All of us at Scared Monkeys wish all of you a very Happy New Year. With a memorable 2007 behind us … our hope and prayers go out to those in 2008 who sacrifice their time and efforts to help others.


We want to thank all the readers, listeners and commenters of Scared Monkeys.com, Scared Monkeys.net and MissingExploited.com. You have all made it a very memorable year … See you in 2008 …

Please take a moment to listen to some of our contributors and moderators discussing some of the events of 2007 and special New Years Wishes … Click here to listen! icon for podpress

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

Dana Pretzer shares additional New Years greetings on Tuesday’s Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary.

Don’t forget to watch the parade of parades … The 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade on HGTV.

Rose Parade Pictures

Posted December 31, 2007 by
Bloggers, Fun, Personal | 22 comments

Weapons Crack down at Carlos N’ Charlies … This is a Tourist Destination?


For an island that claims they are safe, Aruba seems to be awfully concerned Aruba_12-29-politiceabout the number of illegal guns on its street. Aruban police raided the popular dance club and “tourist destination,”Carlos N’ Charlie’s searching its customers for illegal guns. One would think while the police were in Cn’C that maybe they would have checked to see if everyone was actually of legal drinking age as well.

Why does it always seem to come back to Carlos N’ Charlie’s? Why is it that the ALE singles these types of places out on Aruba and yet allows unsuspecting tourists to flock there? Returning to the scene of the crime.

They searched people in the street and in several nightclubs.  The police surprised the dancing public of the popular disco Carlos ’N Charlies around 02:00.  They stopped the music and the light was suddenly turned on.

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So Aruban police and prosecutors feel the need to search the dance clubs where tourists go that travel brochures state are tourist destinations? What should this tell travelers to Aruba of just how safe these types of places are? What is even more shocking is that the police during these raids feel the need to wear bullet proof vest.

This time under supervision of among others chief of police Peter de Witte and chief public prosecutor Hans Mos, they searched the nightlife-people in Oranjestad. 

The police searched the visitors thoroughly; even those that were in the lavatories.

So did the ALE search residents and tourists alike? One can probably imagine that no tourists were even aware of any such Aruban laws of search and seizure.  Now imagine if the ALE has performed this raid at Carlos N’ Charlies the night that Natalee Holloway went missing back in 2005, this story may never have ever occurred.

Aruban Police Crack Down on Illegal Weapons … Caption Contest

Amigoe: Police check for weapons  – full story below

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Posted December 31, 2007 by
Aruba, Crime, Natalee Holloway, Travel | 129 comments

Aruban Police Crack Down on Illegal Weapons … Caption Contest

From Amigoe, December 30, 2007



Hmmm … thought there was no crime in Aruba

Give us your caption to the above picture …

Posted December 30, 2007 by
Aruba, Crime, Fun | 39 comments

Club Libby Lu Strips 6 Year Old Hannah Montana Ticket Winner of Prize (Fake Essay)

JUSTICE … The 6 year old girl who had submitted, with the help of her mother, a fake essay that her “daddy died in Iraq”, has had the prize taken away. Thankfully, this was the decision made. The mother should be completely ashamed of her misguided priorities.


GARLAND, Texas (A) — A 6-year-old girl who won four tickets to a Hannah Montana concert with an essay falsely claiming her father died in Iraq isn’t going to the show after all.

The contest’s sponsor, a store chain named Club Libby Lu, withdrew the prize Saturday and awarded it to another contestant. It didn’t identify the new winner.

“With this decision, we hope to revive the intended spirit of the contest, which was designed to make a little girl’s holidays extra special,” Club Libby Lu chief executive Mary Drolet said in a statement Saturday.

Posted December 30, 2007 by
Celebrity, WTF | 11 comments

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