Looking Back At 2018

The year in review

Lanuali: The year of the Dog, started out the 2018 New Year. In Hawai’i, the Goddess Poli’ahu was visiting Mauna Kea. New Years eve brought in a spectacular aerial fireworks display in the neighborhood. These can be problematic with people that own pets and animals. Because of the noise, the animals will run away and get lost. It’s always wise to lock up your animals, either in a kennel, or a room where they can hide till the noise stops. Often time, the fireworks can go on past 2AM in the morning.

Mauna Kea with Snow

On the political scene, the democrats put themselves on a full frontal nudity attack on the successes of the Trump administration. Democrats lost the DACA fight, Schumer’s government shutdown failed, Pelosi accused the Tax Breaks as crumbs, and yet the Trump economy started taking off. Businesses started returning back to the country. The year was starting with great optimism.

On January 13, Hawai’i emergency management sent out a message that frightened a lot of people. I was sleeping at the time when the text message hit my phone. I looked at it and rolled over back to sleep. I knew that the North Koreans did not a sophisticated targeting system.

Pepeluali: We always look forward to February because the annual Pana’ewa Rodeo starts during Valentines weekend. Some of the best ranchers on Hawai’i Island put on a three day show.  It’s always a great time. This year it was rainy and chilly, but that did not dampen any spirits.

Meanwhile, the war on America by socialist democrats continued. Every trick in the democrat book was failing to destroy the Trump administration. They claimed Trump was mentally incompetent, that failed when Trump passed 100% the cognitive tests. Being exposed was the depth of the swamp corruption. The FBI, CIA, State Dept., and other government agencies were involved in the wholesale corruption of the government. The swamp of both democrats and never Trumper republicans was starting to fight against being exposed as corrupt bureaucrats.

Malaki: March always brings out the flowers, especially the orchids. While we have wild orchids year round, other only bloom once a year. That includes Ti plants. Also, Ulu (breadfruit), ‘Ōhi’a ‘ai (mountain apple) and other fruits start to ripen. Oranges, avocados are flowering.

From the top left clockwise, ‘Ōhi’a ‘ai, Ulu, ʻOkika, Ti pōʻele

ʻApelila: The month started with a wonderful Easter. The rain was continuous since January. I believe there were more rainy days than sunny days. We learned that social media was very unsocial. Congressional hearings that involved Facebook, Twitter, and Google. We learned that the swamp included high level congressional leadership, including both parties. We learned that members of the government were not working for the people. Instead, they were activity trying to stop all the good work President Trump was accomplishing. It seems the President was accomplishing things that the congress and past presidents either couldn’t, or wouldn’t do for the American people.

Mei: Pele was on the move. After a series of earthquake swarms that went on for months, Kilauea finally erupted. Then there was several large earthquakes, with the last trembler magnitude of 6.9. Leilani Estates was the beginning with several fissures opening in the subdivision. The worse was yet to come. As the lava began to spread, fissure 8 opened, and the lava became a river heading towards the ocean. The entire Kapoho subdivisions were destroyed. A new coastline was formed that included black sand beaches.

Puuhonua o Puna was formed to help the displaced people of south east Hawai’i island affected by the lava. Temporary housing was constructed, a food bank, and local support groups came together to help their neighbors. It was truly amazing how quickly the operation was formed. Of course, the fake news media did their best to spin the disaster to be far worse that it was.

Lune: Lava continues to flow like a river into the ocean. Fissure 8, I have renamed as “Kawahawalu“, which means fissure eight. The cinder cone was now over a hundred feet tall and growing. The lava entering the ocean was generating its own weather system. A very dangerous system of VOG (Volcanic Smog) and LAZE, hydrochloric acid mixed with fine particles of glass formed by lava vaporizing into the seawater. At night you could see the glow of the lava in the distance. It was so surreal.

Halau Hula Leilani Estates Hawaii Lava Zone June 17 2018

In the Hawaiian culture there are many Gods: Pele, Hi’iaka, Lono, Poli’ahu, and many more. A Halau Hula Leilani pays homage to Pele in the traditional Hula Kahiko (ancient hula). To witness this event real time is very special.

Lulai: Lava continues to flow. It’s America’s Independence Day. We learned that Senator Crazy Mazie Hirono is a religious bigot, a man hater, and a anti-American. An embarrassment to the great State of Hawai’i. Let’s talk about the lava update.

Hawai’i Island Civil Defense has done a great job coordinating, and providing for the residents displaced by the lava. Poho’iki boat ramp was spared. A huge black sand beach now surrounds the boat ramp, cutting the boat ramp off from the ocean. Newly formed hot ponds are now where the boat ramp used to be. Kapoho Vacationland is completely gone. There were many homes located in the gated subdivision. Kapoho tide pools, Wai ‘Opae subdivisions also were destroyed

ʻAukake: Lava is tapering off. Hawai’i Statehood is celebrated. Hurricane Lane passed by. A little more sunshine, but it still mostly rained. Torrents of water fell from the sky. Our gutters were like a firehose.

We get our drinking water from the rain. The two PVC pipes in the picture shows the water pouring out. That’s the first flush system. Any rubbish in the gutters is directed to this pipe. The second pipe going into the ground is where the cleaned water flows to the storage tank. There it is filtered through a UV light, rope, carbon, and calcite filters before entering the house. It is clean, PH balanced, and bacteria free!

Kepakemapa: Restrictions on travel into lower Puna have been lifted. Leilani Estates residents are being allowed back into the subdivision. Many refugees from the lava have lost everything. Farmers were hit hard. So I took a ride down to Kalapana-Kapoho road to Seaview.

Life is returning to normal, as best it can. Bulldozers are carving out new roads into Kapoho to Poho’iki (Issac Hale) boat ramp. Signs of lava steaming under ground on Rt. 130 at Leilani Estates.

Steel plates on the road because of the heat and damage to the road allows travel, but it will be sometime before the rods will be in full repair. The tree tunnels on Red Road (Kalapana-Kapoho) were spared.

ʻOkakopa: As we move into October, it’s a quiet month. America has a taste for Nationalism! Patriotism sweep over the nation. Of course, the media and communist democrats are aghast by mere thought of a nation being patriotic. After years of putting down America, and shaming the people, our President demonstrates a love for the country that hasn’t been seen in any past regimes since the Ronaldus Magnus administration.

We’ve had so much rain this year that Queen Lili’uokalani Gardens is flooded! The walkways are all under water. On this sunny day, in between the raindrops and rainbows, it’s been a soggy year so far. No end in sight!

Nowemapa: Thanksgiving was extra special this year. For no particular reason. Except it’s Turkey Day! Giving Thanks! There’s been a change in the direction of the sunrise and sunset. You can feel a difference in the evening when the temperatures drop, and you no longer have to have the ceiling fan on. Winter is coming.

Now that the volcanic activity has quieted down, the air is much cleaner. Views of Mauna Kea, and Mauna Loa are stunning. Up goes the Christmas tree and decorations in preparation for Christmas. There’s a level of excitement in the air this year. Really looking forward to the season.

Kēkēmapa: It’s now December 31st, at the time of this writing. We finally had a chance to visit Poho’iki boat ramp. What a Christmas gift Pele left for us.

Adorning the fresh lava rock are wrapped gifts and blessings

Behold the newly formed Black Sand Beach

Looking back at Issac Hale, the Poho’iki boat ramp. You can see the ramp that now dips into a newly formed hot pond. There are other hot ponds formed in the area. The entire area is surrounded by mounds of Black Sand. A whole new shoreline has been formed. People have planted coconut seedlings. In 20 years, this beach will be adorned with tall palms in remembrance of Pele’s visit.

Out of the disaster, some good had occurred. A sickness had affected the ‘Ōhi’a Lehua trees. Called “Rapid ‘Ōhi’a Death” (ROD), the fungal disease has been destroying the native trees across the Big Island. The ‘Ōhi’a Lehua is the oldest and more prolific tree on Moku o Keawe (Hawaii Island). It is considered the the legend of Hi’iaka, and the jealousy of Pele. The bright red blossoms of the ‘Ōhi’a flower represent storytelling in Hawaiian folklore. Most of the diseased trees were destroyed, thus stopping the spread of the disease. ‘Ōhi’a Lehua is usually the first signs of life that appears from the fresh lava beds.

At the end of this day, the new year will begin, 2019. I’m optimistic for the future. And as I finish this article, this last post of 2018. I will spend my remaining time watching the neighbor fireworks from my lanai. Always a good show. Happy New Year.

 

 

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Mele Kalikimaka 2018

Merry Christmas

Mele Kalikimaka ia kakou, a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! It’s Christmas time once again. Its my favorite time of the year. It’s been a good year, despite the challenges our great country has faced. My Christmas is giving all year round. Words cannot express my gratitude and blessings to be living in the greatest country in the world, and the Aloha State. There’s so much to talk about.

As mentioned, Christmas is a time of joy, and that is year around. Where I live on the southeast side of the Big Island of Hawai’i, it is very unique. Like all of the Hawaiian islands, they all have their own personalities. This location, on this planet, matches my happiness. I am sure there are places around the world where people have a kinship that bonds them to their location. You’re lucky enough to find one best friend in life, let alone a place on earth which bonds you to the land and culture.

So with that in mind, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carbon Tax

Suddenly, there’s a push by governments to implement a ‘carbon tax’ to combat ‘climate change’. There’s been talk about a carbon tax for sometime now, but now there’s a real push by governments, with the help of the fake news media, to spread fear that without a carbon tax, the planet will be destroyed. BY MAN!!! That’s Anthropogenic!

Why all of a sudden? Remember the Kalifornia wildfires? The first thing Governor Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown claimed was the fires were a result of climate catastrophe. When in reality, it was forestry mismanagement. Not only did Kalifornia cut monies to manage the dry underbrush, but they allowed to continue for years, resulting in the worst wildfires in years. Global warming didn’t start the fires. Then there was the release of federal study that concludes global warming is real and happening. Balderdash!

What is a carbon tax? A carbon tax is where fossil fuels are used: Gas for vehicles. Oil for home heating. Coal for generating electricity. A tax that would put a harmful affect on businesses, consumers, and the economy. It would cause an increase across all markets. Food, clothing, construction, farming and just about every industry. It would hurt the working poor the hardest. Low income families would struggle heating their homes, getting to work, and putting food on the table. The very rich will be able to absorb the extra costs. Global Warming hoaxers, Al Gore, et al, will continue to fly around the world in their private jets, whist thumbing their noses over flyover country. They don’t care about the hoi polloi.

In France, where Monsieur Macron scolded President Trump on Nationalism, and leaving the Paris Climate Accord, riots broke out over France’s climate tax. Let them eat cake, Macron said, if gas is too high, then carpool. If it’s too cold, then add more layers of clothing. We’re about saving the planet from the bourgeoisie masses.

Closer to home, in Hawai’i Nei, legislators are seriously discussing implementing a carbon tax on the islands. Reacting to the National Climate Assessment report that says scary things will happen to the planetary environment if action isn’t taken NOW!!! The report is flashy and very alarming. However there are some real problem with the report. 1) It wildly exaggerates the economic costs. 2) Is assumes a worse case catastrophic environment scenario. 3) It misrepresents extreme weather conditions, including wildfires. 4) It assumes the only remedy is taxation on fossil fuels, and all devices that employ fossil fuels.

Energy science: there is no such thing a renewable energy. Physics of energy: once energy is expended, it is converted into something else. You cannot just gather it up, and reuse it again. Windmills are built of fossil fuels, and use fossil fuels to operate the blades. They have to be oiled, and need hydraulics to operate. Solar is made of fossil fuels, the panels are made of materials produced from fossil fuels. So, the idea of green reusable energy is a myth. There is only one true renewable energy. See below.

 Actual Renewable Energy

Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation Commission, (sounds impressive) has unanimously agreed to back legislation next session that would establish a carbon tax geared toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Hawaii’s ground transportation sector. Which means a tax on your vehicles, and fuel. The older the vehicle is, the higher the tax. The idea is to rid the roads of fossil fuel vehicles and force people into purchasing electric vehicles. Vehicles that requiring electric charging stations. Charging stations that are powered by, wait for it, fossil fuels.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that a price on carbon is central to prompt mitigation, and global emissions of carbon dioxide need to fall by 45 percent by 2030 and to zero by 2050. A carbon fee would be just another tax, upon a already over taxed State. That would hurt the working poor, damage the tourism industry, and put an unnecessary burden on the people of this State.

For years now, parts of Hawai’i have been succumbing to natural environmental changes. We are a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific ocean. Natural changes are ocean erosion, the sinking of the islands by weight, and weather runoff. Homes that are built along the oceanfront are subject to storm damage, Tsunamis, hurricanes, and earthquakes, let alone lava running through the living-room. There is the claim that the ocean levels are rising, but there is no significant evidence that the oceans are rising. Except for the natural water levels due to tides, and natural weather changes, such as La Nina and El Nino. However, the scare tactics continue to make wild exaggerated claims.

This scares people unnecessarily. Especially people who do not understand how the planet geology works, including legislators that are gullible enough to believe in predictions that have no basis in science facts. It does help globalists to wrestle control from sovereign nations. It prevents developing nations from getting access to cheap energy. It puts world control in the hands of the few. That’s not science, that’s global socialism. It’s what the taxman wants to impose on us all.

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

The basics of life on this planet is carbon. Without it, life would not exist. As least life as we know it. Carbon dioxide is an essential gas. It is plant food. Plants absorb carbon dioxide, and convert it into oxygen. Another life essential gas. The oceans absorb carbon dioxide to sustain ocean life. The left has insisted that carbon is a pollutant, but they are wrong. To believe that carbon is a pollutant, is basically displaying ignorance of science. Environmentalists, are the worse offenders of climate science. They will openly mock you if you disagree with them on a pending climate crisis. They call you ‘climate deniers’, and science deniers, again displaying their ignorance of what environmental science is about. The left will accuse you of being a pawn for big oil companies and corporations.

For well over a century, and even longer, the calls for climate controls, taxes, and regulations, have never stopped. Irrational fear is hard to defeat. So after some man made disaster, like forestry mismanagement, a report comes out to prop up the myth of global warming. Why a government agency is being funded by tax dollars to falsely propose pending climate disasters, is a classic case of government abuse. For the right amount of money, any government agency will produce the result you want to hear.

You Don’t Need Science To Explain Greed

Indeed, the science of greed goes ‘caching!’, and the energy to expel greed energy is like a lubricant for false science. What’s worse are the predictions of planetary doom in just a few short years. Still, the weather people cannot forecast the weather 24 hours from now. What makes anyone think they know what the planetary weather will be 10-20-30-100 years from now? They seem pretty certain, but they have no data to back up their claims. Don’t believe these people. The live in a climate of fear.

 

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