Land Use Commission takes on city pla...

Land Use Commission takes on city plan to extend life of Waiman...

There are 37 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 7, 2009, titled Land Use Commission takes on city plan to extend life of Waiman.... In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The immediate future of the Waimanalo Gulch landfill -- a longtime source of contention on the Leeward Coast -- is expected to be decided this week.

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Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#21 Sep 8, 2009
The landfill won't be closed, because it can't be closed. That's just the way it is. A plasma plant is a practical plan, because we are stuck out in the Pacific, sitting on a huge pile of fuel, that fuel being the landfills that already exist. If anything, we'd eventually have to import trash just to keep it going. Imagine that. Why Hawaii strives to be last in everything innovative, I don't know, but I suspect that good ol boy greed is the main reason. We should be at the forefront of everything being as we have the tides, waves, sun, wind, and geothermal at our disposal, just waiting to be tapped.
Olive Oil

Wahiawa, HI

#22 Sep 10, 2009
Any mindful city government of a vacation resort location would do all it could to rid the resort hotel area of any eyesores or smellsores in the area. Mountain view visitors get a wonder view of the opala pile.
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#23 Sep 10, 2009
Olive Oil wrote:
Mountain view visitors get a wonder view of the opala pile.
I've seen a lot of landfills, in a number of states, as I used to deliver to them. Hawaii's landfills are at the top on the list as far as how well they are run. It could be a LOT worse.
Uh Huh

Mililani, HI

#24 Sep 11, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
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I've seen a lot of landfills, in a number of states, as I used to deliver to them. Hawaii's landfills are at the top on the list as far as how well they are run. It could be a LOT worse.
Judging from some of your posts, I wouldn't be surprised if you were "delivering" bodies of Mob hit victims.
Babes

Wahiawa, HI

#25 Sep 11, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
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I've seen a lot of landfills, in a number of states, as I used to deliver to them. Hawaii's landfills are at the top on the list as far as how well they are run. It could be a LOT worse.
This is the kind of rationalization that is truly making Hawaii a 3rd world country. We hear this kind of pathetic rationalization from the DOE regarding test scores: "It could be a LOT worse." Why can't it be WONDERFUL for a change?
Why can't we be best, not also runs or at the bottom of the heap.

Look, I'm sure the folks who run the landfill are doing a wonderful job but, hey, they should be doing that job elsewhere...not across from the site of our premier resort hotels and beaches!!! For goodness sakes!

Dump the garbage in the lava flows!!!!
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#26 Sep 11, 2009
Uh Huh wrote:
<quoted text>Judging from some of your posts, I wouldn't be surprised if you were "delivering" bodies of Mob hit victims.
They were dumped in Jersey.
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#27 Sep 11, 2009
Babes wrote:
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"It could be a LOT worse." Why can't it be WONDERFUL for a change?
Why can't we be best, not also runs or at the bottom of the heap.
Look, I'm sure the folks who run the landfill are doing a wonderful job but, hey, they should be doing that job elsewhere...not across from the site of our premier resort hotels and beaches!!! For goodness sakes!
Dump the garbage in the lava flows!!!!
The landfill was in place YEARS before any resort was there. You remind me of the rich people that move out into the countryside and then complain about farmers. The fact is, we have trash to dispose of, and this is an island. I know you can afford higher taxes to ship your trash out, but I can't. Your only solution to that is for me to move and your rich friends stay, and that ain't happenin. We'll ALL be living in garbage up to our necks and I'll still be here, so get used to it.
nope

San Diego, CA

#28 Sep 11, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
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The landfill was in place YEARS before any resort was there. You remind me of the rich people that move out into the countryside and then complain about farmers. The fact is, we have trash to dispose of, and this is an island. I know you can afford higher taxes to ship your trash out, but I can't. Your only solution to that is for me to move and your rich friends stay, and that ain't happenin. We'll ALL be living in garbage up to our necks and I'll still be here, so get used to it.
your wrong Stumpy --- the landfill sits on sacred lands

the landfill belongs back on the Windward side which is the traditional dumping ground
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#29 Sep 13, 2009
nope wrote:
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your wrong Stumpy --- the landfill sits on sacred lands
the landfill belongs back on the Windward side which is the traditional dumping ground
Not sacred to me. I'm neither religious nor am I scared of dead people.
Babes

Wahiawa, HI

#30 Sep 13, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
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Not sacred to me. I'm neither religious nor am I scared of dead people.
And you probably don't live close to the landfill or even on the leeward side of the island.
Babes

Wahiawa, HI

#31 Sep 13, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
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The landfill was in place YEARS before any resort was there. You remind me of the rich people that move out into the countryside and then complain about farmers. The fact is, we have trash to dispose of, and this is an island. I know you can afford higher taxes to ship your trash out, but I can't. Your only solution to that is for me to move and your rich friends stay, and that ain't happenin. We'll ALL be living in garbage up to our necks and I'll still be here, so get used to it.
Don't know what rich friends you're talking about. I'd say ask those folks in the Kapolei, Makakilo, Nanakuli, Maile, Waianae side who work or have friends working at the resort. That's our bread and butter...tourism, remember? And how about the quality of life of the local folks having that landfill there? No one needs to get used to garbage fills.
omg

San Diego, CA

#32 Sep 13, 2009
Big John-Hawaii Kai wrote:
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Do I smell some jealously from Da Kine, who by the way, doesn't even live in Hawaii. Why not barge the trash to the Big Island and toss it into the volcano. BAM, problem solved!
Hey! don't send your trash to us, send it to Maui their crater is bigger and they won't mind, hell use the superferry, it's just being docked, or did it already leave the islands. Well always get Young Brothers.
omg

San Diego, CA

#33 Sep 13, 2009
reality check wrote:
Uh, Mufi.... You originally ran for mayor saying to close the landfill....
Your double talk about the promise being made by a previous mayor should have read... by a previous incumbent mayor....
YOU.
Why do you need to bend the truth ???
Fess up.
omg, only now you realize that the Mufster has 2 mouths? One for the tv and 1 for the kaka he spews, but he will sing you a song, I'll remember yooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuu.
omg

San Diego, CA

#34 Sep 13, 2009
Ishidan wrote:
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Who dim-bulbed this post? It's spot on. What's so damn hard about this idea?
A dim bulb, get plenny on these threads, must of been Darius Anderson's Fan Club, because he is one of the most dimmest.
omg

San Diego, CA

#35 Sep 13, 2009
Babes wrote:
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Dump the garbage in the lava flows!!!!
Keep all your trash on your island, we have our own to worry about, learn to friggin recycle.
"Dump it in the lava flows" so stupid.
Know When to Hold

Mililani, HI

#36 Sep 13, 2009
Babes wrote:
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And you probably don't live close to the landfill or even on the leeward side of the island.
You shoulda quit while you were ahead.
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#37 Sep 13, 2009
Babes wrote:
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And you probably don't live close to the landfill or even on the leeward side of the island.
You are wrong. I live there, and so does most of my family. Except for the trucks pulling out onto Farrington, can't even tell the landfill is there. Never was a problem until Hanabusa got her fancy apartment at Ko Olina, and Disney started taliking of a new resort. What is your solution to the trash problem, I imagine anything you suggest might anger some dead spirits, maybe wake up Godzilla, or even rouse up the Transformers.

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