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• Mahalo to DPW, KPD • A modest proposal • Disgusted with D.C. • PCBs are dangerous • The path will fail
Mahalo to DPW, KPD
On behalf of the residents of Pu‘u Pilo Place, mahalo nui loa to Wally Kudo and the staff at the County’s Department of Public Works. Our streetlights were installed last week — pursuant to a recent request — and everyone on our road is very happy. Also, mahalo to KPD Sgt. Rod Green for hosting our Neighborhood Watch meeting. With our new lights, keeping our road safe is now much easier and we all appreciate the speedy response by the county to our request.
A modest proposal
The humane way to dispose of unwanted female babies is the way it is done in India. They throw the female baby in the river, then holy people swim out and retrieve the baby and give it to Mother Teresa’s Sisters Orphanage.
In this country, the mothers are induced to deliver, then the babies are thrown in a dumpster.
The babies are subject to cruel and unusual punishment without due process. What happened to their Bill of Rights?
Why not use state and federal money (tax credit) to encourage adoption? Mother Teresa’s Sisters here will take them.
Cardinal George in Chicago blessed a dumpster with over 120 babies in it. What a waste when over 90,000 people are waiting for a baby to adopt.
Arlington Hts, Ill.
Disgusted with D.C.
As a citizen, watching the unfair laws that “our” representatives continually vote in for their own self-serving needs, I have gotten more disgusted with what is happening in D.C.
Most don’t know that Congressmen can retire and receive the same pay/benefits after only 1 term in office; that they exempted themselves from many of the laws they have decided ‘we the people’ need to be living under; that themselves, their staff and their children do not have to pay back their student loans; they are also exempted from Obamacare, Social Security and Medicare.
They are trying to take away our Second Amendment right while at the same time justifying why they need to have the right to defend themselves (but we don’t).
Why do they believe they are above the laws they make for us? Are they more elite than we are? Do they deserve better than us? I encourage you to write your Rep. and tell them it is time they start representing you and not their own self-interest.
Let them know not only will you not vote for them again but you will campaign against them if they start dissecting our Constitution. Vote for people interested in protecting our Constitution. Read more than the headlines, don’t be a low-information voter! Our Constitution is for our protection, it’s time we get off our couches and protect it.
Do you want to be the generation that gives up our God-given rights to a tyrannical government? Not on my watch.
PCBs are dangerous
When I read of the PCBs being in the county water tank (“PCBs found in Priceville water tank,” Dec. 16, 2012), I was shocked to see that it was reported that there was no harm to the citizens as they would not be distributed through the water because they were “heavier” than water. PCBs are a carcinogen and the use of PCBs has been outlawed.
I am from Bloomington, Ind., where we went through a massive federally funded clean-up as the toxic waste sites fed into the water supply sources. The PCBs here are directly in the water source and have been proven to cause cancer. There are numerous articles about PCBs on the internet. I have included the link to one:
I have been on the island since Dec., 2012. This is by far the most important issue reported on by The Garden Island.
There has been no follow-up. Is anyone out there aware of this danger to all of Kauai? Who is the water quality supervisor of the county water supply? Anyone with information should please respond publicly as to what clean-up is taking place to that water tank. This is a health issue of highest concern. Please call your government officials and demand an explanation.
The path will fail
Thank you Howard Tolbe for your right-on target letter (Jan. 9), agreeing that we need to “Construct roads, not paths.”
And yes, if erosion, lack of maintenance or any other disaster destroys the existing path, 100 percent of our local tax dollars will fund replacement of it — no help from the Feds. As with the Wailua Beach debacle and wherever else the path goes by the ocean, it is going to fail.
Your closing paragraph said it all, “We need more roads for easier access flow of traffic and alternate routes one stretch at a time.” Cane haul roads come to mind.
Now, Mr. Tolbe, let’s see if we can get the other 99 percent of those who use their vehicles for transportation to pressure the people in power who are pushing this white elephant to represent them and not the 1 percent who “may” use the path.
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