Mass fish kill in Hawaii linked to molasses

Sep 14, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Miami Herald

Fish began dying off en masse in the waters around Honolulu after hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor early this week - and there's nothing officials can do to clean it up.

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And not a peep from the eco terrorists of the satanic Sierra Club....which proves they cherry pick their bullshit whinefests....

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Now if it were the SuperFerry that caused this MASSIVE fish killing molasses spill...the anti-capitalistic eco terrorists of the satanic Sierra Club would be flying over here in droves from the mainland demanding the owners be thrown into prison forevah.

Matson the liberal regime's protected monopoly gets a pass.
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Sep 14, 2013
 
Supposedly the feds are arriving to help with the cleanup since Matson has no idea how molasses got into an unused pipe.
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Supposedly the feds are arriving to help with the cleanup since Matson has no idea how molasses got into an unused pipe.
Supposedly this and supp, that. Wake up and enjoy life you negative ninny.

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More about Matson the regimes corrupt monopoly...

Most Hawaii residents haven’t heard of the Jones Act, but one Hawaii lawyer and several business owners say the 1920 federal shipping law has a major negative impact on virtually ever resident and business in the state, and they are challenging the law in U.S. District Court.



John Carroll, an attorney and former state lawmaker, has filed a class action suit against the federal government on behalf of his clients. They maintain the Jones Act violates the Commerce Clause by restricting shipping between states to American-owned and manned ships and thereby hurting businesses and residents by inflating the cost of goods.



The issue is hotly debated among Hawaii’s political elite, but largely ignored by the general public.



Carroll and his plaintiffs – who include Patrick Novak, CEO of The French Gourmet; Daniel Rocha, a farmer and rancher; Ken Schoolland, a professor at Hawaii Pacific University, as well as William Akina, Bjorn Arntzen and Philip Wilkerson - hope to educate the public about the detriments of the Jones Act, which some experts argue increases the cost of living in the islands by as much as one third.



“The most important issue for me is the violation of the Commerce Clause,” Carroll said.“The founding fathers fought the British and over threw them based on imposition, without representation, of a tax on tea. This law’s enforcement taxes everyone who purchases anything in this state because of the excessive shipping costs, which seem to be out of control.”



John Carroll, attorney

Carroll maintains the class action lawsuit should be considered as Hawaii’s “revolution”…“to obtain economic freedom from monopolistic domination of shippers who face no competitors.”



But Carroll and other opponents of the Jones Act have met with powerful enemies who prefer to keep their control and profit.



Not surprisingly, the law has its advocates, including transportation companies, unions and lawmakers who benefit from political contributions.



Hawaii’s congressional delegation, with the exception of former Congressmen Ed Case and Charles Djou, have been beneficiaries of substantial donations from Jones Act supporters, including Hawaii’s duopoly shipping companies Matson and Horizon.



Carroll has spent a great deal of his career trying to kill the federal legislation or win Hawaii a special exemption, much like the exemptions granted by the President during natural disasters.



Three years ago, Carroll brought a lawsuit against the Jones Act, but U.S. District Judge David Ezra threw out the case saying Carroll’s clients did not have standing. Carroll said he’s learned from that experience, and believes the new lawsuit will address the issues that caused the first to fail.



Carroll said the impact of the Jones Act is so severe, that the state of Hawaii is denied access to about 90% of all available shipping in the world. He also blames the Jones Act for destroying Hawaii’s agricultural economy.



“Hawaii dairies, poultry farms, vegetable production, even banana plantations have declined or been eliminated because of the intolerable costs of farming and shipping in Hawaii,” Carroll said.



“The cost of agricultural production is prohibitive, not only because of the cost of fertilizers, herbicides, and farm implements, but also the cost of outbound shipping of locally grown fruits, livestock and ornamental plants to any destination other than the West Coast of the continental United States.”



The lawsuit not only maintains the Jones Act violates the U.S. Constitution but it also claims shippers that service the route from the continental United States, Hawaii and Guam have a monopoly.



Matson brings in 67 percent of the goods to Hawaii while Horizon Lines ships in 33 percent of the goods.

http://www.hawaiireporter.com/federal-lawsuit...
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If Matson gets fined, can they pass on that added expense to consumers by raising their rates which will make the things they transport more expensive for us?
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If Matson gets fined, can they pass on that added expense to consumers by raising their rates which will make the things they transport more expensive for us?
Of course dude that is how it works with big companies. In the end we all pay. Lucky we live Hawaii yes?

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Gil wrote:
If Matson gets fined, can they pass on that added expense to consumers by raising their rates which will make the things they transport more expensive for us?
Of course, dude then a month later they'll ask for yet another rate hike and the corrupt PUC will rubber stamp the approval.

REPEAL THE JONES ACT NOW!!!
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Of course, dude then a month later they'll ask for yet another rate hike and the corrupt PUC will rubber stamp the approval.
REPEAL THE JONES ACT NOW!!!
STFCKup you little super fairy.

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<quoted text>STFCKup you little super fairy.
Make me, fa_ggot.
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Why? he is totally right..

and when the news first broke about the molasses spill, I told my wife, "you just watch, the local news will just gloss over this, day after day, like it's not a major disaster". I also wondered why the superferry was so vilified, when Matson seems to get a free pass. There is obviously a LOT of corruption in state government here. I'm sickened by this whole thing. I am NOT an environmentalist, not even by a long shot, but I feel really really upset by what happened, and I'm wondering where is the outrage?! Fed up with it all.
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Make me, fa_ggot.
Tell me where you are and I will. PUNK.

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<quoted text>Tell me where you are and I will. PUNK.
Yeah right, youll probably tell your tranny ass son to show up instead. PUNK.
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Yeah right, youll probably tell your tranny ass son to show up instead. PUNK.
I think my 2 year old granddaughter would be able to kick you azz or slap you silly but I would stop her. Violence is not the answer and understanding why you are the way you are is pitiful. Your a gayman and very unhappy and you need someone that understands your sorry sick lifestyle.

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AI Mr negativity wrote:
<quoted text>I think my 2 year old granddaughter would be able to kick you azz or slap you silly but I would stop her. Violence is not the answer and understanding why you are the way you are is pitiful. Your a gayman and very unhappy and you need someone that understands your sorry sick lifestyle.
And yet you keep reading and responding to every single one of my posts...I think youre the one that's sick. SICKO.

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And yet you keep reading and responding to every single one of my posts...I think youre the one that's sick. SICKO.
hahahahaha
CORRECTION ~ PSYCHO SICKO IMPOSTER. lololol
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And yet you keep reading and responding to every single one of my posts...I think youre the one that's sick. SICKO.
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No I just like to stalk azzhole people on this forum. That person has to qualify in certain facts for me to stalk them. They must be a crybaby, whining gay fckr, and a loser who goes out of their way by degrading Hawaii on every posted comment. That's you American/Muslim Infidel so this why we stalk you.
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Ok I admit I stalk AI but it's only because I have no life and stalking him makes me feel powerful. I know I'm a sicko stalking loser with no life and no money to buy my meds.
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CORRECTION ~ PSYCHO SICKO IMPOSTER. lololol
Yeah. Sicko rug muncher and dog doer.
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Obama sent the EPA to work with the DOH to cover Kneel's Big Fat White Azz - why isn't the Sierra Club howling at this environmental malfeasance?

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