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• Not an act of God • Things that make
you go Hmmmm • Don’t let money change a good
Not an act of God
Happy to see The Garden Island publish more photos of the skies above Kaua‘i. To the uninitiated, or untrained eye, the picture published April 18 without credit under the headline “Sky swirls,” with caption: “Hazy and humid conditions created this sunset in Lihu‘e, Saturday,” in my opinion depicts latent persistent man-made jet contrails aka “chemtrails” at high altitude presently in the form of “cirrus clouds.”
The photo, examined closely, shows a good example of several stages of persistent jet-contrails the earliest of which is a white streak, like a thick chalk-line just above the tall tree silhouette, drawn across toward the sunset — a form that certainly later expanded and swirled.
The remaining “cirrus clouds” in the photo, though perhaps aesthetically pleasing, were also placed there by man perhaps under the auspices of “geo-engineering”: see government document “Owning the weather 2025”: http://csat.au.af.mil/2025/volume3/vol3ch15.pdf .
This phenomenon is world–wide. Kaua‘i is part of the experiment.
Careful documentation of persistent contrail activity over Kaua‘i since September, 2010 has become an arduous task for me, however, it’s important that islanders know what is happening to the air.
Rolf Bieber, Kapa‘a
Things that make you go Hmmmm
Mr. Hoff, you completely missed the point of my letter (“New generation vs. old,” Letters, April 21).
I was not trying to argue that the new generation was better than the old, or that times were necessarily better now than they were then. Focusing on “what used to be good” is not helping us become better, especially if you don’t also focus on “what used to be bad.” If you don’t have a balanced perspective on both, you are apt to make very bad choices going forward.
As to your specific points:
1) Many of us still open doors for women. The nice thing is that women can refuse to go through and insist we go through first, if they so choose. I prefer they have that choice. They deserve to have the choice. “Probably considered higher” because of some wholly perfunctory actions on the part of men means next to nothing. Having a choice means everything.
2) If mom’s were telling their kids to not eat the lead-filled paint, why were there so many problems with kids ingesting lead-filled paint? Did it jump into their mouths while they were sleeping? Maybe mom was slipping it into the Cream of Wheat?
3) Using the Twin Towers as an example of the virtues of asbestos is so sketchy that I had to read that part a couple of times to make sure I read it correctly.
4) I’m not sure what problems you have with the quality of the work environment which you believe have been caused by workers having a say. Many of the most successful new companies have adopted very progressive attitudes about the work environment (Google and Apple are notable in this regard).
5) Your issues with Big Government are more a problem with the narcissism of politics (and I mean BOTH sides of that poisonous coin) than anything else.
6) Kids weren’t smoking and drinking back then? This is nothing but revisionism. Have you ever heard of a film called “Reefer Madness?” Created in 1936, it sure seemed scared to death about kids doing something.
7) As evidenced by the existence of “Reefer Madness,” drugs, alcohol, domestic abuse, crime, school dropouts have always been problems. The OG has no valid claim to purity on these. Don’t revise the history you claim to care so much about.
8) What school on this island does not teach history?
9) I notice racism was conspicuously left out of your response. I wonder why. Things that make you go “Hmmmm.”
Michael Mann, Lihu‘e
Don’t let money change a good thing
A few years back, I lived in a small town (Lincoln, Calif.) not so unlike Kilauea. A two-lane road passed through the it’s heart which was the only artery to adjoining towns.
A developer bullied and “silvered-tongued” his way through community resistance to build his amphitheater in the adjoining town (Wheatland, Calif.). All the promises made of jobs and positive impact, and the ‘dismissiveness’ over the negative impact sounded amazingly similar to the developer of Kilauea Pavilion.
It was built and the negative impact is felt to this day. Here is what the community experienced:
On the day/night of an event, traffic was/is backed up for miles; the police force doubles its staff; DUIs soar; locals know to just stay home.
Jobs? Event-centric (meaning, only when there’s an event, there’s a job). This means no security, no benefits, etc (except for a select few).
Noise? Amplified and ancillary (human, traffic, etc) skyrocketed and property values plummeted in surrounding neighborhoods.
How do these things serve a community?
Logistically, the overall infrastructure Kilauea/North Shore cannot support it. Fiducially, leadership shouldn’t support it. Realistically, the community doesn’t want it.
Kaua‘i is called the “Garden Island” not “Little Disneyland.” What’s next? Importing a mongoose circus?
Our ‘aina-friendly heritage must remain intact. (We’ve already had GMOs shoved down our throats on our precariously balanced “closed eco-system” island.)
I love the North Shore because of its beauty and eclectic mix of people from very the very affluent to the “hands in the dirt” simple-life folk. It’s my preferred place to live. Don’t let money change a good thing.
Kenji Griffen, Kapa‘a
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