Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editor...

Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editorials

There are 31 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 3, 2009, titled Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

All laws and regulations protecting endangered species in the Hawaiian Islands are meaningless if people are allowed to kill with no penalty.

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Sylvias momma says

Honolulu, HI

#1 Oct 3, 2009
Sylvia Mitchell has it upside down.

She proudly cheers on coward Ehren Watada, who abandoned his troops, disregarded his sworn Oath, and who lied to himself and dishonored his Family name, forever.

You see, to swear a solemn Oath, only to abandon that duty, while running and hiding under an argument that a particular conflict is "illegal" in order to avoid combat and conceal cowardice, requires a level of dishonesty and lying to ones self.

Mitchell not only endorses that dishonest conduct by Watada, she astonishingly also celebrates and cheers such cowardice on!

Yet, it is from that dishonest point of view that Mitchell wants us to join in her orgy of self-delusion, and abandon our common sense.

Rather than writing letters to the Editor proving how stupid she can be, Mitchell herself can go down to the Natatorium and count the number of Lives lost in that World War I, that she can discover far exceeds her misrepresentation of "6."

To cite a publication with "information" created in 1998, then skew that information so as to mislead the general public readers here, to devalue the Lives lost and Sacrifices made in the WWI, is something Mitchell is quite comfortable with.

Whether Hawaii residents before the WWI or not, those Names represent real human beings, who walked this Earth, who believed so much in what these United States of America are all about, that they gave it their all, laid down their lives, so that we may enjoy the Blessings of such Liberty they fought and died for.

Blessings that folks like Watada and Mitchell do not deserve for such disrespect towards their fellow soldiers of the present, and the Veterans and their memories of the past.
Honorably Discharged

AOL

#5 Oct 3, 2009
A peace memorial in place of a war memorial is a great idea. Thanks Sylvia Mitchell. Seeing such a memorial might remind some of our otherwise fine citizens of their misguided proclivity for war and killing. Just imagine, a memorial to those who choose peace over war, non-violence over killing, aloha over hatred and arrogant stupidity. I feel sorry for those who used Ms. Mitchell's letter as a reason to attack Lt. Ehren Watada, a brave American who stood up to an errant would-be leader who will probably be tried someday in an international court for war crimes. Hawaii and the USA and the entire world should honor those who dare to stand up for peace. Those who hate Lt. Watada either don't know that he volunteered to go to Afghanistan instead of Iraq, or they are simply not very patriotic, and don't care about our country. The illegal and immoral war in Iraq destroyed our country's reputation in the world community, and Lt. Watada simply chose not to participate in Bush's war crimes.

A veteran
willie

Jacksonville, AR

#6 Oct 3, 2009
"There should be some explanation as to the extremely lenient sentence of 90 days and no fine."

There is, the guy was living in his car...go ahead and fine him $100,000, he has not got it and why put him in jail for a year, so we can pay his room and board?

Sorry it was tragic but sometimes you can't get your pound of flesh......or real justice.
Lefty

Ewa Beach, HI

#7 Oct 3, 2009
Ted Liu may be right and he may be wrong, but he's getting paid to make decision like this one. Its debatable whether the film office "brings in" all these millions of dollars or if all this money is coming here already. Do film makers and TV executives choose Hawaii simply due to the efforts of the film office, or are they considered business decisions on how to best develop and sell a product. All the protest smacks of politics and cronyism rather than reality. Time will tell.
Pat

Aiea, HI

#9 Oct 3, 2009
I agree with Sylvia, enough memorials to War! It is time to focus on Peace.
Flexo

Kula, HI

#10 Oct 3, 2009
I see Donne Dawson persuaded another person to write a letter to the editor to save her job. This time it's from J. Williams in Mililani. What Williams doesn't realize is that the duties of the film office can be absorbed by others.
The issue is settled, why beat a dead horse.
Flexo

Kula, HI

#11 Oct 3, 2009
Regarding the letter from Walter Wright about bicycle lanes.
A few years back the city built a bike path along the entire length of Waialua Beach Road. Guess what, it isn't used. On any given day you will see cyclists riding in traffic rather than the bike path. The problem gets especially bad on weekends when there are groups of riders massed together, soemtimes riding 3 abreast in the roadway.
I have nothing against building bike lanes and paths but when the cyclists in our community disdain the use of what has been made available, then perhaps we need to reconsider spending more money on something that isn't used.
Von

Aiea, HI

#12 Oct 3, 2009
"Plastic bags are useful and help save trees"

Plastic bags are not biodegradable and paper bags are. That's all there is to it.

Plastic bags choke tree roots and are not environmentally friendly.

Does this really warrant a comment?

Aloha
Bob_Mililani

San Diego, CA

#13 Oct 3, 2009
Honorably Discharged wrote:
Those who hate Lt. Watada either don't know that he volunteered to go to Afghanistan instead of Iraq
Mr. Watada is quoted as saying, "War is not the answer." War in the broadest term is an armed conflict between countries or groups that involves killing and destruction. Was this not also happening in Afghanistan? How is this different from what was happening in Iraq? So it appears as though Mr. Watada was talking out of both sides of his mouth which doesn't make him creditable.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#14 Oct 3, 2009
Bob_Mililani wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. Watada is quoted as saying, "War is not the answer." War in the broadest term is an armed conflict between countries or groups that involves killing and destruction. Was this not also happening in Afghanistan? How is this different from what was happening in Iraq? So it appears as though Mr. Watada was talking out of both sides of his mouth which doesn't make him creditable.
If you don't know the difference between Iraq and Afghanistan, that's the difference between understanding and simply following.
GSR

Wailuku, HI

#15 Oct 3, 2009
Hey Flexo I have to disagree. The Waialua bike path gets lots of use every day. People walk their dogs, jog, ride bikes on it all the time. It's true that some road bike riders stay on the road. The north shore roads for the most part have very narrow shoulders which are full of debris. I personally enjoy the bike path you mention as a relief from dodging the cars and rocks.
Dumb Conservative

Kailua, HI

#16 Oct 3, 2009
Yeah, just think, if German soldiers, during WWII, had acted on their conscience, instead of blindly following their oath, as you apprently feel everyone should do, we might never have had WWII. If Congress and the world ever have the guts to go after Bush and Cheney for war crimes, it will be proven Iraq is an illegal war. It had absolutely no involvement in 9/11, and it has been proven they had no WMDs. Both were the stated reasons for destroying Iraq. You can't say it was becasue Saddam was a bad guy. So is N. Korea, and lots of other despots. We didn't go after them. Of course, the real reason was that junior wanted finsish up daddy's unfinished business. I pray this all comes out some day.

[QUOTE who="You see, to swear a solemn Oath, only to abandon that duty, while running and hiding under an argument that a particular conflict is "illegal" in order to avoid combat and conceal cowardice, requires a level of dishonesty and lying to ones self.[/QUOTE]
Stoopid Von

Kailua, HI

#17 Oct 3, 2009
Apparently it does...and you made it!
Von wrote:
"Plastic bags are useful and help save trees"
Plastic bags are not biodegradable and paper bags are. That's all there is to it.
Plastic bags choke tree roots and are not environmentally friendly.
Does this really warrant a comment?
Aloha
Straight shot

Mililani, HI

#18 Oct 3, 2009
Sylvias momma says wrote:
Sylvia Mitchell has it upside down.
She proudly cheers on coward Ehren Watada, who abandoned his troops, disregarded his sworn Oath, and who lied to himself and dishonored his Family name, forever.

You see, to swear a solemn Oath, only to abandon that duty, while running and hiding under an argument that a particular conflict is "illegal" in order to avoid combat and conceal cowardice, requires a level of dishonesty and lying to ones self.soldiers of the present, and the Veterans and their memories of the past.
If your reasoning is accepted, that means that a soldier who joins the military and takes an oath MUST, without question, do what he is told to do in war time even if it includes shooting at innocent toddlers, raping women, or torturing civilians. To fail to do any of these things that you are ordered by your commanding officer to do, even if you disagree with them, would under your reasoning be an act of cowardice, dishonesty, and lying. Sorry, but I hope our soldiers are not such sheep that they would follow those orders blindly and without question.
Conrad Lynn

AOL

#19 Oct 3, 2009
Watada is a hero and a man who spoke volumes with his words and actions. His courage is beyond approach. Thankyou
Pot Head

Honolulu, HI

#20 Oct 3, 2009
Dumb Conservative wrote:
Yeah, just think, if German soldiers, during WWII, had acted on their conscience, instead of blindly following their oath, as you apprently feel everyone should do, we might never have had WWII. If Congress and the world ever have the guts to go after Bush and Cheney for war crimes, it will be proven Iraq is an illegal war. It had absolutely no involvement in 9/11, and it has been proven they had no WMDs. Both were the stated reasons for destroying Iraq. You can't say it was becasue Saddam was a bad guy. So is N. Korea, and lots of other despots. We didn't go after them. Of course, the real reason was that junior wanted finsish up daddy's unfinished business. I pray this all comes out some day.
<quoted text>
Only a moron would compare the United States to Nazi Germany, like you.

And, you personal failure to accomplish anything meaningful in life, does not mean you get to take it out on President Bush.

After Bush went after Al Quida following 911, and got rid of Saddam Hussein too, while in the neighborhood, you may have missed that no other terrorist attack has happened on US soil.

Unless you were to high again, smoking weed in your drum circle with the non-eclectic mix of anti-government, freeloading, stinky, hippies, burned out from the 60's.

And, to prove how clueless you are, The Elder George Bush did not really want George W. to be President. In fact, George W.'s mom was against the idea. Dad and Son, never got along. In point of fact, George W., never sought ANY advice from his Dad during the entire 8 years he held the Office. Stupid.

In brief, your tirade fails to dispute that Watada is a coward, although it does resoundingly prove that you are a moron (and most probably living a van, down by the river).
bucksforlolo

Hilo, HI

#21 Oct 3, 2009
I vote for BIKE paths
Environmental Lady

Honolulu, HI

#22 Oct 3, 2009
It doesn't have to be paper or plastic bags. Bring your own cloth bag. And yes, I support bike paths.
dusty5

Mililani, HI

#23 Oct 3, 2009
Sylvia Mitchell has it right.

Name it the Peace Memorial in honor of Lt. Watada.

I have a GW Bush Memorial in my bathroom, in honor of Bush, that I flush every day.
alice

United States

#24 Oct 3, 2009
Waada is heroic...he dared to tell the truth about Bush's lies

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