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                                                                                   THE CARROLL COX SHOW  :  1080 AM




   SUNDAY, August 27, 2017


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    August 27, 2017,   Honolulu, Hawaii.   

    Carroll  addresses the internet chatter about "the world coming to an end", saying we need to look at ourselves.      

    Carroll shares his latest information regarding the Biki bike share program.    Carroll has been talking about the private, nonprofit company, Bikeshare Hawaii,  being responsible for the program and the government workers who established the nonprofit organization.    Carroll has recovered a contract outlining the State of Hawaii and City of Honolulu's  participation in the project.   The state's Department of Health and the City and County of Honolulu had a major role in the project.     The state provided one million dollars from the tobacco fund, using the city as a pass-through for the money to go to the nonprofit.  Per the contract, the city provided another million dollars for the project.    The contract also specifies  the establishment of 2,000 bikes, with 200 stations  from Waikiki to downtown.    Are more stations in the works?

    So, this is a state project, but the contract specifically says the state should not be included in any publications or advertisements about the project.    But, as Carroll previously noted, state and city officials established, and are on the board of Bikeshare Hawaii.    Why doesn't the state want anyone to know they are involved?    

    Although bicycles are good, once again the question is, why was a specific,  private, nonprofit organization, funded by the government and with government officials,  set up to run the program?  

     Link here to the State of Hawaii's contract dated 6/24/15 .   

    Link here to Bikeshare Hawaii website  

    Carroll is now looking at the many cars being dumped along the Waianae Coast.   Fluids are leaking into the environment, and some cars have been torched.    The city and state spend money to pick up cars and haul them to the recycler.  When cars are torched the fire department spends money to put out the fire.   Money and resources are being spent on something that should not be happening instead of what is needed.   It also exposes first responders and citizens to danger.   This is very costly.   We can do better.  

    Next Carroll discusses what it means when someone asks whether Donald Trump is a racist.      Based on the current climate perpetuated by, and decisions made by President Trump, Carroll says "yes".    Trump undermines anything that represents unity.   The question of the day, for anyone, is , "Do you think this person is a humanitarian?"












                                                           Seal in the city    
                      Link here to see our video of seals frolicking on the beach















      These, and other kittens like them, are looking for a home.  Ages range from 3 to 12 months.  

      They have been neutered or spayed, and they are litter box trained.   Now, all  they need is your love.  Who can resist a new kitten?


      To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email carroll@carrollcox.com.     

        Join Carroll on www.envirowatch.org to view some of the environmental and corruption issues he investigated, and resolved, in the past.  You will also find him on YouTube at cox7826627 and on  facebook.  


      Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.  
      Link here to a list of his shows.  They can also be viewed on  Olelo video on demand.  


      Carroll is hosting a weekly show, Eyes on Hawaii,  on Thinktech Hawaii.  The show streams live every other Tuesday at 12 noon.   For the live stream, visit their website  at www.thinktechhawaii.com  

      For a list of past shows, link here.














                  Follow:  Carroll Cox,  Biki, Bikeshare Hawaii, bicycle rental, State of Hawaii, City of Honolulu, State Department of Health, Mayor Caldwell, Governor Ige, Biki contract, Trump, racism.       


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