There are uses of DRM that I find unacceptable (I won't "buy" a movie from Google Play or iTunes) but Netflix isn't one of them.
Are there any cities that truly have a landfill of sorts for treated sewage water? A place where it can go that it will not end up back in the drinking water cities? Because I think that is what would be extremely rare.
It's called the ocean. Coastal cities often place the out fall from their waste treatment plants in the ocean or a convenient bay. As there is no one downstream of them they either have to add the treated water directly to their potable water system, or pump it back uphill into tower aquifers.
Public transit data? I have a pdf of the schedule saved locally.
Maps? Google Maps caches mapping data locally, and there are mapping apps that store all map data locally.
Mission critical documents? Synced to the cloud, so a local copy still exists.
Mobile games? Not all mobile games require a data connection.
Contact lists? Your example is not how Android works, does iOS really do that?
Used properly they're very useful, even without a data connection.
Texas Instruments has gotten cozy with textbook publishers and that is why you can find the TI-x line of calculators at places like Target, not because of any technical superiority.
And if the land was stolen from them in an admitted illegal coup? [wikipedia.org]
This, unfortunately, is not a rare occurrence.
However, the fact that they voted 94% for statehood in 1954 suggests that Hawaii's current state of affairs is quite nuanced.