MESSAGE TWO: FEAR CONGRESS whose conservative members fail to fund Amtrak properly because they do not like “big government. ” In case conservatives have not noticed, big government gives Amtrak the funds to install a system that cuts train power automatically when speeding. A national safety board official said this week’s train crash would not have occurred had this system been in place. Amtrak has a been trying to add this protection system wide for many years but has not gotten the funds to complete it. It does not matter what improper actions the engineer took. The automatic system would have slowed the train.
Big government by the way also rebuilds infrastructure (including bridges that are disintegrating through lack of funding), protects our food supply when agencies have enough money do to so and keeps this country great.
Wake up Congress. Support our infrastructure and if your only decision maker is does a law help business, remember that business only thrives if it can has infrastructure to deliver its goods.
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Kaanapali, May 10–HAPPY MOTHERS DAY FROM JOYS OF KAANAPALI The ohana, or family, is a 365 day thing in Hawaii that springs from the culture. Mothers are the core of the ohana, and that’s why Mothers Day is a much bigger deal here than on the Mainland, a long-time resident noted.
These mothers (not ours) celebrated. Our mothers, Mildred Margaret Bezane and Sandy Foley Jacobs are long gone. Where was this and what did mothers see” See the next post.
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Kaanapali, April 12–So who attracts your attention at a bar, Leilani’s on the Beach, on a Saturday afternoon in Ka’anapali? Natasha, a charming lady from Fort Wayne, IN, who sports a wonderful tattoo. It took two months to complete the creation. Husband and wife, first time visitors, plan a trip down t Watch for the blogger to get his first tattoo soon. Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLChe mountain on Sunday, V oices of Maui Talk Story, LLc photo
Ka’anapali, 7 a.m. April 11–Here comes the sun, painting a picture as it shines into the Starbucks on Ka’anapali Beach and forms a shadow of a coffee drinker doing something with his fingers. NORM BEZANE/VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC.
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April 5, Ka’anapali, some 500 people came. They heard music, watched hula and were preached to on Easter Sunday. Only two however attended in the pool. The rest got sunburn on the sun-filled lawn. If you were fooled, so be it. The blog missed April fools day so this will make up for it.
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