Category Archives: No Aloha Commentary

The Representatives of the GMO Free Club of Kauai

Funny how the news stories explicitly stated that the threats to the mayor were not representative of the anti-GMO movement.  Then another supporter said that they are 0.01% of the activists and that there is no engaging with these folks.  Really Aria Juliet? Interesting because you’ll find all of these people in the GMO Free Kauai group.

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These misguided people seem the be the very ones that Hooser and Bynum are associating with.  The writing is on the wall.  Do you actually think that the public is oblivious to this?

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When you put it all together, you get a better view of what the whole picture looks like…

Here’s Christi Demuth’s twitter feed on what she thinks.  She’s a well know A’ole to everyone from Kevin Folta to Karl Haro-Von Mogel:

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Then there is Sol Kahn:

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No names needed here, they proudly put their comments out:

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From the Babes Against Biotech Facebook Page

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More anti-aloha sentiment:

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Here is Brent Norris on the Pro GMO page:

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More of Christi:

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Here’s Megan Fox:

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Another BABs supporter:

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Then there is Joanna CastrowheelerDelaMata:

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More Kauai aloha stars:

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Megan Fox once again:

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Then there is Sara Jo Thompson:

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One more anti-aloha commenter:

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Then there is the Ohana O Kauai crew in their petition against Chuck Lasker:

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Alicia Hoyer is yet another A’ole posting her love towards the mayor:

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Dustin Barca sends this message:

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Here’s more commentary from others like James Chuck Ridings:

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Then there’s Leimomi Kalanihuia:

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And Mav Black.

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From the Pro GMO page also with Fern Anuenue.

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And the anti-aloha just goes on and on.

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Then let’s not forget about the GMO Reaper Geoff Morris:

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Then there is also Kurtis Kunesh:

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Note that all of these comments were found in the social media and posted publicly and sent in!  Amazingly though, there are some level heads in the bunch but apparently not enough of them:

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Hooser and Bynum’s Land of No Aloha Activists!

So it has been big news that the anti-GMO Bill 2491 was vetoed by Mayor Carvalho just a few days ago.  Did you ever think that it would be peaceful, calm, and quiet?

Meet the activists of Kauai and see how they treat their leaders.

It is not a surprise that the same activists who disrespect farmers, graffiti roadways, threaten to destroy crops and equipment, and put nasty commentaries all over the social media have shown their true colors once again for all to see.  They can’t see that there are flaws in the bill that would cause significant headaches for the county to deal with based on existing statutes already in place.  One of them being the Hawaii Right to Farm Act.

Just read the commentary coming out from the Babes Against Biotech leader, Nomi Carmona.

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Then go to her Babes Against Biotech page and you’ll find many more lovely comments about the Mayor’s decision to veto the flawed law.

Let’s call the Mayor lovely names by James Kealii Kam.

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Then another one from Michael Huskey criticizing the Mayor.

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Then there is Jason Kalani who promotes the use of violence and threats to get their way.

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Don’t forget what Ricky Murray has to say about the Mayor.

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Here’s more lovingly written comments on the Hawaii News Now post about the veto by Kristin Steinkamp and Bigkine.

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Here’s another winning comment by Mahea N Umi, of course not backed up by evidence, just heresy:

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And another one from Stephanie Bogan, of course downplaying the threatening language being used as acceptable due to laws for freedom of speech:

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Then there is Rey Kamakani and his lovely quote to the mayor:

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And let’s also not forget some new comments about GMO that came out right after the veto on the Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition page.

Here’s a very nice person named Donna French who has a clear message to send to biotech supporters:

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Then there is another person named Patric Coan who has a lot to say about his plans for biotech crops:

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Then there is also the GMO reaper on Kauai:

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And yet another one from Kurtis Kunesh.

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We can’t forget that the very person who insisted on passing this law (his initials are G.H.) did not even consider preexisting statutes that would jeopardize it.  Didn’t he and the other County Council members take an oath of office, same as Mayor Carvalho?

“I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully support the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawaii and the Charter and laws of the County of Kauai, and conscientiously and impartially discharge my duties as ________ of the County of Kauai.”

He continues to refuse to acknowledge that this hate is being spewed by the very activists he supports.  Its like it doesn’t exist in his eyes.  He just continually incites the A’oles with the same information not even bothering to actually state the facts to them about the existing statutes and legal issues.  Could this be a way of keeping people in the dark, just like the tactics of Babes Against Biotech and Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition?

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His son unfortunately is no different in that he didn’t even bother to read the attorney general’s opinion on the law or even consider the fact that it was flawed to begin with.  Which politician is adhering to their oath of office to uphold the laws of the state, federal, and county?  It’s the mayor.  But these folks are now ticked off and don’t care how they express it.

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Many activists feel that it is their “right” to act the way they want because they are unhappy. But do they indeed have the evidence and data to support what they are saying?  No, never, and all that is evident are hateful comments like these, with no basis in truth or fact.  These are indeed the faces of the anti-GMO movement here in Kauai but many news articles state otherwise that they do not represent the movement.  Are you kidding?

Look in the mirror and see if you’d like others to remember you that way, captured on the social media forever.  Is there room for yelling, threats of riots and violence in law making? Of course, I’d probably get a comment here saying once again that there is no aloha on my point of view.  Really?  Everything is justified and it doesn’t matter how its done?  Remember, that if you are posting threats, say rotten stuff, calling that there is no aloha, stop posting and doing stuff that is reflective of that.  Then there would be nothing to write about on this blog.  It is hopeful, but not likely at this point.

A’ole GMOs Claim No Aloha on Both Sides?

If find it very interesting that my blog is getting a lot of complaints on the social media by the A’ole GMO club, and claims that there is no aloha on both sides.

A screaming mother posted this “apology” stating this claim:

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I can’t quite figure out why a farmer would just come out of the blue screaming and sticking the finger unless something was antagonizing him to begin with, but that is yet another story.  And why are you also bringing your young kids to an activist event where you know you’ll piss people off?  Remember A’oles, that it just takes one bad misstep and your name will live in infamy to millions.  Thanks to the social media, it will be perpetuated in eternity, so just don’t do that!

Back on topic for tonight…  Where is the no aloha on both sides? What I have seen and been replied to when questioning some of the comments from the A’oles is some of the following:

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Some of my favorite Kauai A’oles came a taunting the other night on the Pacific Business News post on Sept. 21, when I responded to the post pertaining to what questions would you ask the editorial board.  I simply posted a question and this is what ensued after that.  The A’oles hate when they think their forum is being infringed upon and when that happens, you get a nice name…  Troll! Can I then say hypocrisy because the same accusers will frequently go on to pro-science sites and go ape crap all over it!

Here’s a bit more of the conversation that continued on that page by these A’oles:

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Prior to that commentary with these A’oles, several months back on the Hawaii Ag post about papayas, several of them decided to voice their opinions about it.  I had to speak up to to temper some of the nasty comments they were making and some of the misinformation being spread and one of the same A’oles from the previous commentary decided to do the same thing:

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I just could not resist going to the farmer’s market and countering the claims that papayas are poisonous.  And this is what I get as a response from an A’ole:

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One of my favorite responses from A’oles when they have no coherent arguments left is:

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It is amazingly odd that they want one to eat poison GMOs and then tell a person something enlightening and peaceful.  What a tale of irony indeed!

What is even more odd is that they will tell me to “Go eat your GMOs,” then start to question themselves and ask what I eat or feed my family.  Obviously you made such a bold statement that you must know but something is making you doubt it???  Got to love the  same old verbiage of “it’s banned” and “get biotech out.”

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Well, I still ask A’oles who feel that they have been threatened or harassed to please clarify and give specifics.  Several of them have complained and said that they were being made targets and I told them, “Please share it so that we can be aware of it.”  So far, all I got was this one:

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A’oles Just Don’t Read but can Talk!

When you haven’t had much education in science and research, it is easy to get correlation mixed up with causation.  Some don’t bother to read the definitions either or take time to learn about what’s truly being said.  This opens up huge flaws in the A’ole GMO club’s arguments.

First, let’s define what correlation is:

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Now let’s define what causation is:

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Note, now really note and pay attention here, these two words are found in completely different sections of the dictionary.  Why? Because they have completely different meanings.  They are not the same as you can see from above.

The A’oles have resorted to their science with their graphs as shown below:

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These A’oles will state that the increase in GMOs in our diets are the reason for increases in every single disease on earth.  If that is the case, then that would mean the rise in production and consumption of organic foods would also be linked to increased disease.  Well, that would fluster them all up in a forum so we’ll leave that aside for now.  Basically, if something is correlated, it doesn’t mean that it is causative.  One has to dig deeper to determine causation from a correlation.

In today’s edition of the chronicles of the A’ole GMO club, we are going to talk about correlation a bit more.  As we have seen across many forums where GMOs are discussed here in Hawaii, there is a noticeable trend in the A’oles commentary lengths.  They seem to be getting very, very long in their posts:

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Do A’oles really think that others are going to read these online novels when most of the time they themselves don’t even read the actual post or article they are commenting on?  I am starting to think that there is indeed a correlation here.  The correlation of the post is inversely proportional to the degree of critical thinking and reasoning.  And since some of our lazy readers won’t bother to check the link, this is what it means:

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A’ole interpretation here: The longer your post, the less in will be based upon critical thinking and reasoning.

The A’oles go on and on about their hate or knowledge about GMOs that sometimes they even forget what or where the initial target post was to begin with:

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Note that the blog link posted states clearly that the regulation of pesticides would be voluntary until the formal legislation is put into place.  The A’oles obviously have no reading comprehension skills because they comment as if the whole law would be voluntary.  Please read people, or you will be made the fool but we know that already.

Yes A’oles, this is really sending the governor a strong message of what you’re all about and how you don’t think.  And that is why you are an A’ole.  A’ole GMO means A’ole Aloha and A’ole critical thinking and reasoning.  You’ve just shown that to the Governor tonight with how  you’ve shown your exemplary manners and professionalism on his own official page.  And you want him to listen to you after all of that???

The Fracturing of Our Communities

There is a lot of ugliness right now happening on our islands.  It started back in 2012 when legislation was introduced to label GMOs, which started a social media mass of anti-GMO activism.  From screaming matches with farmers to hateful voicemails towards legislators, it got very nasty.  That law did not make it through however the frenzy of anti-GMO activism got fired up yet again with bills on the Big Island and Kauai being introduced within these past few months.

In response to the surge of anti-GMO activism in Hawaii, the pro-biotech supporters came up with a page to help temper the fears created by these bills.  Those pages sat quietly while people were respectful and putting comments here and there.  However, once the anti-GMO club found these pages, that all ended.

Here’s a little taste of what the moderator of the page got to see once the A’oles found it…  By the way, there are hundreds more of these kinds of comments on the social media made by these people adding more fuel to the fire and spreading so much hate towards the agricultural industry here in Hawaii.

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Here’s yet another gem from the same page:

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We can pretend that these kind of people don’t exist in Hawaii or we can recognize that these folks are the radicals that have everyone’s attention.  There is no compromising with ideology-based radicals who refuse to be reasonable.  Once fear has set in, it leads to irrational behaviors.  This kind of activism should not be used to make laws.  The loudest voices do not dictate law, the reasonable ones do.  Hence the reason why A’ole GMO means A’ole Aloha was born to show the side of the people demanding these laws.

Of course the activists have over taken the social media to try to squelch this exposure.  However, we will continue to show what is wrong with listening to the demands of these kinds of activists.  It is the main reason why our communities are fractured.  This is not local style at all and can’t be continued.