Letters for Friday, November 14, 2014
• Bus traffic plan is dangerous • Sentiments of an unhappy voter
Bus traffic plan is dangerous
Whose cruel and dangerous idea was it to not allow the public bus on the streets of Pahoa where the road is open to traffic and all stops can still be serviced along the open route? Now the powers-that-be make mothers with children and babies in strollers walk and wait in the rain along with seniors and everyone else who can’t afford or chooses not to own an automobile because the designated bus stop shelters in Pahoa on routes through Pahoa have inexplicably been abandoned in exchange for walking and/or being dropped off on highway with traffic whizzing by at 45-60 mph. Then you must cross the highway on foot to get to Pahoa but there is not one crosswalk anywhere on the whole bypass and the speed limit sign says 45. Where is the logic in this? Our public servants have cut Pahoa in half in their panic, causing undue hardships for people instead of helping.
Michael Bailey, Pahoa
Sentiments of an unhappy voter
Welcome to the United States of “Unamerica,” where the plutocrats and the corporate oligarchy buy the elections, where the guarantee for health care is kicked in the teeth, where students will be paying off their college loans for a lifetime, where the majority of Catholic men on the Supreme Court rule in favor of patriarchal power and climate change is scoffed at by the “bottom line” business community, where the minimum wage will stay the same, as the CEO class rakes in million dollar bonuses, where labor is disempowered as multi-national corporations continue to hide profits offshore and ship jobs overseas. Yes, “Unamerica” is flourishing as the working masses are hypnotized by corporate media propaganda unchallenged! Sad days ahead.
Satya/Dina Mori Gardner, Princeville