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On smart grid initiative • On missile
defense • Speed trap
Gambling already rampant in Hawai‘i
They say (whoever they are) the only two states without gambling are Hawai‘i and Utah. Not so fast.
Cockfighting is alive and well on every island in Hawai‘i.
On any given weekend there are hundreds of scheduled cockfights. Anyone wanting to get in on the gambling need just know somebody to get you in.
Overall, law authorities turn their head on this. The crazy thing is that even bingo fundraisers are illegal in Hawai‘i, unless you happen to be on one of Hawai‘i’s U.S. military bases — then you can play organized bingo for money.
Prostitution is readily available in the open. On O‘ahu with signs all over for the likes of relaxation parlors, hostess bars and massage parlors, these businesses are usually located near bars and strip clubs. Anybody who needs to smoke marijuana can obtain it.
It’s time the masses quit being hypocrites and vote to legalize gambling, prostitution and marijuana.
Our prisons are overcrowded, and our courts are stressed and costing the taxpayer millions. Many good people are sitting around and rotting in prisons for what many of us do — they just happened to get caught.
I do not partake in any of these activities. However, I recognize the tax money the state is losing out on that is going into the hands of organized and unorganized crime. It’s no wonder that Las Vegas is the No. 1 travel destination for Hawai‘i people.
Let’s open our eyes. We can all continue to be hypocrites or realize we have a farm with three cash crops begging to be taxed.
James “Kimo” Rosen, Kapa‘a
On smart grid initiative
A clarification to “A Member’s Guide to the Kaua‘i Smart Grid Initiative.”
If you carefully do the math from the information given on pages 8, 9 and 14, you find that although there are only to be six to eight one-second bursts of information per day from the proposed smart meters, the intensity of each of those bursts will be the same as the intensity from a cell phone.
This is consistent with the expected requirements of the RF communications for the smart meter.
However, with the 30-minute averaging used on all the compared sources of RF fields in the chart on pages 8 and 9 of the “Member’s Guide,” you are given the impression that our exposure from the smart meter will be minuscule, compared to that for a cell phone (i.e., the intensity is minuscule).
I find this to be disingenuous at best to the KIUC members, for if you are concerned with minimizing your exposure to cell phones, as I am, you might also be concerned with minimizing your exposure to smart meters, even if they are only sending one-second cell phone level bursts six to eight times a day.
If, on the other hand, you don’t see this additional exposure as a problem, you might agree with KIUC.
In any case, I find that the KIUC representation of minuscule exposure to be very misleading.
Granted, there are “infrequent signal transmissions,” as stated on page 8. However, I take issue with the following assertion of “low levels” of intensity of exposure.
William Hackett, Kalaheo
On missile defense
It would be very short-sighted for us not to develop the state-of-the-art missile defense system.
Thankfully, we have the technology and the means to develop such.
It would be the height of naivety to expect the radical extremist types not to use missiles against us as soon as they have that capability. For us to expect otherwise would be irresponsible.
Unilateral disarmament is encouraged by our adversaries and by our leftist ideologues.
Neither have the long term interest of freedom in this country as a top priority.
Russ Boyer, Wainiha
After months of traveling the new Ala Kalanikaumaka‘a road from Kalaheo to work in Po‘ipu at the early morning hour of 5 a.m., I have seen numerous citations given out for excess speed.
Police cars hide off the side of the road in the dark just waiting for the inevitable speeder doing 30 MPH.
This very long stretch of road has a posted speed limit of 25 mph.
Why on earth are we to crawl along at a snail’s pace on a street with no schools, no houses, no buildings — nothing but plants and flowers.
It makes no sense. It is almost impossible to crawl along such a long distance at 25 mph.
A 35 mph speed limit would be much more reasonable.
Darlene Dolan, Kalaheo
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