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Blackout For Human Rights #BlackoutBlackFriday

Blackout for Human Rights (Blackout) is a network of concerned citizens who commit their energy and resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations against fellow Americans throughout the United States. We have witnessed enough. We mourn the loss of men like Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Ezell Ford, John Crawford and Michael Brown, who met their deaths at the hands of police officers. We mourn the loss of life and the absence of justice for Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride and Jordan Davis, killed by private citizens, in a climate where police action demonstrates this as acceptable. An affront to any citizen’s human rights threatens the liberty of all. So, we participate in one of the most time honored American traditions: dissent.

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Maui GMO Voter Initiative Passed


Democracy Now broadcast Maui GMO Initiative

Published on Nov 6, 2014
http://democracynow.org – Ballot initiatives to require labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs, failed to pass Tuesday in Colorado and Oregon, after agribusiness giants Monsanto, PepsiCo and Kraft spent millions to help defeat the measures. But in a victory for food safety advocates, Hawaii’s Maui County passed one of the strongest anti-GMO measures ever, despite the opposition outspending supporters by a ratio of 87 to 1. The Maui GMO moratorium calls for a complete suspension of the cultivation of GMO crops until studies conclusively prove they are safe. Maui is often called “GMO Ground Zero” and the moratorium that passed Tuesday could have national implications because multinational seed producers, such as Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, use the county to research and develop new seed varieties. Under the new measure, farmers who knowingly cultivate GMOs could be penalized with a $50,000-per-day fine. On Wednesday, Monsanto released a statement saying it plans to ask the Maui court to declare the initiative “legally flawed” and not enforceable. We are joined in Maui by Dr. Lorrin Pang, a public health official who helped draft and submit Maui’s successful GMO moratorium initiative.

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VOTE YES on the GMO Moratorium Song!

Check out our new VOTE YES on the GMO Moratorium Song!

It was recorded live right here at the Maui Music Mansion & Black Swan Temple! Produced by the great Donny Regal and featuring some of Maui’s greatest talents including Neerjah, Don Lax, Steve Line, Ross, K Alan Roth, Megan Powers, Joe Marshalla, Carlos Garcia and yours truly! Let me know what you think! Share the good vibes! Let’s give it our all for this last week before the Nov. 4th Election vote Yes!

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Tropical Cyclone Ana Advisory 30

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WTPA35 PHFO 192259
TCPCP5

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HURRICANE ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 25A
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI CP022014
100 PM HST SUN OCT 19 2014

…ANA SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF KAUAI MOVING SLOWLY WESTWARD…

SUMMARY OF 100 PM HST…2300 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…20.7N 160.6W
ABOUT 120 MI…190 KM SW OF LIHUE HAWAII
ABOUT 180 MI…290 KM WSW OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 6 MPH…10 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…992 MB…29.30 INCHES

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Tropical Cyclone Ana Central Pacific Hurricane Center

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Tropical Cyclone Ana Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Based on data through 8:00 am Oct 18 2014 HST

Hurricane Ana was located near 19.0°N 158.5°W, or about 165 miles south southwest of Honolulu. Thunderstorms with tops reaching near 56000 feet are found within 75 miles of the center. Thunderstorms are noted on satellite to the northeast to east to southeast side of Ana. Closer to Maui county and the Big Island, these embedded thunderstorms have tops reaching to 45000 feet. For more detailed information on Ana, please see public advisories issued under AWIPS header TCPCP5 and WMO header WTPA35 PHFO.

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Tropical Cyclone Gonzalo Advisory 22

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WTNT33 KNHC 172050

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HURRICANE GONZALO ADVISORY NUMBER 22
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL082014
500 PM AST FRI OCT 17 2014

…DANGEROUS HURRICANE GONZALO VERY NEAR BERMUDA…
…DAMAGING WINDS AND A LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE EXPECTED
SOON…

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SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…31.7N 65.3W
ABOUT 50 MI…80 KM SW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…115 MPH…185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…949 MB…28.03 INCHES

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Tropical Cyclone Ana Advisory 17

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WTPA35 PHFO 172041
TCPCP5

BULLETIN
HURRICANE ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 17
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI CP022014
1100 AM HST FRI OCT 17 2014

…ANA NOW A HURRICANE AND CONTINUING TO APPROACH THE MAIN
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS…

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM HST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…16.4N 155.2W
ABOUT 230 MI…365 KM S OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 380 MI…615 KM SSE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…990 MB…29.24 INCHES

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Tropical Cyclone Ana Advisory 16A

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WTPA35 PHFO 171758
TCPCP5

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM ANA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 16A
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI CP022014
800 AM HST FRI OCT 17 2014

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…ANA MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AND NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH…

SUMMARY OF 800 AM HST…1800 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…16.1N 154.6W
ABOUT 250 MI…400 KM S OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 420 MI…675 KM SSE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH…110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…992 MB…29.30 INCHES

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Tropical Cyclone Ana Advisory 14A

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WTPA35 PHFO 170229
TCPCP5

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 14
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI CP022014
500 PM HST THU OCT 16 2014

…ANA MAKING TURN TOWARD WEST-NORTHWEST AND NEARING HAWAII…
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SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…14.6N 151.9W
ABOUT 410 MI…660 KM SSE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 610 MI…980 KM SE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1000 MB…29.53 INCHES

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Tropical Cyclone Ana Advisory 14

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WTPA35 PHFO 170229
TCPCP5

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM ANA ADVISORY NUMBER 14
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI CP022014
500 PM HST THU OCT 16 2014

…ANA MAKING TURN TOWARD WEST-NORTHWEST AND NEARING HAWAII…

ana#14
SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…14.6N 151.9W
ABOUT 410 MI…660 KM SSE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 610 MI…980 KM SE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1000 MB…29.53 INCHES

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