July 03, 2008
The following letter is in response to Jared Libby's June 26 Coconut Wireless column:
Aloha. Just so you know for your next article. Castle and Cooke is owned by billionaire developer David H. Murdock who also owns Dole Foods.
–Jonathon via MauiTime.com
THE EDITOR RESPONDS: You're absolutely right! Thanks for the correction. Jared Libby, who turned 30 last week, admits to being a little senile but other than that highly intelligent and informative.
BAD MOM? MAYBE. HOLOHOLO GIRL? DEFINITELY NOT!
The following letters are in response to Starr Begley's June 26 Restless Native "That's My Girl"
After reading Holoholo Girl about Holoholo Girl bonding with her daughter at an MMA fight, I am reminded of an old National Lampoon album I had as a kid, "That's not funny, that's sick!"
Why not a cock fight next time? Or a XXX show? So long as it's in a forum, it's regulated, and the people love what they do. It's only a shame that these last two are not legal for your daughter. I have no idea why.
–Good job! via www.MauiTime.com
THE EDITOR RESPONDS: I do agree that there are other activities out there for families with young children that may be a lot more beneficial than watching live mixed martial arts. But to compare a sport filled with dedicated and trained athletes to an illegal, underground activity and porn? That's just offensive.
OUCH, MY EARS!
The following letters are in response to the June 26 Rob Report "Drowning in Sound"
I watched the Akaku show with Dr. Marsha Green, referred to near the end of this article. Wow, thanks for the great report on what is at stake in our oceans, and how the military totally wants to sidestep any responsibility for following the law. The RIMPAC exercises are outdated and unnecessary, and should not be held in proximity to our islands. Thanks, Rob & Marsha, for telling the truth.
–Bert W. via www.mauitime.com
Articles like this serve no one's best interest if they are not factual. A simple check of this link will confirm the actual number & species of animals involved in the 2000 Bahamas stranding. If even this simple data is not correct in your article, one is left wondering how many other facts are also distorted or omitted. In the future, try to inform, not misinform.
–Mano Nui via www.MauiTime.com
ROB PARSONS RESPONDS: Thank you for providing the web link to the NOAA report. This link from the American Cetacean Society also has a detailed report of the Bahamas strandings in 2000: http://www.whaleresearch.com/thecenter/bahreport.html. It appears that the number of marine mammals affected was 18, not 30. It is possible that Dr Marsha Green misspoke when she shared this number with the audience. However, I stand by the rest of the information provided in the article, and there's no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.
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