Who is sick of Walter Ritte?

Who is sick of Walter Ritte?

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Kaiolu

Ewa Beach, HI

#1 Mar 26, 2008
Discussion?
Dman

San Diego, CA

#2 Mar 26, 2008
I'm more sick of people who think that selling out the land to FOREIGN investors to make homes for the super rich is a smart move? Save the land and use smart development for the people of these islands. Once its GONE its GONE forever..
Gimme a break

Winchester, KY

#3 Mar 26, 2008
No discussion - I'm sick of Walter Ritte and all that he pretends to stand for. He is does not help Hawaiians - he hurts us. Nice that he still has a full time job as a paid activist. Maybe Earth Justice will step up to the plate and employ the laid off workers from Molokai Ranch.
Translator

Lahaina, HI

#4 Mar 26, 2008
Gimme a break wrote:
No discussion - I'm sick of Walter Ritte and all that he pretends to stand for. He is does not help Hawaiians - he hurts us. Nice that he still has a full time job as a paid activist. Maybe Earth Justice will step up to the plate and employ the laid off workers from Molokai Ranch.
Activists are now counterproductive. They need to step back and let the new generation take over.

“in all things be pono, aloha”

Since: Aug 07

moloka'I, hawaii

#5 Mar 26, 2008
who is to blame, doesn't matter now. if any major employer pulls out for whatever reason, we must look into more diversity of little industries. what talents and expertese, what resources do we have? agriculture and tourism as i can see. build this up, cater to this, in little pockets here and there without hurting anyone or disturbing the environment, and the jobs come, self-employed and otherwise. educate, brainstorm, come together, petition the planners for permits. where there is a will there is a way. and don't take "no" for an anser.
Keoki

Makawao, HI

#6 Mar 26, 2008
People on Molokai will be fine, as soon as they can figure out how to eat dirt.
Outside Looking in

San Diego, CA

#7 Mar 26, 2008
I'm not an expert here but there is a definite lean here on part of the folks who live on Molokai
It sounds like someone wanted to build a development there but the locals stopped them for whatever reason and now the developer is leaving and everyone is pissed that this developer did something wrong.
BS
The one thing I haven't seemed to find is where the locals are asking for an education so they can improve their lives because they don't want to be an employee of someone else who has money or a nice house or whatever. It seems that they want to work doing what they want to do and they aren't going to take another job and that they should be given a job that they want(or mooch off the rest of us).
BS
You made the bed sleep in it. As much as nobody wants to believe but its a big world out there and some people are educated, driven and want to make more money and live in nice houses and theres not a damn thing you can do about that. If you don't want to do the job thats offered don't do it, thats your right. Other people might and might not take that job. But the people who own that property don't owe you FN thing. So now those people are going to live on Maui or Oahu or Lanaii and you and your kids can eat saimin and talk pidgin and tell yourselves this is great. Your kids will not have shoes or an education or the drive to finish grade school. Your daughters will be pregnant at thirteen and your sons will be on crack at 12. You have a chance to reverse this, develop your land get an education demand your kids go to school and college. Go to college yourself, one of those houses might be yours if you work for it.
Or you can bang momma, grab a 12 pack go fishin and be a disgusting worthless piece of society. If thats what you want use a condom so we don't have to take care of your inbred offspring.
Gimme a break

Winchester, KY

#8 Mar 26, 2008
Bottom line - Ritte is on a roll. He's trying to shut down Monsanto and Dow, now the largest (only?) employers on Molokai. Of course, these agriclutural companies preserve the Molokai way of life by keeping agricultural lands in development. But again - it doesn't matter. So long as Ritte gets his way. A GMO-free Molokai! A Developer-Free Molokai! A Tourism-Free Molokai (please - no cruise ships, either!) A Haole-Free Molokai! So long as he can have his own independent nation of the unemployed and he is king. But he doesn't have to worry about money. He's got a job: Full time paid activist for Earth Justice. But hey - those of you on Molokai - I hear a job as State Representative pays pretty good - at least $40,000 a year, plus travel. Some of you Molokai Ranch unemployed should make a run for the House seat.

“Eschew Obfuscation”

Since: Dec 07

Honolulu, HI

#9 Mar 26, 2008
I saw something like this in that M. Night Shamylan movie The Village.
OmomoME

Wahiawa, HI

#10 Mar 26, 2008
I find it interesting how people on Oahu choose to blame "ONE" man for the collapse of Molokai Ranch. One man did all of that??? That says a lot about him then don't you think. David vs Goliath??? And no one sees any fault in the mismanagement of Molokai Ranch and it's foreign investors. Come on people, all that land and they relied soley on a "GATED COMMUNITY LUXURY HOMES DEVELOPMENT" to pull them out of financial troubles. Perhaps some should do their research first.

“Honor your ancestors”

Since: Feb 08

Kaimuki, Keaukaha/Hilo, Kaupo

#12 Mar 26, 2008
Dman wrote:
I'm more sick of people who think that selling out the land to FOREIGN investors to make homes for the super rich is a smart move? Save the land and use smart development for the people of these islands. Once its GONE its GONE forever..
I agree - once its gone, its gone.

I think Walter is thinking beyond this generation. I admire him for thinking for his people beyond today.

There are other ways to be sustainable than just depend on tourism and the money of rich investors.
DaMan

Winchester, KY

#13 Mar 27, 2008
shut da fcuk up Biattchh. Go scuk on Mommas Tetahs.
Outside Looking in wrote:
I'm not an expert here but there is a definite lean here on part of the folks who live on Molokai
It sounds like someone wanted to build a development there but the locals stopped them for whatever reason and now the developer is leaving and everyone is pissed that this developer did something wrong.
BS
The one thing I haven't seemed to find is where the locals are asking for an education so they can improve their lives because they don't want to be an employee of someone else who has money or a nice house or whatever. It seems that they want to work doing what they want to do and they aren't going to take another job and that they should be given a job that they want(or mooch off the rest of us).
BS
You made the bed sleep in it. As much as nobody wants to believe but its a big world out there and some people are educated, driven and want to make more money and live in nice houses and theres not a damn thing you can do about that. If you don't want to do the job thats offered don't do it, thats your right. Other people might and might not take that job. But the people who own that property don't owe you FN thing. So now those people are going to live on Maui or Oahu or Lanaii and you and your kids can eat saimin and talk pidgin and tell yourselves this is great. Your kids will not have shoes or an education or the drive to finish grade school. Your daughters will be pregnant at thirteen and your sons will be on crack at 12. You have a chance to reverse this, develop your land get an education demand your kids go to school and college. Go to college yourself, one of those houses might be yours if you work for it.
Or you can bang momma, grab a 12 pack go fishin and be a disgusting worthless piece of society. If thats what you want use a condom so we don't have to take care of your inbred offspring.
kamaka

Wailuku, HI

#14 Mar 27, 2008
well who ever sold the land to foreign investers shouldve thought twice about selling it to them. thats the problem with the people of hawaii, they dont think about local investing first! its always the dollar signs that lights up their plans!
2 FuNny

Winchester, KY

#15 Mar 27, 2008
Dman wrote:
I'm more sick of people who think that selling out the land to FOREIGN investors to make homes for the super rich is a smart move? Save the land and use smart development for the people of these islands. Once its GONE its GONE forever..
That's true. Gated Community? It would create work for the local people, for how long? What makes you think that they would even hire locals and not send cheaper labor from the states. It's happnening here on O'ahu. No guarantees of a job even if they were to build this community for the rich. An den wat aftah dat? The local Molokaians will end being the rich peoples hired help? C'mon, tink about it...Walter Ritte is thinking about the future not himself, he's an old man already, there's nothing in it for him.
There may not be a lot of revenue being generated on Molokai but, in my eyes they are a lot richer there than here because they have what O'ahu has lost.
It's time for the younger generation there on Molokai to learn to get back to basics. People have done it there for generations. If they can survive there, they can survive anywhere.

A`ole mākou a`e minamina
I ka pu`u kālā o ke aupuni
Ua lawa mākou i ka pōhaku
I ka `ai kamaha`o o ka `āina
mike

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Mar 27, 2008
Translator wrote:
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Activists are now counterproductive. They need to step back and let the new generation take over.
i don't know if you know what the new generation is. Ritte is the only one courageous enough to stand up and fight the greedy establishment. do you think the new generation got the balls to do that? no, all they care is if they can still drive their gas-guzzling SUV's. don't care about the traditional values and the aina. just build and build, give people jobs, any kind, they're happy as long as they have their SUV's. i can't trust the new generation, can you?
Translator

Pahoa, HI

#17 Mar 27, 2008
Gimme a break wrote:
Bottom line - Ritte is on a roll. He's trying to shut down Monsanto and Dow, now the largest (only?) employers on Molokai. Of course, these agriclutural companies preserve the Molokai way of life by keeping agricultural lands in development. But again - it doesn't matter. So long as Ritte gets his way. A GMO-free Molokai! A Developer-Free Molokai! A Tourism-Free Molokai (please - no cruise ships, either!) A Haole-Free Molokai! So long as he can have his own independent nation of the unemployed and he is king. But he doesn't have to worry about money. He's got a job: Full time paid activist for Earth Justice. But hey - those of you on Molokai - I hear a job as State Representative pays pretty good - at least $40,000 a year, plus travel. Some of you Molokai Ranch unemployed should make a run for the House seat.
Molokai should and could be the bread basket of the state.

Zoning changes from ag to other use should be strictly limited, and farmers should be given priority and BIG incentives to relocate.

The 5 acre tracts of HHL should be more vigilantly watched for fallowness and neglect, and homesteaders should be encouraged to sublease, or make use of the land in some gainful way, rather than let it sit.

The resort model does not work there, and should be left out of land use planning. Molokai is too valuable to waste turning it into another
destination.
keola

Honolulu, HI

#18 Mar 27, 2008
Just say it already...uncle walter is the godfather of molokai....u dont pay da fee...u not goin land ure cruise ship...or build more homes or take more land....no one every wondered how all the transplanted haoles u see on tv living in molokai in peace wid da natives there?...they paid da protection fee so they not going to have any locals bother them...and if one local does bother them...walters boys going bust up da guy,,,and feed um to da sharks...now i wonder who walter is going to shake up next...
Jim

Honolulu, HI

#19 Mar 27, 2008
The pineapple plantation heydays of Molokai, when kids of Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese, Portuguese, Caucasian, and Chinese descent played together and went to school together is long gone. Dole and Del Monte provided many jobs and stable communities but their departure left many people unemployed.

The closure of Molokai Ranch has done the same thing

There's not too many jobs on Molokai. Many people have to move to Maui or Oahu to survive.

I don't know what to think of Walter Ritte. He's doing what he thinks is right for his people and the island of Molokai. But at the same time, the people of Molokai have to suffer. Not all of the people there agree with what he does.
Waikiki

Kahului, HI

#20 Mar 27, 2008
mike wrote:
<quoted text>
i don't know if you know what the new generation is. Ritte is the only one courageous enough to stand up and fight the greedy establishment. do you think the new generation got the balls to do that? no, all they care is if they can still drive their gas-guzzling SUV's. don't care about the traditional values and the aina. just build and build, give people jobs, any kind, they're happy as long as they have their SUV's. i can't trust the new generation, can you?
Ritte is one of many and one of the few remaining, who have fought the "greedy establishment" for years. I've met a lot of the new generation and I can tell you, they got the balls alright. But not only do they have the balls, they got the education. There's alot of them coming up or came up through the Hawaiian programs at both the charter schools and the U of H and some have laready taken up the cause. Where that goes, remains to be seen.
mike

Phoenix, AZ

#21 Mar 27, 2008
Waikiki wrote:
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Ritte is one of many and one of the few remaining, who have fought the "greedy establishment" for years. I've met a lot of the new generation and I can tell you, they got the balls alright. But not only do they have the balls, they got the education. There's alot of them coming up or came up through the Hawaiian programs at both the charter schools and the U of H and some have laready taken up the cause. Where that goes, remains to be seen.
i sincerely hope you're 100% correct. only problem is i have not yet seen any of the new generation people in action. may be there are in the background working quietly without much media attention. if so, i say to you young generation folks, please stand up to the mike like Ritte and show your stuff.

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