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Malama the A’ina, Pono Preachers: They aren’t the Rubbah Slippah Folks

After seeing numerous hate comments and nastiness among the A’ole crowd, I started asking myself as to why these folks seem to not embody the local style spirit?  Do these folks, who are demonizing farmers across our state, have any roots to plantation style culture?  To me, they do not speak or act with the rubbah slippah folks, a term coined by Richard Ha.  Let’s see who these folks really are…

Nomi Carmona of the Babes Against Biotech: Ms. No Aloha #1 from Corona, California

The leader of the Babes Against Biotech is Nomi Carmona.  She loves to speak in her Hawaiian phrases and such and says how she wants to protect the aina.  Lo and behold, her home aina is not Hawaii!  Maybe her name needs to be Nomi California!

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Jessica Mitchell aka Senator Nishihara’s “Go Back to Japan” Girl and Babes Against Biotech from Sacramento, California

Another notorious BAB is Jessica Mitchell, who made her name known across the land as the “Go Back to Japan” message to Senator Nishihara.  What would happen if someone left her a message, “Go back to California!”

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Representative Jessica Wooley “I want a label” legislator and I Love BABs from Scottsdale, Arizona

She has her roots in the local plantation style ways because she was born and raised on the plantations of Arizona and schooled in California.

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Earthjustice Attorney Paul Achitoff “GMOs are being shoved down our throats” lawyer not from Hawaii

He speaks for the local people every since he landed in Hawaii in 1990.  Definitely has his roots in local ways and ancestors from the plantations.  He’s protecting farmers too? Really?

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Jeri Di Pietro of Hawaii SEED from California

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Meet More Local Voices who Spread Hate Love To our Farmers

Here’s just a small picking of the members of the GMO Free groups in Hawaii that are on the social media.  Take a good look as to where they are from and it isn’t from our plantations.

Celeste Harvel aka “Chop Down your GMO papayas” Morro Bay, California

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Robert Bueller the “Ask Hooser A Question Plant” on Olelo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Jack Adam Weber aka “Civil Beat A’ole 10-4” from Middletown, Connecticut

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Patrick Coan of Lompoc, California

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Terrillyn West aka “Eat your GMO poisons no local would ever say that” lady

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Tek Nickerson aka “Banned from a Hawaii Biotech Page” from Cos Cob, Connecticut

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Maggie Sergio aka “Huffpo We’re Being Poisoned Writer” from New York

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Maya Wanczyk aka “Banned from Hawaii Biotech Pages” from Treasure Island, Florida

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Felicia Alongi Cowden aka A’ole GMO Radio Broadcaster from Prescott, Arizona

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James Trujillo from Santa Clara, California

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Kalalau Red aka “New Native” from Hopatacong, New Jersey

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Carolyn Fay Spector aka Dr. James Brewbaker Wanted Poster Chic from San Diego, California

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Mitsuko Hayakawa aka A’ole GMO Moms Club Ringleader from Los Angeles, California

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Kerri Petterson Marks aka GMO Free Kauai Club from Iowa City, Iowa

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Leeona Thompson aka Dylan Hooser’s Girlfriend From Texas

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Megan Fox Pittsley aka Disparage a Small Farmer’s Yelp Page Chic from Middleboro, Massachusetts

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Sarah Chi Smith aka “Banned from Pro Biotech Pages” from Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Karen Chun aka Civil Beat Cut and Paste GMO Expert from Stanford, California

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Sara Jo Thompson Irons aka “I hope you and Chuck have children with birth defects” from Fayetteville, Tennessee

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Christi A’ole GMO Demuth aka “Drink Your RoundUp” mother from California

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Robert Zelkovsky aka “I’ve been Banned from Pro GMO Hawaii fame” from New York

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Take a look at more “local” faces from the Kauai Midweek…  Where’s the descendants from the plantation workers???

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Now that you’ve seen the faces and where they are from, look at what they have said publicly to others across the social media…

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The vile comments seen here make it very obvious and clear that these people are not the rubbah slippah folks.  They can easily speak the lingo of malama the a’ina, and pono, but you can’t find a shred of it in what they say or do to farmers and others.  These people never knew what “small kid time” meant or what it means to be local.  They do not share the plantation style values of respect and coexistence that was taught back in those days.  This is a well bankrolled campaign paid for by lots of mainland monies to spread mainland values and destroy local ways.

They are not the local voices that should be heard.  Time to hear out the real local folks that know how to act and speak the true pono way…  The farmers!

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Bulliettes Against Biotech: Attack a Scientist

The term “babe” should refer to innocent children, untouched by the world, and ready to discover it for themselves.  The A’ole group called the Babes Against Biotech is a complete misnomer for one of the vilest group of folks found in our islands.  A’ole legislators love these nasty women and their following and throw out accusations of being bullied.  Really? Just read what happens if you’re a young scientist who decides to speak up for your profession.

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There needs to be a renaming of the Babes Against Biotech with their unaloha ways.  Bulliettes Against Biotech.  Who’s the bully here?

Helen Lovell Says Biotech Farmers Have No Aloha

Just when you thought things would quiet down a bit here in Hawaii, it never fails that the no aloha folks are bursting at the seams to spew their comments again.  Meet Helen Lovell, who apparently is a nurse:

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She believes that papaya farmers deserve no aloha for using biotech to grow their crops. But how exactly does one grow “nasty garbage?”

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She apparently thinks that there is no aloha when people speak up against these activists, and that anyone who does is a troublemaker.  Of course, they only want their voices heard and not anyone else’s.

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You also know that Vandana Shiva has recently been to the islands when they borrow her terminology of “raping the land.”

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Then she goes on to say that threats made against the Mayor were made by my little corn friend, Frank n Foode…(seriously?).  I can’t quite figure out why I would need to threaten the Mayor but she has something in her mind that there is a reason for it.  They still can’t figure out that they themselves are looking bad because of the nature of their commentaries.

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Last but not least, Helen has to throw in an insult.  No surprise at all for that is the Kauai A’ole way.

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As much as these folks love to talk about them being pono and having lots of aloha, it is clear that they have no clue about it already.  Same goes for their leader, Gary Hooser and his antics.  Monkey see, monkey do.

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.

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!

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The Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition is an interesting Facebook page full of A’ole GMO websites, scare mongering memes, Evict Monsanto stuff, and posts from some very lovely people indeed.  They also are quite conflicted as to whether they want a full ban on GMOs or just labeling.  Same goes for most of these groups with schizophrenic tendencies.  This page also uses its cover to post some very nice comments to farmers.

Here are a few gems from this group:

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Some commenters even get concerned about what some of their other fellow A’oles post…

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Their is also a noticeable pattern of posting nasty hateful comments that by design are meant to get their supporters worked up and also in the mode of communicating not only hateful messages, but outright condoning of vandalism and violence.

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It is amazing how pages like this have such vile, hateful commentary and then always end it with truth, love, peace, and unity!  Along with poison?!

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This group is also against Kamehameha Schools and their leases to Monsanto.  Their message is always Evict Monsanto and they even have shirts and caps that advertise their message.  Does this mean that they are anti-Hawaiian?  Do they not want Hawaiians to benefit from the lease land revenue?  We presume so as they are hell bent on getting after Kamehameha Schools.  Maybe a name change is due for this group…  The A’ole Kamehameha Schools Justice Coalition.  That’s the A’ole way for sure!

The Babes Against Biotech Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

When you think of a congresswoman, wouldn’t you think of someone who is well educated, level headed, and can think on her own two feet about the issues?  Well, I used to think that of these elected officials, but my mind has changed.  I’ve come to realize that some of our congress people are only willing to listen the loudest of the bunch and probably are part of the activist groups that continue to spread A’ole Aloha in Hawaii to further divide communities.

How we know that Ms. Gabbard is part of the Honeys as I call them is based on things I have seen her posting on their Facebook page back several months ago.  She clearly wears Monsanto glasses like so many others that have the same infliction.

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She has also aligned with other A’ole GMO pro label congress people and continues to spread the word about this perceived evil of Monsanto.  Forget the fact that Monsanto is not the only biotech company that sells seeds.

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You know that she is against technology when she responds to the Babes Against Biotech’s post accusing Truth About Trade and Technology of propaganda.

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Not only does she continually harp on Monsanto in the social media but she even sends out emails professing her intentions against the popular target of the A’ole GMO club:

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Why is she so hell bent on bashing Monsanto and so anti-technology?  You know the term follow the money, well let’s see…

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Note that Down to Earth and Noni Connection are on the top of the contributors list and are tied to the organic industry.  She and her father also started a non-profit, Healthy Hawaii Coalition where they also push for their environmentally friendly messages and go organic campaign.  Note that this campaign was even funded by taxpayer dollars at $25K without any bidding.  Taxpayer’s dollars are being used for A’ole GMO activism!

Being concerned about the many farmer constituents in her district, I decided to go on the social media and voice my opinion of her stance and actions as well as call her out for only taking one side on the issue.  The farmers and ranchers that use biotechnology in their work need to be heard.

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I indeed emailed her and her team nearly 3 months ago with not a single response back.  So we can guess that she is not supporting all farmers, including those who use bio-technology, which is sad.  She acknowledged that she went to the A’ole GMO Seed Exchange and to ONE Maui farm, but that was it.  She is also sponsoring a label for GMO foods but neither acknowledges a request for education along with it.  The lack of a response and her correspondence with farmers and her alliances with activists only tell us one thing.  This is the kind of leader she is:

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She is yet another opportunistic politician guilty of not researching her evidence and continually creating divisiveness and a lack of aloha in our communities.  I would be way more impressed if she took just a few minutes to listen to the farmers but unfortunately she values the voices of these people instead:

(Notice how this video wants a ban on GMOs yet later these same people will state that they want a label.  Just like Tulsi wanting a label, but more likely disguised as a ban.)

(Note how Tulsi’s friends protest fields being poison and wear masks.  If it is so poisonous, why are you wearing tank tops and shorts?)

Amazing the alliances Congresswoman Gabbard has made!