Open Challenge to Big Island Newspapers… Who Will Sing First?

I’m willing to place a bet that my blog will last longer then the Hawaii Tribune Herald or the West Hawaii Today.

Heck… they already charge you for their archives… mine will be free and much more easily accessible soon enough.

I’ll bet $1.00 to anyone that thinks the Big Island papers can stay in business longer then I can with my production costs of $15.00 per year for name maintenance?

Anyone willing to bet me a buck that I can keep blogging longer then our local papers stay in business?

I’m willing to place my $1.00 to up to 100 Folks… However you need to comment here to take up this bet.

I say Big Island Papers are pretty much dead in 10 years.

Yeah… I’m talking a lot of shit here cause this is a big institution on this island…

But pfft… they suck…

Need I mind you that the folks that work for the papers are great… only the institutions themselves suck.


Hawaii Police Looking for Man with No Off Button… Shirt

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Media Release:

he Hawai’i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man responsible for a series of thefts.

South Hilo patrol officers are investigating financial crimes in which the victim reported that unknown suspects apparently stole a newly-issued debit card and used it at various locations in East Hawai’i — including an automated teller machine, a gas station, and a retail store — to steal money from the victim’s account.

During the investigation, police recovered video surveillance from the establishments, including still photos depicting the suspect.

He is described as possibly in his mid 20s to early 30s, possibly between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9, with a thin build and a tan complexion. He was wearing a dark baseball cap and a light shirt that appears to say, “I Have No Off Button.”

Police ask that anyone with information on his identity call Officer Jo Aoki at 961-2213 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers in Hilo at 961-8300 or Kona at 329-8181. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Tomorrow – Malama Honua Festival

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The Invite

I can hear wedding bells… Councilwoman Naeole’s wedding plans seem to be moving along.

Naeole Beason

Pacific Tsunami Center to Participate in “Tsunami Simulation Exercise” Wednesday


A tsunami simulation exercise will be conducted in Hambantota and Batticaloa on October 14 at 6.30 in the morning. This exercise is organized by the Intergovernmental Coordination Group of Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (ICG/IOTWS)

This exercise will be conducted in 15 countries in the Indian Ocean on the same day, to coincide with World Disaster Reduction Day. “We have to understand this is only an exercise to check the standards of the operation procedures…

…The main purpose of Exercise IOWave09 is to test national standard operating procedures and the operational lines of communication between the National Tsunami Warning Centres and Japan Metrological Agency (JMA) and Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii, USA and improve coordination through out the region…

Full article here: Tsunami Simulation Exercise Tomorrow