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What is it going to take?
In the past two weeks there have been three bomb threats at our island’s schools. In two of the three, the school and the Department of Education kept students and staff on campus while the grounds were being searched.
By the way, excellent idea, Kaua‘i High School, to insist students to attend school and report to the raider dome, although the threat was determined before the start of school.
And I don’t care if they ruled the gym safe. What if it was in the locker room 20 feet away? In the latest threat at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, the Kaua‘i Police Department had the teachers go in to their classrooms to search for anything suspicious themselves.
Good job of serving (orders to others) and protecting (not the staff/faculty).
These threats need to be taken seriously in the event that it may be true one of these days.
What is it going to take, someone getting injured or, God forbid, die before actions change in these situations?
Tonson Bernoises, Lawa‘i
What happened to Kaua‘i?
I’m from Kaua‘i; born and raised on Kaua‘i.
What happened to the island of Kaua‘i? A lot of crimes, drugs, bomb scare, etc.
It was so nice growing up on Kaua‘i, with a beautiful weather and awesome people. Now, everyday I read the local paper, I read about all the bad things that is happening on our beautiful island.
Reading about the “most wanted,” I never thought I would see that kind of headline for the island of Kaua‘i. Why is this happening on Kaua‘i?
Maybe that’s why I hesitate to visit home, my last visit was in 2004. It’s just a shame to see this kind of things happening back home. But I still love my island, always will. My heart still belongs to Kaua‘i; it’s my home.
It just makes me sad to read about Kaua‘i and the bad things that are happening on Kaua‘i.
Mahalo to the Kaua‘i Police Department for doing a great job to keep Kaua‘i safe and prevent more crimes.
Eddie Pacanas, Moorpark, Calif.
I was rather disappointed with the two letters on Monday about capitalism. Dux was almost totally mistaken and Marin was partially right. It is true that capitalism and socialism/communism are two separate social systems. Anyone that can predict how capitalism will work as a social structure must be a mystic because it has never been tried. It has always been just a part of a social system.
Any time a system allows a redistribution of wealth, as in socialism, all bets are off. Entrepreneurs are human, and will respond the same as others when coerced.
Ralph Tamm, Lihu‘e
Civil unions and terrorists
Is any body paying attention? How will the government deal with the immigration of an influx of civil union cases coming into the U.S.? Won’t this increase the ability for an increased number of males that could possibly be terrorists? Can our country even afford this bailout?
It could set dangerous precedents also affecting the male and female traditional procreating couples. I am not against receiving any benefits that are fair and just, it just seems that breaking the bank attitude should stop at the top first, as a good example for the constituents.
Are the poor decisions we make at the local level affecting the way they make our national or even world decisions? If this is the case then let this be a call to make our local decisions ones that reflect plenty of forethought, scrutiny, and truthfulness applied.
There are no special interests with greater need than the security, health, or happiness of even one child. Shame on those making decisions in our government who don’t put our children at the top of their special interest agenda.
Do an honorable thing and change the direction we’re headed, and try telling the truth. It will set us all free. Thank you God for the freedom to be able to share my thoughts.
Alan Farley, Kilauea
We need answers
Dear Council Members Tim Bynum and JoAnn Yukimura, we have waited over four weeks for an answer in the paper on our question about how did the plan to go to biodiesel fuel for the county diesel trucks go, after more than one year of trying the biodiesel.
We are all curious. How much money did the county save? How did the vehicles do? Did the firetrucks use the same biodiesel as the rest of the county fleet? If not, why not. We are anticipating the answers with bated breath.
Hans Hellriegel, Kapa‘a
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