frankilin roosevelt

It's not about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.



Check out my old  Voice of the People page.


Gino Napoli
San Francisco, California
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Loyalty without truth
is a trail to tyranny.

a middle-aged
George Washington



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Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 12h 23m 18s

OMG

The local newspaper out here in the land of liberal fruits and nuts is the San Francisco Chronicle. Another newspaper, the San Francisco Examiner, is a free rag that is available in thousands of kiosks across the city. The history of newspapers in San Francisco is no different than other large urban areas in the United States. Where there used to be 4 or 5 or more competing newspapers, now there is one with another sidekick or two. Weekly info papers try to fill the gap, but tend to focus on lesser quality journalistic endeavors or entertainment and restaurant concerns.

Well out here, Donald Trump Jr. appeared to have arrived in San Francisco on Knob Hill for a fund raising event that was ticketed at $35,000 per couple.

Interestingly enough, this was barely mentioned by the San Francisco Chronicle, by the hired water carrier Phil Matier, on the 7th of July --- Click here for a lame trivial article that is typical of Mr. Matier and the news organization for which he works. Trivial drivel and celebrity boosting nonsense.

Only the SF Examiner bothered to send a journalist, to do, well, you know, actual journalism.

[SOURCE: Sf Examiner | Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez |17 July 2019 ]

When asked about why they supported Mr. Trump, or what they thought about his recent comments over sending 4 black women duly elected as Congressional representative back to their countries -- this is what the upper classes of San Francisco had to say

Some of those Republicans had choice words for San Francisco.

Charlie Kirk, founder of conservative group Turning Point USA, exited the fundraiser following Don Jr. Kirk’s group has struggled with budding white nationalists within its ranks, according to the Huffington Post. Still, Kirk didn’t hide his disdain for The City by the Bay.

“It’s a beautiful city with a lot of problems,” Kirk continued, which he listed as “homelessness, for one, and failing public schools, for two.” When asked how he would solve The City’s homeless problem Kirk said, “stop electing Democrats.”

...

“It was fabulous,” said Joan Leone, the president of a 200-member group the Republican Women’s Club of San Francisco.

Don Jr. talked for “a very long time,” she said, though she and other attendees said he did not touch on San Francisco. And why did she attend the event? Simple, Leone told reporters.

“We love Donald Trump, we want him to win. How about my 401k? How about low unemployment? We all know what he’s done as president and we want four more years of that,” she said.

Gregory Mendez, who attended the event, told reporters outside that Trump is “a great president” because “taxes are great. Immigration, he’s doing as well as he can.”

Responding to Trump’s recent critiques of United States representatives known as “The Squad,” in which the president said those representatives — three of whom were born in the United States — should go back to the countries they came from, Mendez said, “people who are viciously critical of this great nation maybe should think about why they’re in this nation.”


WTF is this bullshit. Hiding behind their luxury and status in the economy, while ignoring that more than 30% of the 2017 tax cuts went to corporate stock buybacks, but oh my, golly gee, that 401k is hawt babe !?!

Do these people realize we have a situation where a wanna-be dictator is using racist memes to avoid questions about Russian collusion. He is using ICE and CBP to create vast private holding centers -- at tax payer expense -- currently being filled with immigrants seeking asylum. Additionally, the demeaning and inaccurate words "socialist" and "communist" and "haters" of America is starting to become the norm. Being told to "love it or leave it" is the same as saying shut the fuck up and bow down to our superiority.

Excuse me but back before the Civil War constituents would allocate their taxes all the time for various civil and community needs, like poor houses, police and fire departments, buildings, schools, roads, canals and railroads -- often using taxes to subscribe to the stock of the created railroads. Because society is created by investment in the community, not because of some independent magical Adam Smith "free hand" that automatically creates the best society and gets government off the backs of the people. The government is the people, which earlier generations of Americans intuitively understood.

Notice what these stallions of the Republicans say when given an opportunity to express their ideas, or to try to convince with their different opinions. Mr. Kirk, when asked about what he thought about "solving" the homeless problem, offered no substance or policy position other than to say don't vote for the other party. Which by default means nothing other than the same, addressing the symptom of homelessness with big show case events like arrests and street sweeps, proving that politicians are "tough" on the marginalized souls who wind up sleeping on the streets. Stopping our voting for "Democrats" will somehow change this trajectory, because of some unarticulated reason.

I have personally encountered these upper crust San Francisco Republicans. There is no policy. There is no ideology. It is quite simply all about maintaining status and wealth, which is why the very first reason given by Mrs. Joan Leone is her 401k. She also gives away how clueless these Republicans are when she utters her second reason -- low unemployment statistics. Touting high profits on stocks and low unemployment statistics is like jumping up and down and going ga-ga-goo-goo over 2 data sets within a sea of literally thousands of data sets.

Are you concerned over the dismantling of the science at NASA and the Department of Agriculture? No, we are making money hand over fist and have a small statistic of limited value called the unemployment rate. Well, how about looking at other data sets that are more relevant and less easily manipulated, such as ...

But none of these matters were considered by these swarthy caretakers of the Republican elites. That's because they are blind. They have plenty of money. They don't have to work multiple jobs or have rents that take away 50% of their earnings, and they paid for their children's college education by writing a flat check.

Meanwhile they look at blatant white nationalism and racism and private firms making money housing immigrant refuges in camps with not a care in the world.


Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 8h 4m 35s

Citizens and persons

Beau decimates the notions that certain racists have about immigrants not having constitutional rights.




Saturday, 13 July 2019 at 11h 47m 33s

What can you do to affect Climate Change Solutions?

Click here to find out 100 solutions suggested by Paul Hawken from Sausalito, California.

Here is a direct link to the top 100 database.


Saturday, 13 July 2019 at 9h 46m 59s

Crop yields are decreasing due to Climate Change

This article is from Deepak Ray, a senior scientist at the University of Minnesota.

At a certain temperature, certain varieties of crops cannot be grown. Read the article.


Tuesday, 9 July 2019 at 10h 27m 39s

The Lies about Inequality

Berkeley professor Robert Reich is a national treasure.



Yes that is his own drawing talent at work. He's been doing this for years btw.


Thursday, 4 July 2019 at 23h 17m 45s

A Plastic Graveyard

This Video from Sky news in Britain is 2 years old, but still relevant, and probably worse.



This is why I use my own mug and bring my own bag to the grocery. I realize that I still buy bacon in a plastic container, and use saran plastic wrap for covering leftovers, but I try to use glass jars or containers whenever possible.

By 2050 the weight of plastic in the ocean will be more than the weight of fish.

OMG.


Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 10h 40m 17s

Mueller speaks

On the 29th of May 2019, Robert Mueller read out loud this statement:

The indictments allege and the other activities in our report describe efforts to interfere in our political system. They needed to be investigated and understood ... that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election.

And that allegation deserves the attention of every American.



Monday, 24 June 2019 at 9h 29m 21s

The Methane Time Bomb

Here is one of my favorite youtube channels called "Lets Have A Think" that discusses the potential massive Methane release which will occur from ancient organic matter of dead animals that get released when the Artic ice disappears. In particular, Methane Hydrate (Methane locked up into a hydrate molecule) which he discusses at around the timestamp of 5:50.



What happens when a massive release into the atmosphere of Methane occurs? (At timestamp 10:48) Methane is 80 times more powerful than Carbon Dioxide as a greenhouse gas, and degrades into Carbon Dioxide, creating lingering effects. All of which gets absorbed by the oceans, acidifying the water. After a certain concentration, calcium carbonate cannot form in the oceans, then all of the diatoms, coral reefs, crustaceans and one-celled organisms can no longer exist, which destroys the food chain. The oceans might become absent of life before 2100.

About 1.4 Trillion tons (1400 Billion Tons) of Methane is trapped in the Arctic coastal shelves. Currently about 7 million tons (0.0005% of the total) is released yearly into the atmosphere on average. In the geologic past, when massive volcanic activity or the impact of a huge meteor spewed green-house gases into the atmosphere, decades of climate change resulted which destroyed the ecosystems that had been extant, causing mass extinctions from the plant and animal kingdom. We are currently living during the 6th mass extinction -- which is being called the Holocene Extinction.

Here is a recent article called "18 signs we're in the middle of a 6th mass extinction".
[SOURCE: Aylin Woodward | Business Insider | 18 June 2019]

Do a google on "Methane releases Arctic" and "6th Mass Extinction".

Here is a pessimistic video that discusses "Why everything will collapse."




Sunday, 23 June 2019 at 10h 23m 56s

Bernie Rocks




Economic rights are human rights, and that is what I call Democratic Socialism....

They don't really oppose all forms of socialism. They may hate Democratic Socialism because it benefits working people, but they absolutely love corporate socialism that enriches Trump and other billionaires....


Bernie then calls for an economic bill of rights. FDR proposed such an economic bill of rights in his 1944 State of the Union address to Congress, but Roosevelt died before he was able to carry the idea to conclusion. Bernie brings this up at the end of his speech.

Here is snippet from FDR's 1944 State of the Union address, 11 January 1944


We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. "Necessitous men are not free men." People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all — regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

  • The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
  • The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
  • The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
  • The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
  • The right of every family to a decent home;
  • The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
  • The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
  • The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

America's own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.


[SOURCE: ushistory.org ]

And lest we forget, here is the preamble to the Constitution


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States

[SOURCE: US Constitution  (constitutionus.com) ]


Saturday, 22 June 2019 at 23h 48m 31s

The fallacy of immigrants taking jobs

The fallacy of immigrants taking jobs rather than conforming to the cultural economy is easily disproved.

The economy of humans exists to serve the needs of humans. When the larger society of humans increases or aggregates in certain locations to form cities and towns, the economy expands, because more people means more business. Like a bucket of water. Even if you add a lot of water at once, the surface will swoosh to and fro initially, but eventually, the level of water will balance; because jobs are proportional to the population. So the idea that immigrants are stealing native jobs is mainly a distraction from the larger dysfunctional economic syndrome. The institutions and entrepreneurs who form the economic networks that serve humans exist in a legal environment. When that environment becomes manipulated by the wealthy, the privileged, and/or the scoundrels, the system squeezes everyone else and then chooses easy scapegoats — those who are the most marginalized and vulnerable — to avoid the obvious but inherent introspection: why our commonwealth cannot organize a socially acceptable production system.

When immigrants are blamed for taking jobs, or lowering the wages, that is because they are being blamed for the choices made or the environment created by those who depend upon employing the immigrants. Increasing wages and jobs is not antithetical to the profit motive, but becomes a lost message since it is easier to scapegoat and misdirect in order to make more profits. It is easier to view the problem from the shallow end of the pool, rather that venture out into the murky, deeper waters.




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