Rooted in Reason: Nurturing the Seeds of Liberty is OUT! by grassroothawaii
November 30, 2010, 9:59 am
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By Hideo Hikida

As you can see from the press release below, we here at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has launched our new website called In an effort increase awareness about the way the State of Hawaii spends your tax dollars, we have launched this site for you to keep track of said expenditures.

In my opinion, I think it’s a very well put together website that has a plethora of information that can really keep you interested for hours at a time. I know personally that clicking on one interesting tidbit led to me clicking on another one, then another one, then another one and before I knew it I pretty much blew through 3 hours of time looking at the amount of money the State of Hawaii spends on massages, limousine services, helicopter tours, taxi cab rides and so on and so forth.

All you really have to do is head on over to, click on the search function and let your imagination run wild. Consider it like fishing: cast out your search words anyway you like and see if you get a nibble! You can search for any random thing you want and chances are you probably would get a hit. Starbucks, Edible Art, Limousine, Apple, Foodland, Zippys, whatever you want.

The thing about this really cool website is the fact that it puts the control in your hands. As you know, every year we publish the Hawaii Pork Report that details a bunch of fraudulent overspending and monetary misallocation by our government. What you can do is to search for anything you want, and if you think that there is something fishy going on, there’s an option to click on the actual entry, and to flag it so we can take a look at it and delve into the issue deeper for you. We will do all the work in terms of investigating, generating the information requests and what not to address your curiosity. Who knows, you might have uncovered one of the newest entries for our 2011 Pork Report.

If you have any questions about the website or you run into any problems, leave a comment in the Hawaiisunshine FORUM. If you’re looking for a good discussion amongst like-minded people that are interesting in finding more pork, this is the place to be. You’ll get access to all the administrators of the website through the forums so if you have a question, comment or request, that’s the place to go!

So once again, I really encourage all of you to take a look at this new website, and go where your curiosity takes you. The more you participate, the more information we can find, which in turn gives you more information and transparency about your State Government.


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Great site – thanks so much for doing this as it is greatly needed!!

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