Video of Super-Ferry Protestors

Here is a video of people protesting the Hawaii Super-ferry.

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3 Comments

  1. Tim Dick said,

    December 10, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    I had no idea that the people of kauai were so stupid,and what about the rights of the super ferry business. The coast gaurd has the duty to stop the terrorist asault on local commerce .I assure you that the people protesting were not natives to kauai! Stop the bullshit!!!!!

  2. cardona507 said,

    December 11, 2007 at 11:11 am

    I agree that not everyone was native to Kauai, but I assure you that some were (the surfers who got arrested).
    Also, I totally agree that there is a general “Neo-Luddite” feeling associated with a protest like this, but as I posted in an earlier blog – “On the one hand you can never stop change. The Super-Ferry has been a long time coming and one way or another more and more people are going to be coming to the islands and they need to get inner-island. But that doesn’t mean that we should charge ahead full steam without worrying of consequences. And as this article says, “The Hawaii Super-ferry presents a classic case of how not to do business in Hawaii. Super-ferry’s lack of planning and violation of the Hawaii Environmental Protection Act has created a public debacle, inconvenienced its customers and put Hawaii’s environment at risk.”
    Of course the coast guard has the right to protect big business. But do you know much about evasive species of plants Mr. Dick? The Hawaiian Islands and Kauai in particular are like isolatedpetri dishes, biological factories of breathtaking splendor and complexity. When one species of plant or animal gets a foothold it can rapidly and drastically alter entire food chains and landscapes. Frequent inter-island travel with cars is guaranteed to increase this problem.
    Also, the islands suffer an crystal meth “ice” epidemic. This inner-island ferry will increase the likelihood and ease of drug smuggling. There is just no way the cops can search all of the cars. They don’t have the money, manpower, or infrastructure.
    And finally there are the environmental concerns. The Super-Ferry has ignored a citation from the court on not fulfilling a Sierra Club safety risk test. And started running early while everything was still in limbo in the courts. Mr. Dick, the islands are blessed with a myriad of life. Every ecological niche is filled with a bounty of creation. Multiple species of whales come to Hawaii yearly to have there babies. In between islands the mothers and calves swim and are beheld daily by locals and tourists. The Super-Ferry runs the risk of disrupting these important habitats and these problems just haven’t been addressed fully enough to begin big business. There really is more at stake here than the interest of Super-Ferry shareholders.

  3. January 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    […] , the founder and Chairman of Hawaii Superferry recently took time out of his busy schedule to read my blog post about the Super-Ferry protests on Kauai and was kind enough to leave us with a few pearls of […]


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