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OMG the Big Island Of Hawaii just passed it's GMO Bill

OMG GMO Bill 113 Passed!

SUBHEAD: OMG WE DID IT!!! GMO BILL 113 HAS PASSED! Mahalo Hawaii.

WOOHOO! WE DID IT! BILL #113 has passed the final reading by the full council. The bill will now go to our honorable Mayor Billy Kenoi who has 10 business days to uphold the will of the people and the Hawai`i County Council or to veto the bill sending it back to the
council for further consideration.

We ask for your continued support on the following two items: Write a letter to thank our councilmembers for protecting the health and preservation of our community and protection of Hawai's agricultural lands, encourage our Mayor Billy Kenoi to sign Bill 113 into law.

See livestream with Occupy Hilo (http://www.livestream.com/occupyhilo)

A slap at Eric Cantor?

Am I the only one who see the Dem victories in Virginia as a slap at Eric Cantor and his scorch the earth and bayonet the wounded policies? Forgive me if this has already been posted...I've been off line a few days.

Thought DU would like to see a friend's experience w/ ACA website

Her email....

I wanted to see what all the fuss was about as far as website was concerned. I just went to the site, got in immediately, went to sign in once from California (a state that has its own system) and once from Delaware (where one has to use the federal website) and, interestingly enough, I got all the way to "ready to enroll?" without a Single hiccup. It worked beautifully for me. Hmmmmmmmm.

Help re Ghostery

Someone on DU posted a link to Ghostery - which I really liked. Windows has somehow deleted it and I CANNOT get it re-installed or windows has blocked the re-install. The prompt says it's installed, but the "blue ghost" does not appear and ads are popping up everywhere. Arrrrrrgh....

Is there someone here who can help me?

!!! Please help Kauai County complete its GMO Bill 2491 !!!

The Bill was passed by the County County Council 6-1 and is currently awaiting the signature of the Mayor of Kauai. If the bill is not signed by the end of October is goes away. If vetoed, the Council has enough votes to override a veto.

Kauai is a small island attempting to protect itself from a huge GMO industry presence by protecting the people, land, ocean life & reefs from runoff. PLEASE help us by RESPECTFULLY urging the Mayor Carvalho to sign the bill via email at mayor@kauai.gov or phone at 808.241-4900. Please no bombastic, mean, nasty or expletive filled messages - they are counterproductive.

The bill is VERY reasonable. It does not prohibit GMO. It requires GMO seed companies (BSAF, Monsanto, Dow, Pioneer, Syngenta, etc) to (1) disclose what they are spraying (2) notify the public when they plan to spray; and (3) prohibit spraying within 100 feet of people, business, schools, etc. The opposition from the seed companies was and is enormous with outlandish claims of prohibiting their ability to grow GMO ("Don't say No to GMO", Know GMO before you say No, etc). Their employees were paid to attend hearings, protest, and provided signs to post.

There is one local attorney against a small army of attorneys from the mainland for the GMO companies to pressure anyone who supports the bill. A few groups have tentatively offered to defend the anticipated lawsuits for free.

Mahalo for your help and support.

Is it OK to post a request for help in contacting

the Kauai Mayor to sign the Bill passed 6-1 at the country council level and awaiting the Mayor's signature. Prior to the vote, the mayor asked the council to postpone the vote (he's up for reelection).

The bill is VERY reasonable. It requires GMO seed companies (BSAF, Monsanto, Dow, Pioneer, Syngenta, etc) to (1) disclose what they are spraying (ii) notify the public when they plan to spray; and (iii) prohibit spraying within 100 feet of people, business, schools, etc. It does not prohibit the growing of GMO. The opposition from the seed companies is HUGE without outlandish claims of prohibiting their ability to grow GMO ("Don't say No to GMO", etc) with a small army of attorney's on island to pressure the Mayor. As I said, he's up for reelection.

Kauai is a small island attempting to take on the huge GMO industry by protecting the people, land, ocean life and reefs. IS it acceptable to ask DUer's to email, call etc the Mayor voicing support and urging him to sign the bill?

Kauai County Council passed its "GMO" bill....

The bill requires the GMO companies on island to (1) publically disclose what they are spraying; (2) give notice before they spray and (3) prohibit spraying within 100 feet of businesses, residences, schools, - basically people. It was not a prohibition to GMO growing, but it was reasonable baby step to protect the people, reefs, sea life and land from airborne chemicals and chemical runoff into the ocean. The opposition from the GMO companies their armies of attorneys on island was immense (perhaps even overplayed). The Kauai County Council prevailed and passed the bill.

Note: Hawaii has a 12 month growing season + an abundance of rain. Consequently it has more GMO acres planted than in the Midwest.




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