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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nanakuli Village Center

The effort to determine their own destiny in Nanakuli is paying off. Waianae Coast residents want to obtain self-governance, and independence from the city and state's oversight specially after the horrible example of the Rail Mess.

"Sometimes pain has become part of your life and you can't remember when it began. Then one day you move far away from where you lived and you begin to feel something strange, simply because you had been accustomed to the pain. And now you realize - You're happy."


After many years of intensive community-based planning, the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association (NHHCA) with the help of Hawaiian Community Development Board (HCDB) is developing a major “village center” project that will include a multipurpose learning center, a 48-unit affordable rental housing complex, a Waianae Comp satellite health clinic with an affordable drug pharmacy, a large renal clinic and a commercial center with Longs Drugs as the anchor tenant.


The beautiful Articulated Bus. Can you imagine if they would have
replaced the #40 cattle cars with these? Paradise could have been
here but the Ivory Towers got to make the bread, Fred.

This exciting community development project which will be ideally located on a 13.57 acre site centrally located in the Nanakuli Hawaiian homesteading community (adjacent to the Nanaikapono Elementary School, Ka Waihona Charter School and the YET Boys & Girls Club).

"My Little Grass Shack" by Melveen Leed

Possibly 3000 less cars on the freeways to and from Honolulu. Though maybe half will be residents of Ewa Beach, Kapolei and Honokai Hale. They will still be lucky. In the morning they will be going to work when most of the cars will be going in the opposite direction. In the evening they will be going home when most of the cars will be going the other way. Got it good both ways. And minimum wage in Nanakuli is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu. And for some of us, "I coulda got home in 20 minutes."

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waianae Coast Marches On

Wai'anae is the main town on Oahu's leeward coast. That's why this side of the island is also often times referred to as the Wai'anae Coast.

"We are not perfect and there are times when we question our faith, but we can thank God for giving us another day to start over again."


These kind of things will develop on the Waianae Coast
as we develop the sense of third city.

Waianae is where leeward residents stock up on food and other necessities and rely much less on Honolulu than ten years ago. And we could use another supermarket right about Maili territory. Wai'anae has two Super Markets, a drugstore, a bank and a few fast food eateries, food and clothing stores. And fortunately we have prices that are competitive with downtown Honololu. Wai'anae also has a post office, public library and high school.


At the Wai'anae Small Boat Harbor, tour operators launch their boats to take people out to snorkel with wild dolphins or to cruise along the coastline, but not of much use for local people. They may get the new ferry starting from Waianae to Town for those wishing to avoid the Rail Humbug. Though it is a small working harbor where you can also see fishing boats and small yachts.


Honolulu Bound? "And I couda got it right around the corner."
Not anymore with the new "Rapid Transit." Auwe!

Some people have come to believe that their behavior is the inevitable product of a causal chain beyond their control. But it is well established that changing people’s sense of responsibility can change their behavior.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Brother Iz

We can decentralize for the benefit of the citizens of the Waianae Coast. We don't have to worry about what they are doing in downtown Honolulu. Right off hand we have Makaha and Nanakuli to decentralize to. And they are on their way but not spectacularly. Makaha and Nanakuli both need a Business Park for the citizens and not for downtown Honolulu. "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Maili

Maili, with the most beautiful Beach Park on the Western Shores of Oahu has approximately 7000 people living there. Just looking at that Beach Park and you know you are living as close to Paradise as anyone can. The racial makeup is about 24% Pacific Islanders, 23% Asians, 38% from two or more races, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 1% Black and the rest is the others. The average household size was about 4 people. Just about as nice as you can get.

"Set backs are not failures and you are more than yesterday. Own your
own mistakes and accept them, quit the inner-loop of shame,
smile big and you can move on to better things."


The population was spread out with 35.0% under the age of 18, 40%, 18 to 45,  and the rest over 45 years of age. The median income for a household was about $45,000 and Males had a median income of $33,000 versus $21,000 for females.

"The Music of Hawai'i" by Melveen Leed

They are ready for that combination Shopping Center and Business Park right across the Beach Park. Must be at least two stories and plenty of parking. Times Supermarket would be a natural for anchor and you would naturally have have some burger and/or a chicken fast food place. A Gas station would be perfect and everything else that is needed could fit in.


Hundreds of the residents could be working there. Hundreds of cars missing from the streets and freeways to Honolulu. You could avoid the Rail Disaster - And an old Waianae Quote: "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." I live in Nanaikeola Senior Apartments and a group came by with a Thanksgiving Plate Lunch. I don't know who they were but I want to thank them publicly.

"Dancing is the World’s Second Most Popular Indoor Sport"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Amazing Blog

Social Media is not well known by most, much less by the Waianae Coast, naturally. Social media for us should be the social interaction among our people in which we create, share or exchange information, ideas, and pictures/videos in our computer community.

"There will be many chapters in your life, just don't get lost
in the one you are in now."

Social Media has been defined as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content"  - and that doesn't tell us much. They do introduce substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities, and individuals. These changes are the focus of the emerging field of dance on the Island of Oahu.


Social media is different from traditional or industrial media in many ways, including, quality, frequency, usability, immediacy, and permanence. There are many effects that stem from the internet and internet users as they increasingly continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of site.

"Walk Through Paradise With Me" by Melveen Leed

For information contributors (da Two Centers,) the benefits of participating in social media have gone beyond simply social sharing to fellow dancers and building good reputation. The concept was for users to create their own blogs within the overall blog, da Guest Authors.


Today, there are many other social media sites that are extremely popular and world wide if you are interested. These sites include: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. These sites also allow people in a wide range to stay in contact, whether it is through pictures or writing.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Print Media is still good. I get Western Stories every month and  I get Tamura Specials twice per month. Can you imagine Western Stories twice per month and Tamura Specials in the centerfold. A mini Midweek. And the Waianae Coast would get closer to being third city. And I am willing to help in the Public Relations Department.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Waianae Coast

With the new improvements on Farrington Highway, it appears that our legislators are not letting the fat cats in Honolulu use Waianae as a footstool any longer. With the Rail Crisis, everyone accepts that Farrington is going to get a lot more cars because nobody wants to ride that mess. The Rail Hazard has run its course and now trying to defend all the lying about everything, starting from "Rapid Transit," and they knew it was a lie. It will take longer going from Makaha to Honolulu Hale, than the #93 bus right now, today.

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those
who falsely believe they are free."


New Makaha Shopping Center and Business Park

Dream On Fellow Residents: Think of it, hundreds of cars missing to and from the freeways to Honolulu and the downtown traffic too. The workers here would be able to spend a little time with their families instead of spending the time commuting. I coulda been home in 20 minutes. And minimum wage in Makaha is worth ten times what it is worth in Downtown Honolulu, believe me.


They want me using the feeder buses that will take much longer just to get to Kapolei. I must then wait in the Rail Stations and more. There will be 21 stops to Honolulu (this is rapid transit?) and then try to find other feeder bus to get to your job. Auwe. HART took special meetings to come to the solution. "There must be a harder way of doing this." Its the dough, Moe. They are making Billions of dollars in profits on your back.

Pub's Side Note: Fortunately, I am meeting more people that have good speakers on their computers. With some good speakers you can play music that may sound better than your high class stereos. Or a good set of Earphones. I can give them some of my music.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Moving Nicely

This blog pleases me because it is progressing very nicely and also because this is where I live. I have Micros to supplement information and lately I have acquired a whole slew of young people from the Waianae Coast in Twitter with their normal fiddle faddle that is just fine for them. However I am getting more choosy and some are already going by the wayside. Just not their kuleana.

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed.  Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."


The beautiful Articulated Bus and we almost had it all. No feeder buses, no rail station humbug, and it will be even worse in town. And
I coulda got it right around the corner.

Not much lately on the Rail Catastrophe though some residents of this section are becoming aware that they are going to pay heavily for the Rail Disaster. The big bucks are already being made on the backs of the good citizens of this entire island. In fact, the rubber stamp board has just given a raise to the head man at HART. He makes more than the Mayor and the Governor combined. So how do you like them potatoes?


The beautiful Business Park in Makaha, it would be most welcomed.
Hundreds of cars missing from the freeways to Honolulu and
hundreds of cars missing from downtown traffic. And I coulda
been home in 20 minutes. Yes, I know, Its the money, Sonny.

Every bus driver on this Island is fully aware that they know more about this island transportation than that wheel will ever know. The Rail Machine knows that lying to these local yokels was like taking candy from a baby and after all it is your money not the money of the elected officials.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Finally doing something about Farrington Highway to help traffic a little but unfortunately not enough. When the Rail Depression gets in, the traffic will be worst than ever. And everyone knows this, but they need the money to pay for the Rail Mess. The Present Rail Party has still got a firm hold on it all. Billions and billions of dollars in profits. It's the dough, Moe.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Makaha

Mākaha is a census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaiʻi with a population of almost 9000 people. The racial makeup of Makaha is about 22% Pacific Islanders, 18% White, 15% Asian, or about 55% of the total population. Most of the White are in relatively much higher income levels than the Pacific Islanders.

There also are Hispanic at about 13% and 27% from two or more races which total now reach 95% of the entire Makaha area. The remaining 5% were African American, Native American and other races,

"It may not be what you do that matters it may be what you don't do
that really matters at the end of the day."

The median income for a household was $36,000, Males had a median income of $34,000 versus $24,000 for females. About 23% of the population were below the poverty line. You can see where Honolulu couldn't care less about these people with ordinary wants, like living in a little more comfort.


In spite of all the strikes against them, the people have found the time for music and dance. So it is coming when we get that Business Park in Makaha, we are going to have a great fusion of dancing on the Waianae Coast. Who knows we may emerge as the next great surge in ballroom dancing around the entire Island chain. Since no dance has a patent on movement, the sky is the limit in being eclectic. We will take the easiest and the most natural and dance it.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner


The other stuff (hard, difficult, tricky, fancy) can be for Professional Teachers of the competitions and exhibitions. And there are plenty different to ponder such as Acrobatic, Cabaret and others, But we will like it because we are also spectators. We may establish that the true "dancer" is one that dances. No other qualification should be needed. But we will develop terminologies to distinguish the different types and accept each others fields.

And most of us social dancers will be so fortunate that we will have many more places to dance for the simple pleasure of moving to music.

Pub's Side Note: Check on Town Dancer blog, Calvin and Debra on the Telemark Ball, HBDA.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Waianae, Third City

Yes, there are a few rotten apples in Waianae and everyone knows who they are. They will probably be moving to downtown Honolulu and join the Creative Researchers And Producers. Most of the residents, (with all their faults) are still the greatest people in this entire island. And we are developing some very akamai working towards independence from the fat cats in Honolulu.

"On the Waianae Coast, when it rains we look for rainbows.
When it gets dark we look for the stars."


The Beautiful Business Park tucked into a valley out of the way.
Is Paradise within reach?

The Business Parks in Makaha and Waianae should be put on the front burner before the Rail Crisis gets worse. And it is going to get worse. We should think of the people first and make the effort to enable the residents to get to work and back home in a matter of minutes not hours. And we don't mean "Rapid Transit." (would be funny if the lie was not so serious.) The residents deserve to have a little time with their families. For the lower levels, minimum wage on the Waianae Coast is worth ten times more than in downtown Honolulu. Yes, we could be living a little closer to Paradise without Honolulu.


Makaha or Maili, either one could get the residents living and working
in their own kuleana. And places to play would follow soon after.

Everyone understands that the traffic is going to get worse not better because of the Rail Catastrophe. No one disputes this. For the ones that drive and are residents of  Kapolei and even Ewa Beach it is double gravy. They will be going to work in Waianae when all the traffic is in the other side going the other way. Pau Hana, and they will be going home when all the traffic is in the other side going the other way. You cannot beat that.

"Let It Be Me" by the Beatles 

Added to this dessert is that you may have hundreds of cars that will not be the freeways to and from Honolulu. And they will not have to get in those horrible Honolulu traffic jams which everyone knows will get worse not better. It may take a half hour just to get out of the parking areas. In Waianae, they could have been home having a beer in less time than that. Paradise in Waianae?


How about replacing the #40 cattle car with one of these babies. Wow,
the Articulated Buses are comfortable. The word "Comfortable"
has been deleted in all Present Rail Party Manuals.

Yes, most of us understand, the Rail Disaster decision was made in Honolulu and they are going to make billions and billions of dollars in profits for the few. The minimum wage for working on the Rail is shocking. Find out for yourselves. There was a time when the rich made their money by "earning it." And who is going to pay for all this? Heh, Heh. -- Guess?