Be On The Lookout Kaua’i

Troy Hanohano posted this on Facebook January 29, 2018. Strong neighborhood watch protects ALL of us. Please be on the lookout.

Luana Denise posted to Kaua’i Buy and Sell and wrote:

HELP!!! I need help identifying these two guys that just came to my house in broad daylight and tried to choke me. My boyfriend left to go surfing and they waited at the end of our road thinking no one is home. Right after my boyfriend left they rolled up in a truck not knowing anyone is home. I asked them what they wanted and they told me to STFU. I immediately called the cops and stepped outside to take a picture and as I was doing so the man with the mustache tried to grab me by my throat. While the other guy was reaching in his pocket. I somehow managed to dodge the older man and ran around my house while on the phone with KPD. I was hiding in a bush when they both screamed that they’d be back to kill me. Please help me find out who these guys are. I’m so scared at this point. KPD is currently looking around Kealia for the guys.

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Facebook BLOCKS Conservative Comment

Writing in The Hill, Cathy Young, reported about recent news Facebook staffers had “sought to delete Donald Trump’s posts calling for restrictions on Muslim immigration as violating the company’s hate speech policies” as an example of anti-conservative bias within Facebook. Young asks the question: Is there a problem of anti-conservative bias in social media?

I’m a lifelong progressive and BernieBro, but I left the Democratic party in Election 2016 due to Hillary’s and the DNC’s interference in the primary. In protest I voted for Donald Trump. I’ve enjoyed this past year, as I’ve been on the sidelines. There are many policies from the Trump administration I support, yet his style is hard to stomach.

A friend posted a FAKE NEWS post about the alleged “illegal immigration” of Mary Anne Macleod, mother of Donald Trump. My response was civil. I simply titled the comment, “Democrat FAKE NEWS … from Snopes.” I then posted the research provided by the fact-checking group. See below.

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Facebook immediately marked the comment to be SPAM and removed the comment.

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On the other hand, Facebook had no problem with Bill Bradley’s comment, “I’m pretty sure she was a hore [sic] too. Ha ha ha!

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I felt repulsed by his comment. Regardless one’s political leaning, that is a terrible thing to say about anyone’s mother. Facebook apparently tips the scale toward liberals, yet allows someone to degrade mothers. This is another reason I left the Democratic party. Totally disgusting!

 

 

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My Conversation with Sally Kohn

On January 9th I received an automated email blast from Sally Kohn. Ms. Kohn claims to be “one of the leading progressive voices in America today.”  She is currently a CNN political commentator and columnist, who worked previously as a contributor for Fox News. Her blast urged me, “Don’t forget you can be one of the cool kids and pre-order your advance copy of my book, The Opposite of Hate.” She also requested I subscribe to her podcast and “be sure to leave a review to counter the trolls who’ve been trying to flood the comments.”

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Sally Kohn: Kicking Off New Book

In her blast, Sally also reported what she thought was the most important moment of the Golden Globes that nobody was talking about — when Alexander Skarsgård accepted his award for Big Little Lies and referred to his women co-stars as “girls.”

I sent the following response to Ms. Kohn on January 9th:

Dear Ms. Kohn,
I work around women in many industries. It’s common for WOMEN to refer to other women as GIRLS. It’s not misogyny. My wife and I walk into a business — restaurant or retail — and the female clerk says, “How are you guys?” She’s not a guy! If you want to spend your time working to change this, wish you the best — BUT do not CLAIM men are misogynistic on this. It comes from women. Clean up your own ranks rather than pick on men unfairly.
Thank you!

Surprisingly, she responded. That was cool:

thanks for your email.
just wondering if you actually read the full essay i wrote?
would help guide me in my response to your feedback
sally

I had read her full essay so I responded:

Good morning Ms. Kohn,
Appreciate hearing from you. I’ve followed you for years. I read your article on ShondaLand before responding. You wrote, “It is because we — all of us, and thus our society as a whole — think less of women that we both perpetuate and tolerate patterns of violence and intimidation.”

I certainly do not agree. Maybe I grew up differently. I was an athlete. On the court, if a person could play, we care little about race or gender. I was talented. We would frequently play 4-on-4. I would pick three women players and we would trounce the challenging four-player male teams. We loved this! I carry their laughter and joy deep in my heart. I adored my female athletes and this transferred to other areas of my life. It was never a question whether I think less of women — I always considered myself inferior and worshipped women on the pedestal they deserve.

I spent a career in the trenches as a union employee advocate. My first major grievance represented a dozen women who were struggling with a new female manager. They had earned a prestigious agency Bureau of the Year award the previous year. Unfortunately, their beloved and trusted male manager departed. The agency as a whole certainly didn’t think less of these women. The departing manager didn’t. I was aware of some men (and women) who did though. I battled these demeaning, abusive and bullying managers over the years. Tough battles!

In her introductory meeting with the team, the new female manager repeatedly referred to the ladies as “girls.” This offended them so deeply we were never able to repair the breach. I came from an academic environment and we had been “educated” about this demeaning label. I was now working in government and behavior was clearly old school. The worst offenders in the agency were women. They commonly referred to their subordinate women as “girls.” They referred to each other as “girl.” As an athlete, I played with many Black men. They commonly called each other “N****”, as you know. I didn’t. This would have been inappropriate. Thus, if a woman calls another woman, “girl,” who am I to “mansplain”?

Most staff considered “girl” to be a term of affectionate. It was confusing for me. The new manager’s use appeared condescending to the ladies. Tone, body language, context … there are many components to speech. The use of “girl” by one woman wasn’t interpreted the same as it might be when another woman used the label. In one situation, it was loving; in another, clearly it was inappropriate.

I had worked with the woman prior to her reassignment and respected her. I felt she had the ability to learn and adapt, so I tried many mediation strategies with her and the team. The staff’s opinion had hardened and the new manager simply couldn’t warm up to her subordinates. Fear and distrust were too strong now. Ultimately, we won in arbitration. The agency finally transferred the embattled manager, appointed a new woman, and the team once again flourished. The second manager respected women in general — and these women in particular. They respected her in return.

You added, “Time isn’t just up on men who harass and assault women, time is also up for other men to stand by and pretend that the solution to injustice is in women’s hands alone.”

Your statement above was BOLDED in the article. It slapped me right in the face. Yes, I STOOD UP for these COURAGEOUS and BOLD women. They had earned my respect; they had earned the respect of our agency. I first stood up for a young 15-year-old “girl” while teaching Special Ed students in a public school. I was called to a meeting and asked to bring one of my male students. There were three male administrators in the room when I arrived. My other student, Jane Doe, was huddled in a corner sobbing deeply. The optics were terrifying. Three BIG, BAD intimidating men against this tiny, young female. I listened. They didn’t call her a girl. No! They repeatedly referred to her as a “ho.” They witnessed her holding hands with the “young man” (as they called him) at lunch. The young man was troubled; this is why he was one of my students. She was troubled. I’m sure they intented well — but their strategy was disgusting! SHAME the young woman! “Boys will be boys” about the male!

I filed a grievance and a month later the school district fired me. I tried to fight my dismissal but NOBODY was interested in listening to me. I was labelled a trouble maker and the powers that be wanted me out. I know the feeling of not being believed.

The next time I witnessed inappropriate behavior in the workplace, I signed up to fight officially — for my women coworkers. NOBODY fought for me. I spend my career on defense. NOBODY talks about the men (and women) who have battled FOR women; NOBODY talks about the horror we face. Standing up for women cost me promotions and eventually my job. It cost our family over $500,000 in salary and retirement benefits.

You write. You have the luxury to express opinion — but I see no blood on your hands. When you point your finger to SHAME men in the world for not standing up, you thrust a dagger directly through my heart!

I did not simply TAKE A KNEE … I put my life into this fight. I put my career on the line for women — we WON every fight — except the fight to save my job. You think it’s hard on a woman. It is. How hard do you think it is on men who ORGANIZE and DEFEND women. We become the TIP of the SPEAR. Now you shame me, shame us?

Search the media … there are now dozens, maybe hundreds, of #MeToo stories. Show me JUST ONE that talks about the punishment, retaliation and career destruction to those who stand up and fight to change and end this. We are the pioneers. In the drug war, law enforcement easily gives up an arrest on an individual user if he rats out a dealer higher up the chain. They prefer the Big Fish. Management does the same in labor relations. Better to get the organizer and quiet an entire group using fear rather than pick on a single women or man. NOBODY talks about this. Pick off the leaders — who then fights? NOBODY wants to fill the shoes. NOBODY protects the fighters.

So, to you, I return the admonishment. #TimesUP on a society that cannot SEE those of us who have been waging the Good Fight all these years. Women have made tremendous gains in the workplace and American society. Although they have far to go, they made advances TEAMING UP with honorable men and women. Please do not forget us!!!

Thank you. Much love and aloha. Here’s my #MeToo story:

http://www.scottgoold.org/metoo-glenn-r-smith-conspiracy.php

I didn’t hear back from Ms. Kohn and sent another message on January 11th:

Hello Ms. Kohn,
Wondered if you had any comments or thoughts?

Thanks,
Scott

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No response. Ms. Kohn doesn’t give a shit about men or our work to help abused women. She only wants to sell her book! I unsubscribed from her list.

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Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard Skewer AG Sessions on Marijuana Policy

Although over 64 percent of Americans say they support the legalization of Recreational Marijuana (72% of Democrats, and a slim majority, 51%, of Republicans), and an overwhelming 94 percent of adults (96% of independents, 95% of Democrats and 90% of Republicans) support Medical Marijuana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on January 4th rescinded three memos from the Obama administration that had signaled a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws. Sessions now shifts federal policy from a hands-off approach to unleashing federal prosecutors across the country to decide individually how to prioritize resources to crack down on pot possession, distribution and cultivation of the drug in states where it is legal.

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Aloha, Big Jeff. Lighten Up! (photo from The Real Fake News)

Eight states — Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington — plus the District of Columbia allow recreational sales of marijuana. Another 22 states allow some form of medical marijuana and 15 allow the lesser marijuana extract, medical CBD.

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US Senator Bernie Sanders pointed out no one who has seriously studied the issue believes that marijuana should be classified as a Schedule 1 drug beside killer drugs like heroin. To the contrary, Sanders believes the federal government should allow states the right to move toward the decriminalization of marijuana, not reverse the progress that has been made in recent years.”

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No, Attorney General Sessions. Marijuana is not the same as heroin. We should allow states the right to move toward the decriminalization of marijuana, not reverse progress that has been made.

~ US Senator Bernie Sanders
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US Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and US Representative Tulsi Gabbard (HI)

Our representative from Hawai’i, Tulsi Gabbard, emailed supporters warning that Attorney General Sessions has now put every state with policies of legalized medical and recreational marijuana on high alert, escalating the failed, so-called “War on Drugs.”

Millions of people in Hawai‘i and across the country will be at risk of arrest and federal prosecution for possessing, using, or selling marijuana—even though it is legal and in accordance with the statutes of their state.

~ US Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Representative Tulsi identified some of the Americans who will be harmed by Sessions’ decision. More than 80 percent of veterans in the American Legion voted two months ago in favor of a resolution legalizing medical marijuana at the federal level. Veterans suffering from invisible wounds like Post-Traumatic Stress and chronic pain or with addiction to opioids. Tulsi says they deserve our commitment to researching every possible treatment to help them. She claims Sessions now fails them.

States that have passed medical marijuana laws have seen a correlating drop in opioid-related deaths. Parents of children with epilepsy, cancer, and other serious and chronic conditions are fighting for greater research and legal use of medical marijuana. They have rallied behind Tulsi’s bill H.R. 1227, Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act.

Deputy Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Grant Smith, said yesterday that Sessions has a long track record of being very punitive in his views on marijuana policy. He was one of chiefest opponents in the Senate with respect to reforming drug sentencing laws. He was one of the only and most outspoken opponents to marijuana reform in the Senate.

The announcement by Sessions is the biggest sign yet he wants to prioritize this, despite all the evidence that refutes any notion that federal interference in state marijuana laws, or any interference in state marijuana reform efforts, is productive.

~ Grant Smith, Drug Policy Alliance

No, Attorney General Sessions. Marijuana is not the same as heroin.

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Source: HempProject

 

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Gender and Race Discrimination on Facebook

Chamath Palihapitiya, former Facebook executive, has “tremendous guilt” over the growing social network, which he feels has eroded the “core foundations of how people behave by and between each other.”

“It literally is a point now where I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works. That is truly where we are,” he said. “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works: no civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem. This is not about Russian ads. This is a global problem.”

Facebook’s weak management and confusing community standards apparently allowed Russia to interfere in Election 2016. The company focuses on profits — not doing the “right thing.”

Facebook uses some of the most sophisticated artificial intelligence in world history to stimulate us to “engage” with its product and advertisements. Facebook is built on the idea of connecting the world. Unfortunately, what the company euphemistically calls engagement appears to a growing body of experts to be more accurately described as addiction and appears to be detrimental to humans.

Facebook SUCKS!!! They put my friend, Scott Goold, in jail for 3 Days for posting a Japanese Hentai art piece. Facebook community standards, “We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures.” The original post is below. Few Americans know about Hentai art:

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Facebook allows a picture of Kim and Trump measuring each other’s Dicks. They ban an image of two hermaphrodites holding each other’s dicks. Male dick and violence art is acceptable in Facebook’s Community Standards. Japanese peace and love art is banned!

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Facebook allows a picture of Kim and Trump holding each other’s Nuclear Dicks. They ban an image of two hermaphrodites holding each other’s dicks. Male dick and war art is acceptable in Facebook’s Community Standards. Japanese peace and love art is banned!

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Discovered this image on Facebook, January 7th. Apparently this is “appropriate content.” Facebook community standards state, “We restrict the display of nudity and sexual activity because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content — particularly because of their cultural background or age … Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to digitally created content unless the content is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes. ”

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Facebook allows a company to ADVERTISE nipple piercings. If people or companies pay them money, they allow boobs and nipples.

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Clicking on image leads to a larger view:

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Facebook allows the video (screenshot below) showing a man with a penis and testicles on his head, but blocks a person who shows art. This demonstrates the immature and uneducated culture at Facebook.

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As I’ve pointed out, Facebook is dominated by YOUNG MALES. They allow boob pics as long as the nipple is somewhat hidden. Young Males love boobs! Here’s another shot that Facebook Young Males allow. What purpose is this post except to delight the fantasies of Young Males? Art? That’s funny! Education? Get real. This is childish, caveman humor!

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Facebook claims to block sexually-explicit language. Here’s a screenshot from February 1, 2018. Kids are reading this.

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Facebook allows art such as this. The question for everyone is “What is the line between acceptable and unacceptable imagery?”

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This artwork below is acceptable to Facebook. As we see, users can post women’s breast and nipple art but not a penis. Men are protected; women are objectified. Men dominate at Facebook. They fantasize over boobs and vagina.

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Facebook also does not object to these images of Ciley Myrus. They block penis art but allow a strap-on dildo. Facebook is clearly immature and ill-informed.

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Facebook might find the images humorous. I posted the Hentai art for educational purposes. How many people have seen Hentai art? We’ve all seen images of people giving blowjobs. Very immature of Facebook! If they wish to connect the world, they must accept art and culture from other societies.  It’s time to recognize the violent, male-dominated USA standards are “detrimental to humans.”

Enjoy the original Japanese Hentai art piece, Futanari

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It appears Facebook is staffed by immature boys, like Beavis and Butthead, who get thrills from violence and male dick pics. They do not understand complex art. Auwe!

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More Pregnant Women Using Cannabis

Jacqueline Howard, writing in CNN, summarizes a Kaiser Permanente Northern California study. More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.

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Summary Findings

  • The prevalence of marijuana use among a sample of moms-to-be in California climbed to 7.1% from 4.2% between 2009 through 2016,
  • Among pregnant teens younger than 18, marijuana use climbed to 21.8% from 12.5%
  • Among women 18 to 24, marijuana use climbed to 19.0% from 9.8%
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Drug ODs Reduce Life Expectancy in USA

Government researchers announced life expectancy in the United States fell for the second year in a row in 2016 — claiming it’s clear the epidemic of drug overdoses is at least in part to blame.

Life expectancy for a baby born in 2016 fell to 78.6 years, although a minor decline of 0.1 percent, while mortality from drug overdoses rose by 21 percent. See National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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“This was the first time life expectancy in the U.S. has declined two years in a row since declines in 1962 and 1963,” the NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drug overdoses accounted for a large proportion of these. The NCHS found that 63,600 people died of drug overdoses in 2016. “The majority of these overdose deaths were unintentional,” the NCHS team, led by Dr. Holly Hedegaard, wrote.

The death rate from drug overdoses rose 18 percent a year from 2014 to 2016. In 1999, 6.1 per 100,000 people died from drug overdoses rising to 19.8 per 100,000 in 2016. This epidemic stems from a significant increase in deaths from synthetic opioids, including fentanyl and tramadol, while there’s been a somewhat smaller increase in heroin deaths.

I pioneered a critical program at the Workers Compensation Administration in 2010 to assist injured workers. Many were receiving opioid prescription drugs to manage their pain. My research suggested patients could be shifted to medical cannabis rather than relying on prescription opioid use for chronic pain patients. Clinical studies now show a distinct connection between having the legal ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use.

Unfortunately, my bureau chief, Richard Adu-Asamoah, and agency deputy director, Thomas Dow, denied my requests for additional training. People die in America due to the petty games of privileged and powerful managers.

More about this history at MeToo: Glenn R. Smith Conspiracy

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