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• Code of Ethics
• Hawaiians and lands
• County vs. County
• Early Christmas
It is time for the American People to face the fact that the ACLU is not interested in protecting Civil Liberties, they are obsessed with doing away with the rights of the majority by doing away with any mention of God. They would like to take away any mention of Christmas, that it should be called winter holiday. They would like to do away with any song in schools or public places that would mention God. This is the same organization that is defending for free two pedophiles who murdered a young boy after learning how to seduce him on the internet. They are alleging how to seduce a child is a free speech issue and there is no grounds to sue the homosexual organization that promoted the web site that gave them the idea that resulted in the rape and murder of a young boy. This organization is evil and so are those who contribute to it.
Code of Ethics
What journalistic code of ethics subscribes to the use of anonymous phone call statements made to a newspaper that are then included in a news story as if they’re true? Journalists have a responsibility to report facts in a news story, using accurate and accountable sources. Responsible reporting and newspaper publishing does not use anonymous callers who can say anything they wish.
The facts presented in Mr. Finnegan’s news story regarding Tim O’Rourke, the Kauai High School teacher injured this week by a student are: Mr. O’Rourke was injured by a student with a machete and his truck was also damaged (as seen in the photo.) Any factual motives for the student’s behavior is never stated. Instead Mr. Finnegan paraphrases an anonymous caller who blames the student’s actions on the teacher.
This is a serious accusation. Is it true just because you printed it? No, it’s not. However, this inflammatory statement is now out in our community because you use anonymous sources as statements of fact.
You hold us, writers to the Forum, to a higher standard than you hold your reporters. We must include our full name, address and phone number. But reporters can use statements from anonymous sources and call it good.
Hawaiians and lands
May I ask why are you people trying to fence off Koke‘e? All of the haoles are just trying to take our land where we grew up. If we have to pay our way in order to get access into the state park at Koke‘e then all you county members should not even be in the council.
Especially if some of the members of the county council are Hawaiian then they should understand where I am coming from. Also across Safeway, that’s all sacred grounds and council members seem to not care or to take responsibility of what these haoles are taking from us. In 10 years or so there will be no Hawaiian lands. It’s all going to be put to rubbish.
Kapa‘a High School
County vs. County
County vs. County. What slap stick! It reminds me of the Mad Magazine’s “Spy vs. Spy.” It would be funny if it wasn’t costing the taxpayers heaps of money. Our county officials have made it plain that they will do anything to thwart the will of the people. They claim the Charter Amendment illegally usurps the taxing powers of the county.
But who is the county if not the citizens of the county? The county is not a group of officials elected to lord it over the citizens. In the last election the citizens did two things: they elected a County Council to represent them in doing the people’s business and to emphasize that they were fed up with the lack of action on property tax reform, they gave an explicit directive to the County Council to implement the specific property tax reform described in the amendment.
This action against the property tax amendment could be the straw the breaks the camels back. Piling a law suit to rebuff the will of the people on top of the years of lack-luster performance in matters of county governance could wake the sleeping giant of a long abused electorate to take serious action to correct the problem by revamping the structure of county government. There has not been one letter written to TGI which has expressed support for this challenge to the Charter Amendment. Of the 13,000 plus who voted for the amendment there are surely enough irate citizens to put an amendment on the next ballot to change the structure of our county government not to mention the composition of the government. Ignore the people at your own peril. P.S. TGI, please give this suit all the coverage it so richly deserves.
Somewhere around October 1 I went to the mall.
To my horror there was a large nativity scene and “Jingle Bells” blaring from speakers. I was suddenly sick. Mostly just sadness I think.
Not many years ago department stores, etc. had the decency to at least wait until after Thanksgiving.
I doubt if many children are taught the real importance of either of those holidays. Mostly they just want to know what they’re going to get.
Of course, there are exceptions, and it does my heart good to know that greed has not affected everyone.
A Forum letter writer, on Saturday 11/13, challenges me to provide proof of the charge of plagiarism I made regarding a 11/1/2004 letter entitled Bush’s Faith. I am very happy to oblige.
Go to www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/salutes.html and you will see an example of a chain email posted on March 28, 2003. The chain email begins with an anecdote about a Bush salute and continues with what much later became the text of the 11/1/2004 letter word for word. Not enough proof? Take the first line of the 11/1/2004 letter and enter it in the GOOGLE search engine. You will now find the text of the 11/1/2004 letter on thousands of Web pages.
Saturday’s writer wishes to divert our attention by linking my plagiarism charge to the recent election.
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