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Amid the furor about our education system and how to pay for it, it is important to remember one thing: For a democracy to survive, a well-educated citizenry is essential.

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BuildRailNow

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#21
Nov 23, 2009
 
Short Round wrote:
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Don't be too sure.
We are after all in the age of computer simulation and artificial intelligence.
"She" may be nothing but a diaphanous bit of holo-deck imagery conjured up by a VERY lazy software programmer with exceptionally low standards.
Heh -- good one.
BuildRailNow

Kalaheo, HI

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Nov 23, 2009
 
mario wrote:
Rail collection is off target now. With all the furloughs, high unemployment, low tourism, house forclosures, unmaintained roads and sewers, we still don't get the message that we cannot afford to build a train. What about the maintenance after that. Who among our officials are bold enough to say we cannot afford it and start thinking of cheaper alternatives to solve traffic.
I can read alice message.
Mario, it's a 16-year collection process. Down years are followed by up years; the Council on Revenues already is predicting robust growth in the first half of the next decade. Read the documents at honolulutransit.org to answer some of your other questions.
Short Round

Honolulu, HI

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Nov 23, 2009
 
ExWaianae wrote:
"Society needs educated voters"
Although I agree with the writer on that! We also need non-self serving, and non-corrupt representatives of the electorate!
Until we are governed by angels (i.e., the non-self serving, and the non-corrupt), there IS an intermediate step that would do much to improve public education in this state: HOME RULE FOR OUR SCHOOLS -- destroy the DOE, tell the BOE hacks and 3rd raters to take a hike, and establish REAL school districts at county/sub county levels whose officials CANNOT dance away from all accountabiliity for money spent and measurable results achieved.
alice

Hanalei, HI

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Nov 23, 2009
 

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The poor city of Honolulu is getting ripped off by bad leadership
BuildRailNow

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The poor city of Honolulu is getting ripped off by bad leadership
At least that one-liner is longer that most....but still deficient. Sorry, alice -- no substance, as usual.
mario

Lahaina, HI

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To our friend BuildRailNow
I am very much concerned when it comes to prediction.
The prediction/projection on the Boat was way off the mark which was more simple in operation and not 16 years. I hope we do not make the same mistake.
swannie

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#27
Nov 23, 2009
 
If rail is supposed to reduce cars, then why all the stations in the vacant farmlands? For the tomato pickers?
alice

Hanalei, HI

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Why is mufi pushing a bad system? Follow the money/////who has donated to mufi and who is pulling the strings behind the scenes?
Dman

Kihei, HI

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#29
Nov 23, 2009
 
I thought the Mufi was already the Govenor? Thats what all his supporters say!
The Truth

Aiea, HI

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Nov 23, 2009
 
Short Round wrote:
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Until we are governed by angels (i.e., the non-self serving, and the non-corrupt), there IS an intermediate step that would do much to improve public education in this state: HOME RULE FOR OUR SCHOOLS -- destroy the DOE, tell the BOE hacks and 3rd raters to take a hike, and establish REAL school districts at county/sub county levels whose officials CANNOT dance away from all accountabiliity for money spent and measurable results achieved.
And how would this imporve education exactly? Couldnt you just have 4 inept councils instead of one?
The Truth

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Nov 23, 2009
 
swannie wrote:
If rail is supposed to reduce cars, then why all the stations in the vacant farmlands? For the tomato pickers?
Beucase thats where all the future development is planned - and thats been on the books way before Mufi and/or rail. maybe you should pay attention to whats going on around you and not depend on FOX neds to spoon feed you...
Stop Rail and How

Honolulu, HI

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#32
Nov 23, 2009
 
Hmmmm.... mufi hack..

..on the fight back attack..

.with alice, he distract..

.with higher gouging taxes..

..with knife to our backs...
Okihwn

Wahiawa, HI

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#34
Nov 23, 2009
 
I'll still be driving. I live in Kaimuki and work in Wahiawa. Will the rail help me? NOPE. What about all the folks I see each morning driving into downtown from Mililani - will it help them NOPE.
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Honolulu, HI

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Nov 24, 2009
 

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RE: GET Funds Don't Belong to the County
The rail tax IS only for the RAIL...not the state. That is the extra one-half percent tax that is charged to those who spend on Oahu. So Mufi is correct in saying that the RAIL tax is off limits to the legislature (thank goodness)!

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