Investing in aloha - Hawaii News

Investing in aloha - Hawaii News

There are 16 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Dec 31, 2009, titled Investing in aloha - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

When Pierre and Pam Omidyar returned to Hawaii several years ago, they were inspired by the aloha spirit -- embodied not only by the way people care for one another, but work together to transform the community.

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syzygy

Honolulu, HI

#1 Dec 31, 2009
Too bad the Honolulu Symphony can't connect with the Omidyars.
NYM Arts

Tillson, NY

#2 Dec 31, 2009
Too bad the Omidyars can't connect with a psychiatrist.
INGRATES !

Since: Oct 09

Honolulu, HI

#3 Dec 31, 2009
Picking these two sort of made up for picky Dudley as a Difference Maker.
Makakilo8hawaii

Wailuku, HI

#4 Dec 31, 2009
The Aloha spirit is here to stay. Thank you for sharing.

Since: Nov 09

Kihei, HI

#5 Dec 31, 2009
Indeed good news. It is always good to see that there are responsible wealthy people out there, who realize that they did not acquire their wealth alone. Every rich man or woman earned his wealth with the aid of many people, communities and tax breaks, as well as numerous government paid services that work for them. This couple does realize that, and I am grateful. May the spirit of giving reaches many hearts in the coming new year, God knows we need more people like this couple. Hopefully this new year will also help all of us to come together and work on making this a better place yet.
Happy New Year.
Da kine

Bronx, NY

#6 Dec 31, 2009
Just do not go laid down at Kapioalany park because,uncle mufi goes nuts when he sees people like da okay.Also look out for antie linda,small kine....Mahalo.
Tama Samoa

Honolulu, HI

#7 Dec 31, 2009
Great couple, great minds and especially great hearts...
enufalready

Honolulu, HI

#8 Dec 31, 2009
Let's keep things in perspective. With a net worth of nearly 6 billion dollars, which is six thousand million dollars, a donation of 50 million dollars is the equivalent of someone who has 12 thousand dollars donating $100. In addition, there is the matter of a tax write off for the sum. Better to adequately tax the top 1% of the rich who now control more than 90% of the nation's wealth.
greenmama

Honolulu, HI

#9 Dec 31, 2009
Mahalo to the Omidyars for support of the community spirit in Hawaii. We are most appreciative of their generosity and their belief in the values of human dignity and their commitment that it continues.
John Hana

Fullerton, CA

#10 Dec 31, 2009
Kudos to this outstanding generous couple. There are plenty of wealthy persons that never give back and the Omidyars are doing so at such a young age. As to some that have commented, I can't believe some of the posts who are haters -- I somehow doubt that these persons would be as generous, regardless of how wealthy or tax advantaged.
dumb genius

Honolulu, HI

#11 Dec 31, 2009
Would be nice if this money could make dumb people smart or, at least, have some common sense. Hate it when idiots says ten sentences when only one will do. It's "she and I." Not "Me and she" or "Me and my fran wen go play hookie." Money can do only so much.
Waianae

Kailua, HI

#12 Dec 31, 2009
Mahalo plenty. You are the Spirit of Aloha. True Hawaiians.
Bird in Hand

Honolulu, HI

#13 Dec 31, 2009
FANTASTIC!!
Kimo

Cedar Park, TX

#14 Dec 31, 2009
enufalready wrote:
Let's keep things in perspective. With a net worth of nearly 6 billion dollars, which is six thousand million dollars, a donation of 50 million dollars is the equivalent of someone who has 12 thousand dollars donating $100. In addition, there is the matter of a tax write off for the sum. Better to adequately tax the top 1% of the rich who now control more than 90% of the nation's wealth.
Your comments are way out of line and smells of envy. Rather, you might just want to say mahalo for your generous gift to the Hawaiian community. Why is it people such as yourself feel the need to relegate something that is good to a negative conclusion. Are you a frustrated "wish I were a rich man!"

Best wishes to Pierre and Pam for a great and happy New Year.
CMK

Kailua, HI

#15 Jan 1, 2010
"...work together to transform the community." I hope the community transforms to something I can live with. We can see the TNC, Pew, Ford and Packard foundations attempting social engineering in very subtle and sophisticated ways that result in fewer public benefits and greater political control in the hands of an extremist minority.
NYM Arts

Kingston, NY

#16 Jan 2, 2010
I just don't understand why most people here are Kissing Pierre's Azz.
You must not know about the 750,000 American people he plunged into poverty overnight.
I guess his money (he wouldn't have without the tireless efforts of the ones he ended up slashing) has blinded all of you.

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