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Letters to the Editor

For Sunday, November 6, 2011


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HawTel workers treated unequally

This year Hawaiian Telcom and the IBEW Local Union 1357 have been in negotiations for a new contract for the unionized workers.

In the last two quarters, Hawaiian Telcom has been showing a profit and making a move into the video market to compete with Oceanic Cable.

In August, the Star-Advertiser printed that Eric Yeaman, the CEO and president of Hawaiian Telcom, made $6.72 million in compensation in 2010. The year before, Yeaman made $1.32 million. That is, by my calculations, a 408 percent raise.

In Hawaiian Telcom's final offer to the members of IBEW Local Union 1357, it offered them a 1 percent raise and a $500 bonus each year over the life of the contract. It also removed their retirement plan.

It appears that Eric Yeaman has been rewarded beyond all reason; and at the same time he has forgotten about the employees who work each day to make Hawaiian Telcom a better company.

George Waialeale
Kapahulu

Occupy movement hurts the 99 percent

The Occupy movement participants are misinformed, misguided and hypocritical. As they illegally occupy public areas in major cities, costing cities tens of thousands of dollars in police overtime, protection and sanitation costs, who do they think are paying those bills? The 99 percent they are supposedly representing, that's who.

The taxpayers are footing the bill for these illegally squatting protestors, many of whom, when asked, have no clue about why they are there or what they hope to achieve.

Newscasts capture catch phrases like, "We are here for the cause," without expanding on what "the cause" represents.

City administrators need to end this nonsense and take back their cities for the sake of the 99 percent.

James Roller
Mililani

Kawaiahao Church acted appropriately

Kapuananaialiiokama Kala'i criticized Kawaiahao Church after its construction site was broken into and a set of burial remains was damaged by a maliciously set fire ("Kawaiahao to blame for iwi desecration," Star-Advertiser, Letters, Oct. 30).

She falsely claimed the remains were left exposed and unprotected.

On the contrary, the site containing the remains is patrolled by a security company and is behind a high-fenced enclosure with a locked gate. The affected remains were under a tent and were also protected by a plywood cover, with a cushion of paper between the remains and the plywood.

Not only has the church and its archaeological contractor followed the explicit directions of the state Historic Preservation Division, the church has conducted extensive outreach to the families with loved ones in the cemetery and developed culturally appropriate protocols to ensure all remains discovered are treated with respect and dignity.

One has to wonder why Ms. Kala'i angrily decries the church, but shows little interest in or outrage toward the person or persons who perpetrated this crime.

Kahu Curt Kekuna
Kawaiahao Church

Fund schools better to avoid advertising

As parents of public school children and community members, we are appalled by the proposal to allow advertisements on the walls of our schools in an effort to raise money ("DOE backs plan to allow limited ads on school campuses," Star-Advertiser, Nov. 2).

We agree that schools need adequate funding. However, the adults in this state need to take responsibility for adequately funding public education rather than continuing to offer solutions that have negative consequences for children.

Children are vulnerable and impressionable. Schools should be places where children and youth learn to make good, reasoned decisions.

We should not take advantage of children by forcing them to be an audience for corporate messages, however innocuous they may appear.

We all know the kinds of companies who will want to advertise in our schools. We do not need more messages to eat junk food or buy the latest video game. Our children deserve better than that. Let's be fair and accountable to them and keep advertisements out of our schools.

Lois A. Yamauchi
President, Parents for Public Schools Hawai'i

HMSA likes rate hikes but not for providers

The Hawaii Medical Service Association regularly imposes significant rate increases, often well over our consumer price index, it citing its rising costs.

What should be understood is that HMSA does not pay providers a rate that even keeps up with our CPI. Apparently, only its increased expenses are to be considered in its warped equation.

Ron Kienitz
Kailua

APEC is all about pampering the elite

Cynthia Oi's insightful column clearly exposes the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit's fraudulent promise: that the lower 99 percent of us will somehow benefit from holding APEC in Hawaii ("Grumblers have a point when it comes to APEC," Star-Advertiser, Under the Sun, Nov. 3).

The truth is that all we will see is inconvenience, delay, disruption and a huge bill to be paid by the taxpayer, all in the name of boosting the incomes -- not to mention the egos -- of the upper 1 percent.

But what else is new?

Bob Newell
Waikiki

APEC will challenge HPD traffic skills

It is good that the public is being informed of traffic restrictions and limited access to certain areas during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference.

This information is, however, being released in a piecemeal approach. A public agency needs to distribute a complete summary in the newspaper and have it available in Waikiki, Kapolei and online. Island residents and tourists need a handout that they can carry in their cars.

Security personnel should also exercise common sense when dealing with the public who may be driving either uninformed or mistaken.

The Honolulu Police Department should also use the extra traffic cameras to improve the flow of traffic in congested areas. This will be a test to analyze the efficiencies of the cameras and how HPD can respond in traffic gridlock.

Let us welcome the visitors with aloha and extend it to our fellow citizens as we experience the traffic challenge of APEC.

Leonard Leong
Honolulu

Bicyclists often do not follow traffic laws

I applaud the efforts of police to make our streets safer by ticketing people who speed. No one enjoys getting a ticket, but those who drive safely need not worry about this.

The police can make our roads even safer by ticketing bicycle riders who do not follow traffic laws. Frequently, bicycle riders do not stop for red lights, they do not use hand signals before turning, and they ride right in the middle of a lane or between lanes instead of riding to the right of the road.

At best, these people are a nuisance. At worst, they are a hazard to themselves and others.

The police need our help in stopping these dangerous behaviors. Just as we call in (using hands-free devices) car drivers who behave irresponsibly, we need to call in bicycle riders who are an equal threat.

Allison Ikeda
Honolulu

All casualties of war deserve to be counted

You've published for us the numbers of dead and wounded of our present wars. We've been given statistics throughout the carnage, numbers of casualties on our side.

But what about those of the people we invaded? What are the casualties of our "shock and awe" and years and years of combat? Don't their dead and wounded (and destroyed homes) matter at all? Are they "children of a lesser God"?

Rosemarie H. Tucker
Honolulu

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soundofreason wrote:
"It appears that Eric Yeaman has been rewarded beyond all reason; and at the same time he has forgotten about the employees who work each day to make Hawaiian Telcom a better company.">> It is mgmt's responsibility to steer profitability and their salary SHOULD be tied to that goal. For the employees - salary is NOT tied to profitibility. It's tied to union contracts - specifically EXCLUDING merit pay for a job well done. For an employee to get access to a company's profits, may I refer you to the stock symbol of "HCOM". And...thank a union.
on November 6,2011 | 02:59AM
bender wrote:
I can't work up much sympathy for Geroge. If he is an IBEW worker at HawaiiantellCom then he's doing far better than the majority of the workers, including city, county and state employees. 26 weeks sick leave, that's sick.
on November 6,2011 | 05:20AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
I think it is a typo which may have meant 2 to 6 weeks depending on seniority or years of service worked. The "to" was left out and printed to look like 26 weeks. 2 to 6 weeks makes more sense than 26 weeks at least in my opinion.
on November 6,2011 | 09:17AM
nitestalker3 wrote:
so far, nobody fm union or management has disputed the 26 weeks that i know of and i haven't seen a retraction fm the paper....so it must be correct.
on November 6,2011 | 02:26PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't"
on November 6,2011 | 03:41PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Rally?
on November 7,2011 | 09:08AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
What Rally Mrs. Warren Pundilla?
on November 7,2011 | 10:03AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
What Rally Mrs. Warren Pundilla?
on November 7,2011 | 10:03AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
SA making duplicate replies so you can read it twice.
on November 7,2011 | 10:05AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
SA making duplicate replies so you can read it twice.
on November 7,2011 | 10:05AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong.
on November 7,2011 | 12:44PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. I must be right since you read it twice, Mrs. Pundilla.
on November 7,2011 | 01:34PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Still wrong.
on November 7,2011 | 01:52PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Really?
on November 7,2011 | 09:07AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Again, glad you agree with me, Mrs. Pundilla.
on November 7,2011 | 01:32PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Really?
on November 7,2011 | 01:52PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Seems when you got nothing to reply intelligently back, you use the same words over and over. Heckler with her HUYA
on November 10,2011 | 11:59AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Seems when you got nothing to reply intelligently back, you use the same words over and over. Heckler with her HUYA
on November 10,2011 | 11:59AM
Wazdat wrote:
WHY do people expect to be paid more than what there SKILL SET is worth. The person on the top makes big bucks because they make the tough choices. Be THANKFUL you have one of the BEST packages in the state and are probably paid more than your SKILL SET requires.
on November 6,2011 | 05:54AM
Anonymous wrote:
My experience has been that typically those you allude to as having a "skill set" are able to transition into a management position far far easier than those in management are able to pick up that same "skill set". And without those skills, there is nothing to manage....
on November 6,2011 | 07:20AM
OldDiver wrote:
Got bad news for you, CEO salaries are not based on profitability. Remember the Wall Street banks who we bailed out to the tune of trillions of dollars? They continued to receive record pay despite the fraud they committed. They continued to receive record pay despite runninng their companies into bankruptcy.
on November 6,2011 | 03:53PM
Anonymous wrote:
"Occupy movement hurts the 99 percent">> and they need to change their mantra from "Occupy" to "Whine"
on November 6,2011 | 03:01AM
kainalu wrote:
Posted like a true poisoned-Tea guzzler.
on November 6,2011 | 06:18AM
Anonymous wrote:
"One has to wonder why Ms. Kala'i angrily decries the church, but shows little interest in or outrage toward the person or persons who perpetrated this crime.">> I would refer you to the group "Occupy" for more non-answers.
on November 6,2011 | 03:04AM
Anonymous wrote:
"The truth is that all we will see is inconvenience, delay, disruption and a huge bill to be paid by the taxpayer, all in the name of boosting the incomes -- not to mention the egos -- of the upper 1 percent.">>> And HOW do they boost incomes? By selling more. And WHO makes the products or services? THAT'S right!!! Employees! And what group does the employees belong too? THAT' right! The 99%. And WHAT % of people can't see the big picture and are forever sentenced to BEING the 99% ? THAT'S right!! 99%!!
on November 6,2011 | 03:10AM
bender wrote:
You ask who makes the products, I think it is China for the most part. Who benefits from Apec being here? Only the hotel owners. Who is footing the bill $137 million dollar bill to host Apec so we can take in $120 million.
on November 6,2011 | 05:19AM
BarkingEagle wrote:
The Occupy demonstrations have largely been peaceful affairs until police engaged in unnecessary shows of force. There has been little need for police presence, and the decision to spend tax dollars on overwhelming demonstrations of police power lies completely with the politicians and the business interests who own them. The only need for police has come when small groups of anarchists have attempted to hijack peaceful protests and engage in violence and destruction. The point of the demonstrations is clear. The top !% do little of what you claim, unless they can reap windfall profits. They use the 43% of the nation's wealth they control to control the electoral and legislative processes for their benefit and to the detriment of the rest of us, including you.
on November 6,2011 | 06:40AM
tiki886 wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on November 6,2011 | 08:19AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
By selling products Made In China and jobs are still overseas and not in America. We need millionaires and billionaires who provide jobs in America.
on November 6,2011 | 08:59AM
Kuniarr wrote:
What?
on November 7,2011 | 09:08AM
wiliki wrote:
This is a myth. Most of the wealthy are not about creating more wealth but about being a highly paid movie actor or writer or athlete. Of course, we need more entrepreneurs. But they don't come from the wealthy. They come from having good educations which many of the 99% do not have. Better to spend the 1% taxes on education for the other 99%.
on November 6,2011 | 12:19PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
I think you mean more jobs. Millionaires can only become billionaires or go broke.
on November 6,2011 | 12:34PM
Kuniarr wrote:
You think?
on November 7,2011 | 09:09AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Nice one Mr. Warren Pundilla.
on November 7,2011 | 10:02AM
Kuniarr wrote:
You can think, LS?
on November 7,2011 | 12:46PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You don't
on November 9,2011 | 12:08AM
tiki886 wrote:
It is not a myth. Google 'Forbes 400 richest people in america' Sept 21, 2011. Many if not most earned their way onto that list in their own lifetime. It was not inherited. And also note less than 15% made their fortune in oil, gas, coal and real estate.
on November 6,2011 | 12:38PM
wiliki wrote:
Only a small fraction of them are entrepreneurs. And a large fraction are in big business or the financial industry.... where they are parasites or caretakers and don't produce any real work. Here's a quote from an economist... "Who’s in that top 0.1 percent? Are they heroic entrepreneurs creating jobs? No, for the most part, they’re corporate executives. Recent research shows that around 60 percent of the top 0.1 percent either are executives in nonfinancial companies or make their money in finance, i.e., Wall Street broadly defined. Add in lawyers and people in real estate, and we’re talking about more than 70 percent of the lucky one-thousandth." THE AMERICAN OLIGARCHY http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/opinion/oligarchy-american-style.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
on November 6,2011 | 02:48PM
tiki886 wrote:
Good educations? Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were college dropouts.
on November 6,2011 | 12:55PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Another group of 1%'s.
on November 6,2011 | 01:47PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Another group of 1%'s.
on November 6,2011 | 01:47PM
Kuniarr wrote:
What group? Where?
on November 7,2011 | 09:10AM
wiliki wrote:
But their education was good enough to allow them to use their intellect to its full potential. IOW they learned all that they thought they needed in college to do what they wanted to do. How many high school students can do that without a good hs education? Answer almost none is neighborhoods in poverty.
on November 6,2011 | 02:52PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You must know very well on how to make a dollar out of 15 cents.
on November 6,2011 | 12:31PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
@tiki886
on November 6,2011 | 12:37PM
tiki886 wrote:
I was a 'manuela boy' who go Aala Park hiamoe. Now I'm a God fearing, Capitalist with a lot of guns.
on November 6,2011 | 01:02PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
So? Still "The Sick Man of the East"
on November 6,2011 | 01:14PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Who?
on November 7,2011 | 09:11AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. You are Mr. Warren Pundilla.
on November 7,2011 | 10:19AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. You are Mr. Warren Pundilla.
on November 7,2011 | 10:19AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. SA is making comments appear twice so you can read it and understand it.
on November 7,2011 | 10:20AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. SA is making comments appear twice so you can read it and understand it.
on November 7,2011 | 10:20AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong.
on November 7,2011 | 12:48PM
Anonymous wrote:
Insured by Smith & Wesson my friend
on November 6,2011 | 01:26PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Laughable.
on November 6,2011 | 01:37PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Laughable? Who's laughing?
on November 7,2011 | 09:12AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. I am laughing at you Mrs. Warren Pundilla.
on November 7,2011 | 10:08AM
Kuniarr wrote:
You talk to yourself. Now you laugh at yourself, LS?
on November 7,2011 | 12:50PM
bender wrote:
re: fund schools better to avoid advertising. Last I checked we do fund DOE adequately but somehow most of the money seems to get sucked up in DOE, never reaching the classroom. What is worse is that when/if advertising is allowed, those monies won't reach the classroom either.
on November 6,2011 | 05:15AM
Pacej001 wrote:
James Roller is right about the Occupy "movement". Given the events in Oakland and other locations and the list of nefarious supporters, the OWS movement appears to support revolution of the French/Russian variety, not what we need, a renewal of the American variety.
on November 6,2011 | 06:08AM
BarkingEagle wrote:
It's easy to see how you would feel that way, given the media coverage, which has been uniformly derisive and critical. But, after all, why would corporate media accurately report the grievances and demands of those protesting corporate behavior? If you'd been to one of the Occupy demonstrations on the mainland, like the one in Seattle, you'd find all kinds of people, from true Libertarians, decrying the Fed, to academics and religious leaders, not just some drum-playing kids. Non-violence and peaceful protest are at the heart of all their efforts. Unfortunately, there will always be those with other motives who seek to co-opt such movements for their own egotistical and anti-social purposes. By the way, the "American variety" was a necessarily violent protest, because of the British reaction to a peaceful effort to establish independence. The British "police action" was in part to protect the wealth and power of the 1%--the East India Company and other corporate interests in the Colonies.
on November 6,2011 | 07:00AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Where do you gather your evidence that the heart of the protest is peaceful/non-violent? The OWS web sites are bound to be somewhat self serving and the reports of provocative, destructive behavior are numerous, too numerous to just be anecdotes. ----- My point about the American revolution is that we've already had it. The means for political change exists. The Tea Party proves it. If you're saying that somehow the OWS groups are justified in taking violent steps to move their agenda, then I'm correct in comparing this to the French revolution, which was mindless chaos, violence, and social upheaval resulting in a loss of freedom for all. And this emphasis on 1% doesn't help. It focuses anger, envy, and class hatred on a group of people, plenty of whom just make a lot of money due to brilliance and incredibly hard work, rather than creating a discussion about the real issues about wealth distribution. It's a topic worth talking about, but not worth discussing with those of the OWS persuasion until they offer something rational.
on November 6,2011 | 07:42AM
tiki886 wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on November 6,2011 | 08:42AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Off with your head. They do that in China too.
on November 6,2011 | 09:00AM
Kuniarr wrote:
wrong
on November 7,2011 | 09:04AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Guillotine in France and the broadsword in China to kill criminals. You didn't know that Mrs. Warren Pundilla.
on November 7,2011 | 10:10AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Still wrong.
on November 7,2011 | 12:51PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
At Kuniarr. You just say "Still wrong" but there is no facts except your HUYA. Catch on Mrs. Pundilla?
on November 7,2011 | 01:42PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Sill wrong, really.
on November 7,2011 | 01:55PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
At Kuniarr. "Sill wrong". Happens when you think out of your HUYA.
on November 7,2011 | 04:38PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Still wrong. Really.
on November 7,2011 | 01:53PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Sheep dip
on November 9,2011 | 05:13PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Actually, proletariat as a term to describe the lower classes came from the Roman Empire and early Roman law, not the French Revolution. And if you are going to use political labels, the correct term from Communism is "bourgeoisie". Your theory doesn't hold up.
on November 6,2011 | 09:23AM
tiki886 wrote:
It's not a theory, it's history.
on November 6,2011 | 10:30AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Actually, since your terminology was wrong and your history was off by centuries, I assumed it had to be a theory you were espousing since your facts and your history were wrong. You can say anything you want on here, and you often do. But just because you say or believe it doesn't make it true.
on November 6,2011 | 11:03AM
Maui wrote:
How did the French Revolution influence the American Revolution?
on November 6,2011 | 10:51AM
tiki886 wrote:
It didn't. The French Revolution began in 1789 to 1799 after the American Revolution from 1775 to 1783. The American Revolution was about being free from tyrants and tyrannical goverments. The French embraced the opposite. The Jean-Jacques Rousseau perfectly describes the governing strategy of the murderous Maximilien Robespierre to Fidel Castro to today's Democratic Party.
on November 6,2011 | 12:19PM
tiki886 wrote:
Which is mob rule.
on November 6,2011 | 01:27PM
wiliki wrote:
No it's just satire and humor-- like in this Halloween pic of Occupy WS. The media and the right go bananas about satire and can't separate the humor from reality.... http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/i-dont-think-thor-needs-to-worry-about-competition/
on November 6,2011 | 12:25PM
kapoleitalkstory wrote:
Roller and you have not been paying attention and do not care for others and that is a shame.
on November 6,2011 | 08:32PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
I would expect that the Star-Advertiser will be crediting the accounts of those who paid to subscribe to the online content for the amount of "FREE" access they are now providing to non-subscribers. It can be handled simply by extending our subscriptions by the amount of this free access time. I understand their business model of charging for content, but I had to pay in advance for something that is now being given away to others. Fair is fair SA, so when do we get confirmation that you plan to do the right thing?
on November 6,2011 | 08:50AM
lee1957 wrote:
Hold you breath.
on November 6,2011 | 10:03AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
I suspect your cynicism is well-founded, but we can hope and ask that a corporation would do the ethical thing, can't we?
on November 6,2011 | 11:11AM
tiki886 wrote:
Eh, Downtown? You pake?
on November 6,2011 | 10:32AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Ignorance, combined with racism, usually accomplishes nothing but to broadcast it loud and clear to the world.
on November 6,2011 | 11:08AM
tiki886 wrote:
Don't be sanctimonious. I'm pake. I thought you might be too.
on November 6,2011 | 12:02PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
No wonder you know so much about Communism. You are a defect.
on November 6,2011 | 12:27PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
No wonder you know so much about Communism. You are a defect.
on November 6,2011 | 12:27PM
Kuniarr wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on November 6,2011 | 12:50PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You answered your own question. Product Made in China.
on November 6,2011 | 01:17PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You answered your own question. Product Made in China.
on November 6,2011 | 01:17PM
tiki886 wrote:
He was looking in the mirror when he made that comment. He was referring to his mental capabilities.
on November 6,2011 | 01:26PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
@tiki886 At age 55 you are a defect not a defector.
on November 6,2011 | 01:36PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
AT Kuniarr. You are the one confused.
on November 6,2011 | 03:35PM
Kuniarr wrote:
You just like to joke around, LS.
on November 6,2011 | 05:50PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. Nothing else to say except You like to joke around, LS. So many repeats since you think with your huya.
on November 7,2011 | 12:11AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Joker or Jerk?
on November 7,2011 | 09:02AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. You tell me, Mr. or Mrs. Warren Pundilla. Seems to me you are both a joke and a jerk.
on November 7,2011 | 10:27AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong.
on November 7,2011 | 12:52PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. Again you say I am wrong but offer no facts to prove me wrong. Again all you got is your HUYA. You still don't catch on Mrs. Warren Pundilla.
on November 7,2011 | 01:47PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Excuses, excuses, excuses.
on November 7,2011 | 02:00PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
And you must be?
on November 6,2011 | 11:53AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
@tiki886
on November 6,2011 | 12:02PM
Kuniarr wrote:
????
on November 7,2011 | 09:14AM
tiki886 wrote:
God's gift to women.
on November 6,2011 | 12:05PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Actually you are "The Sick Man of the East".
on November 6,2011 | 12:29PM
tiki886 wrote:
The Sickest. I try to be the best at what I do.
on November 6,2011 | 01:37PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Not in the sense of being the baddest. Just sick!
on November 6,2011 | 01:41PM
Kuniarr wrote:
wrong
on November 7,2011 | 09:07AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Really?
on November 7,2011 | 09:13AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Actually you are "The Sick Man of the East". or is it "The Sick woman of the East" , Mrs. Warren Pundilla
on November 7,2011 | 10:23AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong. You are.
on November 7,2011 | 12:54PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong. You are.
on November 7,2011 | 12:54PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
at Kuniarr. You joke twice but neither is funny. Mrs. Warren Pundilla
on November 7,2011 | 01:50PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong again.
on November 7,2011 | 02:01PM
bikemom wrote:
I agree bicyclists should be cited for disobeying the law. I must correct one of Allison's statements, however. Bicyclists are ALLOWED to (and sometimes should) "take the lane," or ride in the middle of the road. There are many situations in which it is much safer for a bicyclist to do so, and this is something that all users of the road need to be aware of and respect.
on November 6,2011 | 09:28AM
Steve96785 wrote:
When a bicyclist is making a left turn, he/she needs to be in the left hand lane. The most dangerous part of this maneuver comes from the need to move to the curbside lane after making the turn. However, I have seen bike lane markings that indicate making a left-hand turn across three lanes of straight-through traffic, with an additional right turn auto lane on the right of the bicycle lane. If the bike lane is marked, that is where the biker should be, but it isn't always the safest for anyone involved.
on November 6,2011 | 05:56PM
bikemom wrote:
It sounds like you're referring to a specific intersection. Where is it? If there is a right-turn lane on the left side of a bike lane and the bicyclist wants to continue going straight, it would generally be safer for the bicyclist to be in the bike lane rather than all the way on the right side of the right-turning lane.
on November 6,2011 | 08:51PM
066MJK661 wrote:
This is very true. Taking the lane is allowed by bikes for multiple reasons and they are listed in the state's traffic manual. These reasons are 1. To overtake another bicycle riding on the right. 2. To allow for people to get in/out of vehicles parked on the side of the road, 3. To avoid hazards on the right side of the road (most bicyclists, but few drivers, would understand the importance of this as most potholes, manhole covers, trash, and other pavement issues and hazards are on the right side of the right lane), 4. To change lanes for a left turn, and most importantly 5. Whenever it is unsafe for a vehicle and bike to share the right lane, which I will add is the case in almost all of central honolulu. To share a lane with a bike, or to overtake a bicyclist, a vehicle is required to give three feet of clearance between the vehicle and the bicyclist. If a vehicle can't give me three feet, I take the lane, and no amount of honking or yelling at me is going to make me change my mind about this.
on November 7,2011 | 12:41PM
bikemom wrote:
Just a slight correction -- we do not have a 3-foot law here. A bill was introduced before council a few years ago, but it received mixed reaction.
on November 7,2011 | 10:48PM
aiea7 wrote:
Geroge W. - would you guys make public the salary schedule for the telecom workers and their benefit packages? I believe that the workes get 29 sick leave days a year. This is absolutely outrageous if true. If you compare the salary and benefits package to private industry workers, you will see your workers are highly paid and compensated. This is why our phone bills (and other utility bills) are so high,
on November 6,2011 | 10:41AM
tinapa wrote:
RE: "Fund schools better to avoid advertising".....I do not see any downside of on-school campus advertising, if done in a limited scope and in a tasteful manner. This is an excellent opportunity for schools to supplement their dwindling budgets without resorting to tax inreases. However, advertising incomes should be maintained at the school level and only the principal, not DOE bureaucrats, has the sole discretion of how they will be spent. The writer's concern about the types of advertisement (junk foods, etc.) lacks merit in that advertisments by Burger King, Mc Donalds and other fast food restaurants are saturating the air waves. It would be naive to say that kids are not watching TV,
on November 6,2011 | 11:57AM
SharonOnKauai wrote:
Poor George. He has a job that pays very good wages. His company is happy to have him. They pay him. He accepts the pay. The company prospers. George gets raises. His company is happy to have folks like George. George now hates the company because it takes its profit and shares it as it sees fit. Hey George your raise IS YOUR SHARE of the company's profits. If YOU can not handle THAT go start your own company. Don't be a public whiner when unemployment is rampant and people are living in tents on side walks in Honolulu. Keep it up and you maybe sleeping on the walk too!
on November 6,2011 | 01:56PM
kapoleitalkstory wrote:
James Roller will vote against his self -interest every chance he gets! But then again I guess he is not one of the hundreds of thousands that lost their homes thanks to the antics of those on Wall Street, Roller has never shown his capacity to care for anyone that does not share his narrow view of the world.
on November 6,2011 | 08:31PM
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