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In Waikiki, 5/26-27/2017

BEACH EROSION WITH ‘KING TIDE’

The photo top left- before rising tide waters overflowed into the famous rainbow tower Hilton Hawaiian Village lagoon. The red arrows and circled lagoon show how far ocean water came ashore.   On the right is a futile effort to keep the water back and when I walked along there palm tree roots were already exposed.  Other photos are from in front of the Moana-Surfrider Hotel where beach chairs were removed; trash barrels are half buried in sand; no sunbathers on Prince Kuhio Beach;  towels, clothes, misc. found washing away or almost buried in sand were thrown over fence and hedges by a kind man gathering them up. Shore erosion continues around the Hawaiian islands washing away the sand on our beautiful beaches.  I had only an iPhone and have no high surf photos with surfers.  Sorry about that!  (See ‘SHORE EROSION’ in Tab Bar)

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Dancing With the Devil in Paris

Source: Dancing With the Devil in Paris

US elementary school does away with gendered bathrooms

LET’S GET REAL, FOLKS! Satisfying our bathroom needs is a necessity for EVERYONE, young and old of all sexes. Maybe some people have not seen widespread homelessness with no toilet facilities to speak of. Or been out in mission fields where one would be happy to find and/or share toilet areas for mixed sexes, places with no flush toilets and with primitive standards of sanitation. Let’s be as accommodating as we can to provide clean and safe bathroom facilities for everyone, everywhere, even if we have to share them and take our turns when nature calls. JUST WORK IT OUT; NO BIG DEAL!

SEE- 5-11-13  ‘I Gotta Go to the Bathroom!’  TAB BAR ‘JOURNAL MUSINGS’

End Time Bible Prophecy

Though many schools in the United States have made gender-neutral bathrooms available, few have done away with separate facilities for boys and girls (AFP Photo/Arno Burgi)

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I love that Matt Barber can produce an original piece of work so in tune with the changing face of American society.  This is unlike a post I came across where a ‘Christian’ journalist recently committed the cardinal sin of plagiarism.  She ‘lifted’ a good part of someone else’s article and passed it on as her own writing!  But Matt Barber’s writing is distinctively his, not to be imitated and stolen by a no class wannabe writer!   More power to your pen, Matt!

JUNE- A MONTH OF LGBT PRIDE CELEBRATIONS

June 13-14, 2015  Portland Pride Festival

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

U.S. MILITARY IN FULL UNIFORM- San Diego, CA

U.S. MILITARY IN FULL UNIFORM- San Diego, CA

It was a popular tradition for weddings to be held in the month of June, thus we have the ‘June bride’.  Now, however, June has become known as LGBT PRIDE  month for celebrations and a festive parade.  President Bill Clinton declared that it would be so in June 2000, and President Barack Obama has taken special note of this occasion every year since coming into office in 2009.

Last year’s 2014 LGBT PRIDE parade in San Francisco, California was the largest in the nation.  It drew over a million participants, and had 200+ floats, marchers and dancers, exhibits, stages and other venues. The parade ran 4 hours long, after which revelry continued through the night.  The LGBT PRIDE theme was ‘My Body, My Business, My Power.’

The San Francisco parade was listed as tied with Rome in 2011 as having the largest gay pride parade in the world.  A week long schedule of celebrations also attracts many non-LGBT spectators and groups friendly to LGBT PRIDE to participate.  The event generates publicity for many businesses and vendors as well as receives support from major sponsors such as Kaiser Permanente, Apple, Facebook, and Google.  The 2015 San Francisco LGBT PRIDE celebration and parade is scheduled for June 27-28, 2015.  Its theme is ‘Equality Without Exception’.  By now, you may have already missed the Honolulu Pride parade and activity week which occurred this past weekend in Hawaii. In comparison to San Francisco, Honolulu had just a few hundred in attendance.

The purpose for these parades is to promote greater public awareness of the LGBT agenda and  individuals who are seeking to find acceptance, social justice and equality in society and the world.  Presently, legalization of same sex marriage in the majority of the United States has resulted in the LGBT agenda  sweeping not only America, but also the whole world.  Its main goal is said to make the world a better place for LGBT persons to live in, without them experiencing discrimination or prejudice.  Unfortunately, as the LGBT culture gains strength, it brings strong conflicts to those who disagree with their life styles when it affects their moral values and standards of living.  Sadly, laws that promote the LGBT agenda are being indiscriminately enacted, without the electoral process, and we will likely see more changes in our society.

Here are a few of the multitude of links of LGBT history and activities:

PHOTOS-  LGBT PRIDE parade in san francisco 2014  Largest in United States.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/07/gay-pride-around-the-world_n_7513434.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_LGBT_events  S.F. and Rome Parades largest in the world in 2011

http://www.honolulupride.org

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/25708093/gay-pride-banner-slashed

The End of The Age – EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS MAY 2015

SEE NEW POSTS IN TAB BARS

New links added to DROUGHT NEWS and END TIME TEACHINGS:

UPDATE ON U.S. DROUGHT NEWS- Lake Powell disappearing! END TIME TEACHINGS- Many topics by excellent teachers!  

See BIBLE for teachings:

Book of Revelation http://joequatronejr.com/2015/05/16/a-very-special-book-of-prophecy-intro-to-revelation/

Why does evil exist? https://thechristiangazette.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/why-does-evil-exist-part-6/

OUTLINE OF END TIME TEACHINGS TOPICS:  (Locate by color)

  • ABOUT HOLY AND UNHOLY ANGELS
  • AFTER DEATH- What happens when a sinner or a Christian dies
  • ABOUT SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE
  • BIBLE- Teachings on important subjects
  • CHRISTIAN LIVING
  • DECEPTION
  • FAITH
  • GOD OF THE BIBLE
  • HELL
  • MILLENNIAL KINGDOM
  • MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • MORAL ISSUES
  • PROPHECY- Power and purpose of prophecy
  • PRAYER
  • RAPTURE
  • SIGNS OF LAST DAYS
  • SPIRITUAL WARFARE
  • WORSHIP AND PRAISE

Ah LORD GOD, Nothing is Too Difficult for Thee

 

Exciting Links:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/photos/final-frontier-space-pictures-reaches-universe-1884336/image-26169056  Space photos.

https://gma.yahoo.com/astronomers-discover-ancient-solar-system-5-earth-planets-160200291–abc-news-tech.html  New discovery!

WEATHERING THE STORMS IN HAWAII- A REPORT BY DRGOLD

TALKING TO MY NEIGHBOR YESTERDAY 

 She said, “We cannot control Mother Nature.”

 I said, “NO, not Mother Nature.  It is FATHER GOD who controls the WEATHER.”

THE BIBLE states:

“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”   John 1:3

This is Drgold’s 8-8-14 email report to family and friends on Hurricane Iselle hitting the island of Hawaii:

“Hurricane Iselle made landfall over the Big Island at 11 pm last night, and is now Tropical Storm Iselle, being torn up by the twin high mountains of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.  Tropical Storm Iselle has already passed the Big Island bringing  just high winds, heavy showers, and localized power outages, but not much different from many of the storms there.  Iselle is now moving westward and will be passing to the south of Maui and Oahu today, and Kauai later on Saturday.

Maui, Oahu and Kauai should expect strong and gusty winds, but no hurricane force winds; occasional heavy showers, and very rough seas.  Honolulu Airport at 8 am this morning  reported NE winds at about 30 mph, partly cloudy skies with light rain.  Gusts up to 60-70 mph can be expected at higher elevations.  Please tie down loose objects and furniture.

Direct hurricane hits over Hawaii are very rare, especially over the Big IslandThis is the first hurricane to hit the Big Island since 1871, 143 years ago.  Also it has been about 8000 days since Kauai was last struck by Hurricane Iniki 22 years ago with 175 mph windsbringing $1.8 billion damage and costing 6 lives.  (In contrast, the Philippine Islands where we visit and minister gets about 25 tropical storms/typhoons each year, including recent devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan last Nov 8, 2013 with 195 mph winds, over 7500 dead or missing and $3 billion in damages!)

 

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Here is an interesting diagram of past storms, how close they came to Hawaii since 1950, but with only 3 hurricanes striking, only Kauai- Dot in 1959, Iwa in 1982, and Iniki in 1992 and none over  the rest of the islands!  A blowup and careful study of the diagram and the color code will yield a lot of information.

 

Since this year’s El Nino warm water season in the Pacific is relatively strong and hurricane season officially ends Nov 30, we can expect more Tropical Storm/Hurricane threats till then, but the effects this time of Iselle should be relatively mild over us. The next one to watch is approaching Category 2 Hurricane Julio about 2.5 days away with 100 mph winds.  Julio may weaken later, but it is too early to tell.”

(Drgold is a retired meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Honolulu, Hawaii)