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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights.
December 10 was International Human Rights Day
Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.
It is to the world, what the Bill of Rights is to the United States of America. Like our Bill of Rights, the UDHR sets guidelines for all human rights and is the basis for international law. In this time of chaos, the Declaration provides a guideline for how all humanity must treat each other.
Dateline 11/27/16 The sermon today was based on the Golden Rule and how we might respond to a Trump Presidency.
There are two reasonable scenarios for a Trump Presidency:
- We know he is a man with a thirst for power and an admiration for the leadership style of strongmen like Putin. Will he push this country toward a police state? We will have to wait and see.
- I think it is more likely he will move towards letting the States make the decision as to what is import to them. In which case, Progressives will have to be well organized and work hard to maintain the values they believe in. Effective local political action will be vital.
What state you live in is going to have a profound effect on your life. In the south, we could easily see the return of Jim Crow and the privatization of the public school system.
The Golden Rule is a fundamental belief in nearly all religions. We have to continue to base our action on our values and on our beliefs.
With Republicans controlling the Congress, Judiciary and the Presidency, lobbying the Federal Government is probably a waste of time. Mr. Trump will eliminate Federal support for anything that interferes with unrestricted business. He will privatize our school system, defund the Office of Environmental Quality, Commercialize our National Parks and make the Forest Service business first. In short, President Trump will undo everything I have worked all my life for.
We must continue to work for the community we believe in at the local level in our State and County Governments, and we must do so without expecting help from the Federal Government. That could have major impacts on Hawaii where one-third of our economy depends on the Federal Government.
In a world of uncertainty, we must be prepared to take care of ourselves and our families. Think about what could happen and how likely it is to happen. How bad will it be when it does happen. Now, plan to respond.
In all things, we must live by our values. Values guide our conscience. Our values form our character. Values are the Golden Rule and the 10 Commandments, Our values are things like honesty, loyalty, helping others, or our values may be making money, winning, destroying you opposition and cheating the sucker. Values guide how we live and how we relate to others. If you value helping others and you have a job selling cigarettes, you need to find another job.
Ever notice how people with common values seem to share common interests? You will follow your Pastor. Church leaders teach values, so it would make sense that the Churches followers would have common values. Don’t be afraid to share your values. Sure, some people will be turned off by you. That is OK. They are people who you don’t have anything in common with anyway.
In business, you want to attract a following. These people are your customers and potential customers. Your job is to make them your friends. Friends buy from friends and friends recommend friends. It works the other way too. You are friends with people who share your values. Associate with people who have accomplished what you want to accomplish and learn from them how you can live your dreams.
The City will be installing a gravity sewer main on Ha’iku Road from Kahakili Hwy to Kamehameha Hwy. A meeting will be held September 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Ha’iku Elementary School to inform the public about the project and to discuss the EA. The official announcement can be viewed by clicking here: haiku-road-bypass-sewer
Windward Homeless Alliance meeting next Monday, Aug 22nd 6-7:30pm at the Key Project, just mauka of the Kahaluu District Park. Informal meeting of Windward Non-Profits, Churches & Individuals who R interested in helping our Homeless/Houseless. Short update on HUD & Homeless Count. Darlene Pieces of PACT will speak about the Coordinated Entry System for Resources. (need maybe 3 people to Set-up chairs, 3 people to take out- away chairs, Cooler/water & cups, napkins & possibly small non-messy snacks). Mahalo Bill 808-375-1114
If you receive a threatening phone call from the IRS know it is a scam. I get these calls several times a month.
The IRS communicates with its “customers” by letter. They will never phone you. This is one of the most profitable scams out there.
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I’m a proud Democrat and I am helping organize District 50(Kailua).
District 50 is currently represented by Cynthia Thielen(R). Rep Thielen is in the toughest race of her career against ultra-conservative Joan Hood.
As of this voting year, there is no Democratic Candidate opposing the Republicans in the Primary election for District 50 State Representative. As usual, no Democrats have run in this Primary because Republican Representative Cynthia Thielen has always been so popular with Democrats and Republicans alike.
This year, Cynthia Thielen is running against Joan Hood, and no Democrat stepped up to run in the General Election. Thielen is one of the few moderate Republicans. Hood is ultra conservative and opposes everything the Democratic Party stands for.
In the Primary, we have to pick and vote for only one party. Except, in the bipartisan Mayor’s race, we can vote for whomever we want.
Democrat Ikaika Anderson is running unopposed in the Primary and General
Democrat Laura Thielen is running unopposed in the Primary
The votes for Mayor are bipartisan, and will be on all ballots no matter what their party.
Democrats Tulsi Gabbard and Brian Schatz are both in good shape for winning their reelection Primaries.
So the question is, if we are going to have a Republican Representative for District 50 anyway, do we want to make sure Representative Thielen gets the help she needs, or do we want to risk Republicans electing Joan Hood?
You decide on August 13, 2016.
Going forward, we never want to see a situation were District 50 lacks a Democratic contender. This illustrates why it is so important for you to be active in your party
Please share this with your interested friends.
Whether I am organizing project management or I need help organizing my life, Management by Objectives (MBO) is as viable today as it was when Peter Drucker introduced it to the world in the 1950s. MBO has been refined a bit over the years, but it is still a straight forward, simple way to bring order out of chaos in your life or in your project.
Drucker told us to know what we wanted to accomplish and define the steps necessary to accomplish our goals. We are to break down our goals into actions steps that can be accomplished in less than a month and which will guide our team step by step to accomplish our goal.Those small steps Drucker called our objectives. Management by Objectives is not only a guide to accomplishing our goals, it is motivational because each objective you check gets you one step closer to your goal.
MBO can organize our lives, our vacation or a trip to the moon. As a matter of fact, MBO was a vital tool in guiding our trips to the moon. Find out more.
Marcy’s law is legislation to ensure the victim has rights as well as the accused. The legislation assures the victim standing in court and requires the victim be notified as to the status of the perpetrator. The victim can participate in parole hearings and will be notified if the perpetrator is released from prison. There is more and if you want the details click here.
If you believe victims of crime should have rights defined in law, encourage these legislators to pass SB3034.
SB3034 is in Conference. Conference Committees do not take testimony so the only way to influence this legislation is to talk directly with Conference Committee Members. Call today. Time is short.
House Conferees are:
Rhoads, 586-6180 and LoPresti, 586-6080 are Co-Chairs of the committee
House Committee Members are
San Buenaventura, 586-6530
Senate Conferees are:
Keith-Agaran 586-7344 Chair; Tokuda 587-7215 Co-Chair;
Senate Committee member Gabbard. 586-6830