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Sunday, March 30, 2014


From the latest studies, but can only be understood by the rootzi tootzis, is that there are ornaments worn today that are not present in all mammalian species. Some authors have suggested that females may evaluate males largely on the quality of their movements, especially those movements that contain elements of vigor and/or skill, because these are most likely to indicate health and genetic quality. Dancing?

"For many, if they were to begin life again, would devote it to music and dance
for those are the only cheap and unpunished raptures upon earth."

We are receiving some beautiful posters from all over, informing us
in our dance world, that we don't have a monopoly on dancing.
Everybody all over this planet is having a ball just dancing.

Evidence from birds, ungulates and crustaceans demonstrates that females detect subtle variations in male motor performance during ritualized courtship displays, and base subsequent reproductive decisions upon such differences.In humans, dance is a set of intentional, rhythmic, culturally influenced, non-verbal body movements that are considered to be an important aspect of sexuality and courtship attraction; indeed, dancing often forms part of courtship and marriage celebrations.

We have evolved dancing to other ramifications, and we cannot say anyone of them is bad. The Internationals disapprove of dancing with other types of dancers because they may pick up bad habits. And they have good reason because they are in a true discipline and they will be judged accordingly. Whereas we dance anyway we like just as long as we enjoy moving to our favorite music.

"My Sharona" by The Knack

Thursday, March 27, 2014

It couldn't happen again!

Design Flaws Cited in Deadly Train Crash in China

BEIJING — Chinese investigators delivered a long-awaited report on Wednesday on the deadly July 23 high-speed train crash in the eastern coastal city of Wenzhou, citing a string of blunders, including serious design flaws in crucial signaling equipment. Workers cleared the wreckage after a train accident in Wenzhou that killed 40 people and injured 191.

 "Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either."

Two former top officials of the Railway Ministry — who had been removed from their posts months before the crash over alleged corruption — were singled out for blame. It was a serious setback to China’s hopes to turn high-speed rail into a symbol of the nation’s technological and industrial progress, and led to an online wave of public outrage that died down only after government authorities muzzled the domestic media.

The crash investigators found sloppy development of the signaling equipment, bidding irregularities in the contract to provide it and lapses by safety inspectors who were supposed to ensure its quality. When lightning struck the Wenzhou line, the wrong signals appeared, sending one high-speed train smashing into the rear end of another on a viaduct.

Investigators put the bulk of the responsibility on the former railway minister, Liu Zhijun, and the Railway Ministry’s deputy chief engineer, Zhang Shuguang. It had been guaranteed that it couldn't happen again. Before Mr. Liu’s arrest on corruption charges in February, he led the endeavor to build nearly 5,000 miles of high-speed rail in seven years, one of China’s most dramatically ambitious initiatives.

Fortunately the Present Rail Party guarantees that it cannot happen on Oahu. Would fall on a lot of people. And fortunately too is that China is finding other means of avoiding long distance commutes.

A beautiful Industrial Park in China. The residents can get home in 20 minutes. Thousands of automobiles missing from the highways to and from town. Thousands missing from the horrible downtown traffic. Maybe the Chinese are on to something?

But in Honolulu? How much will the minimum wage be for the workers in the construction of the Rail Disaster in Honolulu? Even the rich would be surprised. ($50/hour?) Property Taxes will double, but most of us already know, It's not for the people, it's for the dough, Moe. Rapid Transit? Would be a laugh if it wasn't such a serious "Lie."

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Latest Studies

Getting some good stuff from the Internet. And the facts seem to be there. In Latin dancing there has been lotsa sex. In American Style, there has been some and the International has been sterile except in the ladies Latin costumes. Initial analyses showed that movement variables were significantly and positively correlated with perceived dance quality. Unlike the Professional set ups of today.

"Some days you just have to create your own sunshine."

Linear regression subsequently has revealed that three movement measures were key predictors of dance quality; these were variability and amplitude of movements of the neck and trunk, and speed of movements of the "right" knee. They have identified specific movements within men’s dance that influence women’s  perceptions of dancing ability.

Darwin found that much emphasis has been placed on conspicuous male secondary sexual ornaments and associations between such ornaments and female mate preference. Some of which exist to this day. They strongly suggest that such movements in dancing may form honest signals of male quality in terms of health, vigor or strength - though this remains to be confirmed.

"An exhibition dancer is an artist who uses the body as the canvas
and the music as the colors."

Whatever, our search seems to be leading us to the right place. And I am surprised that so many of our American Style dance teachers already understand all this. The immediate necessity is to get the Guest Authors on this blog to make it the first real Independent blog in the Pacific. They would run the hits up through the ceiling.

 "In Hawaii, dance blogs are enabling hundreds of dancers to express their opinions with reduced political risk simply because of the sheer number of like-minded opinions online. Facing these independent voices, the old clique machine starts to crumble."

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Looming Rail Disaster

From Hawaii Free Press:

"She came to the meeting because she wanted to speak out about an issue she was having with where she lived. Her and fellow tenants live in an affordable housing complex and were being subjected to a huge increase in rent because the units were sold by the City and County to a mainland developer."

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon
to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
Abraham Lincoln

The money is needed to pay for the Rail Disaster. The Present Rail Party elected them and now they gotta come across, that is their version of the Golden Rule, "He who has the gold makes the rules." Happening all over the Island. But the Present Rail Party rules and they are out to make the Big Bucks in Profits. The City and County does not have any choice in the matter. The federal millions for the Rail Calamity is running out already. (That was easy money.)

The Articulated bus. Enough of them and we could have solved the problem.
Every bus driver out there knows this. But they are paying millions and
millions of dollars to those that do not know.

Now, everybody has got to pay. You have seen the prices going up. Property taxes will double. Even the neighbor islands, only they don't know about it yet. There are Millions and Millions of dollars in profits to be made from the Rail Crisis. Latest estimates are total cost of the Rail Mess at ten billion dollars. And few realize that the Rail Catastrophe is not going to do anyone else any good.

The beautiful Waipio Industrial Park built over the protests of the Present Rail Party.
The residents that live and work here worship the ground. They really live in
Paradise. They can get home in 20 minutes.

"Rapid Transit" is a well known joke on the Mainland. Check them out and you will see. Right this very minute, Alapai Transit center, #93 bus going to Makaha, leaving at 3:00 pm. I will get home in Nanakuli before 4:00 pm. The "Rapid Transit", Ha! You will be lucky to get to and through the station and on the train in an hour. Somebody got conned - royally. And now the Present Rail Party is set to take over the State. Hey, these mainlanders all say the same thing, "These local yokels can be taken."

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Internet

Pub's Note on the Internet: Most of us, if we aren’t just now crawling out of our caves for the first time, understand that if a Nigerian big shot needs your help to move a large sum of money out of the country, it is a scam. And they are coming out with new ones everyday.

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy,
you must have somebody to share it with."

We know not to trust people who ask for our social security numbers or tax IDs, we know not to give out our banking information and we know not to download, buy or even look at suspicious things we get in email. If it says free, be specially careful.

The Internet has made us all a bit more wary of being scammed but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few cons out there taking in otherwise bright intelligent people. When presented with any deal, stop for a minute and try to figure out what the other side gets out of it.

"The House Of The Rising Sun" by The Animals

If you think about the deals you are offered, your odds of getting suckered goes down drastically. In the end, the reason people get taken in by scams isn’t because they are stupid or foolish, but because they didn’t think for one crucial moment and made a bad decision. That can happen to any of us and that is why we have to always be on our guard.

When it comes to deals that are too good to be true, they almost always are. And some Credit Card companies are in the deal too. Be very careful. Of course, this also means that some people don't trust our blogosphere. "You are doing this for free?" Yes, I know, it cannot be true. Be careful, just ask around and you will find out, and you will come to your own delusions.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mark and Teressa

By popular demand. Not really but I got a few suggestions and I figured, why not?

My granddaughter will no longer have her last name as Martel, (sniffle)
but time marches on and we must accept and wish them happiness.

 "Sh-boom, Life could be a Dream" by the Crew Cuts

Learning to dance our kind of social dance changes your life. Dancing teaches substance that will last a lifetime. Then every date, every party, every time you hear music, it will be a different experience than before. Recreational dancing is the ultimate icebreaker, the ultimate social skill. We are so fortunate that we are gradually defining our type of dance.

And yes we will begin charging the clients from April 1st. Anybody that makes over a million dollars a day, gotta pay. Many of you will not be trouble until later on this year, I guess.

"Little Things Mean A Lot" by Kitty Kallen

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 you some of my music.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Not Much

Perhaps some day this fragile and troubled world in which we all must exist together will truly be a better and a more caring place in which to enjoy our dancing and enable all of us to live the good life.

"The Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

The Industrial Park that they tried to block. Now, there are 400 cars missing from
the freeway to and from Honolulu and the traffic jams. And the residents that
work there can get home in 20 minutes, AKA living in Paradise.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New Group Is Stabilzing

We have good dancers that are not too interested in exhibitions dances. Folk dances fine, but not in what had been considered "Ballroom Dancing. But in the last couple of decades there has been a very solid group of good dancers interested in the Spectator Division. I believe everyone should do as the please as long as they don't hurt someone.

 The All-New Fall 2014 Celebrity Cast of Dancing with the Stars Is Revealed,
At the Good Morning America Dance Party.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

If we can get a few Two Centers and get a couple more converted Guest Authors, then the hits on this blog will go through the roof, and I can resign and leave them on their own. Easy. I guarantee they will run the hits where no others can reach them in the Pacific. And I will have my hands full with the blogs that remain. It is there for those that can see.

But we have our own good things on this Island too.
How about Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club?
This club dates back a long ways.
Received this beautiful poster from Aunty Maile.

 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t
do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe
harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.
–Mark Twain