There is a "war on drugs", a "war on crime", and now a "war on the homeless" in Hawaii. Carroll thinks there is something wrong with this. Parks are closed, and police are on patrol, giving tickets to fishermen trying to reach the shoreline, and people trying to use the rest room. The war effects us all, depriving all citizens of the rights and skewing democracy at the base level. It makes it easier for legislators and regulators, but at what cost to citizens? A caller asks, if we are not doing anything wrong, why are we being herded out of the parks at 10 p.m.
Next Carroll talks about possible problems with FRONTLINE COMBO flea medication for pets imported from France. A 22-count indictment was issued on October 23, 2014, against David H. Pang, a distributor of the FRONTLINE product. The indictment indicates FRONTLINE contains pesticides that were not registered with the EPA, per federal regulations. It claims Pang had prior knowledge of the law because in 2004, he had similar charges and may have paid fines. Mr. Pang has denied all charges.
The second hour Carroll discusses the high number of sewage spills in Hawaii. Why are there so many? How can this happen? Carroll notes part of the problem is the people we elect into office. The Hawaii State Health Department is not doing their job. When contacted about problems, the state does nothing. The lack of transparency by our government is so obvious. Carroll talks about the problems he is having getting documents from the government. This happens over and over again, and comes from the top down. Leaders are so busy trying to stay in office they end up not working for the people or doing good based on common sense.
Over and over again sewage is dumped into Lake Wilson, the Ala Wai Canal, and the ocean. Our streams are dumping sites for all kinds of pollutants. Trash is piled high on our beaches, our city streets, and our agricultural land. This is absolutely not acceptable. For many reasons, including sewage spills, our ocean coral is dead and dying. Note the condition of the coral in the pictures we have posted the last few weeks. The fish are beautiful, but look where they have to live.
During past shows Carroll talked about contaminated soil dumped around military housing at Hickam and other military bases. To get around the issue the state raised the acceptable level of some chemicals found in the soil because personnel who live on the base are there for just a couple of years. Now a soldier is reporting sicknesses experienced by his family and others. Why did our leaders, such as Tulsi Gabbard, Brian Shatz, Mazie Hirono, Colleen Hanabusa, and our other legislatures who claim they are supporters of military personnel and their families, ignore the issues when first reported?
Link here to our article, written for Hawaii Fishing News in 2007 discussing some of the dumping going on in Hawaii. It is still relevant today.
Finally, Carroll continues his discussion, started last week, of the DOE contract to document the physical condition of our schools. He notes ADA requirements are specifically mentioned as inadequate and explains why.
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