WOO HOO!!! Plenty in Kihei. Hasta Luego. Hopefully, they are forced to clean up all their trash hoarding camps.
You dont comprehend very well do you
I think that's why they make a family member or loved one pay for half of the ticket. If they are using this service to visit family members, then only ~25% of the roundtrip airfare is actually being 'subsidized'. Worst case scenario, that's about $150-$200 to get rid of them for a while and clear out their homeless camp.
In my area, the homeless are passed out drunk. Can I blame that on greedy developers? But no, you're right. Lets get rid of tourism, our tax base.
Actually Hannah this is my fault, I was editing the mayor's response and took out a reference to a state law that prohibits bogus 911 calls, which is the closest law we have on the books for something like this. Because this woman didn't call for help I didn't think it applied but I also removed the part where he said "there is no other law that applies to this case." Again I apologize.
Our homeless issues are a symptom of deeper issues,
For many of our homeless their plight is directly related to the politicians insistance on pandering to developers and the tourist industry rather than assuring a solid base in production of one sort or another, in this case the change from an agriculture based economy to one entirely dependent on tourism and development,
THAT is a recipe for eventual disaster and we are seeing some of these chickens coming home to roost.
You can see the results all around you, those of you who grew up here and are over 50 know what im talking about, development has done not much good for our island home except foster that argument that bigger and more is better, in reality, bigger and more is just that and does not translate to a more sustainable and fulfilling existence. How many of you have kids that had no choice but to move away to pursue a career or actually be able to afford to buy a home? How many of you have extended family and more than 2 generations living under one roof because prices are too high and cant afford to buy or rent a home and their part time restauraunt or hotel job doesnt cover everything?
By embracing and supporting tourism and development as our primary industries these elected buffoons have sold us down the road. The idea that development and tourism can be sustainable to support our economy and inversely us is a dream, and one that ends in disaster and over crouding and over allocation of resources.
When i see the homeless folks i say to myself,
"But for the grace of God, there go I"
The trajectory we have been put on by the greed of some people will end nowhere good for any of us.
This article is 2 sentences long. Brilliant.
Since we're hell bent on unnecessary means of transportation and blowing piles of cash, I propose a Tram going up and over from Iao to Lahaina.
Science is often poisoned by bias and at that not science at all. Notice you avoided my question and thus your bias.
Exactly what does repatriation mean?
Many of the homeless that's from the state that came here in the beginning were some that could not adapt to our high cost of living here in hawaii and fell into their lowest and could not get out of it and just simply got stuck out here.
I've seen it happen with some that I've met in the pass that we became freinds. To make a long story short they became homeless and went into the homeless shelter in puunene. I've helped them purchase a ticket back to where their from and now they are doing really well. Maybe it's because they're familiar with their ways of living back home.
Here in hawaii it's not all paradise as some may think. And trys to move out here and try to survive. It's not that easy.
But. I do think with this they are on the right track......
Kind of sketchy but, it will be good. Cause when all the loose ends is being taken care of then then and at the same time maybe the local homeless will be better taken care of with some help. This is really a good start. We all know that some will take advantage of this some how. But, hopefully they won't soil it for the ones that really needs the help to get up on their feet and have that start to stand on their own. If this works out our economy will get better. Smart move........
Really hope you succeed in your mission.......
When they get back to the mainland, they'll tell all their friends of the awesome deal Hawaii provides.
Way to not even answer the question Mayor. What's the point of doing this if you're not even going to answer the actual question?
Is there a limit on how many tickets they are willing to issue to one person? What if we send someone back and they somehow scrounge the money to get back here - because it's too cold - because they had a fight with their family - would we buy them another ticket next year or the year after that? There MSUT be some control . . .
Just in time for the holidays.
Oh.....so tourists aren't the only ones who do stupid things.
Thanks MFD. Aloha.
Why they replanting, and so soon ? Fear of the possible burn moratorium ? Plant something helpful, more healthful, and more profitable ! Grow food, medicine, construction hemp !
7am, haze in central valley sure is here ! When they gonna quit burning cane?, giving me horrible headaches, sinus issues, and pumping CO2 into the environment ? It's Sick. Come on, it's the 21st century ? Grow hemp, poppies, anything useful !
i've had several health plans over the years as jobs changed. I found Kaiser to be the best. Yes, I had co pays but they were worth it for superior care. They have a high priority on preventive care which saves everyone in the end.
The parking situations in the town of paia is one of the biggest factors why I don't stop there anymore.
I'm not saying that the town of paia is an bad place. It's just an old looking town with new tourism shops hidden in it. I don't stop there no more cause there's really nothing for me to stop there for. Except for that minute stop for snack and a soda. I'm actually from the west side of maui and grew with lahaina as time went by. So I rather stop in lahaina then in paia.
Every time I drive through the paia town I see it's growing into more a commercialized town like lahaina.
I liked paia and lahaina as it was like before with all the local flavors. But, sad it'll never be like that anymore.
Whatever, you still don't deserve the respect. You're just trying to turn the story around. As for facts that you already know about yourself that you're full with hate and disrespect that you've already have shown in your past post. Oh, and not to forget your selfishness. That's fine. You are what you are and it's just sorry that you're that way. I hope you're happy being the way you are. It must be lonely. Your life not mine.
One of these days you'll find your beliefs when you really need one to get through the difficulties in life.
Good luck to you.
Ps. Teddy bears count........ LOL.......