Tag Archives: TMT

Mauna Kea TMT BLNR Contested Case Final Argument videos, 9-20-17

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I’ve been watching a few of these in the last couple days, and felt the desire to place them here for others to get a flavor for what is happening regarding the TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) situation. Here is a … Continue reading

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Standing Rock update 2 of 2… Honolulu Civil Beat 12-6-16… “[US Rep. Tulsi] Gabbard Faced Tough Questions In Dakota About Hawaiian Issues”

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Here is another major turning point, and awakening point, for humanity, and the Kingdom of Hawai’i. She is one of the few “governmental” people that I’ve heard that expressed some hope that the TMT issue and Native Hawaiian voices would … Continue reading

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Related to Mauna Kea and the TMT… Kingdom of Hawai’i blog, “Lanny Sinkin, 11-14-16… “The Faith and the Telescope at the Hawai’i Supreme Court””

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This is self-explanatory, as described below. Lanny Sinkin is representing the Temple of Lono, and as I understand it, is trying to demonstrate that the Hawaiian faith is still practiced on the islands, and is as valid as all other … Continue reading

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And what’s going on with that Mauna a Wākea telescope business? HPR.org 11-8-16… “TMT Case Heads to Hawaii Supreme Court for Second Time”

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I’ve not posted much about the Mauna Kea TMT business since the construction permit was voided by the Hawaii Supreme Court, but there has been activity. A contested case hearing was arranged, a mediator “judge” (retired judge) with ties to … Continue reading

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Hawaii News Now 2-11-16… “Alternate sites considered for embattled giant telescope” (and the tale of two postings of the ‘same’ article)

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This is very interesting, in my view, for two different reasons. First off, this is just what many who support the sacredness of Mauna a Wākea would want… TMT looking for another location for its 18-story telescope. The other part … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i blog, 1-9-16… Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr… “King’s Letter to Prosecutor Roth… ‘Dismiss the Charges'”

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Relating to the prior post, the King has written this letter requesting the county prosecutor to drop all other charges against all protectors. ———————————– Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 1-9-16… “King’s Letter to Prosecutor Roth… ‘Dismiss the Charges’” … Continue reading

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An Article Which Appeared in the West Hawaii Today Newspaper, today, 12-14-15… “Worst state for doing business” [and my comment]

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That’s the title on the article. But no one actually said that. I’ll post the text below the comment which I left on the article. There’s a number of things I could point to here, but I’ll just leave my … Continue reading

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A Canadian’s Perspective… 12-4-15, “Colby Cosh: An imperialist icon, meant to benefit all mankind, unfortunately situated on a sacred mountaintop”

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This was posted on a FB feed, and I felt it appropriate for this time. All I will add is what one commenter wrote, and my reply: Commenter: “Because they see our weak history regarding this kind of thing. The … Continue reading

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Big Island Video News 12-3-15… “VIDEO: Victorious Petitioners React To TMT Court Decision”

https://youtu.be/6w_7G-VwEzw This is an excellent summary video, in my view, of the whole picture of “Protection of Mauna a Wākea” through the last few years. This shows three of the very important people involved with the protectors. Excellent professional video. … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i blog, 11-19-15… Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr… “King’s Letter of Gratitude to Lāhui”

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A letter of gratitude for all those who have worked for the protection and freedom of Mauna a Wākea. [Note: “Lāhui” means “people of the nation”.] ———————————– Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 11-19-15… “King’s Letter of Gratitude to … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i blog, 11-16-15… Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige: Avoiding Confrontation”

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This was written and posted prior to the Tuesday (11-17-15) ruling by the Supreme Court to temporarily halt TMT construction. ———————————– Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 11-13-15… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige, Avoiding Confrontation” Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny … Continue reading

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Big Island Video News 11-23-15… “Legally Binding Letter: TMT Will Be Last Mauna Kea Telescope Site” (and a couple reader’s comments)

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This, I would surmise, is in part an effort to make “the state” look good, and to appear to be a “good steward ” of the land, and the Mauna. In my view, they are grasping at whatever they can … Continue reading

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A result of today’s journey?… 11-17-15 “Hawaii Supreme Court grants temporary suspension of permit for giant Mauna Kea telescope”

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[Here is another article about this.] This is amazing! I had just returned home, and soon after, this came in, emailed to me by Lanny Sinkin. I know many people have been working toward something like this, but the synchronicity … Continue reading

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Petition… “Remove the Heavy Equipment from Mauna Kea Summit”

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Some may have an interest in this. At the time of posting, there are 320 signatures. ——————————- Remove the Heavy Equipment from Mauna Kea Summit Update #1, 1 hours ago The State Supreme Court decision about TMT has not occurred … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i blog, 11-13-15… Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr… “King’s Letter to President Governor Ige, TMT Confrontation”

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Excellent points made in this letter. My highlights are below. “Anyone who listened to the oral argument before the Hawai’i Supreme Court regarding the challenge to the permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope knows that at least four of the … Continue reading

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What’s Been Going On in the Kingdom of Hawai’i, Pt 2… Civil Beat 11-10-15 article about “the Poll”

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I publish the full text of this one, which is at least a little bit balanced and does not imply that everyone in the islands wants “the tmt”. This also brings out one of the points I noted (in this … Continue reading

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What’s Been Going On in the Kingdom of Hawai’i, Pt 1… “TMT Paid for it’s own Poll and so now ‘EVERYBODY Loves TMT'” (so they say)

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TMT apparently paid for a poll to be done by Ward Research (in Honolulu). It had a whole 613 respondents distributed across the islands. I’m posting the text of one article about it, with links to others. And a list … Continue reading

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Kp Radio Hawaii 10-5-15…

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Show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kpradiohawaii/2015/10/05/kp-radio-hawaii-10-05-15 Talked about (among other things): Addressed today’s blog post. October 8 is one-year anniversary of blocking of the TMT groundbreaking. Setting boundaries. Yawned several times, which was a signal to end the show. Audio player (note: if … Continue reading

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My Comment on the article, “Telescope legal costs fallout”

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As I mentioned in the previous post, I posted the comment below on the article itself, and on FB. My comment: As is typical with many of these mainstream media articles about TMT, several attempts here are made to “blame” … Continue reading

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Hawaii News Now 9-22-15… “Telescope legal costs fallout”

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I’m posting this article first, followed by the comment I left on it, in the next post. My view of this article, it is a typical type of MSM message about TMT, where several attempts are made to “blame” the … Continue reading

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Robert Thomas, Hawai’i Free Press 9-2-15… “Telescope Prediction: Hawaii Supreme Court Will Rule for Challengers”

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This article makes the prediction that the Hawaii Supreme Court Will Rule for Challengers (and against the permit that “allowed” TMT construction). We shall see. As with the Williamson Chang article, this one points out many key features of the … Continue reading

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Mauna a Wākea 1 of 2: Indiana Daily Student 9-2-15… “EDITORIAL: Science on a sacred summit”

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This is one of two articles I noticed yesterday about Mauna a Wākea. All the way from Indiana University (at least that appears to be from where this originates). One reason I post this one is that it appears to … Continue reading

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Dr. Williamson Chang 9-1-15, “Thursday August 27, 2015, was a memorable day in the history of Hawaii”

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Found this on Facebook, here, and I feel this is a very well written description of what occurred on August 27. Recall these posts, 1, 2, 3, as well as this “lava update” post, where it was very clear to … Continue reading

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Hawaii Supreme Court Hearings, illustrated by “Cartoon Court Reporter” Lauryn Rego (of Babes Against Biotech)

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These were just too great to not post. Lauryn is part of Babes Against Biotech (Facebook page). The cartoons provide a reasonable gist of what has been going on today and yesterday. The best cartoon court reporting I’ve ever seen! … Continue reading

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Honolulu Civil Beat 8-27-15… “Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope”

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This is the first of three pieces I am putting out regarding this case which is the result of a lawsuit brought against the state regarding DLNR “permitting” of the TMT project. This article gives some details about the case … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i blog, Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-22-15… “King’s Letter to OHA Trustees”

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These next two are posted a bit late, but I wanted to get them out for viewing. I’ll be posting four in row. —————————– Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-22-15… “King’s Letter to OHA Trustees” Ali`i Mana`o Nui … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i Blog, Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-20-15… Two King’s Letters, to Hawaii County Prosecutor and Adjutant General of the National Guard

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These are related, so I post both of them here. —————————– Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-20-15… “King’s Letter to Hawaii County Prosecutor… ‘Illegal Prosecution’” Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin. The King sent a letter to the Hawai’i … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i Blog… Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin 7-19-15… “Corporate Government at Work — TMT invited to join Attorney General’s Conference calls”

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Was going to publish this article by itself, but, since Lanny has written his own article about it, I will post this from his original posting. As I understand from a conversation with interested parties, this could turn out to … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i Blog, Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-16-15… “King’s Letter to Governor Ige… ‘Law and Morality'”

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There are some very significant points made here by Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., to Governor Ige. I do know from selected communications with those closer to the State of Hawaii than myself, that they are having to … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i Blog, Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 7-13-15… “King’s Letter to President Obama”

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A strongly worded communication to President Obama. “Like Indonesia, where you have turned a deaf ear to the plights of the Indigenous Papuans, it is apparent you’ve turned a deaf ear to the indigenous people – ‘Kanaka Maoli’ – of … Continue reading

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Alright… one more TMT type post… Hawaii Tribune Herald 7-18-15… “Lawsuit seeks injunction to block TMT”

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Not trying to overwhelm people with this, but I do believe it has connecting points all over the planet. There are a couple of court cases pending regarding this potential telescope, and the appropriateness of building on sacred Hawaiian lands. … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Hawai’i Blog, 7-18-15… Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin… “TMT and the Military”

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[Update: someone posted this article from April, from the Canadian PM’s website: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2015/04/06/thirty-meter-telescope (look for the word “defence” (that’s Canadian for “defense”).] This is rather a counterpoint to the counterpoint I posted yesterday regarding the potential military uses of TMT, … Continue reading

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A Counterpoint to the article, “Treason on Mauna Kea: TMT Military Mission Concealed” (and why I see NO evidence to support using that title)

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I’ve seen this article posted all over FaceBook and on many of the Mauna Kea FB groups. From the website, waronwethepeople.com. The website name tells much of it, for me at least. “War on We the People”. Well, I do … Continue reading

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