Note: The media could’ve covered this story from an angle of compassion, instead the emphasis from the beginning imprints “fear” toward people who have been dispossessed by society. The illegal occupation and overthrow of the Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian culture) led a once wealthy kingdom and it’s peoples down a path toward poverty, illiteracy, pestilence and ultimately virtual genocide. Now those who fall between the cracks are being marginalized by society and criminalized by the system.
Sadly, a once thriving culture has been virtually decimated by Western values and greed, it’s time for a change (an overhaul) in our collective thinking in order to preserve the beauty, wisdom, spirituality and sound cultural traditions embodied by the Polynesian tribes and their cultural counterparts around the globe.Aloha, ~A~}
Posted: Jul 02, 2014
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” An overflow crowd in a Southern California community where protesters turned back Homeland Security busloads of immigrants gave a harsh reception to federal officials behind the decision to bring them to Murrieta in the first place.
Local politicians calling for secure borders proved far more popular with the crowd Wednesday night.
” Send them back! Send the back!” the special-meeting crowd chanted, shouting down Chief Border Patrol Agent Paul Beeson after he took responsibility for transferring the Central American children and families to Murrieta from Texas, where the numbers are too much for facilities to handle.
On Tuesday, the buses were rerouted an hour south to San Diego after they were met with flag-waving protesters in Murrieta.
The Wednesday night crowd, gathered at a high school auditorium that seats 750 in the desert city of 100,000 people…
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“It’s going to unbearable outside in the southern half of the U.S. by the end of the century,” said Harriet Tregoning, director of the office of economic resilience, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), at a lecture on Rebuild by Design at the National Building Museum (NBM).
Explaining why we need new approaches to resilience, she said in just the first twelve years of this century, we’ve already seen the two costliest natural disasters in U.S. history (Hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Sandy in 2012), along with more frequent and extreme events, such as wildfires, droughts, and flooding — which scientists say all result from climate change. Consider also the trend towards urbanization, particularly in coastal areas, and you have a precarious mix of higher exposure to risk for ever-increasing populations in some…
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