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Monday, April 24, 2017

"Truth be told on Letters of dairy opposition on Kauai..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #180)

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 Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!
Ivanka is her first name and Obama is her last name
she is  a bipartisan dog!

Kimo's world's #181~Blog #1927

Publishers note,
Hawaii Dairy Farms, a long-planned 699-cow operation on the island of Kauai being funded by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s Honolulu investment firm Ulupono Initiative.
James "Kimo" Rosen
Publisher/Blogger-n-chief, dakinetalk blog

Truth be told on Letters of  dairy opposition on Kauai 

There have been a gargantuan number of letters  to the Garden Island news of opposition the last few years  of the proposed Hawaii Dairy Farm in Mahaulepu valley on Kauai's south shore. 

Is it just me or do most the letters of opposition if not all letters of oppositions  come from those
whose ancestors migrated to Kauai on Cruise ships and Commercial Airlines?

I don't remember seeing any Hawaiian names signed to those letters of opposition? I did read on April 5, on the forum page, Masaru Shirai's letter titled; "Dairy opposition protests are too much." Mr. Shirai sums things by  saying," I’m older and maybe not as akamai as those other writers. Just my reaction to folks moving to what was an agricultural island, not demanding that nothing of that sort come back."
The hipsters are always screaming we need to be more sustainable.  Why not more farms
 in lieu of more hotels and timeshares? Mr. Shirau also points out the flies go to where the stink is, so there shouldn't be a problem at the hotels. Councilman Kawakami said in a recent TGI opinion column  ""We are extremely dependent on imports and vulnerable to natural disasters and shipping disruptions."  

Kauai dairy farms is one small step in our"Garden island's quest on becoming sustainable. The proposed dairy is under a microscope to do things in a environmental and pono way.  

There are so many people whom are not farmers or engineers voicing "professional opinions" why the dairy won't work? 

 Kauai's reputation of saying "NO"
to every new idea hopefully becomes a Big Yes with the Dairy.

Let's remember the dairy man's motto and be kind to udders(sic) and give Kauai dairy farms some positive energies!
Further dakinetalk reading on Kauai's dairy;
"Dairy and Seed companies may be a perfect marriage?"
"Pierre Omidyar, free enterprise and Hawai'i dairy farms."
Hana Hou, Encore!


David Thompson said...

Nice sun glasses!

Harmony Bentosino said...

I really liked your cartoons for this one. Udderly funny!

KimoRosen said...

Harmony, remember your blog on Polyamory and everyone was commenting on the dolphin photo and not the subject matter of the blog? I feel the same way. ;-) I have nice sunglasses and you like the cartoons! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Udderly funny, I just caught dat!

Glenn Mickens-by email said...

Like so many others I agree that we do not need a dairy in this pristine area. We had Meadow Gold dairy on the north shore for many years and for whatever reason it did not or could not make it so moved to Oahu.
These hotels and businesses have been in that Mahalapu area for a long time and any chance of their being affected by the smell of a dairy farm would be counter to our long term benefit. Many people need these hotels and businesses for employment and we cannot afford to have their unemployment hurt the good times that started under Obama.

I have a hard time believing that Odamier (or whatever his name is) wants to get in the dairy business but wants to get this land rezoned for some other purpose he has in mind. Remember that we still do not have a processing plant on Kauai for milk but had to send it to Oahu for processing even when the dairy was here. So the "freshness" element is just a red herring. Even if he wanted to farm vegetables or fruits or whatever I do not think there would have been the turmoil but a dairy farm does stink and there is no doubt about that.

I always respect your opinions, Kimo but on this one will have to disagree---you are still my pal!!!!

Melinda Kontos said...

Great blog!

Anonymous said...

Cow dung is very good for the earth. It protects the top soil, and the manure can be used to feed the corn and other plants.
The manure has antibacterial properties. In India it's mixed with water and used as a floor cleanser and the cow urine is a natural way to repel insects from plants.
Well? Does anyone else see a perfect marriage? Seed companies and the dairy unite to a positive for the Garden island?
The cow dung can fertilize the corn and other plants and the urine could be collected and used to keep insects off the plants in lieu of the chemical fertilizers? Read more;


Mr. Dean said...

If an industrial dairy farm is such a great idea for our little island, where's the one that was already here and up and running before having to be shut down because of the unmanageable stink and other unsolvable problems? Haven't we learned anything? What part of Bad Idea aren't some folks getting?

KimoRosen said...

Should Kauai dairy farms ever become a reality they will operate under a microscope with environmental groups and need to pass pass all EIS's like none other before them. They will be constantly checked by all the many enviornmental groups to make sure they are in compliance with all regulations....With that said check out their about us website; http://www.hawaiidairyfarms.com/about-us

Kuuleinani Napuanani Kaninau said...

I agree that we need to make/prepare ourselves should we get "cut off" from our mainland resources. My concern isv WHOʻS going to ENSURE the regulation/guidelines/animal safety are being followed since at ALL LEVELS OF OUR GOVT have proven BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT ARE NOT themselves held accountable & or SELF-SERVING AGENDAS...aka & PROPERLY KNOWN AS CORRUPTION...
From pleading the fifth & still remaining in office, corrupt officers who land county positions of leadership & or shuffled to other Depts. with little or NO DISCIPLINARY action (REPEATEDLY I might add), non-profits who recieve DISGUSTING amounts of grant money but refuse to release thier financial records, or the non-profit thats supposed to protect & regulate animal care is themselves under investigation for animal abuse & mis-appropiation of funds...etc etc

KimoRosen said...

Kuuleinani, a well thought out and intelligent comment, that is a blog within a comment. Mahalo ;-)

Kuuleinani Napuanani Kaninau said...


Glenn Mickens-by email said...

But, Kimo, the $64,000 dollar is if a dairy is good for Kauai why then did Meadow Gold move to Oahu when they had one that was not bothering anyone on the North Shore? Either it was not profitable to be here or some other reason that they know and we do not.
You raise some good points for the dairy been good for Kauai but those in the business evidently disagree with you.

KimoRosen said...

Who knows why Meadow Gold left Kauai?
Most likely not a profitable venture. They did not have a good good business plan for Kauai? There are so many reasons a business can close shop. Maybe somebody paid them to leave?

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Mr. Dean said...

Maybe they shut down because operating a dairy farm in Kauai is a bad idea?

Glenn Mickens-by email said...

Yes, Kimo, who knows why Meadow Gold left Kauai but wouldn't it be prudent for someone to ask them the question instead of presuming that putting another one in a LOT LESS ATTRACTIVE AREA is going to work???? And find out why this billionaire wants to get into the dairy business IN THAT AREA?
You have heard me yell over the years to stop ready fire aiming with projects that this county continually does and gets into a mess.
This project is the same and I along with many others hopes it never gets off the ground.
Your pal,