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October 10, 2013

Think About It: Mind Wanderings

Thoughts on some strange or unique recent local news… Two men pleaded not guilty on charges that they stole over 20 goats from a North Shore farm last week. While the judge didn't say, "you've got to be kidding", he did ask if they had stolen the goats, and both men answered "naahhhh", rather sheepishly. Last Thursday, a water main at Moanalua Golf Course was damaged by Board of Water Supply maintenance crews, flooding the golf course and causing about 600 homes to be without water for a while. As the accident occurred on a golf course, each member of the work crew was given a two-stroke penalty, but they did manage to quickly repair the damage… with a rescue club, undoubtedly.

A bill to ban lying on sidewalks passed in a City Council committee meeting. Now if we could only get our politicians to stop lying in campaigns and in public, maybe we could really get some important things accomplished. Does this mean if people can't lie on sidewalks they'll get around the proposed ordinance by simply propping themselves up against a fence? And if the recent Matson pipeline spill was a vivid warning about decrepit pipes corroding throughout our state, will there be more testing done now, before the next catastrophe, or will we move on this one slow as molasses? 

Finally, a new study says that 43% of Honolulu's roads are in bad shape. Actually, the number could be worse, but road surveyors couldn't get to some roads, because they were under repair. To be fair, the city of Honolulu is spending $120-million on local road repairs this year alone, so hopefully our road ranking among major cities will improve drastically in the years ahead… just in time to hear more tales about the horrific state of our crumbling public schools, park and beach restrooms, and our decrepit Honolulu airport. Think about it…


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