Maka'ala! Kana'iolowalu is HEWA. Don't be Duped.

Maka'ala!  Kana'iolowalu is HEWA and this entrapment derives from Manifest Destiny doctrines to further steal Hawaii and its people from the Kingdom of Hawaii which still exists albeit under the belligerent occupation of the U.S. 

Words taken from Kaulana Na Pua is poignant today as it was back then: "...when the evil-hearted messenger comes with his greedy document of extortion... no one will fix a signature to the paper of the enemy."  They are also going around for Hawaiians to to sign the petition to amend the Roll Commission.  Don't be duped into signing or participating in signing up for the roll commission or the petition.

  Those that live on the mainland will be excluded in the nefarious Akaka Bill as well.  Ku'e against all these U.S. actions to steal our lands and resources while screwing the Native Hawaiians; worse than they are doing with the Native American Indians.  Don't be fooled. 

A word to the wise is sufficient!

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OHA bribes Hawaiians at the Palace event on Sunday, 2o January 2013.  In order to have the free lunch, one needed an orange ticket that could only be gotten by signing up at the roll commission tent.  I went to McDonalds to get lunch instead.  To set such a condition is disingenuous of them.  Another tactic to force people to register for Kana'iolowalu Roll Commission.  This is the OHA Agency that donated $100,000. to the Pearl Harbor Memorial reconstruction at Pearl Harbor.  It's so typical of a U.S. Agency to get their agenda accomplished.

Bribery

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Bribery is an act of giving money or gift giving that alters the behavior of the recipient. Bribery constitutes a crime and is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offeringgiving,receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal duty.

The bribe is the gift bestowed to influence the recipient's conduct. It may be any money,goodright in actionpropertyprefermentprivilegeemolument, object of value, advantage, or merely a promise or undertaking to induce or influence the action, vote, or influence of a person in an official or public capacity.[1]

In economics, the bribe has been described as rent. Bribery in bureaucracy has been viewed as a reason for the higher cost of production of goods and services.

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[edit]Forms of bribery

Photo of cash found in Jefferson'sfreezer in the August 2005 raid was shown to jurors on 8 July 2009

Many types of bribes exist: tipgiftsopperkskim, favor, discountwaived fee/ticket, free food, free ad, free trip, free tickets, sweetheart dealkickback/paybackfunding, inflated sale of an object or property, lucrative contract, donationcampaign contributionfundraiser,sponsorship/backing, higher paying job, stock optionssecret commission, or promotion(rise of position/rank).

One must be careful of differing social and cultural norms when examining bribery. Expectations of when a monetary transaction is appropriate can differ from place to place. Political campaign contributions in the form of cash, for example, are considered criminal acts of bribery in some countries, while in the United States, provided they adhere to election law, are legal. Tipping, for example, is considered bribery in some societies, while in others the two concepts may not be interchangeable.

In some Spanish-speaking countries, bribes are referred to as "mordida" (literally, "bite"); inArab countries they are Baksheesh or Bakshish. However, Bakshish is more akin to tipping. French-speaking countries often use the expressions "dessous-de-table" ("under-the-table" commissions), "pot-de-vin" (literally, "wine-pot"), or "commission occulte" ("secret commission" or "kickback"). While the last two expressions contain inherently a negative connotation, the expression "dessous-de-table" can be often understood as a commonly accepted business practice (for instance, on the occasion of a real estate transaction before the notary, a partial payment made between the buyer and seller; needless to say, this is a good way to launder money). In German, the common term is Schmiergeld ("smoothing money").

The offence may be divided into two great classes: the one, where a person invested with power is induced by payment to use it unjustly; the other, where power is obtained by purchasing the suffrages of those who can impart it. Likewise, the briber might hold a powerful role and control the transaction; or in other cases, a bribe may be effectively extracted from the person paying it, although this is better known as extortion.

The forms that bribery take are numerous. For example, a motorist might bribe a police officer not to issue a ticket for speeding, a citizen seeking paperwork or utility line connections might bribe a functionary for faster service.

Bribery may also take the form of a secret commission, a profit made by an agent, in the course of his employment, without the knowledge of his principal. Euphemisms abound for this (commission, sweetener, kick-back etc.) Bribers and recipients of bribery are likewise numerous although bribers have one common denominator and that is the financial ability to bribe.

Bribery around the world is estimated at about $1 trillion (£494bn).[2]

As indicated on the pages devoted to political corruption, efforts have been made in recent years by the international community to encourage countries to dissociate and incriminate as separate offences, active and passive bribery. From a legal point of view, active bribery can be defined for instance as the promising, offering or giving by any person, directly or indirectly, of any undue advantage [to any public official], for himself or herself or for anyone else, for him or her to act or refrain from acting in the exercise of his or her functions. (article 2 of the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 173) of the Council of Europe). Passive bribery can be defined as the request or receipt [by any public official], directly or indirectly, of any undue advantage, for himself or herself or for anyone else, or the acceptance of an offer or a promise of such an advantage, to act or refrain from acting in the exercise of his or her functions(article 3 of the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS 173)).

The reason for this dissociation is to make the early steps (offering, promising, requesting an advantage) of a corrupt deal already an offence and, thus, to give a clear signal (from a criminal policy point of view) that bribery is not acceptable. Besides, such a dissociation makes the prosecution of bribery offences easier since it can be very difficult to prove that two parties (the bribe-giver and the bribe-taker) have formally agreed upon a corrupt deal. Besides, there is often no such formal deal but only a mutual understanding, for instance when it is common knowledge in a municipality that to obtain a building permit one has to pay a "fee" to the decision maker to obtain a favourable decision.

[edit]Government

A grey area may exist when payments to smooth transactions are made. United States law is particularly strict in limiting the ability of businesses to pay for the awarding of contracts by foreign governments; however, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act contains an exception for "grease payments"; very basically, this allows payments to officials in order to obtain the performance of ministerial acts which they are legally required to do, but may delay in the absence of such payment. In some countries, this practice is the norm, often resulting from a developing nation not having the tax structure to pay civil servants an adequate salary. Nevertheless, most economists regard bribery as a bad thing because it encourages rent seeking behaviour. A state where bribery has become a way of life is akleptocracy.

edit]Tax treatment of bribes

The tax status of bribes is an issue for governments since the bribery of government officials impedes the democratic process and may interfere with good government. In some countries, such bribes are considered tax-deductible payments. However, in 1996, in an effort to discourage bribery, the OECD Council recommended that member countries cease to allow the tax-deductibility of bribes to foreign officials. This was followed by the signing of the Anti-Bribery Convention. Since that time, the majority of the OECD countries which are signatories of the convention have revised their tax policies according to this recommendation and some have extended the measures to bribes paid to any official, sending the message that bribery will no longer be tolerated in the operations of the government.[3]

[edit]Medicine

Pharmaceutical corporations may seek to reward through gifts doctors for heavy prescription of their drugs. The American Medical Association has published ethical guidelines for gifts from industry which include the tenet that physicians should not accept gifts if they are given in relation to the physician’s prescribing practices.[1] Doubtful cases include grants for traveling to medical conventionsthat double as tourist trips.

Dentists often receive samples of home dental care products such as toothpaste, which are of negligible value; somewhat ironically, dentists in a television commercial will often state that they get these samples but pay to use the sponsor's product.

In countries offering state-subsidized or nationally funded healthcare where medical professionals are underpaid, patients may use bribery to solicit the standard expected level of medical care. For example, in many formerly Communist countries from what used to be the Eastern Bloc it may be customary to offer expensive gifts to doctors and nurses for the delivery of service at any level of medical care in the non-private health sector.[4][5]

[edit]Politics

Politicians receive campaign contributions and other payoffs from powerful corporations, organizations or individuals in return for making choices in the interests of those parties, or in anticipation of favorable policy. This is not illegal in the United States and forms a major part of campaign finance, though it is sometimes referred to as the money loop. Convictions for this form of bribery are more easy to obtain with hard evidence, that is a specific amount of money linked to a specific action by the bribed. Such evidence is frequently obtained using undercover agents, since evidence of a quid pro quo relation difficult to prove. See also influence peddling and political corruption.

[edit]Business

A campaign to prevent bribes in Zambia.

Employees, managers, or salespeople of a business may offer money or gifts to a potential client in exchange for business.

For example, in 2006, German prosecutors conducted a wide-ranging investigation ofSiemens AG to determine if Siemens employees paid bribes in exchange for business.

In some cases where the system of law is not well-implemented, bribes may be a way for companies to continue their businesses. In the case, for example, custom officials may harass a certain firm or production plant, officially stating they are checking for irregularities, halting production or stalling other normal activities of a firm. The disruption may cause losses to the firm that exceed the amount of money to pay off the official. Bribing the officials is a common way to deal with this issue in countries where there exists no firm system of reporting these semi-illegal activities. A third party, known as a White Glove, may be involved to act as a clean middleman.

Specialist consultancies have been set up to help multinational companies and SMEs with a commitment to anti-corruption to trade more ethically and benefit from compliance with the law.

Contracts based on or involving the payment or transfer of bribes ("corruption money", "secret commissions", "pots-de-vin", "kickbacks") are void.[6]

In 2012, The Economist noted:

Bribery would be less of a problem if it wasn't also a solid investment. A new paper by Raghavendra Rau of Cambridge University and Yan Leung Cheung and Aris Stouraitis of the Hong Kong Baptist University examines 166 high-profile cases of bribery since 1971, covering payments made in 52 countries by firms listed on 20 different stockmarkets. Bribery offered an average return of 10-11 times the value of the bung paid out to win a contract, measured by the jump in stockmarket value when the contract was won. America's Department of Justice found similarly high returns in cases it has prosecuted.[7]

In addition, a survey conducted by auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY) in 2012 found that 15 percent of top financial executives are willing to pay briberies in order to keep or win business. Another 4 percent said they would be willing to misstate financial performance. This alarming indifference represents a huge risk to their business, given their responsibility. [8]

[edit]Sport corruption

Referees and scoring judges may be offered money, gifts, or other compensation to guarantee a specific outcome in an athletic or other sports competition. A well-known example of this manner of bribery in sport would be the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating scandal, where the French judge in the pairs competition voted for the Russian skaters in order to secure an advantage for the French skaters in the ice dancing competition.

Additionally, bribes may be offered by cities in order to secure athletic franchises, or even competitions, as happened with the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is common practice for cities to "bid" against each other with stadiums, tax benefits, and licensing deals to secure or keep professional sports franchises.

Athletes themselves can be paid to under-perform, generally so that a gambler or gambling syndicate can secure a winning bet. A classic example of this was the 1919 World Series, better known as the Black Sox Scandal.

Finally, in some sports, elements of the game may be tampered with – the classic example being from horse racing, where a groom or other person with access to the horses before the race may be bribed to over-feed an animal, or even administer a sedative oramphetamine (known as "horse doping" in order to make a horse faster or slower to respectively increase or reduce their chances of winning). Another type of bribery done for financial gain through gambling is to bet against a clear favorite, and ensure that the favorite has an "off day", or attempt to "hop up" a long shot in an attempt to collect big winnings by betting on the heavy odds against it.

[edit]Bribery prevention

International businesses are looking to implement strong local programs dedicated to the prevention of bribery. But programs of prevention need to be properly designed with international standards of best practice. To ensure respect for a program, whether it be on the part of employees or business partners, external verification is necessary. International best practices such as the Council for Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials i...; the ISO 26000 norm (section 6.6.3) or TI Business Principles for Countering Bribery[9] are used in external verification[10] processes to measure and ensure that a program of bribery prevention works and is consistent with international standards. Another reason for businesses to undergo external verification of their bribery prevention programs is that it means evidence can be provided to assert that all that was possible was done to prevent corruption. Companies are unable to guarantee corruption has never occurred; what they can do is provide evidence that they did their best to prevent it.

[edit]Notable instances of bribery

[edit]Notable instances of rejected bribery

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Free Food is listed in the above...............appears the issues can be brought up.........corruption practices cannot and should not be ignored..........

Was thinking about the bribes utilized over time by the Provisional Government etc. and this is a short list.........perhaps others could add to the list?

                                                               PIRATE BRIBES/Provisional Government, etc. Bribes Recorded

                                                                                                                     by Amelia Gora (2012)

1893 -  Native Hawaiians were paid $50-$500 to support the wrongful dethronement of Queen Liliuokalani.

                Native Hawaiians were given employment, political positions in exchange for their allegiance to the Pirates.

                  Native Hawaiians and others were awarded for their participation with land.

1897 -    Military were awarded with food, drink prior to battling the Spanish in the Spanish-American War.  They were wined, dined, entertained by the Pirates.

1898+ -    Americans, Native Hawaiians were awarded more lands, monies, employment, etc. for supporting the Pirates.

1978+ - "The terms of statehood had considered the plight of the Hawaiian people, specifically in the Admission Act of 1959. Section 5(f) of the Act refers to the crown and government lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom, which had been designated "ceded" to the Republic of Hawai`i and then to the United States. The Act conveyed these lands to the new State of Hawai`i with the caveat that revenues were to constitute a trust for five purposes. One of these was the betterment of the conditions of native Hawaiians. By any measure, those conditions were sorely in need of improvement, but, by 1978, they had not changed for the better as the state’s trust obligation went ignored." 

OHA/Office of Hawaiian Affairs was formed.  

Reference:  http://www.oha.org/about/history

For a FREE T-SHIRT, application to Financial programs for college, education, loans, grants were necessary before Native Hawaiians were given benefits after being made OHA citizens. 

OHA Hawaiian Registry Program - Nā Mamo 'Ōiwi Hawai'i

The OHA Hawaiian Registry Program (HRP) provides Hawaiians, worldwide, with a card that verifies their Hawaiian ancestry. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs issues the card after verifying indigenous Hawaiian ancestry through biological parentage. No blood quantum is required.

• The ancestry verification card confirms your Hawaiian ancestry for OHA’s purposes.
• The card enables you to apply for OHA programs such as loans, grants and scholarships.
• Registering is an easy, one-time process* and you can use the card instead of hauling
   around your documents!
• It’s FREE!

* Renewal of ancestry verification card required every 5 years.

2013 -  Kana'iolowalu Roll Commission utilized tickets for FREE FOOD in exchange for signing on to their registry.  

Conclusion:

Our Hawaiian people remain under stress, duress, usurpation, coercion by documented PIRATES.  And it'll be very interesting when the Truth becomes known that the Hawaiian Kingdom is already in place with the Kamehameha families, with the 1849 Treaty with the U.S.A. is made known to everyone, the facts that the descendants of the original members of the House of Nobles = both permanent branches of the Hawaiian Kingdom is brought out.

International issues which includes documenting PIRATES, Genocide Activities, etc. is expected.

Duress issues nulls and voids all of their attempts to create a "government" put together by PIRATES!

aloha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A19q7rysLs

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Mahalo Tane for posting this thread.........the Roll Commission is yet another attempt to give the appearance that the wrongdoers/PIRATES try to validate themselves........but,

a worm is a worm, a crook is a crook, a PIRATE is a PIRATE, it is what it is, and as in quantum language where former President William Clinton said, "what is is..........."     ;p

aloha.

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