Scared Monkeys Turns 20,000,000 … A Special Thanks to All Our Readers


SCARED MONKEYS … 20,000,000 Served!

We would like to thank all of our past and present readers and commenters on both the Front page and in our Forums. Thank you for being a part of Scared Monkeys. Thank you for taking the time to make a difference. Don’t ever think that your voice cannot be heard.


Scared Monkeys has always been about providing an array of news, politics, current event stories, crime, missing persons, humor, Vanderbilt’s artwork and editorials so that you the reader can become informed and participate and be interactive in the process. 20,000,000 visits later and nearly 60,000,000 page views. Many first became associated with SM during the Natalee Holloway case. Many others have become readers and members since.

A long the way having MSM producers, state, local and federal LE reading through the numerous posts and comments. Scared Monkeys has always treasured it’s relationship with Texas Equusearch and the selfless volunteer work they do for families of of missing. Scared Monkeys has been featured on TV, radio and print.  SM  has provided back ground info to MSM and made special guest appearance on Court TV going up against the bad guys. SM has also been a part of many missing person and crime cases behind the scenes and even found it’s way into the exhibits for the defense in the Kalpoe’s v. Dr Phil case.

Scared Monkeys was always meant to be a community where one could go for a multitude of stories. The main focus is obviously crime, missing persons and politics. However, SM has also been a place to have fun as well. I learned a long tome ago if you cannot laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at. However, there is also a serious side to what SM does. We have not just written about crime and missing persons cases, we have participated in them as well. SM was one of the first to put their volunteerism where their keyboard was an participate in searches for the missing. I will never forget the day that Tim Miller asked whether I wanted to help search for Natalee Holloway. It was not about covering a story, it was about helping find a missing girl. We thank the many Monkeys who have taken the time and given  of them self for other in helping in missing person searches as well.

A long the road we have been fortunate enough to bring on Dana Pretzer of The Dana Pretzer Show and the multitude of amazing guests and pundits that have taken part in his weekly show. Ask yourself, what guest that you see on TV who has not been a special guest on Dana’s show? With guests like Wendy Murphy, Clint Van Zandt, Tim Miller, Pat Brown, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Stacy Dittrich, Diane Dimond, Mark Williams, Cyril Wecht and Robin Sax just to name a few.

Most recently we have added Blink and Blink on Crime to the Scared Monkeys stable.All one has to do is read the crime posts and instantly understand the tremendous work and dedication that she and her team do on crime stories. BOC is a site unto itself that has taken off due to the great writing and sleuthing by Blink and her investigative team. For exclusive, original content there is no where else to go. BOC has instantly become one of the best new crime blogs on the Internet today.

Lastly, I would be remiss not to thank you, the readers. You make it possible. Although we never expect everyone to agree all the time we are appreciative that it is most respectful.  A thanks also goes out to our Forum moderators, San, CBB, Nut44x4, 2NJson, Bearlyhere and Muffybee.  A special thanks goes to Klaas. Anyone who reads or has spent time on Scared Monkeys knows the hard work that Klaas provided. Thanks!

It has been an amazing ride with so many bumps, turns, hills, valleys and server crashes. Thanks to all who made it possible and here is to the future and the many innovations and special surprises down the road.

With Much Appreciation, Red

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  • Comments

    60 Responses to “Scared Monkeys Turns 20,000,000 … A Special Thanks to All Our Readers”

    1. Patricia Cumbley on November 6th, 2009 9:34 pm

      To Everyone at Scared Monkeys:

      Many, Many Thanks to you! Will always remain glued to this wonderful site.


    2. Peppermint on November 6th, 2009 10:26 pm

      Thank you, Red. Congratulations Scared Monkeys!

    3. Magnolia on November 6th, 2009 10:31 pm

      Thanks to you, Red, for providing this
      special site.

      Thanks to the Mods for their patience.

      Special thanks to Klaas for keeping it
      all together for all of us.

    4. 2NJSons_Mom on November 6th, 2009 11:00 pm

      Thanks for being here when Natalee Holloway’s case came to light and for being here now for all of us to read, discuss and think about what’s going on around us and the cases that need resolve.

      Thumbs up to Dana, fellow Mods and most certainly, Klaas.

    5. San on November 6th, 2009 11:43 pm

      Thanks to all our members for their contribution to the many cases on SM. Thanks to all the Mods for their dedication to this forum. Thanks to Red for giving us this forum. Most of all thanks to Klaasend for her loyalty, knowledge and humor for the past four plus years. Klaas is like EF Hutton when she speaks everyone listens.

    6. akmom on November 7th, 2009 1:31 am

      Thanks to all of you that have made Scared Monkeys what it is. I am humbled to be in the company of such amazing people.

    7. krieton on November 7th, 2009 1:35 am

      You people realy do a good job,thanks for putting up with the likes of me

    8. texasmom on November 7th, 2009 3:03 am

      Thank you Red, for a wonderful site. Congratulations on 20 Million visits, from all over the world!

      Thank you Dugga, for all you do to keep it all running smoothly.

      Thank you Dana, for the great informative Scared Monkeys Radio shows that you bring us.

      Thank you Blink, I am constantly amazed and intrigued by the information you and yours provide!

      Thank you Klaasend, for your dedication, knowledge, creativity, and most especially your patience and fairness. You’re awesome Klaas!

      Thank you to San, CBB, Bearlyhere, Nut44x4, 2NJ, and MuffyBee for all the help you give to keep things in order; and for all the contributions you make as forum members too!

      Thanks to all of you, and all of the great member contributors here; Scared Monkeys is the best…no doubt!

    9. Fisherman on November 7th, 2009 3:56 am

      Yes there is a time to say to each other: many of us did their best to do, to give, to speak or write… like Scared Monkeys helped us to “speak” to each other. As for Natalee…
      The silence around her sometimes seems like walking on a grave yard.
      Some under us perhaps think: you seek her here and you seek her there… you can find her everywhere.

      Perhaps we can only wait. If Natalee is still alive someday we hear from her if the time is there.
      Perhaps never…
      Dropping in the sea makes no money.
      If she’s no longer among us anyone could have layed her in a freezer… to make money.
      You know: some people do everything for some money.
      If so, I wished they did. Then we can finish our hope fot better times.

      But we all have to go on with our lives.
      And breaking news
      … that’s why Scared Monkeys is there.
      For us all!

      Thank you Scared Monkeys and friends.

    10. kitty on November 7th, 2009 7:22 am

      You’re very appreciated and we’re very grateful for informing us and making a difference ~

      Thanks to all, Red & your dedicated team ~ Klaas ~ a very special T.You!

    11. Bearlyhere on November 7th, 2009 7:44 am

      Thanks for giving us such a great place to find the latest information, meet friends, cry over injustice, and then put on our big girl panties and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

      Thank you for making sure that someone is there to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. SM is all that, along with a wonderful crew, great sleuthers, and our very own change of clothes for the season, it’s the one stop shop.

      I heard Santa reads here to find out who has been naughty or nice.

    12. Sanny on November 7th, 2009 8:24 am

      Congratulations to you and your incredible site.

      It keeps me informed and totally updated.

      You are invaluable to us all.

      Thanks muchly


    13. Joesamas Mama on November 7th, 2009 10:09 am

      Congradulations SM and many thanks to Red, Klaas, Muffy, San, Nut, CBB, Bearly for this website and their fine work on helping find missing persons. Thank you again for letting me be a part of SM.


    14. LilPuma on November 7th, 2009 1:29 pm

      While fighting the slander, victim blaming and Aruban distractions on other message boards, I was happy to find a site that was holding to supporting the family of Natalee Holloway, looking for her and justice. That justice was never fully realized, but there’s no doubt that Scared Monkeys played a key role in not letting the guilty parties walk away without black hearts sown on their sleeves for the rest of their lives. Incomplete justice for sure, but Joe Tacopina and others could not protect them, in large part because of this site and its members. SM often had the story before the media.

      Dana’s shows are not only informative and interesting, but his habit of letting his guests speak for more than 30 seconds has given me a better understanding of various cases and issues.

      While I don’t venture into the forum anymore, I still check in on the front page and read, occasionally comment. I appreciate the links and commentary.

      Finally, and most importantly, I have met and become good friends with a few whom I met here. Thank you, Red, Klaas and Dana. Keep up the great work you do.

    15. St Stephen on November 7th, 2009 3:11 pm

      Always good to have a solid Conservative point of view on the internet.

      Thanks for your vigilence and keep up the good work.

    16. Susan on November 7th, 2009 5:35 pm

      A heartfelt thank you to Scared Monkeys for keeping us informed, fighting the “good fight”, and putting up with some unnecessary crap :-)

      Thanks to all you monkeys out there :-) I first learned about this site while posting on the Yahoo message boards shortly after Natalee Holloway disappeared.

      Speaking of Natalee, here’s an interesting article…

      Natalee Holloway added to Alabama Department of Public Safety missing children list
      By Jeremy Gray — The Birmingham News
      November 06, 2009, 8:02PM

      On Thursday, more than four years after the Mountain Brook teen disappeared while on a senior trip in Aruba, Natalee Holloway was added to a list of missing children on the Alabama Department of Public Safety Web site.

      Special Agent Judy Orihuela, a spokeswoman with the Miami office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said tonight that Holloway’s family requested that information be added to the site.

      The notice describes her as an “endangered” missing person and lists her current age as 23. It asks that anyone with information call 1-800-228-7688.

      Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005 hours before she and classmates from Mountain Brook High School were to return home from their trip.

      Orihuela said she did not know what prompted the family to request that her picture be posted alongside 13 other missing children and teens from across Alabama, some who have been missing for more than 10 years and others who disapperared as recently as a few months ago.

      In March, an investigator hired by Holloway’s father, Dave Holloway, who has said many times that he would not give up until all options were exhausted, searched a pond in Aruba. Nothing was found. Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway, has also continued to press for answers in the case and in April ”Loving Natalee,” a book about her family’s ordeal, was published.

    17. megamooo on November 7th, 2009 8:39 pm

      Red, your site is such a positive force. I started reading here more than five years ago, and have been here ever since. Your stories/analysis/viewpoints are truly enlightening and comforting, especially in today’s mixed-up world. Keep up the good work!!!

    18. Carpe on November 8th, 2009 4:39 am

      Congrats to the superb SM Staff for
      keeping sanity alive and well on the

      …and for most importantly…

      Keeping the Natalee Holloway story front and center, when 99.9% of the mainstream media
      took a dump after they figured the lucrative
      ratings points for the story had been played out.

      In the end, you are judged by your actions. Money is tish! You didn’t come into the world with it
      and you won’t be taking it with you when it is
      time to go, either.

      SM did Natalee Holloway and her family members
      very proud. They stand on the right side of history for all the correct reasons.

      I feel privileged to post on a website that
      has an endless supply of human compassion.

      Compassion for others stems from your soul.

      Nat is my heart and soul, and she will not be forgotten. What happened to her was wrong and
      it will be made right one day. If God is kind,
      I still have 30 to 40 more years in me to help
      make things go right. A new day will come over
      the horizon, and despite the frustratingly long arc of time in waiting for it, it will be a
      good day! One of reckoning, a settling of
      overdue accounts.

      Human memory is a terrible thing to let go to waste.

    19. NewGirlBoston on November 8th, 2009 9:28 pm

      Congrats to all the Staff & Volunteers @ SM & BOC for all you do to provide us with 2 great Websites. Blink really is amazing…love her!

      Been coming here since 2005, and no matter how crazy & busy life can get—-it really is a little bright spot in my week to log on here to do some reading & thinkinn & laughing. There is some funny stuff here, and sorry- but I even have love for the whack job trolls. lol

      Knowledge truly is is power- and the ability to be able to express oneself freely in conjunction with gaining pertinent information on current issues is kind of like a 2 for 1 Sale at the Mall!

      Keep up all the great work


      PALIN 2012 ???



    20. crossbow on November 13th, 2009 10:05 pm

      It’s only a weekend away;
      Will you be there?

    21. crossbow on November 15th, 2009 1:14 pm

      I guess no one here realizes that the ATAHA will be represented at this show.
      Check it out

    22. dishonest_aruba on November 18th, 2009 8:28 am

      seems like you have to go back two stories to find any new comments being made on natalee

    23. Waterboy on November 19th, 2009 8:07 am


      Thanks for some wonderful hard work. It has been a long road for sure.

      I think we all know what happen to Natalee, who did it, and why.

      Some of the more outrageous theories for sure have some truth. Some are perhaps the whole truth, but only speculation by those who made them.

      I think anyone who has been here for anytime in the past knows my theory of where Natalee is hidden.

      I for one would enjoy a second time around. I know I’m wiser this time. It would be like knowing the future. Maybe by reviewing the past, we can change the future.

      I would appreciate running the old articles again. That is any that had the most post—say 100 or more. I can’t decide if the old comments should be run, but maybe the ones that are respectful of others would be good. It would be interesting to see how our thoughts have evolved.

      Good to see you post, Crossbow.


    24. crossbow on November 25th, 2009 3:25 pm

      There is an aerial view of the Sloot’s house with a Dana furniture truck inside the gate.
      Does anyone know who took the photo, when it was taken and why?
      It was either from a chopper at low altitude or higher using a telephoto lens.

    25. Waterboy on November 30th, 2009 11:56 pm


      For sure, I don’t know. We’ve talked about it before. Seems the Sloots got some new furniture shortly after Natalee disappeared. Why the areal photo was taken, I don’t know. Probable someone was checking for something different each day.

      I’d love to have an expensive drone with photo capabilities. It would be fun for sure. My wife tells me I have too many toys for a man my age.

      We seem to have been excluded from the game before it even got started. Natalee didn’t have a chance even if she lived past the first day, which I doubt. There are too many evil forces working on that island.

      I’ve wondered why they picked Natalee. I really think they had multiple targets in mind, and settled on Natalee at the last opportunity.

      Do we have any doubt who did it, why, and how- come the investigation never got off the ground?

      This is why I would like to start fresh, and discuss again the details. We are all wiser.


    26. krieton on December 1st, 2009 7:50 am

      very good,water boy.that would be extremly helpful

    27. crossbow on December 1st, 2009 3:56 pm

      BTW is still down since June’09

    28. Waterboy on December 2nd, 2009 11:34 pm

      They have seen our post. They know there is something to hide there.


    29. Waterboy on December 2nd, 2009 11:40 pm

      I don’t know what I would do if I were Natalee’s mom or dad. I don’t even want to go there.

      I think I would have such vengeance that I might do something I would regret. I’m sure they have thought about it. It needs to be only a thought.


    30. Carpe on December 5th, 2009 12:51 am

      2010 will be a good year for Natalee’s case.

      The light is always shining, but sometimes it can’t be seen due to current sky conditions.

      However, the illumined ones are still here,
      and still very much determined to find her.

      We ride the light, because it is the way.

      *Never give up

      In order to close a circle, you have to complete
      the circuit. That has not come yet but, I do believe that it WILL. Patience is a virtue.

      Time flows forward and can never be stopped.

      This is a law that can not be skewed or bent.

      Not even by dirty filthy corrupt murdering

      Justices in Aruba. Van der sloot cash dripping

      in human blood is not enough to avert this law.

      It was a law coded long before the Van der sloot

      clan learned to walk upright on two legs.

      They are nothing, they will die the deaths of mad dogs. For, a pack of rabid dogs is precisely
      what they are!

      Natalee’s day is coming.
      Natalee’s day is coming.
      Natalee’s day is coming.

    31. krieton on December 5th, 2009 11:03 pm

      bandidios always take care of thier own,and natalee is our baby too,thanks to bloodhound

    32. bloodhound on December 7th, 2009 8:53 am

      in war you never know whats real or unreal

    33. krieton on December 7th, 2009 10:50 pm

      nice save batman.I owe you one

    34. vigilante on December 11th, 2009 2:49 pm

      IMO I can’t understand what went so wrong that Paulus and Van der Straaton had to rush have Natalee cremated

    35. crossbow on December 11th, 2009 3:40 pm

      Klassend Have you notice on the Registry Aruba Chamber of Commerce Page; they have eliminated the residence of the company owners.
      Like Mementomori; Yolanda;s home address is at The Olive Tree Funeral home but that address is now omitted.

    36. Klaasend on December 11th, 2009 3:48 pm

      No, I had not noticed. I’ll take a look. Not surprising though except that it took them so long to omit it. They are scrutinized much less these days wouldn’t you think? I’ll take a look but the site (aruba chamber) is running very slow for me right now. thanks.

    37. Maggie on December 14th, 2009 6:07 pm

      Ty to Scared Monkeys for always be Number 1 on the Natalee Holloway story.. I first came here, because I was disgusted with all the stuff coming out of Aruba. One liar after another.. Dompig, Jacobs, Straten, Renfro, etc..Sloots, Kalpoes and couldn’t believe what I was watching on tv night after night.. and how a victim’s family was treated or a victim. One thing has remained constant in 4 years.. Natalee Holloway was last seen alive in the company of Deepak, Satish and Joran. Not one thing has changed that and not one person has seen her since.. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Natalee. and I don’t believe she ever lived past the night she went missing. Natalee didn’t stand a chance amongst all these creeps. Screw Aruba..

    38. vhj on December 19th, 2009 12:19 am

      well ,well .it seems if your jewish the u.s government will do anything to please .take notice people.
      SM: I hardly think it has any thing to do with the person being Jewish. It has to do with there was a child that was alive.

    39. vhj on December 19th, 2009 12:25 am

      I guess natalee is not as sean goldman

    40. vhj on December 19th, 2009 1:02 am

      the u.s government could easily make more of an effort to help natalee.a simple phone call or a little push to get the the ball rolling,perhaps ask publicly about that report that just needed a few dots antd Ts crossed,before it’s published.not mountain moving efforts.this whole thing is becoming a farce,it’s not fair that a young girl who did nothing to anyone,has to be the slave of degenerates and no one seems to give a shit.

    41. vhj on December 19th, 2009 1:26 am

      we are changing america,as past posts.natalee is much more than just a missing girl.she is the lynch pin between good an evil

    42. vhj on December 19th, 2009 1:32 am

      THIS FIGHT FOR NATALEE,WILL AFFECT millions,if the jews wish to remain part of our society,then act on our behave to.not just your own.don’t expect obediance any more

    43. vhj on December 19th, 2009 5:07 am
    44. vhj on December 19th, 2009 5:19 am

      message for satish kalpoe,nothing can stop us,not evan your jewish mafia,

    45. bloodhound on December 19th, 2009 5:35 pm
    46. bloodhound on December 19th, 2009 5:44 pm

      Make no mistake,we closed the refinery,any one who can prove otherwise,

    47. bloodhound on December 19th, 2009 5:49 pm

      Make no mistake,we closed the refinery,any one who can prove otherwise,I’d LOVE TO SEE IT. it will remain closed until natalee is sent home,

    48. bloodhound on December 19th, 2009 10:13 pm

      AH ,yester year,when my brother said,1.krieton on September 19th, 2009 5:21 am
      I won’t give up on you natalee

    49. bloodhound on December 19th, 2009 10:19 pm

      KRIETON,you can’t leave us now,brother,we love you and come back,we need you here

    50. Waterboy on December 19th, 2009 11:21 pm


      Are you thinking the kalpoes are Jacobites? That’s the only Jewish connection to India I can think of.


    51. bloodhound on December 20th, 2009 9:21 am

      kalpoes are two hindus,operating with the vandersloots,

    52. bloodhound on December 20th, 2009 9:26 am

      the idea that vhj doesn’t know that is very funny.oh by the way what position of power do the kalpoes hold in aruba?

    53. bloodhound on December 20th, 2009 9:29 am

      the idea that vhj doesn’t know that is very funny.oh by the way what position in government do the kalpoes hold in aruba?or in america

    54. bloodhound on December 20th, 2009 11:55 am

      here’s a web address,that all politicians might want,I mean need to check’s a movie you guys might be interested in.

    55. vhj on December 20th, 2009 7:24 pm

      we’ll let ya know,when that refinery will re-open,Now only if there was something,you got and we want,maybe then,just maybe,the head lines don’t have to look like this. ARUBA

      Negotiations stalled with Petro China

      December 19, 2009, 11:54 (GMT -04:00)

    56. vhj on December 20th, 2009 7:28 pm

      if you check the date of when this was posted,you will see,it was long before any hint of the valareo refinery shutting down.

    57. vhj on December 20th, 2009 7:33 pm

      yes,thats third month,10 th day,2009,long before valero plant shut down,me thinks those minions are behind this

    58. bloodhound on December 26th, 2009 12:41 am

      this message is on behalf of natalee.

    59. bloodhound on December 27th, 2009 10:01 pm

      HA-HA,WHAT?no date cowpie?why the look of worry on such a happy occasion,no thats not your date,if you look closely,you’ll see obviously happy couple,and just the right a worried looking hindu.who is leaning in to be in the picture.hey deepak,

    60. bloodhound on December 27th, 2009 10:02 pm

      .sorry I meant left. HA-HA,WHAT?no date cowpie?why the look of worry on such a happy occasion,no thats not your date,if you look closely,you’ll see obviously happy couple,and just the left a worried looking hindu.who is leaning in to be in the picture.hey deepak,

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