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A June 17 Star-Bulletin article advised that the "Bankrupt Hawaii Superferry seeks court approval to abandon its two vessels." As a former Department of Defense comptroller, I believe it is clearly in the public interest for Gov.
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“Hawai'i loa kulike 'oukou.”

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Germany Calling, Germany Calling:....... Good heavens! The moose appears to be on the loose up there in Vancouver, B.C. with the Ruymar 'ohana. Looks like they intend sampling the mele of Quebec cajun in preference to the rumbustious peacock mele of Hawai'i nei. One wonders have they since their initial 1954 vacation accrued the knowledge as to whom was arguably the most important figure in 19th century Hawai'i? His eminence wishes to direct your attention to the forthcoming PBS segment on Joseph Nawahi coming to you at 8.30p.m. on Thursday June 25th next. A self-taught attorney, legislator, artist, and advisor to H.R.H. Lili'uokalani, He was the publisher of the newspaper "Ke Aloha 'Aina" which supported the lawful Hawaiian Kingdom & which challenged the then unlawful government and later illegal republic of Hawaii. His wife Emma was at the forefront of the Ku'e Anti-Annexation petitions [see: libweb.hawaii.edu/digicoll/annexation/petitio... ] For the Samuel Pepys diarists among you it is a chronometrical datum worth scheduling to develop an understanding of the improprieties of Hawaiian historical revisionist implausibility and the domino effect in todays 2009 Hawaiian miasma. Mahalo.
Mike Hu

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Obviously it's a no-brainer, David.

You SHOULD quit the employment of the state of Hawaii and become the President or governor of Hawaii.

Why should you deprive yourself of everything you are ENTITLED to?
Fisherman

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Lord HawHaw wrote:
Germany Calling, Germany Calling:....... Good heavens! The moose appears to be on the loose up there in Vancouver, B.C. with the Ruymar 'ohana. Looks like they intend sampling the mele of Quebec cajun in preference to the rumbustious peacock mele of Hawai'i nei. One wonders have they since their initial 1954 vacation accrued the knowledge as to whom was arguably the most important figure in 19th century Hawai'i? His eminence wishes to direct your attention to the forthcoming PBS segment on Joseph Nawahi coming to you at 8.30p.m. on Thursday June 25th next. A self-taught attorney, legislator, artist, and advisor to H.R.H. Lili'uokalani, He was the publisher of the newspaper "Ke Aloha 'Aina" which supported the lawful Hawaiian Kingdom & which challenged the then unlawful government and later illegal republic of Hawaii. His wife Emma was at the forefront of the Ku'e Anti-Annexation petitions [see: libweb.hawaii.edu/digicoll/annexation/petitio... ] For the Samuel Pepys diarists among you it is a chronometrical datum worth scheduling to develop an understanding of the improprieties of Hawaiian historical revisionist implausibility and the domino effect in todays 2009 Hawaiian miasma. Mahalo.
I think I understand what you are getting at HawHaw, but it would be easier if you would spell it out in plain English for some.
I went into the comments section to respond to the same letter, but after reading what you said, I have to change it a little.
(Did you mean that the Polynesian topless shows in 1954 with steel guitars were not really "Hawaiian", but fake packaged garbage to sell tourists lies and make money off them?)
When I saw the 'Vancouver BC', I thought,'oh no', I'm not even going to read that. But I thought it was an interesting letter.
When my mom passed away, I went through some old records she had, and one was an Alfred Apaka record. That was real music! Still listen to it now and then. I wonder if Art and Lorene actually got to hear Alfred, probably, they were lucky to get to experience something most of us never will.
It makes me wonder if crystal methadrine (ice and other drugs) has something to do with how the music has changed? That music seemed so pure, honest and from the heart back then.
Ken

Waipahu, HI

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How right you are, Art and Lorene!

Smoke em if you got em oh, Canada...:)

“Hawai'i loa kulike 'oukou.”

Since: Feb 09

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Fisherman wrote:
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I think I understand what you are getting at HawHaw, but it would be easier if you would spell it out in plain English for some.
I went into the comments section to respond to the same letter, but after reading what you said, I have to change it a little.
(Did you mean that the Polynesian topless shows in 1954 with steel guitars were not really "Hawaiian", but fake packaged garbage to sell tourists lies and make money off them?)
When I saw the 'Vancouver BC', I thought,'oh no', I'm not even going to read that. But I thought it was an interesting letter.
When my mom passed away, I went through some old records she had, and one was an Alfred Apaka record. That was real music! Still listen to it now and then. I wonder if Art and Lorene actually got to hear Alfred, probably, they were lucky to get to experience something most of us never will.
It makes me wonder if crystal methadrine (ice and other drugs) has something to do with how the music has changed? That music seemed so pure, honest and from the heart back then.
-Good hearing from you again fellow fisherman, trust your staying under the shade of the banyan tree in Lanai City? They were good people and music in your Mom's time, and sorry to hear she has passed away. In modern times we have had IZ, who often spoke to the people of Hawai'i about taking kuleana on these social issues. Israel loved his homeland and all of it's peoples, it is what makes Hawai'i the best place on Earth.-Aloha.
Kuleana

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Hey, "Lordie!"
Since we're OFF THE SUBJECT, let's continue the KU'E Petitions into OUR time.
The essence of it, the Ku'e Petitions was to NEVER FORGET the sacrifices that our kupuna made to STOP the ILLEGAL 'snow-ball' of american IMPERIALISM/EXPANSIONISM in the name of freedom for all...HEFER DUST!
Go to: http://kuewall.org/index.html and we shall CONTINUE to KU'E TOGETHER!
charles

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The letter from Art and Lorene Ruymar is the prime example of what the Visitor Industry should be looking at. Theirs is not a isolated incident. The problem with most of the modern day Hoteliers is that the music for each property comes under the Food and Beverage Manager. Their focus isn't on the MUSIC but instead the costs of running the pertinent establishments under their contorl. The music of the hotel truely belongs under those that control the selling of the hotel and that would be under their PR department. It may seem to be a 'manini' point of reference that these guests have made, however, when you examine it it is really the same old story....cut off the cultural part of the equation to make ends meet. They have stated it correctly, you can go anywhere in the world and find a beach and palm tree, but only in Hawai'i will you find the kind of music that makes the visitor KNOW they are in HAWAI'I. I've always thought that HVCB needed to wake up and smell the 'pua kenikeni' as Sam Kealoha used to say, perhaps with the commments of these two visitors, they'll finally listen to what they have to say.
Molo

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David-

Maybe you should pray about quitting your job and serving Jesus more full on- pack it up, hit the road and preach the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Life is short, it is just a breath... our life is like a wildflower that comes up and then disappears, and the only things that will last forever is what we do with Jesus in His love.
luckyyoulive

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Tourists: Go vacation wherever you want. This is our home, we don't live and breathe just to cater to your every whim. Complaining tourists are the norm in Hawaii, giving the whole industry a bad name. No wonder there is so much resentment for you.
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Molo is spot-on right
Ferry Fan

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In Response to Mark Browns letter. Why should superferry be forced to pay for the harbor improvements. It is not their fault that they had to leave. They should send the bill to the Sierra Club, Maui Tomorrow and all those Idiots that blocked them from Kauai including Joann Yukimura and Gary Hoosier. They only used Nawiliwili Harbor 1 time and Kahului for a little over a year. They never got to use the Big Island facility. When the supreme court forced them out the also opened the door for the state to get sued. That I am sure is coming. When they were in operation there were no enviornmental impacts made. To be forced out by a stupid and outdated law was ridiculous. We are hurting here because we are the most anti business state of them all.
Mike

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Jun 21, 2009
 
Maybe Art and Lorene can come and listen to the noisy motorcycles in stereo. They will never let us down!
Wildman

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Lord HawHaw wrote:
Germany Calling, Germany Calling:....... Good heavens! The moose appears to be on the loose up there in Vancouver, B.C. with the Ruymar 'ohana. Looks like they intend sampling the mele of Quebec cajun in preference to the rumbustious peacock mele of Hawai'i nei. One wonders have they since their initial 1954 vacation accrued the knowledge as to whom was arguably the most important figure in 19th century Hawai'i? His eminence wishes to direct your attention to the forthcoming PBS segment on Joseph Nawahi coming to you at 8.30p.m. on Thursday June 25th next. A self-taught attorney, legislator, artist, and advisor to H.R.H. Lili'uokalani, He was the publisher of the newspaper "Ke Aloha 'Aina" which supported the lawful Hawaiian Kingdom & which challenged the then unlawful government and later illegal republic of Hawaii. His wife Emma was at the forefront of the Ku'e Anti-Annexation petitions [see: libweb.hawaii.edu/digicoll/annexation/petitio... ] For the Samuel Pepys diarists among you it is a chronometrical datum worth scheduling to develop an understanding of the improprieties of Hawaiian historical revisionist implausibility and the domino effect in todays 2009 Hawaiian miasma. Mahalo.
Wow..I had to use a dictionary to figure out what he was saying....goood show ol chap!...carry on,
tally ho.
Pat

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As a musician I feel I must respond to Art and Lorene Ruymar of Vancouver's letter on June 21st entitled "Where has all the music gone?"

The answer is simple... EVERYWHERE!

Mr. and Mrs Ruymar must not have looked very far or very hard as there are more venues playing Hawaiian music than ever before! In fact it has/is reaching a over saturation point and that's doubly true for local 'Jawaiian' music. That said, yes there are places that play a wide variety of music... why? Because not everyone likes hawaiian music.

If all he comes for is the music (not the scenery, not the food, the sea, the people?) then sorry but perhaps he should just buy a CD and stay home?
djs

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charles wrote:
The letter from Art and Lorene Ruymar is the prime example of what the Visitor Industry should be looking at. Theirs is not a isolated incident. The problem with most of the modern day Hoteliers is that the music for each property comes under the Food and Beverage Manager. Their focus isn't on the MUSIC but instead the costs of running the pertinent establishments under their contorl. The music of the hotel truely belongs under those that control the selling of the hotel and that would be under their PR department. It may seem to be a 'manini' point of reference that these guests have made, however, when you examine it it is really the same old story....cut off the cultural part of the equation to make ends meet. They have stated it correctly, you can go anywhere in the world and find a beach and palm tree, but only in Hawai'i will you find the kind of music that makes the visitor KNOW they are in HAWAI'I. I've always thought that HVCB needed to wake up and smell the 'pua kenikeni' as Sam Kealoha used to say, perhaps with the commments of these two visitors, they'll finally listen to what they have to say.
its just another example of businesses in Hawaii who don't listen to their customers. They wonder why business is slow or why that long-time customer doesn't come back anymore. It's easier to blame the govt and taxes instead of looking in the mirror.
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Pat wrote:
As a musician I feel I must respond to Art and Lorene Ruymar of Vancouver's letter on June 21st entitled "Where has all the music gone?"
The answer is simple... EVERYWHERE!
In fact it has/is reaching a over saturation point and that's doubly true for local 'Jawaiian' music. That said, yes there are places that play a wide variety of music... why? Because not everyone likes hawaiian music.
If all he comes for is the music (not the scenery, not the food, the sea, the people?) then sorry but perhaps he should just buy a CD and stay home?
The only ones who like and support Jawaiian is the local recording industry. The public isn't interested and isn't buying.
Ex Hawaii Tourist

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luckyyoulive wrote:
Tourists: Go vacation wherever you want. This is our home, we don't live and breathe just to cater to your every whim. Complaining tourists are the norm in Hawaii, giving the whole industry a bad name. No wonder there is so much resentment for you.
As far as I am concerned, you have your wish. I have reservations for the month of February on Florida's Gulf Coast instead of Maui for only half the cost. The only thing we'll miss are the Humpback Whales. My money and I'll say Aloha because I don't know how to say good riddance in hawaiian.
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Ferry Fan wrote:
In Response to Mark Browns letter. Why should superferry be forced to pay for the harbor improvements. It is not their fault that they had to leave. They should send the bill to the Sierra Club, Maui Tomorrow and all those Idiots that blocked them from Kauai including Joann Yukimura and Gary Hoosier. They only used Nawiliwili Harbor 1 time and Kahului for a little over a year. They never got to use the Big Island facility. When the supreme court forced them out the also opened the door for the state to get sued. That I am sure is coming. When they were in operation there were no enviornmental impacts made. To be forced out by a stupid and outdated law was ridiculous. We are hurting here because we are the most anti business state of them all.
If your hurting,MOVE!!!!!
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Kapaa wrote:
<quoted text>If your hurting,MOVE!!!!!
Screw Kauai. That's why you guys get hit by so many hurricanes. You're all okole pukas.
Local Mama

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Ex Hawaii Tourist wrote:
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As far as I am concerned, you have your wish. I have reservations for the month of February on Florida's Gulf Coast instead of Maui for only half the cost. The only thing we'll miss are the Humpback Whales. My money and I'll say Aloha because I don't know how to say good riddance in hawaiian.
I've been to Marco Island, Fl. on the gulf coast.
Good luck to you. As a water-person, I thought the water was extremely salty and pilau. YUK!

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