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Capones Comedy Smash 4 on June 13th featuring headliner DeRay ” The Difference” Davis , “The Bad Girl Comedy” Luenell, “Simply Red” Red Grant and opening the night will be Mad TV’s Arden Myrin. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. For more ticket or VIP info please call “The Boss” 200-4339 or 306-2926
What’s going on: The TMT Corporation and the University of Hawai?i Board of Regents are proposing to build a massive 18-story telescope, office building, road, and parking lot–called the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)–on undeveloped conservation lands and “ceded” lands on Mauna Kea.
Wrong for the Mountain: The law doesn’t allow for this level of industrial development on conservation lands, like Mauna Kea. The law (HAR 13-5-30) outlines clear criteria that must be met before construction can be allowed on conservation lands in Hawai?i, including:
– The development may not “cause substantial adverse impact to existing natural resources within
the surrounding area, community, or region.”
– “The existing physical and environmental aspects of the land, such as natural beauty and open space
characteristics, will be preserved or improved upon, whichever is applicable.”
The TMT can’t satisfy these criteria. This development (18 stories, 8 acre construction footprint) would
multiply industrial land use on Mauna Kea, forever altering the natural beauty and sacred vista of the
northern plateau. Construction will impact fragile habitats of native plants and animals found only on Mauna Kea, with no guarantee of restoration when the lease term ends, in a mere 21 years. (year 2033).
Here’s what their own permit application (CDUA) and EIS say about their development project:
How big is it?
– 184 ft. tall (18 stories), plus 20 ft. below ground
– Construction footprint: over 8 acres disturbed
– Completed structure footprint: over 5 acres
– Average American football field is 1.32 acres
– Telescope: 34,000 sq. ft.
– Support and office building: 21,000 sq. ft.
– Will excavate 64,000 cubic yards of summit area
– Will add 3,400 ft of new road
– Largest development ever proposed in summit region,
would be second largest telescope in the world, if built
What impact would it have?
– Construction proposed for the northern plateau, some of the last undeveloped area on the summit
– Structure will interrupt viewplane to Haleakal?
– Will be visible from 14% of the island, including Waimea Park, Pu‘u Kapu & Wa?awa?a, Honoka?a, & Pu?ukohal?
– Current telescopes are visible from 43% of the island
– Telescope operations will create 74 dbA of noise
– Will produce 120-250 cubic feet of solid waste a week
– Will use 5,000 gallon underground tank to for waste storage, including hazardous chemicals
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– All above information as well as the video has been taken off of Sam Kapoi’s Vimeo account, click on his name above to view more videos pertaining to the Protect Mauna Kea movement. Much mahalo Sam, for the dedication and time you sacrifice in order to help spread awareness and more.
Above is the UFC Road to the Octagon segment covering the upcoming fight between Lyoto Machida & Luke Rockhold. But if you make your way towards the 26:25 marker, you’ll be able to watch a short segment covering none other then Waianae’s finest & Hawaii’s own, Max Holloway. Max, a humble yet hard working professional UFC fighter takes on a journey through his hometown of Waianae. From making a surprise visit to Waianae Elementary School too taking us behind the scenes of his training grounds. (Yes, we saw you Charles sporting the Defend Hawaii “WildStyle” Hoody). Be sure to check out Max’s segment and support him on his upcoming fight. This local boy is representing for the entire 808! Get ’em Max!
This past Friday April 10, 2015 @ UH Manoa, 1000+ people showed up in support of standing up for Mauna Kea. Forming a line from Kanewai to Bachman Lawn to pass Pohaku for Ahu. It was a heavy and cultural experience that had to be witnessed. I attempted to capture the rally but ended up getting involved and helping pass Pohaku for Ahu. Below are photos that I did capture from this past Fridays Rally. Big ups to all the individuals who came out in support to stand up for Mauna Kea and our culture.
Team Defend Hawaii passes Pohaku one by one to each other while in line for the UH Manoa Rally.
Many people came out in support, to show the mana instilled in our culture and the preservation of our sacred lands.
Defend Hawaii ohana; Tanoai Reed, was in attendance supporting and helping protect Mauna Kea.
Local Reggae Artists the L81Z helped with the Rally and passed Pohaku for Ahu.
A young Kanaka representing his culture and speaking up for his people this past Friday at the UH Rally.
It was good to see Uncle Walter Ritte in attendacne, one of the most recognized native Hawaiian educators of our time. If you don’t know who he is, stop what your’e doing and learn more on him now!
Shaelene Kamaka’ala was at the Rally this past Friday. If you didn’t know, Shae is responsible for starting up the Protect Mauna Kea Petition. She is not only one of the legal enforcers for the Mauna Kea Movement but many other native hawaiian issues we are dealing with today. If you have yet to sign the petition visit this link now http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/protect-mauna-kea-stop.
Some photos capturing the men who volunteered to stack the Pohaku for Ahu.
Hawaii’s future standing up to protect Mauna Kea and Defend Hawaii!
Dozens of people gathered Thursday to try to put a stop to the start of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. The telescope should not be built on land considered sacred to Native Hawaiians.
Let us take a visit into the past, approximately around October of last year. (video below courtesy of Big Island Video News)
Its time we take a stand!!!
Divide and conquer is the way of the oppressor.. $$$ Local police were told they would lose their jobs if they wouldn’t arrest their own people and ohana?!?!? THE MAUNA KEA TELESCOPE THEY WANT TO BUILD IS 8 ACRES, 7 METERS DEEP. 18 STORIES HIGH?!?!? Does that sound right for the most sacred mountain in the world and a holy grail for Hawaiians?! http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/protect-mauna-kea-stop