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Letters for Nov. 24, 2015
Give refugees a chance to fight back
After Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese in Hawaii and the Mainland enlisted in the U.S. military, showing the rest of the country, the enemy and our allies their loyalty and bravery.
Syrian refugees should be given the same option today. Form their own regiments in abstentia, go home and take back their homeland.
We don’t need a coalition of American, French, Germans, Iranian, Russians or English boots on the ground. Give armed, young Syrians a chance to do the job themselves.
I had an opportunity to spend some time in Syria. Enough time to know that like any of us, we would fight for our home more fiercely then we would for others. Mercenaries have never been as effective as homegrown troops. It would not cost us much to put them through boot camp, arm them and send them home to show us what they are made of. We could vet them that way too.
I believe many Syrian refugees welcome the opportunity.
Kauai’s traffic troubling, but shuttle offers solution
As only a fourth-time visitor (last ‘05) our complete dismay with Kauai’s serious traffic and parking problem seems to have achieved community awareness. Articles on Black Pot park’s parking problems, letters discussing “capping” of tourism numbers, etc., all recognize the island’s limited resource “carrying capacity.”
Nothing new here. The National Park Service faces the same issues at Yellowstone’s and Yosemite’s peak sites as do resort areas in Colorado and elsewhere. But Thursday’s letter from Kapaa’s Steve Martin recognizing a first-rate shuttle service is encouraging and spot on. With limitations on tourist beds, a well-thought-out on-off, very frequent shuttle system (including transporting boards, etc., as at ski areas) and Kauai will do much to have us back.
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Wilcox provided excellent care
Ray and Holly Harris wish to thank the medical community of Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Ray fell off a ladder and 911 was dispatched. The EMT personnel arrived and took him safely to the emergency room. Ray was examined by Dr. Rodriguez who reassured us that he would be OK despite the many broken ribs and broken clavicle. Ray stayed for three nights and received good care from a efficient and kind staff. Thank you for making him as comfortable as possible. Ray is now at home and we realize that we have a journey ahead of us. Kauai community is fortunate to have such a good hospital.
Ray and Holly Harris
Mahalo to ‘Mary Poppins’ cast, crew
Thank you to the cast and crew of the “Mary Poppins” production for your very hard work to give Kauai such a wonderful performance.
Every aspect of the show from the sets, costumes, sound and — best of all — the incredibly talented performers was amazing.
Everyone young and old should treat themselves to one of the Children’s Theatre’s magical performances.
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