Monthly Archives: October 2013

No Aloha GMO Free Kauai: Go Use the Nazis!

Just when you thought that the whole pesticides and GMO issue was dying down a bit, something pops up that garners attention.  The A’oles have made a movie portraying the scientists, bloggers, and others who speak up for biotech as being aligned with this well known person in history.  Unbelievable but not surprising.  Does this really strengthen their cause?  Apparently, some people think so.  Same goes for all the hate comments they put all over the place, including graffiti on highways.

But then again, who is surprised at this kind of tactic?  This is great.  These are the same people who want laws made on their behalf, extremists and activists, who really should be marginalized for promoting this type of false accusations with no evidence, shameful, hateful fear mongering message only designed to divide and increase conflict, not bring together a community. There is a lot of evidence already similar to tactics used in this video that shows who really doesn’t have any aloha.  If A’oles want to cry out that they are being the target of no aloha, then they should stop posting this vitriolic and poisonous stuff for all to see.  Remember, you posted it, we find it and it gets exposed.  Be accountable for what you say and do.  Pretty easy.  Maybe.

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GMO Free Kauai: Silencing a Dissident

In 2007, a study was conducted on the scientific literacy of the US public.  The results found that only 28% of people were considered scientifically literate.  It is no wonder that we are having controversy in our state on issues related to GMOs.  The minority of folks who understand and accept the evidence is the underwhelming minority and even less so when it comes time for speaking out.

If you just take a look at the many recent polls on GMOs in the local papers, you can clearly see that reflected in the results.  There are more people lacking the ability to decipher what is evidence and what isn’t.  Then that same population makes for hot pickings for a very powerful fear mongering campaign by industries trying to grow its market share.

The lack of scientific literacy and the advent of social media has paved the way for this movement supported by a largely uninformed public, who have been bombarded by black marketing tactics and the growing presence of environmental groups.  Extremist activism has now become a mainstream way of life for some here in the islands and it doesn’t look like it is going to stop, unless others are willing to speak up.  However, when activists resort to intimidation, the likelihood of people who disagree with them speaking up becomes even less.  Just watch what happens in this video during the hearing for Bill 2491 and note the emotional tone facing the council members who were hesitating:

Here’s a personal account posted on a Civil Beat article of someone who acknowledges the tactics being used that morning:

There is an even slimmer chance that the leaders in office are sufficiently scientifically literate enough to make sound decisions, knowing the above stated statistics.  It is no wonder we are seeing laws being passed in Hawaii against this technology.

Take a look at some examples of the intimidation that happens if you disagree with their position and make it known:

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We also can’t forget Kevin Folta’s interaction with another Kauai activist, Christi Demuth.  Or even the death threats that followed Kevin and Karl after their trip to Kauai.

Now, if you haven’t learned yet, you do not want to disagree with these people because their power is in their loud voices and social media masses.  So if you are a leader in the community, you’d better watch yourself if you are perceived as not supporting their position because you will be subjected to all kinds of nasty and intimidating tactics.  In addition, they will quickly complain about no aloha from the other side, but then look what they have done to Chuck Lasker, who has spoken out about issues concerning biotech:

http://www.change.org/petitions/rotary-club-of-kauai-remove-chuck-lasker-as-president-elect-of-kauai-rotary

(Note, if you want to help stop this, please scroll down to the bottom and flag it.)

They are even paying people to sign this petition!

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Take a look at the commentary of these people.  Note how they claim to be victims but then post vile comments like those above, being the same hateful people signing this petition, and who posted a litany of hate on the Pro GMO FB page when it first came out!

These folks are the same extremists that leaders are working with and listening to in order to make laws.  It’s no wonder why the community remains divided.  In normal political dealings, radicals that can’t be reasoned are marginalized and the reasonable folks are the ones you mostly work with.  That is the leader’s choice to either continue the division by working with loud-voiced radicals or choosing to support what is best for the people as whole and work with more reasonable and cooperative folks.  Unfortunately, with tactics such as those witnessed, what leader wants to be subjected to this?  You’d Better Vote That Way Or Else I Go See You Later In Da Back Alley!

The Constituents that Wooley, Hooser. & Gabbard Listen To

Jessica Wooley, Gary Hooser, and Tulsi Gabbard proudly proclaim that they are listening to the people when they are supporting bills like labeling.  So who are these people that they are working with?

Just take a look below to meet their constituents…

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The Babes Against Biotech Facebook page from their World Food Day March.

This is interesting because many of their supporters and followers were upset about the Boobs Against Biology page.  They like to parody others but then hate to be parodied themselves.

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Activists see no problem with this photo. Have your young child carry a sign with an expletive on it so that other children can see it too.  From the Babes Against Biotech Facebook page.

Jessica Wooley, Gary Hooser, and Tulsi Gabbard are always proud to proclaim that they are listening to their constituents.  Really, is this who you’d want to listen to to make laws?  Forget what the farmers have to say about this issue, politicians like them rather align with these folks.  What has been the activists’ contribution to Hawaii agriculture or to feeding people?  Nothing.

Meanwhile, these activists come up to farmers at the farmers’ markets and are asked, “Is this organic?” If the answer is no, then their produce is thrown back on the table in disgust.  What are these activists doing at the farmers’ markets to begin with?  If they don’t agree with how farmers are growing things, shouldn’t they be growing their own food and leaving them alone?  A’oles can’t do that.  They have to be rude & bully the small farmer to try and convince them to grow things the A’ole way.  That’s some aloha alright!

Groundbreaking Discovery by the Babes Against Biotech!

The Babes Against Biotech have made an amazing groundbreaking discovery on the island of Oahu!  Read what they have to say about this discovery below in one of their posts with a video of this event on Facebook:

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Note that there are 34 people who “like” this and another 137 who shared this post too! How many people are we spreading rumors to before actually doing some research first? This post is meant to just be inflammatory towards biotech as it contains all the typical propaganda of the A’oles.  For lazy Hawaii people who don’t bother to research what is being said, it will ring true to them for now, only to be debunked later.

If they actually did a bit more detective work before posting this, they would realize that there is no such thing as a GMO melon or any such tests being conducted here in Hawaii. The more likely possibility is that this indeed is Monsanto’s fields that are subleased to another company who also subleases it to a melon farmer.  And that melon farmer is probably Sugarland Farms, who grows his melons out in Kunia!

Like someone once told us, that is why these women are not called the Intelligent Women Against Biotech.