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Official Who Ignored Request for Water
During Maui Inferno: 'Water Requires Conversations
Around Equity'

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Posted By: earlybird, 8/17/2023 3:36:26 PM

During the inferno that devastated part of the island of Maui, wiping entire towns off the map and possibly killing more than a thousand people (once a full assessment can be made), people on Maui begged state officials to allow West Maui stream water to be diverted to fill up reservoirs for firefighting. That request went to M. Kaleo Manuel, Deputy Director of Hawaii's Commission on Water Resource Management, and he delayed approval of that water for five hours - five hours in which the once-contained fire exploded. By the time the approval was received, workers were unable to reach the siphon release so that the water could be diverted.


He should be prosecuted.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 8/17/2023 3:38:20 PM (No. 1536427)
FTA: . Now we're learning that Manuel, an Obama Foundation Leader for the Asia Pacific Region, is a climate change activist and DEI devotee who's said, "Like, we can share [water], but it requires true conversations about equity.”
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 8/17/2023 3:38:38 PM (No. 1536429)
Can he be charged with depraved indifference?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: wilarrbie 8/17/2023 3:39:43 PM (No. 1536432)
That's what you get for 'begging'. Next time use it first, notify later.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: downnout 8/17/2023 3:46:49 PM (No. 1536438)
Could they go after him for involuntary manslaughter?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lynngirl122 8/17/2023 3:52:32 PM (No. 1536448)
Time for pitchforks and torches.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: formerNYer 8/17/2023 4:02:44 PM (No. 1536454)
People of Hawaii went woke years ago and this is exactly what you get. Turn back to a red state before it's too late, Hawaiians.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Right Time 8/17/2023 4:06:09 PM (No. 1536460)
You didn’t really expect efficiency, reliability, and competency in government in a wholly owned Democrat state, did you? Likely the 106 people killed and 1000 people missing were also Democrats, and got the government they voted for
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blackbird 8/17/2023 4:07:13 PM (No. 1536462)
Yeah Hawaii, Just keep on electing DemocRats-what could possibly go wrong??
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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO 8/17/2023 4:11:01 PM (No. 1536466)
In that sort of situation I would expect fire and other emergency workers to just use the water and worry about permissions and protocols afterwards. So waiting hours for a OK from a non-emergency Bureau seems ODD.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: moebellini3 8/17/2023 4:32:17 PM (No. 1536478)
Gee, anybody shocked by this. No matter what the tragedy, no matter how many people are dying or suffering, leave to a sick freakin democrat to screw it up. Oh, anybody hear anything from the Obama's. Didn't think so. Pathetic pieces of trash.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: mean Gene 8/17/2023 4:39:29 PM (No. 1536484)
Water is reverant to this obama appointee. It must be worth at least 1,000 lives of men women and children to him.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: dbdiva 8/17/2023 4:39:33 PM (No. 1536485)
I'm not surprised and that fact saddens me. Agree wholeheartedly with #2.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: jasmine 8/17/2023 4:44:27 PM (No. 1536488)
I don't understand. Who is the Director for the Commission on Water Resource Management in Hawaii? M. Kaleo Manuel is the Deputy Director. Who else was involved in the decision to deny water to the fire fighters? Did someone over rule him? It's hard to believe he didn't understand the importance of dealing with the fire emergency, before worrying about "equity."
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Vaquero45 8/17/2023 4:49:40 PM (No. 1536491)
Anyone who starts a sentence with "Like...." isn't worth listening to. This guy is a "woke" moron.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: rosefenn 8/17/2023 5:44:31 PM (No. 1536515)
This guy should get a cigarette, a blindfold, and a lamppost.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 8/17/2023 5:47:13 PM (No. 1536520)
Socialism KILLS. This is a perfect example. Same mindset as the commisars at Chernobyl.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 8/17/2023 6:03:51 PM (No. 1536532)
Democrats will probably nominate M. Kaleo Manuel for governor at some point or have him appointed to a high position by FJB. He certainly is qualified after his 'equity' conversation caused multiple deaths.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rinktum 8/17/2023 6:10:21 PM (No. 1536536)
Next time, do not ask for permission. Just do the right thing. Now death and destruction is everywhere. Time to get the torches and pitchforks out. This guy should be held accountable.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 8/17/2023 6:22:28 PM (No. 1536546)
"Conversations around equity".....during a firestorm. It's really a shame that this evil racist didn't perish in the fire and make the world a little bit better.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace 8/17/2023 6:22:34 PM (No. 1536547)
Take him to a helicopter pad. Put a bunch of flowers around his neck. Fly to nearest active volcano. Place heavy rocks around his neck and drop him as close to the center of the volcano. Waste no time prosecuting.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Geoman 8/17/2023 6:32:39 PM (No. 1536556)
While our DC 'betters' eliminated our Navy's Fireboats (the one from Pearl Harbor was leased to Oakland for $1/year, supporting the civilian government), the Navy still retains some firefighting tug boats that draw and pump seawater, I'd venture to say that no one in Hawaii's state government made the request. Given the intentional deconstruction of our Navy, it would not surprise me if the HQ of our Pacific Fleet is without those specialized tugs.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: chance_232 8/17/2023 7:06:43 PM (No. 1536571)
Congratulations!!!!!! Now EVERYBODY is equally dead or homeless. Including your poor pitiful poor victim class.....transgendered, black, Asian, LGBT, women, liberals, conservatives, hispanic.......
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Reply 23 - Posted by: skacmar 8/17/2023 7:40:39 PM (No. 1536584)
The Water Commission will claim they were unaware of the seriousness of the situation. Of course, the 100+ dead and over 1000 still missing, bodies floating in the ocean, entire towns and neighborhoods burned to ashes, Billions of dollars in damages give a totally different picture of the seriousness of the situation that the bureaucrats so callously ignored and appear to accept no responsibility for.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lala 8/17/2023 8:11:37 PM (No. 1536609)
Where are the real men? Better to ask forgiveness than permission in such a horrific emergency.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/17/2023 8:16:51 PM (No. 1536616)
Penalty, slow burn...before they hang him from a palm tree for MASS MURDER!
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