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Category Archives: Injustice

Monsanto & Bayer Killing Bees & Butterflies

sunflower-bee-beth-reisHow shameless is Monsanto Hawaii’s advertising? A banner ad on the Maui Now web site shows a photo of a bee sucking up nectar from a sunflower next to a photo of a butterfly landing on a yellow flower with a caption proclaiming – “Cultivating an even brighter future for agriculture.”

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Power Corrupts – Lack Empathy

all-power-tends-to-corrupt-and-absolute-power-corrupts-absolutelyAccording to research from Sukhvinder Obhi, a neuroscientist at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, power can actually change how the brain functions. “Many people who have witnessed a colleague get promoted to an executive level have probably seen some changes in their behavior. Power has a profound effect on the neurocognitive system underlying behavior.” Read more of this post

Planned Obsolescence – Light Bulbs

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The 2010 documentary The Light Bulb Conspiracy examined planned obsolescence and products that are designed to fail, including light bulbs. Have you ever wondered why light bulbs burn out so often? Read more of this post

The Latest Smart Meter Blunder in the UK

764_-3According to The Daily Telegraph millions of smart meters installed in British households under the Government’s flagship scheme may need to be replaced due to an IT bungle. Last night consumer experts described the smart meter roll-out as a “cock up” while sources at major energy firms admitted the cost was “spiraling” despite customers receiving “sub-par experiences”. Read more of this post

More Smart Meter Problems

smartmeter_-_low_resA Dutch study by the University of Twente, in collaboration with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, discovered that energy saving light bulbs, LED bulbs and dimmers can give false meter readings that are 582 per cent higher than they should be. Professor Frank Leferink of the UT estimates that potentially inaccurate meters have been installed in at least 750,000 Dutch households. Read more of this post

Massive Smart Meter Malfunction

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Don’t believe the industry hype that electric smart meter are accurate. There are just too many consumer reports of inflated bills and the latest is a whopper. The UK’s Daily Telegraph reports on one energy company’s malfunctioning smart meters charging electricity users as much as £33,000 ($40,580) for a day’s power. Read more of this post

No Aloha? Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Sues Hawaiians Then Backs Out

face1536.49566094047.originalUpdate 1/25/2017 Mark Zuckerberg will drop his lawsuit to force the sale of small tracts of land within his Kauai estate, the Facebook CEO announced today in Kauai’s newspaper, The Garden Island. The Facebook CEO, who owns a chunk of land on Kauai, filed eight “quiet title” lawsuits on Dec. 30, “seeking to force owners of 14 small properties to sell their stakes in their land at public auction.” The 14 parcels are surrounded by roughly 700 acres on Kauai’s north shore that Zuckerberg bought two years ago for about $100 million. Under Hawaii law, the owners of these parcels have rights to access their property through Zuckerberg’s land. Read more of this post

Journalist Glenn Greenwald on the Witch-Hunt Against Trump

2814541801Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who helped disseminate Edward Snowden’s shocking  revelations to the world, has posted an article warning about the suspicious ongoing propaganda war against Donald Trump and the “classic Cold War dirty tactics” being employed.  “In January 1961 Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” Read more of this post

The Doors’ Legendary Drummer John Densmore Appeals to President Obama – Apologize to Native Americans

standing-rock-protestors_inlineWriting in Rolling Stone, Densmore begins: “First of all, Turtle Island is the name of this continent we live on… that’s right, not “America … as in North America,” but the name given by the first peoples of this land. According to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, the United States, Canada and Mexico are passing political entities, having their legitimacies to be sure. But according to Mr. Snyder, they will lose their mandate if they continue to abuse the land. As he writes in 2009’s The Practice of the Wild, “The State is destroyed, but the mountains and rivers remain.” Read more of this post

How Media Controls The Message – The Real Fake News

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In this time of “fake news” headlines, here are some excerpts from revealing accounts by award-winning journalists in the book “Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press” published in 2004, which revealed major media corruption. Publishers Weekly: In this illuminating anthology, editor Borjesson succinctly explains the journalist’s predicament: “The buzzsaw is what can rip through you when you try to investigate or expose anything this country’s large institutions be they corporate or government want kept under wraps.” Read more of this post