Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, March 27, 2009

Hawaii unemployment worst in 30

Preliminary figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Hawaii's seasonally adjusted rate of unemployment is the worst it has been in 30 years.
The bureau says unemployment in the islands stood at 6.5 percent in February - up from 6.1 percent in January.
According to historical data compiled by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, February's rate was the highest since 6.6 percent was recorded in October 1978.
Federal officials say 607,400 people held jobs in Hawaii in February. That's down 3,700 from January and 19,200 from February of last year.
They say the national rate of unemployment in February was 8.1 percent.

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