Your Views for September 3

It’s not over

The Afghanistan war didn’t end on Aug. 31 when our military forces left Afghanistan.

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Biden may have his delusional belief he ended a “20-year war,” but the Afghanistan terrorists have no such fictional mindset.

Biden’s fiasco retreat from Afghanistan in abandoning over $80 billion of military weapons and military equipment has made our nation a great deal less safer than before 9/11.

The Taliban, ISIS-K, al-Qaida and other Islamic terrorist organizations’ war upon our nation will continue.

Anyone who believes otherwise is living in a false sense of security and are only fooling themselves.

James G. Borden

Hilo

Act of kindness

I just wanted to say mahalo nui loa to the gentleman in the green pickup truck who stopped on Highway 19 (on a recent) morning to pick up a 4-by-4 piece of lumber and get it off the road.

Those of us who have a long commute to and from work every day have several opportunities to do something like this, but how many of us actually take the time. Not me.

Very few people love to drive. For most of us, it is a necessary inconvenience, a pause between things that need to get done. For most of us dropping off the kids, going to the store or making it home after a hard day’s work is the goal.

This gentleman paused, only for a minute, to do what was right and place the needs of others, strangers, above his own.

Imagine a community, a nation, a planet where everyone took just an extra minute to stop and think of others before themselves.

I hope that this simple gesture inspires everyone to take a minute for someone else. I know it has inspired me.

Koa Carreiro

Hilo

Mahalo, heroes

Those who choose not to roll up their sleeves should understand that everyone who is being admitted to the hospital is becoming an issue. There are many folks with medical problems who need help but can’t find a doctor to kokua. Nor can many procedures be done. This is becoming a circle of negative events.

What needs to happen to get all of us together to kokua the state?

Tourism is our bread and butter, but what good is it if no one is keeping it safe?

I am grateful for all our heroes who are helping with the vaccinations and virus tests.

Mahalo for those who can offer kokua with all of us who have disabilities.

Let’s get it together.

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Lynise Tarring

Hilo

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