Letters for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

• Emergency responders deserve respect • A vote for Aiona is a vote for pro-life • Kauai Springs a good steward of water

Emergency responders deserve respect

Mahalo, Ke Akua for Ana, by passing Kauai. Why do people feel it’s OK to ignore the advice of authority when it comes to potential disasters? When emergency crews need to rescue someone in trouble, and are maimed or die, will these people pay Hawaii for the expense of these rescues? Will they help support either physically, mentally, monetarily, or spiritually, the surviving family members of the rescuers?

Comments like being in a disaster might be fun, or it doesn’t look that bad. Have you ever had to identify or seek the remains of a family member or friend? Please! Unless, you have walked in our slippers, think twice before making uneducated comments.

Aloha Ke Akua pu to all who give their lives to keep us safe.

Ihiihinui Kanealii Wakinekona


A vote for Aiona is a vote for pro-life

Mr. David Ige and Democrats in general support a woman’s right to choose abortion to terminate a pregnancy. Given that Public Law 108-212 recognizes a child in-utero as a legal victim, if they are injured or killed during the commission of any of over 60 listed federal crimes of violence against women, how can David Ige dismiss a child’s right to life under the misnomer of women’s healthcare?

Abortionists and David Ige all know that a successful abortion is marked by two outcomes. Outcome one: The unborn human life must be ended. Outcome two: All body parts of the unborn baby must be counted and accounted for to insure that the mother is not left with the potential of an infection. I learn from forensic TV shows that there is no murder unless there is a body. Abortion nurses are assigned to re-assemble the body parts to make sure they get it all. That is why pro-life folks consider it murder while David Ige considers it “healthcare.”

He says the woman has all rights to an abortion, but fails to address the rights of the baby in-utero, the father, the grandparents or the responsibility of government to insure life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all live human beings, no matter where they may reside. This is one reason I encourage you to vote for Duke Aiona, Jr.

Robert Holston

Ketchikan, Alaska

Kauai Springs a good steward of water

The front page story (TGI, Oct. 6), “A landmark decision” was upsetting to me. It is so hard for me to believe that the county wants to stop Kauai Springs’ operations. Educated individuals are aware that spring water is the healthiest water source on Earth. We all know that Kauai has no shortage of water. Kauai Springs actually produces about 300,000 gallons of water per day. Currently, Kauai Springs is bottling about 1,000 gallons per day or 200 five gallon bottles. This leaves about 299,000 gallons of water to run off into the ocean each day.

I have been a customer of Kauai Springs for almost 10 years and I feel so strongly about the health benefits that if it cost double, I would still be a loyal customer.

We all know that bottled water purified or distilled is an alternative if you want to pay 75 percent more. You also will be charged a deposit of 6.5 cents for each bottle, so a case of 70 eight-ounce small bottles of water will cost you an extra $4.55 at the register.

If every person on this island consumed one gallon of water each day from the Kauai Springs, only about 25 percent of its output would be utilized.

I think the county should focus their attention on those harming our community, not companies that are devoted to enhancing our island’s health. This whole case sure smells like political stink to me.

Lana Lopez-Lono



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