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Monday, November 20, 2017

"Colin Kaepernick, Caitlyn Jenner , Blake Shelton and Donald Trump, OY..!" 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #216)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!

Blog #1969~Kimo's world's #216


 Colin Kaepernick,   Caitlyn Jenner , Blake Shelton and Donald Trump, OY!


 I  read  Colin Kaepernick is man of the year according to GQ magazine.


Wow, anything is possible, then I remembered a few years back Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner was
Vanity Fair woman of the year. 

And this year features country and western star and reality TV personality Blake Shelton as  the sexiest
man alive according to People magazine.  

This goes to show anything is possible--This leaves Donald Trump open  to be the world's
smartest man award.

This is  why I love America! 

What people would you like nominated next year for these awards and other awards not mentioned?

Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers and contributors of dakinetalk blog. Although we all do not agree on all issues, I hope we all agree that America is the greatest, and are all blessed to live here.

Remember to keep peace at the Thanksgiving table. No politics on Thanksgiving. I vote Turkey!  ;-)


Hana Hou, (Encore)





May everyone have a Great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 13, 2017

"The Angel at the Bus stop arrested and back within 48 hours..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen (Kimo's world #215)


James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!

Above photo;
 ElAina Danine occupying the  bus stop fronting the Kapaa neighborhood center
where she has resided the last year... 
Photo copyright, James "Kimo" Rosen, all rights reserved

ElAina  Danine with James "Kimo" Rosen
Rosen hopes his friend gets the help she so
desperately needs...
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Blog #1968~Kimo's world's #215

Publishers note, 
This is part 2, in a series on a house-less friend I call- "The Angel at the Kapaa
bus stop." In this column I come down a little hard because of my spiritual love for my friend in hopes she finds the help she so desperately needs.
Part 1, can be read at the link below;  "The Angel at the Kapaa Bus Stop"
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-angel-at-kapaa-bus-stop-james-kimo.html

This blog also ran as guest column in the Garden Island news on November 10, 2017
Let’s get help for angel at bus stop
http://www.thegardenisland.com/2017/11/10/opinion/lets-get-help-for-angel-at-bus-stop/

This is part 2 of a series; part 1 can be read at;
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-angel-at-kapaa-bus-stop-james-kimo.html

 The Angel at the Bus stop  arrested and back within 48 hours


My Angel at the Bus stop fronting the Kapaa neighborhood center  was arrested  Thursday November 2nd for open lewdness for being exposed while cleansing her body under a tarp that had blown away.   ElAina  has lived
at that bus stop the last 11 months. She eats there, bathes there and discreetly performs her bodily functions there. After being arrested a water truck was there spraying and disinfecting  the area at county expense.


I was happy for my friend after she was arrested, I finally thought  she would get the help she so desperately needs--however now she is back at the bus stop  after the minimum  48 hour incarceration period. 

 ElAina was sent to the hospital and medical professionals found nothing wrong with her besides  diarrhea.

 You can physically look at my friend and see her legs and feet are inflated like balloons, 4-5 times
their normal size.  She cannot even walk across the street to the  Chinese restaurant on her own since her legs are in such pain. Plus anyone living at a bus stop needs help, in my opinion. This does not take a medical degree to diagnose her. These doctors  should have their licenses revoked as far as I'm concerned. The judge released her without prejudice. 

Political correctness will not improve the situation for this lovely angel.

If every homeless person decided to take residence at a bus stop what would happen? Would the county still do nothing and say their hands are tied? That's what they say when you call and talk with them. 
I  also guarantee that an attorney could find a technicality in the law to get her off the street and find her the help she so desperately needs.
An attorney could also pursue a case against the County of Kauai should something happen to El Aina while occupying county property.  
I rest my case.


"The Angel at the Kapaa Bus Stop" is a must read to have further knoeledge of this story
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-angel-at-kapaa-bus-stop-james-kimo.html

This blog also ran as guest column in the Garden Island news on November 10, 2017
Let’s get help for angel at bus stop

http://www.thegardenisland.com/2017/11/10/opinion/lets-get-help-for-angel-at-bus-stop/

Hana Hou, (Encore)









P.S.
November 8, 2017 marked the 1 year anniversary since Donald J. Trump was elected president of the free world.  My editorial  appeared that day in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser...        "Liberals should show respect for presidency"



The November 10, 2017 edition of the Honolulu Staradvertiser  complimented  my above  letter form November 8th. This is a nice change from the usual getting my chops busted. Check it out! 
Mahalo Ms. Lundberg




Mahalo Kauai!

Monday, November 6, 2017

"Da Bus-"If it ain't broke, don't fix it..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #213)


James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!



Blog #1967~Kimo's world's #214


Da Bus-"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"



When I started riding the Kauai bus 16 years ago a monthly pass for unlimited travel  any where on the  island was $15.00, it is now $40.00. It is still one of the best deals anywhere on the island except for maybe for the $1.50 hot-dog and refillable drink at a popular big box store on our cosmic island.
The Kauai Bus picking up passengers at
Kukui Grove shopping center

Now into the winter of my life I qualify for para transit. My para transit  service has never been more than 10 minutes late, in fact more times than not they are right on time and sometimes even early. The drivers are always friendly and know all the passengers on a first name basis. I have seen para transit drivers help those in wheelchairs get their goods on and off the bus, even  helping those with walkers and canes navigate their positions on the bus. Kauai bus drivers are filled with the aloha spirit in so many ways, too numerous to mention them all.
Para transit driver, Lucy along with Ivanka
await my arrival on the bus...


I once asked the director of the bus if the drivers had special training on how to treat passengers because they are all so friendly, she replied, "Oh Kimo, they're just being nice because you are so charming." Yea right!  I almost believed her for a second, but I knew that I wasn't that delightful all the time.

So why all the talk of changes to the bus? I have been on buses in many cities around the world and I have never been more impressed than with  the Kauai bus. There's that old expression that applies to the Kauai bus, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
Para transit bus  at Costco,
Costco and Kauai bus, my two
favorite things about Kauai
 

To my friends on the Kauai county council;
The Bus needs annual cost of living increases for things like their experienced and aloha spirited staff  that all deserve raises, with these minimum budget increases I propose the county budget be used  for more roads, affordable housing, and to help the homeless situation.  If I had to rate the Kauai bus service on a scale of 1-10, I would give it 11! 











Hana Hou, (Encore)






Monday, October 30, 2017

"The Angel at the Kapaa Bus stop..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #213)


James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!



Blog #1966~Kimo's world's #213

 The Angel at the Kapaa Bus stop



Why would someone  choose to camp out in public verses finding a nice quiet place, which is relatively easy to do on our cosmic friendly aloha spirited island. 

Humans like to be recognized. Ask anybody in the practice of psychology, most of us want our 15 minutes of fame? Many people whom have been part of society and have never received any form of  notoriety will make 
themselves visible to draw attention to themselves. This is there way of getting their 15 minutes of fame, in their minds of being somewhat famous.

Many of us get our 15 minute fix from our family, work, social life or even writing letters to the editor as one person I know pretty well.  ;-)

This brings us to the story of the lady whom has resided for the last 11 months at the bus stop fronting the Kapaa neighborhood center. I have always smiled and waved to her over the last year. The other day for the first time I personally met the woman I  call "The Angel at the Kapaa bus stop!"   Her name is "ElAina.  "Aina" is land in Hawaiian and "El" means in God, strength and power in Hebrew.
Ivanka Obama and her new friend
El-Aina. You can see her feet
are very swollen.
 

ElAina is studying for her Doctorate in theology. She is camping at the Kapaa neighborhood center bus stop and being obedient to the Lord because he has told her to remain in one spot although she has gout, swollen feet and legs 4-5 times the normal size, however remains obedient to Jesus Christ her Lord and savior and  will not leave the bus stop.

She says all medical tests are negative and is currently on no medications even though she can barley walk. She gets by on her monthly SSI disability stipend.

She was originally camping at Kealia beach but got robbed of all her possessions including her ID. The bus stop gives her a feeling of safety and security. We did not get into detail but ElAina used to run Marathons. She was born and raised in Fairfax Virginia and is a US Army veteran who served 3 years active duty on Oahu at Scoffield  barracks. She has one son whom currently resides on the mainland.

Many in the community come by and offer help in housing and medical care and she denies them. She will accept offerings of food and favors of running errands to buy her a plate lunch and fetch her some water to take a sponge bath behind her umbrella and plastic shower curtain done very discretely.  

Many believe she should not be occupying this public bench at the bus stop?  This special spot is  her love, people recognize her, people come by to pray with her--in fact she loves when people pray with her because every time someone prays with her her legs feel worse and she feels eventually this will make it possible for her to get a new pair of legs.
El-Aina always enjoys when cars
honk and wave at her. Please
stop by and talk story, she will
make your day that much better!



I asked my psychologist friend what can be done?   He said, if she was arrested she would probably only be back at the bus stop  after time served and if you write her a ticket, how is she going to pay?   She is not interested in moving and there are not  any laws/ordinances that prevent her from being there."


The sad  truth he said, the only way she will ever get help is when she passes out on that bench and somebody calls 911 and she goes to the emergency room, from there the ball might get rolling?
Right after I met El-Aina , the most
awesome sunset appeared on my way
home....



She also answers any questions you may have about time and schedules of the bus, she has the routes memorized. 
I am hoping soon one of our community members working in the field of mental health and human services will figure this out in a way ElAina will agree to get the help she so desperately needs before it's too late.

In the mean time, wave to her when you drive by, and if your walking by stop and talk story,  she will make your day that much better.

She really is the Angel at bus stop. Oh, and one more thing, thank  you for your service, ElAina




Hana Hou, (Encore)





P.S. 
For those who missed my Facebook post last week about my Costco experience;

OMG ! I am Freaking out right now !!!

I went to Costco today as is my norm on Monday.So, I'm waiting in line and I dropped a $20 bill. The lady in front of me picked it up. I thanked her and told her that it was mine and she said, "The things found on earth are kept by the collector," and WALKS AWAY!!!!!!! 

I looked at the person behind me standing in line, who looked just as shocked as me!!!!! I said, "Woah, Do I look like an ATM? Give me back my $20!" She had the nerve to walk away. I quickly followed this lady into the parking lot. She was clearly walking at a fast pace to get away from me. When she got to her car she put the bags on the ground to open the trunk. I was PISSED!!!! And BAM! I decided that her "finders keepers" rule just presented the perfect opportunity for revenge, so I grabbed her grocery bags, smirked, and then said "The things found on earth are kept by the collector!" and ran to catch my bus which ironically just happened to be pulling up and got in. That lady started yelling!!! The bus driver asked if every thing was Ok? I said fine brah! I was nervous and mad but had a sense of satisfaction all at the same time. I can't say I've ever done anything like that in my life!! But check this out.... So I get situated in my seat on the bus and open the bags and what did I find?
10- lbs. of shrimp
7- rib eye steaks
7- porterhouse steaks
3- Fully cooked Rotisserie chickens the size of turkeys
And 3 cans of coffee 
WOW! Not bad for $20 dollars! TALK ABOUT A COME UP.... 

In all seriousness though... I WISH!! Enjoy life, laugh lots & you can smack me later! BYE BYE... This has been edited from an original from my friend,Kuuleinani Napuanani Kaninau  ;-)

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UlyssesMelinda Kontos You jokester!!! 

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James Kimo Rosen Did I have you? 

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UlyssesMelinda Kontos That's a good one!!!!

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Robert Bitos Gandia You had me going there Kimo!!
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James Kimo Rosen Bitos, if I had you that's the ultimate compliment, since you are king of da jokes! 

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Janie Quigley-Westerhout Did u check his editing?
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Janie Quigley-Westerhout The price of the first item was over that!
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James Kimo Rosen That's why it's karma, ironic and funny. Suppose to read that way!

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Francine Grace You would’ve had me, but a friend posted a similar situation a month or so ago.
Besides, you’re too nice to do something like that. 😉😉


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Rosemary Pahl-Palmer Too funny for words. You could really picture it!

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Carrie Kneubuhl-Eckert That was a good fish story brada

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Astrid Drolsøn With that photo u had me for a moment ... hahah...

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Kuuleinani Napuanani Kaninau I agree Kimo... just added to the "flavor" !!!!
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Michael Kobayashi Nice, but perhaps change your shopping day for a while.

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Miwa Matsubayashi I feel good after you had revenge on her!

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Diana LaRussa So this actually happened to you? Quick thinking is the best payback sometimes and it seems like she really did 'ask for it'
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Carol Middleton Hahahaha! Made my day to read this! Good for you!

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Deborah Morel Hahaha!! That's hilarious! What impeccable timing. The Gods have a sense of humor. Don't feel badly. Enjoy your surf n turf! Call it restitution. 

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Deborah Morel Ok, it was a joke. I guess we can only imagine. 

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