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Monday, September 8, 2014

"The Greatness of the Garden Island News & Gossip" 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #31)

Editors note,
 This blog contains two blogs, "The Greatness of the Garden Island News" and "Gossip."
They were originally going to be run on two separate days, however they are so closely  related  I did not want anyone to read one without reading the other... Please note there is some tongue-n-cheek and fiction in
these blogs in hopes of reality.





James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired professional photographer living in Kapa'a
 with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby...
Kimo's world #31

The Greatness of the Garden Island News & Gossip

Island album is one my favorite sections in the Garden Island newspaper. It's a space devoted for photos submitted by the local community. The photos are all submitted pro bono, nobody is payed for their submissions. 

Since nobody is compensated for their photos the section should be available on the Garden islands web page  and the Garden island's Facebook page, however they are not.

The editorial  and Letter's  page is my second favorite.That page is available for free online!

 It's somewhat ironic that my favorite two sections of the Kaua'i daily newspaper are all provided by community members...Go figure?  

If you miss my column please call the editor,(808)-245-0457 or email The Garden Island News (letters@thegardenisland.com) and tell them you miss Kimo's world!

The greatness of the Garden Island news runs with fellow letter writers, Island album contributors,  guest columnists and at times even the paid staff as seen below;  ;-)  

Part two "Gossip," just scroll down...




Part two "Gossip," just scroll down...




P.S. 
Two  recent contributions by yours truly to Island Album that were published;


P.S.S.
My recent Letter to editor, "Tropical Depression and more;"
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-saturday-august/article_6001c8b4-1f80-11e4-bc45-001a4bcf887a.html

Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook...






Part two Gossip
James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired professional photographer living in Kapa'a 
with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby.

Above photo 1987 in my portrait studio
Real Life Images in Homer Alaska 

Gossip   (Part-2) The Greatness of the Garden Island News!)

Gossip is one of the first things the Christian and Jewish bible denounce. Yet most "religious people" I know gossip quite a bit. Many of the Rabbi's and Pastors I know are the prime initiators of gossip.
"Did you know she's cheating on her husband," or "that guy checks into the hospital only for the free meals since he's on medicaid?"

The Coconut wireless is the major way gossip (news) spreads on the cosmic garden island of Kaua'i.

People are always making stuff up about people they don't like. Is this because there is a lack of activities to keep people occupied on Kauai or are people just plain evil? Why? I don't know.

People love talking... Listening to gossip is  fun, thinking you know things others don't. Be careful because listening to gossip is just as sinful as being the deliverer of gossip according to holy scriptures.

 My late beloved  father used to say, the surest way to get the word out is to tell 10 people, "Please do not tell anyone." Most cannot stand not telling, especially when asked not to.
This is how gossip is spread.

Although I do not like gossip, please spread the word  Kimo Rosen has his column back in the Garden Island news.  Just kiddin-not really, but sure would be nice!

Call the editor,(808-245-0457 or email The Garden Island News (letters@thegardenisland.com) and tell them you miss Kimo's world!


Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared from Facebook...





40 comments:

Rick Comstock said...

I just notice Obama da Dog in the photo.... like hiding a black dog in a dark closet to protect your valuables... .... "Kimos World" is overdue to be back....sending message today!

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Rick!

Rick Comstock said...

Just sent off my e-mail...thanks for the link. Now I've taken this to a challenge..... SHOW ME 10 PEOPLE TO MATCH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR FOR KIMOS RETURN.....time to get and give back to our friend

Harmony Bentosino said...

I just sent them a letter too!

KimoRosen said...

Harmony & Rick! Thank you, Mahalo Nui!

KimoRosen said...

so far 3 letters i know of? Harmony, Rick and me, 7 more to go!?

Rick Comstock said...

It's a start... common people stand up for something that don't cost you anything.

Anonymous said...

I love it. I always ask to see your column whenever I can.

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Politicians can use good ideas from "COMMON PEOPLE " OR THE TAX PAYING "BOSSES "TO IMPROVE THE COUNTRY !!!

Janie said...

Sent them a letter! Janie

KimoRosen said...

Now that Unc wrote a letter, it is 4 down 6 to go to reach Rick's challenge of 10 letters!

Rick Comstock said...

Chester... time to get off walking the top of the fence....If Jimbo likes it don't be afraid to send it. Support Kimo, stop the silent majority, aloha stuff. Jimbo didn't receive any back then.

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

loha Rick The US has been taking over the country by the unscrupulous thieves ,we need to re elect George Washington & Thomas Jefferson for a second revolution to clean house with vengeance !!! vote for Ron

KimoRosen said...

Janie and Mike sent a letter too! That's 5 I know of? 5 down-5 to go...

Janie said...

Jane said," sent them a letter for you Jim! Mike, Janie, and Kaos (Even Whisper, our kitty).

Rick Comstock said...

Chester.... I'm just checking in with you. Are you all right? Did you watch the new show "Utopia" last night. You don't mind if I nominate you join the new society? Aloha Rick

KimoRosen said...

Rick i watched it and really enjoyed it! so are saying they are actors and not everyday acotrs

KimoRosen said...

https://www.facebook.com/UtopiaTVUSA

Rick Comstock said...

Jimbo ... I think it was really funny just like walking around Kukui Grove after the mother ship drop off more wing nuts. We'll be watching!

Deborah Morel said...

Noooo, another reality show. This time it's cow dung that will be slung. Good grief! :/

KimoRosen said...

On March 4th 2013 I penned a blog glamorizing Oahu publications. I wish they knew I was one of the few who supported them...

http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/.../mahalo-nui-to-oahu...

KimoRosen said...

Aloha Unc,
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-sept/article_52d66f8a-37d8-11e4-8c8d-0019bb2963f4.html
That was quick, your letter that was written yesterday and was published today! Mahalo Mahalo Mahalo!

Let me know if you want me to mail a hard copy to you too? Send me your address again if you want me to send.. Aloha, Rabbi

My friend Chester "Unc" Lau penned a letter to the editor that appeared in today's Kauai The Garden Island Newspaper "Bring back Kimo's column."
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-sept/article_52d66f8a-37d8-11e4-8c8d-0019bb2963f4.html

Bring back Kimo’s column

I like diverse opinions in a free country where we can resolve problems amicably to improve life for all people. Even editors have a different opinion from good or bad ideas. That’s what a democracy and freedom of the press is all about. Many brave people died to defend this freedom. A monopoly is incompatible with freedom and democracy. Do we want to be like Hitler’s Third Reich with a one-sided propaganda machine that limited thoughts and caused World War II? As long as the writings or thoughts are in good taste, let it be.
Please reinstate talented Kauai writer/photojournalist James Kimo Rosen’s column in your fine paper.
Chester Lau, Honolulu

Rick Comstock said...

Chester...that was a very good letter to support Kimo....I just don't understand the need not to also produce it for his blog until after some decision... have some conviction brother.... anyway thanks, very good.

KimoRosen said...

Rick, I think Chester meant once his letter is published, then print it in the blog comments? Well see what Unc says?

Rick Comstock said...

Just my impression, no foul no penalty. Lets hope they see the light. Its time to turn the page. Good letters like Chesters' are inspirational. Be proud because through the inspiration more will step up. That is my only point. Good luck Jimbo!

KimoRosen said...

Hopefully they run Harmony's or Ricks letter too! I hope the comments are positive, stay tuned?

Rick Comstock said...

They already passed mine up. Probably the last sentence.....I'd like to see 50 people in support. But this is Kauai and the silent majority sits on their hands and lips....

KimoRosen said...

Rick, Sometimes they publish letters 2-3 weeks after receiving them? so who knows?

Anonymous said...

Also, Chester, thank you. Thank you. Many of us miss Kimo.

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Shalom Rabbi that was fast,in one day,published the next day in the Garden island news in Kauai,the most beautiful island in the Hawaiian chain,it shows one thing in a democracy,we can change things for the betterment of ALL if ALL are willing to unite & work together for the benefit ALL,even news editors with different views. vive America . please send me a hard copy.

KimoRosen said...

Need your snail mail address, I did not save it...
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Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Shalom Rabbi Kimo & Rick C :-) Merci beaucoup pour votre comments, I as right to wait for decision from Garden Island news,now Kimo can blast the Facebook with this letter,Kimo can do no wrong with unc C :-) I only wish I can be the fantastique writer like him.

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

The silent majority just sheeps,What will the world be like if George Washington & Thomas Jefferson were silent ? The US may have faults but we can change in the ballet boxes :-)

Rick Comstock said...

Just read comments from Chesters letter... sounds pretty positive for support of the return of "Kimos World" you hit it out da park Chester....

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Shalom Rabbi Kimo most comments are positive ,I hope you save all for future generations to learn from history,some one commented on the THIRD REICH that we all need to learn from their mistakes to avoid 3rd world war. how may adults or kids know what the 3rd REICH is all about...we are approaching world war 3 starting with George W.Bush's unending wars on Iraq & Afghanistan !!!

KimoRosen said...

Yes, Unc's (Chester's) writing channeled some positive response, Mahalo Unc!

Deborah said...

Where have I been? How did I miss this today.

Nice LTE. Yes, the time is overdue to fire up Kimo's Column, again. Whoops, I was suggesting anything with my choice of words "fire up."

Do we just send an email to TGI? Is that it?

Good luck Kimo!

KimoRosen said...

D- if you have time to send a letter that would be great, however I know you are busy, just knowing I have your support is fine, but a letter if time permitting would be nice...
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KimoRosen said...

shortened updated version I just sent to Kauai garden island news;The 'Island album' Section of the Garden Island Newspaper is one of my favorites. The space is devoted to local community photos provided free by amateur (and sometimes outstanding) shutterbugs. As a retired professional photographer, I know quality.

I believe these works of art should be shared on the Garden Island Webpage and Facebook page. That is currently not the case. Efforts of local talent should be available to all.

Another section I love is the Editorial and Letters page. This little gem is available free to readers online. Check it out. Join in. It is one way to stay informed on island issues and local opinions on these issues, and even express your own. Send your thoughts to; letters@thegardenisland.com.

It strikes me as ironic my two favorite sections are community based and provided through the efforts of local kine. Go figure!

Do you miss my 'Kimo's World' among the pages? Let the GI editor know. Aloha.

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Chester Lau What I am afraid of for the whole country is a monopolized an one side propaganda machine like Hitler's 3rd Reich,either by politics or religions that can cause world wars or sectarian wars !!! but we should not give up,FREEDOM IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE ,PROTECT & FIGHT TO PRESERVE IT OR BE A NATION OF SHEEPS !!!
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Chester Lau Flood the letters to the editors continuously from here to eternity.
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James Kimo Rosen Thanks Chester (Unc), at least your letter got published... let me know when you receive it?
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Chester Lau Lachayem,don't be discourage ,you had many friends & backers who think you are right,any way,the printed media may be history ,stay with facebook .
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Bettejo Dux I wrote a piece you can quote here, Kimo. You don't have to sign it, but I think it's pretty damn close to the truth. Love to find all you guys here. TGI is a mess.
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Chester Lau Sharia laws be next if we don't do anything to protect our FREEDOM !!!
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James Kimo Rosen Thanks everyone, next chapter begins... Kimo's world will still be published per usual every Monday on dakinetalk blog...
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Chester Lau Licensed media should required to GIVE FREE ADS ON TV, RADIO AND PRINTED MEDIAS TO ALL WHO ARE RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICES & FOR THE VOICES OF ALL PEOPLE so they are not obligated to the money barons who will own the country or they can finance private armies to TAKE IT BY FORCE !!!
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