posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 12:28 PM
I live here and my wife is a pollution responder in the Coast Guard. She was called to the scene to do the investigation on this one. She took a few
pics. It's hard to tell from these, but you need to realize that the water there is normally crystal clear.
People need to understand that this type of thing happens almost every day here. Mainlanders see Hawaii as a place to come snorkel and sit on the
beach, but for those of us that live here it's a never ending cycle of decay and ruin.
We have a water main break literally every day on Oahu. Sewage is constantly spilling into the waters from hotels downtown. It takes an hour to get
anywhere because the traffic is so congested. The state is currently pushing to develop 4000+ homes on the very last agricultural land on Oahu.
No one understands that the grocery stores here have NO extra stock in the back room anymore. Everything we use here has to be shipped from somewhere
else, and if the Matson port were to get shut down for even one day, the shelves at the stores would literally be empty. We are one step away from the
Dark Ages here.
No one cares about the sorry state of the environment here. As long as Caesar keeps handing out the bread and circuses (beaches and hotels), no one
will see how close this state is to falling apart. Of course, being 2,000 miles from the nearest landmass it's easy to forget about us.
edit on 12-9-2013 by ZeroReady because: typo