Archives for May 2011

Action-packed week

Another week of action in Paradise!

CampsiteOur campsite is taking shape. It’s true camping at the moment, literally.

Samoa is pretty much outdoor living anyway, with permanent camping the general feel of the place as we’ve got open walled Fales and a pretty constant 30 degrees year-round make for a camping-type experience once you are out of the resorts and city. Outside living though is a little different for us – we are literally CAMPING in the bush at the moment.

Fortuantely the trees drop the temperature a good 2-3 degrees and keep off 90% of the sun 80% of the day, so it is really quite comfortable micro-climate. A gentle breeze coming up the hill and the trees killing any dew, it makes for a lovely spot, actually. Note the cover for the limo – stops the falling coconuts from damaging it – until the lean-to is built. True!

DrivewayThe driveway has been completed – 8 truckloads of fill – teams of Samoan boys all keen for a few bucks for smokes and booze – a lot of sweat and diesel burning diggers and we now have vehicular access to our Campsite.

Water is now piped in from the roadside (we tapped into an obliging neighbour’s waterpipe, thanks!) – untreated but drinkable for the brave. That’s me! A one inch sub-main is promised but “We don’t have any 1″ pipes left so it will happen in the next financial year” we are told by Samoa Water Authority (SWA). I think it “might” just happen in a few months.

Dennis with Debbie's coconut treeThis is one big momma coconut tree that was spared from the axe. Debbie loves her coconut trees and especially this one with a bend, so it stayed, and we can just sneak the road past it, just. Palagi in Samoan clothes – shirt only on for the photo. Jandals optional but necessary on the road. Lavala is cheap and easy to buy, wear, wash. Great once you are used to them. Aussie squashable hat is a must for Palagi nose and ears when in the sun.

Now to organise transfer of all our gears from Satapuala . . . and setup an office in town somewhere.

We’re getting there after the major hiccup with the Satapuala landlords. Costly and sad to have to move on from The Airport Lounge, but we had no choice really. In the end we’ve ended up with better digs by far but we’ve basically been set back by a year and lost a few quid.

We have no power nor Internet at the campsite and are working outside on setting up shop, so I’ll chat to you again a little while later, sometime!

Clearing done, driveway coming

The clearing of a Samoan jungle has been started.

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.tk Domain Troubles

.tk LogoIt is reported (http://bit.ly/mkqT37) that Tokelau (near neighbour to Samoa) has a high percentage of phishing attacks generated from its Domain Names. The real trouble is that they sold it off and have lost control of their own online brand. Not all is well with Domain Names in the Pacific. . .

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Samoa Date Change – a gutsy call

International Date Line

Word is that Samoa may ** WILL change it’s date to align with it’s two biggest trading partners, New Zealand and Australia. If true (I don’t have any inside knowledge but my take from the news that this is most likely [NOW CONFIRMED]) then this would be a another gutsy call by the PM, and major international news. [Read more…]

Good people . . . God’s people

Dennis waiting for the PMThis post is about three people who really make life worth living here in Samoa, and me!

It is rare for me to be out of the office without the SWAP uniform. Wearing it at all times goes with the territory here because we draw high attention to ourselves.

It is also rare for me to be photographed, as I am almost always behind the camera snapping others.

This is a rare shot taken of yours truly by one of SWAP Ambassadors Rob Spijkerman while waiting to see the PM this week.

Of note in the photo is a series of cultural challenges – for both cultures. They are (in no particular order):

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SWAP land confirmed

We have now had land lease confirmed and possession date 9 May – we now have a “home” and some degree of stability after 18 months of challenge. A great feeling!

Media Release

Obama got Osama

From the people that brought you 9-11, and the global War on Terror, news that . . . “Obama is dead” . . . There is no body any more of course (conveniently) and the charade that has kept the fires of the Illuminati plans for constant warfare has been closed off at a time that gets maximum political benefit to a certain President perhaps.

Obama got Osama? Yeah right! He’s been dead since around 2001 (http://bit.ly/ifsYcn).

UPDATE: http://youtu.be/WWXitiZyDto – there will be thousands more of these videos and posts as people who ask questions do just that.

UPDATE 2: http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=45972 – oops, we got it wrong. For goodness sake guys, can’t you even lie professionally and without screwing up? Let me understand this correctly, from the same people that tell us that Bin Laden was killed comes the story that his wife was killed, well actually she wasn’t killed?!

This concept that, “The facts were wrong but the story is true” reminds me of the story of evolution:

Evolution is a fact because of [insert ‘BS story of the day’ here]. OK so maybe the BS story of the day wasn’t right but Evolution is still a fact because of [insert new story here].

I’ll say it again just so that there is no misunderstanding about where I stand on these matters. The “War on Terror”, Al Queda’s global bogeyman status, Bin Laden’s death, the Waco nonsense, the 9-11 fiasco, Pearl Harbour, Peak Oil and most major events are deceptions and false-flag events designed and marketed by the global elite, the banking cartel a.k.a. the Illuminati to establish the New World Order, global government.

The bible makes it perfectly clear that devil will have his way only as and when the Lord and allows it. The future as we see it unfolding daily is very clearly enumerated in Scripture. For Christians we can sit back and either chuckle (or cry) at how the world is deceived and manipulated by fear, and then get on with real life and living.

The easiest way to do this? Just turn off the goggle-box and connect with the Lord. I’ve found that once I’ve humbled myself to do this, it’s a much easier path.