Monday, July 29, 2013

The Godawful Rail

Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Sunday, July 28, 2013

The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain was charged Sunday with 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness and an undetermined number of counts of causing injury by professional recklessness. At least 79 people were killed and almost two hundred injured as a result of last week's crash.

When it happens on Oahu, there will be a lot more dead
and injured. It is going to fall on a lot of people.

Earlier Sunday, the driver, who was hospitalized for two days while under police guard, was transferred to court, officials said. He was in court for more than five hours. The data recorders from the train are still with police.

Questions have focused on the speed at which the train was traveling as it entered a curve in the track near Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday evening. The crash on the outskirts of the city, which is popular with tourists and Christian pilgrims, shocked the Galician region and the rest of the nation.
Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told reporters Saturday there are "rational indications" that the accident was the fault of the driver.

The Industrial Park in Maili: 2000 less cars on the freeway to town and back. 2000 less cars in downtown traffic. And I coulda been home in 20 minutes. But for the Rail Party, "It's the bread, Fred." 'It's the money, Sonny."

Pub's Side Note: The Golden Rule of The Rail Party;
He who has the gold, makes the rules.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Waianae High School

Waiʻanae High School is a public, coeducational secondary school in the Waianae, on the leeward (western) coast of the island of Oʻahu. The school about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of central Honolulu. An average of 2,000 students are enrolled annually in grades 9-12.[2] Wai‘anae High School is part of the Leeward School District, under the Hawaii State Department of Education.

The 40-acre (160,000 m2) campus is located at 85-251 Farrington Highway between the towns of Mākaha (to the north) and Waiʻanae (to the south). Wai‘anae High School is situated on the coastline; the Pacific Ocean is directly west of the campus and Farrington Highway bordering on the east. This location makes it the only high school in the U.S. built on the beach and it could have much more sea faring education in the curriculum.

The school's football field, which borders the shoreline, is named after the school's first principal, Raymond Torii. The school's annual commencement ceremony is usually held there. And there have always been many social activities held there. Now, with the advent of the defective Rail, expenses have to be cut down.

"The World Is Waiting for The Sunrise"
by Les Paul and Mary Ford.

It cost the corporations a lot of money to buy the Supreme Court
under the Cheney-Bush Republican administration but
the People should be the ones that rule.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Darker Side of Waianae

We have them all over here too. Only they bother less and we bother them less. Of course they don't have the conveniences available in the big city. Most of them think the rail disaster is just fine with them. They think they will have fun riding it. A a great new place to pick up a few coins in the rail stations and perhaps a place to set up new homes with convenient bathrooms and all.

And we have a developing Homeless neighborhood in Nanakuli too. Right behind Sack N Save. We have to learn to accept them. Just make sure they do not encroach too much on the rest of us. And we could try to make it easier for them to live where and how they are living. Some may be able to live good enough to think they can get a job and rejoin the rest of the community.

"Dreaming Away" by Melody Ishikawa

On the other side of the island, two blogs in East Oahu are still just holding their heads above water. And yet there are hundreds of dancers in that section. Little pride and most would rather be associated with downtown people. Hey, everyone, to each, their own.

Makapu'u Point is a regular blog like all the others. but Oahu East is a mini-blog, not much bigger than a Twitter or Google Plus. Perhaps we can get a Guest Author for one of them. Then the other will be almost automatically cancelled.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

Pub's Side Note: There have been two groups in town that have consistently produced the best International Style dancers on this island. By the same token there have been two groups that have consistently produce the worst International Style dancers on this Island. Who? Ha Ha! We are talking competition here are we not? That is the name of their game.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

So, Wot's Doin'?

The laptop that was in the lottery and/or for sale has been taken off. It is somewhat sluggish so I had better find out before I palm it off on anyone. I have only one computer geek friend and he is in town. I have to find another on the Waianae Coast. Anybody out here? Whether the computer is for free or for sale, I am not going stick anyone with anything.

Ordinary Communication Media: To whom it may concern,
one way, newsletters, email flyers, web sites. They do their
job but nuttin' like da reel teeng, a blog.

The new "substitute computer" for free and/or for sale is new. Used just to set it up and see what could be done.  I did not realize that it was not for me until I got it and tried to use it. I use too many programs on my blogs that cannot be used on that computer but it is perfect for a lot of people, specially those that like to be on-line. It is small and inexpensive. Includes carrying case. (See poster in side bar of this blog.)

"Pua Olena" by Loyal Garner

Meanwhile, very few on the Waianae Coast know what a blog is. It is not a Web site. And in this case we may be able to build an Ohana so that we can know and help each other without worrying about who is going to make the bucks. We are not about money, we are about people, our friends and neighbors.

Way over on the other side of the Island, but
they have dancers there, I am sure.

Meanwhile we can introduce any business out here, for the residents of this community, right in this blog. Advertising? Could be, but if it is just a few times, I would prefer to regard it merely as communication to the members of our community.

Blogger Law Number 61a: If you wait it will go away.
Extension b, - having done its damage.
Extension c. If it was bad, it'll be back.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Wake Up

Starting from Mahaha, I have been neglecting them too long, because there has not been much doing, or I should say it is quiet. If I develop flyers that’s the place to begin the distribution. Waianae shows some promise with Salsa. Most of Waianae is accustomed to rolling up the sidewalks after sundown. The changes will come slowly. Some places are staying open until 11:00 pm. Don’t push.

"Not everything that counts can be counted,
and not everything that can be counted counts."

Waianae District Park is still looking good with the best dance floor in the West. People hesitate to move to the Waianae for many reasons but the biggest of course is there is no place to find work. We live in Paradise but we are forced to work in Honolulu and buy from Honolulu.

"Crazy" by Melveen Leed

We will have a true paradise when we can live and work and play and buy what we need right here on the Coast, we are just this side of heaven. And, "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." is common here.

And we shall dance in the streets.
But the Rail Party and their big bucks in profits make it going to town terrible. The "Cattle Cars" on the Waianae Coast are about the worse ones in the US. The Rail Party backers do not have a clue, that you will never get people off their cars and onto public transportation, that way. The users are all aware that the Rail Disaster is the cause of it all.

What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing, it just waved!

But the funding for public buildings is still slow and at this moment that is all there is for us. We must be patient. Some people are becoming aware and that is the most we can ask for at that moment. There will be others that will see the possibilities and do something about it. 
They are picking up on dancing in Waianae. Sign on
Body Repair Shop. "May we have the next dents?"

Sea Country, also known as Maili looks very nice. Not much in Shopping but some of the best and most beautiful beach parks on any coast. Plenty of valley behind them for a nice industrial park.

Nanakuli is much livelier for some reason, perhaps because I live here. I have even witnessed, "ladies of the night" strolling at midnight. And Sack & Save closes at eleven, nice. Hey, we are nice people, only one thing wrong, they think I am selling something. I have to go all the way to Waianae to give something away.

Pub's Side Note: A dance blog is what all "dance websites would like to be" updated on a regular basis, containing content that is of interest to a select or target audience. Information easy to update and change. Our readers are gradually picking up on this action.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Waianae Coast

People on the Waianae Coast are gradually accepting the fact that we live in an urban island. "Keep the country country" was coined by the rail party to keep the few in downtown Honolulu, in power over all. It has always been the dough, Moe.

"Your blog is what you say when there is nobody standing
over your shoulder telling you what to do."

The industrial park in Waianae, cars missing from the Freeway
to town and back. Much less traffic for downtown people.
And I coulda been home in 20 minutes.

May not help the rich but it does no harm to the poor.
We are slowly waking up for the absolute need of a couple of "industrial parks," an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development. An industrial park can be thought of as a more "lightweight" version of a heavy industrial section. It is usually a business park or office park, which has offices and light industry.
"Integrity is telling myself the Truth. And Honesty
is telling the Truth to other people."

Voted down by the Rail Party, something about so much minimum wage. Dumb Dodos, they don't realize that many on the Waianae Coast work for minimum wage. And it is worth ten times more in Nanakuli, than working in Honolulu. Those people have never been in the "cattle cars" that the Rail Misadventure calls public transportation.

One tenth the cost of the Rail and coulda been handled by
our excellent bus drivers. Five times more efficient than Rail.
But yes, we know. The huge profits in the Rail.

Meanwhile, the Library in Nanakuli still seems possible. But the Rail Mess needs big bucks and that is a item that can be crossed off the books to help pay for the Junky Rail. We have already lost the famous Dance Pavilion in Waipio, only the dancers don't know of this yet.

Pub's Side Note: To our reader/dancers, please consider yourselves, now and henceforth, and no matter what anyone ever asks of you, free to do any damned thing you want as long as it doesn't hurt someone else unnecessarily.

Monday, July 8, 2013

We must find another way

We all know the Rail is not the answer, it is the problem.

Good News from Senator Maile Shimabukuro blog;
The State has approved Oahu Bikeways, $2.5 million for land acquisition for a multi-path from the vicinity of Waipi'o Point to Lualualei Naval Road. The #40 bus and the "C" bus both too crowded and many would rather bike it than ride the cattle cars of Oahu.

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything
we see is a perspective, not the truth."

More good news, the new importation of The Flying Pigeon which isn’t a bicycle. It is an icon. Only one bicycle has earned the distinction of being the single most popular mechanized vehicle on the planet .... That bike is The Flying Pigeon.

Given as national gifts to presidents and dignitaries alike, these are bicycles with stories, cultural icons, working machines built to last a lifetime. They provide a panoramic view of the city around you; giving you a new perspective on your community, its inhabitants, its pace of life.

First unveiled in China in 1950, the Flying Pigeon is classic. The look, iconic. The history, rich. The Flying Pigeon is back in 2013. We are switching gears and have re-tooled in the local bike shops. The buses and the Rail Crisis are just not cutting it.

Tough with the Rail Bummer. But yes we know, "Da buck$."

The Twelve Passenger Van:

For the Taxi Driver that lives in Makaha. First you gotta cover the gas and it will take two gallons for the round trip to Downtown Honolulu. Next a van like that rents for at least $50 per day. With a full load, you can cover the income and expense very nicely and you have the rest of the day to pick up on the real cash. And you have a five day week built in.

With the regular charge going up to five dollars on the bus/rail, the $300 monthly parking permit in the rail stations will go up to $400. The users will be more than willing to pay some other way to ride in comfort to their places in Downtown Honolulu without the Bus and Rail Catastrophe. And everyone of these vans will have many cars missing right in front of them. The drivers are sitting in the vans very comfortably. Da way ta go, Moe!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Dropped to the bottom.

The hits have dropped and seem to have hit bottom at about 12 average hits per day. So if they stay there over the weekend we can count on going up later.

"The heart and soul of blogging is the individual and/or
the group of individuals opining on the fly and
responding post-haste to one and all."

The people are generally still friendly and I believe they just never understood what blogging was all about. After all, social media on the Internet is not what they are acquainted with. Time will tell and some people are already beginning to realize that we are here to help each other and no money is being asked by anyone.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

The entire coast from what I hear is acquiring some class. More politeness, less cacaroaching. More inclined to helping each other.  There is even some politeness shown by some of the young on the buses. The signs say plainly, Front seats for seniors or handicapped. Of course, they may be limited in their reading abilities.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leeds

The only big problem that remains is drugs. And on this Coast, they do a lot of commandments, "don't do this and don't do that," but little is done to promote solid information that can help those unfortunates caught in the trap.

Fortunately, we are about to get a Walgreens Drugstore just south of where I am standing when I got the photo of the Freedom Station. Some complain about the minimum wage that will be paid. These rich people do not know that minimum wage in Nanakuli is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu. And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

Newest blog on the Island and the fewest hits. Will be set
up like a Web site and updated weekly.

Up the Coast there are rumblings of dancing but no one wants to say anything because it may cost money. We have near here, friends with Zumba and they simply will not say anything about it in these blogs. We must wait. We will be all right if we can stay about 10 average hits per day while our friends and neighbors realize what's happening.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Some are just struggling business and they have no idea at all, what a blog could do for them. But that too shall take time. By the end of the year we should have some Two-Centers and perhaps a Guest Author. That will make the blog.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gotta Get Goin'

Maybe everyone is having graduations or is just going on vacation - is on vacation - or just coming back from vacation, anyway it is about that time. Next month might be better. Of course, I have been redesigning this entire blogosphere and that shakes things up.

 "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." 

The most common factor that most successful blog sites have in common is some form of social media. So our hopes may have something going as soon as we get the first steady Two-Center. That is the Key element. Anyone from Waianae District Park would be just fine. City Mill or Longs Drugs employees.

"I'm A Believer' by the Monkees

While there are many sites devoted solely to social media, any site that expects to be successful provides some way for their visitors to engage in the social experience of having printed contact in the blog with the rest of the reader/dancers.

By creating a sense of community and combining it with usability, sticky customers almost become a certainty and that is the core of web 2.0. In the end, the term web 2.0 simply represents a different way of doing business on the Internet. However, while the concept is simple, its execution can be quite difficult.
Graffiti at UH-West Oahu:
"Reality is for those who can't handle drugs."

Yet if someone is serious about being prominent in our blogosphere, the principles of web 2.0 must be learned and used effectively. Fortunately, they are very simple. So far there is much interest, however there is hesitation simply because it has never been done before.

Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?
 ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Pub's Side Note: The Dow Jones Industrial average closed on Friday at 14909.60, the last business day of the month. The winning number for the laptop computer was 60 at midnight Sunday. If you do not have the lucky number you can buy the computer for the new stated price.