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This one was taken in 1971 by Ian Lind. The irony is that tyranny still exists in Hawai'i:

Photo by Ian Lind at http://www.ilind.net

This picture was taken in August 2000 which was five years ago. It's of Hawaiians protesting the Akaka Bill. The irony is that it's 2005 and Senator Akaka and other politicians are still ignoring the will of the Hawaiian people:

From the Honolulu Starbulletin: http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/2000/Aug/30/

For the record I'm anti-Akaka Bill because the Akaka Bill is only about money... for politicians... and I'm not down with that. I despise money-hungry people. Therefore I despise politicians. Worse... they don't listen to the will of the people. I have a problem with that. Also the government just wants to control us Hawaiians: Mind, body, and spirit and with the Akaka Bill they can make millions doing so.

Of course I don't see any of this in the media. It seems as though very few people are pointing out the obvious. Well it's obvious to me. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who sees this... that it's all about the money. Well the ones who are speaking about it seem to want their name and face plastered in the media. I know that they seek money, power, and/or fame. Therefore I see right through them. Again... I'm sure that I'm not the only one who can see right through them. Anyway I fully support these protestors and I admire them for standing up for what they believe in. Sometimes I show up and when I do I stand way in the back.

Well I wish that more people would appreciate other cultures not just their own. Then again one of my favorite songs is John Lennon's "Imagine." Then again, I'm part Haole (which can mean "American, European, or white,") Hawaiian, Asian, and Latin. As far as I can remember, I was taught to appreciate and to celebrate differences. I was also taught to appreciate and respect life not just my own.

Well if the pics are slow to load... hope you don't mind. I like pictures and I like to post pictures.


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