“I’m not a scholar when it comes to traditional Hawaiian spiritual beliefs, but I’m going to make a wild guess and say the secret spraying of chemicals on the people is not part of that tradition.” – J Rappoport
Barry Kurren is the federal judge overseeing Monsanto’s lawsuit against the county of Maui.
Monsanto sued, after the people of Maui dared to say no. After they voted to stop new Monsanto/Dow GMO development on the Island.
This is the same Judge Barry Kurren who ruled against the people of Kauai in a similar case.
As the New York Times put it (8/26/14): “A federal judge in Hawaii has struck down a local ordinance that would have restricted or regulated the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops on the island of Kauai, saying the measure was pre-empted by state law.
“United States Magistrate Judge Barry M. Kurren wrote in one of his two related decisions…‘The court’s ruling simply recognizes that the State of Hawaii has established a comprehensive framework for addressing the application of restricted-use pesticides and the planting of G.M.O. crops, which presently precludes local regulation by the county.’”
Precludes. Local. Regulation.
Ah yes, jurisdiction. Which government entity can decide how much pesticide poison the people of Hawaii should be exposed to? Local, state, or federal?
Judge Kurren shifted the “legal problem” to the State of Hawaii, meaning the government, not the people. Continue reading