Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editor...

Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editorials

There are 11 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 1, 2009, titled Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

My husband and I are seniors who use TheBus exclusively, and it is getting harder and harder to use the benches as the homeless are "camped out," prohibiting anyone from sitting.

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glenn paul

Johnson City, NY

#1 Aug 1, 2009
A huge Aloha and good morning to all in Hawaii. Still trying to talk my wife into coming back to Hawaii. Sure miss the Aloha spirit. Reference to the bus stop..we took the bus many times and the bus stops were always open for us to wait for the bus. I can understand how she feels..we probably would feel the same way if the bus stop was taken bye homeless and the people wanting to use the bus had no place to wait. We love Honolulu and feel for the good of the people, government should send the homeless back to where they came from. You know, at one time, probably all of us mainlanders have thought, Hawaii is warm so lets go and live there, on the beach, elsewhere.,etc. I have mentioned before, on Molokai at the eastern part by the ocean, we met a young couple living their dream fishing for their lunch. We talked for quite a while. They had a lean too built by the mountain and fished every day. I envey them and often wonder if they are still there.
Fisherman

Honolulu, HI

#2 Aug 1, 2009
glenn paul wrote:
A huge Aloha and good morning to all in Hawaii. Still trying to talk my wife into coming back to Hawaii. Sure miss the Aloha spirit. Reference to the bus stop..we took the bus many times and the bus stops were always open for us to wait for the bus. I can understand how she feels..we probably would feel the same way if the bus stop was taken bye homeless and the people wanting to use the bus had no place to wait. We love Honolulu and feel for the good of the people, government should send the homeless back to where they came from. You know, at one time, probably all of us mainlanders have thought, Hawaii is warm so lets go and live there, on the beach, elsewhere.,etc. I have mentioned before, on Molokai at the eastern part by the ocean, we met a young couple living their dream fishing for their lunch. We talked for quite a while. They had a lean too built by the mountain and fished every day. I envey them and often wonder if they are still there.
I hope you can come to Hawaii and have a nice vacation soon.
As far as most people in the mainland thinking about living in Hawaii, you are probably right. The thing is that most were told by their reasonable, pragmatic parents that, "Don't be ridiculous, you can't afford to live in Hawaii.". Lots of the ones that come (as well as from other countries) were never told they cannot come- by reasonable, pragmatic parents. They have no idea what they are getting into and end up at bus stops. Isn't that an interesting thing about people, some do things because no one ever told them they can't.
ps If those were haoles living in a lean too on the East end of Molokai, I'll bet you they are not there now.
Paradise Found and Lost

Mililani, HI

#3 Aug 1, 2009
glenn paul wrote:
I have mentioned before, on Molokai at the eastern part by the ocean, we met a young couple living their dream fishing for their lunch. We talked for quite a while. They had a lean too built by the mountain and fished every day. I envey them and often wonder if they are still there.
The dream lasts as long as you are young, have no kids, no medical/dental bills, and are happy leading a very, very simple life.
alice

Kahului, HI

#4 Aug 1, 2009
Homeless are demanding more and more
No Help

Kailua, HI

#5 Aug 1, 2009
Dennis and Benay Smith:
Of course, you had no thoughts about helping this poor woman, or any of the others. Only thought about yourself and how inconvenient these poor folks make life for you. Let's hope you don't end up like her, urinating on yourself, with others ignoring you and complaining about you.
Not Alice

Kailua, HI

#6 Aug 1, 2009
alice wrote:
Homeless are demanding more and more
And getting it!
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#7 Aug 1, 2009
Homeless are exempt from the law, and can do whatever they like. Public urination, defecating, homesteading public property, littering, vandalism, theft, intimidating people, public drunkenness, dealing drugs, driving with illegal vehicles, are ALL allowed if you are on of the chosen ones, as evidenced by the complete lack of enforcement of our laws. They police and Mufi have jointly decided that the law will not be enforced, and anyone that objects can get on a plane. This is MUFI'S GHETTO, got it?
chacha555

Mililani, HI

#9 Aug 1, 2009
regarding rail how do you know that traffic will not get better with rail.also the people voted and the rail won so live with it already. also the funds cannot be used for anything but the rail project.
Island Boi

Kaneohe, HI

#10 Aug 1, 2009
Noel J. Kent is spot on with the highly overpaid UH management. No surprise UH exactly follows the BOE/DOE, both bloated and inefficient organizations. Both have something else in common, they are fully responsible for our schools and UH rating at the bottom of the scale when rated against comparable educational institutions. Coincidentally both organizations haven't got a clue on how to raise our schools and UH to higher levels. All say "more money" will fix the problem, typical for clueless bureaucrats. Ideally they would earn the better salaries after they raised our schools to a higher level but noooo, that would mean having to do real work, something they do not know. Auwe, another day in the at the bottom of the third world educational field of Hawaii Nei.
riley

Kailua Kona, HI

#11 Aug 1, 2009
I just wanted to thank the unions and our competent Governer with the fantastic job they did last week! It's amazing how you can get so much done without even trying. I find it silly how my fellow State workers seem so upset about such small things as supporting kids, putting food on the table, and paying the mortgage. When I can get a word in I reassure them how hard you work for us and that you only have our best interest in mind. In fact I pointed out on our pay stubs the unions got paid and the State took there share so not to worry! Im sure tea parties at the Capitol and golfing on the mainland were planned way before this budget thing so we understand. Hey, I just wanted to make sure all you guys know how much we appreciate you and keep up the outstanding work!
Listener

United States

#12 Aug 2, 2009
No Help, the next time you are infested by Flesh-Eating-Bacteria? remember the homeless lady. Hopefully none of your children, friends and families would be effected by these bugs. Good luck.

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