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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Point Of View

Looking over the terrain from Makaha is quite an experience. The rest of the Island looks interesting but they should not be making decisions that are against the residents of Makaha. The bus system is not good with the Present Rail Party take over but some parts remain good. The #93 bus is terrific but when the Present Rail Party finds out how good it is they will put a stop to it.

"There is the urgency of doing - knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."

Throughout the civilized world there are efforts being made to get people off their cars and onto Public Transportation but not by forcing them, like the Present Rail Party plans to do to these low class people. The number #94 bus as an Articulated bus would guarantee "sitting" comfortable to and from Honolulu. It might be worth it to leave the car at home and take the bus. That is an option, not forcing the low class citizen.


And if you get enough people, just a few Bi-Articulated buses would be the perfect solution and fifty times cheaper than a Rail Disaster. And there would be 100 cars missing from right in front of each bus. Where are the drivers? "Sitting" comfortably in the bus. But it cannot be done by forcing everyone to take a crowded #40 bus to a station somewhere and be cattle rushed to Honolulu with several stops on the way there.

The Rail Mess will take perhaps three hours Makaha to Downtown Honolulu. That's after spending Ten Billion on the Rail Disaster. Yes, it's the dollars, Scholars, not for the users of public transportation. The residents of this island don't count. It's the money, Sonny.

 
For now, just fifty more of these carefully placed and the users
of public transportation would increase because it would be
more comfortable. And I could get the bus right around the
corner where I always got it.

"Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth-
to see it like it is, and tell it like it is- to find the truth,
to speak the truth, and to live the truth."

Bicycles sales are going up. The self driving car is in the works, More private vans to carry passengers that must work in Honolulu. And even small boats, Barber's Point to Honolulu in 30 minutes, no freeway traffic. But anything is better than taking the Rail Catastrophe, and the freeways would become slow moving parking lots. Just to make millions and millions of dollars in profits, easy money.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Kaena Point

There is still a lot to do all the way up Yokohama Bay to Kaena Point. The Waianae range comes too close to the road. Someday some smarty pants is going to move part of that mountain over to Kaena Point and make it into the best park on this island, plenty of solid rocks there already. And with it comes one of the best beaches on this island.

"The river of truth is always splitting up into arms that reunite.
Islanded between them, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime
as to which is the mainstream."

And there will be a way to drive around Kaena Point all the way to Mokuleia and the North Shore. Think of the commerce that would evolve between the Waianae Coast and the North Shore, but the Present Rail Party would not permit it. Honolulu is first and foremost. This is already an urban island and the Present Rail Party knows that. But it's the money, Sonny. And those mainlanders intend on getting as much of it as possible in the next ten years. Millions and Millions of dollars in this Rail Disaster.


 "Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed.
 
You can still talk story about surfing and the wonders of Makaha with living legend Buffalo Keaulana. This veteran of 36 years as an Oahu lifeguard and father of two champion surfers hangs out every day on Makaha Beach. And there are more.

 "I'll Remember You" by Don Ho
 
 
Makaha Studios and Searider Production are both looking good on the Waianae Coast. However the rumor is that one of them is the pocket of the Present Rail Party. We have to inquire a little more into this and get it right. Meanwhile Hawaii Free Press is doing a terrific job of covering the West. Who needs the Star Advertiser? Not me.

Pub's Side Note: Some of the wheels in the dance community have to be dragged, kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I will not do that. If they do not want it they shall not have it. But the sign on the door I leave open still says welcome.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

John Pritchett

One of the worlds best for editorial cartoons, caricatures and illustrations. Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and caricaturist.

 
The Rail Disaster was not for the benefit of the users of public transportation in the West. And it will be paid for by the citizens of the North Shore, the windward Coast and rest of East Honolulu. They don't know it yet but it will also have to be paid by the citizens of the neighbor islands.
 
 
With enough of these Articulated Buses we coulda had it made.
But it's was the bread, Fred.
 
Million and Millions of dollars in profits for the few, beginning with the Czar. That salary is obscene, but these mainlanders knew from the beginning that these local yokels can be taken. And the Present Rail Party is proving it.
 
Right today, you can make it from Makaha to town on #94 express in an hour and a half. The rail ain't nevah gonna beat that in a million years. It's gonna take an hour and a half just to get to the station, with the increase in traffic coming up. But somebody got suckered into it.
 
 
 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Industrial Park

The Waianae Coast would be transformed closer to a perfect Paradise for those lucky enough to work there. A small industrial park in Makaha Valley, a couple in the Waianae Valleys, one in Maili and one in Nanakuli.


Property values would go up. People could work close to home. They do not like spending half their life commuting to Honolulu. And everyone knows that with the Rail Disaster, it is going to get worse. The big shots in the pay of the Present Rail Party, talk about minimum wage. But they know "jack" about minimum wage in Waianae. Worth ten times more than minimum wage in Honolulu.

 
Replace all the #40 "cattle car" buses with Articulated Buses.
Care about the people.

We can get the #94 bus in Makaha right now, around the corner from where I live and be in town in and hour and half. Many leave their cars home because it can be convenient if you can "sit" all the way. The Present Rail Party knows this but want to keep it quiet. With the Rail Crisis, it will take an hour and half just to get in the Rail Station.  Farrrington Highway has never seen it as bad as it is going to get.


With work at the Industrial Park, I coulda been home in 20 minutes. There may be some people that need the rail, but not for us in Waianae, if we had the Parks and the Articulated buses. And Farrington Highway would be nice to travel on.

Pub's Side Note: Ordinary Communication Media, - To whom it may concern, one way, newsletters, email flyers, web sites. They do their job but nuttin' like a blog.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Waianae Coast

Hawaiian Soul Country
The Independant Lifestyle of the Waianae Coast
From Community Profiles:

Far west Oahu is a study in contrasts, corralled as it is between the dry, craggy Waianae Mountains and the watery depths of the blue Pacific Ocean.

"And when God, who created the entire universe with all of its glories, decides to deliver a message to humanity, He WILL NOT use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle."
 
This was perfect for the first Hawaiians who sought shelter here over a thousand years ago. They felt that the majestic mountains provided a safe wall of isolation, allowing them to feed from the ocean and maintain an independent lifestyle.
 
Today, this part of Oahu is the closest thing to a true Hawaiian place on the island. Proud and independent like their forbears, Waianae Coast communities nevertheless have opened their hearts to diverse cultures, welcoming others to the ocean-loving pleasures and simple lifestyles enjoyed by centuries of Hawaiians. They fully recognize that they could get a little more upscale to live a little better like having a place to work nearby.

"Tropical Storm" by Peter Moon

All of the Waianae Coast shares 20 miles of what many feel are the island's most beautiful, unspoiled beaches. Certainly, Oahu's best big-game fishing is off this coast. And we pay attention to tsunami warnings since most of our buildings are one story.

 
Most Waianae Coast homes, condos and apartments are in the affordable price range, although a few expensive homes with incredible ocean views dot the landscape. The low price is because not many are willing to spend half their lifetime in traveling to Honolulu to make an honest dollar. And everyone seems to be aware that with the Rail Disaster, it is going to get worse. The neighbor islands are looking better all the time.

An industrial park would do wonders for the lucky ones to work here and making this place a little closer to Paradise.

 
 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Blogging Hawaii, the blog

Blogging Hawaii dance blog used to be second place but lost the guest authors. Now struggling along side Oahu West and Ewa Bus Stop. The most important thing for all the dance blogs in Hawaii is the guest author.


The important different and unique opinions make all the differences in the world. Then in this blog we should attempt to include the Neighbor Islands. In a month or so one blog will emerge and perhaps we can groom it for independence.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
 Live the life you have imagined."
 
The soul of the community of Makaha is celebrated in the richness of its progeny. Two of Makaha's finest were living legends until their untimely deaths in the late '90s.

The Queen of Makaha, surfing sensation Rell Sunn, and Israel (Bruddah Iz) Kamakawiwo'ole, angelic-voiced lead singer of the Makaha Sons of Niihau, embodied the sweetness and spirit of this beautiful community.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Two golf courses and one of Hawaii's most ethereal restored heiaus are located in Makaha. For years, the Makaha International Surf Championship, one of the world's major surfing events was also held here.

 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Update

Nanakuli High School still has their High School Proms on hold. Waianae has theirs rolling good. Sooner or later Nanakuli gonna wake up. All the other High Schools on this Island have. The students are all the same all over but the administrations? He he. On the Waianae Coast it will be Waianae High School and Kapolei High School that will be leading the way. They have music and dance teachers that are way ahead of the game.

"There are those who believe they can do something and there are those who believe they cannot -- they are both right."
 
 
Dancing on Oahu - (click the name in the side bar) - This is one of the fringe blogs and using Word Press,. I simply don't know. It all depends on the Two-Center or the Guest Author. But I will certainly find out. Any experts on dance blogs out there? I will in the beginning just introduce all the other ones around. People will pick their favorites. And the reader/dancers will be the ultimate judges.

Pub's Side Note: Comments section are opened and sometimes closed when we get too much comment spams. Those programmers are a uncivilized lot, they just don't care. Meanwhile we welcome the honest opinions.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Steady as she goes

There are about 900 computers in Makaha Valley Hawaii, while the stats I got say there are close to 9000 computers in Honolulu County. Seems to me, there are more, maybe somebody knows. So Makaha has a good percentage.
 
"Obstacles are those frightening things you see
when you take your eyes off the goal."

There are about 700 females living in Makaha Valley, and about half have their own computer or laptop. There are less male residents in Makaha Valley, but only 40% own a personal computer, but 10% of the men have a smartphone that they use for work in Makaha Valley, which is often in the land development industry. No industrial park in Makaha. Voted down repeatedly by the Present Rail Party.


"Dock Of The Bay" by Otis Redding

The results from a local surveys say that out of the population in Makaha Valley, only 30% of the residents consider themselves computer illiterate. This is pretty good for a section that has a much lower average income than the rest of the island.


Volunteers  - and Dem Odder Kine
in Waianae
 
V = Valuable    ---     Vulgar
O = Open         ---      Oppressive
L = Loving        ---     Lying
U = Understanding -  Unreliable
N = Nurturing  ---      Nitpickers
T = Tenderhearted -   Treacherous
E = Enthusiastic --     Exhaustive
E = Energetic    ---     Excessive
R = Reliable      ---     Ridiculous
S = Selfless       ---     Selfish

Lucky most of us know which are which, and we slowly getting some of the best people on this island.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Starting Off Slow

But it is to be expected. There are some hits there but mostly they are the scam, spam robots that do not mean anything to us. Many are saying that perhaps they pay Google to get their deals into our blogs. Anyway they are just crap that gets in the way and we can hope they go away.

"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to
be in reality what we would appear to be." ~ Socrates

Meanwhile, Makaha is getting some news, but I cannot get any information on what is happening at the old Makaha Resorts. Many are getting on the bandwagon of making this section into "third city." And we mean live, work and play in our city. None of this bullshit that was given for Kapolei. They built only bedroom communities so that you have to go to town to work and play. And then they stick you with a Rail Tragedy. We were dealt some bad cards so that the Present Rail Party could make millions in profits. It was the money, Sonny and the hell with the people.


In Makaha, dream on, Nevah happen, Da Present Rail Party says no.

Many people in Waianae live very nicely in their paradise. They live in Waianae. They work in Waianae and they play in Waianae. The unlucky ones that are forced to work and play in Honolulu have not said anything about it. Minimum Wage? Ha, many don't realize, minimum wage in Waianae for Waianae residents is worth ten times minimum wage in Honolulu. You don't spend half your life in commuting.
 
"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

One good thing is many big stores are staying open until nine. Most that were accustomed to close at six or seven are now staying open until eight. The Super Markets and Drug Store will lead the way and some are already staying open until eleven. Walgreens in Nanakuli will be in the forefront and push it to midnight, if the the Rail Catastrophe doesn't interfere.
 

We can look forward to having dances begin at about seven and go to ten or so. In town, some Salsa doesn't start until eleven. But that is "all night" stuff. We can be sure to have a night life going until midnight in a couple of years. Meanwhile we are getting more people interested in dancing for fun.

"As Long As I Am Singing" by Bobby Darin
 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Anti-Rail Resolution

News Release from Kapolei Neighborhood Board
Monday, October 1st, 2013, the Transportation Committee from Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale passed a resolution “opposing the Honolulu Rail Project”.
This resolution continues on to entire neighborhood board for a vote on 23 October, 2013:

RESOLUTION OF THE MAKAKILO-KAPOLEI-HONOKAI HALE NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD OPPOSING THE HONOLULU RAIL PROJECT

WHEREAS, this community board is concerned that the current route for Rail will not properly service Makakilo, Kapolei, the Ewa Plain and Leeward Coast residents, and
WHEREAS, this community board has significant concerns regarding the financial aspects of Rail and the lack of accountability to the public, and
WHEREAS, this community board is concerned about any diversion of funds from TheBus, a system known nationally as a success, into a system to support Rail, and
WHEREAS, this community board is concerned about the cost and noise level of a steel wheel on steel rail system and the fact that less costly and quieter options were not considered, and that schools, businesses and homes located along the Rail route will be “negatively” impacted by the level of noise, and
WHEREAS, this community board is extremely concerned about the traffic conditions during the construction phase and after completion of the Rail project, and that not enough is being done to pro-actively mitigate traffic conditions, and that some of the board requests for additional pro-active measures appear to be ignored, and
WHEREAS, this community board is concerned that with all the new development projects along the Rail route, a freeway Level Of Service (LOS) D or better cannot be attained during rush hour and that not enough is being done to pro-actively mitigate the current or anticipated additional traffic flow, and
WHEREAS, this community board believes the Rail system was sold to “voters” as a “traffic solution,” when it now appears to be primarily a “land development tool,” and that expert, census, and government survey data clearly show that the Rail ridership will not be at the level that the city anticipates, resulting in the system being heavily subsidized, ultimately costing the taxpayers in the form of user fees and taxes; therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED that the Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board states its opposition to the Honolulu Rail project.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu, all members of the Honolulu City Council, the Director of Planning and Permitting, the Director of Transportation Services; the City Planning Commission, the Board of Water Supply Manager and Chief Engineer, the State Office of Planning, the State Land Use Commission, the State Director of the Department of Transportation, Leeward and Central Oahu legislators, and all members of Leeward and Central Oahu Neighborhood Boards along with all neighborhood board chairs.
Resolution Passed out of Committee by a vote of 2 to 1 (D. Kalani Capelouto, Thad Spreg – For), (Frank Genadio – Against). Resolution transferred forward to the NB # 34 chair, for inclusion during the next board meeting, under regular business (regular action item).
Submitted by: D. Kalani Capelouto, Transportation Chair
Reviewed by: E. Souza, Chair


 One tenth the cost of the Rail Fiasco and five times more efficient. And I coulda got the bus right around the corner where I always did.


The Industrial Parks, thousands of cars not going or coming from Town and thousands not in Honolulu Traffic. Voted down by the Present Rail Party every time. And I coulda been home in 20 minutes.