Wordless Wednesday – As The Lava Approaches My House

Lava Flow 910

Wordless Wednesday – Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater at Dawn

A time-lapse camera on the rim of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater captured this image at dawn.

NPS Timelapse Photo

NPS Timelapse Photo

The view is towards the southeast, and shows two glowing pits in the southern portion of the crater floor. Overflight the next day showed that these pits are filled with small lava ponds.

Wordless Wednesday – Skiing on a Hawaii Wave: Willy Bogner Film

Snow Skiing on a Hawaii wave?

Skiing in Hawaii

“Skiing Hawaii” a short film by Willy Bogner:

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Wordless Wednesday – Backseat Barn

As seen at Paul’s Gas Station in Pahoa a few minutes ago:

I asked the guy what his goats name was and he said something like Ganji!

I asked the guy what his goats name was and he said something like Ganji!

Wordless Wednesday – Pahoa Burger King Drive In

The Pahoa Burger King had another Drive-In today!

Posted to Facebook tonight:

Drive Thru

Photo by Tasha Nakatsu

So went to work today everything was normal and then all he’ll broke lose!!!!!
My co worker goes and clocks out for lunch and then walks out to order his meal when a car goes through the building. The car hits him n he goes flying.
It was the most scariest thing I have ever experienced in the work place.

 

Wordless Wednesday – I Dont Sell Tomatoe

I dont sell tomatoe!

tomatoe

 

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday – Native Hawaiian Princess Research/Development Area

Native Hawaiian

Wordless Wednesday: For Lease – County of Hawaii Office of the Mayor/Executive Branch

I received the following picture from a friend and I think it speaks for itself:

For Lease

Picture taken earlier today by Tanya Yamanaka Aynessazian

Wordless Wednesday: Invasion – Little Fire Ants in Hawaii (The Movie)

Invasive species introductions to Hawaii often end in regret and a list of should-haves.

little fire antThis film, produced by the Maui Invasive Species Committee, aims to change the result of the arrival of little fire ants in Hawaii.

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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.

Little Fire Ant – Queen and worker ant

Little Fire Ant – Queen and worker 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/

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?

Wordless Wednesday – “I Lost My Implants…”

I saw this truck parked at Island Naturals in Pahoa on the Big Island yesterday:

Implants

 

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.

Facebook message I received last week.

Facebook message I received last week.

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.

UPDATE:

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”.

Robert Allen Park

Robert Allen Park

Wordless Wednesday – 50 Foot Cliff Jump in Hawaii

First Person view of a cliff jump from a 50 foot ledge. Maui, Hawaii.

Maui Cliff Jump
Shot with a GoPro Hero 3 black at 1080p 60fps.

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Wordless Wednesday – Playing With Lava

A Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory geologist shields his face from the intense heat as he takes a sample of active lava on the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow:

Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

The chemistry of the lava is analyzed through time and used to study changes in the magmatic system.

More information on this flow here:  Lava flows at forest boundary northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

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.

We will never forget

We will never forget

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.)

 

Wordless Wednesday – Deadly Game in Hawaii

This video titled “Deadly Game in Hawaii” was uploaded to YouTube today:

Deadly Game
With all of the drownings that we have been having recently… some folks still won’t get the message that the ocean is NOT THEIR PLAYGROUND!

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Wordless Wednesday – The Coolest Hawaii Cliff Jumping Video You Will Ever See

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 Jump

Cliff Jumping Hawaii – Proof

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Wordless Wednesday – Video of Big Island Girl Brittni Paiva Playing With Carlos Santana Last Night

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.

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Brittni posted the following on her Facebook page last night:

Brittni Paiva

Wordless Wednesday – Crazy Guys Fly Off Cliffs on Oahu

UPDATE: I forgot to mention to WATCH THE ENTIRE CLIP FOR A FEW SURPRISES!

This video is a compilation put together of some flights and a speed-BASE jump.  The flights all occurred on Oahu at different locations

“Speed Flying”, more technically classified as “Paragliding”,  down these mountains is not recommended for folks that do not know what they are doing.

WORDLESS:

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Mahalo to the folks at SkyDive Hawaii for showing me the video!

Wordless Wednesday – Hawaii State Teachers Negotiations Update With President Wil Okabe

President Wil Tanabe

President Wil Okabe

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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