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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Summer

It is truly amazing how Waianae is waking up to the island wide world. Makaha Studios leading the way on the Internet and Westside Stories getting right up there too. With a little Waianae Mall coming in now then then, Wow! Now we may get more business in this sector and many of us can visit Honolulu every six months or so. Why not?

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho


Unfortunately we still have the rotten tomatoes but no more than in other parts of the island. We also have the drug addicted and the homeless but it seems as though we are getting smarter people too. We will all help where we can. The Industrial Park at Lualualei is going to do a lot for the entire coast. Many of the residents may be able to get home in 20 minutes. Paradise could be here now for us, not for the Present Rail Party who will be making millions and millions of dollars in profits.

Not recommended reading: "Falling Down" by Eileen Dover


"I Can Dream, Can't I?" by the Andrews Sisters

Some one a long time ago said it for the Present Rail Party, "You can con some of the people all of the time. and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot con all of the people all the time." 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Waianae, Really Starting To Roll.

The people on the Waianae Coast realize that they live pretty close to Paradise, but? First, the biggest cloud on the horizon is that they have to go so far to work everyday. Some lucky ones work nearby but most must spend "hours" to and from Honolulu everyday, At one time we had pretty good bus service, but now that the Present Rail Party has taken over it is a disaster. And everyone knows that it is going to get worse.

"It is hard to believe that a person is telling the truth when
you know that you would lie if you were in their place."

I can get the #93 bus at Alapai Transit Center during the week, at 3 pm. and get home in Nanakuli before 4 pm. This was set up before the Present Rail Party took over. The Rail Disaster, when finished will take three hours. The #93 will be discontinued, naturally. Look it up and you will see. Rapid Transit, the biggest Con Job in the history of the Island of Oahu. Ever!

"Morning Dew" by Loyal Garner

And everyone in the West knows that it is going to get worse and the auto repair shops on the Waianae Coast are already working overtime to fix the old clunkers. More cars, more traffic, much slower to get to Kapolei. And if you have to pay for the Rail Disaster you cannot fix Farrington Highway. right? Your legislators are right there with the answers.


With enough Articulated Buses, it might have been better to
leave the car at home. But no, the Present Rail Party is talking
"bottom line" and converting all Waianae Buses into cattle cars.
Gotta pay for the Rail Catastrophe.

The small industrial park would certainly help a lot of people and enable them to spend a little more time with their families. "I coulda been home in 20 minutes," is an Island wide saying now. Specially, when we know that the property taxes on the entire island will double in a couple years to pay for the huge cost in the Rail Fiasco and it will do nothing for the users of Public Transportation.


The Waianae Coast would really be a Paradise with one as
beautiful as this one in Waipio, the lucky people would kiss
the ground they live on. Coulda been home in 20 minutes.

If the Present Rail Party insists on stopping Kapolei as second city, Waianae gotta do their best to build a second city, where we need little from Honolulu. Big Shopping Center in Makaha and a another big one in Nanakuli. Wow. Industrial Parks. Paradise would be here.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Minimum Wage

Workers in Hawaii deserve to make a living wage. The Democratic leaders in Hawaii have proposed raising the minimum wage to $10.00 an hour, but the minimum wage should be more because $10.00 an hour isn't enough to lift full-time workers and their families out of poverty

Unlike 40 years ago, today's typical low-wage worker is not a teenager; he or she provides all or a large percent of family income. The minimum wage should be adjusted for inflation and for the productivity gains we achieved since then;

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Many of the rich throughout the island now pay wages that don't lift their employees out of poverty, the rest of the resident taxes pay for their Medicaid, food stamps, housing, and other assistance -- in effect, subsidizing these low-wage employers.

Some jobs on the Waianae Coast may be lost by raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, but many more people will be lifted out of poverty. Probably get many of the hopeless and homeless back to working again. The entire coast will benefit.

"Hawaii Today" album by Loyal Garner

The economy will also benefit as low-wage workers have more money to spend, thereby creating more jobs. At a time in our nation's history when 95 percent of all economic gains are going to the top 1 percent, raising the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour is the right and decent thing to do.

By the way, does anyone know what the minimum wage is going to be in construction of the Rail Disaster that we don't need? That would surprise even the rich in Hawaii. And the property taxes will double. Though I have heard that the Present Rail Party is all for a minimum wage. "The more minimum the better."


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Aloha Everyone.

It is just because things seem to be rolling good and in the right direction. Makaha Studios is doing just fine with their Wai'anae Daily, terrific Job. Westside Stories with the scoop of the day, in Twitter, the accident in Nanakuli and including a photograph. Wow. Waianae Mall on Facebook doing its usual good job too.

"We cannot correct that which we will not confront."

The Three Wheeler will be arriving soon on Oahu.
Gotta do sumteeng to avoid the Rail Mess.

Quote from Jerry Della Femina: "People who say, 'I am not creative' just shut themselves off and miss out on life. It's like a death sentence. To be creative, you have to be incredibly positive. You have to believe that anything is possible. And once you start doing that, it's exhilarating, life affirming. You can create something that you can see, taste and feel it. It becomes addictive. I am so hooked on creativity that I can't stop." 

 "Island Feelings" album, 1995 by Loyal Garner.

We are so fortunate that on the Waianae Coast, with all their faults, we have some of the best people in the Pacific. We have our losers on drugs and the homeless but we will find ways to better the situation. We can feel sorry for them but we can still help.

Then there is the famous Tamura Super Market.


They have kept the prices very reasonable instead of taken the undue advantage of being out here in the sticks. They could have been gouging the residents for all the market would bear. At the same time they have kept the other super market chains out simply because their prices are very competitive. People from Waianae not so dumb.


The rest is all there on our beautiful beaches and the ocean with some of the best surfers in the world. So how was your bus trip? Yeah, I know, never again. Gotta fix that ole bucket. "Cattle Cars are not for humans." And a bike is doing all right if I don't have to go too far. And People on the North Shore resent the fact that they have to pay through the nose for the Rail Disaster. How about Waianae? 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

update

The Industrial Park to be built in Lualualei still on track. However we hear that the Present Rail Party is still trying to stop it. Agricultural Lands - Keep the country, country. - we have heard all that crap for years. And they still planning on milking this Island for all it is worth and maybe more. It's the money, Sonny.

"You can con some of the people some of time but
you cannot con all of the people all of the time."

There is a report that provides a presentation of our industrial market analyses and industrial land use demand forecasts for both the Island of Oahu, as a whole, and the Waianae Development Plan (DP) Area, which represents the relevant regional market area of the Proposed Tropic Land LLC Industrial Park development at Lualualei. And most of it is private enterprise, with very little leaching from the taxpayers.


In da plans for Maile, back in the valley. Beautiful Perfection. How many would be able to get home in 20 minutes? Instead of spending half the day commuting to DownTown Honolulu. If these work out there has to be one in Waianae too. There are some residents in the class places like Mahaha Resorts and Ko-Olina that work in Honolulu. Even some of these execs would get a job in the new Industrial Parks.


The Goody Goody two shoes talk about the minimum wage jobs. They too are ignorant of the fact that minimum wage in Waianae is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu. And for many they could walk home. Like the Charge of the Light Brigade, the Rail Fiasco was planned by someone who wasn't there to see the terrain. Biggest mistake ever made on these islands. The Ivory Towers do not have a clue yet.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Line Dancing

There has been a little line dancing on the Waianae Coast, off and on for 20 years but always fizzles out. The last I heard was at Pililaau Park. And even they even had Salsa on Saturday night at Tacos And More. So the interest in dancing has been sporadic but I believe the time has come and there will be places where they don't roll up the streets early.  The bedroom communities are definitely not the answer. First come the places where we can work nearby and not have to spend half our day in commute. You think we got it bad now, cheer up, the worst is yet to come.

"I believe that everything happens for a reason -- People change so that you can learn to let go -- things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right -- you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself -- and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."


Line Dancing is one of the most fun movements to music in existence. For beginners the best because they do not need a partner. Men as a rule do not realize it but they can learn to move to music that is normally played at partner dances. And they will learn many of the basic movements of dance, period. They will try to mimic their good fellow dancers and like all the rest of the dancers will develop their own style. From there it is skip and a jump to partner dancing.


For all it will become a social thing because you will be meeting so many nice people with a common interest, the dance. It can and is danced in bars across the nation. With a little room, you can lay down some leather and have a little fun with your beer.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Looking It Over

This coast is opening up so beautifully this year and it may be paving the way for the rest of the island. Downtown Honolulu is not the Island of Oahu. The people on this coast have realized for a long time that they have been marginalized by Honolulu. But now with the advent of the Rail Disaster they are getting together to assert their interests as residents of this island community.


Makaha Studios have their own ways of deriving income but they are also interested in promoting the interests of the citizens of this coast. So we offer to help where we can. They are in front of all those in the Waianae Coast.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz


SeaRider Productions is mainly Waianae High School and doing very well in the public relations business. They have three majors - Film/TV, Journalism and Digital Media - that cover everything in media.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho


Westside Stories is a community newspaper printed monthly and mailed to homes in Nanakuli, Ma`ili, Wai`anae, and Makaha. Can you imagine a bi-monthly together with Tamura specials. What a publication. It would rival Midweek all the way down to Kapolei that is for sure.

"Island Feelings" by Loyal Garner

We are truly evolving in da reel Waianae Coast. We seem to be the only ones that know, if it takes more than an hour to get to work it is too far. So Rome was not built in a day. We can help Kapolei evolve into a real second city in spite of the Rail Catastrophe and perhaps Waianae as "third" city.