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01/30/2013

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Cody Agrigado- Immigration Reform
01/31/2013 10:23pm

In 1986 Congress promised US Citizens that there would only be one legalization program and that workplace and border enforcement would take place to end illegal immigration.We have over 8 million people working illegally in the country at at time when there are over 20 million US citizens and legal permanent residents un or underemployed. What do you think about the immigration reform?

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Nālani Kukahiko
02/03/2013 11:24pm

I think this has waited for far way too long. The reform on immigration is something that should have been dealt with a long time ago. Illegal immigrants tend to get benefits off of somethings that people who are rightfully and legally here deserve. I'm glad that Congress is finally pressing this issue.

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Kekaila Ah Puck
02/07/2013 10:06am

This is something that I think is a really big issue. Like you said Cody, there is a lot (2 million) US citizens that are unemployed and those jobs are taken by non-us citizens. Finally the congress is realizing it as an issue.

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Lili Parker
02/10/2013 12:42pm

I agree with Cody, there are too many US citizens that are unemployed. Non-US citizens are taking jobs that could be occupied by US citizens. They should have dealt with this situation a long time ago.

Christopher Wise
02/10/2013 5:24pm

I think that this is getting out of hand. I think that people who got here illegally are ok because all they are trying to do is better themselves and better there family. But I think that they can also do that legally and they could become U.S citizens. So the U.S government should crack down on illegal immigrants more so that legal citizens can get jobs also.

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Marik Lau
02/10/2013 10:03pm

I agree with Chris, I think that its a good thing that they are trying their best to support their family. But, they should find a way to do this legally. I also think that this is a really important issue that needs to be dealt with because the unemployment rates are so high and so many people don't have jobs in the US

Cody Agrigado- Teenager Kayan Shares Story
01/31/2013 10:32pm

I think Kayan's story about her really touched me because she talks about her life before moving to Lebanon. She explains that her life was all good and fairy tales, but when she moved to Lebanon things started to change. She had said that their was bombing by her house when her mom and sister was at home. She had also said that it made her think about what she has and to appreciate it. Her mother goes back and forth helping the refugees. What do you think about this story? What thoughts went through your mind?

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Nālani Kukahiko
02/03/2013 11:26pm

Yes, Cody I find this story to be very sad. Who would want to grow up in a world where violence is something that occurs very often. It's sad to say that there're a lot of sad stories such as hers.

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Kekaila Ah Puck
02/07/2013 10:08am

Cody I totally agree with you! this story was very sad and touching. What really got me was how the mom still goes back and forth to help and that is awesome! Its easy to take things for granted so we should all appreciate the things in life, even the small things.

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Lili Parker
02/10/2013 12:55pm

This story was very touching. It is hard just moving to a different place where you donʻt know anyone but she had to move from her fairytale home to a place where there is bombing and violence that occurs every day. It is really sad to hear stories like this. I agree with Kekaila that we should appreciate everything in life because we have it a lot better than other people around the world.

Christopher Wise
02/10/2013 6:57pm

I think that this story is very touching to me because I could not imagine what it would be like if I living in those conditions. This is very sad and whats even sadder is the fact that she isn't the only one going through this.

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Mariko Lau
02/10/2013 10:10pm

I thought that this story was so sad because she has gone through so much. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to handle all of the violence around her own home. I think that its really sad for the families/kids that can't feel completely safe at home.

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Kiana Burnett- Gas Price in America
02/05/2013 4:31pm

In the U.S. the average cost per gallon of gas is $3.52. In Hawaii the lowest price right now $3.94, and that's at Lex Brodie's in Kaka'ako. The cheapest gas on the west side is $4.02, it's only .50 cents more than the average gas cost in the U.S. but it really makes a difference. My parents have a Ford F150, it may not be one of the big trucks but it seems like it drinks gas. My parents go to the gas station once or twice a week and the cost for gas could range from $60-$100 just to fill up the tank. I wish the cost of gas was lower in Hawai'i.

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Kekaila Ah Puck
02/07/2013 10:14am

I also wish the cost will go down, but sadly I don't think that is going to happen, unless a miracle happens. My dad is a silk-screener and he is constantly driving into town everyday (Laie to Kalihi) to pick up shirt orders, screens, paint, and other things. Like Kiana, he probably goes to the gas station in Laie about 2-3 times a week and the gas cost there is about$4.15. Its crazy...

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Jeri Gallardo
02/07/2013 3:21pm

As a lot of us in this class are almost about the age to get our liscence and all of us would want the gas prices. Especially Mr. Ai. It's very shocking when you think about how much $$$ our parents have to pay in order to get us to places.. WOW

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Cody Agrigado
02/07/2013 9:46pm

Kiana, I totally agree with you. Although, I don't pay for gas right now I will in the near future and I think they should lower the prices especially in Hawaii. My parents always complain to me how much the gas prices are and that they're tight on money because of it. Considering my mom is a nurse's aid and that she has to drive all over the place to tend to her patients, I think it's considerable to lower the gas prices in Hawaii. Gas prices are ridiculous and should be lowered in the near future. Especially because I will soon start driving and get my own vehicle.

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Chassitie Char
02/08/2013 12:12pm

Usually what goes up must come down so what i hope is that the prices on gas goes down before i get my own vehicle.

Janae Hayworth
02/08/2013 11:36am

Last summer I went to Arizona and we took a road trip to New Mexico. We took my step brothers huge like heavy duty kine Denali truck and the money we ended up using for gas was ridiculous. The drive there was at least 10 hours and just getting there costed probably around $150. And that was considered cheap! At one point when we were driving to a mall in Texas we found a gas station selling gas for around $2.20 or so. We were tripping out at the gas prices there considering Hawaii is almost double that. Its crazy to think that a road trip that costed us $150 could have easily costed us $300 if we were in Hawaii.

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Lili Parker
02/10/2013 12:45pm

I think the gas prices are ridiculous. It takes $60 dollars to fill up my families gas tank. We travel a lot and it takes a lot of gas just to get to school and back home. The gas prices keep on rising and i wont be surprised if it gets up to five dollars.

Kiana Burnett- Asteroid 2012-D814
02/05/2013 4:34pm

If Asteroid 2012-D814 were to ever hit Earth, I wonder where it would land. What do you think would happen if it landed on one of the Hawaiian Islands?

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Kekaila Ah Puck
02/07/2013 10:16am

I can't even think about the chaos that would happen if i came to the Hawaiian Island. From the tsunami warning only, there is fights and a whole bunch of chaos that goes on. Imagine if we found out Asteroid 2012-D814 was heading our way..... WERE DEAD! :/

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Jeri Gallardo
02/07/2013 3:23pm

If it landed on Hawaiʻi, i think the same thing in Battleship would happen... just kidding.... but i think it would land in the ocean and create a tidal wave or something \,,,/

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Cody Agrigado
02/08/2013 11:06pm

I can honestly say that everyone will go nuts and instead of sticking together we all would fight against each other just to save ourselves. I think if Asteroid 2012-D814 were predicted to hit the Hawaiian Island, then we would have major chaos and our state would not function because of everyone scrambling to try and save their lives. What I would? I would take the next flight to anywhere rather than here because who wants to be in a state where an asteroid is about to hit? I know I wouldn't want to be. I would try to save my family before me though because I wouldn't be able to live without them.

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Lili Parker
02/10/2013 12:47pm

I agree with Jeri. It will probably create a tidal wave and we would all probably die.

Christopher Wise
02/10/2013 7:00pm

I think that if the asteroid ever hit earth mass chaos would ensue. I think that if it hit anyone of the Hawaiian islands then we would probably all die because of the impact and the following tsunamis and debris.

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Kekaila Ah Puck - Teenage Issues
02/07/2013 10:26am

I think all those issues mentioned is something a teenager might go through now or later. I think the biggest issue for teenagers is peer pressure. With how the world is today everyone is trying to fit in and that comes from peer pressure. Temptations are always there, but its your decision to decide whether you give into that temptation/peer pressure, or decide to be the better man and "rise above the influence".

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Cody Agrigado
02/07/2013 8:21pm

I agree with you 100% because that is so true. Many teenagers nowadays give in to peer pressure and want to fit in. They try to be the person they''re not and dress up like idiots. I agree that it is your decision and I think it's silly to be someone your not and act the way you don't. I think teenagers should be able be who they want to be without being judged, but we shouldn't care about what others say. The thing that hurts the most is being criticized by someone whose close to you, so what does it matter if someone you don't know and you pass in the hallway judge you. I say, "Be you want to be without caring about what other people think." Let people except your for you, not for someone your not.

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Lili Parker
02/10/2013 12:51pm

I also agree with Kekaila. Many of my friends have gave into peer pressure over the years and that caused them to leave the school. They were never like that in middle school but now that we're in high school, everyone is changing and making wrong decisions.

Christopher Wise
02/10/2013 7:08pm

I agree that peer pressure is the #1 issue with teenagers today. I think that everyone wants to fit in and be like the "cool" kids. By trying to be a cool kid people get pressured into doing things that they know aren't right. On the other end peer pressure makes people not want to be different and disables them from doing things that might be right but unpopular.

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Christopher Wise- Saturday Delivery
02/10/2013 5:56pm

I think that this is good for the U.S because we can save a lot of money by not doing it. They can save two billion dollars if they do not. I also think that they should just model themselves after FedEx and UPS because they are succeeding in the mail delivery world.

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Christopher Wise- Throwing Shoes
02/10/2013 6:05pm

I think that this is one of the most disrespectful things that you can do and I think that it is a big statement if you throw your shoe at someone. This is because your throwing away your shoes, that's probably one of the three pairs you have and probably not be worth it. I'm glad people in Hawaii don't do things like this.

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