Letters to the Editor - Editorials

Letters to the Editor - Editorials

There are 14 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 16, 2009, titled Letters to the Editor - Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Cuts in social programs are wrong. People who require these services do not stop needing them because revenue is short.

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Since: Aug 08

Kaimuki,Hilo,Ka'u, Kaupo

#2 Apr 16, 2009
"Giving shows aloha spirit"

Once again the editors at the Honolulu Star Bulletin choose to describe a letter to the editor which implies once again that it is Hawaiians' fault that cuts in social programs are all due to the absence of the "aloha spirit."

However the "aloha spirit" was created by the Hawai'i Visitors' Bureau and anyone who knows about Hawaiian history knows that

1. Molokaiians Molokai pule o'o
2. Some Ka'uans killed their oppressive chiefs and
3. Some Mauians pushed some O'ahuans off of some cliffs.

The Aloha Spirit??? Just another tool to BLAME Hawaiians for every damn thing that is going "wrong" in Hawai'i.

I wish the editors were more like those at the New York Times. As in FAIR, reasonable, and ACCURATE.
manini

Kapaau, HI

#3 Apr 16, 2009
Regarding the letter from Alex Woodbury. You should be thankful that you can afford such a cash outlay to convert both your home and business to PV.
Having recently investigated the feasibility for myself, I found that it is far too expensive for the average home owner. Even with tax credits, it is still out of reach.
Not only does a shift to PV need to make environmental sense, it needs to make economic sense.
Hopefully PV manufacturing processes will some day result in affordable PV for all.
over sensitive

Kapaau, HI

#4 Apr 16, 2009
-Lana- wrote:
"Giving shows aloha spirit"
Once again the editors at the Honolulu Star Bulletin choose to describe a letter to the editor which implies once again that it is Hawaiians' fault that cuts in social programs are all due to the absence of the "aloha spirit."
However the "aloha spirit" was created by the Hawai'i Visitors' Bureau and anyone who knows about Hawaiian history knows that
1. Molokaiians Molokai pule o'o
2. Some Ka'uans killed their oppressive chiefs and
3. Some Mauians pushed some O'ahuans off of some cliffs.
The Aloha Spirit??? Just another tool to BLAME Hawaiians for every damn thing that is going "wrong" in Hawai'i.
I wish the editors were more like those at the New York Times. As in FAIR, reasonable, and ACCURATE.
No where in the letter does the writer make any reference to Hawaiians. And the editors didn't write the letter, a private citizen did. You are getting paranoid in your involvement in Hawaiian issues, and have long lost any credibility because of your over sensitivity to anything that even remotely mentions Hawaiians or includes Hawaiian words.
BozoNemesis

AOL

#5 Apr 16, 2009
I find it interesting on how those people who pay no taxes tell us that we should GLADLY pay more taxes for aloha's sake. If you no playa the game, you no maka da rules (except in the USA where the 40% of the population that PAY NO TAXES voted Messiah Obummer over the top!!!!)! How LUCKY and PROGRESSIVE we are...mahalo, mahalo! Got a life vest anyone???'Nuff said...
alice

Honolulu, HI

#6 Apr 16, 2009
I agree with lana. She is sharp today.
djs

Honolulu, HI

#7 Apr 16, 2009
Give it up Frank. No one is using mag lev technology for large scale mass transit systems.
alice

Ewa Beach, HI

#8 Apr 16, 2009
Dull as usual.
Local Kane

Honolulu, HI

#9 Apr 16, 2009
djs response to frank is incorrect they are used all over Germany and have been for quite a few years they are wonderful to ride on and are so quiet that you cant hear them , and that is standing out side, this is the same system that MD is proposing to connect DC to Baltimore. AND it is a MUCH less expensive way to travel.
LauLau

AOL

#11 Apr 16, 2009
Legalize gambling!!!!!!!!
WestKauai

Honolulu, HI

#12 Apr 16, 2009
A mag-lev system would require substantially more electricity to operate. The expense would be enormous, due to Oahu's dependence on fossil fuels.
Frank Genadio

Hilo, HI

#13 Apr 16, 2009
djs wrote:
Give it up Frank. No one is using mag lev technology for large scale mass transit systems.
Your statement is incorrect. According to the most current information I have, the HSST carried 33 million passengers in its first three years of operations (it has now completed four years of revenue service). That is an average of 30,137 boardings per day for a 5.5625 mile system. The Alternatives Analysis (AA) for Honolulu anticipates 94,970 daily boardings for the 20-mile MOS. Since ridership equates to distance of the line, as shown by the AA increase for the (eventual) full alignment, the city estimates 4,749 boardings per mile for the MOS (with a little lower figure for the full alignment). The HSST, in comparison, has averaged 5,418 boardings per mile. The HSST has, in fact, handled 155,000 passengers in a single day, and its supplier indicated (in its reply to the city’s request for information) that it can easily meet the Honolulu capacity requirements.
Frank Genadio

Hilo, HI

#14 Apr 16, 2009
WestKauai wrote:
A mag-lev system would require substantially more electricity to operate. The expense would be enormous, due to Oahu's dependence on fossil fuels.
The HSST requires about ten percent more electricity (to levitate the train above the guideway); however, its virtually frictionless running will result in 20-30 percent less per year in operations and maintenance costs than any steel wheel on steel rail system.(By the way, alternative energy should be used to power whatever transit system is implemented. For example, photovoltaic panels on the roofs of stations and park-and-ride lots, as well as series-connected along the makai [sunny] side of the guideway, can generate about 20,000 kilowatts.)
blah

Honolulu, HI

#16 Apr 16, 2009
wow no coverage of yesterday's tea party...zero , nada, zip...its something we just want to blow over. People protesting over the over tax that will happen.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#17 Apr 16, 2009
blah wrote:
wow no coverage of yesterday's tea party...zero , nada, zip...its something we just want to blow over. People protesting over the over tax that will happen.
I understand Rick Perry wants Texas to secede from the United States because he's not happy with the president.

Would that mean Bush loses his SS coverage?

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