BJ Penn on the Hunt for “Pretty Wahines” and Singers

The Pretty Wahine Contest is back!



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The Grand Prize is Airfare, Hotel, and two tickets to watch BJ Penn vs Georges St. Pierre at the UFC on January 31, 2009.

To Enter:
You must be 18 years or older

Each contestant must make a profile and have 3 pictures and 1 60 second video introducing and telling a little about yourself!

Deadline for entry is november 31st
Competition starts Dec 1st to dec 28th

You must be an active member on bjpenn.com(chat,forum,blogs,etc.)
must update your profile at least once a week with pictures or video.

Voting process begins dec 29th and ends jan 10th!!
no spamming bjpenn.com members!!

Visit BJPENN.COM at: http://www.bjpenn.com

He is also having a Karaoke Contest which you can see at the above URL as well.

Lingle Signs Historic Energy Reform Accord

…The historic accord – agreed to between the Lingle-Aiona Administration, including the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and the State Consumer Advocate, and the Hawaiian Electric companies – is an achievement stemming from months of discussions and work on the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative. This effort, which began in January between the state and U.S. Department of Energy, seeks to move Hawai‘i toward having 70 percent of its energy use come from clean energy sources by 2030…

Major highlights of the agreement include:

  • A commitment to integrate as much as 1100 megawatts (MW) of already identified additional renewable energy on the Hawaiian Electric companies’ grids (700 MW to be implemented within five years).
  • The construction of an undersea cable connecting Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i into one electrical grid to allow the integration of an additional 400 MW of renewable wind power generated in Maui County for transmission to O‘ahu.
  • A requirement that 40 percent of electric power come from renewable resources by 2030, doubling the current Renewable Portfolio Standard requirement law.
  • A “feed-in” tariff system designed to dramatically accelerate the addition of renewable energy from new sources by providing published purchased power prices for renewable power providers, which would encourage increased development of alternative energy projects.
  • Seeking prompt approvals from the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission for the immediate deployment of advanced meters and for implementation of time-of-use rates that reward customers with lower electric rates for using power during off-peak times. This change will support the development of a “smart grid” to allow customers far greater control of their energy use and their electricity bills.
  • Changing the way Hawaiian Electric is compensated by moving away from a business model that places reliance on increased electric sales.
  • Commitment from the Hawaiian Electric companies to retire older fossil fuel powered energy generation plants as Hawai‘i moves to a renewable energy future.
  • Conversion of existing fossil fuel generators to renewable biofuels, ultimately using crops grown locally and in a sustainable manner.
  • A prohibition on the construction of any new coal plants in Hawai‘i.
  • Expanding the Pay-As-You-Save program under which customers can install solar water heating systems without having to pay money up front, but can acquire energy-saving improvements through shared savings on their electric bills.
  • Eliminating existing system-wide caps on net energy metering to allow customers on each island to produce their own renewable energy and obtain credit on their electric bills for any excess exported to the grid.
  • Submitting a proposal to the PUC for establishment of “lifeline” rates, which provide a cap for certain low income customers.
  • Committing the state and Hawaiian Electric Companies to a program that will identify and implement incentives needed to encourage adoption of electric vehicles for individual and fleet use, and also lead by example by acquiring hybrid or electric-only vehicles for government and utility fleets.

More Here

Mahalo Pahoa Main Street Association

I’d just like to say thanks to the Pahoa Main Street Association for asking me to be a Judge for this years Christmas Parade.

If anyone wants to bribe me… I take Benjamins ;) J/K.

I look forward to taking part in this event coming up December 6th.

Mahalo for thinking of me PMSA.

Damon

Quick and Easy Digital TV Conversion

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Blogs Banned by Hawaii DOE Server?

I just got this reply from someone at the Department of Education who wanted to view my blog:

“… your blog site but it is blocked by the DOE (all blogs, utubes and sites with sex or violence)…”

I used to work at the Dept. of Education and if they have started to ban teachers and DOE officials from reading blogs, that would really suck.

Blogs can be a great way to find out much more information then mainstream sites.

I understand that they might want to stop children from accessing many sites… but the Adults from blogs of all things?

Walk-In Voting Begins Tomorrow

County of Hawaii

The Hilo Elections Division early vote site has all ballot types. All other sites have only the ballot types for their area. Hawaii County voters should call the County Clerk’s Elections Division at 961-8277 for information.

  • Kona Elections Satellite Office – Alii Plaza Building, 75-143 Hualalai Rd., #103
  • Monday – Saturday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Pahala Community Center96-1149 Kamani St.
  • Monday – Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • (Closed 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
  • North Kohala District Courthouse54-3900 Akoni Pule Hwy.
  • Monday – Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • (Closed 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

Angel Pilago For Mayor!

$9.3 Million Dollar “Stryker Carwash” Being Built on Mauna Kea

I couldn’t help but notice this article in today’s Advertiser.

It lists “About 563 Million” in Stryker related projects planned for Hawaii.

If you look at the break downs and the shades of color where the money is going on the map, you will see this listed as part of the breakdown of some of where that $563 Million is going.

Of note (shaded in orange) is $9.3 Million “Tactical Vehicle Wash”

More info Here

Today’s KO

This happened in a college game this weekend.  It’s bad enough when you have a defense trying to tackle you.

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KinkyDink?

KinkyDink is a word I use for Coincidence at times.

Is it just a kinkydink that just after I blogged about when the Sears guy is going to show up… that I get a call from him saying he is around the corner looking for the place.

Kinkydinks…

Hurry Up Sears Man!

I’m having a bit of a mental block today thus I haven’t bothered to post anything today.

Why is it when you schedule a service appointment with someone, they give you such a large window of time to wait for them?

The Sears Company said the Sears Man would be here between 8 and 12.  That’s fricking half my day just waiting around for this buggah.

Worst part yet… this is the fourth time he’s coming over for the same damn problem!

I do like Sears extended warranty plans and they do pay off in the long run… it sure sucks waiting for their service reps though.

I think the worst is probabaly the Cable company when it comes to arranging appointments with them.  Many of the times that I have called for assistance, they tell me it’s at least 3-4 weeks before they can send someone out to my place.

With the price that we pay for utilitities, services and merchandise… you would think companies would be a little more concerned with customer service.

But then again… It seems like those companies that have monopolies on products… don’t need to have customer service at all… Since we are so dependent on them for our basic luxuries.