Letters for Sunday, January 31, 2021

Pandemic Pop Quiz #8

The COVID-19 vaccine

1. Is a new type of vaccine that has a factor called mRNA in it.

2. The use of this vaccine injects a synthetic genetic material (mRNA) from non-human sources into host cells (that’s you).

3. This procedure interacts with your body to make a foreign protein to destroy the virus.

4. No long-term studies have been done on this new type of vaccine to ensure safety in humans.

5. Oh no, I can’t handle this. I am hiding under my blankets.

6. All of the above.

The new COVID-19 vaccine

1. See above first.

2. The use of mRNA is not regulated by our bodies because it is a foreign protein.

3. Because mRNA is vulnerable to destruction it is coated with lipid nanoparticles.

4. Lipid nanoparticles have been used in drugs, and have triggered allergies and autoimmune diseases.

5. The coating hides the mRNA from your immune system so the body can’t find it.

6. I am safe under my blankets, sucking my thumb.

7. All of the above.

The ingredients in the new COVID-19 vaccine

1. May contain aluminum, formaldehyde and mercury.

2. Have not been fully disclosed.

3. I am eating chocolate, sucking my thumb, safe under my blanket.

4. All of the above.

An alternative to the COVID-19 vaccine

1. Could be as simple as getting a COVID-19 antibody test.

2. If you have antibodies you don’t need the vaccine.

3. Intravenous ozone and intravenous vitamin C might be just as effective as the vaccine if you come down with COVID-19.

4. Chocolate, teddy bear, sucking my thumb and blankie are working fine for me.

5. All of the above

My night time routine includes

1. Flossing and brushing my teeth.

2. Gargling with an antibacterial/antiviral solution like diluted hydrogen peroxide.

3. Running antibacterial/antiviral nose drops up both nostrils and out my mouth.

4. Falling into bed drunk after drinking the whole bottle.

5. Chocolate, teddy bear, lambie, double blankie, sucking thumb, everything.

6. All of the above, except #4.

Here are the correct answers: last answer for all questions. You will be graded on this one, blankie or not.

P.S. Thanks to Dr. Frank Shallenberger for science info.

Molly Jones, Kealia

On ‘Finding ‘Ohana’

I got a glimpse of “Finding Ohana” on the internet. This film looks like a exciting film. It was filmed on O‘ahu. The actors already well known, Kelly Hu.

And the other actor also played a few roles in several shows that were also shot in Hawai‘i.

Hu appears to be the dominant lead actress in the movie, supported by the others. I remember Kelly Hu when she first started acting in other movies. If I am not mistaken, she played a role in 1988 in “Growing Pains,” a sitcom of a family show. It looks pretty good on first glance.

I have no gripe about they making another Hawai‘i movie. I am sure I’ll watch this movie. I am not sure of the other actors. They are all knew to me. I remember her. Always great to see a great movie. Especially in trying times, the pandemic and all. It helps to relax and unwind with a good movie to watch. Thanks, TGI, for a suggestion on what to watch.

Dean Sabado, Honolulu

Another Polihale solution needed

Regarding the issue on Polihale, it seems that our DLNR do not have the resources to protect or manage the beach traffic.

It seems silly to think you can keep people off the beach. The only way would be to shut it down. As citizens and taxpayers we have a right to be able to utilize this beach.

Could a proposed solution be in the Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association? More funding to them to have a station there would benefit the people of Kaua‘i. Polihale can be very treacherous at times. There have been many rescues there conducted by locals over the years. They could also monitor the beaches on ATV as they do on other beaches on Kaua‘i.

This is a state park. We should have full access to it. Our government has mismanaged our money so well that our people are now suffering the consequences. There has to be a solution to this issue that doesn’t end up in shutting down this beautiful place because of a few irresponsible people.

Raychel Brandenburg, Kapa‘a

Hidden fire hydrants are hazardous

Aren’t all fire hydrants supposed to be in clear view for fireman to see and work? Not barricaded by rocks, plants or any kind of debris. While driving on Kaumuali‘i Highway in Kekaha, just before the public graveyard, I’ve noticed a lot with a fire hydrant surrounded by tropical plants.

Could that be a hazardous thing for a fireman in a rush to hook up a fire hose to the fire hydrant? Fireman could trip and hurt him/her self with those objects (mentioned above) in the way.

Remember, people, fire hydrants are not on your property, and they shouldn’t be blocked, but in plain view for fireman.

Howard Tolbe, ‘Ele‘ele

Trump worship puts Republican Party in danger

If anyone is curious why the Republican Party is on a greased pole to oblivion, that person only has to read Mr. (Steve) Yoder’s recent guest editorial to understand the issue.

In his piece, Mr. Yoder praises Donald Trump, a man who invited his violent, white supremacist base — along with their confederate flags — to Washington, DC, and then incited them into a riot.

During that riot and attack on the Capitol, more than 100 police officers were injured, some seriously, and one was murdered. How is it possible for someone like Mr. Yoder to humiliate himself over and over again, to praise a small, cowardly, dishonest imbecile?

This further disgrace begs the question: Exactly how low can Republican Party officials go to kiss the ring of a failed president who was soundly rejected by the American people?

Is there no limit to how servile and morally bankrupt Republican Party leaders will act? Of course, Mr. Yoder also lied about Mr. Biden’s landslide election win (writing that Mr. Biden “cheated”), but lying in the Republican Party has become so commonplace and normalized that commenting again about that personality defect is worthless.

Republicans again suffered election losses, but not nearly enough. Continued praise of a traitorous president by Republicans will hopefully lead to Americans voting the party completely out of existence.

Kurt Last, Anahola

24 Comments
  1. I saw a Vampire once January 31, 2021 2:59 am Reply

    I don’t know. At first I voted for Donald Trump. I thought it was Okay. But the more I think about it, was Donald Trump really at fault? Yes. His supporters were out of line. As much as I admire Donald Trump for being that rich, it really does wonders to vote for someone when you know he won’t do anything. Joe Biden is different. Joe will work for the people. I hope he increases the minimum wage rate to $15 dollars/hour. It would make everything good. I agree with others if they dislike Trump. He hasn’t done anything. I’m for capitalism. Socialism. But not communism. I say this though, haters of Trump, but likers of his money. That is the main point to make. Let’s see what Joe Biden will do.


  2. Uli Roth January 31, 2021 3:31 am Reply

    Yoder loves the Kool-aid. For decades now. Doesn’t even have to be orange, but it does have to be red.


  3. Bob Weiner M.D. January 31, 2021 6:12 am Reply

    Still another “letter” from Molly Jones trying to cast suspicion on the Covid vaccines. She claims her scientific information comes from ozone and hydrogen peroxide doctor Frank Shallenberger. If you google his name and scroll down you will see “disciplinary actions”.
    He apparently has gotten into a lot of trouble in California and Nevada with his concept of medicine and ethics.


    1. Co Vid Kid February 3, 2021 5:52 am Reply

      Molly, regardless of your medical doctor reference, your facts on the vaccine make sense.

      Pfizer pharmaceutical company was unable to register their claimed to be vaccine, and had to register their apparent poison as an experimental (no sufficient safety effort,) injectable chemical concoction, and not a vaccine but just as a Gene .Therapy, experimental,, with indication that the drug sales people, the doctors, are GMO-ing the public,,thanks to public ignorance.

      None of what Molly has pointed out is dependent on her medical doc reference…Frank something.

      Facts are facts and Molly you described them well.

      Medical care is too often scary and satanic and smacks of being a cult.

      Eat garbage and chemicals, get sick, get more chemicals as prescription drugs and continue on to an early death, believing drugs will rescue you at your last breath and heartbeat.

      what uneducated fools these mortals be.

      There’s no stopping a speeding Prescription Drug freight train, jet or rocket ship, you’re on board and they only stop at your early end of life.

      At least the paid nurses were compassionate, over and over again!


  4. USAF Brat January 31, 2021 6:40 am Reply

    Polihale “solution” is not about We the peoples acting poorly or how DLNR is under funded to properly care for this site. It is all about, “USAF settles on Kauai” as TGI published. In 2018, C-span II showed a video where a group of high-ranking military met with congress and requested 1.2 Billion dollars for a 12-story ballistic missile intercept lauch facility at PMRF and that under “national security” does not require an EIS. It is the military U.S. moves to control civilian activity in a region that is on two Napali north-facing ridges east of Polihale that boasts NASA, Navy, Airforce and their interactives with the HAARP ship that was recently viewed last week off the east Kauai coast. HAARP returning from the south china seas. In concert with the China virus, the CCP, the Canadian-American Fentanyl drug lords, where the back-story of 128-years to now LIES. Hawaii Politico-Judicio-collusion has our Kauai Prosecuting Attorney in a TGI publishing, asserting that if we the people do not follow his bidding and wayward comments, we will be arrested and Eventually, like Brun, be federally held, no due process courted, or as our mayor interjected, we will be made to “cut bait”? Just as the six GMO that continue their manifestations of terrorism, the U.S. military is using “stacks of military bases” in these islands, since long before and known By DC’s presidents and his men, the Pearl Harbor attack and/or the U.S. Marines that assisted wealthy european sugar barons to overthrow Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani and eventually stealing all of Hawaii-aina, then selling land to the highest bidders, NOT from here. Look at Zuckerberg, Omidyer, Ellison, Grove Farm, A&B, and Ohana Robinson with his owning the island Niihau, where those Kanaka are still in a “slavery” model helping THAT slave driving family with their federally funded monk seal habitat, that continues to be in control exactly as the democrats AND republicans of the U.S.A. When exactly did Hawaii receive a treaty of annexation, much less a ratified treaty? The courts have not been able to show us this document, when in fact this goverment does not have such a document and now has us in mask-wearing AND blinders, because a union state cannot be, via “joint resolution”. We are not America, nor are we American, neither is Obum! So Federal Recognition and their DHHL idea to now place a casino instead of “rehabilitation” kanaka homes, when none ZERO, of that mentioned above is pono, but completely hewa. Yet the monied, not from here since plantations were erected, are given Carte Blanche. The more we have said No, the more all of them say Go! Wake up or pay the ultimate price, “pushing up daisies” with your children and grandchildren.


  5. Everythingisawesome January 31, 2021 7:36 am Reply

    not violent.
    not white supremacists.
    not a riot.
    not an attack.
    not small.
    not cowardly.
    not dishonest.
    not an imbecile.
    not kissing any rings.
    not a failed President.
    not rejected by the American people.
    not a landslide election win for Biden.

    MAGA.


    1. Somethingisamiss February 1, 2021 2:47 pm Reply

      not a bit true.


    2. Uli Roth February 1, 2021 7:18 pm Reply

      Joe


    3. james February 2, 2021 8:24 am Reply

      I hope this is sarcasm. MAGA is all those things and more. Splinter off and go away.


  6. Rev Dr Malama January 31, 2021 8:17 am Reply

    I don’t know how you folks living on Kauai can fail to acknowledge the elephant in the room….
    The Military Industrial complex has and continues to destroy the land and sea while putting us squarely in harm’s way as siting ducks for missiles and other weapons of mass destruction in the form of biological and chemical weapons…. all being used and abused on Kauai by Mega Corporations viing for the bid to sub contract with the us military!!!!
    Time for Peace….. please wake up and assume the responsibility… this is not amerikkka. Truth @
    HAWAIIANKINGDOM.ORG


    1. Kauai Boy Mainland February 6, 2021 4:35 pm Reply

      Eh brah, you violating terms of service putting up your website address.


  7. Kip Goodwin January 31, 2021 9:13 am Reply

    Before I could finish entering Frank Shallenberger into the Google entry box, it read “Frank Shallenberger quack”. Snopes destroys this man.


  8. Doug January 31, 2021 9:47 am Reply

    “Could a proposed solution be in the Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association? ”
    This is not a solution, lifeguards are not enforcement officers, they are part of the fire department, and the county does not have the budget to enforce state laws about driving on the beach. the only solution is increased DLNR officers to patrol the beach on ATVs since so many people care so little about the land that they trash it.


    1. Everythingisawesome February 1, 2021 7:29 pm Reply

      Maybe “the Mayor” can step up to the plate and come up with a catchy zinger, like, “Don’t be a Caronbeachidiot”. That’s just a suggestion. I’m sure someone of his caliber could come up with something better.


  9. Kurt Last January 31, 2021 10:35 am Reply

    Ms Jones: Have you done any research on Dr. Shallenberger? The list of malpractice and licensing actions against him is very long and gruesome.

    In 1994, based on its investigation of several extremely serious complaints from his patients and their loved ones, the Medical Board of California found that Dr. Frank A. Shallenberger was subject to multiple disciplinary actions due to “gross incompetence,” “repeated acts of gross negligence,” and “acts of dishonesty and corruption which are substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a physician and surgeon.” In response, Dr. Shallenberger chose not to contest the Board’s findings, but to surrender his license to practice medicine in the state of California.

    It goes on and on after that.


  10. MisterM January 31, 2021 11:57 am Reply

    Kurt Last – excellent summation!


  11. YuCalJoe January 31, 2021 12:32 pm Reply

    LOL, Kurt!!! That was the best joke ever about the Republican being the party of liars, given that Slick Willy and Hillary are Democrats. And now China Joe is selling out the country and has already killed thousands of jobs during a pandemic. Very funny!


  12. Eric January 31, 2021 11:01 pm Reply

    Some letters I just skip right over… there is one in here that tis better to skip..


  13. Ben Dover February 1, 2021 12:28 pm Reply

    Kurt Lastplace #1-Trump did not incite any violence. You’ve been watching too much CNN !! #2 its very appalling that democrats never saw any violence that took place this past year by BLM riots throughout the country… and democratic leaders like cumala harris paying for bail money to release these thugs to repeat the damage, they attacked family-owned businesses, government buildings, they killed people, they killed police they killed innocent children, but you wanna drum up sympathy for a bunch of Congressmen& women that have tried the last 4years to impeach Trump for EXACTLY what Biden & his son did in Ukraine? They created the fake STEELE Dossier from lies a FBI agent testified to & was convicted of lying. Adam Shiett was fully couplable in that! Joe Biden is as crooked as a dogs leg! and senile.


    1. Pete Antonson February 1, 2021 3:25 pm Reply

      So here’s what you do Dover, get us the address of the BLM and the names of it’s leaders. You know, where is the Boardroom where they conspired to do violence (a transcript of that or any public statements to “Fight, fight, fight, be strong not weak,” like trump said to his crowd).
      Actually, don’t waste your time. There was no such place or leadership. FOX News called it a “Marxist Organization” when it was a new sort of “Movement,” not an organization, you guys just weren’t n’t ready for; and still aren’t! The lady who coined the phrase: “Black Lives Matter,” quietly writes books in Berkeley, CA that include tenets of marxism. She had almost nothing to do with last year’s protests.
      There is a Princeton U. study that finds BLM protests 93% peaceful. The 7%, which includes acts against statues, took place mainly in Portland and Seattle, over several days, and after the BLM protests occurred, and during what the study described as militarized police street clearing operations.
      BLM protests were worldwide and the turnout and permits, etc. were handled by by local grassroots activist groups. People can claim whatever they want; but, there was a single message: instead of fearing being shot in the back, all people should be just as relaxed as white people when they are pulled over for a faulty tail light.


      1. Ben Dover February 4, 2021 1:53 pm Reply

        Pete, you have a very simple mind to comprehend how left-wing terror groups are organized and formed, even how they communicate, so I’ll try to explain for your pea-brain! they have paid protesters travel to the cities they want to push their agenda and those boots on the ground are given money to gather other hoodlums purchase any needed weapons bricks baseball balls protection devices from the tear gas and organize a crowd of rioters that break storefront windows turn-over police cars etc. I’d love to get your address so we can show you what having your life savings lost to thugs is like ! Next we need to address you FALSE comment about TRUMP saying fight, fight, fight be strong not weak! is completely false ! what he did say was “Go in peace” you can find this even searching false news media sites! BLM riots caused over 8 Billion in property damage. Liberal puzzies like you will not acknowledge that they even happened your stupidity is insurmountable. Bye Felica


        1. james February 5, 2021 7:11 am Reply

          I think your name says it all.


  14. Croesus February 4, 2021 4:49 am Reply

    You want to see what inciting a mob to violence really sound like?

    “I want to tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh , you have released the whirlwind,
    and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions”

    — Senator Chuck Schumer, who led a mob in front of the steps of the US Supreme Court while a case is being heard.

    “Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest level of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous”
    —- Chief Justice Roberts

    The senator wasn’t just inciting violence, he was threatening the justices directly and the Chief Justice called him for it.

    The GOP gained 11 seats in the US House of Representatives, and held key Senate seats targeted by Democrats in the 2020 election. Hardly a party in demise. On the contrary

    In front of a mirror, repeat twice daily while maintaining a straight face:
    Biden received 81 million votes, 13 million more than Obama.
    Biden won more votes than any other Presidential candidate in US history!


  15. Kapahi84 February 4, 2021 5:38 am Reply

    Thomas Sowell gives you facts.


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