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Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Camping tool gets 6-year-old a school suspension - Hawaii...

It would have been interesting to see how many actual threats were stopped by the policy. Was there a problem before the policy was put into place or is this just another example of the 'nanny' mentality. 'We know what is best for you and if you don't do it we will legislate it.' All of the incidents were silly and damaged the children involved more than protecting other children. Wake up folks, a little common sense goes a long way.  (Oct 12, 2009 | post #4)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Teachers might give up planning days to teach - Hawaii News

"Kaiser Principal John Sosa said he met with the leaders of the school teaching teams, who agreed to advance the proposal." Of course, the principals aren't giving up ANY days. Their union didn't agree. So they will show up when the kids are out. How altruistic!  (Oct 1, 2009 | post #2)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Ethics issues could block private hiring of furloughed te...

Let me get this straight. Paying teachers privately could result in an ethics problem, but other staff showing up and taking money when there are no kids in the school IS ethical. What an odd sense of ethics the BOE has...  (Sep 30, 2009 | post #2)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Lingle drops plans for Maui prison - Hawaii News

"I'm really disappointed the administration is going to make a $235 million decision based on a few comments that were in the newspaper," Tsutsui said... Its time that our legislators learn that they just can't run their mouths without consequence. What you say actually affects others. Might help to keep your mouth shut once in a while. Hurts me to say it, but 'Good work, Linda!'  (Sep 29, 2009 | post #1)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Across-the-board layoffs do not create savings - Hawaii E...

Always nice to read a concise unbiased editorial...NOT!!! Give up your raise and get on board with the rest of us!  (Sep 24, 2009 | post #4)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Gay & Robinson era ends - Hawaii Business

Just read in the paper that the price of sugar is up 95% since the first of the year...  (Sep 24, 2009 | post #1)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

3 no longer facing charges in beating - Hawaii News

Probably NOT beat him into a coma...  (Sep 24, 2009 | post #3)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Teachers approve contract - Hawaii News

If the teachers were so concerned about the students, why don't they take the furloughs on their 'professional development days' instead of days the kids are in school?  (Sep 23, 2009 | post #7)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Band-Aid solution - Hawaii Features

Way to go kids, and especially the teacher. In a time when every word you read about teachers and education is negative, it is great to see this man giving of his time and expertize for free!!! Music has been shown to improve math and science skills and provides an outlet. Something for kids to do besides loafing and getting into trouble. Post a place to donate and I will send you some cash to keep going!!  (Sep 22, 2009 | post #2)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

We are judged by how we treat our animals - Hawaii Editor...

Nope, sorry. That's why we have teeth that tear,puncture, and grind....  (Sep 21, 2009 | post #15)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Letters to the Editor - Hawaii Editorials

"What people want to end is the legal bounty hunt, not the right to sue and redress legitimate injury." This is absolutely correct and well stated. We have become a litigious society. We look for opportunities to sue, rather than admit that accidents happen. This kind of attitude chases away good people who want to help others. You are seeing the result in the lack of doctors now, no it isn't the lack of money, doctors anywhere make a good living. It is the fear of being sued that makes them leave the profession. If a doctor is treating someone and makes a legitimate error, that is an accident. If, through lack of training or criminal malfeasance, he injures you, then that is something worth suing for. It used to be that accidents happened. Now we are all hoping for the accident so that we can become rich by someone's error. There is no compassion or charitable attitude, let's sue 'em all! And then we wonder why good folks want out of the profession or why sleazeball attorneys proliferate. Yes, sue for auntie's care after an accident, but don't punish the individual for an ACCIDENT. Look up the term, it means an unforeseen error.  (Sep 21, 2009 | post #3)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

We are judged by how we treat our animals - Hawaii Editor...

Dr. Fischer - I admire your convictions, however some basic misconceptions exist in your article. Humans are and always have been omnivores. We need the meat that eating animals provides us. Yes, we have means to synthesize the proteins, but that would involve engineering products, which I am betting you oppose. We are not designed to eat strictly plant materials, we cannot break down the cell walls of plants. A strict vegetarian diet leads to disease and wasting. Go to most scientific websites and look, you will see the evidence. Additionally, your analysis of pigs as highly intelligent social animals is anthropomorphizing, the assigning of human characteristics to animals. By the way, pigs are also omnivores, and to the best of my knowledge, have been known to eat humans without compunction. While your beliefs are great for you, they do not necessarily bode well for the survival of the human species. Please don't be alarmed or offended, just accept that others may or may not align with your belief systems. The fact that an organic farmer eats meat does not mean that his product is any less wholesome, or that he doesn't provide a service to others. Accept that the service is provided and that the people who provide it are no less human than you. And are much more human than the animals they serve for food.  (Sep 21, 2009 | post #3)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Isles post record rate of seat belt use in nation - Hawai...

While the seat belt citations are down, child safety violations were up statewide. We are buckling up but our children are still flying out of the back of pickups...  (Sep 17, 2009 | post #1)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

McKinley's magic moment - Hawaii News

'You can do anything you want to be' Is this REALLY how you want to start a speech on the importance of education?! On the other hand, its great to see a sports icon giving back to communities and youth. While his past behavior left something to be desired, it makes his message that much more believable. Good work, Magic!  (Sep 17, 2009 | post #2)

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