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• Tomorrow’s news today • Calling on ‘The Shadow’ • About smart
meters • Respect for marriage
Tomorrow’s news today
The Internet is amazing. Anything you need to know is there with a click of the mouse. No need to have volumes of encyclopedias and reference books. Any research can be done from one’s laptop.
Every evening between 11 and 11:45 p.m., The Garden Island newspaper posts online all the news for the following day. It’s magical reading tomorrow’s news when it’s not even tomorrow.
Everyone can now have psychic abilities by logging onto The Garden Island news website every night. It’s reassuring, knowing tomorrow’s news before retiring for the evening.
Now if The Garden Island could only figure stock quotes, lottery numbers and the results of every sporting event the day before, we would be capable of bailing ourselves out of this financial meltdown.
James ‘Kimo’ Rosen, Kapa‘a
Calling on ‘The Shadow’
I am a long-time resident homeowner in the Opaeka’a Garden Subdivision of Wailua Homesteads. We need ‘The Shadow’ to come to this area and assess the momentum of three homeowners, two of whom have established no-park zones in three areas, placing huge boulders or cordoning off county parkways in an effort to control visitors to the neighborhood, and one other homeowner, who recently installed a corrugated iron roof, when everyone else has, per subdivision covenants, shake or arch-80 materials in place.
I continue to be a watchdog in concert with all other island watchdogs similarly to The Shadow, who knows and understands what evil lurks within.
This manipulation is exactly how Hawaiians lost their lands.
Debra Kekaualua, Kapa‘a
About smart meters
I find Michael Mann’s belittling attitude (Letters: Dec. 30) toward those who are genuinely concerned about the proven dangers of radio frequency or electromagnetic frequencies that are emitted by smart meters, to be humorless and in very poor taste.
There are more than 4,000 independent, high-quality health studies by numerous health experts, Karl Maret, M.D./Biomedical Engineer, David Carpenter, M.D., William Rea, M.D., Martin Blank, Ph.D., Magda Havas, Ph.D., Abraham R. Liboff, Ph.D., Jeffrey Fawcett, Ph.D., and testimony given by an electrical engineer, Rob States, prove man-made radio frequencies (RF), electromagnetic frequencies (EMF), and extremely low radio frequencies (ELRF) affect the environment and humans in very dangerous ways.
There are also the matters of constitutional freedoms and rights that are blatantly ignored or circumvented by the installment and use of smart meter technology.
1. Smart meters are able to give a very personal digital diary of activities inside the home.
2. Smart meters can tell what individual appliances are used in a home, when they are used, and how they are being used by an individual.
3. Smart meters transmit data consistently between other meters in a smart-grid mesh network before reaching and communicating with the electric company.
4. The information is gathered and permanently stored in data banks inaccessible to the general public.
5. The collected data can be sold to other agencies willing to pay a price for it.
Also, wireless data (even encrypted data) can be decoded and used by computer hackers for illegal purposes. And all these situations can take place without the customer’s knowledge or permission.
Last, the freedom of choice should be preserved and honored by all the energy cooperatives, whose members/customers have made an educated, well-informed decision not to receive a smart meter.
So, before anyone starts to ignorantly criticize another person for standing up for their rights and the rights of others, I suggest that you educate yourself thoroughly on smart meter technology. Then you would probably understand the serious, problematic issues surrounding smart meters.
Nataan Kauakahi, Lihu‘e
Respect for marriage
We respect marriage and expect to have the rights and responsibilities of marriage for our families and friends.
As you look at our desire for worship, family and marriage, do you see that our wants are the same as yours? Maybe we are more alike than anyone realized.
The lawsuit brought by Emmanuel Temple and Lighthouse Outreach Center was thrown out by the Hawaiian Supreme Court. Our rights (and yours) are being protected. It is now time to go forward in peace to make our world one of mutual respect, in spite of our differences, and make our state and country a better place for all.
Melissa Egusa, Secretary, PFLAG-Kaua‘i, Koloa
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