healthy Habits Global Hawai`i coffee products
at Ka`u Country Festival. Photo by Julia Neal
      “It is not my intention to question the morality of social welfare, nor is it my intention to take people in need off it. However, in my seven years on this Island, I have seen businesses close around me like bank vault doors. I have seen masons, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, artists and many other talented people out of work. Almost everyone I come across tells me the same thing: Hawai`i is not a business-friendly state. I as a business owner have witnessed this first-hand. Our wealth has been chased away by unreasonably high taxes and petty regulations. Hawai`i’s debt is on the moon, and there is no end in sight. If we continue on our current path, where is the capital going to come from?
      “Something has to give. There are a lot of talented, hardworking people on this island, but who is going to employ them? How will we take care of the people that really need help? Human nature dictates that higher taxes drive businesses away. While we bounce back and forth between two parties, the middle class continues to suffer, and the state continues to sink itself into a blue rock hole of debt.
Participants sanpled various Paniolo Potion products
at Ka`u Country Festival. Photo by Julia Neal
      “If it is change you seek, elected officials backed by special interest have no interest in the people they rule. I happen to be backed by the ‘original’ Constitution of the United States. I’m backed by the Constitution that the founders intended, the Constitution that once provided so much for so many. If the free market were once again allowed to do its job without the interference of government, the wealth in our state would expand like nothing we have seen in over two generations.”
      LaLanne also compares the U.S. government with Communism. He presents Karl Marx’s Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto along with what he calls “the American-adopted counterpart for each of the planks.
      “From comparison, it’s clear most Americans have by myths, fraud and deception, under the color of law by their own politicians in both the Republican and Democratic and parties, been transformed into Communists,” LaLanne said. “Another thing to remember, Karl Marx in creating the Communist Manifesto designed these planks as a test to determine whether a society has become communist or not. If they are all in effect and in force, then the people are practicing communists.
Poi balls were some of the treats available at Ka`u Country Festival.
Photo by Julia Neal
      One of the 10 planks LaLanne discusses is centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly. “Americans call it the Federal Reserve,” LaLanne said, “which is a privately owned credit/debt system allowed by the Federal Reserve act of 1913. All local banks are members of the Fed system and are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, another privately owned corporation. The Federal Reserve Banks issue Fiat Paper Money and practice economically destructive fractional reserve banking.”
      LaLanne concluded, “Communism, by any other name, is still communism, and is very, very destructive to the individual and to the society.”
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Sharman O'Shea, of Hawai`i Food Forest.
Photo by Julia Neal
HAWAI`I FOOD FOREST, the idea of Sharman O’Shea, who plans to establish an agricultural and learning center off South Point Road, drew music, vendors and supporters last weekend at Honu`apo Park. She is raising money at http://www.gofundme.com/40mjfc. The site describes the program as Hawai`i Food Forest, Innovation Center and Thrival Gardens and promises to provide “outside-of-the-box opportunities and ongoing mentoring for Hawai`i’s young people by providing a place where they can create a new sustainable economy and self-sufficiency for themselves. By expressing their unique creativity through innovation, ingenuity, entrepreneur endeavors, community building, inter-connectedness and living in harmony with the land and all beings.” 
    O’Shea writes, “Back to Eden style gardening, Permaculture and Natural Farming methods will be incorporated into the Forest Gardening Concept, which provides a low-maintenance, sustainable, plant-based organic food production system based on tropical ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and vegetables which have high yields directly useful to human consumption. Making use of companion plantings, these can be intermixed to grow in a succession of layers, to build a woodland habitat that has been known to thrive for centuries.”
      See hawaiifoodforest.com.
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CERT volunteer speaks with a Alfred Lee, who has become famous for defending his
family home in Pahoa by building a berm. Photo from Big Island Video News
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY scientists report that breakouts of lava are occurring behind the stalled flow front in Pahoa and along the side margins of the flow. Interior areas of the flows continue to inflate as molten lava continues to reach them. A county Civil Defense overflight on Monday morning noted continued activity of the lava flow lobe north of Ka`ohe Homesteads, away from any imminent risk.
     Big Island Video News covered the Community Emergency Response Team's door to door walk in Pahoa, interviewing residents, including Alfred Lee, who built a berm around his house and has been fighting off the lava with his heavy equipment and water, the flow now stalled around his property. See more at bigislandvideonews.com.
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HISTORIAN BOYD D. BOND DISCUSSES EVENTS that led to statehood for Hawai`i at After Dark in the Park tomorrow. 
      The free program begins at 7 p.m. at Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. $2 donations support After Dark programs.

John Keawe performs Saturday.
A CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE of the late Dennis Kamakahi takes place this Saturday, Nov. 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pahala Plantation House. Sponsored by the Center for Hawaiian Music Studies, the concert and kani ka pila with `ohana features John Keawe, Diana Aki, Martin Pahinui, Ben Ka`iwi, Dennis’ son David Kamakahi, Keoki Kahumoku, Peter deAquino, Kai Ho`opi`i, the Abrigo `Ohana, Katy Rexford, Rion Schmidt and more. Donations will be accepted. 

KILAUEA DRAMA & ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK announces upcoming holiday events.
      Volcano Festival Chorus presents its twenty-first annual Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. “It is our annual holiday gift to the community,” said Roch Jones, choir director. “We are fortunate to have been able to entertain the community for so many years.”
      Volcano School of Arts & Sciences holds a Middle School Theater Night on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. at KMC’s theater.
      The fifth grade presents The Santa Claus Twins by Jane McGowan, and the sixth grade presents Toy School by Paul Collette and Robert Wright.
      Seventh- and eighth graders help with costumes, sets, props and other technical aspects of the show.
      For more information, call 982-7344 or email kden73@aol.com.   


See kaucalendar.com/Directory2014.swf.

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