Let me ask, what's in a question? To some people, asking questions is an art form that can take you along paths of discovery. So let me pose another question. What's wrong with Oahu? I bet the question brought to mind a number problems and issues. The question solicits a laundry list of negativity. I prefer a more positive mental exercise as well as positive solutions. So the question I prefer to ask is this, How can we make Oahu a better place to live? For starters, I can think of… Continue
Added by Gerry Nagamine on August 31, 2008 at 12:19pm —
I wonder if the folks in the mayor’s office have enough to do. With sewage spills and potholes, you would think they’ve got their hands full. Imagine adding rail to the mix.
Added by Gerry Nagamine on August 31, 2008 at 11:59am —
Seeing the ruckus the people and businesses
in McLean, Virginia are putting up (by rail supporters) against 3.5 miles of elevated rail, the silence here is deafening, except for the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and American Planning Association.
Go to: tysonstunnel.com/#
Take a look at Slides #5 and #6 in the photos of actual structures
The Face of Elevated Rail, View a short slide… Continue
Added by dale Evans on August 27, 2008 at 12:51pm —
Somehow, Seattle’s monorail got built without a safe evacuation plan.
“It just stopped” – Monorail breaks down, firefighters rescue passengers
Brad Wong, Seattle P-I, 8/25/08
Monorail stops with 200 passengers stranded aboard for 90 minutes. “The heat was unbearable” and after 20 minutes, passengers managed to open an emergency door. Firefighters arrived to set up their aerial… Continue
Added by dale Evans on August 25, 2008 at 8:25am —
The price of Denver's FasTracks rail system is a lesson for Honolulu's taxpayers. FasTracks is already under construction.
Rail in Denver: “Build it no matter what it costs.”
Original estimated cost was $2.8 billion.
FasTracks price tag jumps
, Jeffrey Leib, Denver Post, 8/21/08
Cost estimate is now $7.9… Continue
Added by dale Evans on August 23, 2008 at 9:59am —
Do we need it, can we afford it, can we maintain it?
— Mufi Hanneman’s campaign slogan 2004
Numbers on rail just don’t work out
Janet Jensen, CPA in Honolulu, Honolulu Star Bulletin, 8/23/08
“Like most Hawaii residents, I would like to see a mass transit system but it needs to make economic sense. The current $3.7 billion budget for rail is based on 2006 dollars. If we… Continue
Added by dale Evans on August 23, 2008 at 9:33am —
Mufi ignores US and international examples of privately funded HOT projects. The taxpayers of Oahu are saddled with needless burdens and risks in developing and financing infrastructure.
Companies offer to build 1550 miles of toll expressway
around Bangalore India, TollroadsNews, 8/19/08
Swiss Challenge System: encourages unsolicited proposals to gain innovation and to prevent highway investment being limited to a… Continue
Added by dale Evans on August 21, 2008 at 11:30am —
The mayor is currently running radio ads preaching the way to reduce traffic congestion is to reduce driving. Check out how social engineering goes in Portland Oregon:
The Failures of Government Planning
(Despite the “Best-Laid Plans”), Randal O’Toole, Privatization Watch, Reason Foundation, Vol. 31, 2008
In Portland, Oregon, land use planners ordered a church to allow no more than 70 people to worship in its 400-seat… Continue
Added by dale Evans on August 19, 2008 at 2:52am —
Panos needs our help in getting his message out to the community, and every little bit that you as his supporters do can make a difference!
Here's a few pointers:
-Be alert everywhere you go. Always look for people who you can talk to or help out as an platform and opportunity to have a window of time to talk to them about Panos. Remember to SMILE always and speak in a pleasant tone to everyone you meet. If you bring in the… Continue
Added by Danny on August 17, 2008 at 2:35pm —
I just finished watching an outstanding interview of Honolulu mayoral candidate Dr. Panos Prevedouros on the Olelo program "For Ewa Today" (right click here
to download to your computer and view). This was yet another outstanding demonstration of how Dr. Prevedouros not only knows the issues, but knows the solutions to those issues that challenge Honolulu.
Added by Danny on August 16, 2008 at 12:06am —
Added by Danny on August 13, 2008 at 6:41pm —
HEARKENING BACK TO THE GLORIOUS TWILIGHT of an American general who twice saved freedom in the Pacific, three words echo in the theater of my mind when I think of Honolulu mayoral candidate Panos Prevedouros: Duty, Honor, Country. Like the tumultuous time of decades past, freedom is once again in danger in the Pacific. Today, we face neither bayonet nor cannon, but the onset of a dangerous belief by our existing… Continue
Added by Danny on August 13, 2008 at 11:00am —
I am proud to call these Hawaiian Islands and the United States of America my adopted home. All around the world, America's reputation is of a place where hardworking people can be all that they desire to be. America’s people are unique in that throughout their history, no matter what challenges or setbacks have beset them, they have always overcome the challenges and continued their pursuit of the American Dream.
Since my arrival in the U.S in 1986, I too have come to believe… Continue
Added by Panos Prevedouros on August 11, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Was able to catch a portion of Panos and Malia Z. chatting on channel 54 early this evening. The professor was reasoned, measured, and factual as he eviscerated the rail boondoggle, as well as much of the other infastructure follies we face at present. Kudos to Malia for offering Panos the platform.
Question -- will this be repeated? Would love to catch the entire 1/2 hour at some point ...
Added by Kaunaloa on August 11, 2008 at 6:46pm —
Riding Hawaii's Gravy Train
, all about the people who are filling Mufi's war chest.
Stay tuned for more info ...
Added by dale Evans on August 11, 2008 at 8:30am —
This letter was emailed to the mayor on 10 August 2008 with copies to the City council, local newspapers and columnists.
You posted this on your Hannemann's website link:
LIE: Rail is Mufi's boondoggle.
TRUTH: It is the responsibility of the mayor to help solve our growing traffic problems. While Mayor Hannemann has taken the initiative and led the effort to bring… Continue
Added by Ben RAmelb on August 10, 2008 at 4:00pm —
The Stop Rail Now Initiative is a fine example of citizens asserting their First Amendment Right to Petition the Government. The government should hear the loud voice of 50,000 people and take action. A "no rail" statement with a simple yes or no response is requested on the November 2008 ballot.
I want to recap the mayor's manipulations where he first laughed at this effort, then asked for a petition that includes solutions, then he had his consulting firm's arm to create an… Continue
Added by Panos Prevedouros on August 4, 2008 at 11:59pm —