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(CNN) Hero Hawaii will give up Daniel K. Inouye highway when Mauna Loa pries it from their cold dead hand, kind of like what Daniel K. Inouye did when he killed those Germans   (cnn.com) divider line
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2895 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Dec 2022 at 11:05 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-06 11:09:17 PM  
At Pearl Harbor?
 
2022-12-06 11:12:19 PM  
National Guard's job is to control tourist traffic.

I don't see where the lava could be diverted (if that were even possible), with the highway crossing the slope between uphill and downhill.
 
2022-12-06 11:13:16 PM  
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RIP Inouye
 
2022-12-06 11:14:28 PM  
I'd love to be the only Hawaiian with a "6-foot Thick Pure Tungsten Wall" business.
 
2022-12-06 11:20:12 PM  

nytmare: National Guard's job is to control tourist traffic.

I don't see where the lava could be diverted (if that were even possible), with the highway crossing the slope between uphill and downhill.


Check out this explosive documentary.
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2022-12-06 11:23:25 PM  
So I should not  worry about the river of molten lava heading for my home
 
2022-12-06 11:26:18 PM  

nytmare: National Guard's job is to control tourist traffic.

I don't see where the lava could be diverted (if that were even possible), with the highway crossing the slope between uphill and downhill.


The road runs through a valley between two peaks, so they'd have to build a giant farking berm, quickly, but running the lava downhill doesn't give them any good options, either:

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You're heading towards populated areas on the way to the sea no matter which direction you choose, provided you could actually build/create a berm big enough to divert the flow in the first place.
 
2022-12-06 11:35:51 PM  

AbuHashish: At Pearl Harbor?


He's rolling.
 
2022-12-06 11:37:49 PM  
One of the highlights of my life was shooting pool with him at a Capital Hill bar in the 90s.  A great guy, very humble, and the terror of the Germans at Bastogne.
 
2022-12-06 11:37:57 PM  
I feel lucky to have driven across the old Saddle Road before this highway replaced it. At certain points, it was like being on another planet.
 
2022-12-06 11:38:01 PM  
Nobody is building permanent lava-diverting structures on Hawaii.
 
2022-12-06 11:39:51 PM  

chewynathan2: So I should not  worry about the river of molten lava heading for my home


Worry, no. Prepare, yes. You can't stop Pele, you can only try to stay out of her way.
 
2022-12-06 11:43:09 PM  
Can't we just nuke the lava?
 
2022-12-06 11:45:26 PM  
Suggested reading for controlling lava flows, landslides, barrier islands, and the flow of rivers.
TL/DNR you can't do any of these things.
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2022-12-06 11:48:23 PM  

BuckTurgidson: Can't we just nuke the lava?


Better yet, send it to Gitmo.
 
2022-12-06 11:50:34 PM  

IgG4: Suggested reading for controlling lava flows, landslides, barrier islands, and the flow of rivers.
TL/DNR you can't do any of these things.
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Nuh uh. There was that one time where they did it and it took months and millions of dollars and resources unique to the situation, so everything you said is wrong and it'll totally work this time too.
 
2022-12-06 11:54:53 PM  

ko_kyi: One of the highlights of my life was shooting pool with him at a Capital Hill bar in the 90s.  A great guy, very humble, and the terror of the Germans at Bastogne.


Hero.
 
2022-12-06 11:57:32 PM  

ko_kyi: One of the highlights of my life was shooting pool with him at a Capital Hill bar in the 90s.  A great guy, very humble, and the terror of the Germans at Bastogne.


?????
 
2022-12-07 12:24:40 AM  

G-Ride: ko_kyi: One of the highlights of my life was shooting pool with him at a Capital Hill bar in the 90s.  A great guy, very humble, and the terror of the Germans at Bastogne.

?????


I may have conflated him with another war hero I met, I'm old, so apologies
 
2022-12-07 12:33:12 AM  

Lsherm: nytmare: National Guard's job is to control tourist traffic.

I don't see where the lava could be diverted (if that were even possible), with the highway crossing the slope between uphill and downhill.

The road runs through a valley between two peaks, so they'd have to build a giant farking berm, quickly, but running the lava downhill doesn't give them any good options, either:

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You're heading towards populated areas on the way to the sea no matter which direction you choose, provided you could actually build/create a berm big enough to divert the flow in the first place.


On the plus side when the eruption is over you have the makings for a great road bed
 
2022-12-07 12:33:40 AM  

ko_kyi: One of the highlights of my life was shooting pool with him at a Capital Hill bar in the 90s.  A great guy, very humble, and the terror of the Germans at Bastogne.


The 442nd fought in Italy and Southern France. He lost his arm at the Gothic Line.
 
2022-12-07 12:55:53 AM  
The story subby is trying to tell: Inouye had a grenade ready to go in his hand when that same arm was blown almost completely off, just hanging by a tendon.  He pried the grenade out of his own hand from his freshly-detached arm and tossed it at a German position.  Then he ran up with his Thompson and one handedly finished the rest of them off.  War!
 
2022-12-07 1:12:26 AM  
Farking Daniel Inouye was/is a farking hero and national treasure.

/he also secured federal funding to complete the Arizona memorial
 
2022-12-07 1:12:44 AM  
Clearly lava is a terrorist
 
2022-12-07 1:59:55 AM  
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2022-12-07 2:11:18 AM  

johnny_vegas: Farking Daniel Inouye was/is a farking hero and national treasure.

/he also secured federal funding to complete the Arizona memorial


Apologies for only having the capability of indication of intelligence of a post once .
 
2022-12-07 3:16:38 AM  

AbuHashish: At Pearl Harbor?


Probably while earning that Medal of Honor

And losing an arm

/ cold dead hero fingers
 
2022-12-07 10:04:45 AM  

admiral_neckbeard: The story subby is trying to tell: Inouye had a grenade ready to go in his hand when that same arm was blown almost completely off, just hanging by a tendon.  He pried the grenade out of his own hand from his freshly-detached arm and tossed it at a German position.  Then he ran up with his Thompson and one handedly finished the rest of them off.  War!


He'd been shot in the gut when his arm was blown off too. Mother Farking Badass.


Also, there's a Drunk History which is probably good for this audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvHI93GquqA
 
2022-12-07 10:59:26 AM  

ko_kyi: One of the highlights of my life was shooting pool with him at a Capital Hill bar in the 90s.  A great guy, very humble, and the terror of the Germans at Bastogne.


Inouye was with the 442d combat regiment, which fought in Italy. They rescued the "Lost Battalion" just before the Battle of the Bulge.
 
2022-12-07 12:42:06 PM  
I thought he hid from the Nazis in a basement with Don Ho in Hilo
 
2022-12-07 2:47:12 PM  
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Lava Tunnel
 
2022-12-07 10:35:05 PM  

Metal1951: ko_kyi: One of the highlights of my life was shooting pool with him at a Capital Hill bar in the 90s.  A great guy, very humble, and the terror of the Germans at Bastogne.

Inouye was with the 442d combat regiment, which fought in Italy. They rescued the "Lost Battalion" just before the Battle of the Bulge.


my mea culpa is above.  I met Bob Dole a few months later.
 
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