‘No aloha; no welcome’
HANAPEPE — At noon Wednesday, county park rangers put up signs on trees and pavilions and stuck stakes into the ground notifying all those at Salt Pond Beach Park the facility is closed until further notice and all those found at the park would be “subject to arrest for criminal trespassing.”
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What a conundrum. I actually happened to be at Salt Ponds just as this all was happening. The tension was high with a lot of flags flying and signs. With the housing situation so tight already, tourists coming back and landlords wanting that short term bonanza, it leaves very little places for these people to go. It is very sad to see this happening. Gives me hope with Felicia on the job. May require out of the box thinking
Sigh. Always the same bunch of jobless whiners.
What we ask of the press is accurate unbiased reporting. What we ask of our government is to have a plan, even if we do not agree with either one. They have not closed Lydgate. They closed the campground. Since then, with no plan and no reporting, the homeless population there has been allowed to take over and occupy the rest of the park. No plan, no enforcement of rules and laws, no reporting. We want our parks back!!!
There IS aloha, if you follow the rules and go to the shelters. If you work and try to get off drugs. If you choose to stay on drugs, then you are on your own. Your choice. Don’t fall for this rubbish about Hawaiian homelands, etc…..
These obscenely overpaid (unlawful occupation ) fake employees always sling our most sacred word “ALOHA” at us while pillaging our lives, land, sea and air to the highest bidder and causing further divisions among local people and visitors!
The County is policing and removing the people who are desperately trying to protect the Hawai’ian Kingdom and our rights…. the only underlying purpose of these events is to distract from the sole purpose of the unlawful occupation and implementation of making sure that the US MILITARY INDUSTRIAL WARFARE CONTINUES WITHOUT A HITCH.
I SAY NO ALOHA, HAOLE MUST GO HOME….
THIS IS NOT AMERIKKKA….
read the Plan underway for the Return of Aloha here….
It’s sad to think that people as a society can’t allow people to live on the earth freely. Conforming to the norms of society with having a job and paying rent is nonsensical. If a person can provide for their own well being and live a satisfactory life without using or harming others than we should not stifle them. The treatment of the homeless is a disgrace. Shame on you County of Kaua’i.
Pay your way, and live as freely as you want. That means conforming to the “norms of society.” Otherwise, don’t expect handouts most of us that work don’t qualify for.
Well maybe you guys can get a place for a better living condition. This is America. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. I realize that this place is a church haven. So pastors pray over you and you’re spiritual. And owning thing is not your speed. Try your best to own things. Like a bike. Or a car. Or even clothes. It’s the life of abundance. Material wealth. If you want it, go after it. The richer boys.
Sorry. But I know a lot.
Parks are for everyone to use. Not just the “Poor me, give me more” group. Have you seen the dumps these people have made of our beautiful parks & Homelands? Get a life! Move on!!!!
Look on Facebook for the portable home for the homeless. There is a build it yourself bike trailer that acts like a towable bedroom that will improve your life immensely. Its a little book on building a device that changed my life and helped me when I needed it the most.
It is my gift to those who need it most. Its full of surprises.
There is no easy answer to this problem. I was hoping Keith Robinson would step up and dedicate a bit of land for these people, who knows how long we even going be alive given the circumstances we are in with the whole Great Reset, or the Pole Shift event that is happening. I know some of these people are long time residents. Is hard, when economy was decimated by the COVID. I am grateful for the little security that I have. And feel their pain.
How can everyone “safely enjoy the parks” if they’re closed?
Pioneering Polynesians still strike out from their villages and go upriver to suitable new village lands and set food to ground, water to drink up river from water to bathe, and repeated what others before them did successfully for sanitation of refuse and excrement.
The founder of the village was the highest chief and had a special chief name for only village founders, and their down line.
It was a lot of work, and suitable persons and families followed the founder and shared in the work and a new home (land) to call theirs forever.
And thus we have here these early villages in prime locations both mauka and makai, always near clean flowing water and suitable land to grow food. These villages are now towns, but too often some fish only with the round silver hook…!
It is weakness shown that those who do not want to participate in working mundane jobs both private and gov’t waiting decades for retirement, but instead choose living off the taxes of the mundane workers, or choose the devil in drugs, and cannot make the strength to go inland and upland to do their own thing, their own village, a new land.
I hope there are not unscrupulous, predatory men loading up vulnerable, homeless women with nowhere else to go at salt pond beach park.
From what I understand, there has been a group of native/local Hawaiians holding down that spot for some years now. They cleaned up quite a bit over there. They should be able to stay.
On two separate occasions today I saw a woman who was homeless and very unkempt. This woman as was the other one have real mental issues. They’re probably schizophrenic, why isn’t our government helping in these people?
Everyone has a right to decent job and affordable housing. Let those good folks stay there. Their children don’t deserve anymore trauma. Our society must address the wrongs perpetuated on the Kanaka and all those being forced to survive on the fringes.
We need more living options…. Kauai it is time to allow ADU on Ag Zoned lands- this would be of great help to our farmers and folks needing a simple place to live. The many layers of building restrictions has contributed to this BIG Problem. It is only going to get worse once the Governor allows home evictions come August.