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After reading "Mixed bag in palliative care" in Thursday's Star-Bulletin, I feel compelled to write and express my profound appreciation to all the wonderful people at the Queen's cancer center. Full Story
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FleetGhost

AOL

#1 Nov 16, 2008
With the country in dire straits due to the stock market collapse, foreclosures, and people losing jobs we see what is important, Prop 8. If all were treated the same regardless of marital status under the tax laws and we had universal health care, I have a feeling this discussion would go away.
Pau

Long Beach, CA

#2 Nov 16, 2008
RE:Majority isn't always right; neither is Prop 8

Walter - you're exactly right. The boycott suggestion that effects the state where the majority have a "Special God" is brilliant. Besides their "Special God", money is the most important thing to that cult. Having experienced Utah on a regular basis for business dealings, it's up there on the list as the most racist state in America.

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#3 Nov 16, 2008
"Cancer victims become survivors at Queen's"

By John Davis
Honolulu

Concerning the Cancer treatment center at Queens I would like to say it's a world class faculty for sure. The floor plan layout with its full treatment center is like a little city of its own.

Dr. Donald Nicol, Dr. Gary Lattimer, Dr. John Lederer, Dr. Daniel Fischberg and others make this world a better place to live and must be commended for their dedication and time.

Congratulations also to you John. What a great Charismas present. You are one of the lucky ones.

I hope you don't mind if I ask you this, but now in your opinion if one was going through extreme pain and had almost no chance of survival do you think the medical profession should step in and terminate ones life if the patient demanded it? My understanding is Dr. Daniel Fischberg opposes such a practice so what is your opinion on this as a survivor? It's a weird question, but I would like your opinion just the same? It comes down to motive and if the medical profession had a good motive because of the pain the patient was going through then would not that be good? Would it not be bad on the other hand to just let the patient suffer when the medical profession could intervene on the patient’s behalf?


An early Merry Christmas.:)
Love Waianae

Waipahu, HI

#4 Nov 16, 2008
For the "local business persons concerned that homeless people have no place to sleep but in front of their stores," it's a huge planet out there, plenty of room for people to sleep. You must ask yourself WHY they choose your doorway. The answer is that it's near the action. The drugs,the booze, the suckers that hand them money to party with, and they are confident that you are too scared of them or lazy to do anything about it.
Ted

Dallas, TX

#5 Nov 16, 2008
rail route

Honolulu, HI

#7 Nov 16, 2008
The rail route must include the airport and Waikiki.
Bumpercrop

United States

#8 Nov 16, 2008
To Tom Smyth: I think Lynn Matusow had it correct when she said it was a "bait and switch". A different project was proposed and then changed without letting any one know. This kind of thing cannot be allowed as people will not know what will be built in their neighborhood until it happens. People have a right to know who their neighbors will be, especially if they are extreme mentally ill. Downtown has enough problems now, don't need any more. The ones on the street will not move into an apartment or room, they want to stay on the street, how can you 'make' them move into a room. That means a hundred more from other areas will take the rooms and downtown will still have their problem people. The project is not an answer, at least now. And I seem to remember a safe haven individual that took a radio and beat an HPU student over the head a while back. Don't need more of that.
manini

Honolulu, HI

#9 Nov 16, 2008
Responding to the letter from Walter Mahr. A slight correction of facts is in order. It was Judges who decided they wanted to be lawmakers that upset the apple cart in California. California has a mechanism to correct mistakes of judges and lawmakers, that mechanism is known as "voice of the people".
It seems the people of California have decided they want to take back their state from judges who want to legislate from the bench.
aina

Honolulu, HI

#10 Nov 16, 2008
I just love the way the people that supported "no" on prop 8 continue to accuse the other side namely the LDS church of intolorernce and hate, when you just watch their letters and actions. They rule with a mob scence trying to strong arm the people to believe as they do, with heated attacks and even slanted truths.

All the while the victims of thier attacks after they have demonstrated and participated in a democratic election, which is legal are told to respect those protestors....amazing.
rob

Seattle, WA

#11 Nov 16, 2008
Face the facts. America is a democracy. We don't rule by mob tactics. The majorty ruled on gay rights. It would be like everybody marching in the streets protesting obama or any other voter aproved desision. Imagine what the gay rights people would be saying if we marched to protest obama. It is also funny that a group of people who always complain about descrimanation chose to do the same to another group. It is to bad that people who don't believe in absolutes can leave people who do alone. To bad we the people who belive in absolutes win again so quiet winning. You got your man in the white house, and we saved marriage as it should be. If gays want somthing similar just call it somthing different.
rob

Seattle, WA

#12 Nov 16, 2008
Dear Forest Furman. It seems that the majority is only right when you agree with it. It was a minority that pushed the yes vote. The majority voted for obama and he may not be right either. He plans to discrimanate agains't the rich and hard working Americans but you don't see the right protesting and actting like idiots in the streets. We live in a country ruled by laws not emotion. Tough break.

“It's all done without a kiss..”

Since: Oct 07

Oahu

#13 Nov 16, 2008
Carolyn Martinez Golojuch's "Disney resort will bring many needed jobs" is so wrong on so many points that we will not try to respond here other than your off base statement re a "Disney entity inside Diamond Head crater". The then Governor indeed met with DIsney officials to discuss possible projects in Hawaii and they indeed visited Diamondhead. Cayetano opponents heard about their visit and immediately began "the big lie" and the Disney executives left in disgust. The Governor never proposed any such thing for Diamondhead. Check you facts Carolyn! Your repeatedly sucking up the the Mayor is equally telling.
give me a break

Kaneohe, HI

#14 Nov 16, 2008
the disney jobs will pay how much??????

more service jobs, maybe the day shift can work more than one shift so they can eat, lets not even talk about housing.......

if mufi was working with disney he would have splashed it in the print and on tv, so he could add it to his resume, along with him inventing the internet, but we all know "al gore" did that, right??????

Still from Kaneohe...
thom1s

Honolulu, HI

#18 Nov 17, 2008
Pau wrote:
RE:Majority isn't always right; neither is Prop 8
Walter - you're exactly right. The boycott suggestion that effects the state where the majority have a "Special God" is brilliant. Besides their "Special God", money is the most important thing to that cult. Having experienced Utah on a regular basis for business dealings, it's up there on the list as the most racist state in America.
Isn't it utterly FASCINATING how hypocritical phonies who preach their own special brand of faux "tolerance" seem so hateful and full of venom to anyone who would DARE disagree, they could not pass a saliva test.

Go figure.
thom1s

Honolulu, HI

#19 Nov 17, 2008
manini wrote:
Responding to the letter from Walter Mahr. A slight correction of facts is in order. It was Judges who decided they wanted to be lawmakers that upset the apple cart in California. California has a mechanism to correct mistakes of judges and lawmakers, that mechanism is known as "voice of the people".
It seems the people of California have decided they want to take back their state from judges who want to legislate from the bench.
Well said!

D A M N well said!

Ever since the 1803 Marbury vs Madison decision -- when Cheif Justice Marshall undermined the genius system of checks and balances conceived by the Founders by TAKING without a SHRED of Constitutional authority the raw POWER to invalidate the work products of the other two branches -- we have been sliding down the increasingly steep slope of judicial tyranny ... PRECISELY the sort of government tyranny the Founders worked so hard to prevent.

And now, 205 years later, we see the fruits of that then nascent judicial tyranny in which unelected judges -- who NEVER have to face the voters -- decide what is "best" for us based on nothing more substantial than their own biases and prejudices.

King George III was less tryannical than most Federal judges.

Until Marbury goes the way of Plessy v Ferguson (1898 -- doctrine of "separate but equal" education of black and white children), we shall continue to live under the increasingly heavy yoke imposed by unelected tyrants who wear black robes and demand we call them "your honor" when in fact they are OUR SHAME.
thom1s

Honolulu, HI

#20 Nov 17, 2008
aina wrote:
I just love the way the people that supported "no" on prop 8 continue to accuse the other side namely the LDS church of intolorernce and hate, when you just watch their letters and actions. They rule with a mob scence trying to strong arm the people to believe as they do, with heated attacks and even slanted truths.
All the while the victims of thier attacks after they have demonstrated and participated in a democratic election, which is legal are told to respect those protestors....amazing.
BINGO!

Here again is another example of the toxic effect the counter culture Cry Baby Boom elite has had on a once decent society on which they declared war forty years ago.

These Cry Baby Boom vermin insist on having their every whim instantly gratified and are accustomed to childish tantrum throwing whenever they are not give that to which they believe they are ENTITLED.

They run strictly on emotion, doing their best to intimidate, silence or even destroy anyone who would dare disagree with their naseatingly pious good intentions. Rational discourse and every other aspect of those given to a life of the mind is entirely beyond the capacity of these miniature feebs, freaks, misfits and no loads.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#21 Nov 17, 2008
thom1s wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said!
D A M N well said!
Ever since the 1803 Marbury vs Madison decision -- when Cheif Justice Marshall undermined the genius system of checks and balances conceived by the Founders by TAKING without a SHRED of Constitutional authority the raw POWER to invalidate the work products of the other two branches -- we have been sliding down the increasingly steep slope of judicial tyranny ... PRECISELY the sort of government tyranny the Founders worked so hard to prevent.
And now, 205 years later, we see the fruits of that then nascent judicial tyranny in which unelected judges -- who NEVER have to face the voters -- decide what is "best" for us based on nothing more substantial than their own biases and prejudices.
King George III was less tryannical than most Federal judges.
Until Marbury goes the way of Plessy v Ferguson (1898 -- doctrine of "separate but equal" education of black and white children), we shall continue to live under the increasingly heavy yoke imposed by unelected tyrants who wear black robes and demand we call them "your honor" when in fact they are OUR SHAME.
Gilligan little buddy. You're back. Shall we continue our lesson?

Why is the economy fundamentally strong?

Why is Columbia University an elitist school but the United States Naval Academy is not?

Why is the United States Naval Academy a builder of "warriors" and not "leaders of men?"

Although the stock market rose 936 points on October 13, where did $4 trillion dollars in equity disappear to? Or did everyone recover from their losses?
Pau

Prescott, AZ

#22 Nov 17, 2008
thom1s wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't it utterly FASCINATING how hypocritical phonies who preach their own special brand of faux "tolerance" seem so hateful and full of venom to anyone who would DARE disagree, they could not pass a saliva test.
Go figure.
People are deceived by churches that weren't even around when the Constitution was ratified, except the Catholics.

We have a series of checks and balances. The populace isn't the final word. Prop 8 goes against the guarantees of equal protection and will be stricken down. Maybe you should join up with Sarah Palin and others in the evangelical right to create a theocratic government. One God. One set of laws. Christianity is THE only religion. Feel free to create a religious dictatorship.
thom1s

Honolulu, HI

#23 Nov 17, 2008
Pau wrote:
<quoted text>
People are deceived by churches that weren't even around when the Constitution was ratified, except the Catholics.
We have a series of checks and balances. The populace isn't the final word. Prop 8 goes against the guarantees of equal protection and will be stricken down. Maybe you should join up with Sarah Palin and others in the evangelical right to create a theocratic government. One God. One set of laws. Christianity is THE only religion. Feel free to create a religious dictatorship.
Hey Numbie!

The checks and balances were designed to protect the people from government tyranny, not the other way around.

The sovereign people of California -- despite the fact that YOU disapprove -- have exercised their lawful right to amend the constitution of their state to short circuit JUDICAL TYRANNY and that does not depend on the existance of any church or religion extant in 1789 when the Constitution was ratified.

Their approval of Prop 8 is entirely lawful and circumvents the rights of NO ONE! Due process and equal protection before the law have been entirely preserved.

I would suggest maybe it is time to quit whining, but why waste such good advice on one so immature?
Pau

Long Beach, CA

#24 Nov 17, 2008
thom1s wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Numbie!
The checks and balances were designed to protect the people from government tyranny, not the other way around.
The sovereign people of California -- despite the fact that YOU disapprove -- have exercised their lawful right to amend the constitution of their state to short circuit JUDICAL TYRANNY and that does not depend on the existance of any church or religion extant in 1789 when the Constitution was ratified.
Their approval of Prop 8 is entirely lawful and circumvents the rights of NO ONE! Due process and equal protection before the law have been entirely preserved.
I would suggest maybe it is time to quit whining, but why waste such good advice on one so immature?
One (You) only need to look in the mirror for the definition of immaturity. Mark this down. Prop 8 will be overturned as it is Un-American. Prop 8 was un-lawfully enacted. A constitutional change that rescinds individual rights must first be passed by a supermajority in the Legislature before being submitted to voters. The fundamental civil rights must be available to all citizens, regardless of race, sexual orientation or other intrinsic human qualities.

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