Todays Random Meet-Up

I was a chaperone today for a field trip my son had with his school.

As we were riding the school bus into Hilo, this lady and I start talking about traffic on Highway 130 and how it’s so nice when were not driving.  She then starts going into how bad the traffic is…and this and that … and finally I just had to say… Excuse me… I’m on the H-130 Advisory Board and I’ve been hearing this for awhile.

So we keep on talking for awhile… as it turns out, I was talking to former Council Candidate Brian Jordan’s Wife, Kim Jordan.

She talked about Hunters Blog quite a bit, so of course I had to plug my own blog to her.

Who knows if she’s reading this…but I’d just like to say aloha to you if you are now.

I see where Brian Jordan get’s his enthusiasm from… it’s always the lady behind the man!

Aloha Kim Jordan… was nice talking with you, although I have come down on your husband for a few of his online statements he’s made in the past.

Funniest comment you made… “It sounds like you grew up like Obama”… Well Kim…that’s Hillarious… the closest thing Obama and I have… is that my mom attended Punahou.

Nice to meet you…

Damon

More TMT Talk

Richard Ha left another interesting comment in regards to a previous post.

He states:

First of all, I am very much in favor of the TMT.  1) But, first and foremost we need to make sure that the process is followed, so that trust can be established again. We all know that the world has changed. 2) We cannot depend on ships to take care of us. We need to utilize our resources and opportunites in a smart way–for the benefit of future generations. It is Hawaiian tradition to plan ahead for the long term—generations from now. 3) The thing we can do for future generations is to do all we can to make sure our keiki are educated. We need to give them the tools for them to cope with the world they find. It is not about us. It is about future generations. We need to come together and find solutions. 4) What will future generations think of us many years from now? Now is the time to step up and find solutions!!

My simple reply left to him in the comment box was this:

It is Hawaiian Tradition to plan ahead for the long term, as you said…
The thing is… is that the Hawaiians were using Mauna Kea and planning to use it long before ANY TELESCOPES came into place. They cried tears of bloody murder wondering why something they had held onto for so long and looked forward to using in the future. Now, it’s still being taken from them.

I’d like to expand a bit more on this.

1. “But, first and foremost we need to make sure that the process is followed, so that trust can be established again.”

I don’t trust the government much… hard to trust the State, less yet the FEDS.  I’ve already been told that this State Advisory Board that I’m working on is just a bunch of Pawns to the State.

2. “We cannot depend on ships to take care of us.”

Well the Thirty Meter Telescope will definitely be depending on ships to build it and maintain it

3. The thing we can do for future generations is to do all we can to make sure our keiki are educated. We need to give them the tools for them to cope with the world they find.

This is so true, but I don’t always believe schools are the best form of education.

4. What will future generations think of us many years from now? Now is the time to step up and find solutions!!

I don’t think the State has really looked at the future generations, and I don’t know if bringing in some multi-national company will solve this problem at all.

As you stated:

If the benefits do not extend to future generations then it does not need to be located on Mauna Kea

Proposition Submitted for Google Project

I just submitted a proposal to the:
Google

Project 10100

I named it the “Gutterator” short for Gutter-Generator.

I’ve discussed it with a few people in the past.

Basically it’s a concept of using rain gutters to create hydro power using magnetic turbines and cells designed to store electricity.

I’ll see if I get any where with this Google Contest

I urge others to think about submitting something for this project.  It would be cool if a local project was chosen.

“Google created this call for submissions to engage Google users and the global community in a discussion about how to change the world. Participants are invited to submit proposals about how best to improve our world in a variety of key areas. Users are asked to vote on their favorite proposal. The most popular ideas will be put before a panel of experts to be considered for implementation by Google.”

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Today’s KO

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Pervert on Waikiki Beach!

I just noticed that some pervert is taking candid movies of girls on Waikiki Beach.

I won’t link any the video’s here directly.

But if you want to see what this Pervert is up to… you can see it Here

I only found it because he tagged it under the name “Hawaii”.

Hawaii DOE- Look to Waste and Fraud in Budget!

Just found this interesting video recently posted by the The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Maui’s MMA Academy Opens Tomorrow

I blogged about Kendall Groves new MMA Academy opening up a while back.

The Maui News has more on it today.

It is scheduled to open tomorrow:

…Grove is launching I&I Training Center on Saturday. Located within Muscle Factory, which already has a sauna, weight room and children’s and women’s workout rooms, the new facility holds an expanse of MMA gear, like an open cage and 10 heavy bags, and boasts the backing of the Big Island’s BJ Penn, the UFC lightweight champion, and other Hawaii fighters…

Consensus: Hawaii’s 11 Depositories Safe

…The consensus among local executives was that Hawaii’s 11 depositories will remain unscathed from economic turmoil. There are several reasons for this.

One, local banks did not engage in subprime lending.

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Of course I forgot to mention those executives are Bank Executives whose job is to install confidence in their banks.

Guest Lecturer Assaults Student at UH Manoa

As a graduate of UH Manoa… this type of thing does not surprise me.  Reason being, I myself had a class with a professor that many of my female classmates told me that they thought he was very creepy with the way he talked to them.  At the time, I didn’t think so much about it… as I reflect back, maybe I should have listened to them more closely and done something… but nah… as a student… you tend to think many things are just rumors.  (note… Lecturer has not been named in article, so I doubt it’s the same Professor that was giving bad vibes when I was at UH Manoa)

A female student at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa reported to police that a guest lecturer sexually assaulted her on campus Tuesday, the university said yesterday in an e-mailed campus security alert…

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