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I go to Keaukaha which is Hawaiian Homes Land (i.e. equivalent to American Indian reservations) often. It's on Hawai'i. Well the frogs make so much noise! My theory is that they aren't doing anything about it because it annoys Hawaiians living there and of course the Hilo airport sits on ceded land owned by the Hawaiian people. This way it makes it easier to annoy the fuck out of Hawaiians living on this reservation so that they will eventually move out. Don't lie. Then again it's only a theory of mine LOL

Also my grand aunt is one of the vocal people in Keaukaha. I told her about hush kits for airplanes (meant to decrease noise that airplanes make) and of course she mentioned it to the representatives of the FAA when they were in town trying to push around the Hawaiians to make them do what they wanted to do. (The noise from Aloha Airlines planes was unbearable. I even recorded the sound on my digital video camera for proof.) Of course when she mentioned "hush kits" they were shocked that she knew what they were haha

Anyway will someone accuse me of being racist against coqui frogs like how someone accused me of being racist against Koreans and Filipinos? *rolling eyes* That is, these may be considered tools to eradicate Hawaiians from Hawai'i. Nothing wrong with stating my opinion. That's one reason why I love America so much. ANYWAY do people know what "diatribe" means? My cop friend who is German and Italian taught me that word. It can mean "a bitter and abusive speech of writing" or "ironical or satirical criticism." My diatribes can be considered to be both of the aforementioned haha Also it does NOT mean that I'm bitter and abusive. It's about the speech of writing! Some people misinterpret my words since some people have reading comprehension problems. For the niele people I am extremely happy with my life. I have a husband who loves me and whom I love and we have been together for a LONG time. He IS my Zen and he is my World and has been for a long time (LOL) so don't ASSume anything about me. ANYWAY here is the story:

Efforts to eradicate the coqui frog were dealt a setback when the USDA refused the state's request for a $9 million grant.

See story here: http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Apr/13/ln/ln07p.html


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Apr. 14th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
Hush Kits
The FAA rates the noise generation of aircraft in "Stages". There is progressively tighter restrictions on aircraft noise emmisions depending on the stage of the aircraft. Most Stage 2 aircraft are banned from flying in the USA, including Hawai'i. There is a limit of the number of Stage 3 aircraft that can fly in and out of an airport and there are restrictions on the hours of operation. Soon, I think in 2006, Stage 3 aircraft will have the same restrictions on them as stage 2. Most of the long range aircraft are stage 4. So, hush kits or engine refits are being done. Aircraft that aren't in a position for retrofit are sold to 3rd world countries or are scrapped. If you are serious about the noise at Hilo, get a copy of their FAA mandated noise study from the Airport authority and look at the mix of aircraft and the "noise contours." They should have a plan for noise reduction. I live under the flight path in Federal Way. I also consult at SeaTac. I've got to believe that Hilo has a plan to improve the noise.
Apr. 18th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Hush Kits
"They should have a plan for noise reduction. I live under the flight path in Federal Way. I've got to believe that Hilo has a plan to improve the noise."

They do and have for years but from my grand aunt she told me that they present their plan then the community at large turns them down. Even then the noise from the engines is atrocious. It's worse than near SeaTac and I have been near both so I can kind of compare..

"I also consult at SeaTac."

Interesting! Do you work at Boeing OR are you with the airport (port) authority there?
Apr. 19th, 2005 12:10 am (UTC)
Noise Law
I work at the Port Authority doing various projects, on contract. I am not a direct employee. There are lawfirms that specialize in noise abatement law and work with communities to sue Port authorities. Some funds for the lawyers has to come from the communities; the rest they get on contingency if they prevail against the Port Authority. Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and Federal Way formed a collation against the third runway at SeaTac and to get a better noise abatement program. They didn't succeed on the runway, but they did expand the noise monitoring and remedy program and influenced how many stage 2 and 3 aircraft could land at SeaTac.
Apr. 17th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and it was the military coming into Hawaii that brought these critters. Now the government won't even help.

Another invasion!
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