Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake this morning – ARUBA REGION


I wonder whether Aruba tourism will be promoting this news at the Boston Travel Show this weekend? Come to Aruba for our blue sky’s, white sandy beaches and 4.5 magnitude earthquakes. In the past two years, Aruba has had several earthquake-like happenings affect their tourism … now they get the real thing, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake. Although this is considered a light earthquake, it is far from a category of minor.

That is what was reported from the USGS: Magnitude 4.5 – ARUBA REGION, 2007 March 22 12:57:07 UTC

Distances 50 km (30 miles) ENE of ORANJESTAD, Aruba
90 km (55 miles) NW of WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Neth. Antilles
135 km (80 miles) N of Coro, Venezuela
1830 km (1140 miles) SE of Miami, Florida

The Severity of an Earthquake

Richter magnitude scale

Minor 3.0-3.9 Often felt, but rarely causes damage. 49,000 per year (est.)

Light 4.0-4.9 Noticeable shaking of indoor items, rattling noises. Significant damage unlikely. 6,200 per year (est.)

Moderate 5.0-5.9 Can cause major damage to poorly constructed buildings over small regions. At most slight damage to well-designed buildings. 800 per year


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  • Comments

    123 Responses to “Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake this morning – ARUBA REGION”

    1. Meee on March 22nd, 2007 1:06 pm

      That was a warning from up above. Come clean or else

    2. Para2legal on March 22nd, 2007 1:15 pm

      Any tsunami warnings?

    3. vicki on March 22nd, 2007 1:16 pm

      For Goodness sake LIERUBA- wake up GOD does not like UGLY….You all are going down. You could be asleep and BAM
      Coverup for tourism??or because the higher ups were involved. The ones that did this…you all are SICK PERVERTED PIGS. When for goodness sake is ENOUGH enough!!!save your Island. You messed with an ANGEL of Gods and he has given you enough time to COME CLEAN.

    4. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 1:18 pm

      If the quakes don’t get em maybe the tsunami will! Although Aruban’s would never admit it i do feel like God is going to bring down his wrath on this island of evil.

    5. SL-Gloria on March 22nd, 2007 1:20 pm

      Earthquakes are measured on a logarithmic scale…the intensity between 4 and 5 is much, much, much less than between 5 and 6. So, a moderate quake can cause major damage, while a quake of 4.5 is not really significant and may be not noticed by many, especially those on the move.

    6. Carpe Noctem on March 22nd, 2007 1:20 pm

      The big guy is closing in

      on who killed Natalee Ann.

      Why it was Joran THE UNCAPTURED RAPIST Van der sloot! :( )

      Read the case files. The answers have always been

      there. All you have to do is read, and put down the crack pipe and ludes.

      He’s coming for you Joran! The earthquake was

      in Aruba, so apparently he’s going to take that

      sack of quahog dung you call a father FIRST… and then

      work his way back to you near The Hague.

      Chow Mondo


      -JUSTICE FOR NATALEE! (ya know it’s comin’ baby, don’t be skeeeeeered.)

    7. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 1:22 pm

      The timing of this quake is telling….no?~

    8. Scared Monkeys on March 22nd, 2007 1:27 pm

      Natural Bridge falls into ocean, 4.5 magnitude earthquakes … next we will hear Mt Hooiberg has a volcanic eruption. GEEZ.

      Cam the locust be far behind?

    9. Carpe Noctem on March 22nd, 2007 1:32 pm

      Did the Natural Bridge really fall in the ocean,
      or did the Sporter kinda/sorta just “fall”
      into it, knocking it down?

    10. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 1:38 pm

      I harken back to Scott Peterson when after almost 4 months he was confident that Laci & Conner’s body’s would never surface and he had gotton away with murder.

      The San Franisco Bay area had a storm more violent than it ever had and within a day of that storm Laci & child washed ashore. It was the hand of God that reached out to overturn the bottom of the bay so that Scott’s lies and monstrous deeds would come back to crush him.

    11. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 1:42 pm

      The day before that storm i thought….much to my dismay that Scott had gotton away with murder…..and the next day it all came crashing down arround Scott.

      Thats the way its going to happen for you Jurine and your papa too.

    12. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 1:45 pm

      Hey Carpe!

      Thanks for the funnies!

    13. vicki on March 22nd, 2007 1:45 pm

      Carpe, Love your style. You make me laugh in a horrific situation. Where has yoyo gone???

    14. Scared Monkeys on March 22nd, 2007 1:52 pm

      Carpe … LOL.

      Well if we remember back to that time when Natural Bridge crumbled, people actually wanted to know where Jug & Beth were at the time.

      Yea ,,, like they are demolitions experts and had access to C-4.

      eyeroll, R

    15. Dan in Tx on March 22nd, 2007 2:02 pm

      Little-known fact about Aruba: hurricane Ivan came close enough to Aruba to cause wind damage and high tides. So much for that whole ‘Aruba is out of the hurrican corridor’ myth. 100 more miles south and…whammo.

      Not that I’m hoping for that to happen this year or anything.

    16. joe bear on March 22nd, 2007 2:20 pm

      What is next.the rivers run red,and then serpents,etc.Hmm.Confess and save the innocent,while you can

    17. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 2:44 pm

      Maybe Aruba needs to hide their first born’s too, hide em in KIA where they will be safe & get their blanky’s from home.

    18. Jim on March 22nd, 2007 2:55 pm

      i try to e-mail but wont work

    19. Jim on March 22nd, 2007 2:56 pm

      lol that was easy

    20. Carpe Noctem on March 22nd, 2007 3:46 pm

      Hi Vicki,


      I heard YO-YO was “Walking The Dog.”

      Oh boy that was bad. Sad thing is, I have been
      waiting for a couple of months to drop that
      sucker in the right post.

      tee hee hee


      T R O O F !


      speaking of Joran’s WORST NIGHTMARE – The Truth:




      of Natalee Holloway / A CURRENT AFFAIR – UNCUT

      “It’s All About TELLING THE TRUTH,

      Knowing When To Walk Away,

      …And Just When To Run:”

      *these quotes are from THE CURRENT AFFAIR INTERVIEW – NO EDITS, snipped together, to illuminate J-BO’s story better*




      Reporter: But, she is going through so much personal pain. I mean the thing is, the problem is, she doesn’t know what happened to her daughter.

      Joran van der Sloot: Yes, and neither do I. So, what more do you want me to do? I told the truth. I know she knows the truth. (beth) And, I know she read most of the statements in the case and, yes, that is all.


      Joran van der Sloot: I am not afraid. Afraid is a bad statement to use. I just don’t…. I understand (hearing) from people, “You lied, you must be hiding something.” But, I am not hiding anything, but, I know only time will tell that. Then the truth will come out.


      Joran van der Sloot: In my heart, I feel bad, of course, because myself, I don’t know what happened and that bothers me a lot. And I just hope that everything comes out and I can have rest, too. I can sleep better at night also


      Reporter: What are your memories of Natalee like?

      Joran van der Sloot: I don’t really have that many memories. I mean, I knew her for one night. I feel stupid…I feel horrible that I even went out that night without my father knowing. I should’ve just stayed home and this would not have happened to me.

      It would’ve happened to another person. I try to look at it, that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Maybe even with the wrong people.

      And I just hope that the truth comes out. That this comes to some clarity in this case.


      Reporter: I mean what happened that night? Why don’t you tell me what happened, just a little bit?

      Joran van der Sloot: First of all, it is none of your business what happened. That is an investigation, which is still going on.


      Reporter: Well, I think if you can explain to people what really happened, and you were really forthcoming, the more forthcoming you are, the more chance there will be for you to get on with your life.

      Joran van der Sloot: One day, I will explain exactly what happened, but, right now, I don’t feel ready to do that.


      Reporter: So, you are saying that lying was your worst crime?

      Joran van der Sloot: Yeah.

      Reporter: Now, lying is a crime isn’t it? When you interfere with a police investigation?

      Joran van der Sloot: Lying.. I don’t think lying is a crime. Lying is probably not ethical, but it is not a crime.

      Reporter: If you interfere with a police investigation?

      Joran van der Sloot: If you interfere with a police investigation it is still not a crime.


      Joran van der Sloot: Well, because, obviously, all of us lied. We agreed to lie. I was the first one that changed my story. I don’t think they liked that, so they changed their story. And it, eventually everything went towards the truth



      (and now, dat is de truth)

    21. Miss-Underestimated on March 22nd, 2007 4:03 pm

      Wow that’s gonna hurt the tourism. Ah well, evil promotes evil. Karma, goes around comes around, etc.



      Joran van der Sloot: One day, I will explain exactly what happened, but, right now, I don’t feel ready to do that.

    22. Carpe Noctem on March 22nd, 2007 4:45 pm

      Oh ABSOLUTELY, Red. @ #14 LOL

      Ya see Natalee and the Holloway family would
      have come to Aruba with the
      C4 explosives to do
      the Natural Bridge job
      MUCH sooner…

      but… Well, I’ll be a pig in a poke,

      JUG & BETH & DAVE… THEY’Z helpin’ Bush clandestinely via the high-speed “Finer Optimal Internets,” and all.

      ‘cuz ‘cuz ‘cuz 9-11 happened, ya see, & they had to help

      GW fly the all the planes and stuff, and raise the price of

      oil globally.

      That’s why Nat didn’t visit

      ARUBA until SUMMER of 2005!

      … they’z bizzy-n-alllll equalizin’ the

      price of oil & get’n that Bush

      feller re-elected in the OH-FER!

      Had to await roughly 4 more damn years

      for Beth & Jug to bring that damn

      Natural Bridge down! coo coo coooooo


      I’ve gotta runnnnn, a call just came in on my toaster,
      and it is long distance! Catch ya later, gator.

      - ;) Justice 4 Natalee

    23. katablog on March 22nd, 2007 4:55 pm

      Here’s your problem right here Aruba:

      Joran van der Sloot: Lying.. I don’t think lying is a crime. Lying is probably not ethical, but it is not a crime.

      PROBABLY not ethical? How about the fact that lying is NOT ethical when interfering with police investigation of a real human being!

    24. joe bear on March 22nd, 2007 5:03 pm

      The first born is last and they don’t have lambs on aruba,I checked.I think the old verse about the sea returning the dead may be coming,soon

    25. Maggie on March 22nd, 2007 5:03 pm

      I hope it didn’t interfere with Jacobs morning coffee and Frosted Flakes..

    26. arubagirl on March 22nd, 2007 6:27 pm

      Heh. I didn’t even notice. Thanks for telling me.

    27. Gary on March 22nd, 2007 6:44 pm

      So what? Tourism is up (call it weakness if you want, but it is up), the Kalpoes will get the wrongful death case dismissed next week, and it is only two months to case closed! Oh what a beautiful morning!

    28. Mike on March 22nd, 2007 7:21 pm


      it will be a beautiful day for me when chavez turns your island into “isles of argentina” and we get to sink the piece of lava to the bottom of the ocean once and for all.

    29. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 7:44 pm

      Gary…thats just the crack talking

    30. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 7:45 pm

      lmao joe, Maggie & Carpe!~

    31. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 7:47 pm

      Here’s hoping the next crack Aruba see’s splits that rock into the ocean!

    32. IndyDan on March 22nd, 2007 8:07 pm

      #29 – mayan – lol!

    33. Miss-Underestimated on March 22nd, 2007 8:20 pm

      Beautiful morning? Yeah you already running out of white bread, but ya gotta alot pigs there. Two months and the word will still be out the Aruba is the armpit of the tourist islands. I hear the Bahama’s are kicking Aruba’s sorry butt.
      Don’t worry Hugo will save ya.

    34. Allan K on March 22nd, 2007 9:03 pm

      Gary a young girl called Natalee was murdered on that island with a mother that has no closure and an island that is clearly corrupt. That in itself is mental agony. You are a vile person and probably don’t even realize it. I feel sorry for you!

    35. dennisintn on March 22nd, 2007 9:15 pm

      i guess aruba’s tourism dept. will be giving us the truth about this “shakin an rattlin” going on. the reasons under consideration so far are: “anita dropped her bra”. or “we’re testing a new island wide ride that beats all of disney world”, or “beth ran a stolen sub into the cliffs, but has been captured and will be charged within 24 hours,” or “hugo and nelson were just testing their joint nuclear capability”, and ending with the pronouncement that “all repairs to the cracks in the airport runways will be repaired immediately and is perfectly safe”. they’ll probably decide which “truth” tonight at the ahata’s nightly bong swap and circle jerk. stand by for latest details.

    36. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 10:09 pm

      lol with Indy & dennis!

      I’d never heard these clowns were blaming Beth & Dave for the bridge!

      This whole island has been on some really whacked crack for waaaay to long.

    37. Elaine on March 22nd, 2007 10:29 pm

      Yes, I would hate to own a timeshare in Aruba, Earthquakes and Tsunamis are considered acts of God, and probably are not covered well by Insurance. This case has just become one big joke to Aruba and the “island lovers”. But, he who laughs last laughs best. I hope they can remember that line as they are sinking, and blowing bubbles in the ocean on the way down.

    38. tex on March 22nd, 2007 11:14 pm

      aruba sits on top of the Caribbean plate

    39. dennisintn on March 22nd, 2007 11:15 pm

      #27, so gary, you’re one of those wonderfully warm hearted arubans who thinks it’s great that the disappearance of an l8 yr. old american girl is going to go unsolved and unpunished? really great guy you are.

    40. KrisG on March 22nd, 2007 11:35 pm

      To Richard et al:

      Thank you for your efforts in trying to solve Natalee’s disappearance. Those of us who can’t make it to Boston will be there with you in spirit. Let’s flood Kimberly’s, Nancy’s and Greta’s mailboxes in the hopes that they will cover the Aruban protest at the Boston Globe Travel Show (March 23-25).

    41. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 11:38 pm

      I bet these travel shows would rather not have to deal with Aruban’s and only do so to get their money, similar to Aruba just want our money. They are going to take Aruba’s money and ignore them as soon as the show’s over. Just wait & see beotch’s!

    42. mayan_moons on March 22nd, 2007 11:42 pm

      We need a couple of hidden cams trained on this years host. I can’t wait to hear/see what lies spill from their lips.

    43. arubagirl on March 23rd, 2007 1:01 am

      33, let it go. We have white bread. Plenty of it too.

    44. Carpe Noctem on March 23rd, 2007 1:49 am




      Cold blooded Rape

      Aruban Murderers Get Tipped
      Off That The Family Has Arrived,
      Before They Arrive.

      What About It?

      -AB Blog source

      On the morning of May 31, 2005 Beth and Jug Twitty were
      informed that Deepak’s vehicle had been seen inside the
      fence of the Van der Sloot’s property. As their group waited in the parking lot of the police station prior to going to the Van der Sloot’s residence, Art Wood suspects that Paulus was forewarned that Natalee’s parents were on the way to his place. His reasoning is based on the fact that Deepak’s vehicle was no longer inside the fence when the group arrived half an hour later. If a call was placed from within the police station to the Van der Sloots residence, could this be considered preferential treatment?

      ART WOOD: The Sloots were probably tipped-off when the
      family group stopped at the Noord Police Station to wait for Charles Croes, Alberto Groeneveld and Claudio Eldridge to return from the VDS residence.

      -Time To Jail, Paul & Joran Van der Sloot, The Kalpoes – Aruban Rapists / Killers


      Save Your White Bread, Arubagirl.

      Your Island Makes Me Want To Puke!

      -Justice 4 Natalee Holloway

    45. mayan_moons on March 23rd, 2007 2:27 am

      While its true they are not behind steel bars they will NEVER enjoy the freedom they once had…EVER. Knowing someone’s watching you…waiting to see what your up to deflates all the air out of their balloon’s.

    46. mayan_moons on March 23rd, 2007 2:37 am

      Remember Jipshit saying he can easily sit out his time in jail, no doubt coz he got his pj’s and blanky. Almost like home.

      But Jurine’s life before Natalee is OVER. They’ve all been neutralized & neutered for the rest of their miserable lives.

    47. mayan_moons on March 23rd, 2007 2:59 am

      They are sniveling crybabies (includes you too Paul/ASS) that brought their entire island down with em. Only fools would let that happen & show they’re faces in Boston. I hear the background music during the travelshow will be
      “Send In The Clowns”.

    48. mayan_moons on March 23rd, 2007 3:03 am

      And some lucky Aruban’s could win a door prize of…..yep you guessed it….White Bread!

    49. hotshot on March 23rd, 2007 7:13 am

      Well some of the Arubans are safe from the quake here in the SE part of the USA for their “Tourism Show”. Speaking of which, Richard does have quite a bit of help here too. He is not working alone. Even though we do go unannounced, your welcome.

    50. vicki on March 23rd, 2007 8:26 am

      I CANNOT imagine how anyone in the world would think its FUNNY that any 18 year old is missing. Thats why these things are happening to your Island. The Natural Bridge was your first warning from GOD. This is probably your last. I am disgusted by your cruelty. You really dont deserve to live.

    51. Miss-Underestimated on March 23rd, 2007 9:29 am

      43. LOL you have plenty of white bread? Which ppl on your island are privy to that? But you don’t worry girl, Hugo will help.

    52. Miss-Underestimated on March 23rd, 2007 9:47 am


      Keep posting, your doing a great job of showing how all of these ppl are liars.

    53. super dave on March 23rd, 2007 11:16 am

      #27: i see you only made it to the sixth grade also ! reports from your own $hithole say tourism is foundering. that’s why your poor ata is here this week begging for bread and your soul !right now i am glad that my dogs eat better than you do !

    54. yoyo muffintop on March 23rd, 2007 1:51 pm

      vicki – what did the people do in New Orleans & Mississippi that caused God’s wrath? How about Florida, how about…oh, never mind.

    55. vicki on March 23rd, 2007 2:54 pm

      There you are yoyo,bobo, I was beginning to miss your stupid comments.

    56. Carpe Noctem on March 23rd, 2007 3:23 pm

      Thanks, Miss-U.

      Mayan says:


      Remember Jipshit saying he can easily sit out his time in jail, no doubt coz he got his pj’s and blanky. Almost like home.


      You make a real valid point, and in true mm style, dot it on the end with some satire. LOL, HIS BLANKY & PJ’s. You’ve
      got me seein’ that 7 ft 200 lb Joran-stein, in a pair of PJ’s.

      Betcha he’d have PUPPIES on them, and friggin FEET.

      Back TO YOUR POINT -


      of course, he said it. It’s what a criminal would say.

      Joran said that June 24,2005 to the Kalpoe brothers on the secret A.L.E. tape. Read the transcripts please.

      Deepak says to Skeeters – Everyone is talking about, Natalee but WHAT ABOUT US? He goes on to say – I don’t
      care if I’m charged with her murder. He even is so bold
      to say in so many words: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE, IF
      Why tell the truth now, it will not help us.
      Nobody would ever believe us.


      “Ya know, I’m not that well known yet in the Underground.”

      -Deepak Kalpoe


    57. Carpe Noctem on March 23rd, 2007 3:28 pm

      Hey Joran,

      Lookin’ for a good time? Why don’t you
      go to Boston for the event this weekend?

      If you come,

      travel light, and bring a nut protector.

      (and by “NUT PROTECTOR” – I’m talking about someone to
      look after your mother!)


    58. Miss-Underestimated on March 23rd, 2007 3:50 pm

      I went to the local coffee here, had my coffee, while talking with the locals and sure as Shi**ing,after paying my bill, on my change back from the shop was a $ with ‘Remember Natalee Holloway, boycott Aruba” in BIG red ink. I was shocked asked the owner who checked me out and she said she has seen a few at her shop. Well Well Well, nothing get attention like $$$.

    59. mayan_moons on March 23rd, 2007 4:04 pm

      No Carpe……no puppys on the PJ’s….EARS OF CORN!

    60. Miss-Underestimated on March 23rd, 2007 4:13 pm



    61. Carpe Noctem on March 23rd, 2007 4:17 pm
    62. mayan_moons on March 23rd, 2007 4:23 pm

      Good Day Miss-U!

      I live in a tristate area and have been circulating lotsa bills in all 3 states!

    63. mayan_moons on March 23rd, 2007 4:36 pm


      Just like Anita’s tighy whities right Carpe ;)

    64. Carpe Noctem on March 23rd, 2007 4:36 pm


      Joran van der Sloot: Still making sense. The only thing she said that didn’t make
      sense was about wanting to see sharks. And she told me, she was talking about her mom,
      and she told me her mom was Hitler’s sister.

      Interviewer: What does that mean?

      Joran van der Sloot: I have no clue what that means, and I don’t know what it
      means and . . .

      Interviewer: Was it part of a conversation, or was it . . .

      Joran van der Sloot: No, it was a, it came up. I don’t remember how it came up.

      (he doesn’t remember how it came up, because it is fictional and didn’t take place)

      She said it. (then he has to riterate it, lies need good branding, a lot of reinforcement)

      And it’s been actually – one of her friends has actually told the police as
      well that while they were together, she told her the same thing.

      (A 17 Year Old Punk With A Fresh Mouth Who Is Allowed To Read A.L.E. POLICE REPORTS, people puh-leeze.)

      Interviewer: How did you take it?

      Joran van der Sloot: I took it strangely. I mean, why would you say something like that? And I thought she was joking, so I was laughing. But she told me she was serious.

      Interviewer: You keep driving, you get to the lighthouse.

      Joran van der Sloot: No, we never went to the lighthouse. (ABC PRIMETIME LIVE 2/2006)

      Interviewer: So then, where did the plan change?

      Joran van der Sloot: So then I asked her, ‘do you want to go to your hotel?”
      And she said, ‘no, no, no, I don’t want to go to the hotel.’ So then I was thinking,
      okay, so where do I take her?


      So then we went to the beach right next to her hotel.

    65. Carpe Noctem on March 23rd, 2007 5:29 pm


      How does the old saying go, Mayan?

      One person’s “tighty whities” are

      another person’s BOAT COVER?~ ;) -j4n-

      (I stoled your signature Tilde on that one.)

    66. Carpe Noctem on March 23rd, 2007 5:58 pm

      vicki – what did the people do in New Orleans & Mississippi that caused God’s wrath? How about Florida, how about…oh, never mind.

      Comment by yoyo muffintop | March 23, 2007, 1:51 pm

      Yo, IMO you’re off track comparing a hurricane to the murdering, raping, justice obstructing,

      Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot.

      “That dog just ain’t gonna hunt.”


    67. mayan_moons on March 23rd, 2007 6:33 pm

      lol Anita sport’n bullet bra’s & boat covers….

      that alone should keep the tourist away!

    68. Carpe Noctem on March 23rd, 2007 9:02 pm

      Oh Look, ARUBA -

      It’s Rosie The “Ribbed-er” (that’s a condom joke)


    69. Carpe Noctem on March 23rd, 2007 9:20 pm

      Keep working it, Nit’r Buggy… Remember: it takes 10 times the amount of energy to craft a lie,

      and then to continue to build more lies to maintain it.

      WORK IT OUT, GIRL. You’re gon’ need the energy.


      Hey, does anybody know the translation to this? It’s in Papiamento, and
      it is about that Aruban Sales Hack, Gaybe Leo.I found it on the web.


    70. mayan_moons on March 23rd, 2007 9:56 pm

      ROFLMAO Dang Carpe that pic needs a warning label before viewing!

    71. Juan on March 23rd, 2007 11:12 pm

      sea quakes are quite different than land quakes….

    72. mayan_moons on March 24th, 2007 12:28 am

      Really Juan???

      Well thank you for enlightening us…

    73. Carpe Noctem on March 24th, 2007 1:06 am


      Skeeters Interview (cont’d)


      Jamie Skeeters: He has a rumor of being a hot tempered guy anyway. Is he a jerk?
      Can he be a jerk?

      Deepak Kalpoe: Um…from what I know? No. See, uh.. I told him at the start of our
      friendship, you know… I told him, you know, we are friends…everything…but don’t you ever screw me.

      Jamie Skeeters: But, he has already.

      Deepak Kalpoe: The last time I checked I was out and he was still in.

      (Skeeters and Deepak both chuckle)

      Deepak Kalpoe: So, um, if he is smart right now, HE (JORAN) IS GOING TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT.


    74. Carpe Noctem on March 24th, 2007 1:11 am

      Hey Dirt-Pock -

      Why would Joran need to keep his mouth

      shut for YOU?

      (do you have stuff on him that would be much worse -
      something bad enough that will bend him over & lube
      him in the ol’ chasis… etc.) You dirtbag.


      GO & HANG OUT
      AND OBSERVER in Boston
      if you can.

      Make the show for Natalee. She needs justice.

    75. yoyo muffintop on March 24th, 2007 10:16 am

      #66 Capt I – oh, now I get. This particular earthquake was god’s wrath(a whopping 4.5), other earthquakes/hurricanes/tornadoes around the globe are “nature”.
      That makes sense, thanks for clearly that up.

    76. vicki on March 24th, 2007 1:34 pm

      75_ Did you mean clearing that up? or is clearly what u wanted to say???? New Orleans was hit but what happened there was the MANMADE DAMS that broke. Duh…I dont see Niagra Falls drying up, or the grand canyon shrinking….the tide is turning yoyo, get used to it.

    77. Ronnie2shues on March 24th, 2007 2:04 pm

      #75 I wonder what horrors Indonesians conspired to commit that caused the great tidal wave over two years ago that killed over 100k persons. Must have been some ‘big sin’ for that kind of wrath.

      #76 no ‘man made dams’ broke. man made levees did — as a direct causal relationship to the hurricane Katrina.

      Given Katrina, followed by hurricane Rita (and preceeded by Andrew, Hugo, et al), earthquakes, tornados, and other US bound natural disasters, one would think the ‘tide is turning’ against the good ol USA.

      BTW, vicki, back in April 1998, the Birmingam area was hit with a series of tornados (one of them on the then F5 scale) that killed over 30 persons, injured scores, and caused $$millions of property damage. Given your apparent position, and that of others, was GOD punishing Alabamians?

      Think about it. A relatively insignificant earthquake in Aruba that apparently caused no loss of life balanced against an Alabama tornado killing 30+. Using your logic, one would presume that Alabmaians were more ‘sinful’ than Arubans.

      But, maybe we are — historic lynching of blacks (over 200 unsolved, uninvestigated with participation by the policia), scores of unsolved murders, AL firms conducting business in Aruba, ad nauseum.

    78. Carpe Noctem on March 24th, 2007 2:07 pm

      Anytime, yoyo.

      Justice for Natalee

    79. chris on March 24th, 2007 2:20 pm

      Carpe, they say laughter is the best medicine. The rate you publish your great pics will keep me in great health forever. You’re so talented. I hope you’re in a profession that utilizes these talents.

      Have we heard anything about yesterday’s Boston protest?

    80. vicki on March 24th, 2007 3:12 pm

      Chris go to BFn under Boston update. Debbie has posted lots

    81. chris on March 24th, 2007 4:36 pm

      Thanks vicki, we can always count on you.

    82. Carpe Noctem on March 24th, 2007 4:40 pm

      Given Katrina, followed by hurricane Rita (and preceeded by Andrew, Hugo, et al), earthquakes, tornados, and other US bound natural disasters, one would think the ‘tide is turning’ against the good ol USA.

      I wonder why that would be?

      American Military were some of

      the first in route, chopper after chopper,

      to help those in need re:

      #77 I wonder what horrors Indonesians conspired to commit that caused the great tidal wave over two years ago that killed over 100k persons.

      Where was Aruba? Oh yes… that’s right, they do not possess a military to help or fight with,

      >they are parasitic in nature.

      Viva la Chavez, big baby! Get used to gettin
      pinched in the bum, and calling him “PAPI.”

      Daddy’s comin for dinner, and it ain’t gonna be pretty

    83. chris on March 24th, 2007 4:46 pm

      vicki, me again. Will you please post the link, I can’t bring it up for some reason…..thanx

    84. Carpe Noctem on March 24th, 2007 4:52 pm


      thanks for the kind words, chris.

    85. Ronnie2shues on March 24th, 2007 5:28 pm

      #82 What does the response by the US military have to do with any of the disasters (save for providing help and assistance)?

      You, apprently, and others have said/implied that some divine intervention caused the Aruban earthquake in response to Nat.

      I stated clearly that by your and other’s implication, the same divine intervention caused Katrina, Rita, Hugo, Alabama (’98) tornadoes, etc.

      My question is simply, what ‘sin’ did the victims/nation-states of these tragedies commit to suffer such a divine intervention?

      If the Aruba earthquake is Karma or whatever, then I would suggest that earthquakes, hurricaines, tornadoes within the US and the Indonesian tsunomi are Karma. In that case, Indonesians must have really done something bad.

      BTW, the response to these tragedies by the US military is not germane to their respective cause.

    86. Ronnie2shues on March 24th, 2007 5:38 pm

      Incidentally, on April 29, 2003, Alabama experienced a magnitude 4.6 earthquake centered around Ft. Payne. ) Obviously, a bit stronger than that hitting Aruba.

      Hmmmmm, I wonder if Alabama tourism officials will ‘conveniently’ ignore THAT occurrence?

    87. Carpe Noctem on March 24th, 2007 6:39 pm

      85- It was ‘others’ … I did not suggest anybody
      deserved anything from a Supreme Being.


      I just like to point out that US Military, US Corporations,
      and US Non-for-profits, at least do provide help in terrible tragedies just like New Orleans & Indonesia. While many times, people such as yourself sit behind their computers screens and yank themselves, making a career out of debating about HOW MUCH DID THE AMERICANS HELP? WHAT ARE THEIR REASONS FOR DOING IT, & COULD THE USA HAVE HELPED MORE?

      I really don’t have a dog in the fight about whom God
      may or may not help next though. I figure it’s his business, and I think I’ll take a pass on questioning him about it.

    88. Carpe Noctem on March 24th, 2007 6:42 pm

      Don’t forget…

      ARUBA stole Max DeVries as well as Natalee Ann Holloway

      There have been a number of others.

      Here is a pic of MAX-

    89. Carpe Noctem on March 24th, 2007 6:52 pm

      With the exception of my #6 post, which is obviously satirical.

    90. yoyo muffintop on March 26th, 2007 1:14 am

      #76 – Wow vicki, you sure got me. Ya, Katrina did nothing to Mississippi or any other place, did it. Only damage to NO was by the dams, huh? Now what do you think caused those dams to brake? Couldn’t have been Katrina, could it?
      Duh…as you like to say.

    91. Arubiano101 on March 26th, 2007 10:04 am

      Well for such an earth shattering, God induced, hell breaking earthquake I didn’t feel a single thing. Only a few days after I heard there was an earthquake. There are 4.5 quakes every single day in other parts of the world, especially around the ring of fire which includes the western United States. Why don’t you people pick up a damn seismology book instead of talking nonsense on the net? Why open your mind to more about how things work instead of chanting about what some God (who definitely has lots of followers here) would do against one island over one case?

      We’re tired of telling you to clean your own backyard before you start judging your neighbor’s yard. It looks like there is still one pathetic little group who has no power whatsoever thinking they can move the earth and moon to get punishment over an island for one case.

    92. Arubiano101 on March 26th, 2007 10:51 am

      Hey it was thundering a short while ago. I guess that that’s Zeus sending us a message as well??? LOL!!!

    93. f on March 28th, 2007 8:25 am

      Get over it! Aruba is one of the nicest places I have ever been to. The people are sincere and friendly. We own a couple timeshares there, and if I could, i would live there.
      Going back in November for two weeks..divi divi divi…


      SM: Sincere & Friendly? That may have been true in the 70′s & 80′s and mid 90′s … no longer.

      Wonder if you would think the say if your daughter went missing and you were given the run around?

      Then again, selfish people do not think of others they only think of themselves.

      Keep going to Aruba, I am sure you will be able to find a vacant beach chair or two or 50.



    94. H.L. on March 30th, 2007 7:39 am

      Ach people, stop complaining about what happend to Nathalee. We all agree that what happend is not good and it is wrong. But it is here not of issue. The same thing, we don’t say “It is good that the terrorist brought down the twin towers cause maybe 1 person in those towers might have killed an Arubian 5 years ago”? Or might we use that too?



    95. Emiliano Riverso on January 13th, 2010 4:15 am

      to the ones who defined Aruba the island of evil..

      Aruba is paradise…

      if some stupid american girls like N.H. come on the island to get drunk, do drugs and have sex, it’ s clear they can get in trouble, wherever they go!
      SM: Did not realize that it was ok to kill the tourists that visit your island. Maybe no one need go there so it never happens again. That would solve the issue seeing that the corrupt police, govt, judges and tourism industry does nothing but turn their backs on tourists.

    96. Roxana Toppenberg on January 13th, 2010 8:05 am

      Seriously??? Are you Guyz Plain Stupid Or What… ?? Grow UP!!!How Can you relate something like N.H.. natural bridge crashing & earthquakes together??! There’s No Connection Stupid A(edit)holes.. How Would You Like To Relate All the missing children & Grownups , homicide etc with the terrorist attack on WTC ? Doesn’t Make Sense Right?? So Pls..When U Decide To Post Something..Post Something LOGIC.. not plain ass STUPID!!!
      SM: Once again the age old adage is proved … sarcasm is wasted on the ignorant.

    97. maria on January 13th, 2010 8:47 am

      What ashame how narrow minded you can be. Its funny to here the american visitors here saying how ashame they are of people like you. But, you cannot help. Go outsie your country there is much more than USA that mind help the development of your mind. Pls take alook back where doas all type of disaster occure at the same time: hurricane, tornados, earthquake, fire, flood, the cause of financial crisis?? Well well ask yourself why!!!! Mayby the word crook??? I think your have to recognize that america is loosing its power and go fix your backyard before looking at other. Goand search for all the millions of young girls missing in the states and not only for the ones that are from family with money and ties to local governement. Stop discrimination
      SM: The idiots have come out of the woodwork … guess what … in 2010, Aruba is still evil and should be ashamed for covering up the death of Natalee Holloway!

    98. Scared Monkeys on January 13th, 2010 9:29 am


      When you cannot string a sentence together without cursing or making a vile comment … guess what, your comments will be deleted.

      Don’t waste your time in writing, move along and go play with your silly puddy.

    99. John on January 13th, 2010 11:49 am

      To all Arubans…Don’t waste your precious time answering arrogant, ignorant and close minded people. Obviously they have never been outside of the united states,,,Please all Americans that judged Aruba and its nice people, answer the following question for us Arubans.

      1)What about little girls getting raped/ missing or killed?
      2) Tourists getting killed because they got lost and end up in a bad neighborhood?
      3)All the natural disasters in the U.S.A?
      4)Terrosist Attacks?
      5)Financial Scams and crisis?
      The above is just to name a few…..
      Us Arubans will never be happy when something bad happen to another country just as a vengence. We are not revengeful. Arubans have been killed in the U.S.A. and the case was never resolved….We also questioned the law enforcement…supposedly they are more high tech than Aruba.
      Its up to you to judge now….but be carefull before pointing your finger.
      Some of you judgemental people forgot how the Aruban people helped look forN.H. We feel terrible for what happened to her. Now you all wish bad for us? God knows the truth and he will punish whoever commited bad to N.H

    100. ray curacao on January 13th, 2010 4:26 pm

      probably they dont look at americas most wanted.going to mardi grass this year?take an umbrella.

    101. ray curacao on January 13th, 2010 4:54 pm

      i suggest you read this, the part of the medjet is interesting

    102. sir t on January 13th, 2010 5:52 pm

      dont you low lifes have anything better to do than to crack on aruba to this day, even after an earthquake? shame on all of you for putting some girl you dont even know over an economy that supports over 100,000 people, i guess you narrow minded people wouldnt know any better

    103. Magnolia on January 13th, 2010 6:10 pm

      To all Arubans….The island officials have
      participated in the cover-up of the Natalee
      Holloway disappearance to protect tourism.
      Most of you probably suspect that Joran killed
      her. Give her body back to her family and we
      will let Aruba be Until her body comes home,
      we will not give up the fight. Aruba sucks.

    104. texasmom on January 13th, 2010 11:14 pm

      Very well stated Magnolia!

      Americans and people all over the world will NEVER FORGET Natalee Holloway or the FACT that those who were last seen with her are seemingly above the law in Aruba.

      The corrupt officials involved in the investigation into Natalee Holloway’s disappearance will be discussed at every mention of Aruba for MANY years to come.

      The prime suspect and HIS FATHER will be discussed at the mere mention of the island of Aruba for MANY years to come.

      Since someone mentioned connections in the Government…

      How many Arubans would be entitled to a sitting Judge answering the door for them when ALE knocks to serve a search warrant? How many Arubans are allowed to drive themselves in to the police station when they are under arrest?

      And the list goes on and on!

      If Natalee’s family had the connections that the paid liars claim they do, they’d have Natalee back. Period.

      What ever happened with that investigation into Jan Van der Straaten and the first 10 days? Amigoe reported several weeks ago that the investigation was complete. Why not a single word about it since?

      Natalee had every right to celebrate her graduation with her classmates, and to come home safe and sound just like the rest of them did.

      She didn’t come home with them because she was targeted and she was not the first…nor will she be the last.

      Crime against tourists, and the truth about any tourist death in Aruba will continue to be covered up. It has been proven over and over in the past four and a half years that tourism is far more important than humanity on that island.

      Aruba has a huge crime problem. If you choose to travel there, it is at your own risk.

      Dutch soldiers don’t even feel safe there!

      Soldiers feel unsafe in Aruba
      Published: December 18, 2009 – 2:34 pm | by Editor Caribiana

      Families of Dutch soldiers in Aruba feel increasingly unsafe by the surge in crime on the island. Two years back was the commander of the marines base Savaneta raised the alarm, but security of Defense have so far been forthcoming. Marine Staff begins Aruba therefore avoid.

      The rising number of burglaries in Aruba. One in three Marines houses has been visited by thieves. The military in Aruba want Defense to 51 houses, of alarms and motion sensors, which attackers remotely to keep. Sergeant Charles Meier is concerned about the safety of his family when he was on exercise. “That leaves the other half behind.”

      snip (read the rest at the link)

      I have traveled outside of the United States and will continue to do so, but Aruba will not be one of my travel destinations.

      All of you Arubans that want to point a finger at the U. S. every time the Natalee Holloway case is mentioned…just remember…every time you point that finger, three of your other fingers point right back at you!

      Justice for Natalee Holloway and her family!

      We’ll never give up!

      P.S. “Ray Curacao”…The LIES about James Edward Hogan aren’t fooling me either. Still waiting on some answers there too!

    105. godslove on January 13th, 2010 11:50 pm

      u guys should all be ashame of yourself. Don’t put god’s name is such a way. if u don’t know how aruba is. plse just shut up and thank god for all u have and stop JUDGING. YOU guys should get a live. the people of aruba DON’T LIKE JORAN VAN DER SLOOT, he is a jerk!! Don’t blame Aruba for one murder, loke at the news in America, there is atleast 2 to 3 murders a day!!!!!
      SM: Sorry, but the US gov’t, LE and judges are not hindering the investigation and prosecution of those murders in Ameica you referenced.

      Learn the case of NH and what the Aruban govt did and then get back to us.

    106. ray curacao on January 14th, 2010 9:29 am

      can anyone explain me how come a decent girl steps in the car with 3 guys in the middle of the night? what was she doing in that bar? drinking or praying?joran is a jerk but you cant blame aruba cause nathalee steped in the was her wrong choice.

    107. ray curacao on January 14th, 2010 10:25 am

      did you all take a look at amber alert?

    108. D.L on January 14th, 2010 4:22 pm

      Just got back from Aruba…. The people of Aruba are winderfullllll!!!

      You should all try it!!

    109. Sean on January 14th, 2010 5:43 pm

      It makes me laugh to hear people condem a whole island of people for one girls death. Natalie’s death was very sad but she is partly to blame. You have to use your God given brain and not put yourself into that situation. (Gee I am an 18 year old blond girl. Let’s go to a foreign land get drunk and expect nothing to happen) It’s strange how some condem all Aruba yet 30,000+ murders happen in America every year and no one even blinks an eye. I guess the evil one Stalin was right when he said: “One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic”

      One wonders how much interest there would still be in Natalie’s murder if she were not a pretty young blond. I say zero.

      I have been to Aruba and they are the same as people in America. Some jerks and mostly very nice and kind people.

    110. Carpe on January 22nd, 2010 3:22 pm


      When they aren’t raping people and disposing of bodies.

      Aruba is a paradise for people who love poor 3rd world psychotic garbage dumps.

    111. Carpe on January 22nd, 2010 3:51 pm

      TIP #576

      How to tell you are reading a post from an Aruban Troll.

      - None of them can spell correctly. Even grade school words get slaughtered!


      “Just got back from Aruba…. The people of Aruba are winderfullllll!!!”

      WINDERFULLLLLLL = WONDERFUL? Who knows. I don’t even think they know what they mean most of the time… or perhaps they’re just drunk whilst typing.

      - Many times they type broken sentences and their
      word phrasing does not make much sense.

      It makes sense to an Aruban! Their brains are a little different than ours. That’s what happens
      frequently when you are raised in a one room crack den with chickens walking around
      on a dirt floor for you to play with.

      Just smile, pretend to understand, throw them a
      dog bone with some meat still on it… it will
      throw them off track a bit because they will want
      to go bury it somewhere on the island before some choller (drug dealer) tries to mug them for it… then you can go on about your business as planned.


    112. eschnetzer on December 25th, 2010 1:33 pm

      god is still in charge
      and the people from aruba are godloving people
      they won’t be punished
      we love our god and our virgin mary
      and that is all

    113. merarda antersijn on March 12th, 2011 11:17 am

      This is to all those people on this site wishing those ugly things to happen to my island. Don’t forget that God is watching and knows what happened. He says don’t judge for ye not to be judged. Maybe that’s why you guys get all the tragedies your are getting? See the latest about the tsunami’s and the 9/11 case for starters. Maybe it’s because you are all too perfect?

    114. chris on August 27th, 2011 11:45 am

      we dont have evacuation god is with us he knows it was a duch and two people from india that now are living good back home and we are paying the price thank you for all your wishings maya moon GOD bless you and keep you safe hope no one goes missing in your coutry hope you never have to feel what we arubians have to go true
      every single day GOD BE WITH YOU

    115. Rud Lacle on August 27th, 2011 11:56 am

      Aruba has people even working with the NASA. What most Arubans already forgot, some of you have yet to learn.
      But, may you all be blessed!!!
      SM: Maybe not, a bunch of NASA folks were just laid off.

    116. noob on August 27th, 2011 1:12 pm

      Lol, people are trolling against an island in the name of a missing/dead girl. No wonder the world hates America everywhere I go…(Am actually one of the few who defends americans)

      If America want’s to talk about justice, ask themselves why places like africa and the middle east are in so much pain and suffering. All america did in the past was exploit the natural resources of other countries in the best interest of themselves. America promoted war by selling weapons to the black market and using construction companies to rebuild things they themselves destroyed. Not to mention the everyday use products we buy for cheap prices at the cost of other poor countries hard work. I could go on forever etc…

      @Carpe Funny how a single language speaking person tries to make fun of other peoples english skills who can speak and write more languages then you…LOL. We speak 4 and some of us write english allot better then some of your southern population.

      Virginia, japan also got hit by Earthquake, Haiti also. Are you saying they deserved it too somehow?

      Aruba didn’t get a scratch out of the earthquake anyways LOL. So, you can keep wishing the worse for others, it may bounce right back in your face LOLOLOLOLOL…

      It’s a shame to see the idiotic americans making a foul in the name of their country. I pity the educated americans who have to deal with these idiots on a daily basis.
      SM: Wow, you better research your facts. Africa was colonized and exploited by Europe my dear son, not America.


    117. noob on August 27th, 2011 1:32 pm

      PS. Choller is a crack addict not a drug dealer. Oh yeah I forgot, you can only speak and write english sorry.
      SM: What do you call a person who responds in 2011 to a post from 2007? A Noob.


    118. noob on August 27th, 2011 1:39 pm


      When they aren’t raping people and disposing of bodies.”

      We are ILLITERATE, yet somehow the average aruban we still speak more languages then you. I will agree with the free time :P

      we rape? Wikipedia thinks otherwise jajajaja…
      SM: Oh really, do you parlez vous francais or spreken de deutsch? It takes a little more than learning multiple languages to live in a tourism island to make one intelligent.

    119. noob on August 27th, 2011 2:04 pm

      SM: Wow, you better research your facts. Africa was colonized and exploited by Europe my dear son, not America.

      So your saying the US didn’t have anything to with exploiting resources in Africa together with Europe? Since you didn’t mention anything about the middle east I will assume you agree :P

      Just because Europe is also responsible in the past, doesn’t make America any less responsible now.

      SM: What do you call a person who responds in 2011 to a post from 2007? A Noob.


      It’s called a necro(necromancer), not a noob. *facepalm*
      SM: No, its called a Noob.

    120. noob on August 27th, 2011 2:29 pm

      The point is…

      There is a saying in Aruba, If your roof is made out of glass, don’t trow stones.

      America should know better than to be pointing fingers. They should fix the countless unresolved crimes that goes around in their own country before pointing any fingers at any other country with a lower crime rate per capita.

      Not to mention, condemning 110,000 innocent people thanks to the act of 1 individual.

      I guess 9/11 was also justice? is that what all of you are saying? Should the innocent pay for the injustice committed by the few?

      I will agree that our justice system is flawed, if so, even so, it’s not like America has a perfect system justice system either. If it’s true, then that might explain why OJ Simpson is free.
      SM: Get real, this argument was made 4 years ago and no one really cares to rehash it. Boy aren’t you late to the game. You would compare a 100,000 people to a country with 300 million. Get a clue. It was not the act of one, it was the act of a correct police, tourism and govt. Many more than just Joran was involved that is why it was a successful cover up.

      Aruba is not a country, its a vacation spot that claims its safe, yet cares less about prosecuting killers, only sweeping their problems under the carpet.

      BTW, OJ ain’t free, he is in prison.

      Jury nullification is hardly a state sponsored cover up. And OJ was found guilty in the civil trial.

    121. noob on August 27th, 2011 3:52 pm

      [ comment deleted]
      Do not ever tell a web site what there job is or is not. The minute you do, you are gone.

      You are a guest, you have no say how a site is managed or who does what. When you are in anothers home, you wipe your feet at the door, act like you are house trained and don’t put your feet on the coffee table. Until you learn some manners, bye.

    122. Doris Dedier on September 9th, 2011 10:39 am

      Waaaaaaw, sad, angry and so righteous human beings.
      When Casey Anthony (an american)was being prosecuted for the murder of her daughter, we, in the Dutch Caribbean were spell bound to the US news and followed this case daily, as many others all over the world. When she was aqcuitted, we too were outraged. Did we condemn the whole of the USA? No, just her and yes we questioned your justice sytem too. Your country is no less flawed than ours. Intelligent people know the difference. What are you? And by the way. Aruba is a country! Small, but a country nevertheless. And yes SM, we all speak at least 4 languages fluently. I hope that’s ok?

    123. Noobest on September 9th, 2011 11:02 am

      The Funny this is that ppl actually think that there isnt ppl like Jordan in there own home turf(Country) and i think its extremely funny that idiotic ppl say stuff like that ucant blame a country because of ONE person

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