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Puna Resident Theorizes on Mysterious Puna Explosion

*Editors Note* This is just one persons theory on what MAY have happened. In no way… no how… have I verified anything this person has commented on below. Please do not take any statement for fact.

Inside the Puna Geothermal Ventures plant in Puna, Hawaii

Dear Damon, My name is Athena Peanut, I live in Kalapana Seaview. I offer the following information that has direct bearing on the many unanswered questions about the mysterious Puna explosion, 2/21/12:

  1. I was home and heard that explosion at approximate 8:45 am and my first thought was it came from PGV; sounded just like the geothermal well blow-out at PGV, June 1991. I spoke to the firemen, civil defense, searched Wednesday’s news…nothing! I knew it was a cover up and for that reason knew it was “military.”
  2. I read in your column that the Director of Civil Defense said that he spoke to PGV about the explosion and they denied any knowledge. PGV/Ormat is infamous for lying and endangering the public many times in the past. I had asked the fire department and civil defense to examine the PGV grounds carefully and not to take their word for it. Many reports from Pahoa Village said it came from PGV.
  3. Thursday, 2/23/12, I learned that PGV’s plant manager said “they are currently producing fuel converted from hydrogen and it is an extremely dangerous process.” I also learned that EPA’s jurisdiction no longer extends to Hawaii as it did in the 1990’s. A federal law, PERPA now restricts EPA’s jurisdiction to the continental U.S.A. only. There is NO federal regulation of Energy Development in Hawaii. Hawaiians are at the mercy of the U.S. military, PGV/Ormat and Helco. (Probably the reason PGV was sold back to its original Israeli Government/ Ormat developer was because the previous geothermal owners did not want to undertake producing hydrogen fuel cell development.)
  4. Friday, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, p. 3, Honolulu (AP) byline, reported the military testing a fleet of 16 Army hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Hawaii. The GM cars were unveiled on Wednesday at U.S. Army Pacific headquarters….
  5. I do not know much about the processing of hydrogen fuel cell, other than it is an extremely dangerous, highly explosive process that was compared to atomic energy in some early articles on alternate fuels. Hydrogen cell fuel should not be manufactured in a closely populated area (ex. Leilani/Nanawale/Pahoa area).

You are the most objective, capable  and honest independent news source that I know. If you decide not to present an article on this subject, can you advise me how best to get this information out to the public? It is too important to be trivialized or ignored and swept under the carpet. Please do not hesitate to call on me for help or more information on this subject. Mahalo nui loa. (808) ***-****At one with the Earth,

Athena Peanut

Notice of Class Action Settlement UH Data Breach Lawsuit – Email Sent to Alumni

As many folks know, the University of Hawaii recently had a data breach that could potentially jeopardize thousands of students and alumni credit status.

Yesterday the University sent out the following email to alumni of the institution:

This email is a notification from the University of Hawai’i Alumni Association of a class action settlement.  It is being sent to all UH Alumni whether or not you are a settlement class member.

First Circuit Court Judge Patrick Border has preliminarily approved a Class Action Settlement in Gross v. University of Hawai’i, Hawai’i First Circuit Court Civil No. 11-1-1217-06 PWB.

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT ABOUT THIS CASE.

The Settlement provides free credit monitoring and free identity theft consultation and restoration services for a period of two years for settlement class members, those individuals who may have been affected by any of five possible incidents. The services are provided by Kroll, a nationally recognized firm selected by the University to provide these services.

YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE TO RECEIVE THESE FREE SERVICES UNLESS YOU ARE DISABLED AND UNABLE TO USE A COMPUTER OR YOU DO NOT HAVE A COMPUTER.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE THESE FREE SERVICES YOU NEED TAKE NO FURTHER ACTION.

If you are a settlement class member, you should receive an official paper notification letter via the United States Postal Service that directs you to https://www.idintegrity.com/itm_web/home.jsp.

THIS IS A SECURE WEBSITE OPERATED BY KROLL THAT IS AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

The letter contains a unique Membership ID number that is required to register for the services.

In order to obtain the credit monitoring services, you must give Kroll personal information such as your social security number. This is necessary so that they can monitor your credit reports for you.

If you do not receive a notice in the mail by March 1, 2012 and believe you are eligible to receive benefits, please call 1-855-205-6935.

You may also view the Settlement Notice at http://www.hawaii.edu/settlement

Detailed information about the lawsuit and all Class Member rights, including how to object, make an appearance, or opt-out may be found at http://www.UHDataBreachLawsuit.com.

If you have questions about the settlement or related issues you may contact class counsel at info@UHDataBreachLawsuit.com. Class Counsel appointed by the Court are Thomas R. Grande and Bruce F. Sherman.

A Hawaiian Sunset at Skydive Hawaii

A day at Skydive Hawaii starts at sunrise & ends with sunset.

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