Invasive species introductions to Hawaii often end in regret and a list of should-haves.
Featuring videography from award-winning film makers Masako Cordray and Chris Reickert, this half-hour film examines the biology, impacts, and potential solutions to the spread of little fire ants through interviews with scientists, farmers, and community on the Big Island reeling from the impacts of this minuscule, but devastating, ant.
Viewers will learn how to identify and report new infestations, helping to protect Hawaii from this small stinging ant.
More info here: http://www.lfa-hawaii.org/
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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:
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:
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Wordless Wednesday – Mysterious Facebook Comment Leaves Me Wondering About Body Found Hanging in Puna Last Week
1/28/14 UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have identified human remains as that of a 47-year-old man reported missing in 2012.
Robert Allen Park of Mountain View was reported missing on October 22, 2012.
On January 6 of this year, human remains were found in an abandoned house on Pikake Street in the Fern Acres subdivision.
The body was identified as Park on Monday (January 27) through dental records.
An autopsy was conducted January 7 but the cause of death is still pending. Police do not suspect foul play.
So last week I received a private message on my public “Facebook Page” from someone who obviously follows this website. They informed me that there was a body found hanging in an old shack last on Pikake near Rose St.
I haven’t heard anything from local authorities however, the person swears to the event happening and an officer allegedly came by their house to ask them if they had heard of anything.
The body found on Pikake was a suicide. His name was Robert Park. …..There were several signs posted in the Fern Acres area “Looking for Rob”.
First Person view of a cliff jump from a 50 foot ledge. Maui, Hawaii.
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In observance of the 12th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii be displayed at half-staff at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, September 11, 2013.
President Barack Obama today proclaimed September 11 as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, calling for the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff. The presidential proclamation states:
“… On September 11, 2001, amid shattered glass, twisted steel, and clouds of dust, the spirit of America shone through. We remember the sacrifice of strangers and first responders who rushed into darkness to carry others from danger. We remember the unbreakable bonds of unity we felt in the long days that followed – how we held each other, how we came to our neighbors’ aid, how we prayed for one another. We recall how Americans of every station joined together to support the survivors in their hour of need and to heal our Nation in the years that followed.
“Today, we can honor those we lost by building a Nation worthy of their memories. Let us also live up to the selfless example of the heroes who gave of themselves in the face of such great evil. As we mark the anniversary of September 11, I invite all Americans to observe a National Day of Service and Remembrance by uniting in the same extraordinary way we came together after the attacks. Like the Americans who chose compassion when confronted with cruelty, we can show our love for one another by devoting our time and talents to those in need …”
View the President’s proclamation here.
(Gov. Abercrombie will be offering remarks at the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow in Tamarind Park, Bishop Square, in Downtown Honolulu.)
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This video titled “Deadly Game in Hawaii” was uploaded to YouTube today:
- Day 3: Wordless Wednesday #HAWMC (chronicchroniclesblog.wordpress.com)
- Wordless Wednesday: New Beginnings (techfoodlife.com)
- Wordless Wednesday – Tsunami Turns Six (create-with-joy.com)
- Watch a Skydiver Jump Into a Volkswagen Beetle Convertible (wot.motortrend.com)
Check out this video that was uploaded today on YouTube by Devin Super Tramp that already has over 48,000 page views. It’s one of the coolest Hawaii cliff jumping videos I’ve ever seen!
Cliff Jumping Hawaii – Proof
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Yesterday, Big Island girl Brittni Paiva got the surprise of her lifetime when she was asked to come up on stage and play with Carlos Santana at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Brittni posted the following on her Facebook page last night:
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President Wil Okabe gives teachers an update regarding the negotiations on December 10, 2012 and the State’s take-or-leave-it attitude.
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Wordless Wednesday: Cause of False Siren Malfunction Not Yet Determined – Insects and Geckos Caused Failures in Past
A malfunction in a State Civil Defense siren caused the siren to unexpectedly sound near Kealakehe Elementary School shortly before 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, and Hawai’i Fire Department personnel were immediately dispatched to shut off the siren. The crew reached the siren at 9:19 p.m., manually shut it down, and left the scene at 9:28 p.m., fire officials said.
The cause of the malfunction has not yet been determined, but the fire crew discovered some components of the siren system were infested with ants. Insect infestations and geckos have caused siren failures in the past.
A maintenance crew from the Hawai’i County Police Department radio shop was dispatched from Hilo Wednesday morning to inspect the Kealakehe siren, but the crew returned to Hilo after a fatal traffic accident in South Kona closed Highway 11.
A police radio maintenance crew is scheduled to return to inspect and make repairs to the Kealakehe siren on Thursday.
Much of the equipment in the state siren warning network dates back to the 1960s. The Hawai’i State Legislature has appropriated $16.4 million to fund a statewide warning siren modernization effort.
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The ever popular girl group the Mocha Girls will be at Hawaiian Brians Showroom in Honolulu on Friday:
The hottest and most talented girl group in the music biz today in spite of the tough race for recognition.. With so many groups similar to MOCHA GIRLS coming out nowadays, their 2009 BEST DANCE ALBUM AWARD from PMPC Star Awards for Music have proven that they are the best sing and dance group today.
They can certainly turn everybody in the party mood once they hit the center stage. Their repertoire is a mix of everything from current hits and the best of new wave down to the memorable music of the 70’s.
The group consists of 5 Girls namely Mae, Franz, Chloe, Yumi and their lead Singer MOCHA. They perform with a live band called ICE.
A YouTube channel has been devoted to cleaning up trash and recycling here in Hawaii called Opala Hawaii.
Hawaii Theater for Youth brings trash cans to life to help us sort it out! See Opala.org
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Earlier today I saw a Coast Guard helicopter flying around the Kapoho area of the Big Island. I’ve tried to contact the Coast Guard to see what it was about but I just received an answering machine.
Here is a picture I took from my iPhone. You can just barely make out the helicopter:
Anyone know what was going on?
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park released a safety video today to help visitors of the park prepare for their adventure to the lava flows.
The key think about the video… is be prepared and don’t go where you shouldn’t go!:
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Check out this vintage video of Hilo uploaded today by youtube user Kailuakid:
We recently discovered several vintage, never before seen, 16mm films at a garage sale which were taken during a worldwide tour in 1940. This digital conversion of a short portion of those films depict the pre-tsunami town of Hilo, Hawaii. Music: “Hilo My Home Town” “Hilo Hula” “Kaua I Ka Huahua’i” by Ku’uipo Kumukahi
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