Dispatch from Maui
"Hurricane Lane in 2018 was our wake-up call, but we went back to sleep."



Dr. McCullough and I founded the Courageous Discourse Substack during a time when the state was behaving tyrannically and incompetently in equal measures. It seemed to us that what tyrants want most is for a free people to be afraid, because when we are afraid, we are easy to manipulate. Thus, we wanted to highlight the virtue of courage during times like ours.

“Courage, mankind’s finest possession,” as the Spartan poet Tyrtaeus called it, is what enables us to do the right thing, to face danger, and to enjoy life. People who live in fear are miserable. As Shakespeare put it in the mouth of Julius Caesar, “Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.”

During the pandemic, the state told us all—even the young athletes among us—to be terrified of SARS-CoV-2. Once we are all afraid, the state wasted hundreds of billions on countermeasures that were useless at best, and—in the case of COVID-19 vaccines—actually harmful. The young athletes that had nothing to fear from the illness are now dying of myocarditis caused by the shots.

Yesterday I arrived on Maui to research the Lahaina Fire, and I spent the afternoon and evening talking with witnesses. The picture that is rapidly emerging confirms my early intuition —namely, if there was one thing the STATE should have identified as an existential threat to Lahaina, it was FIRE.

Last night I had dinner with a man who has lived in Lahaina for 23 years and lost all of his property, but was thankfully able to escape with his two kids. He repeatedly emphasized that for the last five years, he has been very uneasy because the fire hazard revealed by Hurricane Lane in 2018 wasn’t addressed. As he put it.

Hurricane Lane was our wake-call. The conditions back then were almost identical. The wind, which was blowing east-southeast and down from the West Maui Mountains, sounded a combination of a huge bellows and turbine engine, just blasting through the trees and power lines. That night I went up on my roof [in Lahaina] to survey the surrounding countryside, and I saw fire burning on the hill above town, moving towards town as fast as a galloping horse. I had no idea that fire could move that fast. I ran out into my yard and hosed everything down with a garden hose and called all my friends and told them to do the same. The fire stopped just short of my house, but many homes were burned.

After the fire was extinguished and total disaster was averted, some guys printed up T-shirts with phrases like, “I survived Hurricane Lane” and “Maui Strong.” That was all fine and well, but as far as I could see, NO investment was made to prevent the same sort of fire from striking the next time a hurricane passed south of the island. No substantial investment was made bolstering and modernizing the power lines, and nothing was done to mitigate the fire risk on the hills above town. After the plantations were closed years ago, the land has been colonized by invasive grasses and weeds that create tons of fuel in the dry summer months.

There has been a lot of chatter on the internet that the Lahaina Fire was caused by a Directed Energy Weapon fired by malevolent globalist actors or their state lackeys. None of the witnesses with whom I have spoken have countenanced this theory. With tons of fuel piled up and wind gusting to 80 mph, ANY source of ignition—a downed power line, a cigarette, a homeless guy smoking crystal meth, or an arsonist with a cigarette lighter—is sufficient to start a firestorm.

Likewise, I’ve heard chatter about how the high pressure system to the north of the Hawaiian islands was induced by geo-engineering to coincide with the low pressure caused by Hurricane Dora to the south, thereby blasting Maui with high-speed winds at the height of fire season. I’m going to need to see supporting evidence before I can subscribe to this theory. I’ve spent several summers on Maui and have experienced trade winds gusting up to 45 mph while windsurfing on the North Shore in August. High pressure systems in the North Pacific happen every summer. In all likelihood, this one just happened to coincide with the low pressure to the south created by Dora. These macro systems were accentuated in Lahaina by katabatic wind descending from the West Maui Mountains in the late afternoon.

Once the brush fire on the hills above town hit the town’s gas station and wooden structures, the conflagration became a perfect firestorm. Gas cans in garages, propane tanks next to houses, kiawe and ironwood pine trees in backyards, gas tanks in cars—all of these, fanned by winds that probably gusted over 100 mph—stoked a fire that resembled the incendiary bombing of Tokyo in 1945.

Back to the bungling STATE: little to no investment in fire hazard mitigation was first of many grave failures. Other notable failures include but are not limited to:

1). Failure to sound the civil alarm system. The state spent a fortune on the alarm sirens, and tested them on the first Monday of each month, but then did NOT sound them when an actual disaster struck.

2). Failure to invest in adequate fire-fire fighting equipment. Maui’s firefighters are skilled and brave, but they aren’t equipped to fight fast-moving dragons like the Lahaina Fire. One of the weapons in their arsenal are Hughes helicopters equipped with water buckets, but the volume of even the largest—2,600 gallons—isn’t nearly enough to smother a huge brush fire in a high wind. They also can’t operate safely in high swirling winds.

3). Failure to respond post-disaster with much needed water, food, medicine, and other critical supplies. My brother and his friends delivered some supplies by road and by boat, but these were ad hoc shipments. My brother marveled that while one friend made multiple trips to deliver supplies in his small fishing boat, the fleet of naval vessels and Chinook helicopters stationed at Pearl Harbor, just 150 miles away, remained in port.

4). When federal authorities (FEMA) finally arrived, they PROHIBITED supplies from being delivered, claiming that only FEMA was authorized to deliver much-needed goods to the displaced and stricken townspeople. At one point an entire convoy of full-sized containers, organized and loaded in the port city of Kahului, was turned back.

The apotheosis of the state’s insulting incompetence occurred on Monday, when President Biden and his vast entourage of black suburbans, flown in by military cargo transport, visited the island. At the solemnest of occasions, with hundreds of people (including many children) still missing and almost certainly dead, the President doddered around talking nonsense, appeared to fall asleep during a ceremony, and then told an incoherent story about his own close shave with fire.


In characteristic damage control mode for its puppet president, the mainstream media rushed to say that President Biden didn’t actually fall asleep. This is an abysmal performance standard to apply to the Republic’s Chief Executive and armed forces Commander in Chief.

In 1863 the war-torn nation was treated to President Lincoln’s sublime Gettysburg Address. The shell-shocked town of Lahaina got President Biden’s babble about almost losing his ‘67 Corvette.

Author’s Note: If you found this post informative, please consider supporting our investigative work by becoming a paid subscriber. For just $5.00 per month, you can really help Dr. McCullough and me to continue our efforts to ascertain and report what is going on our our crazy world. Many thanks, John Leake

 

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  • Dispatch from Maui
    "Hurricane Lane in 2018 was our wake-up call, but we went back to sleep."






    Dr. McCullough and I founded the Courageous Discourse Substack during a time when the state was behaving tyrannically and incompetently in equal measures. It seemed to us that what tyrants want most is for a free people to be afraid, because when we are afraid, we are easy to manipulate. Thus, we wanted to highlight the virtue of courage during times like ours.

    “Courage, mankind’s finest possession,” as the Spartan poet Tyrtaeus called it, is what enables us to do the right thing, to face danger, and to enjoy life. People who live in fear are miserable. As Shakespeare put it in the mouth of Julius Caesar, “Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.”

    During the pandemic, the state told us all—even the young athletes among us—to be terrified of SARS-CoV-2. Once we are all afraid, the state wasted hundreds of billions on countermeasures that were useless at best, and—in the case of COVID-19 vaccines—actually harmful. The young athletes that had nothing to fear from the illness are now dying of myocarditis caused by the shots.

    Yesterday I arrived on Maui to research the Lahaina Fire, and I spent the afternoon and evening talking with witnesses. The picture that is rapidly emerging confirms my early intuition —namely, if there was one thing the STATE should have identified as an existential threat to Lahaina, it was FIRE.

    Last night I had dinner with a man who has lived in Lahaina for 23 years and lost all of his property, but was thankfully able to escape with his two kids. He repeatedly emphasized that for the last five years, he has been very uneasy because the fire hazard revealed by Hurricane Lane in 2018 wasn’t addressed. As he put it.

    Hurricane Lane was our wake-call. The conditions back then were almost identical. The wind, which was blowing east-southeast and down from the West Maui Mountains, sounded a combination of a huge bellows and turbine engine, just blasting through the trees and power lines. That night I went up on my roof [in Lahaina] to survey the surrounding countryside, and I saw fire burning on the hill above town, moving towards town as fast as a galloping horse. I had no idea that fire could move that fast. I ran out into my yard and hosed everything down with a garden hose and called all my friends and told them to do the same. The fire stopped just short of my house, but many homes were burned.

    After the fire was extinguished and total disaster was averted, some guys printed up T-shirts with phrases like, “I survived Hurricane Lane” and “Maui Strong.” That was all fine and well, but as far as I could see, NO investment was made to prevent the same sort of fire from striking the next time a hurricane passed south of the island. No substantial investment was made bolstering and modernizing the power lines, and nothing was done to mitigate the fire risk on the hills above town. After the plantations were closed years ago, the land has been colonized by invasive grasses and weeds that create tons of fuel in the dry summer months.

    There has been a lot of chatter on the internet that the Lahaina Fire was caused by a Directed Energy Weapon fired by malevolent globalist actors or their state lackeys. None of the witnesses with whom I have spoken have countenanced this theory. With tons of fuel piled up and wind gusting to 80 mph, ANY source of ignition—a downed power line, a cigarette, a homeless guy smoking crystal meth, or an arsonist with a cigarette lighter—is sufficient to start a firestorm.

    Likewise, I’ve heard chatter about how the high pressure system to the north of the Hawaiian islands was induced by geo-engineering to coincide with the low pressure caused by Hurricane Dora to the south, thereby blasting Maui with high-speed winds at the height of fire season. I’m going to need to see supporting evidence before I can subscribe to this theory. I’ve spent several summers on Maui and have experienced trade winds gusting up to 45 mph while windsurfing on the North Shore in August. High pressure systems in the North Pacific happen every summer. In all likelihood, this one just happened to coincide with the low pressure to the south created by Dora. These macro systems were accentuated in Lahaina by katabatic wind descending from the West Maui Mountains in the late afternoon.

    Once the brush fire on the hills above town hit the town’s gas station and wooden structures, the conflagration became a perfect firestorm. Gas cans in garages, propane tanks next to houses, kiawe and ironwood pine trees in backyards, gas tanks in cars—all of these, fanned by winds that probably gusted over 100 mph—stoked a fire that resembled the incendiary bombing of Tokyo in 1945.

    Back to the bungling STATE: little to no investment in fire hazard mitigation was first of many grave failures. Other notable failures include but are not limited to:

    1). Failure to sound the civil alarm system. The state spent a fortune on the alarm sirens, and tested them on the first Monday of each month, but then did NOT sound them when an actual disaster struck.

    2). Failure to invest in adequate fire-fire fighting equipment. Maui’s firefighters are skilled and brave, but they aren’t equipped to fight fast-moving dragons like the Lahaina Fire. One of the weapons in their arsenal are Hughes helicopters equipped with water buckets, but the volume of even the largest—2,600 gallons—isn’t nearly enough to smother a huge brush fire in a high wind. They also can’t operate safely in high swirling winds.

    3). Failure to respond post-disaster with much needed water, food, medicine, and other critical supplies. My brother and his friends delivered some supplies by road and by boat, but these were ad hoc shipments. My brother marveled that while one friend made multiple trips to deliver supplies in his small fishing boat, the fleet of naval vessels and Chinook helicopters stationed at Pearl Harbor, just 150 miles away, remained in port.

    4). When federal authorities (FEMA) finally arrived, they PROHIBITED supplies from being delivered, claiming that only FEMA was authorized to deliver much-needed goods to the displaced and stricken townspeople. At one point an entire convoy of full-sized containers, organized and loaded in the port city of Kahului, was turned back.

    The apotheosis of the state’s insulting incompetence occurred on Monday, when President Biden and his vast entourage of black suburbans, flown in by military cargo transport, visited the island. At the solemnest of occasions, with hundreds of people (including many children) still missing and almost certainly dead, the President doddered around talking nonsense, appeared to fall asleep during a ceremony, and then told an incoherent story about his own close shave with fire.



    In characteristic damage control mode for its puppet president, the mainstream media rushed to say that President Biden didn’t actually fall asleep. This is an abysmal performance standard to apply to the Republic’s Chief Executive and armed forces Commander in Chief.

    In 1863 the war-torn nation was treated to President Lincoln’s sublime Gettysburg Address. The shell-shocked town of Lahaina got President Biden’s babble about almost losing his ‘67 Corvette.

    Author’s Note: If you found this post informative, please consider supporting our investigative work by becoming a paid subscriber. For just $5.00 per month, you can really help Dr. McCullough and me to continue our efforts to ascertain and report what is going on our our crazy world. Many thanks, John Leake



    © 2023 Peter McCullough MD MPH
    548 Market Street PMB 72296, San Francisco, CA 94104
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    [ *IOI* ] Fwd: UNCONFIRMED INTEL REPORT: U.S. Army 10th MountainDivision and other RA units receiving "warning order" for deployment:"UKRAINE"
    From:
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    Sent:
    Mon, Jul 17, 2023 at 11:53 am
    To:
    rcroyts@aol.com


    Getting ready to move virtually all of our trips so that we will be left almost completely vulnerable to foreign troops already in-country?

    --Sher

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    Date: Sun, Jul 16, 2023 at 7:10 AM
    Subject: Fwd: [ *IOI* ] Fwd: UNCONFIRMED INTEL REPORT: U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division and other RA units receiving "warning order" for deployment: "UKRAINE"
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    -------- Forwarded Message --------

    https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/intel-u...

    WORLD HAL TURNER 15 JULY 2023

    INTEL: U.S. Army Units Receiving "Warning Orders" For Deployment: "UKRAINE"



    Last week, President Joe Biden made public he is calling-up 3,000
    reservists, including up to 450 from the Individual Ready Reserve, for
    deployment to NATO forces in Europe.

    Now, however, that has changed . . . . .

    Twenty-four (24) hours ago, REGULAR ARMY UNITS, including the Tenth
    (10th) Mountain Division from Ft. Drum New York, received WARNING ORDERS
    for deployment . . . to "UKRAINE."

    A "Warning Order (WARNORD) informs units that an OPERATIONS ORDER
    (OPORD) may be forthcoming. Time and circumstances permitting, a WARNORD
    is issued to subordinate leaders immediately after receipt of the unit's
    mission from higher.

    The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) is a light infantry division
    in the United States Army based at Fort Drum, New York.

    Formerly designated as a mountain warfare unit, the division was the
    only one of its size in the US military to receive specialized training
    for fighting in mountainous conditions.

    More recently, the 10th Mountain has been conducting operations in Iraq
    and Syria advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces and People's
    Defense Units.

    Since 2002, the 10th Mountain Division has been the most deployed
    regular Army unit. Its combat brigades have seen over 20 deployments, to
    both Iraq and Afghanistan, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and
    Operation Enduring Freedom. It took the nickname The Tenth Legion while
    deployed in Afghanistan in late 2001 into 2002.

    Hal Turner Remarks

    I will not reveal the Departure Date for Operational Security concerns,
    but as you might imagine, once orders get issued, things move along
    fairly rapidly.

    I thought it was important to tell you because anyone under the delusion
    that things in the Russia-Ukraine conflict don't really involve us, is
    sadly mistaken. If armed elements of the regular US Army enter Ukraine,
    Russia has made clear all such foreign units WILL be engaged in battle
    by the Russian Army.

    Looks to me like things are about to get very much worse.

    Or maybe I'm just "Chicken Little, the sky is falling". . . . all actual
    evidence to the contrary.

    IN ADDITION:

    A Source inside the United States Department of Defense, has quietly
    told other media outlets that the US is also "Considering a military
    response to Russian Aggression inside . . . SYRIA."

    While the Syrian government wants the US to leave the country,
    Washington insists it will fly its drones with impunity.

    The anonymous Pentagon official refused to state what options were being
    considered, but claimed that the US intends to “address increasing
    Russian aggression in the skies over Syria.”

    Given the Warning Orders reported at the top of this story, and this new
    additional information about Syria, one wonders if the US intends to go
    full bore after Russia in both Ukraine and Syria?

    *****

    Jack (The following is a related comment from a combat veteran I
    respect: ... Comments?

    The dangle I dare you tactic.

    For instance: Sail your vessels into contested Chinese claimed waters
    hoping they will be attacked or harassed.

    Why?

    So you can claim "Chinese aggression!"

    Or say you send in a small group of US military "advisors" into Ukraine
    hoping they will be harmed or killed.

    Why?

    So you can claim "Unprovoked Russian aggression!"

    Or, in this case, fly US jets at Russian jets in Syria hoping the
    Russians down one of the US jets. Forget the US is in Syria stealing oil
    and trucking it to Turkey to line the pockets of God knows who in our
    government.

    The US / NATO knows Ukraine is on borrowed time. They DESPERATELY need
    Russia to provide an excuse to enter the war.

    Because the consequences are so grave if they do, they need something to
    blame the inevitable outcome of such actions. "Because Russia did
    this...we had no choice."

    So you dangle the bait... and wait.
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