Living in Chinatown Honolulu
October 19, 2003
 
Bought a 13'" Sony Trinitron KV-1365 yesterday at St. Mark's Rummage sale.
At the sale I hook up a piece of wire and touched the end of it and it was
a it was on cable the picture was so good. Whoooo-Hooooo! Same TV would cost
at least $70 new at the store. IBeen pricing DVD players, the cheapest at
$40 is less than the cheapest VHS player for $60!. So maybe in a couple months,
I'll find a used DVD player at a garage player. Tee-hee!

hey have upped the number of homeless from 3.00 to ...
a href="http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Oct/19/ln/ln06a.html">
....6,500 homeless on O'ahu....
.
gee, there's less than a million people in the entire state of Hawai'i,
which state has the highest percentage per captia of homelessness?

POPULATION Oahu:

Hmmm, 9% of 864,571 equals 77,811 military residents, deduct from civilian population, ( have no figures for prision "residents ") which comes to 786,760 of which 6,500 people experience homelessness for an average periond of 5 months comes close to 1% of the popluation defined as homesless. That means that for every 120 people on the island of Oahu there is a least one person experiencing homelessness.


Homeless people have no solitude and public spaces are used for necessary human urgencies. Stinking sidewalks smells like governmental ineptitude to provide even the most fundamental human essentials such as a simple public bathroom.


Compassion is required
When you look into a homeless person's face Whoever finds it difficult to care
Should just try living In a homeless person's place.



Letters on chart corresponds to area on Oahu
http://www.healthyhawaii2010.org/images/legend/bigmap-honolulu.gif





NOT MAKING A LIVABLE WAGE

Percentage of households not making a livable wage





HONOLULU HAWAI'I KAUA'I MAUI
27.7 42.0 36.0 33.2

source info



every city in the survey
cited the lack of affordable housing as the primary cause of homelessness.
"I believe homelessness is actually not the problem, but it is a symptom of an affordable housing crisis," said Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle, Chair of the Conference's Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness.
Many people call or
write the National Coalition
for the Homeless to ask about the number of homeless people
in the United States. There is no easy answer to this question, and in fact, the question itself is misleading. In most cases, homelessness is a temporary circumstance -- not a permanent condition. A more appropriate measure of the magnitude of homelessness is therefore the number of people who experience homelessness
over time, not the number of "homeless people."


L.A.'s homeless population f
ar exceeds shelter spaces — at least 41,500 people for 8,600 beds — creating
a constant conflict with shoppers and businesses.

National
average
, people remain homeless for five months in the cities surveyed

October 17, 2003
 
HEY! Check out my keleidoscope arabic art using paint shop pro



Monday, April 28, 2003



Isle pedestrian
fatality rate ranks fifth in the nation

Alvin Takeshita, head of Traffic Safety and Traffic Engineering branches
of the state Department of Transportation, said a high number of pedestrian
accidents occur in the Kalihi police district, where a large number of senior
citizens live.


 



Pick any road which poses a grave
risk to walkers, add the disabled and the elderly, then mix in obnoxious
drivers onto a poorly designed major thoroughfare and what do you get? The
result is many streets all over Honolulu where pedestrians are roadkill for
points in a “Deathrace 2000” reality.

Aggressive driving fueled with congestion, has resulted in more and more
Honolulu motorists driving around in 3 -ton lethal weapons, throwing their
weight around to ‘win’ any confrontation with a pedestrian or a cyclist.

Twice I’ve had car drivers yell at me to “stay of the sidewalk”. This is
after I shrieked in dread because the car went from a dead stop to then rolling
towards me while I was still passing in front of their bumper. The offensive
drivers wanted me to “hurry up” by releasing the brake, allowing the corner
of the bumper to bump me. Apparently, my screaming in fear of bodily injury
annoyed them enough to yell at me to “stay of the sidewalk”. I’m STAYING
on the sidewalk because I rather get hit at less than 5 mph rather than sideswiped
at 30 miles an hour!



Hello, as I'm writing this now, the coroner is assessing the corpse two rooms
down the hallway about 40 feet away from me. First time I ever saw a body
that wasn't in a funeral. Came home to find a whole bunch of police out in
front of the place. One of the other tenants warned me before I went inside
the building. I misunderstood that it was all over already. Nope, when I went
inside the hallway there was a strange smell that I never smelled before.
As I walked past the room I rubbernecked to find a body face down with the
head at the far corner of room number 112. Talked to another resident who
said that that guy in 112 was running around naked yesterday and that he
overdosed. She speculated that it was intentional..


Derrell and & I just came from his dentist appointment and having a
big dinner at the Lion's Inn. Inside my room 112 with the sealed door and
air-conditioning, said a little prayer for the dead guy I've never seen in
the months I've lived here. I lit up a Nag Champa incense, turned on the
computer and wrote this letter.

The stuff below was news from this morning but I thought the news stories
were all spookily connected somehow with each other.






The veteran leader,

who retires on October 31 after 22 years in power, provoked an outcry
with comments to a gathering of the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic
Conference (OIC).



He told Muslim delegates
to sue for peace after decades of conflict with Israel but laced a typically
blunt speech with jibes about the influence of Jews over Western powers.



"The Europeans killed
six million Jews out of 12 million. But today the Jews rule this world by
proxy," he said.






Washington

- A three-star general active in the search for Osama bin Laden and Saddam
Hussein has told religious audiences that the war on terrorism is a battle
between a "Christian army" and Satan, and that Muslims worship an "idol"
and not a "real God."




Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass

., brought an abrupt end to discussions of means testing in the Senate
earlier this year when he threatened to filibuster the bill if the benefits
were linked to income. And he showed no sign of weakening that stance this
week.
"I've been long against means testing on Social Security and Medicare
because they've been universal programs, not welfare programs, not poverty
programs,"
said Kennedy,


October 04, 2003
 
Mom gives birth to intoxicated baby

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - A woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after giving birth to a baby with a blood-alcohol
level of .18 percent.





Book review by Joanne

JoA used the term :fundamental Dispensationalist Christianity,
Well, I had to look that term up! just like; "
Secondary virginity
" = It so facto (I said it therefore it's true ROFLOL!)



World Watch Daily: Noteworthy

... The 10 Commandments Question ...if I wanted to be dictator of Alabama, my first

act would be to institute dispensationalist Christianity
as the state religion ...


Dispensationalist Beliefs - Israel and the Kingdom of God
- William E. Cox

According to dispensationalists, God has two distinct bodies of people with whom he is working: Israel and the church. There is a separate plan for each of these two peoples. Israel is said to be an earthly people, while the church represents a heavenly body. National Israel's expectation is an
earthly kingdom; the church's hope is eternal bliss in heaven. While the church realized her goal through belief in the finished work of Christ on the cross, Israel's goal will finally be realized through legal obedience.


Red Letter Bible? Read
"the Five Gospels"
which has four colors

what Jesus said and did not say
Option 1


1993: Scholars Version ( Jesus Seminar edition of gospels only) [prayer only] "Provide us with the bread we need for the day. Forgive our debts to the extent that we have forgiven those in debt to us. And please don't subject us to test after test, but rescue us from the evil one.



Lord's
Prayer

... The Lord'sPrayer. ~ Aramaic Translation ~. A translation directly from the Aramaic
into English (rather than from Aramaic to Greek to Latin to English)


Cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration! Soften the ground of our
being and carve out a space within us where Your Presence can abide.


Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit
of Your mission.

Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire. Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish.

Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.

Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.

For You are the ground and the fruitful vision, the birth-power and fulfillment, again.

October 03, 2003
 

On the morning show some months ago Dr Karl

spoke of contaminated aerosols from flushing toilets landing on toothbrushes.
A caller then asked about the possibility of ingesting (and becoming infected
with) enteric bacteria from a nearby fart. Working in a microbiology lab
Luke Tennent and colleagues had the unique opportunity to put this to the
test.

Up close and personal - an eight year old's fart. <font size=
Up close and personal- an eight year old's fart. +Copyright Luke Tennent, 2001.
A colleague took a blood agar plate (bacterial growth medium) home and had her eight year old son fart on the plate, pants down, from a distance of five centimetres. Upon overnight incubation the plate showed growth of mixed skin and enteric bacteria. Most notable is the concentration of enteric bacteria
in the "initial blast zone" at the centre of the plate, surrounded by the mixed skin and enteric bacteria located in the "splatter ring" around the "initial blast zone". Conclusion, don't situate an unprotected face within five centimetres of an unsheathed flatulent anus.


What’s the grossest thing in the world? Your body! We belch, we fart, we spit, our stomachs gurgle, we have ear wax and snot and boogers and scabs and pus and all sorts of other gross things. But they’re all vital functions of the human body.

 
Do NOT READ if have a weak Stomache!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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Ugh!!!


Are Your Sure? Can just delete this now before harboring such a horrible picture in your mind - I'm Not Kidding!















the thirteenth annual Ig Nobel Prize awards were announced
. The Ig Nobels are a tongue-in-cheek alternative to the real Nobel Prizes, which celebrate "all that is bizarre, weird and improbable in real-life scientific research" and which honour those whose achievements "cannot or -

should not be reproduced
".






BIOLOGY

C.W. Moeliker, of Natuurmuseum Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for documenting
the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in
the mallard duck.

[REFERENCE: "The First Case of Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos (Aves: Anatidae)" C.W. Moeliker, Deinsea, vol.
8, 2001, pp. 243-7. Photographs can be viewed at <
http://www.nmr.nl/deins815.htm

>]

WHO ATTENDED THE IG NOBEL CEREMONY: Kees Moeliker.






More funnier * less gross :



The 2000 Ig Nobel Prize Winners


(Click here to read
details

of the 2000 ceremony)


PSYCHOLOGY

David Dunning
of Cornell University and
Justin Kreuger

of the University of Illinois, for their modest report, "
Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's
Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments

." [Published in the
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

, vol. 77, no. 6, December 1999, pp. 1121-34.]



PEACE

Charl Fourie and Michelle Wong of Johannesburg, South Africa, for
inventing
an
automobile burglar alarm

consisting of a detection circuit and
a flamethrower

.


MANAGED HEALTH CARE

The late George and Charlotte Blonsky of New York City and San Jose,
California, for inventing a device (
US Patent #3,216,423

) to aid women in giving birth -- the woman is strapped onto a circular
table, and the table is then rotated at high speed









So then -- there's a ring of
nurses around the table with oversized baseball gloves in order to catch
the high velocity torpedo of a baby?!?!?









October 02, 2003
 

أبّنا السماوي،
المقدّس اسمك.
10. "مملكتك تجيئ.
رغبتك يعمل،
كما في السماء لذا أيضا على الأرض.
11. "أعطنا الخبز لحاجتنا اليومية.
12. "ويتركنا نهدّئ،
كما هو الحال مع سمحنا لصفاء آخرين أيضا.
13. "ولا يعبّرنا خلال المحاكمة،
ماعدا منفصل نا من الشريّرة.
للك المملكة،
القوّة والمجد
حتى نهاية الكون،
كلّ الأكوان." آمين!





"Therefore, this is how you shall pray:



Our heavenly Father,

hallowed
is your name.

10. "Your Kingdom is come.

Your
will is done,

As in heaven so also on earth.

11.

"Give us the bread for our daily need.

12. "And leave us serene,

just
as we also allowed others serenity.

13. "And do not pass us through trial,

except
separate us from the evil one.

For yours is the Kingdom,

the
Power and the Glory

To the end of the universe,

of all
the universes." Amen!








Went to Kailua Today. Ocean flat as glass. Tired all day and just
practiced the arabic alpha bet





Send a Free Fax to Congress



Demand a Special Prosecutor for the Bush Administration's

Illegal Leaks to the News Media


There's a long history in Washington of retaliating against people who
hold different views, but recent events have taken this to a new level.
To intimidate an expert who disagreed with President Bush's Iraq policy,
a senior Bush administration official leaked the name of the expert's wife
- an undercover CIA expert on Weapons of Mass Destruction whose life is
now in danger because of the leak. Outing an intelligence operative is
not just irresponsible, it's a criminal offense.


Uncovering this CIA agent to a reporter is so reprehensible that even John
Dean, the former Nixon aid embroiled in the Watergate scandal wrote, "
If I thought I had seen political tricks as vile and nasty as they could
get at the Nixon White House, I was wrong.... Nixon never set up a hit
on one of his enemies' wives
."


The White House is leaving this criminal investigation to John Ashcroft's
Justice Department. But it's not reasonable to expect Ashcroft, a Bush
appointee, to thoroughly investigate criminal wrongdoing by Bush's own
staff. American citizens deserve a credible investigation. It's that simple.


If you want Congress to demand a special prosecutor on the Bush Administration's
illegal leaks to the news media, click here:


http://action.truemajority.org/ctt.asp?u=73804&l=154





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A modern English translation of the ancient Aramaic version of the Scriptures.
A number of New Testament books are available online.








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