And Now, The Good News

 

Hau’oli Lā Hānau President Trump! Today is President Donald J. Trump’s birthday, and we wish him a happy 72 years plus.

Today, the President of the United States has signed an approval for Hawai’i’s Governor David Ige’s request for assistance for residents that lost their homes and property in the Kilauea volcanic eruption.

According to the State of Hawai’i :

On Friday, June 15, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Center will be set up at Kea‘au High School in Kea‘au, where county state and federal agencies will initially gather information from residents who have suffered losses.

The President also granted emergency declarations and assistance to residents affected by the volcanic activity back on May 3rd. Eligible residents affected by the volcanic disaster are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Individuals and Households Program (IHP). This will help tremendously for the people of Hawai’i Island that lost everything in the lower Puna district.

The State of Hawai’i is also looking at opening State Lands to allow people to rebuild in Lava Zone 3. Those property owners of Leilani Estates, Kapoho, and other affected subdivisions (Lava Zone 1), will receive assistance and compensation for the value of their property that was reclaimed by Madam Tutu Pele. This will generate new construction and jobs.

Fissure #8, located in Leilani Estates, is pumping lava out. Spouting lava at 250 feet, and the newly formed cone is 160 feet high. The lava river reaches all the way to the ocean. Where VOG (Volcanic Smog) and LAZE, hydrochloric acid mixed with fine particles of glass formed by lava vaporizing into the seawater. Very dangerous and nasty stuff.

In other good news: The Economy is roaring, North Korea is behaving, The United States will host the World Cup, and Joblessness is at a 44 year low! The FBI gets slapped by the Justice department over former director Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation. Exposing the leftist corruption within the Mueller investigation by lawyers and FBI investigators. Text messages that reveal collusion and criminal conspiracy to overthrow a Constitutionally elected President. An agency that is suppose to be politically neutral, was conspiring to frame the Trump administration. The Barry Obama, and Clinton, weaponized justice department is exposed as the corruption within the Deep State.

Also exposed was Hillary Clinton’s email server that was hacked by several ‘Bad Characters’, the inspector general’s term. This means, anyone from the Russians, Chinese, North Korean’s, and some guy living in his parents basement, all had access to Top Secret Classified emails. Somehow, this ‘matter’ was swept under the rug by the Barry Obama justice department. Clinton should be in prison and fitted with an orange jumpsuit. I still want those involved prosecuted. Obama, Clinton, the FBI, and the DNC, all should be prosecuted. If it were anyone else, they would be sitting in prison. Our legal system holds a different standard for others, and that has to change.

The leadership in the deeps state is a rotten fish, it stinks. It was rigged, it was corrupt, and it received political preferences. Because they all believed that Hillary would win the 2016 election. Now, these crooks are being exposed. That’s good news.

It’s also scary news. Because this was conducted by the upper echelon of our government. They have the power to destroy innocent people, and they have during the course of the Mueller, and other investigations. Something must be done to make an example of these evil people. This is corruption beyond anything ever seen before in American history.

I must make a comment about the immigration issue the democrats have found themselves painted into a corner. Suppose a family, composed of parents, and young children, and the parents are convicted of a crime. What happens to their children? That’s right, the courts take the children away, and put them in foster care. What’s so different about that and illegal aliens? They are breaking the law. The law, as it is written, separates the children from their parents.

FAKE OUTRAGE! By the Fake News Media and the corrupt socialist democrats. They say the Trump administration is ripping apart families. However, that is a leftist lie. The Trump administration is following the law. Democrats wrote the law. So, selective outrage by anti-American media and socialist democrats falls on deaf ears, and deserves little sympathy. Even the idiot Republican RINO’s are scrambling to put up legislation to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. I hope that Trump Veto’s any bill that grants legality to people that have violated our laws.

You cannot have a country without borders. Other countries jail illegal aliens. Where’s the outrage? It’s the continuing double standard the fascist left wants to impose on this country. We must build a wall to keep people out. We have a process for entry into this country. Allowing open borders will only exploit people, destroy families, increase crime, and hurt the general welfare of the citizenry.

And That’s The Good News

 

 

 

 

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The Greatest Generation

On June 6, 1944, 74 years ago, the Allies invade Western Europe in the largest amphibious attack in history. A horrible world war that killed millions, with some of the worse atrocities committed against fellow humans. Known as ‘D-Day’, the first day of the invasion by the fighters of freedom. The following days were listed, D+1. D+2, D+3, and so on.  The armies of Nazism and Fascism were on their way to defeat.

Unfortunately, an unholy alliance with Communist Russian on the eastern flank, the allies on the western front, was successful in cutting off Nazi supply routes to divide and conquer. The Russian alliance eventually evolved into the Cold War. The rise of Communist China also set in motion the enslavement of people. Millions died under Mao and Stalin. The world was war weary, the rebuilding of Europe and Japan had begun.  The world with left with the oppression of communism, and the prosperity of capitalism, and eventually, capitalism won. The economics of capitalism had proved that communism doesn’t work. Although communism still exists, along with its counterpart ‘socialism’, both remain a threat to individual freedom and liberty.

Those that fought in World War II are called the Greatest Generation. Because the men and women, fought and died for the future generations of the world against the armies of darkness. Men went to fight, and women worked the factories and provided military support. As Ronald Reagan said in a speech, “We are only one generation away from losing our freedoms.” 

Conservative Radio Talk Show host, Dennis Prager, often blames the greatest generation for not preparing the younger generation about the threat of totalitarianism. He right! As the idea of socialism creeps into American politics, and schools, as a Utopian alternative to Capitalism, with the promise of free housing, food, jobs, healthcare, and all the comforts of a state run government. Capitalism represents hard work,  successes, and failures, but the liberty to try again to find happiness. Socialism represents free stuff. Yet, doesn’t explain how and who would pay for free stuff. The problem with socialism, once it is enacted, it’s damn hard to get rid of it. Obamacare is a good example.

So, on this day, we remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice, and set in motion America’s greatest and prosperous time in history. It’s too bad the millennial generation hasn’t been taught about the sacrifices their grandparents made for their freedoms. History tends to repeat from time to time. Those that don’t learn from the mistakes of the past, are doomed to repeat it. That’s why World War II was a repeat of the first world war.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Corners

Here on the Big Island, in the lower Puna district, the Kapoho and Kalapana areas, are about to be cut off by lava. It’s a place called “Four Corners”. The intersection of highways 137 and 132 will soon be covered with lava, cutting off access to Red Road. Evacuations have begun.

I will miss the tree tunnels on Red Road (Hwy 137). They will either be cut off forever, or until the lava stops and the Honua cools. The shoreline is absolutely stunning. With its rocky cliffs and pristine Pacific ocean waters. There’s thousands of miles of ocean between East Hawaii and the Mainland America’s. The trade winds reach here first, and the air is the freshest in the world. The Pacific ocean doesn’t smell salty like the Atlantic ocean. There’s a deep blue hue within the water, with clear, but turbulent frothing, that warns of the power of Kanaloa.

The Lava Glow With Full Moon

However, now it’s Tutu Pele’s time. Her footsteps in Leilani Estates have destroyed over 80 structures, many are homes. In the above picture, I’m looking towards Pāhoa town towards the Lava in Leilani, the next town south from Pāhoa. There’s a full moon tonight with scattered rainfall. Luckily, the tradewinds are blowing westward from us. However, this is is affecting the lower Ka’u district towns of Pahala, Na’alehu, Waiohina, and parts of Kona. However, it’s has been that way long since the eruptions. We pray for them.

Ahalanui Park- Hot Springs

A popular spot for locals and tourists. The hot spring park of Ahalanui will be no more if the lava reaches this area. Naturally heated by underground lava flows, the water is warm and inviting. It sits right on the edge of the ocean where the Pacific sea waters feed the natural pond. In the map below, this park is just above Isaac Hale Park. Where the map lists Kapoho, and where four corners are located. The Hawai’i civil defense reports the lava flow is a half mile away from where four corners is located. The lava is fast moving. The lava is pāhoehoe (smooth) and fast moving. The lava has entered Puna Geological Venture (PGV) and covered two wells. So far, there has not been any hydrogen sulfur dioxide gas releases. We’re praying that Tutu Pele will move past what she’s reclaimed.

In the following video (credit Big Island Video News and USGS), note how the eruptions has killed the forest land around the Leilani fissures. The lava fountain is shooting 250-300 feet into the air. There are two lava ponds that have formed in the rift zone by the fissures. It all looks horrible, but a closer look at the map and you’ll see this has happened many times before. You live here, you know what you are rolling the dice for. Locals do what’s needed to help each other out. It’s what we do. Some of us do so very quietly.

Four corners is like a life experience. You stand at the crossroads of life. In life, there are no guarantees. No securities. The best you can do is to prepare. Plan for a disaster. Have a emergency kit to grab quickly in an emergency. Know what you need, who to call, and where to meet, to save yourselves and your family. Don’t rely on the government to help you. When you need the police: They’ll be there in minutes, when you have only seconds.

Now for some venting. The Fake News Media: ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, New York Slimes, New York Posts: All have falsely reported the activity on this island. This is journalism malpractice at its worse. This irresponsible crap has scared off tourism. This is an industry that employs many local people. It’s their livelihood. Yet the Fake News Media reported the island is blowing its top. Thanks media jackasses!

In our Constitution, there is a First Amendment provision for the media. Abused by leftists, that rather report half truths, and complete lies. There is no intellectual curiously with the Fake News Media. It’s all for TV ratings now. It’s like Joseph Goebbels Nazi propaganda of telling a lie often enough, eventually people will believe it. That’s what’s happening now in American news and entertainment.

Just like ABC’s decision to cancel the Roseanne Barr show. We all know Roseanne Barr is not a conservative, but the show is wildly popular with conservative working families. However, because of the popularity of the show’s middle America profile, and it’s President Trump leaning message, its struggling working family message for middle America, the executives at Fascist ABC decided to cancel it. Because of a tweet. BIG DEAL! Do you know how many racist hate-filled tweets, videos, and comments, by leftists that get ignored? IT’S A DOUBLE STANDARD!!!

ABC was already planning to tone down Roseanne’s show’s Pro-Trump, Pro-America, dialog down. They were just looking for an excuse to shut the show down. They got it, and immediately aborted. Yet, the fascists at ABC allow their other programs, like “The View” to continue to pollute the airwaves.  Pure Leftist Hatred towards the American family. There are very few shows on network television that have a strong positive family message. Unlike many of the leftist shows that display open immorality. Both comedies and dramas. There once was a time when entertainment television had a moral message to the show. Some semblance of basic common decency and common sense. Those days are gone now. Which pushes the ratings of viewership down also. They are destroying their own product. I call this the cultural suicide of the American society. The rape of the culture. The media’s lack of intellectual decency for ratings adds to the coarseness in public discord.

When the executives at ABC/Disney decides to hire (for the sixth time) fascist foulmouthed Keeth Oberdouche, and allow the other racist, bigoted, fascist, trained monkey’s, to plant their mugs on my television set, then it’s time to find a more objective media for news and entertainment. Let’s not exclude Fox News and Shemp Smith, the Rachael Madkow brand of Fox Faux News Media. To hell with them all.

There. I feel better now!

 

 

 

Memorial Day 2018

Remembrance of those that served in our military service. The men and women that served this country faithfully and honorably.

I have fought when others feared to serve.
I have gone where others failed to go.
I’ve lost friends in war and strife,
Who valued Duty more than love of life.

I have shared the comradeship of pain.
I have searched the lands for men that we have lost.
I have sons who served this land of liberty,
Who would fight to see that other stricken lands are free.

I have seen the weak forsake humanity.
I have heard the traitors praise our enemy.
I’ve seen challenged men become even bolder,
I’ve seen the Duty, Honor, Sacrifice of the Soldier.

Now I understand the meaning of our lives,
The loss of comrades not so very long ago.
So to you who have answered duties siren call,
May God bless you my son, may God bless you all.

Lewis Millett – A Soldiers Prayer

Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poem’s 25th anniversary.

On this day we honor those that served. The men and women that wear the uniform, and their families. For without them, this country would not exist. Our freedoms, our liberties, our happiness, could not exist. It’s a time of celebration and remembrance of the fallen. It a time of thanking those who served and were wounded, disfigured, and maimed by the ravages of war.

War will always exist. It has since the beginning of time. War will continue, as is the nature of human conflict of power and glory. The uniqueness of the American experiment proves the success of our Constitution. There are no bonds of a monarchy of kings and queens. There is no authoritarian rule over the people. There is no socialist oligarchy by a few in power. There is a Constitutional Republic that provides for Checks and Balances over those that have the power to control the operations of the government. It’s not perfect, but compared to other world governments, it’s better, smaller, more open, and transparent.

Our military Commander in Chief is a civilian. The ultimate decider. Along with congress that appropriates and legislates laws to provide order. A judiciary to interpret legislation as constitutional law, and to enforce constitutional law. That is how a successful government is suppose to work. We are a self-correcting democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic. If We Decide To Keep It.

We Honor Those That Fought For This Country

MAHALO NUI LOA

 

 

 

Living Room Lava

The Big Island Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt. However, Kilauea has been the longest erupting volcano for the last several decades. It’s goes though cycles and events. The people that live here know the risks and rewards of living on the slopes of Kilauea. We know that someday we might wake up to lava in the living-room.

No matter. There are other hazards such as hurricanes, fire ants, and democrats. It’s not going to stop island people from going about our business. Environmentalists might want to sue Kilauea for pushing sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere. I’d like to see how that would turn out.

Meanwhile, life goes on in Moku o Hawai’i. The Kilauea ash plume emissions didn’t stop people from getting out to the golf course. There are plenty of people taking this in stride. Some others, not so much. It has happened before. Although there have been several large earthquakes. Resulting in several cracks in Highway 11. What we know as Hawai’i Belt Road.

In May of 1924, Kilauea erupted then.

Now in May of 2018, Kilauea is erupting again. Yet, it has always been erupting since. Kilauea will probably erupt for another 100 years, and more. The only difference is the clothing of the island denizens. I think we dressed better back then. Auwe!

 

Lucky we have the trade-winds blowing in our direction. Meaning the sulfur, ash and smell is flowing away from us. However, the trade-winds can change. Volcanic Smog, what we call VOG, will be present as the winds change. Meaning the VOG can surround the island.

The USGS and University of Hawaii Meteorology, provides a VOG model that can be used to predict the air quality.

Click on the picture to see the VOG Model Site!

Well back to the game! ‘EHA! That means FOUR!

I hope they’re serving Portuguese Bean Soup at the Club House today.

PELE SMILES

 

 

 

Extended Family

Our extended ʻOhana is our pets. Our animals are our family. Many in the Leilani Estates subdivision had to leave behind their animals during the evacuation. Since the mandatory evacuations, worried residents have been allowed back into the subdivision to retrieve valuables, furniture, important papers, and their animals. The Puna district is largely rural with many Mahi ‘ai (farms). It’s not just dogs and cats, but horses, pigs, cows, goats, and many other livestock.

I found these two guys wandering around the Seaview subdivision some years ago. It demonstrates the diversity of farm life in lower Puna. We have ranches and a variety of farms here in the Puna district, and it’s not unusual to see animals wandering around. Sometimes due to negligence by the owner. Chickens wander around all over the island. We have wild donkeys and sheep that wander the slopes of Mauna Kea and Hualalai.  The Hawaiian Humane Society reports:

To date, Hawaii Island Humane Society has rescued 16 dogs, 3 rabbits, 4 tortoises and 4 cats. Only two of these animals remain with all others picked up by their owners. In addition, 2 cats, 2 dogs and a rabbit have been surrendered to us by their owners. Spearheaded by local ranchers. 1,400 livestock and 32 horses have been relocated.

 

Many of the evacuation shelters are pet friendly. However, the owners must be responsible for them. Many of the island ranchers have taken on the displaced livestock. This is Big Island culture to kōkua (help) the neighbors in times of need.

The latest on Pele’s footprints. A new fissure has opened near the Puna Geothermal plant (PGV). More updates will be forthcoming.

Residents of lower Puna between Kapoho and Kalapana, are advised to be on the alert in the event of possible gas emissions and volcanic eruption. There may be little to no advance notice to evacuate, so take this time to prepare.

We are thankful that President Donald J. Trump declared a major disaster in Hawaii. Na Lēhowa ʻoe e hoʻomaikaʻi mai, ā e mālama mai (The Lord keep and bless you). This will allow federal help to manage the disaster. No help from our State misrepresentatives: Mazie Hirono, Brian Schatz, Coleen Hanabusa, and Tulsi Gabbard.  A deep blue state surrounded by deep blue waters. We are doing our part to donate to the real charities – Salvation Army and our local homegrown Pu’u Honua o Puna. Red Cross continues to piss people off with their bloated  bureaucracy and lack of action. Yet they still want money. Anyway, another day in paradise and I’m not complaining. We’ll make great pets.

 

 

 

 

Aftershocks

Pele’s footprints continue to appear in the Leilani Estates subdivision. Lanipuna, an adjacent subdivision, was evacuated due to high levels of poisonous sulfur dioxide gas. It’s an eerie feeling when the emergency notification goes off on everyone’s cell phones all at once. Since the 6.9 earthquake, hundreds of aftershocks have occurred. Several new fissures have also appeared with new lava flows and dangerous gas.

The graphic above shows the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna subdivisions. Each triangle is the site of a fissure and lava flow into the subdivision. Each triangle has a number in the order which the fissures appeared. The squares show where the roads have been closed. Although evacuations were mandatory, several people have opted to remain in the subdivision. The lava is what we call pāhoehoe (smooth).

To date, there has been 15 fissures. 116.57 acres covered by lava. 36 structures destroyed. A emergency site has been created that has water, food, supplies. It has been named Pu’u Honua o Puna (roughly translated “Earth Needs of Puna”). It is accepting donations and volunteers to help the residents of Leilani Estates.

Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) – Photo Credit USGS

The Geothermal plant has been shutdown since the lava breakouts. According to county officials, Puna Geothermal Venture, or PGV, “has completed the removal of all pentane gas offsite as of 3:15 a.m. this morning to Shipman Industrial Park.” That required special vehicles to move the flammable gas. Although the plant is secure, the wells are drilled deep into ground. If a well should be compromised by lava it could release large plumes of sulfur gas. It could trigger a mass evacuation of the Puna district.

Never let it be said that the entrepunurial spirit isn’t alive and well as these t-shirts demonstrate. The down side is how established organizations like the Red Cross has again been criticized for stocking supplies and not distributing supplies to people in need. It’s one of the reasons why we don’t support or donate to the Red Cross. They take your money, and your donations, but very little gets to the people in need. The coconut wireless has been a better resource for addressing the needs for the people displaced by Pele’s wrath.

For every good, there’s the bad. Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Pāhoa man in connection with the burglary of a residence in the Leilani Estates Subdivision. The Mayor’s office issued a a zero tolerance proclamation earlier warning anyone caught looting and vandalizing will be charged with a felony.

Section 708-817 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes provides that if a person commits the offense of burglary of a dwelling during an emergency period proclaimed by the governor or mayor pursuant to chapter 127A and within the area covered by the emergency period, the offender is subject to a Class “A” felony, punishable by up to 20 years of incarceration. 

GOOD!

Our next concern is the lava in the lava level in the Kilauea Halema’uma’u crater dropping below the water table. This would cause a large explosion that could throw large boulders miles away. A large ash and steam plume would generate dangerous gasses. As a precaution, the Volcano’s park has been closed.

PRAY FOR PUNA

 

 

 

 

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