Letters To The Editor

That’s glamor?

Please, MidWeek, please! I appreciate that you, unlike other magazines, include young men in your swimsuit issue. And I understand that swimsuits are a part of the local culture here – it’s not the swimsuits I object to. Rather, it’s the soft-porn poses and looks some of the young women use. Is that the definition of “glamour”?

Lori Chang

You never know

I’ll say one thing for MidWeek – I never know what to expect on the cover. A couple of weeks after the Dalai Lama, I find scantily clad young men and women for the swimsuit issue. I think the term is eclectic. Which I appreciate.

Dan Johnson

Hurting TheBus

Rail may have its attributes but it seems the more we delve into it, the bad seems to outweigh the good. For instance, in June the City is scheduled to severely curtail TheBus services even though ridership is up because of high gas prices.

This is just the first shot across the bow to bus riders because as rail nears completion, more bus resources are going to be diverted to support the rail. Since the train will only service the West side of Oahu, that means that everywhere around Oahu public transportation will be degraded and only the West side of Oahu will get an upgrade. Is it OK to hammer the rest of Oahu’s population to service only a very small finger of commuters? Apparently the City thinks it is.

One segment of our population – seniors – will take the biggest hit as a result of the degradation of public transportation as they are the most dependent on the services of the best bus system in the world, bar none.

As a resident of the North Shore, I will buy a car and join the rest of the lemmings pumping noxious fumes into the ozone while I try to read the bumper stickers on the car ahead of me. That is because the No. 52 Circle Island bus will no longer continue past Wahiawa. This change is not only unacceptable but unworkable for me. This is traffic mitigation at its worst. As a soon-to-be senior, I hope that with my diminished driving skills, I don’t open up a drive-through window in a store that doesn’t have drive-through service.

Royle Kaneshige

U.S. oil

Regarding the letter “Wrong on oil” from Terry Rambo: When you include oil shale, the U.S. has 1.4 trillion barrels of technically recoverable oil, according to the Institute for Energy Research, enough to meet all U.S. oil needs for about the next 200 years, without any imports.

James Prickett