‘We’re a houseless community’
HANAPEPE — Today, Salt Pond Beach Park will close for maintenance, shutting down the county’s pandemic-era Shelter-In-Place permitted camping program for the houseless.
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Where will they go? Anywhere but there. I guess they’ll have to be bums in Los Angeles. Back to where they’re from. Cannot do that here.
” We’re an entitled community ” Fixed the title for you TGI.
Well if you are so concerned please feel free to go there and give up your house for them along with all your savings if you have any.. Some of us work hard, save hard and get by without thinking we are entitled we just work hard, unlike many
Unfortunately, nationwide liberal policies has shown that being houseless (or homeless) and unemployed is a beneficial career choice for many. Not all want to be in that situation though. But far too many are choosing this new career since you can get free food, free medical, free temporary housing, easy access to drugs, and commit crimes that go unpunished by those in charge. The wage earners no longer see a need to work when everything is free. Those who do work suffer the most in higher taxes for failing social programs that are out of control. We need a solution that involves working for what you receive in the programs (not forced labor camps), and a path to get out of the program. Stop making others who earn pay for those who “want”. Yes, help those is “need”. Not a single politician is willing to tackle this issue with common sense out of fear of being labeled a hater of some kind by the illogical. I hope every person in “need’ in Kauai gets help to get back on their feet (if possible).
424 people homeless…… Please….. If you believe that ridiculous count … Then you simply have been asleep for the past 20 years. The tribes on the mainland have had success helping their own through funds from casinos
Depressing to read the lack of empathy here in these comments. We are all one medical emergency away from financial ruin and homelessness. Check your entitlement, you’re way closer to that “bum” than to Bezos or Zuckerberg.
The “American Dream” got privatized and monetized. Democracy and Capitalism are opposites. We’ve been “taught” they are the same. If we were to nationalize even a small portion of American natural resources, like civilized nations do, Americans would make $80k per year and be able pursue personal happiness, instead of being an Amazon / Uber slave.
Wake up folks before your Corporate Overlords put your children down the coal mines . . . again
They expect the house less to just disappear so the tourist can enjoy our island…screw that…our leaders have failed our community for profit
They supposedly “closed” Lydgate campground over a month ago, and all the homeless did was move to the other side of the rocks, spread out and take over the rest of the park. No rules, no plan…
We want our parks back!!!
I feel sorry for the people who found themselves homeless due to unforeseen illness or job loss. But, those who continue to sit around and not work and complain that the government is not helping, I have not sympathy for. Get of your behinds and do something to better yourself! True Hawaiians don’t sit around and whine! They don’t look for hand outs from people, they are too proud!
Why not endorse the Holomua proposal? Give people land to care for, give people pride in living out their culture and stewardship of the land. Why worry about how people got to be houseless? Let’s do what we can to help people live with dignity and maybe, while we’re at it, do a little something to right the historic wrongs the Hawaiian people suffered.
Removed from the wall also? Seems a little dramatic . The county should make some place inland with ports potties and such where people can camp. Traditionally hawaiians Neva slept at the beach . They believed the sound of waves was not good for sleep, they slept up the valley. Maybe put a homeless camp up away from view .
The park was established for everyone. Not just those who have been squatting there for years. Do not allow camping in the park. You don’t see this problem at poipu Beach park..why? You can’t camp there and the County has to protect their visitors…but not it’s residents.
The last sentence you wrote. You meant that the County is to protect the visitors and not the citizens?
Mr. Stamos; if Hawaiians tradionally neva slept on the beach, then why did they set up a community on the beach in Waimea?