Letter for Monday, August 12, 2019

Here’s hoping fakecation industry takes off

Wonderful news! Midweek Kauai recently quoted a UPI release about a business called Fake a Vacation. For a mere $19.99, the company’s tech wizards will superimpose a customer’s photo onto a picture of some tourist destination like Las Vegas. The result is suitable for posting on social media. What a fine way to impress Facebook friends without the expense and hassle of actual travel!

And what an opportunity for some enterprising local entrepreneur(s). Fakecations Kauai, just think of the possibilities!

From the comfort of their own homes, people could order virtual records of themselves sunbathing at Poipu, paddling Napali, helicoptering over Waimea Canyon, or …. the limits are only those of the imagination and technology. No need to spend hours in the air, the airport, or on our ever-more-gridlocked roads. No worries about finding a hotel room or rental car. No centipedes, mosquitoes, sunburn or lepto. What’s not to like?

Seems to me that our visitors bureau should support the development of the fakecation industry. Instead of spending funds trying to lure ever-more tourists usward, why not use its advertising expertise and cash to encourage them to stay home and send the funds they save to our local vacation fakers.

Money might not be all that they could save. Since, if statistics are to be believed, visitors are about 10 times more likely than locals to drown on Kauai, fakecationing might prevent injuries and deaths. Our gallant lifeguards and other first responders would surely be thankful.

So might our residents who could once again enjoy uncrowded beaches and roads.

As to economic consequences, the industry could generate plenty of jobs, especially for young and tech-savvy folks who might otherwise have to leave home and seek employment on the mainland.

Sounds like a win-win idea to me!

H.M. Wyeth, Anahola

8 Comments
  1. ruthann jones August 12, 2019 5:06 am Reply

    to H.M…..perfect except you forgot one component…please send $3,000 directly to Kauai ‘locals’ in lieu of your visit. It is needed for subsidized housing, food stamps and naturally their marvelous KPD.


  2. Rev Dr. Malama August 12, 2019 7:32 am Reply

    Wow, I am down for Fakecations! I deleted my fakebook account because of fake friends and fake claims of racial superiority by punks squatting on public lands and claiming fake royalty and fake flag kingdumbs….
    Oh but they have so many fake Facebook friends who send them fake bit coins to continue the facade….
    To bad when dey find out you can’t eat fake poi!!!


  3. Debra Kekaualua August 12, 2019 9:31 am Reply

    Im Writing a book, in progress as i submit this testimony contributor to Ms Wyeth, forum letter response.
    Aloha H.M. your idea for fakation industry momentum sounds win-win to me. However, We the warriors are needing More to engage in the Factors of these islands and the GAME OVER effect that will Affect the populace that does not belong here, never have belonged here and have actively taken a “voting in u.s. rigged gig” stand that has always outnumbered WE the people, generations of people that are finally awakening to Reality. The military regime and upgrades in the NAVY PMRF plans to Regularly, missile launch patterns OFF from Kauai is so concerning at this moment. I worry! Due to Fakestate military strategy using TMT as the sideline, as THEY similarly did with the “stolen mailbox” which, leads this koa wahine to know and have witnessed activity in our 5th circuit that absolutely identifies and confirms the combined maneuvers of the regime militaropolitico Judiciaro-COK to COH islands and EVeryone one in between is beyond “reasonable” in fact corruption and fraud is evidenced on a ginormous scale! Prosecuting Attorney do NOT work in the best interest of We the people. Yet, they like others rule the TGI guest and forum letters as if, they are free from being implicated. Read Benish Author Investigator book, The Fifth Seal, also Superferry Chronicles and of course the primary reader, KPD BLUE! We, HM and I have fitty years in the Kamawaelualani landscape watchin the renaissance build stoked Kahoolawe alongside hui O Kauai Canoe Club, HawTel, Stanford Achi and Paul Kamae coaches the niumalu nawilwili tenants association, and at poipu, the sad desecration, bulldozing several dozen Heiau Ahu while building hale only for peeps like Z.


    1. Dt August 12, 2019 6:14 pm Reply

      My Reynolds Tin foil automatically folds into triangle hats. Where do we sign up at?


      1. Debra Kekaualua August 13, 2019 8:27 am Reply

        Pledge allegiance to the Hawaiian Kingdom Nation, (not corporate) and sign up at any one of the many thousands of warriors, who have and will continue to “claim” what was stolen, maneuvered, manipulated and been murdered over, or via the most terroristic regime on this planet. ESpecially to mention the beast that voter citizens have gotten away with as it relates to Hawaii-nei and THIS Kingdom Nation moving away from slavery, slave drivers that include Robinson, Z, Omidyer, Grove Farm, A&B, six GMO, ETC corporates ROUNDUP children in classrooms and random people killer corporates. It is all an endless array of who has a bigger boto!


  4. dingdong August 12, 2019 8:00 pm Reply

    idiotic


  5. Sheeples August 12, 2019 9:08 pm Reply

    This person might be a little crazy but try living around a bunch of transient vacation rentals. It can drive normal workaday people to the brink. Lots of new pieces of concrete on rice street but the potholes look like they still remain. We may being ruled by crony capitalists? Not too quick here but it may be the truf…….


  6. Arbitrary August 13, 2019 9:48 am Reply

    Next time you get a hurricane hitting u I hope u get a fake disaster relief check. We can start early, fake ebt cards for kauai residents. No free food for you


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