To new transplants: Love us or leave us
In his letter to the editor Nov. 18, James Krzeminski criticizes a letter written by John Young as being “so ludicrous that he felt the need to reply.”
Then, instead of sticking to the subject, he goes off and attacks the integrity of the Hawaii County Police Department and how its officers do their job.
In his attack, he displays such a complete lack of understanding in how the police function that he sounds like a third-grader from some school on the mainland. (No offense intended to third-graders.)
This attack is so far beyond being ludicrous that I am sure no police officer will reply, believing that to answer the fool justifies the remarks made by the fool.
Krzeminski hurls out the insult that “this nepotistic, high school-educated force of kanakas couldn’t solve a minor crime if they saw it in progress.”
While most kanakas (men of Hawaiian ancestry) will let this intended insult fade away, it serves as a reminder as to why the “hate the haole” mentality exists in Hawaii.
It may be more constructive if other transplants who have come here by choice take up the cause and express their support for the police and the interracial, interactive, lifestyle most of us have come to enjoy.
Those who have come here, like Krzeminski, and resent the “kanakas” who were here first should be encouraged to leave.
This educated decision should not be left up to the chief of police or the mayor of Hawaii County, as suggested by James Krzeminski.
Tropical Fish Collection
A trapping context for limited entry
In Canada, trappers are given certain clearly defined, licensed territories in which to trap. They don’t want to overtrap, because it will ruin their sustained yield in their licensed area.
Here in Hawaii, I suggest limited entry to collectors, confined to a specific, clearly defined area. License or ownership of this permit is transferable, but limited to the clearly defined area described in said permit.
Economics have a way of regulating.
I regard fish collectors of these endemic and rare species unacceptable in spite of the construed data. Trappers, big game guides and fish collectors are pimps for Mother Nature. At least limit it more. That is splitting the difference.
How many die in shipping? Science is often theoretical and when they can’t dazzle us with their brilliance, they will baffle us with their BS. Reduce collection.
Jay C. Failing
What shape ahead?
Flickinger says that Kanuha is “virgin block of clay, awaiting the sculpture of experience.”
In an interview with Kanuha recently, Kanuha said that his most admired politician was Kenoi.
I can well imagine the sculpting we’re all going to get.