Happy New Year

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On this last day of the year, there are many changes here on the big island of Hawai’i.  The advance of Pele’s lava flow into the town of Pāhoa has many people moving out of the  lower Puna district.  The Puna district lava zones were always a risk for anyone wishing to move to this location.  There is no other place along the Hawaiian Archipelago like the Puna district.  It is special and sacred.

Wao Kele o Puna (Rain forest of Puna) is the largest remaining lowland rainforest just south of Hilo that sits along the Kilauea volcano rift zone.   The Kilauea rift zone is in lava zones 1, 2 and 3.

 

The lower right side of the picture shows where the USGS believes the potential path lava will flow in any direction.  In the past the lava has flowed south from the Pu’u ‘Ō ‘ō vent towards Kalapana, but that changed this year with the collapse of one of the vents walls.  Now the lava is heading towards Pāhoa town.

 

If the lava reaches Pāhoa, and crosses the only road into lower Puna, it will cut off thousands of residences that live in Puna.  It is the only way in and out of Puna.  However, in anticipation of this eventuality, the county is creating two alternate roads to allow residents to enter and exit the Puna district.

There has been an increase in traffic in upper Puna in the Kea’au area.  Since many of the Pāhoa shop owners have closed down, along with the Pāhoa Post Office, and Mālama Market, the largest grocery store in Pāhoa, traffic has increased in the Kea’au shopping center.

Twice now, Pele has stop short of crossing the highway, and only one home has been destroyed.  To date, the lava has slowed and has only advanced a few hundred yards.  We can only hope and pray that Pele decides to wander elsewhere.   As one native Puna residence said (paraphrasing), “If that lava does come onto your land, be prepared. Be happy you had that many years to live on your land, and the opportunity to live in paradise.  Show Aloha!”

Whatever happens, everyone is prepared for the worse.  Hopefully.  Meanwhile, Happy New Year.

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What’s For Dinner?

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Grilled Papaya Salad

 

 

Mele Kalikimaka

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Wishing our service people a safe Merry Christmas!

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God’s Home Is Your House

 

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AMERICA SURRENDERS!

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The purple lipped bastard child, also known as comrade Barry Sotoro Hussein Obama, has surrendered to Castro’s Communist Cuba.  The United States will now abandon the Constitution and embrace Marxist oligarchy rule.  Of course, the doting media will call it a victory for progressivism, and some ignorant Republicans will agree with the surrender of our system of government.  It’s the establishment’s way of holding on to power and ignoring the will of the people.  The People, obviously are not smart enough to know what’s good for them, [sic] Gruberization.

Sony and movie theaters surrender to the short little fat man from North Korea.  Apparently, if you are a communist dictator, you can restrict free speech from miles away.  Remember when movie makers used to make fun of our enemies during World War II?

 

The hypocrisy and cowardness of political correctness.  The progressive touchy feely of self censorship when it’s convenient to them.   Remember when a movie came out about the assassination of President George W. Bush?  The movie was called, “Death of a President“.  It was a crappy movie that was shown all over the world, including in the USA.  Were there death threats against the movie producers?  Nope!

Yet, Sony corporation wussies pull the movie “The Interview“, because the dictator of North Korea had a hissy fit over the idea that he gets wacked by two raunchy comedians.  Who knew rich one percenters could be intimidated so easily?

The reasons Obama gave for normalizing relationship with Cuba are all lies.  The top 10 lies in Obama’s Cuba speech can be found here.

Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela Castro is Cuban President Raul Castro’s daughter and is also a member of their Parliament. She is responding defiantly in the face of the outreach from the always exploitative Obama and his bankster henchmen.  She says in the interview, “If the U.S. thinks these changes will bring Cuba back to capitalism and return to being a servile country to the interests of the most powerful financial groups in the U.S., they must be dreaming.”

If you reward bad behaviour, then you encourage bad behaviour.  Obama has done just that by legitimizing a brutal dictatorship regime.  Then again, Obama isn’t into leadership, he’d rather follow by example.   It’s no wonder why our allies no longer trust us, and our enemies are laughing at us.

 

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What’s For Dinner?

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Castro’s Cuba

 

 

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