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Thurston Twigg-Smith is the Devil.

* In this letter, the writer points out how Thurston Twigg-Smith is basically the devil in human skin. Also it looks like the writer is haole... scolding another haole. I love it when that happens because it shows how some haole people are cool and some who are not so cool to Hawaiians. And there are many haole people who are cool. Thurston Twigg-Smith is not one of them. He is a millionaire who constantly targets and belittles Hawaiians. He is the devil:

Letter also sought to rewrite history

Thurston Twigg-Smith writes in his Jan. 23 letter: "There are apparently no bounds to rewriting history."

Twigg-Smith should know; he states: " ... she (Lili'uokalani) went to the Supreme Court, for example, to gain personal title to the ceded lands ... " Mr. Twigg-Smith is wrong. Lili'uokalani sued in the United States Court of Claims, not the Supreme Court. Lili'uokalani sued not for "personal title to the ceded lands," as Twigg-Smith states, but rather her complaint addressed her interest in the crown portion of the crown and government lands as follows:

"First: That the United States of America be summoned to appear and answer this complaint and be bound by the proceedings herein.

"Second: That the United States be decreed to be a Trustee of the Crown Lands herein before specified for the use and benefit of your petitioner (Lili'uokalani) so far as her equitable life interest in said Crown Lands is concerned.

"Third: That the United States be decreed to pay to your petitioner (Lili'uokalani) said sum of Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($450,000), or in the alternative that the United States be decreed to account to your petitioner for the rents, profits and emoluments derived from said Crown Lands after deducting the necessary and proper expenses of managing the same, for the period of six years next preceding the date of filing this petition. ... "

Twigg-Smith's letter typifies the snide anti-Hawaiian revisionism he seems to take great pleasure in. Hawaiians know who their queen was and what she stood for. Mr. Twigg-Smith, why are you trying to change that by offering these revisions of well-documented and easily researched history?

David Ingham
San Francisco

Seen at http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/current/op/letters

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ehanui
Jan. 30th, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)
Is Twiggy a millionaire?

David Ingham is a frequent letter writer and contributes alot to Kanaka Maoli newsgroups.
haolegirl
Feb. 3rd, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Yes... he owns a house in Kailua-Kona as well as in Kahala. My aunty who lives in Keaukaha told me that the family also has a house a little beyond Keaukaha near Onekahakaha Beach. She showed it to me.

As far as land records, I used to be able to access it online at http://166.122.230.66/boc/ Nowadays property searches can be done but not by name at http://www.honolulupropertytax.com/ but he owns about two properties in Hawai'i plus he earned money when he and his family sold the Honolulu Advertiser to the Gannett Corporation.
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