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Re: Live Skunk Captured, Rabies Testing Underway
Posted by Lisamarie f on 2/17/2018 11:24am

Pepe' Le Pew deserves a vacation too! did he bring Penelope Pussycat? I smelled skunk going down the hill after Hali' maile and it wasn't weed!

Re: Flags Seized at UHMC, New Standard Ensures Equal Heights
Posted by MaileO on 2/17/2018 8:03am

Community agitators in training should not be aided and abetted. They're going to college for an education and their voices should always be counted. However, That doesn't always give them the right to be divisive. They didn't have discussions, they just took it upon themselves to take action. What's going to be next?

Re: Flags Seized at UHMC, New Standard Ensures Equal Heights
Posted by commenter#37 on 2/17/2018 4:56am

Stop all Federal aide money to students at UH Maui campus. That should keep both sides happy.

Re: Flags Seized at UHMC, New Standard Ensures Equal Heights
Posted by Mr.&Mrs.F on 2/17/2018 3:46am

Hawaiians need to get an understanding of the current situation. They are the 50th state of the UNITED states. Hawaiians are no more oppressed by the U.S. government than any other citizen. Right now, after years of terrible political rule as usual, the whole U.S. is suffering. President Trump is trying to make improvements, but liberals and liberal run states like Hawaii are getting in the the way progress. Hawaiians need to quit living in the glorified, "would have been, maybe," past; and start functioning in the present. Fly your "ancient" Monarch flag in your front yard if you like, no one is stopping you. Hawaii couldn't defend itself way back when and it couldn't defend itself now without U.S. protection. Quit biting the hand that protects you. The Hawaiian Nation, like the American Indian Nation, is a bad idea. It hasn't worked out for the American Indian and the Hawaiians are ill equipped to do much better. Flags are little security blankets anyway; people need to stop this totally immature/pagan practice of 'worshipping' flags; regardless of what meaning people attach to a flag; a colored piece of cloth that does not think or act or have emotions. GOD is NOT impressed with ANY flag; grow up.

Re: Live Skunk Captured, Rabies Testing Underway
Posted by Nailbanger on 2/17/2018 3:21am

And why didnt they just put one .40cal slug in it? End of story

Re: Difference Between Leasehold vs. Fee Simple Ownership
Posted by pukui on 2/17/2018 2:46am

Whether or not it's organized as a condo has nothing to do with fee simple vs LH ownership.

Sounds like you read none of the docs prior to buying.

Re: Flags Seized at UHMC, New Standard Ensures Equal Heights
Posted by Gene DeSousa on 2/17/2018 2:27am

In total agreement with this. It should be this way throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Re: Difference Between Leasehold vs. Fee Simple Ownership
Posted by John Sundance on 2/16/2018 12:33pm

We though we were buying a fee property in Waiehuu Terrace but found out a house in a subdivision is not a house it is legally a condo which comes with a fraudulent out of date set of restrictions from South Carolina 30 years ago that are against State,County, and Federal law and counter to its own. This means you get a dangerously incompetent board controlled by a predatory real-estate office that work in an untimely manner. There are masses of people being victimized by these associations. Just the Kool Roof fraud is costing home owners 40 thousand. At least stop listing homes in a subdivision as houses,

Re: Maui Crime Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, 2018: Burglaries, Break-Ins, Thefts
Posted by commenter#37 on 2/16/2018 6:51am

Crimes at Times market and Azeka are no surprise. There are a
large number of meth-heads and homeless around there. St.
Theresa's freebies draw them in. Thanks St. Theresa's for making our
neighborhood dangerous.

Re: Fairness Act Seeks to Restore Benefits to WWII Filipino Veterans
Posted by nomakelidat on 2/16/2018 3:57am

Come on congress, do what's right. Give them their well earned privileges..

Re: Oregon Man Dies, Pulled from Ocean at Kā‘anapali
Posted by gambezi on 2/16/2018 3:53am

Yes I agree with some of the other commenters here, it's tourists who have no idea what the ocean is like in Hawaii. It's not the Caribbean! Why so many at the same time I have no idea. I know it's easy to become enchanted looking at the beautiful fish, but man this is a lot of people dying. Unusual.

Re: Oregon Man Dies, Pulled from Ocean at Kā‘anapali
Posted by gambezi on 2/16/2018 3:49am

Been snorkeling for 30 years off Maui, Oahu, Big Island. I don't get how all these people are dying all of sudden. Olowalu? It's so shallow, how could a person drown there? Unless they were outside the reef. I would not snorkel Makena, Wailea. Too rough for me. I'm 70. Shallow calm waters only.

Re: Ocean Death Toll Rises to 12 on Maui: Victim at Pu‘u Keka‘a ID’d
Posted by Tom Dunn on 2/16/2018 12:39am

In Arizona, we have similar issues with tourists dying from heat exhaustion in the desert, because they don't understand the risks they are taking while on vacation.

Re: Ocean Death Toll Rises to 12 on Maui: Victim at Pu‘u Keka‘a ID’d
Posted by Tom Dunn on 2/16/2018 12:35am

As a tourist that has visited Maui since the 1980's - my experience is that tourists don't understand the risks they take. People relax and don't pay attention to their surroundings. Maybe the snorkel rental shops could require renters to watch a safety video on how to stay safe when snorkeling...

Re: Ocean Death Toll Rises to 12 on Maui: Victim at Pu‘u Keka‘a ID’d
Posted by Yamanote on 2/15/2018 4:43pm

All those who opposed moving the Ocean Safety Officer tower to Black Rock have blood on their hands. Maui Fire decision was correct and in the best interests of the many people who get into trouble at Black Rock. Canoe Beach is the safest beach on Maui used mostly by locals who are ocean ready.

Re: Ask the Mayor: Is It Legal to Blow Yard Debris Onto Public Roads?
Posted by Maui_Mike on 2/15/2018 4:33pm

Ask the mayor......and his staff will answer.

Re: Ocean Death Toll Rises to 12 on Maui: Victim at Pu‘u Keka‘a ID’d
Posted by Maui_Mike on 2/15/2018 4:23pm

It’s time to organize a sign waving and picketing of the resorts fronting the area, warning their guests that it is a death trap, I guarantee you they will then fund a lifeguard at Black Rock, they just need some incentive, like loss of revenue.

Re: Maui Water Quality Program Expands to Include 48 Test Sites
Posted by Kula Cyclist on 2/15/2018 8:06am

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council would like to acknowledge those who have made the Hui O Ka Wai Ola Water Quality testing program possible: County of Maui Office of Economic Development, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, North Beach West Maui Benefit Fund, Napili Bay and Beach Foundation, Pride of Maui, Maui Ocean Center and individual donors and supporters, along with partners The Nature Conservancy, West Maui Ridge to Reef and University of Hawaii- Maui.

Re: Japanese Visitor Pulled from Waters off Pu‘u Keka‘a, Kā‘anapali
Posted by Maui_Mike on 2/14/2018 2:16pm

When will the visitor industry decide enough have died, when they quit coming here to die I guess......there are many ways to make a difference, yet they do nothing constructive at all.

Re: Weight Limits Revised for Five Maui Bridges
Posted by nomakelidat on 2/14/2018 4:20am

Oh good, I was staying off those bridges cause I was worried I was eating too much rice.

Re: Bills Seek Tiny Homes on Hawaiian Home Lands
Posted by Nailbanger on 2/14/2018 2:25am

125,000
Really?
Its DHHL land right?
So no cost
I can build 3 of them for 125,000$
Ohhh thats right
Now we also need to pay for a septic system at 40k a permit at 10k etc etc,,,,
Im telling you,
Get government out of the way and it will be affordable to build,,,

Re: Statewide Campaign Calls For End To Dangerous, Distracted Driving
Posted by Robert Fleetmode on 2/14/2018 12:07am

Texting is not just a "teen" problem. There are millions of employees in company cars and fleet vehicles who try to "multi-task" behind the wheel.
While Hawaii may seek to lower distracted driving by increasing penalties, fees and regulations, there is another option. There are anti-texting apps, like AT&T DriveMode which is FREE!
One area that is rarely discussed is that Hawaii has thousands of government vehicles that inspectors, regulators and the agricultural department use as fleet vehicles, but they do not have the technology to diminish distracted driving. I would love to see one state lead by example and use a program, like FleetMode, to block texts, redirect incoming phone calls, and impede all other apps in the State vehicles. If we want our state roads to be safer, let’s start by making our state vehicles safer.

Re: Statewide Campaign Calls For End To Dangerous, Distracted Driving
Posted by I didn't say on 2/13/2018 1:26pm

Crazy drivers out there...no regard for anything but dope!

Re: Bills Seek Tiny Homes on Hawaiian Home Lands
Posted by Anthony Riecke-Gonzales on 2/13/2018 7:18am

The cost of building a building is only about 50% of the cost to make a new home. The other 50% is in the land, utility, and development fees. So, if you reduce the building by half, then still add the land, utility, & development fees, you get a tiny house for 3/4 the cost of a regular house. Not much of a bargain. Now, have the state borrow the money to pay for the utility & development fees, make a normal size home stripped down of nice finishes, then you can have a starter home that sells for about 40% of the current cost. But the trade off is the state needs to be paid back. Say pay back is over the life of the home, say 50 years. Still cheaper, as the state can borrow cheaper than anyone else. Want to see if this would work? Crack open a history book on how housing that was built in the 50's 60's & some on the 70's before the Reagan era privateers took over. But alas, that will mean we have to share Maui & Hawaii with others that might want to live here, not just our kids.

Re: Bills Seek Tiny Homes on Hawaiian Home Lands
Posted by lanaigirl on 2/13/2018 6:35am

How many square feet is considered to be a "tiny" house???

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