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The Cult of Driverless Cars

Will magic autonomous cars allow us to continue plundering the Earth? 


Sudden end of regional economy that was tragic blunder from the get-go? 

Half-Earth, Half-Baked

Can a lower population on just half of Earth's land allow for our survival? 

Armageddon Rides in the Balance

Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a hold on the US.

The Real 9/11 Conspiracy

US pretending it wasn't the Saudis that destroyed the World Trade Center. 

A search for words in Indian country

In a tribal forest I could not find language to describe what I was seeing.  

Bayer Beware!

Lawyers claim having "explosive" documents on Monsanto and RoundUp.

Freezers up and running

Our new freezer and fridge are running off solar and working as expected.

Race to mine the Pacific Ocean

Minerals strip-mined from ocean by drones will endanger environment.

Distributed nuclear mini-reactors

Energy Dept and Bill Gates plan mini-nuclear plants in your neighborhood.

Get off the Grid now!

Advice for survivors - Find a place with soil and a source of water. 

Breakfast with a dose of Roundup

Weed killer is found in most of the oat cereals and granola bars tested.


After a hard day's work homesteading for food, snuggle down for sunset.

A trashcan of canned food

When the SHTF and stores cose this will get you through the worst of it.

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Kauai is often called the "Garden Island". It is lush and fruitful - yet threatened. If this island cannot be self-sustaining there is little hope for the rest of this world.

We define sustainability as:

• Using nonrenewable resources no faster than they are recycled.

• Using renewable resources no faster than they are regrown.

• Restoring the variety and balance of living species.

• Enhancing the art and knowledge of human cultures.

Sustainability is not, however, a means for the continuing the status quo.

We have named our website “Island Breath” or “Breath of the Island” because in Hawaiian that phrase would be...

“Ea O Ka `Aina”

"The Spirit, Life and Sovereignty of the Land”

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"Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono"

"Sovereinty of the Land
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