Where’s the Aloha… Arleen?

There is no malicious intent with this post.  I have a blog and have been asked to help some folks to “out” someone who seems to be scamming quite a few people these days.  It’s not just one or two people… it really seems like a lot of folks.

I hope those folks that are friends with both of us… Know me well enough to know that I don’t put up with much BS.  Online scammers, make it difficult for people who do try to make legitimate business online that much more difficult to do.

You may have seen her on TV, you may have seen her in person, and if you’re on Twitter… there is no way that you can miss her with 80,000+ followers.

Arleen Anderson AKA @AlohaArleen

Arleen Anderson AKA @AlohaArleen

@AlohaArleen is her Twitter handle and her real name is Arleen Anderson.

In this first document, you will see the damage that she did to the South Dakota Special Olympics Fund raising efforts and the sentence she was imposed by the judge.

FULL .PDF FILE: Arleen1 *Click once to get to file and then again to open*

In this second document, you will find that she swindled her Ex boyfriend Roger Knowlton for nearly $20,000:

FULL .PDF FILE: Arleen2 *Click once to get to file and then again to open*

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Roger and Arleen sharing a moment a few years ago:

Roger Knowlton getting his 39th Birthday Kiss from Arleen

Roger Knowlton getting his 39th Birthday Kiss from Arleen

I just noticed the following tweets are going up now by Mr. Knowlton.

  1. http://twitpic.com/h5u4u – Court Judgment page 229 minutes ago from TwitPic
  2. http://twitpic.com/h5u28 – Court Judgment page 129 minutes ago from TwitPic
  3. http://twitpic.com/h5tm2 – Awe, she used to love me.34 minutes ago from TwitPic
  4. http://twitpic.com/h5tha – My 39th Birthday kiss35 minutes ago from TwitPic
  5. http://twitpic.com/h5tb8 – Home at 8576 West Highway 44 she was buying contract for deed in Rapid City, SD from Donnie & Elizabeth Patton37 minutes ago from TwitPic
  6. http://twitpic.com/h5sk6 – House Arleen used to get me to give her a loan 120 Provincetown Court in Aptos, CA44 minutes ago from TwitPic
  7. http://twitpic.com/h5s4q – Judgment amount of $20906.23 January 21,2004about 1 hour ago from TwitPic
  8. http://twitpic.com/h5rfv – Promissory Note between Arleen and myselfabout 1 hour ago from TwitPic
  9. http://twitpic.com/h5psh – Copy of check made out to Arleen Andersonabout 1 hour ago from TwitPic
  10. @AndyBumatai Would you like to be my first follower?1:17 PM Sep 8th from web in reply to AndyBumatai
  11. How well does anyone know @alohaarleen? She seems popular on twitter?1:13 PM Sep 8th from web

Now your probably thinking… “Damon… why are you even meddling in this ladies life”…

Well the problem is… She burned one of my friends… Well known comedian Andy Bumatai for what I understand is close to about $4,000.

His official Statement is as follows:

  1. Andy BumataiAndyBumatai My official stance will be “She misrepresented herself and her ability to perform agreed upon promotions.

Mr. Knowlton is just now putting things on twitter to piece this case together. It’s my understanding that Mr. Bumatai has sought the advice of a Lawyer in his attempts to recoup his money.

I’ve never met AlohaArleen myself. She has always seemed rather nice and cordial to me. However, I have met others in real life now that have warned me long before today… that she was someone to be careful of.

*Update*

Where’s the Aloha… Arleen (II) Checks Floating on the Big Island.

*Update*

Remind Me to Never Rent a Place to @AlohaArleen

*Update*

IZEAFest Removes Arleen From List of Speakers

*Update*

Aloha Arleen… Your Account is Closed

Man to “Pedal the Ocean” From Canada to Hawaii

Pedal the Ocean“…In June, 2010, Greg Kolodziejzyk will attempt to become the first person in history to navigate this notorious stretch of ocean under his own power…

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…His plan – pedal a custom-made state-of-the-art human-powered boat 3000 miles across the Pacific Ocean, from Victoria, Canada to Hawaii. The world-record attempt is expected to take between 40 to 80 days…”

Pedal the Ocean

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Greg’s pursuit of the limits of human power inspires a refreshing ‘do more with less’ philosophy. It also opens up opportunities for a larger discussion he feels is desperately needed, confronting the serious issue we face with skyrocketing childhood obesity rates...

You can read all about this expedition here: Pedal the Ocean

You can see many of his pictures of this boat as he was building it here: Pedal the Ocean Pictures.

From the map above… it does look like he’s planning on arriving on the Big Island… I have left him a twitter message asking if that is the plan.

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Just a quick look at just some of his sponsors… and you can see that he is definitely serious about this:

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Hawaii County Newsletter… Online or is It?

Public Information Specialist Hunter Bishop and Mayor Kenoi

Public Information Specialist Hunter Bishop and Mayor Kenoi

According the Mayors Office website:

New mayor’s newsletter available online

Well, I see the mayor still has a lot to learn as it actually isn’t available “Online”.

It still needs to be downloaded from the Counties site in a .PDF format which can be found here:

Let’s Get it Done

Now for the real question… why is the Mayor’s office still wasting so much time creating and developing .PDF files so that they can be disseminated in a paper format?

Paper waste is nothing but a waste of taxpayer dollars and I see no reason why this Newsletter can’t just be done online to save a heck of a lot of money.

I could have created that Newsletter and had it published and sent out to millions using my blog and Twitter all within about 2 hours.

Are they planning on also spending money mailing these out to folks?

I just don’t get it sometimes.

We have a Mayor that has a college degree and is open to social media I assume yet they don’t take the time to learn the tools to use it effectively.

When will our county government get it?

I’d like to point out something from the Hilo Living Blog today “Report on Waikiki and Hawaii Writers Conference“:

Many of the sessions at the Writers conference discussed the transition the book publishing industry is in today. In the past, publishers have relied on newspapers to channel their books to market…

The internet is the becoming a new avenue for publishers and authors to gain access to readers and let them know about newly published books. The result is that an author’s blog readership, web site hits and even twitter followers are becoming new metrics for the publishing world to define the potential audience size for a book that could translate into sales. If an author has a platform or potential audience of book buyers that is big enough, a publisher is more likely to sign book deal…

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Missing Child Kaiser-Griffin Found… Father Arrested

Media Release:

Police in Florida have located a missing Arizona boy and his non-custodial father.

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Nine-year-old Benjamin Kaiser-Griffin had been missing since May 21 and authorities in Chandler, Arizona, thought he might be in Hawai’i.

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His father, 43-year-old James Anthony Kaiser, was arrested Saturday (September 5) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and his being held pending extradition proceedings. The boy has been reunited with his mother.

The case was listed on the web site for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It was also featured on “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted.”

China to Co-Op on TMT Project?

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BEIJING: Astronomers from China and the United States are considering cooperating on the world’s largest telescope, through which scientists will have a deeper insight into the very early stages of the universe…

…”It is a big undertaking and it will define the future of astronomy and astrophysics for about 60 or 70 years, so it will automatically involve a large international community,” said Caltech president Jean-Lou Chameau in an interview with Xinhua on Friday…

but no final decision has been made for China’s participation.

Canada and Japan have signed up to the TMT project, which needs total financing of US$1 billion…

…China has observer status on the TMT project, and will become a partner after signing a memorandum of understanding and agreeing on commitment of funds….

Full Article: China, US Discuss co-op on world’s largest telescope (China Daily)

Jesse Mahelona Trust Fund Formed

GoVolsXtra:

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A trust fund has been set up for the survivors of former University of Tennessee  lineman Jesse Mahelona, who was killed Friday in an automobile accident on the Big Island.

Mahelona is survived by wife Brandee Kukita-Mahelona, who is pregnant with their second child. There is also an 18-month-old daughter.

Donations may be sent to the Jesse Mahelona Trust, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, c/o John Verble, 1111 Northshore Drive, Suite N-160, Knoxville, TN 37919.

King Of Pork – Hawaii Wins Earmarks Game

Well look what was on Fox News this morning:

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