Letters for April 5, 2016

Letters for April 5, 2016

Important meeting in Anahola Saturday

We in Anahola need to come together this Saturday for the Beneficiary Consultation Meeting. Unsure about facilitator protocols, who coming from Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, or time allocation for individual testimonies. Focus must be on community betterment socially and economically, not AHHA, HCDC or SCHHA’s projects. We need collaboration transparency, not division. We must sit discuss and plan together despite personal differences, opinions and agendas. However, unless we tame the Lioness, we risk being devoured.

We must unite as one. Have a handwritten letter that we can send to Chair Jobie Masagatani. According to the agenda there will be a walk through Kumu Camp then meet at Anahola Clubhouse noon to 2 p.m. AHHA will showcase projects along with Q&A. Let us ring out “No lease or license for Kumu Camp or Camp Faith” until such time a panel of community members is formed to monitor all land acquisitions here in Anahola.

“Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined and every city or household will not stand.” — Matthew 12:25

I personally do not like confrontations but bring it on, the time is now.

“Let’s stand together in Truth and the Light where no weapons shall be formed against us.” — Isaiah 54:17.

May the Spirit of these words keep us grounded in justice and peacefulness. Be there! Anahola Clubhouse, Saturday, April 9.

Marie Torio

Anahola Homesteaders Council secretary


Who’s the one espousing hate?

So the author is amused by the irony of a Trump supporter on Kauai (Letters, April 2). The author goes on to say a vote for Trump is a vote for hate. Everyone would agree with that!

If you vote for Trump, or any conservative, you harbor hate in your soul! Hate for the killing of babies who have a heartbeat and brain waves in the womb, hate for the waves of the poorest and most uneducated illegals pouring over our borders to effectively change America, hate for a president who has no comment about the mass killing of Christians and refuses them asylum while demanding that 100,000 impossible-to-vet Muslims are welcome, hate for boys and men being allowed into women’s bathrooms because they “identify as a woman,” hate for the fact that for every job created under Obama there have been 75 new food stamp recipients added to the roles, hate for the weak sniveling politically correct crowd who have turned America into an eggshell walk and lawsuit haven, and yes, hate for politicians who have overseen the mass exodus of jobs and money from America because of their “tax” and regulate philosophy.

Yes Mr. Robinson, a vote for Trump is a vote for hate. Hate for what left-leaning zealots have done to turn the collapse of America clock to one minute before midnight.

But there is a silver lining! The hard-working Trump supporters and conservatives are best equipped to weather any storm.

Gordon Oswald


Bus stop unsafe at night

Maybe the bus system would work at night if bus stops were located in safe, sheltered and lighted areas. Take, for example, the bus stop near Waioli Road in Eleele. It’s unsafe and it’s in the dark. Same with most of the bus stops along Kaumualii Highway: no shelter and no lights. Solar lights are possible.

We spend for the bird lights, but not for our night bus wanna-be riders.

Would you go to a bus stop such as that, Mayor Carvalho and DOT personnel?

Howard Tolbe



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