Tuesday, September 11, 2018

你是无知的 -- You Are Ignorant

In an STV interview this morning, Jacob Agertoft from the beautiful area Fjällbacka complained of a Chinese visitor boom, and how they were "different"... Marie Linde of the West Sweden Tourist Board (Turistrådet Västsverige) was more forgiving, with some solutions.

But each overlooked the fact that Swedish and other foreign tourists visiting China may be equally disruptive, ignorant & locally obnoxious.

IF YOU like adventurous travel - Kindness to Tourists is important!

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Plundering "Discovered" Nations

Doing genealogy & seeing much hānai (Hawaiians adopting) over the past 200 years.

Hawai'i's informal interrelationships reinforce our lāhui ʻōiwi, with community inheritance distinct from that of stereotypical Yankee nuclear families and their inheritance formats.

Hawaiian lands & seas are inherited from grandparents and beyond.
Yankee claims racism, yet it's our inheritance (simply - Yankee don't like it).

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Stay Away! AirHelp sucks


I deeply believe I was deliberately cheated by AirHelp. Worse, their response time replying to concerns is horrible - often no response at all.

I received a letter pushing my case to their legal team at no extra cost, but was later assessed 50% -- and six months since being told "We've Won!" I've received nothing. 

This company banks on lazy people who don't follow-up when ill-served - it's their basic business model.

AVOID. 


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Girls Play

Progress achieved is easily forgotten - we acclimate to new reality. Title IX (1972) is helping millions more US women to enjoy sports. Following 29 pages for men, here's the single page for women's sport at the University of Hawaii, Manoa (1928)... ugh!

Monday, August 20, 2018

- ignore no more -

I've taught place marketing for many years, focusing on the question "Why Live Where?" Hawaii appeals for many reasons. Sadly, this means native Hawaiian people need to confront displacement strategies.

Uninvited intruders aggressively seek to displace Hawaiians from native lands.

On the continent, America's invaders slaughtered indigenous people, stole land and wealth, and still actively humiliate native redskins (displacement strategies continue) - ignore no more.

Ridicule corrodes & replaces the protections of cultural significance.

The dazzling USA is built upon displace-replace, ethnic cleansing, and denigrating native cultures. Support reconciliation please -- ignore no more.

We are actively developing indigenous inheritance mechanisms to avoid further violence:
American Reconciliation Council (ARC) & Aloha-ARC
Let's reach out and promote community healing!



Monday, August 13, 2018

Hawai'i's Guardians


Is there a Way forward? Are Hawaiians defeated? 

NO. The divisive treachery of America and self-interested intruders overwhelms, but Hawaiians inherit Aloha, obligations for lands & sea, and also stubbornness. 

The inheritance of Hawai'i's native people isn't reparation or a program of entitlement - America's equal opportunity usually respects inheritance. 

Justice for Our Land - ignore no more.




Monday, August 06, 2018

Korea is a Pet Doggie

America has many puppets. Egypt is a good example.

South Korea's been a pet government of the USA since launching as a divided region in 1948. Everyone knows Korea is geopolitically very important - - So we can assume all happening is carefully monitored, and when possible, controlled by the USA.

Korea's Defense Security Command -- 국군기무사령부 -- is a rogue element. Clearly they do not work for the Korean people, but instead for neo-colonial American masters.

Wake Up Korean Sheeple! Protect Yourselves.




Monday, July 16, 2018

Little Marco

US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) unsuccessful candidate for US President in 2016, was repeatedly insulted & demeaned as "Little Marco" by fellow-Republican candidate Donald J. Trump.

Now Little Marco eagerly kisses Trump butt.

Little Marco - DISGUSTING




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fexit

Hail England! 

England Football delivered many top 2018 World Cup highlights, earning a well-deserved spot in the final four. The unhappy might best celebrate national achievement & cooperative success.

But will Frustration instead characterize this well-played campaign? In the midst of Brexit, surely an arrogant clique is dissatisfied England can't dictate rules nor select the referee.

Let's quash & forestall Fexit: don't contemplate quitting football's governing association FIFA so England can nobly play with itself.

Post-Fexit England: "Have balls, Need partner(s)"

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Captain Kangaroo for Boris?


Boris Johnson is finished as UK Foreign Secretary.

America May Beckon...

Like David Beckham's twilight appearances with soccer Los Angeles, Boris Johnson can sell his skills in Britain's former colonies.

We in New England, USA, weaned on the daily morning children's show "Captain Kangaroo," are ready for a remake - bumbling Boris fits the bill.

Boris Johnson's lovely Bullingdon Club elocution will please the colonial ear, and it's elegantly humorous to imagine Boris may be labeled Aussie (Captain Kangaroo had no clear relationship to Australia; the name references his big pockets).

Welcome Boris - Our People Need Laughter too!



Belligerant Americans

Watching television news in the USA is miserable. Too many commercial messages. Too little news, served in tiny chunks, along with "human interest" narratives and partisan political posturing.

One point is clear from the networks I watched: social problems are too often presented as partisan political debates, rather than as unambiguous issues requiring a community solution and professionally-applied corrective measures.

Americans: please get together to define social problems.

Americans: please look beyond partisan politics to those manipulating your outlook.

We can solve our problems by cooperating.

We can only solve our problems by cooperating.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Republican Outrage

I don't like Trump, I don't like Hillary Clinton.

Especially I don't like George W. "Baby Bush"...

His smirking face is completely repulsive. But worse, Republican Party high crimes surrounding Bush were plain to see -- long before the "smash & grab" of Trump and associates.

Republican strategy during the 2004 Bush - Kerry election contest showed cruel cynicism, rudely dismissing American patriots and sacrifices.

During the Vietnam War, George W. Bush served domestically in the Texas National Guard with some distinction. He was criticized for prolonged absences. Bush family political leverage kept him from harm.

John Kerry, (who's not terribly likable either), went to Vietnam as a US Naval officer. Kerry was deployed in combat areas, his unit attracted enemy fire, he was wounded, he was decorated for heroism.

Bush, comparatively, was a snot-nosed silver-spoon trust fund baby.

So Republican strategist schemed to tear-down their opponent. Kerry's military record was questioned, and his decorations for VALOR were deliberately tarnished (links here & here).

Sullying American military service records for temporary political gain is unacceptable. Many of my friends & relatives honorably served in America's military, including my brother, father, and grandfather. Scheming politicos belittling servicemember's risks and sacrifices is wrong, outrageous, and deeply offensive.

America's Republicans have NO honor.

Today's Trump Republicans and Murdoch media loudly claim the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has strong political bias. Americans grow more insecure as the President and his underlings cultivate widening institutional distrust.

BAD




Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sudden Scare Stories of North Korea

Americans: Please withdraw nuclear weapons from Korea. Support US troops - Bring soldiers Home. 

Militarists will lose budgets  -   so seek to frighten us.

But Korean families & businesses see happy prospects for Korean peace.

God Bless.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Dishonor Revealed

All of Japan has been exposed to a recent Nihon University football play, where Taisuke Miyagawa delivered the opposition quarterback a late hit designed to injure (宮川泰介選手と日大アメフト部の悪習). The offending player now openly claims his coaching staff ordered the dangerous tackle, to force the opposing star out of the game.

WATCH the infamous dirty play here (link)
( blue quarterback, late hit from behind )

Japan is widely discussing dishonor.
The New York Times analyzes the impact:
"The play — and what led to it — has touched off nationwide examination of deep-rooted cultural dynamics, including what the Japanese call "パワハラ  power hara," or harassment by those in power who force underlings to do things against their will." (link)

But surely rot and パワハラ "power hara" reach to the very top.

In Japan's political world, the powerful evade responsibility - as 'soldiers' coverup corruption.  And in the USA, payoffs & powerful lawyers hide leadership misdeeds. Sad!



Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Stand Proud?

Yesterday, the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles were disinvited the day before visiting the White House by US President Donald J. Trump.

He released a statement claiming disagreement over the National Anthem.

There are many ways to protest national indifference.

Let's Be Creative!




Sunday, June 03, 2018

Pretend innocence

Nobuhisa Sagawa (佐川宣寿) was Director General of Japan's National Tax Agency and accused of corruption, a crony in Prime Minister Abe's ultra-rightist Moritomo scandal.

Some see Sagawa here looking childlike & innocent; others see a dangerous viper.

I see burikko ぶりっ子, worst sleazy scum of Japan.


Saturday, June 02, 2018

Compromised Media, Hazardous Online Tools

Trump whips-up Yankee patriotism; as similar shenanigans are orchestrated elsewhere, boosting nationalists elsewhere. Aggressive chauvinism hurts.

When guns are quiet we must discuss heroes, cowards & homeland myths.


Only Militarists Rejoice

Much disinformation.
Tough to know what's happening...
Might the combatants provide us resources to escape the battlefield?

http://www.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/psygroup.pdf

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lost Faith in Media

Some media outlets are trashy.

I cannot watch FOX News productions. Rather than countering mischaracterizations & drivel, better to imagine them in a closet shouting & screaming at each other. Turn it OFF -- let their personal issues receive silence.

I never liked or trusted America's NPR (National Public Radio). My wife likes Terry Gross & "Fresh Air" but their propaganda pains me all the more when it erupts. Here's an example:
Fresh Air Terry Gross & RJ Lifton 18Dec2001 - Gay Disinformation.mp3

In 2001 days, "GAY" was a slur - ... & the gay premise is total bullshit.

I've had respect for the BBC, but this week one report is beyond poor:
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-44290824/north-koreans-dare-to-criticise-vampire-leader
A smuggler displeased with the DPRK's leadership is "interviewed"

We could write the same bullshit about England's Evil Queen, where surely some shadowy unattributed subjects are resentful & embittered, deeply frightened of covert retribution for their disloyalty. Shame on the BBC!

Here's similar extreme propaganda via Chosun Ilbo from Korea:
https://www.mindwatch.com/2018/03/facing-misinformation.html

We're deliberately directed away from pressing problems...

TRASHY