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    Jackasses.

    The directors of an existing telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea evacuated employees Tuesday amid growing protests that have blocked an access road to the construction site of a second $1.4 billion "Thirty Meter Telescope" (TMT) to be built on the mountain, reports said.


    Directors closed the East Asian Observatory located on Mauna Kea on Tuesday as a safety precaution for employees, effectively abandoning millions of dollars worth of instrumentation on telescopes at the facility that require constant maintenance, Hawaii News Now reported.


    Police, the Hawaiian National Guard and self-described native "protectors" had been engaged in a tense standoff there since Monday's scheduled start of construction. On Wednesday, 33 people were arrested during a sit-in on the Mauna Kea Access Road, a state spokesperson told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Those arrested were booked on misdemeanor charges and immediately released.


    Demonstrators reportedly abandoned vehicles in the middle of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway leading up to the Thirty Meter Telescope construction site. Police eventually drew back from the protest after a deal was reached that demonstrators would clear their cars from the road to allow construction equipment to be transported up the mountain, the newspaper reported.


    https://www.foxnews.com/science/hawa...oyees-protests

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    Take an MRAP in and run over a few of them and they will start moving

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    who are these people that don't want the telescope up there? Was their land confiscated for it?
    Sarah Sanders doesn't often mop the White House Press Corp Floor...but when she does, she uses Jim Acosta.

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    The Mountain is considered sacred by the morons that still live in the 14th century.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wi...-road-64382623

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fins View Post
    Take an MRAP in and run over a few of them and they will start moving
    we tried that in charlottesville. didnt work

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    I tell you, civilized life is impossible with them in our midst.

    WALLS. BORDERS. No more Washington.

    They are on the outside; and they can live like the Palestinians in their zone. Loot and smash everything; riot and carry on.

    While former Americans can live like enlightened civilized people.

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    The reason:
    Some native Hawaiians consider Mauna Kea a sacred place.
    Here we go again: Religion versus science.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jirqoadai View Post
    we tried that in charlottesville. didnt work
    Hmm, I missed that. Gotta link?

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    A Hawaii 5 0 segment last year was about "sacred" native lands that the evil corporations were trying to build something, I don't remember what, didn't really matter actually. Of course McGarrett and Danny jumped in, stopped chasing ordinary murderers and rapist to help the Native Hawaiians stop the rape of their land by attempting to build whatever it was they were building.

    The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is about done because a small group of "Native Americans" has filed suit that the noise from all the motorcycles in Sturgis is disturbing the spirits on the sacred mountain of their ancestors 20 miles away.

    BTW, just for the record, a 30 meter telescope would be huge. That is over 90 feet in diameter. I have a scope that is 4.5 inches in diameter and am lusting after a 12 inch scope. 96 feet would be completely life altering!

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    How long do we have to endure this non-sense? Look, in America, the Indians were wiped out and we stole their land along time ago. Get over it. They are all just Americans now, get with the damn program. There are not spirits of any dead ancestors haunting any mountain. I am so sick and tired of people whining about shit that happened hundreds of years ago and cling to their stupid "ways" which haven't existed for centuries either.
    Last edited by Morning Star; 07-18-2019 at 12:11 PM.

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