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Monday, January 17, 2011


I'm off to Kauai today, and the weather will be beautiful.  Later about the Garden Island.

In 1893 of this day, Queen Liliuokalani was overthrown by Lorrin Thurston and his Citizen's Committee on Public Safety, also known as the Annexation Club, Hawaiian League (a secret society) and Missionary Party, an element of the Hawaii Republican Party.  The Committee of 13 was particularly influential, and you will recognize companies, future street names and important locals even today:

Committee of Thirteen

There is something ironic about this also being Martin Luther King Day, a State and Federal Holiday.

On other fronts:

1.  Two actors, Natalie Portman and Colin Firth, featured in my 2January2011 blog, won Golden Globes for dramatic film roles.

2.  Coal tar sealants used on your driveway and our roads cause cancer, so be careful about breathing (PAHs:  polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) when you are in those environs.

3.  Can you believe that our primary waste disposal site, Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill, is just above Ko Olina, where Disney is now gaining in presence?  Sanitary?  Medical wastes washed ashore at that resort beach.  Some interesting politics at play here.

4.  If you follow these things, there might actually be a 13th Zodiac sign, Ophiuchus (November 29-December 11), which really screws up those horoscopes.  Shows how much meaning they had, anyway.  Real live adults actually plan their day around these prophecies.


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