Letters to the Editor - Letters

Letters to the Editor - Letters

There are 13 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jan 11, 2010, titled Letters to the Editor - Letters. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Beware the "Renaissance"! The state Department of Land and Natural Resources proposes to again raise user fees at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor.

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Ex-Detroit Lion

Nashville, TN

#1 Jan 11, 2010
I don't understand all the fireworks controversy. I thought you needed a permit? Cops pull people over for not wearing a seat belt, going 5mph, and they cannot stop idiots from blowing off fireworks? Drop the stupid, "Click It Or Ticket" campaign and institute a "NO Fireworks".
willie

Plymouth, MI

#2 Jan 11, 2010
Ex-Detroit Lion wrote:
I don't understand all the fireworks controversy. I thought you needed a permit? Cops pull people over for not wearing a seat belt, going 5mph, and they cannot stop idiots from blowing off fireworks? Drop the stupid, "Click It Or Ticket" campaign and institute a "NO Fireworks".
Exactly. It is already against the law to set them off and these folks think that by passing even MORE laws that won't be enforced somehow magically the problem will go away.
Obama Hater

Pearl City, HI

#3 Jan 11, 2010
Never mind the fireworks just get rid of the union loving Hanabusa.
unk

AOL

#4 Jan 11, 2010
These are not just any little old fireworks either. These are huge echoing, vibrating, deafening fireworks.
I know Ewa beach was held hostage from Halloween until 3 days after the New Year. They started in early evening and went sometimes into the wee hours.
Like someone said last week, this isn't about your culture at all, but being considerate of your friends and neighbors.
The very same people that you are causing great distress. The animals that have heart attacks or run away and children being driven into seizures.
It is getting worse year after year.
That in the right time and place, they are great, but not like the abuse the people have suffered this year. This year was over the top.
Ex-Detroit Lion

Nashville, TN

#5 Jan 11, 2010
I didn't get 35 "Clueless" judgements, so one more...all the residue paper/ trash/ gunpowder/ is left in the streets and on the beaches. What are these "locals" thinking? It's some religious celebration or Hawaiian tradition? It's violence: against people, pets, the environment, and the oceans.
Big John - Hawaii Kai

Kailua, HI

#6 Jan 11, 2010
Acutely aware that there are truly pressing problems that the next session needs to handle, the banning of personal fireworks shouldn't detract them from passing such legislation and then move on. Recently someone stated that there is probably 50% for and 50% against the total ban of personal fireworks. I don't believe that for one minute. It's imperative that those desiring a total ban on personal fireworks to take a few minutes and either call or e-mail you representatives and let them know IT'S TIME!
HJohnson

Aiea, HI

#7 Jan 11, 2010
Chuck Prentiss:

I grew up on a real sail boat that went to sea 9 months out of the year, two in fact from 1968-1982, in the Ala Wai when it was a beautiful harbor. The problem has always been two things: 1)most of the boats "parked" there are not seaworthy and are just a place for people to live cheaply, and 2) it has always been run by the State and not privately like other beautiful harbors in the mainland; which I have had the pleasure of passing time in along the California coast.

Our slip near the Texaco dock was ridiculously cheap in comparison to rent or a mortgage. Many residents of houseboats have made the Ala Wai a floating dump and that would never have happened if the harbor had been managed by a private firm.
Dennis Egge Salt Lake

Honolulu, HI

#8 Jan 11, 2010
How to get rid of excess vehicles clogging our streets and highways? The same way you get of recreational boats -- double the registration fees
unk

AOL

#9 Jan 11, 2010
There are some limits to vehicles on some small islands. Only so many are allowed. When so many are taken off or destroyed, then they left that same amount on.
djs

Honolulu, HI

#10 Jan 11, 2010
unk wrote:
There are some limits to vehicles on some small islands. Only so many are allowed. When so many are taken off or destroyed, then they left that same amount on.
Burmuda only allows one car/truck per household - doesn't matter if 1 family or 5 live there. Everyone else either uses a moped, bike, or their excellent bus system. Of course, the main island is pretty small when compared to any of the major Hawaiian islands.

Won't happen here though. Too many will insist it's un-american or infringes on their supposed rights to do as they please.
CBS Poll

Honolulu, HI

#11 Jan 11, 2010
President Obama's approval rating on handling health care is at an all-time low, according to a new CBS News poll, something that is helping to drag down his overall approval rating.

Just 36 percent of Americans approve of Mr. Obama's handling of health care, according to the poll, conducted from Jan. 6 – 10. Fifty-four percent disapprove. In December of last year, 42 percent of Americans approved of the president’s handling of health care, and 47 percent approved in October.
unk

AOL

#12 Jan 12, 2010
djs wrote:
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Burmuda only allows one car/truck per household - doesn't matter if 1 family or 5 live there. Everyone else either uses a moped, bike, or their excellent bus system. Of course, the main island is pretty small when compared to any of the major Hawaiian islands.
Won't happen here though. Too many will insist it's un-american or infringes on their supposed rights to do as they please.
I don't know if it is still in effect, but Burmuda used to have laws that if you were a visitor, you had a 30 day limit, had to show a return ticket, and prove that you had enough money to last your trip.
djs

Honolulu, HI

#13 Jan 12, 2010
unk wrote:
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I don't know if it is still in effect, but Burmuda used to have laws that if you were a visitor, you had a 30 day limit, had to show a return ticket, and prove that you had enough money to last your trip.
That may still be true. Cruise ships can only be in port monday thru friday. Weekends are for the locals. Gotta love their pedestrian laws. If there is no stop light, its a mandatory all-way stop if a person is next to a crosswalk and remains so until the person is safetly on the sidewalk or shoulder.

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