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Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Democratic Governors Association

Joseph,
Even Colin Powell thinks Republican voter suppression laws are bad policy. On Face the Nation, the former Secretary of State called out Republican governors for restricting voting rights and making it harder for minorities to cast a ballot.

During the March on Washington 50 years ago, voting rights were an integral part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. We’ve come a long way – but the fight isn’t over yet. Emboldened by the recent Supreme Court ruling invalidating a key section of the Voting Rights Act, Republicans are pushing even more voting restrictions on the state level – from restricting voting hours and limiting student registration to implementing new ID requirements.

Stand with the DGA today and thank Colin Powell for taking a stand against these unfair restrictions. Join the DGA and thank Colin Powell for standing up for equal voting rights for all American citizens – not just those who vote Republican.  Thank Colin Powell for standing up for voting rights!

 
From a radical voter purge set up by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the extreme voter suppression bill signed by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Republican governors across the country continue to target young people, the elderly and minority voters with new restrictions on voting.

This kind of blatant voter suppression has to end. Add your name now to thank Colin Powell for taking a stand for voting rights. Thanks for all you do.
Danny Kanner
Democratic Governors Association



Sunday, August 25, 2013

What Night Life?

We don't even have a bar in Nanakuli. How about Lualualei or Maili? But one will come when people find the Rail Mess is just one big mess. Much too complicated and difficult to get to town. And we can possibly have our own on the Waianae Coast somewhere.

 
Perfect for Maili, Dance Studio and Weekend Nightclub.
 
I am beginning to meet dancers up and down the coast but too few and far between in time and space. There may be a hundred scattered from Nanakuli to Makaha. Some join line dancers and those fizzle out and some may remain very private. I am available to help and this is a blog. Some are accustomed to going to town perhaps once per month and of course find it difficult to find places where they can dance their kind of dancing comfortable.
 
 
This blog on the other side of the Island has more dancers
but they are accustomed to going into town to dance. They
may get their own before the Waianae Coast.
 
The good thing is that there are plenty of organizations that have members dealing not only with each other but with other citizens of our Ohana. This togetherness can make a difference for our representative do not seem to have a clue. Witness most of them think the Rail Disaster is just fine and they couldn't be more wrong. This blog will take another full year to develop into real Social Media.

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Slow but fine

Apparently the streets are still rolled up pretty early. But they seem to have plenty of daytime action, parties, exhibitions, fair etc. Nice. Dancing, more of the folk kine, Hawaiian, Samoan, still nice. The hits remain in double digits and I hope to see them in the twenties soon.

"There is no such thing as an inconsequential lie -
The Truth needs no rehearsal."

Night time only the military, but many of our locals go to town. If Kapolei ever gets out of their one bar outlook, there may be something blooming there, but for now it is town where it has always been, even if it takes six hours to get there. Of course, in Pearlridge there seems to be a group of places developing but mainly for the under thirty and can get a little rowdy.

 
By next year if Kapolei doesn't move, we will have something
like this on the Waianae Coast.
 
"Pua Olena" by Loyal Garner 
 
The Acer Laptop computer back on the market. It was just too slow, (Has Vista) specially compared with my Windows 8 computer. I just took it off the market to take my time and check it out. The windows updates were way behind and took hours. Then I defragged and cleaned out the excess files and it seemed a little faster.
 
Then I found out it has only 512 MB of Ram. That was it. You need at least 1GB of ram nowadays. I have 2 GB on my computers. So that anyone that gets this very good computer, can upgrade to at least 1 GB of ram. (about $15) Then they can buy a Windows 7 OS (about $80) and they will have a very up to date computer that will last for years.

The buying price will start at $390 and it will go down periodically. The free method will still be in effect, if the last two numbers of your social security number coincide with the Current number on the Blogs, it is yours for free. I get the number from the Dow Jones closing last two numbers and this week it is 74. Simple?
 
"Of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers"
All the dancers? Of course not, they do not all
want to be involved and we must respect.
 
 
 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Accident? of course.

The engineer experts still not sure why it happened. It just fell off and under investigation. Our Rail Party says, accidents do happen. They are all heart but we know, it's the Cash, Nash. Billions of dollars in Profits.

 
Somehow the buses are getting a little more comfortable but the Rail Party still has no idea of what the rest of the world is trying to do. Get the people off their cars and onto public transportation, without forcing them. You are not going to that by making it very uncomfortable to ride public transportation. Do any of those people know how much trouble it will be for anyone on the Waianae Coast to get on to a rail station, then through it and on a rail car? An hour minimum and with the coming increase in traffic maybe two hours just to get on the train. Parking at the rail station $400.00 per month? Yeah, man!
 
"Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets

 
When words fail, we turn to a more ancient art of communication to express the beauty of Hawaii. There are other ways to dance. Hula is as much an expression of Hawaiian life in general as it is a spiritual language. Local children and adults learn hula in schools called halau and the dance is performed at parties and celebrations on an almost daily basis throughout the islands.


The Eastside of this Island has twice as many dancers as Waianae Coast. But accustomed to going into town fo dance.

Very prominent on the Waianae Coast and if tourists are lucky, they can visit the islands during one of our many hula competitions most notably, the Merrie Monarch Festival on Hawaii, the Big Island, held every spring and considered by many to be the Olympics of hula.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Pub's Side Note: We cannot do what one person tells us to do. But we can certainly hear what many of you say and then we must move accordingly.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Nick Nacks

Kokua Mau in Nanakuli Ridge still holding as the anchor for this blog. They are doing a terrific job with the limited funds available. But they will get more help as more people in Sea Country become aware. They are fortunate with the volunteers they do have.

 
Perhaps I can get the help I need to use a camera.

Then there is something peculiar about Nanakuli Ridge, everyone is trying to make a buck, and everyone assumes that everyone is trying to make a buck (on them.) "Giving" is not easily understood. Kokua Mau is a very good beginning. We can help and we can give.
 
"To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth."

Meanwhile, good business is rolling where the "wheels" do no stop them.


Perfect corner and just waiting to be developed but the Rail Party is against it. The excuse is minimum wage, - keep the country, country and all that BS. People in Waianae are well aware that minimum wage in Waianae is worth ten times more than in Honolulu. And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." With the kind of service we get from the bus we would be lucky to make it through the rail station in an hour and 20 minutes.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed


The new Micro-Blog, like Tw-itter only B-etter and B-igger.

We are going make contact again some day with NAPA Auto Parts. Most there seemed like nice people but the dreaded possible "profit taking" was there and we could be patient. Maybe next year. Then there is the Korean Restaurant, they were very nice but wary of when the "selling" would begin. We can be patient there too.



Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dance Posture

By Martin Kekauoha, Waianae

One of the most misunderstood items in learning technique is Posture, out in the Waianae Coast, like everywhere else. And just about every technique book begins with several pages on the correct posture and carriage. And you know, most of our people skip right over so they can learn new steps. Ha!

"Don't knock it, blogging may be the new poetry."

Ironically, in order to do the steps you have to master that stuff up front. Don't let the word scare you. Posture allows the dancer to stand and move easily, allows the leader to lead without force and the follower to dance with the leader without hesitation. Yet most people don't believe it's necessary to spend lesson and practice time learning how to develop correct dance posture, preferring to be "natural" instead.

"Goodnight, Irene" by Gordon Jenkins and the Weavers

Well, no matter what anyone else tells you, there is nothing about ballroom dancing that is natural, not from my viewpoint. If we walked around with another person in front of us, usually one walking backwards while the other walks forward, moving to various rhythms in strange looking patterns, we'd be considered really strange!

"A word to the wise is usually sufficient."

Yet, we want to do these very things on the dance floor using the skills we use in everyday walking, and think they should work here too. Well, they don't. We are lucky we have so many good dance teachers out there. Let's take advantage and ask them.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cultural Dancing

I have to move around a little more on this coast but I have been just lazy and I am old. The latest news to hit from the "Liars Club" is "The approaching Obama scandal." You have seen the Advertising posted on aol emails. But you should know by now how these crooks operate. They are real gangsters. They will lie through their teeth. And it's for the bread, Fred.

"Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward
the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to
accept themselves, to like themselves."

Bought and paid for by the Corporations. Same as the crooks hired by the Rail Party in Honolulu. They may have been a time when many were inclined to believe them. But you cannot fool the people all the time. All we have is truth to fight their lies and it has to come out. On Oahu people are becoming more aware. And remember when the "carpenter" was such a respected name? Look what PRP did to them, dragged the name of the Carpenter Union into the garbage heap. It is going to take decades to recover from that.

 
This blog on the other side of the island is beginning to move. Dancing over there?

The dancers in the West are beginning to coalesce in different groups. Ewa Beach has parts of it. And Kapolei may rise again. And I can see a new Dance Club similar to Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club forming in the Waikele - Waipio area. Sea Country is wide open for now. One thing is certain, the clubs will be more public and less private and they will favor the American Style of Dance.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

But we are all friends and we realize that we are also dancers, in spite of our differences. We don’t have to be so stinky and can visit each other’s groups and enjoy the dance as fellow human beings on this entire Island. Eventually the Night Club Dancers may turn out to dance just like we do and we can all be one happy family.


The odder side of the island, no worry about the Rail Disaster, but they gonna pay anyway.

It is coming to light that we have high faluting dancers in night clubs. And so many that are willing to tell you the real way to dance. Ha! Seems to me I have heard that song before.

T Shirt world, Waianae
Next Mood Swing, in about 6 minutes
 
 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Looking Better

Things are looking pretty nice. I went to town Saturday night and there was room on the bus to sit down. If this keeps up, people will find it easier to take the bus than get in that traffic in their cars. Countries all over the world are striving to get people off their cars and onto easy to use public transportation. But Honolulu is completely out of the loop, because of the Rail Party. It's the dough, Flo.


Kokua Mau Work Center in Nanakuli Ridge provides day services for developmentally disabled adults with emphasis on psycho-social development and work readiness tasks. Kokua Mau Work Center is seeking volunteers to help with a range of opportunities. For more information, please call #(808) 668-2358

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

The rents have gone up and there are more vacancies naturally. Some business is not welcomed either. Kokua Mau is not doing too bad, Yvonne purchased the Chromebook and I am sure it will do some good. Roy took some more test photos and I took one good test picture at home.


However, on Saturday night at the Dream to Dance studio in town, I still couldn't get the camera going. I left a camera with Debby hoping she could get somebody to work it and get some pictures. Obviously, these blogs need some photographers. Actually just somebody that could contribute some photos to share with their fellow dancers.

Everyone seems to be keeping their spirits up, which is good. We may yet do some good in this world.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Update

I am getting used to this moving slowly but then "Rome was not built in a day." A contact in Makaha, one in Waianae and one in Lualualei, it is coming, just slowly.

"Most of the change we think we see in life may be due
to truths being in and out of favor."

In Nanakuli the only good contact I have left is Kokua Mao. So Nanakuli will have to start all over again from Kokua Mao. I help them a little and they help me too. We are making good friends.


Test photos by Roy. I am trying to get my cameras going but I am always pressing the wrong buttons or something. This seem to be all right. I will have to do a little testing of my own.


This new blog not yet in the search engines. Can only be accessed by clicking the link in the side bar of any of our blogs. Take a couple more weeks.

Nanakuli Housing, good news:
Good response to overcrowded households, severely dilapidated houses, and the lack of affordable housing opportunities in the Nanakuli Homesteads. The Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association forged a working relationship with the nonprofit Hawaiian Community Development Board to develop a $15 million 48-unit affordable rental housing project in Nanakuli. Looks like a humdinger but may be cancelled to pay for the Rail Fiasco. Big Buck$ in Profit$ in the Rail.
The Hale Makana O Nanakuli project will provide safe, secure transitional and long-term rental housing designed to meet the needs of Nanakuli's low-income, with focus on Nanakuli's low-income Hawaiian families who earn 40% or below the adjusted median income.

It will provide immediate relief to Nanakuli families with too many members living in the same household, to families living in dangerous dilapidated houses, or families who have been forced to abandon their homes.

Qualified tenants of Hale Makana may participate in the Kauhalepono Replacement Home Project. Hale Makana is primarily designed to help the Nanakuli homestead community by providing alternate housing, but within a major "Village Center" that also includes multi-purpose learning, community health, and commercial retail centers. Could be a new Paradise.