Your Views for Sept. 19


Containment speech

The answers is: It will be a year or so. The question is: When will Iran obtain nuclear bomb capability?

This scenario has been going on for eight or nine years. While the United States has been calling timeouts, stopping the clock and kicking the nuclear can down the road, the Iran nuclear program has been going full bore.

Iran will soon pick an important U.S. day to detonate the device.

We will find out from satellites that monitor such explosions, and secondly, by Iran announcing, “Hey, U.S.A., that year or so has ended.”

In his containment speech, President Barack Obama will restate his ever-repeated favorite words —“Bush,” “Republicans,” “Let me be clear,” “make no mistake” — plus a lot of Bill Clinton lip-pursing.

He will assure us containment of Iran will be just as effective as that of North Korea. His handling of the self-described “phony” Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS and NSA scandals should add to the confidence in this president’s take-charge ability. Really?

G.H. Souder

Pahoa

Fantastic F.A.Q book

The East Hawaii F.A.Q. Book was a pleasant surprise in last Sunday’s paper. In particular, page 2 clearly illustrated the sheer size of the Big Island compared to the other Hawaiian Islands. Page 4 explained the process that created the Hawaii Island and many geological facts about our island home.

The “Facts about the island’s residents” section was especially interesting. The following pages continued with practical information on county and state services, elected officials, and so much more.

Overall, I enjoyed it and encouraged people who haven’t read it to pick up a copy.

Greggor Ilagan

Council Member

District 4 – Puna Makai

Give peace a chance

It’s time we as a nation sing to the world John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

Joseph Basque

Hilo

Save YWCA pool

I’m once again feeling very sad.

My pool, that I have used four or five times a week for years, is no longer available.

I was in pain and using a cane to walk and I was advised by my doctors that the YWCA heated pool was what I needed to help mend my hip and knee. After a couple of months at the pool, I began to improve — no cane, no pain.

Now I’m running on scared. What will happen now? Back to the pain and cane?

We have been informed that the pool will be filled with sand. This has several drawbacks which I won’t go into at this time, but I will quote from a National Park Service director, who said, “Once it is ruined, it is ruined.”

Please don’t jump to a quick-fix solution. A lot of individuals are depending on an intelligent decision.

Maxine Hamilton

Hilo

 

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