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Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2011 11:30 pm | Updated: 8:40 pm, Tue May 28, 2013.

LIHU‘E — A jury found a Kalaheo resident guilty on two of three driving-related charges but remained hung on whether presenting his Native Hawaiian license to police was illegal.

Louis Lance Keoni Palama, 48, waited three days from the start of his trial until the verdict was presented late morning Thursday to Fifth Circuit Court Chief Judge Randal Valenciano.

The trial was in regard to a traffic stop on July 22, 2010. Palama was accused of driving without a license, proper registration and no-fault insurance. He did not have a valid State of Hawai‘i driver’s license at the time and presented his Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi driver’s license.

Deputy Prosecutor Jared Auna sought to prove that Palama was knowingly aware that he was driving without a license and without insurance — and that past convictions made it clear that he understood the state license was invalid.

Tobin argued that the state did not establish the vehicle belonged to Palama, nor did it provide evidence that the Kingdom of Atooi license met the conditions of an illegal license as fictitious, altered or cut.

Tobin said Palama borrowed the truck from a friend to run errands and was not aware it did not have insurance. He said the statute allows for a reasonable belief to expect a borrowed vehicle to be insured.

Kaua‘i Police Officer Anthony Abolos testified to making the traffic stop in the Kalaleo area a year ago. He spotted a pickup truck with no visible safety check sticker, a cracked windshield, a missing tailgate and camper door.

Abolos testified that Palama was the driver and said the truck did not belong to him. He said his license was expired and presented an Atooi license that was due to expire the following month.

Abolos also said Palama claimed the officer had no jurisdiction in the area and was harassing him.

The local resident with their name still on the vehicle registration testified to owning the truck five years ago but did not know it was still on the road. The resident said the vehicle was used by their parents until it broke down and was given away for parts.

An employee of the State Department of Finance testified to the affidavit that showed the witness was the registered owner of the vehicle in a notice of transfer.

A County of Kaua‘i Motor Vehicles Section employee testified to Palama’s records and said he did not have a valid driver’s license at the time of the traffic stop.

The employee also testified that the state honors driver’s licenses exemptions and recognizes those of the other 49 states and several countries — and that the Atooi license was not among them.

The Kingdom of Atooi drivers license is not issued from the State of Hawai‘i. Nowhere on the license does it say State of Hawai‘i or United States of America.

Auna argued that this makes it fictitious under statute for use in operating a vehicle on public roads.

Tobin said the Atooi driver’s license was presented to Palama by his king and that he believes this allows him to drive. According to the statute, he said the license is a toy.

Tobin said when the officer was presented with the Atooi license that he asked to see a valid license. Palama was born and raised in Waimea, and is very proud of his family, culture and heritage and has great respect for the community, his roots as a member of the Kingdom of Atooi — and said proudly that it was his license.

There were 12 jurors and two alternates. One of the alternates replaced a dismissed juror prior to closing arguments. A second juror was called to approach the bench but was not removed.

Palama’s attorney Timothy John Tobin stated in court that Palama intends to appeal the two remaining guilty verdicts for driving without no-fault insurance and without proof of registration following the sentencing on Dec. 29.

Judge Valenciano dismissed the remaining charge.

The King of the Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi, Dayne Gonsalves, also known as Ariki Nui Alea Aipoalani, was present outside of the court as a potential witness and was not called to testify. He said informally that the Atooi have the right to make their own identification cards and appropriate credentials as a sovereign nation recognized under the Te Moana Nui A Kiva or Pacific Island United Nations.

Gonsalves is currently awaiting a state appeal on a case that involves himself and a co-defendant in a similar case where he presented a Hawai‘i Federal Marshall badge, which identified him as a law enforcement officer in the Kingdom of Atooi.

The defense also asserted that the badge is not an impersonation of a State of Hawai‘i law enforcement officer and as such is a legitimate and legal title that is not in violation of U.S. laws.

The case claims that law enforcement is part of the right to “maintain and strengthen distinct legal institutions” to encourage nation-building within an indigenous nation. The claim asserts the rights of indigenous peoples according to the United Nations Declaration, which became official policy of the United States in 2010, and the rights granted by the state constitution, and the Native Hawaiian Recognition Act.

• Tom LaVenture, staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 224) or by emailing tlaventure@ thegardenisland.com.

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45 comments:

  • IAMMEMPHIS posted at 8:58 pm on Tue, Oct 16, 2012.

    IAMMEMPHIS Posts: 0

    You don't need a college education to stick up for your ohana, our keiki's futures or our ohana!

     
  • Polynesian posted at 10:49 pm on Fri, Nov 25, 2011.

    Polynesian Posts: 21

    ispeakDAtruth your such the clown hahahaha

     
  • iSpeakDAtruth posted at 12:06 am on Mon, Oct 17, 2011.

    iSpeakDAtruth Posts: 27

    Oh yeah I forgot; Atooi can only "act" like how they do in America...try acting this way in China, drive around Afghanistan with your Atooi credentials and tell the cop that stops you that you are a KING!!!! Only in America. The country with the most Rights and the most CLOWNS.

     
  • iSpeakDAtruth posted at 12:02 am on Mon, Oct 17, 2011.

    iSpeakDAtruth Posts: 27

    But, I think the most SCARIEST thing is that it was a hung jury. The jury...are you kidding me? But then again...it is Kauai.

     
  • iSpeakDAtruth posted at 12:01 am on Mon, Oct 17, 2011.

    iSpeakDAtruth Posts: 27

    Hung Jury? Are you kidding?? Atooi Driver's License? Are you serious? What is this world coming to? You want to be Atooi? Then make an Atooi car and drive around that...use Atooi money to buy things....DON'T use American made vehicles, American money, American made clothes, take your kids to American schools, Use american toilets, watch TV on an american made TV..Etc etc. IS everyone becoming enlightened yet??? ATOOI ARE LAZY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WISH TO WORK! Are you kidding me??? what a JOKE.

     
  • Polynesian posted at 10:48 am on Thu, Oct 13, 2011.

    Polynesian Posts: 21

    Kahekili and Julie96766

    If you had a education you would know that this land is Sovereign.

    The Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi is doing what needs to be done for the sake of our children and the future generations.

    I guess if you don't agree with the direction that the Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi is going you are for GENOCIDE, poisoning the land and people, not cleaning up all the toxins left by the sugar industry, desecration of iwi's, GMO, forced assimilation of the culture, violating human rights, selling all the land off to the rich, and last but not least $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

     
  • Kahekili posted at 9:56 pm on Wed, Oct 12, 2011.

    Kahekili Posts: 114

    [quote]Julie96766 said: "I don't agree with the direction of the Atooi. Rather then trying to "get the land back", go get an education for everyone. I realize there are some Hawaiians who are brilliantly educated, but the ones fighting for the Land are not.Take a trip to Anahola, and you will see. No offense.And no, graduating from High School is not enough. King Kamehameha was an extremely intelligent man, Princess Ka'iulani had a first class education, the people representing the fight for Sovereignty now... pretty sad.Here's a tip. Take a step back for 10 years. Get an education for yourself, get an education for your children, get an education for your people... then come back and play with the big boys.Aloha..."[/quote]

    So true...

     
  • Kahekili posted at 9:53 pm on Wed, Oct 12, 2011.

    Kahekili Posts: 114

    [quote]Bullwinkle said: "How many other Hawaiian words use the letter "T"?Just curious."[/quote]

    Tutu Kane/Wahine= Grandfather/Grandmother

     
  • littleman posted at 7:03 am on Sun, Oct 9, 2011.

    littleman Posts: 23

    Still Getting a kick. Reading all these, post. Thanks. I needed a laugh.

     
  • Regular Guy Giving Just Retorts posted at 8:32 am on Sat, Oct 8, 2011.

    Regular Guy Giving Just Retorts Posts: 941

    Bullwinkle here; yeah I read that too and because that was from the infancy of the written Hawaiian word and soon discarded I chose not to mention it knowing full well with any minor investigation it was easily discoverable and would make a good talking point latter in this discussion, thanks for bringing it in.


    [quote]Rippa99 said: "There are 13 letters in the Hawaiian Alphabet.The language is written using these 12 letters of the Latin alphabet:a, e, i, o, u, h, k, l, m, n, p, wPlus a 13th "letter" called "okina" that is written with an apostrophe (').actually V,R,T were the original letters before missionaries i.e. L=R K=T W=V these are the TRUE letters in hawaiian language BUT when pronounced it sounds like the letters we know today. other similar polynesian's such as maori which has the closest language to hawaiians Still use the original pronounciation. HAVIKI=hawai'i just some friendly knowledge. "[/quote]

     
  • bjduks posted at 7:03 am on Sat, Oct 8, 2011.

    bjduks Posts: 1254

    What I heard is kahamehameha slaughtered your people & SOLD you OUT? Your own leader turned on you,WHY?

     
  • Rippa99 posted at 8:50 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Rippa99 Posts: 14

    There are 13 letters in the Hawaiian Alphabet.

    The language is written using these 12 letters of the Latin alphabet:

    a, e, i, o, u, h, k, l, m, n, p, w

    Plus a 13th "letter" called "okina" that is written with an apostrophe (').


    actually V,R,T were the original letters before missionaries i.e. L=R K=T W=V these are the TRUE letters in hawaiian language BUT when pronounced it sounds like the letters we know today. other similar polynesian's such as maori which has the closest language to hawaiians Still use the original pronounciation. HAVIKI=hawai'i just some friendly knowledge.

     
  • interesting posted at 8:10 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    interesting Posts: 1931

    [quote]wati said: "I used to be involved with a few sovereignty groups myself back in the Bumpy days and today I find Mr.Henry Noa of LHG the most qualified to secure any future for our people. My king is God and there's no way in hell I'm ever going to bow down to any man who thinks he is my king, FK Dat! I was created by God and I will die by God and let no men stand in my way of my savior, Jesus Christ. So to hell with all this sovereign king chit and take a reality check. "[/quote]

    -- speaking of which, and ironically, you seem to have long since been conquered by a wholly different regime (and arguably the most damaging, purely western, unsolicited and forced import into hawaii)

     
  • interesting posted at 8:05 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    interesting Posts: 1931

    [quote] As for the question does Atooi have their own military to back them up....that's for them to know and for you to find out bradah....live pono mahalo Ke Akua."[/quote]

    -- ya thanks bro, we were pretty worried..

     
  • wati posted at 6:17 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    wati Posts: 110

    I used to be involved with a few sovereignty groups myself back in the Bumpy days and today I find Mr.Henry Noa of LHG the most qualified to secure any future for our people. My king is God and there's no way in hell I'm ever going to bow down to any man who thinks he is my king, FK Dat! I was created by God and I will die by God and let no men stand in my way of my savior, Jesus Christ. So to hell with all this sovereign king chit and take a reality check.

     
  • pulehu posted at 5:26 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    pulehu Posts: 386

    Aloha - the truth is the Hawaiian Islands including Atooi was STOLEN. Isn't STEALING breaking the law no matter who does it? It's even written in the bible "Thou shall not steal"..why is it so difficult for anyone to understand. Read the true history for yourself. As a kupuna, my kupunas told us the story when we were keikis. We certainly don't believe our kupunas would lie to us. So, back off and let Kanaka Maolis do what they need to do...get their land, culture and government back. As for the question does Atooi have their own military to back them up....that's for them to know and for you to find out bradah....live pono mahalo Ke Akua.

     
  • wailuaguy posted at 5:25 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    wailuaguy Posts: 78

    VOK-KNK, please stop with the capital letters. Reads like you are yelling at people. For me, I have no idea what you are trying to say.

     
  • VOK-KNK posted at 4:02 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    VOK-KNK Posts: 37

    INTERESTING...I agree wlyou about THE REAL ISSUE...SADLY that is what was LOST THE MOMENT IGNORANCE VOICED ITS SELF IN THIS FORUM & THAT IS WHAT I REFUSE TO IGNORE...
    WE ARE A MASSIVE NATION THAT MANY SEEK OUT & DREAM OF TILL THEY GET HERE & "TRULY" LIVE HERE...the "BONDAGE" & "SURPRESSION" ESCAPED FROM STILL EXISTS IT HAS JUST CHANGED ITS FORM TO THE IGNORANCE PORTRAYED HERE IN THIS FORUM...QUESTION IS HOW CAN ANY OF US HOPE FOR CHANGE IF WE DO NOT BEGIN WITH OURSELVES & SPEAK UP WHEN THE REAL ISSUES ARE "IGNORANTLY CLOUDED"?
    BLESSINGS TO ALL

     
  • KaiKane posted at 3:59 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    KaiKane Posts: 27

    We need to pay for a 12 panel jury just for this ??? we cant even get one for the hilario murder and drug dealers??? Our judicial system is awesome!! KAUAI'S FINEST at it's best!!

     
  • VOK-KNK posted at 3:50 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    VOK-KNK Posts: 37

    We are so SMALL & "OUR WHEEL SQUEEKS". BUT AS MUCH AS YOUR CULTURE WANTS TO BE HERE BECAUSE OF "WHAT" CAN BE/IS FOUND HERE (again whatever your stance) WE WANT TO REVIVE IT PERPETUATE IT HAVE IT RESPECTED SO THAT NOT JUST OURSELVES OR KEIKI BENEFIT...many who come feel it return or try to live here & cannot because NO MORE GENUINE RESPECT....Your culture seeks "military advantage" & again ours seek what I have previously stated....THERE IS NO REASON WHY WE CANNOT WORK TOGETHER TO HAVE BOTH....WE ALL ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PERPETUATING IGNORANCE & HATURED, IRRESPONSIBILITY, & LAZINESS....

     
  • VOK-KNK posted at 3:30 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    VOK-KNK Posts: 37

    Believed "A MAN IS ONLY AS GOOD AS HIS WORD"...IT IS ABOUT FAITH & KEEPING HOPE ALIVE...
    JB YOU SAY: "Wake up, people. Dreaming of Oz while stuck in reality just makes all the normal people have an overwhelming sense of pity for you. We know life blows, but dreaming of some fantasyland and teaching your keiki to hate your 'occupiers' only does an injustice to your kids. Grow up and be smarter than that. You can't turn back time unless you invent a time machine."
    LTRDR YOU SAY:

     
  • VOK-KNK posted at 3:24 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    VOK-KNK Posts: 37

    Uh hello the Soverienty movement is about MAKING PONO (right) what was done WRONG/ILLEGALLY (whatever your stance) being RECOGNIZED AS HAWAIIANS/HAWAIIAN NATION (again whatever your stance) RECIEVING $ WHERE WE WERE TOLD WE WOULD IF WE ALLOWED THE PROGRESS THAT WAS BROUGHT HERE & MORE IMPORTANTLY BEING RECOGNIZED AS HAWAIIANS WITH A UNIQUE CULTURE THAT BROUGHT ALL HA'OLE (FORIENER NOT WHITE PERSON) BACK HERE ONCE DISCOVERED..WE ARE OUR OWN PEOPLE JUST AS YOU ARE & sure WE may be a bit (hugely) diluted but we were FORCED & ROBBED OF THE VERY THING THAT MADE US DESIREABLE....DO NOT THINK FOR A MINUTE WE ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO WANT TO GO BACK TO ENTIRELY WHERE WE WERE BEFORE HA'OLE ARRIVED BUT AT ONE PONT IN TIME ALL CULTURES .,

     
  • Happy Accident posted at 3:05 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Happy Accident Posts: 473

    The "T" sound came along with the Tahitians, some of whom settled on Niihau where it is still used to this day. Ciao!

     
  • Bullwinkle posted at 2:17 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Bullwinkle Posts: 348

    All I could think of was ti and tiki; which tiki is Marquesan.

    Let's have a name that Hawaiian word that has the letter "T" in it.

     
  • Julie96766 posted at 12:52 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Julie96766 Posts: 91

    I don't agree with the direction of the Atooi. Rather then trying to "get the land back", go get an education for everyone. I realize there are some Hawaiians who are brilliantly educated, but the ones fighting for the Land are not.

    Take a trip to Anahola, and you will see. No offense.

    And no, graduating from High School is not enough. King Kamehameha was an extremely intelligent man, Princess Ka'iulani had a first class education, the people representing the fight for Sovereignty now... pretty sad.

    Here's a tip. Take a step back for 10 years. Get an education for yourself, get an education for your children, get an education for your people... then come back and play with the big boys.

    Aloha...

     
  • Julie96766 posted at 12:45 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Julie96766 Posts: 91

    [quote]Bullwinkle said: "How many other Hawaiian words use the letter "T"?Just curious."[/quote]

    Alot. It's commonly used while speaking, although not recorded in composite script. Nice try though.

     
  • Bullwinkle posted at 12:44 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Bullwinkle Posts: 348

    There are 13 letters in the Hawaiian Alphabet.

    The language is written using these 12 letters of the Latin alphabet:

    a, e, i, o, u, h, k, l, m, n, p, w

    Plus a 13th "letter" called "okina" that is written with an apostrophe (').

     
  • Bullwinkle posted at 12:40 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Bullwinkle Posts: 348

    Atooi is phooey !

     
  • Bullwinkle posted at 12:24 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Bullwinkle Posts: 348

    How many other Hawaiian words use the letter "T"?

    Just curious.

     
  • ltereader posted at 12:17 pm on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    ltereader Posts: 1582

    [quote]Polynesian said: "All You negative KOOKS go back to America!"[/quote]

    Guess what??? We're IN America! And if wasn't for the U.S. military protecting the Hawaiian Islands you could be little North Korea, or some other Country. Does your Kingdom of Atooi have enough military to protect you from some other Country invading? Does your Kingdom of Atooi provide SSI, Unemployment Insurance, Welfare, Medical, Road maintenance, etc.,etc.,???

     
  • John_Brown posted at 10:20 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    John_Brown Posts: 752

    Can't they just put them all on Niihau and erect a huge fence? And I'm sure they are selectively 'Atooins' when it fits their agenda.

    They might as well call themselves 'Oompa Loompans' because there's more of a chance they'll be making chocolate for Willy Wonka than they'll ever have their own 'nation'.

    Wake up, people. Dreaming of Oz while stuck in reality just makes all the normal people have an overwhelming sense of pity for you. We know life blows, but dreaming of some fantasyland and teaching your keiki to hate your 'occupiers' only does an injustice to your kids. Grow up and be smarter than that. You can't turn back time unless you invent a time machine.

    Now, time to put away the 'dress up' and props. It just makes you look foolish.

     
  • VOK-KNK posted at 10:14 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    VOK-KNK Posts: 37

    HUMBLE possibly "cheech & chong" but really truly LOAVES & FISHES table to break bread (TALK ABOUT YOU TO YOUR FACE INSTEAD OF BEHIND YOUR BACK, TRY'N TO HIDE ("cheech n chong") IT SELVES, COME TO US CAUSE WE CHEAP EVEN THOUGH YOU GET 4X'S THE MONEY WE MAKE IN A MONTH WEEKLY!) EVERYDAY because it is the FAITH THAT WE LIVE BY we HOPE it will TOUCH YOUR HEART & BRING YOU BACK to the BASICS of life...BACK to our CULTURE & WAY OF LIFE that SURVIVES by working in the most non-TRADIONAL sense TOGETHER where our PAY IS the meal on our table the roof over our head, the car that we drive...& being satisfied! BLESSINGS TO ALL...& remember the next person to give you ride, come take care your OHANA, or just help where we can....but are gone when you decide to "take notice" it might just be me or one of those other "lazy un-motivated, govt sucking, non-law abiding HAWAIIANS/LOCAL HAWAIIANS!

     
  • interesting posted at 10:05 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    interesting Posts: 1931

    VOK-KNK,

    i think most would agree with most of your thoughts here

    and i dont think people were looking to meanly or unfairly hurdle personal insults at you or any group

    the basic concern had to do with the idea of some persons or groups not following some of the public safety laws, which is a pretty reasonable concern

     
  • VOK-KNK posted at 9:50 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    VOK-KNK Posts: 37

    & although there are some who fit in "your box" until you walk a day in OUR SHOES it is you who actually DIMINISH OUR COMMUNITY WITH ASSUMPTIONS & SELFISHNESS...
    Your 2/3x's a year "holiday" donations are appreciated what SADDENS me more I see MANY who unlike me RAISED HERE ARE OF HAWAIAN DECENT/"LOCAL" HAWAIIAN LEFT FOR EDUCATION & CAME BACK have so easily "ASSIMULATED" in to a CULTURE THAT IS NOT OURS....& BELIEVE these "holiday" gifts are enough! You send your keiki to private schools cause "its better" but yet our local paper says your kids aren't ANY MORE PREPARED FOR COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS OR COLLEGE THAN MINE...
    YOU MAY NOT LIKE the lives of the LAZY GOVT SUCKING HAWAIIANS/LOCAL HAWAIIANS you speak of & although I DO AGREE THAT UNTIL SETTLED WE NEED TO BE FOLLOWING THE LAW WE CURRENTLY LIVE UNDER this UNKNOWN POPULAS is HARD-WORKING for the most part HONEST WITH INTEGRITY & DEEPLY GROUNDED IN FAITH & COMMUNITY that SURVIVE by CARING FOR EACHOTHER, who WILL invite ANYBODY to our

     
  • Happy Accident posted at 9:38 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Happy Accident Posts: 473

    likeitis said “Does this mean the Atooi and its people won't be collecting welfare because they're not a part of that "other terrible" nation?"

    No. Our open boarder administration is working to allow foreign nationals (regardless of the legality here) to get all the perks of citizenship. Why would it discriminate against the Atooians?

    Frankly, I’d like to see the Attooians grow some eggs and officially give up their U.S. citizenship. Never happen. No guts - no glory.

    In our attempts to be so overcautiously PC with these made up entities, which lack any comprehensive authority from those they claim to represent, we’re going to now be adding all sorts of dangerous jalopies to our roads. More property will be damaged, people will die and we’ll continue scratching our heads.

     
  • VOK-KNK posted at 9:27 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    VOK-KNK Posts: 37

    PUTS CASH IN MY HAND & yet I AM SEEN as LAZY & UN-MOTIVATED by folks such as those in this forum...
    Like MANY I know I USED TO WORK 40 hrs USUALY MORE a week with benefits the whole nine yards...BUT LIFE IS WHAT IT IS & here I am...BTW I ALSO work 2 BUSSINESSES SOON TO BE 4 & STILL I am seen as LAZY & UN-MOTIVATED...CAN YOU BELIEVE IT TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE & SERVICES FOR THOSE IN SIMILAR SHOES AS MINE!
    I & others may look the "part" of the box INSISTED WE ARE IN...but my "TRADE" WORK IS HARD & HONEST....My DAY has not ended @ 5 & started @ 8 in now 3 yrs. I don't collect financial but I do get food-stamps & LESS THAN $500 cash a month... I have car insurance license (ALL LEGAL OF COURSE) a home electricity & my kids participate in extracaricular activities...I AM NOT & NEITHER ARE MANY OTHERS LAZY OR UN-MOTIVATED...I AM A HAWAIIAN COLLEGE EDUCATED VETERAN WHO CANNOT FIND A "TRADITIONAL" JOB right now...TO EDUCATED & LACKING A DEGREE it is COMPASSION & ASSUMPTION THAT HOLD ME BACK..

     
  • wisdom posted at 8:34 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    wisdom Posts: 45

    PAtooi...... wat a nice cult...

     
  • ltereader posted at 8:21 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    ltereader Posts: 1582

    I wonder if he was buying the gas to drive this illegal truck on U.S. built & maintained roads, with U.S. financial assistance???

     
  • likeitis posted at 8:18 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    likeitis Posts: 9

    Does this mean the Atooi and its people won't be collecting welfare because they're not a part of that "other terrible" nation?"

     
  • Polynesian posted at 8:15 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    Polynesian Posts: 21

    All You negative KOOKS go back to America!

     
  • bjduks posted at 7:37 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    bjduks Posts: 1254

    Is this Clown for real? Wow,must be from that Dope Smokin Crowd! Maybe related to Cheech&Chong guys???

     
  • SaltPondSlim posted at 7:33 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    SaltPondSlim Posts: 251

    Isn't "atooi" the ancient Hawaiian word for "Underachieving manipulative sociopath?"

     
  • kauaigirl22 posted at 6:27 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    kauaigirl22 Posts: 62

    Don't care where your I.D. is from, you need a driver's license and insurance to drive here. And some of the junk cars on the road these days, please...

     
  • littleman posted at 5:53 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    littleman Posts: 23

    Ok this will be interesting. They have the time to make there license. But no time to make a vehicle identification? To drive there atooi car. On u.s. government roads. And is it possible that they have to pay an additional fee? Since they claim to be another government/nation. Kinda like what they do for imported stuff. Or like how when plantation haul cane trucks. Had there own taxes on fuel.

     
  • interesting posted at 4:55 am on Fri, Oct 7, 2011.

    interesting Posts: 1931

    "driving without a license and without insurance"

    -- there is probably room in this country for people to live in imaginationland to a large extent, but rolling around in unsafe vehicles without insurance is not really good for anybody

     

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