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Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Pilots want out of talks - Hawaii Business

seven deadly sins... there's sloth, greed... sorry but have you seen their paychecks? They make a lot of money!  (Oct 27, 2009 | post #3)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Ribera stokes Fresno - Hawaii Sports

Great for the Bulldogs! I wrote them off earlier in the season but you have to give it to their coaches and the players. Too bad Hawaii didn't make it this year...  (May 25, 2009 | post #3)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Hawaii delegation recalibrates Akaka Bill - News

I wish it was that simple, but truly understanding the bill is a lot more complicated than I thought. Just going over some of the web sites is very confusing. I have to agree with Mokana and i_am_hawaiian where hard work and being able to stand alone will be the solution. A change in the mind set and working for the future generations is probably the fastest way to succeed and lift up the Hawaiian people... which leads to probably the biggest issue, to agree on a common cause  (May 8, 2009 | post #34)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Vog likely to linger for a few more days - News

Pau, glenn paul... Mahalo!  (May 6, 2009 | post #14)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Vog likely to linger for a few more days - News

Funny how everyone living in the islands say the trade winds will save us from having poor air quality... well take vog, add the pollution from your cars and industry and guess what you have... air that's worst than Los Angeles. Hawaii needs to reduce their carbon foot print and failure to address the way people work, drive, commute or do things in general need to be addressed on an environmental stage... sad but the ainokea, i just going drive attitude is going to catch up with everyone. Traffic in Honolulu is bad now... imagine, you can't build anymore freeways... what's next?  (May 6, 2009 | post #4)

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Lingle warns unions to bargain now - Hawaii News

How ironic that Gov.Lingle wants to play the Iron Lady role... where the hell was she when the State was in a downward spiral a year ago? It started with Aloha Airlines ceasing operations and from that point on, it's been who can get to the bottom of the hill the fastest? Imagine if the State had given Aloha Airlines and ATA a break from fees at the State airports, she may still have an economy in recession but not a depression. The airlines going under was the precursor of things to come and guess what, tourism went away, people stop spending and now she wants to bully the unions? Time for a change and I just hope that she disappears into oblivion. If she runs for elected office again, I hope Hawaii votes her off the islands!  (May 6, 2009 | post #4)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

No napping or texting? - News

Pali, Classification isn't official - depending where you volunteer in the Bay Area - SFO, Glide Memorial, St. Anthony's Foundation... you get the picture, the Tenderloin district. These are the major groups that make up the homeless in this area. I'm sure some of the homeless in Hawaii fit into this category. Homeless anywhere can be for a multitude of reasons but homeless is homeless be it in Hawaii, California, Washington D.C.... Government is part to blame but society shares some of it. Are there services available to assist the homeless in Kapiolani Park? What happens next, homeless gets pushed out of Kapiolani Park, they move to Ala Moana then off to the North Shore or Waianae Coast... out of sight out of mind is the band aid approach and you as well as I know, this isn't going to work. Comprehensive plans are needed but does the city council or mayor have the will to approach and solve this problem? Not this council or Mayor. I do like Willie's idea, set up tent city near city hall. There's a lot of space to set up camp and if the City pushes them out of there, the encampment can move across the street to the State Capitol!  (Mar 6, 2009 | post #36)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Secret plaintiffs appeal Kamehameha lawsuit - News

I don't necessarily agree with the way the Estate is set up as far as them hiding behind the tax laws but after the implosion of the trustees years ago, it looked like they cleaned up their act. That said, Bernice Puahi was specific as to the enrollment of Kam and the fact that the school did admit non-Hawaiians should end there. If the parents feel their kids are being discriminated, than pull them out of the school. There's a lot of other private schools in Hawaii... too bad they would have to pay for the privelage.  (Mar 6, 2009 | post #4)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

No napping or texting? - News

... and who is going to enforce these laws? HPD? Banning sleeping in the parks is not the answer to the homeless problem. It would be nice to shove all the homeless into a corner hidden away from the public view but everyone knows that isn't going to happen. Budget cuts over the years caused these problems and it will take years to change it. Homeless in the Bay Area is defined into five categories: Recent immigrants, Mental Illness, Addictive Illness, Seniors and Veterans. Hawaii needs to identify organizations who will help the homeless. These are people like you and me. Most of the homeless, I'm sure don't want to be there. Labeling the homeless as no good dirty lazy scum isn't going to help the problem nor this band aid solution.  (Mar 6, 2009 | post #6)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Aloha name auction voided - Business

Exactly... a piece of Mesa Stock for a nickel? Why do you think Yucaipa is doing this song and dance to recoup their $150 million venture into Aloha Airlines? How much money have they recouped since the liquidation... $40 Million plus change? Yucaipa is going after Mesa's juggular and wants the company for themseleves. Orenstein will get his due but once Mesa defaults on all their loans, guess who owns 10% of Mesa? Yes, Yucaipa. What happens if Yucaipa gains control of the rebranded GO Airline to Aloha Airline? Yucaipa will get control of an airline and it will be named Aloha. Now as for bidding publicly? Hawaiian Air would love to purchase the name and deep six the brand to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Hawaiian isn't afraid of GO, they're afraid of Aloha returning as a competitor on the mainland market. Lets face it, Aloha was successful flying to the niche markets on the mainland. For Hawaii, where can you jump on a plane, arrive at Disneyland less than ten minutes from the airport? Hawaiian Air is afraid of a resurrected Aloha flying to the west coast. Business models have proven, the future of any airline in Hawaii isn't the inter-island market... it's beyond the shores of the State of Hawaii. The name will live on be it under MESA's GO or at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean... take your pick, one of these options will happen.  (Mar 4, 2009 | post #19)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Boyd Gaming lost $220.8M in fourth quarter - Business

Tell OHA to get their act together. Once they get their ceded lands, be like the American Indians, open a casino!!!  (Feb 27, 2009 | post #21)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Maui Pine eliminates another 100 jobs - Hawaii News

Is it bad management or economics? Here in California, I used to be able to be able to buy Maui Gold Pineapples at Costco... today everything comes in from Central and South America. Sugar by C&H from Peru, Pineapples from Costa Rica, times are changing and Hawaii cannot sustain or compete against cheaper labor or modernized manufacturing facilities. Maui Land and Pine isn't about the pine... it's about the land. If you wonder why Steve Case purchased the company... it wasn't because he wanted to get into old time agriculture. Now if you turn the crop into pakalolo... the State of Hawaii would have all their budget problems solved!  (Feb 25, 2009 | post #12)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

School vandalism shakes up Kaneohe - Hawaii News

If a swastika showed up on any building here in California, the crime goes from mere vandalism to a hate crime! Army brats? How sure the vandalism wasn't done by adults?  (Feb 24, 2009 | post #21)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Gas spill, crash make H-1 a parking lot - News

Table top exercises? You wonder how many agencies actually have a contingent plan in cases of emergencies.  (Feb 24, 2009 | post #5)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Crowd slams same-sex unions - News

Civil Union do not grant equal rights. Marriage does. The Hawaii State legislature is just wasting time which should be spent on addressing the budget for the state. Equal rights for Gays and Lesbians need to be addressed, I don't think Hawaii is the State to address the issue. Gays and Lesbians who decide to spend their life together deserve these rights the same as married couples. It will happen, the question is when and where?  (Feb 23, 2009 | post #185)