Mexicans must feel pretty safe now
It's a good thing that the Mexican police are so efficient and uncorrupted that they have time to keep their society safe from drug lords, death squads and even have time to rid our streets of that dastardly Dog Chapman. After all, don't we have a leash law in Hawaii?
Now that the Dog has been leashed, the Mexican people must really feel safe in their homes.
Prosecute illegals, not bounty hunters
The U.S. government seems to have gotten the message backward. We want to get rid of Mexicans who violate our tax and immigration laws, among the scores of other violations of our laws that are not being prosecuted by this administration. We want to send them all back to Mexico. We don't want to export our law-abiding (and law-enforcing) citizens to Mexican jails.
Free the Chapmans!
Janet and Michael Scully
More to Dog's capture than meets the eye
I have no doubt that the U.S. government knew where fugitive rapist Andrew Luster was hiding. I also have no doubt that the Mexican authorities knew who Mr. Luster was and were being paid to turn their heads so he could remain.
Now that the Mexican authorities have lost their payday for hiding Luster, they have finally decided to retaliate and our government, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to help a corrupt government try to take one of our citizens who has tried to do as much good as he can.
It is time to flood Congress with letters showing your ire. You go, Dog!
Pope did not put foot in his mouth
Corky's cartoon of the Holy Father Benedict XVI in the Sunday Star-Bulletin
was offensive and uncalled for. This cartoon displays ignorance of historical remarks made by the the holy father and that was taken out of context.
The holy father said nothing wrong. He quoted a 14th-century emperor when speaking at a German university. He did not "put his foot in his mouth."
Where are the cute little cartoons, criticism and outrage when Catholics are insulted and attacked?
Esther C. Gefroh
Earth's warming natural, not a big deal
Another article telling us the sky is falling, or rather in this case, that the world is heating ("Hot weather not just a day at the beach," Gathering Place, Star-Bulletin, Sept. 13
Like all the others, the article insisted that "There is scientific consensus that the threat of global warming is real." The trouble with this assertion is that there are thousands of scientists who are refuting global warming. For example, more than 17,000 scientists have signed a petition against the Kyoto Accord.
Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but a plant nutrient and an essential component of life on Earth. The methodology behind the computer models suggesting man-made global warming has been proved false -- a case of garbage in/garbage out. And temperature, sea levels and glaciers have been moving up and down since time began. The world changes.
For a more detailed discussion of the facts, google "The Anthropogenic Global Warming Doctrine" by geologist Gerrit J. van der Lingen.
State should let all of Hawaii enjoy WiFi
The technology is emerging for residents and visitors to utilize and enjoy high-speed wireless Internet access anywhere they happen to be in the state of Hawaii. This may be on the beach, on a tour bus, on the Superferry or anywhere one has a laptop.
I recommend that the state administration consider providing a statewide wireless network (WiFi) to all individuals in Hawaii as a public service.
E. Alvey Wright