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• Chicken power
• Major mahalos to Koloa farmers
• In response to Tolbe letter
• Letter gave insight into ancient times
Chickens are the one animal that we need more than any other animal for survival and Kaua‘i has thousands of wild chickens, making Kaua‘i the wild chicken capitol of the world.
Chicken can be prepared in numerous ways, from deep fried, to barbecued, to a nice sauté in wine sauce, to many different Chinese, Japanese Italian, and Mexican dishes. Chicken can be prepared in thousands of ways. If you include the egg in the category of chicken, it can be considered an active ingredient in almost everything we eat, from bread, cakes, pancakes, protein drinks, thousands of baked goods and the old standby breakfast omelets, scrambled eggs, over easy, poached, boiled and microwaved. There are egg salad sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches. The point being, chicken is the essence of the food chain.
The word chicken itself is used to describe someone who is afraid there is a good reason, chickens are usually running from humans — the word is out we use them as an ingredient in almost everything we eat.
The chicken is also an alarm clock, the rooster crowing at the crack of dawn and all other regular intervals to manage time without a clock.
We name many things after the chicken, we have the disease chicken pox, we say the word chicken as a prefix to many four-letter words.
Chicken soup is a healing serum used for colds, coughs and flu. Many call chicken soup, “Jewish penicillin.”
My friend Forrest who is also known as the “chicken whisperer” can be seen pedaling his bicycle around the island with a wild chicken on the handlebars. Tourists and locals always smile and want their picture taken with his chicken. Everyone wants to be part of the chicken world.
The chicken will also act as a garbage disposal. When camping out, I see the chickens eating everything imaginable; and the unimaginable.
A rooster and a hen are the one pair of animals you would want if stranded on a desert island to survive.
The chicken is the ultimate. Next time you see a wild Kaua‘i chicken stop and say, “eerrrr eeeer eeeeer eeeeer!”
James “Kimo” Rosen
Major mahalos to Koloa farmers
Extra special cheers for Branch and the other farmers at the Koloa Sunshine Market for your flexibility, common sense, and perseverance in the face of adversity.
Your efforts are always appreciated, but never more than at this past Monday’s market. I can only imagine how you felt to find paving crews working on the marketplace area and parking lot when you arrived; unannounced and unscheduled as the job was.
According to a worker, they were suddenly free to work that day because other work on a development was delayed. Despite the circumstances, the market was still a great success as usual after everyone quickly changed to another nearby location. We love our market and are so glad you made it work!
And we look forward to seeing you again this coming Monday on that nice new pavement in your traditional space. Major mahalos.
In response to Tolbe letter
Because of the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kekaha, Kaua‘i will be one of the first places hit, if there is ever a nuclear missile attack (or exchange)
Instead of being safe in our isolation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Kaua‘i, O‘ahu and Maui will be hit by megaton nuclear bombs because they (the enemy) will want to knock out PMRF, and the seven active military bases on O‘ahu and the tracking station on Haleakala, Maui.
Because of the military presence here in Hawai‘i, we will be obliterated because we harbor these military bases.
They do not make us safer; they present a clear and future danger.
Hawai‘i will not be able to live in the event of a nuclear exchange.
We will cease to exist forever.
PMRF could easily be moved to Midway Island or another island far enough away from Hawai‘i so that it would not endanger our future survival in an event.
Letter gave insight into ancient times
I am so glad that Ms. Marti-Kini wrote her informative letter regarding the heiau.
It gives us a chance to think about the lives of commoners, (that’s the working people), if the Hawaiian people are given sovereignty on these islands. Let’s see? Only the royalty would be allowed to go every place they wanted to go, certain places would be “kapu” for the “commoners?”
If a working person went to certain places they would be killed. Then there might be places of “human sacrifice.” There would be places where “mana” was used to channel power for the benefit of the “chiefs” so “they could determine what was best for the “commoners.’” Personally, I would rather be the one to determine what is best for me, and I’ll bet you would too.
I’m sure that Ms. Marti-Kini was just trying to ask the malihini to be respectful of her places of importance, but she also gave us some insight into what life was like in the ancient times. Thank God those times are gone forever.
And all Hawaiian “working people” should be glad also.
Gordon “Doc” Smith
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