posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 06:06 PM
Kenneth doesn't look like it'll be a problem, but Jova is gonna be close. On the 21st it's forecast to be a tropical storm with 65 mph winds at
17N 148W. The Big Island is at about 20N 155W. According to forecasters, there is a ridge forming north of us that will pull them both more
As far as race relations out here we didn't really have a choice. The white Missionaries came over and decimated the Native Hawaiian population with
Smallpox, then had to treat them when they were sick, so the two groups learned to get along, especially after they converted most of the Hawaiian
population. Then there were thousands and thousands of Japanese, Korean, and Filipino workers that came to work the pineapple and sugar cane fields.
We don't have one race that is "dominate" out here like in most areas, so we learned to get along well with each other. Except when people first
get here. One of the things that eased tensions between groups were when they woud start cracking what appeared to be racial jokes with each other.
It started as a way of showing each group that they understood them, and accepted them, and it grew from there. But when people first get here they
don't understand, and get offended and start threatening to sue over some of them.