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    It's the same lame mentality that allows the removal of bus stop seating in favor of these new and useless lean things, at whatever costs, found at increasing stops that aren't seats but will allow a few elderly or handicapped to lean for an hour or whenever the bus shows up. As tho there aren't viable alternatives already being used that disallow lounging...

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    This temporary bus stop at Kapiolani Blvd has no benches or a covered structure. Its just a sign saying that it is a bus stop.

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    She looks local. Does she have relatives here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    This temporary bus stop at Kapiolani Blvd has no benches or a covered structure. Its just a sign saying that it is a bus stop.
    I guess that's one way of making sure that a homeless person doesn't take over the new bus stop. Don't set up any seating or shelter there. Brilliant.

    Let one person (a non bus user) monopolize the shelter, while the paying passengers have to stand and wait, with no protection from the weather.

    Is this the city's way of showing "sensitivity" to TheBus riders?
    Last edited by Frankie's Market; July 14th, 2011 at 10:29 PM.
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    I wonder why the government couldn't treat the bus stops much like the public parks? No accumulation of "stuff" beyond what can be transported on a bus. All stops closed outside of scheduled bus service.

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    The Star Advertiser has picked up on this story.

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/2...stop_move.html

    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoGeek View Post
    I wonder why the government couldn't treat the bus stops much like the public parks? No accumulation of "stuff" beyond what can be transported on a bus. All stops closed outside of scheduled bus service.
    Very good and sensible suggestions, GG. And I'll bet it didn't take you more than a few minutes (if even that) to come up with those ideas. In the meantime, the people who are actually getting paid by us taxpayers to care for these things have not been able to come up with a solution for going on 2 years now.

    KITV report from 2009.

    Wayne Yoshioka's response to homeless people squatting at the bus stops? Pay for a $10,000 maintenance contract to pressure wash and disinfect the bus stop,..... only to allow the cleansed shelter to be occupied again. As Yoshioka himself admits, it is a process that is repeated every month, over and over and over.

    Leave it to a Mufi appointee to come up with a response that is both ineffective and a total waste of taxpayer money.

    And lest anyone pipes in with an accusation that I'm bashing the homeless population.... keep in mind that in the KITV report, the people camping out at the bus stops have been given counseling re: appropriate places where they can seek shelter and care. But those people are the ones declining the offers. So let's make it clear, once and for all: Those bus shelter squatters are not forced to stay there. They choose to stay there and make a nuisance of themselves. Knowing this, people's sympathies should be with TheBus passengers (like Anapuni or those 2 young girls on the KITV report), rather than those selfish, inconsiderate louts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    Typically, they're not interested in dabbling in politics....at least, not right away. ...

    It all starts with having the right idea.
    Politics is the only public service?

    Right ideas are a dime a dozen, where are the right actions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Politics is the only public service?
    Ahhh, Ed. I'm not interested in playing your reindeer game of finding ways to take other people's words out of context. When you're willing and able to contribute to the discussion of the issues, then we'll tango. Until then, I leave you to your own devices.
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    This problem might be solved if the relatives' names and addresses of the homeless person are made public. You might be surprise how quickly the relatives would take care of the problem because no like make shame.

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    Yes, but how in the Dickens are you going to list everyone currently living in the entire world?

    FM - no reindeer games, nothing left to discuss at all - the topic is a reindeer game.
    Last edited by salmoned; July 16th, 2011 at 01:05 AM.
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    I gotta be honest. I won't sit down on a bus stop bench when there's a homeless person nearby, even when that person isn't sitting on the bench. That person is probably sleeping on that bench overnight.

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43818605...s-honolulu_hi/

    How will they collect on the fine?

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