Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dance Waianae Back In

The late surge in hits brought about a change of heart. There seems to be a hint of Third City on the Waianae Coast. You need Honolulu? How about living, working and playing in our own Paradise and let Honolulu screw up their own kuleana.

"This coming year 2015, we will be on the road to success and we will
always look ahead. May we reach our destination and may our
journey be wonderful with few setbacks. Happy New Year."

There are so many things developing on the Coast among them is Farrington Highway. For years our representatives couldn't do anything but they are trying. And now with the Rail Mistake, money to really fix Farrington is a long way off. There are Big Bucks in the Rail and the Fat Cats in the Ivory Towers want as much as they can get. Estimates keep going up daily. Now to seven billion dollars and there is much more to come.

"White Sandy Beach" by Bruddah Iz

Waianae Mall, and Waianae Traffic are getting their points across. Unfortunately, they are limited by Facebook. Westside Stories is doing a great job with their monthly mailed publication. Tamura sends out a semi monthly news on specials. If Western Stories could go semi-monthly and combine with Tamura on delivery, we could have a mini MidWeek on the Waianae Coast, very nicely.

With the start of the New Year millions of Americans will have resolved to lie less, cheat less, and put the holiday hangovers behind them, or otherwise better their lives. And now we know what our Fat Cats in the Ivory Towers of Honolulu want. Some will moderate their bad habits; others may make significant changes and become shining examples of integrity. (not likely)

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

In an age where cheating scandals plague elite universities and major corporations are brought down by unethical actions, the debate about the origins and nature of our decisions play into a larger debate about genetic determinism and free will. But we cannot all be crooks and there must be some good building contractors out there.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Phasing Out

This blog will be phasing over and out into Platinum Horseshoe. It has always been the left hand side of the Horseshoe anyway. Coming down to Kalealoa and across to Ewa Beach for the bottom of the Horseshoe. Then going straight up to the North Shore for the right side of Horseshoe.

"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present
a new place for new ideas and progress."

The obituary. My long time friend Gordon Pascal. I came to Hawaii in 1978 and bounced around all over Honolulu and ended up in a nice rooming place in Kalihi. Across the hall from me I met Gordon along with the rest of the tenants. And we had a nice crowd all men. We would drink three or four times a week, talk story and sing.

Eventually I found out that he was not a bully but one of the better street fighters in Kalihi and he was fond of saying that he could be beaten. I just never saw it. I found a place closer to town and a different job but we always manage to have a drink or two and talk story. Later on he got his own condo in Waianae,

Three years ago, I got my senior housing in Nanakuli and I since I have no relatives in Hawaii, I put him as next of kin. I saw him regularly at the VA and he could no longer drink but we could help each other. He knew what to do with my things, now I have to find someone else for my next of kin.

He passed on Wednesday, December 24th. May he rest in peace. I, along with a lot of other people, are going to miss Gordon.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Season

Tis the season to be merry. And it is working on the Waianae Coast. Everything is progressing very nicely. No smashing successes, just getting better every day. And many people are awakening to the perils of the Rail Disaster. There are good thriving Shopping Centers but the rents seem to be unfairly high. That can certainly stop a lot of people cold. Kokua Mau in Nanakuli had to leave because they raised the rent.

"Christmas waves a magic wand over most of this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful."

The Beautiful Articulated Bus in Paris. But those civilized countries
do it for the people, not like the few Fat Cats making Billions
and Billions of dollars in Honolulu.

Housing is a little slow but it should be expected because the bedroom community of yesteryear is absolete. Too many people must go outside the area for their needs to work and play. Many are selling because of the Rail Catastrophe. Many still have to go to Kapolei for some purchases, that could be done in another shopping center closer to Nanakuli Avenue.  Fortunately we have the Nanakuli Village Center coming up next year with a Longs Drug to anchor. The prices are very good at Sack N Save and Tamura's Super but a Times Market would fit the bill right about Maili.

There is a Nanakuli Library in progress which will start building in 2015, So that the one big thing lacking is the Business Park. Lualualei is a good beginning. We can live, work in the same place and the play will follow - in our own kuleana and not have to be under the thumbs of the Ivory Towers in Honolulu. Rumors of KMart moving to Waianae. Sounds like a good idea.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

There seems to be more people aware of the driverless car and now the driverless bus. That Rail Humbug is for the birds and everyone on the coast seems to realize it. The poor are stuck with it and the Rich are well aware of that. And yes, we know, it's the bread, Fred. It's the money, Sonny.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nanakuli Village Center Progress

Agnes Kalanihookaha Cope Learning Center

With a projected development cost of $20 million, this represents one phase in the overall "village center" project. Kamehameha Schools has agreed to fund its construction. It will consist of a two-story facility and a large banquet hall with a kitchen. And a Dance Floor?

"Nothing soothes the soul like a walk in the beach.
Live less out of habit and more out of intent."

On the first floor, Kamehameha Schools will have administrative offices and classrooms for various school programs. Classrooms will also be made periodically available to the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association's Ola Hawaii instructional program geared to training people for employment at Disney's Aulani Hotel and Ko Olina,

"White Sandy Beach" by the Makaha Son of Niihau

On the second floor, there may be classrooms and offices for UH's Ho'o Kulaiwi teachers recruitment and training program, and the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center's multi-learning center. Cope Center will provide a home for the Waianae Coast Culture and Arts Society, and a management and services office for NHHCA.

The proposed Business Park in Maili, put on hold by the Present Rail
Party. Hundreds of cars missing from the Freeways to and from
Honolulu. Hundreds missing from that horrible Downtown Traffic.
And "I coulda got home in 20 minutes."

We are gradually developing the Waianae Coast for the benefit of the residents not for the Ivory Towers in Honolulu. For the Present Rail Party it's always the bread, Fred. It's the money, Sonny, no matter who they hurt.

Pub's Side Note:
From the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam about 1000 years ago.
“The moving finger writes, and having writ moves on. Nor all your
piety or wit, shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all your
tears wash out a word of it.”

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Da Big Parade

Today is the day for the annual Christmas Parade in Waianae. 1,000 marchers, 30 vehicles, 30 floats, 3 bands and 3 horse groups. The Route: Starts at Waianae Boat Harbor down Farrington Highway to end at Waianae Mall. I tried to contact the Rotory Club but was ignored. Their privilege. Then I tried to contact the Waianae Mall and they too ignored me. We cannot blame them, we are small potatoes, we just have to find others that we can help.

"Confidence is not will they like you. Confidence
is being just fine if they don't."

The Big Nanakuli Village Center is on track and is about the best thing coming on the Waianae Coast with a Longs Drug Store. Then the Green Homes of Lualualei looking good. The Business Park in Lualualei a God send, people will be dancing in streets. And remember we help wherever we can and the hits on our blog will be going up.

Many people on the Waianae Coast know what it would have been like to
have the #40 cattle cars replaced by these beautiful Articulated Buses.
But we all understand, it's the money, Sonny.

Unfortunately, the Present Rail Party is still spending money on the Rail Promotion. They spent a lot on the Ige Campaign so we lose there too. Much of the present propaganda is now being used from State and City funds. There are millions and millions of dollars in profits to be made in the Construction of the Rail. Just look at how much has been spent already and for what? Nuttin'.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

The Present Rail party spent three million dollars just on lying about Cayetano. So we all know how truthful they can be. "Rapid Transit" was not a misnomer, it was a deliberate lie. Look it up. Kapolei to UH on the present #94 bus, One hour. And how long with feeder buses to and from the Rail Stations, and 21 stops for the Rail Holocaust to get to town. Two hours, this is "Newspeak." If it wasn't so serious, it would be hilarious.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Moving Right Along

At the beginning of this century Lualualei Naval Reservation was originally slated for possible closure. Then came the 9/11 build up madness that shook up the military. The naval magazine had been all but inactive when most of the munitions were moved to the West Loch branch near the Pearl Harbor Naval Station  This leaves us with the question, this coming year of 2015, when and how will the Navy leave Lualualei?

Rules on the Coast.
"Work hard, specially if you work on the Coast. - Pau work, have a cold one, relax and unwind, - catch the sunset as often as you can. - Spend time with family and friends, make memories and be grateful that you live in Paradise."

Meanwhile Lualualei is moving to do something for the present residents and also for the possible new residents to come.

"By the Shack, By the Sea" by Don Ho

Green Homes Lualualei, Hawaii on the Waianae Coast.

Selling new single-family houses with ocean views on Oahu for $350,000 doesn't seem like it'd be a struggle, given the median price for previously owned homes sold last year on the island hit a record $650,000 and appears headed higher this year. This tract of land is nice fronting Ulehawa Beach Park. Only one negative. Most will add to the terrible traffic going to and from Honolulu and hours of misery. Those that are forced to take the Rail Disaster are even worse and it will take even longer.

The beautiful Business Park coming to Lualualei over the objections of the friends of the Present Rail Party will be so welcomed. The fortunate residents that will be able to work here and be home in 20 minutes will appreciate. They can spend some time with their families and Paradise can be here and now. The Fat Cats in the Ivory Towers in Honolulu do not have a clue. For them it's the bread, Fred. it's the money, Sonny.

Pub's Side Note: Photos are valuable in the inverse proportion to their availability. How you figure? One nice photo of the dance gang in one of our blogs, compared to the same photo in Facebook who is due to get 350 million today? They missed one of yours?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Da Rail Profits

There are still big shots being paid to promote the Rail. But they cannot continue to con the people. Right now, you can get the #93 bus from Makaha and be in Downtown in an hour and a half. The Rail Disaster will never beat that in a million years even if it cost ten billion dollars. The "Paid" big shots do not have a clue yet, that "Rapid Transit" was not a misnomer. It was a deliberate lie and still being perpetrated by these paid liars. Look what they did to Cayetano.

Nanakuli Village Center is an example of real thinking for the good of all the residents of the Waianae Coast. Hundreds of cars will be missing from the freeways to and from Honolulu. Hundreds of cars will be missing from downtown Honolulu traffic. And think of how many people could be home in 20 minutes without the humbug of feeder buses, rail stations and more feeder buses in town. And all taking more time, not less. Addition benefits are that in Nanakuli, minimum wage is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu.

The beautiful Business Park in Maili. But the Present Rail Party is
spending millions on the big shots to keep this from happening.
And "I coulda got home in 20 minutes."

The "Pork" from Washington was the instigator. The Federal Transportation Authority is pro bus, not pro rail. So why the pork? There was some arm twisting from a Senate Committee with many friends that wanted to get in on the gravy train. And willing to spend thousands of dollars in lies, to reap millions of dollars in profits. Just look at how much the HART costs "daily." Millions. And we ain't seen nuttin' yet.

"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."
Who said that?