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You Wrote It, We Post It. Don’t Like It, Don’t Post It! Get it?

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This was received yesterday from an A’ole GMO commenter, Samuel Shaw.  Remember that these commentaries were posted by your fellow A’oles all over the social media.  Those same folks who made these statements are the ones demanding laws to be made.  The A’oles just despise this page! But you A’oles provided the material for it!  It was created by your own nasty social media posts!  People have been capturing and broadcasting your statements all over the place in order to back up our claim that there is no aloha from the activists.  And it’s not about dividing the community, it’s about exposing the very comments that ARE dividing the community.  Let the Mayor work with the state and federal government to deal with the issue as he should uphold the laws that he took an oath of office for.  Just because there are no arrests doesn’t make it right to even make such threats to begin with.  That is his job to follow through on his oath, not throw it aside like Hooser and Bynum are doing.

If you don’t like reading what you see here, stop posting that kind of stuff to begin with.  Should anyone really be listening to activists who do this?  If you don’t like what you’re reading on here, then stop being the source of it.

Samuel Shaw did want me to also post this.  So much aloha that they can’t figure out what it really is anymore.  Personal attacks against people are all they can resort to and organizations that allow this kind of stuff to happen are also kind of sad.  Rudeness and disrespect rule here in Hawaii and if you speak up against it or even expose it, you get attacked for doing so.  Let’s not forget that this guy was giving discounts for tattoos to people who showed that they signed the petition against Chuck.  What does that say?

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Get it? Likely not.  Please go up and read the title again, that may help.  Be accountable for what you say, no matter where you are.

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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.

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:

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(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!

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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The Legend of the A’ole GMO

Many years ago, a very special group of people became the chosen ones, or so they were told.  They were sought out to protect mother nature and save the earth.  They did so by watching many a movie on the internet and were told to spread the word across the world and beyond.  They willingly did so without question…

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Not only were they chosen to watch movies, but they were shown the truth about these evils surrounding us through many scary pictures and memes plastered all over the social media!

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The flood of these pictures and the stories they told made people afraid for their lives for they really believed they were in danger of being poisoned by evil.  They became angry.  Some even started saying things like this…

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Some A’oles became keenly knowledgeable from reading something on the internet and started to boast their expertise too…

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However, some A’oles became really upset and used social media to express it (note there are too many to post!)…

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Some got so angered that they even said this…

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The scientists tried to come to educate these people and reassure them they were not in danger, but they would not listen and instead responded  with:

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But these A’oles claiming the Right to Know already knew what they wanted, so they formed a special bond.  That common bond of love, peace, hate, and poison and got together to do this…

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Seeing that there was an opportunity, some people decided to take action to help these angry and scared people.  Capitalizing on all of this bonding based on fear resulted in:

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Not only did these very clever marketers see $$, but leaders also saw opportunities in this whole affair…

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All the while, the farmers who feed us and tend to the lands were being subjected to:

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As a result, we now have communities that look like this…

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Which was created by this…

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What we really need this the most is this at this time…

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Because this is what our communities need to be doing…

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A’ole GMO means A’ole Aloha was created to restore this special spirit to our islands by recognizing this issue.  All we want is this…

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