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Honolulu Star-Bulletin

UH faculty deserves thanks and respect - Hawaii Editorials

An interestng analysis. I would point out that the unions have refined this process to the point that even the guy at the bottom is well compensated compared to his counterpart in private industry. The proof in that is reflected in how competitive it is to get on the state or county payroll, even if you are going to be the guy the other 9 guys watch work. And don't forget, as you accumulate seniority, you become one of those 9 guys doing the watching, but at a higher pay scale.  (Jan 12, 2010 | post #10)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

BOE chooses Matayoshi - Hawaii News

I think I read somewhere that the first time Toguchi talked Hamamoto out of resigning was about a year ago. And 6 months later Matayoshi was brought into the assistant Superintendent job. Was it a coincidence that Matayoshi just happened to be there when Hamamoto decided to resign or was it orchestrated by Toguchi. Isa's praise of Matayoshi seems to be misplaced if it took Matayoshi 7 years to clean up licensing problems in DCCA. I hope that doesn't earn her the reputation of being a "trouble shooter".  (Jan 12, 2010 | post #17)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

UH faculty deserves thanks and respect - Hawaii Editorials

I'm willing to bet that if Dawn were not a member of UHPA, that she would have a different attitude about the matter. But since she is feeding at that trough, she believes it should be off limits to any cost saving measures needed by the state. For a supposedly "educated " person, Dawn certainly has a narrow view of the situation. If these teachers of medicine and law are so great, why aren't they practicing what they teach instead of hiding behind ivory walls. One other thing, when Dawn works as a lecturer, which professor is sitting back and collecting a check while she does his work.  (Jan 12, 2010 | post #3)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Put same-sex civil unions on the table - Hawaii Editorials

The Star-Bulletin advocates for a revisit of this issue because it believes things have changed since we last voted. Is this going to be a recurring theme until the vote the SB wants finally results. And then will the SB say case closed, no more voting. How many other laws does the SB think we should revisit and revote on because "time have changed".  (Jan 12, 2010 | post #19)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Police insist they need public's fireworks help - Hawaii ...

Regarding the fireworks article. What a cop out by the cops.  (Jan 12, 2010 | post #1)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Burglary-arson case shocks community - Hawaii News

From the article ""This hill is fraught with burglaries," said Lee, a 63-year-old lawyer." To me that is implying the "area". If he was trying to say his house was hit four times then I think he would've said "our house" or "I've" been hit four times.  (Jan 11, 2010 | post #16)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Burglary-arson case shocks community - Hawaii News

4 burglaries in the area in 30 years is hardly being fraught with crime.  (Jan 11, 2010 | post #8)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Democrats' ex-chairman to run for state's No. 2 post - Ha...

As Chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii he backed some pretty controversial platform planks for the party. Amoung those platform planks is current HB444 and the institution of card checks in the work place. I wouldn't want to see the same liberalism brought to the Lt. Governors office.  (Jan 11, 2010 | post #6)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

UH can balance budget without gutting faculty - Hawaii Ed...

If UH professors are paid so poorly, why has Littman stuck around for 38 years. And if the students they are producing are ranked in the 3rd tier, then perhaps the professor should look in the mirror and in the faces of those who attend the next UHPA rally to discover the reason. His call to end the planning for the west Oahu campus is only self serving. He is saying give the money to him and his fellow professors rather than expand the UH system into the fastest growing area of Hawaii. This also is the area targeted for much of our future growth.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #2)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Public worker retirement soars - Hawaii News

Now if the state were to not immediately run out and hire replacements, we mind find out we can do the sames with less people, and that would help out immensely in reducing budget woes.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #9)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Public worker retirement soars - Hawaii News

When I was in the military, that was known as "on the job absenteeism". You're there, but you're not doing nothing.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #8)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

State needs $1M to hold May special election - Hawaii News

Take it from the rainy day fund, that's what the fund is there for.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #3)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Senators support Hanabusa for Congress - Hawaii News

With all due respect to Senator Inouye but he should keep his endorsements to himself. He shouldn't be meddling and he knows it. Ditto for his clueless sidekick, Akaka.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #12)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Letters to the Editor - Letters

Replying to Dan Fox's letter. I wish it were as easy as picking up a phone but often it isn't. Most times the offender is not right next door to the complainant but several houses removed, or perhaps in the next block. You know it went up from a general area but can't point out the house or the individual. Plus there is the risk of retaliation on the part of the offender. The police won't be there to protect you. People are justified to be fearful. You were lucky if you only experienced a "few strays" in the days preceding New Years Eve. Perhaps if you endured what some other areas have, you might have a different opinion. I think everyone would agree that if fireworks were set off according to law, then the call for a ban would be very much diminished. But it seems we are headed in a different direction with heavier duty stuff showing up in ever increasing quantities.  (Jan 9, 2010 | post #1)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Matson rates to increase - Hawaii Business

Gee, I wonder if Matson is raising their fuel surcharge and rates on their China route. Or are these increases also subsidizing the China route since they are operating in a competitive market on that route. What better way to finance your business when you have a captive group of customers like us poor saps. And all they have to do is give a few bucks to our Congressional delegation each year so they will turn a deaf ear to the pleas of the people of Hawaii for repeal of the Jones Act. And as far as Horizon Lines being a competitor, that's a load of baloney. Their rate increases are in lock step with Matson's. And a good deal of Horizons containers ride on Matson's vessels.  (Jan 9, 2010 | post #5)

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