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Monday, December 18, 2017

Cosmic Kauai's (dakinetalk's) person of the year..!( Plus written testimony for Kauai's General plan)" 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #220)

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!

Publisher's note!
Next week Monday is Christmas day and the following Monday is New Years day,
the usual days to post dakinetalk blog, therefore we will be taking those day's off
unless there is some sort of major breaking news.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years! Blessings in 2018!
Mele Kalikimaka and A Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
James "Kimo" Rosen
Publisher/Blogger-n-chief-dakinetalk blog

Blog #1973~Kimo's world's #220
Cosmic Kauai's (dakinetalk's) person of the year

The Kauai mayoral race is less than a year away and people are already picking
sides although they do not know the positions the candidates stand concerning major issues?  Thus far there have been no debates on how they feel on GMO's,  the continuance of feeding taxpayer moneys to the tourism agencies, the legalization of recreational marijuana , and the ongoing concern of more roads on our crowded island?

Right now we are picking candidates
Your photo belongs
on this cover! ;-)
from what we know from their past,  personal experiences, and friendships over the years. There is so much more to come that we all need to pay attention to.

However with that said, I would like to let everyone know whom I consider (Cosmic Kauai's and dakinetalk blog's person of the year.

#3, Kauai resident  and self proclaimed "nitpicker" considered a watchdog of the  county by many and a prolific letter to the editor writer to the Garden Island news, Mr. Glenn Mickens.   Glenn keeps the
Glenn Mickens was a
 pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers
and personally knew Jackie Robinson
politicians from straying with his constant testimonials from wanting a county manager style of government to the waste he feels is spent on  bike paths along the island, while Glenn believes people will never give up their cars?  We  would love for Glenn to run for office but he has too much fun and independence being a self proclaimed watchdog and nitpicker. 

A little trivia on Glenn--For those who didn't know Mr. Mickens played professional baseball as a pitcher  with the Brooklyn Dodgers and personally knew Jackie Robinson.

'Read Glenn Mickens' Wikipedia page!'
#2, Editor-n-chief of the Kauai Garden Island news and marathon runner extraordinaire, Mr. Bill Buley.
Kauai Garden Island News
Editor-n-chief, Bill Buley
along with his excellence in journalism,
meeting daily deadlines is one heck of a
photographer and marathon runner
Simply said, I do not know how he handles daily deadlines and still manages to publish an excellent newspaper 7 days a week. I was once a publisher/editor of Alaska People magazine, a quarterly publication. We had 4 deadlines a year and I was a mess and stressed to the max. Our deepest honors goes to Bill for excellence in journalism and meeting daily deadlines and that's not all, he's one heck of a
Bill Buley is a marathon runner
and to relieve  stress enjoys running
on the beaches in paradise!

Photo courtesy,
Marianne lagreid Buley
photographer too-- bringing us  beautiful landscapes , sunrises/sunsets and people photos from all over paradise.  

'Marathons rarely go as expected'

Drum roll please, dakinetalk blog's(Cosmic Kauai's) person of the year is County council chair and Mayoral candidate  Mr. Mel Rapozo.
County chair, Mel Rapozo
and Kauai Mayoral
candidate is one of the few
politicians I have ever met
who puts the people first!

Mel was the first council member to voice  opinion on  Council members not appropriating a raise for themselves, later all others followed suit.

Mel  was the only  County council member who did  not vote for the recent  increase of half of 1 percent to our excise tax, a regressive tax that mostly hurts those who can least likely afford to pay it. Mel Rapozo is not looking out for himself as number one, he is one of the few politicians I have ever met that is looking out for "We the people," as numero uno.
'New tax not the answer to road woes' (Letter to editor by Glenn Mickens)

Mel  and wife Patsy brought a Thanksgiving plate dinner to the homeless woman El Aina, who has occupied the bus stop fronting the Kapaa neighborhood center. Mel has set up meetings with Chief of police Darryl Perry and other council members to try find a solution for El Aina.
'The Angel at the Bus stop arrested and back within 48 hours'

The few times I have emailed the county council at large Mel Rapozo was always the first to respond. One time it was about overgrown brush on a sidewalk I frequently walk with my dog, Mel said he'd call the proper
Mau Hoohiwahiwa!
Mazol Tov!
Mel Rapozo as
dakinetalk's (Kauai's
person of the year!

authorities and if it wasn't trimmed and cut by  the next day he would personally be down there himself with a crew to trim it. The following day when I walked my dog up Kawaihau road along the sidewalk, the brush was trimmed as promised. It's small things like that, which mean everything to a guy like me.  

One more thing, Mel went to bat on a personal issue for me that was a state issue which had nothing to
Go to;
do with the county, and like most everything Mel touches, it turned out positive.

This is why Mel Rapozo is dakinetalk's (Cosmic Kauai's)  person of the year.

Mahalo Nui Loa  to Mr. Mel Rapozo, Mr. Bill Buley and Mr. Glenn Mickens!

Mau Hoohiwahiwa, Congratulations, Mazol Tov!
Throwback business card
of James "Kimo' Rosen
Now my written testimony I sent to the County council concerning the General Plan;
The current Kauai County Council;
Mason Chock, Arthur Brun, Mel Rapozo,
JoAnn Yukimura, Ross Kagawa,
Derek Kawakami, Arryl Kanashiro

~My written testimony for Kauai's General plan~ 

This testimony appeared as a stand alone editorial letter to the editor in the 12-18-17
edition of the Kauai Garden Island news. Check it out!

I received an email blast that said "numbers matter in essence to   the General plan that the County council will soon vote on. So please if you care be there. Tragically, the Planning Commission moved the zoning  from Agriculture (Ag) upward to allow Hokua Place to build 780 dwellings behind the Kapaa Middle School, and the County Council may keep it there. It’s necessary to speak up now, before it’s too late."

I once asked a former county chair of the council if his mind was ever swayed by somebody's testimony or did he think any other council members vote was swayed by public testimony?  Do you know what he told me? His mind was always made up before any public testimony and as far as he knew nobody had ever changed any council members mind.
I have learned over the years
the only way I would ever
attempt to run for public office
would be to be pushed by others,
not for self serving reasons.

It's nice for the public to testify and get things of their chest, it's a beautiful exercise in democracy and it's the politically correct thing to do, however does it make a difference in any council members vote?  No way!

So voice your opinions,if it gives you "the warm fuzzies," just know your are not changing any minds, the only way to get your vote noticed is  get more issues on the general ballot for "We the people" to vote on ourselves and not leave our future in the hands of seven individuals and  at the hand of special interests.


Hana Hou, (Encore)

Monday, December 11, 2017

"The Reality of Sexual misconduct..." James "Kimo" Rosen (Kimo's world # 219)

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 #1972~Kimo's world's #219

 The Reality of  Sexual misconduct 

There have been many sexual abuse claims of late of famous men, the highest profiles of late is
TV profile Matt Lauer and Senator Al Franken.  Most these allegations happened many years ago and the only proof is  

the woman's word of mouth. It's a matter of "he said, she said." Some of  these allegations are coming out 40 years later, one month before a candidate is up for election as is with the case with Alabama  Judge Roy Moore who is running for US Senate in a very controversial race.

'Roy Moore accuser admits she wrote part of yearbook inscription'
Judge Roy Moore running
for US Senate after being
accused nearly 40 years after the
allegations of sexual misconduct?


Many times it is found these allegations are false, in the meantime it has tarnished or
even ruined the man's life and nothing happens to the perpetrator who may have made false accusations?

There is a double standard when it comes to sexual harassment toward men. However it
happens all the time, men usually don't report it, and when they do they are laughed at and the authorities many times ignore the allegations.

Men are embarrassed to report such things because it makes us sound timid and not macho as we are alleged to be.

'Woman heading to prison after falsely accusing 15 men of rape'

I say be careful any  man running  for political office, or any man that may have hurt a woman that wants revenge. Anytime your opponent or ex wants to play dirty they can hire an actress or even a lay person  to make false sexual accusations against their opponent and ruin their careers, and while they may be lying, nothing happens to them.

It's time those who make false  sexual accusations to ruin a man's career  or visa versa  be tried for the same crime they accused their "accuser"  of in lieu of getting off scot free. Should the accusations be true, let the person remain innocent until proven guilty as is the law.

I am sure  some of these accusations are true, while many are not true and  purely publicity stints to gain money vengeance and a person's '15 minutes of fame.'  It's truly a shame because so many innocent lives have been ruined. 

'Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape'

Bringing up petty  sexual misconduct from 20-30- or even 40 years ago when it can't even be proven has to be stopped.  it's to the point that you can't even compliment  the opposite sex on saying they look nice, this can be misinterpreted as sexual misconduct.  Oh how the world has changed.

Hana Hou, (Encore)

Monday, December 4, 2017

"Hawaii sells itself, it's time to follow Costco's genius...Plus a black conservative woman's perspective of why player's kneel during the National anthem" 'James "Kimo" Rosen" (Kimo's world #218)

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 #1971~Kimo's world's #218

Hawaii sells itself, it's time to follow Costco's genius

The way to keep tourism down  in Hawaii
is to circulate photos like the above!
Big island's Mauna Kea Summit 12/02/17

I believe the HVCB (Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau) has done such an awesome job they
Traffic at a standstill in
North Kapaa. Hawaii sells itself.
Does Hawaii really need to market herself?
The infrastructure can only handle so much.
are no longer needed, along with the Hawaii Tourism authority and the Kauai visitors bureau.

 The Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau has directors, marketing people and offices on all four major islands that cost taxpayers major money.
Why are we the taxpayers paying to promote tourism when tourism sells itself for Hawaii? The lines at the supermarket are out of control, the traffic is at a stand still, and getting an appointment at your doctor is almost impossible because they are  booked with out of town appointments.
Hawaii sells itself!
As does Costco!

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says on its on web page, "HTA is responsible for supporting programs that enhance and showcase Hawaii's people, place and culture in order to deliver an incomparable visitor experience."  They make it sound like they will really enhance the visitor's experience?  How?  In traffic, pot-holes on the roads,  public restrooms without toilet paper, dirty, plus to top it off being packed like cattle onto air flights both to and from the islands?
Hawaii does not have to sell itself especially with the influx and over population that is currently happening and affecting our infrastructure in such drastic ways.
Read Garden Island news article- "Flights to Kauai to increase by 42.6 percent in 2018"
Just wait until 2018 when according to the Garden Island news, arrivals of flights to Kauai are said to increase by 42.6%, which will also have a huge trickle down effect on the car rentals that already over occupy the few roads on our island.
Tourists are misled when they spend
hours in traffic thinking they are

coming to "PARADISE!."
                                                    It's time to put an end to the Hawaii tourism  agencies and the state feeding them money to advertise for people to come here.  Hawaii sells itself. No need to oversell and ruin our infrastructure even more. The taxpayer monies being used to fund tourism should be abolished and used for more important matters facing our state.  More roads, fix the existing roads and the homeless situation being priorities.
Costco has never advertised in print,
radio or TV. They do it with great deals
and word of mouth. The $4.99
rotisserie chicken, the size of a small
 turkey that is sold below cost which
gets people in the store. The strategic

 location at the very back of the store
 makes you pass tons of merchandise 
before picking up your chicken. 
 Did I mention they also have
a $1.50 quarter lb plus all beef hotdog
with a refillable drink for a $1.50!

Let Costco be an example, they never advertise. Costco sells itself. You never see them advertise on TV or in print. Why? They get people in by word of mouth with their great deals! Who doesn't know about the $1.50 hot dog and refillable drink? Likewise who doesn't know about the $4.99 rotisserie chicken the size of a small turkey?  In the same essence  who doesn't know that Hawaii has great weather and it's moniker is "Paradise?"

Mahalo visitor organizations, you have more
The best deal on Kauai!
Costco's $1.50 all beef dog
with refillable drink! ;-)
than done your jobs, time to retire before traffic comes to a standstill and everyone becomes insane.

Hana Hou, (Encore)

Mahalo to Carrie Kneubuhl-Eckert for bringing this to our attention!
 The enclosed article about the current situation in the NFL of players kneeling during the National anthem was written by a black women. Please read, this is a great perspective!
Sylvia Thompson is a black conservative writer whose aim is to counter the liberal, leftist spin on issues pertaining to race and culture.
Ms. Thompson is a copy editor by trade currently residing in Tennessee. She grew up in Southeast Texas during the waning years of Jim Crow-era legalized segregation, and she concludes that race relations in America will never improve as long as the voices of many are stifled by intimidation from the few. She believes the nation needs resounding voices of opposition from true patriots and Bible-oriented Christians, to stem the forces that would transform this nation into something it was never intended to be.

I am not a sports enthusiast. But I am an American black citizen, and I have had it up to the gills with black people who embrace victimhood.

I must admit I have never in my life purchased a ticket to a sports event. I am not a sports enthusiast. But I am an American black citizen, and I have had it up to the gills with black people who embrace victimhood. I also highly resent my being expected to do the same in order to affirm my “blackness.”

Black victims these days, for the most part, are the product of decades of Black Americans being used primarily by white progressive leftists to advance an anti-American agenda.

The current brouhaha surrounding the despicable behavior
of NFL athletes toward the National Anthem and the American flag is a prime example of what the Left has done to my race.

One must assume these players and their guilt-conflicted white coaches and owners (and victimhood-inflicted black coaches) are being manipulated by the Left, because no intelligent, thinking people would deliberately cut themselves off at the knees. Essentially, what these young misguided mostly black men are doing is ensuring the demise of their lucrative paychecks. Further, I would wager that if these teams consisted of all white athletes, none of this idiocy would be allowed. We are witnessing this travesty because the vast majority of players are black and can whine “oppression” if appropriate action is taken against them for their unconscionable behavior.

The twisted reasoning that claims these protests are to highlight “injustice” and “police brutality” is a laughable crock. What they do in fact is dishonor valued symbols of this nation’s heritage and cover over truth about black crime.

Black males bear the brunt of police encounters because black males commit disproportionately more crimes. Police encounters with black men are so often confrontational because so many of these men, especially the young, don’t think “compliance” applies to them. They foolishly assume they are above the law and disrespect for police officers is an act of honor.

These young blacks, sadly, took much of their direction from racists Barack Obama and Eric Holder during Obama’s destructive, eight-year regime and Holder’s corruption of the Justice Department. These two men, abusing their federal powers, gave young blacks the impression they need not heed the law, because laws are somehow unjust when they are applied to black Americans. The NFL lot, and any other athletes taking a similar stance, are also influenced by Obama’s and Holder’s disdain for law and law enforcement.

I am not familiar with one case where a black suspect to a crime was not proven legally to have caused the behavior against him, particularly in cases where the police officer involved was exonerated by facts. Michael Brown of “hands up, don’t shoot” infamy is one good example. Blatant lies were spread to cloud the truth about Brown’s case.

Back in the day when I was growing up in the racially segregated South, the opposite prevailed in many cases. There was much injustice particularly toward black men, but not today. Today, too many blacks have been fed the notion that it is now “pay-back” time, and they can flaunt their lawlessness because some whites flaunted theirs during an earlier time in our nation’s history.

Although Obama and Holder no longer wield power in this country, some of their minions continue on the pernicious path of “paying back” American whites for wrongs, real or imagined. But as the saying goes, there is a new Sheriff in town and he is not guilt-conflicted. He expects fair play under law and tolerating pay-back is not part of his agenda. Black Americans, when they break the law, can no longer claim victim status simply because they are black. Those days are over.

American laws and law enforcement personnel will be respected in America, again; our traditions and values will not be impugned in America without consequences, again. Anybody unsettled about this turn of events is welcome to leave this country. I suggest all the black players try a country in Africa, and see how successful they will be at making millions playing games. They will all soon learn what oppression really means.

Some self-directed, independent-thinking blacks (and there are many of us) have offered that if these millionaire protestors want to tackle some real problems, they might consider the thousands of black children killed in abortions annually (by the progressive Left), or perhaps the many, many young blacks murdered routinely on inner-city streets by other young blacks (in cities run by progressive, leftist Democrats), or the downright criminal state of education of black inner-city children, orchestrated by the progressive leftist National Education Association (NEA). The NEA’s aim is to produce unintelligent pawns to feed the cause of progressivism.

I am annoyed by the expressions of “sincerity” gracing the faces of the NFL protestors—as if to convey the “hallowedness” of their cause. In actuality, they provide a picture of grown men allowing themselves to be made fools of by the progressive Left. I don’t doubt, however, that some of these men have been coerced into compliance with this lost cause, either through threats of violence or shunning (from coaches and players). Alejandro Villanueva of the Pittsburgh Steelers and former Army ranger is very likely a victim of such threats. He was publicly castigated by his leftist coach for his patriotism. The coach demanded unity behind an ignorant cause.

And finally, this issue has nothing to do with First Amendment rights. President Trump’s speaking out against the clownish behavior of the athletes, on behalf of the majority of American citizens, does not mean he can or would stop any of these misguided people from making fools of themselves. To restrict them, as a government entity, would indeed be a violation of the First Amendment. But their employers, if they were to develop even a modicum of testicular fortitude, could and should fire them for doing major damage to the bottom line of the business. The rest of us non-millionaire “Joes” would certainly be pink-slipped by an employer if we dared to be so clueless about the necessity of profits and so disdainful of the sensibilities of customers.

I will wait patiently for the true sports enthusiasts to vent their rage by simply boycotting the games. It will be sweet revenge to witness the slain goose cease producing its golden eggs.
 Sylvia Thompson

Monday, November 27, 2017

"2018 elections- Let's make Kauai Great again..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' ,(Kimo's world #217)

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, Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.
consulting with Ivanka Obama Da Dog

Blog #1970~Kimo's world's #217

 2018 elections- Let's make Kauai Great again

The 2018  elections are one year away. This will be an exciting time for the Cosmic Garden island.
Mayor Carvalho with
unidentified fan!  ;-)
After a 10 year tenure as Kauai's leader Mayor Carvalho is leaving because of term limit requirements and is going on to pursue his goal to run for Lt. Governor.

Kaua'i will elect a new Mayor and at least 3 new County council members with Mel Rapozo and Derek Kawakami relinquishing their Council seats to run for Mayor , while JoAnn Yukimura's  term limit's expire.  
There is much speculation as to whom might  run for Council, maybe another run for chief
County Council chairman
Mel Rapozo is running
in a cliffhanger race for Kauai Mayor
against Derek Kawakami.
of police, Darryl Perry--from previous council members, Gary Hooser, Kipu Kai Kuulili, to last election newcomers who did quite well, Juno Ann Appalla and Norma "Doctor" Sparks to frequent council testifier, who also ran for council in 2016,   Matt Bernabe? Plus maybe you?

I consider myself somewhat of a  local political nerd and this is what I would like to see happen and change
Former State representative
 and current
Kaua'i councilman
 Derek Kawakami
one of the state's most popular
 politicians is running for
the position of Kaua'i Mayor
 in what is said
to be the most exciting Mayor's
race ever, unless
something changes?
before the election takes place.   Many including myself believe Mr. Kawakami is the most popular politician in the whole state of Hawaii. I believe he is ready to run for Governor.  He could easily defeat Governor Ige and his opponent Colleen Hanabusa, and with Derek's friend, Mayor Bernard Carvalho  Jr. already in contention for Lt. Governor--- I believe this is the perfect political marriage awaiting a blessing.

Mr. Kawakami running for Governor would secure the Mayor's race between the two Rapozo's, Mel Rapozo vs. Lenny Rapozo, although I believe that race would be a landslide in favor of Mel Rapozo.
Lenny Rapozo Director of parks
and recreation announces his  bid
to run for Kaua'i mayor

I highly recommend Mr. Lenny Rapozo change his game plan and run for County council, an almost slam dunk for the Director of parks and recreation. This would leave County chair, Mel Rapozo unopposed against an announced republican candidate yet to announce their candidacy.  (Maybe me?) Had you worried, not really, nobody can win against Mel!

Everyone who reads the Garden Island forum page and especially all those being critical in the comments section now's your time to shine. There's never been a better time to run for politics, anything is possible, look what happened last presidential election! Now's the time to do something!   If not now when? If not you, who?
We are hoping our friend
Norma "Doctor" Sparks
a first time contender
in the 2016 County council
race decides to take a shot
at it again. We feel her chances
are that much greater this time
around, who knows?

Candidates filing for the 2018 election runs from February 1, 2018 through June 5, 2018. The candidate filing process allows qualified individuals to have their names appear on the ballot. A nomination paper must be signed by a minimum number of 15 registered voters for both Council member and Mayor of properly registered voters.It is recommended you get 20 or more signatures  because some people will say they are registered and are not. 

The age requirements for County council are as follows; According to the County charter, a person must be a citizen of the United States and must have been a duly qualified elector of the county for at least two years immediately preceding such person’s election or appointment." (Which means voting age is 18, so if you are registered to vote at 18 years and stay a county and US citizen for two more years,you are eligible to run for county council at age 20.)
The current 2016-2018 Kauai county council;
Mason Chock, Arthur Brun,  Chair-Mel Rapozo, JoAnn Yukimura,
Ross Kagawa, Derek Kawakami and Arryl Kanashiro
 The age requirement for Mayor are as follows; 
Any citizen of the United States not less than thirty
years of age who has been a duly qualified resident elector of the county for at least three years immediately prior to the citizen’s election shall be eligible for election to the office of mayor. 
Many are expecting
former councilman
Kipu Kai Kuulii
to run again for
county council,
stay tuned? There's
never been a
time for newcomers
to get involved!

You must live and be properly registered to vote in the district from which you seek office.
The filing fee for councilmember is $25.00 and $50.00 for Mayor.
The deadline to file a nomination paper is June 5, 2018, 4:30 pm.

For further Questions contact  the office of elections at  toll free 1-800-442-VOTE (8683) or email at; www.elections@hawaii.gov

The county charter can be read at; 
Good luck. You can make a difference, that's right you, quit making all those hateful comments in the Garden island news  online edition comments section and Facebook and do something, there's never been a better time!  Let's Make Kaua'i great again and then some!

Councilman Arthur Brun
James "Kimo" Rosen
and Hawaii's future Lt. Governor
Bernard Carvalho J

Hana Hou, (Encore)

Are we blessed to live in Kaua'i or what?