Households face rocky road - Hawaii B...

Households face rocky road - Hawaii Business

There are 19 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Dec 18, 2009, titled Households face rocky road - Hawaii Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Weak growth is expected for Hawaii's economy next year; however, local households might not see much benefit, according to a report released today by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization.

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Kau Manua

United States

#1 Dec 18, 2009
i like ...

rocky road ...

ice cream :)
Baskin Robbins

San Diego, CA

#2 Dec 18, 2009
Kau Manua wrote:
i like ...
rocky road ...
ice cream :)
I like Rocky Road too. Flavorful and robust. Chocolate ice cream with marshmellows and nuts is a big favorite of mine. I enjoy putting a banana in it. It makes me happy and full of cheer. It's a nice treat on a warm summer's day. I love it so; that I could wet my pants.
SmartBoy

Mililani, HI

#3 Dec 18, 2009
My Prediction
2009 2010 2011
Job growth -3.6%-5.0%-8.0%
Unemployment 7.0% 8.3% 10%
Real personal income -0.2%-0.3%-1.1%
Inflation -0.5%-1.4%-1.5%
Visitor arrivals -4.2%-5.7%-3.7%
Next year is going to be harder for Hawaii and US.
Kalli

Mililani, HI

#4 Dec 18, 2009
The predictors have all been totally wrong the last 3 years. Why would we now expect them to know what they are talking about? Stand by for huge increases in taxes as the legislature and the city do not know how to make cuts. The first cut should be the 39% pay increase for the legislators.
Von

Aiea, HI

#6 Dec 18, 2009
Baskin Robbins wrote:
<quoted text>I like Rocky Road too. Flavorful and robust. Chocolate ice cream with marshmellows and nuts is a big favorite of mine. I enjoy putting a banana in it. It makes me happy and full of cheer. It's a nice treat on a warm summer's day. I love it so; that I could wet my pants.
You too?

You like ice cream too?
Well ok then here goes:

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I Scream
Hard times

Denmark

#7 Dec 18, 2009
Little pebbles out of boulders. Lots of work.

Since: Feb 08

Kaneohe, Hawaii

#8 Dec 18, 2009
"After steep losses, most industries will begin to start adding jobs early next year," Bonham said, but he added that the recovery will be weak.

Then why is the forecast for job growth at -1% for 2010 and unemployment up by .3%?

Amazing too that inflation would be up while income is down. Is that result of tax increases?
alice

United States

#9 Dec 18, 2009
We need a much better governor and legislature here
Halawa

Mililani, HI

#10 Dec 18, 2009
Yep little rocks out of big rocks; better than paper dolls.
Grinchie

Keaau, HI

#11 Dec 18, 2009
Cue the next story about Hawaii breaking that last record foreclosure rate, and publish it in a week when everyone forgets about this pie in the sky fantasy story.

It's not just the UH Economists that are trying to fix the Economy with propaganda, but it's also the thousands of Homeowners that are stuck to upside down mortgages, slowly being bled dry by a real Estate market that has yet to see meaningful corrections.

There's a whole lot of housing that will be good only for Firemen practicing fire suppression techniques by the time the banks run out of money and time holding them off market for fear of crashing the already damaged market further.

Every month they sit empty, being vandalized and stripped of valuable fixtures by the thousands of people that have no job, or the ones that need to survive under inflationary food prices and fuel, they lose any potential value they once had.

I can say first hand that in Puna, the least expensive place to own a home in the State, that the real estate market is in a death spiral, and the result is going to be even more derelict houses full of transient crackheads.

Good job banksters! You keep holding out and prolonging the agony, and maybe you can deflate the value of real estate even further!
Truth Hurts

Hanalei, HI

#12 Dec 19, 2009
We keep reading about families that are losing their homes, their pets, their whole well being is being taken away by greed and selfishness.

It's sad that people are losing everything just because of a trail leading to a global agenda beyond our wildest imaginations, most of us have an intellectual laziness that prevents us from even beginning to understand how this effects people from every walk of life.

If we really want change, then we must first reinvent job opportunities locally that most people can be qualified for, instead of just jobs for the hotel industries or jobs requiring an expensive higher education for the few.

Once we establish living wage opportunities, giving everyone in our community gainful employment.....

then maybe we can say that we really tried to achieve something in our lifetimes, instead of just repeating sound bytes from the mainstream media.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/homeless-shelters...
alice

United States

#13 Dec 19, 2009
alice wrote:
We need a much better governor and legislature here
we sure do
Dirty site

Mililani, HI

#14 Dec 19, 2009
Little gravel from boulders; hard time recomended.
alice

United States

#15 Dec 19, 2009
maybe
Still a Casual Observer

Lihue, HI

#16 Dec 19, 2009
alice wrote:
<quoted text>we sure do
Stop talking to yourself Alice. Wear a bib for that drooling, and use a kleenex instead of your sleeve...
alice

United States

#17 Dec 21, 2009
yer just mean casual. Message me when you can!

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Caramel Conehead

Honolulu, HI

#18 Dec 22, 2009
Baskin Robbins wrote:
<quoted text>I like Rocky Road too. Flavorful and robust. Chocolate ice cream with marshmellows and nuts is a big favorite of mine. I enjoy putting a banana in it. It makes me happy and full of cheer. It's a nice treat on a warm summer's day. I love it so; that I could wet my pants.
Rocky road was my favorite until I tried "Caramel Cone" at Haagen Daaz. It's a rich, golden brown caramel ice cream with chunks of chocolate-dipped waffle cone inside.

You gotta try it to believe just how good it is.
chocolate sprinkles

Kailua, HI

#19 Dec 22, 2009
I rode my bicycle on a rocky road today.

Hurt my knee.

Ow.
Ben

Honolulu, HI

#20 Dec 22, 2009
chocolate sprinkles wrote:
I rode my bicycle on a rocky road today.
Hurt my knee.
Ow.
Did you hit a dip?

Well, hope you get better. Thanks for the scoops.

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