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Rude, insulting people are everywhere
In response to TGI letter, “A promise to never return after incident on the beach,” letter-writer Roger Merrill, on Oct. 11, 2022. I’m sorry you and your company experienced such foul and rude remarks. Please know that not all of us are of that nature.
Some time ago I lived in Blackfoot, Idaho, and some local Idahoans took us (my ex-wife and I) to Idaho Falls. To make a long story short, a multicolor couple walked by us, and our host replied, “Isn’t that disgusting!” My ex and I felt the impact of insult, for we too were a multicolor couple.
With that said, you made your choice and promise never to return to a good place. Remember there are rude and insulting people wherever you go. Good luck and safe travel.
Howard Tolbe, ‘Ele‘ele
Clean up mess in Waimea
Kudos to the county for kicking the itinerant people out of Lucy Wright Park in Waimea. It’s never looked better. Or cleaner.
Unfortunately, some of those itinerant people are now firmly settled in Waimea’s pier park, which is rapidly becoming a garbage pit.
Imagine living each day (and night) with screaming obscenities coming from people. Imagine unleashed dogs barking at all hours. These itinerant people have taken over the park, including the picnic tables where they store their possessions. Litter everywhere. Imagine bull whips making loud “cracking sounds” to further disturb a person’s sanity.
How could any tourist enjoy their Hawaiian vacation after seeing these disgusting conditions? Who knows what stories they’ll tell when they get back home.
What about my rights as an adjoining landowner? All I want is peace and quiet. Consider this letter as a cry for help from me and all park visitors.
The time is far overdue to clean up this mess.
Raley Peterson, Waimea
Aloha RALEY, yea all over this island it’s getting crazy with these people. I live at Fuji beach in Kapaa and we had same thing .thank god bull whip guy is not here anymore. We had people fighting and dealing drugs. It took ten neighbors calling and emailing for months with the mayor blowing smoke and talking about multi agency responses that never happened. We never gave up and just kept emailing .now hardly any low leve drug dealers. The mayor is going to have to do something soon with folks on all sides complaining. I hope it gets better for you.
Regarding Waimea pier park and elsewhere on the island: drug dealers use the loud crack of a bullwhip to announce their presence and to let junkies know that they are open for business. The sound carries, and they don’t have cellphone records to incriminate them.
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