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Friday, September 30, 2016

"Hillary and Donald Trump walk into a bakery..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen (Kimo's world #149)

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 Obama Da Dog!

Kimo's world #149~Blog #1839

Editor's note;
The thing I like must about blogging about Donald Trump is my blog numbers jump!  
My blog is only a hobby blog and on any given day I may receive 100-200 hits. When I blog about the Donald I receive 500 plus hits. This is extremely good for a  blog run as a hobby.


Hillary and Donald Trump walk into a bakery



This coming Presidential election has many on edge. Many are taking it personally and quit talking to people whom do not support their candidate.  Many people have lost friendships and family relationships over this coming presidential election.

Many are saying  the choices are like voting for Satan or the anti Christ? Pick your poison?


They say Hillary is a chronic Liar and that the Donald is a Con man.

Enclosed is a joke that I feel sums up this election.

... And by the way my votes for, you guessed it, " Satan!"

Enjoy da joke!

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go into a bakery.
As soon as they enter the bakery, Hillary steals three pastries and puts them in her pocket.

She says to Donald, "See how clever I am?
The owner didn't see anything and I don't even need to lie." I will definitely win the election.


The Donald says to Hillary, "That's the
typical dishonesty you have displayed
throughout your entire life, trickery and
deceit. I am going to show you an honest way to get the same result."


Donald goes to the owner of the bakery
and says, "Give me a pastry and I will
show you a magic trick." Intrigued, the
owner accepts and gives him a pastry.
Trump swallows it and asks for another
one. The owner gives him another one.
Then Donald asks for a third pastry and
eats that, too.


The owner is starting to wonder where the magic trick is and asks, "What did you do with the pastries?" Trump replies, "Look in Hillary's pocket".

P.S.
Bill Clinton said this in 1995 about immigration and got a standing ovation,
Trump says it in 2016 and he's a racist?  Go figure? check it out! Click link below;
https://www.facebook.com/numbersusa/videos/1196778030378890/
https://www.facebook.com/numbersusa/videos/1196778030378890/

More dakinetalk reading on Donald Trump; (Great reading!)
(All Trump related  blogs by James "Kimo" Rosen unless otherwise indicated)
1-Trumped by "The Donald" 'Obama Da Dog' (Special political edition)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2015/08/trumped-by-donald-obama-da-dog-special.html
2-Trump supporters must come out of the closet! (Kimo's world #118)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/03/trump-supporters-must-come-out-of.html
3-Trump, the election and the Jewish connection...(Kimo's world #119)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/03/trump-election-and-jewish-connection.html
4-Trump-fulling... (Kimo's world #120)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/03/trump-fulling-james-kimo-rosen-kimos.html
5-A poem about Donald J. Trump...
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/04/a-poem-about-donald-j-trump-james-kimo.html
6- Trumps Failing businesses are his strengths...
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/05/trumps-failing-businesses-are-his.html
7-Extra! Extra! Read All About It!--Trump Hijacks Republican party into Hell
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/08/extra-extra-read-all-about-it-trump.html
8-Trump and the race for President, a nasty one fueled by the media (Carrie Eckert)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/04/trump-and-race-for-president-nasty-one.html
9-Win or Lose, Could Trump Be A Secret Agent For Hillary

Hana Hou, (Encore)



... and finally many agree with Warren Buffett

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"A Bridge over troubled waters..." 'Glenn Mickens' (County Watchdog)

Glenn Mickens has lived on Kauai  with his wife Ruth for the last 26 years. Born July 26, 1930 in Wilmar, California, USA) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in four games (two of which were starts) for the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers. He also played for five years in Japan, from 1959 until 1963 for the Kintetsu Buffaloes. There, he compiled a record of 45–53 with a 2.54 ERA.  Glenn also  served in the Army for 2 years and coached baseball at UCLA for 25 years. 
Last but not least Glenn would really like to see Kaua'i give the county manager style of Government a chance.
Above photo of Glenn Mickens courtesy of Kauai Garden island news, used with permission...


Mr. Mickens is locally known
as one of Kauai county's
political watchdogs
and Nitpickers...
Mahalos Glenn!
A Bridge over troubled waters.

In his "Da Shadow" article of 9/11, Jerome Freitas,
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/the-shadow/article_03cabbac-ed9f-574a-a5f1-79e6c60a0d84.html
 the best volunteer that Kauai has ever had to look after the safety of the people, asks Public Works about the one lane Puuopae and Opaekaa bridges--will they be built one lane or two lanes and will they be built concrete or pre-fabricated? The answers were one lane and steel. 

I have spent many years testifying before our councils and writing articles about these 3 bridges (the Kapahi being the other) and for those of you who are not familiar with this project please let me give you an update.  

This bridge replacement debacle that has now resurfaced was hashed and rehashed in 2003-04. It actually started in 1996 or 97 when the Federal Government appropriated $1.1 million to rebuild the Puuopae bridge. 

The biggest issue that stopped this bridge from being rebuilt--the stoppage costing the tax payers $189,600 for the design stage since it was time sensitive was regarding the bridge being built 1 lane or 2 lanes. At that time the Feds would only pay 80% of the cost of the bridge if were built to their standards which, for safety purposes had to be 2 lanes. 

The project was stopped because a small group of people wanted the bridge put on the historical register and by their delaying action caused not only forfeiture of the above funds but a 13 year inflationary increase of labor and material costs. At the time this project began in 1996 the cost of a replacement bridge was about $665,000. In 2003-04 the cost was $2 million and then in 2008 our county engineer told the council that the cost would be $5 million!

On April 30, 2004 Alvin Takeshita, State Traffic Engineer sent me the data and reasons for a bridge being 2 lanes. His emailed words were, "Our traffic records verify that two-lane bridges on Kauai are safer than one lane bridges. There are 12 one-lane bridges and 39 two lane bridges on Kauai. OUR STATISTICS SHOW THAT HISTORICALLY ON KAUAI THERE ARE 2 TO 3 TIMES MORE ACCIDENTS PER BRIDGE AT ONE LANE BRIDGES THAN TWO LANE BRIDGES (emphasis added). 

"From an engineering standpoint the two lane bridges are safer because they are wider, provide more clearance with bridge railings, and do not create vehicle conflicts caused by one-lane bridges where vehicles traveling in opposite direction must yield. It should also be noted that one-lane bridges tend to be older bridges that do not have the latest engineering safety features enjoyed by newer structures." 


It might also be noted that Officer Kaauwai sent a memo to then Police chief Lum saying, " We have checked with the information available to Traffic Safety Unit and do concur with the findings of the State of Hawaii Dept of Transportation, State Traffic Engineer, Alvin Takeshita. The information that the State of Hawaii is giving to Mr Mickens was obtained through this office, this information only reflects the Major Traffic Crashes In these areas and not minor crashes."

Certainly section 106 regarding historical structures must be looked at but when two reliable sources, KPD and Department of Transportation highway engineer Takeshita, specifically stating that the safety of the driving public is jeopardized by one land bridges over two land bridges there can certainly be no doubt which type of bridge should be built---safety should never be compromised over historical or for any other purpose. 

Thus I would hope that Public Works would reconsider rebuilding these bridges two lane and not one lane as safety should never be compromised. 
Jerome Freitas AKA The Shadow
Old-timers might still remember
 the introduction from
 The Shadow radio program:
“Who knows what evil lurks
 in the hearts of men?
 The Shadow knows!”
Jerome Freitas, aretired
 state Department of
Transportation worker
 who is now better known as
 Da Shadow, since 2004
 has been meeting with
 government representatives
 about problems he hasdiscovered
 or that have been reported
to him, and reporting the county’s responses.


Also, "Da Shadow" was told that the rebuilt bridges would be steel and not the pre fabricated type. Since we spent $12 million rebuilding the Kilauea bridge (a pre fab type would have cost under $1 million) and the $4.8 million we spent on the Olohena bridge (Acrow who built the bridge over the Wailua river would have built it for about $600 K with detour time of 2 days instead of 3 months!!) why are we even thinking about rebuilding the 3 bridges by steel over prefab???

We need factual answers and not more talk that is meaningless. 

P.S.
Check out Glenn's Wikipedia page;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Mickens
Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...
Aloha, James "Kimo" Rosen---Blogger-n-chief, dakinetalk blog---



The recent Pow Wow of  Friday Saturday and Sunday, September 23-25 at Kapaa Beach park had many healing dance ceremonies including  a  healing dance for addictions. There was a total feeling of great energy for all who ventured  out to to partake or just observe.
i-Phone photo by James "Kimo Rosen

Hana Hou, (Encore) 




Monday, September 26, 2016

"Definition of Trump..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #148)


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 Obama Da Dog!




Kimo's world #148~Blog #1837

Editor's note;
The thing I like must about blogging about Donald Trump is my blog numbers jump!  
My blog is only a hobby blog and on any given day I may receive 100-200 hits. When I blog about the Donald I receive 500 plus hits. This is extremely good for a  blog run as a hobby.


Definition of Trump!


I have found the catch word not even a phrase to get readers attention, comments and hits online is; 'Trump' in writing an article for the paper or personal blog.

Therefore this article (blog) will deal with that word 'TRUMP!'

  A Google definition definition of Trump;

1-  a card of a suit any of whose cards will win over a card that is not of this suit —called also trump card
2- the suit whose cards are trumps for a particular hand —often used in plural

3- a decisive overriding factor or final resource —called also trump card

4- a dependable and exemplary person

Merriam Webster defines the verb Trump up as; The intent to deceive.  (um?)


The Urban Dictionary;
1. To have superior power over. 
2. To surpass or outdo. 
3. When a person says "trump," you are required to do whatever you just claimed you would do, no matter how exaggerated it was. If you don't do it, you get a spartan kick to the chest.

Although this article had nothing to do with you know who, I hope I got your attention!

Trump,Trump,Trump,Trump,Trump..!  The story you just heard is true. The names were not changed.




More dakinetalk reading on Donald Trump; (Great reading!)
(All Trump related  blogs by James "Kimo" Rosen unless otherwise indicated)
1-Trumped by "The Donald" 'Obama Da Dog' (Special political edition)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2015/08/trumped-by-donald-obama-da-dog-special.html
2-Trump supporters must come out of the closet! (Kimo's world #118)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/03/trump-supporters-must-come-out-of.html
3-Trump, the election and the Jewish connection...(Kimo's world #119)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/03/trump-election-and-jewish-connection.html
4-Trump-fulling... (Kimo's world #120)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/03/trump-fulling-james-kimo-rosen-kimos.html
5-A poem about Donald J. Trump...
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/04/a-poem-about-donald-j-trump-james-kimo.html
6- Trumps Failing businesses are his strengths...
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/05/trumps-failing-businesses-are-his.html
7-Extra! Extra! Read All About It!--Trump Hijacks Republican party into Hell
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/08/extra-extra-read-all-about-it-trump.html
8-Trump and the race for President, a nasty one fueled by the media (Carrie Eckert)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/04/trump-and-race-for-president-nasty-one.html
9-Win or Lose, Could Trump Be A Secret Agent For Hillary

Hana Hou, (Encore)





Friday, September 23, 2016

"Happy New Year~L'Shana Tova..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Friday)

 Happy New Year~L'Shana Tova



Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York
( A suburb of Buffalo, N.Y.)
 and has worked in the ophthalmology
 field of medicine for nearly 40 years

As The Jewish New Year quickly approaches we begin to think about what we are grateful for and what we would like to be forgiven for. 
Editors note;
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday
evening October 2, 2016 at sundown. The year is 5777!

We ask ourselves, were we good people this year. Did we do unto others as we would have wanted them to do to us? As we reflect on the past year we thank G-d for all that we have been blessed with; good health, family and friends to name a few.

 Our family, along with many of you, have lost loved ones, have had close calls with challenging health issues and have managed to persevere. 

As our holiday tables loose and gain people as we age, it becomes filled with more friends than family as our families shrink in size – we now, more than ever, cherish the close family and friends that we hold dear to our hearts and begin the new year with thankfulness and hope for a successful, happy and health new year. 




Friends are the “Family” we choose, and we hold dear to us the memories we have made together. We know not what the future has in store for us. It does seem easier to face our futures with the friendships and family we have in our lives.

 So until next year....we are wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year filled with memories to cherish and good health to enjoy. 


 An expression Jews say to one one this time of year, L'shanah Tovah, may you be entered into the book of life! Meaning, hope you make through another one!

"Judy, Judy, Judy!"

Hana Hou, (Encore)



Monday, September 19, 2016

"Wailua falls and no Aloha..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #147)

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 Obama Da Dog!
Kimo's world #147~Blog #1835
 Editors note;
This blog appeared as an opinion article the same day (09-19-16)
in the Kauai Garden Island News;
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-sept/article_9d60e562-ac5b-5f91-88cb-2187fe248118.html



Wailua falls and no Aloha

I Can't believe nobody cared enough to say; thank God your OK!

Where is the Aloha?
Wailua Falls, one of the many awesome
places on Kauai

iPhone Photo courtesy of Laurie Cicotello


I was blown away by the utter lack of human compassion and care for a man who nearly lost his life jumping off Wailua falls.

The  excellent article written by Garden Island editor-n-chief, Bill Buley demonstrated to me a total lack of empathy and compassion by the majority of people who commented on the Garden Island's Facebook page concerning this  article titled " This is crazy." 
This really is crazy.
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/this-is-crazy/article_1d84b4ca-cdae-5e59-86ab-02ce1a5a7ea1.html
Every comment was either racist or about how stupid the man  was and how he should be arrested and live in a mental institution. I am enclosing a sampling of some of the comments.

"It's funny how us locals/ Hawaiians get kicked out of places like this. but how come these hāoles can just go into fenced places and do stupid actions and not get in trouble...".

"This guy is an idiot.He should be fined for the rescue team . Do Kauai a favor , Never return."

 "If he tries again, he should make sure there are no other visitors there. That would be a 'real' experience for him. Then his 'friend' could scramble down the hillside to assist. If he dies, he dies. Sounds like he's ready. Smh"

"This guy needs mental help. He plans on doing it again? What an idiot. He not only put himself at risk, but also anyone below."

 "There is no cure for stupid."

I was going to comment with a positive comment however I did not want my inbox bombarded with negativity---since once you comment on Facebook  every comment thereafter will not only post on Facebook but go to your email  inbox.


 Imagine if Mr.Shahan (the man who jumped off Wailua falls) had been injured, paralyzed or died? would people still be commenting in the same manner?

Here's the comment I wanted to post; 

Thank God your OK young man. We all make and do crazy things when we are young. I am  thankful you survived and lived to tell your story.  Please count your blessings because there may not be a next time.  Please don't try this off Niagara falls!

I would like to say Aloha Nui Loa and God bless to Mr. Shiloh Shahan.  

...And to all the negative commenters,where is the Aloha? ...And---  “He who is without sin throw the first stone”. John 8:7


Wailua Falls
iPhone photo courtesy of Laurie Cicotello

Editors note;
This blog appeared as an opinion article the same day (09-19-16)
in the Kauai Garden Island News;

http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-sept/article_9d60e562-ac5b-5f91-88cb-2187fe248118.html

P.S.
Special YouTube video of the actual jump;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx5NYz-x0cE

Special YouTube video of the actual rescue;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlyQ9mbHM4A

Hana Hou, Encore!





Monday, September 12, 2016

Dr. "Doctor give me some news..!" 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #146)

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 Obama Da Dog!
Kimo's world #146~Blog #1834


Dr. Doctor give me some news

Norma 'Doctor" Sparks has my endorsement as a county council member. She came in 11th place in the August primary with 3,456 votes and to be a winner must finish in the  top 7 and gather approximately 3,000 more votes give or take to be a winner in  the general election come November., To do this will take a great under taking-- however can be accomplished!
Dr. Doctor  is more marketable
than Norma Doctor Sparks...


Here's how!
Politics like acting is in many situations name recognition. Many in Hollywood and the music business change their names to gather fame and fortune. Bob Dylan was once Robert Zimmerman. Marilyn Monroe was once an unknown by the name of Norma Jeane Mortenson. Without a name with pizzazz their careers may have never been what they were?

Here on Kauai Japanese and Philippine influence helps. There is a prime example of one career politician who still uses her maiden name for name recognition. Believe me, it doesn't hurt. 

Norman 'Doctor' Sparks to win in the upcoming general election needs to change back to her maiden name of 'Doctor' and go by her credited and earned 'PhD' title of 'Dr.' 
Hence calling herself Dr. Doctor. 

For marketing purposes alone and name recognition who wouldn't vote for Dr. Doctor? Even though Norma Sparks is beyond qualified--- Dr. Doctor is a marketable name and marketable names sell, whether in Hollywood, the music industry or Cosmic Kauai!

Dr. Doctor give me some news! Hoping you come in top 7 in the General election blues!
Dr. Doctor campaigning in Lihue!
Results of the Kauai County council August 13, 2016 primary election
Kauai County Council
KAWAKAMI, Derek S.K.10153
KAGAWA, Ross K.8147
KANESHIRO, Arryl8105
RAPOZO, Mel7966
KUALII, KipuKai6169
BRUN, Arthur6075
CHOCK, Mason K., Sr.5610
YUKIMURA, JoAnn A.5570
HOOSER, Gary L.5035
APALLA, Juno-Ann A.3603
DOCTOR SPARKS, Norma3456
FUKUSHIMA, Richard S.2782
BERNABE, Matt2264
http://www.staradvertiser.com/hawaii-news/primary-election-results/

Hana Hou, Encore!










Friday, September 9, 2016

"Our Labor Day Weekend..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Friday)

Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York
( A suburb of Buffalo, N.Y.)
 and has worked in the ophthalmology
 field of medicine for nearly 40 years

Our Labor Day Weekend

One of the nice advantages of living in a smaller town like  Clarence are the nice local fund raisers that are done.
Soups on!   Such a deal!
20 bucks a gallon for Manhattan
clam chowder,
including the bucket ..
.and so full of ingredients it's more
like a stew.


Labor Day is the annual Clarence Town Fireman's Chowder sale.  Literally gallons and gallons of the chowder is made for a fundraiser with ingredients such as chicken, vegetables, meat and other assorted items which makes for a thick pourage-like soup .  

Locals line up for blocks to buy a gallon, bowl or taste.  For $20.00  a gallon, pail provided, its a steal.  We freeze some for the winter and enjoy it right away as well.
Photo courtesy;
Audrey Whitehead
 


A parade follows with an amusement park set up for the kids: perfect weather along with a perfect way to wind up the official summer time. 


"Judy, Judy, Judy!"
P.S.
A cute story about a donkey!  Please watch!
https://www.facebook.com/RoseyNews/videos/1181835335196638/

Hana Hou, (Encore)




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

"Natural disaster preparedness..." 'Glenn Mickens' (County Watchdog)

Glenn Mickens has lived on Kauai  with his wife Ruth for the last 26 years. Born July 26, 1930 in Wilmar, California, USA) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in four games (two of which were starts) for the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers. He also played for five years in Japan, from 1959 until 1963 for the Kintetsu Buffaloes. There, he compiled a record of 45–53 with a 2.54 ERA.  Glenn also  served in the Army for 2 years and coached baseball at UCLA for 25 years. 
Last but not least Glenn would really like to see Kaua'i give the county manager style of Government a chance.



Mr. Mickens is locally known
as one of Kauai county's
political watchdogs
and Nitpickers...
Mahalos Glenn!
Natural disaster preparedness

We hear over and over how well prepared Kauai is in case of a Tsunami, Hurricane or any other natural disaster.

With all due respect to Civil Defense and the people who run it, I beg to differ with this assumption. 


We basically have one highway that runs around our island and when there is a disruption in this road--traffic accident, fires that cause smoke across the road, or a washout like the Koloko Dam break caused a few years ago, transpiration stops.

Even without a disaster, traffic on our roads gets worse and worse and with more population, more vehicles AND more signals the problem can only be exacerbated. 


About 14 years ago, thanks to Senator Lehua Fernandes Salling and director of Transportation Steve Kyono the Kapa'a By-pass road was built. Since it was an existing cane haul road no EA or EIS was necessary and it was started and finished in 8 months and it has been a success!

We have these same cane haul roads all over our island that were thoughtfully put there to allow the sugar cane trucks to operate without slowing down for signals or other vehicles on our main highway. This idea and action was truly one of pro activity and is badly needed on our island today. check out the cane Roads on Kauai below- 
Must use link for copyright purposes-please click on!
https://www.google.com/search?q=cane+roads+on+Kauai&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiG69bww_nOAhUIz2MKHTAQBwsQsAQILg&biw=1024&bih=677#imgdii=5eFtEqfNdfxbwM%3A%3B5eFtEqfNdfxbwM%3A%3BsDFzig-nh8RK2M%3A&imgrc=5eFtEqfNdfxbwM%3A
Thus my point is that before we are "prepared" for any type of disaster we desperately need to make use of these cane haul roads. And not only for disaster preparedness but to address the traffic problems that we have been ignoring for way too long. 


This ignored problem may not be a Civil Defense issue only but for the safety and welfare of our citizens it should certainly be at the top of their and the administrations and councils list.


P.S.
Check out Glenn's Wikipedia page;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Mickens
Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...
Aloha, James "Kimo" Rosen---Blogger-n-chief, dakinetalk blog---
The Sunrise as seen from my front door!
 "always take time
to stop and smell the roses."

iPhone-photo by, James "Kimo" Rosen
Hana Hou, (Encore)