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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Keith Haugen

AOL

#25 Oct 3, 2009
Aloha:

I too like the idea of a Memorial to Peace, instead of rebuilding a monument to war. I am a veteran and I come from a family of men who served our country.

My father was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I, and I'm sure if he were alive today (he'd be 114), he would support a monument to peace instead of spending millions to restore a monument that has been allowed to deteriorate beyond repair. He was a proud American veteran, but also a man with a lot of common sense. He is remembered, with or without a monument.

The same is true, I am certain, of my brothers who served in in the U.S. Army in WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars, and my only sister's husband who was with the 5th Marines on Iwo Jima. They're all gone, but not forgotten.

And those whom we have honored with the Waikiki Natatorium will not be forgotten, even if we decide to tear down that old memorial. Those of us who care will always remember those who served and sacrificed.

Me ka pono,

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
alice

United States

#26 Oct 3, 2009
Haugen makes sense
Lefty

Ewa Beach, HI

#27 Oct 3, 2009
Keith Haugen wrote:
Aloha:
I too like the idea of a Memorial to Peace, instead of rebuilding a monument to war. I am a veteran and I come from a family of men who served our country.
My father was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I, and I'm sure if he were alive today (he'd be 114), he would support a monument to peace instead of spending millions to restore a monument that has been allowed to deteriorate beyond repair. He was a proud American veteran, but also a man with a lot of common sense. He is remembered, with or without a monument.
The same is true, I am certain, of my brothers who served in in the U.S. Army in WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars, and my only sister's husband who was with the 5th Marines on Iwo Jima. They're all gone, but not forgotten.
And those whom we have honored with the Waikiki Natatorium will not be forgotten, even if we decide to tear down that old memorial. Those of us who care will always remember those who served and sacrificed.
Me ka pono,
Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
I seldom agree with Mr Haugen, but I do on this one.
How Come responds

Honolulu, HI

#28 Oct 3, 2009
dusty5 wrote:
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.
Wow. That means after each flush you keep the Bush Memorial cleaner than the Natatorium. Way to go!
How Come says

Honolulu, HI

#29 Oct 3, 2009
As a veteran myself, I also wish to see a Peace Memorial, other than the one in Hiroshima, but let's be realistic. It takes two to tango. While we are expressing our desire for peace and love there are many around the world who only want death and destruction.
It's not in the human nature to be peaceful. Someone next door (across a border, etc) always has something someone else wants; human pride and ego get so whacked during an argument that someone throws the first punch.
War is horrible and, sadly, inevitable unless all participate in a binding and lasting peace process.
That, I do not believe, will ever come to pass.
How Come says

Honolulu, HI

#30 Oct 3, 2009
Mr. Haugen, You had me in complete agreement until the part about "..will not be forgotten."
Some local folks wanted to change the name of Fort Barrette Road, a road with a military history for the Island; the letter writer about the Natatorium mentioned 6 names. I think there were more than that who served in WWI and most likely suffered emotionally. There are always victims in wars, on both sides.
That's the purpose of these obviously misnamed War Memorials, they are to remind following generations of the cost and sacrifice these conflicts impose on a society. Maybe if the reasons and results of these conflicts was taught in our school, our keiki would learn that war is not the answer. It might make future generations a lot less likely to pick up a gun before trying to resolve the issue diplomatically, and I don't mean through the worthless UN. But, that's just my personal opinion.
Keith Haugen

AOL

#31 Oct 3, 2009
Aloha:

Pot Head says that "After Bush went after Al Quida following 911," and seems to forget that Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 Saudi terrorist attack on the USA. Evil as he was, even Saddam Hussein had kept Al Qaeda out of Iraq.

But Bush could not attack Saudi Arabia because of his close family ties, including ties between Bush and Osama bin Laden. You'll remember that it was Bush who helped Osama's family escape our clutches after that horrible attack on NY,DC,PA. That flight taking bin Laden's family to safety was the only airplane allowed in the skies on that day.

If you bring up the history of Bush starting the Iraq War (they call it the "American War") get your facts straight. Bush attacked the wrong country, invaded, occupied, and killed tens of thousands, while allowing Al Qaeda to get a foothold in that country too.

And his error cost us thousands of our finest.

Me ka pono,

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Almost Right

Honolulu, HI

#32 Oct 3, 2009
Keith Haugen wrote:
Aloha:
I too like the idea of a Memorial to Peace, instead of rebuilding a monument to war. I am a veteran and I come from a family of men who served our country.
My father was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I, and I'm sure if he were alive today (he'd be 114), he would support a monument to peace instead of spending millions to restore a monument that has been allowed to deteriorate beyond repair. He was a proud American veteran, but also a man with a lot of common sense. He is remembered, with or without a monument.
The same is true, I am certain, of my brothers who served in in the U.S. Army in WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars, and my only sister's husband who was with the 5th Marines on Iwo Jima. They're all gone, but not forgotten.
And those whom we have honored with the Waikiki Natatorium will not be forgotten, even if we decide to tear down that old memorial. Those of us who care will always remember those who served and sacrificed.
Me ka pono,
Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
What are you saying? A whole bunch of mixed signals going on there, Haugen.

Before Big Head was swept into office with the rest of his rubbish cronies, there was a 6.1 million CONTRACT, signed and agreed to, to restore that National Historical Monument.

The Cave Man Mayor callously allowed that Monument to deteriorate. But now, you want to reward that sloth, and, in fact, do not rule out destroying the Natatorium with your thoughtless words of "even if we decide to tear down that old memorial."

For someone like you, Haugen, who regularly takes on the Mayor and his waste upon the limited and now dwindling city treasury for his rail road job on us, I simply cannot believe that you, all of people, would be so easily duped so to throw in the towel and give Hanneman the nod to destroy this piece of Hawaii History and the Names representing the Lives lost enshrined upon that Monument, and for whose memory such Monument was erected by our Forefathers.

Invoking your Father as a Veteran of WWI, to back up your claim today to "quit," seems rather presumptious.

How do YOU know what you Father would say? Maybe you are wrong, and when he left this world, saw the Natatorium still standing, and would never think they anyone would be so callous so as to destroy such a National Monument erected to memorialize the sacrifices of his fellow brother in arms.

Perhaps the very last person he would have suspected of abandoning such a memorial, tacitly approving ANYONE destroying it, or "tearing it down," would be his very own son.

Consider that.

Just because you are inclined to QUIT, don't mean the rest of us will.

No worry.

We'll think of something.

The Natatorium stays.
Pot Head

Honolulu, HI

#33 Oct 3, 2009
Keith Haugen wrote:
Aloha:
Pot Head says that "After Bush went after Al Quida following 911," and seems to forget that Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 Saudi terrorist attack on the USA. Evil as he was, even Saddam Hussein had kept Al Qaeda out of Iraq.
But Bush could not attack Saudi Arabia because of his close family ties, including ties between Bush and Osama bin Laden. You'll remember that it was Bush who helped Osama's family escape our clutches after that horrible attack on NY,DC,PA. That flight taking bin Laden's family to safety was the only airplane allowed in the skies on that day.
If you bring up the history of Bush starting the Iraq War (they call it the "American War") get your facts straight. Bush attacked the wrong country, invaded, occupied, and killed tens of thousands, while allowing Al Qaeda to get a foothold in that country too.
And his error cost us thousands of our finest.
Me ka pono,
Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
Oh, so you are blaming Osama Bin Laden's Family, that ostracized Osama, and would have nothing to do with Osama?

Maybe you want to think about the fact that Bush new that Americas would be upset with Osama Bin Laden's Family, and direct their hostility toward the innocent members of Osama's family, jeopardizing their lives and safety, rather than direct such hostility upon the responsible culprit, Osama himself.

Also, Saudi Arabia did not allow Al Queda to train in Saudia Arabia, but Afghanistan did.

Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons upon his own People. His two spoiled brat sons were also a couple of despots in the making too. Do you know anything about them, Haugen?

In other words, Haugen, you support having Hussein and his sons still in power?

Sometimes Haugen, suprisingly, you make sense.

But, not today.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#34 Oct 3, 2009
Pot Head wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, so you are blaming Osama Bin Laden's Family, that ostracized Osama, and would have nothing to do with Osama?
Maybe you want to think about the fact that Bush new that Americas would be upset with Osama Bin Laden's Family, and direct their hostility toward the innocent members of Osama's family, jeopardizing their lives and safety, rather than direct such hostility upon the responsible culprit, Osama himself.
Also, Saudi Arabia did not allow Al Queda to train in Saudia Arabia, but Afghanistan did.
Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons upon his own People. His two spoiled brat sons were also a couple of despots in the making too. Do you know anything about them, Haugen?
In other words, Haugen, you support having Hussein and his sons still in power?
Sometimes Haugen, suprisingly, you make sense.
But, not today.
What does Saddam Hussein and his sons have to with Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden?

And what did 9/11 have to do with Iraq? Or even having Hussein still in power?

But more importantly, what was Bush's purpose of the invasion of Iraq and were all the objectives accomplished?
quebert

Haubstadt, IN

#35 Oct 4, 2009
Flexo wrote:
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.
Yeah, great bike path. It's on the wrong side of the road, and it's full of pedestrians.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Kapaa Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
seeking a partner Apr '17 Jerry 1
Kapaa Music Thread (Apr '12) Apr '17 Musikologist 18
Join a focus group on Kaua'i transportation on ... (Feb '17) Feb '17 kauaifocusgroup 1
Anyone know alexandria tangalin / gregg (Jan '17) Jan '17 Xotto 1
Do you know Alexandria Tangalin(or Gregg) (Sep '11) Jan '17 Troy Morgan 13
News June 27 lava flow comes to an end (Jun '16) Jun '16 Boi Rollins 1
CJ's Restaurant (Jun '16) Jun '16 fhughes 1

Kapaa Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Kapaa Mortgages