Letters to the Editor - Letters

Letters to the Editor - Letters

There are 10 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 19, 2009, titled Letters to the Editor - Letters. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

What is our society coming to when one can watch another human being "either shoving or choking her with both hands near the throat area" ... "made the choking or shoving movement five times, then stopped for a total of 30 repetitions" ? How can anyone witness that kind of brutality and never make a 911 call? It is a dangerous world we live in ...

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Hawaii 50

Nashville, TN

#1 Oct 19, 2009
Bobbe: Right on. These "workers" were outside for a cig and to use their cell phones. Suprised they didn't use the phone's camera to film it and post on You Tube.
Isn't the Police Station less than a block away? I guess there's no law to get involved like a Good Samaritan.
And forget the "Aloha".
Free Press

Honolulu, HI

#2 Oct 19, 2009
President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.

"One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters," said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama's chief campaign manager.

"We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it," Dunn said.
Bloom in Ignoramus

Honolulu, HI

#3 Oct 19, 2009
Alfred Bloom thinks he is helping the "Hawaiians" by pushing for the Akaka bill.

What a moron.

Eh, Bloom, you think 1/64th part Hawaiian and 63/64th parts German is "Hawaiian?"

The Akaka bill is designed to rip off the REAL native Hawaiians treated under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920. Not Less Than One-Half to full blood. You know the REAL kine Hawaiians.

I do not always agree with Conklin BUT he has a RIGHT to call it like he sees it.

No can handle? Too bad.

Conklin has his own view, unpopular apparently, by the uninformed white liberal crowd who seek to assuage their own guilt for not earning what they have thru hard work, and transform that guilt into blaming themselves for the common native Hawaiians that were cheated by the foreign, european-import concept of the Monarchy in 1848, FORTY FIVE YEARS BEFORE the overthrow in 1893.

Bloom is what we call a "stupid hauli."

Bloom, butt out.

Fool.
toyboy

Pearl City, HI

#4 Oct 19, 2009
To: Bloom in Ignoramus,
Please look at your self before calling any one a moron. Learn to spell haole. your post just show us all hoe STUPID you are. Regarding Conkin he is very anti Hawaiian, and anti hawaii local people. Anything Hawaiian this white Trash) is against, so maybe he should go back with his kind. I will be more then happy to buy you and conklin a one plane ticket. Take me up on it. Both of you on the same plane to Washington, DC to stay with your uncle Barry

“Kokokahi -We are all one blood”

Since: Mar 08

United States

#5 Oct 19, 2009
Alfred Bloom says he "cannot understand the brazen discrimination in the effort by Mr. Conklin and his associates to thwart the passage of the Akaka Bill." Golly gee. I guess Mr. Bloom cannot understand the brazen racial discrimination in the Akaka bill, which would exclude from the Akaka tribe anyone lacking a drop of the magic blood, including St. Damien.

Bloom says St. Damien would support the Akaka bill "without regard to personal benefit to himself." But the issue I raised was not that Saint Damien would seek personal benefit to himself. The point I raised is that Damien gave his life to help native Hawaiians, and OHA has claimed Damien as a patron saint of Hawaiians; yet OHA and the Akaka bill refuse to show Damien the respect of embracing him as a fellow Hawaiian.

The attitude of the Akaka bill toward Damien is: Come spend your life serving us, and catch our disease and die for us, but you can never be one of us and we slam the door in your face.

“Kokokahi -We are all one blood”

Since: Mar 08

United States

#6 Oct 19, 2009
Let me clarify my message in a way specially tailored to Mr. Bloom himself.

I'm guessing that this is the same Alfred Bloom, a haole guy, who publishes articles in his role as an expert on Buddhism. And he is fully accepted as an expert and fellow member of Honpa Hongwanji (and thank you very much for your work, which I find very interesting and often uplifting).

So, Mr. Bloom, suppose that after you had devoted many years to studying Buddhism and donating your time and money to Honpa Hongwanji -- suppose the Buddhist officials told you that you cannot join the temple and it is improper for you to write about Buddhism, solely because you are not Asian. That's what the Akaka bill says to Saint Damien. He's the wrong race. End of story.
Local Boy

Honolulu, HI

#7 Oct 19, 2009
Poll: Only 34 percent of Californians approve of Pelosi's performance...

Colorado insurers say health care bill would lead to 'system collapse'...
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Kane

Honolulu, HI

#8 Oct 19, 2009
Free Press wrote:
President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.
"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.
"One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters," said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama's chief campaign manager.
"We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it," Dunn said.
LOL ! Odumba calls it 'Transparency' ;)
Twenty Somethings

Honolulu, HI

#9 Oct 19, 2009
An Economist/YouGov poll taken over the last week includes stunning results for the 18-29 demographic:

• By a 52-48% margin, young people say that Obama says what he thinks people want to hear rather than what he actually believes.

• By a 56-44% margin, young voters say that big government is a bigger threat than big business.

• 49% of young voters say the country is “on the wrong track”. Just 29% say the country is headed in the right direction.

• 35% of voters aged 18-29 identify themselves as Democrats, while 30% identify as Republicans. This is a much closer margin than polls had found just a short time ago.

• Just 15% of young people approve of the job the Democratic Congress is doing. 46% disapprove.

• 83% of young voters say the budget deficit is a big concern for them. This is nearly as high as the number of young people who say the economy is a major concern, indicating that young people see a strong correlation between the two.

• Just 43% of young voters approve of Obama’s handling of the economy.

• Approval of Obama is just one percent higher among the 18-29 age demographic than the 30-64 demographic, showing a much more even level of support among age groups than in last year’s election when Obama won the youth vote by a huge 40% margin compared to 7% overall.

• 62% of young people believe that passage of a democratic reform bill would lead to rationing of healthcare—the highest of any age group.

• Just 22% of young people say they would be better off if a healthcare reform bill passed.

• 41% of young people believe they would pay more for healthcare if the democratic bill passed vs. just 14% who believe they would pay less.

• Only 23% of voters aged 18-29 believe that the stimulus bill will work vs. 46% who say it will not work. Only 21% of young people say the stimulus has worked so far—the lowest of any age group.
tita inside

Honolulu, HI

#10 Oct 20, 2009
alfred Bloom-You've got it right. Father Damien would never impose himself or be so arrogant as to think he had a right to have any sort of say in how the Hawaiian Kingdom government governed its citizens.
He loved the Hawaiian people and they loved him back! Unconditional!
Unlike the present "settlers" who think they have a right to continue to live this fraud/lies and dictate to the Hawaiians on how they should live in their own homeland!

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