DON'T BUY REAL ESTATE IN HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES!!! YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!

By: clearlakemike , 3:58 AM GMT on June 10, 2014

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DON'T BUY REAL ESTATE IN HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES!!! YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!!


Police: Suspects broke into Kona hotel room

Kona police said a California visitor reported that his room at a resort off Alii Drive near Wailua Road had been broken into Saturday and items, including his rental car key, had been taken. The rental car was missing from the parking lot.




This place is a plane wreck!!!





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United 777 Diverts to Remote Pacific Island After Burning Smell Reported



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HuangShan – the Sea of Clouds

Personal note: I only got to spend an hour in Hong Kong's airport while my plane refueled for the long trip across the Pacific to San Francisco. But I was lucky in my seat assignment on the plane as I got an airborne view of the night time skyline of Hong Kong flying out on a nice clear evening. Spectacular skyline!!

The author of the above blog has a beautiful night time skyline photo in his collection that reminded me of that great experience.

Since he has expressed copyrights and it is a wordpress blog I am not sourcing photos here. The photo of HuangShan - the Sea of Clouds is spectacular.

Just click on the link above and it will take you to the author's wordpress blog which contains some very beautiful photography and narrative.




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Mauna Loa Showing Signs of Stirring



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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The state department has issued a travel alert for the Thug-ocracy of Hawai'i


Travel Advisory: Security concerns
From the state department:

The state department warns mainland citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to the Thug-ocracy of Hawai'i. Mainland citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and carefully consider nonessential travel. ...

Mainland citizens should also review the state department's Country Specific Information for the Thug-ocracy of Hawai'i and stay up to date by bookmarking their website, which contains the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as the Worldwide Caution. You may follow us on Twitter and the Facebook as well; however, both Twitter and Facebook are filtered in the Thug-ocracy of Hawai'i and will not be accessible without a virtual private network (VPN).


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Hawaiian Surfing Model Charged With Attempted Murder in Alleged Road Rage Hit and Run


If you are here or planning to visit here beware of this kind of thing on the roads here...happens quite often, imo. Just beware of the oncoming traffic at all times...especially at night or on the weekends in general. There are a lot of drunks on the roads here. Be particularly alert to the oncoming southbound traffic when returning from the National Park at night towards the north to the resorts. I also suggest you gas up and eat so you can avoid stopping in the Ka'u area. Very rough around the edges. Eat at Volcano village or stop in Captain Cook. There is virtually little police protection in the Ka'u district between the park and the South Kona district. The roads are very curvy and dangerous without lighting and very little shoulders. Cell service is spotty also. You are pretty much on your own in an area often referred to as "The Wild West".

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Professor Haunani-Kay Trask believes Native Hawaiians have every right to feel hostile toward whites.

Hawaii Suffering From Racial Prejudice

Hawaii Has a Racism Problem



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Big Islanders asked to keep eye out for sick, dying urchins - See more at: http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/big-isl anders-asked-keep-eye-out-sick-dying-urchins#sthas h.DxRCfDDa.dpuf



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Scientists find plastic rock on Big Island beach

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Giant corals rapidly dissolving off Kauai


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DON'T WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS CARBON CREDITS VISITING THE THUG-OCRACY OF HAWAI'I




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Down and Out in Waikiki

Source from Honolulu Civil Beat.

A man passed out on a park bench along Kalakaua Avenue at 12:33 a.m. He did not awaken when the sprinklers were turned on.

Nightly Migration: Homeless Chased From Waikiki — for a Few Hours


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This is just like the Ocean Ewww/Ka'ewww Ghetto Town Council!! At first, I thought they had used them for stand-ins but the real Iranians are far gentler and kinder, and Happy looking!

The ones here look like zombies walking in the vog over cemeteries.


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Southward spreading of the Fukushima-derived radiocesium across the Kuroshio Extension in the North Pacific


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Dead fish wash ashore in Nanakuli


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74. clearlakemike
3:06 PM GMT on July 20, 2014
PS I have just seen you leave a comment either here or in Flickr, so you are up very late! :-)

I have just awoken, Madam, and have not been leaving comments on either here or Flickr until now. Either it is an imposter or you are mistaken? Are you on pain meds?

Upon awakening my computer I had to quarantine a "PrcViewer' after it did it's nightly scan. Perhaps the neighbors are hacking into my computer again.

Anyway, I have created this new blog entry in your honour. I know you have received significant injury to both body and mind recently. Thus, I have provided your scroll finger with much needed relief...and mine!! lol
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73. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:59 PM GMT on July 20, 2014
clearlakemike has created a new entry.
72. sandiquiz
11:29 AM GMT on July 20, 2014
Thank you kind sir, I will be relieved to win my scroll finger doesn't ache!
I am writing, no correction, speaking, this comment on my phone. I have found that I can speak my reply into a comment box much quicker than typing it, and funnily enough it does not make as many mistakes as I do when I'm typing!
The only problem is that it takes ages to scroll through your header on the phone! LOL
Hope you get a bit more rain so your cisterns flow over…… Have a lovely Sunday.

PS I have just seen you leave a comment either here or in Flickr, so you are up very late! :-)
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71. clearlakemike
3:26 AM GMT on July 20, 2014
It is sunny and breezy and hardly any rain, lol...I counted my cisterns before they runneth over. But there is a chance for thunderstorms tomorrow and Monday. I watched the disturbance come ashore over the southern point of the island this morning and it only rained lightly. If you look at the disturbance it does seem to going towards you now! LOL 80's is a comfortable temperature. I just saw there was a record report for a high of 86F in Lihue (Kauai) today. Rarely does it even get to 90 because of the cooling effect of the trade winds.

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70. calpoppy
11:39 PM GMT on July 19, 2014
I hope your cistern runneth over (with rain of course) :) Send this little tropical disturbance to Cali if you would. We have some light showers but not even enough to wet the parched earth. But at least it did not hit 90 today, been in the 80s all day.
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69. clearlakemike
11:07 PM GMT on July 19, 2014
Sandi, thank you for your patience and commenting here, lol. I am planning to do a more streamlined version soon-ish. I don't want you to add a third injury to your list, or fourth, if you count the mental stress from damaging your prized camera. I discovered that my little P&S Panasonic has the grid too! Very helpful.

Yes, that sounds hot and sticky there! Hopefully, the rain will cool it down. Sounds like where I grew up on the east coast of US. The storms in the afternoon would drop the the humidity and temps afterwards in the evenings. But we had a/c as it was always that way in the summers....sweltering.

Our storm has been mild so far but we are just on the leading edge of it now. More to come on Sunday and Monday. Monday looks to be the biggest rain event day according to the current forecasts. No thunder and lightning yet.
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68. sandiquiz
6:46 AM GMT on July 19, 2014
So it looks like both of us are in for a WET weekend!
Yours is called a 'Tropical Storm' ours is called a 'British Summer!'

It is actually the heat that has set off the storms, we made it to 90 yesterday, the hottest day of the year, beating Thursdays record by another 32 degrees, and the humidity was over 80, so hot and sticky. Here in Middle England we don't get any sea breeze to cool us down, either!

Have a great weekend... if you can!
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67. clearlakemike
11:25 PM GMT on July 18, 2014
Yes, thank you Barefoot! When I checked yesterday it was thought it might hit wind shear and also weaken when it gets into cooler water. There is a flash flood watch for the islands in place from 6pm Saturday to 6pm Monday.



South Big Island Severe Watches & Warnings
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66. Barefootontherocks
6:59 PM GMT on July 18, 2014
You do realize you may have tropical incoming, right?

Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Wali page



Wind history
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65. clearlakemike
10:41 PM GMT on July 17, 2014
Thanks for the directions, DP. Hopefully, I will get to do that drive and some hiking sometime. I found this that sort of illustrates that area with photos, I think.


“Old McKenzie Hwy (Hwy 242) from Sisters to McKenzie Bridge”


I understand about the kitties, lol. It took me a long time to stabilize their population, phew! I don't think I want anymore either. I enjoy the ones that are here but I don't think I could afford to feed anymore. The ones I have are nice company and I enjoy looking out after them and making sure they do get to eat and stay healthy.
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64. DataPilot
8:25 PM GMT on July 17, 2014
Hey, people are talking about me! Or, more specifically, where I live, a few miles outside of the Eugene/Springfield metro area in Oregon.

If you want to get up close and personal with awesome lava fields, cross the Cascade mountains via highway 242. Drive east on highway from Springfield, then turn right onto 242 after a few miles. The highway is built on an old wagon trail, thus is extremely narrow and windy. And scenic. There's a stone observatory about half way to the next significant town (Sisters), and the Pacific Crest Trail crosses as well. If you're physically fit and have sturdy shoes and water with you, you can pull off the road and go for a hike. Or, you can pull off the road and take pictures of the view, but don't attempt a hike through lava beds without good shoes. But I'm sure I don't have to tell you that, Mike. :)

Highway 242 is only open during summer months, so check tripcheck.com before you go. Also, make sure you're in a car, not a motor home. Motor homes are banned, since they can't navigate the highway safely.

Once you get to Sisters, you can go south, then back cross back west via Crater Lake. It's a lovely drive.

And please do not bring any more kitties to my neighborhood! Mr. Pilot will probably try to adopt them, and we certainly don't need any more!
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63. clearlakemike
9:49 PM GMT on July 16, 2014
I have driven through that area more or less, I think, to go up to Crater Lake. Crater Lake is beautiful! As is the drive up there. Yes, I guess Oregon (and Washington) have the potential to get some good sized lava fields now and then. I have always liked coastal Oregon very much. But I drove through there mostly during the summer months, lol. I prefer the west also. I grew up on the eastern seaboard and left when I was younger. Only in very recent times have I considered South Florida has a place to live again. Sandi has got me thinking more about a mobile future, however. Why be anchored to just one place most of the time? (Or in my current situation, by chain and ball, lol)
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62. BriarCraft
9:35 PM GMT on July 16, 2014
DataPilot lives not far from Eugene, Oregon. 50 miles east of there, give or take, are some good-sized lava fields -- make you feel right at home.

Don't go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.


Waterfalls are, however, fun to visit...

Even them, I tend to want to stay on the west side of the Mississippi. I have ventured east if that a couple of times, but found things things different enough that I didn't care to linger -- too humid, too densely populated, too tame, way too many people, too much severe weather... Did I mention crowded?
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61. clearlakemike
5:23 PM GMT on July 14, 2014
Sorry, Sandi...one of these days I will do a new blog entry. Meanwhile, I will come over and visit you on yours.

And now back to our regularly scheduled Horror Show, called "Hawaii"...

Thousands of dead fish wash up on Oahu’s shores
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60. sandiquiz
11:53 AM GMT on July 14, 2014
Happy Monday morning to you.

It is a beautiful summer's day here in middle England - I have the washing line full of laundry, so I hope it stays that way!

May I make a plea for my scroll finger.....?? Even on my fast broadband it is beginning to take ages to open you page:(
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59. clearlakemike
8:09 PM GMT on July 12, 2014
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Chanting passenger forces return of Kona-bound flight to Seattle

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58. sandiquiz
2:56 PM GMT on July 09, 2014
Hi Mike.... Bye Mike!!
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57. clearlakemike
11:45 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
I can't go anywhere for at least the next five months as I am on probation. Yes, I am the cats' guardian and would not abandon them without trying to make sure they are cared after. How I would go about doing that, I haven't a clue. Where does DataPilot live?

I look at those lists often myself, Briar. Mostly for entertainment and interest. I also look at the ex-pat ones also out of curiosity. Sad that those cities were allowed to decline like that. Was surprised to see Anchorage on the list.

I have learned my lesson, however.

Don't go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to


Multiculturalism doesn't seem to work often. Better to just stay in the familiar ghettos, I guess.
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56. BriarCraft
11:29 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
The warning sign in #51 reminds me of some signs I saw in eastern Washington in an area where a national wildlife refuge had chunks of land sandwiched between ranch land. The signs said, "No Trespassing No Second Chances." The signage wasn't much on the road, but I figured wherever I saw one of those signs at a fork in the road, I should go the other way.

I looked up the worst places to live in the U.S. and nothing in Hawaii made the list. And in case you were thinking of moving to on of these places: Top 10 Worst Places to Live 2013. Don't.

Besides, you've got 40 or 50 cats depending on you. You can't go anyplace unless you take them with you! Then again, maybe there is a house for sale down the road from DataPilot. It could happen. ;~}
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55. clearlakemike
7:34 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
I am going to have to do The Swim, lol...


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54. calpoppy
6:32 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
For you Mike!



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53. clearlakemike
5:03 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
No, just more harassment.

Hope your laptop scroll wheel doesn't catch on fire!! lol

Like Bug said more or less, wish I could get out of this s@!t hole, pardon my french.
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52. sandiquiz
12:50 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
Hope you had a decent day yesterday....?

I laughed out loud when I saw your warning at the top of the blog.... I must admit my Ipad refuses to scroll that far any more, and the laptop only does so under duress!! lol
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51. clearlakemike
4:23 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Thank you, calpoppy and Bug!! Happy 4th to you both. And a happy it's just another thuggy day from the Thug-ocracy!!

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50. palmettobug53
3:59 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Ick. It sure looks like someone needs to organize a major beach sweep in Hawaii.

That's the nastiest mess of trash I've ever laid eyes on.

I see people fussing in the letters to the editor and articles about beach litter all the time but we have nothing like that.

The local marshes are something else, though. There's quite the litter out there and it can be hard to get to, for the average anti-litter bugs.

There was something in the paper about a group called Wounded Nature that did some local cleaning up, recently. Link

I'll see notices of local beach sweeps being organized several times a year.

I sure wish you could get out of that hell hole.

BTW.... Happy Fourth of July. Stay inside and watch it all on TV.
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49. calpoppy
3:42 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Happy 4th to you and G!!



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48. clearlakemike
4:39 AM GMT on July 02, 2014
Thank you, GG and Sandi!! Same back to both of you!
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47. GardenGrrl
9:53 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
Generic but heartfelt "White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!"
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46. sandiquiz
7:00 AM GMT on July 01, 2014


Wishing you a very happy, and safe, Month of July :)
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45. clearlakemike
5:43 PM GMT on June 30, 2014
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United passengers describe panic as slide deploys at 38,000 feet
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44. clearlakemike
12:23 AM GMT on June 30, 2014
A preview of my first entry for Compositionally Challenged!!



Hawaiian Dew Drop
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43. clearlakemike
12:40 AM GMT on June 29, 2014
My neighbors have guns also, Briar. The police told me once that one of them left a bunch of guns out on a table in an unlocked house and someone came in and stole one of them. I wonder why only one? They had asked if I had seen anyone unusual around. I hear them go off sometimes in the 'hood also. I lived in earshot of the gang banger 'hood in San Francisco and would hear them in the middle of the night. The next morning on the news was the fatality report. Usually, drug deals gone bad. Such a lovely country we live in!! Not! The rest of the civilized world must be astounded by the daily gun violence in the US. But it is a country steeped in the history of violence and genocide so I guess it goes with the territorial karma.
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42. BriarCraft
11:17 PM GMT on June 28, 2014
I would love to live in a non-gun culture country such as yours.

I'm with you there, Mike. There are several gun nuts in my neighborhood. One man, two houses down the road, used to shoot starlings with a shotgun until he got too old and frail. There are people in at least two other households nearby that shoot high-powered rifles frequently. I have always wondered if they are target-practicing or indulging in a bit of out-of-season hunting, but never asked. It makes me nervous sometimes, but since sound travels slower than bullets, I guess it's a good thing that I am hearing the rifles. I love having some acreage, but I don't much care for the gun-toting rednecks.
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41. clearlakemike
11:53 PM GMT on June 27, 2014
Thanks for the alert about the fresh photo posts from Iran!! Barb...starting to look at them! Fantastic!!

The blog about the geology/history of Diamond Head also interesting!

Will be reading the Speigal Online next. No, I can't read in German, lol...Google Chrome translated it into English for me! I wish I could read it in German but not that intelligent, LOL. Like most Americans I can only read and speak American English fluently and then sometimes I even question that, lol. I am able to read and speak a little French thanks to my attempt to blog in French with Sandi sometime ago. I think we both used the Bing translator often.

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40. barbamz
7:06 PM GMT on June 27, 2014
You're really destroying all illusions about Hawaii, Mike ;-)

Volcanocafe-Blog had a new entry about Hawaii this week, but I think the author hadn't been there in person.

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Maybe not virtual but real Iran would provide an alternative. There is an ongoing travelogue on Spiegel Online- unfortunately in German - from a young woman who traveled Iran on her own for several months last year. She felt very safe and welcome ...


Moreover some WU-member posts fresh photos from Iran right now.

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39. clearlakemike
5:57 PM GMT on June 27, 2014
Hello Dave, good to hear from you again. Glad you are enjoying your paradise there. Your description of it reminds me of the summers at Clear Lake...my favorite time of year there. Mike

Visiting or moving to Hawaii is a personal decision. And personally, I don't recommend it. The Hawaiians don't want us here. If they would settle my mortgage with the bank I would gladly leave...life is too short for this crap.
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38. Cloudyinthewest
8:55 AM GMT on June 27, 2014
Hello Mike,

Thank you for the information regarding Hawaii. I was wondering why some friends of mine have been putting off their move to Hawaii since 2012. Well this sure explains it. I sure will not be planning a trip to Hawaii. Anyway, it's nice and hot here in Silver Springs with Lake Lahontan a half mile away, it's like a paradise here.

Dave
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37. clearlakemike
3:15 PM GMT on June 26, 2014
MK sounds like a nice place to live and work, Sandi. Quick access to countryside is a plus also. That is what I liked about San Francisco. One could get away from the city relatively quickly into preserved areas, mainly along the coast. We have acess to undeveloped areas nearby here also but as I mentioned before it is either not safe or is only available on weekends.

I grew up in a city of circles, Washington D.C.

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36. sandiquiz
10:33 AM GMT on June 26, 2014
Being a new town, (1965) MK was the ridicule of many. The said it was the town of roundabouts, all 365 of them, (Americans call them rotarys I believe) and concrete cows. And this persisted for many years. But all the folk who made fun of it were not the folk who live here. It is becoming a large city, with many large companies building their head offices in the city. Those of us who live here love it! It is clean, modern, safe and surround by miles and miles of countryside, which can be reached from most places in the city within ten minutes!

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35. clearlakemike
1:35 AM GMT on June 26, 2014
I am sure SkyBlue would make a delightful neighbor but I think I would rather live in MK now that I know how nice the mall is, lol. Maybe I could finally get a nice haircut at C's barber also. I would love to live in a non-gun culture country such as yours. But I have just inquired with Barb about refugee status in Germany. Germans get more time off than you Brits, LOL

But I would love being your neighbor and the view of the wood sounds wonderful also. If they paid G in British Sterling Pound we might be able to afford the house, lol...
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34. sandiquiz
8:52 PM GMT on June 25, 2014
Quoting 33. clearlakemike:

Is it SkyBlue's house? ;-)

SkyBlue lives over 100 miles away... so not her's... although she would like you to move in as her neighbour, I am sure!!

It is one around the corner from me.. a three bedroom detached, with garage and view of the wood!
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33. clearlakemike
4:38 PM GMT on June 25, 2014
Is it SkyBlue's house? ;-) Decent or "ok" is all we can hope for here, lol
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32. sandiquiz
3:39 PM GMT on June 25, 2014
There is a house gone up for sale down the road.... are you tempted, even if it is a long drive to the beach! lol
Have a decent, I have stopped saying happy, Wednesday!!
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31. Patrap
2:09 AM GMT on June 25, 2014
Hang on in dere my Brotha'


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30. clearlakemike
12:08 AM GMT on June 25, 2014
Quoting 29. DonnieBwkGA:

I always thought a black sand beach would burn your feet!


It does! You got to wear yo slippahs brah, lol...

I just make a mad dash towards the water. It is like walking on coals...mind over matter till you hit the ocean!
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29. DonnieBwkGA
12:05 AM GMT on June 25, 2014
I always thought a black sand beach would burn your feet!
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28. clearlakemike
1:20 AM GMT on June 23, 2014
We are so under water, Briar, that doing all that wouldn't help. I am doing a public service to the world warning them about this place. Good karma will result. It is not that sunny here. Usually cloudy...as a matter of fact we just got a nice shower. The air is very polluted with volcanic smog. It is very unhealthy and corrosive to human lungs and metal. The black sand beaches are awesome if you don't have someone stealing your stuff and calling you a f-word haole. The surfing is not that good on this island. Much better on Kauai, Oahu and Maui. Opening a B&B for cat loving rpw's and surfer dudes would be fun though. The state tourism dept. is going after the Chinese market these days. The surfers and cat lovers are already here, lol.
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27. BriarCraft
12:31 AM GMT on June 23, 2014
You're doin' it wrong, Mike.

The way to selling your Hawaii home and moving somewhere else is NOT telling other folks to avoid the place. Sheesh! What are you thinking? You should be promoting the sunshine and fresh air and spectacular black sand beaches and awesome surfing. Heck, maybe you should open up a B&B for cat-loving road pizza warriors and surfer dudes. I'm pretty sure that is a demographic that the state tourism department has neglected.
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26. clearlakemike
6:25 PM GMT on June 21, 2014
LOL...the thought has crossed my mind, Sandi!! Oh god, poor SkyBlue. I lived in condo unit in Palm Springs with thin walls and had a meth addict bouncing off the walls at all hours of the night and day for about a year. It was a nightmare. Fortunately, he developed legal problems and had to sell his condo. The last year I lived there I had a very handsome, health conscious, athletic male nurse in the adjoining unit instead who was the perfect neighbor!! LOL Good things come to those who wait, sometimes...

Traffic lights on Mt. Everest? omg...well, when the snow melts from global warming they can build condos and vacation villas next.

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25. sandiquiz
4:06 PM GMT on June 21, 2014
I have to ask...
Are you hoping if you "rubbish" the islands enough, someone from the tourist board might come around to your house and offer to buy it, just to get you off the island!

I have a friend who drops by my blog occasionally, SkyBlue, who has neighbours like the ones you have...only difference is they are attached to her house, and she can't get away from their swearing and unpleasantness even when she goes indoors... the walls are so thin!

I heard there are so many folk trying to get up/and down Everest that they have had to install "traffic lights"!!
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24. clearlakemike
10:38 PM GMT on June 20, 2014
LOL...oh I needed that laugh, calpoppy...you might not know just how much, lol...it is just getting so depressing here, It just gets worse. Yes, I will try to join the garbage challenge!! I don't remember the desert being littered but then again I was in Palm Springs...although, I did drive through Victorville but I was going so fast so I would get through there so fast, LOL (sorry Victorville) that maybe it was just camouflaged in the blur. That is how Ocean View looks. Just tons of it but thrown out bit by bit. I found a syringe/hypodermic needle the other day and carried it off so an animal wouldn't get messing with it. Probably a heroin needle...there is a lot of that here along with the staple diet of junkies, "ice".

I didn't go up close enough to look but I wouldn't be surprised if there were bullet holes too, LOL. If you do an abandoned car challenge you know I will have something to contribute there also!!

Mt. Everest has a huge dead body and garbage problem, LOL...but maybe just a lot of white collar crime!
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