Gathering Place: We can make Hawaii better

Sep 14, 2008 Read more: Honolulu Star-Bulletin 179
Have you noticed that more and more, people are finding it completely acceptable to park their cars so that they take up more than one stall? Or that it's acceptable to not wait in line - anywhere, for anything ... Read more
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Eradicate

Keaau, HI

#175 Sep 24, 2008
confused wrote:
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Who resigned from the board? Your friend, or the guy who made the comment?
My Ha`ole friend. He eventually went back because he felt like running away from the issue only empowered those others. He's having a tough time dealing with those folks but hanging in there.
Eradicate

Keaau, HI

#176 Sep 24, 2008
Cutchase64 wrote:
Question-Isle Republican
Are you a resident of Hana?
On my last visit there, I met some of
friendliest people I've ever met on any of the
islands. Most said they love it , but the one
thing they hated was the gossip and rumors
that would spread so quickly, if something
happened, the whole community would know by
sunset. It was a wake up to any fantasy I
had of living in a remote town. No place is
perfect.
Having been raised in the small community of Koko`iki, Kohala District of Hawai`i Island I can tell you that you actions speak for itself. If you are involved in the community, participate in community based projects, hang out at the local stores and just treat people as equals, regardless if you are Ha`ole, Hawaiian or whatever, you will prosper as a member of the community. If you move in, build six foot walls around your house, only interact with the rest of the community when you need something with a "service me" attitude, then you will be the subject of many rumors and gossip stories.

Since: Sep 08

Mililani, HI

#178 Sep 24, 2008
Soo sad. We are living in a me myself and I world. Oahu means "gathering place" in Hawaiian. Each person who carries Aloha with them finds it harder and harder to share this gift.No smiles on faces, no time for a little chat(talk story).Aloha will never die for me. I am just more selective with this gift.I know the burdens of life are hard,but life is too short.SMILE sometimes!!!!Be NICE!!!!
dudealohajoe

United States

#179 Sep 24, 2008
this "aloha" thingee, I really think it's a HTA ad campaign. I find there's more "aloha" over here in TN. I've llived in Honolulu my whole life, and I've met a lot of f*ck*n punks that is anything but "aloha". There's good people in Honolulu, but Hawaii ain't no different than any other place in the God forsaken world. In fact, I think Honolulu maybe have less "aloha" than TN.
confused

Ladysmith, VA

#180 Sep 24, 2008
dudealohajoe wrote:
this "aloha" thingee, I really think it's a HTA ad campaign. I find there's more "aloha" over here in TN. I've llived in Honolulu my whole life, and I've met a lot of *****n punks that is anything but "aloha". There's good people in Honolulu, but Hawaii ain't no different than any other place in the God forsaken world. In fact, I think Honolulu maybe have less "aloha" than TN.
The aloha spirit may be extinct on oahu, but it still exists out on the neighbor islands.
confused

Ladysmith, VA

#181 Sep 24, 2008
personally I do believe that a thing such as the aloha spirit does exist. UH Sociology Professor Barringer, author of the article, Hawaii and its People believes it does exist. (which you can read if you go several posts up to the e-hawaii link (see it in blue)). Might not be as strong as it used to be, but it's still out there. Read the article.
dudealohajoe

United States

#182 Sep 24, 2008
confused wrote:
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The aloha spirit may be extinct on oahu, but it still exists out on the neighbor islands.
I'm confused.
dudealohajoe

United States

#183 Sep 24, 2008
As long as u got da kala, dey goin' have aloha.

It's called aloha fer sale.
dudealohajoe

United States

#184 Sep 24, 2008
confused wrote:
personally I do believe that a thing such as the aloha spirit does exist. UH Sociology Professor Barringer, author of the article, Hawaii and its People believes it does exist.(which you can read if you go several posts up to the e-hawaii link (see it in blue)). Might not be as strong as it used to be, but it's still out there. Read the article.
OK, I read the article. What the prof describes as "aloha" is the same thing I see over here in TN between the Hispanics and Blacks and Whites. People in general will take the path of peaceful coexistence as they do in Hawaii among the flips, japs, haoles and chinks. Nuthin' new. This goes on all over the world. U can call it "aloha" or u can call it whatever. Ain't no big thang.
Eradicate

Keaau, HI

#185 Sep 24, 2008
dudealohajoe wrote:
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OK, I read the article. What the prof describes as "aloha" is the same thing I see over here in TN between the Hispanics and Blacks and Whites. People in general will take the path of peaceful coexistence as they do in Hawaii among the flips, japs, haoles and chinks. Nuthin' new. This goes on all over the world. U can call it "aloha" or u can call it whatever. Ain't no big thang.
Your comments qualify you as an idiot and you should stay in TN. Hopefully the good folks over there can help you. I have some great friends in Jefferson City that would probably be ashamed to claim you as one of there own. Sheesh!@#
Eradicate

Keaau, HI

#186 Sep 24, 2008
dudealohajoe wrote:
As long as u got da kala, dey goin' have aloha.
It's called aloha fer sale.

That's the problem with people like you. You think you can buy anything and that everything has a price. Sorry to burst your bubble but "Aloha not for sale". Typical...
Eradicate

Keaau, HI

#187 Sep 24, 2008
Eradicate wrote:
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Your comments qualify you as an idiot and you should stay in TN. Hopefully the good folks over there can help you. I have some great friends in Jefferson City that would probably be ashamed to claim you as one of there own. Sheesh!@#
Correction: Johnson City...
Microh8r

Honolulu, HI

#188 Sep 24, 2008
Get rid of all the Micronesian who are not self-suffient. That should clean up this island quite a bit and save a whole bunch of money on welfare benefits.
Portuguese Mother

Lahaina, HI

#189 Sep 25, 2008
See the face of Christ revealed in every person standing by your side...
enufalready

Wahiawa, HI

#190 Sep 25, 2008
Sad to read ... the capitalists and militarists (aided by scheming locals who were only too eager to sell out their land, their culture, their souls) have already won. Aloha has been polluted by Disneyland fakery to sell everything from hotel packages to sandwiches. Young locals have adopted a weird ghetto amalgam of beer-swilling plus phony reggae to supplant their root culture. Ainokea thuggery replaces the warrior spirit so that instead of fighting to regain the land the military has stolen, the young look for beef in the parks and false cracks to the necks of innocents.
You Said It

Honolulu, HI

#191 Sep 25, 2008
enufalready wrote:
Sad to read ... the capitalists and militarists (aided by scheming locals who were only too eager to sell out their land, their culture, their souls) have already won. Aloha has been polluted by Disneyland fakery to sell everything from hotel packages to sandwiches. Young locals have adopted a weird ghetto amalgam of beer-swilling plus phony reggae to supplant their root culture. Ainokea thuggery replaces the warrior spirit so that instead of fighting to regain the land the military has stolen, the young look for beef in the parks and false cracks to the necks of innocents.
Well-put, even if sadly true.
Kimo

Lahaina, HI

#192 Sep 25, 2008
confused Richmond, VA ; sorry, yea. i did mean "No Shame":
"taaanx!
go live

Laie, HI

#193 Mar 5, 2009
confused wrote:
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I agree with you. There are many haoles who see Hawaii as a relief from the culture of the mainland, and who want to "learn to be local". However, the problem is that it is simply a huge task to teach a huge number of newcomers to live in a certain way. This may simply not be possible. The more likely outcome is that the aloha spirit will be rendered extict if too many outsiders move to hawaii. And keep in mind that of all the people moving to hawaii, not all of them want to learn to "be local". Hawaii is not without its limits in its ability to assimilate new people. I hate to keep brining this up, but take a look at Barringer's article for a well-reasoned view on this issue.
be yourself..nobody needs to teach anybody how to be somebody different..don't be so self-centered
shawn

Honolulu, HI

#194 Mar 6, 2009
Portuguese Mother wrote:
See the face of Christ revealed in every person standing by your side...
Even if it has come on it? Yes moderator I know your going to delete this. Yes it is vulgar but I AM in fact trying to make a point.

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