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Monday, September 19, 2016

"Wailua falls and no Aloha..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #147)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Obama Da Dog!
Kimo's world #147~Blog #1835
 Editors note;
This blog appeared as an opinion article the same day (09-19-16)
in the Kauai Garden Island News;
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-sept/article_9d60e562-ac5b-5f91-88cb-2187fe248118.html



Wailua falls and no Aloha

I Can't believe nobody cared enough to say; thank God your OK!

Where is the Aloha?
Wailua Falls, one of the many awesome
places on Kauai

iPhone Photo courtesy of Laurie Cicotello


I was blown away by the utter lack of human compassion and care for a man who nearly lost his life jumping off Wailua falls.

The  excellent article written by Garden Island editor-n-chief, Bill Buley demonstrated to me a total lack of empathy and compassion by the majority of people who commented on the Garden Island's Facebook page concerning this  article titled " This is crazy." 
This really is crazy.
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/this-is-crazy/article_1d84b4ca-cdae-5e59-86ab-02ce1a5a7ea1.html
Every comment was either racist or about how stupid the man  was and how he should be arrested and live in a mental institution. I am enclosing a sampling of some of the comments.

"It's funny how us locals/ Hawaiians get kicked out of places like this. but how come these hāoles can just go into fenced places and do stupid actions and not get in trouble...".

"This guy is an idiot.He should be fined for the rescue team . Do Kauai a favor , Never return."

 "If he tries again, he should make sure there are no other visitors there. That would be a 'real' experience for him. Then his 'friend' could scramble down the hillside to assist. If he dies, he dies. Sounds like he's ready. Smh"

"This guy needs mental help. He plans on doing it again? What an idiot. He not only put himself at risk, but also anyone below."

 "There is no cure for stupid."

I was going to comment with a positive comment however I did not want my inbox bombarded with negativity---since once you comment on Facebook  every comment thereafter will not only post on Facebook but go to your email  inbox.


 Imagine if Mr.Shahan (the man who jumped off Wailua falls) had been injured, paralyzed or died? would people still be commenting in the same manner?

Here's the comment I wanted to post; 

Thank God your OK young man. We all make and do crazy things when we are young. I am  thankful you survived and lived to tell your story.  Please count your blessings because there may not be a next time.  Please don't try this off Niagara falls!

I would like to say Aloha Nui Loa and God bless to Mr. Shiloh Shahan.  

...And to all the negative commenters,where is the Aloha? ...And---  “He who is without sin throw the first stone”. John 8:7


Wailua Falls
iPhone photo courtesy of Laurie Cicotello

Editors note;
This blog appeared as an opinion article the same day (09-19-16)
in the Kauai Garden Island News;

http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-sept/article_9d60e562-ac5b-5f91-88cb-2187fe248118.html

P.S.
Special YouTube video of the actual jump;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx5NYz-x0cE

Special YouTube video of the actual rescue;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlyQ9mbHM4A

Hana Hou, Encore!