The Great Gig in the Sky

Is there Nothing that Cannot be Synced to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon


Recommended Reading:

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This novel by Ayn Rand is eerily similar to today’s issues regarding socialism, failure of government, and individual rights.  A stagnating society, a government that demonizes and punishes achievers  leads to strikes against the government.  The Hero, John Galt, believes in a life of laissez-faire capitalism is the only way to live independent from government interference.   Well worth the read.

Wet Parking

Hilo

March was one of the wettest in years and coldest that I can remember.  We received 29 inches of rain in March.  According to records, that’s twice the normal amount of rainfall.  For the year to date, we’ve had almost 50 inches of rainfall.  It’s not the kind of rainfall that causes flooding, but a steady rain that causes the usual runoff areas to turn into rivers.

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The weather experts tells us that we are in a La Nina effect which means more rain and cooler temperatures.  The average temperatures have been 68 degrees.  Right now it’s 73 degrees with steady trade winds from the east at about 10 miles per hour.  Today we are getting rest from the rain, but not for long.  Forecasts call for more rain in the coming week.

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Paia

Flying into Kahului Maui the weather was calm, but approaching rain clouds were appearing upcountry towards Makawao.  When ever it rains like this it produces spectacular rainbows.

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Looking upcountry towards Makawao a steady draping rainfall of clouds moving past the mountain.  While waiting for my return flight back to Hilo, I stopped and took these pictures from the terminal window.

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Sammy’s

The 800 pound gorilla in the room reminds me that we haven’t seen the worst of the economy yet.  Now that government is taking over companies, firing CEO’s and bailing out banks.  Now the government wants to manage corporate pay.  The government wants to manage health care.  This is dangerous because the government cannot manage it’s own business.  So far, General Motors is looking at bankruptcy and the Unions are not even making concessions.   The government says that GM’s warranties will be backed up by the government.  My tax dollars going to owners of GM cars.  I don’t own a GM car.  I will never own, again, a GM car.  They SUCK!  Watch, the government will tell GM what kind of cars they can make that people won’t buy.

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Well, it’s getting late back to Hilo.  On the way home, I came across this plane in tow.  One of the more interesting things you can come across here in Hawai’i.

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What’s for Dinner?

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Pan Seared Red Snapper over Steamed Jasmine Rice with Roasted Broccoli and Carrots

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5 Responses to “The Great Gig in the Sky”

  1. Localmalcontent Says:

    The month of April will likely be just the same as March, Kini-
    colder and wetter than you remember, and backed up by the numbers.

    Not like the numbers that Global Warming fearmongers/forecasters come up with though. Theirs is an agenda, to make us all feel guilty, responsible, for things over which we humans have no control, like the lack of Sunspots, underwater volcanoes, or radiation from outer space.

    Have I ever told you I really love your blog, the pictures you share? I do.

  2. Kini Says:

    Aloha LMC!

    Thanks for the comments. Greatly appreciated.
    I often visit you blog also and enjoy your articles.

    Speaking about global warming, hear about this?

    Mahalo nui loa (thanks very much) for visiting!

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