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Friday, November 30, 2012

Industrial Parks

High-End Office & Commercial Property, in Westlake Village, CA. This beautiful location offers an ideal high-end work environment for any business.

"Failure is an event, never a person. The only time you don't fail
is the last time you try anything - and it works."

Situated in an enviable area adjacent to both Conejo and San Fernando Valleys, Westlake Village Industrial Park is surrounded by shopping, dining, entertainment and bedroom communities.

The property boasts an on-site leasing and property manager, window-lined office and warehouse units, in-unit bathrooms and an on-site café. And it doesn't have to be this fancy in Waianae.

There are security guard services on site on nights and weekends for your safety and peace of mind. Learn more about the features for our commercial property for rent. Just outside of the big city.


One thousand people work here and live near here. This type of industrial park
was overruled for Waianae by the rail people. And you know why!
 
Think of one thousand less cars, on the highway and freeway going into town. The streets in downtown Honolulu with one thousand less cars, and coming back on the freeway and highway, one thousand less cars.  Wow!  "And I coulda been home in 20 minutes." The Rail? Ha! Who needs it. Only the ones that are all set to make the billions and billions of dollars in profits.  Easy Money. That's who. And now more mainlanders coming in - for Da money, Sonny. And all connected to Inouye. We're talking big bucks here!


 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kapolei Chapter, HBDA

We have been slow going in this sector but we will get rolling. Just got this in from Willy Dionisio of Kapolei Chapter HBDA. And there is no truth to the rumor that on the opening evening, they will have klieg lights, a band and a keg of beer.

"One day you will be just a memory for some people, make it a good one."


We hope to have news on their upcoming social, so we can make the write up and get some photos. I heard Tim has been pretty busy making a little money on the side. Cries all the way to the bank.
 
"Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend)"   ...   Vaughn Monroe

Life is a song, Sing it. - Life is a game, play it.

Life is a challenge, meet it. - Life is a dream, realize it

Life is a sacrifice, Offer it. - Life is love, enjoy it.
 
 
Bi-Articulated bus (two tandems) proven Chinese data, five times more efficient than rail at one tenth the cost. Comfortable seating for 100. Means, 100 cars right in front of the bus, missing. The drivers are "sitting" in the bus. In Honolulu, they have it backwards, 20th century thinking. Dumb Dodos!



Monday, November 26, 2012

The Waianae Coast

Driving down the Farrington Highway through Waianae Coast are all the small towns, and the view of million dollar homes next to rundown shacks. The overgrown weeds, rusted out broken down cars and trucks and on any given day discarded furniture or waste sitting on the side of the street is disheartening.
 
"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually
attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life."

Along the beautiful stretches of beach scenery are rows of dilapidated tents with homeless families and their pets living on the beach and at the end of the road past the town of Makaha there was a full blown "tent city" with families of homeless living a day to day existence. A new one is developing in on the empty space in front of Pu'u Haleakala in the Nanakuli Ridge and back of Sack N Save.

Our representatives can do nothing, and receive money from the rail people. Hard to believe they can do it with clear concience when they know there are old ladies standing up in the bus all the way to town. The "C" articulated bus has been converted into a "cattle car" and the silence from our people in the ivory towers has been deafening. Some really believe "cattle" should ride standing up. They mumble something about "bottom line" and "cost per passenger" and all the time praising the billions and billions of dollars in profits to be made on the rail.
 
"La Sombra De Tu Amor"   ...   Juanes and Tony Bennett

Pat wrote a nice review of the Thanksgiving at Nanaikeola Senior Apartments and an introduction of the Christmas dinner, It was posted on the elevator but it could also have gone into this blog very nicely. Nothing from City of Joy since Thanksgiving. They had their Sunday church meeting but I thought I had better not bother them. I can get some photos at next meeting.

Kokua Mau has not been too interested and neither has Shelly's Hair Salon. We shouldn't bother anyone. Napa is also pau, they are very busy and we mustn't interfere. Have to just keep looking for more to join the Nanakuli Ridge gang, just to help each other. Then with a few steady contributors the hits may reach 34 average per day which is 1000 hits per month. Then we may contact Kaiser Permanente and that will establish this blog as viable and we can begin our expansion to include all of Nanakuli, including Lualualei.

 


Friday, November 23, 2012

Our Reps do not listen to us

Waianae Coast  is waking up and it offers a beautiful panorama of sights along with its own share of troubles. Road construction is always in progress, temporary road repairs last for months, and the roadway is replaced with steel plates that damage car tires and suspension. But Thanksgiving is coming up and we do have a lot to be thankful for.

 
The Chinese know something. They have completed all the data to prove it.
 
 
The Bi-Articulated bus. (two trailers) now proven by the Chinese to be five times
more effective than rail and ten times cheaper. And we can keep the city, city.
Somebody got suckered in on the rail. Billions and billions of dollars.
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving at Nanaikeola Senior Apartments

Got ready early, I wanted to get a photo of the "Early Birds" and I got downstairs a little after five. There was a big group there already. Wow! But I got a couple shots of the early action.

"When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty,
 my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup."
 

The attendance is getting better all the time as the
tenants get to know each other better. 

Went around and finally sat down, a little conversation with my fellow tenants. All were seated in three seat groups and I waited for the first four. I could then get one more and get a good photo that would go into the slide show. Finally, the coordinator, Pat arrives with some goodies and the dinner is about to start.


Robert, Glenn, Joe, Stanley and Alex. In the background, Leo and Pat. I will add
this to the slide show. I  probably have to stop at about 25, 30 photos.

Then went cruising around, sat down, a little more conversation and got the next.

 
Mitchell, Wendy, Dee, Kathy, Mray and Millie, all ready to eat.
Just before getting in line for the kau kau.

Waited awhile then got a few more collage photos. We had a nice gathering and it is going to get better with time.


Thanksgiving dinner requires eating. There is no getting out of it. However, I am still getting used to my teeth, so I took my dinner upstairs. I completely forgot and before you know it I was eating just fine with my teeth. A little sore, but I ate the entire dinner with my new teeth. Something else to be thankful for.

Came back downstairs and got the remainder of the pie I had contributed. They told me, there was plenty more. Came back upstairs and got on the computer.

Pub's Side Note: Every one there was sad about the bus situation but all understand that those lying crooks, big money men are after more money and they are sure to make it worse.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Rumba

Rumba music in more or less its present form has existed in Latin America for over a hundred years. The exact meaning varies throughout the Caribbean. And the true rumba beginnings come from the Mayan civilization in Mexico. There have been many modifations from Spanish influence and from the descendants of third and fourth generation negro slaves in the caribbean.

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It then bursts into flame again
by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful
for those people who rekindle our inner spirit."

Real interest in Latin music in the United States began in the late twenties of the last century as a result of increased American Tourism to Latin America. In 1930, the depression just starting, "The Peanut Vender" was introduced and America suddenly became aware of Latin music as a source of dance numbers. And in the thirties, the band formed by Xavier Cugat specialized in Latin-American music.


There are three different basic step patterns in the American Rumba. The easiest of course the original from the Caribbean, a Rock step and a slow step, and breaking on the one or two whichever is the loudest. The Arthur Murray box step is slow, quick, quick and the Fred Astaire box step is quick, quick, slow. It will eventually evolve into the alternate, the Rock Step and Slow.



The above is a good example of the type of music danced in Latin America. In this case it is by Mariachis, which is music with its own sound.

This Latin music is increasing slowly to the Waianae Coast which, on the westernmost part of Oahu, stretches 20 miles from the town of Nanakuli to Makaha. Maybe we help, but I do not know yet if you get this music with a slow internet. Then the music is there, but you need good speakers or good earphones to capture it all.

"Rum And Coca-Cola"   ...   Andrews Sisters

Farrington Highway is the only road in and out of Waianae and they are continally working on it to expand its utility which is of utmost necessity. With an improved bus service, there will never be a need for a rail. The perfect example is the #94 bus which is still a shortie bus. You go to town on the "C" (cattle car) and make your errands.

Then get to Alapai Transit Center before 4:00 PM and get the #93 bus back to Nanakuli. Before it gets on the freeway it is almost full, but everyone is "sitting" down comfortably. Everyone on the bus realizes that there are almost 50 cars right in front of the bus that are missing. The drivers are "sitting" in the bus. I get home at 5:00 PM. There isn't a rail in this entire world that is ever going to beat that. Not only that I get off the bus right around the from where I live. No rail station humbug.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Thanksgiving Dinner

At Nanaikeola Senior Apartments and served by the City of Joy volunteers, our next door neighbors. It was to start at eleven, so I went down there for my intial visit at 11:15 AM. Already a very nice group, the kids dancing and playing some enjoyable music. It was starting out to be nice party.

"Through the generosity of Ko'olina, City of Joy, HBA Pastor Rob,
Kailua Community Church Pastor, Jenson and their youth, danced, sang and
served Thanksgiving meals to our Kapuna. God is so  good." Terri. 


It looked like it was going to be an all day affair.
But these are old people, so it can be tiring.

Terri gave me a large bento, which I took upstairs to eat later. My teeth still not working properly. Got the first pictures into the computer and then came back downstairs and see if the six cases of champagne had arrived yet.


Some of the volunteers, bless their hearts.

Then I had the wrong cards, went back up stairs and got the Nanakuli Ridge cards.  Came back and looked around and some people seemed to be leaving. Some were good socializers.


Kurt Bunton, Brandon Holmes, David Morimoto (lead) and Anthony Holmes.
Super music, so all they need is a good agent. Maybe only ten thousand a week
to start but it could lead to some good money.

It seemed to be over, only the good socializers were left and I should have come back down and get another photo. They deserve it.

 
A fine bunch of fellow tenants, and Annette was there with us,
yes, I should have gotten another photo of this group.

Happy Thanksgiving

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.


 



Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Waianae Coast

It is said the Waianae Coast has the most beautiful beaches and the sweetest mangoes. The area is rich in scenic beauty, Hawaiian culture and history. With its pristine ocean, world famous surfing contests, white sandy beaches, captivating mountain ranges and ancient heiaus, the Waianae Coast is sure to warm anybody's heart. 

Hawaiian men don't dance, do they?
 
Our mission is to introduce all of us to Waianae Coast living, which is living closer to the spirit of true Hawaiiana. But it is irrevocably tied up with the rest of Oahu and things like the bus can sure mess up the works. For those on the Waianae Coast less buses means very uncomfortable riding. Downtown does not have a clue, nor our representatives on the coast.

The slide shows on our blogs are shaping up very well. We will have four, all in the west. Nanakuli Ridge, Oahu - West, Central Valley and Dancing in the Dark. The two blogs in town will make their own decisions when they become independent. So far, the photos are labeled A, B, C etc. according to when they were installed. Gradually the As will be deleted as new ones come in. There will be about 30 to 40 photos in every slide show. We will probably have suggestions as to more or less photos.

"Morning Dew" ... Melveen Leed

Musical Videos from You Tube will be introduced into Nanakuli Ridge blog and Dancing in the Dark blog. The music is digital, so everything you need is there. However, the speakers on your computer or the quality of your earphones may not be able to pick up on everything. With good receptors, the music can be beautiful. Otherwise, skip it. If you have FireFox for a browser, you can download the music with or without the vid to your computer and then do with it what you wish.

"Be thankful when you don't know something, it gives you the opportunity to learn."

The voters on the rail may have been ignorant but they are not stupid. Many already picking up on the fact that they have been taken by master liars. The most honest politician we have had for decades, smeared by lies and the lying crooks have taken over.

The Universities are having a ball with the data analysis of the lying methods. And for sure, those methods will be used against the liars very soon. The targets are already being set up and Caldwell will be first.

Fortunately, both for the tenants at Nanaikeola Senior Apartments and the City of Joy, we will have a very nice Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, 17th. I hope to take some photos and make a nice blog.
 
Pub's Side Note: Through these blogs read the most informed cultural dancers in the Pacific. Now we have to find the line dancing on the Coast first.

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Awakening

Now that this blog will headquarter all the other blogs, it is starting to move. Took six months to get it over 10 average hits per day. Now with extended coverage it is comfortably over 20 hits. Why stop there?

 "Lying is terminological inexactitude" Winston Churchill.

I am no longer waiting for a call from a party interested in the laptop computer. The laptop will now be free to someone. See side bar in this blog and also in the Oahu - West blog. If the last three numbers of your social securtity number are the same, the laptop is yours. First call gets it.

The bad news is that the #40 and the "C" have been now fully converted into "cattle" cars. The poor bus drivers, not wanting to leave the people (human beings) to wait for the next bus. They stand up and ask, "Please folks, move back we have to get seven more people on this bus." Auwe! Remember when Oahu Transit was considered one of the best?

"Sentimental Journey"   ...   Les Brown

The rich property owners already are beginning to realize that have to pay much larger property taxes to pay for the rail. Estimated cost of the rail now going up to nine billion. The mainland contractors eagerly awaiting to get on the gravy train. Billion and Billions of dollars in profits. Easy Money!


 Just two, one in Waianae and one in Nanakuli.
"I  coulda been home in twenty minutes."

Most of us will remember when we could get the #93 at 7 AM and be in town at 8 AM. No more they are going to cut that out, too easy for "cattle." When the rail gets built, it's gonna take you an hour to find parking and get the rail. Another hour to get into town. You didn't know they had to make stops on the way? Ha! Many, many people got suckered into this thing. Tough. Now they got to pay the piper. Dumb Dodos!



Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day

Nice Sunday morning and I awoke to the noise of my neighbors the church. Looked like they were going to have church services and it would be an opportunity for me to make a blog.

Who said? "Jesus is coming, everyone look busy!"

Checked my email and my blogs and did a little clean up on the computer.  Always have junk in the computer to clean up. Had breakfast, took a shower and was ready by ten thirty. I heard the singing, World War II songs, a nice crowd down there.


Took a couple shots at random. Inside is too dark, the shadows from the bright outside.

Went around and talked to Ernie but couldn't get a group, so walked around some more and met some very nice guys. Got the photo.


John, Rod, Rhyan and Joe.

Nice conversation and there is hope that we can get John as Guest Author. The hits would go through the ceiling. Just try it and see. Took me six months to get over the 10 average hits per day, then another long period to get over 20. With John blogging and contributing photos, guaranteed, the magic 34 average hits per day. (1000 per month.)

Went around some more and was able to get some nice ladies too.


 Vina Awong, Lani, Mahina, Lei and Lillian.

Very nice way to start my day. with John on aboard I wont have to worry about the church and start working on the rest of Nanakuli Ridge folks. We will have a nice blog going. All we need is a few volunteers as Information and Photo contributors.






Friday, November 9, 2012

From Ben Cayetano

Mahalo Nui Loa

Dear Friends,
This was my ninth and last political campaign, and by far it has been the best.  You made it that. Your passion, commitment, and the time you were willing to give to a shared vision of our city inspired and energized me.

Be proud. We were a true grassroots movement, people of diverse backgrounds united with a single voice, in the best tradition of democracy.  Please never forget that.  Never allow yourself to be silenced. Remember this experience the next time you feel the need to stand up and speak to power.  Speak, and speak loudly.

We may have fallen short in this election, but we succeeded in exposing a new type of politics which some would seek to impose here, in which special interests and secret money combine to spread falsehoods to crush dissent.

Let us fight this before it can take root on our islands and further erode the aloha we cherish and makes us unique in the world. At issue is our identity as a community and in this there can be no compromise.

Winston Churchill famously said “democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." In my nearly 40 years of public service, I have found this to be true. Moments of victory and defeat are but just steps in a long ongoing journey which relies on an informed and engaged citizenry.

Stay engaged. We have made a difference. And if this campaign encourages you to become even more active in support of your beliefs, then it truly has succeeded.

It has been a pleasure, an honor and a privilege.  I wish you the very best and I thank you from the deepest core of my heart.

Much Aloha,
Ben

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Headquarters

We lost (plural) the entire island of Oahu lost. The lying crooks won the election and an honest man lost. We cannot even say they stole the election. They paid cash for every lie that was made. We are really going to see a big mess in the next election now that we know lying works. Look at all the people that were suckered in and believed the lies. Caldwell has to take the blame. It will go down in the History books as the Day of Infamy.

New Chinese buses, over 100 seated passengers. They mention more "leg room"
21st century thinking, passenger are human beings. Not in Honolulu.

So this blog will now be my personal headquarters blog while I work to make the other blogs independent and I can withdraw from each in time. And this one will remain until I go. I tried to get the people close in to where I lived first, but they just do not know the power of a blog. Patience.

 "Swinging On A Star"   ...   Bing Crosby

I must devote some blogging time to Nanakuli Ridge because I live here and I must try to help wherever I can. I must be careful not to bother. Those that do not wish to be included must be respected. But there are others that we can help and we will. Eventually we will get that very much needed Guest Author for Nanakuli Ridge.


From this center I will do what I can help to make traveling on Public Transportation easier and work to get rid of those that are only interested in making the big big bucks. We will be working closely with Ewa Plain a blog of a different color that will deal mostly with the dancing scene in the Ewa Plain. Up and coming section with new hotels, nightclubs, shopping centers etc.



Monday, November 5, 2012

Fight Negativity In Campaigns

Letter to Editor, Star-Advertiser
by Governor Neil Abercrombie
Democratic Party of Hawaii.

There is a old proposition in politics: When you can't win on the issues, attack the individual.

Political Action Committees have a legitimate role to play in politics. That role can take a negative turn, even to the point of attacking the integrity of a candidate. This election season in Hawaii is but the latest example of this trend.

But now the Democratic Party is being drawn into the election picture. As Democrats, we do not need nor have any association with these attack tactics. We have not sought any one's assistance and no other group speaks for us. We reject these actions as an insult to Democrats and Republicans alike.

This issue isn't one of the defending any candidate. It is the future of political discourse in Hawaii that is at stake. These negative attacks are not meant to motivate voters to learn about the issues or make informed decisions on candidates. These tactics are not part of a political process worthy of democracy in Hawaii.

As Democrats we  encourage voters to fight back against negative campaigning by focusing on the issues; on the leadership potential of the candidates and by making your voice heard with your vote.  *  *  *  *

Pub's Side Note: The Governor was becoming aware that other democrats were getting tainted by Caldwell's lying mudslinging tactics and PRP. Even Dan Inouye was getting mud on him, "You remember when he was such a great guy?"





Anti Rail

Excerpt from Joe Balls, email to Topix News, Nanakuli

Of course the project is evil. The people that are pushing the train are all connected to the construction industry, and are pushing it hard in order to steal billions and billions of dollars from the taxpayers.

"Dollars and Sense do not always travel together."

I'm surprised they didn't come up with building a bridge to Europe as well, the goofy bastids. The universities having a ball studying these sleazy methods first hand. This is stealing money without a gun and how to get a puppet (like Caldwell) to front it.


The Department of Transportation has been on a rampage against all the present users of Public Transportation. It has been a huge disaster throughout the island. The worst is of course the Waianae Coast. The punishment there has been awful. The nice C bus is been transformed into a cattle car. The #40 bus is even worse. The mistreatment of these human beings is unforgivable. But Caldwell, White and Grabauskas are all blissfully unaware of the havoc they have caused.

Hong Kong buses, but they don't have the thieves that we have here.
Stealing without a gun is really not a new one.

Time to elect some people that aren't thieves and shysters. I've yet to meet someone that plans to ride the "thing" anywhere except as a novelty when it is first finished. They should fix our roads, water and sewer lines, bury the electrical system, fix our piers, and make life better for the citizens, but these greedy hogs want only the biggest boondoggles they can think of and to hell with us.


On the left San Francisco got suckered in by the same type of crooks we have now in Honolulu and they built the rail. Nobody riding, much easier to get a bus if you can find one. They usually try to force you. Finally tore it down. San Francisco now more beautiful, and the buses running very nicely.

We could build a plasma-to-energy powerplant for a few billion dollars and we would be using the landfills for fuel instead of over-flowing the island with trash, and we should have solar farms, but we'll never see it with these thieves. White from Arkansas, and Grabauskas from Massachusetts, like to think the islanders being too stupid and backwards to throw them out, and not realizing that things could be a lot better.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Lies Against Ben Continue

From John Brown, carpenter.

PRP is using mainly the Idaho-based Mountain West Research Center, but they have others in other states too. They furnish some information and the Mountain West Research Center then turns it into damaging  lies against whoevah.

"In order that all people may be taught the truth, it is necessary
that all likewise should learn to hear it."  

Civil Beat and the Honolulu Star Advertiser in David Shapiro’s column both debunked the work of John White and PRP’s methods of massaging half-truths and outright lies in their ad campaigns to try to fool the public into believing their lies and distorted perspectives. But the public should know better and these negative messages are not helping the union or their members one bit. In fact it seems to be back-firing on them for good reason. And Caldwell is in it up to his ears. People are going to vote for this jerk?

 Los Angeles Rapid Transit, seating capacity almost 100, still not bad.

So is this a good use of the union members’ hard earned money they have paid into the system? Do you remember when a carpenter had respect? When the Union was respected? John White’s attack is politically motivated, but it is not justification for this type of personal attack that is unprovoked, and unwarranted.

 New Chinese made buses with over 100 seats, just perfect for Oahu.

Over the years many people have been friends with political figures on both sides of the fence and while we may have had our political differences, we always treated each other with respect and aloha. So what has recently happened to the respect and aloha in Hawaii politics? Perhaps this migrant from Arkansas has not been in the islands long enough to understand the ways of aloha and our culture.

 This is the one, we on the Waianae Coast have been waiting for so long.
This is it! If I can get a seat, I can leave the car home and leave
the driving to these wonderful people.

Regardless, there is no excuse for the outright lies, smears and even name calling perpetrated by John White of PRP. This is not the way to behave in Hawaii. And worse Caldwell is tied into this and he should know better. We are going to vote for this type of person? No way!


San Francisco got suckered into a rail, left photo. People would rather take the bus
than the rail. High maintenance cost and it looked like hell. -- They tore it down.
The place now looking beautiful again. Tandem buses running just fine.

I would like to ask all the union members to express their feelings and question why the union allows John White to waste their dues and damage the reputation of their union.  Perhaps the union can find a new Executive Director who has some aloha and who can restore your integrity. The members deserve someone better than John White!