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Writer-director Marc Forby said including the term "barbarian" in his movie's title was meant to be ironic . Full Story
kamaaina expatriate

Austin, TX

#1 Oct 22, 2009
Construction worker Aaron Yamasaki is so right about getting construction going for the Honolulu Rail Transit system.

The original plans from the early '90s were, in my opinion, much better (and MUCH cheaper!) But, the current plans will accomplish basically the same mission. The mission, moving LOTS & LOTS of people to a very centralized destination (Downtown, Airport, Waikiki & UH) within the least amount of time.... All of the rail naysayers have either never been to a city with a good rail system to see that they work (especially in Jpan). Or, they are the Special Interest people such as Cliff Slater and many others who stand to make fortunes on Automobiles, Buses and/or Gasoline.

In the early 90's I spent years working for the Oahu Transit Group designing a light rail system for Oahu. It was awesome, and would have been in operation now if it weren't for the corruption of former City Councilwoman Rene Mansho, who's last minute swing-vote killed the railproject (I wonder who paid for her last minute NO vote?) She voted YES 2 times, then on the final and crucial vote she suddenly and very unexpectedly changed her vote to NO. She then cost the City of Honolulu an extra $4 Million for breach of contract with the Oahu Transit Group. Of course then Councilwoman Rene Mansho went off to Prison for other crimes.

Look, there will always be traffic on Oahu, always. But, seriously, Oahu need an ALTERNATIVE to the automobile! You can still drive your cars if you'd like, but with Rail you be getting to your destination faster than the automobile drivers. Much faster.

RAIL!
Kimo

Honolulu, HI

#2 Oct 22, 2009
Oh Leon Siu, grow up and see the movie. The title is making fun of the fact that some newspapers called her the Barbarian Princess. It's not the filmmaker's fault that a few high horse mokes don't get it.

“Kokokahi -We are all one blood”

Since: Mar 08

United States

#3 Oct 22, 2009
Leon Siu continues the barbarian practice of asserting victimhood as a political ploy to get sympathy and to lay a guilt trip on everybody else. Rather pathetic. He joins the other tycoons of the Hawaiian grievance industry.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#4 Oct 22, 2009
The grievance industry would not exist if governmetn and private donors were not handing out millions for it. Whining in Hawaii works.
Drudge Report

Honolulu, HI

#5 Oct 22, 2009
Drudgereport.com

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fedupalready

Honolulu, HI

#6 Oct 22, 2009
kamaaina expatriate wrote:
Construction worker Aaron Yamasaki is so right about getting construction going for the Honolulu Rail Transit system.
The original plans from the early '90s were, in my opinion, much better (and MUCH cheaper!) But, the current plans will accomplish basically the same mission. The mission, moving LOTS & LOTS of people to a very centralized destination (Downtown, Airport, Waikiki & UH) within the least amount of time.... All of the rail naysayers have either never been to a city with a good rail system to see that they work (especially in Jpan). Or, they are the Special Interest people such as Cliff Slater and many others who stand to make fortunes on Automobiles, Buses and/or Gasoline.
In the early 90's I spent years working for the Oahu Transit Group designing a light rail system for Oahu. It was awesome, and would have been in operation now if it weren't for the corruption of former City Councilwoman Rene Mansho, who's last minute swing-vote killed the railproject (I wonder who paid for her last minute NO vote?) She voted YES 2 times, then on the final and crucial vote she suddenly and very unexpectedly changed her vote to NO. She then cost the City of Honolulu an extra $4 Million for breach of contract with the Oahu Transit Group. Of course then Councilwoman Rene Mansho went off to Prison for other crimes.
Look, there will always be traffic on Oahu, always. But, seriously, Oahu need an ALTERNATIVE to the automobile! You can still drive your cars if you'd like, but with Rail you be getting to your destination faster than the automobile drivers. Much faster.
RAIL!
It is obvious why you moved away because you are so out of touch. You believe that rail is going to relieve congestion at projected 23%. Do you feel the 5 billion plus project is justified for that reduction? You drinking too much of the tap water where you are living right now, lol.
No Pay No Work

Aiea, HI

#7 Oct 22, 2009
Nancy Gordon, are you working? Do you get paid for working? Why don't you lead by example by returning all the pay and then continue working for free. After you do that, the teachers may consider your recommendation.
Rail will be slower

Aiea, HI

#8 Oct 22, 2009
kamaaina expatriate wrote:
Construction worker Aaron Yamasaki is so right about getting construction going for the Honolulu Rail Transit system.
The original plans from the early '90s were, in my opinion, much better (and MUCH cheaper!) But, the current plans will accomplish basically the same mission. The mission, moving LOTS & LOTS of people to a very centralized destination (Downtown, Airport, Waikiki & UH) within the least amount of time.... All of the rail naysayers have either never been to a city with a good rail system to see that they work (especially in Jpan). Or, they are the Special Interest people such as Cliff Slater and many others who stand to make fortunes on Automobiles, Buses and/or Gasoline.
In the early 90's I spent years working for the Oahu Transit Group designing a light rail system for Oahu. It was awesome, and would have been in operation now if it weren't for the corruption of former City Councilwoman Rene Mansho, who's last minute swing-vote killed the railproject (I wonder who paid for her last minute NO vote?) She voted YES 2 times, then on the final and crucial vote she suddenly and very unexpectedly changed her vote to NO. She then cost the City of Honolulu an extra $4 Million for breach of contract with the Oahu Transit Group. Of course then Councilwoman Rene Mansho went off to Prison for other crimes.
Look, there will always be traffic on Oahu, always. But, seriously, Oahu need an ALTERNATIVE to the automobile! You can still drive your cars if you'd like, but with Rail you be getting to your destination faster than the automobile drivers. Much faster.
RAIL!
Think before you speak. The rail will never be faster than the automobile in getting to your destination. Only exception is if the rail starts at your front door, ends at your destination's front door, and doesn't stop on the way - hahahaha! will that happen, NO!
Mike

United States

#9 Oct 22, 2009
Aaron will be very happy to receive a paycheck from the taxpayers. He could careless if some of them are already having a hard time making ends meet.Higher taxes won't help here. Only a selfish contruction worker thinks about their lining their own pocket.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#10 Oct 22, 2009
No Pay No Work wrote:
Nancy Gordon, are you working? Do you get paid for working? Why don't you lead by example by returning all the pay and then continue working for free. After you do that, the teachers may consider your recommendation.
good points
Odumba Poll

Hilo, HI

#11 Oct 22, 2009
Daily Telegraoh. UK. Tuesday October 22.

Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years

The decline in Barack Obama's popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term
Message for Mufi

Hilo, HI

#12 Oct 22, 2009
This is Mufi's nightmwre for his $10 Billion future Rail Fiscal Fiasco when NOONE wants to ride it!

If you build it No One will ride it ;)

HONOLULU -- Oahu's bus ridership has fallen slightly since officials raised prices this summer. That could fall even further when state worker furloughs begin on Friday.

Every week more than 250,000 people ride the bus, city officials said. With public schools and state government offices shutting their doors on furlough Fridays, regular riders are wondering if bus services will be trimmed to adjust for fewer people.
Hawaii 50

Nashville, TN

#13 Oct 23, 2009
Odumba Poll wrote:
Daily Telegraoh. UK. Tuesday October 22.
Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years
The decline in Barack Obama's popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term
Because, you moron, he inherited the biggest mess from 8 years of "The Chimp 'N Chief" and Count Dracula Cheney. That's why.
Klan Watch

United States

#14 Oct 23, 2009
Ken Conklin and Alice must be brother and sister... but then, so were their parents.

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