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Old 02-08-08, 03:30 PM   #21
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you just self destructed politically, time to move on or use a proxy.
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Old 02-09-08, 06:41 PM   #22
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Clown you're a clown with no excuse

I have become the literary equivalent of an eyesore.
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Old 02-09-08, 06:48 PM   #23
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No you have just imploded in this one instance by attacking someone far more powerful than yourself head on.

It was more about your anger than your political objective.

That's unfortunate.
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Old 02-10-08, 02:14 AM   #24
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Default so true ... so true

Well, I am still quite angry... but I realize that my mistake is (like my storytelling) I make it more about ME than my subject or objective.

In this case, it started to become more of a "WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY NOT LISTENING TO ME?" sort of thing ... while provocative, it solves nothing.

I have decided to try the slightly more cautious WWKD approach suggested by Frisbee (who never said if he ever slept with my wife or not!)

Thanks Martin ... now go over to Newsvine and pick on some IQ your own size. Fuckin' bully.
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Old 02-13-08, 04:12 PM   #25
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West Hawaii daily.

Does justice equal good judgment?

Last Monday, on Feb. 4th the Hon. Greg K. Nakamura, 3rd Circuit judge, sentenced 24-year-old, Sequoia O. Heuer to 10 years in prison for his involvement in his father's marijuana cultivation business. This young man had openly admitted his involvement and had thrown himself upon the mercy of the court.

I believe Judge Nakamura was correct in his assessment of the gravity of this matter, though it would appear the sentencing was quite harsh considering Sequoia was a first time offender with no prior arrests of any kind.


The judge's extreme decision left everyone somewhat perplexed, including the prosecuting attorney, himself, who had requested only an 18-month sentence with credit for time already served (seven months). Despite pleas from both attorneys for leniency, Judge Nakamura sentenced 24-year-old Sequoia Heuer to 10 years in the state penitentiary.

This situation becomes acute when one realizes that Sequoia would have to serve out this sentence in a facility that has a reputation for gang activity and racially biased violence. I personally feel that the use, sale, production of all illegal drugs is, singularly, the most critical problem currently facing our community today. I also firmly believe that laws to combat such action should be strict and severe. For this reason, I commend Judge Nakamura for sending a message to anyone who engages in such illicit behavior and wholeheartedly agree with his condemnation.

The real issue, however, that concerns me, is the motivation behind such a staid sentence. From what I understand, the court is fully aware that Sequoia's father is the actual perpetrator of this crime. Also, it appears that they are aware that Sequoia has had little or no contact with his father who has been incarcerated for the better part of the past 10 years. Why, then would the state impose such a harsh sentence on this criminal's son?

Evidently the father, Mark Heuer, unlike his son, Sequoia, was not caught with a substantial amount of contraband in order to prosecute him to any degree. Clearly, the state needed the son's testimony against his own father, otherwise they didn't have much of a case. Against the advise of his own attorney, Oahu-based Myles Breiner, Sequoia chose not to testify against his own father, knowing that it would make his dad a three-time offender and he might never see him again.

While I understand the court's frustration in this matter, I feel the reasoning behind such a severe sentence a bit flawed. A callous sentence administered to the son in order to convince him to compromise his father seems extreme.

What advantage is there for the state to pursue this course of action?

At best, it will simply embitter a young man but at worst, it could turn him towards a life of crime.

And in the end, we all lose.


Good letter [the ONLY letter in that days publication.]

I know many people have read it and feel it's unjust.

not dead yet Robert.
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Old 02-14-08, 01:13 AM   #26
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Angry wasamatta,you like beef?

Jesus Martin ... you finally hook up da kine Kona side eh, brah? Read 6 post back... same ting 'eh?

Eh, story made it Hilo side too brah ...big time Tribune -Herald, yeah.

....stink eye, o'wat?


...baddah you?
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Old 02-14-08, 01:20 AM   #27
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Sorry about the dupe Robert, obviously smoked far too much dope, short term memories fucked.
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You two bastards. We had rain and slush all goddamn day, now its below freezing and the morning will doubtless bring wet ice, and you're trying to choose between watching the sunset and scratching your ass. And you both live right on top of the finest weed growing fields on the planet.

Thanks a lot.
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Old 02-14-08, 02:28 AM   #29
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Cool Freezing! ... what a concept!

Uh, sorry you had a bad day Karl but what is this thing called "slush" and is it possible to body board in it?
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