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For Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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New land agency a threat to democracy

Are we headed toward an oligarchic government here in the islands, one where the government hands itself license to do as it will, negating the checks and balances that have been put in place to protect the people, the land and the environment? People should be incensed by the slightest maneuver that undermines this integrity.

The Public Lands Development Corp. has been given carte blanche to make important decisions as to land ownership and use, irrespective of those laws and regulations it deems unnecessary. This is a travesty of justice, an egregious affair, wresting away from the public its right to partake in the democratic, transparent process that generations have fought to put in place. Can we stand by and say nothing?

Doug Fetterly
Makiki

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Tall buildings, rail are not island style

Soon we'll be saying, "Remember when we could see sky and ocean?" Then we'll know there are two more certainties besides death and taxes. Good things disappear and a few always benefit handsomely, in a monetary way.

Donald Trump blocked out a big hunk of sky and water toward Diamond Head. Hilton's new building by the Ilikai created a complete wall where Ala Moana curves toward Kalia Road. Two more buildings are planned. When the Wakiki wall is complete, expect the Kakaako wall.

And since when is "density" a good word? People escape density for breathing space, a better quality of life. Who imagines rail when thinking paradise? Rail is a money pit and eyesore, making streets claustrophobic. Buildings 650 feet high around rail stations don't scream island life.

We are losing this island's soul, parcel by parcel, and once lost it cannot be retrieved.

Carol Rothouse
Honolulu

Protesters ignoring needs of 99 percent

It's almost 12 at night, where normally there's just the occasional siren and car driving by; instead, there is the vapid chanting of protesters. This is coupled with people shouting from their lanais: "Shut up! We're trying to sleep!" This only makes the chanting louder.

I understand people's right to protest and I applaud their stamina, but at this point, my roommate and I are trying our best not to hate them and their cause. We're working citizens. So is everyone in our building. Students, office workers, cooks, retail … we are part of the 99 percent, aren't we? So after a long day of work and for many, an early morning, why aren't we allowed to sleep? I don't feel these people are representing anything to do with us, because otherwise they might have more consideration for those of us who are trying to earn a living the best way we know how.

Rika Orlando
Makiki

Clinton set example for Cain to follow

So Herman Cain is accused of sexual harassment in the previous millennium. Really?

After President Bill Clinton, what's the big deal?

Alice Costales
Mililani

Government graft is getting ridiculous

The theft of $500,000 from Waipahu High School is no beeg ting, according to our judicial system ("Ex-worker at school accused of stealing $500,000," Star-Advertiser, Nov. 5).

In fact, Denise Hayashi received probation after stealing $68,000 and Janel Echiberi got community service after the theft of $13,000. So Harada's theft is no beeg ting, according to our so-called judicial system.

Warren S. Harada can only hope that he is tried before Judge Randal Shintani, who gave former City Councilman Rod Tam two whole days in jail for the 26 counts against him.

Lucky we live Hawaii!

Roeana Alexander
Waipahu

Don't try to make excuse for stealing

It is appalling that individuals justify theft from grocery stores by saying that "shoppers associate stores with being an acceptable place to munch," and "where I grew up in a small town, it's not seen as stealing for sure" ("Sandwich case raises questions about eating food before paying," Star-Advertiser, Nov. 5) — all in an attempt to make Safeway the bad guy in this unfortunate situation.

To take items off a shelf in a supermarket, eat them and not pay for them is theft. I can understand a person being tired and distracted with a child in the store honestly forgetting to pay, apologizing and trying to make things right. But to justify behavior that constitutes theft as "it's no big deal" and "it's acceptable" is lame and a sad commentary on our societal values.

Peter Bianchi
Waialae Nui

Electricity rates go up but not income

Bravo for greedy Hawaiian Electric Industries, which has realized a 49 percent jump in profits compared with last year ("Rate hikes fuel 49% jump in HEI profit," Star-Advertiser, Nov. 4).

I'm retired and live on a fixed income, and my total electricity charges for the quarter increased 52.5 percent compared with last year. I've struggled to reduce the electricity usage in my small condo, but my portion of the electric fees for the common areas actually increased a whopping 67 percent for the same period!

Merle Stetser
Makiki






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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Merle, regarding the electricity, maybe now we know that Matson is ripping us off with their "Energy Surcharges".
on November 8,2011 | 01:25AM
tiki886 wrote:
If you looked up the company profile and profitability of Hawaiian Electric Industries, you'll find that HECO a subsidiary of HEI and is a money loser. It is American Savings Bank that is the company's "cash cow" that gives the stock any value. Here's where you get the term 'public/private' partnership. Instead of government bailing out private companies, in this instance you have a private bank bailing out a public monopoly.
on November 8,2011 | 08:06AM
tiki886 wrote:
Obama's policies is what is creating high oil and energy prices. Get rid of Obama and you get lower electricity prices.
on November 8,2011 | 11:20AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You still giving wind.
on November 9,2011 | 04:55PM
LittleEarl_01 wrote:
IRT Carol Rothouse's ltr, "Tall buildings, rail are not island style." Carol exactly what is "island style?" Are you talking grass huts, dirt and gravel roads, etc. It's gone dear, get over it! I can still fondly recall the jeeps with candy striped, fringed tops crusing down Kalakaua filled with tourist shouting Aloha to everyone they passed. This too is gone never to be revived. Every hotel in Waikiki had a polynesian show every night. Now, nothing. Sorry this is not the old Oahu and never will be.
on November 8,2011 | 03:08AM
tiki886 wrote:
I don't know how many of you remember Columbia Inn at the top of Beretania (Maunakea St.) in the 50s and 60s but right around the corner were tenement houses from before WWII. Tin Can Alley. All of the "houses/homes" then, in today's standards should have been condemned and demolished. Mayor Wright Housing would be considered luxury condos where only the rich could afford compared to where I was living. I grew up in that squalor reminiscent of some of the scenes you see in the Philippines. Mom, heated bathwater in square 5 gallon tin cans over a kerosine stove. Honolulu Tower and Honolulu Park Place now dominates that Skyline. Those of you who complain and whine about asphalt and concrete should be thankful you have a home and all you do now is complain and reminisce about the good ole days and say to yourselves, "I got mine, now screww everyone else!". You don't know what you are talking about! We have to build for the next several generations, and we have to build as densely as possible. PS - if you don't like Trump Tower crowding out your sunshine, I suggest you make it your goal to live on one of the "Heights", Alewa, Kamehameha, St Louis, Pacific Palisades, Makiki and Tantalus, etc. Then you can look down on Trump and all of Waikiki and Honolulu. (Why would you want to look at the sky when you're in Waikiki, Kakaako or Downtown anyway?)
on November 8,2011 | 09:47AM
wiliki wrote:
IIRC there are corridors of high rise zoning so that residents in the hills above Honolulu don't get their views spoiled of the ocean. They can still see down the corridor to the ocean.
on November 8,2011 | 11:23AM
Anonymous wrote:
IRT Rika Orlando's ltr, "Protesters ignoring needs of 99 percent." They're just trying for their 15 minutes of fame, perhaps a photo of them in the SA being arrested, or of protesting. Having spoken to several of the protestors, many are totally unaware of just "what they're protesting." This has been a common thread in other cities as well.
on November 8,2011 | 03:13AM
Anonymous wrote:
The Ninety-Whine percent. (I need to trademark this). They want more income/jobs? - the business license office is just around the corner. GO FOR IT!! -
on November 8,2011 | 06:02AM
BarkingEagle wrote:
Carol Rothouse: "And since when is "density" a good word?" It's efficient use of existing urban-zoned land that keeps suburban sprawl from covering ag fields and undeveloped open spaces around the island. Density in areas zoned for residential and mixed use keeps the country country. Land use plans developed by communities around Oahu designate certain areas for green space, not development. Let's keep it that way.
on November 8,2011 | 05:22AM
kauakea wrote:
Right. Density vs. urban sprawl. I'll take density every time ... especially since it also diminishes the need for rail.
on November 8,2011 | 05:42AM
tiki886 wrote:
Wrong. Density justifies the exorbitant cost of rail.
on November 8,2011 | 11:23AM
tiki886 wrote:
Don't get me wrong. I'm against rail. It's too expensive. I'm with Cliff Slater and Panos Prevedouros but if you plan to build more densely than Makiki and Salt Lake, if you plan to build for 60,000 new homes for the next several generations which will generate $30 billion dollars or more in revenue, then $5.5 billion for rail may be...may be justified? If you want to stop developement, then I say be prepared to join the homeless. Rail is actually a side issue. A blip. Housing is the main issue.
on November 8,2011 | 11:35AM
tiki886 wrote:
Wrong. Density justifies the exorbitant cost of rail.
on November 8,2011 | 11:23AM
KeithHaugen wrote:
Thank you Carol Rothouse. You have expressed so well what I've heard from so many of my friends since the Mayor's proposed railroad was first shoved down our throats, and since the Governor announced his desire to build the tallest building ever (in Hawai`i) in Kaka`ako, alongside more than 20 other skyscrapers. What is happening to our beautiful Island?
on November 8,2011 | 05:40AM
Charliegrunt wrote:
Why do people come here to make it like some place else?
on November 8,2011 | 06:03AM
bender wrote:
Amen to that.
on November 8,2011 | 07:45AM
wiliki wrote:
Nope. It's the people here who need these changes so that the island is livable. That's the price of having a sustainable economy. It's the only way to keep the country country.
on November 8,2011 | 11:20AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
"You can take the boy out of the country but you can't take the country out of the boy" quote by google
on November 8,2011 | 10:30AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Not true if you can not name the website, so your claim can be verified if you are telling the truth or doing another joke, LemonySnickets. This is not the place for jokes, LemonySnickets.
on November 8,2011 | 04:25PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 8,2011 | 04:31PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Really? Yes,LemonySnickets
on November 8,2011 | 06:08PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Wrong? Yes, Mrs. Warren Pundilla
on November 8,2011 | 11:51PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Lemon
on November 9,2011 | 03:50PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Fruit Cake
on November 9,2011 | 11:22PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Fruit Cake
on November 9,2011 | 11:22PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
http://www.answers.com/topic/you-can-take-the-boy-out-of-the-country-but-you-can-t-take-the-country-out-of-the-boy. Is this a joke now, Kuniarr?
on November 8,2011 | 05:00PM
Kuniarr wrote:
This website, LemonySbickets is not the place for making jokes. Nor for making fun of those who post comments. You seem to enjoy joking and making fun of comments made in this website.
on November 8,2011 | 05:09PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You were born a joke.
on November 9,2011 | 11:21PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
I make fun of you lingo.
on November 9,2011 | 11:27PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Such as your comments above, LemonySnickets. Quote or no quote from Google.
on November 8,2011 | 05:10PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Yes, really LemonySnickets
on November 8,2011 | 06:05PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem
on November 8,2011 | 09:13PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
This is not the place for jokes, then Why are you here Kuniarr?
on November 8,2011 | 11:55PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Lemon
on November 9,2011 | 03:50PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 9,2011 | 05:03PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Lemon
on November 9,2011 | 08:34PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Cracker.
on November 9,2011 | 11:19PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wait until you get banned for making jokes, LemonySnickets. You won't be able to get back in because you will be banned on the basis of your IP address. Attempts to get back in creating a new username would be useless when one gets banned.
on November 8,2011 | 05:02PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Wrong.
on November 8,2011 | 05:12PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Nope
on November 8,2011 | 05:40PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 8,2011 | 05:53PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Yes.
on November 8,2011 | 06:01PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Idle threats.
on November 8,2011 | 11:56PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong
on November 8,2011 | 06:04PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You are never right. You just talk like an lumang bruha.
on November 9,2011 | 12:02AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Lemon.
on November 9,2011 | 03:51PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 9,2011 | 05:04PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 9,2011 | 05:06PM
Peacenik wrote:
20 other skyscrapers in Kakaako, really? Kakaako was in the plans for redevelopment 20 years ago, but was halted by the downturn in economy. I'd say Waikiki or downtown areas are filled to capacity with hi-rise, but Kakaako is the right place for added housing and commercial activities. Hawaii is the crossroads of the Pacific serves a different purpose than Tahiti, Samoa or Fiji though all are considered tropical tourists paradise. The proposed rail was not shoved down our throats, the citizens of this State wanted it. The Governor job is to address the problem of jobs, economic stimulus and hopefully this will be a start.
on November 8,2011 | 09:18AM
pakeheat wrote:
"The proposed rail was not shoved down our throats, the citizens of this State wanted it." There are some truth to that, however, if you remember Mufi saying "It's my way or the highway" ring a bell? Also, the final poll results in 2008 was 53% to 47% in favor for rail, hardly a major majority after all what the ex-Mayor did by spending our taxpayers money on media blitz, and shiny expensive brochure. Taxpayers were told that rail in the beginning that it was going to cost in the price tag of 3 billion dollars and now estimated to be even more than 5 billion dollars, I bet you the results would have been different now. Who also voted for rail? The building industry and their families, no doubt this was about job creation instead of solving our West Side traffic coming into town. Your analogy that building higher in Kakaako would solve the problem of jobs, and become and economic stimulus is bogus, it only targets unions, what about the many other jobs suffering?
on November 8,2011 | 10:27PM
luvshawaii wrote:
We didnt' vote for rail. The ballot asked us if we wanted rubber or steel, or something to that effect. Trickery is what it was and is. Please pay attention.
on November 9,2011 | 06:37AM
Peacenik wrote:
As explained before, building will help those in the construction industries, construction workers, carpenters, electricians, engineers, draftsman, plumbers, interior decorators, painters, artists, carpet co., appliance, kitchen and bathroom accessory co.s., real estate agents, maintenance workers, landscape company, etc. They in turn will have money to spend on food, luxury items, travel, restaurants, spas, nightclubs, etc. This private industry creating jobs and housing at their expense, not government spending our money to create bogus work. Those in older condos, can upgrade to those new housing, selling their's to those who cannot afford the new. It's a chain reaction, albeit slow but workable.
on November 9,2011 | 08:45AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You must be jealous that your comments are not posted twice or even once. You got nothing to say.
on November 9,2011 | 02:13PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
"the citizens of this State?
on November 9,2011 | 02:18PM
Anonymous wrote:
IRT>Peter Bianchi. It is sad that, in our home, you have point out that stealing is wrong. But thanks for saying so. I thought it was a "given." It IS "a big deal."
on November 8,2011 | 05:42AM
OldDiver wrote:
Is there evidence that Clinton paid off a number of women because he stuck his hands up their dress in return for a job?
on November 8,2011 | 05:51AM
Anonymous wrote:
You mean...like a dress ....evidence. Oh, and HE got "the job".
on November 8,2011 | 06:05AM
palani wrote:
In 1998, Clinton did pay Paula Jones $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim.
on November 8,2011 | 06:10AM
OldDiver wrote:
In Herman Cain's case he paid her off to shut her up.
on November 8,2011 | 10:18AM
Toneyuki wrote:
Cain didn't pay anyone. The NRA paid a settlement.
on November 8,2011 | 12:36PM
Toneyuki wrote:
OD spouting off DNC news (MSNBC) lies.
on November 8,2011 | 12:37PM
tiki886 wrote:
In a way, I love the fact that Herman Cain is getting the same reatment that Clinton received in the case of Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanitta Broaddrick and a host of other bimbo eruptions even after he was elected (Lewinski) It is hopeful that the liberal press notwithstanding, Cain could be our next Black President! Bill Clinton was the 1st "Black President" and Herman Cain is twice as "Black" as Obama! Herman Cain may be our next President!
on November 8,2011 | 12:45PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Yah, I remember the main networks running over 50 stories in the first few days when those happened. Oh wait... "In only eight and a half days, NBC, CBS and ABC have devoted a staggering 99 stories to sexual harassment charges against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. In comparison, eight days into Bill Clinton's scandal's with Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick, there were a combined eight reports." SOURCE:http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2011/11/08/network-deluge-99-stories-cain-harassment-charges-less-nine-days#ixzz1dAnVhFzL
on November 8,2011 | 03:57PM
tiki886 wrote:
And let's not forget that Juanita Broaddrick accused Clinton of RAPE! And she provided pictures of her cut lip that Buuba had bit! The Nation had elected a RAPIST!
on November 8,2011 | 05:38PM
tiki886 wrote:
Of course I would have elected the Rapist myself since the Republicans only had "No new taxes" wimp George HW Bush for a weakling for President so I had to vote for Ross Perot to teach the RINO Republicans to get their house in order. But then 4 years later, Noooooo...Republican elites had to put up another weakling Bob Dole and the Rapist won again! Then the Republicans chose another weakling - the son of a weakling! And that's how the Republicans put a COMMUNIST in office today!
on November 8,2011 | 05:57PM
tiki886 wrote:
Ok, so there were no pictures of her swollen lip but there was torn pantyhose. Bubba, Bubba, Bubba,tsk, tsk,tsk.
on November 9,2011 | 12:33AM
kainalu wrote:
Alice Costales apparently forgot that President Clinton was impeached for his poor decisions. What's happened to Herman thus far, other than his campaign coffers being filled by the conservative-base with each new allegation. It makes sense, the GOP and womens rights don't neccessarily go hand-in-hand. Heck, the hardcore conservative-base would take away a woman's right to vote if the could.
on November 8,2011 | 06:50AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Pretty funny. Here's a hero of women's liberation/liberal democrat on the matter, "[He} is not guilty of sexual harassment. He is accused of having made a gross, dumb and reckless pass at a supporter during a low point in her life. . . . In other words, [he] took ‘no’ for an answer.” That quote is from Gloria Steinem, the big-time feminist, though of course the man she was defending wasn’t Herman Cain. It was Bill Clinton, after Kathleen Willey accused him of groping her in the Oval Office. The hypocrisy of some on the left is just about hip deep.
on November 8,2011 | 02:41PM
lee1957 wrote:
As in blow?
on November 8,2011 | 06:55AM
lee1957 wrote:
As in blow?
on November 8,2011 | 06:55AM
rosa wrote:
Carol, Thank you for your editorial. I agree with you but unfortunately, I don't see that we can stop development, urban or suburban. All we can hope for is that our leaders will regulate development so that it will truly benefit the majority of the residents of this state and not just a few millionaires or the 1%, and without destroying the beauty of this unique island state of Hawaii.
on November 8,2011 | 06:44AM
bender wrote:
That's not likely to happen. See the first letter above from Doug Fetterly about the newly created Public Lands Development Corp.
on November 8,2011 | 07:48AM
HoldEverything wrote:
Merle Stetser is preaching to the choir. We're all taking it in the shorts with HECO rate increases. HEI blames the increase on the price of oil. But then, turns around and announces a 49 percent increase in profitability. Why is it considered acceptable for a company to show a significant increase in profitability at the expense of its customers? Are we supposed to be happy for HEI and its shareholders, maybe congratulate them for digging deeper into our pockets?
on November 8,2011 | 07:55AM
Submarine_Ret wrote:
90 percent of energy produced in Hawaii is by use of crude oil, all of it being imported. The value of the dollar in the past couple of years has been significantly deflated by the fiscal policies of the current administration. The lower the value of your dollar, the more it costs to purchase raw materials, especially when they are imported. In almost all instances, profit is a result of a percentage of sales. If revenue through sales is increased, as it is now, then profit also is increased. For the environmentally friendly people out there, although wind and solar are attractive alternatives on paper, they are costly in start-up costs and inefficient. Add to that when the trades fail to blow or the sun is blocked, they are not effective in producing electricity. Nuclear is occasionally brought up and the fear mongers are quick to point out chernobyl, three mile island and the Tsunami at Honshu, Japan. But the effects at all but Chernobyl will be short lived and nuclear is very efficient and reliable.
on November 8,2011 | 11:09AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Indeed the new land agency has broad powers that are only under restraint by the governor. Which means that the governor is actually provided indirect dictatorial powers in a democracy. What are those powers? Those powers are taxing and eminent domain powers. "The corporation, with the approval of the governor, can also issue revenue bonds for constructing, acquiring and renovating public facilities, as well as for the acquisition of non-public lands." Can anyone reading this not know that the thing that can indirectly or directly influence an act of a politician is Political Donations? Acquisition of non-public lands for "development" invokes the possibility of huge political contributions from developers to a politician as an incentive to acquire a non-public land for "development".
on November 8,2011 | 10:20AM
tiki886 wrote:
Let's not forget huge donations from union member dues to support these developements so they can have a job. If developers decided not to use union labor, there is no amount of bribery from developers that would get these politicians to approve these projects.
on November 8,2011 | 10:43AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
The Governor is not an indirect dictator but a marionette who has their strings pulled by those who "donate" to their campaign for "services". Services of all sorts.
on November 8,2011 | 11:00AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong.
on November 8,2011 | 05:39PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Prove it!
on November 8,2011 | 05:55PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong again.
on November 8,2011 | 06:00PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
All you can say is Wrong again but no proof of reason.
on November 8,2011 | 11:53PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Lemon
on November 9,2011 | 03:52PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You cannot prove it.
on November 9,2011 | 12:05AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong again. You made a claim, prove it.
on November 9,2011 | 07:32AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
You prove my opinion wrong.
on November 9,2011 | 08:05AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Lemon.
on November 9,2011 | 03:53PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Lingo.
on November 9,2011 | 11:24PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 9,2011 | 11:26PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 9,2011 | 11:26PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 9,2011 | 11:26PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
etchi
on November 9,2011 | 06:00PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
etchi
on November 9,2011 | 06:00PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Making up stories again. This is not a site for bad jokes. Really?
on November 9,2011 | 08:12AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
"Clinton set example for Cain to follow". In my opinion, women are willing or unwilling to do a "service" to get ahead in their career. No pun intended. Only women and not men?
on November 8,2011 | 10:28AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong
on November 8,2011 | 06:04PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 9,2011 | 05:07PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Etchi!
on November 9,2011 | 05:58PM
saveparadise wrote:
Mahalo Carol Rothouse! Please everyone, let's save paradise while it is still possible. Damn the politicians that are bought by greedy developers who care nothing of the aina or our future quality of life. We are responsible to preserve the resources for our children's future now.
on November 8,2011 | 10:52AM
Anonymous wrote:
Mahalo Carol Rothouse, We must save our paradise! Greedy developers and the politicians that sell us out for "contributions" care not of our aina and quality of life that should be perpetuated. Thank you again for voicing to save our paradise!
on November 8,2011 | 10:56AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
With APEC, Hawaii is soon to be another Hong Kong.
on November 8,2011 | 11:02AM
LemonySnickets wrote:
With APEC, Hawaii is soon to be another Hong Kong.
on November 8,2011 | 11:02AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Wrong
on November 8,2011 | 06:02PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Really?
on November 9,2011 | 05:09PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Advice for LemonySnickets to avoid double posting of a comment:----> After you hit "SUBMIT COMMENT" and you do not see your comment showing up below, wait for the page to refresh. Wait. Do not hit SUBMIT COMMENT again. Normally, you get a message that your comment has been added. If that message saying your comment has been added does not show up do not hit SUBMIT COMMENT again. In that case, if you do not see your comment showing up below, exit the website of Staradvertiser and then go back in and go to Letters to Editor. You will then find your comment showing up.
on November 8,2011 | 01:58PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
If I wanted advice I wouldn't ask you. Really?
on November 8,2011 | 02:20PM
wiliki wrote:
Yes. He doesn't know. The web site seems unstable to me. Sometimes I lose a posting, for no good reason. I think it's a software bug in the website. They have got crappy program developers.
on November 8,2011 | 06:04PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Apparently a moderator does not monitor this website. A comment that one writes which does not appear can be the result of a monitoring program that detects a word or phrase banned from being shown.
on November 8,2011 | 06:12PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
Apparently?
on November 8,2011 | 06:48PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Yes
on November 8,2011 | 07:02PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Yes, based on the provisions of the Terms of Service
on November 8,2011 | 07:04PM
Peacenik wrote:
Whew, wondered when someone was going to teach him, Message Board 101. hope he finally get it.
on November 8,2011 | 04:24PM
LemonySnickets wrote:
If you see double, you must be in need of glasses.
on November 8,2011 | 04:36PM
lee1957 wrote:
Even a single SUBMIT results in double posting. Happens to me often.
on November 8,2011 | 04:48PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Agreed lee1957. It happened to me earlier today. It was the first and only time, but it happened.
on November 8,2011 | 05:42PM
Kuniarr wrote:
After you hit the SUBMIT COMMENT button did you find that your comment was not showing up below?
on November 8,2011 | 05:50PM
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