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• ‘Big Pharma, Bad Karma’ • On the death of Kaitlyn • Showing
some trust • Visuals unnecessary • No plastic smiles
‘Big Pharma, Bad Karma’
Aloha to all the Island M.D. who are writing prescriptions left and right for controlled substances to people who are not even in deep pain or in need of heavy tranquilizers, etc.
Patients are not using it, they are selling them for a lot of money on the black market. Your responsability is to check and monitor them. Make sure your client is on real need and get them off it right away. These meds are killing lots of people and you are just not getting in trouble, but your pay check keeps getting bigger and bigger. Your job is to promote the well being of the people and by doing this you are promoting death. Think about it and do what is “pono.” Doing what is right in Hawaiian for the Hawaiians in Hawai‘i before bad karma gets you. Mahalo.
Goretti Perdue, Kilauea
On the death of Kaitlyn
I am sickened as I read the article on Tuesday’s front page regarding Kaitlyn, the goat.
My heart goes out to her owners and to Kaitlyn herself as she was as Ms. Wooton said, most likely kissing the hand of her murderer.
I sincerely hope that her heartless, despicable perpetrator(s) is found and that they be punished with the same action that they bestowed upon Kaitlyn.
I know that will never happen in our society and judicial system, but making an example of such a perpetrator might actually stop it from happening again.
I am so filled with emotion and anger over this act. I cannot have forgiveness for any crime against a helpless animal who has been raised to believe that humans are its friend.
These is no justifiable excuse for what has happened to Kaitlyn.
Patty Allen, Kapa‘a
Showing some trust
Last week President Obama showed the nation his birth certificate to prove his birth place here in Hawai‘i. Hmmm… I wonder why no other President needed to show proof of their birth place? All you Trump followers, you seen the birth certificate of our president. Now move on!
Also last week, we found that Osama Bin Laden was shot and killed by America’s best of the navy (Navy Seals). Ding dong the wicked man is dead. Don’t expect to open up any can of worms (pictures, etc.) We need to trust and know he’s dead and buried at sea.
Families who lost their loved ones at ground zero have accepted that Osama Bin Ladin is dead, “why can’t the westcoast people accept it?”
I can agree with the American Indians that “Operation Geronimo” is a bad choice name for this operation to kill Osama Bin Ladin. The operation should have been called “Operation Diablo.”
Howard Tolbe, Ele‘ele
Gee, usually the well-rounded, opinionated and at times comical James Rosen checks his facts before he stirs the pot. His recent rant on the validity of Osama Bin Laden’s death without seeing death images is puzzling.
With all the press on this subject I can’t figure out what his point is. It’s quite clear from the President’s statements as well as many others that releasing the “death” photos would be controversial as well as inflamatory. Even if the Navy SEALs had taken personal photos of the battle scene on their cell phones or video cameras (that’s if they were even allowed to carry such personal items, which they do not) what makes you think they would be allowed to distribute such photos or videos?
Mr. Rosen’s macabre need to see death images is a little disturbing to me. I agree with President Obams’s remarks that we (the U.S.) is above all that. We do not need to flaunt death photos for the world to see like posting it on FB.
Is it interesting? Sure, no doubt. But for me I’m happy to leave it at that. He’s dead, it’s done, period.
Stephen Shioi, Kapa‘a
No plastic smiles
Plastics are made out of petroleum. We need to reduce our dependency on petroleum. I am so happy our local politicians have banned plastic bags. A big Mahalo!!
I have high hopes for our future representatives. Let’s keep on the right path. Go Green! One way we could reduce petroleum use even further is to re-use plastic. Until we come up with an organic alternative to petroleum, there are things we can do.
What if we re-used plastic baggies? I’ve been doing it for years. Along with my dishes I wash baggies and re-use them. Some people think plastic bags and plastic products are the same thing as paper. Not so, they contaminate our landfills with petroleum. So anyone out there that wants do something to help our environment, here’s something small that you can do that could help a lot.
Marie Miguez, Lihu‘e
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