Tourism: The New Imperialism. Check out reference to high speed ferries

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Comment by Sheridan Collins on October 31, 2010 at 1:36pm
It's best to get busy before the ski resorts, golf courses and horse facilities show up. No respect for the land - only respect for the money.
Comment by Sheridan Collins on October 31, 2010 at 1:29pm
Hi Kaohi,
How can I know so little about everything. Probably the idea is to let the people travel freely like a special gift, then grab the land. When I was in Alaska, summer 2003, I noticed an interesting thing. Every bank is full of workers from South Pacific islands. And every Target, Walmart, Kmart is totally staffed with Philipinos who can barely speak English. This seemed so weird to me like everybody was in their own little world. This happened in the 1990s. What's going on? There are maybe thousands of South Pacific Islanders freezing in Anchorage.

Once I saw some pots I really liked and I found out they came from little outside islands in Japan - made by indigenous people of Japan. Indigenous people of Japan? We are not taught about indigenous people in the United States. Only the conquistadors. It's more convenient to objectify local populations that way. I was interested in this information also because there are some Navajo words with exactly the same meaning in Japanese. A Navajo woman was on the radio one day talking about her trip to Japan. She was listening to people speaking Japanese who kept repeating the Navajo word for luggage. Same word. It would be interesting to know the history, but how do you know who wrote it?

The whole DU thing is very disturbing. I want to know what is going on in California with DU. When I was working there the materials lab techs couldn't use nuclear compaction testing equipment. In other states we had to wear badges monitoring exposure rates. The badges were sent off somewhere at regular intervals to be analyzed. So is DU OK in California? Or have they rejected it on the basis of exposure issues.

I just heard another scheme the local government has come up with to get the people off the land. Instead of requiring extra insurance because of a lack of infrastructure (like fire lines), they are trying to require the people building houses create their own police, fire, water, etc. That means the only affordable way to buy a piece of property and build a house is to build a bunch of houses all close together - like a housing project. There will be no more remote ranch houses or farm houses. Sounds like the Nature Conservancy or Sierra Club to me. Next thing you know, there will be padlocks on all the gates into property that people have been using for 300 years. Only a select few will have the keys. Problem with this is that Santa Fe is high desert - not much water. They will all have to go away when the aquifers run dry, but by that time, the land will be destroyed because it has not been used. No good. It will be like the Navajo Nation with the sand blizzards.
Comment by Kaohi on October 31, 2010 at 6:16am
I am having a conversation with my girlfriend, she's from Chuuk. We met in 2004, and in a few days she will be leaving for the mainland to hook up with finance.

We are having discussions about when the Japanese soilders went to their islands, how they rapped the women but left after the war. Their race now have Japanese in them because of the children these soilders made. Senator Akaka made it possible in 1998 for Micronesians to travel through out US America, an exit plan. I 'm trying to ask her questions about the reason why from her or local perspective.

She is a high chief daughter from her island.
Comment by Kaohi on October 31, 2010 at 5:33am
Aloha Sheridan Collins,

I read quickly the above "In Hawaii many tourist complexes have been built on sites sacred to indigenous Hawaiians. Many burial grounds have been destroyed. I chuckled a bit, eventhough it is not a laughing matter.

The part that is meaninful in Waianae Valley and is still a real problem from the 70s, is "We no can eat golf balls."

And golf courses are still a problem for Waianae Valley and the diversion of water to Wailua and Wahiawa the central plains for monsanto's fields of GMO's.
Comment by Sheridan Collins on October 30, 2010 at 11:00am
I don't know who these people are or anything about their website. I found this researching Monsanto. It is interesting that these issues link up in google searches. Maybe it is because people who are concerned about poison being dumped on the planet are also concerned about other issues posing risks. Still don't know how to post things properly. Click on global03.htm

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