Tuesday, May 17, 2022 |
Share this story
Praise for mayor
Congratulations to Mayor Carvalho and his team for doing a great job and creating a surplus.
Services I receive from the county and employee attitudes have never been better, in my opinion. Why hire people if they have nothing to do or aren’t qualified for the position?
I realize certain jobs are unfilled only because the county can’t find qualified applicants. We should applaud efficiency and good leadership, not criticize.
Mayor, you have my vote and support. No need to spend money needlessly as government so often does.
We can learn from the county administration’s smart practices and not be in fiscal trouble in a few years because we were wasteful today.
Tom Bartlett, Koloa
Smart meters: enough
This is the last time I’m going to comment on this rather ridiculous topic. I will try to make this as clear as possible.
If you are so certain of the danger of smart meters, and if they really frighten you that much, then you’re fighting the wrong fight, because cell phones most assuredly are far more dangerous than any smart meter attached to your house would be.
Why not fight for a total ban on cell phones? The answer is quite simple: 1) you know there is absolutely no way you could win such a fight, and/or 2) many of you are probably completely addicted to your cell phones and either don’t want to believe it poses a far larger risk or have convinced yourselves that the risk is worth it for your mindless, incessant, but-oh-so-necessary yakking.
Either way, it makes the belly-aching over smart meters downright laughable. You’re trying to bail the water out of your sinking canoe using a thimble while someone (most likely you) is filling it up with a fire hose.
There is no scientific evidence showing smart meters have an adverse affect on human health because no experiments have been done, according to your esteemed Dr. David Carpenter as per the video at your own website (kauaitruth.com).
He goes on to say nobody has proven that smart meters don’t have an effect, then talks in generalities about RF radiation as if we are supposed to draw some conclusion from that.
Sorry, but science doesn’t work that way, and anecdotes aren’t scientific evidence.
I got one hit at that Electro-Sensitive Society website when I did a search on “smart meter victims.” It was one very long anecdote.
Not a single thing about it was scientific. I have not yet gone over the other references you provided, but I will.
If smart meters are mutagenic time bombs of the like we have never seen before, then by all means, they should be banned. Prove that to be true.
Until such time as proof is given, the current rhetoric is wholly disingenuous, because it is completely inconsistent with the way people behave in regards to far more ubiquitous RF sources, and it is utterly non-scientific.
Michael Mann, Lihu‘e
The news of a new monk seal hospital has me scratching my head. This hospital is scheduled to break ground on the Big island’s Kona side and will cost an estimated $3.2 million.
I find this to be the irony of ironies. Less than 30 days ago on O‘ahu, two hospitals, Hawaii Medical Center East in Liliha and Hawaii Medical Center West in Ewa shut down hospitals for humans, leaving close to 1,000 people without jobs and a strain on the already existing hospitals and emergency care workers.
I just don’t get it.
What’s next, a hospital for sick chickens?
James “Kimo” Rosen, Kapa‘a
Kudos to KORE
Many mahalos and kudos to the KORE group (Kaua‘i Ocean Recreation Experience), especially to Suzie Woolway and Kurt T. and all the marvelous sea people who help us less ocean-abled people enjoy the fabulous waters in Hanalei Bay in safety.
My buddy Doris F. and I entered the waters laying flat on surfboards with helping hands at our sides last September, thanks to KORE.
Doris has full use of only one side of her body, and I have severe arthritis and could only dog-paddle in the fittest of health, as well as my extreme fear of non-bath water due to two very negative happenings when I was younger.
My mother’s brother threw me, age 9, in Lake Hopatcong, N.J., to teach me to swim.
And later, at age 13, I got caught in a rip tide off Venice Beach, Calif. These episodes enabled me to fear alien waters such as lakes and oceans.
However, in September my fears were washed away with my KORE aides helping me catch my first wave and then my first wipeout — all at age 77!
Doris used to surf off Waikiki in earlier years and even though she has not tried standing upright, she enjoyed the camaraderie and loving help from other attendees and able-bodied helpers.
We anticipate entering the waters again with the aloha of KORE and watching my hanai grandson Max Gonsalves and other sea-lovers, fully-abled and ably challenged, enjoy Hanalei Bay with the loving help of KORE.
Alice Parker, Lihu‘e
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
By participating in online discussions you
acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful
discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments
are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines,
send us an email.