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Russell Ruderman: Right to Know Who You Are

Before you start to read this post, please read the following definition of slander:

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As you research more on the leaders of the A’ole GMO movement, you start to find a lot of discrepancies in what they say and do.  It’s all documented front and center on the internet and somehow changes in emails.  Note this email from Russell Ruderman on his credentials of his degree:

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Okay, if he has his genetics degree, when exactly did he get it? What does the research on him say:

He got his degree nearly 40 years ago!  The technology now and then is so advanced and I can’t imagine that he has kept up with it.  He’s been running his Islands Naturals Deli and Market for several decades already.  Is pumping up your science credentials going to affect my opinion of you?  Why didn’t he just say that he has a BS in Biology to begin with in his email instead of being coy about it?

And about that Right to Know campaign bit…

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**If you plan on commenting on this post as being slanderous, the evidence is presented and received from the source himself.  How is your own presentation of yourself with discrepancies slanderous?**

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Babes Against Biotech: A Lesson in Slander & Libel

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Time for some fact checking of this post.  Note that this was sent in by someone and apparently posted somewhere regarding the petition to support farmers.

If your group is going to post this, what would you think of them?  Does this perhaps look as though the group is promoting crop destruction?  Hmm…

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Learn the definition of what slander is:

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Could these comments be considered slander?

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Then take a look at what libel means:

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Now who do you think is doing the slander and being libelous?

Making Up Stuff as You Go: Thanks Jenny Reschan

Here’s an example that shows proof that A’oles make up stuff as they go.  The sad thing is they believe it without question:

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I did not know that Jon Entine, Robert Wager, Richard Ha, or even myself worked for any chemical company whatsoever.  Oh, yeah, that’s why you follow the Babes Against Biotech for your solid information.

People like Jenny Reschan still haven’t figured out that calling someone a shill doesn’t work in your favor and actually weakens your argument.  Note two words: Shill Gambit.

Put Up a Pro GMO Page & They Will Come!

If you ever are curious about who is an A’ole and the level of their intelligence, just set up a pro GMO page on Facebook.  If an A’ole ever gets a hold of it, you’ll get a flood of comments that are either mean or nasty or so ignorant that it’s amazing they don’t even realize how uninformed they are.  That is the A’ole way of doing things in Hawaii.

Here’s quite a few examples found on the GogoGMO page.  (Note: All comments are publicly available.)

Here’s Jessica Mitchell, who is notorious for her “Go back to Japan” comment to Senator Nishihara that will live in infamy:

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Then there is Frank Garcia and his lovely tirade.

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Then there is Taylor Kaneaiakala and his perfect example of aloha.

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Next there is Eric Kent Hagy and his take on biotech as well as his evidence, Genetic Roulette.

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You know how you learn as a kid that if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.  Well, Keliihananui Crabbe has apparently forgotten to bite one’s tongue.

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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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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!