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Old December 10th, 2009, 02:59 AM
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Thumbs down Hawaii's Worst Moments of This Decade

Kaloko Dam break: people lost their lives due to negligence, arrogance, and lack of accountability all around

Hawaii Superferry: see Kaloko Dam Break

UHM's shot at the BCS: I was proud to see my alma mater in the BCS, but a flawed system relying on subjective selections and media hype set them up for a huge fall

Meth problem: Documentaries shed light on a symptom of larger underlying problems that Hawaii faces and makes little progress in resolving

Aloha Airlines: Aloha, Aloha


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Old December 10th, 2009, 03:24 AM
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Furlough Days: Solving problems by reducing education (in an already sub-par education system) will lead to future problems and future "less-educated" decisions. There is no government ownership from the moron who miscalculated a few million dollars somewhere. Maybe they shouldn't pay the Auditors, the Comptrollers, and the Fiscal Department based on their incompetence, and not take it out on the children.

The Railway System debacle: spend tons of money on a transit system and then cut it off, but debate it and spend more money debating it, but make no progress on it, and therefore make it a black hole for more Hawaii money.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 06:57 AM
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Homeless population increases
MRSA problem emerging
MRC Greenwood wins UH Presidency by Default
Dog the Bounty Hunter series premiere

... And just about everything mentioned previous to my post.

I know that I left out some crucial things, but I'm sure others will bring them up.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 03:14 PM
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2006 Oahu Blackout over nothing.
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2006 Oahu Blackout over nothing.
You mean the blackout associated with the earthquake? Or the blackout the day after Christmas 2008?
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Old December 10th, 2009, 07:57 PM
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A good list of events so far.
I'll add the Xerox shooting, killing seven people. That was November 2, 1999, so technically is within the last decade, almost.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 10:35 PM
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September 11, 2001: Muslim extremists use 4 of our own airliners to attack the United States. Thousands killed in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. A new era in the "War on Terror" begins.

July 11, 2005: The day Governor Lingle let HB 1309 pass into law without her signature; thus began the increase of the GE tax which the City & County of Honolulu seized to finance the ill-conceived fixed rail project.

This is the Governor's legacy that has the biggest negative impact on Hawaii's pocketbooks as generations will have to pay for the expenses of rail in the years and decades to come.


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March 2009: End of the Hawaii Superferry because of environmental wackos, myopic Hawaiian (Kauai/Maui) protesters, judges, courts, and special interests.

October 15, 2006: 6.7 earthquake hits Hawaii; huge damage to parts of Big Island, Maui - Honolulu blackout 16+ hours.

November 4, 2008: Barack Obama elected President of the U.S. Our freedoms are being diminished and cost of living will continue to increase.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 01:13 AM
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I'll also add the day that idiot threw the baby off the freeway overpass, about two years ago.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 01:59 AM
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I would add to all of the above,.... UH losing the services of June Jones to SMU.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 06:04 PM
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I'll also add the day that idiot threw the baby off the freeway overpass, about two years ago.
My stomach still cramps up whenever I am reminded of that bit of utter heartless cruelty.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 08:32 PM
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Well, it wasn't today when Abercrombie quit.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 12:29 AM
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Wasn't there some big to do earlier this year with the water treatment plant not being up to code to or something? And the tax payers having to foot the bill for it? That seems to suck.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 12:33 AM
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I would add to all of the above,.... UH losing the services of June Jones to SMU.
He's back for the Oahu Bowl with a new date.
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