Thought for the day

The US Marine Corps on Thursday formally opened a new military base in the US territory of Guam as part of Washington’s military buildup in the Asia Pacific that is aimed at China.

The base is still under construction but will eventually house 5,000 US Marines, likely by the end of 2024. According to The Wall Street Journal, the purpose of the base is to prepare for a potential war with China in the islands of the western Pacific Ocean.

One of the world’s most prestigious and storied surfing contests — dubbed the “Super Bowl of Surfing” — went forward Sunday in Hawaii for the first time in seven years with towering wave faces and a gigantic swell that was expected to grow throughout the day.

And this year female surfers competed alongside the men for the first time in the 39-year history of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational.

Pacific Island nations have urged Japan to delay the release of wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant over fears it could contaminate fishing grounds.

Ignorance is bliss? Hawaii town that has suffered 600 earthquakes a WEEK for the last five years - 192,000 in total - is warned tremors are caused by huge chamber of unstable magma underground MikeRivero Wed, 01/18/2023 - 10:14

A small town in Hawaii that experiences an astonishing 600 earthquakes a week is being rocked by a concentrated pool of magma directly beneath it, a study has found.

The number of earthquakes recorded in Pahala, a town in the south of the Big Island of Hawaii, has increased 70-fold since 2015, and seismologists have used modern imaging techniques to attribute the sharp rise to a web of magma connected to a nearby volcano.

US to Boost Aid to Micronesia in Exchange for More Military Access MikeRivero Mon, 01/16/2023 - 10:08

The US and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are nearing a deal that would give more economic aid to the Pacific nation in exchange for more US military access to the islands, FSM President David Panuelo said on Friday.

Air Force returns leased land on Molokai Island to Hawaii MikeRivero Mon, 01/16/2023 - 08:42

The U.S. military and Hawaii officials said Friday the Air Force has returned 363 acres it leased on Molokai Island to the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, opening the possibility Native Hawaiians could move onto the land.

Almost everyone in Russia and the United States is familiar with the story of how Alaska was sold to the Americans for next to nothing. Considerably fewer people have heard about the Russian colony in California. And only historians seem to know that mere chance prevented the future 50th state of the US from becoming a part of the Russian Empire 205 years ago.

The 'Schaffer scam', as those events are known in American historiography, was a fleeting episode of the colonial era. But that doesn’t make the story any less exciting.

US Nuclear Submarine in Indian Ocean | Secret US Military base | Diego Garcia Island MikeRivero Thu, 01/12/2023 - 08:01
Hawaii The Very First U.S. Regime Change MikeRivero Wed, 12/21/2022 - 09:13

You come home from work one day to your many generations’ family property where you have lived all of your life and find that a team is removing your belongings to the front lawn. And when you indignantly demand to know what is going on, two policemen and the county sheriff advise you that the new owner is taking possession.

Hawaii pummeled with near-blizzard conditions a week after Mauna Loa stopped erupting MikeRivero Tue, 12/20/2022 - 13:45

The mainland isn’t the only one experiencing a major winter storm. Just a week after Mauna Loa stopped erupting, Winter Storm Warnings were issued for Hawaii’s Big Island. 

The National Weather Service issued the alert for heavy and blowing snow on Monday, with the Winter Storm Warning in effect until 6 a.m. HST on Tuesday.

Up to 8 inches of snow and winds gusting as high as 100 mph are possible on Big Island Summits above 10,500 feet.