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I don't know the ins and outs of purchasing oil at HECO but judging by the way my electric bill goes up and up I'm assuming they've never heard of hedging and just pay market plus 5%
Happy Birthday!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2012 on Thoughts on turning 59 at Howzit Howard
Haven't seen it but will when I get the chance. If you're still interested in the whole fiasco I would also recommend reading "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis. But if you're the type to get insomnia wondering what it takes for some justice to be served then give it a pass.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2012 on "Too Big to Fail" too good to miss at Howzit Howard
How can this be? I was told governments don't create jobs. Seriously though, as much as Hawaii relies on defense spending to help keep things propped up, the US spends a disproportionately large amount of the federal budget on defense and some careful cutting wouldn't be a bad thing. Too bad Congress has once again set itself up to look like nothing more than a bunch of poo flinging monkeys.
I agree that some sort of rail system needs to be built. However I have zero confidence that it will be built correctly, on time and on budget. Also since they are spending all this time and money building the rail system why has there been no mention of building a continuous dedicated bicycle lane from Kapiolei to downtown or UH at the same time? It's been my experience that bike lanes are very much a 'if you build, they will come' kind of project. In the end it's all it's supporters hoped it would be and more but somebody needs to keep a sharp eye on the bottom line.
Call me a cynic but I think the promises are mostly made with a nod and a wink. It gives the city council members an excuse to approve a project and at the same time still seem to have Honolulu's best interest at heart. By the time the promise gets broken nobody remembers that it was approved by the city council; except the council members when they call the developers for a campaign contribution.
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May 11, 2012