Archive for October, 2011

Are You Typical?

October 30th, 2011

Thankyou to National Geo for this video, "7 Billion -- Are You Typical?". Learn more about population:

To coincide with the arrival of the world's 7 billionth person on October 31, 2011, National Geographic magazine's 2011 year-long series on world population is available on the App Store as a free app for iPad starting 10/27/11. The interactive app explores the challenges—and potential solutions—for coping with a growing human population in a world of limited resources with informative videos, interactive maps, in-depth articles, and stunning photography. Download the free app here:

The series ends with a look at City Solutions in the December 2011 issue, which will be incorporated into the app in December.

Editor's update: in 2050, 70% of the population will be living in "urban areas," not "megacities" as stated in an earlier version of this video. In addition, the total number of countries in the world is now 195, with recognition of the independence of the Republic of South Sudan on July 9, 2011.

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Get Down With Warren Buffet!

October 27th, 2011

Get Down With Warren Buffet!

Ok if you're on the internet merry go round you've seen this email circulating for the last few months but I'm posting here because there are a number of folks, like my Dad, who don't feel comfortable on the net so he and my mom actually watch their Korean soaps on KBFD and not on some ripped off pirate channel on line. What do you think? Enjoy!

Warren Buffett, "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC.

"You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message.  This is one idea that really should be passed around.

*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*
1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for
any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term's), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

This is how we'll fix Congress!  If you agree  pass it on.

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October 21st, 2011





• Farmer's Market & Food Booths!

Join the Kakaako Makai Marketplace for a day celebrating all things pets! Enjoy music, local crafters, farmers, food booths, and merchants and this special pet-friendly event celebrating the furry members of our ohana.

Discover the latest pet accessories and services from our pet vendors and learn about responsible pet ownership from a variety of animal assistance groups. Pets are welcome and invited to participate in the pet costume and best pet trick contests.

Event coordinators will also be collecting food donations for local animal assistance groups at the event. Please bring unopened pet food, gently used towels and pet items to the event. A full list of donations needed is available at

The Kakaako Makai Community Cultural Marketplace is an "environmentally friendly" destination designed for and by the community to support Hawaii’s small family farms, local crafters, artisans, and chefs. Always pet-friendly, the marketplace is open weekly on Fridays from 4:30-8:00PM and on Saturday from 9:00AM-2:00PM. Free parking and complimentary admission. Featuring local farmers, chefs, fishermen, artisans, performers, community groups, and non-profit organizations. All market goods are made in Hawaii. Non- GMO produce and all opala (trash) is recycled and composted. Plastic and styrofoam are kapu (not permitted). A program of the Living Life Source Foundation.

Learn more about Kakaako Makai Community Cultural Marketplace at

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We ♥ Aina Haina

October 20th, 2011

We ♥ Aina Haina

Aina Haina Shopping Center is celebrating its grand re-opening, after 18 months of planning and renovation, with a “We ♥ Aina Haina” Celebration on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Aina Haina Shopping Center. The all-day event will feature more than 30 Aina Haina Shopping Center tenants and groups from the community including food, performers, live entertainment, crafts, prize giveaways, celebrity performances, character appearances by Tony the Tiger, Cheesasurus Rex, Lani Moo,  and Ronald McDonald, and tons of great prize give aways from participating merchants.

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Grammy- winning musician John Cruz is one of many entertainers scheduled to perform at the “We ♥ Aina Haina” Celebration. Cruz will perform at 11 a.m. at the Main Stage in the tent.

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Hawaii’s legendary slack key guitar and ukulele master Ledward Kaapana will perform on Saturday, October 22 at Aina Haina Shopping Center at 2 p.m. on the Main Stage. Mike Nino and Makana also scheduled to perform. For times contact the Aina Haina Shopping Center.

How many times have you been there, driven past the center, or stopped in en route to Makapu'u or Sandy's to grab some snacks and beer and never wondered about the history of this area? Founded in 1950 by the Hind family, Aina Haina was dairy country long before it became residential development of homes and condos. The shopping center is the site of Hawaii’s first McDonald’s, established by the late Maurice Sullivan, founder of Foodland.  Oh and parking is available at the venue with additional parking at Aina Haina Elementary and Holy Nativity Schools. Enjoy!

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I Love Shark's Cove

October 20th, 2011

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I Love Shark's Cove

If you've never taken your kids or grandkids to Shark's Cove for an afternoon of sheer heaven or you can't remember the last time you honored the "child in you" and took a day off just to enjoy living in Hawaii, come on.  Life is too precious to keep putting off playing hookie. Take that short 45 minute ride out to the North Shore.  Only minutes away our North Shore is one of the most beautiful areas in the world and you ought to soak it up.  You can swim, surf, collect seashells, zone out in the warmth of the Hawaiian sun, snorkel with exotic fish, turtles, catch a glimpse of dolphins doing their thing in their natural habitat... and all of this can be experienced in the next generation with your support. We must protect the shorelines and Pupukea - Waimea marine life from disappearing.

Malama Pupukea is a small organization of folks who make a difference and their mantra is to "Be Part of the Solution".  I support their efforts because my childhood memories are all about the North Shore. My Uncle Tenney's dad had the ranch up at the top of Pupukea. Cowboys and ponies, wild quail and pheasant dotted the green expanse, and all of this in front of the backdrop of giant surf crashing below at Waimea Bay. Those memories inspired me to make the film Paniolo O Hawaii.  My friend, Maxine, would also invite me to her family's place right on Pupukea Point, where her dad, big wave surfer, Max Lim, and his friend who was another early big wave surfer and still a strong North Shore advocate, Peter Cole, managed to preserve much of the area way back in the 1970s.  Since then Pupukea - Waimea has accommodated millions of visitors and locals and it needs your help.

Malama Pupukea Waimea is always looking for volunteers. On Saturdays you can meet the organizers and other volunteers who educate visitors, help ensure the public's safety by pointing out highlights and hazards, conduct surveys, and contribute overall to the health and well being of the Pupukea marine life conservation district. You can make a difference and while enjoying this spectacular area.  If you're willing and interested contact Drew, John, or Denise at Life is Good.  Let's ensure it's as good for the next generations.

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