Big Island Political Poll Results Week Ending 7/3/16

It’s been an interesting few days as I started up the Big Island political polls again.  This year I have made polls for all the races that Big Island residents can vote on in the upcoming elections.
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Here are some things I have found interesting about the polls:

  • The most popular poll as well as the closest race has been Hawaii Senate District 2 with 497 votes cast so far.
  • Three current council members are behind in their polls.
  • The U.S. Senate poll is interesting, however, I think it’s not reflective of what things will be down the line.
  • These polls are not scientific and some people are getting more worked up over them then they should.

Some folks have said that these polls are slanted, but I’m not sure how they are possibly slanted.  Yes, folks can vote multiple times if they access different IP Addresses/Cookies.

YES – VOTING IS ENABLED SO THAT FOLKS CAN VOTE ONCE PER WEEK from the same IP Address/Cookies (I’ve designed it this way as peoples opinions of candidates may change as it gets closer to the actual elections)

So without further a due… here are the first Poll Results for the week ending Sunday, July 3rd 2016:

RESULTS:

Poll Report: Who would you vote for in Hawaii State Senate District 1?

Answer Text   Votes   %

(L) ARIANOFF, Kimberly    7          3.89

(D) KAHELE, Kaiali’i           117      65

(D) ONISHI, Dennis (Fresh) 37        20.56

(D) ROBINSON, Kaloa R.N             19        10.56

180 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for in Hawaii State Senate District 2?

Answer Text   Votes   %

(L) FOGEL, Frederick F        4          0.8

(D) ILAGAN, Greggor          258      51.91

(D) RUDERMAN, Russell E.            235      47.28

497 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for in Hawaii House Representative District 1?

Answer Text   Votes   %

  (D) KIMBALL, Heather L.    50        50    

(D) NAKASHIMA, Mark M.            44        44

(R) YOUNG, Byron   6          6

100 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for in Hawaii House Representative District 2?

Answer Text   Votes   %

(D) COWSER, Janis E.          3          2.83

(N) LARSON, Grace Dei       3          2.83

(D) TSUJI, Clifton K. (Clift) 52        49.06  

(D) WONG, Jonathan             48        45.28

106 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for in Hawaii House Representative District 3?

Answer Text   Votes   %

(L) ARIANOFF, Gregory      5          2.86

(D) NANIOLE, Ainoa (Alexander)   52        29.71  

(D) ONISHI, Richard H.K.    45        25.71

(G) PISCIOTTA, Kealoha      73        41.71

175 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for in Hawaii House Representative District 4?

Answer Text   Votes   %

(N) JONES, Luana     24        22.22

(D) SAN BUENAVENTURA, Joy A           79        73.15  

(C) STEPHENS, Moke           5          4.63

108 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for in Hawaii House Representative District 5?

Answer Text   Votes   %

  (D) CREAGAN, Richard P.   53        79.1

(L) LAST, Michael L.             14        20.9

67 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for in Hawaii House Representative District 6?

Answer Text   Votes   %

(D) KOSSOW, Bronsten (Kalei)        13        18.31

(D) LOWEN, Nicole E.          50        70.42

(D) MANN, Thomas F. (Tom)            3          4.23

(R) PRATT, Bruce C.             5          7.04

71 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for in Hawaii House Representative District 7?

Answer Text   Votes   %

(R) COAKLEY, Jeffrey (Jeff)           5          5.62

(D) EVANS, Cindy    29        32.58

(D) TARNAS, David             55        61.8  

89 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee (Hawaii Island)?

Answer Text   Votes   %

KAHUI, Bo V. (Craig)           15        12.3

LINDSEY, Robert K. (Bob) 57        46.72  

TRASK, Mililani B.    50        40.98

122 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Hawaii Island Prosecuting Attorney?

Answer Text   Votes   %

KAGAMI, Michael S.            33        23.4

ROTH, Mitch 108      76.6  

141 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Hawaii County Council District 2?

Answer Text   Votes   %

CHUNG, Aaron S.Y 61        58.65

HALVERSEN, William J       6          5.77

HOPKINS, Margarita (Dayday)        37        35.58

104 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Hawaii County Council District 3?

Answer Text   Votes   %

CASTILLO, Grace     46        28.75

KELII, Moana M.H    23        14.38

LEE LOY, Susan (Sue)          91        56.88

160 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Hawaii County Council District 4?

Answer Text   Votes   %

BERNARD, Michael R.         9          5.11

GREENE, Madie        71        40.34

OHARA, Eileen         96        54.55

176 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Hawaii County Council District 5?

Answer Text   Votes   %

PALEKA, Danny       102      41.98

RUGGLES, Jen          141      58.02

243 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Hawaii County Council District 6?

Answer Text   Votes   %

DAVID, Maile (Medeiros)     78        45.35

WHITING, Raina       94        54.65

172 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Hawaii County Council District 7?

Answer Text   Votes   %

DOMINGO, Nestorio (Nestor)          25        24.75

KANUHA, Dru Mamo           76        75.25

101 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Hawaii County Council District 8?

Answer Text   Votes   %

CITRON, Jeffrey (Jeff)          16        15.38

EOFF, Karen S.          88        84.62

104 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for Hawaii County Council District 9?

Answer Text   Votes   %

RICHARDS, Herbert (Tim)   100      65.36

WILLE, Margaret       53        34.64

153 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for the U.S. Senate Seat?

Answer Text   Votes   %

(C) ALLISON, Joy J.             2          0.89

(R) CARROLL, John             7          3.11

(D) CHRISTENSEN, Makani            112      49.78

(A) GIUFFRE, John M. (Raghu)       2          0.89

(R) GOTTSCHALK, Karla (Bart)      1          0.44

(D) HONEYCHURCH, Tutz             2          0.89

(L) KOKOSKI, Michael A     0          0

(R) PIRKOWSKI, Eddie       1          0.44

(D) REYES, Arturo    0          0

(R) ROCO, John P.     1          0.44

(D) SCHATZ, Brian   92        40.89

(D) SHIRATORI, Miles         5          2.22

225 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for U.S. Representative – District 2

Answer Text   Votes   %

(D) CHAN HODGES, Shay 14        8.59

(D) GABBARD, Tulsi            89        54.6

(R) HAFNER, Eric     51        31.29

(R) KAAIHUE, Angela Aulani          7          4.29

(N) TURNER, Richard L.      2          1.23

163 total votes

Poll Report: Who would you vote for the Mayor of Hawaii County?

Answer Text   Votes   %

AKINA, Alvin A., Jr 0          0

BRYANT, Paul (Amaury)      1          0.35

CUNNINGHAM, Daniel H. 0          0

HAPAI, Marlene (Nachbar)   9          3.18

HOFFMANN, Peter S. (Pete)            29        10.25

KA’EHU’AE’A, Wendell      7          2.47

KIM, Harry     79        27.92

LAU, Wally    143      50.53

LUTA, Helen O. (Ole)            0          0

MCCANDLESS, Shannon K.K.        4          1.41

TAMASHIRO, Gene             0          0

WAUGH, Timothy R. (Timmy)         1          0.35

WEINERT, Eric, Jr. (Drake) 10        3.53

283 total votes

Hawaii County Lava Viewing Area Reminders

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports the active lava flow southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to advance across the coastal plain on the southern flank of Kīlauea. The flow has spread about 400 yards beyond the base of the pali (cliff) of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision; and is about 1.8 miles from the ocean. Bright incandescence is visible from the active lava flow field, and the lava flow does not pose a threat to any community.

Photo by Milly Marchioni

Photo by Milly Marchioni

To maintain public safety and to preserve the emergency road or Highway 130, the County of Hawai‘i opened the emergency road to lava viewing since last week Thursday, June 30, 2016. Vehicular traffic on the emergency road is limited to local residents and emergency vehicles, and is being monitored by security guards posted along the viewing area.

Visitors need to be aware of the following reminders:

  • Viewing area hours are from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily, with the last car allowed to park at 8:00 p.m.
  • It is about 6 miles round-trip from end of the pavement on Highway 130 to the end of the viewing area and back. The flow can be seen starting from just beyond the parking lot all along the viewing area route.
  • The road is unpaved and surrounded on all sides by rough lava flows on private property. Public access is restricted to the graded roadway and viewers are asked to please respect private property and the rights of local residents.
  • Restroom facilities are limited and lack running water.
  • All members of your party should dress appropriately with boots or sturdy, covered shoes, long pants and a hat.
  • Be prepared for rain, wind, sun, heat and dust exposure.
  • Bring lots of water (1-2 liters per person), there is no potable water available.
  • Bring a flashlight for walking at night over the rough ground.

Our goal is to maintain public safety, protect the interests of Kalapana residents, and protection of the emergency road or Highway 130.  We ask for your patience and kokua (help).

Great Green Fleet Arrives at RIMPAC

The USS John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) arrived in Pearl Harbor, June 28-29 to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.

PEARL HARBOR (June 29, 2016) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) renders honors to the USS Arizona Memorial as the ship prepares to moor at Joint Naval Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)

PEARL HARBOR (June 29, 2016) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) renders honors to the USS Arizona Memorial as the ship prepares to moor at Joint Naval Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)

JCSSG, also known as the Navy’s first Great Green Fleet (GGF) strike group, consists of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21 embarked, guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale (DDG 106), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).

“The strike group has accomplished our mission in 7th Fleet, fulfilling a vital role in a region the U.S. Navy has operated in for a century-and-a-half,” said Rear Adm. Marcus A. Hitchcock, JCSSG commander. “I am very proud of our Sailors, and I look forward to watching them excel during the upcoming Rim of the Pacific exercise, when they have the opportunity to operate with maritime professionals from 26 different nations.”

The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships which are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.

More than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

PEARL HARBOR (June 29, 2016) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. John C. Stennis is currently on a Western Pacific deployment and is expected to play a major role in RIMPAC. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeff Troutman/Released)

PEARL HARBOR (June 29, 2016) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. John C. Stennis is currently on a Western Pacific deployment and is expected to play a major role in RIMPAC. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeff Troutman/Released)

RIMPAC began in 1971 and is held every two years. In 2012, the exercise met one of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ five energy goals, to demonstrate a Green Strike Group operating on alternative fuel. U.S. Navy ships and aircraft used 900,000 gallons of a 50-50 blend of renewable diesel and traditional petroleum as a proof of concept.

This year, RIMPAC participating countries will use 11.2 million gallons of a 10 percent alternative fuel blend during the exercise. This is the same fuel used earlier this year by JCSSG, during the first operational deployment of a GGF strike group. The principles behind the GGF initiative direct the use of energy efficiency measures, to include technologies and operational procedures, and alternative fuel in the course of normal operations.

The alternative fuel that will be used during RIMPAC is derived from waste beef fat from the Midwest. Alternative fuels can be made from animal waste oil, algae, or non-food crops. The fuel must be “drop-in,” requiring no modifications to engines or procedures. Having alternative fuel in the supply chain increases operational flexibility by allowing forces to obtain fuel from more sources worldwide.

Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, JCSSG is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.

Commentary – Congressional Candidate on “Green Harvest”

As a Hawaiian nationalist candidate for U.S. Congress (HI-2, Neighbor Islands, Suburban Oahu) I find it to be highly disturbing that the will of the voters of Hawai’i County (Big Island) was illegally usurped by the Hawai’i Supreme Court, when they knocked down the lowest law enforcement priority ordinance passed by Hawai’i County voters, with the purpose of nearly eliminating personal pot busts by law enforcement on the island.

Policing in Hawai’i County (Big Island) is operating without the consent of the governed. The occupying force of the United States, with federally funded choppers spying over our private homes, continues to intrude upon our lives with “Operation Green Harvest”. They brainwash our school children through DARE to become spies on their own parent’s herbs.

I urge citizens to make YouTube videos of the choppers over their homes so the world can see what the military occupation of Hawaii by the United States and harassment of citizens by the imperialist U.S. police forces looks like.

Until the time that the criminal justice system of Hawai’i County is entirely devolved and controlled by the working-class people of the island, we are living under an illegitimate U.S. occupying police force that local citizens should not cooperate with.

If elected to Congress, one of my first tasks will be to defund Operation Green Harvest and to reallocate the funds to support Native Hawaiian cultural and education programs.

The US has no right to remain in Hawai’i, and never has had such a right. No more choppers!

Rev. Dr. Eric Hafner
Candidate for U.S. Congresss (HI-2)

Lava Flow Front Starting to Advance Across Coastal Plain

The flow front remains active and has begun crossing the coastal plain. This afternoon, the flow front was roughly 400 m (0.25 miles) out from the base of the pali, and was 2.9 km (1.8 miles) from the ocean.

The front consisted of slabby pāhoehoe, though ʻaʻā was also active at the base of the pali.  (Click to enlarge)

The front consisted of slabby pāhoehoe, though ʻaʻā was also active at the base of the pali. (Click to enlarge)

A short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, the margin was less vigorous and forming more typical pāhoehoe lobes. (Click to enlarge)

A short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, the margin was less vigorous and forming more typical pāhoehoe lobes. (Click to enlarge)

The activity at the leading tip of the flow was vigorous, with small channels appearing from time to time.

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Although the leading tip of the flow consisted of pāhoehoe, visible in the foreground of this photo, there was still ʻaʻā active on the steep slopes of the pali and at the base of the pali (upper part of the photo).

The open channels that were active on the pali a few days ago have largely crusted over, but some sections remained active today.  (Click to enlarge)

The open channels that were active on the pali a few days ago have largely crusted over, but some sections remained active today. (Click to enlarge)