Timeless Beginnings

timelessTomorrow, January 20th 2017, at 12 noon EST, will be the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America.  The peaceful transition of power continues in the American tradition.  Donald J. Trump will be the next President of the United States.

However, peaceful isn’t in the purview of the liberal leftist democrat.  They prefer violence over peace.  From democrats congress people boycotting Trump’s inauguration, to the riots, property damage, and absurd gay demonstrations on Vice President Mike Pence’s home.  A disgusting vulgar display of fascism by democrats.  It is the history of their party.

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I don’t remember any riots by conservative demonstrators during Obama’s 8 years as president.  If there were, the slobbering media that protected and defending Obama, would have reported it.  It would have been front page news for weeks.  There’s would be a media public court convicting and declaring racism against Obama, but it never happened.

It’s no wonder why the fly-over America people, the accursed bitter clingers that Obama ridiculed as bigots and religious intolerant, had decided that they have had enough of being called racists in their own country.  Only because they had Christian beliefs and opinions that didn’t conform with the ‘#FakeNews’ liberal secular media, and the socialist ideology of social justice.

I call this post ‘Timeless Beginnings‘, because it represents the pendulum of political change. The change that Obama promised was dreadfully hopeless. Trump enters with a new idea of change.  Restorative change. When that pendulum arm swing reached to its apex and begins to move towards restoring reason and sanity. Timeless because of the tradition of the transfer of power, and the Beginnings of a change in traditional politics.  For generations, since the inception of this great nation, United States Presidents were politicians.  That all ended now that Trump was elected.  A no nonsense business man that created a fortune in real estate.  Granted that he had a privileged upbringing, but many other Presidents also came from wealth and privilege.

Obama also benefited from the same privilege. Despite being a bastard child of communist parents, he went to expensive schools and was afforded all the opportunities of a wealthy spoiled offspring.  Despite becoming the most powerful man in the world, Obama squandered away his opportunities for a great legacy, and now Obama has no accomplishments to show.  All the damage Obama did to this country will be erased.  I could not be more pleased. After 8 years of government mismanagement, the media cannot defend Obama’s farce anymore.  The immunity of crying racism is over.

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Unlike Obama that needed Hollyweird fake greek columns to create a god like emanation for his failed legacy, Trump uses the Lincoln Memorial to put in perspective the enormity of the task before him.  Humility isn’t something that Obama displayed during his tenure in office.  Just the opposite.  Obama displayed contempt and vindictiveness against anyone that opposed him, and he use the power of the government to exact revenge.  I’m hoping that Trump doesn’t follow in that leftist example.

We have no idea the direction that Trump will take this country, but there are clues.  Clues that are refreshing and positive.  Trump’s cabinet positions are some of the best in the industry has to offer.  They are not just cronies, and yes men, and yes women.  They are critical and driven like Trump.  They have unique skills that will help this country’s needs.  They are successful, and they don’t need to do this Congressional clown show of job interviews.  They are different than the crony appointments that never met the bar of accomplishments.  Such is the legacy of Obama.

I don’t know how Trump will govern, but I like the fact he doesn’t speak about himself as Obama has done.  Trump is inclusive and speaks inclusively.  Unlike Obama, who spoke only about himself.  It was only about Me, Myself and I.  It will be refreshing to hear about US.

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Romancing the Absolutist

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The death of Fidel Castro is a blessing to the lovers of freedom, but a heartbreak to the socialist leftists.  It is indeed appalling the hero worship the so called democratic world leaders have adorned a mass murderer and communist dictator. Even in industry, the Cuban flag, pictures of Che Guevara and even Barack Obama is proudly pictured with icons of terror.

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These world leaders called Castro a ‘Social Justice Leader’, but he was a dictator that imprisoned his people on a island.  Castro confiscated private property, he seized private industry, and he either murdered or jailed political dissidents.  He was a monster.

The island prison that Castro created was to keep people in, but people were so desperate for freedom that they risked their lives to flee.  They built and used boats to cross shark infested waters to reach the United States.  Many drowned trying to reach freedom.  How could any world leader see Castro as anything but a fascist dictator?  Yet, here was the American President, Barack Obama, mourning the passing of a notorious prison warden.

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Although the United States had an embargo against the communist Cuban government that prohibited all business and political contact, other countries did have relations with Cuba.  European, Canadian, Central and South American countries opened trade and tourism with Cuba.  They poured money into the Cuban economy, which was confiscated by the Castro government.  The Castro’s were wealthy while the people were poor.  Cities were crumbling, transportation was in a time warp stuck in the 1950’s.  State run stores frequently ran out of food.  Yet there was this fascination with the world about this mysterious island prison as a vacation mecca.  Because they, the tourists, could leave to return home.  That wasn’t the case for the Cuban people.

Now that Castro is gone, there doesn’t seem there will be any change with the totalitarian regime.  The Cuban people will continue to be held hostage and denied their human rights.  Meanwhile, the world ignores a brutal dictatorship.  Ultimately, this is a greater crime against humanity.

 

 

Living In Sin With A Safety Pin

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The election of Donald Trump was indeed a dramatic change in American politics.  A change for the better, I hope and pray for.  A continuation of the democrats socialist agenda by Hillary Clinton would have further damaged the country, and I believe irreparably.  For the record, I wasn’t for Trump.  Trump wasn’t even on my list of choices.  However, after he won the primary, fair and square, I had to put my support behind him.  I did so by pointing out the flaws of the democrats preordained candidate, Hillary Clinton.  The corruption in the democrat party was so apparent.  The hard left media coverage of Clinton’s campaign decidedly ignored the criminal activity by the Clinton’s and the democrat leadership.

Since Donald Trump won the election, the media has fueled, along with profession protesters, violence, property damage, and social chaos in the streets.  The people causing these riots are not Trump supporters, they are hard line leftist socialists.  There is no excuse for this violence.  This morning, I watching a protest on the TV News, where a school has allowed student to march in protest, carry Mexican flags, and block traffic in the streets.  These are high school students, that should be in class, but the teachers and other leftists are denying students an education so they can protest.  They are not even old enough to vote in the election.

The so called millennials, those reaching adulthood in the 2000’s, that are in college, are being taught they are entitled to sulk, cry, stomp their feet, have a temper tantrum, over the election results.  They are now wearing safety pins as a protest symbol.   Makes sense if you still need a diaper and need to be changed four times a day.

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The sense of entitlement is destructive, because these young people are the future of the country.  If they cannot handle disappointment in their life now, then how will they handle life’s challenges in the future when they leave college and enter the real world?  They, as United States citizens, have the First Amendment right to protest, but not violently. Illegals in this country who are not citizens, are not entitled to the same  Constitutional Rights.  There is no right to destroy property, no right to beat up people, no right to obstruct emergency vehicles, there is no right to criminal behavior.

To date, there’s been silence by President Obama.  He almost seems to revel in the chaos. President elect Donald Trump has gone on 60 Minutes and looked at the camera and said, “This has to Stop. Stop It!”  The leftist media perceives Trump supporters are harassing and making racist comment against minorities, but they have no proof. However, you can see minorities beating up people in the street because they supported trump. A pregnant woman was attacked in her car, an elderly man was dragged from hos car and beaten, and a girl was severely beaten for being a Trump supporter.  A mother threw out her ten year old because he voted for Trump in a mock school election. This is insane!

Clearly, these demonstrations are being orchestrated by the democrats, the communist part, the hard left socialists, and anti-American financiers such as George Soros.  It is deliberate attempt to circumvent the election by force, and that is not how this country works in the peaceful transfer of power.  After all, you did not see people rioting in the streets when Obama won the Presidency in 2008, and when he won again in 2012.  However, you did see an erosion of Constitutional freedoms during the eight years of the Obama regime.

The democrats had all the money, all the media power, but they lost the election anyway.  The Founders ingeniously built the Electoral College into the Constitution.  It defines how the Presidential elections are chosen.  It is why we are a Republic and not a democracy.  The Founders knew the history of democracies.  They knew how and why democracies failed.  It was because of Mob Rule, otherwise known as the popular vote.  The tyranny of the majority often creates a single party system that eventually gets corrupted and fails.  It is why our system of government works.  It might not be perfect, but it has worked for over 240 years.  We are the most free, the most wealthiest, and we have the greatest opportunities available in the world.  We are unlike any other government.

It’s no wonder why people want to come to America.  We offer one thing, equal opportunity for all.  Individual rights and freedoms.  The liberty to choose the path we want.  When government attempts to take those rights away, and substitute those rights with government given rights, then people should know that are rights given, can be taken away.  That’s why the Founders called our rights of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness“, God given rights.  These rights cannot be taken away, they are not man made rights.  They are rights that are given by our creator.   It is up to us, the individual, to use those rights to create the life we want in a land that is free.

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Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

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ʻOhia mai ā pau pono nā ʻike kumu o Hawaiʻi – gather up every bit of the basic knowledge of Hawaiʻi.

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Hawai’i’s beloved ʻōhiʻa lehua trees are under attack by a fungal disease that has been spreading throughout south east Hawai’i .  It has the potential to kill the trees statewide.

We have many of the trees growing on our property.  We have both the common red blossom tree and the rare yellow blossom tree.  Already, thousands of acres of the trees have died, and there doesn’t seem to be nothing to stop the spread of the fungus.

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources has some useful information about what the fungus is and how to prevent the spread.  Called Ceratocystis wilt, the university has plotted a map where the fungus has spread.

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The ʻōhiʻa lehua trees are native only to Hawai’i and must be protected.  So far, our trees have been spared, but I fear it’s only a matter of time before the fungus reaches our trees.

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I took this Arial photo of the  ʻōhiʻa forest in my neighborhood.  You can see where the lush green is being replaced with a grayish brown color.  It will be very sad should the forest die and we lose another indigenous species to the islands.

Arrivals And Departures

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Arrivals and departures at the Hilo airport is a daily occurrence.  The busy little airport is a hub of tourism and cargo transportation.  One of the pleasant, and attractive features, about Hilo airport is its local feel and character.  Originally known as “General Lyman Field“, the airport was renamed as Hilo International Airport after the Hawai’i department of transportation took it over the operations.

The airport is nestled along the Waiakea and Keaukaha Hawaiian homelands in south Hilo.  The airport is small enough to handle large traffic, yet small enough to preserve that small town feel.  No large presence of most major airports like Honolulu, with long lines and crowded terminals.  Departure terminals are open air waiting areas free from hanging televisions broadcasting 24 hour news stories.  It’s quiet and reflective, roomy and comfortable.  It keeps that small town feel found nowhere else but in Hawai’i’s second largest city.

From Hilo Bay, you can watch arrival and departure flights while casting a fishing line into the bay.  From the flight you can view the landscapes of east Hawai’i coastline.   Revealing small town villages, water falls, surfing shorelines and rocky cliffs.

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What I love about Moku o Keawe (The Big Island) is the ruralness.  East Hawai’i island is still very much country life with sprawling farms and vast landscapes of empty country side.  If you’re looking for night-life and big city life, you won’t find it here.  Crowded highways and stacked apartment skyscrapers don’t exist here.  You can witness a night sky crowded with stars, and the outline of the Milky Way.  You can get lost watching the waves roll in from the shore line.  You can find quiet places here just to reflect.  It’s the biggest small town life you cannot find elsewhere.  Lucky you live Hawai’i.

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Gathering Harvest

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The Beautiful Harvest

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Harvest time arrives to a bounty of plenty this year.  We’ve had lots of rain this year and that has promoted a great growing season.  It’s like having a backyard grocery store.  With the high cost of food, growing your own fruits and vegetables is a cost savings alternative.  Much of our produce, meats  and packaged products are shipped in from the mainland.  That adds to the cost of living.  So you learn to live locally, and grow locally.

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