When you live here is easy to forget what a great place it is. We rush from our house, to the freeway, to a building where we work all day. Visitors marvel at the beauty of our islands while we take it for granted.
This picture caught our eye. It has nothing to do with Hawaii politics but it’s always good to stand back occasionally and ponder our home.
This is Cherepovetz City, the center of the Russian North-West SeveroStal industrial zone.
The average life expectancy is 47 years.
Minus 14 F is considered warm weather.
The city is built on permafrost, so buildings deteriorate quickly and most are in crumbling conditions.
The city was originally built by prisoners – untold thousands died from the cold.
The industrial pollution is on par with the worst towns in China – it’s officially one of the ten most polluted cities in the world.
There are no homeless people because nobody can survive minus 69 F degree winter conditions.
The ecology around the city is so polluted that trees can spontaneously ignite from industrial chemicals in the ground – and only burned sticks are left.
Lucky we live Hawaii.
We told you it’s going to get rugged in the next couple of days as everyone pulls out the stops.
This isn’t a TV ad – it’s a YouTube video posted by people against civil unions and Neil Abercrombie. We have no idea whether they’re followers of Duke Aiona, but since he and Abercrombie are the only two major candidates for Governor, it’s not hard to suppose that.
It warns of the consequences if Abercrombie is elected governor. One can only imagine what kind of children they are raising.
Click on the picture if you have the stomach to watch.
You think the negative ads this political season are bad?
Not as bad as they have been in our country’s past.
See how what they said in the 1800′s. Courtesy of Reason.TV via a friend.
Chick to watch. ABout 1:40
We hunted this one up for your Sunday morning pleasure.
While campaigning for Treasurer in Ohio’s Stark County, Republican Phil Davison delivered what may be the craziest speech in the history of political campaigning. Pacing back and forth while shouting frantically, Davison channeled every over-the-top high school football coach there has ever been. Click on the picture to watch. A little under 6 minutes.
Mr. Davison did not win his party’s nomination, but his epic freak-out won him YouTube fame, even if he’d never heard of YouTube. “I went home and had a ham sandwich and went to bed and thought that was the end of it,” Davison said of his speech.
“A friend called, and well, I’m not very good with electronics, is there a YouTube? It was on some kind of electronic server.”
There’s really nothing we can add to this. Seriously.
We’ll be out trick-or-treating.
We’re partial to Milky Way and Butterfinger by the way.