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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 10:42 PM
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Hawaii to host 2011 APEC summit - President Obama
Edited on Sat Nov-14-09 10:44 PM by cal04
Source: AP

President Barack Obama is steering some tourism trade and international attention to his native Hawaii in a couple of years.

The president said Sunday he will host the 2011 version of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Hawaii. Obama announced his plans at the current APEC meeting being held in Singapore.

Obama told representatives of APEC's 21 member nations that he looks forward to seeing them in flowered shirts and grass skirts.

APEC's members include Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia and Vietnam.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iHZ9B...
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 10:45 PM
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1. Lol, APEC also stands for "The Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition"
I was confused a bit about why would Obama care about such a conference .
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 12:23 AM
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2. Excellent! Hawai'i is the Crossroads of the Pacific, after all, and it's nice to see it get...
... the recognition -- and the business.

Hekate

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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 01:15 PM
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3. Very nice. A beautiful place and literally his home. LOL at his
comment about seeing them in flowered shirts and grass skirts.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 01:35 PM
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4. I'm moving back to Kaua'i next year and
I would love to have a chance to catch a glimpse of PO in his Aloha birth State. B-)

And, I know Hawai'i could sure use this APEC summit.
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 04:38 PM
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5. I'm delighted. It's appropriate and good for Hawaii.
What better place could they convene than in paradise?

(speaking as one who lived for 12 years on Oahu)
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