The Super Moon From the Big Island of Hawaii

Here is a picture of the “Super Moon” I took from my iPhone just now in Pahoa, Hawaii:
Supermoon in Pahoa

I Will Not Be Voting For Tiffany Edwards Hunt

I will just state that I will not be voting for Tiffany Edwards Hunt for many reasons.

The main reason is that she personally ran to my father-in-law complaining about something I had no control over in an attempt to ruin the relationship I have with him.  She also threatened to attempt to end my relationship with my wife by spreading other BS.

She has always thought of me as a competitor… I don’t know why.  When you resort to these type of tactics… it really shows how desperate you are to control things… even if it’s in the “Blog” world!

 

Quit Reading My Website… Obviously You Have Your Panties Wadded!

I’m not gonna allow folks to sit there and try to insult me for the things I post on my website.

I suggest if you are bothered by the truth of the things that I do post on my website…. that you don’t follow my website.

If you are gonna make libelous and or bogus comments on my site… I will simply put your IP address into my bin of folks that can’t comment on my site anymore.

Don’t shoot the messenger!

Be lucky you have folks in your community that will allow you to express your thoughts and opinions.

Sorry that folks don’t understand that protecting Puna’s future relies on us as grown adults to act ike grown adults.

Folks that want to hide behind BS are bogus in my eyes.
I won’t even see comments made by folks that I now just put on my blacklist so no need trying to give me shit!

Kealakehe Greenwaste Site Repairs Underway

A contractor is making repairs to the County of Hawai‘i Kealakehe (Kailua-Kona) greenwaste recycling collection area, and that work may cause some delays in service, according to the county Department of Environmental Management.
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The site will remain open for drop-off of greenwaste, and the work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, May 16, 2014. Hours of operation for the Kealakehe Greenwaste Recycling are daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

An alternate location for depositing geenwaste is the county’s West Hawai‘i Organics Facility (WHOF), adjacent to the West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill in Pu‘uanahulu.  Hours of operation for the organics facility are Monday throughSaturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.  Free mulch with assisted mechanical loading is also available at this location.

For additional information about the County’s greenwaste recycling programs, please visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org.

Mahalo for your kōkua!

Shannon Smith Goes on My Shit List

I apologize to all the other Shannon Smith’s in the world.

The one I’m talking about goes on my shit list.

Finalists for UH President Announced

The Board of Regents announced two finalists for the UH System president position—UH Interim President David Lassner and Retired Lt. General Francis Wiercinski.

From left, David Lassner and Francis Wiercinski

From left, David Lassner and Francis Wiercinski

Board of Regents Chair John C. Holzman says students and faculty will get to hear from the candidates and provide feedback before the end of the academic year.

Video of announcement and news conference to come.

Skydive Hawaii #Instagram Photo Contest

Aloha! We are excited to announce our first Instagram photo contest.

skydive hawaii instagram contestBest photo will win a complementary tandem skydive credited to their skydivehawaii.com account.

Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow @skydivehawaii on Instagram.
2. Post a photo of your skydiving experience with Skydive Hawaii.
3. Tag your photo with ‪#‎skydivehawaiicontest‬

Since this is our first contest, the “best” photo will be the one with the most likes by the end of the contest period. We will only accept new photo postings. Contest ends on June 22nd. Winner will be publicly announced July 1st. You may ask questions on this thread.

Good luck!

Tsunami Advisory Has Been Cancelled

726 AM HST WED APR 02 2014

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI ADVISORY CANCELLATION

THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS ENDED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE
AT 0725 AM HST.

Another Wreck at Our Favorite Intersection

There appeared to be another wreck on Highway 130 at The Pahoa MarketPlace intersection. The round-a-bout will be installed soon.

Commentary – Mahalo Ho’omana Tree Service

I just received the following Facebook comment:

Harry Steele

  • Just wanted to let you know that Ho’omana Tree Service did a great job taking down twenty plus Albezia trees on our acre. Thanks for having them as a sponsor on your Facebook blog page. I would like to write something praising them to post. Please tell me how.

Hoomanu

Best of Vine HAWAII 2013 Compilation

Best of Vine Hawaii 2013 compilation featuring some of Hawaii’s best videos on Vine from Hawaii viners:

Another Wreck at Our Favorite Intersection

Another Car Wreck at the Pahoa MarketPlace Entrance!

Goodbye Gramma Su

Photography Is Not a Crime – Lawyer Threatens Me Over Today’s #WordlessWednesday Picture

Well once again I’m getting threatened by an attorney for something that seems ridiculous and I will ask this question now… Is taking photographs of cars and the signs that are on them illegal?

Earlier today, as I do on many Wednesdays, I posted a post entitled: “Wordless Wednesday – I Lost My Implants…” where I simply stated:  “I saw this truck parked at Island Naturals in Pahoa on the Big Island yesterday:” and then posted a picture of a truck that I saw parked at Island Naturals in Pahoa.

This afternoon I received an email from Honolulu Law firm WILLIAM J. NAGLE III, ESQ., Roeca Luria & Hiraoka LLP stating:

Mr. Tucker:

This firm represents Dr. ***********  in the matter of the photograph of the sign displayed on your blog dated 1/29/14.  We request that the photograph be removed from your blog (damontucker.com) as the contents of the sign are offensive to our client.  Because your blog is widely read on the Big Island, the photograph of the sign has disappointed and upset Dr. *********.
Mahalo for your kokua in this matter.

Well I don’t know what I should do really and feel that I have every right to post pictures I take in public.  I was just posting an observation I saw and really wasn’t making any statement other then it was “Wordless” in a sense.

I’ve left the blog post up… but have now removed the Doctors name from the picture.

IS PHOTOGRAPHY A CRIME?  Here is the incriminating photograph… minus the doctors name:

Dr. Who?

Dr. Who?

Big Island Police Department Identify Woman Who Died on Highway 130

Police traffic investigators have identified the 53-year-old woman who died Saturday (January 4) after being involved in a two-vehicle collision on Route 130, .2 miles south of the Route 139 intersection in Keaʻau.

HPDBadgeThe woman was identified as Anh Kim Tran of a Keaʻau address.

Local Hawaii Based Artist Chooses to Stay Local

In the world of lowbrow Tiki Art, Collectables and Souvenirs  there is no name more respected and famous than Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker.  His Big Island based company Tiki Shark Art Incorporated announced the signing of a exclusive distribution deal with Oahu based KC Hawaii.  This new arrangement will expand exposure of Tiki Shark Art to the mainstream buyers across the Hawaiian Islands and Nationwide.  A brand new line of “Souvenir Tiki” items is scheduled to hit the market as early as Spring of this year.

Tiki Shark Art’s recent high profile copyright infringement legal bout with California based internet giant Cafe Press.com has prompted the company to keep this deal local, in Hawaii.

“K C Hawaii has a great reputation as a local distributor in the Tiki-Gift Market” said Parker, “I have been approached by several company’s regarding a distribution deal…….but got a real sense of ALOHA when the owners of KC came forward” he added.

Brad "Tiki Shark" Parker signs with KC Hawaii.

Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker signs with KC Hawaii.

“We are excited and proud to be associated with Brad’s Art and believe we can carry his unique work to yet another level in distribution”, said Bobby Chang – Vice President of KC Hawaii.

About Tiki Shark Art Incorporated:  Headquartered in Kailua Kona, Tiki Shark has been quoted as “one of the fastest growing island lifestyle companies in Hawaii” by Hawaiian Style magazine. They pride themselves in the production of cutting edge items with Tiki design.  The company also exclusively designs products for surf giant Body Glove International.

About KC Hawaii – KC Hawaii is a major distributor and supplier of authentic Hawaiian souvenirs, gifts and tropical merchandise supplying to thousands of retail stores and resorts in the USA and worldwide.  With long term, in depth industry experience KC is a world class distributor of “Tiki and Hawaiiana gifts”.

Big Island Police Investigating New Years Day Robbery in Kona

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery in Kona during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.

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On Wednesday (January 1), Kona Patrol officers responded to a 2:22 a.m. report of a robbery in the parking lot of a store on the 74-5000 block of Kamakaeha Avenue in Kailua-Kona.

The victims, a 19-year-old Hilo man and two 18-year-old Hilo men, reported that they were in the parking lot when a dark gray Toyota Tundra pickup truck pulled up. The truck’s passenger got out of the Toyota with something concealing his face, approached them with a handgun and robbed them of a red backpack, personal identification, credit cards, cellular phones and an undisclosed amount of cash. He then fled on Makala Boulevard in the truck with the stolen items.

The victims recovered their cell phones, which thrown out of the truck as it left the area.

The gunman was described as a skinny local male, about 5-foot-8 who spoke pidgin.

Police ask anyone who has any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

My 2013 Year in Review

Well 2013 was another interesting year.

Some quick site stats:

  • In 2013, 817,155 people visited this site with the most being in the month of November with 114,001 people visiting it:
  • The average amount of people that visited this site each day was 2,239 with the most average amount also being in November with 3,800 people per day:

    2013 Site Stats

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2013 Average per day

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I appreciate all my sponsors, family, friends and readers that have given me the opportunity to do some of the things I’ve gotten to do in the past year.

Andrew and I

Vincent, Mayor Kenoi and Kate at the Big Island Film Festival

Vincent, Mayor Kenoi and Kate at the Big Island Film Festival

  • May was also the month that one of my best friends from when I was younger decided to have his bachelor party in Las Vegas.  Besides going go-karting, attending the Last Cowboy Standing Rodeo Competition, hitting comedy clubs up and just partying in general… well I also jumped off the Stratosphere!
Pierre Omidyar and Arianna Huffington at Imiloa Astronomy Center announcing the beginning of HuffPost Hawaii.

Pierre Omidyar and Arianna Huffington at Imiloa Astronomy Center announcing the beginning of HuffPost Hawaii.

Family members of the Body Glove International Company

Family members of the Body Glove International Company

Billy Meistrell (2nd generation Owner and Co-Founder of Body Glove), Russ Lesser (President), Abbas Hassan and Mayor Kenoi

Billy Meistrell (2nd generation Owner and Co-Founder of Body Glove), Russ Lesser (President), Abbas Hassan and Mayor Kenoi

My Uncle and Aunt on the back end of the USS Lake Erie.

My Uncle and Aunt on the back end of the USS Lake Erie.

  • And at the end of 2013, I got to spend time in Ko Olina while my uncle and aunt renewed their 50th wedding vows:

James Tucker Ohana

Twitter Owes Me $6,524 for Being a Tweeter

So Time Magazine came out with this unique tool that calculates how much Twitter would owe you.

I entered my twitter name @DamonTucker and it said that Twitter would owe me $6,524.00 for being a tweeter.

Click to find out how much twitter owes you!

Click to find out how much twitter owes you!

Methodology

In its IPO paperwork filed to regulators last month, Twitter stated its 230 million active users are producing 500 million tweets per day, noting, “We deliver more than 200 billion Tweets per day to our users.”

Twitter appears to define a “delivered tweet” as any tweet seen by a follower of another user. If the 200 billion figure is to be believed, then each of the 500 million daily tweets is delivered to an average of 400 people.

A $24.9 billion value divided by 200 billion tweet deliveries a day comes out to 12.45 cents per daily eyeball on the site.

We know how many times per day a person tweets on average. We also know how large each user’s audience is. That audience may not be the world’s most engaged. At least one study suggests that around three-quarters of tweets are ignored. To estimate a user’s current number of daily readers, we reduce the potential audience by 75%.

The size of this daily audience times 12.45 cents gives you your share of the Twitter largesse.