Spread a Little A * L * O * H * A
Could you imagine, all around the world ...
A little Aloha in every boy and girl?
Could you imagine, how simple life could be ...
With a little Aloha -- in you and me?
Let's spread a little bit of Aloha.
Put a little love in your heart.
Take a little dip in the ocean.
Oh Yeah, Uh Huh!
[The Mana'o Company]
Xtra! Xtra! Xtra! NCAA March Madness Basketball Update
Idaho State Slays Giant UCLA in the NCAA Sweet 16 [read all about it]
Another shooting and multiple gun deaths!
Guns don't solve problems; people solve problems. Invest in people, not guns!
Marijuana is roughly 114 times LESS DEADLY than alcoholAccording to recent findings published in the journal Scientific Reports. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and marijuana. Previous studies consistently ranked marijuana as the safest recreational drug, but it was not known that the discrepancy was this large. [more]
Why Do We Spend So Little On Our Kids?
Potential Environmental Disaster Threatens Kaua'iThe Kaua'i-based research group, InfoImagination, released a policy summary for residents and political leaders on Kaua'i regarding Ulupono: Hawai'i Dairy Farms proposal. The project is opposed by environmental groups, such as Surfrider Foundation Kaua'i Chapter and Carl Berg. Please educate yourself about the potentially disastrous project that threatens streams and ocean waters in this pristine area of the south shore near Mahaulepu: Hawai'i Dairy Farms proposal.
Pro Surfers vs. GMO Corporations
Please enjoy this brief slideshow to highlight issues and introduce leaders urging YOU to join the movement to KNOW about GMO food products. Kaua'i recently passed a law that forces GMO companies to disclose what they're spraying and creates buffer zones between testing zones and schools.
Do you consider Kauai's action to be unreasonable?
Watch the full video and find out more: SurfingForChange.com
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IRIE Thoughts of the Day
Let's just take a moment to appreciate life in general ... We're all so blessed and lucky to be alive.
~ MadonnaA Wall Street CEO, TEA extremist and Union dude meet for lunch. Waitress brings over a plate of 12 chocolate chip cookies. The CEO immediately grabs 11 and woofs them down. As the other two sit there in disbelief, the CEO whispers to the TEA extremist, "BE CAREFUL! The Union dude's trying to steal your cookie!"
I say this to anyone who's threatening death in the name of religion or politics:
Go F**k yourselves now! Go F**k yourselves now! Go F**k yourselves now! Go F**k yourselves now! Go F**k yourselves now! Go F**k yourselves now! Go F**k yourselves now! Go F**k yourselves now! Go F**k yourselves now!
~ Jon Stewart
There are friends, and then there are "HAWAIIAN FRIENDS"Courtesy of Alika K Kalauli III (MAHALO)
FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Always bring the food.
FRIENDS: Will say "hello".
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.
FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.
FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Cry with you.
FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Will spend hours talking, laughing, and just being together then help clean-up when all pau!
FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes.
FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowd's okoles that left you.
FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"
FRIENDS: Get mad when you don't stay in contact.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Years could go by and you pick up like it was yesterday.
FRIENDS: Come and go.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Are family.
FRIENDS: Will ignore this email.
HAWAIIAN FRIENDS: Will forward it to spread "da Pacific Hawaiian kine aloha"!
The Absence of A*L*O*H*A
Unjust wars and occupations radicalize people. The American Right wing secretly knows this but likes the vicious circle it produces. Wars make profits for the military-industrial complex and the resulting terrorism terrifies the clueless U.S. public and helps hawks win elections, allowing them to pursue further wars. And so it goes — until the Republic is bankrupted and in ruins and its unemployed have to live in tent cities.
~ Juan Cole
Spread A * L * O * H * A with the Peaceful Vibrations of Sashamon
I want to introduce all my friends to Sashamon (Sasha Makia Spiller-Reiff). He originates from the Hawaiian island of Moloka'i and brings a unique peaceful vibe to the island music scene in an IRIE mix of Reggae, Rock and Hawaiian in One Day Maybe, his debut album. Sasha says:
"Everything is energy. Music is energy. Light is energy. I think the best art is like a beacon or a lighthouse that illuminates the truth and the beauty and shines on you to create a light inside of you.
It's like if God is the lighthouse, then music is just a part of that vibration. Music at its best, to me, is the cousin of the Creator. And we are creators, creators of life.
I think music is for praise and the illumination of this. If music helps show the innate godliness of ourselves, it can help us to treat one another more like human beings. I think ultimately we're just vessels here to help one another out. I don't think we're here to suffer."
For more info visit: www.sashamon.com
Mahalo Nui Loa!
Spread A * L * O * H * A to all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender
A lawsuit filed in federal district court states that Proposition 8 — which eliminated the right of same sex couples to marry in California — creates a class of "second-class citizens" and thereby violates the U.S. Constitution. The suit also calls for an injunction against Proposition 8 until the case is resolved, which would immediately reinstate marriage rights to same sex couples.
The plaintiffs are represented by Theodore B. Olson and David Boies. Olson, a former U.S. Solicitor General, represented George W. Bush in 2000ís Bush v. Gore, which decided the presidential election. Boies represented Al Gore in that case.
"Yesterday, the California Supreme Court said that the California Constitution compels the State to discriminate against gay men and lesbians who have the temerity to wish to express their love and commitment to one another by getting married," Olson said. "These are our neighbors, co-workers, teachers, friends, and family, and, courtesy of Prop 8, California now prohibits them from exercising this basic, fundamental right of humanity. Whatever discrimination California law now might permit, I can assure you, the United States Constitution does not."
"Mr. Olson and I are from different ends of the political spectrum, but we are fighting this case together because Proposition 8 clearly and fundamentally violates the freedoms guaranteed to all of us by the Constitution," Boies said. "Every American has a right to full equality under the law. Same sex couples are entitled to the same marriage rights as straight couples. Any alternative is separate and unequal and relegates gays and lesbians to a second class status."
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Understanding the Meaning of A*L*O*H*A
When we utter the sacred word of Aloha, we invoke the spirit of Aloha. When Aloha is in action, it is felt on all levels and what is contrary cannot exist simultaneously ... It means each person engaged in Aloha is bound to the principles of truth and right action. When Aloha is enacted, our actions are overseen by the Akua, Na Akua, Na 'Aumakua, Na Kupuna. Each participant can act as he or she chooses but is responsible for his or her own actions and intentions regardless.
It would be a mistake, however, to believe that Aloha demands passivity. Aloha is a state of being and therefore requires action and participation. To be true to Aloha, one must stand for truth, defend the principles that protect the rights of all people and the sacred earth, and resist the affronts to Aloha itself. source