Rent race - Business

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Hawaii tops the National Low Income Housing Coalition's list of the worst states for rental affordability in the nation.
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Concerned voter

Honolulu, HI

#65 Apr 21, 2009
American Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>Lame answer...again...always. Hawaii is rock in the middle of the Pacific that is of some stategic value to the USA. I spend my days here hiding from the sun and hot. The Sun's UV strength is too high for me here. I'll move when I have taken enough from this place and go back to somewhere NORMAL. You can keep your weather, your ocean and your fake Aloha.
You should leave now. Hawaii doesn't need people like you. Aloha, means get out of here!
alice

Pahoa, HI

#66 Apr 21, 2009
The population of Hawaii is decreasing rapidly though. Do we still "need" an expensive elephant called the rail? Truth is, and i said it a year ago, the sky-high excise tax caused by rail is still hurting the economy.
Grinchie

United States

#68 Apr 21, 2009
alice wrote:
The population of Hawaii is decreasing rapidly though. Do we still "need" an expensive elephant called the rail? Truth is, and i said it a year ago, the sky-high excise tax caused by rail is still hurting the economy.
How is the Excise tax affecting you personally Alice?
How much does it affect the cost of your subway sandwiches?
American Patriot

Pearl City, HI

#69 Apr 21, 2009
Concerned voter wrote:
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You should leave now. Hawaii doesn't need people like you. Aloha, means get out of here!
You have proved my point. I can feel the love! But like I stated...not done yet. Almost...but not yet.
alice

Pahoa, HI

#70 Apr 21, 2009
Grinchie wrote:
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How is the Excise tax affecting you personally Alice?
How much does it affect the cost of your subway sandwiches?
It greatly increases my cost of living..and all of ours. It is hurting the economy. I predicted it would. It really makes food expensive and that hurts the poor.
Grinchie

United States

#71 Apr 22, 2009
alice wrote:
<quoted text>It greatly increases my cost of living..and all of ours. It is hurting the economy. I predicted it would. It really makes food expensive and that hurts the poor.
The price of gas goes up and down without rhyme or reason, yet they have run out of storage tanks to store the unused glut of oil.

What I asked you was how the sxcise tax affected you, and "Greatly" is a very general term, and not meaningful to me in any way. If you were to say and extra $5.00 a month on food, I'd say, so?

I don't want to sound insensitive, but thats the price of what many people used to spend on a Starbucks Iced Coffee.

I'd actully want a train will all the jobs it would create, the cars it would idle in their driveways, and the ability to move around without spending my life, energy, money and psychological well being behind the wheel of a car, with all the commensurate license fees, taxes, Insurance and fuel.
kalihihaole

Honolulu, HI

#73 Apr 22, 2009
alice wrote:
The population of Hawaii is decreasing rapidly though. Do we still "need" an expensive elephant called the rail? Truth is, and i said it a year ago, the sky-high excise tax caused by rail is still hurting the economy.
While the taxes continue to rise along with fees and utilities, keeping rents up, at least at the low end, the population of Oahu and Hawaii in general IS shrinking at a fairly quick pace, folks are leaving,( I'm one) and not planning on coming back, 7 years and over 75000 spent and not much to show for it except a college degree and 10 grand in debt. Going to graduate school back home, as UH is too broke to accept more grad students now. Will leave from there and go overseas to teach,(why stay in America?) so sorry Charlie, no need your "change" the change I've been working on for the past 15 years is finally getting close to fruition, the change of venue to a European nation, where I don't have to put up with the likes of most of you. The ones staying here, keep the buying the guns, you'll need em.
Grinchie

United States

#74 Apr 23, 2009
kalihihaole wrote:
<quoted text> While the taxes continue to rise along with fees and utilities, keeping rents up, at least at the low end, the population of Oahu and Hawaii in general IS shrinking at a fairly quick pace, folks are leaving,( I'm one) and not planning on coming back, 7 years and over 75000 spent and not much to show for it except a college degree and 10 grand in debt. Going to graduate school back home, as UH is too broke to accept more grad students now. Will leave from there and go overseas to teach,(why stay in America?) so sorry Charlie, no need your "change" the change I've been working on for the past 15 years is finally getting close to fruition, the change of venue to a European nation, where I don't have to put up with the likes of most of you. The ones staying here, keep the buying the guns, you'll need em.
Well said. The amount of pent up frustration in America at the overall emptiness in their lives is coming to the surface, and the republicans are cultivating the same sort of frustrations that the Nazi's did in the great depression.

Living is a foreign country is a great experience, as it opens ones eyes as to what many Americans perceive as freedom, is really a carefully controlled form a debt slavery, couples with consumption to give them the illusion of free choice. European nations are much more responsive to the needs of the people, such as labeling GMO ingrediants in their food. American's have been denied this for ten years now, simply because Monsanto and the BioTech industry has bought the regulators, and the Government allows free access into our stomachs, without any ability to track consumption, or give us the choice to either consume this junk or not. Germany recently banned Mon180 BT corn from cultivation, joining 5 other countries due to unresolved concerns about damage to the environment.. Not a word for our mass media. Why?

The mass media abroad is much richer, and you see news from all over the world, instead of 5, nearly identical stories presented in a slightly different order by the major media networks. Check it out sometime, ABC, NBC, and CBS will all have their versions of the same stories every day.

Everyone should travel abroad in their lifetime. It is only then that you realize how selfish and self centered Americans are. Most American think hey A #1, but in reality, they are frightened, sexually suppressed neurotic sheep, that work for wages but don't understand the business process.

Good luck on your travels, and don't worry, there are a lot of people like me that will put effort in preserving the good parts of America, while cleansing out the rotting bits, promoting a more life centric approach to life instead of the hate, racism and misery promulgated by the Republican terd blossoms.
kalihihaole

Honolulu, HI

#75 Apr 24, 2009
Grinchie wrote:
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Well said. The amount of pent up frustration in America at the overall emptiness in their lives is coming to the surface, and the republicans are cultivating the same sort of frustrations that the Nazi's did in the great depression.
Living is a foreign country is a great experience, as it opens ones eyes as to what many Americans perceive as freedom, is really a carefully controlled form a debt slavery, couples with consumption to give them the illusion of free choice. European nations are much more responsive to the needs of the people, such as labeling GMO ingrediants in their food. American's have been denied this for ten years now, simply because Monsanto and the BioTech industry has bought the regulators, and the Government allows free access into our stomachs, without any ability to track consumption, or give us the choice to either consume this junk or not. Germany recently banned Mon180 BT corn from cultivation, joining 5 other countries due to unresolved concerns about damage to the environment.. Not a word for our mass media. Why?
The mass media abroad is much richer, and you see news from all over the world, instead of 5, nearly identical stories presented in a slightly different order by the major media networks. Check it out sometime, ABC, NBC, and CBS will all have their versions of the same stories every day.
Everyone should travel abroad in their lifetime. It is only then that you realize how selfish and self centered Americans are. Most American think hey A #1, but in reality, they are frightened, sexually suppressed neurotic sheep, that work for wages but don't understand the business process.
Good luck on your travels, and don't worry, there are a lot of people like me that will put effort in preserving the good parts of America, while cleansing out the rotting bits, promoting a more life centric approach to life instead of the hate, racism and misery promulgated by the Republican terd blossoms.
Well put Grinchie, but I once tried to do like you. I spent my youth in the military, then kicked around muckraking and infiltrating dangerous groups like the Children of God cult until I wound up in prison for 2 1/2 years. I then spent a couple of years doing public impeachment actions and civil rights protests in Alabama and Georgia versus a couple of corrupt church run colleges that abused and scammed people terribly, in the end, they shot at me and burned my home. So, fed up, I finally gave up on my home area and moved to Hawaii where I managed to accomplish a bunch of good stuff with great people who live here, but now I'm stuck, unable to finish my education unless I leave, and the crime and financial mess downtown is making living here worse by the month. I've lived and traveled overseas repeatedly, and the lives the people have there would be the envy of many people struggling here. But "we have freedom" they like to say, really? REALLY? You hit it right on the head my friend, in my heart I'd do anything for my country, even die for it, but in my head I know it's all going down the tubes and there's no reason to keep bailing the water when the boat's still sinking. Good luck and may the last American to leave please bring the flag.
Grinchie

United States

#76 Apr 25, 2009
kalihihaole wrote:
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Well put Grinchie, but I once tried to do like you. I spent my youth in the military, then kicked around muckraking and infiltrating dangerous groups like the Children of God cult until I wound up in prison for 2 1/2 years. I then spent a couple of years doing public impeachment actions and civil rights protests in Alabama and Georgia versus a couple of corrupt church run colleges that abused and scammed people terribly, in the end, they shot at me and burned my home. So, fed up, I finally gave up on my home area and moved to Hawaii where I managed to accomplish a bunch of good stuff with great people who live here, but now I'm stuck, unable to finish my education unless I leave, and the crime and financial mess downtown is making living here worse by the month. I've lived and traveled overseas repeatedly, and the lives the people have there would be the envy of many people struggling here. But "we have freedom" they like to say, really? REALLY? You hit it right on the head my friend, in my heart I'd do anything for my country, even die for it, but in my head I know it's all going down the tubes and there's no reason to keep bailing the water when the boat's still sinking. Good luck and may the last American to leave please bring the flag.
Ouch!

The only thing we can do is be happy, do what we love to do, and make the world a better place.

All the rest of the neurotics can fend for themselves, but we always have to realize that they can affect our lives indirectly.

The only thing that will change people is the truth, which is something that is hard to find, and for some, harder to see.
Manapua Belly

AOL

#77 Apr 26, 2009
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